Facts and Events
Richard Morris was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
- Pg. 38 - Land Survey, Richard Moris, 93 acres, Jackson River. Mentioned Armstrong land. March 4, 1763. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 15].
Records of Richard Morris in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1761-- November 17, Richard Morris (bride's name not listed).
- Page 342.--16th October, 1765. Alexander Hamilton and Margaret to Wm. Hamilton, £100, 238 acres on Jackson's River. Teste: A. Thompson, Andrew Hays. Delivered: Richard Morris, November Court, 1773.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1766 (A). - William Blackwood vs. James Callison.--Note by defendant and Richard Morris, 16th September, 1762, to plaintiff. Witnesses: Ro. Cunningham and Samuel Cloyd.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1766 (A). - Blackwood vs. Callison.--Know all men, &c., that we, James Callison and Richard Moris, both of Augusta, stand indebted to William Blackwood, &c, &c. 16th September, 1762. Test: Robert Conningham, Samuel Cloyd.
- Vol. 2 - Grant by Dunmore, 16th December, 1772, of 28,627 acres as referred to above (for 28,627 acres granted by Virginia by Dinwiddie's proclamation, 1754), to: John Savage, Ro. Langdon, Ro. Tunstall, Edmd. Waggoner, Richard Trotter, Wise Johnston, Hugh McCoy, Richard Smith, John Smith, Charles Smith, Angus McDonald, Nathan Chapman, Joseph Gatewood, James Samuel, Michl. Scully, Edward Goodwin, William Bailey, Henry Bailey, William Coffland, Nathan Doren, Jno. Ramsey, Charles James, Mathew Cox, Marshall Pratt, John Wilson, William Johnson, John Wilson, Nathl. Barrett, David Gorman, Patrick Galloway, Timothy Conway, Christian Bumgardner, Jno. Houston, John Maid, James Ford, Wm. Broughton, Wm. Carnes, Edward Evans, Thos. Moss, Matw. Jones, Philip Gatewood, Hugh Paul, Danl. Staples, Wm. Lowry, James Ludlow, James Laton, James Grim, Joshua Jordan, Wm. Jenkins, James Commach, Richd. Morris, Jno. Gholston, Ro. Jones, Wm. Hogan, Jno. Franklin, Jno. Bishop, Geo. Malcomb, Wm. Corman, Richd. Bottom, Jno. Cincaid, Geo. Hurst. This 28,627 is in County Fincastle.
- Vol. 2 - 23d December, 1772--Letter of George Washington to Mr. Rind, publisher of Gazette, giving public information as to the distribution of the said lands. Capt. Wm. Crawford is appointed surveyor. Allotments now made to George Muse, Adam Stephen, Andrew Lewis, Peter Hog, John West, John Polson, Andrew Wagener; also allotments to George Mercer, his brother, John Mercer, and two Sergeants, Jno. Hamilton, Mark Hollis; also to the heirs of Col. Joshua Fry; also to Dr. James Craik, Sergeant Brickner; also a subaltern officer, John Savage; also to Sergeants Robert Langdon, Robt. Tunstall, Edd. Wagener, Richard Toller; also to Corporals Wm. Johnson, Hugh McKoy, Jno. Smith, Richard Smith also to Privates Charles Smith, Angus McDonald, Nathan Chapman, Joseph Gatewood, James Samuel, Michael Sully, Edward Goodwin, William Bailey, Henry Bailey, Wm. Coffland, Mathew Doran, John Ramsey, Charles James, Mathew Cox, Marshall Pratt, John Wilson, William Johnston, John Wilson, Nathaniel Barrett, David Gorman, Patrick Galloway, Timothy Conway, Christian Bombgardner, John Houstonn, John Maid, James Ford, William Broughton, William Carnes, Edward Evins, Thos. Moss, Mathew Jones, Philip Gatewood, Hugh Paul, Daniel Staples, William Lowery, James Ludlow, James Lafort, James Givin, Joshua Jordan, William Jenkins, James Commack, Richard Morris, John Ghalson, Robert Jones, William Hagan, John Franklin, John Bishop, George Malcomb, William Coleman, Richard Bottan, Jno. Cincaid (Kincaid), Geo. Hunt.
- Vol. 2 - Table of lots and patents, viz: Lots numbered 1, &c., &c., in order of the names following: Nathaniel Chapman, George Hunt, John Smith, Geo. Malcomb, Richard Trotter, Richd. Smith, Robert Jones, Charles James, John Kincaid, Mathew Doran, Richd. Balton, John Franklin, William Johnston, William Jenkins, James Ludlow, Edward Goodwin, Jno. Ghalson, James Latrott, Richard Morris, William Copland, Daniel Staples, William Bailey, Thomas Moss, Philip Gatewood, Henry Bailey, Mathew Cox, Charles Smith, John Houston, Christian Bumbgardner, Wm. Carnes, Wm. Coalman, John Maid, James Ford, Timothy Conway, John Wilson, John Wilson, James Samuel, Hugh Paul, William Lowry, John Bishop, Angus McDonald, John Savage, William Broughton, Edmund Waggener, Mathew Jones, Wm. Johnston, David Gorman, Nathaniel Barrett, Robert Funstall, Robert Langdon, Joshua Jourdan, Edward Evan, John Ramsey, Michael Scully, Marshall Pratt, James Givinn, William Hogan, James Cammack, Patrick Galloway, Hugh McCoy, Joseph Gatewood.
- Vol. 2 - EXECUTIONS. APRIL, 1792 (L to Z). - Joseph Thompson vs. Richard Morris and Jane--Case. Bath. Writ, 13th May, 1794.
- Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1794 (A to I). - John Brinkley vs. Richard Morris--Slander. Writ to Bath, June, 1793.
- Vol. 2 - PACKAGE MARKED "PROMISCUOUS PAPERS--A." - Memorandum respecting claims on Guyandotte. The claims of the following persons are held by James Erwin and Saml. McCullogh, Nuremberg, Franklin County, Penna., who promises to forward the claims and be made a party to the suit at next July term: Edwd. Waggoner, Richd. Trotter, Jno. Smith, Chas. Smith, Hugh McCoy, Will Johnston, Wm. Bailey, Henry Bailey, John Ramsey, Nathl. Barrett, Jno. Hunter, Wm. Bratton, Thos. Moss, Richd. Morris, John Goldson, Jno. Franklin, Jno. Bishop. April 29, 1805.
- Vol. 2 - George W. Morris vs. Morris' heirs--O. S. 180; N. S. 64--In spring of 1805 orator's father, Richard Morris, died, owning land on Jackson's River, without devising it, and leaving heirs and children, viz: Orator, James, John, William, Isabella (married to William Elliott), Edward, Frances (married to Archibald Armstrong), Robert, Archibald, Benjamin. William has since died, leaving widow Jean and Children, viz: Jean (married to Edward Jackson and now living in Ohio), William, Richard, Nancy, John, Margaret, Elizabeth, Ann, Benjamin (last 8 being infants). James Morris has removed from commonwealth and lives in Tennessee. John Morris, Benjamin Morris, orators' brother and William Elliott and Isabella have removed to Ohio. Bond 19th October, 1805, by James Morris of Roone County, Tenn. Bond 19th October, 1805, by John Morris of Champaign County, Ohio. Patent to Richard Morris, 18th October, 1787, 46 acres by survey, 1771, on Jackson River. Patent to Richard Morris, 14th July, 1769, 93 acres on Jackson's River in Augusta. Survey by Thomas Lewis, 26th April, 1764, 270 acres (patent of grant, 29th October, 1743, to John Robinson, James Wood and Henry Robinson and John Lewis), now in possession of Arthur Dunlap on Jackson River. Patent by Fauquier, 1760. to William McCutchan, 169 acres in Augusta on mouth of Cedar Creek on Jackson's River. Patent by Thomas Lee to William Jackson, 270 acres on Jackson's River in Augusta, 1750. Patent by Dunmore to Richard Morris, 1772, 110 acres in Botetourt joining William Jackson. Patent by Brooke to Richard Morris by survey, 19th May, 1794, in Bath on Jackson's River. Patent by Randolph to Richard Morris, assignee of Joseph Walker, assignee of Peter Miller, assignee of Joshua Phipps, assignee of Nicholas Pryor, 141 acres by survey, 28th January, 1786, on Jackson River in Botetourt, 17th April, 1788. Bond 6th October, 1788, by James Risk of Rockbridge to Richard Morris, warrants a tract at mouth of Cedar Creek and Jackson River, formerly belonging to Wm. McCutchan and James Risk, whose heir-at-law James Risk is. Deed 7th November, 1772, by William Jackson of Orange County, No. Ca., to Richard Morris of Botetourt, tract on Jackson's River in Botetourt, formerly Augusta, on Jackson's River. Recorded in Botetourt, 10th November, 1772.
- Vol. 2 - (undated appears to be abt. 1808) - Memorandum of William Morris's Representatives & absent defendants viz: William, Richard, Nancy, John, Margaret, Elizabeth, Ann, Benjamin Morris, Robert Morris, affd Guardian. O. Pub. as to James, John, Benjamin Morris, William Elliott & Isabella and Edward Jackson & Jane.
- Vol. 2 - Morris vs. Morris' administrator--O. S. 256; N. S. 90--Bill, 1811. Richard Morris of Bath died about 180_, intestate, leaving widow and ten children (besides orator John Morris), viz: Widow Jane, two sons, Edward and William, and widow, qualified administrators. William is dead, testate. Jane answers: Her daughter, Frances Armstrong, wife of Archibald (?); her daughter, Isabella Elliott (wife of William Elliott). Richard's heirs are, viz: James, John, William (dead), Edward, Isabella, wife of W. Elliott (out of State); Archibald Armstrong and Frances, Robert, Archibald and Benjamin Morris, Edward Jackson and Jean, late Morris, widow of W. Morris (in Ohio); William, Richard, Nancy, Ned, Margaret, Elizabeth, Ann and Benj. Morris, infants of Wm. Morris.