Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Isaac Newton Morris  



Year: 1850; Census Place: My Division, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M432_160; Page: 506B
Name: Emily Morris
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1821
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1850: My Division, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 846
Household Members: Name Age
Isaac N Morris 36
Emily Morris 29
Milton Morris 6
Edmond Morris 4
Isabella Morris 0


Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M653_278; Page: 759;
Name: I N Morris
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Indiana
Home in 1860: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Post Office: Maxinkuckee
Family Number: 1216
Household Members: Name Age
I N Morris 35
Emily Morris 39
Milton Morris 15
Edwin Morris 13
Isabel Morris 11
Martha J Morris 9

Francis Morris 6-


Marshall County Census 1870 - entry for family not found

Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 297; Family History Film: 1254297; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 108 Name: Emily Morris
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Keeps House
Household Members: Name Age
Emily Morris 60
Edmund Morris 33
Florence Morris 16-


John Morris was born 31 Aug 1776 in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey . He was christened 6 Oct 1776 in First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, Morris, New Jersey. He died 17 Sep 1840. He was buried in Burr Oak Cemetry Union twp, Marshall county Indiana. son of Isaac and Rebecca (Hathaway) Morris. He married about 1800 Phoebe [-?-] born 22 Mar 1781. She died 31 May 1842. She was buried Burr Oak Cemetry Union twp, Marshall county Indiana.

John and Phoebe Morris were located in Fayette County, IN in the early 1820s, according to the census for that county, having moved there from Ohio.

Deed records were found starting in 1822 for land he bought in Rush County, Indiana when government land was put up for sale. A later deed was found selling 80 acres of land in Brookville, Rush Co. to their son, Elihu Morris, on 26 April 1828. ...deed showing Elihu selling the same land to Peter VanDyke, on April 25, 1832. Another deed shows John Morris selling 61 acres to Jefferson Helm on September 12, 1833.

It appears that the entire family started selling out in early 1830’s with plans to move to Marshall County. Records show they arrived in Marshall County in the mid 1830s. Next record found was on the Indiana Census, Marshall County, Union Township in 1840. On 1840 census John and his wife were between 50 and 60 years of age and they had four children living with them.

John was listed in Union Township as one of the first settlers and was also listed on the first vote taken in Union Township. The book “History of Indiana,” Page 34 states that in the spring and summer of 1836, in the vicinity of Maxinkuckee Lake and farther north and east in the direction of Plymouth, the Voreises, Morrises, Thompsons, McDonalds, Dicksons, Brownlees, Houghtons, Blakelys and others arrived and made a permanent settlement and were early petitioners to form Union Township. In the Recorders Office in Marshall County, many deeds were found for John. After his death, his property was probated and divided among heirs. ... Included is a map showing all his land in Marshall County and also a deed for land from the United States of America signed by President Martin Van Buren for 60 acres of land.

He donated land from his farm to start this cemetery. His daughter, Phoebe and his son, John Milton were the first two buried there. They both died in 1838, Phoebe, August 21, 1838 and John M, August 30, 1838, just nine days apart of the fever that was prevalent there in that year.

Their children:
    1 Hannah Rainey Morris was born on 8 Dec 1800. She died on 3 Jan 1852 Marshall county, Indiana She was buried Burr Oak Cemetry Union twp, Marshall county Indiana. She married 2 Sep 1824 Rush county Indiana James Houghton

    2 David Clark Morris b. 16 Sep 1802 Ohio; married 7 Feb. 1848 in Marion county, Indiana Eleanor Taylor English 1st m. Samuel Taylor

    3 Phoebe Morris was born on 8 Jan 1805. She died 21 Aug 1838 Marshall county Indiana. She was buried Burr Oak Cemetry Union twp, Marshall county Indiana. She married 6 Nov. 1828 Rush county Indiana John H. Vorheis

    4 Elihu Morris born 21 Sep 1806 Ohio. He died 18 Jan 1878 Marshall county, Indiana He was buried Gilead Cemetery, Marshall county Indiana. He married 1 Nov. 1827 Rush county Indiana Lucinda Blakely b. 23 Oct 1810 Tennessee. She died 8 Mar 1882 Marshall county Indiana daughter of William and Mary (Taylor) Blakely

    5 John M. Morris 1 was born about 5 Dec 1815. He died 3 on 30 Aug 1838. He was buried Burr Oak Cemetry Union twp, Marshall county Indiana.

    6 Mary Morris born on 11 Feb 1816. She died on 27 Mar 1847. She was buried in Burr Oak Cem, Marshall county, Indiana; m.Eli Demoss on 4 Feb 1841 in county, Indiana

    7 Isaac Newton Morris b. on 3 Oct 1824 Rush county Indiana

    8 Clarissa Miller Morris m. 19 Jan 1832 Rush county Indiana Abraham Voreis.
Isaac Newton Morris b. on 3 Oct 1824 Rush county Indiana d. 4 May 1864 aet 39 buried 2 in Burr Oak Cem., Marshall county, Indiana m. 15 Dec 1841 in Bracken county , KY. Emily Thompson b. 27 May 1821 Indiana. died on 17 Mar 1900. And Was a school teacher in or near Marmont, Indiana.

Bible purchased by Jacob Bickel from Victor Caillat, July 15, 1865 for $10.00 in gold. - per Marshall County, Indiana Historical Museum and is a part of their family bible collection.

In 1836 settled in Union township, on Burr Oak Flats, about three miles from Culver. In 1850 he removed to the wild country about Maxinkuckee, and became the pioneer boat builder of the region.

Edmund is the third child and second son of this family, and was but three years of age when his parents fixed the homestead on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee.


He died at the age of thirty-nine. His wife (nee Emily Thompson) lived to the advanced age of almost eighty years, being the mother of two sons and four daughters. Children:
    F i Elizabeth Morris was born on 8 Dec 1842 in , Marshall county, Indiana. She died on 21 Sep 1843 in , Marshall county, Indiana. She was buried in Burr Oak Cem, Marshall county, Indiana.

    M ii Milton Morris was born on 16 Sep 1844 in Culver , Marshall county, Indiana. He died on 8 Jan 1871. He was buried in Burr Oak Cem, Marshall county, Indiana.

    M iii Edmund Morris was born on 7 Mar 1847 in Culver , Marshall county, Indiana. He died on 7 Nov 1927 in Culver , Marshall county, Indiana. He was buried in Burr Oak Cem, Marshall county, Indiana. Edmond was counted in a census 7 in 1850 in , Marshall county, Indiana.

    F iv Isabella Morris was born on 10 Dec 1849 in Culver , Marshall county, Indiana. She died on 25 Jan 1930 in Huron, Beadle, SD. F v Martha J Morris was born about 1851 in Indiana.

    F vi Florence Morris "Flora" was born in Oct 1853 in , , IN. She died in 1952. She was buried in Burr Oak, Union Twp, Marshall county, Indiana.

    F vii Frances Evaline Morris was born on 28 Feb 1854 in , Marshall county, Indiana. She died on 16 Mar 1854 in , Marshall county, Indiana. She was buried in Burr Oak Cem, Marshall county, Indiana.

    M viii Wellington Morris was born on 9 Aug 1859 in , Marshall county, Indiana. He died on 1 Oct 1859 in , Marshall county, Indiana. He was buried in Burr Oak Cem, Marshall county, Indiana.


And here is more on this area from 'One Township Yesterday's' - Corwin - which sheds more light onto the Bogardus property and ownership of it:
    Among these good rememberers is Miss Florence Morris, who of late years has been a resident of Plymouth. Miss Morris is the youngest daughter of Isaac N. Morris and Emily Thompson Morris, and is the only member of the family living.

    Ancient Maple Trees Believing that people of the present day wo uld be interested in the history of trees, Miss Mor­ris tells us about some ancient maples, now landmarks near the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee. "My father, Isaac N. Morris," writes Miss Morris, "bought the farm on the north end of' Lake Maxinkuckee in about the year 1850. The 160 acres of the farm on the north side of the road are now owned by the Dillon heirs; a few acres and the old farm house are owned by Mrs. A. N. Bogardus, and the rest by the Culver s and a few lot owners on Indiana Avenue. And the part of the farm on the south side of the road extended from the road to the lake and from the railroad east to the Academy, and is now owned by the Culver's.

    "What I want to give, especially, is a history of the large maple trees on the north side of the road or street from the house owned by Mrs. Bogardus to the top of the grade, or, to be exact, to Colonel Rossow's lot. Likewise, I wo uld mention the maple trees on the south side of the street, opposite Mrs. Bogqrdus' house, and extending east along the street to the Academy.

    "These large maple trees I have mentioned were set out by my father and two brothers, Milton and Edmund Morris, before the Civil War - - probably about 1858 or 1859.

    "I thought these trees were old enough to deserve mention. "Nearly every one calls that street Fac ulty Row, but the recorded name of the street on the Plat is Indiana Avenue.

    "The maple trees on Morris Street from Indiana Avenue south to the Maxinkuckee Inn were set out by my brother, Edmund Morris, in the year 1884.

    "I deeded away the last bit of the Morris farm to the Culver s in 1932 and moved to Plymouth."







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