Lavina Morris

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

The Life Summary 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
1825–1881
Lavina Morris
1831–1867
Marriage: 27 May 1848
Martha Binkley
1849–1936
William Carroll Darrow
1849–1937
Mary Ann Elizabeth Darrow
1851–1930
Nancy Mildred Darrow
1853–1926
George Washington Darrow
1854–1941
Christopher Columbus Darrow
1856–1950
Henry Thomas Darrow
1859–1927
Josephine Alice Darrow
1862–1933
Hulda Lavina Darrow
1864–1954

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1848Davidson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    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.
    1846
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Morriss
    Mauricio
    Morrison
    Morici
    Moritz
    Moris
    Merrick
    Morrice
    Morehouse
    Moore
    Mauritz
    Morse
    Maurice
    McMorris
    Morrisroe
    Morrish
    Maurizio

    Sources (9)

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

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