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  
      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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