Person:John Morrow (20)

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John Morrow, of Mecklenburg Co, NC
b.ABT 1725
  • HJohn Morrow, of Mecklenburg Co, NCABT 1725 - ABT 1795
  • WJennett Unknown - Bef 1801
  1. George McKnight MorrowBEF 1765 - ABT 1820
Facts and Events
Name John Morrow, of Mecklenburg Co, NC
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1725
Death? ABT 1795 Mecklenburg Co, NC
Will? 2 FEB 1795 Mecklenburg Co, NC


Land records show John Morrow as early as 1777, at which time Robert and Richard were old enough to be witnesses. Will dated 2 Feb 1795 names wife Jannet, sons George, Robert, John, Richard and James.

Records from NC State Archives - Raleigh, NC:

8-26-1777 Samuel Young of Rowan Co. sells 300 acres on N. side of Catawba River, Meck. Co. to John Morrow for 49 Pounds. Land borders Zebulon and John Brevard. Witnessed by Robert and Richard Morrow.


4-1-1778 Andrew and Anne Downs sell 150 acres of land, originally granted to John Brevard, bordering above tract & Zebulon Brevard to John Morrow for 50 Pounds. witnessed by Bartholomew Johnson and John Maxwell, a possible relation of Margaret Maxwell, the wife of Richard Morrow.


9/2/1793 John Morrow enters 150 acres on waters of Beaverdam Creek branch of Davidson's Creek, borders Moses Alexander, David Alexander and his own land SW & S and joins James Shoot.

other transactions mention John Morrow:

9/1/1793-Andrew Linn enters ? acres, borders Morrow on west, David Alexander, Cowan, Jas. White and his own land on W.

9/2/1793-Jno. Connelly enters 50 acres on Davidsons Creek bordering Jno. Morrow and David Alexander.


Will

Left a will in Mecklenburg Co., NC 2/2/1795; (excerpted) -To Jannet, my dearly beloved wife, her bed and clothes and 1/3rd of all the moveable property during her natural life and my dwelling house, at her demise to be the property of my son George.
-The remainder of all my real and personal property to be equally divided among my three sons to wit Robert, John & George
-To my son Richard I leave 5 shillings sterling
-To my son James and his son John all my body clothes.
All the property to be divide by my executors.

Signed John Morrow Witnessed: James Curry, George Duckworth, William Hill

Census

- 1790 Mecklenburg, NC: 2m 16-, 2m 16+, 2f (Beatty's Ford area, p. 361) Also John Jr. 1-2-2, and Robert 1-2-3.
- 1800 Mecklenburg Co, NC: Wid Morrow 1m u10, 2m 10-16, 2f u10, 1f 26-45 (p. 563) - looks like widow of son.

DNA

Matches Group 6 at 24/25 markers, which is a 75% chance of a common ancestor within 12 generations, and 94% within 24. Most of the other members of the group descend from men a generation or two younger than John, with unknown origins in North Carolina. See this list of participants.

This result means that this John is not related to the Virgina Morrows he is often tied to, per Worth Ray's book. He is usually listed as the son of this David Morrow but DNA does not match.