Finding Annie: DNA Evidence Helps Resolve the Identity of An Early 19th Century Female Who Lived in Burned Alabama Counties & Provides Supporting Evidence of Her Kinships


This case study provides evidence and proof that James Morris and Nancy Pearce were the parents of these children:

  • Annie Jane Gordon Morris Pruitt Lett

  • William Jackson Morris

  • Temperance "Tempy" Morris Reeves/Reaves

  • Rebecca Morris Lane

  • Lovick Morris

  • Gadwell "Gad" Morris

  • Sion M. Morris

  • Susan F Morris Lewis Torrance 

  • James Morris, Jr.

Additionally, the case study proves Nancy was the daughter of Gadwell Pearce, the sister of Gadwell Pearce [Jr.]., and the cousin of Edmund Pearce from Gwinnett and Carroll County, Georgia, and Calhoun and Cleburne County, Alabama.