I received an email from Howard Swain three days later, noting that he was unable to comment on the post for some reason, but he provided this information about the Morgan family:
"Here's some more on Charles Morgan [Sr]. He had two wives. The first was, as you say, Helena Applegate. They had marriage intentions 9 Feb. 1648. He m/2 Catalyntje Huyberts from Haerlem with intentions 18 Dec. 1652.
It's wonderful to have help like this from my genealogy friends and readers.
I went looking for the information online that Howard highlighted, for instance:
1) Charles Morgan's 1668 probate records in New York County, New York. As he suggested, an image of the original will and inventory is in the New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 collection on FamilySearch. Here is the image of the will:
2) Baptism records for four of Charles Morgan's children in the 1650 to 1660 time period. I found transcriptions of these records in Lorine McGinnis Schulze's Olive Tree Genealogy website - see http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/church/rdcbapt.shtml.
I found a published book with transcriptions of these baptisms on AmericanAncestors.org - the citation provided is:
New York, NY: Parents and Witnesses at Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church, 1639-1730. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Volume 2. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York. Baptisms from 25 December, 1639 to 27 December, 1730. Edited by Thomas Greer Evans. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
3) Marriage records for Charles Morgan and his two known wives - Helena Applegate in 1648 and Catalyntje Huyberts in 1652. Lorine McGinnis Schulze has a marriages list also the 1648 entry is on http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/church/rdcmarr1648.shtml.
I found a published book with transcriptions of these marriages on AmericanAncestors.org - the citation provided is to:
New York, NY: Marriages in the Reformed Dutch Church, 1639-1801. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Volume 1. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York. Marriages from 11 December, 1639 to 16 August, 1831. Edited, with an Introduction, by Samuel S. Purple, M.D. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
4) The Stillwell work was found on Internet Archive (www.archive.org) at https://archive.org/details/historicalgeneal03instil, and on Ancestry.com in http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6248.
All of the above help me add content to my database for this Morgan family, and also provided more information about the parents of Helena Applegate, the probable mother of Charles Morgan (1649-1720). I like the NEHGS source citations, too!
My thanks to Howard Swain for helping me out here on a surname line that I knew little about and had performed no real research on.
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