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Re: Elijah Morris

Posted: 9 Jan 2013 6:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a few more pieces of the Morris map but certainly not all. My research points to William Morris (Sr.) and his wife Mary Ayers Morris as the parents of Hannah Morris Stowe. William was prominent in the Strawberry Primative Baptist Church (Deacon, Treasurer, Moderator, etc.). Mary Ayer's mother was also named Hannah and her father was James Ayers (Sr.). Hannah Stowe, as you pointed out, appropriately named their first son William Ayers Stowe. There is a great deal of info regarding the Ayers in Bedford County records. Bondsman at Hannah's marriage was most likely William Morris (Jr.), her brother, who married Salley Stowe 16 Nov 1799. William Morris' (Jr.) bondsman was James Morris his probable brother. William Morris (Sr.) gave James a portion of his original farm on Strawberry Creek and James later sold it to James Butcher. The 1830 Pitts census lists a Mary "Harriss" that I believe was incorrectly transcribed and should be Mary "Morriss" the widow of William Morris (Sr.). The elderly female (80-89) would fit. A Mary/Molley Morris continues in the personal property tax listings through 1835. Right next to Mary Harriss/Morriss in the census is Polly Stowe. This might be Hannah Stowe, widow of Joel. Next is Mary Butcher, widow of James Butcher. As you mentioned, Joel Stowe purchased a small plot from his father-in-law, Wm Morris (Sr.), on Strawberry Creek. That appears to be William's last land transfer before his death. Vauls Fork of Strawberry is sometimes miss-identified as Falls Fork. How it was named and exactly its location I don't know. I have visited Morris Branch and Strawberry Church and taken pictures. Enough for now. Keep those "pieces" coming. Bill Kiser
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Debbie Morris 23 Jul 2002 6:43PM GMT 
harperps 4 Jul 2004 10:16PM GMT 
bkiser44 22 Nov 2012 5:26AM GMT 
nature0007 15 Dec 2012 5:36PM GMT 
bkiser44 22 Dec 2012 2:18AM GMT 
nature0007 2 Jan 2013 4:59PM GMT 
dachsy99 2 Jan 2013 6:18PM GMT 
gsbrown4 6 Jan 2013 6:10PM GMT 
bkiser44 10 Jan 2013 1:59AM GMT 
nature0007 10 Jan 2013 2:40AM GMT 
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