Rebecca Ann Morris

25 July 1830–1891 (Age 60)
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rebecca Ann

When Rebecca Ann Morris was born on 25 July 1830, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, Thomas Cushman Morris , VI, was 47 and her mother, Sophia B Talbot, was 29. She married John Oliver Brown on 21 April 1863, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Burton, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died in 1891, in Fall Creek, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

John Oliver Brown
1832–1912
Rebecca Ann Morris
1830–1891
Marriage: 21 April 1863
William H. Brown
1856–1933
John Hiram Brown
1865–1939

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 April 1863
Adams, Illinois, United States
children

(2)

    William H. Brown

    Male1856–1933Male

    John Hiram Brown

    Male1865–1939Male

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 18

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

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)

  • Rebecca Brown in household of John Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Brown in household of John O Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca Morris, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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