Beyond my 3x great-grandfather, Morris Ochiltree, I'm afraid I'm not sure of anything. I have not seen any Alans or Marions in our family, past or present. I have seen several other Morris/Maurice. My 3x great-grandfather, Morris, according to the Railey book, was suppose to be the grandson of Alexander.Morris was born in 1809, so this Alexander you mention could possibly fit in the timeframe to be the grandfather of Morris, but I do not have anything that could prove it. I'm including the Cedar County biographies of Morris and his brother William that was written in 1878.Morris died about 2 years after the biographies were written.I live near Tipton but have never looked for any "official" records.Do you think that Tipton would have any kind of records where I could start searching to trace back Morris' roots?I'm not a true genealogist and I don't know what I'm doing.
"Ocheltree, Morris, farmer Section 5; Post Office Tipton; born in Green Brier County, Virginia, May 1, 1809; lived in Virginia twenty-five years; then went to Ohio and lived seven years; then came by team from Ohio to Cedar County, being twenty-seven days on the way, and arrived here November 2, 1842; was one of the early settlers, only a few here now who were here when he came; engaged in farming , and has lived on his present farm thirty-one years, and although he had nothing when he came, by industry and good management, he has now a property of 360 acres in his home farm; has been School Director.He has been married twice; his first wife was Francina McFerrin, from Virginia; she died in 1847. He married Mrs. Margaret Brifogle, from Ohio, in 1852.He has four children by his first wife--Mary, Ellen, Alley and Nancy; also four by his second wife--Elizabeth, Thomas H., Anna, Robert K.Mrs. Ocheltree had five children; two of her sons--William M. and Solomon, were in the army.Solomon died of disease contracted in the army.
Ocheltree, William, farmer, Section 34 Post Office Tipton; born in Green Brier County, Virginia, May 8, 1804 lived there thirty-two years and moved to Ohio in 1836, and lived there nine years, and came by wagon to Cedar County, being three or four weeks on the way, and married here in 1845; settled in this town one of the early settlers; only a few here when he came; engaged in farming; used to haul his wheat and pork to Muscatine.Owns 192 acres of land; has held the office of Justice of the Peace two terms, and has held school and road offices.Married Mary Blake from Green Brier County, Virginia, 1833.She died in 1853; and had seven children--Robert R., Sarah Jane, Ann Eliza, Ellen, and William R.; lost two.Married Rebecca Jones, from Pocahontas County, Virginia, 1857; they have three children--Laura, Minerva and Margaret, and lost two children.Robert R. was in the army in the fifth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry and was wounded at the battle of Pittsburg Landing."