Martha Jane Morris

Female1841–

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Morris was born in 1841, in Pickens, Alabama, United States, her father, Green Berry Morris, was 28 and her mother, Jane Morris, was 21. She married John Russell Cole Jr. on 22 January 1854, in Pickens, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Pickensville, Pickens, Alabama, United States in 1850. She was buried in Pickens, Alabama, United States.

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John Russell Cole Jr.
1837–1862
Martha Jane Morris
1841–
Marriage: 22 January 1854
Thomas Sidney Cole
1855–1906

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  • Martha J Morris in household of G B Morris, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1854Pickens, Alabama, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1846

    Age 5

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1863

    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 31

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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    Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).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