Son of William Buck Morris
Henry Morris born about 1774 in Burke co NC, died 1844 in Kings Mountain SC
Married between 1796-1801 to
Catherine Walton Goodbread born between 1782-1784 in Rutherford co NC
The daughter of J Goodbread and M Ledbetter
2-John (J. or WM or A.) Morris
born 1803 in NC, died after 1870 in Floyd Ga
Married 3-16-1825 in Henry co Ga. to Elizabeth Catherin Waldrop
Likely moved south and west as Indian territory opened up.
Presumably went with Elijah to SC, then Elijah went to Texas
3-William Bryson Morris born 1805 in NC
infor from http://www.martygrant.com/gen/grant/tn/grant-john-blount-tn.htm
John Grant married Sarah "Sally" Morris on 15 Dec 1822, presumably in Rutherford County.
This marriage record was not found in the county records, and is probably from the Family Bible record
(that I have not seen). Sarah Morris was probably a cousin of John's, to some degree,
but I don't know the connection. Sarah Morris was born ca 1800/10 in Rutherford or Burke County, North Carolina,
a daughter of Henry Morris and Catherine Walton Goodbread.
(Henry Morris is a son of William Morris (1750) who might be a brother to John Morris, grandfather of John Grant
John Grant and Sarah Morris had nine children per the supposed family bible. Although I've not seen this Bible record, the list of children is perfectly feasible, and probably a correct and full listing. The birth dates work well (mostly) with the various census records. A Monroe County, Tennessee Court case dated 8 Nov 1860 further proves this family. On that date, Henry S. Hensley and wife Dollie Jane sued John H. Milligan concerning the estate of John Grant, stating he had 9 children, and so naming them (James M. Grant, John Grant, Elizabeth or Eliza, wife of John H. Milligan, Henry Grant, Mrs. Harrison, Catherine Grant, and Dollie Jane Grant, now Hensley.) Three of the nine were not named (Sarah, Alfred and William).
Eliza Grant (1823)
James Morris Grant (1825)
Henry Grant (1826)
Sarah Grant (1827)
John Grant (1829)
Alfred Webster Grant (1833)
William Rufus Grant (1834)
Catherine Grant (1836)
Dolly Jane Grant (1839)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eliza Grant was born 19 Oct 1823 (per Family Bible?) in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She was apparently home with her parents for the 1830 census (aged 5-9, born ca 1820/25) and apparently home still in 1840 (age 15-19, born ca 1820/25).
She married John H. Milligan in Monroe County, Tennessee sometime before ca 1847. John was born 9 Nov 1813 in South Carolina (per 1850 census). Other researchers have stated that he is a son of Joseph S. Milligan and Susan ---.
For the 1850 census, they were living in Monroe County, Tennessee, with Eliza's sister Dolly and brother William Rufus Grant residing with them.