m. 8 Oct 1783
Facts and Events
William S. Morrow is listed with two wives. The first was Nancy Newton and the second was Amanda J. Swearingen. Tharell Ann reports that the older "kids" said Grandad spoke of a brother or Uncle of his Dad who left the family and his whereabouts were not known. Perhaps he was Ben or older Ben who left Person County NC after 1801.
William was a Farmer who owned Slaves. He was a confederate sympathiser. Many of his Slaves stayed after the War to work for him.
He was a staunch Methodist.
He was known in the neighborhood as "Uncle Billy".
Children by Nancy Newton were 1) Newton Morrow who was age 9 in 1850 Census, 2) Margaret Jane Morrow who was age 5 in 1850 Census, and 3) Frederick Morrow who was age 1 in 1850 Census. In 1860 Margaret Jane was the only one listed with parent.
Sources of information is Marriages of Person County NC, Clinton County, MO, Hopkins County, KY, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, and Howard County, MO. Also Bible records, and 1850 through 1900 Census for MO and OK.
- 1840 Hopkins Co, KY: 1 m 20-30; 1 f to 5; 1 f 15-20 - 1850 Clinton Co, MO: William Morrow 37 NC, Nancy 26 KY, Newton 9 MO, M Jane 5, Farrin M. (m) 1 (Dist 15, p. 398, 8/24/1850) - 1860 Clinton Co, MO: William Morrow 47 NC, Amanda J. 26 MO, Sophia 3, Mary E. 2, Margaret 15, Daniel Bucklin 55 Ire (Platte Twp, p. 131, 7/19/1860) - 1870 Clinton Co, MO: Will 57 NC, Amanda 37 MO, Sophia 13, Mary 11, Will N. 9, Harriett 7, Amanda 6, Martha 5, Robert D. 4, Emma 1 (Lathrop, p. 148, 7/19/1870) - 1880 Clinton Co, MO: William 68 NC Farmer, par NC/NC; Amanda 48 MO, par IRE/KY; Mary E. 21 MO par NC/MO; William H. 19 MO; Hariet F. 17 MO; Amanda M. 16; Martha B. 14; Robert A. 13; Obed S. 9; Chanie G. (Dau) 7; Sarah 4 (Concord, p. 534D, 6/11/1880) (note: on FamilySearch, the children are listed with father b. Ireland. That is incorrect. A review of the actual microfilm record shows they have the father b. NC) - 1900 Clinton Co, MO: Wm. Morrow b. Feb 1813 NC, par b. NC NC; Amanda b. Feb 1833 MO, par MD/ KY (Platte Twp, p. 127 (T623, film 849), 6/6/1900)