John Morris

Male1748–before 1810

Brief Life History 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 Rebecca Flint, was 22. He married Sarah about 1766, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died before 1810, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61.

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John Morris
Mary Mcloud
Marriage: 1774
Elizabeth Mary Morris
Benjamin Morris
John Morris
Rety Morris
Daniel M Morris
Ezekial MORRIS
Daniel Morris
Elizabeth Morris
William Morris
Ezekiel Morris
Isaac Morris

Sources (4)

  • John Morris in entry for Thomas Lewis and Margaret Morris, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Morris in entry for Isaac Morris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1774Kingston Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (17)

    +12 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 28

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


    Age 28

    Maryland is the 7th state.


    Age 33

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

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    Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).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