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6. Rachel HIGGINBOTHAM5,22 died circa 1809.

Probably older than some of her brothers. Birth not known. Chalkley's Transcripts of the Records of Augusta Co VA, Vol. 2, suggest she died in Amherst, in the winter of 1808-09.

Stuart vs. Duncan--O. S. 192; N. S. 68--Deed 6th June, 1774, by Samuel Ayres and Rachel, his wife, late Rachel Morrison, and Joseph Higginbotham Morrison, oldest son and heir-at-law of Rachel by her first husband, Wm. Morrison, deceased, of Parish and County of Amherst to John Dillard of same place.
Before his marriage, Samuel by writing dated 14th November, 1772, executed marriage contract, conveys 250 acres on Beaver Creek in Amherst, part of 2,700 acres patented to Wm. Cabell, Jr. Recorded in Amherst, 4th July, 1774.
Will of Samuel Ayres of Amherst. Devisee, William Ayres, son of Thomas Ayres, deceased, and Mary, his wife, of Essex County, 30 sh. to keep him from being heir to Samuel. Wife, Rachel; legatees, Eve Lackey, Joseph Higginbotham Morrison, Ezra Morrison, Tizza Davis, John Lackey, son of Eve Lackey. Dated 10th February, 1784. Recorded in Amherst, 3d May, 1784.
Answer by William Duncan, son of John Duncan, deceased. Answer by Charles Duncan. Orator is Thomas Stuart and Terza, his wife, late Davis, and formerly Terza Morrison; John Lackey, only son and heir of Eve Lackey, deceased, formerly Eve Morrison, and Ezra Morrison. Terza, Eve and Ezra were heirs of William Morrison, deceased, by late Rachel Ayres, formerly Rachel Morrison; Rachel died in winter of 1808-9 intestate. Samuel and Rachel entered into a marriage contract by which Samuel agreed to convey all his estate to heirs of himself and Rachel, and if they have none, then to the children of Morrison and Rachel. Samuel and Rachel had no children. Orators claim all Samuel's property in spite of Samuel's will. One tract Samuel deeded to Dillard, which came by transfers to John Duncan, who died intestate and is now held by Sarah or Sally Duncan, his widow. William and George Duncan, Elizabeth Goode (formerly Elizabeth Duncan) and Campbell Goode, her husband; Claiborne and Charles Duncan; Nancy Camden (formerly Duncan), wife of Washington Camden; Lavinia Sale (late Duncan), wife of William Sale; Wiatt, Elizabeth, Wortley, Polly, John, Spicey and Patsy Duncan, who are the children and heirs of John Duncan (last seven being infants).

Rachel HIGGINBOTHAM and William MORRISON were married on 27 November 1749 in Albemarle, County, Virginia.5 William MORRISON12 died in 1761.22

Morrison's Will probated 12 Mar 1761 in Albemarle Co VA. James Higginbotham, brother of wife Rachel was named executor.

Rachel HIGGINBOTHAM and William MORRISON had the following children:



Joseph Higginbotham MORRISON.



Ezra MORRISON23 was born in 1756.23 He died on 1 November 1844 at the age of 88 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.23

Married 1792 to Elizabeth Spears Carpenter, widow of Capt. John Carpenter and daughter of George & Christina Spears.

From FindAGrave Memorial #69549628 - there is a photo of his memorial stone as well as a placque which lists the Rev War soldiers from Lincoln Co, KY
"Ezra Asher Morrison served as a patriot in the Revolutionary War. Son of William Morrison and Rachel Higgenbotham. Married Elizabeth Spears (by then Elizabeth Spears Carpenter, a widow whose husband, John Carpenter had died) 30 Sept. 1791 in , Lincoln, KY. Their children were Elizabeth [b 6 July 1897, md. Capt. John Bright], James, John Ezra, William, and George. (Elizabeth also had three children with her first husband. One son was also named George [George "Station" Carpenter])."
He is buried Carpenter Station Cemetery, Huntonville, Lincoln, KY.






Eve MORRISON24,25 was born (date unknown).

Said to have married a Lackey. A son, John, removed to Kentucky about 1820.

Eve married William Lackay. His will probated Amherst Co, 6 Jul 1772. Amherst WB 1, p, 211.

Rachel HIGGINBOTHAM and Samuel AYERS were married on 9 November 1772.5 Samuel AYERS died in 1784.22