Saturday, May 30, 2009

Joseph Morgan and Malissa Sheffield

Following the death of his first wife, Susan Annie Olive, in 1910, Joseph W. Morgan remarried, to Nancy Malissa Sheffield, believed to be the daughter of Henry Pink Sheffield and Polly Ann Clayton. As you can probably tell from the above picture, Malissa was much younger than her husband, by thirty years. The couple was married in February 1911, and they had one daughter, Effie, born in 1913, who was married to Walter Lee Dulaney, the son of Henry Davis Dulaney. Joseph "Joe" Morgan died in 1919 at the age of 70 while Malissa was 89 years old when she died in 1967.

I found a widowed Malissa Morgan with young Effie in the 1920 census for Itawamba County:

1920 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Towary's Store
Malissa Morgan 41 MS MS AL widowed
Effie 6 MS GA MS

Interestingly (at least to me), Malissa and Effie were living next door to the Owens family near Mud Creek 'up the North Road'. Cousin Randall Owens was a mere six months old child in his parents' household next door. If you remember the map from a previous post, the North Road connects the county seat of Fulton with the communities of Ryans Well, Lake Itawamba, Mud Creek, Sandy Springs although Mud Creek really no longer exists, having been pretty much covered up during the building of the Tenn-Tom Waterway.

Thanks to Jeannette Dulaney for sharing the photo with Don Dulaney.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i knew Pink Sheffield & also know Randel Owens