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Enoch Canada Morris

Enoch Canada Morris
b. 15 May 1830, Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, to Hezekiah Morris and Nancy Anna (Penney) Morris
d. 11 Oct. 1920, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

m. 27 Oct. 1885, Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN
Lydia Etter
b. 5 Sept. 1833, Putnam Co., IN
d. 1 Oct. 1916, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL
bur. Enoch and Lydia are in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

Children with Lydia Etter:

  • Anna Rebecca (1856-1938) m. John M. Sparks
  • David Henry (1859-1939) m. Minnie Richardson
  • Hezikiah Dolphus (b. 1861) m. [–?–]
  • John Will (1864-1956) m. Elsada Isabel Shuck
  • Joseph Simpson (1867-1901)
  • Melissa Catherine (1869-1893)
  • Frederic Nelson (1871-1899)
  • Violet Elizabeth (1874-1965) m. William Forest Cain
  • Milford Manford (1878-1901)

Born in Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, Enoch and his family moved to central Illinois by covered wagon in October 1874. They stayed in Cumberland Co., IL until the following October 1875 when they moved north-northwest into Shelby Co., stopping at Middlesworth, Shelby Co., IL. In October 1877, the family moved to their new home northwest of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL. Enoch found a wooded area near the banks of the Kaskaskia River. He cleared the area for the house, and he built their home from the logs of the trees he had felled. From 1877 to 1885, Enoch was engaged in timber work, mostly in getting out railroad ties, chopping woods, etc.

Enoch and Lydia were both very devout in their religious beliefs. He was a member of the Old Predestinarian Church on Walnut Creek in Putnam Co., IN. Lydia was formerly a member of the Church of the Brethren near Clinton Falls, IN. In February 1906, Enoch and Lydia moved into Windsor, IL, to live the remainder of their days with their son, John Will Morris, and his family. Both Enoch and Lydia are buried in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL.

Submitted by:
J. Fred Schouten
Bourbonnais, IL
E-mail: FredSchouten@netscape.net

John W Reynolds

John W Reynolds
b. 9 February 1849, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, to Jacob and Nancy (Dolphe) Reynolds
d. 15 September 1913, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

m. 4 December 1871, Brown County, Minnesota
Sarah Ellen Etter
b. 25 September 1856, McDonough County, Illinois, to Martin Luther and Lourena (Long) Etta
d. 30 January 1921, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children with Sarah Ellen Etter:

  • William Ernest (1874-1952) married Kristine Larson
  • Samuel (1876-1916) married Martha Simon
  • Carrie (1878-1973) married Al Wurgler
  • Henry (1883-1971) married Jessie Dungan
  • LaPearl (1885-1909)

John migrated to Brown County, Minnesota, in the late 1860’s but there is no evidence that his parents ever left Indiana.

John and Sarah had a double wedding ceremony with Sarah’s twin sister Martha Ann, who married Alford Keech. In 1880 John and Sarah were living in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, in a household headed by Alford Keech. Later they moved to Madelia, Minnesota, where John manufactured brooms from corn that he raised. John, who was known as quite a machinist, manufactured window stops and a door check in 1889. Subsequently he worked in several different machine shops. By 1900 John and Sarah were divorced.

Submitted by:
Judy Reynolds
Kenosha WI