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Re: Help Please , Need Info. James G. Morris b.abt.1825
Posted by: Pat Laney (ID *****5049) Date: June 27, 2006 at 16:26:45
In Reply to: Re: Help Please , Need Info. James G. Morris b.abt.1825 by grant davis of 567

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Dear Mrs. Laney:

Of the twelve men named James, James G., or J. G. Morris in Georgia Confederate units, one is listed drawing a pension in Fayette County, Georgia. He was J. G. Morris of Co. C, 4th Georgia Militia, a unit whose records exist only as scattered papers in the Georgia Archives. Two historians, William R. Scaife and William Harris Bragg, have pieced together what they could of the history of several such militia units in a work entitled Joe Brown’s Pets: The Georgia Militia, 1861-1865 (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2004). J. G. Morris is listed in a roster of the 4th Militia in this work. Many of these units were formed in 1864 as Sherman threatened Georgia. We will happily supply you with copies of the relevant pages from Scaife and Bragg.

J. G. Morris of Fayette County, Georgia also appears in the 1864 Georgia Militia Census, which was taken in January and February of 1864 in an effort to determine how many able-bodied men between 16 and 60 were at home. A copy of Morris’s listing in this census, along with a transcription of his entry that is found in Nancy Cornell’s work on the census may able be sent to you.

Finally, we can also provide a copy of Morris’s Georgia Confederate pension. Incidentally, the pension lists his time of residence in Georgia as being from his birth on 24 August 1824, which conforms with the information you provided, but is in conflict with the age J. G. gave in early 1864, when he indicated he was 45 years and 8 months old, putting his birth in 1818. Such conflicts happen often enough, but all three records agree J(ames) G. Morris of Fayette County was at home in early 1864 and entered service after the 1864 Census, joining Company C, 4th Georgia Militia.

The photocopying and mailing costs for copies of all of these records total twelve dollars ($12.00). Please send to this department a check in the amount of twelve dollars ($12.00) made payable to Washington Memorial Library. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send the photocopies.

With many thanks for your interest in our collection and with best wishes, I am,

Very truly yours,

Christopher Stokes

Christopher Stokes, Ph.D.

Washington Memorial Library

Genealogical and Historical Room

1180 Washington Avenue

Macon, Georiga 31201-1790

This is my James G. Morris , I am pretty sure... I must have deleted the other James G. that was sent to me.

On this general forum Fayette County...there is a 1970 or maybe a 1960 of James G. and wife Sarah as wife, listing I think three children Francis Marion, William and a daughter it also had an older lady , by the name Ann , I think, I have wondered if the Morris farm, which I thought was Francis Marion's could have been a land grant and belogned to maybe James G, or possibly his father. James G., Will is in Fayette County, I remember the farm, I have been there, Francis Marion died befosre my mother was born in 1909

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