Another find! There is a leather pouch with all the many ministerial documents for Ebenezer Morris dated 1843- 1840. From my cursory investigation he was a Welsh man that came to Upper Canada around that time. I will look more into his life when I have more time…
I read this post with interest. I don’t know a great deal about Ebenezer Morris but he was a travelling missionary in the Bathurst district as the document states. In the early 1860s he was Minister (or perhaps acting) of the Anglican church in Franktown, Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario, It was there that he married his daughter, Joanna to my great great uncle, George Nesbitt, an Anglican minister. They had seven children; the eldest son was named Ebenezer George.
Joanna was born in Wales in 1837 and died in 1877 (probably near Elora, Ontario). George remarried and had four more children,
Ebenezer’s wife was named Frances, also Welch born.
Hope this adds to your family history
Thank you so much for the information. I find it amazing that 140+ years later there are people in this world who are the light bearers of our history. Thank you for illuminating his story. I might have more documents on Mr. Morris- I will check and report back.