My posting was from when I first started my research. I am part of the West Morton & Rachel Henderson line. I've been told that they are buried in the Queens Creek Methodist Church Cemetery (Hubert, NC), but there are no grave markers there for them. *I saw a notation online that there is a "West Morton" Bible, but I would have to go back and dig for who had it at the time (and I believe he is since deceased).
The 1870 Sylvester and Harriet living with West & Rachel Morton were probably both grandchildren (I know Sylvester was Stephen Henderson Morton's son.). His first wife died, and he went off to fight in the Civil War. When he returned, he married quickly and had a son, George Lee in 9 months. S. H. Morton moved his family down to Wilmington, NC (1871) and was involved in the turpentine distilling trade. I have no proof that Harriett was Sylvester's sister, but it might make sense that she was born and her mother died in child birth. I actually think S. H. Morton abandoned his children by his first wife, and left them with his father. *George L. Morton's first wife died leaving him with two young daughters. Rather than give them up to his wife's parents, G.L. kept them as a single father. *I made up the scenario that he decided not to make the same mistake his father had done years earlier.
I have that Charlotte Morton first married a Duncan Parker, and then about 5 years later, Bowen Glancy.
Until the Marine Base came, the Mortons were pretty much related to everyone else down in Hubert, Bear & Queens Creek. (Aman, Freshwater, Glancy, Phillips, Provow, Russell, Scott, Stanley, Thomas, Ward, Wells, etc.)
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