Delia Hoagland1

#997, (22 May 1782 - 18 March 1861)
Relationship5th cousin 4 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Cornelius Hoagland2 (1750 - 1806)
Mother*Mary Tuttle3 (1757 - 1840)


John H Morris b. 1780, d. 1851
Children 1.Clarissa H Morris+18 (1803 - )
 2.Orville1 Morris18 (1805 - 1805)
 3.Sally E Morris18 (1806 - )
 4.Mary Elizabeth Morris18 (1808 - )
 5.Orville Morris18 (1811 - )
 6.Evaline Morris18 (1813 - )
 7.William W Morris+19 (c 1817 - b 1870)
 8.Delia Morris+18,20 (c 1820 - )
 9.___5 Morris18,20 (bt 1820 - 1825 - )
 10.___6 Morris18,20 (bt 1820 - 1825 - )
 11.Emily Morris21 (1827 - a 1895)
Parentage of Sarah Collins, wife of William W Morris: Sarah was b. ca. 1830. In the census of that year, there were two Collins families in Lawrence County - Thomas, age 40-49, and William, age 20-29 - so one of these is likely to be her father. Don Norman, in his Descendants of John Collins, has two daughters of Thomas C Collins and Rachel Ryan born in Lawrence County, Illinois, namely Sarah Amanda (b. 1828) and Sarah Siballah (b. 1829). The naming indicates that the first Sarah died young (and there was also a younger daughter, Rachel Amanda, b. 1834). Rachel Collins, née Ryan, was widowed in 1842. In the 1870 census, her household includes Sarah Morris, age 14. This is likely the daughter of William W Morris and Sarah Collins, who was an orphan in 1870. Rachel Collins, née Ryan, and Sarah Morris, likely her niece, share a memorial monument in Lawrenceville City Cemetery.
Sarah Morris's only sister, Jessie, was, in 1870, in the household of Jesse K Dubois and his wife Delia (or Adelia), née Morris. This Delia/ Adelia may well be one of the unnamed daughters of John H Morris and Delia Hoagland.
Based on this, we are saying that Sarah Collins, wife of William W Morris, was the daughter of Thomas C Collins and Rachel Ryan; and that Delia/Adelia Morris, wife of Jesse K Dubois, was the daughter of John H Morris and Delia Hoagland. Each of these families took in one of the two orphaned daughters (their nieces) after the death of their parents.4 
Her married name was Morris.1 
Children of Delia and John (family Bible);
Clarissa H., born March 1, 1803;
Orville, born October 18, 1805; died October 26, 1805;
Sally E., born October 10, 1806;
Mary Elizabeth H., born February 19, 1808;
Jane, born October 3, 1809;
Orville, born November 3, 1811;
Evaline, born January 4, 1813;
John Martin, born October 30, 1814.5 
Birth*22 May 1782She was born on 22 May 1782 at Morris Co., New JerseyG.6 
circa 1801She removed with Cornelius Hoagland and Mary Tuttle to Hunter's Bottom, Gallatin (now Carroll) Co., KentuckyG, circa 1801 "The story of this removal is entertainingly told by a descendant of Cornelius Hoagland, Mrs. Delia Ann Hiskey, of Lawrenceville, Ill. She writes under date of May 1, 1889: “ When I was a girl of fifteen years, a great deal of my time was spent with my great grandmother. She entertained me during the long Winter evenings by telling me of their removal from New Jersey to Kentucky. She said my great grandfather came out with his son and deaf brother, and bought land enough for all his children in Hunter's Bottom, Gallatin County, Ky., lying on the banks of the Ohio River. After making the purchase these men went to work immediately to prepare a home for those who were yet to come to them from New Jersey. There was heavily timbered land to clear, fences to make. and a house to build out of logs. This was in the year 1800. The country was sparcely settled then, but the inhabitants were very kind, and offered their services to help them in erecting their house, which was large and convenient. My great grandfather wrote to his wife to come just as soon as the house was ready. She, of course, had made all necessary preparations for the journey, which was, in those days, a long and tiresome one. They came to Pittsburgh in wagons, driving stock and bringing farming utensils and every thing they could not get in the new country. When they reached Pittsburgh they embarked upon flat boats built on purpose for families emigrating West. I cannot remember how long it took to make the journey, but it was several weeks. They landed their boats right near where their home and friends were waiting. Great was the joy when these men were united again with their loved ones. This was in October, 1801. My great grandparents brought nine children from Morristown, N. One was born in Gallatin County, Ky., in 1803. That made ten—five sons and five daughters.... The name of my great grandfather's brother was Okey Hoagland (Holland Dutch). This brother was very wealthy and full of aristocratic pride. He told his brother, Cornelius Hoagland, that if he would take those two deaf people, and keep them their natural life, he would at his death will him all he possessed. Perhaps my great grandfather's getting killed by a falling tree, soon after his settlement in Kentucky, was the reason why his family never received a cent from that uncle. He was married, but childless. But what was said a hundred years ago doesn’t amount to much when we can't prove it."
The Hoagland Family in America, p. 80.7,8 
Marriage*3 April 1802She married John H Morris, son of Joshua Morris and Sally Walton, on 3 April 1802 at Gallatin Co., KentuckyG.9,10 
1810She and John H Morris appeared on the census of 1810 at Gallatin Twp., Gallatin Co., KentuckyG.11 
circa 1823She and John H Morris removed to Lawrence Co., IllinoisG, circa 1823.12 
1830She and John H Morris appeared on the census of 1830 at Lawrence Co., IllinoisG; (neis. Powers, Wilson.)13 
1840She and John H Morris appeared on the census of 1840 at Lawrence Co., IllinoisG; (J. H. Morris was the enumerator.)14 
25 October 1850She and John H Morris appeared on the census of 25 October 1850 at Lawrence Co., IllinoisG; also Emily Morris (24), b. IL.15 
17 August 1860She appeared on the census of 17 August 1860 in the household of William W Morris at Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IllinoisG, age 78, b. NY [sic].16 
Death*18 March 1861She died on 18 March 1861 at Lawrence Co., IllinoisG, at age 78; Rockaway Records has KY, 1862.17,6 
Burial*circa 21 March 1861She was buried circa 21 March 1861 at Lawrenceville City Cemetery, Lawrence Co., IllinoisG.6 


  1. [S48] Gerald Ray Lewis Family Tree, Gerald Ray Lewis, owner, online
  2. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, History and Genealogy of the Hoagland Family in America (New York: privately published, 1891), images online, pp. 86-88. Hereinafter cited as Hoagland Family.
  3. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, pp. 87 and fn 93.
  4. [S520] VWH.
  5. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, 107: "Delia Hoagland, daughter of Cornelius, ws born May 22, 1782; died 1862. She married General John H. Morris, so of the Rev. Joshua Morris, a baptist clergyman. John H. Morris was born in Virginia, February 3, 1780; married in Kentucky April 6, 1802. Issue: Clarissa H., born March 1, 1803; Orville, born October 18, 1805; died October 26, 1805; Sally E., born October 10, 1806; Mary Elizabeth H., born February 19, 1808; Jane, born October 3, 1809; Orville, born November 3, 1811; Evaline, born January 4, 1813; John Martin, born October 30, 1814. This record is from the Bible of Miss Harriett Hoff, and it also says: 'Aunt Mary Hoagland died in Kentucky February 5, 1840, aged 82 years.'
    "Mrs. Delia A. Hiskey says there were 5 sons and 7 daughters, of whom only Mrs. Emily Clifton, of Rochester, Minn., is now living (May, 1889)."
  6. [S1628], online, very tall standing shared marker. Delia Hoagland Morris, b. May 22, 1782, NJ, d. Mar. 18, 1861; Gen. John H Morris. Narrative: Delia, b. NJ, dau. of Cornelius Hoagland and Mary Ford Tuttl; d. Lawrence Co. IL; John H, b. 3 Feb 1780, d. 20 Dec 1851; bur. Lawrenceville City Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL. Memorials 78179016, created by and photo added by Carol (Hersey) Brookheart; and 17592153, created by Charlotte Eagleson Sechrest, photo added by Carol (Hersey) Brookheart.
  7. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 106. Moses Tuttle Hoagland, with his grandfather Moses Tuttle (a widower), removed to Kentucky in 1799. "His grandfather remained about two years, and then returned to New Jersey, and in his place Cornelius, the father of Moses T., with his entire family, removed to the home which the son had prepared for them."
  8. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families (Rockaway, N.J.: Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902), Reprinted 1982 by the Historical Society of Boonton Township, Inc., 98.
  9. [S50] Kentucky Marriage Records 1802-1850, online, Delia Hoagland and John H. Morris; 3 Apr 1802, Gallatin Co. KY.
  10. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 119, 120 (1965, 1966): 181, "Mary [Tuttle, dau. of Moses Tuttle and Jane Ford], b. 15 Dec. 1757; d. in Kentucky 5 or 8 Feb. 1840; m. 15 May 1777 Cornelius Hoagland, son of Martin and Phebe Hoagland."
  11. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. John H (26-44), M (45+), m (<10); F (16-25) [Delia, would have been 27 or 28], 4 f (<10).
  12. [S2083] Damaris Knobe, The Ancestry of Grafton Johnson (Indianapolis, Indiana: Hollenbeck Press (Printers), 1924), pp. 180–183.
  13. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Jno H (50-59); F (40-49) [Delia]; m (15-19), m (10-14), m (5-9); f (15-19), f (10-14), f (5-9), f (<5).
  14. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. John H (60-69); F (50-59) [Delia]; 2 M (20-29); 2 f (15-19), f (10-14) [___7].
  15. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John H (72), b. VA; Delia (70), b. NJ.
  16. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. W W (43), grocer, b. KY; Delia (78), b. NY. [sic]
  17. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families, 99, Delia "died in Ky. in 1862."
  18. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 107.
  19. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  20. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  21. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, pp. 88: "Mrs. Emily Clifton, only surviving child of Gen. John H. Morris, is now a resident of Rochester, Minn. She was born March 2, 1827, and writes that her mother, Delia Hoagland and Clarissa Hoff were of just the same age."