John Morris

1748–before 1810 (Age 62)
Georgetown, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

The Life of John

When John Morris was born in 1748, in Georgetown, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Richard Morris, was 17 and his mother, Mary Famous, was 20. He married Sarah about 1766, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died before 1810, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

John Morris
1748–1810
Mary Mcloud
1760–
Marriage: 1774
Elizabeth Mary Morris
1769–1856
Benjamin Morris
1775–1854
John Morris
1782–1870
Rety Morris
1789–
Daniel M Morris
1770–1833
Ezekial MORRIS
1776–
Daniel Morris
1783–
Isaac MORRIS
1784–1839
Elizabeth Morris
1785–
William Morris
1786–
Ezekiel Morris
1789–
Isaac Morris
1805–1847

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1774
Kingston Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States
children

(12)

    Elizabeth Mary Morris

    Female1769–1856Female

    Daniel M Morris

    Male1770–1833Male

    Male1775–1854Male

    Ezekial MORRIS

    Male1776–Male

    Male1782–1870Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Morris

    Male1731–1802Male

    Mary Famous

    Female1728–1827Female

siblings

(12)

    Male1748–1810Male

    Male1751–1809Male

    Rachael Morris

    Female1755–1820Female

    Catherine MORRIS

    Female1755–Female

    William Morriss

    Male1756–1756Male

+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 28

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

Age 28

Maryland is the 7th state.
1781

Age 33

In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Morris in entry for Thomas Lewis and Margaret Morris, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Benjamin Carey in entry for Isaac Morris and Peggy Carey, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Morris in entry for Thomas Lewis, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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