by Terry Thornton
MORRIS, A.J., Mrs., Block 26
Mrs. A.J. Morris is Mary Morris, wife of Judson Morris. Mary Lee Morris 1877 - 1957 is buried next to Andrew Judson Morris at Mantachie Cemetery.
A.J. or Judson Morris and family appear on the 1900, 1910, 1920 Mantachie census. On each is he listed as a farmer.
In 1900, Judson, 23, and wife Mary L., 22, and son Dewey G Morris are members of this young family.
In 1910, the family is listed as living on Cotton Gin-Aberdeen Road. A.J. Morris is 33, his wife Alice is 32, Dewey is 9, and a daughter E.M. is 8.
The 1920 census lists A.J. as Judson Morris, 42, wife Mary 41, son Dewey 20, daughter Eula May 19. Also included in the household is daughter-in-law Lorrette Morris 20, wife of Dewey.
MORRIS, A.J. Mr., Block 26
A.J. Morris is also known as Judson Morris. See entry above for Mrs. A.J. Morris.
Andrew Jackson Morris 1877 - 1956 is buried at Mantachie Cemetery next to Mary Lee Morris.
MORRIS, Jimmie, Block 26
According to IHS member Joe Sheffield, this is Jeaninne Morris.
Jeaninne Morris may be Mrs. J. Morris, age 45, listed as head of household on the 1910 census of Mantachie who resided on Mantachie-Tupelo Road with her two sons Bryan, 12, and Roy, 6.
Burton-Cruber lists a Jennie Morris 1865 - 1940 buried at Stephens Cemetery.
McFERRIN, Mertis, Block 26
No information was found for Mertis McFerrin.
DUVALLE, Mrs., Block 26
There were many Duvall families in Itawamba County during the time of the making of this Friendship Quilt. It is impossible to determine who this was without a given name.
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