Jonathan J Morris

March 1822–13 October 1904 (Age 82)
Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jonathan J

When Jonathan J Morris was born in March 1822, in Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Amos Morris, was 26 and his mother, Amelia Mildred "Millie" Shane, was 31. He married Nancy Sarah Wright about 1849, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Wetzel, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Center District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 13 October 1904, in Dean, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in United States.

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Jonathan J Morris
Nancy Sarah Wright
Marriage: about 1849
Michael Carr Morris
Martha Morris
Mary Morris
Rachel Ann Morris
Jonathan L Morris
Nancy V Morris
Louisa Ellen "Eliza" Morris
Thomas Jefferson Jackson Morris
James Lincoln Morris
William R Morris
Christina Morris

Spouse and Children

about 1849
Wetzel, West Virginia, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Amos Morris


    Amelia Mildred "Millie" Shane




    Anthony C. Morris


    George D. Morris



    Joseph Morris


    Mary Polly Jane Morris


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 2

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 22

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

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)

  • Johnathon Morris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jonathan Morris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonathan Morris, "United States Census, 1880"

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