Person:William Morrow (16)

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William Morrow
b.abt 1750
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Name William Morrow
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1750
Census[2] 1810 Barren, Kentucky, United States
Death? 1828 Warren Co., Tennessee, United States

Believed to have come out of Old Orange Co. NC where he signed a petition, along with his brothers, requesting a new county to be formed. He then migrated to Newberry, SC ca1772, then to Buncombe Co, NC. He can be positively be confirmed in Buncombe County, NC ca 1797, settling on Hooper's Creek. Bought land there in 1798 and sold it in 1807. He owned several tracts of land on Cane Creek and Hoopers Creek. Adjoining families (per land deeds) are John Morrow (son), David Morrow (younger son), David Jay, Benjamin Merrill, Samuel Murray, He migrated out of the county ca 1807, when he sold all of his tracts of land in a few day period. John Morrow traveled with him, David Morrow stayed.

William’s daughter, Anna, was married in Barren Co, KY in 1808. He moved on to Warren Co, TN about 1812. His son David followed to Warren Co. TN about 1818. William Morrow died in Warren Co. TN in probably late 1828. His daughters Rachel, Rebecca, Lydia, Sarah, and Ann, along with son David are mentioned in the estate sale records.

From Warren Co. TN deed records, it appears his wife was named 'Polly'(Mary?). He is also assumed to have had a son named John Morrow(ca 1775) based on deed records in Buncombe Co. NC, migration patterns and TN tax records.

Other children:

  • Ann Morrow born March 25, 1783...proven by Jay family bible records, participated in William Morrow's estate sale.
  • Rachel Morrow born Nov. 2, 1785...proven by Jay family bible records, participated in William Morrow's estate sale.
  • Rebecca Morrow b.??? 1791....proven...mentioned in estate inventory discussion as daughter. Birth year assumed by census examination of female ages in the various Wm Morrow census records
  • male Morrow (believed to be William Jr.) b. abt 1794.....birth year assumed by census examination of male ages in the various William Morrow census records
  • Lydia Morrow b. August 10, 1796...proven by Jay family bible records, participated in William Morrow's estate sale.
  • Sarah Morrow b.??? 1801....proven...mentioned in estate inventory discussion as daughter. Birth year was assumed by census examination of female ages in various Wm Morrow census records, however its only speculation. There was a female in the 15-20 yr old slot in William Morrow's 1820 Warren Co. TN census enumeration....who could have very well been a grandchild, etc.

DNA Results

Descendants of this man match 37/37 with others in a group called the Flat River Morrows.

References
  1.   Morrow DNA Project.
  2. Warren, Kentucky, United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1810 Warren Co, KY: 1m 16-26, 1m 45+, 1f u10, 1f 26-45, 1f 45+ (Glasgow, p. 40)