Elizabeth Morris

27 December 1784–30 May 1878 (Age 93)
Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Morris was born on 27 December 1784, in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Freeman Morris, was 21 and her mother, Ruth Brecount, was 28. She married Robert Clarkson in 1804. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 30 May 1878, in her hometown, at the age of 93, and was buried in Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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Robert Clarkson
Elizabeth Morris
Marriage: 1804
Freeman Morris Clarkson
Mary B Clarkson
Able Clarkson
Isaac Smith Clarkson
Thomas B. Clarkson
Elizabeth Clarkson

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    Freeman Morris Clarkson


    Mary B Clarkson


    Able Clarkson


    Isaac Smith Clarkson


    Thomas B. Clarkson


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 3

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."

Age 28

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Elizabeth Clarkson, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"
  • Elizabeth Morris Clarkson, "Find A Grave Index"

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