I am trying to research a Morris family that perhaps originates in Brunswick Co.,VA. I have just recently started working again on this line after dropping it for several years.
My earliest proven ancestor was Jesse Morris b. c1775-80 in Virginia and died c1825 in Screven County, Georgia. In 1880, three of his living children had their father's birthplace as Virginia. Family lore has him moving to Screven County, Georgia to fight in a duel and then winning it and staying in the area. A few years ago, I located a record of one Thomas Morris who died about 1801 in Screven County, Georgia leaving 2200 acres of property with a mill and all the tools to operate it. His widow was Civility. This Thomas Morris was living near some of the same neighbors that Jesse Morris was living near some 15-20 years later. I begin looking at Brunswick County, Virginia after discovering that some of these neighbors (perhaps relatives) originated from there.
There is a deed recorded in Brunswick Co. VA in 1741 from Henry Cooke to Thomas Morris (late of Prince George Co.) selling to Thomas 215 acres on Oconecha Swamp in Brunswick Co., VA. I am not sure if this is the same Thomas Morris, Sr. who died about 1789 in Brunswick Co. It would indicate that this man moved to Brunswick Co., VA from Prince George County. I have seen some information on a Henry Morris that also moved from Prince George to Brunswick Co. There is also at least one deed record between a Thomas Morris and a Henry Morris. I would assume they are related some way. Thomas Morris is found in numerous records in Brunswick Co. until his death about 1789. Through these records (which I have just begun reviewing, he appears to be the father of the following:
1- James Morris d. c1788 m. Eliza. They had minor children: William, Rhoda and Amey Morris. A Gracy Morris was guardian and I have no idea who this person is.
2- Martha Morris m. Avery
3- Luice Morris m. Singleton
4- Mildred Morris m. Hammonds
5- Susanna Morris m. Callis
6- Sarah Morris m. Callis
7- Robert Morris
8- Elizabeth Morris
9- Thomas Morris, Jr. as proven by a deed dated Jan. 23, 1764 when Sr. made a deed of gift to Jr. for 100 acres on the southside of Great Swamp at the mouth of Hineses Branch. This Thomas Morris was in Brunswick Co. as late as 1793.
The Thomas Morris, Jr., may be the same one who migrated to Screven County, Georgia and died there about 1801. Please let me know if you may have any further information about him. I would like to research him further or rule him out as a possible ancestor.
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