What evidence proves Morgan was the correct name of Lydia S Johnson?

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The LDS trees on familysearch show Lydia S.'s LNAB to be Morgan, but I've not been able to find any confirming evidence that that is so.  Her husband was John Johnson and they wee married in 1842 in Fernandina, Nassau, Florida, USA.  I've looked for the marriage record online and I've not been able to find it.  The PM lists her LNAB as "S." which should never be the case.  One doesn't use an abbreviation as a full name, does one?

Is the information on the LDS family trees correct in making her last name at birth Morgan?
WikiTree profile: Lydia Johnson
in Genealogy Help by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Edited - incorrect

All of the census records give her BIRTHPLACE as Florida


Lydia L Johnson

 in the 1860 United States Federal Census

VIEW1860 United States Federal Census

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    Name: Lydia L Johnson
    Age: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Gender: Female
    Birth Place: Florida
    Home in 1860: Nassau, Florida
    Post Office: Fernandina
    Family Number: 176
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John Johnson 36
    Lydia L Johnson 33
    Henry C Johnson 13
    Malissa Johnson 11
    Elizabeth E Johnson 10
    Lydia A Johnson 8
    John E Johnson 6
    Thos B Johnson 3

    Source Citation

    Year: 1860; Census Place: Nassau, Florida; Roll: M653_108; Page: 427; Family History Library Film: 803108


    All I find is Sons of the American Revolution application by Eugene Allen Johnson who claims he is a descendant of Obediah Johnson Jr. His great grandfather is listed as John Johnson married to Lydia Morgan.

    Lydia Morgan

     in the U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970

    View U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970

      Name: Lydia Morgan
      SAR Membership: 25620
      Role: Ancestor
      Application Date: 23 Feb 1914
      Spouse: John Johnson
      Children: John Johnson


      Above lists this as source


      Record of Robert F. Johnson, Year Book, Michigan Society SAR
      This is the comment I edited off. If you check the document, you'll see it's for a John Johnson born in Connecticut about forty years before the profile guy

      2 Answers

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      yes, unfortunately census records of that time frame did use only a first initial and S and L are difficult to discern. Follow the family backward and forward if possible in census records, and widen your search.
      by Sherrie Mitchell G2G6 Mach 2 (24.2k points)
      I have had experience in reading birth, marriage, and death records, etc. in the Cayman Islands and doing my own transcriptions of the handwriting.  In many cases, I can discern the difference between an L and an S.

      You didn't, however, attempt to answer my question.  Was her LNAB Morgan as the LDS family trees show?  I've not found the 1842 marriage record and no baptismal records for her.  Her birthplace seems to have been in Florida, not Georgia as one ancestry.com family tree shows.
      Then as suggested you need to do follow up and check 1850 and 1870, both ~should~ be available for that state... you should know that LDS has to be checked.

      You seem to be asking for a research effort on Morgan as last name, possibly, instead of a census clarification.
      I have her up here in N.C. died and actually found a grave of her and was perplexed and wonders who she was , could be a different one though but a few of my ancestors did migrate to GA FL and KY just to name a few ..
      0 votes
      I am currently driving so when I start around 1 PM eastern time frame will look into this first and give you guys a answer. I have extensive research on this family I am connected to the Johnson family through Bertie County Chowan County Dobbs County  from isle of right Virginia through Jamestown Virginia. I have DNA matches with South Carolina Florida Alabama Louisiana Texas and Kentucky Johnsons. Wilson County North Carolina currently DNA matches and in the process of  connecting all these DNA matches to my won 8000+ member Johnson family tree. I currently live and family has to stay in Gnash county from Berkeley county since the revolutionary time frame. I have photos of grave markers that could possibly answer  this question. There are several Lydia Johnson’s in my tree and I have a photo of a Lydia Johnson’s grave. More to come when I stop . My tree on wiki is not filled in al I just ran straight up my Y dna on here to help other find me ..
      by Robert Johnson G2G Crew (730 points)

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