Friday, January 15, 2010


The picture here is of Nancy Ann Pickens' husband, Samuel Cephus Pool(e). I wish I had a picture of her and always hope that one will show up. Nancy was born about 1815 around Anderson, South Carolina. She married Samuel C. Pool(e) around 1827. There are problems with these dates because it would seem that she married at the age of 12, which is unlikely. But in the 1860 Census of Pontotoc County, Mississippi, she is 45 years old. Her oldest child, Narcissa is 14 years old in 1860 which makes me believe that she and Samuel married later than 1827. They have a total of 6 children living at home in 1860. Narcissa is 14, Nancy C. is 7, William is 6, Greenworth is 5, Warren is 4 and Pardy A. is 3. Greenworth is my direct ancestor. There is also an Edward Morgan, 22, living with them and listed as a Farm Laborer. Next door there is a David Morgan and his wife Ellen with a large family. This needs to be followed as later on Eva Sharp will marry a Paul Morgan. Makes one wonder if the families go all the way back to Mississippi together. The Post Office there is called Ellistown. Nancy Ann Pickens is the daughter of Samuel Pickens and Sarah Dowdle. Samuel was born in 1780 and died in 1840.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

David Carroll Morgan

On Saturday, December 19, 2009
David Carroll Morgan passed away in Comanche, Oklahoma. His funeral was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, Comanche Oklahoma. Services under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Brother Trent Young Officiating. He was buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, just North of Comanche. David's wife Elizabeth was there and I was not able to chat with her. His son John Morgan and John's wife Krista were there. They are from Sterling, Oklahoma. There was also four grandchildren present-Brennan and Hudson Morgan of Sterling, OK and Kyra Allen of Dallas, TX and Amber Benson also of Dallas, TX.
David ties into the Sharp-Poole connection through his mother Eva Sharp Morgan. My grandpa Verb Sharp was David's mother's brother, or David's Uncle Verb. Then it goes back through Verb and Ev's mother Mary Verna Lee (Vernie) Poole. I had planned to go and visit with David so many times. He kept inviting me to come and look at old pictures with him. I waited too long. David was a born again believer. He had a huge funeral. Many many people that I did not know. They took turns talking about how much fun he was and how he loved to sing and how he had all the pages of the hymn book memorized. He LOVED sports. He followed the teams of Comanche and Sterling with amazing dedication. I guess he NEVER missed a game. I remember hearing years ago that David had a daughter who was murdered in Comanche and the crime was never solved. I kind of think that HER name was Elizabeth. David is buried next to her. He reminded me so much of his Uncle Bawley...(Oscar Vansler Sharp). He looked just like him and had his full of fun personality.