COULD BE...wonder if this is the same Sarah Morriss?
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https://www.google.com/books/editio...c=frontcover&bsq=sarah morris robert mitchell
same 2 Ss
have to do some digging on Robert Mitchell
Well I can say this is another time Franklin was proven wrong with posted misinformation while claiming I was "Dead Wrong".Yes but your paste by ECS says that none of those mentioned in the pamphlet were kin to Robert Morriss.
He even goes as far as saying Robert Morriss was no kin to Robert Morris, Signer of the DOI. All of this is false.
Does ECS have the genealogy of Robert Morriss? No!
Well I do and I can say categorically ECS is Dead Wrong.
Yes, the Academy of Fine Arts was built in 1905 with funds donated by Richard D Apperson.Are you sure it was built new in 1905 or was it renovated in 1905.
The front of the building looks much older.
The books on Robert Morriss did say that he built the brick home at the head of Main Street also.
It is decked out with Masonic Symbolism. As it has 8's, 7's, 3's and 5's on the decorations.
There were two master masons living in Robert Morriss' Home after he removed from there in 1823.
There is also someone or others that lived there earlier but I am keeping that part to myself for right now.
It may lead to an entirely different treasure.
Thanks for the kind words but your BS alarm just went off!
I realize my research has a very narrow focus and I am simply trying to chip away on one corner or the Beale story. My research certainly doesn?t reach the level of ?most informative for several years?. There are several of you guys who are miles ahead of me but I appreciate the thought.
I previously wrote; ?Robert Morriss may not have died in Lynchburg at all but died in Bedford County and given the time period may well have been buried there.?
From Robert Morriss? obituary we have the following statement; ?DIED ? On Saturday, 3d January, 1863, at Roslin, the residence of his niece, Mrs. David Saunders?
This seems to beg the question; ?where? or ?what? is Roslin?
It has been suggested that it may have been a street in Lynchburg. There is a street on present day maps named Roslyn Place in Lynchburg.
I always had trouble with this explanation. The newspaper writer used the preposition ?at? instead of ?on? and he would have misspelled Roslyn. It made no sense to me to describe the location of death on a street. Joe Doe died ?at? Maple Street?
This is undocumented speculation but I believe ?Roslin? may refer to either David and Anzoletta?s home or property in Bedford County. Country Gentlemen frequently had names for their residences and it would not be unusual, given their background, for this to be the case for David and Anzoletta.
If this is the case, the Bedford County Deed Records or David?s Probate might reveal a name and a more detailed location for the property. (Fantasizing: We might be able to add another piece of the Morriss puzzle, exactly where he died?)
jhonnz41, I drove by the courthouse where the Deeds were located you needed. But I did not have the time to stop and search. Maybe next time.
This may interest you. The first owners of the property in Lynchburg, Va. where the Washington Inn later stood were married into the Johnson Family.
went through old notes, an decided i would look again for Roslin. looked @ library of virginia
here are some links to reference of a Roslin tract in Chesterfield County, va. with names most
are index entries.
from the poster looking for how (i forget what doc from scotland)got here i thought this entry
the searches were in everything
search links for Roslin tract
search for Roslin
i skimmed for names on a few of the maps, didnt see any from the lva search,or the word Roslin
im just busy so didnt look that hard maybe tomorrow when i get back ill look more
Chesterfield County, va.