Margaret Elizabeth Jones

1798–1870 (Age 72)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Jones was born in 1798, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, Richard J Jones, was 22 and her mother, Mary Polly McDaniel, was 18. She married Randolph Morris on 12 November 1830, in Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died in 1870, in Coolwell, Amherst, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Randolph Morris
Margaret Elizabeth Jones
Marriage: 12 November 1830
John Randolph Morris
Jethea Morris
James M. Morriss
Mary Ann Morris
Margaret Elizabeth Morris
William Allison Morris
Leanna M Morris

Spouse and Children

12 November 1830
Amherst, Virginia, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Ann Nancy S Jones



    Richard P. Jones


    Lindsey McDaniel Jones


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1807 · Established

Age 9

Amherst was established in 1807 as county seat for the newly formed Amherst County.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret M Morriss in household of Randolph Morriss, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Morris in household of Wm J Bethel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Morriss in entry for Stephen B Tinsley, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"

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