Facts and Events
Fought in War of 1812, including battle of Horse Shoe Bend. Family story is that his children children got land in Green Co, MO for his service. He married 3 times (only two identified), and only some of the children are accounted for in the west. His oldest identified son was only 13 when John died, and the story is that their uncle Robert took them in in Missouri (but Robert was in Alabama in the late 1830s, arriving in Dallas County, MO in 1843, with about 11 living children of his own). When Robert died in 1849, his children were scattered among the older siblings. John's sons N.B. and B.D. are unaccounted for in 1850.
John Morrow acquired 50 acres in Warren County, TN in 1825, 25 acres in 1826, and 12.5 acres in 1830.
One source says he had a son Cicero, and there is a 27 year old Cicero living with Demosthenes in 1850.
- ↑ Noncupative will of John Morrow, presented 5 Jun 1836.
Best efforts translation: The last will and testament of John Morrow Deceased late of Warren County Tennessee <initially?> made at his own house in his last sickness and of <which?> sickness he in a few days thereafter Died. The said John Morrow willed and D___ <directed?> that his son Robert Morrow* have his little Sorrell horse and that John Evans <Morrow?*> S_app_ him for a mere al__ a fr___ of and a ?rlaw and that his Daughter Mary Morrow* have his __ sow with a white face and that his wife <Morrow?*> have the use of his horse, cow and <g or j>__rs to assist here in the nursing of her children <Said?> John further willed and desired that the balance of his property should be ___ and equally divided amongst his children . He further willed and desired that his wife should not have the power to sell or dispose of the property ?? to Robert and Mary. The foregoing will was made by the ___ John at his own <hand’s?> labor and in his dwelling and the said John there and there specifically called upon and <requested?> Elisha Reynalds, Elisha Pepper, Joseph Peppers and Hugh Lewis ___ witness of his said last will and the John Morrow Died on or about the 24th March 1836 and said will was ___ by the aforesaid Elisha Peppers, Elisha Reynolds and Hugh Lewis on this the 5th June 1836. Elisha Reynolds Hugh Lewis Elisha Peppers *These four words all look the same. The last letters do not look the same as the “w” on the words that are clearly John Morow. Were it not for the logical reason that his children share his name, it would look like Shawed.
- ↑ Pension Application of Elizabeth Shaw Morrow for husband Robert.
- ↑ Date appears in will - see transcription