Facts and Events
William Morrow was a Militia Captain in Person County, N.C. in 1805 (see page 540 of Person County Record Books 4 which shows List of Taxables by Militia Company, Acres, # white poll. # black Polls- William Morrow <152-1-1> and under the listing of Captain Morrow's Company)
Son William who was b. 7 Feb 1813 in Person Co., NC was in 1900 census, reporting that his father was b. in NC.
From Katherine Kerr Kendall's Deed Abstract Book of Person County NC 1792-1825 the following information can be found:
-Page 4 Deed Book A \p. 78-9\ William Gately to William Murry of Orange Co., NC, for 30 lbs, 54 A N side Flat R adj Richard Hargis, Vincent, John Urguhart- said land part of grant to Nathl Aldridge 9 Nov 1762 from the Honourable John Earl Granville and coneyed by Aldridge to Gately 1 May 1764. 2 Nov 1792. Wit: William Hargis Sen., Jos. Gately. (This may have been the William Morrow who married Sarah Jay in 1789 in Caswell Co., NC. Sarah's parents lived in Person Co. The two Williams are related according to DNA).
-Page 5 Deed Book A \p.90-1\ Drury Allen to Richard Hargis, for $77 1/3, 100 A S. Fork Flat R adj Hargis, William Murry. 18 Feb 1793. Acknd in Court.
-Page 5 Deed Book A \p.94-5\ Drury Allen to William Morrow, for $77 1/3, 59 A. 12 Mar 1793. Wit: Robert Paine, Milton Blalock.
-Page 9 Deed Book A \p167-8\ William Morrow to Michle Robinson of Orange Co., NC, for 65 lbs, 113 A S. Fork Flat R adj Drury Allen, Richard Hargis. 18 Sep 1793. Wit: John Wilson, John Morrow, Catherine Robinson.
-Page 21 Deed Book B \p.154-6\ James Patterson to Richard Carter of Halifax Co., VA for 157 lbs 5 sc 6 p, 233 A both sides Hico adj David Ford , Allen Love, Hedgerman Warren, Henry Fulcher, William Stabfield, Henry Howard, Roger Atkinson. 17 Nov 1795. Wit: James A. Gunn, William Murry, John Carter, William Scott.
-Page 26 Deed Book B\p.253-4\ John McVay to William Morrow for 60 lbs 100 A on Tar R adj John Day. 3 Mar 1796. Wit: William Wilson
-Page 51 Deed Book B \p.270\ Stephen Parker to William Morrow, for 70 lbs, 25 A on Tar R at Cattail Br. adj Abner Parker. 3 Mar 1804. Wit: Jacob Van Hook, Jane Laton.
-Page 57 Deed Book C\p.350\ William Dickens of Granville Co to Jesse Brown of Southhampton Co., VA, for $1500, 3 negro men slaves: Ephrain, George, Ben; also 280 A on Tar R adj Gabriel Davie, William Morrow to Cattail Br, Person, Samuel Bumpus-said land belonged to Edward Bumpas & purchased by Antony Brown & sold by court order to Dickens. 16 July 1802. Wit: Anth Browne.
-Page 75 Deed Book C \p.542-3\ William Murrow to Abner Parker, for 120 lbs 6/, 52 A on Tar R. at Cattail Br. adj Brown, Gabe Davey, said Parker. 4 Nov 1805. Wit: J. Williamson.
-Page 77 Deed Book C\p.558-9\ Powel Parker to William Morrow, for 300 lbs, 167 A on Tarr R adj Benjamin Morrow, James Webb, McVey. 9 Nov 1805. Wit: Charles Davis, Josiah Mangum, Jones Parker.
-Page 115 Deed Book D\p.344\ Samuel Dickens to Anthony Brown, for $1000, 280 A both sides Tar R adj Gabriel Davey, Abner Parker formerly William Morrow, Washington formerly Person, Saml Bumpass-being a tract purchased of Jesse Brown 28 Mar 1808. 30 Oct 1810, acnd in open court.
-Page 121 Deed Book D\p.382\ James Webb to William Morrow for $18, 18 1/2 A on Tar R at Buckhorn Br. 10 Nov 1813. Wit: William Yarbrough Jun., John Owen Jun.
-Page 187 Deed Book F\p. 250-6\ John Morrow to Samuel Yarbrough for $250, all his claim to negro man Sam formerly property of William Morrow decd. 26 Aug 1822. Wit: Arch Morrow.
Will of William Morrow retyped on 12/09/93 by GSM:
In the name of God Amen. I William Morrow of the County of Person & State of N. Carolina, being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God) do this 17th, day of April, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifteen make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz.
First. It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be discharged out of my estate.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Morrow during her natural life or widowhood, all my estate both real and personal as also my perishable property, but that each of my children which may remain unmarried , and continue with her, may be reasonably supported from the income of her aforesaid estate, and when my children or either of them should intermarry, my beloved wife is hereby authorised to loan, such of my Sons and Daughters such part of the aforesaid estate as she may thin [cut off]