is for Keziah Frazier, my 3G grandaunt, sister to my 3G grandmother.
Keziah was born in 1811 to John and Lucy Shiflett Frazier of Orange County, Virginia, an area that later became Greene County.
Like most of the girls in her time, Keziah married a neighbor, Lively Morris in November 1838. They remained in the area and took up farming. The Morris farm was a respectable size compared to the farms of their neighbors.
The 1850 non-population schedule indicates that Lively and Keziah worked 30 acres of improved land and also had 300 acres unimproved, with a combined value of $450. Farm equipment was valued at $5. Livestock included 1 horse, 2 milk cows, 4 other cattle, 11 swine, together valued at $115.
Certainly a few farmers had more acreage and more livestock, but for the most part Lively and Keziah Morris were keeping up with the Shifletts and Deans and Powells.
Keziah and Lively had at least 9 children:
- Leland (1840 - )
- Noah Jackson (1842 – 1928)
- Durrett (1844 - )
- Susan (1845 - )
- Polly (1847- )
- George Fountain (1848 - )
- Nancy (May 1852 - )
- Sarah Elizabeth (1853 – 1920)
- Kesiah Jane (1855 - )
At a young 44 years of age, Keziah died in childbirth, October 1855.
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