Son of Halstead William Morris (1805 – 1880) & Hannah Tooley Morris (1805 – ). Married Lovinia Bolton Tibbetts about 1853. Father of
William Ephraim Morris (1854 – 1933)
"Billy" Morris, The Minstrel
William Morris, familiarly know as "Billy," died at the residence of his brother Charles, 19 Ashland Street, yesterday morning. He has been in poor health for a long time, and had been confined to the house for three or four weeks. He was about forty-seven years old. He has been widely known throughout New England for twenty or more years as a member and part proprietor of the Morris Brothers, Fell & Trowbridge Minstrels. His last trip was with his brother Charles's orchestration, and his last appearance in Boston was in Beethoven Hall last winter. -- Obituary appeared on Tuesday, 19 Feb 1878 in the Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, MA), Vol 131, Issue 43, page 2.