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Celia Morgan (ca. 1851-unknown)

Quilt square with pink, green, and cream fabric representing a Shasta Daisy
Celia Morgan, "Shasta Daisy"

Celia Morgan was the daughter of Melinda Perkins Morgan. Josephine Golson in Bailey’s Light lists Celia as one of the enslaved persons that was freed by Mr. Polley. She writes that five children were born to Cato and Melinda, but only lists four—Alex, Bill, Celia, and Elizabeth. Perhaps there was another child that died.

Celia does not show up in the 1870 census. Perhaps she had already married and left the family home.

Her quilt square is “Shasta Daisy.”


This biographical selection is from The Enslaved People of J. H. Polley Plantation, Whitehall, Sutherland Springs, Texas 1836-1865. The collection is the work of independent scholar, Dr. Melinda Creech. Dr. Creech compiled and presents a biographical sketch of each of the enslaved along with a unique historic Texas quilt for each individual since photos of the 28 enslaved are not available. The collection is available to view in person at the Sutherland Springs Historical Museum.

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