Morris, Martin S.

Born: 1818-XX-XX Ohio

Flourished: Petersburg, Illinois

Morris came to Menard County, Illinois, as an early settler and made his home in Petersburg. In 1838, he married Elizabeth Waggoner in Sangamon County, Illinois. A blacksmith, Morris also served as county coroner from 1839 to 1840. In addition, Morris joined the local Masons lodge and attained a high rank in the organization. In 1850, he owned $900 in real estate and was living with his wife Elizabeth and four children. He later moved to Missouri.

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 288; R. D. Miller, Past and Present of Menard County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1905), 97, 105; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 268; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 18 January 1838, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.