Facts and Events
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.
Left a will in Mecklenburg Co., NC 2/2/1795;
-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.
Signed John Morrow Witnessed: James Curry, George Duckworth, William Hill
- 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.
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.