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Migrating from Scotland to Ireland are John Linn Carson Samuel Carson and Alexander Carson. Later making their way to Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina. Source: Okey Crooks

One Scotch immigrant and Revolutionary War Patriot, Moses Carson, came to Tennessee in 1780 from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by way of Orange County, North Carolina, 1772, where he bought 700 acres of land and later received 2,600 pounds for service in the Revolutionary Army. He was given a large land grant in the Providence Community in the southwest area of Washington County

Moses Carson born March 2, 1737 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania married Elizabeth Hannah in 1762 Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was the daughter of Andrew Hannah born 1704 in Scotland and died 1766 in Pennsylvania. Robert, Alexander and John Hannah came from Sorbie to Ireland ; Andrew a descendant made his way to Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  • Andrew Carson
  • Absolam Carson
  • Lemuel Carson
  • Moses W. Carson
  • Hannah Rebecca Carson married WILLIAM LESLIE HUMPHREYS; their son William H. Humphreys married Delilia J. Miller. DELILA was the daughter of PETER MILLER and MARY SELLERS. DELILA died Aug 29 1873 Washington Co TN, at 66 years of age. Her body was interred Aug 30 1873 Washington Co TN, Providence Presbyterian Church
  • Margaret Carson
  • Son of Moses and Elizabeth Hannah was Lemuel Carson born August 11, 1781 married Sarah Ann Ross March 12, 1805, Greene Co., Tennessee. Lemuel died February 06, 1849 and is buried at the Old Providence Presbyterian

    Edward Ross, born c1755/1760, died in 1837, son of John Ross who came with his family from Fermanaugh Co., Ireland , landing in New Castle, Delaware. The family lived for about five years in Maryland and then moved to Botetourt Co. Virginia near Fincastle. Edward had a brother John and a Sister Mary both of whom married MacDonalds in Va. Another brother William married Jane Allison and moved to Greene Co., Tn shortly after the Revolutionary War. Edward fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, Married Nancy Allison abt 1779, and settled in Washington Co. Tn, near Providence Presbyterian Church. He owned 238 acres of land on which he was paying taxes in 1787

  • Daughter of Edward and Nancy Allison Ross; Sarah Ann Ross b: August 27, 1787 and died August 24, 1867 in Greene Co., Tennessee. She is buried at the Old Providence Presbyterian Cemetery

  • Grizzell Ross married Samuel Davis April 03, 1798
  • Lemuel Ross
  • Elizabeth Ross married James Deery October 09, 1811
  • Susannah Ross married Samuel Rogers December 31, 1802
  • Jane Ross married John Rogers December 31, 1802
  • Sarah Ann Ross married Lemuel Carson March 12, 1805
  • Nancy Ann Ross married Gillespie
  • John Ross
  • Margaret Ross married Moses W. Carson, II January 04, 1816
  • Mary Ross married Abraham Lane November 19, 1816 lived Greene Co., TN
  • Parents of Sarah Ann Ross Carson

  • Father: Edward Ross b: 1754 in Fermanough County, Ireland
  • Mother: Nancy Ann Allison b: 1763 in Augusta County, Virginia
  • Children of Lemuel and Sarah Ann Ross Carson
  • 1.Nancy Carson b: 11 DEC 1805 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • 2.Elizabeth Carson b: 1 AUG 1807 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • 3.Edward Ross Carson b: 17 JUL 1809 in Washington Co., TN
  • 4.Grizzell Carson b: 4 JUL 1811 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • 5.Moses Carson b: 23 AUG 1813 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • 6.Mary L. Carson b: 9 APR 1817 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • 7.Matthew H. Carson b: 17 JAN 1819 in Washington Co., TN
  • 8.Samuel D. Carson b: 17 JAN 1819 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • 9.Susan Carson b: 28 MAY 1825 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • 10.John Ross Carson b: 3 MAY 1826 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • 11.Rebecca Jane Carson b: 3 DEC 1830 in Washington Co., TN
  • 12.Sarah Ann Carson b: 3 DEC 1830 in Washington Co., Tennessee

  • 3. Edward Ross Carson b: July 17, 1809 in Wash. Co., TN died: April 27, 1877 in Johnson Co. Iowa and buried in the Unity cemetery, Iowa. He married Margaret Campbell b: March 5, 1809 in Wash. Co., TN. They were married August 24, 1834 in Wash. Co., Tennessee. She died May 5, 1859 in Johnson Co., Iowa and buried with her husband in Unity Cemetery, Iowa

  • Children of Edward Ross Carson and Margaret Campbell Carson
  • Sarah A. Carson b: 28 SEP 1835 in Washington County, Tennessee
  • Andrew C. Carson b: 21 FEB 1837 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • Susanna Carson b: 15 JAN 1838 in Washington County, Tennessee
  • James Madison Carson b: 21 DEC 1839 in Washington Co., TN
  • Lemuel Carson b: 8 OCT 1841 in Greene Co., Tennessee
  • Fadilla S. Carson b: 16 NOV 1843 in Johnson County, Iowa
  • Nancy Elizabeth Carson b: 28 MAY 1845 in Johnson County, Iowa
  • Borookens C. Carson b: 12 DEC 1849 in Johnson County, Iowa
  • Matthew H. Carson b: 12 DEC 1849 in Johnson County, Iowa

  • 5.Moses Carson b: August 23, 1813 in Wash. Co.,TN died June 26, 1886 in Greene/Wash. Co., TN and buried at the Old Providence Presbyterian Cemetery married Mary Susan Campbell May 21, 1842 in Wash. Co., TN. Mary Susan Campbell was a sister to Honorable Brookins Campbell who married Mary Susan Morrow. The parents of Mary Susan and Brookins was HUGH CAMPBELL and SUSANNAH MCWHORTER

  • Children of Moses Carson and Mary Susan Campbell

  • Hugh Carson b: ABT. 1846 in Washington County, Tennessee
  • Benjamin Franklin Carson b: ABT. 1849 in Washington Co., TN
  • Sara Jane Carson???????

  • 6.Mary L. Carson born April 9, 1817 in Wash. Co, TN married Montgomery Blair May 21, 1842 in Wash. Co. She died February 23, 1886 in North English, Iowa Co., Iowa

  • Children of Mary L. Carson and Montgomery Blair
  • John W. Blair b: 22 MAY 1842 in Washington County, Tennessee
  • Sarah Ann Blair b: FEB 1845
  • Angeline Lavonia Blair b: 5 JAN 1847
  • Lemuel Carson Blair b: MAY 1850 in Washington Co., Tennessee
  • Matthew Blair b: 1852 in Washington County, Tennessee
  • Margaret Blair b: NOV 1852 in Washington County, Tennessee
  • Edward Blair b: 1856
  • Martha Blair b: NOV 1861 in Fillmore Township, Iowa Co., Iowa

  • 9.Susan Carson married James Campbell abt. 1845 She died February 17, 1902 and is buried in the Providence Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Children of Susan Carson and James Campbell
  • Hugh Campbell b: ABT. 1857 in Washington County, Tennessee
  • Matthew B. Campbell b: ABT. 1859 in Washington County, Tennessee

  • 10.John Ross Carson b: 3 MAY 1826 in Washington County, Tennessee died 9 DEC 1912 in Washington County, Tennessee married Julia Miller December 2, 1848 and is buried in Providence Presbyterian Cemetery
    Children of John Ross Carson and Julia Miller
  • Courtney B. Carson b: April 1875 in Washington Co., Tennessee Death: 1943. Married Ada Lewis. Burial is in Providence Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Charles Frank Carson b: 1879 in Washington Co., Tennessee Death: 1900

  • 11.REBECCA JANE CARSON b: December 03, 1830 in Wash. Co., TN married JAMES HAGAN MORROW October 20, 1865. She died January 3, 1871 in Wash. Co., Telford, TN

  • One cold January 3, 1871 while riding horseback to her father's home place ; the horse bucked; Rebecca threw 2 month old Sarah Alice, who was wrapped in a blanket, to the snow covered ground. The saddle horn stuck in Rebecca causing a fatal accident. Rebecca Jane was a twin to Sarah Ann Carson. Baby Sarah Alice survived to age 93 years
    Obituary notice for Rebecca Jane Carson Morrow

    Morrow, Mrs. James Mrs. James Morrow, of Bowmantown, was thrown from a horse near the residence of Daniel Campbell, in this county, on last Sunday, and the injuries received are thought to be of such a character as will prove fatal. We learn since the above was written that Mrs. M. is dead. Vol. II. #18, Thurs., January 5, 1871
    Children of Rebecca Jane Carson and James Hagin Morrow

  • John M. Morrow b: January 26, 1867 in Wash. Co.,Tennessee
  • Drury Lemuel Morrow b: October 06, 1869 in Wash. Co.,Tennessee
  • Sarah Alice Morrow b: November 6,1870 in Wash. Co., Tennessee

  • James Hagan Morrow married Lucy C. Land who was doing domestic work for the family. A very handy setup, since she knew baby Sarah Alice and the two boys, John and Drury. Lucy became James' 2nd wife bearing him three more children. Lucy was from North Carolina and related to Zachariah Isabell and the Coffeys. Other family names we will mention later
    Children of James Hagan and Lucy C. Land Morrow
  • Vena Morrow 26 May 1876-24 October 1945
  • Alexander Brabson Morrow 29 May 1882-02 January 1964
  • James Franklin Morrow 06 July 1884-09 June 1979

  • 12. SARAH ANN CARSON born August 27, 1787 and a twin to Rebecca Jane Carson married George W. Morelock. Sarah Ann died February 6, 1849 in Greene Co.,Tennessee. She is buried in Providence Presbyterian Cemetery near her twin sister, Rebecca Jane Carson Morrow

  • Children of Sarah Ann Carson and George W. Morelock

  • Nathan A. Morelock b 1853
  • John F. Morelock b. March 1857
  • Cordelia Morelock b. after 1860 ; who became the great grandmother of Tennessee Senator Rusty Crowe



    Rocky Hill Inn located on the Old Stage Road near the Oakland Community, between Leesburg and Limestone. Part of the building was erected before 1780 and it soon grew into a huge two-story structure used for a home and an inn. There were porches across the entire front on both floors. The upper rooms were entered through a stairway from the lower porch to the upper porch, with each room opening into the porch; there were no doors between the upstairs rooms. The kitchen was separated from the rest of the house by a dog trot. Rocky Hill Inn was operated from about 1785-1790 until about 1850 by Moses Carson and his son Moses W. Carson

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  • Morrow

  • Campbell Cousins
  • James McKnight Morrow b. March 10, 1765