Saturday, March 26, 2011

Surname Saturday - Morris

Littleton Morris and Martha Mark

Littleton Morris was born about 1802 in North Carolina. He was one of eight children born to George Morris and Mary Fisher. Martha "Patsy" Mark was also born about 1802 but in Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Mark and Elizabeth Denny. 

When and where Littleton and Patsy were married is not known but they were living in Harlan County, Kentucky in 1820. It is not known exactly how many children they had. There was a female under 5 in Littleton's 1830 census record and a female 10-15 and another one 15-20 in 1840 census record. One of those girls would have been their daughter, Mary, but the second one is unidentified. She may have been another daughter or was possibly someone else who was living with them. Littleton and Patsy probably also had a son.

Patsy apparently died before the 1880 census as Littleton was living with daughter, Mary, and her family. Littleton and Patsy were both buried at Watts Creek in Harlan County.

Littleton and Patsy's children:
Mary F. "Polly" was born about 1830 in Harlan County. She married John Covey Howard there on 10 Mar 1856 and they had seven children. Polly died between 1910 and 1920.

Samuel was probably their son but nothing else is known about him.

Littleton and Patsy were my 3rd great-grandparents through their daughter, Polly. For sources and additional information, click the links above. If you have a connection to this family, leave a comment here or e-mail me.


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