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Sarah Jane Scribner Morris
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Birth: 1833
Vermont, USA
Death: May 11, 1924

Sarah Jane Scribner was born in Vermont in 1833. Before 1840, her father Nicholas Hale Scribner Senior and mother Nancy Baker Younger moved the family out west by covered wagon. They stopped in Licking County 1840 and in 1842, Sarah went with her father to Eddyville Iowa. They stayed in Indian wigwams for the winter, to be there early in Spring 1843 to get land.

TALES OF OLD EDDYVILLE by Frank Brown, 1966, page 16 :

"According to Mrs Sarah Morris in the Aug 24, 1906 issue of the Eddyville Tribune, her father, N. H. Scribner built the first house in Eddyville. It was a four room, hewed log, two-story house. This was in the Spring of 1843. Mr Eddy built his house of lumber, hauled from Burlington.
It was more than a year before Eddy's house was completed. Mr Eddy was an indian trader and had his trading post about a mile south of town. He had a clerk by the name of Dan Mudge. Mr Wylie and Caldwell, brought out in a later issue, and John B Gray, were apparently here when Scribner and daughter Sarah arrived. Later in the year 1850, Scribner bought a partly finished house and two lots. He finished the house and it was used as a hotel known as the "Valley House". He bought the home from a man by the name of Sam Hoon who left Eddyville for California for a gold dig.
Mrs Morris, in her letter to the Tribune, reported her father, N.H. Scribner, gave the ground where the old graveyard of Eddyville is located. The writer was referring to Highland Cemetery.
There were only two families here when we came to Eddyville. their names were Tucker and Gray. The town was an Indian town and we lived in wigwams until our homes were finished said Mrs Sarah Morris."

Sarah Jane Scribner married William Morris 28 Dec 1854 in Wapello County Iowa (Marriage Book B).

William Morris and Sarah Jane Scribner had 5 children:
-William Haley Morris married Florence Brabham
-Emma Morris married John Snyder
-John Allen Morris married Lida Jane Middlesworth
-Lydia Morris married David Cowden
-Howard Morris married Nellie Bickford 
Family links: 
  Nicholas Hale Scribner (1805 - 1876)
  Nancy Baker Younger Scribner (1807 - 1889)
  William H Morris (1826 - 1902)*
  William Haley Morris (1855 - 1945)*
  Emma A Morris Snyder (1857 - 1900)*
  Lydia A. Morris Cowden (1862 - 1898)*
  John Allen Morris (1864 - 1939)*
  George Howard Morris (1876 - 1958)*
  Sarah Jane Scribner Morris (1833 - 1924)
  Nicholas Hale Scribner (1835 - 1895)*
  Francis Worcester Scribner (1840 - 1905)*
  Willard M. Scribner (1842 - 1927)*
  William H. Scribner (1847 - 1849)*
  Martha Alice Scribner Brewer (1850 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: K Perry
Originally Created by: L & S Rein
Record added: Sep 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58430437
Sarah Jane <i>Scribner</i> Morris
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To my great grandmother Sarah Jane Scribner Morris--We Love You- I am always in awe of the 7 yr old girl Sarah Jane who went from VT to Ohio with your Mom and Dad in a covered wagon, and then on to Iowa with your father Nicholas Hale Scribner. You were ve...(Read more)
- K Perry
 Added: Oct. 21, 2012

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