Still searching for information that might link all of these people all together. Can anyone help???
Robert Morris b. ca 1756 (perhaps in Wales?) enlisted in Litchfield, CT during the Revolution. He applied for a pension 3 Aug 1818 in Porter, Niagara Co. Further documentation lists that in 1822 at the age of 66, he names his wife, Rachel, 52, and children Robert (19), Harriett (13), and Elisha (11). Robert (the elder) died 19 Mar 1827; his "will" was a one-page note written by a son-in-law, John Kelsey, which basically seems to list no further useful information (no additonal names or dates); I don't know if Harriett was John's wife or not (she would have been about 18 at the time). The reason I say this is because my ancestor, Joseph Morris, also of Porter, according to a biographical interview of one of his sons, had a father also named Robert Morris, and siblings named William Hannah and Robert. (Did John marry Hannah???) If all of the above listed people ARE related, the sibling Robert may be the 19 year old listed in Robert and Rachel's household in 1822.
Further, Elisha Morris and Joseph Morris are both buried (not far from one another) in the old section of Hosmer cemetery along with their spouses and some additional members of their own families. Another reason I suspect them to be related is because of Robert, the Elder's, age. I suspect that Rachel was his second wife and the sibling Robert to be the Elder's youngest son from a first marriage (in this theory, William, Joseph and Hannah would have been out of the house by this time and therefore not included in the pension application).
Additionally, I have not been able to locate the burial places of any other people listed above except Elisha and Joseph. They are most certainly not in the old Hosmer cemetery unless their graves have become worn away or broken.
If anyone can make sense of any of this, please let me know. The lovely, talented, and immensely generous Vee Housman has tried to help me sort this out, but my theory is still very much nothing more than just that.