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Philemon Wilkes Morris
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1833
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1914
Yell County
Arkansas, USA

Philemon Wilkes Morris was born 2 Jan 1833 NC and died 24 Apr 1914 Chickalah, Yell, AR, the son of Rueben A. Morris and Mary A. Houston. Philemon served in the Cival War. Co A
4 NC Infantry. He inlisted in Iredell Co., NC and served from 1861-1864. He married Emma Dillon, daughter of Elam and Mary M. Bodenhammer Dillon. Philemon and Emma had four children two being born in Olin, Iredell, NC. About 1870 Philemon and his family headed to Arkansas with twin girls Sarah Ann and Mary Jane. In Tennessee Emma had their third child Rueben Lee Morris 27 Jan 1871. 1876 they were found in Ripley County, MO. According to Mary Morris Campbell, granddaughter of Philemon and Emma they had a son,Preston died and is buried in the Boston Mountains. I have not been able to find him on the census or the family on the 1870 census. On the 1880 US Census Dardanelle Twp., Yell, AR Philemon and his three children are living next to his widowed sister, Margaret McConnell.
Children of Philemon and Emma are:
Sarah Ann Morris married George Albert Christy
Mary Jane Morris married William Edward Campbell
Rueben Lee Morris married Elizabeth Word

Philemon married Sonora Melviney Jones 19 Feb 1882 Yell Co., AR. Sornora Melviney Jones is the daughter of James Sanner Jones and Elizabeth Jones. Philemon and Sonora Melviney had three children:
infant died
Margaret Elizabeth Morris married James Marvin Adkison
Joseph Hall Morris married Maud Etta Kester

Philemon drew his Civil War pension and is recorded at the Danville Court House, Danville, Yell, AR
Family links: 
  Sonora Melviney Jones Morris (1851 - 1912)*
  Sarah Ann Morris Christy (1868 - 1929)*
  Mary Jane Morris Campbell (1868 - 1940)*
  Ruben Lee Morris (1871 - 1942)*
  Margarette Elizabeth Morris Adkison (1888 - 1969)*
  Joseph Hall Morris (1892 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Chickalah Hill Cemetery
Yell County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: J. Metcalf
Record added: Jun 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27922464
Philemon Wilkes Morris
Added by: Tony Bell
Philemon Wilkes Morris
Added by: J. Metcalf
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