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Eliza Jane Taylor Morris
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1849
Pond Springs
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death: May 18, 1948
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA

Eliza's family moved to Ogden, Utah in 1852 when she was about three years old, then in about 1862, at the age of thirteen, the family moved to Madison County, Montana where she met and married Isaac LUCKEY in about 1865. In 1865 or 66, Isaac and Eliza moved to California to the Sacramento Valley, where they took up a homestead in Denverton, Solano County, California. Land records for Denverton Township show Isaac LUCKY as a farmer with a 160 acre section in the southeast corner of the township. These same records show his name spelt Lucky, without the "e".

The family farmed here for some 16 years, during which time they had eight children, Nellie Eleanor, born 29 Feb 1868, Minerva Jane, born 29 Jan 1870, William, born 26 May 1871, Annie, born 26 Mar 1873, John "Johnny", born 26 Apr 1875, James Thomas, born 7 Nov 1877, Lillie, born 18 Jun 1879 and Rose, born 29 Jul 1881. (Note The Luckey children may have been born in Rio Vista which is about ten miles east by south east of Denverton, which was quite a small town with a population in 1878 of about 54 families in the total Denverton Township.)

The 1870 Census for California, Solano County, Denverton Twp. shows Isaac (42) and Eliza (21) with two children, Nellie (2 yrs) and Minerva ( 5 mos). The 1880 Census for California, Solano County, Denverton shows Isaac T. (50) and Liza Jane (29) with seven children, Nelly (12 yrs), Manerva J. (10 yrs), William (9 yrs), Hannah (7 yrs), Johny (5 yrs), James T. (2 yrs) and Lilly (11 mos).

In 1882, the family began a long trek to Vernal, Uintah County, Utah. They drove a herd of cattle the 800 miles with several of the children helping out. Here in Vernal, they had four more children, George, born 18 Apr 1884, (Note the 1910 census shows George born in California?) Sylvia Laurel, born 2 Jul 1886, Edna Marie, born 13 Jan 1889 and Forest David, born 12 Jul 1894.

The 1900 Census for Utah, Uintah County, Vernal, shows Isaac (79 yrs) and Liza (54 yrs) with four children, Rose (18 yrs), Sylvia (15 yrs), Edna (11 yrs) and Forest (6 yrs).

They settled first in Steinaker Draw, later moving to a claim on Taylor Mountain and then back to Ashley Ward. Isaac Thomas LUCKEY died on 4 Nov 1904 and he was buried in the Vernal Memorial Cemetery on 6 Dec 1904.

Several years after Isaac's death, in about 1909, Eliza Jane packed up her belongings and with two of her sons, George A. and Forest D, in a one-horse buggy, headed for Starr Valley, Wyoming, where another of her son's, Johnny, had died leaving a homestead. She not only proved up on his homestead but also took up another homestead of 320 acres of land in the wilderness of Swan Valley, Idaho.

On 16 Jun 1917, Eliza married William "Billy" MORRIS in Freedom, Wyoming. William was born in Sussex, England in 1861 and first immigrated to Canada in 1907, then across the U.S. to Wyoming. In 1920, Billie and Eliza sold out their holdings and moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where they spent the remainder of their lives.

The 1930 Census for Idaho, Bonneville, Idaho Falls shows William (67) and Eliza Morris (79).

Billy died 9 Apr 1946 and Eliza Jane died 18 May 1948 at the age of 98. They are both buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho. 
Family links: 
  John Taylor (1812 - 1896)
  Eleanor Nellie Burkett Taylor (1815 - 1905)
  Isaac Thomas Luckey (1819 - 1904)*
  William Morris (1861 - 1946)*
  Nellie Eleanor Luckey Savage (1868 - 1952)*
  Alma K Taylor (1834 - 1910)*
  Teancum Taylor (1836 - 1907)*
  Joseph Moroni Taylor (1839 - 1922)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Taylor Knight (1840 - 1919)*
  Mary Eleanor Taylor Hiatt (1843 - 1941)*
  Eliza Jane Taylor Morris (1849 - 1948)
  Lucinda Minerva Taylor Paige (1852 - 1904)*
  William Taylor (1852 - 1927)*
  James Henry Taylor (1855 - 1916)*
  Amanda Rosine Taylor Chase (1858 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA
Maintained by: Rhonda
Originally Created by: Collins Crapo
Record added: May 08, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8731841
Eliza Jane <i>Taylor</i> Morris
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Eliza Jane <i>Taylor</i> Morris
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Eliza Jane <i>Taylor</i> Morris
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 Added: Nov. 28, 2010

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