Family Tree: Morris-Carter Families

Home to 227 Goins family members, 176 Morris descendants, 93 members of the Carter family and family histories of 87 other surnames; this website was created on Mar 20 2009 and last updated on Nov 11 2016. The Family Trees on this website contain 2385 relatives and 525 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a Message to the Administrator of this site.

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  • The earliest known Morris in America in our family is John Morris, born about 1740 in England. He arrived in America prior to the American Revolution and settled in Montgomery Co. North Carolina. According to an old family letter John Morris had seven children, I.E. Sarah, Mary, John, Spencer, Charles, Isaac, and William. My line comes down from Spencer, whom I've tracked from NC, to SC, to Tenn, to Texas where he died just after the Texas Revolution. Other prominent family names are, Goins, Abshire, Drake, Hargrave..... The earliest known Carter in America in our family is Charles C. Carter born 1789 in Kentucky. Charles married Sarah "Sallie" Riley in 1809 in Clermont, Ohio....from there the family settled in Kentucky. The Carters descending from Charles migrated to Illinois, then to Nebraska. Other prominent family names are, McLain, Martin, Watson, Starr, Owens.... I have been searching for my GreatGrandparents, John McClish Gill and Celia Anna Matilda Kirby since 1968 without any luck. I NEED HELP FINDING THESE FOLKS. They do not appear in any census as far as I can determine. As their children were mainly born in Grayson or Cooke Counties TX, they should appear in the 1880 census for one of these two counties...they do not....the children first appear in the 1900 Indian Territory (Oklahoma) census without parents. John McClish Gill was born abt 1840 in either Texas or Missouri and Celia Anna Matilda Kerby was born abt 1848 in either Tenneessee or Kansas. I suspect that both John and Anna died between 1883 and 1892. 1883 is the year their last child was born and 1892 is the year their oldest daughter (Nancy Elnora Gill Morris) was married. Nancy had said that she didn't get to go to school very long because she had to take care of her brother and sisters, and that when she got married (in 1892) she had a ready made family because her brother and sisters lived with them. According to the family bible, Nancy was married in Indian territory (Oklahoma).

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