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Elijah Morris

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Re: Elijah Morris

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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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