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Rebecca Morris (b. Abt. 1805, d. Bet. 1856 - 1860)Rebecca Morris (daughter of John Morris)975 was born Abt. 1805 in Virginia, and died Bet. 1856 - 1860 in Randolph County, Indiana.She married Benjamin Hill on Bef. 1824 in Virginia?, son of John Hill and Elizabeth "Betsey".
Notes for Rebecca Morris:
1850 Randolph Co. IN census
Rebecca, 45, b. VA
Rebecca seems to have a tombstone in the pasture of her home with Benjamin Hill and there is also a tombstone at Buena Vista Cemetery so I'm not sure where she is buried.
Tucker' History of Randolph Co. IN-p. 341.David Wysong...His first wife died in 1853 and he married as his second wife Rebecca (Morrison) Hill, and upon her death he took for his third wife Mary (Edwards) Pugh.
David Wysong and Mary Pugh were married Jan. 14, 1864 so Rebecca must have died before then.David is listed alone on the 1860 census so I believe Rebecca died between July 18, 1856 (when they married) and 1860.Her tombstone at Buena Vista says she died Feb. 2, 1872 but that must be incorrect.
Her daughter's census says Rebecca was b. in WVA.
Kanawha Co. VA deed book H, p. 126
"8th day of Nov, 1831 between Benjamin Hill and Rebecca, his wife, formerly Rebecca Morris to James Hewitt, 1/5th share of the estate of Leonard Morris which belonged to the heirs of John Morris; sold for $200 all interest in estate of Leonard Morris."
This leads me to believe that Rebecca was the daughter of John Morris and the granddaughter of Leonard Morris.There may have been 5 children in the family or 4 children and the surviving wife.
More About Rebecca Morris and Benjamin Hill:
Marriage: Bef. 1824, Virginia?.
Children of Rebecca Morris and Benjamin Hill are:
- +Nancy (Nan) Hill, b. August 28, 1832, Kanawha County, Virginia (now WVA)976, d. November 14, 1921, Randolph County, Indiana976.