Samuel Morris


Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Morris was born in 1762, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, his father, George S. Morris, was 38 and his mother, Mary Anne Watson, was 37. He married Mary Jones about 1781, in Louisa, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1791, in Caswell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 29.

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Samuel Morris
Mary Jones
Marriage: about 1781
George Morris
Amey Morris
Samuel Timberlake Morris
Joseph Morris
Nancy Morris
Mildred Morris

Sources (6)

  • Death reference in Court Document
  • Sam. Morris in entry for Sam. Timberlick Morris, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Sam Morris in entry for George Morris, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1781Louisa, Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 14

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 14

    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 18

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus (see Moore ). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).

    Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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