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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

David McCoy

David McCoy
b. 2 May 1790, on the banks of the Catawba, Burke County, North Carolina
d. 25 March 1895, near Redlands, San Bernardino County, California

m. 21 December 1815, Casey County, Kentucky
Lucintha Davis
b. about 1797, possibly Casey County, Kentucky, to perhaps Landon Davis
d. 1877, Missouri

Children with Lucintha Davis:

  • Rebecca (b. 1817) married Abraham Langston
  • Matilda Ann (1820–1885) married James Nelson Sellers
  • Landon (b. ca. 1825–aft. 1895)
  • John A. (b. ca. 1833)
  • William Western (1835–aft. 1895) married Elizabeth [–?–]
  • David Hugh (1836–aft. 1895) married Susan Cargill
  • Lucintha (1838–1930) married William Thomas Morris

David immigrated to Indiana from Kentucky by 1820. He emigrated from Putnam County, Indiana, to Marie’s County, Missouri, about 1832.

On 4 December 1892, the San Francisco Daily Examiner ran a fourteen-inch long column on
David McCoy following his voting for Grover Cleveland at the age of 102.

Submitted by:
Gladys Sellers Hedstrom
Wheaton MD

Rolanda P Chaplin

Rolanda P Chaplin
b. 1 June 1844, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Morse P. and Sarah A. (Morris) Chaplin
d. 18 October 1909, Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas

m/1. 3 April 1867, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Clarissa Logan
b. 20 February 1846, Indiana, to Thomas W. and Chloe (Marquess) Logan
d. 13 February 1893, Sumner County, Kansas

m/2. 5 February 1894
Mattie A. Ransford

m/3. 5 December 1895
Minnie Beam

Children with Clarissa Logan:

  • Allen Pickney (1867–1938) married (1) Minnie Lillie Vickery, (2) Helen Smith Barnett
  • Chloe Malisa (1869–1948) married Robert Simms
  • Oren Morse (1884–1972) married (1) Iadessa Fagan, (2) Emma Bradford

The family moved from Kosciusko County in 1878.

Submitted by:
Carol Chaplin Milbourn
Boones Mill VA