Samuel Morris

1762–1791 (Age 29)
Louisa, Virginia, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Morris was born in 1762, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, his father, George Morris, was 38 and his mother, Mary, 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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Family Time Line

Samuel Morris
1762–1791
Mary Jones
1765–
Marriage: about 1781
George Morris
1782–
Amey Morris
1789–
Samuel Timberlake Morris
1783–1874
Joseph Morris
1787–
Nancy Morris
1790–1867
Mildred Morris
1790–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1781
Louisa, Virginia, United States
children

(6)

    Male1782–Male

    Male1783–1874Male

    Joseph Morris

    Male1787–Male

    Amey Morris

    Female1789–Female

    Nancy Morris

    Female1790–1867Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1724–1786Male

    Mary

    Female1725–1763Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1744–1832Male

    Female1750–1774Female

    Amidiah Morris

    Female1753–1800Female

    John Morris

    Male1754–Male

    Joshua Morris

    Male1756–1801Male

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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

1 English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, 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.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa ( see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sam. Morris in entry for Sam. Timberlick Morris, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • the will of George Morris - Louisa, Virginia will book 3, page 157
  • Sam Morris in entry for George Morris, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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