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Stephen MORRIS

Male 1834 - 1888  (53 years)


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  • Name Stephen MORRIS 
    Born 18 Nov 1834  Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN WTXG-GV 
    Died 26 Sep 1888  Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) History of Elkhart County, Indiana, Chicago, IL: Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1881, pp. 1109-1110:

      Stephen Morris was among those upon whom the "sun of life " fell in a melancholy forest. This event took place Nov. 18, 1834. His parents were Isaac and Eliza (Sailor) Morris. Here in this place of solitude he grew to manhood, having for an education access only to the common schools that were held in the rudest sort of log houses, but his help at home deprived him of many advantages that would have proved beneficial to him in after life. He was married Dec. 30, 1856, to Mary Chance, by whom he had 4 children: of these 2 are living, Caroline and Samantha. Mrs. M. died May 13, 1864, and he again married Sept. 18, 1865, this time Emma Gore, and had 1 child, Charles E., born in April, 1867. Mr. Morris, enlisted in the army in Co. C., 9th Regiment Ind. Vol. Inf., under Capt. T. F. Mann, and participated in the capture of Grafton and in the battles of Philippi and Laurel Hill. He was discharged in August, 1861. In 1855 he went to Olmsted county, Minn., and was appointed Sheriff of that county by the "Club law," being the first sheriff in the county. His father was among, the early settlers of this county, having located here in 1832. He was born in Vir. (?) Feb. 7, 1803. In 1806 he and his parents moved to Monroe county, O., thence here. He, like many other pioneer boys, had a very limited education. He was married Sept. 25, 1825, to Elizabeth Sailor, and they have had 10 children, 9 of whom are living, viz.: Isaac, Stephen, Moses, Cornelius, Esther, Elizabeth, Eliza, Mary, Rachel M., and Jacob (deceased), who was a soldier in the late war, and died at Louisville, Ky.

      (2) A household headed by Stephen MORRIS is listed in the 1860 census of Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN.

      Stephen is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with Stephen is his wife, Mary, who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1834. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with Stephen is his daughter, Caroline, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1857. According to the 1860 census, she was born in MN.

      Also listed with Stephen is his daughter, Samantha, who was then 2 months old; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1860. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with Stephen is John A. VALENTINE, a laborer who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1836. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH. The relationship between Stephen MORRIS and John A. VALENTINE is not listed in the 1870 census.

      Also listed with Stephen is Caroline VALENTINE, who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH. The relationship between Stephen MORRIS and Caroline VALENTINE is not listed in the 1870 census.

      Also listed with Stephen is Oliver H. PERRY, who was then 6 months old; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1860. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN. The relationship between Stephen MORRIS and Oliver H. PERRY is not listed in the 1870 census.

      (3) U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009:

      Name: Stephen Morris
      Residence: Indiana
      Enlistment Date: 24 Apr 1861
      Rank at enlistment: Private
      State Served: Indiana
      Survived the War?: Yes
      Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, Indiana 9th Infantry Regiment on 24 Apr 1861.Mustered out on 29 Jul 1861 at Indianapolis, IN.
      Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana

      (4) A household headed by Stephen MORRIS is listed in the 1870 census of West Township, Marshall County, IN.

      Stephen is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 35 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN.

      Listed with Stephen is his wife, Emma, who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1847. According to the 1870 census, she was born in NY.

      Also listed with Stephen is his daughter, Caroline, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1856. According to the 1870 census, she was born in MN.

      Also listed with Stephen is daughter, Cemantha, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1860. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with Stephen is James F. GORE, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN. The relationship between Stephen MORRIS and James F. GORE is not listed in the 1870 census.

      (5) A household headed by Stephen MORRIS is listed in the 1880 census of West Township, Marshall County, IN.

      Stephen is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 46 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1834. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in VA, and his mother was born in OH.

      Listed with Stephen is his wife, Emma, who was then 31 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1849. According to the 1880 census, she was born in NY, her father was born in CT, and her mother was born in Scotland.

      Also listed with Stephen is his son, Charles E., who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1874. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in NY.

      Also listed with Stephen is an apparently unrelated boarder.

      (6) www.findagrave.com:

      Stephen Morris
      Birth: Unknown
      Death: Sep. 26, 1888

      Burial: Union Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA

      Created by: Robin Carr-Morcombe
      Record added: Jul 14, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 73317445

      [Note by compiler: According to his tombstone, the decedent was 53 years, 10 months and 8 days old at the time of his death. Based on this information, the compiler has calculated the decedent's birth date to have been November 18, 1834.]
    Person ID I2464  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2021 

    Father Isaac MORRIS, II,   b. 7 Feb 1804, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1883, Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth SAILOR,   b. 28 Feb 1805, Guernsey [later Monroe, now Noble] County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1882, Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1825  Monroe County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary CHANCE,   b. Abt 1834, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1864  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1856 
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F14315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emma GORE,   b. Jul 1846, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Sep 1865  Elkhart County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F14314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005: Name: Stephen Morris Spouse Name: Emma Gore Marriage Date: 7 Sep 1865 Marriage County: Elkhart.