Lavina Morris

18 April 1831–9 April 1867 (Age 35)
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Lavina

When Lavina Morris was born on 18 April 1831, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Lemuel Morris, was 42 and her mother, Mollie Binkley, was 29. She married Joseph Dorris Darrow on 27 May 1848, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 9 April 1867, in Cheatham, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Dorris Darrow
Lavina Morris
Marriage: 27 May 1848
Martha Binkley
William Carroll Darrow
Mary Ann Elizabeth Darrow
Nancy Mildred Darrow
George Washington Darrow
Christopher Columbus Darrow
Henry Thomas Darrow
Josephine Alice Darrow
Hulda Lavina Darrow

Spouse and Children

27 May 1848
Davidson, Tennessee, United States


    Martha Binkley


    William Carroll Darrow


    Mary Ann Elizabeth Darrow



    George Washington Darrow


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Lemuel Morris


    Mollie Binkley




    Nathan Morris


    Jacob Morris



    Wilse Lemuel Morris


World Events (6)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 15

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

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)

  • Lavinia Morris in entry for Josephine Alice Darrow Boyd, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Lavina Morris, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Luvina Morris in entry for George Washington Darrow, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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