The basic reference for this family is The Genealogy of the Lewis Family in America, by Wm. Terrell Lewis, 1893, printed by the Courier-Jornal Press, Louisville, KY, pp. 209-11. Baylis Morris said in a letter to Mr. Lewis dated 15 Feb 1860 that his father died in Coosa Co., 16 March 1845 and his mother died 30 Oct 1865. This letter is in the Wm. T. Lewis Collection in the AL State Archives, Boxes 121 and 122. The 1830 and 1840 censuses of Bibb Co., AL, show John as being born between 1760 and 1770. We have no record of where he was born as he died before the 1850 census and all of his children died before the 1880 census. There were several Morris families along the NC-SC border and he was probably from one of those families. John MORRIS b.c. 1765, d. 16 Mar 1845 Coosa Co., AL, m.c. 1797 Rutherford Co., NC or Spartanburg Co., SC, Rebecca LEWIS b.c. 1777 Tryon? Co., NC, d. 30 Oct 1855 Talladega Co., AL, dau. of David LEWIS Jr. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth LOCKHART. John was in TN by 1807 as Baylis was born there. He was in AL by March 1820 when he gave permission for his daughter Letty to marry. He moved from Bibb Co. to Coosa Co. after the 1830 census. 1 Prudence MORRIS b.c. 1799 Spartanburg Co., d. 1833 Bibb Co., AL, m(1) Martin HAGGARD d. before 24 Apr 1820 Cahawba (Bibb) Co., AL. 11 Martin HAGGARD d. a young man 1 Prudence MORRIS m(2) 21 Mar 1824 Bibb Co., AL, John STARLING, who died about 1827 Bibb Co. 12 Francis STARLING b.c. 1827 Bibb Co., AL. In 1859, he was a drygoods clerk in Montgomery, AL. 2 Letty MORRIS b.c. 1801 Spartanburg Co., d. Spring 1835 Bibb Co., AL, m. 14 Mar 1820 Cahawba (Bibb) Co., AL, Duncan JOHNSON b.c. 1797 Bladen Co., NC, d. 30 Oct 1877 Banner, Calhoun Co., MS. 3 Baylis MORRIS b.c. 1807 TN, d. 1889 Lawndale, Henderson Co., TX, m. 29 Sep 1829 Bibb Co., AL Jane HILL, WTL) or NORTHCUTT (marr. lic.) b. 1812 TN. Moved to Berlin, Ashley Co., AR, before 1859. She might have been the widow NORTHCUTT when she married Baylis. 31 Rufus King MORRIS b. 6 Nov 1830 Bibb Co., AL, d. 1899 Lawndale, Henderson Co., TX, m. 26 Sep 1867 Kaufman Co., TX, Mary Catherine PALMER b. 29 Mar 1844 TN, d. 11 Nov 1895 Kaufman Co., TX, dau. of William F. PALMER and Nancy L. B. HUBBARD. 311 Nancy Jane MORRIS b. Nov 1868, d. 21 Oct 1873 312 William E. MORRIS b. 29 Dec 1870 Lawndale, Henderson Co., TX, d. 16 Apr 1899 Athens, Henderson Co., m. 9 Sep 1894 Kaufman Co., TX, Minnie Victoria WARREN b. 8 Apr 1876 Henderson Co., TX, d. 11 Nov 1895 Goshan, Henderson Co., dau. of J. M. WARREN and Missouri A. 3121 Minnie Jewell MORRIS b. 11 Nov 1895 Kaufman Co., d. Dec 1984 Dallas, m. 2 May 1921 San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Jerome Iredell JORDAN b. 21 Apr 1898 Cross Roads, Anderson Co., TX, d. 1962 Dallas 313 Missouri Josephine MORRIS b. 25 Jun 1873, d. 26 Apr 1874 314 Frances Virginia MORRIS b. 27 Oct 1875 Lawndale, d. 1968 Dallas 315 Rufus King MORRIS Jr. b. 6 Sep 1880 Lawndale, d. 1950 Mabank, Kaufman Co. 316 Florence MORRIS m. 26 Feb 1899 Kaufman Co., TX, Will BARNET 32 Rebecca Caroline MORRIS b.c. 1833 Bibb Co., AL, m. G. W. SNAPP of Talladega Co., AL. 33 Margaret E. MORRIS b.c. 1837 AL 34 John Hill MORRIS b.c. 1840 AL 35 Andrew Jackson MORRIS b.c. 1841 AL 36 James William MORRIS b.c. 1843 AL 37 Robert Cannon MORRIS b.c. 1845 AL, m. Arah b.c. 1852 AR 38 Frances MORRIS b.c. 1846 AL 39 Josephine MORRIS b.c. 1849 AL 3X Missouri Alabama MORRIS b.c. 1853 AL 4 Rebecca MORRIS b.c. 1809 TN, d. 1863 nr. Fayetteville, Talladega Co., AL, m. Jacob JOHNSON 41 Mitchell JOHNSON 42 Porter JOHNSON d. before 1859 43 James Davis JOHNSON b.c. 1828 AL 44 Russell JOHNSON 45 John JOHNSON b.c. 1835 AL 46 Jane JOHNSON b.c. 1838 AL 47 Robert Moses JOHNSON b.c. 1844 AL, d. before 1859. 5 Andrew Jackson MORRIS b.c. 1811 TN, m. 4 May 1853 Centreville, Bibb Co., AL, Mrs. Charity (DAVIS) PEARCE d. in childbirth. 51 child d. unnamed
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