I am responding to a message you posted in 1999 on Ancestry.com message board about an ancestor of mine, Curtis Lafayette Morris.
My wife and I are new at the genealogy search game, and dont have much to share. We know only that Curtis and Mary were my g-g-g-g grandparents.
I am descended from Curtis Morris and Mary Crow via their daughter Mahala (born 1811, died ca. 1875), who married Bryant Holmes (born ca. 1806, died Aug 1838) on May 18, 1825 in Monroe, Arkansas territory. They had six known children in Lafayette County, Arkansas, before they moved to the town of Nash, in Bowie County, Texas as part of one of Stephen F. Austin's original 100 settlers. From the map I have, their property was about thirty miles WNW of Texarkana. The six children were Andrew, Charles, Curtis Morris, Noreddon, Emily F., and Bryant II. Bryant II married Amanda Dialthia McAdams in Bowie County, and they had seven children, Charles William, Joseph Oscar, Nancy Adelia, Amanda Melvina, Bryant III, Morris Noreddon, and Mary Susan. Morris Noreddon Holmes was my great grandfather, and he lived and died in Bowie County. I knew him as a child, and he died in 1972. His son, Paul, recently passed away this past year in Lubbock, Texas. My father is living near Tyler, TX.
I would love to get any you may have on any branches of this family, and particularly on Curtis Lafayette and his predecessors. We can find little on the ancestral Holmeses before him.