Looking for more information on the Morris family. What I have so far:
Adella Caroline Dumas (some say Carrie Adella or Arbella) born October 13, 1851 in probably Choctaw County of Mississippi and died December 19, 1912 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas – buried Eastmount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas; Adella married first James ‘Monroe’ Morris (some say James M. Morris or Monroe or Norris) born about 1842 in Mississippi and died between 1872 - 1880 in probably White County, Arkansas – married before 1870 in probably (Choctaw or DeSoto County of) Mississippi. They had 2 children born about 1870 and 1872 in Hernando, De Soto County, Mississippi and 1 child in 1873 in White County, Arkansas. This indicates that Adella had moved to Arkansas in 1872-1873.
Adella Caroline Dumas born October 13, 1851 in probably Choctaw County of Mississippi married first James ‘Monroe’ Morris born about 1842 in Mississippi, probably a local man.
James ‘Monroe’ Morris was possibly and probably related to Catherine A. ‘Cassie’ Morris who married Adella Caroline Dumas’s brother Lawrence.
Sometime before 1875, Adella's brother, Lawrence Jefferson Dumas (born 1844 in Choctaw County, Mississippi) married Catherine A. ‘Cassie’ Morris (born March 1, 1853 in Mississippi or Alabama or Georgia, (her parents were born in Georgia), probably a local girl.
Choctaw County is in mid MS - Grenada County is 2 counties northwest (Montgomery County in between). Captain Stanford's Mississippi Battery Mustered into Confederate service - 6 November 1861 Grenada County, MS and Surrendered and paroled - 10 May 1865 Cuba Station, AL. From 1861-1865 - James M. Morris, John P. Dumas and Lawrence J. Dumas were serving in Captain Stanford’s MS Battery. Major Battles: Shiloh, TN; Perryville, KY; Stones River (Murfreesboro), TN; Chickamauga, GA; Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga), TN; Resaca, GA; New Hope Church, GA; Kennesaw Mountain, GA; Atlanta (GA) Campaign; Jonesboro, GA; Nashville, TN. It is possible from this entry that James, should he be the correct person, served with Adella’s 2 brothers, John and Lawrence.
In 1860 “Adelia,” age 9, lived in Belfontain, Choctaw County, Mississippi with her family.
In 1870, DeSoto County, Mississippi, no Adella living with here family; she was married to James Monroe Morris by then.
In 1880 in Harrison, White County, Arkansas the widow Adella Morris, age 28, lived with her 3 young children: Bell, age 10, born Mississippi; Lula, age 8, born Mississippi; Johnnie, age 7, born Arkansas.
This indicates that Adella had moved to Arkansas in 1872-1873.
Nearby in Harrison was another possibly related widow, Lyda Morris, age 36, born Tennessee, farmer, with 6 children: (note similarity in names), Mary, age 20; Adella, age 13; Joe, age 11; Lyda, age 5; Sallie, age 9; Jonny, age 2 – all born Arkansas (both parents born Tennessee). (Stephen Douglas Morris was born about 1831 in Fayette County, Alabama. He moved to St. Charles in Arkansas County, Arkansas with his father. He married Elidia “Lydie” or “Lida” M. Smith. They had ten children).
Any help is appreciated, especially in finding the ancestors of Monroe and Cassie Morris.
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