Morris

Is Harriet Morris a relative of Laban Morris?

Is Harriet Morris a relative of Laban Morris?

(This article was originally published July 25, 2018. It was most recently updated June 6, 2019.) It's now worth investigating the possibility that Harriet Morris is a daughter of Thomas Morris of Beaufort County and granddaughter of Elisha Morris. While Laban...

Update on the William S. Morris family of New Bern

Update on the William S. Morris family of New Bern

Nearly five years ago I published a post for a will I had stumbled upon for a William S. MORRIS of New Bern in which he declares his wishes that his "negro woman Patty" and her "mulatto" children be freed and well-maintained after his death. The will was dated 1831...

Research Hodge Podge – Part 1

Research Hodge Podge – Part 1

I've been researching a bunch of different things lately and I'm trying to compartmentalize them into a handful of posts that might be helpful (and easily accessible) in the future. This will be the first in a series of random items for random families I've spent time...

Estate of Joseph Morris (1791) – Craven County

Estate of Joseph Morris (1791) – Craven County

The following is a transcription of the estate papers for Joseph MORRIS (1791) of Craven County. It is believed by many researchers that Joseph MORRIS was the father of Katie Anna MORRIS (or Katie Ann MORRIS) who married Benjamin LANCASTER of Craven County. State of...