South Carolina, USA
He was the son of John and Mary Morrow of Belfast, Ireland and that later settled in Green Castle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. James' wife was Elizabeth born 1743 and died August 12, 1851. Noted in the 1850 Anderson County, South Carolina census she was living with Thomas Skelton showing her age as being 108 born Pennsylvania and she was blind. She was born 1743, supposedly on a boat from Scotland and died August 12, 1851 and buried at Roberts Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina.
James and Elizabeth moved from the Pennsylvania making there way through North Carolina. In the Revolutionary War Record of Thomas Scott, Pension File #5997 "Thomas Scott, while a resident of Wilkes County, North Carolina enlisted early in the summer of 1777 and served a tour as a private in Captain James Morrow's North Carolina company against the Indians" and then on to the Pendleton District, South Carolina where they settled around the late 1770's, James Morrow being on the tax list in 1779. This is when James was issued on the 16th of April 1785, Forty one Pounds, twelve shillings and a Penny, half-penny, Sterling for Militia Duty, from 1779 to 1783, & for Sundries lost in 1781, ^r. Account: Audited Principal £41:12 :1y2 Annual Interest £2:18:2, book P #254. Noted that Thomas Morrow was listed #255 and that William Morrow was listed in # 256 & 257 in the same book.
In the pension application of Mordecai Millar (Miller) S16972 he states "They took James Morrow prisoner & company" this declaring states that he was at a battle called the Flagreed Battle (South Carolina) which he had forgotten to mention. He says "at that battle the British and Tories killed and took about 60 of our men, at that time a Captain Lindsey lost his hand and Robert Black was killed and Rainey Lockard also both Lieutenants at which time they were commanded by Captain Liddell." This declaring says "it has been so long since he rendered the foregoing service that he cannot recollect of the particulars. He is very frail in mind and body and is poor and unable to work. That he received a written discharge from Moses Liddell which was burned in his house when it was burned about 26 or 27 years ago." Mordecai Miller, aged Seventy Seven years the 22nd of December 1832.
By 1787 they were still living in the Pendleton District South Carolina near Devil's Creek. They were charter members of Robert's Church established by Presbyterians in 1789.
James Morrow was listed on the 1790, 1800 and the 1810 census of Pendleton District, South Carolina. In the 1790 census James and his brother Thomas Morrow along with John Glen, Moses Liddell and Daniel Keith were living in Captain James Hamilton's Militia district.
On August 29, 1816 James Morrow was executive of the will of Samuel Scott in Abbeville South Carolina and on Page 91 of Pendleton District South Carolina Wills "James Morrow Sr. witness the will of Moses Liddle May 25, 1820". This was Moses Liddle the second because on May 1, 1802 Thomas Morrow James Morrow's brother witness the will of Moses Liddle the first in Pendleton District, South Carolina. In 1820 Thomas was already living in the Hickman/Giles County's of Tennessee and as far as any of his children had migrated their by 1818. James Morrow Jr. had moved with his family to Georgia in 1818 into a area of the state that was then Franklin County and James Morrow Sr. was not listed in the Pendleton County 1820 census, meaning that he probable died some time between May and July of 1820.
Elizabeth Stephenson Morrow (1743 - 1851)
James Morrow (1774 - 1853)*
Roberts Presbyterian Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Shelby Morrow
Record added: Feb 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65245694