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Queries Posted October 2000

Ron Wilson - Subject:  William Morris, Sr., Virginia and West Virginia   Has anyone found a connection between William Morris Sr. and his child Joshua other than the will of  14 June 1794 which is recorded in Kanawha County VA.  (Book A,  page 30). As a new Morris researcher, I have found several historical (secondary) works and many online queries which say William Sr. is the father of Joshua b. 1753, Culpepper Co., Virginia who mar. Frances Simms.  Unfortunately no one yet has found it necessary to cite sources for their statements making it difficult to say definitively that this Joshua is the Joshua in the will.  Thanks for any help.    Ron Wilson
Yvonne 'Rayman' Staples - I am searching for information regarding my ggrandfather Lewis Morris b 8/11/1883 d 4/1979.  He married Hannah Elizabeth Johnson b 9/10/1893 d 6/1980 and together they had Francis Elizabeth b 11/11/1911 d 12/12/1998.  I believe that all events occured in Maryland although I am not 100% certain.  I have searched all over the internet and have been unable to find out any information. I know they exsisted because I'm here.  Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much, Yvonne 'Rayman' Staples
Gina Oltmanns - I am looking for the parentage of Eve Morris born about 1771 in Pa according to the 1850 Sevier county Tn census. She married John Hatcher 1-6-1790 in Washington county Tn. She died after 1850. Known children are William Hatcher m Sally Frazier , Sally m William Coffman,James Hatcher
married Rebecca Frazier, he was born about 1796 in Tn ,died in Iowa. In the 1850 Sevier county Tn census granddaughter Caroline was living with John and Eve, she was the daughter of James. Any info much appreciated.   Gina Oltmanns
Linda Morris - I am searching for the parents of Joseph and Jonathan Thomas Morris.
Joseph b: 1813 d: 1850-60 burried in Hamilton Cemetery, Jasper Co., Tex. married Sarah (?) b:1818 d: 1850-60 burried in Hamilton Cemetery, Jasper Co., Tex. had on child, Lorenzo Dow Morris, b: 3-15-1848  in Texas probably Jasper Co. died 7-19-1931, Knowles, NM burried in Teague Cemetery, Hobbs, NM. Jonathan Thomas b: 1828  d: 1875 burried Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery Jasper Co., Tex.  married Abigail P. Cochran b: 1838 d: 1912 burried Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery, Jasper co. Texas.
on the 1850 census for Jasper Co., Texas it states that Joseph was born in TN. on the 1860 census for Jasper Co., Texas it states that Jonathan was born in AL.. After Joseph and Sarah died, Lorenzo lived with Jonathan and Abigail. It shows this on these two censuses.  Family story was the after the death of
his parents he lived with an aunt and uncle. We need to know parents and siblings of these two Morrises and also would like to find Sarah's maiden name. Thanks to everyone who looks and especially to those who might have the answer to this riddle. Linda Morris  
Christopher Morris - CHRISTOPHER MORRIS - In South Wales (UK) looking for anyone with information about HENRY MORRIS. b1806 d 1876 Aged 70. Married in Bishton, Monmouthshire
(UK) in 1826 to ANNE GEAL. They went on to have 8 children. Henry (b1827) - William (b1829) - Thomas (b1831) - EDWARD (b1833) - Maria (b1835) - Emma (b1836) - John (b1839) and finally Ceicelia (b1841). All were born in and around the town of NEWPORT, Monmouthshire (UK). I know
alot about the JOHN branch as this is my direct line but can anyone pinoint any of the others - They may have gone anywhere!!!! Thanks. Christopher Morris

Queries Posted August 2000

HUNTER M. MORRIS - I am searching for antecedents of John Wesley Morris who lived in Union Springs AL but was born in 30 Sept 1834 in GA. He married Flowella Williams who was born in Apr 1839, died Dec 1903. His children were: Wade, born 9 Mar 1860; John Ripley, born 9 Mar 1860 in Union Springs, married Addie Gafford 29 Mar 1886 in Comanche TX; James Elisha, born 24 Aug
1865, married 1. Ella McCullough 2. Elvira Celestine; David Lee, married 1. Mollie Edwards 2. Maggie Sproles; Maggie, married William Mercer in Anson TX; Ella, married 1. ? Stewert 2. J.D. Hudgens 3. HughCarlton; Robert, married Rosie Gertrude Dingler; Beulah Alabama, married Will Riall.
John Ripley and Addie Gafford had the following children: Fred Mercer 1887, Carl Bernard 1889, Zilpha Etecka, 1890, Lewie Oswald 1893, Carrie Docia 1895, Fay Gertrude 1897, Gilbert Marvin 1903, John Terry 1906, Marguerite 1908.
John A. Morris - I am seeking information about my great great grandfather Obediah Morris. I have found him in the 1840 census of South Carolina.  He married Nancy Burnett, daughter of Plesant Burnett and Artemesia Carter.  Would like to know has parents.  My great grandfather was Obediah Morris, also.  He married Martha Morgan, daughter of Jeremiah Morgan and Sarah __________. My grandfather was Rayford Jeremiah (Jerry) Morris.  He married Elizabeth Virginia Wilson, daughter of Samuel A. Wilson and Virginia Caroline Still of Abbeville District, SC.  Virginia Caroline Still was the daughter of Richmond Still and _____________ of the Abbeville District, SC.  All of the Morrises and Morgans above were in Edgefield District, SC.  Obediah and Martha Morgan Morris left South Carolina and went to Texas, Freestone County, between 1875 and 1880.  Obediah Morris and Martha Morgan Morris died in the flu epidemic of 1881.  Obediah Morris, son of Obediah Morris and Nancy Burnett, was a prisoner at Port Lookout, Md., from April 1865 to June 1865.  Obediah Morris and Nancy Burnett had the following children: Artemesia Morris, Sarah Morris, Ralph S. Morris, Jane Morris, Martha
Morris, Elvira Morris, Cornelia Morris, Charles P. Morris, Frederick Morris.  Obediah Morris and Martha Morgan had the following children: Sarah Caroline Morris, Mary Elizabeth Morris, Joseph Morris, E. A. Morris(Female), Rayford Jeremiah Morris.  Rayford Jeremiah Morris went to Texas with his parents, but was brought back to South Carolina after his parent's death.  Mary Morris married a Moseley or Mosley.  Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated John A. Morris, Anderson, SC
Susan A. White - I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Robert Alva Morris.  He was married to Nola Arie Downs (or Douns). Her mother's name was Amanda Wells Downs.  I don't know what her father's name was or anyone before her.  Their children's names were Darby, Benjamin (my
grandfather, he married Nora Victoria McDaniel), Helen (my great aunt, she married a Smith), Eunice, and Hovey (he died during WWI).  Any help you can be will be greatly appreciated.  I've found my McDaniel roots and now I'm looking for the Morris side.  I believe they may have originated in North Carolina and migrated South to Florida.  The ones that I have found were buried in Decatur County, GA.
Joe Knight - I am searching for death notice on Mariah(Maria) Morris Lawson married Abia Lawson in Hunt Co. Tx  in 1848. They later lived in Madison and Leon Co.(Tx) They  had  a daughter   Nancy 1 on the 1850 Tx census. They also had children from his deceased wife. Mellis17, Elihu 12,& Sarah 6.
I would appreciate any information on her family as I have none. Jane

Queries Posted July 2000

Rob Morris - I am searching for the ancestors of Thomas C. Morris b.Jan 24,1805, m.Mary M.
Hemphill Dec.17,1829,  their children are Katie b.Mar20,1831, William b.Jan 5,1834, Thomas Lafayette b.Mar 19,1835, Margaret Lucinda b.Feb 5,1837, Minirva b.1840(?), Andrew Hemphill b.Apr 6,1844, Henry S. b.Jan 29, 1846, Nancy (nannie) b.1847, Julia b.1849, Pink b.Jul 4,1852. They were from North Carolina then moved to Ga, then Tx. Any information on this line would be appreciated.  thx.
Rob Morris at
John Groves - Looking for information on Sheridan Morris, Lisa Singleton, Bud Morris, and Anna Harris. William James Morris is my grandfather. the others are my greatgrandparents and great-greatgrandparent. my e-mail address is
Morris Everett - Seeking information about the ancestry of William Morris (1753-6 to 1841).  Born in Philadelphia, he was associated with (now) Mercer County, NJ history.  Died in Hamilton Square, Mercer Cty, NJ, buried in Hamilton Square Baptist churchyard.  During Revolution, his first
enlistment was as musician in Captain William Tucker's company, then served in numerous additional companies, finally on the privateer Rambler, out of Philadelphia, which was taken by a British man 'o war,
following which  he was held by British on notorious prison ship Jersey, then was discharged in 1783.  Applied for pension in 1840, which was paid until his death, when as a widower, he made his home with one Mary Ann Barbour.  The eldest of his ten children, John, was my G-G Grandfather; my record of John's descendants is fairly complete, but I know little about the descendants of his siblings, who made their homes in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Connecticut and Ohio.  Will share information with any in my line who are interested.  Morris
Queries posted as of June 2000
Bonnie Farner - Seeking infomation on ancestors of Samuel Morris, b. ca 1763 in Frederick County, VA (?); d. February 4, 1850 in Newberry County, SC. His step-father is listed as being George Spillers (about age 76 in 1844). "From Deed Book A, pages 885 and 886 Samuel Morris (of Frederick
Co., VA) purchased a slave named Jade in Camden District of SC in 1783 and in 1790 Samuel Morris of Newberry, SC sold a slave named Jade to Thomas Williby Waters of Newberry, SC. Thomas W. Waters built the first court house in Newberry."
1840 Newberry District Census:
Samuel Morris
     1 free white male, 70-80 years old (Samuel)
     1 free white female, under 5
     1 free white female, age 30-40 (probably a grown daughter and child)
Total of 3 enumerated, 1 employed in manufactures and trades (Samuel ?)
Flora Causey - My GGrandfather was Thomas Calvin Morris. It could have been Thomas
Conway. I'm not sure. My GGrandmothers name was Martha Jane Pernina(Perninie) Clover. My GrandFather was Marion (pronounced Merrin) Edward Morris. My Grandmother, was Nona B Gardner. Grandfather was born in 1888 and Grandmother was born in1896, Navarro County, Purden, Texas.
That's all the information I have been able to find. I am very new at this and can use all the help I can get and it will be greatly Appreciated. Thank you So much. Flora Causey.   
Beth Young - Trying to locate the family of my great grandfather.  He was William John Morris, born 1827 in Bedford Co., PA.  He married Elizabeth Ritchey.  We think his father was William Morris and he was born about 1805 in PA or may have been in Maryland.  I have notes written by my grandfather, who was James Henry Morris, born in 1876, describing living 6 miles outside of Everett, PA in an area called Black Valley and then moving to another house when he was 6 years old.....but still in the same area.   
Lynn Kappelman - I am seeking parents and siblings of: Elizabeth Morris b April 6 1751 believe NJ m. Thomas Bloomfield, 4 Aug 1773 Middlesex, NJ.  She d. Apr 3,1829 Bloomfield, Bloomfield Twp., PA, Crawford Co.  and is buried with her husband and family in the Bloomfield cemetery. In 2 publications on Crawford Co., Bloomfield Twp., PA it states she is a niece of Robert Morris, financier of the Revolution.   Have not proven this. Would like to know if anyone out there have info on this Elizabeth and who her family is.  Thomas and Elizabeth Morris Bloomfield ch are: Lewis, Catherine, Isaac, Anna, Stephen, Andrew, Elizabeth, Thomas Jr., Sarah. Pls respond also to my email address.   Thanks.
Lynn Kappelman
Bob long - I'm looking for info on Peter Black MORRIS  bn 1836  TN, son of John H (?).... thanks much.
Queries posted as of May 2000
Royce and Kitty Beals - I am looking for the family/ancestors of my g-g-g-grandmother, Elizaberth Morris (born c. 1818 in TN, died Dec. 29, 1903 in Anderson, IN. She married Pleasant Hackleman in 1936 and had 6 children including my g-g-grandmother Mary Ann Hackleman.  Elizabeth had 3 husbands and children by each and moved westward with each marrieage.  Family tradition says she was something of a rounder and except for her first husband, didn't stay with any man long.
Brian Wilson - Iam trying to find unknown answers of my family.  My greatgrandfather
was Mark and his wife Elizabeth H. Dawaon from the province of Ontario, Canada.
Thank you for any information.
kperry - I am looking for info on the parents and siblings of : William H Morris born abt 1826 in Ohio-married Sarah Jane Scribner 28 Dec 1854 in Wapello County, Iowa had 5 children:
William Haley Morris-born 1855/56
Emma Morris- born 1858 (married name Snyder)
Lydia Morris- born abt 1862(married name Cowden)
John Allen Morris- born 1868 Eddyville, Iowa married ElizaJane Midlesworth 1888
George Howard Morris-born 1875
any info on these children, or Williams siblings and parents would be greatly appreciated-
email me directly please- (kperry)
Cliff Johnson - I'm looking for information about Edwin Ernest Morris who married Edith Jones. Their Children were Clifford Morris, William Morris and Edith Beatrice Morris. The children have since passed away and am having difficulty finding anyone with any info about their parents and grandparents , etc. Any help will be appreciated Thank you, Cliff Johnson

Queries posted as of February 2000

Karen Morris Rolf - I am new at this but have run into a brick wall on my grandfather's side. His name was Harry (NMI) Morris exact date of birth unknown and name may be an alias.  Was told he was born in Ok, he was very secretive about his family and no one in the family knows anything about his heritage.  He
married Hattie Clubb and moved to AZ.  They had four children, Earnest, Chester, Tony, and Helen.  Earnest was my father and had three children, Donald, Deanna and Karen.  I know this is pretty vague but any help would be
Christina Morris - I was interested in any information on a Lemon (Leamon) Owen Morris.  he was born in wayne or Johnston Counties in North Carolina on Sept. 3, 1896 and died April 20, 1941.  I need to know who his parents are and possibly his siblings.  Thanks!!!! 
Lynda Boyd - I am seeking information about Mary MORRIS, b. probably mid-1500's in England or Wales, m. William BOURNE in Greensted, England, he d. 1607.  I am descended through their son William BOURNE who was b. 1589, d. 1634 Wolstanton Parish, England m. in Bobbington, Essex Co., England to Ursula DAY.  I looked through your pages and could not find her.  I tried to email you from your site, but wasn't able to, so I'm responding this way.  Could you please list my query?  Thanks very much, Lynda Boyd
Liz Gries - I am researching WILLIAM FREEMAN MORRIS  1876-1952.  He was born in Pa. and is buried in the Rurial Cemetery, New Paltz, New York.  His wife was Daisy Dean Bath, also from Pa.    Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Carroll Morris - I am seeking information on the parents of  William James Morris born 1807 and Amelia Amanda Parten born 1814-husband and wife-Sumter County South Carolina-I have information on their children and descendants-I am willing to share.

Neva Maloy  -      Mason Morris married Mary Attaway in Campbell Co., GA in 1835. In 1850, the family was in Tallapossa Co., AL. Mary shows up back in Campbell Co., GA in 1860 as head of household. I am searching for Mason's parents - he was probably born in SC. Thanks for looking. Neva Maloy     
Aimee Marshall - My mothers maiden name is Morris. The only information I have is her mothers name
was Betty L. Morris born on 4-12-1925 in Baldwin N.Y. She was never married. Her parents names were Walter and Pearl(wilcox)Morris. I do believe they were from Bradford county Pennsylvania.I do have Betty's bith and death certificate and also her mothers(Pearl Wilcox Morris Wheeler}obituary. As I travel through all the data I can find none of my relatives seem to
exist. I don't know much about Walter except he was born in1898. Pearl was born on 9-18-1896
died on 11-7-1979 her parents were William and Lilly (Gray) Wilcox. Please E-mail
me if you have any idea how to get past this "Brick Wall"
Ron Anderson - We are trying to trace a Juicy Morris, Barry County Missouri who married G.C.D. W. McCommiss {McComas} Jan 12, 1841 Any help?  Ron Anderson Box 823 Shellbrook Sk. S0J2E0 Canada 
Wayne Nash - I am searching for information on Commodore Decatur MORRIS, b. 24 March 1826 d. 11 January 1905 in Little Rock, AR.  His death certificate lists him as a merchant, but it is also known that he was in the Texas Legislature in 1870.  The death certificate also states his birth in Greenwood, NC, but there is no such place.  He married twice.  His first wife (name unknown) died in AL and he left a child or children.  His second marriage to Sarah "Sallie" Vincent NESMITH (m. May 1872/3) produced three children: Robert Decatur, Orriette Virginia and Ruth Ildica MORRIS.  I need his true birthplace and parentage.  I have only his obituary for clues to research.
Daniel Ramsey - I am seeking any information on the Morris family living in the Millbrae, California or immediate bay area around 1956, Bob Morris I have recently learned is my birth father and I am trying to find my ancestry, he was about 19 years of age in 1956 in the service, his service number is:RA1947817, he met my mother Norma Theresa in the bay area while on leave, not until I turned 43 years of age has my mother revealed this information, I would at the very least want to know if my real father is alive, I do not wish to intrude and I respect privacy. I hope someone can help me as this is very important to me, my e-mail is Thanks!
Margeť Morris- Trying to find info: Charles Albert Morris b. ? d. ? m. Grace Hancock b. ? d. about 1985, TX
siblings of Grace: Lena Hancock b. ? d. ? m. Sam Diffie Roscoe Hancock b. ? d. about 1990? children of Charles and Grace: Roy Albert Morris b. 8-3-1925/26 d. 2-21-1964 CA Eloise Morris b. ? living, White Oak, TX m. ? Johnson
Imogene (Jean) Morris b. ? living, Salinas, CA m. Carl Roff We've been researching since 1988, no info yet.
Jeanene  Flake  - Seeking parents of my gg gm Sarah MORRIS.  Sarah was supposedly b. 9 Feb 1816 in East Langdon, Kent, England.  Father listed as Thomas MORRIS, mother as Mary KNOTT.  No other information.  I only know there are umpteen numbers of Thomas Morrises in England!
Bob Long - I'm looking for any info on Peter Black Morris b 1836/38 in Davidson county, TN. May have been the son of John H. & Jane Hallum Morris.  Peter died in 1900 in ID. Thanks much..... - I am looking for parents of Eleazer Morris who fought in the Rev War in Berkshire County, MASS in 1777. He was only about 15-16 years old at the time so he could not have been the Eleazer Morris, son of Daniel Morris, who was born in 1748. I believe he might be a grandson of Daniel or another of the old Thomas Morris line. Any connection will be appreciated. Thanks

Colleen Sweeney Puckett - Looking for information on Winifred Morris she married Martin Sweeney and they had seven children: (twins) Ambrose and Rita Sweeney, Mary Sweeney Crane, Winifred Sweeney Talbot, Francis Sweeney, Thomas Sweeney and Jack Sweeney.  I know very little about my Grandmother Winifred Sweeney.  I know they Lived in the Fort Wayne, IN area before moving to Chicago.  That was the last place they lived.  If you have any information for me or could direct me in the direction I need to go.  I would appreciate any information.   Colleen Sweeney Puckett

Queries posted as of 01 Jan 2000

Jim D. Morris - I am seeking information on the ancestors of my Fifth great-grandfather Thomas Morris he was born 1720/1730 in Halifax County, Virginia. I do not have the date of his death but he was in Chester County, South Carolina. He married Elizabeth Greshon, born in 1724 in Halifax Co., Va., they married in 1745 .They had four children. William b.30 Oct. 1755 in Halifax Co.,Va. d. 15 Nov. 1830 at Turkey Creek, Chester Co., South Carolina.                  
John b. 1751 in Halifax Co., Va.
, Garrot b.1753 in Halifax Co.,Va.. Thomas b.1757 in Halifax Co., Va. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I have information on my line from him as the family moved from Va. to S.C. to Georgia to Texas. They came to Texas while it was still a Republic and settled in Hunt County Texas.

Robert & Brenda Morris - Thomas Theopulis Morris was born in Arkansas 1867 he married Ada Luella Watson who was born in Tennessee on 0ct. 26th 1872. If any body knows where he was buried or if he has any other kin please e-mail me
Debbie Murphy - I have been researching my family history for some time now.  I recently came across your website and noticed the Morris name.  I was wonder if you have anything on the following names:  George Morris, dob 1914 and John E. Morris, dob 1890.  I also noticed the name Heath from Massachusetts.  I am also looking for Elias Heath, dates 1812-1881.  Hopefully we have made some connection.  Please let me know at the following address: Thank you
Val Morris - I am Valarie Morris, wife of Jeffrey Morris of Waverly, OH. His father is Wesley Varrell Morris of Servia, WV.  His father is the Late Everett Morris also of Servia, b.17 04 01.  He is the son of Samuel Fredrick Morris and wife Della.  Samuel's father is Presley Morris and mother is Elizabeth.  I am just beginning my search and the pickins are slim.  Any help you can give would be appreciated. Thanks, Val Morris
Sarah Baskt - I'm just starting to do my family search and haven't found very much. Do you have any of the following people in your group or have any information on them? Preston Morris married Elizabeth Wooton son Marion Morris born September 12, 1892 died April 12, 1956  he married Sarah Begley
my father Wallace Morris Any help is greatly appreciated Sarah
Kathy Nichols - I am desparately seeking the parents of my ancestor John Morris who was b. about 1780.  He married Nancy Pennell in Casey Co. Ky. in 1809, and he died about 1842 in Lincoln Co. Ky. Their children included: Eliza, who married Moses Yowell and removed to Illinois (1850); John, who married Frances Johnson and removed to Illinois (1850); Thomas, who married Nancy Jane Goode and removed to Missouri around 1890; Mary Jane, who married Charles W. Terry, Kentucky; Lucinda, who married A.J. Bradford, Kentucky; Rice, who married Katherine Nelson. Rice was married in Linn Co. Missouri, and also served in the Civil War from there, his brother, William, lived with him and remained single; a dau, Elizabeth, who married Alexander Helm, and Frances who married William Pennington and removed to Kansas.  Two other daughters, Sarah and Ellen, I have no further information on.  Children of John Morris state in the 1880 census that he was born in Kentucky (older children say Virginia). There is a very strong family tradition that we are descended from Robert Morris of Penn., financier of the Rev. War.  This family appears to have been very mobile, and thus is very difficult to trace.  I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who
may have a connection.  I will share all information I have.  Thank you!


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