This document was compiled by Carol Snoddy Byler 
ELEANOR SNODDY (1751 - after 1805)

ELEANOR SNODDY was born December 15, 1751 in NC, and died Aft. 1805 in ? Cape Girardeau, MO.  She married JAMES MORRISON October 25, 1772 in Rowan County, NC, son of JAMES MORRISON and MARY ?.  He was born December 30, 1760 in Rowan Co, NC, and died Abt. 1816 in Adair, KY.


1759  -  James Morrison signed petition to King while on Granville land in Rowan Co, NC.

1768  -  On tax list of Walter Lindsay, Rowan Co, NC, James, William and Thomas Morrison.

1772  -  James and son, James Morrison, Jr. on tax list for Ft. Dobbs District, Walter Lindsay.

December 15, 1772  -  Deed of gift from James and Mary Morrison to Thomas Morrison, Rowan Co, NC.

December 19, 1772  -  Deed of gift from James and Mary Morrison to William Morrison, Rowan Co, NC.

October 25, 1775  -  James Morrison witnessed the will of Alexander Gibson, late of Chester Co, PA, other witnesses were Thomas Morrison and Joseph Steel.

1778  -  Rowan Co, NC tax list, Capt. Purviance's District: James Morrison 240 acres; and James Morrison, 1146 acres.

1784  -  Tax list, Capt. Morrison's District: James Morrison: 1140 acres; 1 negro 1-7 or 50-60, 2 negroes 40-50, 1 negro 16-40; 9 horses and mules, 25 cattle.

1787  -  Tax list, Capt. Morrison's District:  James Morrison, 1 male 21-60; 3 males 16/60+, 3 females, 1 black.

1796-1798 -  Court of Pleas & Quarter Session Records, Sumner County, TN
On motion of James Morrison ordered that he have the privilege of keeping a ferry on Cumberland River opposite to the mouth of Station Camp Creek, who enters into bond in the penal sum of Twelve hundred and fifty dollars with Samuel Snoddy security.

Dec 19, 1805  -  Deed Book A2, Vol A2, p-10, Williamson Co, TN  Deed abstracts:  Indenture: James Morrison and John Neely.  $190 paid, 2 lots (85 and 95) in town of Franklin.  Witness: Samuel Snoddy.

September 1804  -   Thomas Ballew "assigned" to James Morrison and John Wilson his rights to a tract of 250 acres "in Cape Girardeau District, Upper Louisiana on the Waters of Hubbles Creek in Cape Girardeau Settlement." (Cape Girardeau County Deed Book A & B, p.103).   In 1806, "James Morroson of the District of Cape Girardeau" bought from Thomas Ballew another 16 acres "South of Morroson's improvement."  Clearly, this James Morrison had settled at Cape Girardeau.  In light of the flat statement by Mrs. Hars (from John Hale Stutesman's book), that her Aunt Eleanor (Snoddy) Morrison left North Carolina for a new home on the Mississippi River.

(Cape Girardeau is a turn on the west bank of the Mississippi River.  A port and small settlement developed there when the Louisiana Purchase opened to American migration to the west of that great river.  In 1812, it was included in the Missouri Territory.  In August 1823, following the "Missouri Compromise" of tragic consequences, the State of Missouri was formed, including Cape Girardeau County.)

Oct 12, 1816  -  No other evidence of the death of Eleanor has been found, but a notice in the Missouri Gazette of October 12, 1816, gave a clue to her husband's death, "Died, James Morrison of Cape Girardeau County.  Samuel Morrison Administrator."  No will was recorded.

 i. JOHN MORRISON, b. Abt. 1774, Iredell Co, NC.
 ii. JAMES MORRISON, b. Abt. 1776, Iredell Co, NC.
 iii. ROBERT MORRISON, b. Abt. 1778, Iredell Co, NC.
 iv. JOSEPH MORRISON, b. Abt. 1780, Iredell Co, NC.
 v. MARY MORRISON, b. Abt. 1782, Iredell Co, NC.
 vi. JEAN MORRISON, b. Abt. 1784, Iredell Co, NC.
 vii. MARTHA MORRISON, b. Abt. 1786, Sumner Co, TN.