Berry-Miller Genealogy

Find of the day…

Posting Member:  Jenn
Topic: The record of proof!
Family Name Associations:  Hume, Morris
Location:  Home 🙂
Mood: A little tired, but I’ll live!
Music:  I do know I need to stop letting the kids pick the music, but this has been stuck in my head since they started playing it over and over and over…

There are just times when something comes along to validate what we know, and today I had one of those moments.  We knew that Louisa Hume married Alvin C Morris, and they had a daughter named Bessie, who married William Henry Berry…  But there has always been an uncomfortable lack of proof with what we ‘knew’.  Today thanks to we have proof that everything we knew and have been working to prove is exactly as we said it was.

There’s still nothing coming up for what happened to Lou, beyond we know that she was in Kansas after 1900 and probably died between 1908-1910.  We cannot locate her or Alvin Morris in 1910.

We’re also dealing with quite the confusion in the early 1900s with William Winslow Morris and Mary Frances Metz.  They had been married, sired several children including Alvin C, and lived in Chambersburg long enough to be written about in their history books.  However, we have located a 1900 census that suggests perhaps Mary and William Divorced.  Mary’s listed as a boarder, but also as the home owner.  We think they listed the head of household as the father-male of the tenant family.  Son Walter is also in residence, all the dates match up…

Mary’s death information suggests she’s buried in Brown Cemetery in Chambersburg, but we haven’t been able to locate anything but this grave – for Mary E Morris, or Mary Frances Metz Morris
And again, the dates match… But so far, there’s no sign of her being buried with William – Which might support the theory of divorce.
We need to do some more research, and decide if we’re going to request the graves on…   And generally have a meeting about how we’re going to progress.
That’s all for now!  I’m sure I’ll be back soon 🙂

Always one for making things pretty, Jenn is our resident artist. Métis, British Home Child Descendant, family historian and genealogist, she is always looking into some new branch of research and encourages historical preservation and education.

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