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From: "Morrow" <>
Subject: Re: [MORROW-L] Re: Anne Morrow
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 11:54:23 -0400
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Most Morrow families that lived in the same areas as Anne Morrow Lindbergh's
ancestors seem to have family legends linking her to their family trees. In
fact, some who were never close have the same legends, too. My own family
has the same legends and was very close geographically, even including a
branch that was in Huntington, WV, at the same time as her father and
grandfather. I've never found a provable link.
The best account I've seen of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's ancestry is in the
Alexander Morrow 1745-1817 of Brooke County, (W)Virginia and His
Descendants; compiled by Anne Morrow Nees and edited by her brother, George
Lester Morrow, it was published in 1993 by Gateway Press of Baltimore.
Basically, the key lines are these:
Alexander Morrow came from Northern Ireland to America in 1792/3, with his
wife, Susan Cassidy, and their seven children, all born in Ireland. One
daughter was already married. Her husband, Robert Morehead, and one child
also came at the same time.
By 1796, Robert Morehead was in Brooke County, one of two counties north of
Wheeling in West Virginia's northern panhandle. At the time, of course, it
was still Virginia. By 1799, at least two of Alexander's sons were also
there and Alexander Morrow had joined St. John's Episcopal church in Brooke
County by 1800. He and his sons, John, William, James and Alexander (Jr)
bought 500 acres in 1803. The land is said to be immediately on the
Pennsylvania state line (since the panhandle is only ten miles wide, it
couldn't have been far!).
Alexander and Susan are buried in the St. John's churchyard, east of
Follansbee, WV (and Steubenville, OH). [My own first-immigrant Irish
ancestor, Charles Morrow, lived briefly in Steubenville about 1816-17.
Earlier, he served in the War of 1812 from Bucks County, PA]
The book's compiler and editor descend from Alexander's eldest son, John
Morrow, who married Eleanor Welch. They had at least eight children. John
and Eleanor are also buried in the St. John's churchyard.
[Note: The authors also explicitly address errors in Worth Ray's Tennessee
Cousins where it shows Alexander as a descendant of Daniel Morrow, who
settled in Norfolk, VA, in the 1640's. Tennessee Cousins seems to be more
widely available in libraries than most Morrow family histories.]
William, died in 1839, age 70, buried at St. John's.
Margaret, wife of Robert Morehead, died in 1848, and is buried in Keene
Presbyterian Cemetery, Coshocton County, OH.
James, who married twice (Ruth Davis, 1809, and Nancy Elliott, 1813).
Alexander, Jr, married Susannah Welch. They, too, are buried in the st.
Nancy, who married Samuel Logue -- the authors note that Alexander's will
names her as Nancy "Mittoe" -- a name they cannot otherwise account for.
Elizabeth married David Pollack ("Poke" in Alexander's will).
Anne Morrow Lindberg descends from James and Nancy (Elliott) Morrow.
James died in 1825, leaving no will. His first marriage is believed to have
been childless, although there is doubtful evidence of a daughter named
Rachel; the second produced at least six children, of whom six lived to
adulthood. Sons Charles, Aaron, and James Morrow all lived in Washington
County, PA, in 1849, when they and other heirs of James Morrow sold their
Alexander Morrow, second of James' four sons, remained in the West Virginia
panhandle. In 1850, he lived in New Manchester, Hancock County, which was
later renamed Fairview. He was a blacksmith and later proprietor of a
Fairview hotel until his death in 1871; his widow, Sarah Jane, sold the
hotel in 1873.
Their eldest son (of eight children) was James Elmore Morrow, born in
Fairview, 1837. He married Clara Johnson in Cumberland, MD, in 1867. He died
in Englewood, NJ, in 1904, where his son, Dwight Whitney Morrow, then lived.
He was buried in Uniondale Cemetery, Allegheny County, PA.
James Elmore Morrow was, in modern terms, an educator. Dwight W. Morrow was
the fourth of his eight children [Also noted is the erroneous addition of
four other children to this family in "Tennessee Cousins."] He was most
widely known for his tenure as president of Marshall College in Huntington,
WV. The Morrow Library at Marshall University is named for him. Late in his
career, he served as principal of Allegheny High School in Pennsylvania.
Dwight Morrow was born in Huntington in 1873. He died in 1931, at 58. The
New York Times page one story of his death begins: "Dwight W. Morrow, United
States Senator, former Ambassador to Mexico, former partner in J.P. Morgan &
Co., and repeatedly mentioned in the past two years as a candidate for
President of the United States, died unexpectedly . . ."
Anne Spencer Morrow, Charles Lindbergh's wife, was second of the Dwight
Whitney Morrow's four children. She had one brother and two sisters. She met
her husband when he was visiting Mexico as part of his celebratory tour
following his famous trans-Atlantic flight.
I have the book, which is well indexed. If you can name an ancestor you
believe was related, I will be glad to see if they are named in this book.
As noted above, there are many coincidences of time and geography between
this family and my own, but I cannot find a link.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Dewey" <>
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2001 1:10 AM
Subject: Re: [MORROW-L] Re: Anne Morrow
> I was wondering what year the mentioned Samuel Morrow was born in. Did
> any of these people live in or near Shippensburg, Pa or Pittsburgh, Pa
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:57 PM
> Subject: [MORROW-L] Re: Anne Morrow
> > Hi Tina, If you're searching Anne Morrow Lindbergh's ancestor's, as I
> here are copies of various postings from other searchers. The info is
> and conflicting. The first posting I listed is what I currently think,
> the insertion I made concerning David Walter Morrow, as just just fits in
> with info I already had. Hope it helps.
> > ***************************
> > Re your message # 2280, here is what I have,
> > from a combination of sources.
> > 1st gen: Daniel Morrow b c 1590
> > 2nd gen: David b 1653 m Ann
> > 3rd gen: Alexander b 1673 m Grace Smith
> > (David Walter Morrow b.1700 m. Hanna Hopkins**This is my addition, as
> names fit**)
> > 4th gen: Alexander bc 1704 m Eliz Armstrong
> > 5th gen; Daniel M Eliz Coons
> > 6th gen: Alexander m ---- Elmore 1815
> > 7th gen: James b 1837 m Clara Johnson
> > 8th gen: Dwight Whitney b 1873
> > 9th gen: Ann S m Chas Lindbergh
> > Then going back to Daniel m E Koons, his brother Richard m Carolyn
> Harrison in 1790.
> > Richard's daughter was Jane, m to Wilson Crockett, brother of the famous
> Davey Crockett
> > Our line is as follows:
> > 1.Daniel, 2nd gen= David m Ann, 3rd gen=Alex b 1673 m Grace Smith, 4th
> =David m Hannah Hopkins, 5th Rev David m Eliz Catlett, 6th=
> > Robert b 1750 m Eliz Shaw, 7th = Hugh b 1786, mNancy Blount, 8th =Robert
> 1832, m
> > Julia A Fowler, 9th= Robert Lee b 1864 m to
> > Edna Huntley, Cleo b 1896 m Roy Northcutt.
> > My husband is grandson of Roy and Cleo
> > ***********************
> > David Morrow
> > Rev David Morrow.brother to.Alexander Morrow
> > Col John Morrow.1st c to Daniel Morrow
> > Samuel Morrow..2nd c to Alexander Morrow
> > Walker Morrow.3rd c to.James Elmore Morrow
> > Bettie Morrow.4th c to.Dwight Whitney Morrow 1873
> > Elliott Anderson.5th c to Anne Spencer Morrow
> > Mary Anderson.6th c to..Chas A Lindbergh, Jr. (kidnaped baby)
> > ********************
> > The following came from Viola Johnson:
> > Dwight Whitney Morrow was the son of James E. Morrow and Clara Johnson
> Morrow He was born in Huntington, WV, Jan. 11, 1875and moved to
> PA when he was two years old. His father was an educator. Dwight attended
> public schools and graduated from Amherst College in 1895, studied law at
> Columbia University in New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1899 and
> practiced in New York City. He moved to Englewood, NJ, in 1903 and was
> active in the state government there.His wife was Elizabeth Reeve Cutter,
> who was born in Cleveland, OH. She authored several books and was
> of Smith College for two years. She died in 1955.
> > Their most noted offspring was Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of Charles
> Lindbergh, the famous aviator.
> > Dwight's Morrow ancestors are:
> > Parents: James E. Morrow & Clara Johnson
> > Grandparents: Alexander Morrow & Sarah Jane Wilson
> > Greatgrandfather: James Morrow b. 1775 in Ireland
> > Great great grandfather: Alexander Morrow b. 1745 d. 1817
> > **********************************
> > Sorry, I read this wrong. Anne Lindbergh whose father was Dwight Whitney
> Morrow came through Alexanders son David not his brother Daniel.
> father was also nomed David and he purchased land in Norfolk Co, VA Nov
> 22,1651.His father was another Daniel Morrow listed as owning property in
> Charles Co, VA in 1636. My mothers sister Katie wrote this down in more
> detail than this. I can send you copy if you wish.
> > *****************************************
> > I have some different information about the Anne Morrow Lindgerg
> > In a well-researched book by Anne Morrow Nees, "Alexander Morrow of
> County, (W)Virginia and his Descendants" (1993), she lists Anne Morrow
> Lindberg's ancestors as follows: Anne -> father: Dwight Morrow
> Grandfather: James Morrow 1837-1904; G-Grandfather: Alexander Morrow
> 1815-1871; GG-Grandfather: James (b.abt 1775-d.bef 1830; GGG-Grandfather:
> Alexander 1745-1817. This Alexander came to this country about 1793,
> accompanied by his wife and seven children.
> > I, too, am a descendant of this Alexander Morrow through his daughter
> Margaret (Morrow) Morehead, and have heard all my life about the (distant)
> connection to Anne Morrow Lindberg.
> > *************************************
> > All of this info and more can be found on the book, "Alexander Morrow
> 1745-1817 of Brooke County WV & His Descendents" by Anne Morrow Nees. The
> book can be ordered from Mrs. Nees at 6612 W. 93rd Street Apt. B
> > Overland Park, KS 66212-1307
> > ****************************
> > Anne Morrow was the daughter of Dwight Whitney (a US ambassador to
> mexico). His grandfather was James Elmore Morrow who was the son of
> Alexander Morrow (an irishman) and the brother of samuel, joseph, william,
> and john (my great great great grandfather)...all five came from ireland
> sometime before 1827 (maybe together...I'm not sure)...but what I want to
> know is where in ireland and who were their parents? Am planning a trip to
> ireland in late summer and want to go to the place where the morrow's (my
> tree anyways) started from...
> > If anyone has any help at all please post or email
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