Descendants of THOMAS MORRISON
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS1 MORRISON was born July 25, 1774 in SC., and died December 11,
1874 in Polk County, TN. Bur: Cookson Cemetery in Polk County, TN..
He married FRANCES BEARD June 13, 1799 in Blount Co., Tn. Bond signed by
George Beard, daughter of HENRY BIARD and KERANHAPPUCH NELSON.
She was born January 11, 1776, and died Bef. 1840 in MONROE COUNTY, TN..
Notes for THOMAS MORRISON:
Dates of birth and deaths from Thomas Morrison Bible located in Knoxville, Tn.
Thomas Morrison owned land in Sullivan Co., Tn. and Blount, Co., Tn. before moving to
Monroe County then on to Polk County where he lived to be 100 yrs. old before he died.
There was a Thomas Morrison listed as a private in the War of 1812 in Blount County.
Blount County, TN. Millers Cove Baptist Church Records state that the Thomas Morrison
Family was dismissed by letter September 3, 1819.
Minutes of the Hiwassee United Baptist Association 1828 list Thomas Morrison as a
Delegate from Hopewell in Monroe County.
The following dates are contained in a Bible in the possession of A.D. Webb,
1216 Brookside Dr., Maryville, Tn. and were copied by Paul Kelley in Aug. 1958.
All are dates of birth; there are no marriage or death records.
The book is leather-bound, and the title page is missing.
Thomas Morrison, b; SC. died 12-11,1874 in Polk County,
is buried in Cookson Cem. Lived to be 100.
Thomas Morison 25 Jul 1774
Francis (sic) Morison 11 Jan 1776
Esther Morison 18 Sep 1801
Sarah Morison 15 Aug 1802
Francis Morison 21 Aug 18__ illegible A word following this name might be jun.
Elizabeth Morison Apr the ________ illegible
Huldah Morison 4 Nov 1809
Nancy Morison 5 Oct 1811
Polly Morison 20 Apr 1813
Susanna Morison 5 Jun 1815
Milton Morison 17 Jun 1818
Elizabeth Morison 11 Apr 1808
Huday (sic) Morison 4 Nov 1809
Pleasant Morison 29 Mar 1821
Fanney Webb 14 Jun 1822
Milly Webb 1 Aug 1823
Thomas Webb 7 Apr 182__ illegible
Saly (sic) Webb 8 Jul 1826
Polley Ann Webb 14 Sep 1827
William R. Webb 3 Aug 1828
John R ____(Illegible) Webb 4 Feb. 1831
James Plasant (sic) Webb 2 SEp 1832
Huldah Webb 18 Jan 1834
Betsy Matilda Webb 7 Aug 1836
Elijah Nelson Webb 7 Mar 1837
Esther Cariline Webb 24 Dec 1834
Nancy Susan Webb 11 Oct 1840
Elisha Welcom (sic) Webb 11 Oct 1840
Enos Webb 22 Aug 1843
Nancy Elizabeth (no family name) 12 Dec 1845
Esther Ann Devine 26 Nov 1844
Wm. E. Talent 4 Nov 1843
Frances Rogers Webb 9 May 1844
Mary Elizabeth Tallent 21 Dec 1844
James Webb 11 (or 17) Dec 1853
William Eliga (sic) Webb 24 Nov 1855
Nancy E. Webb 14 Oct 1856
Ester E. Webb 10 Jan 1857
Milly Matilda Webb 29 Sep 1858
Tennessee Webb 7 Oct 1858
The pages containing this record are loose,
and it is possible that I did not arrange them in the original order.
Children of THOMAS MORRISON and FRANCES BEARD are:
2. i. ESTHER2 MORRISON, b. September 18, 1801, BLOUNT CO., TN.;
d. April 16, 1870, MONROE CO., TN. Bur: Prospect Cem..
ii. SARAH MORRISON, b. August 15, 1802, BLOUNT CO., TN..
3. iii. FRANCIS MORRISON, b. October 21, 1806, BLOUNT CO., TN.;
d. July 15, 1877, POLK CO.,TN. Bur: Zion Cemetery.
4. iv. ELIZABETH MORRISON, b. April 11, 1808, BLOUNT CO., TN.;
d. February 12, 1851, MONROE COUNTY, TN..
5. v. HULDAH MORRISON, b. November 4, 1809, BLOUNT CO., TN.;
d. February 8, 1871.
vi. NANCY MORRISON, b. October 5, 1811, BLOUNT CO., TN..d.unknown
vii. POLLY MORRISON, b. April 20, 1813, BLOUNT CO., TN.;
d. Unknown; m. WM. M. CALDWELL, October 13, 1842, MONROE CO.,TN.;
b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
Notes for POLLY MORRISON:
1870 Polk County, TN. census lists Mary Coldwell age 56 a widow
with children Isaac C. age 17, Thomas J. age 14.
viii. SUSANNA MORRISON, b. June 5, 1815, BLOUNT CO., TN..
6. ix. MILTON MORRISON, b. June 17, 1818, BLOUNT CO., TN.;
d. February 23, 1884, COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS Bur: Reed Cemetery.
7. x. PLEASENT MORRISON, b. March 29, 1821, MONROE COUNTY, TN.;
d. April 30, 1868, CLEVELAND, BRADLEY CO., TN..
Generation No. 2
2. ESTHER2 MORRISON (THOMAS1) was born September 18, 1801 in BLOUNT CO., TN.,
and died April 16, 1870 in MONROE CO., TN. Bur: Prospect Cem..
She married WILLIAM WEBB Abt. 1820 in TN., son of JOHN ROCHE WEBB, ?.
He was born December 10, 1801 in TN., and died July 19, 1878 in MONROE CO., TN.
Bur: Webb Ftm. Cem..
Notes for WILLIAM WEBB:
The father of William Webb was most probably John Roach Webb.
(Source) Court record in McMinn County, Tn. William gave up his rights as
son of John Webb Roach. Several researchers fell the name was John Roach Webb
because everyone named in the action were Webb's.
Hiwassee District Entry Book A
1 Aug. 1825, John W. Roach Entry as Occupant Entrerer. 6 Feb. 1838,
Lucinda Webb Assigns her interest, as heir to John Webb Roach, to Martin Webb.
14 Jan. 1845, WILLIAM WEBB relinquishes his right as son of John Webb Roach,
and Martin Webb assigns his interest as heir of John Webb Roach.
Jan. 25, 1834 William Webb purchased 160 acres from G. W. Madden in Monroe County.
Will of William Webb: Will book C pg. 54 Monroe County, Tn.
To daughter Hulda Webb "who is an idiot" personal items and twice the amount
of estate as other distributees. Son Elijah N. Webb Apt. her guardian.
Son William R. Webb not to recieve any portion. To son Thomas Webb $5.00.
Exec. Elijah N. Webb. Wits. E.E. Griffith, B.B. McCroskey. Executed 12-31-1874.
Probated July 1878.
William was laid to rest at the Webb Family Cemetery, he had a falling out with
the church and did not want to be buried in the church cemetery there with his wife.
On 8/1/1825, "John W. Roach" acquired a grant to title by "occupant entry" to certain
property in Monroe County, of the Hiawassee District of NC (now located in McMinn County,
Tn) noted by Grant No. 1475, McMinn County, Tn Courthouse Grant Book A, pp 3&4.
(All references are to the McMinn County Courthouse Grant Books unless otherwise noted).
Most have said that this was a scrivener's error (transcription or typo)and that
the name should have John Roach Webb. I am not so sure.
On the same day John W. Roach acquired his property, "William Webb"
acquired title to certain property by Grant No. 1483, Book A, p462. "William Webb"
acquired additional properties by Grant No 3488 dated 3/15/1827 - Book C, p 270,
Grant No. 660 dated 8/14/1832 - Book B, p 256 and Grant No 67 dated 3/10/1826 -
Book B, p256.
On 7/23/1825, "Larkin Webb" acquired title to certain property noted in
Grant No. 1189, Ibid. On 2/6/1838, "Lucinda Webb", in an entry under Entry 1189,
assigned her "interest as one of the heirs of _______________ to the within named land
to Martin Webb..." (blank in original entry) Ibid.
On 10/7/1831, Joseph White assigned his interest in Grant 2878 "unto 'John Roach'
test Jerden Roach." ("test" = Testator?) Book A, p212. Apparently on the same day,
"John Roach" transferred the same interest to Charles Grossland. Ibid.
On 11/25/1825, "John Roach" (no middle initial) acquired an interest in property
described under Grant 1230 from John Atkinson. Book C, p. 146. "John Roach" on
6/15/1833 assigned the South half to James Shelton and "John Roahc" assigned the
North half to Christopher Graves on the same day. Ibid. On 5/7/1827, "John Roach"
assigned any interest he might have in Grant 1230 to "Ezekiel and James Shelton".
The only references I could find to a John Webb during the pertinent timeframe,
other then with regards to Grant 1475 (more on this later) was an assignment of interest
in Grant ?644 from "John Shively and John Weeb and John Davos" to John Seaborn.
The entry indicated that conveyance was signed as follows "John Webb. John Shively
John Davis". Book C, p 146.
Getting a feeling for the state of the records? If we stop here, we could conclude
the following. There was a John Roach. There was a William Webb. Some relationship
existed between Larkin Webb, Lucinda Webb and Martin Webb. Finally a John Webb or a
John Weeb existed.
The trouble begins when we return to where we started- Grant 1475 from the state of
NC to "John W. Roach" dated 8/1/1825. The next entry under the Grant is an assignment
of the Grant to James D. Devine by document executed by "John ?. White Test_John R. Webb".
("Test" = Testator?) Book A pp 3&4. NOTE> Title acquired as "John W. Roach";
title transferred by John White as Testator for "John R. Webb".
Back to the scriveners error? The next entry under Grant 1475 is an assignment
by Lucinda Webb of "any interest as one of the heirs of JOHN WEBB ROACH to the
within land to Martin Webb..." dated 7/6/1838. (emphasis added) Book A, p4.
The next entry is a "relinquishment" by William Webb of "all any (sic) right,
title and interest of MY FATHER JOHN WEBB ROACH's estate as an heir of the estate
to the within land to David Trudle... dated 6/14/1845 (emphasis added). Ibid.
The final entry is an assignment by Martin Webb of "all any (sic) interest as
one of the heirs of JOHN WEBB ROACH" to David Trudle dated 7/6/1845.
Have I cleared up the confusion regarding John Roach Webb and John Webb Roach.
If so, can someone explain it to me. By the way, William Webb (DOB 12/10/1801)
had a son named "John Roach Webb" (DOB 2/4/1831)
Any suggestions on how to proceed? PS Grant Books used because deeds for period
destroyed by fire at courthouse.
Children of ESTHER MORRISON and WILLIAM WEBB are:
i. FANNY3 WEBB, b. June 14, 1822, TN.; d. October 11, 1887, MONROE CO., TN.
Bur: Notchy Creek Cem.; m. JAMES ELISHA TALLENT, JR., January 3, 1843,
court records Monroe Co.Tn.; b. October 20, 1826, TN.; d. June 8, 1906,
MONROE COUNTY, TN. Bur; Notchy Creek Cem..
Notes for FANNY WEBB:
Monroe County Chancery Court Records; # 795
J.R. Burchfield, Adm. of William Webb dec'd. -VS- James Tallent et al.
Filed 9, Oct. 1880.
William Webb died 1878 in Monroe Co. testate; Elijah N. Webb declined
to act as exec.
Burchfield sold land to Tallent and notes are unpaid.
Tallent answers that his wife Fannie is the daughter of William Webb
and is due her share od estate.
ii. MILLY WEBB, b. August 1, 1823, MONROE CO., TN.;
d. June 1, 1897, CHEROKEE CO., KANSAS; m. WM. R. DIVINE,
September 29, 1842, MONROE CO., TN..
iii. THOMAS WEBB, b. April 7, 1825, MONROE CO., TN.;
d. July 12, 1881, MONROE COUNTY, TN.; m. LOUISA MATHIS,
Abt. 1848, POLK OR MONROE COUNTY; b. July 11, 1828, MONROE COUNTY, TN.;
d. June 30, 1894, MONROE COUNTY, TN..
Notes for THOMAS WEBB:
Will of Thomas Webb: Will Book C page 78 Monroe County,Tn.
"Being week in body --" To sons Elijah and Thomas Nelson Webb my creek farm (120 acres).
To son Thomas Nelson Webb 100 acres off my home farm. To son James Wesley Webb
60 acres off home farm. To daughter Esther Elizabeth Gregory, wife of C.W. Gregory
and their heirs 75 acres of home farm. I own shares in Wm. Bowers farm and
interests in Wm. Webb's estate. To two daughters Mary Jane Isbill,
wife of G.W. Isbill, and Susan Lodenia Williams, wife of J.W. Williams the Bowers Farm.
To my grandson Robert Kyle Webb, son of my son Wm. Webb, dec'd. $150.00
when he comes of age. To three sons Elijah, Nelson, and James farm implements.
Wife Louisa to recieve life support. Exectors, two sons-in-law Geo.W. Isbill,
Joseph W. Williams. Wits. S.M. Haun, S.D. Wells, W.C. Love.
Executed Oct. 12,1880. Codicil dated July 8, 1881. -
property to children switched around.
Also Peyton Hudson who came to live with Thomas Webb fifteen years ago
to continue to live with son James W. Webb on homestead. Probated Sept. 5, 1881.
iv. SALLY WEBB, b. July 8, 1826, MONROE CO., TN..
v. POLLY ANN WEBB, b. September 14, 1827, MONROE CO., TN.;
m. WILLIAM G. SUTTON, July 12, 1848, MONROE,CO.TN.; b. 1822, N.C.;
d. 1884, M0NROE COUNTY, TN..
Notes for WILLIAM G. SUTTON:
WILL OF WILLIAM SUTTON: BOOK C, PAGE 116 MONROE COUNTY, TN.
To wife Margaret use of all property during her lifetime. At her death to be
divided between six youngest children; James M., Newton M., Marcus L.,
Louis Nelson, Mary Alis, and Alexander Bicknell Sutton. Other children
Guiford H., William M., Easter Elizabeth Sutton already have their share.
Louis N., and Mary A. to have $10.00 each when they come of age.
Exec. none. Wits. DSamual Moses, Delia Tallent. Executed June 30, 1884.
Probated Nov. 3, 1884.
vi. WILLIAM RUSSELL WEBB, b. August 3, 1829, TN.; d. June 4, 1896,
MONROE CO., TN. Burial Prospect Cem.; m. MARY A. CLAYTON,
December 31, 1865, MONROE,CO.TN.; b. May 27, 1834, TN.;
d. September 8, 1911, MONROE CO., TN. Burial Prospect Cem..
vii. JOHN R. WEBB, b. February 4, 1831, MONROE CO., TN.;
m. LOUISA, Abt. 1855, MONROE COUNTY, TN. ?; b. TN..
viii. JAMES PLEASENT WEBB, b. September 2, 1832, MONROE CO., TN.;
m. MARGARET BURTON, September 11, 1856, MONROE CO.,TN..
ix. HULDUL WEBB, b. January 18, 1834, MONROE COUNTY, TN..
x. ESTHER CAROLINE WEBB, b. December 24, 1834, M0NROE COUNTY, TN.;
d. October 5, 1875, M0NROE COUNTY, TN.; m. WILLIAM JACKSON WOODS,
March 24, 1861, M0NROE COUNTY, TN.; b. June 27, 1835, M0NROE COUNTY, TN.;
d. November 17, 1910, M0NROE COUNTY, TN..
Notes for ESTHER CAROLINE WEBB:
The 1860 census records for Monroe County show William J. Woods age 24, living
with the Joseph Devine Family.
1870 Census Monroe County, dist. 10 #63; Woods, Wm. age 35 born Tn.,
Ester age 31 born Tn., John O. age 8, Joseph age 6, Josie age 4, Mary age 1.
1880 Census Monroe County, dist. 10 # 57-58; Woods, William J. age 44 widow,
waggon and buggy maker, john O. age 18, Joseph N. age 15, Josie A. age 14,
Mary I. age 11, Carry K. age 8, Thomas D.R. age 5.
xi. BETSY MATILDA WEBB, b. August 7, 1836, MONROE COUNTY, TN.;
d. June 22, 1905, TYLER, TEXAS; m. RODOLPH R. ROSENSTEIN,
February 10, 1859, MONROE COUNTY, TN.; b. January 18, 1827,
MECHLENBURG, GERMONY; d. July 19, 1878, TYKER, TEXAS.
Notes for BETSY MATILDA WEBB:
Information about Elizabeth Webb was provided by Sarah Rosenstein Howell.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Mathilde Webb, born Aug. 7, 1835 in Monroe County Tennesse,
married Rudolph Rosenstein Feb. 10, 1859 (she had a copy of the marriage certificate)
Her mother was Easter (Esther) Morison - remember well her telling us her
mother's name was Easter.
She was the daughter of William Webb and Easter Morison was the daughter of
Thomas Morison and Francis (sic)Morison
Elizabeth Mathilde (Betty) Webb's mother was Easter (Esther) Morison and her
father was William Webb. Sarah Rosenstein Howle remembers her grandmother
Elizabeth M. Webb, telling her, that her mother's name was Easter.
Easter Morrison was the daughter of Thomas Morison and Frances (?).
It could be spelled Morrison
Notes for RODOLPH R. ROSENSTEIN:
Rudolph Rosenstein left Germany during the reign of Bismark.
(Bismark ruled as a dictator 1848-1849(?)
He was studying to become a Rabbi in Germany.
He had to serve in the army, but Bismark was going to behead the Jews,
and his family sent him to the United States. A couple hid him in a wagon
with hay and took him to England where the Masons helped get him out of Germany.
(Information provided by Mrs. R. B. Rosenstein,
daughter-in-law of Julius Rosenstein (child#11).
He came into the United States at Galveston, TX
and went to Tennessee to work for the railroad.
Later he could have returned to Germany but loved the United States.
Rudolph Rosenstein was a mechanic.
xii. ELIJAH NELSON WEBB, b. March 7, 1837, MONROE COUNTY, TN.;
d. March 1, 1917, MONROE CO., TN. Bur; Webb Family Cemetery;
m. (1) BETTIE DUGGAN, September 24, 1868, MONROE CO.,TN.;
b. September 17, 1844, MONROE CO., TN.; d. October 29, 1883,
MONROE COUNTY, TN.; m. (2) SAMANTHA IVENS, May 21, 1885,
MONROE CO.,TN.; b. September 10, 1861, MONROE CO., TN.;
d. August 10, 1929, MONROE CO., TN. Bur; Webb Family Cemetery.
xiii. ELISHA WILCOM WEBB, b. October 11, 1840, MONROE COUNTY, TN.;
m. NANCY A. HICKS, November 20, 1864, MONROE CO.,TN.; b. 1843.
xiv. NANCY SUSAN WEBB, b. October 11, 1840, MONROE CO., TN..
xv. ENOS WEBB, b. August 22, 1843, MONROE COUNTY, TN..
3. FRANCIS2 MORRISON (THOMAS1) was born October 21, 1806 in BLOUNT CO., TN.,
and died July 15, 1877 in POLK CO.,TN. Bur: Zion Cemetery.
She married TRAVIS ROGERS October 21, 1824 in MONROE COUNTY, TN.
Source: Paul True's records..
He was born May 27, 1804 in VA., and died March 9, 1889 in POLK CO.,TN.
Bur: Zion Cemetery.
Notes for TRAVIS ROGERS:
INFORMATION TAKEN FROM
A ROGERS FAMILY BIBLE
(OLD TESTAMENT ONLY--NEW TESTAMENT MISSING)
NEW YORK: AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 1889
BIRTHS AND DEATHS:
Date of Birth Name Date of Death
27 May 1804 Travis Rogers 09 Mar 1889 (Father of this family)
21 Oct 1806 Fanny Rogers 15 Jul 1877 (Mother of this family)
01 Oct 1825 Welcome B. Rogers Welcome Beard Rogers
10 Dec 1826 Thomas Rogers
His wife: Elisbeth 16 Dec 1863
28 May 1828 Josephus Rogers (Name hard to read--ink blurred)
16 Jan 1830 Milton E. Rogers
04 Aug 1831 Fanny J. Rogers
23 Feb 1833 Elijah Rogers
13 Feb 1835 William Rogers 14 Jan 1854
05 July 1836 Pleasant Rogers 09 Mar 1863
24 Feb 1838 John Rogers 11 Oct 1855
21 Nov 1839 Anda Rogers 05 May 1840 (Name hard to read--ink blurred)
18 May 1841 Henry D. Rogers
14 Nov 1845 Isaac A. Rogers
11Jun 1847 Travis Elisha Rogers 08 Mar 1885
25 Jul 1774 Thomas Morison (Relationship not explained,
but he is father of Travis Rogers' wife, Fanny.)
INFORMATION TAKEN FROM
A ROGERS FAMILY BIBLE
PROBABLY BELONGING TO MARY ELIZABETH ROGERS BURNS
NEWYORK: AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY, 1889
Date of Birth Name Comments
01 Oct 1825 Welcom B. Rogers Benton, Tenn., Polk County
02 Nov 1832 Susen E. J. Fergison Susan Elizabeth Jane Fergison
14 Jul 1855 Jane Rogers (Birthdate hard to read--may be 19 Jul 1855)
25 Apr 1857 William Newton Rogers
17 May 1859 Fannie Ann Rogers (Birthdate hard to read--may be 14 May 1859)
05 Nov 1861 Travis Welcom Rogers
10 Dec 1864 Mary Elizabeth Rogers
03 May 1867 Moses Benjamin Rogers
19 May 1871 David Calvin Rogers
NOTE: No marriage or death dates were recorded in this Bible.
Comments in parentheses are mine.
--Cora Sue Burns Newby (Granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Rogers Burns)
Children of FRANCIS MORRISON and TRAVIS ROGERS are:
i. WELCOMB BEARD3 ROGERS, b. October 5, 1825;
d. January 18, 1884, BENTON, POLK COUNTY,TN. BUR; KIMBROUGH CEM.;
m. SUSEN E. JANE FERGUSON, 1850; b. November 2, 1832;
d. March 16, 1909, BENTON, POLK COUNTY,TN. BUR; KIMBROUGH CEM..
ii. THOMAS JEFFERSON ROGERS, b. December 10, 1826;
d. December 2, 1878, POLK COUNTY, TN. BUR; COOKSON CREEK BAPTIST CEM.;
m. LOCINDA ADAMS; b. Abt. 1849, ILL.
iii. JOSEPHUS ROGERS, b. May 28, 1828; m. SARAH JANE LONGLEY, 1853;
iv. MILTON ELIAS ROGERS, b. January 16, 1830, POLK COUNTY, TN.;
d. December 17, 1916, PALACIOS, MATAGORDA, TX. BUR; PALACIOS CEM.;
m. SARAH JANE THOMPSON, January 6, 1857, McMINN COUNTY, TN.;
b. September 24, 1837, McMINN COUNTY, TN.;
d. October 25, 1941, PALACIOS, MATAGORDA, TX. BUR; PALACIOS CEM..
v. FANNIE JANE ROGERS, b. August 4, 1831, POLK COUNTY, TN.;
d. 1884; m. AMOLD LONGLEY, 1853; b. Abt. 1830; d. 1875, MO..
vi. ELIJAH ROGERS, b. February 23, 1833; d. April 30, 1890, POLK CO.,TN.
Bur: Zion Cemetery; m. (1) ELIZABETH CAROLINE BURNS, March 27, 1773;
b. October 19, 1843; d. May 6, 1951, POLK CO.,TN. Bur: Zion Cemetery;
m. (2) MARY CAROLINE DENTON, November 7, 1865; b. March 8, 1845;
d. November 11, 1869, POLK CO., TN. BUR; KIMBROUGH CEM..
vii. WILLIAM ROGERS, b. February 13, 1835; d. January 14, 1854.
viii. PLEASENT ROGERS, b. November 21, 1836, POLK COUNTY, TN.;
d. March 9, 1863, BENTON, POLK COUNTY, TN.; m. ELIZABETH LONGLEY;
b. May 10, 1841, McMINN COUNTY, TN.;
d. January 17, 1889, BENTON, POLK CO.,TN. Bur: Zion Cemetery.
ix. JOHN ROGERS, b. December 24, 1838; d. October 11, 1855.
x. ANDY ROGERS, b. November 21, 1839; d. May 5, 1840.
xi. HENRY D. ROGERS, b. May 14, 1841, POLK COUNTY, TN.;
m. CLARISSA SUSAN THOMPSON, July 27, 1863, McMINN COUNTY, TN.; b. 1845.
xii. ISAAC ABRAHAM ROGERS, b. November 14, 1845, POLK COUNTY, TN.;
d. 1882; m. MARY ANN LONGLEY; b. 1850.
xiii. TRAVIS ELIJAH JR. ROGERS, b. June 11, 1847, POLK COUNTY, TN.;
d. March 8, 1885; m. (1) _______ HADDEN;
m. (2) ADOLINE DENTON, Abt. 1865; b. 1844; d. 1917.
4. ELIZABETH2 MORRISON (THOMAS1) was born April 11, 1808 in BLOUNT CO., TN.,
and died February 12, 1851 in MONROE COUNTY, TN..
She married DRURY NORMAN January 4, 1838 in MONROE CO.,TN.,
son of JOHN NORMAN and ELIZABETH. He was born January 10, 1818,
and died April 12, 1851 in MONROE COUNTY, TN..
Notes for ELIZABETH MORRISON:
Robert Sharp -VS- Milton Morrison, Adm. of Drury Norman dec'd. Filed 7 Feb. 1852.
In Oct. 1849 Sharp entered into a verbal agreement to purchase land from Drury Norman,
giving notes, but Norman made no title bond. Norman, whose widow is Elizabeth,
died 12 Feb. 1851 in Monroe County and Isaac Weaver was appointed Adm.
but Weaver died about the First of Nov. 1851, and Morrison was Appointed Adm.
Said land has been sold by the Adm. Sharp asks that his note be cancelled and
an account taken.
Children of ELIZABETH MORRISON and DRURY NORMAN are:
i. HULDA ANN3 NORMAN, b. August 6, 1840; d. February 8, 1871.
ii. ISAAC BARTLEY NORMAN, b. February 12, 1844;
d. October 23, 1923, POLK CO.,TN. Bur: Zion Cemetery;
m. CAROLINE LOUISE LAWSON, September 12, 1867; b. November 26, 1833;
d. October 22, 1922, POLK CO.,TN. Bur: Zion Cemetery.
iii. RHODA NORMAN, b. April 15, 1847; d. November 23, 1872.
iv. AMANDA MARGARET NORMAN, b. June 23, 1850;
d. August 30, 1872, POLK COUNTY, TN. COCKSON CREEK BAPT. CEM..
5. HULDAH2 MORRISON (THOMAS1) was born November 4, 1809 in BLOUNT CO., TN.,
and died February 8, 1871. She married ELIJAH MATHIS Aft. 1835,
son of BRITTON MATHIS and PATSEY BROWDER. He was born August 31, 1802,
and died January 23, 1864 in buried,cookson's ck.bap.ch.cem.Polk,co.tn..
Children of HULDAH MORRISON and ELIJAH MATHIS are:
i. BOSKEY3 MATHIS.
ii. SAMANTHA SUSIE MATHIS, b. April 27, 1836;
d. April 8, 1862, POLK COUNTY, TN. BUR; COOKSON CREEK BAPTIST CEM.;
m. JOHN A. ORR.
iii. SARAH M. MATHIS, b. August 7, 1837;
d. February 5, 1917, POLK COUNTY, TN. BUR; COOKSON CREEK BAPTIST CEM.;
m. DENNIS WHEAT (DREW) HASKINS; b. May 2, 1832;
d. March 23, 1911, POLK COUNTY, TN. BUR; COOKSON CREEK BAPTIST CEM..
iv. ESTER MATHIS, b. 1839.
v. HULDA M. MATHIS, b. March 7, 1842, MONROE CO., TN.;
d. August 20, 1918, POLK COUNTY, TN. BUR; COOKSON CREEK BAPTIST CEM..
vi. BARSHA MATILDA MATHIS, b. December 15, 1845;
d. December 26, 1921, POLK COUNTY, TN. BUR; COOKSON CREEK BAPTIST CEM.;
m. JOHN J. CARDEN, JR., Abt. 1867; b. May 8, 1843;
d. September 6, 1907, POLK COUNTY, TN. BUR; COOKSON CREEK BAPTIST CEM..
vii. JOSEPH R. (JOE) MATHIS, b. 1848; m. MARY LOUISE FOUTS.
viii. THOMAS W. (TOMMY) MATHIS, b. 1856; d. 1936; m. TIBITH MITCHELL.
6. MILTON2 MORRISON (THOMAS1) was born June 17, 1818 in BLOUNT CO., TN.,
and died February 23, 1884 in COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS Bur: Reed Cemetery.
He married NANCY ANN SAMPLES Abt. 1840 in TN.
Information: Bill Morrison, Waco Texas, daughter of WILLIAM SAMPLES and JANE WELDON.
She was born June 4, 1821 in TN., and died July 29, 1905 in COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS
Bur: Reed Cemetery.
Children of MILTON MORRISON and NANCY SAMPLES are:
i. JANE "JENNIE"3 MORRISON, b. April 2, 1843, TN.;
d. February 22, 1931, COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS Bur: Reed Cemetery;
m. JOHN A. MINNIS; b. January 12, 1849;
d. September 1, 1889, COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS Bur: Reed Cemetery.
ii. THOMAS MORRISON, b. 1845, TN.; m. MOLLIE CASS.
iii. SARAH ELIZABETH MORRISON, b. 1847, TN.;
m. JAMES TAYLOR HEMPHILL, November 20, 1869, McMINN COUNTY, TN..
iv. HARVY MORRISON, b. July 6, 1848, McMINN COUNTY, TN.;
d. January 6, 1927, SPEARMAN, TEXAS bur: Spearman, then Grover, Tx.;
m. (1) ESTHER ANGELINE MINNIS, November 14, 1872, McMINN COUNTY, TN. ?;
b. October 24, 1845; d. August 16, 1878, COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS
Bur: Reed Cemetery;
m. (2) REBECCA ELIZABETH HARVEY ROBINSON, November 1879, TN.?;
b. December 16, 1852, ROME GEORGIA; d. March 18, 1886, ARAPAHO, OK.;
m. (3) JOSIE CAVINESS NEWMAN, April 10, 1887, COOKE/MONTAGUE, COUNTIES TEXAS ?;
b. September 12, 1860; d. December 8, 1928, SHAMROCK, TEXAS
Bur: A.S. Martin Polt, Shamrock, Tx..
v. ISAAC "IKE" WEAVER MORRISON, b. August 13, 1852, ATHENS, McMINN COUNTY, TN.;
d. January 11, 1962, SPUR, TEXAS Bur: Myra, Reed Cem. Tx.;
m. MARTHA LENORA "MATTIE" CAULDWELL, October 10, 1872, McMINN COUNTY, TN.;
b. May 23, 1853; d. September 28, 1920, COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS
Bur: Reed Cemetery.
vi. CALEB "CA" CASUAL MORRISON, b. January 19, 1855, TN.;
d. November 13, 1926, COOK COUNTY, ? TEXAS;
m. MARGARET ADALINE CAULDWELL, February 3, 1876;
b. April 7, 1857, TN.; d. September 3, 1900.
vii. LAYFAYETTE "FATE" MORRISON, b. 1858, MONROE COUNTY, TN.;
d. October 17, 1882, COOK COUNTY, TEXAS Bur: Reed Cemetery.
viii. VICTORIA MORRISON, b. 1863, MONROE COUNTY, TN.; m. LON OLLER.
7. PLEASENT2 MORRISON (THOMAS1) was born March 29, 1821 in MONROE COUNTY, TN.,
and died April 30, 1868 in CLEVELAND, BRADLEY CO., TN..
He married (1) MARTHA STAPP October 18, 1842 in Monroe,Co.Tn.,
daughter of ACHILLES STAPP and ELIZABETH HAGLER.
She was born September 30, 1822, and died September 17, 1906
in CLEVELAND, BRADLEY CO., TN..
He married (2) ELLINOR NEWMAN March 2, 1854 in WASHINGTON CO., TN..
Notes for PLEASENT MORRISON:
Died from self inflected knife wound, age 47 yrs.
Three years and three days after the death of his sons, Gilford and Isaac,
he took his own life. They died on the Sultana, April 27, 1865.
There is a survivors of the Sultana reunion every year in Knoxville, Tn. at Mt.
Olive Baptist Church. This year 1997 on Apr. 18.
The Sultana was a Yankie steamboat bringing ex-prisoners of war to Cairo, ILL.
Considered the most disastrous water mishap of its day in 1865, the sinking of
Capt. Pink Cameron enlisted Gilford and Isaac Morrison June 17, 1864 in Mashville,
for a 3 year hitch with the Third Tennessee Calvalry of the Union Army. They were
brothers ages 17 and 19 years old. Life was an adventure to them then. Tennessee
was strongley divided in sentiment and the State sent troops to both sides during
the Civil War.
After the war, they were released from Cahaba prison, on a dark night beyond Memphis,
the Sultana, carring prisoners from Andersonville and Cahaba prison, April 27, 1865
exploded. Nearly 1700 deaths were recorded. More survivors died later.
The loss was too much for the son's father who after months awaited a reunion
that never came. He took his own life.
Children of PLEASENT MORRISON and MARTHA STAPP are:
i. GILFORD CANNON3 MORRISON, b. November 23, 1843, CLEVELAND, TN.;
d. April 27, 1865, MEMPHIS, TN. (Sultana Tragedy).
Notes for GILFORD CANNON MORRISON:
Enlisted 2/20/1864, Union Army, Co. L 3'rd Regt. Tn. Cavalry.
ii. FANNIE E. MORRISON, b. June 5, 1845; d. February 21, 1927;
m. JOSEPH EPPERSON, September 20, 1865, BRADLEY COUNTY, TN..
iii. ISAAC ANDERSON MORRISON, b. June 3, 1847, CLEVELAND, TN.;
d. April 27, 1865, MEMPHIS, TN. (Sultana Tragedy).
Notes for ISAAC ANDERSON MORRISON:
Enlisted 2/20/1864, Union Army, Co. L 3'rd Regt. Tn. Cavalry.
iv. THOMAS PLEASENT MORRISON, b. August 20, 1849, MONROE COUNTY, TN.;
d. March 24, 1915, BRADLEY COUNTY, TN.;
m. (1) SEPHRONIA E. AIRHART, January 5, 1876, BRADLEY COUNTY, TN.;
b. June 5, 1852; d. May 15, 1879, BRADLEY COUNTY, TN.;
m. (2) EMILY ELIZABETH CLICK, October 15, 1885, BRADLEY COUNTY, TN.;
b. March 19, 1854; d. June 14, 1898.
v. ACHELLIS "ACKLEY" KILS MORRISON, b. August 21, 1852, CLEVELAND, TN.;
d. October 6, 1958, Bur: Stoney Point Cem. Valdasta, Tx.;
m. (1) MARY E. SMITH, November 18, 1875, BRADLEY COUNTY, TN.;
b. Abt. 1855; m. (2) SAMANTHA CASEDINE HEAD, Abt. 1886.
Children of PLEASENT MORRISON and ELLINOR NEWMAN are:
vi. WILLIAM HENRY3 MORRISON, b. May 10, 1855;
d. October 6, 1858, CLEVELAND, TN.
Bur: next to father Pleasent Morrison.
vii. CYNTHIA ALVIRY MORRISON, b. October 25, 1858;
d. February 21, 1894; m. UNKNOWN GREEN.
viii. MARY ADLENE MORRISON, b. September 22, 1860.