Facts and Events
1815 will was signed in Rowan Co, NC and names oldest sons William and John (see below)
Daughter Rebecca Ann m. Charles Lovelace, ended up in Fannin Co, TX after a stay in Greene Co, IL.
The DNA findings on this family are somewhat confusing.
Result One and Three: Two descendants of reputed grandson Joseph Samuel Morrow match each other 34/37, confirming a common descent likely within this timeframe. (They are perhaps distantly related to the Flat River Morrows, also known as Group 2 on this list of participants - the matches are on the line of a common descent in modern times.)
Result Two: A descendant of reputed grandson Jesse Morrow matches 34/37 with those in Crosswood Oaks Morrows, Group IV on this list of participants. This result translates to a 76% chance of a common ancestor within 12 generations. The closest match is with another Morrow family that also settled in Greene Co, IL. ( John Morrow (1798-<1860)).
More descendants are needed to clarify the DNA findings.
Will of John Morrow of Rown County, NC Book G. Page 398
Unto my two eldest sons WM. MORROW and JOHN MORROW I bequeath all my clothing to be Equally Distributed Betwixt them Unto my daughter MARGARET, wife of Hazel DICKEY I will All such property as she hath recieved of me as her part of my Estate, Unto my daughter JANE, wife of JAMES DAVIS, Senr. I will and bequeath such property as she hath recieved as her part, , Unto my son ALLEN MORROW I will such monies and property as he hath received Unto my son THOS. MORROW I bequeath one hundred acres of land Being Part of the tract of land I now reside on to be ?aid off from the River Extending Along Parallel with James Orton and William Butlers ??. Unto my son ARTHUR MORROW I will my Still and Vessels Also two sheep ewes. Unto my son JOSEPH MORROW I will and bequeath the residue of my land being by estimation two hundred and eighty acres; Also the wooden work? of A Waggon And the Iron for the same, Unto my Daughter, ELIZABETH, Wife of JAMES DAVIS, Junr., I will and Bequeath two cows, and calves, two pots, two head of sheep,. Furthermore with regard to my Daughter NANCY MORROW My Will and Intention is that she be taken care of and maintained on the premises with her mother And should she survive after her mother by my Son JOSEPH for which purpose the Residue of the Horses are to be and remain on the premises for the use of the same, Unto my Daughter REBECCAH MORROW I will and bequeath tow cows, calves, One Bed and Furniture, One Saddle and bridle, and two sheep.
This I make and constitute my last will and testament Hereby Diswilling and Revoking All former wills, Testaments or bequeaths made by me made or intended to be made Ordaining and Appointing my two sons ALLEN and ARTHUR MORROW Executors of the same. In witness whereof I hereunto set my signd/ seald the 14th day of September A.D. 1815.
Signed/Sealed/Witnessed in the Presence of John Morrow (signature, seal)
Samuel Little Thomas Morrow