Susanah A Morris

Missouri, United States

The Life of Susanah A

When Susanah A Morris was born on 6 July 1839, in Missouri, United States, her father, Caleb Morris, was 22 and her mother, Mary Ann Polly Canady, was 18. She married William T Bell on 24 April 1856, in Dent, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Crawford, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Dent, Missouri, United States in 1860. She was buried in Clark Graveyard, Boss, Dent, Missouri, United States.

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Susanah A Morris
William T Bell
Marriage: 24 April 1856
James Franklin Bell
Mary Jane Bell
William Edmond Bell

Spouse & Children

24 April 1856
Dent, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

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

Age 21

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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see Morrissey ).3 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Susan Bell in household of William Bell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • S A Morris in household of Caleb Morris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan Bell in entry for James A. Morris and Jennie G. Clark, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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