Morrow in Warren County, Tennessee

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Warren, Tennessee, United States
Year range
1812 - 1860

Robert Morrow Family

Robert Morrow married Elizabeth Shaw in 1779 in Guilford Co, NC. He died in Warren County in 1824, and his wife later filed a pension application while living in Warren County. The application includes the births of her children, taken from the family bible: George Morrow born August 30, 1780; Margerot Morrow born August 16, 1782; Elizabeth Morrow born November 18, 1784; Hugh Morrow born November 7, 1786; Elizabeth Morrow born November 23, 1788; Mary Morrow born October 18, 1790; John Morrow born February 25, 1793; Robert Morrow born February 12, 1795; Jean Morrow born November 4, 1797, Alexander Martin Morrow March 18, 1801.

Sons Hugh (Hugh's family) and John (John's family) stayed in Warren County. John married 1) Minerva; 2) Hiley Thaxton; and possibly one other time before 1821.

Help with information on John or Robert's lives; the identity of John's wives other than Hiley; what became of Robert's son George; what became of John's children with Hiley.

William Morrow Family

William Morrow died in 1828 in Warren County, TN. His specific locale origins are unknown at this time; however, he has descendants who have DNA matches with Morrow lines originally out of Orange Co. NC. He also possibly migrated to Newberry County, SC ca 1772 and lived there for a time.

He can first be confirmed in Buncombe County, NC ca 1797, settling on Hooper's Creek, leaving there about 1808. After a short time in Barren County, KY, he appears in Warren County about 1812. His son David follows to Warren Co. TN about 1818. William's 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.

Help with William's parentage and spouse(s).

Note DNA shows William and Robert descendants probably have a common ancestor, but with only a 50% chance that the common ancestor is within the last 12 generations.