Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Gwyn Morrison {Gen 3}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Gwyn Morrison (Esther, William, Jr, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, in February 1809, to parents Esther Faulkner and her husband William Morrison.

Gwyn married Sarah Ann Roberts (b. 1821 d. 1901) in 1838 most likely in the Republic of Texas, but possibly he met and married her in Tennessee, where she was born, on his way to the Republic of Texas from New York . He appears in Montgomery Co, Texas in 1840 and in Grimes Co, Texas in 1850.

The couple had at least 11 children, all born in Grimes Co, Texas:

  •  Eliza Jane Morrison b. 26 Jun 1840 d. 3 Jul 1915 m. G W Keyser
  • Matilda A Morrison b. 9 Feb 1842 d. 10 Mar 1915 m. William L Thames
  • John L Morrison b. abt 1844 d. UNK
  • Mary E Morrison b. Feb 1847 d. 1923 m. James B Glaze
  • Susan C Morrison b. abt 1849 d. UNK m. John F Whiteside
  • Elizabeth Morrison b. abt 1851 d. UNK
  • Emma Morrison b. abt 1856 d. UNK
  • Amy Morrison b. abt 1858 d. UNK
  • Sallie Morrison B. abt 1860 d. UNK
  • William Gwyn Morrison b. 5 Oct 1861 d. 11 Jun 1924 m. Anna Kelly
  • Florence Morrison b. abt 1865 d. UNK

Adventure may have led Gwyn, as a young man, to seek out a new life in the Republic of Texas. The rest of his family remained in Orange Co, New York. It is unclear how or where he met his wife Sarah Ann, 12 years his junior, whether in Texas or on the journey.

Gwyn died June 25th 1880 in Grimes Co, Texas and is buried in Stoneham Cemetery. Sarah Ann Roberts Morrison died July 6th 1901 in Waller Co, Texas and is buried in Hempstead Cemetery with  several of her children and grandchildren.

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