The Ancestors and Cousins of Thomas Rand Morris and Katherine Elizabeth Morris
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Site owned and maintained by John McDowell Morris, Thomas and Katie's Dad.
Ancestors (by grandparent)
McDowell, Pusey, Broas, Willson: PA, DE, NY, RI
Morris, Stokes, Parker, Lawson: KY, NC, VA
Newman, Calvert, Ackerman, Kriz/Kriss: MD
Terry, Jetton, Delony, Rand: AL, NC, VA
Cousins: Selected Family Outlines
James Ira Broas & Rebecca Alford: NJ & NY
Thomas Carpenter & Hannah Alsop: NY
Nathan Lawson & Mildred Devine: KY
Robert & Jane Loughead: PA
James McDowell & Elizabeth Loughead: PA
William & Susanna McKean: PA
Warren Parker & Sallie Garrett: KY
Caleb Pusey & Prudence Carter: PA
William Pusey & Elizabeth Bowater: PA
John Stokes & Margaret Young: KY
Other Interesting Websites
Descendants of John Ferris
The Harlan Family in America
The Lawson Pages
Ray Maris' descendants of George Maris
The Mendenhall Family Association
Rash Snyder's Pennocks of Primitive Hall
The Terry Family Historian
The Woodward Family Genealogy
Abraham Smith of Amherst Co., VA
Cousins' Homepages
J. L. Beeken's Genealogy
Genealogy Resources
U. S. GenWeb - national site
  Chester county, PA
  FTP file archives
  Census Transcriptions forums message boards
Cindy's List
World Connect databases
1880 U.S. Census Online
LDS Database Search
Family Tree Maker's Site Search
Social Security Death Index
City/County Look-up
Birthdate Calculator
Military Genealogy Resources
DAR Library Search Page
Library of Congress Book Search Cemetery Search Cemetery Search
Ashmead's History of Delaware County, PA
Chester County Cyclopedia of Biographies
Chester County Archives
Katie and Thomas: December, 2005


Buttonwoods - the millers house on Route 896 in Upper Oxford township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Job Rustin, an early pioneer and French-Indian War veteran, built it, the adjacent grist mill, and the large manor house across the road. Following his death, son Thomas Rustin lived there for a while after the Revolution and rebuilt the grist mill in 1790. Shortly thereafter he sold the entire 425 acre estate to James McDowell, a Chester County Revolutionary War Captain and prosperous merchant. James' only son John was already farming the Rustin estate before his father's purchase. Upon his father's death in 1815 he inherited Butonwoods, the mill and 100 acres. These remained in the McDowell family until 1990. The manor house was owned by James' son-in-law John Aitken until the mid 19th century.
Buttonwoods: the home of John and Sarah (Gettys) McDowell)

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