Hi, I am researching the family of William Morris b. abt 1760 and his wife who may be Esther Barrett.
This line ended up in and near Owsley County by 1800.
We only have 1 document that clearly states the children of this couple:
From Deed Book “B” 1826 – 1838
Transaction Number 432
3 Sep 1836
Henry Morris of Clay Co.
The heirs of William Morris dec’d: David McCollum and Rachel his wife; George Morris and his wife; William Morris and Margaret his wife; Robert Morris and Susan his wife; William McCollum and Nancy his wife (signed as William McClure and Nancy his wife); all of Clay do; and James Davidson and Polly his wife; William Bales and Susan his wife, all of Hendricks co Indiana; and Joseph York and Rhoda his wife
Tr: In consideration of six and one fourth cents, Henry Morris, having paid diverse debts of “our dec’d father William Morris, amounting to $300 -
Conveyance now to Henry “all our rights to land our father lived on and possessed at his death, lying on the south bank of the south fork of the Ky River, at the mouth of Catfish Branch, containing 70 acres.”
Clay co J. P.’s: John Morris and William Williams, who obtained relinquishment of dowry rights from Susan, Rachel, Margaret and Nancy, after questioning them privily and apart from their husbands.
Hendricks Co. J.P.’s: Larkin Campbell, Job Osborn, who obtained relinquishment of dowry rights from Polly and Susan Bales, after questioning them privily and apart from their husbands.
Henricks Co. clerk: Simon T. Hadley
Clerk: George Stivers
William and Esther had the following Children:
Nancy Morris b. 1788-1810, she married William McClure
Rachel Morris b. 06 Dec 1789 in Madison, Ky, d. 10 Dec 1864 In Linn, Mo, she married David McCollum 03 Jul 1804 In Madison, Ky, David was b. 12 Sep 1779 in South Carolina and d. 19 Oct 1875 in Linn, Mo
Mary Morris b. 06 Dec 1790 in Nc or KY, d. 06 Dec 1880 in Hendricks, In, she married James Davidson on 17 Aug 1806 in Madison, Ky, James was b. 01 Mar 1784 in Va and d. 13 Apr 1868 in Hendricks, In
George Morris b. abt 1792 in Ky, d. 27 Oct 1851 in Owsley, Ky, married Elizabeth Johnson 22 Dec 1819 in Clay, Ky, Elizabeth b. abt 1800 in Va
William W. Morris b. 14 Nov 1794 in Sc or Ky, d. 05 Sep 1852 Owsley, Ky, he married Margaret Sandlin 21 Jan 1817 in Clay, Ky, Margaret was b. 23 Nov 1799 Jackson, Ky d. 1877 in Jackson, Ky
Robert Morris b. abt 1797 Ky, d. 11 Feb 1865 Owsley, Ky, married Arminta Johnson 14 Apr 1817 in Clay, Ky, Arminta b. abt 1798 Ky d. 1836 Clay, Ky
Susan Morris b. abt 1800 Clay, Ky d. abt 1859, married William Bales 04 Feb 1817 in Clay, Ky, William b. 16 Jul 1794, Clay, Ky d. 1860 Hendricks, In
Rhoda Morris b. abt 1806 Ky d. abt 1886, Iowa, married Joseph York 04 Feb 1828 in Clay, Ky, Joseph b. 15 Jun 1803 Madison, Ky
Henry Morris b. abt 1810 Owsley, Ky d. 18 Jan 1891 Jackson, Ky, married Caroline Hunt 30 Aug 1833 Clay, Ky, Caroline b. abt 1814 Buncombe, Nc, d. abt 1895 Jackson, Ky
If you are related to this line or have additional information I would love to hear from you