Reuben Cole Family
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of Mrs. Martha Cole Morton, 1902
Civil War Letters from Family
Life History of Martha Lou Morton Markline
Reminiscences of Thomas
(husband of Martha Wadsworth Cole Morton)
Martha Ann Hopkins
Martha is a painter/sculptor. She also likes bengal cats, collecting antique dolls, exercise, smooth jazz (when not listening to 50's rock 'n roll.
Grave of Reuben Cole
Grave site of Reuben Cole, (son of John Cole, born Nov. 9, 1728 in St. Paul Chester, PA and died 1797 in Richmond County NC. and Jane Bounds Cole and brother of our William Cole), is located in Kemper Co., MS on the Jackson Rd. between Moscow and DeKalb, MS near family farm in Klondike, MS.
Reuben Cole born 1778 in NC and died April 25, 1856. He was son of John Cole and Jane Bounds. He married Celia Wadsworth. They moved to Kemper Co. MS.
Martha Wadsworth Cole (born May 27, 1824 in Jones County, Georgia and died 1902), daughter of Reuben Cole and Celia Wadsworth, married Thomas Horton Morton on Sept. 30, 1842.
Children of Martha Wadsworth Cole and Thomas Horton Morton were:
1. Everett G. Morton b. March 1, 1844 d.
May 9, 1915.
Children of Henry Clay Morton and (1) Callie Rush (2) Ollie Perkins were:
1. Paul Horton Morton b.
Nov. 11, 1882 and died Jan. 13, 1889.
Fourth son, William Rush Morton, Sr., was born Aug. 7, 1888 and died May 2, 1980. Married Lillian Lucille Mayfield on Oct. 8, 1921. She was born Sept. 6, 1903 and died July 27, 1985. They had three daughters:
1. Lola Lucille Morton, born May 24, 1922 and died Jan. 27, 1907. Married Edgar Ford Knight on Aug. 16, 1963. He was born Jan. 25, 1920 and died March 22, 1986. There were two stepchildren: (1) Henry Ford Knight, born Dec. 25, 1954, and (2) Betty Lee Knight, born April 22, 1960. There was one son by Edgar Ford Knight: (1) John Morton Knight, born Oct. 7, 1964, married Deborah Brown, born May 19, 1991. There was one step-son, Beau Brown.
2. Ida Florence Morton, born Oct. 30, 1923, married Leroy William Nelson on March 8, 1942 and divorced in 1948. One son from this marriage: (1) Michael Leroy Nelson, born Feb. 23, 1943, married Betty Boyd Leonard on Aug. 22, 1965. There were two children: (1) Laura Michelle Nelson, married Michael Angelo Rodriquez-Chapman on Feb. 4, 1995. They had two children: (1) Natalie Elise Rodriquez-Nelson, born May 21, 1996 and (2) Matthew Oliver Rodriquez-Nelson, born Aug. 4, 1998. Divorced Dec. 1902. Married Eric Miller on June 12, 2004, no children from this marriage. (2) Michael Leonard (Lee) Nelson born July 21, 1969 married Stephanie Lynn Coggins on March 1, 1997. They had one son, Michael Warbington Nelson, born Nov. 5, 2000.
3. Callie Sue Morton, born March 12, 1927 and died Dec. 9, 2001. Married Edward J. O'Rourke, born March 18, 1952 and died March 23, 1974. One daughter, Susan Lucille, stillborn. (Information on William Rush Morton, Sr. family furnished by Buddy Arnold.)
Children of Sallie Morton and Tom Lyle were:
1. John Lyle
Children of Ross Hollinger Morton and Cora Treadway were:
1. Eunice Morton Children:
John and Kathleen.
Children of Mary Ella Morton and
Tom Lyle were:
Henry Clay Morton's daughter,
Martha Lou Morton, married Hugh Wallace Markline on
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