"The 7 Brothers From McNairy Co. TN Theory"
Thomas R. Morrow Jr. - July 2, 1998
This Theory is an attempt to follow the John Morrow family of 1840 Ripley Co. MO back to 1830 McNairy Co. TN.
Here is the family. No effort has been made to trace the females other that the eldest. It appears that we have an elderly gentleman living with a younger wife and their family (his second wife?) John The Elder would have been between 42 and 52, and Mrs. John The Elder between 22-32 at the birth of the first child.
Husband & Wife
John M. The Elder b.1760-1770
Mrs. John The Elder b.1780-1790
John M. b.1812 TN
Jesse V. b. 1814 TN (NC?)
David J. b. 1815 TN
William b.1818 Alabama(?) (1850 Ripley Co. MO census). Married June 1840 Ripley Co.
George W. b.1822 TN
Benjamin B. b.1820 Alabama (?) (1850 Wayne Co. MO census)
Isaac N. b.abt1823-27?
Note: birthdates with ? were extrapolated from Ripley County, MO marriage dates. It is estimated that they married between 18 and 22 years of age. Other dates and birth states were obtained or derived from other census data. Conflicting data on Jesse's place of birth.
1830 McNairy County, TN Census
Morrow,John pg.135 112300001-2100001
1 < 5 Isaac N. - age 3-7?
1 40-50 Mrs. John The Elder
Goodspeed - James B. Morrow article - John M.(The Elder) , Jesse V.'s father, moved to Butler(?) County about 1833.
Feb. 28, 1835. Ripley Co. MO - Jesse V. Morrow, age 20 m. Lucinda Brannum
Jun 25, 1840. Ripley Co. MO - William Morrow, age 18-22 m. Oma Brannam
1840 - David J., Jesse V., and William are now married and heads of their own houses.
1840 MO Census
Morrow, David J. - age 25 Ripley Co. pg.350 00001-2001
Morrow, Jesse - age 26 Ripley Co. pg.350 10001-0001
Morrow, John - Ripley Co. pg 350 0011200001-00020001
1 50-60 Mrs. John The Elder
Morrow, William Cowan Twp, Wayne Co. 00001-00001
1 20-30 William - age 22
1 20-30 Oma Brannum - age 20-22?
We now have these Ripley Co. MO Morrow marriages. They either just moved there or they are the young men in the 1840 Ripley Co. MO John Morrow household. If they just moved there and the theory is wrong, what happened to the young men in the 1840 Ripley Co. MO John Morrow household?
Jun 10, 1841. Ripley Co. MO - George W. Morrow, age 19 m. Sara P. Jones
Apr 14, 1842. Ripley Co. MO - Benjamin B. Morrow, age 22 m. Sarah Crank
Jun 25, 1845. Ripley Co. MO - Isaac N. Morrow, age 18-22 m. Lisa Ann Sturret
About 1842-47 - Goodspeed's James B. Morrow article - " Butler County, Missouri, where Mr. and Mrs. Morrow both died within a few hours of each other, when James B. (b.1839) was but a boy". The manner in which Mr. & Mrs. Morrow are referred to implies that they are the parents of Jesse V. who is James B.'s father. This would mean that Mr. & Mrs. John M. "The Elder" Morrow died. It is also implies they BOTH are the parents of Jesse V.. There was only one male Morrow old enough to be Jesse's dad in the 1840 Ripley Co. MO census, John The Elder.
1847-48: John M., Jesse V., and George W. Morrow moved to Van Buren County, Arkansas.
Theory: These boys moved to Arkansas and separated from their brothers after the death of their father.
1850 Missouri Census
Note: Need to check these census' for ages and places of birth of David and Isaac.
Ripley Co. 77th Dist. pg.421
Dwg. 146 Morrow, Wm 32 b. Ala
Norma (?) 28 b.MO
Jesse 28 male b. MO
Ruth 9 b. MO
El(?) 7 female b.MO
Luisa 5 female b.MO
Rebecca ann 2 b.MO
Butler Co. Dist. pg 150 Sept.4,1850
Dwg. 3 Morrow, Benjamin 30 b.Ala
Sarah 28 b. Ala
John 4 b. MO
Easter (female) 9/12 mos. b.MO
Note: William and Benjamin have Alabama listed as place of birth. This is either a new place or these are different Morrow's.
Morrow, David Wayne Co. 101st Dist. pg 193 is NOT the David from the 1840 Ripley Co. MO census. He is too old. Need to look elsewhere.
Macon Co. 52nd Dist. pg 185 dwg.1027
Morrow, Isaac 28 b.MO Farmer
Selea(?) 20 female b.MO
Martha 1 female b.MO
Note: T.R.Morrow 7/22/1998 - This is the only Isaac or I* Morrow in the 1850 MO census index I have.
1850 Van Buren County, Arkansas Census
Morrow, Jesse - Grigg Township. Page 644. Dwelling 359. Jessie V. Morrow 36 M b.TN Farmer, Loucinda 30 F b.MO, James 11 M b.MO, Sary E. 8 F b.MO, Ruth Ann 2 F b.MO.
Morrow, John - Craig Township. Dwelling 294.
MORROW, John 37 M b.Unknown Farmer, Mary 26 F b.MO, Sary 8 F b.MO, Isaac J. 5 M b.MO, Matilda 4 F b.MO, Benjamin F. 3 M b.AR, John W. 1 M b.AR, Marget 10/10 M b.MO.
Morrow, George - Independence Township. Page 642. Dwelling #347. MORROW, George 28 M b.TN Farmer, Sary P. 30 F b.AL , Martha E. 8 F b.MO, Richard H. 6 M b.MO, John M. 4 M b.MO, Sary 1 F b.AR, JONES, Richard 62 M b.VA Laborer.