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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Family Time Line

Jonathan J Morris
1822–1904
Nancy Sarah Wright
1831–1884
Marriage: about 1849
Michael Carr Morris
1850–1917
RACHEL MORRIS
1864–
Martha Morris
1870–
Mary Morris
1852–
Rachel Ann Morris
1853–1928
Jonathan L Morris
1856–1938
Nancy V Morris
1857–
Louisa Ellen "Eliza" Morris
1859–1899
Thomas Jefferson Jackson Morris
1863–1933
James Lincoln Morris
1864–1942
William R Morris
1866–1927
Christina Morris
1869–1900

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1849
Wetzel, West Virginia, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Amos Morris

    Male1796–1865Male

    Amelia Mildred "Millie" Shane

    Female1791–1870Female

siblings

(15)

    Anthony C. Morris

    Male1817–1887Male

    George D. Morris

    Male1822–1906Male

    Male1822–1904Male

    Joseph Morris

    Male1823–Male

    Mary Polly Jane Morris

    Female1824–1880Female

+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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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