Family:John Morrow and Elizabeth Unknown (1)

b. abt 1745
b. abt 1760
Facts and Events
Marriage? 1760s North Carolina
early 1770s
abt 1771
bef 1848

Most of their children moved to Illinois, to Greene and Mason Counties. There is another John and Elizabeth Morrow in Greene County, but DNA tests have shown the groups are not related.

Family here established in part by will of John Morrow, signed 14 Sep 1815. Will names wife Elizabeth, daughter Nancy in need of care, two oldest sons William and John, daughter Margaret (wife of Hazel Dickey), daughter Jane wife of James Davis, daughter Rebeccah, and sons Allen, Thomas, Arthur, and Joseph.

Son Joseph Morrow's will, dated 5 Apr 1816 and presented in the May term, in Rowan Co, NC, is consistent. It names mother Elizabeth, sisters Nancy Morrow, Jane Davis, Elizabeth Davis, and Rebecca Morrow, and brothers Allen, Thomas, Arthur, William. Nancy needed care by her mother and/or siblings. The will is consistent with all the siblings living in the same area at the time, as John, who had left the area, is missing.

Possible Census:

  • 1800 Rowan Co, NC: John 3m u10, 1m 10-16, 1m 16-26, 1m 45+, 2f u10, 1f 10-16, 1f 16-26, 1f 45+ (p. 448)
  • 1810 Rowan Co, NC: John 3m 16-26, 1m 45+, 1f 10-16, 3f 16-26, 1f 26-45 (p. 66)