Lewis Morris - (1726 - 1798)

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Lewis Morris Biography


Lewis Morris was born at the manor of Morrisania, in the state of New York, in the year 1726. His family was of ancient date; the pedigree of it has been preserved; but it is too extended to admit of a particular notice in these pages. Richard Morris, an ancestor of the family, beyond whom it is unnecessary to trace its genealogy, was an officer of some distinction in the time of Cromwell. At the restoration, however, he left England, and came to New York; soon after which he obtained a grant of several thousand acres of land, in the county of West-Chester, not far from the city. This was erected into a manor, and invested with the privileges, which usually pertain to manorial estates.

Richard Morris died in the year 1673, leaving an infant child by the name of Lewis, who afterwards held the office of chief justice of the province of New York, and became governor of New Jersey. In both these offices be was much respected, and exercised an enviable influence in both these colonies.
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Lewis Morris Genealogy

Parents:
Lewis Morris (1698 - 1762)
Catherine/Tryntje Staats Morris (1697 - 1731)

Spouse:
Mary Walton Morris (1727 - 1794)

Children:
Lewis Morris (1753 - 1824)
Jacob Morris (1755 - 1844)
Helena (Magdelena) Morris Rutherfurd (1762 - 1840)

Siblings:
Mary Morris Lawrence (1724 - 1804)
Gouverneur Morris (1752 - 1816)
Euphemia Morris Ogden (1754 - 1818)

Events in the life of Lewis Morris

DateEvent

1726 04/08   Birth of Lewis Morris
1798 01/22   Death of Lewis Morris
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Quotes by Lewis Morris

Quote 689 details Share on Google+ - Quote 689 Linked In Share Button - Quote 689 Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.

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