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Re: Brad Pitt's genealogy
Posted by: Jean Gaw (ID *****3289) Date: December 11, 2012 at 11:48:02
In Reply to: Brad Pitt's genealogy by Liz Fiala of 540

The wife of Elijah Boyd Hillhouse Junior married one of the daughters of Jordan A. Morris/Mary Ann Button of Kentucky who migrated to Lawrence County after 1851. Malinda Burrell Morris married Elijah B Jr 24 Jan 1867, (pg 372 LCMO Marriage Records ABC). Malinda's sister Eliza Martin Morris married Andrew Jackson Pruitt and would be related. Brad would be a related to the other Hillhouse brothers as well as Morris, Pruitts of Lawrence County.

Malinda's Mother was Mary Ann Button, Gd/o Harmon Button, a Revolutionary War Patriot of Virginia.
Jordan A Morris is the Progenitor of the Morris line of Lawrence County MO and descendants meet every fall and celebrate their ties with family relatives and friends. The 79th Reunion will be held September 2013.

Last year while visiting there, I found the cemetery where all the descendants of Elijah Hillhouse are buried and took photos of their tombstones for Elijah, Emory, Hal K.

Please contact me regarding your Ellis and Hillhouse information. Samantha Ellen Hewlett married George Stephens Hillhouse whose GF was Samuel Moseley Hewlett, one of the 3 men to organize Lawrence County in May 1845.
These families often intermarried with each other and sometimes are double first cousins to each other as a result.
Please contact me to exchange further information.

Jean


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