Born: 1806 Kentucky
Flourished: 1830-1845 Sangamon County, Illinois
Morris lived in Sangamon County as early as 1830. He served as a private in the 4th Illinois Infantry during the Mexican-American War. In 1845, he married Minerva Purse in Menard County. By 1850, they had moved to Polk County, Iowa, where Morris worked as a millwright.
U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 200; Illinois Mexican War Veterans Database, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Menard County, 16 April 1845, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Polk County, IA, 40.