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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations

William lbert Irby

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42819899.

Ellen Drucilla Morris

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42820024.

James William Morris

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49066431. "James William Morris was the son of Jordan A Morris and Mary Ann Button. He married Susannah Cagle on March 6, 1859. They were the parents of 9 children. Capurnia Ann, Adolphus Clayton, William Bethel, John Simpson, Julia Porter Morris Woods, George Martin, Emory Roscoe, Arra Mae Morris Bridges, Homer A Morris. He served in the Military and was 1st Lieut when discharged. His was one of the 12 Founding families of Lawrence Co. He was living in the Mt Pleasant community when he died."

21860 U.S. Census, M653_628 pg 0, 15 Jun 1860. "467 437
James W. Morris 21 M Farmer Kentucky
Susan Morris 20 F Kentucky
Ann Morris 7/12 F Missouri
468 438
Emeline Morris 27 F Missouri
Eveline Morris 20 F Kentucky
Nancy Morris 19 F Kentucky
Virginia Morris 18 F Kentucky
Sidney Morris 16 M Kentucky
Mary Morris 13 F Kentucky
Melinda Morris 11 F Kentucky
Ellen Morris 9 F Missouri
John J Morris 7 M Missouri
Isaac N Morris 7 M Missouri
Olney Morris 3 F Missouri
Artilla Morris 1 F Missouri
Elvira Morris 2/12  F Missouri
Ambrose Evans 7 M (Inmate)  Missouri."

31880 U.S. Census, T9_698 FHF 1254698 pg 486.2000, 25 Jun 1880. "Morris, James W WM 41 M farmer Kentucky Virginia
------, Susan WF 40 wife M keeping house Kentucky
------, Adolphus C WM 19 S son at home Missouri Kentucky Kentucky
------, William WM 18 son S Missouri Kentucky Kentucky
------, John S WM 14 son S at school Missouri Kentucky Kentucky
------, Julia P WF 10 daughter S at school Missouri Kentucky Kentucky
------, Geo. M WM 7 son S at school Missouri Kentucky Kentucky
------, Emery R WM 2 Son Missouri Kentucky Kentucky."

Susannah Cagle

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49046282. "Susannah was the daughter of Lindsey Cagle and Mahulda Pruitt. She was born in Allen Co KY. She married James William Morris March 6, 1859. Their children were: Capurnia Ann Morris Adolphus Clayton Morris William Bethel Morris John Simpson Morris Julia Porter Morris Woods George Martin Morris Emory Roscoe Morris Arra Mae Morris Bridges Homer A Morris Julia Porter Morris Woods was living in Colorado at her death and Arra Mae Morris Bridges was living in Yakima, Washington at her death. Susannah Morris was living in Mt Pleasant community at her death."

21900 U.S. Census, FHL 1240_870 pg 3B, 5 Jun 1900. "Moris, Susan Head WF Mar 1840 60 Wd 8 8 Kentucky  Kentucky Kentucky Farmer
-----, George M. Son WM Dec 1873 26 M 0 Missouri Kentucky Kentucky Farm Laborer
-----, Emery R. Son WM Aug 1877 22 S Missouri Kentucky Kentucky Farm laborer
-----, Arra M Daugther WF May 1881 19 S Missouri Kentucky Kentucky at school
-----, Homer A. Son WM Jan 1884 16 S Missouri Kentucky Kentucky at school
-----, Myrad dau-in-law WF June 1879 20 M 0 0 0 Missouri Kentucky Kentucky."

Capurnia Ann Morris

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49141316. "Capurnia ann Morris was the oldest child of James William Morris and Susannah Cagle. She was born Dec 5, 1859 in Mt Pleasant community in Lawrence Co Missouri. She died June 23, 1862 in Mt Pleasant community."

Isaac Newton Morris

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52473662. "He was the son of J.A. Morris and Mary Ann Button. Reported that the death certificate stated that his birth date was 1853, but the headstone clearly states 1857. Isaac Newton Morris was the son of Jordan A. Morris and Mary Ann (Button) Morris. He and his twin brother, John Jasper Morris, were the youngest siblings in a family of 12 children. Both of his parents died when he was very young. His mother died in 1854, so the date of birth on his tombstone (1857) is not accurate. His death certificate gives his date of birth as March 31, 1853, and in the 1860 census he was shown as age 7. In 1860 he lived in Lawrence County, Missouri in the household of his step-mother, Emeline (Mulkey) Morris. In 1870 he and his twin brother lived with his oldest sister and her family, Eliza and Andrew Pruitt in Lawrence County, Missouri. Soon after this he moved to Texas, and on February 15, 1874, he married Mrs. Martha S. "Matt" (Bynum) Ragsdale. She was a widow with two children. Isaac and Martha were parents of three children: Minnie, born in Nov., 1874; Eddie, born in 1876; and Maude, born in Dec., 1879. Isaac Morris was a farmer and lived in Cooke County, Texas until his death. He died of heart failure. His daughter, Minnie, married James Dooley Miller, and his daughter, Maude, married Dennis H. Lamb."

21870 U.S. Census, M593_787 pg 460, 6 Sep 1870. Working for brother-in-law on farm.

Martha S. Bynum

1FindaGrave.com. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52473632.

John Jasper Morris

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17981676. "The above birth and death dates were taken from a family record book. In my opinion, the death date on the marker is incorrect. John Jasper Morris is the son of Jordan A. and Mary Ann (Button)Morris. He had a twin brother named, Issac Newton Morris. His parents died when he was very young, so he was raised by his sister Eliza and her husband Andrew J. Pruitt. John farmed and later drove cattle on the Chisom Trail. Somewhere in Missouri he met Virginia Belle Rice but he had to wait until she was 18 to marry her so he followed the Rice family down into Hill County,TX. and then to Grayson County,TX. He and Virginia married Sept.5, 1881. They owned and operated a grocery store in Marrietta, OK., before it became a state. John was 5' 10." He had reddish brunette hair and mustache. He was known as a very quiet person, but had a terrible temper. In 1907 they moved to Sanger, TX. There he worked as a section foreman for the railroad and then as a common laborer until his death due to a stroke. John and Virginia Belle had eight children: (1) Nevada b. 7/4/1882 (2) Baby boy (Walter) died at birth (3) William Leftwick b.11/11/1887 (4) Baby girl (Annie) b.1889 died a few days after birth. (5) Ambrose b. 1/27/1882 (6) Flora Elizabeth b. 10/25/1898 (7) Oscar b. 3/25/1903 (8) Virgil b. 7/25/1900."

21870 U.S. Census, M593_787 pg 460, 6 Sep 1870. Working for brother-in-law, Andrew on farm.

Virginia Belle Rice

1FindaGrave.com. "Virginia (Jeannie) Belle Rice is the daughter of William Clairborne Rice and Amanda Virginia Feasell Morris. She was one of nine children. She was raised in Missouri, Hill County,Texas, and Grayson County, Texas..She married John Jasper Morris March 31, 1881. She had eight children. She lived in Marietta, Ok. and then Sanger, Texas. Virginia was a tiny woman, 5 ft. or less and weighed about 110 lbs in her young womanhood. She was well known for good gardening, including vegetables and flowers and a very good cook. She was a sweet, kind, mild tempered, hard working, Christian (Baptist) lady. To pay the funeral expenses for her husband, she went to her baking powder can and counted out enough money for the entire cost." http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17981610.

Flora Elizabeth Morris

1FindaGrave.com. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38855870.

William Elbert Bibb

1FindaGrave.com. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41760536.

Mary Neal Morris

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41777216.

Sidney Lewis Morris

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51334431. "Wounded in Action, Private, Company H, 13th Missouri Cavalry Union, Civil War. Per death certificate: Parents, Jordan A. and Mary Button Morris, Wife Leona E. Morris   Sidney Lewis Morris was born May 23, 1844, in Barren County, Kentucky, the son of Jordan A. and Mary Ann (Button) Morris. His middle name, Lewis, presumably, was taken from his father's brother. The Morris family migrated to Lawrence County, Missouri about 1850. Both of his parents died when he was quite young. He was named as an heir in the probate records of his father's estate, entered into the Lawrence County court September 14, 1859. The 1860 census found him living with siblings in the household of his step-mother, Emeline Morris, in Mt Pleasant township, Lawrence County, Missouri. He lived in this area the rest of his life making his living as a farmer.   During the Civil War he served on the Union side as a private in Company H, 13th Missouri Cavalry (see copy of his military record to the right of this column). He was wounded in battle. In the 1890 Federal Census on the Special Schedule of surviving soldiers two enlistment dates are shown for him: from March 8, 1862 - September 1, 1864, and from September 1, 1864 to the date of his discharge on May 13, 1866. In this census record he indicated that he suffered from a war related disability; vertigo, caused by a gunshot wound in the head.   On March 20, 1870 he married Leona Ellen (Elmira) Mann, daughter of Oliver Perry and Jeanetta (Moody) Mann in Lawrence County. They were parents of these children: Melissa F. (1872); Mary Jeanetta (1875); Albert B. (1876); Thera A. (1878); Huston J. (1879); Elsie E. (1881); Logan Athol (1883); Hattie (1884); Oscar L. (1891); Willis Perry (1893); and Harry V. (1896).   According to his death certificate, Sidney Lewis Morris "dropped dead" due to aortic insufficiency on April 8, 1915, at Peirce City. He was buried April 11, 1915, in the Peirce City Cemetery."

21870 U.S. Census, M593_787 pg 460, 6 Sep 1870. "Morris, Sidney L 25 MW Farmer Kentucky
------, Leona A. 15 FW Keeping house Missouri
Whaley, Thomas E. 22 MW FarmerTennessee
------, Hellen 23 FW Keeping House Missouri
Boucher, Enoch S. 21 MW Farmer Missouri
Pruitt, Andrew J 35 MW Farmer Kentucky
------, Eliza M 32 FW Keeping house Kentucky
------, Moses I 3 MW  Missouri
------, Mary J 7 FW  Missouri
------, Dora B 5 FW Missouri
------, Phelix E 4/12 MW Missouri
Morris, Issac N 17 MW Works on Farm Missouri
------, John A. 17 MW Works on Farm Missouri."

31880 U.S. Census, T9_698 FHS 1254698 pg 485.3000, 24 Jun 1880. "Morris, Sydney L WM 34 M Farmer Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
------, Leona E. WF 25 wife M Keeping house Missouri Indiana Kentucky
------, Melissa F WF 8 daughter S at school Missouri Kentucky Missouri
------, Mary J WF 6 daughter S at school Missouri Kentucky Missouri
------, Albert B. WM 4 son S Missouri Kentucky Missouri
------, Thera A WF 2 daughter S Missouri Kentucky Missouri
------, Huston J. WM 5/12 Dec son S Missouri Kentucky Missouri."

41900 U.S. Census, T623_870 pg 10A, 14 Jun 1900. "Morris, Sidney L Head WM May 1844 56 30 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Farmer
------, Leona E. Wife WF Oct 1854 45 30 12 10 Missouri Indiana Kentucky
------, Mary J daughter WF Dec 1873 26 S Missoui Kentucky Missouri
------, Thera A daughter WF Mar 1878 22 S Missoui Kentucky Missouri
------,  Huston J son WM Dec 1879 20 S Missoui Kentucky Missouri
------, Elsie E duaghter Wf Dec 1881 18 S Missoui Kentucky Missouri
------, Logan son wm Jan 1883 17 S Missoui Kentucky Missouri
------, Hattie daughter WF Mar 1884 16 S Missoui Kentucky Missouri
------, Oscar L son WM Mar 1891 9 S Missoui Kentucky Missouri
------,  Willis P son WM Oct 1893 6 S Missoui Kentucky Missouri
------,  Harry V son WM Feb 1896 4 S Missoui Kentucky Missouri."

Moses Pruitt

11860 U.S. Census, M653_628 pg 771, 15 Jun 1860. "Moses Pruitt 50 M Farmer Tennessee
Candis Pruitt 49 F Tennessee
William Pruitt 20 M Kentucky
James K.P. Pruitt 16 M Farmer Kentucky
George N.B. Pruitt 16 M Farmer Kentucky
Nancy J Pruitt 13 F Kentucky
Abraham J Pruitt 10 M Kentucky
Miranda Pruitt 6 F Missouri

Jackson Pruitt 26 M Farmer Kentucky
Eliza Pruitt 23 F Kentucky
Egbert H Pruitt 23 M Farmer (Inmate) Kentucky."

Mahala Pruitt

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81615523. "It is believed that Mahulda's husband, Lindsey/Linzie Cagle, is buried in an unmarked grave in the Boucher Cemetery, Lawrence Co., Missouri. They were married in Allen Co., Kentucky, Oct. 11, 1834. Parents were Abraham and Mahala 'Aley' Hill Pruitt of Allen Co., Kentucky."