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 Francis Zael “Frank” <I>Moras</I> Morris

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Francis Zael “Frank” Moras Morris

Birth
Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, Centre-du-Quebec Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 8 Feb 1924 (aged 78)
Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Plot , 573A
Memorial ID 3089654 View Source
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FRANCIS "FRANK" ZAEL MORRIS FAMILY NOTES

Francis Morris believed to have never married. He was born in St-Pierre-les Becquets, Canada. He was the brother of Joseph, Moses , Amelia (Richards), Eliza (Durbin), and Marie Philomena Morris (Cota Brown). He served two terms in the Military from 1862 to 1865.
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BIRTH PLACE NOTE (St Peters, Canada per military record)
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FAMILY NOTE OF FRANCIS AS GAURDIAN

When his sister Maria Philomena died in Coulusa, CA two of her children (Josephine and Lucinda ) were put under the control of their Uncle Francis and placed in The Saint Mary's Boarding/Orphanage school. He took them on trips to Montana by train and wagon train to see his sister and their Aunt Amelia (Morris) and Uncle Charles Richards and cousins Lizzie, Everett and Olive Richards.

Aboard the train they met their Uncle Moses, who was a Conductor.

SOURCE: THE FAMILY "VAN MARTER" JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY HIS NIECE

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MILITARY RECORDS
U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962
Name: Francis Morris
Death Date: 8 Feb 1924
Cemetery: Hampton National Cemetery
Burial Location: Hampton, Virginia
Co. I, 13 VT. Inf.
Grave No. 573A
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History of the 13th Regiment Vermont Volunteers

MILITARY Biography:
FRANCIS MORRIS was a character, long, lank, uncouth in his movements, but jolly, kind-hearted and a very genial comrade; everybody liked him. He was about seventeen years old with a growing boy's appetite and had the art of always finding something to satisfy it. He was a great forager and many a porker and fowl found its way into camp through his agency. He is still living the same easy going, jolly citizen.
Source: History of the 13th Regiment Vermont Volunteers

Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp.. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line].
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1862 American Civil War Soldiers--1862-1865
Name: Francis Morris
Residence: Montpelier, Vermont
Enlistment Date: 25 Aug 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Vermont
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 25 August 1862 at the age of 17.
Enlisted in Company I, 13th Infantry Regiment Vermont on 10 Oct 1862.
Mustered Out Company I, 13th Infantry Regiment Vermont on 21 Jul 1863 at Brattleboro, VT.
Enlisted in 3rd Light Artillery Regiment Vermont on 17 Aug 1864.
Mustered Out 3rd Light Artillery Regiment Vermont on 15 Jun 1865.

Sources: 20,23
Source Citation: Side served: Union; State served: Vermont; Enlistment date: 25 Aug 1862.
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1920 U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers,
Name: Francis Morris
Birth Year: abt 1842
Keyed Birth Location: St Peter Canada
Birth Country: Canada
Admitted Year: 1916
Age at Admission: 74
State: California
County: Los Angeles
City: Sawtelle
Branch: Pacific Branch
1920 Transferred to Hampton, Virginia in 9/4/1920
Nearest relative is his brother Moses Morris
at 1336 Milvia Street, Berkely, CA
same address where Mable (Moses wife) is living according to registered voters)
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1916 U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer
Soldiers, 1866-1938

Name: Francis Morris
Birth Year: abt 1842
Keyed Birth Location: Canada
Birth Country: Canada
Admitted Year: 1916
Age at Admission: 74
State: Virginia
City: Hampton
Branch: Roseburg Branch
Nearest relative is his sister in law Mable Morris living at 1710 Encinel St, Alameda, CA
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CENSUS RECORDS
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Frank Z Morris
Age in 1910: 68
Birth Year: 1842
Birthplace: Canada French
Home in 1910: Nevada, Nevada, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1846
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Canada French
Mother's Birthplace: Canada French
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Z Morris 68

1900 Census not found yet

1890 GREAT REGISTERS OF NEVADA COUNTY 1890
Name:Francis Z Morris
Residence Year:1890
Residence Place: Grass Valley, California
Age:46
Birth Year:abt 1844
Naturalization--By fathers naturalization


1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Francis Morris
Home in 1880: Grass Valley, Nevada, California
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Canada
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Canada
Mother's birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Miner
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Francis Morris 33
Lucinda Cota 18 (niece)
Josephine Cota 16 (niece
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GREAT REGISTERS

1878 California, Great Registers, 1866-1910
Name:Francis Morris
Residence Year:1878
Residence Place: Grass Valley,California
Age:32
Birth Year:abt 1846
Naturalized 8/21/1875 Nevada Co. CA CO-Crt


1869 California, Great Registers, 1866-1910
Name: Francis Morris
Event Type: Voter Registration
Event Date: 31 Dec 1869
Event Year Range:
Event Place: Colusa No 1, Colusa, California,USA
Age: 22
Birth Year (Estimated): 1847
Birthplace: Canada
Page: 29
Naturalized by Virtue of Discharge US Serv.
Date of registration 12/21/1869

SOURCE: GS Film number: 1035840
Digital Folder Number: 005030327
Image Number: 00438
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1862-1865 U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Francis Morris
Residence: Montpelier, Vermont
Age at enlistment: 17
Enlistment Date: 25 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Vermont
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Vermont 13th Infantry Regiment on 10 Oct 1862.
Mustered out on 21 Jul 1863 at Brattleboro, VT.
Enlisted in the Vermont 3rd Light Artillery Battery on 17 Aug 1864.
Mustered out on 15 Jun 1865.
Birth Date: abt 1845

Sources: Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66
History of the 13th Vermont Volunteers
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1860 CENSUS RECORD
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Francis Morris
Age in 1860: 16
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: S Canada
Home in 1860: Montpelier, Washington, Vermont
Gender: Male
Post Office: Montpelier
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Arthur Daggett 57 (UNKNOWN PEOPLE)
Nancy Daggett 53
Patiance Farwell 80
Catharine Farwell 54
Francis Morris 16
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FAMILY NOTE
These children were his responsibility for years after his sister Maria Philomena Moras/Morris Cota Brown died in Colusa. The children wee placed in Saint Mary's Children's home until they were released to Uncle Francis Morris. See 1880 census record above

See memorial #23238385 Josephine Cota Van Marter
See memorial #57409083 for Lucinda Cota Gallagher
See memorial ## 65792093 for Napoleon Nelson Cota








Bio by: Barbara A. in CA


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Francis Morris
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