I am new to researching in Washington Co. AR and would appreciate anyone giving me knowledge on this area of AR from 1872 to 1900 please.I need direction to where I might be able to find information on the following family.
My Great Grandfather,Alexander Rhodes MORRISON moved his family to the Elm Springs area of Washington Co. AR in 1872, coming from Murray Co. GA. where the first 5 children were born.His last 2 children were born in Washington Co. AR.
Alexander R. Morrison received a patent, dated 1 Jun 1882 for 159.15 acres of homestead land in Section 5, Township 17 North, Range 31 West. The Land Office was Harrison, Arkansas. The land is located in Washington County, Arkansas. It is about 10 miles west and slightly south of Springdale, AR.
I believe that Alexander Morrison and his second wife, Louisa Davis Hale Morrison may have died in Washington Co. AR 1880-1900.Does anyone knowhow I can find some documentation in Washington Co. AR on this please.It's possible that Louisa D. Hale Morrison may have gone with other family members to OK after Alexander died.
Also I believe that my Grandmother, Olivia Sumpter Morrison married Thomas Griffin in Washington Co. in 1894 then this couple moved on to McMillan, OK.Are there any records in Washington Co. where I could find proof of this marriage?
In the 1900 Arkansas Census Ifound the oldest son of this second marriage to be living on the land in Washington Co.It's possible that Bertha one of his children, or one of Bertha's heirsmay still live on the land today.Are there any records available that could tell me who these children married?
Mark Bunion H. Morrison age 37 born Ga. in Washington Co., Arkansas Lizzie age 31 born Arkansas Freddie age 12 born Arkansas Eddie age 10 born Arkansas Bertha age 2 born Arkansas
The family of Alexander Rhodes Morrison were: Alexander Rhodes Morrison b. 1815 Louisa David Hale Morrison b. 1841 Olivia Sumpter Morrison b. 1861 m. Thomas Griffin Mark H. Bunion Morrison b.1863 m. Lizzie ____________ Selden Warner Morrison b. 1866 Cosby Davis Morrison b. 1868 Mary Louisa Morrison b. 1871 m. Andrew Keef Sarah Cathrine Morrison b. 1874 m. James B. Simpson John A. Morrison b. 1877
I would very much like to correspond and share history with any descendants of this family.