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Robert Morris
Birth: Jan. 20, 1734
Death: May 8, 1806

Declaration of Independence Signer, Continental Congressman, US Senator, United States Constitution Singer. Served as a Delegate from PA in the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1778. Signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Elected to the US Senate from PA, serving from 1789 to 1795. One of the richest men in America at the time of the Rebellion; known as the "Financier of the Revolution". His involvement in unsuccessful land speculation caused him to be imprisoned from debt from 1798 to 1801. His son Thomas Morris served as a Congressman from New York. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Morris (1711 - 1750)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary White Morris (1749 - 1827)*
 
 Children:
  William White Morris (1772 - 1798)*
  William White Morris (1772 - 1798)*
  Hester Morris Marshall (1774 - 1816)*
  Henry Morris (1784 - 1842)*
 
 Sibling:
  Margaret Morris Cox (1732 - 1799)*
  Robert Morris (1734 - 1806)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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I am proud to share your DNA GGGGreat Grandfather. The sacrifices and contributions you have given to our country have not been sufficiently recognized. God Bless you!
- Dodie Kenyon Ricca-Sando
 Added: Mar. 3, 2014
Robert Morris: Sir, you will be remembered as a Liverpool-born American merchant, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. You were elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly, became the C...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 20, 2014
Happy Heavenly Birthday
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Jan. 20, 2014
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