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Re: Correction on Previous Message on John Morris Box
Posted by: Thad Box (ID *****3413) Date: April 29, 2010 at 19:04:02
In Reply to: Re: Correction on Previous Message on John Morris Box by Pat Davis of 2302

John Morris Box, along with brother Stephen and eight other Box heads of household (mostly children of John Morris and Stephen arrived in the Department of Nacogdoches, Coahuila y Tejas, Rebublica de Mejico in December 1834. In 1835 he pledged allegiance to Mexico and applied for land. On June 1, 1835 he received a league and a labor of land in the Department of Nacogdoches which became Nacogdoches County of the Rebublic of Texas which later became Cherokee County in the State of Texas, USA.
At the time of John Morris's death, his land was in Nacogdoches County, Republic of Texas. Papers settling his estate were in the Nacogdoches County court house. He probably died in Nacogdoches County (now Cherokee County, Texas).

He and his wife Sally are thought to be buried in Box Cemetery adjacent to Box Fort on land then owned by his son John Asbury Box. Native sandstone headstones, said to be those of John Asbury's parents, were disturbed by vandals and the exact location of their graves disputed. The cemetery is near present day Bulah, Texas

Do you have documentation that John Morris Box married Sally Morris? My family line, descended from John Morris's son James Edward show his wife as Sally Livingston.

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