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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Evan Morgan in Edgefield SC and his children

My husband's Hardy ancestors lived next door to Evan Morgan, They lived on Sweetwater Creek and Stevens Creek. They came to Edgefield District SC before 1785. John Hardy was born in Isle of Wight VA (and associated with Amelia Co as well) which got cut off to form Mecklenburg/ Lunenburg VA where he sold land in 1784. His mother was Mary Covington and his wife was of the Williams and Allen families of VA. This blog is about their Edgefield SC neighbor Evan Morgan - with parts of Jim Morgan's blog included. The reason they interested me a little was that I am descended from Philadelphia Morgans, although no relation to Evan that I know about. In fact the DNA evidence does not connect him to any other Moegans, but then his descendant may have been adopted or as a cousin to the family taken in.

James's wonderful information about his family is not separately labelled and would be hard for anyone to find. So I am making a separate blog which includes all information from him as well as what I have gathered from several sources including my own Hardy family with a log at John Hardy Blogspot. Click on blue for link. If you have corrections or additions to this Evan Morgan family or allied families which they married, you can write me at susanaldridge2000@yahoo.de and I can add it here.

Jim says, "Evan Morgan was most likely of Welsh extraction* and he was definitely a Primitive Baptist, a church with Welsh roots." I agree with this.

There were so many Morgans in the world, it is a wonder that John Appleton Morgan got half of them right in his famous book. To start off I will point out some things.

Evan Morgan was in Anson NC in 1754 (I think). See below-Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795. if so, he may have come to NC from Augusta or Frederick VA- both are mentioned in the will. Charles McDowell and Rachel Cathey his wife were born about 1690 Tyrone Provice, Ulster, N.Ireland. Charles is buried either Cherokee Co or or McDowell Cemetery, Burke Co, Colony of North Carolina. Charles father William Joseph McDowell died in 1733 in Cecil Co., Maryland. First moved to Augusta County, Virginia along with Ephraim and other McDowells. Charles was among the first McDowells to leave Virginia for North Carolina. (Two married daughters stayed behind.) He came to Bladen (later Anson, now Mecklenburg County) Charles and his brother John obtained large land grants along the Catawba River. This family of Charles McDowell had sold off parcels of their land in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia in 1748 and 1749, according to records there. Winchester is where Daniel Morgan lived but no know relation is known.

There was a John Morgan of Frederick Co VA who was born 1748 and died Richland, Sangamon Co., Illinois. He married Martha Constant and had a son Evan Morgan. This Morgan may have been a little brother to Evan or a nephew.

Anson Co. was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. It is in the south center section of the State and is bounded by the state of South Carolina and Union, Stanly, and Richmond counties NC. At the time Evan Morgan signed as a witness, Anson Co NC was wide open county including maybe 12 counties of today. It was undefined on its western edge and went all the way to the mountains. A descendant says he was living in Johnston Co in 1760. That is 2 counties away.

Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795
Court, Land, Probate

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Since the Abel and Enoch Morgans don't have any Evan Morgans and the Evan Morgans don't have any Abel or Enoch Morgans, it makes the outlook of them being related about null. A possible looking place for your Evan may be other NC families like a James who married Mary Davis born 1736 in Guilford Co North Carolina, although Guilford was primarily Quaker country. The names of Evan Morgan's children have no likeness to those used in the Enoch and Able Morgan family line who came into Delaware and PA. They were Welch Baptists also.

Katherine Mock at mockline@juno.com found DAR records which say Evan was a Private, 1776, in 1st PA battalion. Married 1769 to Olive (?) b. 1746. First of all DAR has LOTS of mistakes in their early applications. I know of two in my own lines, Henry Hardy of which they have finally straightened out after I was complaining for years. Henry was the son of John Hardy of Dinwiddie VA, not the son of John Hardy of Lunenburg VA. our John Hardy never had any Henrys in the family. Plus our John Hardy had a will and there was no Henry.

Some say Evan Morgan married Sarah unknown in Philadelphia in 1760. Kathryn Mock also has a list with that information: "Other records say b. Hamilton Twp, Northampton, PA, wife, Sarah. ....." The Evan Morgan who married Sarah McCormick and lived in Northhampton PA stayed there, so put that out of your minds. No one knows where he came from, but he did stay in PA.

Ms. Mock also says "First Evans MORGAN found in VA immigrants, 1635, bound to John UPTON, Warrasquinoake, Lower Norfolk Co, VA. In 1637, Evan MORGAN bound to Captain Thomas PANLET of Charles City, VA." Could be there is a connection there.

1790 census in Edgefield District of Old 96th SC. Evan is in the 3rd column. William Morgan is in the 2nd.

At the time Evan was born, Carolina was wide open land defined only by its rivers. It was wild with virgin forests, panthers, Indians and parakeets. Ge could not be the faint of heart and survive. And you had to have luck. Evan was not any mamby pamby guy. He had to hunt and shoot a gun and be able to hack wood for heat and cut trees to build a house. He had to ride horses and plant corn to eat, burning out stumps. He had to defend his home against the Tories and still provide for his family.

Maps of NC
NC counties formation map very good to understand your ancestors

Evan Morgan did marry Olivia Newsom. According to Pace researchers, Evan and Olive's son Abiah (who eventually married a Pace girl) was born 27 October 1767 in Saluda, Edgefield District, SC. But Saluda is a completely different section than where Evan Morgan lived according to deed records. By car Saluda is about a 45 minute drive to Stephens Creek. By horse it may have been 3 hours. On the 1825 map of Edgefiedld surveyed by Thomas Anderson in 1817, E. Morgan has a Tav. (?) mill two branches off of Cheves Creek which runs northward into Stephens Creek at its northern part and far away from Evan's tract near John hardy. William Morgan has a mill on a creek which run south into Little Horse Creek which empties into the Savannah River south of Augusta and north of Fort Moore in what now may be Aiken Co..

Secondly, if Evan Morgan owned land in SC in 1770, he did not travel to PA to join the Revolution. He would have gone somewhere closer or joined a local Militia so that he could watch over his family. The DAR has got to be wrong on that one.

However some of the 168o-1720 born PA Morgans did own land simultaneously in both Chester Co PA (west of Philadelphia) and Bedford and Orange counties VA, as well as Maryland. Some even moved as far as Cape Fear NC. It would be more likely that Morgans born in Virginia after 1720 went to NC and then SC in this area by the Savannah River. Their grandparents may have been in PA. In fact where Evan lived near new Richmond was founded by a Virginian.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History
On-Line from Winnie Gilreath Westbury
westbury_wg@hotmail.com
Series Number:S111001
Volume: 0010
Page: 00113
Item:03
Date: 1770/04/30
Description: MORGAN, EVAN, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON STEVENS CREEK, GRANVILLE COUNTY, SUMMARIZING A CHAIN OF TITLE TO A GRANT TO JOHN GEORGE JOINER DATED SEPT. 3, 1754.
Names Indexed: MORGAN, EVAN/JOINER, JOHN GEORGE/DRAKE, WILLIAM/DRAKE, JESSE/
Locations: STEVENS CREEK/GRANVILLE COUNTY
Type: MEMORIAL/

Series Number: S111001
Volume: 0011
Page: 00287
Item:04
Date: 1772/07/01
Description: HILL, JOHN, MEMORIAL FOR 350 ACRES ON STEPHENS CREEK, GRANVILLE COUNTY.
Names Indexed: HILL, JOHN/MORGAN, EVAN/DAY, PETER/
Locations: GRANVILLE COUNTY/STEPHENS CREEK
Type: MEMORIAL/

Series Number: S213190

Volume: 0013
Page: 00035
Item: 01
Date: 1785/07/25
Description: HERNDON, JOHN, PLAT FOR 33 ACRES OF STEVENS CREEK, EDGEFIELD COUNTY, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ROBERT LANG.
Names Indexed: HERNDON, JOHN/LANG, ROBERT/DICKSON, ARTHUR/STRINGER, WILLIAM/MILLS/MORGAN, EVAN/KEE, THOMAS/(Key)
Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT/EDGEFIELD COUNTY/STEVENS CREEK
Type: PLAT/

1825 map with the name of Enos Morgan on the right side.

Where Evan Morgan lived in Granville/Old 96th /Edgefield in what was jsut called "Carolina" back then was founded by a Virginian and was called New Hampton, north of Campbellton, both of which no longer exist. I read this in a history book in a library in Aiken SC when I visited this summer. My John Hardy came down and bought land there after the Revolution ended. He also fought in it and may have served in SC and had seen the country and liked it. Many men had been killed and Tories had land confiscated so that land was available cheaply.

"James Brewer to JOHN HARDY, lease 13 Mar 1784 between James Brewer of Ninety Six District, SC and JOHN HARDY of Lunenburg Co, VA 350 acres. The property was bound by Evan Morgan, Peter Day and vacant land."

Witnesses -William Covington, Junior; Joseph Covington and John Covington. (Charleston, SC, Office of Mesne Conveyance, Book Y-5, p216).

The Covingtons were Lunenburg Virginians and so was John Hardy. The Covingtons lived south of Campbellton near Augusta, GA. William Morgan's mill was on a straight line over from Augusta to the right on the map.

The John Hardy family and Evan Morgan lived on Big Stevens Creek and Sweetwater Branch. Big Steven´s Creek comes in from the Savannah River just above the Aiken-Edgefield county line and divides McCormick County from Edgefield County, so you can expect multiple marriages between these two counties. This area is not the Saluda River area where another Hardy line (Richard from VA) lived after 1790. I did make a copy of an old map in the library in Edgefield this summer. I make addition to my original blog rather than make new entries so what is on there today may change as I find new information over the next year.
SC county map
Formation of counties SC
GA counties map
Formation of Counties GA
1790 Edgefield SC image 2
John Hardy (son Richard has his own place and daughter Sarah may be with her husband Jos Cunningham down the road)

Enos Morgan is in the 3rd column. Familiar names like Glover and Quarles are nearby. Take a walk around the neighborhood yourself by clicking on the image- it will enlarge.
In 1790 John Hardy lived next door to Enos Morgan and to William Williams, Ann's brother, a single man. I always wondered where Evan Morgan came from since he owned property next door to my Hardy. There is probably an undiscovered marriage with a Morgan and a Hardy.

I see that one person is now also saying Evan Morgan's father was Enoch Morgan b 1719 in New Castle, Welsh Tract, DE and his mother Seanna Keen. Seanna is a Welsh name for Jane or Joan. I do not know about that. However Evan has no children named Abel or Enoch, so I am doubting that they are right. here is that family:

To set the record straight about who Abel and Enoch were and get it out of the way, I include their following short family history in case you can find some connection which I could not. They were traveling primitive Baptist preachers from Delaware -Enoch Morgan (died March 25, 1740) and Abel (died 1722 Philadelphia) came from Wales. See my separate Morgan blogger for some information at bottom of page. They moved 1703 to Pennepack- Minister "Welsh Tract Baptist Church" New Castle County, on Delaware River. "In the year 1706 we, and the congregation (meeting in Philadelphia and Pennepek) appointed a meeting to come together once more ...at the house of Richard Miles in Radnor, Chester County, and province of Pennsylvania, July 22, 1706..." This document has the signatures of Joan Morgan and husband Enoch Morgan. His father was:
Morgan Ap Rhydderg Parish of Llanwenog
[also listed in books as Rhyddarch Morgan] Death: 1688
Spouse: Jane
1. Esther Morgan b 1678 Marriage 1 David (ap John) JONES

2.
Thomas Morgan b 1772 stayed in Wales. 2 sons known Thomas Jenkins Morgan and son
Abel Morgan
b (18 APR 1712?) came to the Colonies, married Elizabeth- Abel (like his uncle) was a Clergyman. emigrated to America, and settled in or near Phil., possibly in New Jersey. He was the author of the book styled, "Anti-Pado Rantism"- it's a homily, written in opposition to the sect of Ranters, or fanatical Methodists, who separated from the Wesleyans because the latter did not approve of preachers in the streets. Appleton says the father of Abel was Thomas Maud Morgan, but I disagree. Abel's father was simply Thomas Morgan forgotten and left back in Wales. Abel and Elzabeth's known known children were Thomas Morgan who married Ann Waln (well off landed Philadlephia Quaker family) and Dinah Morgan. Thomas' father being Abel is recorded by the Quakers. Thomas became a Quaker in Philadlephia. So was his wife Ann. All their children have the middle name Waln. They were the upper echelon of Phildelphia Quaker society. Child Robert Waln Morgan became a shipping tycoon and had trouble with the Meeting for having canon on his ships to protect them from pirates.

3. Abel Morgan 1673 died 16 Dec 1722 Randolph, North Carolina, USA at the age of 49. Philadelphia death given too. Able landed at Philadelphia, February 14, 1712 He was the main organizer of the churches at Brandywine, Westchester County, and of Montgomery. moved to Middletown, NJ. Middletown. He also aided in forming the church at Hopewell in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. He died at the early age of forty nine years, and his remains were buried in the rear of the Baptist meeting house in La Grange Place, but were moved to Mt. Moriah cemetery in Philadelphia where the remains of my Morgan were first interred. The greatest work of his life was the preparation of the Welsh Concordance of the Holy Scriptures. His wife, Priscilla Powell and an infant son died enroute. A daughter, Jane survived. Abel married Martha Burrows in 1714 and she died a year later in 1715. He married Judith Griffith and they had 4 children. She remarried a Fulton:
Abel Morgan b: ABT 1722 in Welsh Tract, New Castle, DE
Enoch 1721
Samuel b Welsh Tract, Newcastle, Delaware m. 12 MAR 1750/51 in PA to Kathryn Sprogel
Rachel

4.
Enoch Morgan 1676 died 20 Mar 1740 - Wellington, New Castle, Delaware Wilmington, New Castle, Pennsylvania is now Delaware married ca 1705 Joan/Jane Llanwenog, Cardigan, Wales Enoch preached in PA, NJ, and SC. His son Abel also was a preacher. Both preached at the Pennepack Baptist Church. Enoch's children are
Esther Morgan 1706 in Welsh Tract, New Castle, Delaware, USA
Abel Morgan b: 18 APR 1712 Abel had no children He had 2 nephews to him he left a legacy. Samuel and Nathan. Nathan had moved to Greenvile SC. Samule had become a preacher like his uncle and had stayed on the house his uncle was living, taking over the church post his uncle Abele had had. However he was a drunkard and was fired by the church. meanwhile he was consuming Nathan's share of the legacy. Nathan hired a lawyer in Wayne Co PA thru the courts in Greenville SC to go after Samuel in Monmouth Co NJ.
Enoch Morgan 1719 in New Castle, Welsh Tract, Del married Margaret Howell 25 DEC 1745 in Iron Hill, Welsh Tract, New Castle, DE (LDS) Wilmington, New Castle, Pennsylvania is now Delaware Children
  1. Has Children Abel Morgan b: 4 NOV 1746 in Iron Hill, Welsh Tract, New Castle, DE died 1820 in Clermont Co., OH
  2. Has No Children Enoch Morgan b: 26 AUG 1749 in New Castle, Welsh Tract, DE
  3. Has No Children Samuel Morgan b: 23 AUG 1750 in Iron Hill, Welsh Tract, New Castle, DE
  4. Has Children Nathan Morgan b: 22 OCT 1752 in New Castle, Welsh Tract, DE died 4 SEP 1834 in Switzerland Co., IN Nathan's travels took him from Montgomery Co. Va after the Rev. War to Georgia, the Carolinas, Ohio and Indiana. Nathan had Children
    1. Abel Morgan b: 16 NOV 1776 in DE
    2. Enoch Morgan b: 23 NOV 1778 in VA
    3. Mary Morgan b: 5 JAN 1781 in VA
    4. Nathan Morgan b: 2 FEB 1783 in VA
    5. Dozier Morgan b: 29 JAN 1789 in GA
    6. Beverly Morgan b: 27 DEC 1790 in GA
  5. Has No Children Jesse Morgan b: 22 MAR 1755 in Iron Hill, Welsh Tract, New Castle, DE His name appears on a death certificate as father to a girl who married one of his brother Nathan's sons.
  6. Has No Children Esther Morgan b: 11 JUN 1757 in Iron Hill, Welsh Tract, New Castle, DE m. John bray
  7. Has No Children Nancy Morgan b: 1759 in New Castle, Welsh Tract, DE
  8. Has No Children Mary Morgan b: 22 AUG 1761 in Iron Hill, Welsh Tract, New Castle, DE
Sources:Penn.Magazine of Hist.and Biog.;Vol. no.3 by H.G. Jones 1883: Materials Towards A History of The Baptists in Pa. by Morgan Edwards, 1770 and The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth, Dyfed Sy23 3BU.;
Welsh Tract Meeting notes from church in Delaware;
Loudoun Co. Tax list;
Genealogy..Descendants of Morgan Rhydderch and his wife Jane Rhydderch, 1885 by Judge Horatio Gates Jones;
Nathan Morgan's Bible information D.A.R. Wash.D.C. Nathan b.1755;
Will of Abel Morgan b. 1776 (Will in Ohio dated 1820);
copy of marriage license for Enoch Morgan and Peggy Bradley m. 1818 Ohio;

Reference to Nathan Morgan of Greenville SC, nephew of Abel Morgan of Middletown NJ mentioned above
I have one reference to Northampton Co PA that stands out in my mind:
Winnie Gilreath Westbury
Power of Attorney
from
Nathan MORGAN
of Greenville Co SC
to James GALBREATH
of Northampton Co PA
31 May 1794
p501, Greenville Co SC Deed Bk C
Transcribed January 15, 2001 by wgw
from Photocopy of Microfilm Copy
Located at South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Columbia, SC

501, The following power of attorney from Nathan [iel scratched through] Morgan to James Galbreath was produced in open Court and acknowledged by the said
Nathan[iel...scratched through] Morgan and Ordered to be Recorded which was done this
7th July 179[4...ink blot].
Know all men by these presents that I Nathan[iel...scratched through] Morgan of the
County of Greenville & State of South Carolina have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do make constitute and appoint my Trusty friend James Galbreath of
the commonwealth of Pensylvania [sic] and County of Northampton my True and lawful Attorney for me & in my name to ask demand and receive from Samuel Morgan of Middle Town in the County of [sic] and State of New Jersey and from all and every other person or persons Administrators of the Estate of the late Abel Morgan of Middle Town aforesaid deceased all my part or dividend of the Estate of the late Abel Morgan aforesaid, which by right of Inheritance I am Justly Intitled to as Nephew of the aforesaid Abin [?sic] Morgan and which has been Recovered by process of law by my Brother the aforesd Samuel Morgan for me and twither [?sic] I do hereby Impower my said Attorney to take and pursue every necessary Step in law for the Recovering the aforesd Legacy both in the State of Jersey aforesd or any other place or places whatsoever and to do every act or thing necessary or Touching the premises aforesaid as largely and fully to all Intents and purpose as if I was personally present or as if the matter required more [effecual authority than...lined through] (expiccal?/ethical?) is herein contained & further I do hereby Impower my said Attorney to substitute & appoint one or more Attorneys
under him for his assistance and to give Receipts or other acquittances in my name hereby holding firm and Effectual whatsoever my said Attorney or his Substitute shall
lawfully do or cause to be done for the purpose aforesaid In Witness whereof I have set my hand seal this thirty first day of May in the [sic] of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred ninety four. Nathan Morgan {L.S.}

Signed Sealed Delivered
In presence of .....

Note:
Middletown is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Middletown is one of the oldest sites of European settlement in New Jersey. Middletown Township was originally formed on October 31, 1693, and was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Samuel the drinker was being referred to by his brother Nathan Morgan in the above pursuit of his legacy which apparently his brother Samuel was drinking away.

The above Morgans are connected to Randall Morgan b 1710 who married in Bucks Co PA but came out of probably Gloucester NJ across the river from Bucks and is related to George Morgan b 1708 who died in Gloucester NJ. George and Randall Morgan were probably orphaned and brought up by Enoch or Abel in NJ.

There is one glaring problem with Evan Morgan at the moment. So far, Jim Morgan's DNA sample (I am assuming it is his listed bottom of page on DNA results) - Morgan DNA -does not match any of the known Morgans from PA, NC and VA. One possibility is Evan may have arrived as Evan ap Morgan, son of Morgan ap some-name-you-don't-know. The Welsh did not have permanent last names till they stayed in this country for a while. So Jim Morgan needs to check his DNA against other last name samples. A second possibility is it could match with a cousin or something and he finds out his great great grandfather was taken in by an unrelated Morgan uncle married to a related Abernathy sister (for instance). That's how things happened in those days. He has the name Morgan but has another DNA. There needs to be another sample from a descendant of the Edgefield SC Evan Morgan in order to be certain Evan of Edgefield was not related to any other presently known NC VA PA Morgan DNAs.

Will of Evan Morgan

In the Name of God Amen. Being in my common sences & sound Memory I make this my last will and Testament April the seventeenth Day in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninty eight. I Evan Morgan do give and Bequeath unto my children all my Person property after commiting my soul to God, and my Body to be Desently Buried Paying all my Lawful Debts & Funeral charges ---

1. I Leave and Bequeath to my Daughter Rachal a Negro Wench Named Nan, also one Negro garl Named Milley, to her & her Hiers after her Dissease 2. all My stock of cattle With all the House hold goods and furniture

2. I Leave and Bequeath to My son Enos Two Hundred acres of Land wheare on he now Lives, also one Negro Wench Named Jean. ---

3ly. I leave and Bequeath to my son Abiah one hundred acres of land, also a Negro Fellow Named Dick

4ly. I leave and Bequeath to my son Ozias one hundred acres of land, also Negro Fellow Named Will; ---

5ly. I leave and Bequeath to my Daughter Olive one Negro Wench Named Clonee(?), also one Negro Garl Named Jean.

6ly. I leave and Bequeath to my son Eli one Hundred and fifty acres of land. By giving Rachal Fifty acres During her Life wheare the Dwilling House Now stands also one Negro Boy Named Kitt also one gray mare & colt, also one cow and yearling

7ly. I also leave and Bequeath to My Gran Daughter Fanney Five pounds starling to be paid out of Ozias part when the sd child comes to Age, --

I also will that my several Hiers Jointly pays for Eli schooling one year. I will that this ---- Being my last will and Testamony that it stand in Full as witness my hand & seal.

Wit Vincent Cox (Seal) John Stringer Ludbrook Lee

Summary: Evan Morgan Will in Edgefield SC dated April 17, 1796 and proved October term, 1798. Provisions:
I. Daughter Rachel gets slaves Nan & Milly.
II. Son Enos gets cattle, goods, furniture, 200 acres, and slave Jean.
III. Son Ozias gets 100 acres and slave Will.
IV. Son Abiah gets 100 acres and slave Dick.
V. Daughter Olive gets slaves Closo and Jean.
VI. Eli gets 150 acres but 50 are for Rachel while she lives in house as are slave Rite and some animals.
VII. Granddaughter Fanney gets 5 pounds out of Oziah's part; Eli's school paid

Will of Ozias Morgan

I, Ozias Morgan, being in my proper senses & memory....I will & bequeath unto my son Archibald 275 acres of land also negroes Stephen & Jim....I will & bequeath unto my dtr. Martha negroes named Reuben & Mourning....I will & bequeath unto my son Elbert 275 acres of land also negroes named Tom & Peter....I also give & bequeath unto my dtr. Eliza one girl named Harrett also one named Ned and Solomon....I will and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Morgan all the balance of my property during her natural life with the use of the plantation and house during her life time then to go to my son Elbert. With the personal property to be equally divided among my children....Be it understood that all the property given to my dtrs. shall be vested into the hands of my sons Archibald & Elbert, whom I have appointed trustees for them....I will that $25 be paid to Daniel & William Pressceal as their part of my estate....I appoint my sons Archibald and Elbert Morgan as executors. Wit: Joseph Drafton, Moses Quarles & Thomas Norris....Signed Ozias Morgan. Proved by the oath of Thomas Norris this 14 March 1831 & sametime qualified Archibald & Elbert Morgan as executors. J,. Timkins, O.E.D.
__________________________________________________________________

By the way Frances Morgan's daughter in law was Eliza Key, grand daughter of Richard Hardy and Barbary Holt, and great granddaughter of John Hardy and wife Ann Williams. These Edgefield families were sometimes related like a tangled spider web.

What I have for Evan probably needs corrections so correct me because this is your family:
Ann Turk in Texas says Evan Morgan was
buried In Republican Churchyard, SC He was living in 1760 in Johnston Co., NC.
.. +Olive Newsome b: Abt. 1746 d: Abt. 1798
......... 2 Rachel MORGAN b: Abt. 1763 d: Abt. 1874 may have been what was called idiot (not capable of fully functioning without protection of others)
......... 2 Enos MORGAN b: Abt. 1765 in Edgefield County, SC d: Abt. 1835 in Chariton County, Missouri
............. +Nancy ABERNATHY b: Abt. 1780 m: Abt. 1786 d: Bet. 1820 - 1824
Marriage 1 Nancy ABERNATHY
Children
1. Martin Morgan b: 8 DEC 1787 in Edgefield County, South Carolina
2. Lucy Morgan b: ABT 1792
3. John H. Morgan b: 1793
4. David Morgan b: ABT 1798
5. Sterling Andrew Morgan b: 1 NOV 1799 in Edgefield County, South Carolina
6. Nancy Morgan b: ABT 1802
7. Elizabeth MORGAN b: 1805/6 in Edgefield County, South Carolina m. John Slayton FARRAR: children- i. Samuel Farrar was born 1825/26 in Missouri.
ii. Anthena Farrar was born 1830/31 in Missouri.
iii. William S. Farrar was born 1832/33 in Missouri.
iv. Lemuel D. Farrar was born 29 JAN 1836 in Missouri, and died 27 JUN 1926 in Chilton, Falls, Texas. He married Hester A. Adams, daughter of Joshua ADAMS and Cynthia Elder SANDERS. She was born ABT 1841 in Missouri.
v. Sally Farrar was born 1837/38 in Missouri.
vi. James Franklin FARRAR was born 9 MAR 1845 in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, and died 1 JAN 1926 in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas. He married Mary Susan ADAMS 12 MAR 1867 in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, daughter of Joshua ADAMS and Cynthia Elder SANDERS. She was born 12 APR 1851 in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, and died 8 FEB 1936 in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas.
8. Martha Morgan b: 1810
9. James Morgan b: ABT 1811
......... *2nd Wife of Enos Morgan:
............. +Patsy MCDANIEL b: Abt. 1770 m: July 11, 1824 in Prairie Township, Missouri Book 276 page 1
......... 2 Oneas MORGAN b: Abt. 1766 d: Bef. 1795
............. +Rhoddy PACE b: Abt. 1777 daughter Frances "Fanny" Morgan who married John Bussey
......... 2 Abiah MORGAN b: October 27, 1767 d: May 8, 1856 in Edgefield, SC Morgan Cemetery (Morgan Farm Parksville?)
............. +Elizabeth Brooks THOMKINS
......... *2nd Wife of Abiah Morgan:
............. +Nancy PACE b: 1770 m: February 11, 1791 d: 1820 in Buried on the Morgan Farm, Parksville, Edgefield, SC
......... 2 Ozias MORGAN b: Abt. 1769 d: 1831 in Alexander Edmonds to Anne Lowe.
............. +Elizabeth (Betsey) QUARLES b: 1770 d: 1834 dau of Richard
......... 2 Olive MORGAN b: March 2, 1772 d: 1850
............. +David Quarles b: January 5, 1774 Amelia, Virginia m: July 23, 1795 d: March 5,1806 he was the son of Richard QUARLES b. Caroline Co VA. Probate: JAN 1798 Edgefield District Mentioned in his father estate as living in Caroline Co., VA in 1751. In 1763 he and his brother William sold land in Albemarle co., VA which they had inherited from their father- Richard Quarles of Orange co., VA moved to Amelia co., VA before 1755. He married Frances Powell of Orange co., VA in 1757 and soon after 1784 they sold their land in Amelia county that they obtained from her father, John Powell, and moved to Edgefield, Edgefield District in SC - now in McCormick Co., SC.
......... 2 Eli MORGAN b: 1783 in Edgefield, SC d: August 20, 1838 in
Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.
............. +Ann Sybil TILLMAN
......... *2nd Wife of Eli Morgan:
............. +Phoebe GLOVER d: 1818sons were John Jr., George, Henry, William, and Jerimiah
......... *2nd Husband of Olive Morgan:
............. +Rev. Thomas NORRIS m: December 17, 1809 d: September 7, 1862

Solomon Newsome:

Rev. A. M. Cartledge note: SOLOMON NEWSOM was born between 1715 and 1720 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. in 1741 Solomon Newsom married Martha Mathews, daughter of Hugh Matthews. The period of 1741 to 1746 saw Solomon purchasing and accumulating lands in Isle of Wright County Virginia. Then in 1746, Solomon Newsom sold all of his land holdings and shortly thereafter moved his family to Brunswick County Virginia. The stay in Brunswick County where he lived a relatively short time, for in 1752 Solomon sold most of his families possessions and ventured further south showing up in Granville County South Carolina in 1756. He remained in the Granville County area until his emigration to Wilkes County, Georgia in 1774. Solomon Newsom died in Warren County, Georgia in 1795.----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Isle of Wight County, Virginia Deeds 1720 - 1736 and Deeds 1741 - 17 49 by William Lindsay Hopkins Deed Book 7 1744- 1747 (p.294) 28 Apr 1746 … John Pitman of North Carolina to Solomon Newsum of Nottoway Parish in Isle of Wight … 100 acres on the north side of Three Creeks adjoining the great Reedy Branch. Wit: James Ridley Rec: 28 Apr 1745 Signed: John Pitman(p.296) 22 Apr 1746 … Solomon Newsum of Nottoway Parish to Thomas Moss of the same … 190 acres on the south side of Three Creeks adjoining Thomas Newsum, Edward Robertson, Mannery, Bagley Greves, the Flatt Branch a nd John Smith. Wit: JohnWatkins, Sampson Newsum and Jacob Newsum. Rec: 28 Apr 1746Signed: Solomon Newsum and Martha Newsum (p.474) 6 Apr 1747 …Solomon Newsum to Benjamin Hail … 100 acres (being pa rt of apatent for 200 acres dated 16 Sep 1740 and granted to Thomas Newsum who made a Deed of Gift of the land to Solomon Newsum ) adjoining Edward Robertson, John Smith, William Jelks and Hornet Swamp. Wit: Henry Holt, Henry Ivy and Hardy Harris. Rec:11 Jun 1747 Signed: Solomon Newsum and Martha Newsum Deed Book8 1747-1752 (p.146) 11 Aug 1748 … Solomon Newsom and wife, Martha Newsom, to Thomas Moore … acres on the north side of Three Creeks adjoining the great Reedy Br anch. Wit: Edward Goodrich, John Butts and Joel Harris. Rec: 11 Aug 1748 Signed: Solomon Newsom and Martha Newsom

His son Solomon NEWSOM , Jr b ca 1735-1753 Isle of Wight VA-d 1803 Warren County GA married first Ruth WHITE

Children:

1. Frederick NEWSOM b:
2. Davis NEWSOM b:
3. William NEWSOM b:
4. Joseph NEWSOM b:
5. Olive NEWSOM b
6. Solomon NEWSOM III b:
7. Nancy NEWSOM b:
8. Sally NEWSOM b:
9. Asa NEWSOM b:
10. Narcissia NEWSOM b:
11. John NEWSOM b: 1766

Marriage 2 Elizabeth MITCHELL

Children
1. John NEWSOME
2. Penelope NEWSOM b: 1799
3. Gideon NEWSOM
4. Asa Newsom b: 1782 in Ga

The Newsom neighbors had arrived in South Carolina from Virginia, which meshes with the Virginia origin claimed by Rev. A. M. Cartledge as noted above. Link to Abiah Morgan Cartledge


GA county formation
Alabama formation

SC map at time of REVOLUTION
Jim Morgan says they were on the Saluda but when was that? The deeds mentioned above all say Stephens Creek. Saluda is far north from Stephens Creek. "If this 1767 location for the Evan Morgan family is correct, it places them in the same Little Saluda River area as the original Carsons (whose son James settled adjacent to Evan on Stephens Creek between Edgefield and Augusta) and the Abernathys. The area where Evan settled was in the South Carolina back country, between Edgefield, SC, and Augusta, GA. Although he lived in the same place for the remainder of his life, the area went through a number of name changes: Granville County to 96th District to Edgefield District to Edgefield County."

For Carson information see Jim Morgan extracts at bottom of this post.

The John Hardy´s lived on Big Stevens Creek and Sweetwater Branch. Big Steven´s Creek comes in from the Savannah River a few miles above the Aiken-Edgefield county line and divides McCormick County from Edgefield County, so you can expect multiple marriages between these two counties. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Steven´s Creek:


Steven's Creek Heritage Preserve is a park which is managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. It covers 434 acres in McCormick County and Edgefield County, and was established to protect rare animal and plant species. Webster's salamander and Miccosukee gooseberry are among the species which have few populations outside the preserve. The nearest population center is Clarks Hill, about two road miles to the southwest.

The site was discovered in 1957 by Albert E. Radford of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He noticed exceptional diversity in the tree, shrub and herb layers, and documented six plant species which had been unknown in South Carolina up to that time. Another five species were known from only one other South Carolina location. Many of these rare species were plentiful at the site, and remain prominent there today. A remarkable feature of this plant community is that a palmetto, Sabal minor, occurs near northern inland wildflowers such as Asarum canadense. Four trillium species are also present.

Soils of the preserve were found to be atypical for South Carolina. Most of the state's soils are acidic with pH near or below 5. But some topsoils in the preserve had pH readings near 7 -- neutral on the scale. This is more typical of base-rich sites in Appalachian coves and the Midwest, where many plants rare to South Carolina are abundant.
Reference-Albert E. Radford (1959). A Relict Plant Community in South Carolina. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Society 75: 33-34

Morgan neighbors in Edgefield
• Abiah MORGAN
• Birth: 27 OCT 1767 in Edgefield District, South Carolina
• Death: 8 MAY 1856 in Edgefield Co., SC
• Burial: Morgan Fam, Parksville, McCormick Co., SC (near Abbeville)
OBITUARY: Died on May 8, 1856, at the residence of his daughter, Mary Robertson, Abiah Morgan, in his 69th year. He was born and raised in Edgefield District, between Stephens' Creek and Savannah River. He was too young to be in the Revolutionary War, but he was active in dispersing from the country the hordes of robbers and outlaws that infested the country after the war. He was a very wicked man in those days; but by a fireside sermon, delivered to him by a couple of old pious women, he was made to see the error of his ways, and turn the reform. He joined the Baptist Church, at Calhoun's Mills, soon after, where his membership ever remained. He was confined to his room nearly 12 months, with general debility (obituary by G. W. M. in Edgefield Advertiser of June 4, 1856)
Marriage 1 Nancy PACE b: 1770 in Edgefield District, South Carolina
• Married: 11 FEB 1791 in Edgefield Co, South Carolina
Children
1. John Evan MORGAN b: 24 OCT 1789 in Abbeville, SC (just north of Edgefield)
2. Mary 'Polly' MORGAN b: 25 MAY 1792 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina
3. Olive MORGAN b: 1795 in Edgefield District, South Carolina
4. Drury MORGAN b: 25 APR 1797 in South Carolina
5. Mariah Ann 'Mary' MORGAN b: 1799 in South Carolina
6. Nancy MORGAN b: 5 MAY 1802 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina
7. Lucretia MORGAN b: BET 1805 AND 1806 in Edgefield District, South Carolina
8. Loretta MORGAN b: ABT 1806 in Edgefield District, South Carolina
9. Tabitha MORGAN b: 4 JUL 1812 in Edgefield District, South Carolina

Descendants of Richard PACE-1349
Seventh Generation
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44. Nancy PACE-1230 (Drury , Richard , Richard , Richard , George , Richard ) was born in 1770 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina. She died in 1820 in Edgefield, South Carolina. She was buried in Morgan Fam, Parksville, Edgefield, Sc.
Nancy married Abiah MORGAN-1229 son of Evan MORGAN-32963 and Olive MORGAN-1250 on 11 Feb 1791 in Edgefield Co., S.C.. Abiah was born on 27 Oct 1767 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina. He was christened in Buried in Morgan, Parksville, McCormick, Sc. He died on 8 May 1856 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa. He was buried in Morgan Fam, Parksville, Edgefield, Sc.
They had the following children:
56 M i Drury MORGAN-(named after grandfather Drury Pace whose sister in law was Agness Aycock, d/o JAMES AYCOCK ) 1233 was born on 25 Apr 1792 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa. He died on 25 Mar 1854.
Drury married (1) Mary Polly ROBERTSON-1239 about 1817 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa. Mary was born about 1796.
Drury married (2) Polly (Mary) GETZEN-1195. Polly was born in 1803.
57 F ii Olive MORGAN (named after his mother) -1232 was born about 1794 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa.
Olive married ROBERTSON-1241 about 1814. ROBERTSON was born about 1790.
58 F iii Maria MORGAN-1234 was born about 1800 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa.
Maria married Thomas J CARTLEDGE-41620 about 1820. Thomas was born about 1796.
59 F iv Nancy MORGAN-1235 was born on 5 May 1802 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa. She died on 7 Dec 1890.
Nancy married John MEALING-41820 on 21 Dec 1824. John was born in 1789.
60 F v Lucretia MORGAN-1236 was born about 1804 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa.
Lucretia married Hezekiah BUSSEY-1247 about 1824. Hezekiah was born about 1800.
61 F vi Loretta MORGAN-1237 was born about 1806 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa.
+ 62 F vii Mary Tabitha MORGAN-1023

63 M viii John Evan MORGAN-42985 was born on 24 Oct 1789 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa. He died in 1836 in Edgefield Dist., South Carolina, Usa.
John married (1) Agnes BUSSEY-1243 about 1818. Agnes was born about 1802.
John married (2) Mary PRICE-1244. Mary was born about 1802.
64 F ix Mary "Polly" MORGAN-41517 was born in 1795 in of, Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Usa. She died in 1885.
Mary married Elisha Gill ROBERTSON-26750 about 1816. Elisha was born about 1750. He died in 1850.

48. Rhoda PACE-1257 (Drury , Richard , Richard , Richard , George , Richard ) was born in 1777 in of Edgefield Co., South Carolina.
Rhoda married (1) Oneas MORGAN-1252 son of Evan MORGAN-32963 and Olive MORGAN-1250 about 1795 in of Edgefield, South Carolina. Oneas was born about 1765-9 in of Edgefield Co., South Carolina, Amer. Colonies. He died after 1798. Oneas Morgan, the eldest son of Evan and Olive Morgan, died aged thirty-one, before his father made his will. He had married Rhoda Pace, the daughter of Drury Pace and Mary Bussey. They had one child, Frances "Fanny" Morgan. Edgefield SC court records, Book 12, page 374, in 1795, Rhoda Pace Morgan deeds land to her daughter, Fanny saying "to my loving daughter, Fanny Morgan, of the deceased Oneas Morgan, tract of 100 acres of land, do freely give my part as a widow, situated in Edgefield District and bounded by the waters of Savannah River." Fanny Morgan was the only grandchild mentioned in Evan Morgan's Will. "I bequeath 5 pounds of sterling to my granddaughter, Fanny." Fanny Morgan married her cousin, John Bussey.
Child:
65 F i Fanny MORGAN-1258 was born about 1796. (Frances) married a cousin John Bussey/Buzzey

1850-Lincoln Co., GA, District 52, page 354, #307-307
Charles BUSSY 32 m planter $1500 SC buried Double branches Baptist Church, Lincoln Co GA
Eliza 27 f SC (This is Elza Key who was a descendant of John Hardy and Ann Williams of Lunenburg VA. She was the granddaughter of Richard Hardy who died in Edgefield 1843 intestate. her grandmother was Barbara Holt.)
James 9 m SC (b 22 Jan 1839 James was the name of Eliza's brother)
Barbara 8 f GA (b 22 Jan 1842 Barbara was the name of her grandmother)
Sarah 6 GA
Frances 50 f SC (Fanny Morgan-she is 55)
*Frances is age 50 with her son.
*abt 1810 - married her Bussey cousin John BUSSEY b: 1785
1825-January 2, will of Zadock Bussey probated in Edgefield Co., NC
http://www.archives.state.al.us/al_sldrs/b_list.html
BUSSEY, ZADOC. Recorded in Will Book 2, of Montgomery County, Alabama, page 217, is the will of Zadoc Bussey which was dated January 3, 1822, and which had been probated Nov. 2, 1825, in Edgefield County, South Carolina. In it, he names his wife Nancy, and his children George Bussey, John Bussey, Emmerson Bussey, Elizabeth Talley, Sebellah Boyd and Sally Searles, Executors named in the will were wife Nancy, son Emmerson, and nephew James L. Bussey. Its execution was witnessed by A. Edwards, Hezekiah Lunday and Samuel Edwards, all of Edgefield.

Records in Edgefield County Courthouse show that the son John Bussey died in 1823, in Edgefield, having married his second cousin, Frances Morgan; that Emmerson married Sally Bailey, that Elizabeth married William Talley, that Sebellah died before her mother and married John Boyd, and that Sally married Thomas Searles. The widow Nancy died in the "fall" of 1838.
Stub Indents by Salley, U-W p.32 lists Zadoc Bussey as a soldier in the Revolution in South Carolina.
He, Zadoc Bussey, is mentioned in the will of George Bussey (d. 1796) as a son, along with Letita, wife of Alexander Oden, who was also a soldier in the Revolution. The will of George Bussey names Sebellah Bussey as the testator's wife. Her surname is not known, but some of her descendants believe she was closely related to Zadoc Magruder, who removed from Maryland with the Busseys.

*Records in Edgefield Co., SC show that the son, John, died in 1823 Edgefield Co., SC and had married his second cousin, Frances Morgan, that the son Emmerson had married Sally Bailey, that Elizabeth married William Talley, that Sebellah died before her mother and married John Boyd, and that Sally married Thomas Searles. The widow, Nancy, died in the fall of 1838
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1860-Lincoln Co., GA, Parks District, page 796, #30-30 (enumerated June 14, 1860)
Nathan BUSSEY 48 m farmer $8000 $22,000 SC
M.A. 40 f NC
John 22 m farmer GA
W. 20 m GA
Naomi 15 f GA
N. 11 m GA
James S 8 m GA
Laura 7 f GA
Josephine 6 f GA
Frances 65 f SC (Frances Morgan)
Nancy PITMAN42 f $300 NC
*Frances "Fanny" d/o Oneas Morgan, a widow, age 65, is with her son

Rhoda married (2) Oneas/Enos MORGAN-27398 about 1797. Enos was born about 1773.
Rhoda PACE Birth: ABT 1777 in Edgefield Co., SC
Edgefield SC court records, Book 12, page 374, in 1795
Rhoda Pace Morgan deeds land to her daughter, Fanny saying
"to my loving daughter, Fanny Morgan, of the deceased Oneas Morgan, tract of 100 acres of land, do freely give my part as a widow, situated in Edgefield District and bounded by the waters of Savannah River."
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Father: Drury PACE b: 6 OCT 1745 in Northampton Co.,, North Carolina
Mother: Mary BUSSEY b: 1745 in Maryland
Aycock, James will ofJames Aycock whose daughter Agness married Barnabus Pace, Drury Pace signed his signature
Rhoda Pace Marriage 1 Oneas MORGAN b: ABT 1769 in Edgefield Co., SC
• Married: ABT 1794 in Edgefield Co.,, SC
Children
1. Frances 'Fanny' MORGAN b: 1795 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina

Marriage 2 Wilea PRICE
• Married: BET 1796 AND 1807 in Probably Edgefield Co., SC
Children
1. William PRICE
2. Permelia PRICE b: ABT 1809 in South Carolina
3. Rhoda Ann PRICE

From the internet "Thumbnail sketches" by Jim Morgan
http://www.inblogs.net/fossilguy/2006_02_01_fossilguy_archive.html
PART 1
The earliest documented evidence of G-G-G-G Grandfather Evan Morgan's existence in Colonial America is a "Memorial" declaring his 7 April 1770 purchase of 100 acres of land in Granville County, Colony of South Carolina, from Jesse Drake. This "Memorial", dated 30 April 1770, is a declaration of ownership for the King's taxation purposes.

Jesse Drake had inherited this land from his deceased father. The Drakes had ownership of the land for about fifteen years prior to Evan's purchase of it. It is possible, then, that the land may have already been cleared and put to crops and might even have had a dwelling house on it. But that is speculation.

I have not found any evidence, either documented or circumstantial, that indicates where Evan lived prior to that date, where he was born, or who his parents were.

Writing in 1893, Evan M.'s great grandson Rev. A. M. Cartledge (1817 - 1895) stated that..."My ancestors on both sides, were from Wales: and settled first, in the Colony of Virginia. My grandfather Evan M. was related to Gen. Daniel M., of revolutionary fame."

I've done some research into the family of General Daniel M. of Revolutionary War renown, but was unable to establish any evidence of connection or relationship. It appears that a lot of people claimed kinship to the famous General.

It is safe to say that Evan was most likely of Welsh extraction* and that he was definitely a Primitive Baptist, a church with decidedly Welsh roots.
The area where Evan settled was in the South Carolina back country, between Edgefield, SC, and Augusta, GA. Although he lived in the same place for the remainder of his life, the area went through a number of name changes: Granville County to 96th District to Edgefield District to Edgefield County...and changing size and shape with each new name.

It is generally accepted that Evan's wife's name was Olive (some say Olivia) and that she was a cousin....which doesn't necessarily mean that her maiden name was also 'M'. Evidence has surfaced (in the Obituary of Olive’s daughter Olivia) which indicates that Olive’s maiden name was Newsom -- a Solomon Newsom had land adjoining the land that Evan M. originally settled on near Edgefield. The Newsom neighbors had arrived in South Carolina from Virginia, which meshes with the Virginia origin claimed by Rev. A. M. Cartledge as noted above.

* My DNA haplogroup indicates that my (and thus G-G-G-G Grandfather Evan’s) ancestral roots go back to the Vikings of Norway/Denmark and would most likely have entered the British Isles via the invasions of Scotland around 800 A.D. (Note from Susan-this is not surprising seeing that the Vikings were pirates and robbers who earned their living plundering the Celtic coasts, raping as well the Welsh women.)

PART 2
A Pace family researcher (that I stumbled onto a couple years ago on the InterNet) wrote that Evan and Olive's son Abiah (who eventually married a Pace girl) was born 27 October 1767 in Saluda, Edgefield District, SC. If this is factual, it indicates that the family arrived in the area at least a couple of years prior to obtaining their own land.

If this 1767 location for the Evan Morgan family is correct, it places them in the same Little Saluda River area as the original Carsons (whose son James settled adjacent to Evan on Stephens Creek between Edgefield and Augusta) and the Abernathys (who may be the source family for g-g-g grandmother Nancy Abernathy). Again, this is some of my "reconstructive speculation".

Some ‘M’. Family researchers give Evan M.’s birth date/place as "ca 1735, Pennsylvania." I have seen no evidence to support this, so must retreat to the position of "birth date/place: Unknown." Evan and Olive M.’s first child, Rachel, was born in 1763. If Evan became a father at the age of 22, he would have been born ca 1741. If he became a father after becoming more "established" (i.e., at age 28), he could have been born ca 1735.

Daughter Rachel was followed by two sons, Oneas (born 1764) and g-g-g grandfather Enos (born 1766). Thus it was a family of five that migrated from somewhere in the Colonies to the Edgefield area in the South Carolina Colony. By the time Evan bought his first hundred acres on Stephens Creek in 1770, the family ranks had been increased by the births of Abiah in 1767 and Ozias in 1769. Now it was a family of seven....with five children ranging downward in age from 7 year old Rachel.

Shortly after buying Jesse Drake's 100 acres, Evan acquired another 200 acres by Grant of King George on June 8, 1770. This brings up a question. How does Evan, with only tiny children in the family, manage to farm 300 acres, most of which probably had to be cleared first? We know Evan was a slave owner when he died some thirty years later, but this need for manpower in 1770 suggests that he may have had slaves at that early date. Which further suggests that Evan Morgan may have arrived in Edgefield with some "start up" money in his pocket.

PART 3
I should add a few words here about the 1767-1770 time gap. There are a couple of instances similar to this. When I found Sterling M.'s first Land Patent in Chariton County, MO (on the BLM search site), it had an issue date about a year and a half later than the actual purchase receipt. Another cousin researcher has found even larger gaps between migration and official land-ownership amongst the ‘M.‘s who went from MO to TX in the early 1850's.

There are some speculative scenarios that could account for the 1767-1770 time gap. Perhaps Evan spent his first two to three years in Edgefield (area) working for someone -- supplementing his funds prior to engaging in farming on his own. Perhaps he rented Jesse Drake's land for a year or two before buying it outright. Perhaps the long trip to Charleston to officially verify ownership was put off till a crop had proven the land worthwhile. Or perhaps some stalling was in order to deny the King some of his quit rents.
The King's "law" did not have a good reach into the Carolina back country, so there may have been an attitude of "we'll do it when we get around to it." In 1767, the back country was just beginning to emerge from an era when "Regulators" were dealing justice - after a fashion. The Regulators were groups of settler vigilantes who had formed to combat rampant outlawry in the backcountry, but had soon become an oppressive force in their own right.

Time gaps aside, it is clear that Evan M. had removed from Saluda by 1770 and settled some twenty-eight miles to the SSW on the banks of Stephens Creek. Augusta, GA, was about twelve miles further on and across the Savannah River.

Daughter Olive/Olivia M. was born in 1772 and in 1774, Evan received a final land grant for an additional 250 acres. Now we have six children in the household, with Rachel being eleven years old, Oneas ten, Enos eight, etc.,. And Evan's land holdings have grown to 550 acres. It appears that Evan had settled in for good. The Edgefield Deed Books do not show him either buying or selling land over the next twenty-four years. When Evan wrote his Will in 1798, he divided up 550 acres amongst his surviving heirs.

The year 1775 saw James Carson settle on land (350 acres) adjoining Evan M. James was a son of Charles Carson who had settled much earlier back in the Saluda area and who, in 1770, was vested with the right to operate a ferry across the Saluda River at Saluda Old Town. The ‘M.‘s and Carsons were neighbors there on Stephens Creek for at least forty-seven years. Two of Evan M.'s grandsons were witnesses when James Carson wrote his Will in 1822.

PART 4
Nothing much is known about how the family fared during the Revolutionary War (1775 - 1782). Evan and Olive did not have any more children until Eli was born (1785) well after the close of hostilities. There is nothing to indicate that Evan ever left his land, his family, or Edgefield District to actively participate in the fighting. There are existing records showing that he served on the Edgefield Petite and Grand Juries during the fray and this is considered "service to his country" by the DAR.

A neighbor, Capt. Drury Pace, saw service in the Continental Army and would later become father-in-law to both Oneas and Abiah M. David Quarles (born 1759?) was claimed to have been a Revolutionary War veteran when he married Olive M. James Abernathy, the likely father of Enos M.'s wife Nancy Abernathy, as well as his brother John, fought with Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox".

Between 1775 and the end of 1778, the British made no substantial effort to conquer the southern colonies. All the armies were operating in the North. Instead, a relentless war between small groups of Whigs (Revolutionaries) and Tories (Loyalists) tore away at the South, with Edgefield District seeing its share of the horrors of neighbor warring on neighbor.

Then a British garrison seized and occupied the frontier town of Augusta, GA, and held it for about two and a half years ( Jan. 1779 to May 1781). And it might be assumed that the local Whigs, including Evan M., kept a low profile and may even have been required to provide food supplies for the garrison.

When the war ended in 1782, Rachel was nineteen, Oneas eighteen, Enos sixteen, Abiah fifteen, Ozias thirteen, and Olive was ten. If they had not been active warriors for the Revolutionary cause, they were certainly six able bodied hands for helping with the farming and household industries.
From the end of the Revolutionary War in 1782 till his death in 1799, Evan M. lived seventeen years as a free citizen, landowner, and farmer in the fledgling United States of America. Evan and Olive's final child, son Eli, was born in 1785. Between 1787 and 1797, five of his six older children would marry and present him with thirteen grandchildren prior to his death. Rachel, the oldest child, never married.

(G-g-g grandfather) Enos M. was the first to marry and wed Nancy Abernathy about 1786 when he was approximately twenty-one.

Abiah M. married Nancy Pace in 1791. He was twenty-four years old. She was twenty-one and a daughter of Capt. Drury Pace and his wife Mary (Bussey) Pace.

Oneas M. (sometimes spelled Onias) married Nancy's younger sister Rhoda "Rody" Pace about 1793. He was twenty-seven and she was sixteen. They had one daughter, Fanny, before he died untimely young. From Edgefield County Deed Book 12: "29 Jul 1795: Deed of Gift: Rody M., widow of Onias M., to my daughter Fanny M., dau. of the dec'd., Onias M., both of Edgefield Co. SC for love & affection, 100 acres, all my part as a widow, on waters of Savannah river & I delivered unto Abiah M. as guardian for the above named Fanny, a true and legal deed."

In 1795, Olive M. married David Quarles. She was twenty-three, he was twenty-five by some reports and thirty-six by others. If he really fought in the Revolutionary War, then the older age appears more likely. David's father, Richard Quarles, wrote in his 1796 Will...."I give unto my son John Quarles one negro man named Joe if my son gets well of his disorder and gets his reason & is in his right sences, if not, I desire my said son John should live with my son David.....". It appears that Olive received a live-in addled brother-in-law along with her husband and their subsequent children. David Quarles died in 1807 after twelve years of marriage.

At some point after March 1796, Ozias M. married Elizabeth Quarles, David Quarles’ younger sister. It was their two eldest sons, Archibald and Elbert, who signed as witnesses when James Carson wrote his Will in 1822.

I should add a few words here about the 1767-1770 time gap. There are a couple of instances similar to this. When I found Sterling M.'s first Land Patent in Chariton County, MO (on the BLM search site), it had an issue date about a year and a half later than the actual purchase receipt. Another cousin researcher has found even larger gaps between migration and official land-ownership amongst the ‘M.‘s who went from MO to TX in the early 1850's.

There are some speculative scenarios that could account for the 1767-1770 time gap. Perhaps Evan spent his first two to three years in Edgefield (area) working for someone -- supplementing his funds prior to engaging in farming on his own. Perhaps he rented Jesse Drake's land for a year or two before buying it outright. Perhaps the long trip to Charleston to officially verify ownership was put off till a crop had proven the land worthwhile. Or perhaps some stalling was in order to deny the King some of his quit rents.
The King's "law" did not have a good reach into the Carolina back country, so there may have been an attitude of "we'll do it when we get around to it." In 1767, the back country was just beginning to emerge from an era when "Regulators" were dealing justice - after a fashion. The Regulators were groups of settler vigilantes who had formed to combat rampant outlawry in the back country, but had soon become an oppressive force in their own right.

Time gaps aside, it is clear that Evan M. had removed from Saluda by 1770 and settled some twenty-eight miles to the SSW on the banks of Stephens Creek. Augusta, GA, was about twelve miles further on and across the Savannah River.

Daughter Olive/Olivia M. was born in 1772 and in 1774, Evan received a final land grant for an additional 250 acres. Now we have six children in the household, with Rachel being eleven years old, Oneas ten, Enos eight, etc.,. And Evan's land holdings have grown to 550 acres. It appears that Evan had settled in for good. The Edgefield Deed Books do not show him either buying or selling land over the next twenty-four years. When Evan wrote his Will in 1798, he divided up 550 acres amongst his surviving heirs.

The year 1775 saw James Carson settle on land (350 acres) adjoining Evan M. James was a son of Charles Carson who had settled much earlier back in the Saluda area and who, in 1770, was vested with the right to operate a ferry across the Saluda River at Saluda Old Town. The ‘M.‘s and Carsons were neighbors there on Stephens Creek for at least forty-seven years. Two of Evan M.'s grandsons were witnesses when James Carson wrote his Will in 1822.

PART 5

Photo: Another of my favorites - distant cousins in the very early 1900's. Daughter on the critter, mother standing.
THE ELUSIVE ABERNATHYS
Based on the 1787 birth of g-g-g grandfather Enos M.'s first child, Martin M., I estimate that Enos married Nancy Abernathy ca 1786. Typical of our grandmothers all down the line (i.e., Olive Newsom, Nancy Abernathy, Margaret McDaniel, and Rachel Barnes), there is no hard evidence in hand to show their parentage. The following paragraphs represent my entirely unproveable speculation as to who our Abernathy ancestors were.

I consider it very nearly, nearly certain that our Abernathy g-g-g-g grandfather was James Abernathy, son of Elizabeth and William Abernathy who migrated from Pennsylvania to the South Carolina backcountry about 1756, "seeking homes and farms safe from the French and Indian menace of the northern frontier."

Why am I grasping at this unproveable straw? Probably because circumstantial evidence may be all we will ever find: [1] There are only two Abernathys listed in the 1779 Old 96th District census, James and John; [2] They are roughly of the same generation as Evan M., therefore their children would be of an inter-marrying age; [3] They lived in the same general Saluda River area as the Carsons, who later became Evan M.'s neighbors; [4] At least part of their livelihood seems to have been derived from hauling freight, so they were probably well traveled in the District and acquainted with many of the settlers between the Saluda River and Augusta on the Savannah River; [5] The children [and their respective spouses] of John Abernathy are identified and they do NOT account for Nancy, who married Enos M., nor the unidentified male Abernathy who married the Carson girl next door; [6] Census and Deed Book records show that James Abernathy WAS married (wife's name was Jane) and that they DID have children; [7] There is no one else in the old 96th District (which contained, but was larger than, the later Edgefield District) who could have been Nancy's father....no one of record; [8] These early Abernathy names were William, Elizabeth, James, and John....not male names common to the Morgan family at that time. The children of Enos and Nancy M. were named John (second son), Elizabeth (third daughter), and James or William James (fifth son).

Pretty wobbly, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it....tentatively. Someday someone somewhere may stumble over evidence to prove it true...or false. Just in case it turns out to be true, here's a brief bio of this "most likely granddad".

William and Elizabeth Abernathy (with children James, Isabel, and John) migrated from PA to SC circa 1756 (which is the year John was born). William appears to have deceased by the early 1760's, when Elizabeth was paid 40 pounds for wagon hire [Payment for Services to Frontier Forts: Brooks or Rawls Fort - Bush River]. Sometime circa 1763, Elizabeth remarried to a Michael Hunt -- who did not survive her. She died in 1797 in Newberry County, SC (adjoining Edgefield County).

"According to Mrs. Amos G. Draper, Genealogical Editor, American Monthly Magazine, Vol. 42, James Abernathy was in Pickens Brigade. Records of payments to him for Duty may be found in Vol. I, Accounts Audited of Revolutionary Claims against South Carolina as follows: Oct. 10, 1783, a receipt for Thirty One Pounds Currency for "Duty per Col. Anderson's Return". Signed by James Abernathy, witnessed by John Blalock who made oath he saw Abernathy sign the above writing, sworn July 12, 1785. June 14, 1785, "Mr. James Abernathy, his acco't of Militia Duty as private since the Reduction of Charleston amo'ts to Curr'y 39 pounds. Five pounds 8 shillings & 6 pence, 3 farthings Sterling issued the 14th of June 1785, for duty done in the militia." James Abernathy remained in Newberry County after the Revolution and is found in the 1790 Census, at which time he had one son and three females [presumably 2 daughters and 1 wife]. In 1800 he was living in Laurens County, adjoining Newberry County, with his wife and one daughter. We have no further record of James Abernathy."

"Roster of SC Patriots in the American Revolution, by Bobby Gilmer Moss, 1983: Abernathy, James. He served under Col. Anderson and General Pickens and is listed in Marion's Brigade. A.A.6;S337."

James K. Morgan (kayem@silverlink.net)
Date: 03 Sep 1998

Seeking any info on the families of James and/or John ABERNATHY who were residing in Edgefield Dist. in 1799. A probable daughter from one of these families (Nancy ABERNATHY) married Enos MORGAN, son of Evan and Olive MORGAN of Edgefield Dist. about 1786; moved to Bedford County, TN about 1806; and to Chariton County, MO about 1816. Also seeking any info on a McDANIEL family that may have resided in Edgefield Dist between 1790 and 1815. Anne (TENNISON) McDANIEL (b. 1700), wife of John McDANIEL (b. 1695, King William, VA) reportedly died in Edgefield County, SC in 1811 at the age of 111. Her Hi to All,

PART 6
Click to enlarge Photo: Cousin Caroline M. [1863-1933] and her husband Jaspar Thurmond (of the Senator Strom Thurmond family line). Their daughter Mattie married Eugene Talmadge, who became Governor of Georgia ... and they produced cousin Herman Talmadge who eventually was both Governor of Georgia and a Senator from Georgia. If this is a wedding photo, it would date to ca Dec. 25, 1877.

Before I wandered off on the subject of my inconclusive hunt for grandmother Nancy (Abernathy) M., I had enumerated the marriages of five of Evan and Olive M.'s seven children. Let me step back a bit to 1791 and relate an event that may have touched on at least some of the family.
While on a tour of the southern states, George Washington passed through South Carolina, departing from Augusta, Georgia, and traveling to Columbia, the new South Carolina State Capital. His route traversed the lower part of Edgefield District. In his 1879 "History of Edgefield," John Chapman writes, "His route lay by the Pine House and the Ridge. At every place along the road where he could be seen, he was met by many citizens who were anxious to see and do honor to the great man."
As this route carried President Washington about five or six miles to the southeast of the M. place on Stephen's Creek, I am inclined to imagine that, well before the crack of dawn on Saturday, May 21st, 1791, the Evan M. family and their Carson neighbors loaded the women and children into a wagon, and with the menfolk on horseback, set out to catch their own glimpse of "the great man."
I visualize them ranked up alongside the road from Augusta to Pine House (with a good majority of their local neighbors): Evan and Olive, 28 year old Rachel, Oneas, Enos and Nancy with four year old Martin and babe-in-arms Lucy, Abiah and Nancy with two year old John Evan, Ozias, Olive, and six year old Eli.
NOTE: When Chapman writes that Washington's route "lay by the Pine House and the Ridge," I suspect that the Father of Our Country may have been traveling on what was known as the Ridge Road. As the crow flies from Augusta to Pine House, the M.‘s would have had to travel about five or six miles to reach the Ridge Road. But the road may not have followed the crow's flight. When Ozias sold off some of his land in 1810, it was described as being situated between Stephen's Creek and Ridge Road. Maybe they didn't even have to hitch up a wagon to go see George Washington.
In the years leading up to the writing of his Will in 1798, Evan was presented with at least eleven grandchildren: from Oneas - Frances "Fanny"; from Enos - Martin, Lucy, John, and David; from Abiah - John Evan, Mary "Polly", Olive, and Drury; from Ozias - Archibald; and from Olive - Moses Quarles. Three more, including my g-g grandfather Sterling, were born in the year 1799, and many more followed in the early decades of the 1800's.
This is the span of years that witnessed tragedy in the early death of son Oneas. As I mentioned in a prior section, Oneas' widow Rhoda (Pace) deeded Oneas' 100 acres to their infant daughter "Fanny" and delivered the deed over to her brother-in-law Abiah M., the child's legal guardian. And as you may recall, Abiah's wife Nancy (Pace) was Rhoda's sister.
A couple of years before this (Oct. 1793 to be specific) Abiah had purchased 244 acres from his father-in-law Drury Pace. With the assumed responsibility for "Fanny's" 100 acres, Abiah was suddenly farming 344 acres.
Which brings us to Evan M.'s Will, written "April the seventeenth Day in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninty eight." This Will is transcribed in the book "Edgefield County, South Carolina, Wills 1787-1836," (1991) by James E. and Vivian Wooley. The Wooley transcription varies from the original written text. They have made some editorial changes, omissions, and interpretations of Evan's intent. We do have a copy of the original hand written document which is also somewhat unclear as to Evan's intent. My interpretation of what Evan leaves each child is:
Rachel: a Negro Wench Named Nan, also one Negro garl Named Milley, to her & her Heirs after her Dissease, all My stock of cattle with all the House hold goods and furniture....by giving Rachal Fifty acres During her Life wheare the Dwilling House Now stands also one Negro Boy Named Kitt also one gray mare & colt, also one cow and yearling. [The second part may represent properties gifted to Rachel prior to the writing of the Will.]
Enos: Two Hundred acres of land wheare on he now Lives, also one Negro Wench Named Jean.
Abiah: one hundred acres of land, also a Negro Fellow Named Dick.
Ozias: one hundred acres of land, also Negro Fellow Named Will.
Eli: one hundred and fifty acres of land. [Eli is now thirteen.]
Fanny: (Oneas' daughter) Five pounds starling to be paid out of Ozias part when the sd child comes to Age.
...and... I also will that my several Hiers Jointly pays for Eli schooling one year.
At the time the Will was written, daughter Rachel was thirty-five and unmarried (and reportedly remained unmarried throughout her life). We have no information as to when Evan's wife Olive died, but judging by her absence from the Will, Evan apparently outlived her. This leads me to speculate that Rachel was the female "head" of Evan's household during his last years. He seems to have "set her up" well with due concern for her future.
According to the Wooley book, the Will was "Proved in open Court by the oath of Lud Brook Lee & Vincent Cox, October term 1799 & ordered to be recorded. Enos M. qualified as executor."

PART 7

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Photo: Ca late 1800's .... some of the Barker cousins gathered around the family matriarch, John Sophina Barker. Why did they name her 'John'? No explanation has ever been offered.
When great-great grandfather Sterling M. was but a few weeks old, piercing the Edgefield nights with his hungry cries (on occasion - surely), the year 1799 rolled over into 1800. The infant nation encamped along the Atlantic seaboard - without benefit of Florida - would shortly wake with its own hungry cries and turn that hunger towards a great western expansion that would catch little Sterling up in its arms and carry him off (eventually) to Kansas. And that would not be the Kansas of Dorothy and Toto. It would be the Kansas of Old John Brown and the bloody Border Wars.

Opening that first decade, new lands were stripped from the southern Indian tribes, offering the lure of settlement on the western frontiers in Kentucky, Tennessee, and points south. President Jefferson stunned the nation when, in 1803, he made the Louisiana Purchase (828,000 square miles). Suddenly there were frontiers beyond the frontiers.

Enos and Nancy M. stayed on in Edgefield and increased their family by children Nancy, born circa 1801, Elizabeth, born circa 1803, and William James, born (by some reports) circa 1806. In 1807 the Edgefield Deed Books record that Enos and Nancy M. sold 100 acres to William Hardy. That is the final record of their presence in South Carolina. They were off for Tennessee!

Before progressing too far, we need to retreat, in both time and distance, to Amherst County, Virginia, in the 1790’s. Here we find the family of Henry and Martha (Goff) McDaniel. Several of their children are already married and have started families of their own. Amongst these is daughter Nancy who married a young Englishman, Timothy Warhurst. The story goes that Timothy Warhurst had been Armour Bearer to King George III, had sailed to the Colony of Virginia with intent to return to England, but missed his departure sailing and decided to stay on in the New World.

One branch of this McDaniel family had already migrated to Edgefield District, South Carolina, where they were very likely well acquainted with the Evan M. family. Another branch had migrated to Chatham County, North Carolina, and would meet the M.‘s "on down the road". In the 1790’s, Henry and Martha McDaniel and several of their children (with their families, including the Warhursts) removed to the Pendleton District, South Carolina….a district some seventy miles to the northwest of Edgefield.

Henry McDaniel died in 1802. His wife Martha died in 1805 and left her property to her two youngest sons, John and Phillip.

The Timothy Warhurst family appears in the 1800 and 1810 census for the Pendleton District. At some point not too long after 1810, the Warhurst family set out for Tennessee(?) / Alabama(?). It is not clear whether Timothy died before they left, or on the journey. It is commonly accepted that he died of drowning …one source claims that he drowned in the Tennessee River – which would have been "on the journey," if true. A descendant who lives in St. Joseph, Missouri, says that the tale told in her family was that "Tim Warhurst got drunk, fell off a boat, and drowned."

NOTE: Availing oneself of strong drink was normal behavior in early America. In "The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840," by Jack Larkin (1988), Larkin writes…. "By almost any standard, Americans drank not only near-universally but in enormous quantities. Their yearly consumption at the time of the Revolution has been estimated at the equivalent of three-and-a-half gallons of pure, two-hundred proof alcohol for each person." In the "Botany of Desire," Michael Pollan (2001), Pollan devotes a quarter of his book to John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman, and writes…. "and hard cider was the fate of most apples grown in America up until Prohibition. Apples were something people drank. The reason people in Brilliant wanted John Chapman to stay and plant a nursery was the same reason he would soon be welcome in every cabin in Ohio: Johnny Appleseed was bring the gift of alcohol to the frontier." There is no need to suspect that the Enos M. family, wending their way towards the Tennessee frontiers, were traveling without a supply of that social necessity - liquor…. while back in Edgefield, a common expense for conducting an estate sale, was the hard drink served round to the potential bidders.

PART 8


Enos M. (my g-g-g grandfather) is last ‘on record’ in Edgefield County, South Carolina, when he sells property on 3 July 1807. His wife signed (with an ‘X’) for “relinquishment of dower” rights on 2 October1807.

Twenty months later (30 May 1809) Enos is found applying for title to a fifty acre tract of land in Bedford County, Tennessee, east of the waters of Thompson Creek, a south trending branch of the Duck River. This would have been in an area six to ten miles southeast of Shelbyville, Tennessee. On the 31st of May there is a second recorded application for fifty acres with the same geographical description. Family tradition (from several sources) holds that the M.‘s were in Tennessee for ten years, by some reports, or twelve years by others. We do not know when, or under what circumstances, the family first came into contact with the Warhursts.

Martha M.’s obituary states that she was born in Tennessee in 1809….other sources have claimed 1810. She is reportedly the last child born to Enos and Nancy (Abernathy) M., though it is possible that James was the last born in 1811(?). Son Martin married an Elizabeth McDaniel early in 1810….judging from the birth of their first child, Polly, on November 10th, 1810. Was Elizabeth a daughter of one of the Pendleton District McDaniels - and a Warhurst cousin? Her parentage remains unidentified. Martin and Elizabeth’s second child, Nancy, is born November 22nd, 1811. Because of the M.’s presence in Tennessee in May of 1809 and Timothy Warhurst’s appearance in the Pendleton District, South Carolina, census of 1810, we know the M.‘s preceded the Warhursts into Tennessee. By 1811, or early 1812, Enos’s son David is married to Nancy Matilda Warhurst and their first child, Archibald A. M., is born.

The family is officially on record in 1812, still living near Shelbyville and the Duck River in Bedford County, Middle Tennessee. Both Enos and son Martin appear in the "tax list" for Richard Neely’s militia company. I’ve been told that the rosters of these militia companies raised against the threat of British invasion during the War of 1812, served double duty as tax rolls. A review of these militia rosters does not show any Warhursts. Perhaps the older Warhurst children (those married) had already moved on southward with the flow of people from Middle Tennessee who were settling in the river valleys that would shortly become the Alabama Territory. It seems apparent that Timothy’s widow, Nancy (McDaniel) Warhurst, and her younger children stayed on in Bedford County with her married daughter Nancy (Warhurst) M. ….which must have been a household ruled by Grandma Warhurst, because son-in-law David M. was no more than thirteen or fourteen years old when his son Archibald was born. Somehow they must have cooled young David’s ardor as the second son, Evan, was not born until six years later in Missouri.

This may also be the period of time when the M.‘s first came into contact with the "Christian" preacher Thomas Crawford McBride. In "Christians on the Oregon Trail", (1997), author Jerry Rushford writes "….In 1809, John Mulkey led his Mill Creek Baptist Church out of the Stockton Valley Baptist Association in southern Kentucky. Over the next two years more than half of the preachers in the Association followed his lead, including Thomas Crawford McBride, whose family later had such a strong impact on the growth of the church in Oregon. ….. The Mulkey movement was strong in southern Kentucky and throughout middle Tennessee and northern Alabama, and by 1811 it had joined forces with the Stone movement." The Rev. T. C. McBride is known to have been preaching in middle Tennessee after 1810.

We see, by this, that the Stone-Campbell Christian Reformation Movement, at least in southern Kentucky and middle Tennessee, had its roots in the Baptist Church….which was the M. family’s "church of choice" in prior generations (and to this day in many of the family lines). A Christian Church historian tells me that there wasn’t much distinction between Christian and Baptist preachers on the frontier until about 1820 and that both often preached together at Extended Meetings or, interchangeably, in the same church.

In the year 1813, Enos’s son John M. married Lovey Carey Cherry, daughter of William and Lydia Cherry (from Martin County, North Carolina). Shortly thereafter, the Cherrys removed to Stewart County, Tennessee, and John and Lovey Morgan settled there with them.

The last known official record of the Enos M. family in Bedford County, Tennessee, is Enos’s signature (as a witness) on a Deed of Ownership for nine slaves….signed June 12th, 1815. Enos was now forty-nine and Nancy’s child-bearing years appear to have slipped behind her. Their youngest, Martha, was six years old. Sons Martin, John, and David were producing grandchildren. Great-great granddad Sterling was approaching his sixteenth birthday.

It had been ten years since Lewis and Clark had returned from their exploration to the Pacific Coast and back. Settlement of Missouri was beginning to spread outwards from the former French town of St. Louis. The M.’s began to cast an eye westward towards Enos’s last leg on his part of the journey westward.


PART 9

Photo: My great uncle Rev. D. Loyd M. and wife Lora (their wedding photo - May 1906).
Between the summer of 1815 and the end of the year 1816, the Enos M.’s struck westward to north-central Missouri. Son John stayed behind with his in-laws (the Cherrys)…up in Stewart County - near Bumpus Mills - just south of the border with Kentucky. Married sons Martin and David migrated with their father…and it appears that the widow Warhurst and at least one son, Archibald Archer Warhurst - age about thirteen, went with them. Their destination lay 190 miles west to the southeast tip of Missouri, then 210 miles north up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, and finally 200 miles northwest along the Missouri River to its juncture with the Chariton River in Howard County, Missouri. These are "crow fly" figures and the actual journey may have been well over 600 miles.

In his "A History of the American People," (1977), Paul Johnson writes "….Some of the settlements in the years after 1815 became celebrated for quick prosperity. One was Boon’s Lick, a belt 60 miles wide on each side of the Missouri River which became Howard County in 1816. It boasted superb land, pure water, as much timber as required, and idyllic scenery. By 1819 the local paper, the Missouri Intelligence, produced at the little town of Franklin, offered a spring toast: ‘Boon’s Lick – two years since, a wilderness. Now – rich in cotton and cattle!’ It was widely reputed to be the best land in all the West." The ‘little town of Franklin’ is about 40 miles downstream of Keytesville, Missouri – by way of today’s highways. In 1816, Howard County, Missouri, was bordered on the south by the Osage River, on the east by a line running north from the junction of the Osage and the Missouri Rivers, and on the west and north by little more than a traveler’s imagination…easily a full third of the land that would become the State of Missouri in 1821.

The "Goodspeed History of Linn and Sullivan Counties, Missouri," (published ca 1887) has a short biography of Leroy C. M. and his father, Jackson M. Speaking of Jackson’s parents, Martin and Elizabeth M., the article states "…They lived in the latter State [Tennessee] until 1816, and then immigrated to Chariton County, Mo., where they died." Well, that is a little abrupt! They might have said … ‘where they had many more children and lived out their lives’. In the obituary of Martha (M.) Warhurst, published in the Chariton Courier, Keytesville, MO, March 24th, 1893, we find the following: "She was born January 14th, 1809, and came to Missouri with her parents from Tennessee in 1815 at the age of six years. They first settled on a farm known as the Ben Lewis farm, near Glasgow. From there she moved, with her father, Enos M., to the Wash Welch farm, five and a half miles southeast of Keytesville." In both cases, the information is being supplied some 72-78 years after the fact and by individuals a generation removed from the Tennessee exodus, so pin-point accuracy can not be expected. There is also an even less precise quote from "History of Howard and Chariton Counties," published 1883: "Sterling Price M. [not to be confused with my g-g grandfather Sterling M.] is a representative of one of the pioneer families of Chariton County. His grandfather settled in this county during the second decade of the present century, and his father, James M., was principally reared in the county, being but six years of age when brought here by his parents." And, referring to James "…He himself was from North Carolina."

Sterling Price M. was a son of James M. and a grandson of Enos M. There is at least one mistake in this quote. James could not have been six when the family moved to Missouri. In both the Chariton Tax Lists for 1817 and 1819, Eneas/Enos M. paid 62 ½ cents a head for two "males ten years or older." These two males would have been sons Sterling and James. Which makes James’ date of birth sometime around 1807 - when the family departed from Edgefield, SC. If James was truly born in North Carolina, that would suggest that the M.‘s approached Tennessee by a route through North Carolina and across the Appalachian Mountains and that James was born ‘in camp’ while the family was traversing that southwestern corner of North Carolina. At a minimum, in 1817, the Enos and Nancy M. household was still ‘home’ to Elizabeth, Sterling, James, and little Martha (one day to become the wife of Archibald Archer Warhurst). Daughters Lucy and Nancy were married on unknown dates and so may or may not have been with Enos by 1817 (both these daughters are ‘dead-ends’ in the lineage - so far).

The first note of the M.’s arrival in Missouri is the appearance of the name ‘Eneas’ (or "Eneos’) M. in the Howard County Tax List for 1817. In the 1819 Howard County Tax List, he is identified as ‘Enos’ M. On April 3rd, 1820, he and Nancy are listed as members when the Chariton Baptist Church is organized.

First choice of the lands fell to veterans of the War of 1812. They held Warrants for 160 acres and could lay claim in 1819. The following year land came on sale for non-Warranted settlers. On November 9th, 1820, Sterling M. (now probably just turned twenty-one) bought 80 acres southeast of Keytesville, Howard County - for $123.20. Seven days later the county of Chariton was officially organized and encompassed Sterling’s land.

We are somewhat in the dark as to just where the various family members initially settled in Howard/Chariton County. There are no ‘found records’ of Enos owning land. Or of Martin owning land - until 1828. The extant records are limited to direct purchases from the government. They may have bought land ‘second hand’ from individuals or developers, but no such records have surfaced…and none of them were paying tax on land until Sterling did so in 1821. The Chariton County courthouse was burned during the Civil War and many of the county’s records were incinerated.
The Chariton County Tax List for 1821 lists three of Enos’s sons: Martin (married to Elizabeth McDaniel), David (married to Nancy Warhurst), and Sterling (as yet unmarried). Sterling is the only one listed as being taxed for land (value $130, tax 32 ½ cents)….and for three slaves (value $1100, tax $2.75), one horse (value $40, tax 10 cents), and three head of cattle (value $30, tax 7 ½ cents). Martin is taxed for two each, horses and cows (24 cents total), and David is taxed for two horses and one cow (9 ½ cents total). Sterling’s total tax bill was $4.25 which included a $1 Poll Tax.

PART 10


Photo: Great Uncle William M. and wife Louella.

In ‘Part 9’ we left the Enos M. family breaking sod on their several new farms in Chariton County, Missouri. Before progressing further with these westward moving M.‘s, let’s return to Edgefield, South Carolina, and look in on the Aunts, Uncles, and multitude of cousins left behind.

Uncle Abiah and Aunt Nancy (Pace) M. have established a respectable family. From John Evan M. (born 1789) to little Tabitha (born in 1813), they have produced nine children.

Uncle Ozias and Aunt Elizabeth (Quarles) M. have five children.

Aunt Olive and husband David Quarles had five children before David died at about the time that Enos left Edgefield for Tennessee. Olive remarried (in 1809) to the Rev. Thomas Norris and bore him four children ending with Lucinda Ann in 1818.

Uncle Eli and Aunt Phobe (Glover) M. had three children between 1805 and 1809. By August, 1821, Eli was remarried to Ann Sybil Tillman and they had four children between 1832 and 1840. There are some suspicious time-gaps in this ‘Eli info’, but this is what I have in my records, so I’ll go with it for now.

By 1815, Ozias M. had acquired most, if not all, of the lands originally belonging to his father, Evan M. The Carsons were still his neighbors. Old James Carson was getting on in years and his son Robert (of Ozias’s generation) was assuming ownership and responsibility for the Carson lands.

Robert Carson was married to Mary Burnett by 1811. Mary Burnett’s mother (deceased in 1800) was Mary Quarles, a sister of Ozias M.’s wife and Olive (M.) Quarles’ husband - making Mary (Burnett) Carson a niece of Ozias and Elizabeth (Quarles) M.

The Thomas Burnett family had lived over on Chavers Creek - a few miles east of the M.’s and Carson properties. Tom Burnett died in the Fall of 1796, leaving wife Mary with six (possibly seven) dependent children. The youngest, William Burnett, was born the year his father died. Mary (Quarles) Burnett soon remarried to Ephriam Ferrell, but died soon after. Mr. Ferrell relinquished all claim to Mary’s properties, and Mary’s brother, William Quarles, was made administrator of the Thomas and Mary Burnett estate. William Quarles held an estate sale on November 24, 1800. Three weeks prior to the sale, he paid out $5.12 to Thomas Burnett, Jr. “for Brandy”.

I’ve seen several of these estate accounts where there is an initial liquor expense. I don’t know how much brandy $5.12 would have purchased - perhaps a small barrel? - but I have come to suspect that it was common practice to ply the bidders at estate sales with enough spirits to embolden their bidding and loosen their purse strings (i.e., the ten slaves owned by the Burnett estate were appraised at a total value of $2240 and sold for $3120).

In addition to the slaves, the sale moved 5697 pounds of tobacco for $233.53 and 450 bushels of corn for $250.25. Sale of livestock, tools, and furniture brought the final sales total to $4560.42.

Of the six identified Burnett children (the estate was divided into seven shares), five were apparently still minors and were “boarded out” to various relatives and/or guardians. Judge Joseph Hightower, a Burnett and Quarles neighbor, assumed guardianship of the older boys (Jeremiah and Thomas, Jr.) and was instructed to “bring up Jeremiah and Thomas Burnett handsomely.” Mary and Nancy Burnett appear to have lived with their uncle James Quarles. ‘Accounts paid’ show board, clothes, and schooling payments for young William Burnett in 1800 and 1811, but gives no indication of who received the payments (it may have been William Quarles, as administrator, making payments to himself).

Uncle William Quarles bought out the property shares of five of the older Burnett children in 1811 and the share of young William Burnett when William ‘came of age’, July 1, 1817. William Burnett received $775 for his share of the property … and he may have gotten a monetary settlement from the estate sale back in 1800, but I’ve seen no evidence of that. Perhaps that money had been consumed for his support over the intervening seventeen years.

At this point, I’m going to digress into the subject of Judge Joseph Hightower’s suicide in 1811. By this time, his ‘wards’, Jeremiah and Thomas Burnett, Jr. had come of age, married, and moved on to homes of their own. This account is included because of where Judge Hightower committed the act:
[As published in the Columbia State Gazette - no date on my source.] “On Friday morning, the 7th inst. A most horrid act of suicide was committed in Edgefield distict, by Joseph Hightower, Esq., one of the Representatives in the Legislature of this state from that district. This appears to have been a premeditated act, as we learn he had but a short time before had his will formally executed. He went to his bed the night before the fatal day, as usual, but rose the next morning rather earlier than common; his wife observed to him not to get up so early, and requested him to lie down again, to which request he made an evasive answer, refused and immediately walked out of the house, and when he had got about half way between the kitchen and the dwelling-house, where he committed the act, his wife heard him make some uncommon noise, and immediately ran out to him, when to her utter astonishment she discovered his throat completely cut, but was still standing up; she called to a gentleman that was in the house, who immediately ran out, took hold of him and led him to the steps of the dwelling-house door, where he fell and soon after expired. What drove him to this rash act we have not been able to learn. His standing in society was respectable, and his pecuniary circumstances easy and independent.”

This account caught my attention because I had just read, in Larkin’s (1943) “The Reshaping of Everyday Life 1790 - 1840,” that: “Americans south of PA, responding to their warmer climate, customarily built kitchens as separate structures.”

Building kitchens separately, as a response to warmer climate, must have been a tactic to remove the kitchen’s added heat from a dwelling that was often over-heated by the weather alone. Kitchens may also have been the source of a high percentage of early day house fires and separating them from the main dwelling would make good sense in that regard. End of digression.

Young William Burnett lived for an additional four years and three months after selling his share of inherited land to his uncle William Quarles. During that time, he married Martha (surname not in record) and had a son, Thomas J. Burnett. He paid $1800 for a 285 acre plantation on September 7, 1821, and two and a half months later the ‘estate’ was being appraised due to his demise.

Named as administrators of his estate were his wife, Martha, and his cousin? Archibald M. (Ozias M.’s oldest son). In June Bork’s (1993) “The Burnetts and Their Connections,” she refers to Martha as ‘Martha M.’ (Archibald’s sister?), but offers no evidence of that surname - and in one instance follows it with a “(?)”.

Ozias’ daughter Martha was of an appropriate age to have married her cousin William Burnett. That would provide motive for Archibald M. being named administrator of the estate and guardian of the infant Thomas J. Burnett (as the child’s uncle, rather than simply one of many cousins of the child’s father). It is certainly possible that William Burnett’s wife was his cousin Martha M. - but that remains a speculation. Martha M. did marry Sampson Sullivan about 1830, when she was in her late twenties. He was a widower with prior children. The Sullivan family bible refers to her only as Martha M., not as Martha Burnett.

Between the summer of 1815 and the end of the year 1816, the Enos M.’s struck westward to north-central Missouri. Son John stayed behind with his in-laws (the Cherrys)…up in Stewart County - near Bumpus Mills - just south of the border with Kentucky. Married sons Martin and David migrated with their father…and it appears that the widow Warhurst and at least one son, Archibald Archer Warhurst - age about thirteen, went with them. Their destination lay 190 miles west to the southeast tip of Missouri, then 210 miles north up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, and finally 200 miles northwest along the Missouri River to its juncture with the Chariton River in Howard County, Missouri. These are "crow fly" figures and the actual journey may have been well over 600 miles.

In his "A History of the American People," (1977), Paul Johnson writes "….Some of the settlements in the years after 1815 became celebrated for quick prosperity. One was Boon’s Lick, a belt 60 miles wide on each side of the Missouri River which became Howard County in 1816. It boasted superb land, pure water, as much timber as required, and idyllic scenery. By 1819 the local paper, the Missouri Intelligence, produced at the little town of Franklin, offered a spring toast: ‘Boon’s Lick – two years since, a wilderness. Now – rich in cotton and cattle!’ It was widely reputed to be the best land in all the West." The ‘little town of Franklin’ is about 40 miles downstream of Keytesville, Missouri – by way of today’s highways. In 1816, Howard County, Missouri, was bordered on the south by the Osage River, on the east by a line running north from the junction of the Osage and the Missouri Rivers, and on the west and north by little more than a traveler’s imagination…easily a full third of the land that would become the State of Missouri in 1821.

The "Goodspeed History of Linn and Sullivan Counties, Missouri," (published ca 1887) has a short biography of Leroy C. M. and his father, Jackson M. Speaking of Jackson’s parents, Martin and Elizabeth M., the article states "…They lived in the latter State [Tennessee] until 1816, and then immigrated to Chariton County, Mo., where they died." Well, that is a little abrupt! They might have said … ‘where they had many more children and lived out their lives’. In the obituary of Martha (M.) Warhurst, published in the Chariton Courier, Keytesville, MO, March 24th, 1893, we find the following: "She was born January 14th, 1809, and came to Missouri with her parents from Tennessee in 1815 at the age of six years. They first settled on a farm known as the Ben Lewis farm, near Glasgow. From there she moved, with her father, Enos M., to the Wash Welch farm, five and a half miles southeast of Keytesville." In both cases, the information is being supplied some 72-78 years after the fact and by individuals a generation removed from the Tennessee exodus, so pin-point accuracy can not be expected. There is also an even less precise quote from "History of Howard and Chariton Counties," published 1883: "Sterling Price M. [not to be confused with my g-g grandfather Sterling M.] is a representative of one of the pioneer families of Chariton County. His grandfather settled in this county during the second decade of the present century, and his father, James M., was principally reared in the county, being but six years of age when brought here by his parents." And, referring to James "…He himself was from North Carolina."

Sterling Price M. was a son of James M. and a grandson of Enos M. There is at least one mistake in this quote. James could not have been six when the family moved to Missouri. In both the Chariton Tax Lists for 1817 and 1819, Eneas/Enos M. paid 62 ½ cents a head for two "males ten years or older." These two males would have been sons Sterling and James. Which makes James’ date of birth sometime around 1807 - when the family departed from Edgefield, SC. If James was truly born in North Carolina, that would suggest that the M.‘s approached Tennessee by a route through North Carolina and across the Appalachian Mountains and that James was born ‘in camp’ while the family was traversing that southwestern corner of North Carolina. At a minimum, in 1817, the Enos and Nancy M. household was still ‘home’ to Elizabeth, Sterling, James, and little Martha (one day to become the wife of Archibald Archer Warhurst). Daughters Lucy and Nancy were married on unknown dates and so may or may not have been with Enos by 1817 (both these daughters are ‘dead-ends’ in the lineage - so far).

The first note of the M.’s arrival in Missouri is the appearance of the name ‘Eneas’ (or "Eneos’) M. in the Howard County Tax List for 1817. In the 1819 Howard County Tax List, he is identified as ‘Enos’ M. On April 3rd, 1820, he and Nancy are listed as members when the Chariton Baptist Church is organized.

First choice of the lands fell to veterans of the War of 1812. They held Warrants for 160 acres and could lay claim in 1819. The following year land came on sale for non-Warranted settlers. On November 9th, 1820, Sterling M. (now probably just turned twenty-one) bought 80 acres southeast of Keytesville, Howard County - for $123.20. Seven days later the county of Chariton was officially organized and encompassed Sterling’s land.

We are somewhat in the dark as to just where the various family members initially settled in Howard/Chariton County. There are no ‘found records’ of Enos owning land. Or of Martin owning land - until 1828. The extant records are limited to direct purchases from the government. They may have bought land ‘second hand’ from individuals or developers, but no such records have surfaced…and none of them were paying tax on land until Sterling did so in 1821. The Chariton County courthouse was burned during the Civil War and many of the county’s records were incinerated.
The Chariton County Tax List for 1821 lists three of Enos’s sons: Martin (married to Elizabeth McDaniel), David (married to Nancy Warhurst), and Sterling (as yet unmarried). Sterling is the only one listed as being taxed for land (value $130, tax 32 ½ cents)….and for three slaves (value $1100, tax $2.75), one horse (value $40, tax 10 cents), and three head of cattle (value $30, tax 7 ½ cents). Martin is taxed for two each, horses and cows (24 cents total), and David is taxed for two horses and one cow (9 ½ cents total). Sterling’s total tax bill was $4.25 which included a $1 Poll Tax.

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MORGAN / ABERNATHY / CARSON CONNECTIONS (REVIEWED)

P.154. 18 June 1822… I, James Carson Senr., being weak of body but of sound & disposing mind & memory. I give to my grandsons James Warren Carson & Robert Archibald Carson to each a negro girl between the age of ten & fourteen years to be bought from the monies arising from the sale of a tract of land sold to Mr. Thurmond by my son James Carson in January… I give to my two grandchn. Randall & Drucilla Delaughter to Randall $100 & to Drucilla $50 to be paid to them or their guardian from the money arising from the sale of the above tract of land, the money to be put to interest for the benefit of the chn. When they come of age… I give to my grandson Harman Bonsince Carson all that tract of land lying on Shaws Creek containing 170 acres, the proceeds from the sale of the land to be used for the benefit of said H. B. Carson… I give to my grandsons Thomas Abernathy Carson & James W. B. Carson a negro girl each to be bought out of the sale of land in the fork of Stevens Creek & Savannah River, containing 241 ½ acres… I desire that my son Robert Carson dispose of this land and the money to be used for the benefit of Thomas A. & James W. B. Carson… I give to my dtr. Sally Abernathy $100 to be paid out of money from the sale of land sold to Thurmond & the balance of the money to be equally divided between my grandsons James W., R. A., Thomas A., & James W. B. Carson… The remainder of my estate to be given to my son Robert Carson. I appoint my sons James and Robert Carson as executors. I request that my body be buried between my wife and my son John if I should die in the fork of Stevens Creek. Wit. Ozias Morgan, Archibald Morgan & Elbert Morgan… Sgn. James Carson… Proved by the oath Archibald Morgan this 7 Oct. 1824 & same time qualified Robert carson as executor. Jn. Timkins…

NOTE: The Will is witnessed by Ozias Morgan and his two sons….Ozias being a brother-in-law of the Nancy Abernathy that married Enos Morgan.

JAMES CARSON’S WIFE WAS THE FORMER SARAH HOLLINGSWORTH OF EDGEFIELD DISTRICT:
P.80 13 Nov. 1818….. I, James Hollinsworth, being in a tolable state of health and of sound mind & memory….etc., etc… I give to my son John Hollingsworth a tract of land lying on Little Turkey Creek containing 700 acres… James Carson and James Harrison 336 acres lying on Hard Labor Creek lying in Abbeville District to be equally divided between them…etc., etc. I give to my three children John Hollingsworth. Sarah Carson & Polly Harrison all my personal estate to be equally divided among them…etc., etc. …21 Sept. 1821 & same time qualified John Hollingworth, James Carson & James Harrison as executors. Jn. Timkins, O.E.D…

JAMES CARSON WAS THE SON OF CHARLES CARSON AND THEY APPEAR TO HAVE SETTLED FIRST IN THE AREA OF MILL CREEK AND TOSETY CREEK OF THE SALUDA RIVER. [All following Deed Book quotes are from Abstracts of Edgefield County, SC, Deed Books.]
DB 17, p. 47-51 "…is part of 150 acres orig. granted to Charles Carson 25 June 1771; by him conveyed to James Carson; …sd balance above mentioned containing 65 acres beginning at Mill Creek, bounding on Thos Berrys land…."
DB 30, p. 368 "…being part of 600 acres granted unto James Carson 26 Sept. 1772 and transferred from sd Carson to John Purvis… …lying on Stricklands Branch…"
30 Dec. 1797 --- a land tranaction involving "85 acres on Mill Creek being part of 150 acres originally granted to Charles Carson, Sr. in 1778 and conveyed by sd Carson to his son James Carson…."
14 Mar. 1789 --- James & Sarah Carson sold 12 acres granted 1785 to James Carson, being on Saludy River near Mill Creek (close to Saluda Old Town).
9 Oct. 1794 --- James and Sarah Carson witness a land transaction, said land on south side of Saluda River.
12 Oct. 1799 --- James Carson to Wm. Moore, 55 acres being part of 288 acres granted to sd James Carson on Tosseties Creek (a tributary of the Saluda River just downstream of Mill Creek).
13 June 1800 --- James and Sarah Carson sell another 55 acres of the Tossiters Creek property (and appear to still own some of the original grant).
13 June 1800 --- James Carson and Nathan Trotter to Thomas Butler, 230 acres being part of 288 acres granted to sd James Carson 5 Dec. 1785 on Tosatys Creek and Mill Creek of Saluda River.

The above info establishes that James Carson and wife Sarah had a great deal of land in the Mill Creek / Tosety Creek area on the Saluda River and that they still owned some of that land up until 1800. But they also had developed serious land holdings on Stevens Creek near Augusta on the Savannah River.

11& 12 June 1775 --- Richard Pace, Jr. & Solomon Newsum, Jr. to James Carson, 100 aces on Stephens Creek.
11 & 12 June 1775 --- Richard Pace, Jr. & Solomon Newsum, Jr. to James Carson, 250 acres on Stevens Creek

Evan Morgan had also been buying up land on Stephens Creek that was part of Solomon Newsum’s original grant land. So Evan Morgan and James Carson became neighbors…so to speak, as we don’t know where James Carson’s residence was through these years….at Mill Creek on the Saluda, or at Stephens Creek on the Savannah.

18 March 1795 --- A land transaction on Stephens Creek specifies "…joining land of Moses Lucas, Evan Morgan & James Carson."
21 February 1797 --- George Delaughter buys up some of this Solomon Newsum grant land. The deed is witnessed by James Carson, Sr. & Jr., and Robert Carson.
28 January 1799 --- James Carson to George Delaughter, 100 acres on Stevens Creek originally granted to Solomon Newsum.
4 & 5 February 1799 (just before his death) Evan Morgan sells his "Newsum lands" to sons Enos and Ozias, lands on Stephens Creek, parially bounded by lands of James Carson.

Martin Morgan, first child of Enos Morgan and Nancy Abernathy was born in 1787, so Enos Morgan and Nancy Abernathy were likely married in 1786.

18 May 1802 --- James Carson to son Robert Carson, 211 acres of "Newsum land", adjoining lands of Enos Morgan and John Carson (James Carson’s son who preceded him in death?)
27 September 1805 --- Wm. Roberts to Robert Carson, 150 acres on Stephens Creek bounded by Evan Morgan, Robert Carson, Moses Lucas.
21 December 1805 --- James Carson to Allen & George Anderson, 235 acres on Stephens Creek bounded by G. Delaughter and John Carson.

I’ve determined that Robert Carson’s wife was Mary Burnett, as they were named as heirs of Thomas Burnett "who departed this life intestate", in a Deed Book entry disposing of the properties of Thomas Burnett. (15 January 1811)

While it may not be meaningful, if you draw a line between the Carson’s Mill Creek / Saluda River properties and the Carson’s Stephens Creek / Savannah River properties, the line passes through the Mine Creek area of the Abernathys.

To sum up --- Enos Morgan married Nancy Abernathy ca 1786. Enos Morgan was a decade-long neighbor of Sally Carson who also married an Abernathy. Neighbor James Carson also had a grandson named Thomas Abernathy Carson….which suggests that one of James Carson’s sons may also have married an Abernathy. We know that son Robert Carson married Mary Burnett. This leaves sons James Jr. and the dead John as possible candidates for an Abernathy wife. I suspect that the dead John Carson left behind the grandson Harman Bonsince Carson who was willed the 170 acres of land…..which would leave James Carson, Jr. as the "likely suspect".
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Comment from Mrs. Alexander Fraser Newhall afnbcn@netscape.com
If you happen to come across a CARSON marriage to a Sarah BOZEMAN I would be interested.

I have an Agnes BOZEMAN (<-born 1750) who who left a daughter "Sarah Carson." This BOZEMAN family was from Edgefield District, SC. and moved into Dallas County, Alabama, area. This "Carson" husband died rather early.. leaving three (?) small children. "Sarah CARSON" is mentioned in the Will of her sister who married a QUARLES. __________________________________ Somebody's opinion where Evan came from, as well as his descendants

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  1  Evan Morgan  b: Abt. 1735 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE or PA  d: Abt. 1798 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA    Age at death: 63 est.
....  +Olive Woodfin or Newsom  b: Abt. 1746 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA  d: Abt. 1798 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA  m: 1764 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA  Age at death: 52 est.
....  2  Rachel Morgan  b: 1763 in South Carolina, USA
....  2  Enos Morgan  b: 1766 in Edgefield, SC  d: Abt. 1835 in Chariton County, Missouri, USA    Age at death: 69 est.
.......  +Nancy Abernathy  b: 1770 in Edgefield, SC  d: Bef. 1824  m: Abt. 1786 in Steven Creek, Edgefield, South Carolina, USA  Age at death: 54 est.
.......  3  Martin Morgan  b: January 8, 1787 in Edgefield, SC  d: 1848    Age at death: 61 est.
..........  +Elizabeth McDaniel  b: 1794    m: Abt. 1810 in Chariton, Missouri
..........  4  Nancy Morgan  b: November 22, 1811
.......  3  Lucy Morgan  b: 1789 in Edgefield, SC
..........  +John McDonald      m: 1819
.......  3  John H. Morgan  b: 1794 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA  d: August 1875 in Stewart, Tennessee    Age at death: 81 est.
..........  +Lovey Carey Cherry  b: 1796 in Martin Co, NC  d: June 1879 in Stewart, Tennessee  m: 1811 in Stewart Co, Tennessee  Age at death: 83 est.
..........  4  William G. Morgan  b: May 26, 1813 in Stewart, Tennessee
..........  4  Louisa M. Morgan  b: 1816 in Stewart, Tennessee
..........  4  Enos H. Morgan  b: 1818 in Stewart, Tennessee  d: 1861 in Legate Community, Stewart Co, NC    Age at death: 43 est.
.............  +Perminia (Penny) N. Legate  b: 1817 in NC    m: 1833
.............  5  Martin W. Morgan  b: February 10, 1834 in Stewart, Tennessee
.............  5  John H. Morgan  b: Abt. 1837 in Stewart, Tennessee
................  +Nancy Wallace      m: 1858 in Stewart Co, Tennessee
.............  5  Parthena Morgan  b: 1840 in Stewart, Tennessee
................  +Joseph Vick      m: 1860
.............  5  Robert Morgan  b: 1842 in Stewart, Tennessee
.............  5  Palina E. Morgan  b: February 20, 1845 in Stewart, Tennessee
.............  5  James Morgan  b: 1847 in Chariton, Missouri
................  +Sarah Hancock  b: Abt. 1850
................  6  John T. Morgan  b: Abt. 1870 in Collins City, Texas
...................  +Nancy McDaniel  
...................  7  William O. Morgan  b: January 5, 1892  d: March 29, 1989    Age at death: 97
......................  +Lillian Mitchell    d: June 26, 1944    Age at death: ?
......................  8  Troy M. Morgan  
.........................  +Garnet Lillian Willingham  
......................  8  John T. Morgan  b: July 17, 1917 in Knoxville, Tennessee  d: May 1963 in Gary, Indiana    Age at death: 45 est.
.........................  +Ilene Kirby  
......................  8  Rufus Morgan  b: February 11, 1913  d: December 2, 1932    Age at death: 19
......................  8  Martha Morgan  
.........................  +John Ogle  
...................  *2nd Wife of William O. Morgan:  
.........................  +Bertha  
.............  5  Cordelia Morgan  b: August 1855 in Missouri  d: 1932 in Stewart, Tennessee    Age at death: 77 est.
................  +James W. Hawkins  b: March 1845 in Trigg Co, Kentucky  d: February 28, 1924 in Stewart, Tennessee  m: February 12, 1871 in Stewart Co, Tennessee  Age at death: 78 est.
.............  5  Clayborn J. Morgan  b: Abt. 1858
..........  4  Sarah Morgan  b: September 8, 1822 in Stewart, Tennessee
..........  4  Eli H. Morgan  b: June 18, 1826 in Stewart, Tennessee
..........  4  Martha Morgan  b: 1828 in Stewart, Tennessee
..........  4  Mary P. Morgan  b: February 1829 in Stewart, Tennessee
..........  4  John H. Morgan  b: 1831 in Stewart, Tennessee
..........  4  Lovey A. Morgan  b: 1834 in Stewart, Tennessee
..........  4  Abithal M. Morgan  b: March 22, 1841 in Stewart, Tennessee
.......  3  David Morgan  b: 1798 in North Carolina  d: Aft. 1860    Age at death: 62 est.
..........  +Nancy Matilda Warhurst (stepsister)  b: 1799 in Pendleton Dist. ,SC, USA  d: Bef. 1850  m: 1811 in Bedford, Tennessee  Age at death: 51 est.
..........  4  Archibald A. Morgan  b: August 1812 in Tennessee  d: Abt. 1905 in Oregon    Age at death: 93 est.
.............  +Abigail Kunes      m: June 27, 1808 in St. George Co, Missouri
.......  *2nd Wife of Archibald A. Morgan:  
.............  +Francis  b: 1815    m: 1833
.............  5  Martha Morgan  b: Abt. 1834
.............  5  Matilda C. Morgan  b: Abt. 1839
.............  5  William Morgan  b: Abt. 1837
................  +Sarah A.  
.............  5  Malinda Morgan  b: Abt. 1843
.............  5  Nancy Morgan  b: Abt. 1845
.............  5  Francis Morgan  b: Abt. 1846
.............  5  John Morgan  b: Abt. 1849
..........  4  Evan Morgan  b: June 19, 1818 in Keytesville, Chariton Co, Missouri  d: June 3, 1900 in Midlothian, Ellis Co, Texas    Age at death: 81
.............  5  Male Morgan  b: Bef. 1835
.............  5  Male Morgan  b: Bef. 1835
................  +Sarah Elizabeth Moore  b: 1823 in Tennessee    m: Abt. 1836 in Keytesville, Chariton Co, Missouri
.............  5  David Jonah Morgan  b: January 19, 1839 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri  d: February 1925 in Midlothian, Ellis Co, Texas    Age at death: 86 est.
.............  5  John Morgan  b: Abt. 1842 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri  d: May 18, 1864 in Yellow Bayou, Louisiana    Age at death: 22 est.
.............  5  Robert Morgan  b: January 27, 1843 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri  d: October 18, 1927 in Midlothian, Ellis Co, Texas    Age at death: 84
.............  5  William J. Morgan  b: February 22, 1845 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri
.............  5  Wesley W. Morgan  b: October 27, 1846 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri  d: March 4, 1928 in Section 17-Seadrift, Calhoun Co, Texas    Age at death: 81
.............  5  George T. Morgan  b: March 14, 1848 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri  d: January 10, 1913 in Cedar Hills, Dallas Co, Texas    Age at death: 64
.............  5  Thomas A. Morgan  b: May 14, 1849 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri  d: September 16, 1925 in Midlothian, Ellis Co, Texas    Age at death: 76
.............  5  Mary E. Morgan  b: January 1, 1853 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri
..........  4  John Morgan  b: 1821 in Keytsville, Chariton Co., Missouri, USA  d: September 5, 1893 in Taylor County, Iowa, USA    Age at death: 72 est.
.............  +Clarissa Harris  b: February 14, 1827 in Canada  d: April 9, 1899 in Taylor County, Iowa, USA  m: August 24, 1843 in Chariton County, Missouri, USA  Age at death: 72  Father: George Harris  Mother: Hannah Brooks
.............  5  Evin H. Morgan  b: October 9, 1844 in Chariton, Missouri, USA  d: May 25, 1916 in Orchards, Washington, USA    Age at death: 71
................  +Anna A. Lindsey  b: October 3, 1850 in Ohio  d: June 2, 1897 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA  m: October 8, 1867  Age at death: 46
................  6  Ulysses S. Grant Morgan  b: October 1, 1869 in Iowa  d: November 16, 1929 in The Dalles, Wasco Co, Oregon, USA    Age at death: 60
...................  +Susan Katherine Kays  b: October 6, 1872 in Indiana  d: 1895 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA  m: December 24, 1889 in Clark County, Washington, USA  Age at death: 23 est.  Father: James E. Kays  Mother: Susan Catherine Reed
...................  7  Ethel Mae Morgan  b: October 2, 1890 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA  d: December 25, 1979 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada    Age at death: 89
......................  +Roy Mitchell  b: September 24, 1879 in Algonac, Michigan, USA  d: October 6, 1943 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada  m: November 15, 1908 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA  Age at death: 64
......................  8  [2] Nora Alice Mitchell  b: December 8, 1909 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA  d: May 25, 2000 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada    Age at death: 90
.........................  +[1] Edward K. Porter  b: April 10, 1889 in Grundy Center, Iowa, USA  d: April 7, 1949 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada  m: June 27, 1935 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada  Age at death: 59  Father: Edward John Porter  Mother: Malissa Jane Morgan
.........................  9  [3] Gary Edward Porter  b: October 11, 1936 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
............................  +[4] Helen Buschert  b: August 7, 1941 in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada    m: May 21, 1960 in Carstairs, Alberta, Canada
............................ 10  [5] Dale Edward Porter  b: October 1, 1962 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada
...............................  +[6] Carolynne Polan  b: July 6, 1975 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada    m: May 1, 1999 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada
............................ 10  [7] Mark Leroy Porter  b: February 23, 1964 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada
............................ 10  [8] Jay Michael Porter  b: February 8, 1969 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada
...............................  +[9] Elizabeth Smith  b: December 10, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    m: May 16, 1992 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada
............................... 11  [10] Katrina Porter  b: October 1, 1991 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
............................... 11  [11] Chelsea Porter  b: May 14, 1995 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada
.........................  9  [12] Lorraine Yvonne Porter  b: October 5, 1942 in Rosemary, Alberta, Canada
............................  +[13] Raymond Allan Richert  b: December 10, 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada    m: September 3, 1966 in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
............................ 10  [14] David Laine Richert  b: May 8, 1973 in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
.........................  9  [15] Delores Sharmaine Porter  b: August 27, 1944 in Bassano, Alberta, Canada
............................  +[16] David William Ramer  b: May 4, 1946 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada    m: August 5, 1967 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada
............................ 10  [17] JodiLynn Ramer  b: October 29, 1972 in St. Albert,  Alberta, Canada
............................ 10  [18] Dennis William Ramer  b: April 12, 1975 in St. Albert,  Alberta, Canada
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Ann Turk in Texas
Descendants of Evan Morgan

1 Evan MORGAN b: Abt. 1735 in Pennsylvania or Virginia or South Carolina d:
Bef. October 1799 in Edgefield, SC Buried In Republican Churchyard, SCHe was living in 1760 in Johnston Co., NC.
.. +Olive Newsomeb: Abt. 1746 d: Abt. 1798
......... 2 Rachel MORGAN b: Abt. 1763 d: Abt. 1874
......... 2 Enos MORGAN b: Abt. 1765 in Edgefield County, SC d: Abt. 1835 in
Chariton County, Mo
............. +Nancy ABERNATHY b: Abt. 1780 m: Abt. 1786 d: Bet. 1820 - 1824
......... *2nd Wife of Enos Morgan:
............. +Patsy MCDANIEL b: Abt. 1770 m: July 11, 1824 in Prairie
Township, Missouri Book 276 page 1
......... 2 Onias MORGAN b: Abt. 1766 d: Bef. 1795
............. +Rhoddy PACE b: Abt. 1777
......... 2 Abiah MORGAN b: October 27, 1767 d: May 8, 1856 in Edgefield, SC
Morgan Cemetery (Morgan Farm Parksville?)
............. +Elizabeth Brooks THOMKINS
......... *2nd Wife of Abiah Morgan:
............. +Nancy PACE b: 1770 m: February 11, 1791 d: 1820 in Buried on the
Morgan Farm, Parksville, Edgefield, SC
......... 2 Ozias MORGAN b: Abt. 1769 d: 1831 in Alexander Edmonds to Anne
Lowe.
............. +Elizabeth QUARLES d: 1834
......... 2 Olive MORGAN b: March 2, 1772 d: 1850
............. +David QUARLES b: January 5, 1774 m: July 23, 1795 d: March 5,
1806
......... *2nd Husband of Olive Morgan:
............. +Rev. Thomas NORRIS m: December 17, 1809 d: September 7, 1862
......... 2 Eli MORGAN b: 1783 in Edgefield, SC d: August 20, 1838 in
Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.
............. +Ann Sybil TILLMAN
......... *2nd Wife of Eli Morgan:
............. +Phoebe GLOVER d: 1818sons were John Jr., George, Henry, William, and Jerimiah
5.Elizabeth MORGAN was born 1805/6 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. She was the daughter of 10. Enos MORGAN and 11. Nancy ABERNATHY.
Children
1. Martin Morgan b: 8 DEC 1787 in Edgefield County, South Carolina
2. Lucy Morgan b: ABT 1792
3. John H. Morgan b: 1793
4. David Morgan b: ABT 1798
5. Sterling Andrew Morgan b: 1 NOV 1799 in Edgefield County, South Carolina
6. Nancy Morgan b: ABT 1802
7. Elizabeth MORGAN b: 1805/6 in Edgefield County, South Carolina
8. Martha Morgan b: 1810
9. James Morgan b: ABT 1811

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1 Evan Morgan b: Abt. 1735 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE or PA d: Abt. 1798 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA Age at death: 63 est.
.... +Olive Woodfin or Newsom b: Abt. 1746 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA d: Abt. 1798 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA m: 1764 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA Age at death: 52 est.
.... 2 Rachel Morgan b: 1763 in South Carolina, USA
.... 2 Enos Morgan b: 1766 in Edgefield, SC d: Abt. 1835 in Chariton County, Missouri, USA Age at death: 69 est.
....... +Nancy Abernathy b: 1770 in Edgefield, SC d: Bef. 1824 m: Abt. 1786 in Steven Creek, Edgefield, South Carolina, USA Age at death: 54 est.
....... 3 Martin Morgan b: January 8, 1787 in Edgefield, SC d: 1848 Age at death: 61 est.
.......... +Elizabeth McDaniel b: 1794 m: Abt. 1810 in Chariton, Missouri
.......... 4 Nancy Morgan b: November 22, 1811
....... 3 Lucy Morgan b: 1789 in Edgefield, SC
.......... +John McDonald m: 1819
....... 3 John H. Morgan b: 1794 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA d: August 1875 in Stewart, Tennessee Age at death: 81 est.
.......... +Lovey Carey Cherry b: 1796 in Martin Co, NC d: June 1879 in Stewart, Tennessee m: 1811 in Stewart Co, Tennessee Age at death: 83 est.
.......... 4 William G. Morgan b: May 26, 1813 in Stewart, Tennessee
.......... 4 Louisa M. Morgan b: 1816 in Stewart, Tennessee
.......... 4 Enos H. Morgan b: 1818 in Stewart, Tennessee d: 1861 in Legate Community, Stewart Co, NC Age at death: 43 est.
............. +Perminia (Penny) N. Legate b: 1817 in NC m: 1833
............. 5 Martin W. Morgan b: February 10, 1834 in Stewart, Tennessee
............. 5 John H. Morgan b: Abt. 1837 in Stewart, Tennessee
................ +Nancy Wallace m: 1858 in Stewart Co, Tennessee
............. 5 Parthena Morgan b: 1840 in Stewart, Tennessee
................ +Joseph Vick m: 1860
............. 5 Robert Morgan b: 1842 in Stewart, Tennessee
............. 5 Palina E. Morgan b: February 20, 1845 in Stewart, Tennessee
............. 5 James Morgan b: 1847 in Chariton, Missouri
................ +Sarah Hancock b: Abt. 1850
................ 6 John T. Morgan b: Abt. 1870 in Collins City, Texas
................... +Nancy McDaniel
................... 7 William O. Morgan b: January 5, 1892 d: March 29, 1989 Age at death: 97
...................... +Lillian Mitchell d: June 26, 1944 Age at death: ?
...................... 8 Troy M. Morgan
......................... +Garnet Lillian Willingham
...................... 8 John T. Morgan b: July 17, 1917 in Knoxville, Tennessee d: May 1963 in Gary, Indiana Age at death: 45 est.
......................... +Ilene Kirby
...................... 8 Rufus Morgan b: February 11, 1913 d: December 2, 1932 Age at death: 19
...................... 8 Martha Morgan
......................... +John Ogle
................... *2nd Wife of William O. Morgan:
......................... +Bertha
............. 5 Cordelia Morgan b: August 1855 in Missouri d: 1932 in Stewart, Tennessee Age at death: 77 est.
................ +James W. Hawkins b: March 1845 in Trigg Co, Kentucky d: February 28, 1924 in Stewart, Tennessee m: February 12, 1871 in Stewart Co, Tennessee Age at death: 78 est.
............. 5 Clayborn J. Morgan b: Abt. 1858
.......... 4 Sarah Morgan b: September 8, 1822 in Stewart, Tennessee
.......... 4 Eli H. Morgan b: June 18, 1826 in Stewart, Tennessee
.......... 4 Martha Morgan b: 1828 in Stewart, Tennessee
.......... 4 Mary P. Morgan b: February 1829 in Stewart, Tennessee
.......... 4 John H. Morgan b: 1831 in Stewart, Tennessee
.......... 4 Lovey A. Morgan b: 1834 in Stewart, Tennessee
.......... 4 Abithal M. Morgan b: March 22, 1841 in Stewart, Tennessee
....... 3 David Morgan b: 1798 in North Carolina d: Aft. 1860 Age at death: 62 est.
.......... +Nancy Matilda Warhurst (stepsister) b: 1799 in Pendleton Dist. ,SC, USA d: Bef. 1850 m: 1811 in Bedford, Tennessee Age at death: 51 est.
.......... 4 Archibald A. Morgan b: August 1812 in Tennessee d: Abt. 1905 in Oregon Age at death: 93 est.
............. +Abigail Kunes m: June 27, 1808 in St. George Co, Missouri
....... *2nd Wife of Archibald A. Morgan:
............. +Francis b: 1815 m: 1833
............. 5 Martha Morgan b: Abt. 1834
............. 5 Matilda C. Morgan b: Abt. 1839
............. 5 William Morgan b: Abt. 1837
................ +Sarah A.
............. 5 Malinda Morgan b: Abt. 1843
............. 5 Nancy Morgan b: Abt. 1845
............. 5 Francis Morgan b: Abt. 1846
............. 5 John Morgan b: Abt. 1849
.......... 4 Evan Morgan b: June 19, 1818 in Keytesville, Chariton Co, Missouri d: June 3, 1900 in Midlothian, Ellis Co, Texas Age at death: 81
............. 5 Male Morgan b: Bef. 1835
............. 5 Male Morgan b: Bef. 1835
................ +Sarah Elizabeth Moore b: 1823 in Tennessee m: Abt. 1836 in Keytesville, Chariton Co, Missouri
............. 5 David Jonah Morgan b: January 19, 1839 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri d: February 1925 in Midlothian, Ellis Co, Texas Age at death: 86 est.
............. 5 John Morgan b: Abt. 1842 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri d: May 18, 1864 in Yellow Bayou, Louisiana Age at death: 22 est.
............. 5 Robert Morgan b: January 27, 1843 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri d: October 18, 1927 in Midlothian, Ellis Co, Texas Age at death: 84
............. 5 William J. Morgan b: February 22, 1845 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri
............. 5 Wesley W. Morgan b: October 27, 1846 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri d: March 4, 1928 in Section 17-Seadrift, Calhoun Co, Texas Age at death: 81
............. 5 George T. Morgan b: March 14, 1848 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri d: January 10, 1913 in Cedar Hills, Dallas Co, Texas Age at death: 64
............. 5 Thomas A. Morgan b: May 14, 1849 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri d: September 16, 1925 in Midlothian, Ellis Co, Texas Age at death: 76
............. 5 Mary E. Morgan b: January 1, 1853 in Keytesville, Cahriton Co, Missouri
.......... 4 John Morgan b: 1821 in Keytsville, Chariton Co., Missouri, USA d: September 5, 1893 in Taylor County, Iowa, USA Age at death: 72 est.
............. +Clarissa Harris b: February 14, 1827 in Canada d: April 9, 1899 in Taylor County, Iowa, USA m: August 24, 1843 in Chariton County, Missouri, USA Age at death: 72 Father: George Harris Mother: Hannah Brooks
............. 5 Evin H. Morgan b: October 9, 1844 in Chariton, Missouri, USA d: May 25, 1916 in Orchards, Washington, USA Age at death: 71
................ +Anna A. Lindsey b: October 3, 1850 in Ohio d: June 2, 1897 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA m: October 8, 1867 Age at death: 46
................ 6 Ulysses S. Grant Morgan b: October 1, 1869 in Iowa d: November 16, 1929 in The Dalles, Wasco Co, Oregon, USA Age at death: 60
................... +Susan Katherine Kays b: October 6, 1872 in Indiana d: 1895 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA m: December 24, 1889 in Clark County, Washington, USA Age at death: 23 est. Father: James E. Kays Mother: Susan Catherine Reed
................... 7 Ethel Mae Morgan b: October 2, 1890 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA d: December 25, 1979 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada Age at death: 89
...................... +Roy Mitchell b: September 24, 1879 in Algonac, Michigan, USA d: October 6, 1943 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada m: November 15, 1908 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA Age at death: 64
...................... 8 [2] Nora Alice Mitchell b: December 8, 1909 in Brush Prairie, Washington, USA d: May 25, 2000 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada Age at death: 90
......................... +[1] Edward K. Porter b: April 10, 1889 in Grundy Center, Iowa, USA d: April 7, 1949 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada m: June 27, 1935 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada Age at death: 59 Father: Edward John Porter Mother: Malissa Jane Morgan
......................... 9 [3] Gary Edward Porter b: October 11, 1936 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
............................ +[4] Helen Buschert b: August 7, 1941 in Didsbury, Alberta, Canada m: May 21, 1960 in Carstairs, Alberta, Canada
............................ 10 [5] Dale Edward Porter b: October 1, 1962 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada
............................... +[6] Carolynne Polan b: July 6, 1975 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada m: May 1, 1999 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada
............................ 10 [7] Mark Leroy Porter b: February 23, 1964 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada
............................ 10 [8] Jay Michael Porter b: February 8, 1969 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada
............................... +[9] Elizabeth Smith b: December 10, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada m: May 16, 1992 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada
............................... 11 [10] Katrina Porter b: October 1, 1991 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
............................... 11 [11] Chelsea Porter b: May 14, 1995 in Brooks, Alberta, Canada
......................... 9 [12] Lorraine Yvonne Porter b: October 5, 1942 in Rosemary, Alberta, Canada
............................ +[13] Raymond Allan Richert b: December 10, 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada m: September 3, 1966 in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
............................ 10 [14] David Laine Richert b: May 8, 1973 in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
......................... 9 [15] Delores Sharmaine Porter b: August 27, 1944 in Bassano, Alberta, Canada
............................ +[16] David William Ramer b: May 4, 1946 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada m: August 5, 1967 in Duchess, Alberta, Canada
............................ 10 [17] JodiLynn Ramer b: October 29, 1972 in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
............................ 10 [18] Dennis William Ramer b: April 12, 1975 in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

JAMES CARSON d. 1822, Edgefield Co., SC
Posted by: Jim MorganDate: October 09, 2000 at 19:35:43
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MORGAN / ABERNATHY / CARSON CONNECTIONS (REVIEWED)

P.154. 18 June 1822… I, James Carson Senr., being weak of body but of sound & disposing mind & memory. I give to my grandsons James Warren Carson & Robert Archibald Carson to each a negro girl between the age of ten & fourteen years to be bought from the monies arising from the sale of a tract of land sold to Mr. Thurmond by my son James Carson in January… I give to my two grandchn. Randall & Drucilla Delaughter to Randall $100 & to Drucilla $50 to be paid to them or their guardian from the money arising from the sale of the above tract of land, the money to be put to interest for the benefit of the chn. When they come of age… I give to my grandson Harman Bonsince Carson all that tract of land lying on Shaws Creek containing 170 acres, the proceeds from the sale of the land to be used for the benefit of said H. B. Carson… I give to my grandsons Thomas Abernathy Carson & James W. B. Carson a negro girl each to be bought out of the sale of land in the fork of Stevens Creek & Savannah River, containing 241 ½ acres… I desire that my son Robert Carson dispose of this land and the money to be used for the benefit of Thomas A. & James W. B. Carson… I give to my dtr. Sally Abernathy $100 to be paid out of money from the sale of land sold to Thurmond & the balance of the money to be equally divided between my grandsons James W., R. A., Thomas A., & James W. B. Carson… The remainder of my estate to be given to my son Robert Carson. I appoint my sons James and Robert Carson as executors. I request that my body be buried between my wife and my son John if I should die in the fork of Stevens Creek. Wit. Ozias Morgan, Archibald Morgan & Elbert Morgan… Sgn. James Carson… Proved by the oath Archibald Morgan this 7 Oct. 1824 & same time qualified Robert carson as executor. Jn. Timkins…

NOTE: The Will is witnessed by Ozias Morgan and his two sons….Ozias being a brother-in-law of the Nancy Abernathy that married Enos Morgan.

JAMES CARSON’S WIFE WAS THE FORMER SARAH HOLLINGSWORTH OF EDGEFIELD DISTRICT:
P.80 13 Nov. 1818….. I, James Hollinsworth, being in a tolable state of health and of sound mind & memory….etc., etc… I give to my son John Hollingsworth a tract of land lying on Little Turkey Creek containing 700 acres… James Carson and James Harrison 336 acres lying on Hard Labor Creek lying in Abbeville District to be equally divided between them…etc., etc. I give to my three children John Hollingsworth. Sarah Carson & Polly Harrison all my personal estate to be equally divided among them…etc., etc. …21 Sept. 1821 & same time qualified John Hollingworth, James Carson & James Harrison as executors. Jn. Timkins, O.E.D…

JAMES CARSON WAS THE SON OF CHARLES CARSON AND THEY APPEAR TO HAVE SETTLED FIRST IN THE AREA OF MILL CREEK AND TOSETY CREEK OF THE SALUDA RIVER. [All following Deed Book quotes are from Abstracts of Edgefield County, SC, Deed Books.]
DB 17, p. 47-51 "…is part of 150 acres orig. granted to Charles Carson 25 June 1771; by him conveyed to James Carson; …sd balance above mentioned containing 65 acres beginning at Mill Creek, bounding on Thos Berrys land…."
DB 30, p. 368 "…being part of 600 acres granted unto James Carson 26 Sept. 1772 and transferred from sd Carson to John Purvis… …lying on Stricklands Branch…"
30 Dec. 1797 --- a land tranaction involving "85 acres on Mill Creek being part of 150 acres originally granted to Charles Carson, Sr. in 1778 and conveyed by sd Carson to his son James Carson…."
14 Mar. 1789 --- James & Sarah Carson sold 12 acres granted 1785 to James Carson, being on Saludy River near Mill Creek (close to Saluda Old Town).
9 Oct. 1794 --- James and Sarah Carson witness a land transaction, said land on south side of Saluda River.
12 Oct. 1799 --- James Carson to Wm. Moore, 55 acres being part of 288 acres granted to sd James Carson on Tosseties Creek (a tributary of the Saluda River just downstream of Mill Creek).
13 June 1800 --- James and Sarah Carson sell another 55 acres of the Tossiters Creek property (and appear to still own some of the original grant).
13 June 1800 --- James Carson and Nathan Trotter to Thomas Butler, 230 acres being part of 288 acres granted to sd James Carson 5 Dec. 1785 on Tosatys Creek and Mill Creek of Saluda River.

The above info establishes that James Carson and wife Sarah had a great deal of land in the Mill Creek / Tosety Creek area on the Saluda River and that they still owned some of that land up until 1800. But they also had developed serious land holdings on Stevens Creek near Augusta on the Savannah River.

11& 12 June 1775 --- Richard Pace, Jr. & Solomon Newsum, Jr. to James Carson, 100 aces on Stephens Creek.
11 & 12 June 1775 --- Richard Pace, Jr. & Solomon Newsum, Jr. to James Carson, 250 acres on Stevens Creek

Evan Morgan had also been buying up land on Stephens Creek that was part of Solomon Newsum’s original grant land. So Evan Morgan and James Carson became neighbors…so to speak, as we don’t know where James Carson’s residence was through these years….at Mill Creek on the Saluda, or at Stephens Creek on the Savannah.

18 March 1795 --- A land transaction on Stephens Creek specifies "…joining land of Moses Lucas, Evan Morgan & James Carson."
21 February 1797 --- George Delaughter buys up some of this Solomon Newsum grant land. The deed is witnessed by James Carson, Sr. & Jr., and Robert Carson.
28 January 1799 --- James Carson to George Delaughter, 100 acres on Stevens Creek originally granted to Solomon Newsum.
4 & 5 February 1799 (just before his death) Evan Morgan sells his "Newsum lands" to sons Enos and Ozias, lands on Stephens Creek, parially bounded by lands of James Carson.

Martin Morgan, first child of Enos Morgan and Nancy Abernathy was born in 1787, so Enos Morgan and Nancy Abernathy were likely married in 1786.

18 May 1802 --- James Carson to son Robert Carson, 211 acres of "Newsum land", adjoining lands of Enos Morgan and John Carson (James Carson’s son who preceded him in death?)
27 September 1805 --- Wm. Roberts to Robert Carson, 150 acres on Stephens Creek bounded by Evan Morgan, Robert Carson, Moses Lucas.
21 December 1805 --- James Carson to Allen & George Anderson, 235 acres on Stephens Creek bounded by G. Delaughter and John Carson.

I’ve determined that Robert Carson’s wife was Mary Burnett, as they were named as heirs of Thomas Burnett "who departed this life intestate", in a Deed Book entry disposing of the properties of Thomas Burnett. (15 January 1811)

While it may not be meaningful, if you draw a line between the Carson’s Mill Creek / Saluda River properties and the Carson’s Stephens Creek / Savannah River properties, the line passes through the Mine Creek area of the Abernathys.

To sum up --- Enos Morgan married Nancy Abernathy ca 1786. Enos Morgan was a decade-long neighbor of Sally Carson who also married an Abernathy. Neighbor James Carson also had a grandson named Thomas Abernathy Carson….which suggests that one of James Carson’s sons may also have married an Abernathy. We know that son Robert Carson married Mary Burnett. This leaves sons James Jr. and the dead John as possible candidates for an Abernathy wife. I suspect that the dead John Carson left behind the grandson Harman Bonsince Carson who was willed the 170 acres of land…..which would leave James Carson, Jr. as the "likely suspect".


2 comments:

Red Door Duo said...

Quite a bit of what you have published here, and somewhat scattered, is the beginning ten sections of "A Thumbnail History of the Evan Morgan Family."

All this info and a great deal more is available on a FamilyTree website that I administrate .... including over a thousand photos, both old and recent. E-mail me a request to join the site and I will set the wheels moving. JamesK7Smyrna@yahoo.com

I had a DNA sample (mine) compared to a proven member of the Rev's. Enoch and Enos Morgan line. There was no match whatsoever and though I'm sure the Evan Morgan's considered themselves Welsh, their DNA is Norse / Viking.

ColonialGwen said...

I have made an exhaustive search, to no success, of Edgefield SC records in hopes of identifying the parents of my GG Grandmother Olivia "Lethea" Morgan b.19 May 1833 Edgefield Dist. SC d. 23 Dec 1901 Edgefield Cty SC M. Samuel Augustus Medlock b. 20 Jul 1829 d. 23 Apr 1917 McCormick, SC.
Issue of Samuel and Olivia : Matthew, William Wyatt, Preston and Catherine (Kate).
Olivia had a brother David William "Billy" Morgan b. abt. 1819 SC (according to 1850 Census) who married Sarah Francis Finley . David("Dave/Billy") dies from wounds received at Chickamauga in 1863. David and Sarah's children- William,Georgian, Amanda, John Marshall, David I(E)van. Thorough search through Edgefield Advertiser gave no leads on either David or Olivia, no obits, wedding nor community notices. I did the Ancestry DNA and have pages of matches with Morgan names, but no apparent/traceable connection to my Oliva/David Morgan...and since I am from Edgefield there are multiple family lines/ DNA connections,which confuse the plot even more.
Do you have any suggestions for possible missing wives/marriages for the Evan or Enoch Lines?
Regards,
Gwen Spivey colonialgwendolyn@gmail.com