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Looking for Morris of Bayboro, North Carolina

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My grandfather, Joseph Morris(b. 1876), left me a list of his grandparents', Samuel and Marian Morris and Jesse and Patsy Jones Riggs; his parents', Joseph and Sarah Ann Riggs Morris; and his siblings' names and dates of birth/death. The siblings were Abott, John A., Martha F., Mattie A., Daisy B., Mabel L., Charles Andrew, Jesse S., Samuel J., McKinley, and William B. The family lived in Bayboro, North Carolina until the children grew up and scattered, mostly across North Carolina. I am looking for information about cousins who might have information about the family that I do not have. I will be happy to share anything I have learned or remember from my grandfather.

Surnames: BLAND MORRIS ODENDHAL RIGGS
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on 2007-08-03 22:09:29

marymbishop , from Michigan, USA, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2007. is researching the following names: , MORRIS, RIGGS and 1 other(s).

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by JC_PAULL on 2008-09-16 15:26:40

Actually the Riggs lived near Bayboro in Mesic, NC.
Will gladly introduce you to the area. This weekend we are sharing info and giving a tour of the area and home site(home now gone) to a great great grandson who has never visited the area before.
Patsy Jones' family goes back to 1700's in Bath, NC. It becomes a very topiary family tree. But that was true with most families in the coastal region in 1700's.
Book to read - Kissin' Cousins Mayo/Jones by Lois M. Jones and Anette H. Jones - now out of print but info still available and will research for you.
JR and JP

by marymbishop on 2008-09-16 18:14:51

Dear JC,
I am delighted to hear from you. I posted this query at the very beginning of my journey into genealogy, and since that time, I have become an absolutely dedicated amateur genealogist. However, I have never been able to find out anything about my great-great-grandfather, Samuel W. Morris. He seems to have sprung up in time to marry Marion Ives in November, 1842, but prior to that time, I can find no trace of him.

I am going to your other e-mail and check that out. I'm hoping that it tells me how you are related to this wonderful family, of which I am delighted to be a member.

Mary Morris Bishop

by rivers1 on 2008-12-25 19:40:13

Looking for any information regarding John Washington Morris who married Louisa Carey. I would like to contact any of their descendants. They were my great great grandparents.

Thank you,
Frances Morton Ray

by marymbishop on 2008-12-27 10:27:55

Hi, Frances,
We have passed emails earlier, but I am glad that you recontacted me. In October, my husband and I drove down to North Carolina to see Pamlico County and New Bern, where my grandfather, Joseph Morris, grew up and went to high school. We met several wonderful cousins, who showed me family graves and told me stories about my Morris ancestors.

In fact, my great-great-grandfather, Samuel Washington Morris, was a younger brother of your great-great-grandfather, John Washington Morris. Samuel and his wife, Marion Ives Morris, had three children, Joseph A. Morris (my g-grandfather), John Morris, and Mary Ann Morris. I am still waiting for the family genealogy, which was researched by my great-uncle, Sam Morris, in the 1950's and 60's. It traces our Morris ancestors back to about 1700. Our cousin, Ken Morris, of New Bern has the only copy I have located. When Ken sends me a copy, I'll be happy to share the infomation with you. Some of the information is contained in the Morris book written by Kent Croswell and his wife ___ Morris Croswell from Tennessee. Her branch of the family left Craven County about 1830 and went to settle in Tennessee, but it is descended from the same family as ours. I contacted Kent and purchased the Morris genealogy from him. The first chapter or two talk about the family before his wife's branch left North Carolina.

Happy New Year,
Mary Morris Bishop

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