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  • ID: I11
  • Name: Robert of Guilford, NC Morrow
  • Reference Number: 00128
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1755
  • Residence: BEF 1820 Warren Co, TN
  • Death: 18 MAR 1824 in Warren Co, TN 1
  • _ANC: Robert - Guilford, NC ->? VA English
  • Note:

    ***DNA of descendants of John and Hugh has been matched.***
    DNA of descendants indicates a very distant relationship with men found in North Carolina in teh 18th century, including William Morrow b. 1768 (m. Sarah Jay Caswell Co, NC & Rachel Stover) William b. 1750, who died in Warren Co, TN in 1828, and James Morrow b. 1743 settled in Rutherford Co, NC.

    Worth S. Ray lists Robert w/ wife Elizabeth Shaw and some correct children as son of Rev. David and Elizabeth Catlett. It?s unclear where ?Rev. David? came from or how he was tied by Ray to Robert, other children, and various siblings. Descendants of Robert and supposed other son William do not match each other. Neither matches those connected with ?Old Samuel of Spartenburg?, supposedly Rev. David?s brother. We have found evidence of another David who is likely Samuel?s brother. That leaves it technically possible that Rev. David is Robert?s father, and that all Ray?s other connections are incorrect.

    As noted below, Ray combined several families - he also thinks there is a connection to William Morrow m. Ann Mebane. If he?s talking about William Morrow of Knox Co, TN, he married Isabella Mebane and was born in Ireland. There is no descendant currently in the project from that family.

    Worth?s notes:
    ?This Robert Morrow's marriage bond to Elizabeth Shaw is on file in the department of archives and history at Raleigh. They were married in Guilford County, May 20, 1773, with William Dent and William Dick as surities. It may have been in that part that had been taken from Orange County.
    William Dent was from Maryland where he had married Verlinda Beall. Robert Morrow and Wm Dent both later settled in Wilkes Co Georgia where he served on jury on August 3, 1790. Two years before, in August 1788 Robert Morrow had purchased lands from John Nelson and his wife Eleanor in Wilkes Co. John Nelson was the son of Alex Nelson of Guilford County, whose dau Ellen maried John McAdoo and his dau Mary married William Mebane, whose dau Ann Mebane, married a William Morrow, who was the son of Samuel Morrow and the first cousin of Robert Morrow. Rev Thos. H. Nelson of Knoxville, was of this family.

    All of these signs point unerringly to the North Carolina relationship between the Guilford and Orange County NC Morrows and those in Knox County. See Knox County Marriage.

    From Georgia, Robert Morrow came to Tennessee, and resided in Warren County, where he died. He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnatti (Va)."
  • _CEN:
    1790 Guilford Co, NC Census: 3 Robert Morrows listed, with 1/2/3, 1/2/4, 1/2/5 (16+m, 16-m,f) should be the 1/2/3. (Ancestry 2/8/99)
    1820 Warren Co, TN: 1u10 [unknown] 1 18-26 [Alexander(19)] 1 26-45 [John(27)] 1 45+ (Robert) - 01010 (AIS Census, 9/3/01)
  • _UID: 2DD579DD0FB74E0AA31FC60C213BA0777DD6
  • Change Date: 2 DEC 2006

    Father: NC Irish (Group II) Morrow

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Shaw b: 25 JAN 1760
    • Married: 4 NOV 1779 in Guilford Co, NC 2
    1. Has No Children George Morrow b: 30 AUG 1780 in Guilford Co, NC
    2. Has Children Hugh* Morrow b: 7 NOV 1786 in Guilford, North Carolina
    3. Has Children John* MORROW b: 25 FEB 1793 in Guilford Co, NC
    4. Has Children Robert Morrow b: 12 FEB 1795 in Guilford Co, NC
    5. Has Children Alexander Martin Morrow b: 18 MAR 1801 in Guilford Co, NC

    1. Text: Gene S. Morrow letter (5/14/95) and uncited FG sheets.
    2. Type: E-Mail Message
      Text: Pension Application of Elizabeth Shaw Morrow for husband Robert. Information passed on by Barbara Cavenaugh (via email 2/9/99) and Martin Morrow (via email 5/99).
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