Thursday, December 22, 2016

Arthur Stephen Morgan and Jennie Wheeler Morgan

For some reason I was researching my 2nd great aunt and her daughters; my first cousins 2x removed. I noticed that Blanch had some 24 hints on Ancestry so I clicked and found a goldmine! There was a family picture that included my 2nd great-grandmother Rhoda Bailey Spear Morgan. I have seen a picture of her before, but was excited to come across another picture that had been submitted by Ancestry member chrogonin.

Then I found them. My Great-Grandparents;Arthur and Jennie (Wheeler) Morgan I have never seen a picture of them before. I had no idea what they looked like. The picture was taken before my grandfather was even born. The youngest family member in the picture was born in 1894. My grandfather was born in 1908. From this picture it's evident to me he had his mother's eyes.

Arthur Stephen Morgan and Jennie Wheeler Morgan (my great-grandparents)

Their son Harold Morgan and his wife Agnes Long Morgan (my maternal grandparents)

The original picture

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The National Society United States Daughters of 1812

I've been working on my application to apply to The National Society United States Daughters of 1812. I'm hoping to join from my Nelson line through Sampson Nelson. I've sent my application in for preview. I've copied my documents, and written the necessary information on the back of each. My glitch is that Sampson Nelson and Eli Nelson, his son, never appear in documents together by name. Sampson died the year Eli was born. Eli is listed in the 1830 census as a tic mark, but not a name. I don't have a birth or death record for Sampson either. I do have a marriage record, and his 1812 service record which I found on Ancestry and Fold3.

To further complicate things his wife was Ann Carnes, but went by Nancy. On their marriage record she is listed as Ann Carnes, but after that is referred to as Nancy Nelson. When Sampson died Nancy married his friend Lewis Vonschriltz so she is also Nancy Vonschriltz. Nancy is on record as having a son named Eli Nelson so I'm hoping those facts can be tied together.

Now I'm going to work on application to Daughters of the American Revolution.

Happy Hunting!