Friday, July 10, 2009

Martha Fatina Thornton Morgan

Nora and Fatina Thornton were daughters of John T. and Bettie Thornton, with Fatina being thirteen years older than Nora. Fatina moved to Texas with her husband and children sometime around 1915 and made her home in that state until her death in 1962 in Fannin County.

Martha Fatina Thornton, standing behind Nora in the photo to the left, was born February 17, 1878 in Itawamba County. She married Nathan Luke Morgan, son of Joseph Wilkes Morgan and Sarah Anne Olive, on January 23, 1898, also in Itawamba County, and they had six known children.

Fatina died in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas on August 30, 1962. She was buried Grove Hill Cemetery next to her husband Luke who died in 1941.

Note that although Fatima (with an 'm') is the more common spelling, Fatina's name is consistently found with an 'n' instead. Her death certificate indicates her name was Martha Fatina.

Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935
Name: Miss M. F. Thornton
Spouse: N. L. Morgan
Marriage Date: 23 Jan 1898
County: Itawamba

1900 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Mud Creek precinct
Nathan Morgan 21 MS GA MS born June 1878, married 3 years
Fatiney 22 MS AL MS born Feb 1878, 1 child, 1 living
(NOTE: census indicated 1 child living yet no child listed in household)

1910 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Lowery's Store
Living near John T. Thornton
Luke Morgan 32 MS MS MS farmer, married 12 years
Fatina 32 MS MS MS, 6 children, 5 living
Gohie (as transcribed by census) 10 MS son
Luna 8 MS
Fatina 5 MS
Amber 3 MS
J. P. 1 MS

1930 Census
Fannin County, Texas
Hickory Creek-Bailey Road
N. L. Morgan 52 MS GA TN farmer, married at age 19
Fatina 51 MS MS MS, married at age 18
Luner J. 27 MS
Amber D. 23 MS
J. P. 20 MS son
Konard 18 MS son
Exa L. 15 TX dau (indicates family moved to Texas 1912-1915)
Sedera 11 TX dau

1 comment:

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