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Descendants of William Collins

  

Generation No. 1

 

     1.  William1 Collins was born 1612 in Surrey, England, and died 1705 in Pro, Orange, Va.  He married Ann1 Abt. 1665 in Isle Of Wright, Va.  She was born Abt. 1612 in Isle Of Wright, Va, and died Unknown in Orange, Va.

    

Children of William Collins and Ann are:

      2             i.   Joseph2 Collins1, born Abt. 1667 in Isle Of Wight, Courtland, Va; died May 03, 1748 in Orange Or King And Queen Co., Va.

      3            ii.   John Collins1, born 1670 in Isle Of Wight, Va; died February 10, 1694/95 in Virginia.

+    4            iii.   Joseph Collins, born 1685 in King And Queen, Virginia; died May 03, 1748 in King & Queen Co, Va.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

     4.  Joseph2 Collins (William1)1 was born 1685 in King And Queen, Virginia, and died May 03, 1748 in King & Queen Co, Va.  He married Mary Wyatt1.  She was born Abt. 1667 in Virginia, and died Unknown.

 

Children of Joseph Collins and Mary Wyatt are:

      5             i.   Thomas3 Collins1, born in Isle Of Wight, Va; died June 03, 1751 in St. George Paris, Spotsylvania Co, Virginia.

+    6            ii.   Captain Joseph Collins, born 1704 in Isle Of Wight, Virginia; died August 1757 in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

      7            iii.   William Collins1, born 1728 in Isle Of Wight, Va; died Unknown in Essex Co., Va..

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

     6.  Captain Joseph3 Collins (Joseph2, William1)2 was born 1704 in Isle Of Wight, Virginia, and died August 1757 in Spotsylvania, Virginia.  He married Susanna Lewis3 in Spotsylvania, Va, daughter of Zachary Lewis and Mary Walker.  She was born April 23, 1717 in Spotsylvania, Virginia, and died 1768 in St. George Paris, Spotsylvania, Va.

 

Notes for Captain Joseph Collins:

According to "Spotsylvania Records", from Virginia's Militia Order Book for 1738-1749, he was a gentleman planter who was commissioned as "1st Lieutenant of a troop of Horse under Captain Joseph Hawkins in the Colonial Militia of Spotsylvania County, Virginia before the Court of His Majesty's Honourable Justices for the county on December 6, 1743".  On November 6, 1750 he was promoted to Captain of Foot Soldiers.

 

Joseph Collin's Will:

 

In the name of God Amen, I Joseph Collins of the county of Spotsylvania being sick and weak, but of sound and perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do make this my last will and Testament in manner ?? form following, first I commend my soul to Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried, and as to what worldly estate it hat please God to bless me with I give and bequeath in the following manner: 

 

It is my will, that my just Debts and funeral expenses to first paid.  I give unto my Grad Daughter, Amy Collins, one cow and calf and the sum of five pounds current money, to be paid unto her when she arrives at the age of twenty one years or on the Day of her marriage.

 

I lend unto my beloved wife Susana Collins my whole estate of Teal and ?? for and during the term of her widowhood, and after her marriage or death.  It is my will and desire that my executor hereafter named do sell my whole estate both real and per?? At public auction, and I do hereby give that money arriving by the sale of my land to be equally divided between my four sons James Collins, William Collins, Thomas Collins and Lewis Collins and out of the money arriving by the sale of my Negroes and other estate I give the sum of ten pounds current money to each of my daughters, Ann Wisdom, Mary Brockman, Susanna Golson, Tabitha Gatewood, Drucilla Cook and Catey Glass and if any thing remains after such ?? are paid, I give the same to be equally divided between my children, John Collins, James Collins, William Collins, Thomas Collins, Lewis Collins, Ann Wisdom, Mary Brockman, Susanna Gholson, Tabitha Gatewood, Druicilla Cook, Catey Glass.

 

I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint my sons John Collins, James Collins, William Collins, Thomas Collins and Lewis Collins Executors of this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made and declaring this to be my last will and Testament, in testimony whereof of ?? unto ?? my hand and seal this 27th day of August, 1757.

    

Children of Joseph Collins and Susanna Lewis are:

      8             i.   Mary4 Collins4, born in Of K & Q, Or Spotsylvania, Va; died Unknown.  She married Brockman; died Unknown.

      9            ii.   Tabitha Collins4, born in Of K & Q, Or Spotsylvania, Va; died Aft. 1781.  She married Gatewood; died Unknown.

      10          iii.   Ann Collins4, born in Of K & Q, Or Spotsylvania, Va; died 1799 in Wilkins Co., Nc.  She married Wisdom; died Unknown.

      11          iv.   Drucilla Collins4, died Unknown.  She married Cook; died Unknown.

      12           v.   James Collins4, born in Pro, K & Q, Va; died Unknown.

      13          vi.   William Collins4, born in Pro, K & Q, Va; died Unknown.

      14         vii.   John Collins4, born in Spotsylvania, Virginia; died Unknown.

+    15         viii.   Lewis Collins, born in Of K & Q, Or Spotsylvania, Va; died 1785 in Gainsville, Orange, North Carolina.

      16          ix.   Cathy Collins4, born in Spottsylvania, Virginia; died Unknown.  She married Glass; died Unknown.

      17           x.   Susanna Collins4, born in Spotsylvania, Virginia; died Unknown.  She married Golson; died Unknown.

      18          xi.   Thomas Collins4, born June 03, 1751 in Of K & Q, Or Spotsylvania, Va; died 1777 in St. George's Par, Spotsylvania, Virgina.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

     15.  Lewis4 Collins (Joseph3, Joseph2, William1)4,5 was born in Of K & Q, Or Spotsylvania, Va, and died 1785 in Gainsville, Orange, North Carolina.  He married Elizabeth6,7.  She was born 1725 in Spotsylvania, Virginia, and died 1804 in Kershaw, South Carolina.

 

Notes for Lewis Collins:

He served a total of three different times during the Revolutionary War as best as can be determined from his statement when he applied for a pension.  He was a farmer and served upon demand and as bringing in the crops allowed.  As part of his Revolutionary War service he fought the Cherokee Indians (who were fighting for the British) and in 1781 while marching from North Carolina to Charestown, South Carolina under the command of General Green he was enganged in a battle with the British and "took a great many prisoners" according to his statement.  His Revolutionary War pension number in the National Archieves is S21142.

 

His will, written September 16, 1783 reads as follows:

 

In the name of God Amen.  I Lewis Collins of the State of North Caroline in the County of Gransville being of sound health and memory but calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do make and ordan this my last will and Testament in manner of form following-

 

First ??  I give my soul to God who gave it trusting in the ?? of my Saviour Jesus Christ for perfect ?? of my time ?? my body to the ground to be disposed of at the discretion of my ?? hereafter named.

 

Item.  I give to my dearly beloved wife Elisabeth the tract of land of Dantatonnes?? I now live during his natural life and six negroes viz ?? Phimoth, Peg, Amey, ?? with the whole of my stock, ?? She my said wife complying with the following bequests. viz

 

Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Lois Gaden a negro wench named Voilet, a ??, bed of furniture, one ???? two cows and calves and the same ?? already delivered, but if it should please God that my said daughter to die without lawfull ?? then the estate given her to return to be divided among my other children.

 

Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey Robinson in Virginia two negroes Friday and his youngest child w child I dont know the name of as its born since I delivered the woman with this future increase.  Also cattle, bed furniture with things are already delivered to here ??

 

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son Edward Collins a negro girl nammed Chores (one mare and saddle already delivered) one bed of furniture, two cows and calves to him his heirs ?? for ever.

 

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son Lewis Collins a negro boy named Josh with one horse and saddle one bed and furniture, two cows and calves to him his heirs and ?? for ever.

 

Item.  I give and bequeath to my son Wiley Collins a nego girl named Phibbie, one horse and saddle, one bed and furniture, two cows and calves and fifteen pounds ?? for schooling.  Dollars at six shillings to him his heirs of ?? for ever.

 

Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Diannah Carter Collins one negro boy named Isom, with one horse and saddle, one bed and furniture, two cows and calves also a seal skin trunk to her heirs of?? forever.

 

Item.  After the death of my said wife, the estate left or ?? I give to be divided mong my five children, Lois, Edward, Lewis, Wiley and Diannah Carter or their representatives but of any of them die without lawful issue then to those living or leaving issue except my land as I leave to my ????

 

Item.  ?? I constitute and appoint my loving wife Elizabeth and my sons Edward and Lewis Collins executors of this my siad Last Will and Testament.  Given under my hand and seal this 16th day of September in the year of our Lord 1783.

 

He signed in his hand and made his seal.  Proven 1785

    

Children of Lewis Collins and Elizabeth are:

+    19            i.   Lois5 Collins, born 1749 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died Unknown.

      20           ii.   Betsey Collins8, born 1751 in Virginia; died 1829.

      21          iii.   Edward Collins8,9, born 1753 in Virginia; died Unknown.

      22          iv.   Lewis Collins10,11, born 1755 in Virginia; died Unknown.

      23           v.   Wiley Collins12,13, born 1757 in Virginia; died Unknown.

      24          vi.   Diannah Carter Collins14,15, born 1759 in Virginia; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

     19.  Lois5 Collins (Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1)16 was born 1749 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died Unknown.  She married George Gayden17,18 December 04, 1782 in Granville, North Carolina19, son of George Gayden and Elizabeth.  He was born January 04, 1738/39 in North Farnham, Richmond County, Virginia, and died May 29, 1819 in Amite County, Mississippi.

 

George Gayden's Will:

 

In the name of God Amen, I George Gayden of the state of Mississippi and county of Amite being of perfect mind and memory (praise be God) do this 29th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say:

 

I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Rebeccah Batchelor a Negro girl named Violet.

 

I give and bequeath unto my dutiful son Gadesby Gayden two negros, to wit, Stephan a Negro man and Mariah a Negro girl and one small desk.

 

I give and bequeath my beloved daughter Patsy Perkins a Negro woman named Charity(?) and her (?).

 

I give and bequeath unto my dutiful son George Gayden two Negro men, to wit, Federick and Peter and one half of the cows, horses and hogs.

 

I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Morgan one Negro boy named Issac, two cows and calves and one hundred dollars, the money to be paid  ?? at the expiration of five years.

 

I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Diana Davis two negros, to wit, Isum a Negro man, and ??, a Negro boy.

 

I give and bequeath unto my dutiful son Griffin Gayden a Negro man named Tom and one half of the stock of cattle, hogs and horses also one wagon and gear and also a Negro man named Soloman and two beds and ??.

 

I give and bequeath unto my daughter in law Hannah Gayden twenty dollars to be paid to her at the expiration of five years.

 

I give and bequeath unto my loving grand daughter Louisa(?) Gayden three hundred and sixty dollars, to be paid to her at the expiration of five years.

 

I give and bequeath unto my grand son Francis Wren three hundred and sixty dollars to be paid to him at the expiration of five years.

 

I give and bequeath unto my grand son George Gayden Wren three hundred and sixty dollars, to be paid to him at the expiration of five years.

 

And I hereby make and ordain and ???? sons Cadesbey Gayden ????

 

Source Information:

Volume 1, Book B pp 1-75 Amite County, Mississippi Probate

    

Children of Lois Collins and George Gayden are:

      25            i.   George6 Gayden20, born Abt. 1783; died Unknown.  He married Sally Evans; born Abt. 1785; died Unknown.

+    26           ii.   Elizabeth Gayden, born 1785 in South Carolina; died December 1852 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.

      27          iii.   Diana Gayden21,22, born Abt. 1784 in South Carolina; died Unknown.  She married George Davis; died Unknown.

      28          iv.   Griffin Gayden22, born 1787; died Unknown.  He married Dercas Wade23; died Unknown.

+    29           v.   Nash V. Gayden, born 1788; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

     26.  Elizabeth6 Gayden (Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1)24,25,26 was born 1785 in South Carolina27, and died December 1852 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.  She married William Morgan28,29 Abt. 1806 in South Carolina.  He was born August 01, 1784 in North Carolina, and died June 18, 1830 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.

 

The will of Elizabeth Gayden Morgan reads as follows:  I Elizabeth Morgan by the grace of God being of sound mind and dis??ing memory do make and constitute this my last will and testament hereby revoking and make void all former wills by me at any time heretofore one as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me with.

 

I wish that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible and of the first money that shall come into the hands of my executons from ?? part of my estate.

 

I will and bequeath to my beloved son John G. Morgan the following Negro slaves “Jo ??” my woman Pend?? Aged about twenty two years, also her live boy children Felson and Zeke also our bed stand feathers, bed cover, clothing.

 

I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Diana Gockerham(??) and the lawful heirs of her body my Negro woman Ilane Betty aged about fourty years.

 

I will and bequeath to my beloved son Fielding Morgan and the lawful heirs of his body my Negro boy Haro Meridy aged about eighteen years.

 

I will and bequeath to my beloved son Hiram Morgan the following Negro slaves – my girl Elmira aged about eightenn years and the increase of her body, also my woman Clarrisa aged about forty, also my man Charles aged about forty.  I also give to my so Hiram my stock of cattle consisting of two cows and calves also one bead stance, feather bed and clothing.

 

I will and bequeath to my beloved son Wiley Morgan one hundred dollars to be paid to him by my executor out of any money arising from my estate

 

It is my will that the increase of the woman Pend?? Should there be any also go to my son John G. Morgan.

 

I further will and bequeath to my beloved sone John and Hiram Morgan all my household and kitchen furniture and all other property and effects that may be my possession at the time of my decease not hence before disposed of and equally divided between them and I do hereby ordain and appoint my son John G and Hiram Morgan executors of this my last will and testament.

 

In witness thereof, I Elizabeth Morgan, have to ?? my last will set my hand and seal this first day April AD 1852  (She made her mark after the scribe had entered her name)

 

Source Information:

Witnessed by Jacob Harrell & R.H. Lowry Amite County Probate records

 

Notes for William Morgan:

William Morgan represents the earliest entry for Mississippi members of this family history.  There are entries in "First Settlers of the Mississippi Territory" that indicate he was in Amite County region as early as 1803 and possibly earlier.  A William Morgan settled 319 acres near the waters of Bassett's Creek on the west side of the Tombigbee River.  There are entries also for Jordan, John, Thomas and James Morgan settling land and making claims around 1797).  Most likely, they were brothers and possibly his father who had moved into the territory.  William Morgan appears in the Mississippi Territorial Government ordered census of 1816 with "one male over 21, four males under 21and one female under 21 and one female over 21".  Incidently, the next entry in the 1816 state census is George Gayden.  Most likely they were neighbors.

 

 

William Morgan's will:

 

In the name of God, Amen,

 

I William Morgan of the county of Amite in the State of Mississippi, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of the body, that it is appointed for all men to die; do make, ordain and constitute this and no other my last will and testament in manner and form following , that is to say -

 

First of all it is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid out of my estate after which the following disposition be made of the same, to wit..

 

It is my will and desire that all my estate shall remain and be kept together on my plantation for the maintenance and education of my children, until my youngest sons William and Hiram Morgan arrives at the age of fourteen years at which time I wish all my estate both real and personal to be equally divided among my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Morgan and all my children to wit – Phebe Morgan, Wilie Morgan, James Morgan, Fielden Morgan, Benjamin Morgan, John Morgan, Delania Morgan, William Morgan and Hiram Morgan, each one to share and share alike in equal degree, and should my dearly beloved wife marry before the aforesaid William and Hiram Morgan arrives at the age of fourteen years then and in that time or as soon thereafter as may convenient, I wish the aforesaid division to take place, each one sharing alike in manner aforesaid, in all my estate both real and personal.

 

It is my further will and desire that my son Fielden Morgan shall have the care and management of my plantation and hands, until a division shall take place the proceeds of which to go to the maintenance of my family.

 

I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Morgan my Executrix until a division shall take place, and my son Wilie Morgan by Executor to carry into effect this my last will and testament.  Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared by the aforesaid William Morgan as his last will and testament, the twenty eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

 

Source Information:  Book 4 Vol. 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate  Value of estate in 1830 - $8,350.00

    

Children of Elizabeth Gayden and William Morgan are:

      30            i.   Phebe7 Morgan30, born 1805; died Unknown.

+    31           ii.   Wiley Morgan, born November 04, 1807 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi; died May 20, 1871 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.

      32          iii.   James Morgan31,32, born 1809 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi; died Unknown.

+    33          iv.   Fielding Bradford Morgan, born 1812 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi; died Unknown.

      34           v.   John G. Morgan33,34,35, born 1813 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi36,37; died Unknown.  He married (1) Sarah Sites; born Abt. 1822 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi; died Unknown.  He married (2) Clorinda Sleeper38 November 19, 1853 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi39; died Unknown.

 

Notes for John G. Morgan:

The 1850 census for Amite County, Mississippi shows John's mother, Elizabeth Gayden (now aged 65), living with him.  His brother Hyram was also living with him along with apparently Hyram's wife, Agusta (from North Carolina) and their two children, Sylvia and Ralph.

 

      35          vi.   Benjamin Morgan40, born 1816 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi41; died Unknown.

      36         vii.   Elizabeth Morgan42, born 1820 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi; died Unknown.

      37         viii.   Diana Morgan43,44, born 1822 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi; died Unknown.  She married Michael Corcoran January 16, 1838 in Amite County, Mississippi45; died Unknown.

      38          ix.   William Morgan46, born 1823; died Unknown.

+    39           x.   Hiram Morgan, born 1825 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi; died 1863 in Battle of Deer Creek, Mississippi.

 

 

     29.  Nash V.6 Gayden (Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1)47 was born 1788, and died Unknown.  He married Hannah Howard48,49 June 11, 1811 in Mississippi.  She was born Abt. 1785, and died Unknown.

    

Child of Nash Gayden and Hannah Howard is:

      40            i.   Serafina7 Gayden, born Abt. 1813; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

     31.  Wiley7 Morgan (Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1)50,51,52 was born November 04, 1807 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi53, and died May 20, 1871 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.  He married Margaret M. Wilson54,55 July 15, 1831 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi56,57, daughter of David Wilson and Mary.  She was born 1814 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi58, and died Unknown.

    

Children of Wiley Morgan and Margaret Wilson are:

      41            i.   William Daniel8 Morgan, born 1833 in Amite County, Mississippi58; died Unknown.

      42           ii.   Napoleon Bonaparte Morgan, born 1835 in Amite County, Mississippi58; died Unknown.

      43          iii.   Mary Ann Morgan, born 1837 in Amite County, Mississippi58; died Unknown.

      44          iv.   Daniel Rivers Morgan, born 1840 in Amite County, Mississippi58; died Unknown.

+    45           v.   Wiley Pliney Morgan, born June 27, 1842 in Amite County, Mississippi; died December 05, 1893 in Jackson, Mississippi.

      46          vi.   Elizabeth Morgan, born 1844 in Amite County, Mississippi58; died Unknown.

      47         vii.   Charles E Morgan, born 1848 in Amite County, Mississippi58; died Unknown.

      48         viii.   Lewis Morgan, born 1861; died Unknown.

 

 

     33.  Fielding Bradford7 Morgan (Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1)59,60 was born 1812 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi, and died Unknown.  He married (1) Rebecca Myers February 24, 1837 in Amite County, Mississippi61.  She was born Abt. 1815 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi, and died Unknown.  He married (2) Amanda Elvina Duck January 04, 1844 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.  She was born April 05, 1829 in Louisiana, and died November 28, 1869.

    

Children of Fielding Morgan and Rebecca Myers are:

      49            i.   Victoria C.8 Morgan, born Abt. 1837; died Unknown.

      50           ii.   Benjamin F. Morgan, born 1840; died Unknown.

 

    

Children of Fielding Morgan and Amanda Duck are:

      51            i.   Fielding Bradford8 Morgan, Jr., born July 31, 1846; died Unknown.

      52           ii.   John Morgan, born 1850; died Unknown.

 

 

     39.  Hiram7 Morgan (Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1)62,63,64,65 was born 1825 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi66, and died 1863 in Battle of Deer Creek, Mississippi.  He married Augusta Hamilton67 Abt. 1850 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi.  She was born Abt. 1830 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi, and died Unknown.

    

Child of Hiram Morgan and Augusta Hamilton is:

      53            i.   Alice Dean8 Morgan68, born Abt. 1851; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

     45.  Wiley Pliney8 Morgan (Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born June 27, 1842 in Amite County, Mississippi69, and died December 05, 1893 in Jackson, Mississippi.  He married (1) Catherine Irene Skillman70 1865, daughter of Edward Skillman and Margaret Thoborn.  She was born September 22, 1844, and died April 01, 1897.  He married (2) Arianna Maud Binning March 04, 1873 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.  She was born February 14, 1855, and died April 16, 1880 in Woodville, Mississippi.  He married (3) Minnie Rae Faust November 11, 1883 in Amite County, Mississippi71.  She was born 1867, and died 1942.

 

Notes for Wiley Pliney Morgan:

In a newspaper from the Woodville, Mississippi area that was discussing local community histories (dated March 23, 1975) provided by Judith Morgan Darby, there is an entry for a small community named Morgan.  "The site of Morgan, was once owned by a man named Waller, and later by his daughter, Mrs. Ed Lewis.  The Lewis family sold the land to Wyley Morgan, for whom the flag stop on the Y&MV Railroad was named.  Because of its location on the Louisiana state line, Morgan was onced used as

a quarantine sttion".

 

In The Woodville Republican dated March 6, 1886 a story ran describing an attempted assassination of Wiley Morgan.  On March 13 the newspaper reported that the suspect was found and brought back for justice.

 

The Woodville Republican on December 9, 1893 reported the death of Wiley Morgan in a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.  "Mr. Morgan was born and reared in Amite City and was 53 (should have read 51) at the time of his death - with the exception of a few years in New Orleans he lived all of his life in Amite and Wilkinson counties.  He was a man of originality, and considerable intellectual force and of great industry and energy, and we have heard competent judges say they regarded him as the best planter in this county.  Mr. Morgan by ability and good management accumulated a large estate.  He leaves a wife and children to mourn his untimely death, who have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.  The remains were brought home and interred in the cemetery here".

    

Child of Wiley Morgan and Catherine Skillman is:

+    54            i.   Frank Elwin9 Morgan, born February 03, 1866 in Jackson, E. Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; died December 22, 1937 in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

 

    

Children of Wiley Morgan and Arianna Binning are:

+    55            i.   Helen Eulalee9 Morgan, born January 03, 1874; died January 03, 1956 in Woodland, California.

      56           ii.   Ida Morgan, born January 08, 187772; died March 13, 1957 in Mendocino County, California.  She married (1) C. B. Hunt72 April 16, 1900; died Unknown.  She married (2) William Avery Dale72 September 08, 1908 in Mendocino County, California; died Unknown.  She married (3) Walter Foster72 November 23, 1915; died Unknown.

      57          iii.   Annie Maud Morgan, born April 13, 1880; died July 31, 188072.

      58          iv.   Wiley Morgan, born April 13, 1880; died July 31, 188072.

 

    

Children of Wiley Morgan and Minnie Faust are:

      59            i.   Wiley Faust9 Morgan, died Unknown.

      60           ii.   Henry Grady Morgan, born 1888; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

     54.  Frank Elwin9 Morgan (Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1)73 was born February 03, 1866 in Jackson, E. Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and died December 22, 1937 in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.  He married Zula M. Penny74,75 February 28, 1886 in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana75, daughter of Joseph Penny and Ann Carl.  She was born December 30, 1866 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and died May 15, 1964 in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

 

Notes for Frank Elwin Morgan:

He and his wife, Zula, lived with his grandfather in Laurel Hill, Louisiana for two years and then moved to Zachary, Louisiana and started a grocery business.  "A wind storm decapitated the building..." and F.E. Morgan decided to move further north in Louisiana to Monroe, Ouachita Parish around 1890.  They then moved twenty miles west to Calhoun, Louisiana for two years, where their son, Frank Elwin, was born. They then settled in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. In Ruston Frank Morgan developed a successful grocery and wholesale operation.  He was married to Zula for 51 years until his death.

 

Notes for Zula M. Penny:

Zula Willemena (named for the Queen of the Netherlands in) was born on her father's plantation "Safety Dale", near Zachary, Louisiana.  She "was proud that one of her brothers, James Smiley Penny, had joined the Confederate army at 13 and served to the end.  Her two fighting brothers...were dubbed the "Black Pennies" because of their toughness in pulling through  hardships".

 

She received most of her education from her father who had lost his eye sight in his later years.  He would take the children into the yard under the large shade trees for their lessons".  Zula "pointed out that were no public schools after the Civil War, so it was through Joseph and his sister-in-law, who used a room in her father's large house for a little school, that she obtained an education.  When Zula was only 17 years old she was appointed to teach in Port Hudson.  She said "I had to pass a written examination to qualify, but I passed with high marks, a credit to my father's teaching". She was a long time member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (her National number was 185029) having joined in 1922 and was a member for 44 years until her death.

 

Her obituary on May 16, 1964 contained "Mrs. F.E. Morgan Sr., 97, died Friday in a Ruston hospital after a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Morgan was the last surviving granddaughter of the American Revolution, her family said.  She had also been a member of Trinity Methodist Church since 1896 (68 years).  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Spears Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas McGuire officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery".

    

Children of Frank Morgan and Zula Penny are:

      61            i.   Zula Elwin10 Morgan, born March 21, 1890; died August 16, 1891.

      62           ii.   Helen E Morgan, born August 14, 1891; died April 14, 1954.

      63          iii.   Florence Irene Morgan, born January 26, 1893; died October 01, 1895.

      64          iv.   Judith Lena Morgan, born April 30, 1896; died February 16, 1969.  She married McLees; died Unknown.

+    65           v.   Frank Elwin Morgan, born May 14, 1900 in Calhoun, Ouachita Parish, Lousiana; died Abt. 1985 in Arkansas.

+    66          vi.   Emerson O'Yama Morgan, born November 29, 1902; died June 28, 1992.

+    67         vii.   Rene Fielding Morgan, born October 28, 1904; died December 01, 1988.

 

 

     55.  Helen Eulalee9 Morgan (Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born January 03, 187476, and died January 03, 1956 in Woodland, California.  She married Thomas Wood Perkins76 March 19, 1894 in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi76, son of Lewis Perkins and Janett Scott.  He died Unknown.

    

Children of Helen Morgan and Thomas Perkins are:

      68            i.   Henry Scott10 Perkins76, born September 07, 1896; died October 26, 1975.  He married Hilda Day Private; born Private.

+    69           ii.   Helen Eulalee Perkins, born February 04, 1899; died September 04, 1991 in Sacramento, California.

 

 

Generation No. 10

 

     65.  Frank Elwin10 Morgan (Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born May 14, 1900 in Calhoun, Ouachita Parish, Lousiana, and died Abt. 1985 in Arkansas.  He married Virginia Noble Vaughan77 June 14, 1922 in Ruston, Louisiana78, daughter of Henry Vaughan and Eliza Noble.  She was born February 11, 1905 in Alto, Richland Parish, Louisiana, and died April 20, 1979 in Rayville, Richland Parish, Louisiana.

 

Notes for Virginia Noble Vaughan:

The author of this history remembers his grandmother, "Ginny", with the fondest memories and as much love as a grandson could have.  She appears as five years old in the 1910 census of Richland Parish.  After being married to Frank Morgan he then married Pete Koerner (he died before she).  She received her education from Whitworth College at Brookhaven, Mississippi and later her nursing training at Charity Hospital in Natchez, Mississippi.  She spent most of her later life in Jackson and was a member of the Capital Street United Methodist Church. Her funeral services were at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Rayville, Louisiana later followed by internment near her childhood home at the Alto Church.  The cemetery is situated in one of the most lovely southern settings possible with a white traditional church surrounded by mighty oaks covered with Spanish Moss. She is missed dearly by the entire family.

    

Children of Frank Morgan and Virginia Vaughan are:

+    70            i.   Agatha Virginia11 Morgan, born Private.

+    71           ii.   Leah Ann Morgan, born Private.

+    72          iii.   Frank Elwin Morgan, born Private.

 

 

     66.  Emerson O'Yama10 Morgan (Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born November 29, 1902, and died June 28, 1992.  He married Alene Van Hook April 19, 1930.  She was born November 15, 1911, and died April 29, 1995.

    

Child of Emerson Morgan and Alene Hook is:

+    73            i.   Judith11 Morgan, born Private.

 

 

     67.  Rene Fielding10 Morgan (Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born October 28, 1904, and died December 01, 1988.  He married Louise Robinson.  She was born April 03, 1905, and died January 29, 1974.

    

Child of Rene Morgan and Louise Robinson is:

      74            i.   Louise11 Morgan, born Private.

 

 

     69.  Helen Eulalee10 Perkins (Helen Eulalee9 Morgan, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1)79 was born February 04, 1899, and died September 04, 1991 in Sacramento, California.  She married George W. Story79 November 28, 191779.  He was born August 08, 1892, and died November 19, 1974 in Woodland, California.

    

Children of Helen Perkins and George Story are:

      75            i.   Veon Dee11 Story, born Private.

      76           ii.   George W. Story, born Private.

 

 

Generation No. 11

 

     70.  Agatha Virginia11 Morgan (Frank Elwin10, Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born Private.  She married Raymond Donald Fox Private, son of Norman Fox and Ruby Thornton.  He was born December 08, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas80, and died April 12, 1960 in New Iberia, Louisiana.

    

Children of Agatha Morgan and Raymond Fox are:

+    77            i.   Raymond Donald12 Fox II, born Private.

+    78           ii.   Sharon Ann Fox, born Private.

+    79          iii.   Richard Norman Fox, born Private.

 

 

     71.  Leah Ann11 Morgan (Frank Elwin10, Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born Private.  She married James Jordan Private.  He was born Private.

    

Child of Leah Morgan and James Jordan is:

      80            i.   Carol Ann12 Jordan, born Private.

 

 

     72.  Frank Elwin11 Morgan (Frank Elwin10, Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born Private.  He married Beverly Ann Carter Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of Frank Morgan and Beverly Carter are:

      81            i.   Linda Louise12 Morgan, died December 04, 1952.

      82           ii.   Rosalyn Morgan, born Private.

      83          iii.   Frank Elwin Morgan, born Private.

      84          iv.   Penny Jo Morgan, born Private.

 

 

     73.  Judith11 Morgan (Emerson O'Yama10, Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born Private.  She married William Dillard Darby Private.  He was born Private.

    

Child of Judith Morgan and William Darby is:

      85            i.   Rebekah Ann12 Darby, born Private.

 

 

Generation No. 12

 

     77.  Raymond Donald12 Fox II (Agatha Virginia11 Morgan, Frank Elwin10, Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born Private.  He married (1) Rita Nopens Private.  She was born Private.  He married (2) Nancy Bergman Private.  She was born Private.

    

Child of Raymond Fox and Rita Nopens is:

+    86            i.   Caprice Illene13 Fox, born Private.

 

    

Child of Raymond Fox and Nancy Bergman is:

      87            i.   Jennifer Elizabeth13 Fox, born Private.

 

 

     78.  Sharon Ann12 Fox (Agatha Virginia11 Morgan, Frank Elwin10, Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born Private.  She married Thomas Benton Cruse Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of Sharon Fox and Thomas Cruse are:

      88            i.   Tom13 Cruse, born August 13, 1971 in Monroe, Louisiana; died April 08, 1997.

      89           ii.   Jay Cruse, born Private.

      90          iii.   Mary Cruse, born Private.

 

 

     79.  Richard Norman12 Fox (Agatha Virginia11 Morgan, Frank Elwin10, Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born Private.  He married Debra Jane Egan Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of Richard Fox and Debra Egan are:

      91            i.   Richard Raymond13 Fox, born Private.

      92           ii.   Ryan Edward Fox, born Private.

      93          iii.   Robyn Seyward Fox, born Private.

      94          iv.   Renee Debra Fox, born Private.

 

 

Generation No. 13

 

     86.  Caprice Illene13 Fox (Raymond Donald12, Agatha Virginia11 Morgan, Frank Elwin10, Frank Elwin9, Wiley Pliney8, Wiley7, Elizabeth6 Gayden, Lois5 Collins, Lewis4, Joseph3, Joseph2, William1) was born Private.  She married (1) Robert Transue Private.  He was born Private.  She married (2) Eddie Whitten Private.  He was born Private.

    

Child of Caprice Fox and Robert Transue is:

      95            i.   Brice Cody14 Transue, born Private.

 

    

Child of Caprice Fox and Eddie Whitten is:

      96            i.   Eddie Kole14 Whitten, born Private.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R),  (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "Electronic."

2.  William Armstrong Crozier, Spotsylvania County Records,  (Southern Book Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1955), 15.

3.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R),  (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "Electronic."

4.  Will of Joseph Collins,  (Probate: Nov. 11, 1757).

5.  Will of Lewis Collins,  (1783, Probated Granville County, North Carolina).

6.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R),  (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "Electronic."

7.  Will of Lewis Collins,  (1783, Probated Granville County, North Carolina).

8.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R),  (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "Electronic."

9.  Will of Lewis Collins,  (1783, Probated Granville County, North Carolina).

10.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R),  (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "Electronic."

11.  Will of Lewis Collins,  (1783, Probated Granville County, North Carolina).

12.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R),  (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "Electronic."

13.  Will of Lewis Collins,  (1783, Probated Granville County, North Carolina).

14.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R),  (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "Electronic."

15.  Will of Lewis Collins,  (1783, Probated Granville County, North Carolina).

16.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R),  (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "Electronic."

17.  Will of George Gayden,  (1819, Vol. 1, Book B pg 1-75, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

18.  1816 Census, Amite County, Mississippi Territory.

19.  Jordan Dodd, North Carolina Marriages to 1825,  ([database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in North Carolina.).

20.  Will of George Gayden,  (1819, Vol. 1, Book B pg 1-75, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

21.  Descendancy Report of Ralph Gayden by Glenn Carlson, El Paso, TX,  (Self Published).

22.  Will of George Gayden,  (1819, Vol. 1, Book B pg 1-75, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

23.  Descendancy Report of Ralph Gayden by Glenn Carlson, El Paso, TX,  (Self Published).

24.  Will of George Gayden,  (1819, Vol. 1, Book B pg 1-75, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

25.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

26.  Will of Elizabeth Gayden Morgan,  (1852).

27.  1850 Census, Mississippi, Amite County.

28.  Descendancy Report of Ralph Gayden by Glenn Carlson, El Paso, TX,  (Self Published).

29.  1816 Census, Amite County, Mississippi Territory.

30.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate), Amite County, Mississippi Probate Records.

31.  Edmund West Compiler, Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program,  (Provo, Utah  @ Ancestory.com), "Electronic."

32.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

33.  1850 Census, Mississippi, Amite County.

34.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

35.  Will of Elizabeth Gayden Morgan,  (1852).

36.  1850 Census, Mississippi, Amite County.

37.  Edmund West Compiler, Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program,  (Provo, Utah  @ Ancestory.com), "Electronic."

38.  Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program

39.  Edmund West Compiler, Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program,  (Provo, Utah  @ Ancestory.com), "Electronic."

40.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

41.  Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program

42.  Edmund West Compiler, Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program,  (Provo, Utah  @ Ancestory.com), "Electronic."

43.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate), Amite County, Mississippi Probate Records.

44.  Will of Elizabeth Gayden Morgan,  (1852).

45.  Ancestory.com, Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50.

46.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

47.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R),  (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "Electronic."

48.  Descendancy Report of Ralph Gayden by Glenn Carlson, El Paso, TX,  (Self Published).

49.  Will of George Gayden,  (1819, Vol. 1, Book B pg 1-75, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

50.  1850 Census, Mississippi, Amite County.

51.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

52.  Will of Elizabeth Gayden Morgan,  (1852).

53.  1850 Census, Mississippi, Amite County.

54.  Will of Mary Wilson,  (1859), Amite County, Mississippi Probate Records.

55.  Edmund West Compiler, Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program,  (Provo, Utah  @ Ancestory.com), "Electronic."

56.  Family Tree Maker, Marriage Index, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri & Texas 1766-1981

57.  Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program

58.  1850 Census, Mississippi, Amite County.

59.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

60.  Will of Elizabeth Gayden Morgan,  (1852).

61.  Ancestory.com, Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50.

62.  1850 Census, Mississippi, Amite County.

63.  Edmund West Compiler, Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program,  (Provo, Utah  @ Ancestory.com), "Electronic."

64.  Will of William Morgan,  (Book 4, Vol, 5, 1827-1831, Amite County, Mississippi Probate).

65.  Will of Elizabeth Gayden Morgan,  (1852).

66.  1850 Census, Mississippi, Amite County.

67.  Gene Pool Individual Records from the Gene Pool Program

68.  Descendancy Report of Ralph Gayden by Glenn Carlson, El Paso, TX,  (Self Published).

69.  1850 Census, Mississippi, Amite County.

70.  1850 Census Louisiana, West Feliciana Parish, 270.

71.  Family Tree Maker, Marriage Index, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri & Texas 1766-1981, "CD-ROM."

72.  Veon Zentner, Sacramento, California, Correspondence with Richard Fox,  (February 3, 2001).

73.  Affidavit of Marriage from Clerk of Court, Iberville Parish, Louisiana,  (Dated 12-1-2000).

74.  1870 Census, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge, 65.

75.  Affidavit of Marriage from Clerk of Court, Iberville Parish, Louisiana,  (Dated 12-1-2000).

76.  Veon Zentner, Sacramento, California, Correspondence with Richard Fox,  (February 3, 2001).

77.  Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society, 1960, Noble Family Bible,  (Bible Records Volume 1, Part 3).

78.  Marriage Certificate, Dated 6-14-1922.

79.  Veon Zentner, Sacramento, California, Correspondence with Richard Fox,  (February 3, 2001).

80.  United States Naval Discharge Record.

 

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