"This record of
the families of Morris Fork, is a result of my great love for
all my Kentucky folks. I have attempted to answer a question
asked of me as a child on Morris Fork by visiting adults. They
never ask my name but instead asked, "Who's boy are you?"
After learning my father
and mother's name and maybe all of my grandparents names, they
then ask my name and say, "Yeah, I know you. Howdy."
Our families lives and
times have changed more and more and faster in recent generations
than they have since the beginning of recorded history. The knowledge
of our rich Kentucky heritage is being lost and forgotten as
we move to
all parts of the country. Our people have lived in Eastern Kentucky
for nearly two hundred years but I have first cousins, whose
parents were raised on Morris Fork, that have never been to Breathitt
County. ...................... preface of
Morris Fork, Kentucky by Leon Morris.
Sadly, Leon passed away
a few years ago. How I miss my dear friend, cousin; and fellow
You cannot think of Breathitt
County without thinking of Morris Fork, Kentucky. Morris Fork
is like a small
hidden treasure! It has always been and continues to be today
a tightly knit community....... and you cannot think of
Morris Fork, Kentucky without thinking of the book, Morris
Fork, Kentucky by Leon Morris.
Leon and I have been
friends for a few years; (and cousins for much longer....:-).
It was only when I came across
the book and started asking my mother questions that she told
me that she had gone to school with Leon's mother.
She also told me of an occasion when I was a toddler that Leon's
grandfather had come to my rescue. Small world!!
To one of my 'favorite'
cousins; and a dear friend .... I dedicate these few pages to
you!! Leon, I love you!
**note .... most of the
information in the book, Morris Fork, Kentucky
has been entered into my
Stamper Family Project database. I will be working on these pages
periodically making genelogy reports for each
household name. If you would like to submit family information
or pictures for the site, they are so welcomed.
Everyone loves looking at the pictures. They contain such memories!!
Check back often...
any questions, feel free to email me directly.
Golden Combs Ferguson
Morris Fork Households Circa
'Lige' Stamper md Amanda Amis
Stamper md Cindy Allen
Stamper md Ollie Johnson
Stamper md Oma Spicer
Stamper md Alice Turner
'Willie' Turner md Jane Riley
Cornett md Lily Deaton
Riley md Tressie Baker
'Rob' Riley md Lula Helton
VanderMeer md Nola Pease
Barger, widow of Robert 'Bud' Thompson
Turner md Hester Collins
Morris md Mary Sandlin
Riley md Martha Baker
Morris md Armine Begley
Morris md Mary Jackson
Smith md Claire Morris
Sandlin md Alphe Smith
'Rob' Sandlin md Lula Riley
Riley md Amanda Thompson
Smith (widow of Ed Sandlin) md Leonard Smith
Turner md Pearl Morris
Morris md Nan Sizemore
Morris md Lilly Ingram
'Jeff' Morris md Mary Beard
Brock (widow of William Morris) md Charlie Deaton
Sandlin md Amanda Riley
Miller md Betty Riley
'Ned' Johnson and Jess Riley
Baker md Myrtle Rice
Baker md Lottie Barrett
Morris md Ella Sandlin
Turner md Margaret 'Marg' Baker
Turner md Minnie Gabbard
Smith md Letha Mosley
Smith md Doshia Bowling