I am of the opinion that Wheless was closely allied with Morris. The Morris family came from Halifax/Edgecombe area of NC to Montgomery Co TN abt 1805. Several other families also came at this same time. There was one Morris, Adley, who marr Penelope Wheless 1808 Montgomery Co. Adley was from above mentioned area of NC. I also notice the name "Cullen" in your line. We have located a Cullen Morris in Arkansas that we believe is part of our Morris line. Where does the name "Cullen" come from? Lastly, Adley had a brother named Aquilla.