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Family of William B. MORROW (1) & Elizabeth HUTCHINSON

2. Sarah Hutchinson MORROW. Born on 19 Jun 1821 in Madison County, Tennessee. At the age of 58, Sarah Hutchinson died on 26 Feb 1880. Buried in 1880 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 7 Dec 1843 when Sarah Hutchinson was 22, she married Daniel Jackson MEALS, son of Lewis MEALS (1788-1856) & Mary A. WEAVER (1793-1839), in Madison County, Tennessee. Born on 7 Feb 1820 in Alabama. At the age of 59, Daniel Jackson died in 1880. Buried in 1880 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
5 i. Mary Elizabeth (1844-1914)
6 ii. Columbus William (1847-1929)
iii. Laura Jane. Born on 7 Jan 1849.

iv. William Lewis. Born on 5 Sep 1851.

William Lewis married REBECCA.

v. Sarah Ann. Born on 17 Mar 1853.

7 vi. Andrew Johnson (1856-1900)
8 vii. Virginia Tennessee (1858-1931)
9 viii. Daniel Sherman (1862-1906)

3. Martha Jane MORROW. Born on 4 Mar 1826. At the age of 45, Martha Jane died in Tennessee on 5 Aug 1871. Buried in 1871 in Rock Springs Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Religion: Rock Springs Methodist Church, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Member in good standing as of 1850, Rock Springs Methodist Church, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 1 Apr 1845 when Martha Jane was 19, she married Archibald Young DOUGLAS, son of James DOUGLAS ( 1780-1821) & Nancy JOHNSON ( 1793-1862). Born on 26 May 1820 in North Carolina. At the age of 90, Archibald Young died in Tennessee on 10 Dec 1910. Buried in 1910 in Rock Springs Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Religion: Rock Springs Methodist Church, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "A.Y".

Member in good standing as of 1850, Rock Springs Methodist Church, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
10 i. Virginia Elizabeth (1845-1931)
11 ii. William Henley (1846-1925)
12 iii. James M. (1849-1902)
iv. M.E.. Born about 1852.

v. Mary Frances. Born on 11 Jul 1854. At the age of 49, Mary Frances died on 25 May 1904. Buried in 1904 in Rock Springs Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Never married.

13 vi. Archibald Lafayette (1856-1925)
vii. Martha P.. Born about 1859.

14 viii. Joseph C. (1862-1944)
15 ix. Granville Morrison (1864-1931)
16 x. Rayborne Washington (1867-1937)

4. Elizabeth E. MORROW.

On 24 Dec 1846 Elizabeth E. married John Marshall MEALS, son of Lewis MEALS (1788-1856) & Mary A. WEAVER (1793-1839), in Madison County, Tennessee. Born on 25 May 1825 in Madison County, Alabama. At the age of 63, John Marshall died in 1889.

Elizabeth Morrow Meals died after the 1864 birth of her son Thomas and before 22 January 1867 when her husband, John M. Meals, married Margaret Sharp Carruthers, a former sister-in-law of Elizabeth Morrow Meals. This wife died 22 March 1884. John Marshall Meals had no children by his third wife. Mary McFarland Mays may have had property in Gibson County for Meals' removal from Henderson County coincided with that marriage. They lived in the area now generally closed to the public on which the Milan Ordinance Depot has been located since World War II. The farm John Meals gave his daughter Parallee bordered at that time with property he held in his own name. Later his sons, Fate (as Lafayette was know) and William, were located close by under a similar arrangement as Parallee's probably on the Meals land mentioned in Parallee's deed. His daughter, Amanda Pearson, was given property back in Henderson County, and the children of his deceased daughter, Louvisa Milam, were deeded property in Gibson County. Josephine was also given land.

John Marshall Meals was said to have been killed by falling timber on his farm. His estate was administered in Gibson County. Family tradition has it that he gave each of his children five thousand dollars cash in addition to their earlier land gifts. John Marshall Meals lived to bury his son Thomas and his daughter Ida at Friendship Cemetery near his farm. He buried his second wife Margaret in Bethlehem Cemetery on the edge of the Morrow farm on the Henderson and Madison County line. There once had been a Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the cemetery. Margaret's former husband, James W. Carruthers, who had been married earlier (28 May 1846) to Mary Ann Morrow, was buried at Pleasant Hill with John M. Meals.

Since Meals buried Margaret at Bethlehem, he likely also buried his first wife, Elizabeth E. Morrow, in the cemetery of her parents church. He may have expected to be buried there in time himself. The stones of the elder Morrows, Mary Ann Morrow Carruthers and Margaret Carruthers Meals are intact but so far no stone has been found for Elizabeth, although she is probably buried there beside her parents and her sister.

His third wife may have chosen Pleasant Hill for John Meals's final resting place, but she is not buried there with him. Presumably she is buried somewhere with Mr. Henderson, whom she married after Meals's death. John Marshall Meals lies alone under an obelisk on a hill commanding a view of the interstate highway which divides Henderson County. Other Meals are buried there also.

They had the following children:
17 i. Amanda Jane (1848-1929)
18 ii. Frances Paralee (1849-1926)
19 iii. Louvisa Ann (1852-1880)
iv. Elizabeth Elnora. Born in 1856. Alias/AKA: "Nora".

Moved to Texas. No more is known.

Elizabeth Elnora married James LESSENBERRY.

Moved to Texas. No more is known.

v. William Lewis. Born on 18 Jan 1859. At the age of 42, William Lewis died in Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee on 27 Aug 1901.

On 17 Dec 1879 when William Lewis was 20, he married Rebecca Davis JONES, in Gibson County, Tennessee.

vi. James Lafayette. Born on 17 Feb 1861. At the age of 86, James Lafayette died in Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee in 1948. Alias/AKA: "Fate".

On 12 May 1884 when James Lafayette was 23, he married Joana SIRES, in Gibson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Annie".

vii. Thomas J.. Born on 31 May 1864. At the age of 22, Thomas J. died in Mississippi in 1887. Buried in 1887 in Friendship Cemetery, Milan Arsenal, Tennessee. Occupation: Wireless telegrapher.

Cause of Death: Died of malaria as a young single man in 1887 in Mississippi.


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