Thank you for all this info.I do have a question, tho:Are you sure Joel and Roxalana m. in Bedford Co.?I have info that she was g-granddau. of Wm. Morris, the pioneer of Kanawha Co. WV.Also, you said the family moved to Kanawha before 1818, and they were m. in 1824.
I am also researching another Morris line that is from Bedford Co. and I have been trying to hook them up with the pioneer Morrises of Kanawha, so this could be a big clue.
I believe Joel is my ancestor only by deductive reasoning:My Mary J. Alexander Vickers had a 19 yr. oldCatherine Alexander living in the household in the 1850 Kanawha census.When I looked up Catherine on the LDS page, I got Joel and Roxalana as parents.I wonder if they moved to Ohio and left her in WV???