I have had so many issues trying to figure out my Morris line due to deaths and bad records! But, if anyone has any input, please feel free! The following is my line...
John M. Morris, b. ?, m. Mirandy Crafton ?, d. around 1886 in Butler Co., Missouri. Mirandy died at some point before 1880 and John married Rutha Harmon, 9/26/1880. I have documentation of the marriage to Rutha and that he and Rutha purchased land from Benjamin F. Cato. After John died, Rutha married Ben Cato and then she later died. Thomas Mathew Morris was left with Mr. Cato until he married. I have a guardian bond for T.M. and his half sister, Malinda.
Thomas Mathew Morris, b. 10/6/1873 in Quilin, Butler Co., Missouri, d. 9/23/1970, m. Nancy Ann Hillis 12/24/1891. They had 3 sons and a stillborn. He then married Bertha P. Brown and had 3 daughters. He was a minister and began Morris chapel in McDougal, Clay Co., Arkansas. That church is still there and still has a few remaining members.
Harry Morris, b. 4/22/1898, d. 9/27/1959, m. Flossie Idessa Sadler 1/28/1915. They had 5 children.
Olen Morris, b. 12/19/1922, d. 1/7/2003, m. Dorothy Luella Bergren 1/8/1947. They had 4 children. My mother was the oldest.
I have had my uncle DNA tested for my Morris line through ancestry a couple of years ago and still have had very little luck. I did recently transfer the results over to Family Tree DNA and am hoping to get some matches there.
Attached is a picture of Thomas Mathew Morris and a picture of Harry Morris.
Jami Harmon Nash