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|Born: May 15, 1805||Place: Virginia|
|Died:||Place: Possibly Jasper County, Missouri; see will below, written in Wayne County, Tennessee and dated 1868|
|Born: ca. 1808||Place: North Carolina|
|Died: after 1869||Place: Possibly Jasper County, Missouri|
|Parents: Elizabeth Biffle and William Burns|
|1||Elizabeth Rebecca Morris|
|Sex||Born: December 1, 1824||Place: Tennessee|
|F||Married: April 4, 1839; Joseph Riley||Place: Tennessee|
|Died: February 16, 1868||Place: Missouri|
|2||Joseph B. Morris|
|Sex||Born: ca. 1829||Place: Tennessee|
|M||Married: Mary ?||Place:|
|Died:||Place: Possibly Arkansas|
|3||Susan J. Morris|
|Sex||Born: ca. 1833||Place: Tennessee|
|F||Married: David R. Hood||Place:|
|4||Sarah A. Morris|
|Sex||Born: ca. 1836||Place: Tennessee|
|F||Married: 1st: Charles Ross; 2nd: William P. Ralston||Place: 1st: Tennessee; 2nd: Jasper County, Missouri|
|Died:||Place: Possibly Missouri|
|5||Nancy Louise Morris|
|Sex||Born: September 24, 1839||Place: Waynesboro, Wayne County, Tennessee|
|F||Married: Nathan Fletcher Biffle||Place:|
|Died: March 8, 1925||Place: Cooke County, Texas|
Henry Morris Will
First I want my executor to pay after my burial expenses to pay all just debts out of any money that I have on hand at my death or the first that comes into his hands.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my son JOSEPH B. MORRIS a tract of land in Independence Co. AR containing 160 acres the same granted to Wm. M. Lafferty and deeded to Garrison Bush by said Lafferty & Bush to me, to have and to hold.
Third I give and bequeath unto my daughter SUSAN J. HOOD, SARAH A. RAULSTON and the heirs of ELIZABETH RILEY, deceased the amount of my household and kitchen furniture and other articles as they each have that I left in the State of Missouri, except as is herewith mentioned. I direct that my daughter SUSAN H. HOOD have all the notes and accounts I left in the hands of her husband DAVID R. HOOD. I further give unto my two daughters SUSAN J. and SARAH A. a note I hold in J. Cravin for $340.00 principle and interest to be equally divided between them.
Fourth; in as much as I have heretofore given my daughter ELIZABETH RILEY, deceased, considerable more than my other children I direct that her heirs have the amount set apart in the 3rd section it being the amount they have of my household furniture.
Fifth; I give and bequeath unto balance left unto my beloved wife NANCY MORRIS and my daughter NANCY L. BIFFLE, wife of N. F. BIFFLE all the rest and residue of my accounts and all other articles of value to be equally divided betwwen them.
Sixth and lastly I hereby nominate and appoint NANCY MORRIS and N. F. BIFFLE my executrix & executor to this my last will and testament and request the court allow them to execute the same without security. In test? where I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 4th day of Feb 1869.