James MORGAN and Sarah (BETHEL?) MORGAN Ruardean (General)

by jimashton @, Friday, May 18, 2012, 15:04 (2345 days ago) @ KathyJ

We have certainly gained a lot of conflicting information. M P Griffiths found a different James Morgan & Sarah, with a son Richard in 1871,which indicates that a second James Morgan & Sarah existed, now Kathy is nominating different parents for Sarah Bethel, details of which can be found in the Parish Records :

Year: 1827
Month: Jun
Day: 7
Grooms_Surname: BETHEL
Grooms_Forenames: William
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Residence: Hundred of St Braivels
Brides_Surname: STEPHENS
Brides_Forenames: Sarah
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Residence: Hundred of St Briavels
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Signature_or_Mark: He signs she marks
Witness_1: William Stephens
Witness_2: Mark of Mary Beddes
Officiating_Minister: H. Douglas Vicar
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P227 IN 1/11
Page_Number: 192
Parish_Chapel: Newland

My only real interest here is that James Morgan & Sarah Bethel's son William Henry Morgan 1856 married Evangeline Amanda Roberts 1867 in 1888. Evangeline Amanda Morgan nee Roberts emigrated to USA with Lewis (Louis) Marfell 1866. Interestingly one of William Henry Morgan's 8 siblings Mary Jane Morgan 1873 married Timothy Roberts 1876 in 1895, Timothy being a sibling of Evangeline Amanda Morgan nee Roberts.

Most interesting of all is that when Evangeline Amanda Morgan nee Roberts emigrated to USA in 1913 with Lewis (Louis) Marfell, she took only Evelyn Maude Morgan born 21 Aug 1902 with her, one of the 12 children she had with William Henry Morgan many of whom were a similar age to or younger than Evelyn Maude. Was she Lewis (Louis) Marfell's daughter ? No record has been found for a second marriage for Evangeline Amanda nee Roberts.

The US Census records are also revealing regarding Evelyn Maude Morgan :
In the 1930 census Louis and Evangeline are living in LaSalle in the home of Talcott Barnes(who was born in Wisconsin). Louis is a gardener and Evangeline is a cook for the family. In 1920 they are also living in LaSalle. They state that they both arrived in America in 1913. No children are living with them in either year.

Evelyn does appear on the 1920 U.S. census for LaSalle, Ilinois, but she is listed as Evelyn Marfell 16, a servant in the household of Howard Doan, Jr. Louis and Evangeline Marfell are listed in that census as residing at Deer Park in LaSalle County.

Jim Ashton

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