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28. Eli Cleaver Morris1 was born on 14 March 1845 in Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.19,29,132,133,134,135,136,137,138,139 He lived in East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania in 1850.137 He lived in East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania in 1860.139 Eli lived in Wright, Hillsdale, Michigan in 1870.29 He lived in Rockport, Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1880.138 He lived in Lower Salem Village, Washington, Ohio in 1900.135 Eli lived in Washington, Lower Salem, OH in 1910.19 He lived in Salem, Washington, Ohio in 1910.136 He died on 3 June 1914 at the age of 69 in Lower Salem/Marietta, Washington, OH.140 Eli was buried after 3 June 1914 in Lower Salem, Washington, Ohio. Home in 1850(City,County,State): East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Wright, Hillsdale, Michigan
Home in 1900: Salem, Washington, Ohio
Home in 1910: Salem, Washington, Ohio

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1850 Pennslyvania Census - Greene County Greene Township
Eli Morris 32M None (Occupation) PA
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1880 West Virginia Census Wood County
S009 Morris, Eli (w)WM35 Miller PA PA PA
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From Jim Comstock's 1975 Reprint of the old West Virginia Histories by H.
H. Hardesty in the early 1880s:
WOOD Co. (Steele Dist.) - ELI MORRIS - son of Samuel and Elizabeth
(Hartley) Morris, was born in Washington Co., Pa., March 14, 1845, and settled
in this county in 1880. Twice married. First wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John
and Hannah McDonald, was born in Washington Co., Pa., Oct. 26, 1846, and died
in Wirt October 30, 1879. He has one child by this marriage, Samuel, born July
26, 1868. Second wife, Eliza, dau. of Henry Windland, in Steele district, Wood
County, June 22, 1880. She born in Monroe Co., Ohio. They have one child, Dan
H., born May 22, 1881. Served in late war in 6th Pa. Cavalry. He is occupied
in the construction of a steam grist mill on Tucker Creek, Wirt Co.
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Ohio, Washington County, Salem Township, Village of Lower Salem Death
Certificate, File Number 36765:
E. C. Morris
Male White Married
Date of Birth: March 14, 1845
Age at Death: 69 yrs, 2mos, 20 days
Miller - Flouring Mill
Birthplace: Washington County PA
Name of Father: Samuel Morris
Birthplace of Father: Washington County PA
Name of Mother: Elizabeth Hartley
Birthplace of Mother: Bucks County PA
Informant: James Morris of Parkersburg WVA
Date of Death: 6 - 3- 1914
Cause of Death: Chronic Valvular Heart Disease by GM Mason MD of Warner
Burial Place: Salem Township Cemetery on June 5th 1914
Undertaker: H. Stanly of Lower Salem, Ohio
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1900 Ohio Census, Washington County, Salem Township, Lower Salem
Volume 154, E.D. 130, Sheet 2, Line 5:
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Morris, Eli C. Head WM Mar 1845 55y M 19yrs PA PA PA Miller
Eliza J. Wife WF Oct 1850 49y M 19yrs OH OH OH Hsking
Annie E. Dau WF Feb 1886 14y S WV PA OH At Sch
Birdie E. Dau WF Dec 1889 10y S OH PA OH At Sch
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1910 Ohio Census, Washington County, Salem Township, Lower Salem-2nd St.
Volume 176, E.D. 162, Family Number 0063, Sheet 3B:
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59 63 Morris, Eli C. Head MW65 M2 30yrs PA PA PA English
Miller Flour
Eliza J. Wife FW59 M1 30yrs OH OH OH English
Housekeeping
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From the Marietta Times Newspaper:
Wednesday, June 3, 1914, #185, Volume XVI, Page 5:
MR. E.C. MORRIS DEAD
Mr. E.C. Morris, one of the best known citizens of Washington County,
died at an early hour this morning at his home in Lower Salem, where he had
lived for 24 years. Death was due to a complication of troubles and followed
an illness extending over a period of three years.
Mr. Morris was past 69 years of age at the time of his death. He is
survived by his wife and four children, Don H. of Lower Salem; James G. of
Parkersburg, WVA; Mrs. P.L. Thomas of Lower Salem; and Mrs. T.E. Smith of
Alluwe, Okla.
Funeral Services will be held friday morning at 10 O'clock, from the
Universalist Church at Lower Salem. Interment will be made in the adjoining
cemetery.
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From the Marietta Daily Ledger Newspaper:
Page 3, #350, Volume #7: (this is paraphrased)

He died at 1:30 am
Death due to a complication of diseases
69 years old
He was a farmer and was well known by a large circle of friends in his
home community and in this city.
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From his will a list of his children with Eliza J.:
Don Henry Morris
James B. Morris
Annie Morris Thomas
Birdie Morris Smith
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From the book "Morris Miller":
"Eli, the youngest, remained with his father until the spring of 1866,
when he went to Michigan, where his brother-in-law, James Baker, resides. He
was engaged there for several years in the milling business. Relinquishing
that, he returned and married Elizabeth McDonnal. Two years after their
father's death, Eli and Oliver, with their mother, settled near their sister
Hannah in Wirt county, West Virginia, where they still reside, though much
isolated from their relatives and former friends.
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Sources:
Name : "Morris Miller" by Morris Miller
Birth Date: "Morris Miller" by Morris Miller
Birth Place : "Morris Miller" by Morris Miller
Father : "Morris Miller" by Morris Miller
Mother : "Morris Miller" by Morris Miller
Other : "Morris Miller" by Morris Miller
Other : Birth Record Alteration for Birdie Elo Morris Smith

Eli C Morris
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=a9a0588b-4225-4f45-8e5b-257c4b2fca48&tid=9815225&pid=-739236289 Elizabeth "Lizzie" McDonald and Eli Cleaver Morris were married on 26 October 1866 in Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.134

29. Elizabeth "Lizzie" McDonald1 was born on 24 October 1846 in East Bethlehem, Washington, PA.134,141,142,143 She lived in East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania in 1850.143 She died From the Wirt County Court House: Elizabeth Morris d. 1879 age 33yrs and 6 days of Consumption. P on 30 October 1879 at the age of 33 in Elizabeth, Wirt, WV.141,142 Elizabeth was buried in Beauchamp Cem, Elizabeth, Wirt, WV. She was a Housekeeping. From her obituary: Not sure what paper but it appears to be Elizabeth,
"... With him with whom she had cast her lot, they took up their abode
in Hillsdale County, Michigan, where they united with the Wesleyan Methodist
Church, of which they were consistent members, when they removed to this place,
in April, 1875, and there being no church of that denomination here, she with
her husband, began to look for a religious home. They searched the scriptures
and determined, by the help of God, to be led by them, and cast their lot with
the Christian Church in 1876, of which she was a consistent member at the time
of her death. ..."
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Caretaker of Beauchamp Cemetary is June Hudson: P.O. Box 369, Elizabeth,
W.Va. 26143. If send donations make out to Daughters of the Pioneers. Only
one person is buried in the cemetary - Lizzie Morris. Send her copies of
information on the family for her records. Work phone number is (304)275-6581.
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State Library of West Virginia: (304)558-0230
They have birth and death records back to 1853 plus all the
Virginia Census on Microfilm plus all papers, ect and copies of Civil War
Records. Address:
Archives and History Library
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawah Blvd.
Charleston,
W.Va. 25305
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From the Wirt County Court House: Elizabeth Morris d. 1879 age 33yrs and
6 days of Consumption. Parents Jno. & Hannah McDonald.
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Sources:
Name : Tombstone in Beauchamp Cemetery, Elizabeth, Wirt Co., WVA
Birth Date: Obituary in Paper (Unknown)
Birth Place : Obituary in Paper (Unknown)
Death Date: Obituary in Paper (Unknown)
Death Place : Obituary in Paper (Unknown)
Father : Death Certificate, Wirt Co. WVA
Mother : Death Certificate, Wirt Co. WVA
Other : Obituary in Paper (Unknown)
Other : Death Certificate, Wirt Co. WVA

Lizzie McDonald Morris
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=d1fb5c1a-47b1-4fc9-a255-1bf99c5d3a3f&tid=9815225&pid=-739236288

Children were:

14

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Samuel Morris.