Queries April 1998
Here you will see queries which were posted in April 1998. The submitters name is at the beginning of each query. You will see the subjects name in BOLD letters. If you have data, information or a possible link to the subject in a query, please double click on the submitters name and send them a message. Make sure you let them know you are contacting them in reference to a query they posted.
Queries posted as of 29 April 1998
Dennis or Beth Carver - Does anyone have any information on a JOHN MORRIS, born about 1790, most likely in Pennsylvania, died April 18, 1863 in Ohio? He married ELIZABETH McQUARY (sp?) on July 31, 1819 in Jefferson Co., Ohio, then settled on the border of Noble and Morgan Counties in Ohio. Children include John D. MORRIS, Henry MORRIS, Elizabeth Jane MORRIS (m. Nathan ESSEX), William MORRIS, Harriett MORRIS (m. Robert ARCHIBALD), and Mary MORRIS (m. James Sylvester HUGHES). John's family came from Scotland but we don't know when.
Greg Simmons - I am looking for a Rebecca Morris who was born April 1,1825 in Illinois. She was married to a Richard Neely Simmons about 1845. They had a daughter Brilley Ann Simmons who married a William S Morris in Pope and Johnson County Illinois. Thanks for any help.
Robin Forrest - I am looking for Margaret Morris born 12 Aug 1778 in New Jersey. married 9 Oct 1799 Morristown. pos New Jersey or New York. Moses Thompson they moved to Herkimer Co. New York in 1803 and to Livingston co. Mich abt 1834/35 She died 11 Apr 1866 in Howell, Livingston co., Michigan. Her tomb stone says daughter of the signer of the decleration of indipendance. her daughter Lucinda (Thompson) Frisbee calles her grand daughter of the signer Robert Morris,However the family is in two camps on this issue some saying Robert and the other saying Lewis. In a genealogy by her grand son George Edward Houghtaling she is perported to have indicated that she may have been Illigitamate. But this is onlly heresay at present. However both Morris's are known to have had illigitamate children. Robin Forrest
Reed Morris - I am looking for info. on HARVEY MORRIS b. cc1790 in N.C. Harvey was the son of AARON MORRIS from New Bern N.C. He left New Bern in 1832 on a wagon train headed for Shiloh Tn. He had two son, John b.cc1814, Jim b. cc1816. I think Jim is my g g g/f, JAMES G. MORRIS who married MAHALA BENSON b. cc1826 in Tn. They lived in Henderson Co. Tn. Thanks
Kenneth & Lou Ellen Clement - Seeking any possible connection to FANNIE MORRIS born about 1790 in probably TN. She married SIMMONS before 1802 in probably Greene Co., TN. They had one know child, RACHEL QUINN SIMMONS, born Nov. 6, 1802 in Greene Co., TN (around the Nolachucky River). Simmons left for the gold fields of California in 1808, and in 1809 his wife Fannie Morris Simmons left to search for him. Neither were never heard from again. Their daughter Rachel was raised by neighbors and married HENRY MILLER BIBLE Dec. 3, 1828. They had seven known children and Rachel died June 6, 1877 and is buried in Benton, Polk Co., TN. Thank you so much for any help you may be able to offer. Lou Ellen Clement
Tony BULL - I am looking for any information on Lucy MORRIS, she married Francis Prideaux about 1838, first known child born 1839. Lucy was born 14 July 1813 at Warwickshire, daughter of Charles MORRIS and Elizabeth (nee TAYLOR). Lucy was my 3rd Great-grand-mother. I would appreciate any help. Thanks
Queries posted as of 28 April 1998
Grita Gidner - Searching for any information on the following: William MORRIS, b. ca 1791. d. March 5, 1874 in Ireland. Children: Elizabeth Ann m. James Foster, d. (?) Ontario, Canada; Mary Jane b. ca 1838, Ireland, d. Oct 9, 1902, Ontario, Canada, m. William Pratt; John b.February 19, 1938, Ireland, m.Mary Jane Pratt, Oct. 16, 1861, Canada, d. October 27, 1915, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada . Have some information about the children, especially about John, and am willing to share any thing I have.
Queries posted as of 27 April 1998
Debbie Kilgore - My father is Teddy Samuel Morris and was born in Wellsville, Montgomery County, Missouri on 11 June 1935.\'a0 I have some data on the Morris family. I am looking for information for our family tree, let me know if there is anything we have in common or that we can exchange names or papers.
Karen Kay Burgess - My first family is James Morris, b. 1813 in TN (Smith Co.?), married to Nancy Ritchey, b 1816 in TN, they were married about 1835, Smith County TN?. Children; Julia b.1836 TN, Mary b. 1838 TN, William James (my great grandfather)b. 1840 in Smith Co. TN, Elizabeth b. 1842 TN and Lucy Margaret b. 1844 Williamson Co. IL. James and Nancy both died and buried in Williamson Co IL. William James married Elizabeth Williams Morris who was the daughter of John W. Morris and Gincy Fiveash.
Karen Kay Burgess - My second Morris family, John W. Morris and Gincy were also from Smith Co. TN and settled in Saline Co. IL. Were James and John W. related? My guess is yes, but have no evidence. Any help will be appreciated.
Karen Kay Burgess - My husband is descended from Margaret Morris and Rowland Robert Ferris. Margaret A. Morris was born November 6, 1796 in NY?. Margaret died 6 May 1860 at Greenfield, Saratoga Co. NY. I was told that Margaret was daughter of Robert Morris signer of Declaration of Independence. Of course, I do not believe this, as the ages are not even close. Does anyone, have this Margaret Morris in their family?
Queries posted as of 24 April 1998
Billie J. Morris - Looking for any information on the ancestors of my g-grandfather Sampson Marion Morris b. August 11, 1866 in Iowa (possibly Decatur Co.). His parents were Francis and Julia (Lawrence) Morris. He has two siblings that I know of, Rosa (Morris) Metcalf and Fred Morris. Any information would be greatly appreciated. :)
Mary Hayden - Looking for family of JOHN B. MORRIS and SARAH BURDINE, both born 1835. Lived Knowlton Twp, Warrren Co., NJ until about 1880 then Bethlehem/Easton PA. Children included James R. (b 1858), Mary, Miles, Leroy, Jacob, George. James R. married Lenora Myers 1880 Phillipsburg NJ; children included Russell, Edgar, Mabel. Welcome any info on Morris family of Warren Co., NJ and Northampton Co PA. Mary in MD
Rebecca & Michael Morris - Seeking information for these NJ Morris'. Peter O'toole Morris buried St. Mary's Cemetery, Orange, NJ. We are guessing that the children of Peter O'toole Morris were born about the 1880's & 1890's. These children were John Joseph Morris, Peter Morris, Les Morris and Ethel Morris. The son John Joseph Morris married Catherine Scott, b: Essex Co., NJ/d: 1936 Essex Co., NJ. John Joseph Morris and Catherine Scott had the following children all born in Newark, NJ: John Joseph Morris, b: 1919; Edward Morris; Catherine Janet Morris, b: 1926; Jean Morris, b: 1930; Rosemary born in 1930's and\par died at age 5.
Janet Buckwalter - Seeking information about ISAAC MORRIS, born 1788 in North Carolina. Married THYRZA HINDS in 1816 in Alabama. They moved to Lawrence County, Arkansas by 1830. Children include Huldah, Hannah, Charlotte, Mary, Marston, Sarah, Madison, Moses, Henry, Benjamin, Isaac, Byram, Wiley and Martin.
Addie Morrissey - I need help in locating John A. Morris. Last known in Monona County Iowa. Family letters say he married Estelle. Who is Estelle? Do you know of him? Does anyone have access to the 1900 census index for Iowa? I appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks in advance for any help or idea's.
Queries posted as of 20 April 1998
Addie Morrissey - I need help in locating the death record and obituary of my Great Grandfather Benjamin F. Morris. He died 10 Jan. 1907 in Washington State. The body was shipped to New York (Livingston County). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Washington says NY has the record. NY says Washington has the record..Talk about run around...
Bill Putnam - Seeking information on James T. MORRISS, b. abt 1798. I first find him in Richmond VA in 1850 with wife Agnes A. and children John Thomas, Gideon W., and Anderson S..
James Shelton - I am seeking information on my greatgrandfather - Samuel Jacob Morris - born 3/11/18545 in Monroe Co, Ohio. Married Sophia Jane Tibbit 3/22/1880 and died 7/26/1905 in Hutchinson Kansas. He was a Justice of the Peace at the time of his death. Family stories say his father was an Issac Morris but can't document this information: Children: Oliver Platt Morrs - b 8/6/1881, M - Sybill Addy Hershey and d 3/1935, Arthur Benton Morrs - b 3/16/1883, d 12/14/1926 - m Anna Oliver, William Brady Morrs - b 3/21/1884, d 2/13/1960 - m Rose Aires, Clara Mae Morris - b 1/29/1887 - m Cromwell Oliver, Clarence Robert Morris (my grandfather) - b 12/2/1888, m- Emma Isabel Ratliff 1/24/1909, d - 1/12/1970, Carroll Eugene Morris - b 8/5/1892 - d 11/16/1960, m Marion Alice Kreger, Cora Adda Morris - b 1/28/1898, m William Eastman, Thank you for any support and/or information you can give me. Dorothy Shelton
Barbara Morris Muller - Seeking information about the family and parents of ROBERT MORRIS (b. abt. 1735 in Monmouth Co., NJ; some think he m. an ELIZABETH ELLERSON on 10 February 1762; later moved to Apple Tree Ridge, Va (now WVA) and then to Greene Co., PA. This ROBERT MORRIS didnot sign the Declaration of Independence. Robert and Elizabeth(?) had six children: John Franklin Morris (b. 1763), Henry Morris (b. abt. 1780; d. 11 Oct. 1855 in Ohio), Benjamin Morris (b. 1775; d. 1794), Isaac Morris, Nancy "Sarah Ann" Morris, Mary Morris. There has been a suggestion that this Robert Morris may have arrived in NJ from the West Indies. We have information about his descendants through Henry Morris down to the present, but would like to go back further.
Shirley J. Kovar - Looking for information, parents siblings etc. for John Marion Morris who was born in 1819 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., Kentucky. Married a Lucinda ? born 1823 in Missouri. Moved to Jackson County, Missouri sometime after 1840. My great grandmother Josevine was their first born, born 13 Jun 1840 in Frankfort,Franklin Co., Kentucky. Josevine married William Clark Meredith Dalton on 25 May 1859 in Independence,Jackson Co., Missouri. Her brothers and sisters were: William J. Morris, Louisa Morris married William F. Denning, Mary A. Morris married John G or T Smiley, Bernica Morris married a ? Burton, Isavella Morris married James M. Short, Santford D Morris b. May 1857 Missouri married Eveline Currey, Franklin P. Morris, Wesley A. Morris. It appears that John Marion Morris owned land in Lansing Kansas. I have copies of the deeds of transfer to the children but \par can find no will or place or date of death for either John or Lucinda. Also have no dates of birth or places of birth for any of their children.
Jana Shumate - I am looking for Moses MORRIS and his wife Ryna. They are in Franklin Co. Tn. in the 1840 census ages 60 to 70. I think they are from SC. Their dau. Nancy b.1790 -1794 d. @1849 Franklin Co. Tn. married Dave GIPSON b.1790 SC d. Franklin Co. Tn. Any help woould be greatly appreciated.TIA Jana SHUMATE firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Morris Farner - MORRIS, Samuel, b. ? (probably Frederick Co., VA; d. 2/4/1850 Newberry Co, SC. wife unknown. Was in Frederick County, VA around 1783 but later moved to Newberry County, SC. Children: Polly Morris m. John Kinard Thomas Morris m. Mary (Polly) Lester (unsubstantiated) Elizabeth Morris m. Jethro Harmon George Morris, b. 7/13/1795; d. 6/22/1873 m. Mary Ann Harmon (my line) Sally (Sarah?) Morris b. abt. 1805, m. Benjamin Waites Rosannah Morris, b. abt. 1812 m. Simpson Waites Thanks so much for any information.
Queries posted as of 19 April 1998
James E. Welsh - I have a rather large data base compiled by a small group of descendants of Lutheran Morris, we are: Bill Rogers, Ontario; Sandra Naehrig, Switzerland; Paula Saunders, Newfoundland and Jim Welsh, Maine. I submit it for the interest of any and all Morrises that may be related somehow and have collected approx. 5700 names of descendants and would be happy to share or exchange information.
Steven Northsea - Searching for this Morris Family. WALTER LEE1 MORRIS was born Abt. 1872 in Dewitt? Co. AK. He married (1) ELSIE JEANETTE MINOR in Dewittt Co ? ARK, daughter of JULIAN MINOR and IDA DENNIS. He married (2) UNKNOWN.Children of WALTER MORRIS and ELSIE MINOR are: 2. i. NELLIE BOB2 MORRIS, b. July 07, 1931, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co. FL. ii. JOSEPH JULE MORRIS. iii. DOLLY DIMPLE MORRIS, b. September 04, 1918; d. October 04, 1996, Dunnellon, Marion, FL; m. AUGUST KLEISCH. iv. JACK MORRIS, b. 1913; d. 1913. Children of WALTER MORRIS and UNKNOWN are: v. JEFF2 MORRIS. JEFF MORRIS committed suicide in ARK around 1920 - 1930 vi. JAMES ROBERT MORRIS.
Queries posted as of 17 April 1998
Ira C. Nickle - I am researching the following Morris family: 1. William Morris, born c. 1575 in Wales. 2. Thomas Morris born in 1618 in Wales. Came to Connecticut in 1648. Moved to Newark, New Jersey. 3. Captain John Morris born 1636 at New Haven, Connecticut. He married Elizabeth (Harrison) (Lyne) Lampson. He died in NJ. 4. John Morris, Jr. born c. 1666 at New Haven, Connecticut He married Sarah Rose. 5. Charity Morris - who married Benjamin Shipman in 1721. I would appreciate any help in furthering the family history. Ira
Mike Morris - I am searching for information on the Morris family of Dorchester Co, (Eastern Shore) of Maryland. Clarence Decatur Morris, my father, Born 11/22/1884 in Bishops Head, Maryland. He had two brothers, Leander and Troy, also from the same area. I am searching for information on their father, Edward J. Morris or possibly Andrew J. Morris. He was born 7/4/1855?, possibly in Norfolk, Va., Ireland, or Nova Scotia in Canada. He married Louisa Bramble 11/25/1879 in Bishops head, Md. Any help on him or his parents would be greatly \par appreciated. Thanks, Mike Morris
Kay Goeggle - Judge Winston Morris born MS was son of William Talarn Morris born 1827 Marion Co. MS. son of Edmond Morris born ca1790 Barnwell District SC. Edmond married Sarah Thompson in GA appx 1808 and then died in MS 1856. William Talran Morris married Cecile Lott in MS. \par Judge Winston Morris, (name not title) moved to Catahoula Parish LA. and married Carrie Johnson, have information on down the line here, and Wm. Talran is suppose to be very colorful and I have a booklet written concerning him in MS.
Kay Goeggle - In ADAMS Co. MS a Elizabeth Morris married James G. Harrison in 1811. She later married again after he died. They also lived TENSAS Parish LA. Have no info on her parents, but do have info on down the line and on Harrison family which married into the Gibson family and all were from Carolinas.
Kay Goeggle - There was also a DANIEL MORRIS about this same time in Adams Co. MS. that owned land in Concordia Parish, LA named Frogmore Plantation. His only son was Daniel and he died young. He had married a Sarah. And they started building Frogmore Plantation house which is now on National Register and on tour as a working cotton plantation with a mid 1800 cotton gin and a new gin as well to compare. We are of the belief that Daniel came across\par ALa and orginated in CONN> Can anyone help on this?? Since this place is\par owned and loved by the descentant of the Elizabeth Morris above it would be\par neat to connect Elizabeth and Daniel as siblings as they were both in Adams\par Co. MS in 1810--20. Any help appreciated on any of the above queries.
Sarah Cannon - ALFRED WILLIAM MORRIS, b. Jun. 18th 1823, MS, d. Sept. 29, 1866 Montgomery Co., TX, only child of JOHN P. MORRIS and SARAH HOOKER.. A. W. MORRIS, came to TX after his parents died and later mar. Feb. 22nd, 1845, MATILDA PALMER/PARMER, daughter of MARTIN PARMER and MARGARET NEAL. Children of A. W. and MATILDA MORRIS were: ALFRED WILLIAM MORRIS JR., b. 1846; MAGGIE MORRIS; MATTIE MORRIS; MARTIN B. MORRIS; EDD MORRIS; J. WALKER MORRIS & ALEXZENA "RENA" MORRIS-all born in TX.. Seeking verification and information of parents of A. W. MORRIS - JOHN P. MORRIS and SARAH HOOKER.
Bettie - Looking for ancestors, etc. of Henry Alva Morris, born 12/20/1850 in Hardin Co. TN, died in Mt. Home AR, 8/24/1939.
Sherylee Eustace - I am tracing the family of Ann MORRIS born 23 Jan 1860 in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland. Ann married James PATON 6 April 1880 also in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland. Ann is the youngest child of John MORRIS and Margaret ARNOT. Their other children were Margaret MORRIS b:24 Jul. 1852, Robert MORRIS b:31 Jul. 1854 d: 12 Feb. 1856, Mary MORRIS b: 26 Nov. 1856. All children were born in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland. John MORRIS (the father of Ann) was born 1826 in Auchertool, Fife, Scotland and was the 4th child of Robert MORRIS and Mary FORD. Robert was born abt 1800 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland and married Mary FORD 29 Apr 1820 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Robert died 20/29 Aug. 1871 in Auchertool, Fife, Scotland. Robert and Mary had 8 children that I know of. Mary MORRIS b: 18 Feb. 1821, William MORRIS b: 23 Sep. 1823, Elizabeth MORRIS b: 29 Feb. 1824, John MORRIS (above) Robert MORRIS b: 1827, Thomas MORRIS b: 1829, Janet Watt MORRIS b: 1831 and James MORRIS b: 1834 all were born in Auchertool, Fife, Scotland. My name is Sherylee Eustace.
Bob Shelton - I am trying to find descendant's of JENNY D. (GWIN) MORRIS. and her husband, EMMET MORRIS he was president of a bank in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1944 named W.B.Worthen Company, Bankers. I have letters from Jenny written to my ggrand mother, her cousin. The letters mention ancestral\par books, Jenny had published on some of our family names SIMS, GUYNN, SHELTON. I am trying to find these books. Any help or ideas would be appreciated
James Drake - I am looking for information regarding my g-g grandfather William Morris, born August 20, 1832 in Queen's Camel, Somerset, as well as his parents and family. William travelled to America c. 1854 and settled with his wife, Sarah Haylor of Blacktoft, Yorkshire in Elyria, Ohio. Several of their sons were prominent citizens of Oberlin, Ohio. Also, William's brother, George, married Sarah's sister, Hannah, but it is unknown whether they emigrated to teh U.S. as well. I am at an impasse regarding history preceding their emigration. If this William Morris is related to anyone that you are researching, I would be happy to provide any of my research that you would find helpful. Also, if you have any information relating to my search, I would greatly appreciate any help that you \par could offer. James Drake 45416 Glengarry Boulevard Canton, MI 48188
Wanda Rabb - My gr-gr-grandmother's maiden name was Elizabeth MORRIS, born ca 1815 in SC. She married either William or Thomas FARRIS. This family lived in York County, SC. I have no further information on Elizabeth. Any leads to her parents would be greatly appreciated!
Glenna Milligan - I'm looking for an Ambrose MORRIS (I). His son, Ambrose MORRIS (II), died in Bedford Co., VA in 1826. Ambrose I has been noted as being from PA, but have found no conformation. There has also been noted an Ambrose MORRIS m. Katherine HUNNICUT in NC. Again, no positive connection.
Mary Morris Pickett - Asa Morris b abt 1820-21 possibly in Richmond Co, Va or Richmond, Henrico Co, Va. No dates or names of parents or siblings at this point. Asa MORRIS moved westward to Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky. I do NOT know his reason for moving . As he was living in Louisville, Asa MORRIS met the NAYLOR family. There is a strong possibility both families knew each other from Va. I was checking Gen Forum, and noticed Naylor's from Va. I do know that Asa MORRIS was smitten with a young lady named Letitia NAYLOR. Letitia Naylor b abt 1825 in Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky. Again, no dates or names available. Apparently, both families moved to Howard Co, Mo. I have two versions of how Asa & Letitia married. The first is they married in Howard Co, Mo on Aug 25th, 1842. The second one is that both families disapproved of the marriage, so while still living in Louisville, Ky they ran off and married. In my opinion I believe the first version. But, it's anyone's guess!! Later the MORRISes moved to St.Catherine, Linn Co, Mo. Asa's trade was farming. I feel that some of the NAYLOR'S may have traveled with Asa and Letitia to Linn Co, Mo. Names of MORRIS children: George b abt 1845, Asa Clay b abt 1850, Thomas Joel b abt 1852, William Franklin b abt 1855, James Harvey b abt 1858 ( my grt-grandfather ) Nancy b abt 1860, Silas b abt 1863 and no D.O.B. on Lucretia. All Morris children were b in Linn Co, Mo. Lucretia MORRIS married Bill Taylor from Linn Co, Mo and had one son named Harrison. George MORRIS was killed by a passenger train. Nancy was an old maid. Thomas Joel accidently shot himself. Silas was a doctor and died young from neumonia. Silas married Sadie(?) who was a school teacher. They had one son named Horace. Frank Morris married Matha Gilbert on June 11th, 1887. They had 4 children,,,,Joe, Frank, Harry and Grace. James Harvey MORRIS married Mary Jane FLINN. And Asa Clay married late in life and had no offspring. If any of this info looks familiar, please e-mail me. I want to know.....do I have any cousins out there? Mary Morris Pickett
Caron Mosey - Looking for the parents of Maria Morris, b. April 14, 1796 NY. Maria married John M. Covert, who was perhaps from the Long Island area of the state. If you know of a connection, please contact me. Caron Mosey
Barb Morris - I am looking for : William MORRIS b. ? England d. ? m. Selena PRESCOTT date unknown, b. 1864 Lancashire England d. 1953 in Roslyn WA. They had one son John MORRIS b. Dec 20 1881 in Streator Illinois. There the trail ends for William. Rumor is he was killed in Mexico, but no proof. Do not know when Wm and Selena immigrated to the United States. Any information or search ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Barb Morris
Suzie Morris Ball - I am looking for the parents of George MORRIS who lived in Hanover VA and moved to Louisa Co VA before the Revolutionary War. George died in1786 in Louisa Co Va and named Isaac, David, Mary, George, Anna, Samuel, Joshua, and John in his will. His son, George Jr., married Sally BIGGERS in 1783, Susanna GRAVES in 1795, and Mary HEASTEN in the 1800's. I am descended from George, Jr. and his wife Susanna GRAVES, through their son, Tandy Graves Morris. Susanna is descended from Capt. Thomas GRAVES,\par one of the original settlers of Jamestown. George MORRIS, Jr. served as sheriff of Orange Co VA. Suzie Morris Ball
John Bailey - I am looking for information about Eliza [C. ?] Morris, born [9 Jul ?] 1812 in New York State. On 16 Sep 1829, she was married to Hermanus Rechtmeyer Brink by a Methodist Minister in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY. Eliza C. Morris died 19 Jul 1884 in Malden, Ulster, NY. Her death certificate is not on file with New York State; however, her obituary appeared in the\par Saugerties [NY] Telegraph on 24 Jul 1884. I do not have a copy of it. She\par was the mother of [at least] 11 children. During her life she lived in both\par Ulster and Broome Counties, NY [at least]. Her husband, Hermanus, died in Brashear City, LA, fighting the Civil War.
Lucille Miller - Looking for information on an Edward (Ned) A. MORRIS born according to census records in Tennessee March 5, 1814 (1880 census did not give birthplace of parents).He married first Lucinda MORRIS in 1833 in Maury County, Tenn. and after her death in 1850 he married Elizabeth Jane JONES daughter of Douglas JONES . He died in 1888 in Calloway County, Kentucky. He must have moved to Calloway County about 1844 as all children born after that date gave Kentucky as birthplace. Any help appreciated. Issue: Elizabeth C. Abt. 1839 Letisha ??) ca 1840, James ca 1842, Joel M. ca1844, Louisa J.ca 1846, Daniel ca 1848, Sarah C ca 1852, Jane M. ca 1854, Minerva ca 1857, Second wife: Matilda F ) William D.) ca 1860 twins, Cleo Frances ca 1864, Cathra or Cinthra ca 1867, John G. ca 1867, John G. ca 1869, Martain ca 1871, Jefferson Davis ca 1874. The above children were derived from Federal Census records as our family history was full of pet names such as "Puss" "Sissy" "Ned" for Edward, "Peter " for Jefferson Davis. We would really appreciate any help in straightening out these children. etc." Lucille I. Miller
Fannanell Hunter Hatfield - I'm looking for the family of Jane Judy(some say Sarah Jane) Morris who may have been for New River area of NC. Don't know what county but she married William Hodges who was born in 1810 in Ashe County, NC. They settled near Elk Cross Roads there. They were married in 1832 in Ashe County, NC. They had 7 children: 1- Franklin b. 1834, 2- James b. 1838, 3- Sarah b. 1842, 4- Charlotta b. June 27, 1843 married Andrew McClain in Knoxville, Knox County, TN d l Jan 20, 1902 in Knoxville, 5- Mary Margaret b. Feb. 15, 1845 married William Sloan in Knoxville , d. Jan 21, 1922 in Knoxville, 6- William Raymond b. Sept. 3, 1848 married Alice Smith in Knoxville, d. Feb. 26, 1926 in Knoxville., 7- Harry b. 1843 never married, d. 1934 in Knoxville. When Jane's husband died in NC, she took her family and moved to the Karns area in Knoxville. I suspect because her brother, William, lived there and maybe other family members but haven't been able to prove it. Also, some think that Fanny Morris who married John "Jack" Hodges, was Jane's sister. They were married and lived in Watuaga County, NC. There were 9 children born but Fanny was the first wife. Ring any bells with anyone?
Pat Bartelme -I am searching for the parents of Arthur Edward MORRIS who lived and died in the Chicago area of Illinois. B 3rd Nov 1872, M Emma May Lohmiller 7th Feb. 1893, D 23rd Nov 1956, buried in Acacia Park Cemetary in Chicago. Emma was B 29th May 1874(?) and D 30th Aug 1954. Buried in Acacia Park Cemetary. They had 3 sons: Frank Edward MORRIS B 9th Oct 1899, Kenneth Irving MORRIS B 26th Oct 1905, and Glen Earl MORRIS B 9th Oct 1911. All dates are unconfirmed as yet. My husband's mother is from Frank Edward MORRIS - Priscilla Joy MORRIS, his only child that lived.
Winnie Minson - Looking for info on Charlie MORRIS-m. Theadosia Fitzgerald -b.1880-1900. Lived on the family farm, an apple orchard- named "Roselyn" in the Piney River area of Amherst County, VA.
Jodie Gee - Biddy MORRIS (ca 1770-1857) Orange Co ,NC. I am seeking the family of Biddy MORRIS of Orange Co NC .She married Ezekiel BREWER 05 June 1796 Orange Co NC..They lived on the southside of the watery fork of Cane Creek.Biddy M.BREWER left a will dated 3 Nov 1857 in Orange Co NC. One of her daughters, Biddy BREWER (b.1821) married James PERDUE on 22 Sep 1838.
Judith Sumner - Looking for any information on my grandmother's family. All have died and I have no records of any kind other than a death certificate for her. Her name was Nellie Morris, b. 20 May 1890 in Indiana, d. 14 Jan, 1969 in Denver, Co., married to Hosea T. Garver.Two sons, one lived only a short time, the second son, James Floyd Garver b. 28 April 1919 in Denver, Co., d. 1960. Her parents names were, Marshall Morris and Lubica (?)Violetta Morris ( several spellings of the first name range from Lubica, Luvina, Luvisa, etc). The other known siblings in this family are Mabel, Elmer, Floyd and Walter. Elmer, married Mary, lived in Piper, Ks, Floyd married Bessie, also lived in Piper, Ks, Walter married Lucille, lived in Waynesboro, Ks., Mabel married (unknown )Harbison, 2 children, one son died of burns, daughter, Jean Marie,Mabel also married to Joe Rupp in Denver, Co. moved to Ca. where she lived until she died in 1995. Any information on any member of this family will be greatly appreciated.\par \par Marge Farmer email@example.com - Seeking information on my Morris family. My g.grandfather was Lemeul Morris b. ca 1837 in Ohio, m. Sarah RICHARDS 12-27-1857 in Logan Co., IL. Children of this marriage are my grandmother Effie Jane, b. 1869, m. Francis Marion RAMSBURG on 01 Nov. 1888 in Lincoln, Il. (DeWitt Co.) Children other than Effie Jane are James, b. 1860, George W., b. 1861, Cora b. 1864, William Sherman b. 1866, Mary b. 1877 and Freeman b. 1869. I believe there may have been an Elizabeth too, but do not know when she was born. This MORRIS family was found in the Logan Co., IL. census in 1880 (with the exception of Elizabeth). Any help will be appreciated.
Frank Job - Daniel MORRIS was born on 17 June 1799, and died in Fulton Co., IL on 13 September 1843. He was married to Judith Ann HIPPLE (1) in Highland Co., OH, about 1823. They had four children: (Dr.) Richard MORRIS (15 Apr 1824 - 7 Mar 1898), Mary Ann MORRIS (abt 1831 - abt 1844), Phillip MORRIS (d 1907), and Sarah Jane MORRIS Shearer (d 1895). Judith Ann HIPPLE died in 1841, in Fulton Co., IL. Subsequently, Daniel MORRIS married Nancy E. MURPHY (2)(b 26 December 1812, NC, d 5 Jan. 1895, NE) on 30 May 1842 , in Fulton Co, IL. They had one child: Nancy E. MORRIS (b 21 March 1843, Fulton Co., IL, d 11 September 1920, Douglas Co., KS.) Especially interested in finding parents or siblings of Daniel MORRIS.
Connie Sieveking - I am researching William Lee Morris, born March 15, 1820 in Tennessee and died Sept. 21, 1906 in Illinois. On Jan 20, 1842, he married Mary Emeline Douglas in Gallatin County, Illinois. I am descended from his son Guy Cummins Morris, born April 12, 1848 in Illinois. Any information about his ancestors or descendants will be appreciated.
Joy Miller - MORRIS, OLIVER P. md. ANN MARSHALL 10-31-1844, Rush County, Indiana; Children: Alvin N. Morris b. Nov. 1845 md. REbecca J. Hicks 4-11-1870 Rush County, Alvin d. 10-7-1910 is buried in Grant County, Jefferson Twp, Rebecca d. 12-24-1916 bur. by her husband; Sarah Morris b. 1849--can not find her; Eliza Jane Morris b. 11-24-1850, Rush County, md. William Hicks 12-25-1870 Rush County, "Jane d. 7-20-1937, William d. 1927 Blackford County, Indiana; George W. Morris b. 10-13-1856 Indiana maybe Shelby County, md. Sarah Elsie Crandall 2-21-1891, George d. 5-12-1912 bur. Curry's Chapel, Hancock County, In., "Elsie" d. before 1960; Lydia Morris b. 1857 md. Charles Jackson 5-1-1875 Henry County, In; Lydia d. 1-9-1893, Charles remarried and d. ?; Huldah Morris b. 6-1859, Indiana, md. James Jackson 3-10-1881 Henry County, d. 3-21-1942; James died before Huldah; Frank Morris b. 1861 8-19-1868 In; Susannah Morris b. 1-1862 md. Elmer Ellsworth Hiatt, 12-31-1895 Henry County, In; Susannah d. 1-20-1942; Elmer died after Susannah--Huntington County, In.; Oliver Perry Morris, b. 11-6-1865 In. md.Eithel Anna Hastings 12-31-1895 Henry County, "Perry" d. 6-29-1944, Anna d. Nov. 1944; Amanda ElDora Morris b8-19-1868, md. Oliver Perry Manlove 2-17-1887 Henry County, In; "Dorrie" d. 2-27-1941 , not sure of spouse's death. I hope this helps someone. Thank you and good luck. Joy Morris Miller
Joy Morris Miller - MORRIS, FRANK, b. 1861 and MORRIS, SARAH, b. 1849, children of Oliver P. Morris and Ann Marshall of Rush and Henry Counties, Indiana. Would appreciate any help. Thank you, Joy Morris Miller\par \par Dorothy Henson PJHDNH@aol.com - George Morris,Sr. b. ca 1770 NC, married Mary (Ann) Fisher and had the following children: Henry, Littleton and Nancy all born in NC. They then moved to Lee County, VA and had the following children: William, ca 1791 ?, Elizabeth, George Jr., Roda/Rhoda, and Thomas. about 1811-1812 they moved to Knox Co. Kentucky and they to Harlan Co. Kentucky. About 1828 they went to Hendrix Co, IN. In 1840 they went to Andrew Co. MO, near Savannah, where Thomas drowned in the 102 River in 1841, Mary died soon after supposedly of a "broken heart" and George died in 1845. They are buried in a family plot on their farm about 5 miles E. of Savannah near the Long Branch Creek. This is all information related by a relative in a biography many years ago and I do not have much documentation to prove it, except for the Will of George and some court documents that were in MO. I have more information about William and his family, as he was my line, if anybody wants it. What I need is the parents of George Morris, Sr. and his wife Mary Fisher. Thank you. Dorothy Henson
Rob & Heather Williams - I am seeking information relative to Joseph MORRIS, born about 1790 in North Carolina. He married Mary (surname unknown). She was born about 1792, also in North Carolina. In the 1850 Census for Sumner County, TN, I find them in District 13, Household #725 with the following children; Wiley MORRIS, age 17; Luiza MORRIS, age 15; Joseph MORRIS, age 12; and Sarah MORRIS, age 8. I am descended from Luiza (Louisa) MORRIS. She was my gg-grandmother and was born 10 Sep 1836 in Sumner County, TN. She married Berry Rickman WILLIAMS in 1853 and had a son, Louis Rickman WILLIAMS born to them 13 Mar 1876 in Bethpage, TN. Louisa spent her old age in Ellis County, TX where her son Louis lived and then died 11 July 1923. If anybody can help me find out more information about this family, their roots and siblings, PLEASE either email me, or phone me at (541) 476-6960 or write to me at 390 Boyer Rd., Grants Pass, Oregon 97526. Thanks, Robert Williams Jr.
Jeanne Butler - I am researching the Richard and Catharine (SCHOCH) MORRIS family. Richard was born in Maryland and Catharine in Pennsylvania. Richard and Catharine married in Pickaway County, Ohio. They had six children. The third child's name was John S. MORRIS, born October 4, 1819 in Pickaway County, Ohio. According to Huntington County, Indiana history, John's parents died when he was young and he was raised by a grandfather. John S. Morris moved to Huntington County, Indiana as a young man. He married Mary Jane Francis Carnnett, b. abt 1830, in June 1849. They had the following children; Mary L., b. abt. 1849, Clarrie, b. abt. 1852, Viola, b. abt 1853, Benjamin, b. abt 1857, Maxwell, b. abt 1859, Dessie, b. abt 1863, Grace Electra, b. Jun 1866. If any of this info sounds familiar please contact me. Thank you for your time.
Norman Morris - Looking for information on LAYTON MORRIS born 1798 in Virginia so says census. Married Anna Ward MEADOWS born 1800 in Virginia. Layton was in the 1830 census with Turner Morris and Thomas Morris in Butler County Ohio. In 1840 all 3 were in Ripley County Indiana. In 1850 only Layton and Turner were in the Ripley County census. Turner was born April 6, 1797 in Virginia.
Robert Reed Morris - I am searching for info. on my 3gr grandfather,James G. Morris, b. in N.C. cc1816. I think he may be the son of Harvey Morris, son of Aaron Morris of New Bern N.C.They came to Shilo, Tn. around 1830. J.G. morris married Mahala Benson. They lived in Henderson co. Tn, around a place called Center Hill. James G. may have had a brother named John. Also he could have had a brother by the name of Zenus. His father in law, Levin Benson is buried in the cemetery at Baren Springs, Tn. James G and his wife, Mahala were both alive for the 1860 census. They were both dead by the spring term of court in1861. I can't find where either one are buried. They lived in Henderson Co. Tn. and the courthouse in Lexington was burned during the war between the states and again later on. Records in this county are hard to come by Thanks for any help you can give.
John W. Scott - I am looking for information on Thomas Morris who died in Orange Co., VA, in 1789. In his will, he names the following children: sons Reubin, Jilson (Gilson/Gillison/and, possibly, Gibson in other records), John, and Thomas; daughters Elizabeth, Beheasthsalem (spelling isn't clear), and Sally. His will gives his plantation to his wife, Mary. There is a Thomas Morris mentioned in _Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776_, ed. William Armstrong Crozier, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1965. In that work, under Land Bounty Certificates, p. 30, is an entry for "Thos. Morris, soldier till properly discharged in 1759 in a regiment for the immediate defense of this state--Orange Co., Feby., 1780." My theory is that Thomas Morris was born in Spotsylvania Co., sold his land there, and moved to Orange Co. His son, Gilson, married Molly (Polly) Knight, daughter of Ephraim/Ephriam Knight of Spotsylvania. In _Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800_, there is an abstract for the will of a Thomas Morris, d. 1741, naming his wife, Margaret; sons Thomas and William; and daughters Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Margaret. This Thomas could be the father of the Thomas I am researching. In the same book, there are listings of guardian bonds posted for Thomas Morris, orphan of Thomas Morris, in 1747, 1749, and 1751. There is also mention of a land transaction in 1765 which refers to property "lately purchased" of Thomas Morris. Gilson, son of Thomas, is my g-g-g-g-grandfather, and I have quite a bit of information on his descendants, but very little on the other children of Thomas. Pam Scott .
Jean Holman - Who are the Parents of: JESSE MORRIS? B. 1 Jul 1805 NC. d 19 Sep 1873 Smith Co. TX. m. 1) Mary Jane in TN Children: John Calvin, Sarah A.A., Thomas R, Lorenzo Hall. m.1837 TN 2) Violet RUCKER. Children: Mary Jane, Nancy Minerva, Eliza Ann Amanda, William Elliott, Stacy E. Robt. Green, Samuel Jefferson, Jourden Anderson and Jesse Rucker. JESSE MORRIS is listed in Bedford Co. TN Census in 1830-40-50 and also in 1850 Smith Co. TX Census. Any help greatly appreciated.
Lisajean Morris -Yavner - I am searching for any info on this Morris Family: John Morris b. 1792, Ireland. Emigrated to Newark, NJ probably sometime during the great Famine. Had one son, James Morris, b. Oct 1830, in Ireland, and possibly another son named Patrick. James married first, Julia ____ and had children: John b.1852, William b. 1855, Benjamin b. 1855, James b. 1857, Joseph b. 1859, Mary b. 1862, and Margaret b. 1864. James married second, on 10-July-1868, Sarah J. Smith b. March, 1849, Ireland, and had children: Sarah b. 1869, Eliza J. b.July 1872, Catherine b. Sept. 1876, Julia A b. May 1878, Winifred b. Oct 1883, Eugene Francis b. 5-Aug.-1884, Bernard b. Aug 1887 and Clara b. Jan 1890. All fifteen children of James were born in Newark, NJ.. Thanks Lisajean Morris-Yavner
Bill Bryant - JOHN MORRIS JR. m. Lucretia Howell 2/10/1800 in Campbell County, Va.. LUCRETIA was b. 12/10/1775(assume it was Campbell County) d. 6/6/1844 in Campbell County. She is buried in Pleasant Grove Methodist Church cemetery at Castle Craig, although the Church no longer stands. Have no info on JOHN as to birth or death dates. Father was JOHN SR. and that all we know on him. Know of 2 children: ELIZABETH b. 1801 and NANCY(my wife's line) b. 1805 in Tenn. according to Campbell County 1880 census record. However, NANCY was m. in Campbell County, Va. in 1824 to PINKNEY SCOTT.\par We have no further info on JOHN JR.
Fay B Kitchens - Who was Hester Jane MORRIS who was born Sept. 7, 1825 in North Carolina and married Anderson P. M. MILES in Alabama by 1850. They were living in Russell Co., AL. about 1860 and moved to Union Parish, La. Any help on this family would be appreciated. Thanks. ...Fay \par \par Kay Harding firstname.lastname@example.org - Stacey E. Morris b.appr.1876 Indiana Nellie L. Morris b. appr. 1878 Illinois Married approx. 1909-10 believe in NE. Lived in Lincoln, NE many years at 1110 N. 28th St. She was housewife, he a rairoald engineer (as far back as 1920 census). Had 3 children (Nellie's stepdaughter) Essie Fern, Raymond Earl and Ila June. Any information welcome but particularly interested in Nellie's maiden name
Joyce Stephens - Thomas Lewis Morris bn January 31, 1751/52 in VA. Thomas H Morris bn October 28, 1798, died Aft 1865, married Malinda Sallings December 7, 1821 in Rockbridge, VA. Children: Thomas Allen bn July 15, 1826 in VA, died July 21, 1898, married Selenda Peters George A bn 1823-1826 in VA William P bn 1833-1838 in VA, died 1887 in TX. Peter Philander bn October 2, 1832 in VA, died March 9, 1916 in Chariton MO. Gillianah (F) bn August 26, 1839 in VA, died April 21, 1922 in McComb, Oklahoma. Lucinda Ann Paxton bn November 17, 1822 in VA, died February 26, 1888 in Chariton, MO, married Congrave Jackson Warden March 18, 1849 in MO.. Alexander bn 1823-1826 in VA, died December 30, 1850 in CA. Belvidere (F) bn March 16, 1827 and died October 1830 in VA. Children of Thomas Allen and Selenda Peters Morris: Thomas David bn May 11, 1870 in MO, died March 13, 1909 in Lipan, TX, married Arora ? Clara bn February 11, 1872 in MO, died April 26, 1958, married Henry Newton Clary. Ernest bn March 20, 1874 in MO, died May 10, 1948, married to Annie Clark. Corda bn March 25, 1876 in MO, married Mr Cannon Clarence bn December 19, 1878 in MO, died January 6, 1963, married to Annie Viola ? Children of Thomas David and Arora Morris: Georgia Mae bn 1890s in TX, married Astenis Douglas Ledbetter. Willie bn 1900 in TX.
Judith C. (Judy) Morris - Looking for other descendants of John Morris b. 1839, Wales, rel. Wesleyan Methodist; d. 10 Oct 1908, Bonham, Fannin Co., TX, buried. 12 Oct 1908, Marshall, Harrison Co., TX (Greenwood Cem.) and Hanah Sadler b. ? 1845, England (or Wales?) d. aft 1871. My husband is descended from Hanah and John's son, John Thomas Morris b. 27 Mar 1863, Blanshard Townshp, Perth, Ontario, Canada d. Oct 1939, Marshall, Harrison Co., TX. Per 1871 Perth County, Ontario Census, OTHER children, all born in Blanshard Twnshp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada, whose descendants we seek, were: George Morris b. ? 1864; Mary Morris b. ? 1866; Margaret Morris b. ? 1868; and Jane Morris\par b. ? 1870.
Fred Salter - This is the start of the Isaac Morris family. He had two siblings, James and Martha born in North Carolina abt 1812. We don't know who the parents of Isaac and his siblings were. Any help would be appreciated. We have quite a few people listed from the Tennessee area.
Ken Miller - Hannah Morris - born on 20th August 1855 in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, England her parents were Henderson Morris and Margaret Bolam who were married on the 3rd September 1849 in Hartley Northumberland, England. The marriage certificate lists Thomas Morris as the father of Henderson they were both listed as (pitmen) coal miners. Are there any connections on the list.
Gene S. Temple - Catherine (?maiden) MORRIS, b. abt 1787 in N.Y. She had two children: Martha MORRIS, b. abt 1814 in PA; and James MORRIS, b. abt 1819 in PA. Catherine and her children are listed in the 1850 & 1860 Licking Co., OH, Village of Jacksontown, Census. It appears that by this time Catherine is widowed. Her daughter Martha m. Joseph HOLSON, and has two children: Sarah, b. abt 1833 and Catherine, b. abt 1837. James MORRIS appears to also be widowed at this time (?wife unkown) and has two children: Elizabeth C. MORRIS, b. abt 1831 and Charles A. MORRIS, b. 1850. Charles is only 1 month\par old in this census, so it is likely James's wife died in childbirth.
Maxine Blanchard - I am searching for a DANIEL MORRIS born ibn Ohio,1838 - married Rebecca Smoot. -recided in /or around Elkhart ,Il. in 1878. Do you know of any connection? Thank You.
John W. Wells - I am looking for any information on: Austin Joseph Morris b. 1856. d. 1941. He married Anna Hazlett. Austin Joseph Morris and Anna Hazlett had the following child: Madel Birdie Morris b. 1886. d. 1959. She married Thomas Henry Flockhart b. 1874. d. 1950. Thomas was the son of James Flockhart and Elizabeth Harcus.
Bruce & Ginni Kamph - Looking for ancestors of David J. Morris (1830-1865). He was born in Glamorgan, Wales. Married Hannah Jones(1832-1902), Had a son Thomas Randall in 1860,Then immigrated to USA in 1861. Had children Anna, William, Daniel and David. He died in Pa (possibly Jamestown or Hazelton, PA). Hannah remarried a Ramsey or Ramsden. Thomas Randall was my ggrandfather. He married a Catherine Zimmer in Mineral Point, OH in 1886. I know nothing about the other children of David and Hannah. Any information would be helpful. Thanks, Ginni McQueen-Kamph
Leslie Tucker - Looking for parents, siblings, or any other info on Mariah MORRIS who married Samuel P. BOYD in Crawford Co., Ark. in 1833. In 1840 they were on the Franklin Co., Ark. census. By 1847, they were in Texas. Mariah was born Oct. 1, 1817 in Illinois. On March 28, 1885, she married her 2nd husband, Zip Massey, in Camp Co., TX. She died Jan. 17, 1902.
Nancy Taylor - I am looking for descendants of Benjamin Franklin Morris b. 1805 SC d. 1876 Franklin Co. Tn m. Nancy ? Children William C., Henderson (Hence) and Nancy Morris Wagner Gipson moved to camp and Upsher Co. Tx. abt 1888/90 Also would like to find parents of Moses Morris and Wife Rhyna ? b. prob. Va. d. about 1844 Franklin Co Tn. Not sure if they were parents but don't think so. Thank you for your help. Nancy Brannan Taylor 115 Burks Lane Huntland, Tn 37345.
Lenore Walker - Seeking information on John W. Morris of Ozark County Missouri. b.6Jul1847 Mo d 1912 Stillwell OK, m. Martha J. Embry 4 Oct 1866 Webster Co. Mo. Martha died 1873 Taney Co. Mo, had 5 children. John W. then married Caroline Honeycutt b. Jan1,1856. Their children included Allie, Sarah, Jane, Fanny, Laura, Ollie, Tom, Dan, Nora, Dora and Dovie. Caroline died 1935 and was buried in Akins Cemetery, Stillwell Oklahoma.
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