Elijah Morris, is my gr gr grandfather. He was in the civ war & also worked in the missouri coal mines before moving to Iowa where there were new coal mines opening up. I believe that before working in Albia, Iowa in the mines he worked in Missouri. He had at least two children,one of which was born in Grundy, Missouri (near Macon). Please let me know if I can find out if his name was on any of the coal mining corporation rosters, if you can. Thank you very much. I've been trying to track his history since 1991, He was most certainly in the Civil War, an African American. I'd like to find out more about him living and working in Missouri, if I could. Virginia.