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John Stewart MORRIS 1680-1739 m. Mary Elizabeth SYMONS 1687-1745
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31 Mar 1680 John Stewart Morris born, Pasquotank, NC. Youngest son and 4th child of John and Damaris Page Morris; 4 siblings [date confirmed in Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I (NC Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank, Symons Creek MM, page 104] [date confirmed in History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386] [US Quaker Meeting Records Marriage and Birth Lists (DOC)]

4 Dec 1687 Mary Elizabeth Symons born Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, NC. 4
th dau and 10th youngest of 12 children of Thomas and Rebecca White Symons; 11 siblings [date confirmed in History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386] [confirmed in Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 119] [confirmed in US Quaker Meeting Records, Symons Creek MM as 4 Feb 1687 (DOC)]

1696 John Morris:
NC Early Census Index, Albemarle County

2 Jul 1703 John and Mary first marriage intention at Symons Creek MM at Caleb Bundy’s home (DOC)

4 Sep 1703 John (age 23) and Mary Elizabeth (age 16) married in Pasquotank, NC Quaker Meeting House. They had 9 children between 1704 and 1726. [
US and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: lists John and Mary married in NC] [confirmed in Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148: ltm Mary Symons (liberated to marry or left at liberty to marry)] (2nd Intentions DOC) (List of all children, US Quaker Meetings Records (DOC) ] [confirmed in US Quaker Meeting Records, Symons Creek MM as 2 Sep 1703 (DOC)] [confirmed in US Quaker Meeting Records, Symons Creek MM as 4 Nov 1703 (DOC)] [confirmed in US Quaker Meeting Records, Symons Creek MM (DOC)] [confirmed in Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 166: Mary Symons ltm John Morris]

14 Jul 1704 Son Aaron Morris born in Pasquotank, NC; married Mary Sarah Pritchard 20 Jun 1724 in Pasquotank, NC (Aaron was trustee and director of Nixonton, the first town in Pasquotank Co. They were members of the Symons Creek Monthly Meeting. Aaron was chosen overseer 5 June 1755.) [date confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I (NC Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank, Symons Creek MM, page 104] [date confirmed in History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386]

18 Apr 1706 Mary Elizabeth Symons’ father Thomas Symons died in Pasquotank, NC (age 58)

1706-1710 From, "
Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors, Vol. I,” pg. 294, Morris, John (1680-1739) NC; m. Mary Simons. Landowner. From several records found in the "North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, it appears there was a fair amount of land trading in the years 1706 to 1710. A total of 540 acres was acquired in that period. There was another transfer of land to another man with no acreage shown.

6 Sep 1707 Dau Elizabeth Morris born in Pasquotank, NC; married William Symons at Newbegun Creek, Pasquotank, NC on 5 Jul 1725 (tho the MM advised against it, too closely related.) [date confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I (NC Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank, Symons Creek MM, page 104; Elizabeth crossed out and Bette written in margin] [date confirmed in History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386]

4 Dec 1709 Son Joseph Morris born in Pasquotank, NC; married Elizabeth Pritchard on 10 Feb 1731 at Pasquotank, NC [date confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I (NC Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank, Symons Creek MM, page 104] [date confirmed in History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386]

1710 Son Isaac Morris born in Pasquotank, NC; married Mary Moses

19 Oct 1711 John chosen as overseer at Pasquotank MM [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

6 Sep 1712 Dau Sarah Morris born in Pasquotank, NC; married Samuel Moore. She was widowed by 21 Jan 1765 [date confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I (NC Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank, Symons Creek MM, page 104] [date confirmed in History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386]

15 Oct 1713 Residence listed as Symons Creek MM, Pasquotank (DOC)

21 Dec 1716 Son John Morris born in Pasquotank, NC; married Sarah Gilbert Pierce of Perquimans 1 Mar 1745 in Perquimans, NC [date confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I (NC Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank, Symons Creek MM, page 104] [date confirmed in History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386]

25 Feb 1717/18 Mary Elizabeth Symons’ mother Rebecca White died in Pasquotank, NC (age 64)

24 Nov 1719 Dau Mary Morris born in Pasquotank, NC; married John Robinson at Symons Creek, Pasquotank, NC on 3 Jan 1738 [date confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I (NC Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank, Symons Creek MM, page 104] [date confirmed in History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386]
15 Oct 1720 John mentioned in list of sufferings on account of church rates or priest’s dues [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

16 Mar 1721 Residence listed as Symons Creek MM, Pasquotank, NC (DOC)

21 Apr 1722 Residence in Pasquotank, NC [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]; chosen as overseer at Pasquotank MM [confirmed in Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

23 Sep 1722 Son Zachariah Morris born in Pasquotank, NC; married Ann Williams on 11 Jan 1752 in Perquimans, NC [date confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I (NC Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank, Symons Creek MM, page 104]

20 Jun 1724 Son Aaron married Mary Pritchard at Pasquotank MM, at a public mtg [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

5 Jun 1725 Dau Betty [Elizabeth] declared intention of marriage to William Symons (Betty being William’s father’s brother’s daughter’s daughter, the mtg advised against the marriage as within the fourth degree of consanguinity) [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

2 Apr 1726 Mary chosen as overseer [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

7 May 1726 John chosen to have care of building addition to MH for women friends to hold their MM. [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

7 Jul 1726 Residence listed as Symons Creek MM (DOC)

23 Dec 1726 Dau Hannah Morris born in Pasquotank, NC; married William Bundy 6 Oct 1750 in Pasquotank, NC [date confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I (NC Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank, Symons Creek MM, page 104]

1 Apr 1731 Residence listed as Symons Creek MM (DOC)

2 Oct 1731 Son Joseph ltm Elisabeth Pritchard [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

5 Apr 1735 Mary chosen as overseer [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

1 Aug 1737 Dau Mary ltm John Robinson [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

20 Sep 1739 John Stewart Morris died in Pasquotank, NC (age 59) [date confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 104; also lists him as elder]

20 Nov 1739 Symons Creek MM Death Record notes 20 Sep 1739 DOC

18 Nov 1739 Will Probated in January Court, 1739. Sons: Joseph and John to whom he bequeathed “my manner plantation,” Zachariah, Isaac, Aaron Joseph. Daus: Hannah and Sarah. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: John Belman, Mary Albertson, Joseph Robinson. Clerk of the Court: James Craven. Inventory listed below. [date confirmed in
History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386] [North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1660-1790, Will date: 18 Nov 1739; Probate date: January 1739.] [From the book, Among Ourselves: to a Mother's Memory, The Morrises and Symon(d)s were members of the Little River Meeting, Pasquotank, Albemarle, N. C. The book, 929.273 M831mo by Sarah P. Morrison, copied from old records of the Little River monthly meeting, details dates of birth, death, parents and children. "Jno Morris departed this life ye 20th of ye 9th month, in ye year 1739; he being an elder of our meeting pretty well accounted of, and in the 60th year of his age.]

6 Sep 1740 Dau Sarah ltm Samuel Moore of Perquimans MM [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

2 Oct 1742 Mary chosen overseer and Dau Mary chosen as assistant overseer at Pasquotank MM and Dau Mary

2 Mar 1745 Son John requested certificate to move to Perquimans MM to marry [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

14 Aug 1745 Mary Elizabeth Symons died in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, NC (age 57) [date confirmed in
History of Perquimans County, by Mrs. Watson Winslow (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co, 1974) p. 386] [confirmed in US Quaker Meeting Records, Symons Creek MM as 14 Oct 1745 (DOC)]

6 Oct 1750 Dau Hannah ltm William Buncy [confirmed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI 1607-1943 (Pasquotank MM, page 148]

INVENTORY OF JOHN MORRIS [Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I, North Carolina, by William Wade Hinshaw. First printed 1936. 1991 edition by Genealogical Publishing Company, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank Co., NC.] 1740 Secretary of State, Page 47, Folio 1 &2 Original in North Carolina Archives, Raleigh, NC
A True and Perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods and Chattles Rights & Credits of JOHN MORRIS late of Pasquotank
Taken this firth Day of the 2nd Month commenly Called April Anno Domi 1740-by us Executors of the last will and Testament of said JOHN MORRIS
To one feather bed & furniture
To one Ditto
To one Do:
To one Do:
To one Do:
To 2 Loose Coverlet
To One old worsted Rugg with Some holes in it.
To one Pr of Sheets
To one Ditto,
To 2 new Pillows
To one fine home made Sheet
To one Course Diaper Ditto
To one very old plane Do:
To one new fine Do:
To one old Do:
To one old Do:
To one old Diaper Do:
To one Large Plane wove Do:
To one old Large Do:
To one Diaper new Do:
To one new Do:
To one new Do:
To one new Do:
To one new Do:
To one plane wove Do:
To one Do:
To one new Cotten and Linnen Do.
To one Do:
To 8 new Do:
To one Course Diaper Ditto:
To one new fine Diaper Ditto:
To one old old Course Diaper Ditto:
To one old Linnen planewove Ditto
To one new fine home made Ditto:
To one old much worn Ditto
To one Older Ditto
To one new Diaper bolster Case
To 5 new Do:
To one older Ditto:
To one course Ditto
To one Pillow Case
To one old Course Diaper Sheet
To one old Couch
To one Square Black Walnut Table
To one forme Black wallnut
To one Cypress Table
To one old Seader Chest
To one Cypress Dovetailed Chest
To one Large Cypress Do:
To one Dealwood Do:
To one Large Two Armed Chare
To 9 high Backed Black Cherry Chears
To 2 Low Do:
To one 1/2 worn, Two armed Do:
To 2 old Hickry framed Chares
To one woollen wheel part worn
To one Linnen Do:part worn
To 3 Large Old washing Tubbs
To 8 London Pewter Plates part worn
To 8 flat Do:
To 2 Dozen & 1/2 of Pewter Spoons
To 2 old Black tinn Spoons
To one Large 6 Quart Bason To one Gallon Do:
To one old Cracked 8 Quart Bason.
To one Two Quart Do:
To 2 old Porrengers
To 2 new flat Dishes
To one new Large Deep Do:
To one Small Do:
To 2 Large Deep Dishes, part worn
To one Smaller Do:
To 2 Small flat Dishes
To one Show? Pewter full pott
To one Larger Ditto
To one old Pewter Chamber pot
To one Stone Jugg Containing Two Gallens & a half
To one Stone Ditto Containing 8 Quarts
To one Stone Drinking Jugg
To one Brass-Candle Stick
To one Iron Ditto
To one Twist Do:
To one old Bible
To one Cracht Iron Pott Containg 8 Gallon
To one Do: wt 26 lb
To one Do: wt 25 lb
To one one set of iron wedges wt 14 lb.
To one Large old Cracke pott and hooks wt 54 lb.
To one Do: & hoods wt 36lb
To one Do: with hooks wt 20lb
To one smaller Do: wt 9lb
To one iron Kettle wt 23 lb
To one frying pan
To one old Pr: of fire Tong,
To one fire Shovel
To one Large Cracke Brass Kettle with a hole in it
To one worn out Do:
To one old Pr: Stillhard(?)
To one old Small hand saw old
To one old howell
To one Round Shov old
To one old Drawing Knife
To one Large Carpentrs Hammer
To one old Smoothing plane
To one flashing Knife old
To one old small paring Chizell
To one Smaller Do:
To one old Quarter Do:
To one small paring Do:
To one Mort??? Do:
To one old Do:
To one 8 quarter Auger
To one old Inch plane
To one old Gouge
To one old inch Auger
To one Spike Gimblet
To one old frow(?)
To one old falling ax broken
To one old pair of flosh(?) forks
To one brass skimmer- --
To one old wooding hoe
To one old Do: hilling
To one old horse plough
To one pair of Traces
To 2 Seather(?) calves
To 13 lb of new Barr Iron
To one Oyster Shell mill & Frame
To one very old Cloth Loom
To one old Slay and harness
To one old Do:
To one old Do:
To one old Slay
To 3 old Do:
To one old white horse
To one Bay Guing(?) horse
To one Yoke of oxen
To one yoke ring and Bolt
To one Quarter part of an old Large canoe with old Cable and Anchor
To nine Barrels of Indian Corn
To 15 very Sorry Sheep
To 3 Summer Shoats,
To one Runtling Boar
To 1000lb of fresh pork
To 8 Sows and Thirty Piggs
To one Diaper Table Cloth
To one home made Do:
To one Do:
To one Course Small Do:
To one Do:
To four Diaper Towels
To 5 Small Course Do:
To 11 Glass Bottles
To one pair of wool Cards
To one pair of Cotten Do.
To one Coverlid
To one old Blanket
To 3 Drumhooks & Lines
To 2 Small bound books
To one New England Spelling book
To one Iron pot wt 25 lb
To one old Towell
To one Small Dowell
To one horse bell
To 2 Seven year old Steers
To 11 Cowes & Calves
To one 2 year old Bull
To 5 Cows and yearlings
To 2 two year steers
To one 3 year old Bull
To 3 Two year old heiffers
To 2 old Coader(?) water Pails
To 2 old Coader(?) Piggies
To one old Coader Cann
To 2 meal Sifters
To one wooden platter
To one wooden Bowle
To 2 old wooden bofters(?)
To 2 old Cypress Stands
To one small Powdering Tubb
To 2 Small Bowles
To one Butter Tubb
To one old Case with a few bottles
To one Earthen pot
To one old cracht Do:
To one old white Earthen Crompott
To one porringer Do:
To one plate Do:
To one new England Irne?? Pail
To 2 old wooden Traps
To one Large Cypress Ta[torn}
To 2 Dozen & 2 wooden plates
To nine old Gunns
To 3 old ?? Do:
To 11 old Powdering Tubbs
To one Beer Cask d
To 5lb of Neat hides
To one old wooden morter
To one bale Mottle? Spice Morter with a hole in the Side & a Steele Pestle

MARY MORRIS AARON MORRIS JOSEPH MORRIS Pasquotank County April 1 Court 1740 the afsd Inventory was duly proved by the affermation of MARY MORRIS AARON MORRIS and JOSEPH MORRIS Tes JAMES CRAVEN

RECORDS/DOCUMENTS John Mary
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