MORRIS Family

First Generation

1. Drury Jackson1 Morris(1427) (#8653) was born in Tn 24 Mar 1826. Drury died 29 Apr 1878 in Baldwyn, Prentiss Co., Ms, at 52 years of age.(1428) His body was interred 30 Apr 1878 in Lebanon Cem., Baldwyn, Prentiss Co, Ms.

He married Mary Jane Wallis in Tippah Co., Ms, 10 Dec 1858.(1429) Bond of $200.00 posted by Drury and B. R. Morris (Benjamin Reynolds) on10 December 1858. Ceremony performed by W. A. Davis, J.P. (could this beWilliam A. Davis, Mary's brother?). (Mary Jane Wallis is #8652.)

Mary was born in Lawrence Co., Tn 1834.(1430) (Additional notes for Mary Jane Wallis(1431)) Mary died 3 Sep 1899 in Baldwyn, Prentiss Co., Ms, at 64 years of age. Her body was interred Sep 1899 in Lebanon Cem., Baldwyn, Prentiss Co, Ms.(1432) At 25 years of age Mary became the mother of Joseph Riley Morris in Ms, 7 Feb 1861.(1433)

At 34 years of age Drury became the father of Joseph Riley Morris in Ms, 7 Feb 1861.(1434) 1850 Census, Lawrence County, Tennessee, 12th Civil District, Brush Creekarea, #183: Jackson Morris 21 TN Mariah 19 TN James F 4 TN Rebecca E 2 TN Harriet Y 1 TN

1860 Census, Tippah County, Mississippi: Farmer. Wife is Mary Jane.

2 January 1868, Tippah County, Mississippi: D. J. Morris paid $76.00 to A. C. Vandiver, administrator of theestate of Henry Colston for SW 1/4 of Section 35, Township 5, Range 5East. Notarized by E. Strange, J. P.

1870: Census for Tippah County, Mississippi, Family #76, p. 259: Morris, D. J. 44 Farmer $500RE/$525PE TN Mary Jane 36 Keeps house TN Benj. R. 16 TN John Lewellyn 10 MS Joseph Riley 9 MS Thomas Oliver 8 MS Virginia C. 5 MS Polly 3 MS Phoebe Ann 1 MS Darbrey, Louisee 31 Housekeeper TN From D. Moseley's notes: "This census lists a child, Virginia C., aged5. 1880 census lists Sarah L., aged 16 between Thos. O. and Mary E.(Polly). Cannot account for this discrepancy. Believe them to be thesame person, but not certain what her re al name is.... Some peopleconsidered the census to be evil, and to keep the devil from finding themwould give some incorrect information. One of the more common things todo was to give a wrong name for one of the family. In J. Franklin's 1880ce nsus listing there is a Buena Vista listed as one of the daughters.They didn't have a child by that name, but the child Maggie is notlisted. Buena Vista was probably really Maggie."

25 March 1896 Homestead Land Patent signed on this date for 39.81 acres inLauderdale Co, Alabama. [NOTE: Not sure this is our Drury Morris]

Drury Jackson Morris and Mary Jane Wallis had the following child:

child + 2 i. Joseph Riley2 Morris was born 7 Feb 1861.

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