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Henry H Morris, m. Sarah Elizabeth Wigginton

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Henry H Morris, m. Sarah Elizabeth Wigginton

Posted: 1359746247000
Classification: Query

Sarah E, who married Henry H Morris sometime betwwen 1863 and 1865, doesn't have a maiden name on many sites. I found it. She was Sarah Elizabeth Wigginton. [Wigington, Wiginton, Wiggington.]

If anyone knows
1) What happened to Oliver Perry Hazard Gipson/Gibson
2) Exactly when and where Sarah and Henry married
I'd appreciate a follow-up.

Here is what I found, in chronological order, not the order I found the records.

1850, District 49, Lincoln, Missouri

Wigington, Fielding, 49, Ky
Wigington, Teresa, 35, Va
>>> Wigington, Sarah, 20, Ky <<<
Wigington, Edward 18, Ky
Wigington, Olevia, 16, Ky
Wigington, William, 12, Ky
Wigington, Reuben, 10, Ky


I can't explain this:

Mr. Oliver Perry Gipson to Miss. Sarah Elizabeth Wigginton
Marriage: 8 Sep 1850, Lincoln County

1850 District 49, Lincoln, Missouri
(Dated 29 October 1850)

Gibson, Oliver H P, 21, Mo
Gibson, Sarah E, 20, Ky


1) There were 2 Sarah E Wiggintons born about 1830 in Kentucky and living in Lincoln County;

2a) The marriage ended somehow, Sarah moved back in with her family and took her maiden name;

2b) The marriage ended somehow, Sarah moved back in with her family and the census enumerator didn't realize her married name was Gibson;

3) None of the above.


1860, Hurricane, Lincoln, Missouri

Wigginton, Fielding, 59, Ky
Wigginton, Teresa, 49, SC
>>> Wigginton, Sarah E, 30, Ky <<<
Wigginton, Edward, 26, Ky
Wigginton, Oliver, 23, Ky
Wigginton, Wm, 21, Ky
Wigginton, Reuben, 20, Ky

1870, Hurricane Twp, Lincoln, Missouri

Morris, Henry H, 29, Mo, farmer
Morris, Sarah E, 36, Ky
Morris, Eddy, 5, Mo
Morris, Willie, 3, Mo

1880, Burr Oak, Lincoln, Missouri

Morris, Henry H, 39, head, Mo, Va, Va
Morris, Sarah P, 48, wife, Ky, Ky, Ky
Morris, Edward, 15, son, Mo, Mo, Ky
Morris, William, 13, son, Mo, Mo, Ky
Finley, William, 30, hired, Mo
Finley, Fannie, 26, Mo
Birkhead, Lilie, 13, hired, Mo, Ky

1900, Burr Oak, Lincoln, Missouri

Morris, Sarah, head, Oct 1830, Widowed, Ky, Ky, Va
Morris, Evart, gr-son, Jan 1889, Mo, Mo, Mo
Morris, Sadie, gr-dau, Feb 1891, Mo, Mo, Mo

1910, Elsberry, Lincoln, Missouri

Morris, Ed S, head, 45, Mo, Mo, Ky
Morris, Minnie L, wife, 34, Mo, Mo, Mo
Morris, Everett M, son, 21, Mo, Mo, Mo
Morris, Sadie E, dau, 19, Mo, Mo, Mo
Morris, Lindsay C, son, 15, Mo, Mo, Mo
Morris, Sarah E, Mother, 79, Widowed, Ky, Ky, Ky

Ed and Minnie have been married for 16 years.

Missouri Death certificate 1941
Name: Sarah Elizabeth Morris
Died: 7 Jan 1918 in Elsberry, Lincoln, Missouri
female, white, widowed
Spouse: ----
Born: Oct 26, 1830, [Lamibad???] Co., Kentucky
Occ: House work
Father: Fielding Wigginton
Mother: Teresa Smith
Burial: Star Hope Cem, Elsberry, Lincoln, Missouri

Missouri Death certificate 34640
Name: Edward Smith Morris
Died: 17 Sep 1937 in Elsberry, Lincoln, Missouri
Male, white, married
Spouse: ----
Born: 2 Mar 1865
Occ: Retired farmer
Father: HH Morris, b. Lincoln Co
Mother: Sarah Wigginton, b. Ky
Burial: Star hope Cem


United States Census, via

1850, District 49, Lincoln, Missouri; Roll: M432_404; Page: 460B; Image: 390. (Oliver and Sarah)

1850, District 49, Lincoln, Missouri; Roll: M432_404; Page: 453A; Image: 375. (Wigginton Family)

1860, Hurricane, Lincoln, Missouri; Roll: M653_629; Page: 469; Image: 465.

1870, Hurricane, Lincoln, Missouri; Roll: M593_788; Page: 90A; Image: 183.

1880, Burr Oak, Lincoln, Missouri; Roll: 699; Page: 225C; Enumeration District: 088; Image: 0452.

1900, Burr Oak, Lincoln, Missouri; Roll: 871; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0047.

1910, Elsberry Ward 2, Lincoln, Missouri; Roll: T624_794; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0089.

Missouri Digital Heritage,

1) Death cert 1941, Sarah Elizabeth Wigginton Morris, d. 7 Jan 1918.
2) Death cert 34640, Edward Smith Morris, d. 17 Sep 1937.

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