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39. Jasper Morris was born about 1830 in KY.

Jasper married Jane Ambrose. Jane was born in 1833 in Clay Co. KY.

Children from this marriage were:

   118 M    i. William Morris was born about 1854.

   119 M    ii. James Morris was born about 1856.

   120 F    iii. Sis Morris was born about 1858.

   121 M    iv. Burnham Morris was born about 1860.

41. Allen Alexander Morris 10 was born on 15 Jul 1834 in Harlan Co, KY Or Lee Co, VA,11 died on 19 Jan 1890 in Harlan Co, KY12 at age 55, and was buried in 1890 in Estep-Morris-Bush Cem., Cumberland, Harlan Co, KY.13

General Notes: Lee Co, VA, Allen, age 15, b. KY
Lee Co, VA; hh 1595-1636; Allen Morris, age 25, b. harlan co, ky
Harlan Co, KY, Mt. Pleasant, Hh 18-18; Allen Morris, age 35, b. KY
Harlan Co, KY; hh 294-296; Alexander (indexed as Alendr) Moris, a ge 4 5, b. VA
Perry Co, KY, age 35 (who is this?)
from Yellow Fever

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880. 11

Census: 1880.

Alt. Death: 19 Jan 1890. 11

Allen married Lucinda Clarkston, daughter of John Clarkston and Sarah 'Sally' McKinney, on 5 Jan 1856 in Harlan Co, KY.44 Lucinda was born about 1832 in Lee Co, VA, died on 6 Feb 1914 in Harlan Co, KY45 about age 82, and was buried on 7 Feb 1914 in Estep-Morris-Bush Cem., Clover, Cumberland, Harlan Co, KY.13

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 9 Nov 1840. 11

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1880. 38

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 122 M    i. William T. 'Tipton' Morris was born in 1857 in Lee Co, VA and died on 5 Feb 1876 in Clover Fork, Harlan Co, KY46 at age 19.

+ 123 M    ii. Jacob Floyd 'Jake' Morris was born on 5 Feb 1860 in Lee Co, VA,47 died on 9 Jun 1895 in Harlan Co, KY48 at age 35, and was buried in 1895 in Bradleyville, Taney Co, MO.49

+ 124 F    iii. Sarah V. 'Sally' Morris was born about 1864 in Harlan Co, KY and died between 1895 and 1900 in KY.

+ 125 M    iv. Marion Francis Morris was born in May 1866 in Harlan Co, KY,11 died on 20 Sep 1934 in Harlan Co, KY50 at age 68, and was buried on 22 Sep 1934 in Gilliam Cem, Clutts, (Peevee), Poor Fork, Cumberland, Harland Co, KY.45

+ 126 M    v. Henry Day Morris was born on 13 Jun 1871 in Harlan Co, KY, died on 8 Feb 1952 in Harlan Co, KY5 at age 80, and was buried on 9 Feb 1952 in Sand Hill Cem., Cumberland, KY.

42. Sarah 'Sally' Morris 14,15 was born about 1838 in KY, died in VA, and was buried in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.

General Notes: Lee Co, ky, Sarah, age 12, b. KY
Scott Co, VA, Sarah Flanary, age 32, b. KY
Harlan Co, KY; Sallie, mother, age 82, widowed, b. VA, in hh of Mari on a nd Emley Flanery

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1920.

Sarah married John M. 'Marion' Flanary,14 son of Elijah Flanary and Celia Ann 'Sealy' Hutchinson, about 1855. John was born about 1830 in VA, died in 1893 in Lee Co, VA ?? about age 63, and was buried in 1893 in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA. Another name for John was John Flanery.15

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1920.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 127 M    i. Jacob Flanary was born in 1856 in VA.

   128 F    ii. Celia A. Flanary was born in 1858 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

+ 129 M    iii. Colbert Flanary 14 was born in 1861 in VA and died in 1884 at age 23.

   130 F    iv. Nancy Flanary was born in 1863.

   131 M    v. George W. Flanary was born in 1868 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870.

+ 132 M    vi. Marion Flanary was born in Nov 1869 in Lee Co, VA and died on 6 Apr 1946 in VA at age 76.

+ 133 F    vii. Mary Brilla Flanary was born on 9 May 1870 in Scott Co, VA, died on 27 Jun 1941 in VA at age 71, and was buried in 1941 in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.

+ 134 M    viii. Harvey Logan Flanary was born on 23 Nov 1874 in VA, died on 2 Mar 1937 in VA at age 62, and was buried in 1937 in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.51

   135 M    ix. William Flanary was born in Dec 1878.

+ 136 M    x. Allen Morris 'Judge' Flanary was born on 18 Jul 1880 in Lee Co, VA, died on 6 Apr 1946 in VA at age 65, and was buried in 1946 in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.40

43. Margaret 'Peggy' Morris was born about 1843 in Lee Co VA and died after 1870 in Prob Lee Co, VA.

General Notes: Lee Co, VA, Margaret, age 7, b . VA
Lee Co VA; Margaret, age 18, b. lcv
Lee Co VA; Margaret, age 29, b. lcv

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Margaret married Calvin Whisman, son of Albion Whisman and Audrey Adra Copenhaver, on 27 Feb 1862 in Lee Co, VA.16 Calvin was born on 6 Sep 1833 in Lee Co VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

   137 M    i. James C. Whisman was born on 30 Jan 1862 in Lee Co VA and died on 28 Jan 1930 in Lee Co, VA at age 67.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870.

   138 F    ii. Mary Whisman was born about 1867 in Lee Co VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

+ 139 M    iii. Jacob C. Whisman was born on 27 Aug 1867 in Lee Co VA and died on 28 Jan 1930 in Holmes Mill, Harlan Co, KY at age 62.

+ 140 M    iv. Wiley Whisman was born about 1871 in VA.

+ 141 M    v. Henry H. Whisman was born in Apr 1872 in VA, died on 7 Apr 1960 in VA at age 88, and was buried in 1960 in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.

   142 M    vi. Phillip H. Whisman was born about 1874 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

Phillip married Hester Mullens. Hester was born about 1873 in Hawkins Co, TN.

   143 F    vii. Alpha R.'Alfie Bell' Whisman was born about 1877 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

   144 F    viii. Clarinda C. Whisman was born about 1879 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

44. Susanah Morris was born about 1855 in Lee Co VA.

General Notes: Lee Co VA; MSusanah, age 5, b . lcv (maybe a grandchild?)
Lee Co VA; Susana, age 16, b. lcv, living at home with parents
Lee co, VA; Susan Sturgill, dau, age 26, b. VA

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Susanah married Elijah Oliver Sturgill, son of Elijah G. Sturgill and Emaline Evaline Louvina Creech, on 21 Jul 1873 in Lee Co, VA.16 Elijah was born on 4 Jan 1853 in Harlan Co, KY.52

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Children from this marriage were:

   145 F    i. Emma Or Emmaline Sturgill was born about 1875 in Wise Co, VA.

Emma married James D. Clarkston, son of Zachariah Taylor 'General' Clarkston and Susannah Garrison, on 25 Dec 1895 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA.53 James was born on 4 Oct 1874 in Wise Co, VA54 and died in Canada?.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Abt 1873.

Census: 1895.

+ 146 M    ii. James Newton 'Newt' Sturgill was born on 18 May 1876 in Lee Co, VA10 and died on 22 Feb 1947 in Swiss Colony, Laurel Co, KY at age 70.

+ 147 M    iii. Andrew Sturgill was born about 1886 in KY.

45. John Sherman Cooper 17 was born in Mar 1865 in KY.

General Notes: Lee co, VA; Yokum Sta; John S. Cooper, age 5, with Alfred Cooper 3, a nd Ca roline Cooper 30? 34?, all b. Lee Co, VA, in hh of jacob and almi ry Morris
Lee Co, VA; Crab Orchard; John S. Cooper, adopted, age 15, in hh of J ac ob and Almira Morris
Wise Co, VA; Gilley, dist 129; hh 436-626? John S. Cooper, head, a ge 3 5, b. mar 1865 KY, md 15 yrs, b. VA
Lee Co, VA; Rocky Sta; dist 32, pg 18a; hh 326-326; (next door to her pa re nts); John S. Cooper, head, age 40? 48?, , b. VA, md 20 yrs
Lee Co, VA; Rocky Sta; dist 44, HH 92-93; John S (indexed as John G), h ea d, age 63, b. VA
Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station; dist 9; hh 128-129; John S (indexed as Jo hn D .) Cooper, head, age 65, b. KY, md@19

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

John married Eliza Jane Huff,3 daughter of Alfred Huff and Patience Docinia Clarkston. Eliza was born on 26 Jul 1860 in VA11 and died on 26 Apr 1948 at age 87.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 148 M    i. Alfred Leonard Cooper was born on 11 Jul 1892 in VA and died in Jan 1970 in Dryden, Lee Co, VA55 at age 77.

+ 149 M    ii. Dillard Cooper was born on 15 Aug 1895 in VA.56

   150 F    iii. Piner J. Cooper was born in May 1897 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

+ 151 F    iv. Maggie Cooper was born in Jan 1900 in VA.

John next married Mary Ellen Huff,3 daughter of Alfred Huff and Patience Docinia Clarkston. Mary was born in Nov 1870 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

47. Wesley Morris was born in 1831 in Harlan Co, KY and died on 5 Oct 1858 in Strong's Branch, Breathitt Co, KY at age 27. The cause of his death was fever.

General Notes: Breathitt Co, KY; dist 1; hh 575-575; Wesley Morris, age 19 (no pob given)

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Wesley married Cynthia 'Cythia' Davidson, daughter of Robert Davidson and Nancy Ann Combs, in 1849 in Strong Branch, Breathitt Co, KY. Cynthia was born in 1832 in Perry Co, Ky and died in 1916 in Breathitt Co, KY at age 84. Another name for Cynthia was Cynthia 'Sytha' Davidson.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: Abt 1849.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 11 Mar 1828.

Census: 1850.

Alt. Death: 5 Nov 1916.

Children from this marriage were:

   152 M    i. Jonah Morris .

Jonah married Nancy Burns.

   153 M    ii. Jerry Morris .

Jerry married Annie.

   154 M    iii. Levi Morris .

Levi married Huldy.

   155 M    iv. Robert 'Rob' Morris .

Robert married Eliza Baker.

   156 M    v. Wiley Morris .

   157 M    vi. Steve Morris .

   158 F    vii. Ella Morris .

+ 159 M    viii. John Morris was born on 15 Oct 1849 in Long's Creek, Breathitt Co, KY, died on 31 Oct 1934 in Buckhorn, Perry Co, KY at age 85, and was buried in Laurel Point Cemetery, Buckhorn, Perry Co, KY.

+ 160 M    ix. Daniel Morris was born on 24 Jul 1854 in Long's Creek, Breathitt Co, KY and died on 12 May 1912 in Morris Fork, Breathitt Co, KY at age 57.

+ 161 M    x. Robert Calvin Morris was born on 11 May 1856 in Strong's Branch, Breathitt Co, KY and died on 9 Aug 1924 in Breathitt Co, KY at age 68.

48. Julia Morris was born about 1834 in Perry Co, Ky. Another name for Julia was Julia Ann Morris.

General Notes: Breathitt Co, KY; July An, age 28, b. Perry Co, KY

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1860.

Julia married John Mullins on 23 Dec 1853 in Breathitt Co, KY. John was born about 1830.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 162 F    i. Lydia Mullins was born about 1854 in Breathitt Co, KY.

+ 163 M    ii. Elias Mullins was born on 6 Jan 1856 in Breathitt Co, KY, died on 19 Feb 1950 in Perry Co, Ky at age 94, and was buried in Mullins And Gwinn Cemetery, Davidson Branch, Perry Co, KY.

   164 M    iii. Daniel Mullins was born about 1857 in Breathitt Co, KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

   165 M    iv. John Mullins was born about 1860 in Breathitt Co, KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

+ 166 M    v. William Mullins was born about May 1860 in Breathitt Co, KY.

+ 167 F    vi. Mary Ann Mullins was born on 29 Jan 1862 in River Caney, Breathitt Co, KY, died on 12 Oct 1928 in Breathitt Co, KY at age 66, and was buried on 13 Oct 1928 in Willie Campbell Cemetery, Leatherwood, Breathitt Co, KY.

+ 168 M    vii. Wiley Mullins was born on 27 Jul 1864 in River Caney, Breathitt Co, KY, died on 15 Oct 1931 in River Caney, Breathitt Co, KY at age 67, and was buried on 17 Oct 1931 in Watts-Mullins Cemetery, Head Of River Caney, Breathitt Co, KY.

   169 M    viii. James Mullins was born about 1868.

49. Margaret Morris was born about 1835 in KY.

General Notes: Perry Co, KY, Bolius prct, living in hh 30-30 w/ Elias Morris, Margare t, a ge 35, b. KY
Breathitt Co, Ky; Crocketsville, annotated; #272; (Margaret) Peggy Mor ri s, b. Jan 1847, d/o Elias Morris and Rebecca Morris, wid of Elias Morr is ( 1836), s/o Richard Morris & Jane Garrison

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

Census: 1900.

Margaret married Elias Morris, son of Richard Pearl 'Dick' Morris and Jane Garrison. Elias was born in 1836 in KY and died before 1900 in Prob Crockettsville, Breathitt Co, KY.

Children from this marriage were:

   170 M    i. Wesley Morris was born about 1855 in KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870.

   171 M    ii. Lewis Morris was born about 1860 in KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870.

+ 172 M    iii. Elias Morris was born in May 1861 in Breathitt Co, KY.8

   173 F    iv. Rebecca Morris was born about 1863 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

50. Rebecca Morris was born about 1838 in KY.

General Notes: Perry Co, KY; Rebecca, age 22, b. KY

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1860.

Rebecca married Anthony Morris, son of Joseph Morris and Rebecca. Anthony was born about 1835 in KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Abt 1837.

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1860.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 30)

53. Wiley Morris was born about 1845 in Breathitt Co, KY.

Wiley married Lydia Mullins, daughter of John Mullins and Julia Morris. Lydia was born about 1854 in Breathitt Co, KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1860.

Children from this marriage were:

   174 M    i. John Morris was born about 1878.

   175 F    ii. Martha Morris was born on 23 Aug 1886.

57. Mary 'Polly' Morris was born about 1835 in Harlan Co, KY and died on 18 Jan 1858 in Harlan Co, KY19 about age 23.

General Notes: Harlan Co, KY unknown female under 5
Harlan Co, KY Polly, age 16 b. KY

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1840.

Census: 1850.

Mary married Alexander Creech, son of John Creech and Unknown. Alexander was born about 1830 in KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 176 M    i. John M. Creech was born about 1857.

58. John K. Morris was born on 24 Jun 1838 in Harlan Co, KY and died on 6 Jul 1908 in Harlan Co, KY at age 70.

General Notes: Harlan Co, KY unknown male under 5
Harlan Co, KY John age 13, b. KY
Harlan Co, KY; dist 4; hh 66-66; John K. Morris, age 31?, b. KY
Harlan Co, KY; dist 47, hh 278-280; John K., head, age 42, b. KY
Harlan Co, KY; Upper Poor Fork, Dist 3; hh 78-79; John K. Morris, hea d, a ge 61, b. jun 1838 KY, md 41 yrs

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1840.

Census: 1850.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

John married Catherine Gilliam on 13 May 1859 in Harlan Co, KY.57 Catherine was born in Nov 1840 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Children from this marriage were:

   177 F    i. Mary Morris was born on 6 Feb 1860 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

+ 178 M    ii. Alexander Morris was born on 3 Apr 1863 in KY.

+ 179 M    iii. Jacob Morris was born on 17 Jan 1867 in KY.

+ 180 M    iv. William G. Morris was born on 10 May 1873 in KY.

64. Wiley Morris was born about 1829 in VA Or Harlan Co, KY.

General Notes: Breathitt Co, KY, pct 1; hh 50-50; Wiley MARRIS, age 37, b. VA
Breathitt Co, KY; dist 15; hh 42-42; Wiley Morris, age 51, b. KY

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Wiley married Anna Little, daughter of Ed Little and Sarah Lindon, on 11 Feb 1854 in Perry Co, Ky. Anna was born in Jun 1839 in Breathitt Co, KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: Jun 1834.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 181 M    i. Daniel Boone Morris was born on 29 Aug 1856 in Breathitt Co, KY8,58 and died before 1900 in Possibly Lee Co, KY.

+ 182 M    ii. John Morris was born in Apr 1858 in KY.

+ 183 M    iii. Jason Morris was born about 1860 in KY.

+ 184 M    iv. Berry Morris 59 was born about 1862 in KY.

   185 F    v. Catherine Morris 6 was born about 1865 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Catherine married William McIntosh.8 William was born about 1860.

   186 F    vi. Sarah Morris was born about 1866 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: Aug 1864.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Sarah married Green South. Green was born in May 1859.8

+ 187 F    vii. Rebecca Ann Jane 'Old Beck' Morris 60 was born about 1870 in KY and died about 1952 about age 82.

+ 188 M    viii. Wiley Morris was born in Jul 1877 in KY.

+ 189 F    ix. Minerva 'Nervesta' Morris was born on 18 Apr 1860 in Breathitt Co, KY, died on 28 Oct 1940 in Little, Breathitt Co, KY at age 80, and was buried on 29 Oct 1940 in Campbell Cemetery, Little, Breathitt Co, KY.

66. Elias Morris was born in 1836 in KY and died before 1900 in Prob Crockettsville, Breathitt Co, KY.

Elias married Margaret Morris, daughter of Elias Morris Jr and Rebecca. Margaret was born about 1835 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

Census: 1900.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 49)

70. John W. Morris was born about 1847 and died in Big Stone Gap, VA.

General Notes: VA
Wise Co, VA; John age 13 b. 1847 VA
Morris Family - lived at old Morris place as far as could get recor d. U nc le John Morris - father was killed in Civil War and buried in L ee Cou nt y. Children, Tommy, John H. Addison, Joe, Martha and Alpha bo th marri ed S tarnes

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Abt 1847.

Census: 1860.

John married Elizabeth Olinger,61 daughter of Daniel S. Olinger and Phoebe Travis, in 1869 in Harlan Co, KY.62 Elizabeth was born on 6 Dec 1849 in Lee Co, VA8 and died on 30 Oct 1884 in Wise Co, VA63 at age 34.

Children from this marriage were:

   190 F    i. Martha Jane Morris was born on 12 Jun 1869 in Harlan Co, KY and died on 28 Mar 1954 in KY at age 84.

Martha married Peter J. Starnes. Peter was born about 1867.

   191 M    ii. Thomas C. Morris was born on 26 Feb 1872.

Thomas married Hester Enix. Hester was born about 1875.

   192 F    iii. Alpha Elizabeth Morris was born on 22 Oct 1874.

Alpha married Doc Starnes. Doc was born about 1870.8

   193 M    iv. Addison Morris was born on 27 Nov 1877.

Addison married Ida Gilley. Ida was born about 1880.

   194 M    v. John M. Morris was born on 13 Feb 1880.

John married Daisey Enix. Daisey was born about 1885.

   195 M    vi. Joseph Garfield Morris was born on 4 Nov 1882 and died on 13 Mar 1968 in VA at age 85.

73. Nacy W Morris was born on 3 May 1851 in Breathitt Co, KY, died on 19 Mar 1943 at age 91, and was buried in Morris-Gambill Cemetery, Moore's Creek, Jackson Co, KY. Another name for Nacy was Nacy W. Morris.

General Notes: Morris-Gambill Cemetery, Moore's Creek, Jackson County, KYWise Co, VA: Nan cy age 7 b. VA

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: VA, 3 May 1853.

Census: 1860.

Nacy married Louisa Spicer,8 daughter of Andrew Jackson Spicer and Mary Watts, about 1872 in Breathitt Co, KY. Louisa was born on 6 Aug 1852 in Breathiitt Co, KY, died on 28 Jan 1939 in London, Laurel Co, KY at age 86, and was buried in Morris-Gambill Cemetery, Moore's Creek, Jackson Co, KY.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 196 M    i. Samuel Morris was born on 11 Oct 1879 in Breathitt Co, KY, died on 28 Oct 1948 at age 69, and was buried in Oct 1948 in Morris-Gambill Cemetery, Moore's Creek, Jackson County, KY.

   197 F    ii. Mary Morris was born about 1872.

   198 M    iii. Jackson Morris was born about 1874.

75. Lydia Ellen 'Liddie' Morris 26 was born on 15 Oct 1858 in Harlan Co, KY Or Lee Co, VA,27 died on 28 Apr 1950 in Denison, Grayson Co, TX at age 91, and was buried after 28 Apr 1950 in Rose Hill Cem., Bells, Grayson Co, TX.3

General Notes: Harlan Co, KY
Wise Co, VA, age 2, b. KY
Harlan CO KY, Mt. Pleasant, Lydia (Clark), age 13, b. VA, living w/stepf at her Benj F Clark
Lee Co, VA; Liddy, wife, age 20, b. VA
Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station; dist 29; hh 185-182; Lydia MYRES, head, a ge 4 1, b. Jan 1859 KY, widowed, 4 ch/4 living(with her 4 HODGE children)
Grayson co, TX; Liddy Hodge, mother-in-law, age 71, b. KY, in hh of Th om as E. and Alpha E. Tuck
Fannin Co, TX; Littie? Hodge, mother-in-law, age 76, b. KY, in hh of Th om as E, and Alfred E. Tuck
Beverly Reach Perry; March 2002; From 'The Denison Herald,' Sunday, O ct ob er 16, 1949 Denison, Grayson Co, Texas: Mrs. Lydia HODGE was fee li ng poo rly and couldn't celebrate much on her birthday. Last winter s he fe ll duri ng the icestorm and lay on the back porch for some time unt il h er daught er discovered her. She contracted pneumonia. She says she j ust d oesn't g et over things like she use to. She was 100 years old yeste rda y. Last ye ar she felt so good after riding the bus to Honey Gro ve to vi sit relativ es and stopping over in Bells to visit with her so n, that s he predicted s he would live to be 100 and more. She still is n ot bedfas t, she can mo ve about the house with the aid of her cane, and d oesn't wa nt any one to h elp her to get up or down. She can do it be st by hersel f. But she can't he lp her daughter Mrs. TUCK, whom she liv es with, with t he dishes and she ca n't wash out her own things as she fo rmerly did. Mr s. HODGE says it looks like she has had nothing but troub le all of her l i fe. She has lived through four wars. But she believes th at the Civ il W ar was the worst of all, for it was fought on our own so il and civili an s, as well as soldiers were killed. Her uncle was kill ed and her fath er w as murdered because his sons had fought with the Uni on army. It was t his war too that started the hard life that Mrs. HODGE h as known f or 88 y ears. Her father was a prosperous man in Harlan C o. KY He had fi ve lar ge productive farms besides the one on which the fa mily lived o n, o ne to be given to each child when he or she married. B ut the bushwhac ke rs burned the family home to the ground and they were f orced to flee th rou gh the snow across the border into Virginia to seek s anctuary with rel ativ es. There was no time to get coats. Her mother to ok off her pettic oa ts to wrap around the baby less than a year old. T he infant died from e xpo sure after the family arrived in Virginia. Th ey never were able to re ga in their land.

Young Lydia had 11 years of happiness, the short life span of her h us ba nd William Sampson HODGE, whom she married in Virginia. After his d ea th t he 35-year-old widow found herself destitute with four children u nd er 10 y ears of age. The family came to Texas and settled near Bells w he re Mrs. HO DGE lived until three years ago when she came here to ma ke h er home with h er daughter. She educated her children by doing practi cal n ursing.

While Mrs. HODGE is forced to walk with a cane she is still remark ab le f or her age. Her hearing is good and she does not wear glasses. Mr s. H ODGE's children are Vestie STONE, John HODGE, Lewis HODGE, a nd Mr s. TUC K. From Carol Tucker, Sanger, Tesas, 1998: 'When Lydia w as a young girl h er f ather died. According to an interview on Lydia's 10 0th birthday, th is is t he story she told about her father dying: They w ere said to li ve in Harl an Co, Kentucky which was a very ruff (sic) coun ty to live i n. After the C ivil War, the Yankees took land from the south erners. Richa rd was shot a nd killed as his family fled for their liv es in a wagon. Bus hwhackers burn ed the family home to the ground and th ey were forced to fl ee through t he snow across the border into Virgin ia to seek sanctuary wi th relative s. There was no time to get coats. H er mother, Ellen, took o ff her pettico ats to wrap around the baby, Jes s, who was less than a ye ar old. The infa nt died from exposure after t he family arrived in Virgini a. They never we re able to regain their lan d'.

Lydia was said to be a large woman of Swedish descent. It was sa id of Ly di a, 'She saw the transition from fireplace cooking to that of t he gas ra ng e; from pine knot lights to the electric brilliance of toda y; from sp ri ng water to piped convenience of the present. She has ridd en everythi ng fr om an oxcart to a railroad train.' Lydia lived to be 1 01 years old a nd liv ed alone [this contradicts the newspaper article, wh ich says she li ved wi th her daughter], and continued to grow a garden. O ne winter she fe ll on i ce and broke both her hips. She died a short ti me later on the 28 th of Apr il 1950. She is buried in Rose Hill Cemete ry in Bells, Texas, ne xt to h er son, John Calaway and his wife. Lydia 's daughter Alpha and h er husba nd Mr. Tuck are buried there also.'

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 15 Oct 1849. 64

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

Lydia married William Sampson 'Naves' Hodge,3 son of Unknown and Unknown, on 9 May 1879 in Lee Co, VA.16 William was born on 1 Jun 1862 in Lee Co, VA and died in 1893 in Lee Co, VA at age 31.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 199 F    i. Alpha Elizabeth Hodge was born on 3 Nov 1884 in Lee Co, VA, died on 17 Aug 1975 in Grayson Co, TX at age 90, and was buried in 1975 in Rose Hill Cem., Bells, Grayson Co, TX.3

+ 200 M    ii. John Calloway Hodge 3 was born on 24 Feb 1886 in Lee Co, VA, died on 28 Feb 1966 in Marshall, Harrison Co, TX65 at age 80, and was buried in 1975 in Rose Hill Cem., Bells, Grayson Co, TX.

+ 201 M    iii. Abner Lewis Grant Hodge 3 was born on 12 Oct 1889 in Lee Co, VA, died on 26 Dec 1976 in Grayson Co, TX66 at age 87, and was buried in 1976 in Cherry Mound, TX.

+ 202 F    iv. Nervesta Hodge 3 was born on 27 Nov 1892 in Lee Co, VA and died about 1950 about age 58.

Lydia next married William Myers 3 on 31 Jan 1896 in Lee Co, VA.16 William was born about 1873 in NC.

76. Richard Pearl 'Old Pearl' Morris 26 was born on 27 Apr 1859 in Pigeon Creek, Wise Co, VA,11 died on 22 Dec 1940 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA11 at age 81, and was buried on 27 Dec 1940 in Morris Cem., Exeter, Wise Co, VA.11

General Notes: Wise Co, VA, Richard P., age 1 mo, b. KY
Harlan CO KY, Mt. Pleasant, Pearl, age 11, b. VA, name is PEARL Clark, l iv ing w/stepfather, Benj F. Clark
Lee Co, VA Yokum Sta d-48; hh 299-305; Richard P. Morris, age 21, b. V A, b oth parents b. NC
Lee Co, VA; Sulphur Springs; pg 184; hh 128-130; R. P. Morris, head, a ge 3 9, b. apr 1861 VA, md 17 yrs
Wise Co, VA; dist 136, hh 639-652; Richard P. Morris, age 48, m 1, 25 yr s, b. VA
Wise Co, VA; Richmond, dist 177; hh 10-10; R. P. Morris, head, a ge 5 8, b. VA
Wise Co, VA; also in this hh are; McConnell, Grace age 16 and Nelli e, a ge 14, both b. VA, listed as boarders (must be some relation to dau=i n-la w, Florence McConnell
also in this hh are Edith Moore granddau, age 15, and Thomas E. Clark, g ra ndson, age 17, both b. VA
Wise Co, VA; Big Stone Gap; dist 19; hh 432-435; Richard P. Morris, h ea d, age 67, b. VA, md@21
Beverly Reach Perry; Mar 2002; Wise Co, Virginia Birth Register, 1856 -1 87 1; Morris, Richard P: Male-Alive, April 27, 1859; Parents: Richa rd a nd Ell ender (Clark/ston) Morris. When his father was murdered and h is hom estead burned, 'Uncle Pearl' remem bered his little red cap being t hrown i nto the fire by the marauders. From 'The Heritage of Wise Co, Virg inia ,' by Charles Garrison: 'Pearl enjo yed hunting and riding in the mou ntain s, and was an expert marksman. Appar ently his knowledge of the moun tai ns made him a valuable coal prospecto r, and the Stonega Coke and Co al Com pany hired him to work with the compan y's engineers and geologist s. He li ved for many years in Appalachia, ne ar the present Appalachia Hi gh Schoo l, and later moved to Big Stone Gap, w here he purchased sever al acres ea st of the L&N depot, near the point whe re the north and sou th forks of t he Powell River converge. About 1927, Pea rl suffered a stro ke while he w as in the mountains. He was paralyzed and p laced in the com pany hospit al at Stonega. He recovered almost fully, walki ng with crutch es for a ti me and later with a cane. Another possible birth date is Apr il 27, 1862 Fa mily lore has 'Uncle Pearl' b. in Wise Co, but it's more li ke ly he w as b. in Lee Co, as the marriage record states. From The Big S to ne Gap Post ; Morris learned his craft in laboratory of na ture by Ho wa rd E. Cummins, special writer; E. (sic) Pearl Morris was a mou ntain m an w ho worked out his talents within the great circle of his God-gi ven n atur al talents. The story of

Uncle Pearl'' Morris is representati ve of a time when men and women f ul ly understood that there are things kno wable things unknowable. The k now able things were worthy of spending a pe rson's time and strength o n. T he unknowable was a waste of time and energ y. When a brief sket ch of t he life of E. (sic) Pearl Morris was present ed by the Appalach ia Cultur al Arts Council of Appalachia, several membe rs of the audien ce who are de scendants of the famous

prospector extraord inary'' were in attendance. After the show, they of fe red a more detail ed version of their famous ancestor's intelligence a nd w isdom. The highe st peak of the mountains where E. (sic) Pearl Morr is wal ked during his li fe served to enhance the highest peaks of his kno wled ge of coal. Wherev er he walked, he understood what was hidden ther e, o ut of sight and benea th his feet. The unschooled geologist and surve yor d id not attend the b ig universities as did some of his contemporari es w ho came to this ar ea to develop the coal industry, such as John K. T agger t, John C. Oliphan t, J. P. Wolfe (see reminiscences of a Surveyor a nd Civ il Engineer, 193 1, by J. P. Wolfe) and David M. Lipps.
Morris was employed by some of the intellectual gian ts of h is ti me -- men with many degrees, schooled in university laborato ries. Y et ma ny of the puzzling problems and solutions were unravel ed by a man w ho nev er wore a university cap and gown, but learned his cr aft in the uni vers al laboratory of nature. Mildred Carroll of Big Sto ne Gap has writt en ( in a local historical publication) that Morris boug ht a piece of la nd in t he western end of town. When the highway was bui lt between Big Sto ne Gap a nd Pennington Gap, it ran directly through t he middle of his prop erty. Car roll writes:

Oh, they paid him what they considered a fair price for t he half they t oo k. But he kept the land in the bend of the river becau se he had bui lt h is house on the slight knoll that sloped gently down to t he river. '' O ne of the interesting stories told by Mildred Carroll (and often r e- to ld by local historians) is the

airport story.'' Carroll writes:

The re was a stretch of flat land just across the river, and to quote (l oc al w riter and newspaper editor) Bill Hendricks,
after trains and cars came pl ans,' and that was the best spot for a run wa y. But when the planes took o ff they barely cleared Pearl's chimney.''
The vibrations from the low-flying planes shook the windows and d is lo dged mud from the chimney. The story gets better.

Uncle Pearl'' would ru sh outside his house,

cussing a blue streak,'' and the pilot just smil ed and waved. One da y, o ne crashed on take-off and landed in Pearl's corn field, and the pil ot wal ked away, barely injured, with only a few bruis es and cuts, and ma de h is way across the river. Later, some men return ed to collect the re mai ns of the plane. They were surprised to see Morr is sitting near the p lan e. Morris was holding his rifle.

You will not to uch your plane till you pay for my corn,'' E. (sic) P ea rl Morris warned t he interlopers. They did not question a man who ma de h is own rifle, a nd a man who had the ability to

surely hit what he aimed at.'' Morr is is remembered for declaring t ha t, at least, there was one of his cornfi elds which paid off substanti al ly more than the others, and with far le ss work. Morris was born du ri ng the Civil War and grew up in the mountai ns of Southwest Virgini a. So me accounts claim that he was born on Powell M ountain, near Big Sto ne Ga p, the son of Richard D. Morris, who was kill ed during the civil w ar in S cott County.
Exeter, once known as Pigeon Creek, however, is given cred it f or t he birthplace of the great prospector. Morris died on December 2 2, 19 40, w earing his trusted hat and his well-traveled mountain boot s. Mo rr is is not only remembered for his uncanny scientific knowled ge of whe re co al could be found without digging for it, but for his li fe in its re lati on to himself. Here was a man who truly realized th at in everythi ng whi ch had life -- or had once been a part of life -- th ere was a kinsh ip to h imself. He knew that the coal resting beneath t he soil, on the mo untai ns he knew so well, had obtained a loftier fo rm of life in the begin ning.. .. [Last 12 paragraphs omitted]

Part 2; Morris' powers extended beyond the known senses by Howard E. C um mi ns, special writer;
By most accounts of local storytellers, historians and

fellow geolo gists,'' R. Pearl Morris was not an ordinary man. The more -t han-six-fo ot mountain man was born with a strong back, a good constitu ti on and a mir aculous mute sense of smell -- a gift which did not req ui re a great de al of words. This was only one of his extra-sensory po we rs -- the power ex tending beyond the known senses.

Uncle Pearl,'' as he was known, was ab le to smell, hear and see whe re co al could be found. From early boyhood, M orris started studying t he l ay of the land, the rises and the dips, the cr evices, the very chara ct er and condition of the earth's makeup. He was a ble to describe t he con formation of the ground, the very nature and clo se connections exi sting b etween the influences of the climate, the natur al resources and t opograp hy of the land.
More importantly, he carried a living map within his he ad as to t he l ocation of where coal lay hidden. Up until the year 191 0, Morris w as a pr acticing farmer. He was a quiet, resourceful man, n ot given to sma ll tal k, but his neighbors and friends spread the word th at if anyone wa nt ed to know where coal was,

Uncle Pearl'' could find it. When he we nt to work for the Stonega Co ke a nd Coal Company, the experts soon discove red that no other pers on in the ir employment could match the natural insti ncts of R. Pearl Mor ris. T he late Brownie Polly, Sr., who was producti on manager with the S tonega C oke and Coal Company, used to tell the sto ry of how he and Morr is walk ed across the mountains from Stonega to Dunba r, looking for coa l. It w as in the time of Morris's life when his itchi ng feet and his wa nderlus t, combined with his keen extra-sensory powers, w ere at their pea k.
It was at a time when he obeyed the whispering beyond the moun ta in s, and when he obeyed them, coal could be detected. The man, who s po ke on ly when there was something important to say, stopped in his tr ac ks on a r emote spot and stood there in silence. When we hear this st or y, again a nd again, we imagine seeing the two men, standing the re on a br ight, earl y, summer morning, surrounded by purple and white rh ododendro n, trilliu m, May apple, hepatica and the pink-whitish blosso ms of mounta in laure l. (This imagined scene is based upon an actual pho tograph wi th R. Pea rl Morris standing on a low hill with what appea rs to be a lar ge grow th of rhododendron towering over his tall frame .) Morris's lon g, whi te beard is highlighted by the dark suit coveri ng his broad fram e. He hol ds a cane in his left hand, but stands tall a nd erect, peering d irectly in to the camera. In the distance, far beyo nd a cluster of bush es and a scat tering of unidentified ground covering s, is a towering mount ain in full ve getation. It is a rambunctious pictu re of a man almost domi nating the beau tiful and expressive landsca pe in the background. Th is is the image of Mor ris which most of us ha ve today: a man in full inte rcommunication with h is surroundings.
As the story goes, and as the tale is told, after being pass ed do wn f rom Brownie Polly over the many years, the two men stood the re in com ple te silence. Then the great geologist spoke:

Here it is.'' In the tradi tion of the self-reliant, self-taught, self- in structed mountain men of Mor ris's era, the object of all missions, spe cul ations and expeditions -- whe ther they be far or near -- was form ed to es tablish and broaden the w ay of life during the time in which th ey live d. The mountain man's world h ad more than ample room for chang e. Duri

Uncle Pearl's'' career as

prospector extraordinary,'' he worked closely with James M. Hodge, a w el l- known geologist from the East.
Working with Hodge, Morris soon learned to use the technic al n am es of the strata he found by seeing, smelling and hearing. To h is cre di t, he never acquiesced and placed his instinctive knowledge of g eolo gy bel ow that which was found in books and taught in universitie s. As t he sto ry is told, Morris stormed into the office of John K. Tag ga rt in a rage,

spitting fire'' and protesting that an engineer had questioned his a bi li ty to find coal without digging for it.

I resign, sir,'' he shout ed at Taggart. (In June of 1890, Tagga rt ca me to the Virginia Coal and Iron Company fr om Connellsville, Pa ., as gene ral superintendent to take charge of the pro perty, succeedi ng General Aye rs.) Taggart tried to pacify the angry mount ain man and b egged him to re consider.

Uncle Pearl'' held his ground a nd did not give in. He had resign ed a nd that was that. There was no givi ng in for this proud man on wh om Tagga rt depended for his uncanny expertis e. After Morris had tak en a seat a nd calmed down, Taggart said,

All righ t, but make sure you're at work on Monday morning.'' On the f ol lowing Mo nday morning, E. (sic) Pearl Morris arrived on time for wo rk a nd all was f orgiven. The upstart, university-trained engineer ke pt o ut of

Uncle Pear l's'' sight for the remainder of the day.
The Appalachia Cultural Arts Council will present a progr am on R. P ea rl Morris for the second time during Railroad and Coal Days/ Appalach ia Reu nion 2000 in August.

From the Big Stone Gap Post; The Appalachia Cultural Arts Council wi ll p re sent a variety of short plays dealing with the lives of famous a nd inte res ting former and present members of the Appalachia area. Amo ng them a re . .. E. (sic) Pearl Morris (legendary local geologist).. .. To get to t he ce metery where Pearl MORRIS is buried, nearly as so on as you get to Ex eter ( coming from Appalachia) turn left at a white ho use that sits a litt le w ay off the road (this might have been a mine sup erintendent's house b ecau se it is a little larger and sits farther off t he road than most ho us es in Exeter). There is a path next to drivew ay of this house that l ea ds up on top of the mountain. It's a fair pie ce to walk; a four-wheel d ri ve vehicle might make it up there. The cemet ery is right on top of t he mou ntain. Pearl and Peggy are on the kno ll on one end. -bp-3-01.

1920 Wise Co. Census, Big Stone Gap, Supervisor's District 9, Enume ra ti on District 177, Sheet 9B, Jan. 20, 1920: HH 10 MORRI S, R. P. He ad M W 58 married b. VA mother/father b. VA Co al Prospector
Margaret Wife F W 55 married b. VA mother/father b. VA
Clyde son M W 6 b. VA mother/father b. VA
CLARK, Thomas grandson M W 16 single b. VA mother/fath er b. VA st ud ent
MOORE, Edith granddau. F W 15 single b. VA mother/fath er b. VA st ud ent
McCONNELL, Grace boarder F W 16 single student
McCONNELL, Nellie boarder F W 14 single student
MOORE, Edith

From The Big Stone Gap Post: R. PEARL MORRIS DIES SUDDENLY ; Aged Big S to ne Gap Citizen Suffers Atta ck While Walking About Home Sunday. Ric ha rd Pearl Morris, 78, widely kno wn throughout this section where he w as em ployed 35 years as coal prospect or for the Stonega Coke and Coal Co mpan y, died very suddenly at his ho me in Big Stone Gap Sunday afternoo n. H is body was found a few yards fr om the house by members of the fami ly af ter he had been missing a few min utes. It is presumed he suffer ed a hea rt attack. Mr. Morris was bo rn on Powell Mountain near Big Sto ne Gap, b eing a son of Richard D. Morri s, who was killed during the Civ il War in S cott County. About 10 years a go he suffered a stroke of paral ysis whi le at work near Dunbar from whi ch he never fully recovered. Howe ver, M r. Morris was able at times to vis it town [sic] and chat with h is many fr iends. Surviving are his wife, Mr s. Margaret Morris, a so n, J. W. Morr is of Exeter, and two daughters, Mr s. C. T. Moore of Big St one Gap and Mr s. Florence McConnell of Penningt on Gap. Funeral servic es were held at t he home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'c lock in charge of t he Rev. Dan Robinett e. Interment was made to the Exet er cemetery.

From 'The Heritage of Wise County and the City of Norton 1856-1993': R ic ha rd Pearl MORRIS II, by Mildred Carroll, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219: ' Bo rn dur ing the Civil War, growing up in the untamed mountains of S.W. V irg inia, P earl MORRIS was a rugged individual. I've heard him tell of tu rni ng ov er a rock when he heard a buzz and killing 18 to 20 rattlesnake s. Ye ar aft er year his beard grew longer and whiter because he never act ual ly shave d. He never had a mind to buy a rifle, said he could make a b ett er gun th an they sold, and make them he did. The S. W. Virginia Muse um h as a ball a nd cap muzzle loader, about 50 caliber, he made. There 's alwa ys been so me question as to what Uncle Pearl did best, shoot a g un or fi nd coal. Wh en he went to work for the coal company, they soon le arn ed no one could fa ce up coal through the mountain and find outcroppin gs l ike Uncle Pear l. He would find the coal and they would follow with t he te chnical knowled ge of surveying and mapping. Uncle Pearl did a l ot of pros pecting with Jam es HODGE, a well known geologist from the Eas t. It was n ot long until he c ould point out strata and give the technic al name for i t. But he never d id place his instinctive knowledge below t hat of book a nd instrument. N ot long after he went to work for what lat er became Stone ga Coke and Co al Co, he bought land in the western e nd of Big Stone Ga p. When they bui lt the road from Big Stone Gap towa rd Pennington Ga p, it ran through the m iddle of Pearl MORRIS' land. O h, they paid him wh at they considered a fa ir price for the half they too k. (Later, the to wn honored him by nami ng a short street after him). B ut he kept the la nd in the bend of the riv er because he had built the ho use on a slight kn oll that sloped gently do wn to the river. It was a lar ge house for that t ime with five rooms a nd a root cellar (basement today ), with a wrap-arou nd porch. On the wide st corner of the porch was a wat er pump. Now that w as a luxury, a cover ed water pump on your porch.
There was a stretch of flat land just across the river and to q uo te B ill Hendricks 'after tra ins and cars came planes', and that w as t he be st spot for a runway. But when the planes too k off they bare ly cle ared P earl's chimney. The vibrations shook the windows and even d islo dg ed da bs of mud from the chimney. I've seen him run outside shaki ng h is fist a nd cussing a blu e streak, and the pilot just smiled and wa ve d. One day o ne crashed on take off and landed i n Pearl's cornfiel d. T he pilot walk ed away with just cuts and bruises and made his way b ac k ac ross the rive r. But when they returned to collect their plane, t here s at Pearl wi th hi s rifle. He told them 'You will not touch your p lane ti ll you pay f or my corn'. I guess the y figured if he could ma ke his o wn rifle he cou ld surely hit what he aimed at. At least, h e sa id, th at cornfield paid o ff with less work than the others. December 2 2, 194 0, the prosp ector ext raordinary fell dead. He had his hat and bo ots o n, and he probably wou ld have wanted it that way.' \\\\\

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

Richard married Emma L. 'Emily' Stamper, daughter of George Stamper and Naomi Stamper, on 13 Nov 1877 in Lee Co, VA.67 Emma was born in 1853 in Ashe Co, NC,13,68 died after 1880 in VA, and was buried after 1880 in Morris Cem., Exeter, Wise Co, VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: Abt 1844. 69

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

   203 M    i. George Washington Stamper 13 was born about 1873 in Lee Co, VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

+ 204 M    ii. Charles E. Stamper was born on 16 Jun 1876 in Lee Co, VA and died in Oct 1970 in Rockford, Michigan70 at age 94.

+ 205 F    iii. Mary Elizabeth 'Ella' Morris 26 was born in Mar 1878 in Seminary, Lee Co, VA, died on 21 Jul 1903 in Exeter, Lee Co, VA13 at age 25, and was buried in 1903 in Clarkston Cem., Exeter, Wise Co, VA.11

Richard next married Margaret 'Peggy' Galloway, daughter of David Galloway and Kizziah Dykes, on 17 Dec 1881 in Lee Co, VA.11 Margaret was born on 25 Nov 1864 in Lee Co, VA,71 died on 5 Feb 1949 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA72 at age 84, and was buried on 5 Oct 1949 in Morris Cem., Exeter, Wise Co, VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

Alt. Death: 3 Oct 1949. 11

Alt. Burial: 5 Oct 1949. 73

Children from this marriage were:

+ 206 M    i. John Wesley Morris was born on 14 Feb 1883 in Pigeon Creek, Wise Co, VA74 and died on 14 Mar 1966 in VA at age 83.

   207 F    ii. A. A. Morris was born in Aug 1884 and died on 16 Dec 1885 in Lee Co, VA11 at age 1.

+ 208 F    iii. Eliza Jane Morris was born on 11 Aug 1886 in Pigeon Creek, Wise Co, VA,11 died on 13 Mar 1974 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA at age 87, and was buried in 1974 in Glencoe Cem., Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA.

+ 209 F    iv. Florence Almira Morris was born on 20 Mar 1888 in Wise Co, VA and died on 20 Mar 1972 in Dryden, Lee Co, VA75 at age 84.

   210 M    v. Clyde (Adopted) Morris was born about 1914 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

78. William Henry Morris was born on 15 Oct 1865 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA, died on 20 Aug 1940 in Milburk, AR at age 74, and was buried in Aug 1940 in Locke Cem., Franklin Co, Ark.24

General Notes: Harlan Co, Ky
Harlan CO KY, Mt. Pleasant, p 19A, Henry, age 5, b. VA, name is Henry CL AR K, living w/stepfather, Benj F. Clark
Lee Co, VA, hh #300- 306, AGE 14, living in hh of Benj Clarkston
Lee Co, VA; Rocky Sta; dist 29; pg 5B; hh 82-83; Henry Morris, head, a ge 3 4, b. Oct 1865 KY, md 9 yrs
Fannin Co, TX, precinct 1 J; dist 33; pg 124B; hh 157-159; Willi am H. M orris, head, age 45, b. VA, md 2, 16 yrs
Crawford, ARK, Sand Point, dist 13; hh 11 (next door to his daughters, M au de Teague and Grace Rankin); William H. Morris, head, age 53, b. VA
Beverly Reach Perry; Mar 2002; From a letter sent by Maude, da u. of H en ry (son of Dick): 'Popa this is your father grave it is locat ed on Mrs. Sco tts farm Blackwater Va Lee Co RFD 1 Grampa was killed Mar ch 20 18 65 by Reb el thought to Conlonel Prentice or----- ------- (Priva te informa tion). H is name is Richard Born 1812' 'this is your fathers gr ave aft er I fixed it up with a concete base I am s ending chaines and a s to ne to fence it in with tis just off the ro ad on a hillside not very f ar f rom the road tis said two women buried hi m' I do not have the pictur es b ut the letter was from Maude to her fathe r, Henry Morris.' Green Mou nt K y; March 22nd 1934; Dear Henry Morris, my brother. I have ju st g ot a let ter from you. I will be 81 the 3rd of may and I guess that y ou w ill be ab out 68 or 69. My father was killed in March 1865 and all o ur bu ildings bu rned. And your Mother with Lidy and Pearl and me an Wil ey l ay by the fi re of the buildings and the next day we went for Craborc har d. I thank th at you were born in Craborchard 8 months after father w as kil led. I haven 't seen you tho you wer little now I wil give you t he histo ry of fathe rs family. First he did mary to Lidy Witt had 3------ ------; Po st ed by D. Pierson on GenForum <http://genforum.genealogy.com/ morris/messa g es/5759.html> \\\\\ Elton Bingham, Apr 2004; (researching t he possible 1 st marriage referr ed to in Wm Henry Morris's marriage licen se to Alpha Bu rton) If you take a careful look at the 1900 Lee Census whe re we find Will iam He nry Morris and wife Alpha Burton, there are three c hildren in the h ome, Wi llie, Maude and Pearl. Yet, Alpha lists that s he is the moth er of 3 child ren, 2 living. Also, Willie is listed as bei ng born Mar 189 2. William a nd Alpha marry Jun 1892. Is it possible th at Willie is Willi am's son fr om his previous marriage? One problem, Wil liam & Alpha list t hey have be en married 9 years in 1900. GKVI; On Willi e's cemetery recor ds it shows his birth date as 28 mar 18 93 ... In the c ensus it does s ay he is 7 (not 8), census date is 8 June . .. with 2 sour ces indicating 1 893, I tend to believe 1893 ... for now . .. As for t he 3 ch/2 living, a nd md for 9 yrs ... Cannot even guess ... W ho gave t he information ?? H ow careful was the census taker ?? If he ma de an err or on Willie ... ???

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 1866. 11

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

William married Nancy Witt, daughter of Oscar Martin Harrington Witt and Louisa Osborne, in 1885 in Harlan Co, KY.76 Nancy was born about 1863 in Lee Co, VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1870.

William next married Alpha Burton, daughter of Jesse Burton and Nancy Hobbs, on 25 Jun 1892 in Lee Co, VA.16 Alpha was born in May 1871 in VA, died on 20 Nov 1924 in Locke, Franklin Co, Ark at age 53, and was buried in Nov 1924 in Locke Cem., Franklin Co, Ark.24

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 9 May 1872.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Children from this marriage were:

   211 M    i. William 'Willie' Morris was born on 28 Mar 1893 in VA, died on 5 Mar 1900 in Locke, Franklin Co, Ark at age 6, and was buried in Mar 1900 in Locke Cem., Franklin Co, Ark.24

+ 212 F    ii. Maude V. Morris was born on 29 Oct 1894 in Greenville, TX and died on 13 Mar 1988 in Mountainburg, Crawford Co, AR77 at age 93.

+ 213 F    iii. Pearl M. Morris was born on 10 Mar 1897 in TX and died on 3 Aug 1983 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co, OK78 at age 86.

   214 F    iv. Hattie Morris was born on 28 Jun 1900 in VA and died in Canada.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1910.

Hattie married Norcross. Norcross was born about 1895.

+ 215 F    v. Grace Morris was born on 25 Apr 1903 in TX,79 died on 21 Sep 1976 in Dyer, AR at age 73, and was buried in Sep 1976 in Locke Cem., Franklin Co, Ark.24

+ 216 M    vi. Odis L. Morris was born on 15 Mar 1905 in Ark and died on 9 Jun 1992 in Marble City, Sequoyah Co, OK80 at age 87.

   217 M    vii. Cleo Morris was born on 6 Dec 1908 in Ark and died on 27 Feb 1939 in Nyc, NY at age 30.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Alt. Death: 1939.

   218 F    viii. Susan Morris was born on 28 Jun 1911 in Prob Ark.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1920.

+ 219 M    ix. Claude Sherman Morris was born on 28 Jun 1914 in TX, died on 2 Dec 1987 in Mountainburg, Crawford Co, AR at age 73, and was buried in Dec 1987 in Locke Cem., Franklin Co, Ark.24

79. Mary J. 'Polly' Huff was born in Sep 1834 in Harlan Co, KY.

General Notes: Harlan Co, KY unknown female 5-10
Harlan Co, KY Polly, age 16 b. KY, only minor female in residence in 1850
Harlan Co, KY; Mary Holmes, age 29, b. KY (2 doors from her parents, Th om as and Catherine (Morris) Huff, only separated by Isaac and Elizabeth ( ... .) Trett)
Harlan Co, KY, dist 47, Mary, wife, age 45, b. KY
Harlan co, KY; Polley, mother, age 65, b. sep 1834 KY, in hh of Jasper N ew ton Holmes

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1840.

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Mary married John Clinton Holmes on 23 May 1853 in Harlan Co, KY.81 John was born in Jan 1826 in Lee Co, VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 220 M    i. Jasper Newton Holmes was born on 16 Feb 1855 in KY.

+ 221 M    ii. Thomas Marion Holmes was born on 15 Sep 1856 in Harlan Co, KY.

+ 222 M    iii. Robert Clinton Holmes 48 was born about 1857 in KY.

   223 M    iv. John C. Holmes was born about 1859 in KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1880.

John married Stacy Smith,82 daughter of John E. Smith and Mary, in 1902 in Harlan Co, KY.83 Stacy was born about 1843 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1920.

   224 F    v. Nancy Holmes was born about 1865 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

   225 M    vi. Wiley Holmes was born about 1867 in KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

Wiley married Nannie Bush.83 Nannie was born about 1870.

+ 226 F    vii. Martha Jane Holmes was born about 1871 in KY.

   227 F    viii. Charity Holmes was born about 1874 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

82. Marion Francis Morris was born on 4 Jul 1846 in Harlan Co, KY, died on 23 May 1931 in Boone Co, Ark7 at age 84, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Harrison Co, Ark.

General Notes: Harlan Co, KY
Harlan Co, KY Marion abe 4, b. KY
Lee Co VA; Marion, male, age 14, b. harlan co
Lee Co VA; Yocum sta; hh 51-51; Marion F. Morris, age 24, b. Harlan co, ky
Lee Co, VA; hh#293-298; Morris, F. Marion, age 33, b. KY, father b. N C, mo ther b. TN; also in this hh is John W. age 54, b. NC, Uncle
Harlan Co, KY; Marion F. Morris, father, age 63, b. va, single, li vi ng in hh of Thomas G and Martha Morris
Harrison, Boone co, ARK
he left his family in VA and moved to ARK.

he died in the poorhouse

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 4 Jul 1846.

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1910.

Alt. Death: 23 May 1933.

Marion married Martha Louise Witt, daughter of Edmund Witt and Anna Thompson, on 17 Mar 1870 in Lee Co, VA. Martha was born on 20 Jan 1854 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA and died on 24 Sep 1933 in Lee Co, VA at age 79.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 228 M    i. John Henry Morris was born in Apr 1871 in VA and died in 1958 in Keokee, Lee Co, VA at age 87.

   229 F    ii. Susanna Rosella Morris was born in Oct 1872 in Lee Co, VA and died in 1884 in Lee Co, VA at age 12.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

+ 230 M    iii. Thomas Goodman Morris was born on 5 Jul 1874 in VA and died on 18 May 1965 at age 90.

+ 231 M    iv. Jasper Newton Morris was born on 2 Jul 1876 in VA and died on 25 Sep 1972 in Ark at age 96.

+ 232 M    v. Frank Morris was born on 3 May 1879 in Lee Co, VA and died on 7 Nov 1973 in Modesto, CA at age 94.

   233 M    vi. Garfield Morris was born in 1881 in Lee Co, VA and died on 7 Nov 1888 in Lee Co, VA24 at age 7.

   234 F    vii. Mary Morris was born about 1883.

   235 F    viii. Swelda Morris was born about 1885.

Swelda married Matt Phillips.

   236 M    ix. Adda Morris was born about 1887 and died in Benham, KY.

   237 F    x. Dora Morris was born about 1889.

   238 M    xi. Eugene Wiley Morris was born on 24 Sep 1891.

Eugene married Irene Thelma Witsett.

   239 F    xii. Eura Morris was born about 1893.

Eura married Jim Morton on 19 Nov 1906.

83. Isaac Morris was born about 1848 in Harlan Co, KY.

General Notes: Harlan Co, KY; Isaac, age 2, b. KY
Lee Co VA; Isaac, age 12, b. harlan co
Lee Co, VA; hh# 285-291; Morris, Isaac, age 32, b. KY, father b. TN, mo th er b. NC

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1880.

Isaac married Malinda E. Malinda was born about 1848 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

   240 M    i. James A. Morris was born about 1870 in VA..

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

   241 F    ii. Susan J. Morris was born about 1871 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

   242 F    iii. Mary M. Morris was born about 1873 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

   243 F    iv. Ellen A. Morris was born about 1875 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

   244 M    v. Thomas G. M. Morris was born about 1877 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

   245 F    vi. Louisa C. Morris was born about 1879 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

84. Henry Harrison Morris was born on 1 Dec 1850 in Harlan Co, KY and died on 7 May 1907 in Keokee, Lee Co, VA at age 56.

General Notes: Lee Co VA; henry, age 10, b. Harlan co, ky
Lee Co VA; henry, age 19, b. Harlan co, ky
Lee Co, VA; Crab Orchard, dist 48, hh 280-286; Henry H. Morris, a ge 2 9, b. KY

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Henry married Mary Melvina Ramey. Mary was born about 1850 in Lee Co, VA and died in 1943 in Kingsport, Sullivan Co, TN about age 93.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: Abt 1855.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 246 F    i. Alpha Elizabeth Morris 84 was born on 29 Jan 1876 in VA.85

   247 F    ii. Arminda Morris was born about 1878 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

+ 248 M    iii. James Henderson Morris was born in Nov 1879 in VA.

+ 249 M    iv. Milbourn Lee Morris was born on 4 Oct 1880 in Inman?, VA.

+ 250 F    v. Ida Belle Morris was born on 3 Oct 1883.

   251 F    vi. Verda Mae Morris was born in Jan 1886 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

   252 F    vii. Ollie Morris was born about 1893 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1910.

   253 F    viii. Ethel Morris was born about 1895 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1910.

85. Hiram P. Morris was born about 1853 in Lee Co VA.

General Notes: Lee Co VA; hiram, age 7, b. lcv
Lee Co VA; hyram, age 17, b. lcv
Lee Co, VA: d.48, hh 254-260 Hiram P. Morris, age 27, b. VA, both par en ts b. NC

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Hiram married Surelda L. Surelda was born about 1859 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

   254 M    i. Silas Morris was born about 1878 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

   255 M    ii. Sherman Morris was born about 1879 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

88. Franklin Morris was born in Aug 1859 in Lee Co VA. Another name for Franklin was Doctor F. Morris.

General Notes: Lee Co VA; Doctor F., age 1, b. lcv
Lee Co VA; Franklin, age 11, b. lcv
Lee Co, VA; yokum Sta, Sulphur Springs, hh 9-9; Dr. F. Morris, head, a ge 4 0, md 21 yrs, b. aug 1859 VA, father b. NC, mother b. VA

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1900.

Franklin married Martha A. about 1879. Martha was born in May 1857 in NC.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

Children from this marriage were:

   256 F    i. Elizabeth Morris was born in May 1883 in Lee Co?, VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

   257 F    ii. Cordie E. Morris was born in Jul 1889 in Harlan Co, KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

+ 258 M    iii. Elmer M. Morris was born in Feb 1891 in Harlan Co, KY.

   259 F    iv. Mary Morris was born in Apr 1893 in Lee Co, VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

   260 M    v. Walker A. Morris was born in Nov 1896 in Lee Co, VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1900.

92. Elizabeth Clarkston was born on 15 Jan 1839 in Lee Co, VA, died on 14 Apr 1930 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA at age 91, and was buried about 15 Apr 1930 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA.

General Notes: Lee Co, VA, Elizabeth, age 12, b. VA
Lee Co, VA; Elizabeth, age 20, B. Lee Co, VA
Lee Co, VA; Elizabeth, age 31, b. Lee co, va
Lee Co, Va: Elizabeth, wife, f, m, w, 42, VA, VA, KY, keeping house
Lee Co, VA; Elizabeth, wife, age 61, b. jan 1839 VA, md 43 yrs, 12 ch /9 li ving
Lee co, VA, Elizabeth, wife, age 71, b. VA, md 1x, 52 yrs, 12 ch/9 living
Wise Co, VA; dist 136, pg 16A; Elizabeth, age 71, b. VA, md 52 yr s, ch 12 /9 living, spouse William Witt
Wise Co, VA; Elizabeth, wife, age 81, b. VA, md
Wise Co, VA; Big Stone Gap, dist 19, hh 86-94; Elizabeth, Mother, a ge 9 1, b. VA, widowed, md@18, in hh of son, Floyd
Beverly Reach Perry; Mar 2002; I have been told says that William a nd El iz abeth CLARKSTON WITT raised their family at Crab Orchard, Lee C o. Aft er t he sawmill stopped operating, they moved to Big Stone Gap, wh ere th ey di ed and are buried. Says Alma, 'This was a very musical fami ly kno wn throug hout the area for singing. Their son Floyd made and so ld violin s. Son Sylv ester was a band director in a Kingsport high schoo l. Floyd a nd Wiley star ted the Tri-State (VA-TN-NC) singing conventio n, which conti nued for abo ut 80 years -- or for many years after they bo th died, anyway .' \\\\\\

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 5 Apr 1930.

Elizabeth married William C. Witt, son of Edmund Witt and Anna Thompson, on 25 Jun 1857 in Lee Co, VA.86 William was born on 4 Jun 1837 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA,87 died on 18 Feb 1921 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA at age 83, and was buried in Feb 1921 in Glencoe Cem, Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA. Another name for William was William M. Witt.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880. 88

Census: 1900.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Military: 16 Sep 1861. 89

Military: 13 Dec 1862.

Military: 1 Mar 1864. 89

Children from this marriage were:

+ 261 M    i. James Matthew Witt was born on 10 Apr 1858 near Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA and died on 5 Nov 1893 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA11 at age 35.

+ 262 F    ii. Mary 'Polly Ann' Witt was born on 13 Feb 1860 in Lee Co, VA, died on 17 Jul 1898 in VA at age 38, and was buried in Jul 1890 in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.

+ 263 M    iii. John B. Floyd Witt was born on 4 Feb 1862 in Lee Co, VA,11 died on 30 Sep 1955 in Wise Co, VA11 at age 93, and was buried after 30 Sep 1955 in Glencoe Cem., Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA.11

+ 264 F    iv. Martha Jane Witt was born on 4 Dec 1864 in Lee Co, VA,15 died on 20 Apr 1911 in Lee Co, VA at age 46, and was buried in 1911 in Eden's Cem, Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.

+ 265 F    v. Alpha E. Witt was born on 14 Jan 1867 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA, died on 2 Aug 1915 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA at age 48, and was buried in Aug 1915 in Slemp Cemetery, Turkey Cove, Lee Co, VA.

+ 266 F    vi. Patience Witt was born on 1 May 1869 in Lee Co, VA and died on 18 Dec 1951 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA at age 82.

+ 267 M    vii. Wiley Witt was born on 17 Jun 1871 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA, died on 29 Dec 1954 in Wise Co, VA11 at age 83, and was buried in Dec 1954 in Glencoe Cem., Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA.

+ 268 F    viii. Louisa L. Witt was born on 20 Jun 1873 in VA and died on 14 Apr 1959 at age 85.

   269 M    ix. William H. Witt was born on 8 Aug 1875 and died on 22 Sep 1875.

+ 270 M    x. Benjamin Franklin 'Frank' Witt was born on 6 Apr 1877 in Lee Co, VA, died on 23 Nov 1953 at age 76, and was buried in Oak Hill Cem., Kingsport, TN.

+ 271 F    xi. Arminda Bell Witt was born on 3 Apr 1879 in VA, died on 12 Mar 1964 at age 84, and was buried in Mar 1965 in Moore Cem., Keokee, Lee Co, VA.

+ 272 M    xii. Sylvester T. Witt was born on 8 Nov 1881 in Lee Co, VA, died on 28 Jan 1956 in TN at age 74, and was buried in 1956 in Oak Hill Cem., Kingsport, TN (Beside His Wife).

93. Patience Docinia Clarkston 11 was born on 8 Mar 1840 in Pigeon Creek, Wise Co, VA,11 died on 18 Oct 1917 in Lee Co, VA11 at age 77, and was buried in Oct 1917 in Huff Cem., Woodway, Lee Co, VA.24 Another name for Patience was Patience J. Clarkston.

General Notes: Lee Co, VA, Patience, age 10, b. VA
Lee Co, VA; Docinda (Patience) age 19, b. Lee Co, VA
Wise Co, VA; Patience, age 40, b.
Wise Co, VA, Pattients (sic), age 60 b.may 1840 va both paren ts b. v a, md 41 yrs, 10 ch/10 living
Lee Co, VA, Patience age 50 b. va, both parents b. va

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Patience married Alfred Huff,3 son of Unknown and Rebecca Huff, on 10 Nov 1858 in Lee Co, VA.16 Alfred was born on 14 May 1836 in KY, died on 13 Jan 1927 in Pennington Gap, Lee Co, VA at age 90, and was buried in Jan 1927 in Huff Cem., Woodway, Lee Co, VA.24 Another name for Alfred was Absolum Huff.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 14 May 1836.

Census: 1840.

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1895.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Note: 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 273 F    i. Eliza Jane Huff 3 was born on 26 Jul 1860 in VA11 and died on 26 Apr 1948 at age 87.

+ 274 M    ii. Alexander Huff 3,90 was born in May 1861 in VA and died on 7 Nov 1913 in Prob Wise Co, VA91 at age 52.

+ 275 M    iii. James M. Huff 3 was born in Aug 1864 in Lee Co, VA and died in 194692 at age 82.

+ 276 F    iv. Rebecca J. Huff 3 was born on 26 Aug 1864 in Lee Co, VA11 and died on 28 Oct 1948 in Lee Co, VA at age 84.

+ 277 M    v. Henry Huff 3 was born about 1868 in Harlan Co, KY and died on 1 Nov 1954 in Lee Co, VA??11 about age 86.

+ 278 F    vi. Mary Ellen Huff 3 was born in Nov 1870 in VA.

+ 279 F    vii. Susan Catherine Huff 3 was born in Mar 1873 in Lee Co, VA11 and died in 1947 in Keokee, Lee Co, VA11 at age 74.

+ 280 M    viii. William Madison Huff was born on 6 Feb 1876 in Wise Co, VA.

+ 281 M    ix. Andrew Jackson Huff was born on 4 May 1878 in Lee Co, VA and died on 25 Apr 1955 in Lee Co, VA at age 76.

+ 282 M    x. Milton J. Huff was born on 6 Mar 1881 in VA and died in Mar 1974 in Pennington Gap, Lee Co, VA93 at age 93.

94. Eliza Louisa Clarkston was born on 27 Apr 1844 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA, died on 22 Jun 1936 in Rogers, Benton Co, AR at age 92, and was buried after 22 Jun 1936 in Elms Springs Cem., Washington Co, AR.

General Notes: Lee Co, VA, Eliza, age 8, b. VA
Lee Co, VA; Eliza age 17 b. Lee co, VA
Lee Co, VA; Eliza, age 29, b. Lee Co, VA
Lee Co, VA; Eliza, wife, age 35, b. VA
Madison Co, AR; Eliza, wife, age 57, b. apr 1843 VA, md 35 yrs, 9 c h/ 8? l iving
Madison Co, AR, Union Twp, dist 79, p 10A; hh 166-166; Eliza Witt, mothe r- in-law, age 66, b. VA, widowed, 7 ch/7 living, in hh of James C. and M ar th E. Haskins
Madison Co, AR; Ball Creek, dist 70; pg 2A, hh 21-21; Eliza Witt, mother -i n-law, age 75, b. AR, in hh of James C and Martha E. Haskins
Corrected sources from Jean Boyer; April 10, 2002; Date of birth p er g ra nddaughter, Pansy Witt Elliott, Fayetteville, Ark.; State of bir th fr om 19 00 Madison Co, Ark., census and Alma Hobbs of Bristol, VA.. Bu rial p er Er ma White Ball, Fayetteville, Ark. Eliza died, June 22, 193 6, a nd is buri ed between her daughter, Martha Ellen Witt Haskins, and h er gra ndson, Leon ard Haskins in the Elm Springs Cemetery, located ea st of Sta te Hwy. 11 2, in Elm Springs, Washington Co, Arkansas. The mark ers for El iza & Haski ns family are in the 6th row east of the flag-pol e, north o f, and near ro ad through cemetery.

From Deborah Clarkston webpage, 1998 - She lists Eliza as 'Louis a, bo rn 18 42 in Lee Co. VA'. 'Louiza the wife of Edmund Witt now of Mad ison C o. Ark ansas' was named as one of eight children of Mary Morris Cla rksto n, wi fe of James M. Clarkston, in a deed dated 10 Nov 1888, Harl an Co. K Y, rega rding two tracts of land (50 acres & 80 acres on Clover F ork of Cu mberla nd River, Harlan Co. KY) that had belonged to 'the late E lias Morr is of L ee Co. VA'.

Holly Fee, Correspondent, 'Harlan Daily Enterprise', 12 Sep 1990, wr it es t hat Eliza married in Harlan Co. KY in 1864

Both Isaac and Edmond enlisted (March 1, 1865) in the Union Ar my (C o. 'F ', Three Forks Battalion) in Harlan Co. KY, which may expla in why t he fami lies left the Crab Orchard/Big Stone Gap area of Virgini a, a Confe derate s tronghold. Pansy Witt Elliott remembers hearing her gr andmothe r, Eliza, te ll the story of how she and Edmond spent a night hi di ng in a thick cedar t ree while enemy soldiers searched nearby; aft er th at experience Edmond we nt to Harlan Co. KY and enlisted.

1882 - The Witt family moves west! Sybil Vodrazka, a Witt descenda nt th ro ugh Isaac & Mary Witt handed down this family history / accou nt of t he mo ve to Madison Co, Arkansas: The Witt family left Kentuc ky 'betwe en 1883- 1887' - (birth of daughter Celia Witt Shipp's chi ld in Octob er of 188 3, in Madison Co. Arkansas, and Eliza's son Daniel 's accou nt of the tra in trip from Kentucky to Arkansas at the a ge of 4, as to ld to his daughte r, Pansy Witt Elliott, seem to confirm th at the family l eft Kentucky arou nd 1882 ) - 'the men by covered wagon s, the women & chil dren following lat er by train.' Eliza, Edmond and th eir children, includ ing my great-grandm other Celia were among those w ho settled in Madison C o. AR.

All the grandchildren who remember Eliza Witt invariably say the sa me t hi ng about her, i.e., that she was the sweetest, kindest woman th ey kne w, al ways patient with everybody, and they can't remember ever hea ring h er rai se her voice in anger. They remember that she was always bus y. S he rais ed strawberries, dried fruit for the winter, made kraut, a nd pickl ed bean s. She had her pumpkin patch 'up on the bench' at her ho me outsi de of Co mb (in Madison Co. Arkansas). Eliza was a quiet woma n, accordi ng to her g reat-granddaughter Alta Haskins Faubus (former fir st lady of A rkansas ). Alta remembers watching her make thread from cot ton bats ' to croch et into socks and other such things'. Pansy Witt Ellio tt said th at her gra ndmother would show the children how she spun thre ad on the han d-made spin ning wheel that Edmond had made for her. Alta a lso remembe rs helping h er peel pumpkins. Eliza would cut them in half, t ake out t he seeds, cut in to strips, peel, and run a needle and thread th rough ea ch strip. These st rips could then be hung up to dry.

After Edmond died, Eliza lived with her daughter, Martha Ellen and son -i n- law, Calvin Haskins, first in Madison Co, Union Township (1910 Mad is on C o. census), then in the Stony Point Community on Hwy. 112 (Fayette vil le, A rkansas), and lastly on Sugar Creek near Pea Ridge, north of Rog er s, in Be nton Co.AR. A granddaughter, Ethel Haskins Lockhart tel ls us th at 'Eliz a, at the age of 93 fell while going down the cellar st airs to g et a pump kin for one of her visitors to take home, and never re ally recov ered fr om the broken hip she sustained in the fall.'

Pansy Witt Elliott remembers that her grandmother used a kitch en c ha ir as a walker to get herself out to the garden, where she wou ld s it on t he ground and pull weeds! Eliza Witt was not the kind of wom an w ho could s tand to be idle!

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Eliza married Edmond Witt, son of Archibald Witt and Rachel Kelly, on 19 Mar 1864 in Harlan Co, KY.94 Edmond was born on 9 Mar 1840 in Harlan Co, KY Or Lee Co, VA,79 died on 23 Apr 1906 in Combs, Madison Co, AR. at age 66, and was buried in Apr 1906 in East Greasy Creek Cem., Madison Co, AR.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 9 Mar 1836. 95

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 283 F    i. Celia Ann 'Selah'. Witt was born on 18 Jan 1864 in Harlan Co, KY, died on 18 Jan 1922 in Combs, Madison Co, AR. at age 58, and was buried after 18 Jan 1922 in E. Greasy Cr. Cem., Combs, Madison Co, AR.

+ 284 F    ii. Mary Elizabeth Witt was born on 15 Jan 1867 in Harlan Co, KY, died on 27 Jul 1929 in St. Paul, Madison, AR at age 62, and was buried in 1929 in Ledbetter Cem., Madison, AR.

+ 285 M    iii. Isaac Newton Witt was born on 30 Mar 1870 in KY, died in Ark, and was buried in Hartford, AR, Hartford Cem..

+ 286 F    iv. Rachel Witt was born on 9 Oct 1873 in KY, died on 25 Nov 1966 in Combs, Madison Co, Ark96 at age 93, and was buried in 1966 in St. Paul, Madison, AR, Riverside Cem..

   287 M    v. William G. 'Willie' Witt was born on 23 Mar 1877 in KY and died in 1945 in Little Rock, Pulaski, AR at age 68.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

+ 288 M    vi. Daniel W. Witt was born on 2 May 1878 in Clay Co, KY, died on 31 Jan 1943 in Mansfield, Sebastian Co, AR at age 64, and was buried in Feb 1943 in Mansfield, Sebastian Co, AR, Coops Prairiecem.

+ 289 M    vii. Leander 'Lee Andrew' Witt was born on 7 Mar 1881 in KY, died on 10 Mar 1965 in Huntsville, Madison, AR at age 84, and was buried on 13 Mar 1965 in Buckeye Cem., Madison Co, AR.

   290 M    viii. John Henry Witt was born on 11 Jul 1886, died on 13 Aug 1890 at age 4, and was buried in 1890 in Combs, Madison Co, AR, E.Greasycreekcem.

+ 291 F    ix. Martha Ellen Witt 9 was born on 20 May 1889 in Combs, Madison Co, AR,9 died on 21 Jun 1945 in Rogers, Benton Co, AR at age 56, and was buried in 1945 in Elm Springs, Washington, AR, Elm Springs Cem..

95. Mary Ann 'Polly' Clarkston was born on 17 Mar 1847 in Lee Co, VA,34 died on 20 Oct 1935 in Broken Bow, Mccurtain Co, OK at age 88, and was buried in Oct 1935 in Smith's Cem, Yell Co, Ark.

General Notes: Lee Co, VA, Mary A., age 6, b. VA
Lee Co, VA; Mary, age 15, b. Lee co, VA
Lee Co, VA; Mary A., age 25, b. Lee Co, VA
Leslie Co, KY, Mary Ann, wife, age 34, VA, VA, NC
Yell Co, AR; Polly A., wife, age 50?, b. 1850 KY, md 37 yrs, 8 ch/8 living
Logan Co, AR; Polly W. Witt, mother-in-law, age 63, b. VA, widowe d, 8 ch /8 living, in hh of James M and Elvada (Witt) Littleton
Yell co, AR; Pollie Witt, mother-in-law, age 72, b. VA, in hh of Jam es a nd Elvada (Witt) Littleton
Cotton Co, OK; Polly A., Witt, mother-in-law, age 85, b. VA, in hh of J am es M. and Elvada (Witt) Littleton

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

Mary married Isaac Witt, son of Archibald Witt and Rachel Kelly, on 24 Aug 1864 in Harlan Co, KY.97 Isaac was born in Aug 1839 in Harlan Co, KY,11 died after 9 Jun 1900 in Southern Home, Yell Co, Ark, and was buried after 9 Jun 1900 in Smith's Cem, Yell Co, Ark.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 9 Jun 1900.

Military: Abt 1875. 11

Children from this marriage were:

+ 292 M    i. James Hayden Witt was born on 22 Jun 1865 in Harlan Co, KY4 and died in 1961 in OK11 at age 96.

+ 293 M    ii. Archibald Witt was born on 13 Jan 1867 in Harlan Co, KY, died in 1917 in Waveland, Yell Co, KY11 at age 50, and was buried about 1917 in Maurice Or Moore's Chapel, Yell Co, Ark.

   294 M    iii. Henry Tyler Witt was born on 19 Feb 1870 in Harlan Co, KY and died about 1958 in CA about age 88.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: Aug 1870.

Census: 1880.

+ 295 M    iv. Edmond Thomas Witt was born on 19 Aug 1873 in Harlan Co, KY and died in 1960 in Yell Co, Ark11 at age 87.

+ 296 M    v. John Silas Witt was born on 10 Aug 1874 in Harlan Co, KY, died in 1958 in Yell Co, Ark11 at age 84, and was buried on 7 Nov 1959 in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Logan Country, AR.

   297 F    vi. Mary Jane Witt was born about 1878.

+ 298 F    vii. Martha Jane Witt was born in 1879 in Harlan Co, KY11 and died on 22 Dec 1932 in Antlers, OK at age 53.

+ 299 M    viii. General Marion Witt was born on 19 Aug 1881 in Harlan Co, KY, died on 9 Mar 1973 in Dardanell, Yell Co, Ark98 at age 91, and was buried in 1973 in Petillo Hill Cem., Centerville, Ark.

+ 300 F    ix. Lura Elvada Witt was born on 18 May 1888 in Madison Co, Ark and died in 1971 in Phoenix, AZ11 at age 83.

96. William Henry Harrison Clarkston was born on 8 Oct 1848 in Lee Co, VA11 and died on 12 Aug 1919 in Pigeon Creek, Wise Co, VA11 at age 70. Another name for William was Henry H. Clarkston.

General Notes: Lee Co, VA, Henry H., age 2, b. VA
Lee Co, VA; W. H. H. age 13, b. lee co, va
wise co, va; Richmond, hh 100-100; Henry H. Clarkston, age 21, b. VA
Wise Co, VA; dist 102, hh 180-180; Clarkston, William, age 37?, b. va
Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; School Census; children of Henry a nd Ma ry Clarkston; Elbert 19, Jasper 17, Emerson 14, and Alpha 12
Wise Co, VA; hh#437, pg 178a; Clark, William, b. Dec 1848, age 51, wido we d, farmer, can read and write
the 1900 census and list of children from Beverly does not include Gen er al M.F., Elijah and Orlinia Pines Clark/ston. General could have be en o ff on his own, but Elijah and Orlinia should have show
From; Bill Holbert <realbill@w5bbr.com> ;dated 6 dec 2003; http://worl dc on nect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2738711&id=I55 62706 92 18 60 Census list Henry as 'W.H.H.' 'Early Settlers of Lee County Virgi nia a nd Adjacent Counties', Vol II, com piled by Hattie B. Bales, Medi a, Inc ., Greensoro, NC, 1977, p. 591. Additi onal source: Granddaughte r, Polly A nn (Clark) Krantz, 1930 E. Cedar, Myrt le Point, OR 97458. (199 4) 'He a nd Wife, Mary Ann Witt, were living in Wi se Co. VA in 1888', Hol ly Fee, c orrespondent, 'Harlan Daily Enterprise ', 12 Sep 1990. Willi am married Ma ry Ann (Clarkston) Witt, daughter of Ed mond Witt and Anna ' Annie' (Wit t) Thompson, on 15 Jan 1868 in, Lee Co, V A. Mary was bo rn on 11 Oct 18 44 in, Lee Co, VA. She died on 8 Dec 18 88 in Pigeon Cree k, Wise Co, VA. ' Early Settlers of Lee Co, Virginia and Adjacent Countie s' Vo l. I, An ne W. Laningham, compiler, Media, Inc., Greensboro, N.C. 19 77, pg s. 337- 8. 'd. age 36; m. Henry H. Clarkston, b. Lee Co, VA, s on of Jam es and Ma ry Clarkston.' Marriage recorded in Lee Co. VA Marria ge Bo ok 2, pg. 20, ma rriage by Joshua Redwine. \\\\

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1895.

Census: 1900. 11

Note: 1900.

William married Mary Ann 'Polly' Witt, daughter of Edmund Witt and Anna Thompson, on 15 Jan 1868 in Lee Co, VA. Mary was born on 11 Oct 1844 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA11 and died on 8 Dec 1888 in Pigeon Creek, Wise Co, VA99 at age 44.

Marriage Notes: Lee Co, VA

Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: 16 Jan 1868. 86

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Children from this marriage were:

   301 M    i. General Marion Francis Clarkston was born on 30 Jun 1869 in Wise Co, VA.100

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

   302 F    ii. Laura Lucinda Clarkston 101 was born in Jan 1871 in VA, died on 28 Apr 1961 in Wise Co, VA? at age 90, and was buried after 28 Apr 1961 in Silver Leaf Church Yard Cem..

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

+ 303 M    iii. James Harrison Clarkston was born in Aug 1872 in Wise Co, VA.99

+ 304 F    iv. Martha Jane Clarkston was born on 26 Dec 1874 in Wise Co, VA,99 died on 12 Jul 1914 in Wise Co, VA at age 39, and was buried in Exeter, Wise Co, VA.

+ 305 M    v. Elbert Franklin Clarkston was born on 4 Jun 1876 in VA.

+ 306 M    vi. Jasper Newton Clarkston 102 was born on 18 Feb 1878 in VA and died on 29 Sep 1971 in Springdale, Wash Co, Ark103,104 at age 93.

+ 307 M    vii. Emerson Grant Clark was born on 9 Mar 1881 in VA and died on 10 Aug 1956 in MO? at age 75.

   308 M    viii. Elijah Clarkston was born on 9 Mar 1882 in Wise Co, VA.

+ 309 F    ix. Alpha E. Clarkston 11 was born in Dec 1882 in VA.

   310 F    x. Orlinia Pines Clarkston was born in 1885 in Wise Co, VA and died on 2 Dec 1889 in Wise Co, VA at age 4.

97. James Madison Clarkston was born on 15 Jun 1851 in Lee Co, VA, died on 19 Jul 1931 in Arno, Wise Co, VA35 at age 80, and was buried on 21 Jul 1931 in Keokee, Lee Co, VA.

General Notes: Lee Co, VA; James M., age 11, b. lee co, va
Wise Co, VA, fam 181, dwelling 181, James M., age 35, b. VA
Wise Co, VA; hh 431-615; James M., b. mar 1859? VA, age 41, md 21 yrs
Wise Co, VA; Richmond; dist 136, hh 644-657; James M. Clark, head, a ge 6 0, m1, 40 yrs, b. VA
Wise Co, VA; there are 2 granddaughters in this hh; Eppie? age 7 and Eu gi e? age 6 Flanary? both b. VA
Wise Co, VA; James W? M? Clark, father-in-law, age 79?, b. va; li vi ng in hh of son-in-law, Vilder Flanary

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

James married Rebecca Helen McKinney,105 daughter of Eli McKinney and Nancy Huff, on 10 Nov 1876 in Wise Co, VA.16 Rebecca was born on 15 Aug 1860 in Lee Co, VA106 and died on 18 Jul 1935 in Wise Co, VA45 at age 74. Another name for Rebecca was Rebecca McKinney.3

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930. 10

Children from this marriage were:

+ 311 M    i. Albert A. Clarkston was born on 18 May 1878 in Wise Co, VA, died on 10 Jun 1916 in Wise Co, VA45 at age 38, and was buried on 11 Jun 1916 in Wilson Burial Grounds, Big Stone Gap, VA.

+ 312 F    ii. Cordelia Clarkston was born about 1879 in Wise Co, VA.

   313 M    iii. James Ballard Clarkston was born in May 1889 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1895.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

   314 F    iv. Mary E. Clarkston was born in Apr 1894 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

+ 315 F    v. Vesta Clarkston was born on 11 Nov 1896 in Wise Co, VA, died on 31 Aug 1985 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA at age 88, and was buried about 2 Sep 1985 in Powell Valley Memoria Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA.

98. Zachariah Taylor 'General' Clarkston 1 was born on 4 Jul 1854 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA and died on 15 Jul 1927 in Fife, BC, Canada36 at age 73. Other names for Zachariah were Geremiah Taylor Clarkston and107 Jeremiah Clarkston.107

General Notes: Lee co, VA; Zacariah? Geremiah? T (indexed as Geremiah), age 9, b. L ee c o, VA
Wise co, VA; Taylor, age 15, b. VA
Wise Co, VA, while ZT (Taylor in 1870) is often referred to as 'Gener al ', this census shows a 'General' 2 yrs younger than Taylor (ZT)
Wise Co, VA; School Census, Richmond dist, Z. T. and Susanna Clark
Wise co, VA; hh 245-415; Y? Z? unreadable, b. jul 1854 VA, age 4 5, md 4 yr s, par b. VA
Family to British columbia, CAN
from Ian MacLeod, apr 2002; re; Zachariah T. And Henry Wise Clarkston: W hi le Henry Wise Clarkston does not appear in any historical reco rd th at I h ave been able to find, other than information from his childr en a nd the r egistration of his death, and in particular, Henry Wise Clar kst on does n ot appear in any of the located web sites as a child of Zach ari ah and Sus annah Clarkston, I believe that Zachariah and Susannah Clar kst on are t he parents of Henry Wise Clarkston for the following reason s: (a). The chi ldren of Henry Wise Clarkston have said that their grandfa ther 's name w as was Zackarack or Zachariah; (b). The family Bible in t he possessi on of one of Henry's children sho ws a 'ZT' born on July 4, 18 54, being t he same birth date as Zachari ah T. (sometimes called 'ZT' ), as shown in s ome of the web searches, a nd a Susanna (the same na me as Zachariah's wife ); (c). Children James D., Rebecca Jane, Thomas J ., and M. Argelie (Arze ll a) are on both the family Bible and the Inman l ists; (d). The Inman bo ok says Zachariah moved to BC, Canada. Henry's fat her di ed in BC on Ju ly 15, 1927 in Fife, BC at age 79 (although death re cord spe lled as Jacha ria), the same age at that date as the Zachari ah in the Inm an book; and ( e). There is a gap in births from 1883- 90 in the Inman list. Henry Wi se C larkston was born on September 10, 18 86 in Wise Co, VA General Refere nces to Fife, Christina Lake, and Grand F orks, BC: Grand For ks (pop. 4,10 0) is close to the Washington State bord er, about 325 miles e ast of Vanco uver, BC and 450 miles west of Calgar y, Alberta on Hwy 3 and a bout 125 mi les north of Spokane, Wash. Greenwo od (pop. 650) is about 25 mi les ea st of Grand Forks, on Hwy 3. Christi na Lake (pop. 1,000) is abo ut 18 mil es west of Grand Forks on Hwy 3. Fi fe is simply a small settleme nt abo ut 5 miles up the mountain south of C hristina Lake. Fife probably ne ver h ad more than about 100 residents, mo stly homesteaders working in t he fore st industry. The Clarkston home w as probably the last house on t he road.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1895.

Census: 1900.

Note: 1870.

Migration: 1914.

Zachariah married Susannah Garrison, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 30 Mar 1872 in Lee Co, VA 108.,109 Susannah was born on 1 May 1853 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA1 and died on 29 Mar 1896 in Wise Co, VA110 at age 42.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 1

Census: 1860.

Census: 1895.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 316 F    i. Lura A. Clarkston 111 was born on 5 Mar 1873 in VA, died on 25 Apr 1954 in Wise Co, VA at age 81, and was buried on 28 Apr 1954 in Glencoe Cem, Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA.112,113

   317 M    ii. James D. Clarkston was born on 4 Oct 1874 in Wise Co, VA54 and died in Canada?.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Abt 1873.

Census: 1895.

James married Emma Or Emmaline Sturgill, daughter of Elijah Oliver Sturgill and Susanah Morris, on 25 Dec 1895 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA.53 Emma was born about 1875 in Wise Co, VA.

   318 F    iii. Rebecca Jane Clarkston 114 was born on 5 Jun 1876 in Wise Co, VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1895.

Rebecca married Henry Hawkins, son of Henry Hawkins and Sarah, on 22 Dec 1892. Henry was born about 1870 in KY.

   319 M    iv. Thomas J. Clarkston was born on 18 Jan 1878 in Wise Co, VA.115

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1895.

Thomas married Minnie Phillips, daughter of A. C. Morris and Amanda Phillips, on 21 Nov 1901 in Inman, Wise Co, VA.16 Minnie was born about 1881 in Wise Co, VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1895.

+ 320 F    v. Arzella 'Agelie' Clarkston 116 was born on 27 Aug 1879 in Wise Co, VA.

   321 F    vi. Pauline Anne Clarkston was born on 6 Jun 1881 in VA.1

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1895.

Census: 1895.

   322 F    vii. Zona 'Mintie?' Clarkston was born on 4 Feb 1882 in VA and died on 6 Feb 1892 in Wise Co, VA at age 10.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1895.

+ 323 F    viii. Nellie M. Clarkston was born on 14 Jan 1883 in Wise Co, VA.

+ 324 F    ix. Sylvania C. Clarkston was born on 15 Mar 1885 in VA and died on 10 Aug 1962 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co, FL117 at age 77.

+ 325 M    x. Henry Wise Clarkston was born on 8 Sep 1886 in Wise Co, VA56 and died on 6 Oct 1953 in Fife, BC, Canada118 at age 67.

+ 326 F    xi. Alice C. 'Pina' Clarkston 1 was born in Sep 1888 in VA.

   327 M    xii. John Pleasant Clarkston was born on 3 Sep 1890 in Wise Co, VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1895.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1900.

   328 F    xiii. Lona Clarkston was born on 12 Sep 1892 in Wise Co, VA and died on 17 Sep 1892 in Wise Co, VA.119

+ 329 F    xiv. Nora M. Clarkston was born on 27 Nov 1893 in Wise Co, VA.

   330 M    xv. Ernest Clarkston was born on 12 Mar 1896 in Wise Co, VA and died in 1896.

Zachariah next married Nancy Hale in 1896 in Letcher Co, KY. Nancy was born in Oct 1856 in TN.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

Zachariah next married Charlotte M. 'Lottie' Smith on 21 Nov 1911 in Grand Forks, BC, Can.120 Charlotte was born about 1880.

99. Francis Marion 'Squire' Clarkston 37 was born on 17 Mar 1857 in Pigeon Creek, Wise Co, VA,38 died on 30 Nov 1932 in Seminary, Lee Co, VA39 at age 75, and was buried in 1932 in Clarkston Cem, Seminary, Lee Co, VA.

General Notes: Lee Co, VA: Marion, age 3, b. Lee co, VA
wise co, va; General M., age 13, b . va (note, it is commonly thoug ht th at Zachariah Taylor Clarkston was known as General, but this cens us lis ts General as 2 yrs younger than ZT (TAYLOR).
Wise Co, VA; Francis M., Clarkston, son, m, single, white, 23, work in on f arm, VA, VA
Lee co, va; Yokum Sta; Seminary; hh 192-200; Francis M. CLARKTTON, hea d, a ge 43, b. mar 1857 VA, md 19 yrs
Lee co, VA; dist 39; hh 132-132; F. M. Clarkston, age 63?, m 1, 30 yr s, b. va
Lee Co, VA: hh 30-31; F.M. Clarkston, age 62
Lee co, VA; Yokum Sta; dist 18; hh 180-180; Francis M. Clarkston, hea d, a ge 73, b. VA, wife is Lizzie, md@21
William Mullins cites the following sources: Bicentennial History of L ee C ounty Virginia, p. 404, 405; Francis Marion C larkston was born in 18 57, t he youngest in a family of eight. He was the s on of James Madison a nd Ma ry Ann Morris Clarkston, and the grandson of Tho mas and Nellie Feat hers C larkston. Francis Marion Clarkston and Dorinda Emaline Kelly met wh ile att ending t he Seminary school in Turkey Cove. It was the only scho ol in t he area at t hat time and was conducted in the two story Methodi st chur ch built in 18 51 on land donated by the John and Alpha Slemp fami ly. Th ey married in 18 80 and lived in the Inman area before moving to Se mina ry in 1891 after pur chasing 265 acres and the Davidson/Hamblen hou se ne xt to the church. The family attended the Seminary church where Fran cis Ma rion sang in the c hoir. He was a good musician and played his viol in at s chool and communi ty socials. Francis Marion served as Justi ce of the Pea ce for about 4O yea rs and was called 'Squire' Clarksto n. He operated a st ore and mill near t he family home. Following the dea th of Dorinda Emali ne in 1926, the farm was divided amo ng the childre n. James Walker, the yo ungest, inherited the family home. Fr ancis Mari on moved to Big Stone G ap where he served as a magistrate unt il his dea th in 1932. Father: Jam es Madison CLARKSTON b: ABT. 1820 in Crab Orchar d, Lee Co, VA Mother: Ma ry Ann MORRIS b: ABT. 1817 in Kentucky Marria ge 1 Dorinda Emaline KEL LY b: 24 OCT 1854 in Turkey Cove, Lee Co, V A; Ma rried: 1880 Children; Is aac Newton CLARKSTON b: 10 MAR 1882 in Seminar y, Lee Co, VA Molly Jane CL ARKSTON b: 16 AUG 1883 in Seminary, Lee C o, VA John Jackson CLARKST ON b: 15 JAN 1886 in Seminary, Lee Co, VA Cha rles Evans CLARKSTON b: S EP 1887 in Wise Co, VA Robert L. CLARKSTON b: M AY 1889 in Seminary, Lee C o, VA Ollie Belle CLARKSTON b: 24 OCT 18 91 in Seminary, Lee Co, VA Ulyss es CLARKSTON b: JUN 1893 in Seminary, L ee Co, VA Abigail CLARKST ON b: 13 SEP 1894 in Seminary, Lee Co, VA Jam es Walker CLARKSTON

Title: Bicentennial History of Lee County Virginia 1792-1992 Author: L ee C ounty Historical Genealogical Society, Inc. Publication: Walsworth Pu blish ing Co. Media: Book Page: 404 ; Title: Cemeteries of Lee Co, VA Volu me I A uthor: Lee County Historical & Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 23 1, Jone sv ille, VA 24263-0231 Publication: Sabre Printing, P.O. Box 126 1, Johns on City, TN 37695-1761 Note: William G. Mullins, Sr., 1429 Paisl ey Ave., F ayetteville, NC 28304 Media: Book Page: 426 Text: Clarkston, Fr ancis Mario n; s/o James Madis on & Mary 'Polly' Ann Morris Clarkston; h /o Dorinda Ema line Kelly Clarkst on '75yrs 8mo 13da' Title: Bicentenni al History of L ee County Virginia 1792-1992 Author: Lee C ounty Historic al Genealogical S ociety, Inc. Publication: Walsworth Publishing Co.; Medi a: Book Page: 4 05 Text: -Francis Marion Clarkston was born in 1857 ; Titl e: 1900 US Cen su s, Lee Co, Virginia Publication: Heritage Quest Archiv es Note: Willi am G. Mullins, Sr., 1429 P aisley Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28 304 Media: Cens us Page: 206B; Text: house 142/family 197, Yokum Station D ist ., Semina ry Voting Pct. Enumerated in the family of Francis M. & Mar in da E. Clarks ton Clarkston, Francis M.; Head; W; M; born Mar 1857; a ge 4 3; Marrie d, 19 yrs; born Va; Father Va; Mother Va; Occup: Farmer Tit le: 1910 US Cen sus, Lee Co, Virginia Publication: Family Quest Archives N ote: Willi am G. Mullins, Sr., 1429 Paisley Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28304 M edia: Cens us Page: 22A Text: house 227/family 227, Yokum Station Distri ct Enumerat ed in the family of F. M. & Miranda Clarkston Clarkston, F.M .; Hea d; M; W; age 53; Married once, 30 yrs; Born Va; Father Va; Mother V a; Occu p: Farmer, General Farm Title: Cemeteries of Lee Co, VA Volume I A uthor: L ee County Historical & Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 231, Jone sv ill e, VA 24263-0231 Publication: Sabre Printing, P.O. Box 1261, Johns on Cit y, TN 37695-1761 Note: William G. Mullins, Sr., 1429 Paisley Ave ., Fayette ville, NC 28304 Media: Book Page: 426 Text: Clarkston, Franc is Mario n; 17 Mar 1857-30 N ov 1932 Title: Bicentennial History of Lee Co unty Virg inia 1792-1992 Author: Lee County Historical Genealogical Societ y, Inc. Pu blication: Wals worth Publishing Co. Media: Book Page: 405 Tex t: -Franc is Marion moved to Big Stone Gap whe re he served as a magistra te until h is death in 1932 Title: Cemeteri es of Lee Co, VA Volume I Aut hor: Lee Co unty Historical & Genealogical Soc iety, P.O. Box 231, Jonesvi lle, VA 2426 3-0231 Publication: Sabre Printin g, P.O. Box 1261, Johnson C ity, TN 37695 -1761 Note: William G. Mullins, Sr., 1429 Paisley Ave., Faye tteville, NC 2 8304 Media: Book Page: 426 \\\\ Deann Dwyer <deann221@yahoo .com>, aug 4, 2 002; lists 2nd & 3rd wives of Fr ancis Marion as; Rebec ca Collinsworth Ma ry Elizabeth Stophel

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

Francis married Dorinda Emaline Kelly,112 daughter of John Jackson Kelly and Virginia J. 'Jane' Booth, on 30 Dec 1880 in Wise Co, VA.16 Dorinda was born on 24 Oct 1854 in Wise Co, VA, died on 9 Jul 1926 in Lee Co, VA24 at age 71, and was buried in Jul 1926 in Clarkston Cem, Seminary, Lee Co, VA.

Marriage Notes: Wise Co, VA

Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: 13 Dec 1880. 11

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 5 Nov 1854. 106

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 331 M    i. Isaac Newton Clarkston was born on 10 Mar 1882 in Turkey Cove, Lee Co, VA,11 died on 12 Feb 1946 in Lee Co, VA121 at age 63, and was buried in 1946 in Clarkston Cemetery, Seminary, Lee Co, VA.

   332 F    ii. Mollie Jane Clarkston was born on 16 Aug 1883 in Seminary, Lee Co, VA, died on 22 Feb 1943 in Lee Or Wise Co, VA at age 59, and was buried in Feb 1943 in Clarkston Cemetery, Seminary, Lee Co, VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

+ 333 M    iii. John Jackson Clarkston was born on 15 Jan 1886 in Seminary, Lee Co, VA, died on 11 Mar 1953 in Lee Co, VA (From Headstone) at age 67, and was buried in 1953 in Clarkston Cemetery, Seminary, Lee Co, VA.

+ 334 M    iv. Charles Evans Clarkston was born on 10 Sep 1887 in Wise Co, VA and died in Oct 1970 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA122 at age 83.

+ 335 M    v. Robert Lee Clarkston was born on 7 May 1889 in Wise Co, VA and died in 1956 at age 67.

+ 336 F    vi. Ollie Belle Clarkston was born on 24 Oct 1891 in Seminary, Lee Co, VA.

+ 337 M    vii. Ulysses Sampson Grant Clarkston was born on 20 Jun 1893 in Turkey Cove, Lee Co, VA, died on 21 Dec 1964 in FL11,123 at age 71, and was buried in Dec 1864 in Port Charlotte, FL.

+ 338 F    viii. Abigail Clarkston was born on 13 Sep 1895 in Lee Co, VA and died on 9 Nov 1988 in Memphis, Shelby Co, TN32 at age 93.

+ 339 M    ix. Walker Clarkston 11 was born on 4 May 1900 in Lee Co, VA, died on 28 Apr 1979 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA124 at age 78, and was buried in May 1979 in Glencoe Cem., Big Stone Gap, Wise Co, VA.

Francis next married Elizabeth Susan 'Lizzie' 'Bessie' Blair after 1926 in Wise Co, VA?. Elizabeth was born about 1862 in VA and died about 1940 about age 78.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1930.

100. Allen Huff Morris was born in May 1840 in KY and died between 1920 and 1930 in Prob Jackson Co, KY. Other names for Allen were Allen Huff and3 Allen Morris.

General Notes: Harlan Co, KY; unknown male under 5, living with parents in grandfathe r, J ames Huff # 106-16
Harlan Co, KY; Allen Huff, age 10 b. ky, living in household of Eli as a nd Mary Morris
Jackson Co, KY McKee, hh 42-42; Allen Morris, age 30, b. KY
Jackson Co, KY McKee, dist 48, hh 200-200' Allen Morris, age 40, b. KY
Jackson Co, KY McKee; dist 56; hh 214-218; Allen Morris, head, a ge 6 0, b. May 1840 KY
Jackson Co, KY McKee, dist 91; hh 43-43; Allen Morris, head, a ge 69 ?, b. KY, md 1x, 48 yrs

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1840.

Census: 1850.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Allen married Sarah Elizabeth 'Sally' Creech, daughter of Henry J. H. Creech and Elizabeth Kelly, in 1860 in Harlan Co, KY.125 Sarah was born on 1 May 1842 in KY and died on 13 Jul 1914 in McKee, Jackson Co, KY45,126 at age 72.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 340 F    i. Elizabeth Morris was born on 1 Apr 1861 in KY.

   341 M    ii. Alexander Morris was born about 1864 in KY and died before 1870.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870.

   342 F    iii. Allen M. Morris was born about 1865 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880.

Census: 1910.

+ 343 M    iv. John W. Morris was born about 1866 in KY.

+ 344 M    v. Jesse Kimber Morris was born about 1869 in KY and died on 9 Mar 1940 in Moores Creek, Jackson Co, KY127 about age 71.

+ 345 F    vi. Cynthia Ellen Morris was born in Oct 1870 in KY.

+ 346 M    vii. William M. Morris was born about 1873 in KY.

+ 347 M    viii. Samuel Morris was born in Mar 1877 in KY.

+ 348 F    ix. Rebecca Ann Morris was born in Feb 1880 in KY.

   349 M    x. Allen M. 'Bud' Morris was born in Jan 1885 in KY.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1900.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

Allen married Loula Bullock about 1915. Loula was born about 1885 in KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

Census: 1910.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

101. Alexander Mark L. 'Mack' Morris was born on 4 Mar 1842 in VA, died on 21 Mar 1920 in Wise Co, VA at age 78, and was buried in Mar 1920 in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.40 Another name for Alexander was Alexander Mark 'Mack' Huff Morris.3

General Notes: Harlan Co, KY
Harlan Co, KY; Alex Huff, age 8, living in hh of Elias and Mary Morris
Lee Co VA; Alexander, age 18, b. harlan co; Alexander list ed la st as he is step son of Elendor, John's current wife
Lee Co VA; Yocum sta; hh 58-58; Alexander Morris, age 28, b.harlan co, ky
Lee Co, VA: 299-308: Morris, Alexander, age 38 b. KY, father b. TN, mo th er b. KY
Lee Co, VA; Alexander, age 58, b. mar 1842 KY, md 34 yrs, father b. N C, mo ther b. KY

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: 4 Mar 1842.

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Alexander married Mary 'Polly' Gilbert on 22 Mar 1866 in Lee Co, VA.16 Mary was born about 1846 in Lee Co VA, died on 28 Dec 1912 in Wise Co, VA about age 66, and was buried in 1912 in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.40

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 350 M    i. Alfred Morris was born in Jul 1867 in Lee Co VA.

+ 351 M    ii. William Henry Morris was born about 1869 in Lee Co VA, died on 27 Mar 1958 in Keokee, Lee Co, VA about age 89, and was buried in 1958 in Keokee Cemetery, Lee Co, VA.

   352 F    iii. Mary F. Morris was born about 1872 and died on 7 Dec 1879 in Lee Co, VA24 about age 7.

+ 353 M    iv. Irvin A. Morris was born about 1875 in VA.

   354 F    v. Rebecca Morris was born about 1877 and died on 2 Dec 1879 in Lee Co, VA24 about age 2.

+ 355 M    vi. John Franklin Morris was born on 15 May 1879 in Lee Co, VA and died on 29 Jun 1956 in Jonesville, Lee Co, VA at age 77.

+ 356 M    vii. Melvin Lee Morris was born in Apr 1882 in VA, died in Jun 1966 in Keokee, Lee Co, VA128 at age 84, and was buried in Jun 1966 in Morris Cem., 2 Miles 2 W Of Keokee, Lee Co, VA.

   357 M    viii. Elbert Morris was born about Jun 1885 in Prob Lee Co, VA and died on 22 Sep 1888 in Lee Co, VA24 about age 3.

+ 358 M    ix. Andrew Harrison Morris 129 was born in Nov 1889 in VA.

102. Martha Morris was born on 1 Mar 1852 in Harlan Co, KY, died on 22 Jan 1922 in Stillwater, Payne Co, OK at age 69, and was buried in 1922 in Bethel Cem, Stillwater, OK.

General Notes: Harlan Co, KY
Lee Co VA; Martha, age 8, b. harlan co
Lee Co VA; Martha Witt, age 17, b. harlan co, ky
Lee co, VA; Martha, age 28, b. VA
Payne Co, OK; Martha, wife, age 32, b. mar 1852? KY, md 32 yrs, 9 ch/9 l iv ing

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 5 Mar 1852. 130

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Martha married Alfred Day Witt, son of Edmund Witt and Anna Thompson, on 20 Feb 1868 in Lee Co, VA. Alfred was born on 21 Mar 1842 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA, died in Jul 1936 in Keokee, Lee Co, VA at age 94, and was buried on 9 Jul 1936 in Bethel Cemetery, Stillwater, OK.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850.

Census: 1860.

Census: 1870.

Census: 1880.

Census: 1900.

Census: 1920.

Census: 1930.

Military: 16 Sep 1861. 89

Military: 30 Apr 1863.

Military: 9 Sep 1863.

Military: 24 Sep 1863.

Military: 1865. 89

Military: 15 Jun 1865.

Migration: Between 1887 and 1899. 87

Children from this marriage were:

+ 359 F    i. Orlena Bell Witt was born on 4 Jul 1868 in Lee Co VA, died on 29 Sep 1944 in VA at age 76, and was buried in 1944 in Eden's Cem., Crab Orchard, Keokee, Wise Co, VA.40

   360 F    ii. Eliza Jane Witt was born on 16 Feb 1870 in Lee Co VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: Sep 1870.

Census: 1880.

Eliza married A. Richie. A. was born about 1865.

+ 361 F    iii. Mary E. Witt was born on 9 Apr 1872 in VA.

   362 M    iv. John H. Witt was born on 27 Feb 1874 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

+ 363 M    v. Emerson E. Witt was born on 2 Sep 1876 in Crab Orchard, Lee Co, VA and died on 3 Aug 1968 in Keokee, Lee Co, VA at age 91.

   364 M    vi. Elbert Frank Witt was born on 1 Oct 1878 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880.

WWI Draft Registration: 12 Sep 1918.

Elbert married Lizzie?. Lizzie? was born about 1880.

   365 F    vii. Minnie Witt was born on 15 May 1881 in VA and died on 16 Jul 1901 at age 20.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

   366 F    viii. Flora G. Witt was born in May 1883 in VA.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900.

   367 M    ix. James Leonard Witt was born in Apr 1886 in VA.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1900.


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