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Israel Wistar Morris

Israel Wistar Morris

Male 1778 - 1870  (92 years)

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  • Name Israel Wistar Morris  [1, 2
    Born 27 Feb 1778  Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Aug 1870  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I5658659491  Master Tree
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2006 

    Father Samuel Morris,   b. 24 Jun 1734, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1812, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Wistar,   d. 22 Jan 1791, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Dec 1755  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F5259718368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Hollingsworth,   b. 19 Apr 1776,   d. 23 Jun 1820  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1799  [1, 2
    Family ID F5259718309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1778 - Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1870 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5351730433] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Jordan, John W., LL.D., (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1932), 0806308117, 9780806308111., 57-58.
      Issue of Captain Samuel and Rebecca (Wistar) Morris:
      Samuel, d.y.;
      Sarah, b. Jan. 19, 1758, d. Jan. 7, 1831; m. March 14, 1782, Richard Wistar;
      Benjamin Wistar, b. Aug. 14, 1762, d. April 24, 1825; m. Nov. 24, 1785, Mary Wells;
      Caspar W., b. Sept. 12, 1764, d. Feb. 27, 1828, m. Nov. 24, 1795, Elizabeth Giles;
      Anthony, b. Feb. 10, 1766, d. Nov. 3, 1860, m. May 13, 1790, Mary Smith Pemberton;
      Luke W., b. June 25, 1768, d. June 4, 1830, m. March 24, 1791, Elizabeth Morris Buckley, (second) April 4, 1800, Ann Pancoast;
      Isaac W., b. July 19, 1770, d. May 8, 1831, m. 12 mo. 17, 1795, Sarah Paschall;
      Catharine W., b. April 22, 1772, d. Dec. 10, 1859, unm.;
      Samuel, b. March 4, 1775, d. Sept. 17, 1793, of yellow fever;
      Israel Wistar, b. Feb. 27, 1778, d. Aug. 17, 1870, m. 6mo. 12, 1799, Mary Hollingsworth.

    2. [S5351730433] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Jordan, John W., LL.D., (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1932), 0806308117, 9780806308111., 63.
      Israel Wistar Morris, youngest child of Capt. Samuel and Rebecca (Wistar) Morris, was born at Reading, Berks county, Pennsylvania, where Capt. Morris had removed his family, during the occupancy of Philadelphia by the British forces, February 27, 1778, died in Philadelphia, August 17, 1870. He married, 6mo. 12, 1799, Mary, born 4 mo. 19, 1776, daughter of Levi Hollingsworth, and a descendant of Valentine Hollingsworth, one of the earliest English settlers in New Castle county. Mrs. Morris died 6mo. 23, 1820, after an illness of but a few hours, her husband surviving her a half century.

    3. [S5351730433] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Jordan, John W., LL.D., (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1932), 0806308117, 9780806308111., 55-57.
      Captain Samuel Morris, eldest surviving son of Anthony and Sarah (Powell) Morris, born in Philadelphia, June 24, 1734, usually referred to on the early records as Samuel Morris Jr. to distinguish him from his uncle, Samuel Morris Sr., both being members of the Board of War during the Revolution, was one of the most prominent of this prominent family in public affairds. On January 8, 1750,he was apprenticed to Isaac Greenleafe, merchant, to serve until he attained his majority, a period of four years, five months, and two weeks. Greenleafe had married as his second wife, Catharine, daughter of Caspar and Catharine (Jansen) Wistar, and through her their young apprentice was brought in close association with her sister, Rebecca Wistar, whom he married only a few months after the close of his apprenticeship, December 11, 1755.
      ..He organized, November 17, 1774, the Philadelphia Troop of Light Horse, of which he served many years as Captain, and which rendered such efficient service in the early days of the Revolutionary War....Captain Samuel Morris and his brother, Major Anthony Morris, were the most ardent of patriots from the time of the earliest protest,...the latter being killed in the battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777.
      Captain Samuel Morris...died at his residence in Philadelphia, July 7, 1812. His wfe, Rebecca Wistar, had died January 22, 1791.