Jennett Morris

Brief Life History of Jennett

When Jennett Morris was born on 1 June 1849, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Morris, was 33 and her mother, Ann Morgan, was 32. She lived in Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 1 January 1852, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 2.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Morris
1816–1878
Ann Morgan
1817–1859
Jennett Morris
1849–1852
Mary Anne Morris
1851–1939
Thomas Morgan Morris
1854–1930
Margaret Morris
1857–1948

Sources (4)

  • Jane Morris in household of Thomas Morris, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jennett Morris - Church record: birth:
  • Jenette Morris, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

World Events (2)

1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed

Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

1850

Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business

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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