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JAMES MCKNIGHT MORROW

JAMES MCKNIGHT MORROW oldest son & child of

  • David Morrow and Martha Brashear Morrow was born March 19, 1765 Prince Edward Co., Virginia, and died October 05, 1829 in Lancaster Co., SC. Susannah was born June 16, 1765 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia and died October 07, 1837 in Lancaster Co., South Carolina. Both James McKnight and Susannah are buried in the Old Six Mile Cemetery on Henry Harris Rd in what was once called the Morrow Cemetery and also a church was nearby which today is totally gone ; the area is known as Indian-Land, Belair, six mile creek and twelve mile creek located just off the Charlotte Highway near the border of North and South Carolina ; this is where James and Susannah traveled by horseback to settle just before their first child Sarah was born October 25, 1786


    WATSON

    In a letter written by Virgina Heath, she states "Its from

  • John and Drury Watson (John 1805-1910, (Drury 1740-1820 that the MORROWS get their long life genes"

  • John Watson born 1719 in Scotland; died June 1805 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia. He married Mary Ann Allen. John served in Rev War
  • Drury Watson born 1740 Prince Edward Co., Virginia ; died 1820 Belair, Indian Land, Lancaster, South Carolina and buried in the Old Six Mile Cemetery. Drury married Sarah "Sally" Allen in 1762 at Prince Edward Co., VA. Drury was in the Prince Edward County Militia of Rev War. He was the father of Susannah Watson Morrow and was living with or nearby James & Susannah in 1820


  • Thanks to Louise Pettus for posting the people buried in Six Mile Cemetery
  • sclancas/records/cem_6mile I have pictures to go with the stones. I, Janelle Morrow Walker Warden, have seen it and I am posting tombstones and the way they look today, August 2006. I just made a second trip to Old Six Mile Cemetery September 2007 and again December 2009 and again October 2012 where I found a new Cemetery sign, yay!

    Morrows @ Old Six Mile Cemetery

    OLD SIX MILE CREEK CEMETERY


    ML Pettus has a listing of graves in Old Six Mile Cemetery that was done back in the 1940s which can be added to the other list I got from her a few years ago which makes for more interesting research of who is buried there

    Old Six Mile Cemetery

    Location: Old Steele Creek Road, Now, Henry Harris Road Indian Land, Lancaster County, South Carolina which originally covered about Two Acres

  • 1.Bigger, Alexander S. 28 Mar 1785-3 Nov 1815
  • 2.Coffee, John M. Sacred/To the Memory/Of/ John M. Coffee/Who died 1st Oct., 1842/aged 31 years 5 months and 7 days ; husband of Sarah Morrow Coffey
  • 3.Coffee Sacrd/To the Memory/Of Elsy S. Coffee/Who died 16th of May, 1839/Aged Thirty one years.?
  • 4.Coffey, Jane Died 24 Sept 1842
  • 5.Hagins, Elizabeth P. Died 27 Mar 1820, aged 17 years
  • 6.Hagins, Joseph Died 25 Nov 1807, aged 43 years/Time, what an empty vapourit is/And days how wilt (swift?) they are/ Swift as an Indian arrow flies/Or like a floating star/The pre . . .
  • 7.(Iillegible). . . . app?Then . . . /That we can never say the . . . ?(remainder of a broken stone buried in ground)
  • 8.Hutchison, Henry H. Died 6 Oct 1819, aged 15 mo/Weep not fond parents/For your darling son/But . . ./ . . .what your God hath done (I have the picture of his stone above)
  • 9.Hutchison, Martha Died 16 Dec 1813, aged 21 years. ďA virtuous wife, a loving child /And in her temper always mild/ In high respect through all her life/Her mother sorely does lament/But she triumphant sings on high/O Grave, where is thy victory! (I have her stone below)
  • 10.Morrow, James To/The Memory of /James Morrow, Senr/Who departed this life on /the 5th Octr 1829/Aged 64 years 7 months/and 14 days/A kind Husband and a tender/Parent he lived and died in/the Estimation of all his/friends and acquaintances/ . . . Thee we adore, Eternal Name/And humbly own to thee/How feeble is our mortal frame/ What dying worms are we/Thus when the night of death shall come/My flesh shall rest beneath the ground/And wait thy voice to rouse my tomb/With sweet salvation in the sound/
  • 11.Morrow, James, Died 14 Dec 1831, aged 21 years
  • 12.Morrow, James, Jr. . . Husband of Mary Lemons. . .
  • 13.Morrow, Susannah Watson. In Memory of Susannah Morrow/Daughter of James & Susanah Morrow/Who died September/3rd 1835/Aged 32 years/7 months & 18 days/ (Footstone ĖS. M./1835/) (I have her stone below)
  • 14.Morrow. Sacred/Be Memory/ . . .Wife of James Morrow/ Who died 7th October, 1831/. [Was wife Mary Lemons/Lemmond?]
  • 15.Morrow, William. Sacred/ To the Memory/ of William Morrow who /died 18 Oct 1831, aged 19 years, 16 mo. and 23 days
  • 16.Morrow, M. In/Memory/ . . . ? (stone broken). Wife of James Morrow/who died /7th October, 1831
  • 17.Patton, Elizabeth Died 1806? Or 1826?
  • 18.Patton Mary Died 8 Mar 1820, aged 22
  • 19.Watson, Drury Born Virginia, Lieut. Rev. War. 1740-1829
  • 20.Winget, Elizabeth In/Memory of/Elizabeth Winget/Who died Jan. 17th/1830/In the 37th ear/Of her age./ Died 17 Jan 1830, aged 37 years
  • 21.Hagins, Col. William [Died 1790 and buried at Old Six Mile according to his grandson]
  • 22.Morrow, Margaret second daughter and second child born December 17, 1830 died October 2, 1840, 9 years. This must be the daughter of Drury and Hetty Esther McCullough Morrow who died as a young child

  • The following article shared by ML Pettus

    The Lancaster News, Sept 12, 1906

    SIX MILE CHURCH

    Why According to Tradition, the Location of the Church And Cemetery was Changed. [In 1828 or 1835]

    One thing suggests another. So, I have picked up some tradition as to the cause of moving the location of Six Mile Church

    In olden times superstition was very prevalent among our ancestors, and has not yet died out; indeed we may truthfully assume that every human being as at least a streak of it in his physical structure, and it is not a violent presumption that brutes are afflicted by it in the same way

    The aforesaid tradition comes through two generations and of that account in a degree respectable. It is said that after the church was burned some people were digging a grave in the cemetery and found a large nugget of gold ; about the size of the front joint of a manís thumb. This circumstance was the cause of much speculation as to the propriety of any further burials in that cemetery. When this burial took place the nugget of gold was cast into the vault of the grave as uncanny. Whether this was done because of superstition or for the reason that it was impractical to decide the ownership of the gold, deponent saith not. At any rate it was decided to forego the practice of burying there and the location of the church and cemetery was changed

    Was this the effect of superstition, or was it supposed that future mining operations might disturb the ashes of the dead? Let someone else decide; it is too hard a nut for me to crack


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     Old Six Mile Cemetery located on Henry Harris Rd

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     Old Six Mile Cemetery located on Henry Harris Rd is sporting a new sign...October 2012

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     In the left back by a clump of trees is where James McKnight and Susannah Watson Morrow are buried with Susannah, William and Nancy Houston Agnes Potts Morrow, 1st wife of Allen Watson Morrow

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     James McKnight Morrow March 19, 1765 - October 5, 1829

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     Susannah Watson Morrow June 16, 1765-October 07, 1837 ; wife of James M. Morrow, aged 72 years. Stone is missing in 2007. This photo shows a close up of James McKnight Morrow and all the writing placed on it

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     Nancy H. Morrow April 22, 1812-March 30, 1833. 20 years, 11 mo., 23 days..... "also mother, a virtuous wife...." Also her infant who died two days previous. Stone is broken and lying near James and Susannah Morrow graves. The quote from Louise Pettus cemetery listing

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     Nancy H. Morrow April 22, 1812-March 30, 1833. The first wife of Allen Watson Morrow. Thanks to the great great grandson of Nancy Houston Agness Potts Morrow we have solved another broken tombstone in the cemetery. Since the stone was so near James McKnight Morrow I assumed she was a daughter and at one time I thought her stone was Susannah Watson Morrow stone which is missing

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     Robert Allen Morrow

     

     Susanah Morrow January 15, 1803-September 03, 1835 ; daughter of James M. and Susannah Watson Morrow

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     William Morrow April 1812- October 18, 1831 ; son of James M. and Susannah Watson Morrow

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     Susanah and William Morrow, daughter & son of James M. & Susanah Watson Morrow

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     A VERY OLD PETRIFIED GRAVESTONE. Could this be where Drury Watson is buried?

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     JOHN McDONALD COFFEY April 25, 1811-October 05, 1842; son of John and Sarah Morrow Coffey>

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     ELIZABETH JANE KERR COFFEY wife of John McDonald Coffey born 1811 died September 24, 1842 ; two daughters Susannah & Betsy were left to be raised by family members

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     Sacred to the memory of ELSY S. COFFEY who died 16th May 1839 aged thirty one years. Uncertain as to whom this is?

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     ELIZABETH PATTON [unknown]

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     Mary Patton [what relation to Elizabeth Patton?]

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     ELIZABETH WINGET [unknown]

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     In Memory of ANN GORDON who died Jan 8th 1808 aged 5 yrs. "An infant born to be, as [xxxxxx youxxx"]

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     In memory of HENRY H. HUTCHINSON who departed this life Oct 6th 1819 aged 15 months "Weep not fond parents for your darling son but rejoice in what your Lord has done. [son of Martha Morrow Hutchinson?]

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     To the memory of MARTHA MORROW HUTCHINSON who departed this life March 02, 1789-December 16, 1813 in the 21st year of her age ; wife of unknown Hutchinson ; daughter of James M. and Susannah Watson Morrow "A virtuous wife a loving child And in her temper always ; In high respect in all her life she lived 10 months a loving wife ; Her husband mourns with discontent But she triumphant sings on high Oh grave where is they victory"

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     Sacred to the memory of Alexander S. Bigger who was born 28th of March 1785 and departed this life 3rd of November 1815 aged 30 years

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     SUSAN S. IVY daughter of Adam and Ann Morrow Ivy

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     Unknown stone that is impossible to read

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     Another unknown stone that is very hard to read ; however, I believe I see the name PATTON

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     ELIZABETH HAGENS I can make out 27th day March 1820 age 17 yrs ; is she a daughter of Margery Morrow Hagens?

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     In Memory of Joseph Hagens who died Nov 25th 1807 Aged 43 years "Time what an empty vapour 'tis, And days how swift they are, Swift as an Indian arrow flies, Or like a shooting star, The perfect moments just appear"...Is Joseph the husband of Margery Morrow Hagens?

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     Old building sets behind the cemetery. The man who lived in the house said the building was original and he had fixed it up

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     Unknown stone

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