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Joe Morris/Della May Sharp
Posted by: Robert B. Morris (ID *****0076) Date: January 18, 2011 at 20:43:59
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I don't know much about my grandfather Joe Morris. Joe disappeared about 1930 from Little River County, Arkansas. I have found him in 2 places using the internet, 1918 in Jackson Co., AL and 1930 Little River Co., AR. I always thought Joe was born in KY, but the 1930 census says he was born in Alabama. Joe married my grandmother Della May Sharp in Jackson County, Alabama. Della May Sharp was born in Jackson Co., AL in 1900 and her family moved to Little River Co., AR when Della was still an infant. I don't know where Della met Joe Morris, but I suspect she may have met him in Jackson Co., AL. I have no idea of why Della was in Alabama when she was 18, but Joe and Della were back in Little River Co., AR by 1924 when daughter Edna was born. Edna Morris was about 6 when her dad disappeared, Joe had left to find work in Idabel, OK and was never heard from again.
Marriage Record has this information:
Groom's Name: Joe Morris
Groom's Birth Date: 1875
Groom's Birthplace: Ky.
Groom's Age: 43
Bride's Name: Della Sharp
Bride's Birth Date: 1900
Bride's Birthplace: Ala.
Bride's Age: 18
Marriage Date: 30 Nov 1918
Marriage Place: Letcher, Jackson, Ala.
Groom's Race: White
Bride's Race: White

To date, I have been unable to find either Joe and Della or Della's parents on the 1920 census.

1930 census of Little River Co.
AR, Dist 1 ac p 5.
Joe Morris 50 Alabama KY KY
Della 30 Alabama AL AL
Lucille 8 Arkansas AL AL
Edna 6 Arkansas AR AR
Nina 3 Arkansas AR AR

Della May Sharp's parents were Thomas Albert Sharp and Emma Green (Shultz) Sharp from the Jackson Co., AL area.

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