Descendants of HEZEKIAH MORRIS

Generation No. 1

HEZEKIAH MORRIS, SR., b. abt. 1735, Halifax County, NC; d. 1799, Halifax County, NC (Will of HEZEKIAH MORRIS, 15 July 1799, Halifax Co., NC). He married Winney (Winnifred?) READ.

Note: HEZEKIAH MORRIS appears on 1758 militia list, Currituck County, NC. He was a resident of Halifax County, NC, south side of Burnt Coat Swamp, by December 31, 1776.

Children of HEZEKIAH MORRIS and WINNEY READ are:

  1. ADLEY MORRIS, b. abt. 1755; d. abt. 1811, NC.
  2. AQUILLA MORRIS, b. ca. 1758; d. abt. 1827, Montgomery Co., TN; m. MARY Unknown.
  3. HOLLOWAY MORRIS, Reverend (Baptist), b. ca. 1760; d. 1838, Dickson Co., TN, buried Hurricane Meeting House, Montgomery Co., TN. Married DELILAH KNIGHT, b. 1762; d. December 12, 1842, Montgomery Co., TN.
  4. PRICILLA MORRIS, b. abt. 1772; d. 1830-1840, Hickman Co., KY; m. DEMPSEY WHITE, b. 1772; d. 1842, Hickman Co., KY.
  5. HEZEKIAH MORRIS, JR., b. abt. 1774; d. bef. February 5, 1816, Lincoln Co., KY.
  6. REBEKAH MORRIS, b. abt. 1775; d. bef. Oct. 1825, Dickson Co., TN; m. DAVID COUNSEL/COUNCIL (b. abt. 1771, NC).
  7. MARY MORRIS, b. ca. 1776, d. after 1830, possibly Montgomery Co., TN; m. JOHN EVERETT.
  8. JEREMIAH MORRIS, b. ??; d. aft. 1820; m. ELIZABETH READ abt. 1790, Halifax, Co., NC.

Note: Birth order - best estimates based on limited sources of data.

Generation No. 2

ADLEY MORRIS (HEZEKIAH), b. abt. 1755, Halifax County, NC; d. abt. 1811, NC. He married MARY (POLLY) KNIGHT, daughter of MOSES KNIGHT (1736 - 1781) and CHARITY CARTER (1740 - 1818).

Children of ADLEY MORRIS and MARY KNIGHT are:

  1. PENELOPE MORRIS, b. abt. 1790; d. after 1830, poss. Montgomery Co., TN. On September 12, 1808, in Montgomery Co., TN, m. HERBERT WHEELES, b. between 1780 and 1790.
  2. CARTER MORRIS, b. Abt. 1802, NC; d. Abt. 1884, New Concord, Calloway County, Kentucky.
  3. CHARITY MORRIS, b. ??; d. ??

Generation No. 3

CARTER MORRIS (ADLEY, HEZEKIAH) was born Abt. 1802 in NC, and died Abt. 1884 in New Concord, Calloway County, Kentucky. He married HARRIETT ROE (b. abt. 1805). Harriett died after 1860 (before 1870 census).

Note: Death and burial information for CARTER and HARRIETT were lost in a fire at Calloway County Courthouse about 1890-1900. CARTER MORRIS' year of death is based on ROBERT CARTER SPEER's memory of the funeral, which he attended at age 13.

Children of CARTER MORRIS and HARRIETT ROE are:

  1. VIRGINIA K. MORRIS, b. abt. 1833
  2. JAMES A. MORRIS, b. November 1835, TN; d. 24 July 1923, Calloway County, KY. Married LUCY ROWLETT, August 6, 1874; she died before 1900 census.
  3. HARRIETT MORRIS, b. Abt. 1836.
  4. GEORGE G. MORRIS, b. March 1838. Married to Elizabeth ??, b. abt. June 30, 1848.
  5. RUFUS W. MORRIS, b. September 1840; d. before 1910 census, Fulton, Fulton County, KY. Married Mary A. ??, b. March 1865.
  6. EMILY ROE MORRIS, b. August 06, 1842, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee; d. December 15, 1936, Covina, Los Angeles County, California.
  7. NANCY H. MORRIS, b. Abt. 1845.
  8. ALICE C. MORRIS, b. Abt. 1847.

Generation No. 4

EMILY ROE MORRIS (CARTER, ADLEY, HEZEKIAH) was born August 06, 1842 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, and died December 15, 1936 in Covina, Los Angeles County, California. She married JOHN THOMAS SPEER December 26, 1870, son of ROBERT SPEER and MARTHA FLANNERY.

Children of EMILY ROE MORRIS and JOHN THOMAS SPEER are:

  1. ROBERT CARTER SPEER, b. October 20, 1871, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky; d. September 28, 1963, Fresno County, CA.; m. SADIE FOX
  2. DEMAS SPEER, b. November 10, 1874, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky; d. June 22, 1942, Los Angeles, buried Oakdale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA; m. CHARLES C. COLLINS.
  3. MAUD SPEER, b. October 28, 1876, Murray, Calloway County, KY; d. January 03, 1960, Ponca City, Kay Co., OK.
  4. ALFRED ROE SPEER, b. September 02, 1882, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky; d. January 11, 1968, San Diego, CA.

Generation No. 5

ROBERT CARTER SPEER (EMILY ROE MORRIS, CARTER, ADLEY, HEZEKIAH) was born October 20, 1871 in Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky, and died September 28, 1963 in Fresno County, CA. He married SADIE FOX.

Children of ROBERT SPEER and SADIE FOX are:

  1. ANITA MERYL SPEER, b. March 07, 1896, Oklahoma; d. January 27, 1993, Fresno, Fresno County, CA.
  2. PYRIL M. SPEER, b. May 09, 1899, Oklahoma; d. June 26, 1985, Fresno, Fresno County, CA; m. LLOYD HARNISH.

DEMAS SPEER (EMILY ROE MORRIS, CARTER, ADLEY, HEZEKIAH) was born November 10, 1874, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky, and died June 22, 1942, Los Angeles, CA. She married CHARLES C. COLLINS.

Children of DEMAS SPEER and CHARLES COLLINS are:

  1. MABLE L. COLLINS, b. January 09, 1901, Seneca, Kansas; d. March 13, 1977, Huntington Beach, Orange County, CA., m. LEONARD DEVOL.
  2. DOROTHY RUTH COLLINS, b. 1904, Sheridan, WY; d. 1908.
  3. RACHEL PAULINE COLLINS SCHMITZ, b.April 6, 1910; d. April 18, 2003, Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA.

MAUD SPEER (EMILY ROE MORRIS, CARTER, ADLEY, HEZEKIAH) was born October 28, 1876 in Murray, Calloway County, KY, and died January 03, 1960 in Ponca City, Kay Co., OK. She married WILLIAM E. BROOKHART March 13, 1901 in Noble Co., OK, son of JAMES BROOKHART and CATHERINE OWENS.

Children of MAUD SPEER and WILLIAM BROOKHART are:

  1. LEROY NEWTON BROOKHART, b. December 16, 1901, Apache, OK; d. August 31, 1952; m. NORA LANE.
  2. OLIVE ROE BROOKHART, b. May 30, 1904, Apache, OK; d. June 06, 1991, Encinitas, San Diego Co., CA.
  3. ULDA RUTH BROOKHART, b. October 25, 1907; d. October 9, 1984, Norman, Cleveland Co., OK; on February 16, 1956, m. GLENN MC GUCKIN.
  4. ROBERT DONALD RAY BROOKHART, b. November 18, 1912; d. September 25, 1997; m. CLARA COOK, August 12, 1938.
  5. ERMILE ("PUDDY") LORRAINE BROOKHART, b. September 21, 1915, Tonkawa, Kay Co., OK; d. August 1938, Tonkawa, Kay Co., OK. She married P. ARMSTRONG.

Generation No. 6

OLIVE ROE BROOKHART (MAUD SPEER, EMILY ROE MORRIS, CARTER, ADLEY, HEZEKIAH) was born May 30, 1904 in Apache, OK, and died June 06, 1991 in Encinitas, San Diego Co., CA. She married (1) E. BASCUM WRIGHT June 23, 1923 in Blackwell, Kay Co., OK, son of WILLIAM WRIGHT and MATILDA THOMPSON. She married (2) JAMES HENRY SHOCKLEY Abt. 1936.

Children of OLIVE BROOKHART and BASCUM WRIGHT are:

  1. VERNA MAE WRIGHT, b. March 9, 1927, Tonkawa, Kay Co., OK; d. December 22, 2004, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.
  2. Living WRIGHT
Child of OLIVE BROOKHART and JAMES HENRY SHOCKLEY is:
  1. Living SHOCKLEY

ERMILE ("PUDDY") LORRAINE BROOKHART (MAUD SPEER, EMILY ROE MORRIS, CARTER, ADLEY, HEZEKIAH) was born September 21, 1915 in Tonkawa, Kay Co., OK, and died August 1938 in Tonkawa, Kay Co., OK. She married P. ARMSTRONG September 1937.

Child of ERMILE BROOKHART and P. ARMSTRONG is:

  1. JOHN ROBERT ARMSTRONG,b. July 8, 1938, Tonkawa, Kay Co., OK; d. March 22, 2001, Humble, Harris Co., TX.

Generation No. 7

VERNA MAE WRIGHT (OLIVE ROE BROOKHART, MAUD SPEER, EMILY ROE MORRIS, CARTER, ADLEY, HEZEKIAH) was born in Tonkawa, OK; d. December 22, 2004, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA. She m. (1) DARRELL BRYAN GORDON, JR., February 14, 1943, son of DARRELL GORDON and MARTHA JAMES; m. (2) RICHARD CURTIS BOWSER, b. February 13, 1927; d. December 6, 1992; m. (3) JIM ??; m. (4) HAROLD ANCHORS; m. (5) PAUL WILLIAMS, b. December 11, 1927, d. August 5, 1995, Alpharetta, GA.

Children of VERNA WRIGHT and DARRELL GORDON are:

  1. Living GORDON
  2. Living GORDON