Stephen Morris

24 October 1706–4 March 1781 (Age 74)
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Morris was born on 24 October 1706, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States, his father, Captain John Morris II, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Rose Crane, was 41. He married Mary Ross about 1722, in New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 4 March 1781, in Newark Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States.

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Stephen Morris
Mary Ross
Marriage: about 1722
John Morris
Ephriam Morris
David Morris
Stephen Morris

Spouse and Children

about 1722
New Jersey, British Colonial America


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World Events (2)


Age 69

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 70

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

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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)

  • Stephen Morris, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Stephen Morris, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Stephen Morris, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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