Looking for Martha Morrison born abt 1839 on the Morrison Plantation in North Carolina. We believe she is the daughte of the slave owner Col John Morrison.
About Morrison, Martha
From it came Col. John Morrison, for many years a prominent and respected figure in the county government. He was for years the Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, and an extensive land-owner. His grave, along with many of his kin, is in the Old Scotch Graveyard on the Widow Bethune`s Hill." Source of death date: [ Col. John Morrison died May 12th 1870. ] "Although not part of the Family Bible, these notes were made by either Mary Vassar Deaton or her daughter, Mary Deaton Monroe. They were made in the same ledger book in which the women kept the estate records of Levi Deaton and Andrew Graham." Monroe Genealogy/Monroe Family Bible Records More About COLONEL JOHN MORRISON: Census: 1850, Dwelling 749/Family 749 (102-28), Moore Co., N.C., 47 years old Living with: 1850, Alexander and Christian Curry-Boarding House Marital Status at Death: Never Married Property: 1850, Real Estate: $8000. and at least 30 slaves Property Value: 1852, Moore County Tax List: 2 Town Lots valued at $150., 6670 acres valued at $8150., 10 black polls. Public service: 1850, Clerk of Superior Court at age 47 years More About ELIZABETH PATSEY "LIZZIE" CADDELL: Census: 1870, #10/10, Carthage P. O., Carthage Tnp., Moore Co., N.C., 60 years old Living with: 1870, Her son, I. H. Caddell-age 36 (Iverson Haywood Caddell) Occupation: 1870, House Keeper Notes for UNKNOWN: "Unknown": Reported to have been John Morrison`s slave, and whose descendants still live in the Carthage area. ".....she is believed to be buried in an unmarked slave graveyard thought to be located off to the lower northwest side of the Old Scots Graveyard....." (located on Big Oak Road in Bensalem Township, Moore County, N.C.) __________________________________________________ Daughter [Martha Morrison] "After becoming a `free person` at the end of the Civil War, Martha adopted the last name of her former owner, thereby becoming known as Martha Morrison. She spent the first half of her life in Moore County. However, as of this writing, I have not determined what happened to after about 1880." Source: Morrison Family History Book (1993) by Gregory B. Morrison, Plainfield, NJ