Rebecca Ann Morris

Brief Life History of Rebecca Ann

When Rebecca Ann Morris was born on 25 July 1830, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, her father, Thomas F. Morris , Sr., was 47 and her mother, Sophia B. Talbott, 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 Melrose Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Burton, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 15 September 1891, in Fall Creek, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fall Creek Township, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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John Oliver Brown
Rebecca Ann Morris
Marriage: 21 April 1863
William H. Brown
John Hiram Brown

Sources (13)

  • Rebecca T, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Morris, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Rebecca Ann Brown, "Illinois, Adams County, Card Index to Deaths, 1877-1990"

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1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1836: Adams, Illinois, United States

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

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

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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