Simeon Morris

Brief Life History of Simeon

Simeon Morris was born in 1825, in Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Elise Allen. He lived in District 1, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Magisterial District 5 Hudsonville, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died in Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States.

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Simeon Morris
Elise Allen
William H Morris
America Morris
George Morris
Mary Morris
Lucy Morris
Paulina Morris
Thomas Morris

Sources (4)

  • Simeon Morris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • S. Morris in entry for George Morris, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"
  • Simeon Morris, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).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

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