William Jackson Morris Twin

16 August 1841–29 March 1862 (Age 20)
Henry, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Jackson

When William Jackson Morris Twin was born on 16 August 1841, in Henry, Georgia, United States, his father, Alonza Peeples Morris, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Kuglar, was 36. He married Mary Janes Jones about 1881, in Clayton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Clayton, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died on 29 March 1862, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 20.

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William Jackson Morris Twin
Mary Janes Jones
William Jones Morris
Eirlys Morris
Meunig Morris
Einion Morris

Spouse and Children



    William Jones Morris


    Eirlys Morris


    Meunig Morris


    Einion Morris


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World Events (3)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 20

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.
1861 · Georgia Secedes From Union

Age 20

Georgia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederate States of America on January 19, 1861.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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 (2)

  • L M Morris in household of A P Morris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W J Morris in household of A P Morris, "United States Census, 1860"

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