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Family Bible Record of Thomas Covington Morris and his first wife, Elizabeth A. Fooks

Transcription provided by L. Paul Morris.




The Bible was published in Philadelphia in 1858. It is in fair condition as to its binding but the text and records are in good condition. As of January 1980, the bible was in the possession of Mrs. Ruth Crew Morris Winterbottom Adshead of Cambridge, MD. It is believed to have been passed down to Thomas Covington Morris' son Thomas Preston Morris. It is then believed to have been given to T. Preston's half- brother, Levin Merrill Morris, for whom Preston worked in the Morris Millwork Company of Salisbury, MD. Mrs. Adshead's father Upshur Williams Morris, borrowed the bible from his brother L. Merrill, from hence it has been passed to it's present owner, Grason Winterbottom.

On the inside cover of the bible, the following newspaper clipping has been glued in:

On Tues., Dec 15th, Mr. Thomas P. Morris of Fruitland, Wicomico and Miss Ida E. Pusey of this county were married at the M.E. Parsonage by Rev. C. F. Sheppard.

In the Family Record section, in the middle of the bible appears the following:

Thomas C. Morris was married to Lizzie A. Fooks March 20th 1861

Thomas C. Morris son of James and Sally Morris was born December 26th 1838

Elizabeth A. Morris daughter of Thos. and Maria Fooks was born September 27th 1836

Elizabeth A. Morris wife of Thomas C. Morris departed this life December 18th 1873 aged 37 years 2 months 21 days

L. Paul Morris, Jr. in Cambridge, MD, copied this information. All attempts to insure actual spelling and manner of presentation have been made to retain the accuracy of these records. The copier typed this on 17 April 2000.


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