Margaret Willis

1 November 1833–15 July 1900 (Age 66)
Montgomery, Georgia, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Willis was born on 1 November 1833, in Montgomery, Georgia, United States, her father, Ephraim Green Willis, was 20 and her mother, Cassey Kassy Hampton, was 24. She married Jesse Morris Jr. about 1856. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 51, Montgomery, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 15 July 1900, in Montgomery, Georgia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Higgston, Montgomery, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Morris Jr.
1823–1911
Margaret Willis
1833–1900
Marriage: about 1856
Thomas Jefferson Morris
1851–1922
Samuel D. Morris
1853–1934
Catherine Morris
1854–
Angus Morris
1855–1936
Mary Jane Morris
1857–1936
Duncan Morris
1858–
John A (Jack) Morris Sr
1861–1948
Nancy Nannie Morris
1861–1954
Isaac Morris
1866–1955
Maggie Morris
1870–
Sallie Morris
1873–
Ivory Jesse Blount Morris
1873–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1856
children

(12)

    Thomas Jefferson Morris

    Male1851–1922Male

    Samuel D. Morris

    Male1853–1934Male

    Catherine Morris

    Female1854–Female

    Angus Morris

    Male1855–1936Male

    Mary Jane Morris

    Female1857–1936Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 2

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1861

Age 28

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Morris in household of Jesse Morris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margarett Morris in household of Jesse Morris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margarett Willis in household of Green Willis, "United States Census, 1850"

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