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Archibald MORRIS

Male 1756 - 1826  (70 years)


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  • Name Archibald MORRIS 
    Born 1756  Hampshire County, VA [now Morgan County, WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1826  Monroe [now Noble] County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Monroe [now Noble] County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) A household headed by Archibald MORRIS is listed in the 1790 census of Washington County, PA.

      Listed in Archibald's household are 1 free white male over 16 years of age; 3 free free white males under 16 years of age; and 2 free white females.

      Assuming that Archibald is the free white male listed in the 1790 census as then being over 16 years of age, he would have been born before 1774, according to the 1790 census.

      One of the free white females in Archibald's household may be Archibald's wife.

      Assuming that the other persons in Archibald's household are children of Archibald and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of three sons (which sons would have been born after 1774, according to the 1790 census) and one daughter (which daughter would have been born after 1774, according to the 1790 census).

      (2) A household headed by Archabald MORRIS is listed in the 1820 census of Seneca Township, Monroe County, OH, near households headed by Isaac, Robert and William MORRIS.

      Listed in Archabald's household are 1 free white male over 45 years of age; and 1 free white female over 45 years of age.

      Since only one male is listed in Archabald's household in the 1820 census, he must be the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age. He was born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Archabald's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, she would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      (3) Hatcher, Patricia Law, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots [database on-line], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-:

      Name: MORRIS, Archibald
      Cemetery:
      Location: Noble Co OH 55
      Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. Serial: 11912; Volume: 4

      John A. Thompson :

      • ID: I181

      • Name: Archibald MORRIS

      • Sex: M

      • Birth: 1756 in Hampshire County Virginia (Morgan County W VA)

      • Death: ABT. 1826 in Stock Township Noble County Ohio

      • Note:

      Archibald was born in Hampshire County, Virginia (what is now Morgan County, West Virginia). He married Elizabeth Enochs around 1877, probably in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

      Archibald served as a Colonial Soldier in Dunmore's War of 1774, according to page 565 of "The Historical Register Of Virginians in the Revolution 1775-1783" by John H. Gwathmey (1938). He was listed as being paid at Pittsburgh and Romney in 1775. After this, he transferred over into the Revolutionary service, serving as a Private 5th Class in the 3rd Battalion Pennsylvania Militia in Captain Abner Howell's Company (Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Series, Volume 2, Page 120).

      In the Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Volume 22, page 748, Archibald Morris was listed as being taxed on a horse and two cows valued at 9 (shillings?). He was listed on the tax lists for Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1784, 1785, 1788, and 1793. However, he did not own any land, and never did own any of the land where he lived, because he never applied for a pension for his Revolutionary War service, and wasn't eligible for certain land grants.

      On the First Federal Census for Franklin Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1790, Archibald was listed with one male over 16, three males under 16, and two females.

      Between 1794 and 1800, Archibald and his wife moved again, to Ohio County Virginia (now West Virginia), appearing on the tax lists there from 1800 to 1804. He then settled in Monroe County, Ohio, probably around 1805, eventually settling near the Duck Creek in Stock Township, in what is now Noble County, Ohio. This was to take advantage of the availability of the former Indian lands in Ohio. In the following years, his children followed them to live in the same area.

      On the 1820 Federal Census for Seneca Township, Monroe County, Ohio, he and his wife are listed as both being over 45. Nearby are younger Morrises, between 26 and 45-- Isaac, Robert, and William

      On page 263 of "The Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio" (compiled by F. D. Henderson and published by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1929) is the following--

      "Pvt. 5th class, Capt. Abner Howell's Company, Washington Co. Mar
      Elizabeth Enochs, Children: Isaac, Rebecca. Bur. Noble Co. O. Ref:
      Mrs. J. R. Harvey, Athens, O. Fur infor Nabby Lee Ames Chap."

      Archibald is buried at the Carlisle Methodist Cemetery, Carlisle, Stock Township, Noble County, Ohio (off State Route 260). A Revolutionary War marker now sets in front of the original, now unreadable, tombstone. It was installed in 1999 by Russell Morris and Russell Johnson, as written in "The Daily Jeffersonian" (Cambridge, Ohio) on June 8, 1999, by Pat Parks, who writes about Noble County history.
    Person ID I7398  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 

    Father Robert MORRIS 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth ENOCHS 
    Married Abt 1777  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isaac MORRIS, I,   b. Abt 1780, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1850, Monroe County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F3662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart