Facts and Events
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History of Pike County, Mississippi http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/8563/mississi.htm
Pg 50-51 The MCMORRIS FAMILY
The Bogue Chitto Baptist Church was constituted and located on Bogue
Chitto on a plantation owned by Alexander McMorris.
The elder Alexander McMorris was from Scotland. His wife, Elizabeth
Baxter, was also from Scotland. They emigrated to America and were
married in Edgefield District, South Carolina, at the close of the
Revolutionary War, where they lived until their children were nearly
all grown, when they came to Mississippi and settled in Amite County.
Alexander McMorris Jr was their son.
Joseph Herrington, of Irish descent, and Anne Brown, of Englishparentage,
were married in Sumpter District, South Carolina, where all their
children were born. Then they moved to Tennessee, where both died,
after which their children moved to Mississippi and also settled in
Amite County. Among these children was Esther Herrington, who became
the wife of Alexander McMorris, Jr, in 1842, and in 1843 he bought
the place on Bogue Chitto, where the church was organized in 1812, and
lived there until his death in 1850.
Alexander McMorris Jr and Esther Herrington had two children: Richard
H. McMorris who married Maggie Jones and Esther Ann McMorris who
married Isaac Charles Dick.