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.
Margaret Willis
Marriage: about 1856
Thomas Jefferson Morris
Samuel D. Morris
Catherine Morris
Angus Morris
Mary Jane Morris
Duncan Morris
John A (Jack) Morris Sr
Nancy Nannie Morris
Isaac Morris
Maggie Morris
Sallie Morris
Ivory Jesse Blount Morris

Spouse and Children

about 1856


    Thomas Jefferson Morris


    Samuel D. Morris


    Catherine Morris


    Angus Morris


    Mary Jane Morris


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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.

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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