Would like to exchange information with others connecting with Appling, Austin & Morris of Albemarle Co. I have been given to understand that the wife of my 3rd great grandfather, Thomas Appling [of Albemarle, later Amherst Co., VA] was Elizabeth Austin, daughter of William Austin & Elizabeth Morris, who was the daughter of Hugh Rice Morris of Albemarle. Hugh Rice Morris left a will in Albemarle, proved in 1774, naming wife Mary, sons John, Jacob, & Hugh Rice Morris and daughters Elizabeth Austin, Luranna Taylor, and Hanna Tilman. He also left a bequest to Thomas Tilman Jr. William Austin's inventory was taken in Albemarle Co. in 1809; the sale of his estate was made in 1812. His son Morris Austin and my Thomas Appling were among the buyers. Thomas Appling died in Amherst Co. in 1835, age 80; his wife Elizabeth died in 1853, age 93.
Marilyn Appling Owen