Rachel Morris

6 June 1803–28 May 1882 (Age 78)
Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Morris was born on 6 June 1803, in Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, George Morris, was 46 and her mother, Catharine Anthony, was 42. She married William Rees Davies on 23 May 1825, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1849 and lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Kanarra Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 28 May 1882, in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kanarraville Cemetery, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Rees Davies
1805–1865
Rachel Morris
1803–1882
Marriage: 23 May 1825
George Davies
1825–1849
John Reese Davies
1827–1862
Elizabeth Davies
1829–1890
James George Davis
1831–1909
David Davies
1834–1840

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1825Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1804
    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes
    Age 4
    Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from 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.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Morriss
    Mauricio
    Morrison
    Morici
    Moritz
    Moris
    Merrick
    Morrice
    Morehouse
    Moore
    Mauritz
    Morse
    Maurice
    McMorris
    Morrisroe
    Morrish
    Maurizio

    Story Highlight

    LIFE AND FAMILY OF WILLIAM REESE DAVIES

    LIFE AND FAMILY OF WILLIAM REESE DAVIES by Murland R. Packer 1990 William Reese Davies was born in New Church, Carmarthanshire, South Wales, on July 31, 1805. He was the son of Reese Davies and Ann T …

    Sources (33)

    • Rachael in entry for James Davies, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
    • Rachel Davis in household of John J. Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Rachel Morris in entry for James George Davis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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