North Carolina, USA
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Mary "Polly" Morris was born in Virginia in about 1725, the daughter of Thomas Morris and Sarah Wales Morris. Thomas Morris was born in Shropshire, England in 1670 where he was christened on 13 Jun 1670.
Thomas Morris, her father, is listed on the Virginia Census in 1723 living in Stafford County, VA as "Thos Morris." so it is possible that she was born there--this is not a for sure thing though; if you have other information or a correction, please use the edit button and I'll be happy to add your information.
She married William Grant, Sr. in VA in 1755
The Virginia Census has the family living in King George County, VA in 1769.
Before February 24, 1772, William and Mary "Polly" Morris Grant had moved to Tryon County, NC. William received a land grant for 100 acres on the North side of Mountain Creek there for his service in the Revolutionary War (see William's Find a Grave Mememorial for info on his military service and land ownership to be added).
One report said they moved to NC to escape the coming war in Virginia region as tensions were building up. The war did reach into Western NC though.
Tryon County no longer exists as it was divided to make Rutherford County and Polk County, in NC. However there is a city in NC called Tryron in Polk Co., NC. The part the Grants lived in is in present day Rutherford County.
I am still working on this page but it will show two more land grants including Bills Creek. William was a Miller and a Farmer. He was one of the founding citizens of Rutherford County and worked as a ranger and in other official positions. He was a guardian for his brother-in-law's (John Morris's) children; John fought on the Loyalist side and was said to have died in the battle of King's Mountain.
William Grant (1725 - 1795)*
Andrew Grant (1760 - 1825)*
Note: Wife of William Grant,
Bills Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Mountain Links
Originally Created by: Jim "US" & Kathleen "Ka...
Record added: Nov 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61619339
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