|Heather M Giles|
739 Evelyn St
Rock Hill,SC 29730
| I am just returning to researching after nearly two years away. The material on this page will likely be updated in the next 6 months, so check back periodically.There are many uncertainties and gaps in data, which I have tried to note. Where possible, I have filled in the gaps with the most likely hypotheses about events and relationships. This is a work in progress so I recommend that you confirm information from your own sources before accepting it as "gospel truth." In addition, I ask that you contact me if you intend to publish (in book form or electronically) any of this information so that the proper sources and researchers may be given credit for their contributions.|
MORROW-I believe that my line is of Scotch-Irish origin and arrived in America sometime around 1750 or later. The earliest known member is James Morrow (Sr.) who died in Greenbrier County, (W)VA in 1797. He is believed to be a veteran of the Battle of Point Pleasant, (W)VA in 1774 and was in Greenbrier County as early as 1783. He is probably the original immigrant and possibly arrived in Pennsylvania then followed the migration path through Augusta County, VA to Greenbrier.The direct line with spouses is listed below:
James Morrow Sr. & Mary ?
James Morrow Jr. & Margaret Mahan?(not confirmed)
& Jane Ludington
Andrew Morrow & Sarah Dill
Clinton Morrow & Diadany"Dama"Mary Rhoden
Jesse "Sandy" Thomas Morrow & Cora Lee McAlexander
Kyle Kenneth Morrow & Ruby Jewel Jones
(my paternal grandparents)
Surnames and locations that I am interested in are:
These are the families of my great-grandmother, Cora Lee McAlexander, whose parents were Albert McAlexander and Elizabeth Yutesler. These families were connected around Shelby and Champaign Counties, OH. As a matter of fact, Albert and Elizabeth shared a common set of great-grandparents.I hope to find more information about the fates of Albert's siblings and parents, as there is little evidence of their whereabouts after the 1860 federal census. I suspect that his parents died, as he and a younger sister were living in the household of Elizabeth's father in 1870. The fate of the sister, Victoria McAlexander, is unknown.
LUDINGTON/LUDDINGTON(NY?>VA/WV)I am interested in the Ludington/Luddington family because of sparse documentation about this family in Greenbrier, WV. It is accepted that James Morrow married Jane Ludington in Greenbrier in 1791, but I am looking for reliable evidence of her parents' identities. Esau Ludington, of Greenbrier, seems to be the most likely candidate for her father (by age and location), but I have yet to find documentation linking them. Esau's origins are also uncertain, although he seems to fit with a family in Dutchess County, NY.
In addition to these families, I have encountered several collateral families that were associated with the MORROWS over the years. While I am not actively researching these other families, I do have varying amounts of information about them in my database and often record information about members as I encounter them in records. These families are grouped by geographic region:
VA/WV-CRAIG,WYMORE, HANNA, BEARD
OH-SNOOK, DILL, DAVIS, REED, CUMMINS/CUMMINGS, PEARL, MYRICK,MC CONNELL, GILLISPIE/GILLASPIE
IA-DAVIS, BUCKINGHAM, HAYNIE, SHAW, RODMAN
I would love to exchange information with anyone seeking information on these families.