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Morris, Gouverneur b. January 31, 1752 d. November 6, 1816 US Senator. Signer of US Constitution. Although he was born into a wealthy and aristocratic family, he often went against their loyalist views to become one of the colonies most outspoken nationalists. He was born in what is now known as The Bronx section of New York City on his father's large estate. At the age of twelve he enrolled into what is now Columbia University, graduating in 1768. Three years later he received his Master's degree and after serving as an intern with a distinguished New...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Saint Anne's Episcopal Churchyard, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Morris, Lewis b. April 8, 1726 d. January 22, 1798 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York. Born in what is now New York City, Lewis Morris was born to a rich and privileged family. His familyís estate, Morrisania, covered about 2000 acres, and resembled a small town, with farmers who rented land, blacksmiths, carpenters and others who worked the estate for wages. Lewis attended Yale College, but left without earning a degree. As the eldest son, he was expected to devote his time into running Morrisania, which he would...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Saint Anne's Episcopal Churchyard, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Morris, Lewis b. October 15, 1671 d. May 25, 1746 New Jersey Colonial Royal Governor. He was born in New York. His father was Richard Morris (d. 1672). Richard Morris immigrated to New York through Barbados, after being part of Oliver Cromwell's army in the English Civil War of 1648. He purchased the first track of land in New York that became the basis for the "Morrisania Manor." The Morris estate, which became over 2,000 acres, would be the home of the Morris family for many generations. This property would eventually become known as...[Read More] (Bio by: Mary Renaud) Saint Anne's Episcopal Churchyard, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Morris, Robert Hunter b. February 15, 1808 d. October 23, 1855 Mayor of New York City. Shortly after his birth his father, Robert Morris removed the family from Manhattan to Claverack, Columbia County, New York. It was there that Robert was educated. After his preparatory education was completed he studied law in the office of Elisha Williams then head of the Columbia County bar. After successfully passing the bar he began his law practice in Johnstown, New York, but moved to New York City in 1827 to expand his practice. It wasn't long before he became the...[Read More] (Bio by: Saratoga) Saint Annís Episcopal Church, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Morris, William Walton b. April 31, 1801 d. December 11, 1865 Civil War Union Brevet Major General. An 1820 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he had a 45-year career of service in the United States Army. By the time of the Civil War he was Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th United States Regular Artillery. Promoted to Colonel of the 2nd United States Regular Artillery, he would command Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, and pass away there while on active duty in December 1865. On Junr 9, 1862 he was brevetted Brigadier...[Read More] Saint Anne's Episcopal Churchyard, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Morris Family Vault