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Comprising the preface and illuminative history of
the lives of John and Matilda (Williams) Morris and family in South Wales and England
1811 to 1885

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A description of the lives and families of the daughters of John and Matilda Morris;
Mary (Morris) Jones, Harriet (Morris) Myler, Margaret (Morris) Simcox James, and Maria (Morris) Morgan

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Comprising the life of Joshua Morris from age 21 to his death
and that of his wife, Sarah Bryant, and their family in Nanticoke and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1885 to 1944

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The history of the lives of Robert and Sarah (James) Bryant and family
in England, Wales, and the United States
1844 to 1927
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Comprising a description of the lives and families of the other children of Robert and Sarah (James) Bryant;
Annie (Bryant) Locke, Eleanor (Bryant) Jenkins, Martha (Bryant) Richards, John Bryant,
Alice (Bryant) Jenkins, Naomi (Bryant) Cook, and Thomas Bryant
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A history of the lives and families of the children of Joshua
and Sarah (Bryant) Morris; Eleanor (Morris) Bair, Robert John Morris, Sarah (Morris) Kleinhample,
Joshua Morris Jr., Thomas Bryant Morris Sr., Raymond Arthur Morris Sr.,
Ruth Mildred (Morris) Jones, and Clyde Winston Morris

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Dear family

This website explores the genealogy and history of my Great-Great-Grandparents – John & Matilda (Williams) Morris and Robert & Sarah (James) Bryant – as well as their children, and their children’s families. While particular attention is paid to my own Great-Grandparents, Joshua Morris and Sarah Bryant, their family and descendants, this research extends to the entire lineage of both sets of Great-Great-Grandparents.

Even a partial list of surnames is expansive, but in the interest of flagging down anyone doing an online search, here is one which includes, in genealogical terms, lineal and collateral descendant names, and the maiden names of female spouses: 

Morris, Williams, Bryant, James, Bair, Harrison, Patch, Stewart, Wittmer, Nypaver, Graff, Porter, Edwards, Kleinhample, Schneider, Anuszkiewicz, Gottlieb, Gilley, Baker, Shaulis, Jurinko, Kitchens, Jones, Myler, Simcox, Morgan, Locke, Jenkins, Richards, Honey, Whitson, Cook, Gregory, Jackson, Maddock, Iffland, Hughes, Fryer, Swalm, Redpath, Lewis, Gartland, Brest, Wolton, Boothby, Henderson, Ridley, Christen, Mort, Espey, Boyer, Stevens, Fletcher, Perry, Gierling, Fulford, Reagle, Leslie, Barbour, Ryan… 

Many people have contributed invaluable time and resources to this effort, providing documents, photographs, and memories. In particular I would like to thank Tom Bryant Morris II, Sue Gottlieb, Neil Stevens, Bill Morris, Heather Rosborough, Thomas “Tim” Harrison Morris, Maureen Corio, Jim Morris, and my dad, Ray Morris. 

Please feel welcome to send me any feedback, corrections, or suggestions that you may have. This is a large undertaking and new details are always emerging. You may know something that I do not. This story is far from complete and I will continue to update and add things over time.

You can use the Contact link to send a message, or I can be reached directly at:

Thank you and enjoy.

– Scott Morris

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