|Birth Year:||abt 1821|
|Birth Place:||North Carolina|
|Home in 1860:||Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina|
|Real Estate Value:||1650|
|Personal Estate Value:||1200|
It's an oddly arranged household. George is a 39 year old bootmaker with $1650 in real estate and in $1200 personal estate. Living with him is 25 year old James Haire and 47 year old James Bennoit from South Carolina. After the 2 James's come a line of children, William 7, Hampton 5, and Flora 2, who are George's own children. Lastly, his wife Mary is listed at age 27. Normally, the Head of Household leads the list, followed by spouse and children. Any borders, relatives, or household employee and farm hands are listed last. But not in this case.
Name George D Morton Enlistment Age 33 Birth Date 1828 Birth Place Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA Enlistment Date 22 Apr 1861 Enlistment Place Anson County, North Carolina Enlistment Rank Private Muster Date 22 Apr 1861 Muster Place North Carolina Muster Company C Muster Regiment 14th Infantry Muster Regiment Type Infantry Muster Information Enlisted Casualty Date 1 Jul 1862 Casualty Place Malvern Hill, Virginia Type of Casualty Wounded Muster Out Date 21 Jul 1862 Muster Out Information disch Side of War Confederacy Survived War? Yes Residence Place Anson County, North Carolina Occupation Mechanic Title North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster The family chose Grayson County, Texas in which to relocate.
I don't know where George D. Morton was in 1850, but his military papers from his term in the Civil War state he was born in Montgomery County. So here we have yet another George.
I've already blogged about George Simeon Morton, who fought in the War of 1812, was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, married Elizabeth McSwain in 1814 at her father's house on the Stanly County side of the river, and moved with relatatives, McSwains and Throgmortons, to Henry County, Tennesee.
Then there was George Crogin Morton, younger brother of Rev. Samuel P. Morton, who moved to Webster County, Missouri.
Rev. Samuel P. Morton also had a son, George Arnold Morton, who also moves away, and I will be getting to him eventually. but now we have George D. Morton. I acutally have more information on his wife, Mary, than I do George.
|Name:||Mary J Carpenter|
|Birth Year:||abt 1834|
|Home in 1850:||Cedar Hill, Anson, North Carolina, USA|
George married Mary Jane Carpenter, daughter of William Guilford Carpenter, on June 24 1853, in Anson County. He had brought his Cedar Hill bride to the County Seat of Wadesboro, were he was said to be in the Manufacturing Business.
|Name:||Geo D Morton|
|Enumeration Date:||1 Jun 1860|
|Place:||Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina, USA|
As he is listed as a Bootmaker in the census, perhaps his two tenants, Mr. Haire, and Mr. Bennoit were employees and fellow Bootmakers.
In Anson County deed, Book 15 Page 605, George D. Morton and wife sell for $250 to James Martin, a tract of land on Jack's Branch adjoining the property of James Martin, Matilda Carpenter and others. James Martin was the husband of Mary Jane Carpenter Morton's sister, Ann, who lived next to them in Cedar Hill Township in 1850. Cedar Hill is located in the northeast corner of Anson County, just below Rocky River which forms the Stanly County line.
The property was 41 acres that met Lucy Martin's corner and was the land 'drawn by Mary Carpenter in the division of her father's estate'.
In 1861, in Book 16, Page 194, Joseph Carpenter, Allen Carpenter, George Morton and wife Mary, Merritt Tyson and wife Eliza, sold to Thomas Henley for $100, or $25 to each of the 4 parties, for a tract of land,
"which has descended to us due to the consequence of the death of Susan Carpenter and H. M. Tyson who intermarried with A. J. Tyson in Lot 2 containing 41 acres of the lands of William Carpenter which was alotted to his daugher, Susan Carpenter, deceased."
And then came War. George D. Morton, 33, Served in Company C, 14th Infantry. His trade was as a mechanic. He was wounded at Malvern Hill.
George D Morton tended to jump census records. As I have not located him in the 1850 census, so went the 1870. But we can get an idea of where he was around this time as his son Guilford gives his birthplace as Black Hawk, Carroll County, Mississppi in 1869. His family may have been in transit.
|Birth Date:||Abt 1815|
|Home in 1880:||Precinct 8, Grayson, Texas, USA|
|Relation to Head of House:||Self (Head)|
|Spouse's Name:||Mary Martin|
|Father's Birthplace:||North Carolina|
|Mother's Birthplace:||North Carolina|