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Joshua Morris

Joshua Morris
b. about 1827, Ohio or Virginia
d. about 1870, probably Wayne County, Illinois

m. before 1847
Barbary Ann Huffman
b. 1829, Indiana
d. 24 May 1865, Wabash, Pike County, Indiana

Children with Barbary Ann Huffman:

  • William Riley married Melvina Potter
  • Sarah Elizabeth married Scott Christy
  • Martha J.
  • Aaron Wesley married Susan Frances Conaway
  • Margaret E.
  • Francis M.
  • Emma or Emily M.
  • Mary J.
  • Clara Belle
  • Barbara Ann

According to Joshua’s son William Riley Morris, Joshua was a direct descendant of Robert Morris, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The only clue to his parentage is found in Hixon Cemetery, Wabash Township, Parke County, Indiana, where, in the grave next to that of Joshua’s wife Barbary, lies Elizabeth Morris, wife of William Morris, who died at age 73 on 13 March 1854.

After Barbary’s death in 1865, Joshua moved his family to Wayne County, Illinois. However, due to a Wayne County courthouse fire in the 1880’s, information concerning Joshua and his children has been difficult to obtain.

Submitted by:
Sharon Hohimer
Chatham IL

John William Christy

John William Christy
b. 10 March 1886, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Robert K. and Margaret (Moatt) Christy
d. 12 February 1924, Sadorus, Illinois

Loretta “Lori” Maxwell
b. to James R. and Mary E. (Hoffman) Maxwell

Children with Loretta Maxwell:

  • Clarence
  • [–?–] married W. D. O’Neal
  • [–?–] married Clarence Bateman
  • [–?–] married Ervin Lewis
  • [–?–] married H. H. Fisher
  • Mildred
  • Harold

John moved to Clay County, Illinois, with his parents during his boyhood days.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt, from Clay County, Illinois, Roots, Fall 1993, p.49.

James Madison Brown

James Madison Brown
b. 1816, near Lenoir, Burke County, North Carolina, to William and Elizabeth (Rippetoe?) Brown
d. 27 August 1869, Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois

m. 24 March 1838, Monroe County, Indiana
Nancy Agnes Christy
b. 20 December 1820, Indiana
d. 17 December 1893, Freedom Township, Republic County, Kansas

Children with Nancy Agnes Christy:

  • Abigail
  • John Christy
  • William Jasper
  • Mary Elizabeth
  • Lucinda Nancy
  • Maria Jane
  • David Washington
  • James Newton
  • Rose Anna
  • Arminda
  • Ishmael

Rev. Brown came to Indiana around 1835. He lived in Whitehall, Owen County, and Beechcreek Township, Greene County, until leaving the state around 1857.

Submitted by:
Win Wood
Vona CO

Minnie Belle Alley

Minnie Belle Alley
b. 18 February 1878, Indiana, to James and Tamzen (Johnson) Alley
d. 15 January 1965, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas
m. 21 August 1892, Gray County, Kansas

Oliver James Christy
b. December 1867, Illinois, to John J. and Mary Ellen Christy
d. August 1936, Mulvane, Sumner County, Kansas

Children with Oliver James Christy:

  • Laura (1894-bef. 1900)
  • Lydia A. (1896-1980) married Jess Marion Boan
  • Ira Leonard (b. 1898)
  • Harrison Emerson (b. 1901)
  • Doris May (b. 1906)

Minnie emigrated from Madison County, Indiana, to Logan, Gray County, Kansas, in late 1889 or early 1890.

Submitted by:
Regina Falcetto
Emporia KS

James Lane Alley and Tamzen Johnson

James Lane Alley
b. 25 October 1849, Decatur County, Indiana, to Hiram and Emily (Selby) Alley
d. 4 March 1932, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
m. 6 April 1874, Decatur County, Indiana

Tamzen Johnson
b. 7 September 1856, Decatur County, Indiana
d. 16 December 1921, Finney County, Kansas

Children with Tamzen Johnson:

  • Emily Izora (1875-1893) married Robert English
  • Minnie Belle (1878-1965) married Oliver James Christy
  • Hiram Vorhees (1879-1932) married Mamie E. Baker
  • Lydia Ann (1880-1963) married Lewis I. Buck
  • Lewis Korseman (1882-1957) married Fanny Agnes Buck
  • Jessie Melissa (1885-1945) married Fredrick Samuel Wolking
  • Clarence Franklin (1888-1889)
  • Ocea Matilda (1890-1968) married Lewis E. Leonard
  • Samuel (1892-1895)
  • Eliza Jeanette (b. 1894) married Wallace L. Dagget
  • William Robert (1895-1979) married Anna Jane Brown

James resided in Decatur and Madison counties in Indiana before emigrating from Madison County, to Gray County, Kansas, in 1889-90.

Submitted by:
Regina Falcetto
Emporia KS

Hiram Vorhees Alley and Emily Shelby

Hiram Vorhees Alley
b. 4 December 1821, Decatur County, Indiana, to Doddridge and Jane (Phillips) Alley
d. 4 March 1905, Logan, Gray County, Kansas
m. 31 December 1843, Rush County, Indiana

Emily Shelby
b. 9 February 1827, Rush County, Indiana, to Joshua A. and Mary (Riggan) Selby
d. 10 November 1913, Logan, Gray County, Kansas

Children with Emily Shelby:

  • Lydia Ann (1845-1925) married Lewis Korseman
  • Noah (1847-1847)
  • James Lane (1849-1932) married Tamzen Johnson
  • Emily Isora (1851-1860)
  • Doddridge Buchanan (1853-1940) married America Jane Hilligass
  • Joshua Breckenridge (1858-1933) married Matilda Louise Kidder
  • Samuel Jesse (1860-1913) married Melissa J. Wilburn
  • William Seymour (1863-1927) married Etta E. Christy
  • Jonathan Osborn (1865-1955) married Jenetta Weaver Lewis (b. 1872)

Hiram resided in Decatur and Madison counties in Indiana before emigrating from Madison County in 1889-1890 to Gray County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Regina Falcetto
Emporia KS