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Henry Morris Family

This article was submitted to the Guernsey County History Book in May 2008, expected printing Fall 2008.

Henry2 Morris, son of Henry1 Morris (ca 1783-1855) and Edith Hickman (1783-1852) was born ca 1813 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. He married Charlotte Morris, daughter of John Franklin Morris (ca 1763-ca1844) and Rebecca. John Franklin was the brother of Henry 1 Morris, making Charlotte and Henry2 first cousins. Henry2 and Charlotte spent most of their lives in Beaver Township, Guernsey County. They had ten children: James (b.1828-1909) married Catherine Shay (1831-1912); Elijah (b. ca 1829-1900) married Barbara Ellen Bowersock (1840-1883); Jonah Elias (b. ca 1832); Edith (b. ca1835); Mary (b. 1837-1914) married Robert Botkin (1832-1900); Simon (b. 1839-1863) married Nancy Stephens (1842-1892); Bethany (b. ca 1841); Levi (b. 1845-1900) married Rebecca Stephens (1842-1920); Uriah3 (1848-1912) married Nancy Stephens; Jonathan (b.ca1850-1885). Henry2 died 16 November 1885 in Noble County, Ohio. Charlotte died 7 September 1891, Beaver, Noble County, Ohio. Henry2, Charlotte and many of their children and grandchildren are buried at the Palestine Church of Christ Cemetery in Noble County, Ohio.

Simon Morris, brother to Uriah3, married Nancy Stephens 14 November 1860 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Simon Morris, like many brave young men enlisted in the Union Army. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 20 August 1862 in Noble County by Captain Rainey. He died of pneumonia, 9 months later, on 14 April 1863 in St. Louis, Missouri. They had two sons: Jesse Morris, born November 25 1861; and Simon Morris born, February 25, 1863, married Barbary Ellen Carpenter (1861-1923) and worked as a cabinetmaker in Guernsey until he died in 1936. Simon and Barbary Morris are buried at Fairview Cemetery in Guernsey County.

Nancy Morris, a young widow, then married her deceased husbandís younger brother, Uriah3. Uriah3 Morris and Nancy (Stephens) Morris were married 9 January 1869 in Monroe County, Ohio. They had four children: Rachel (1872-1962) married Alonzo Phillip Lashley (see George Lashley Family); Hannah (b. ca 1867); Joseph (b. ca1868) married Mary; and Elizabeth Ann (1869-1943) married J.S. Baker. Uriah and Nancy Morris are buried at the Palestine Church of Christ Cemetery in Noble County, Ohio.

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