Doddridge County Roots

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George Miller MORRIS

Male 1826 - 1864  (~ 38 years)


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  • Name George Miller MORRIS 
    Born CA 1826  Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [1, 3
    Military Pvt, Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War  [4, 5
    • Captured by Confederate troops at Cloyd's Mountain, Virginia, on May 9 1864. He was imprisoned in Georgia at the infamous Andersonville POW camp, where he died of scorbutus (scurvy) and starvation four months later. His death date is considered in official government records to be Sep 14 1864, although dates of Sep 24 or Sep 25 1864 have also been reported.
    Died 14 Sep 1864  Andersonville Prison, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Cause: scorbutus (scurvy), starvation 
    Buried Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon Co, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Person ID I47311  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2014 

    Father Joseph MORRIS 
    Family ID F44645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth RUSSELL,   b. Aug 1812, Augusta Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1901, Grove, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)  [2, 10
    Married Jun 1843  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Marriage Bond 14 Jun 1843  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 3 1850:
      George M. Morris, 26, farmer; Elizabeth, 34; Harriet E, 6; Nancy J, 4; Mary M, 2.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      G. M. Morris, 36, farmer; E. (female), 40; H. A. (female), 15; M. J. (female), 13; M. M. (female), 11; J. W. (male), 8; U. A. (or N. A.) (female), 5.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest Twp):
      Elizabeth Morris, 55; Nancy J, 21; Mary M, 20; John M, 18; Catharine, 16.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 5 1880:
      Elisabeth Morris, 66, b. Va, housekeeper, widowed; dau Nancy J, 39, single, works in house; son John H, 28, single, farmer, medical condition spinal affliction.
      NOTE: The next enumerated household was that of Elizabeth's daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Rudolph Lieber, and their two daughters.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Cove District), enumerated on Jun 14 1900:
      John W. Morris, 46, b. Jun 1853 in WVa, farmer, single; mother Elizabeth Morris, 86, b. Aug 1813 in Va, widowed, mother of 5 children (all still living); sister Nancy J, 53, b. Sep 1846 in WVa, single.
    Children 
     1. Harriet A. MORRIS,   b. CA 1845, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1937  (Age ~ 92 years)
     2. Nancy J. MORRIS,   b. Sep 1846,   d. 1927  (Age ~ 80 years)
     3. Mary Martha MORRIS,   b. 24 Sep 1849, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1938, Belington, Barbour Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. John W. MORRIS,   b. 14 Jun 1851,   d. 1934  (Age 82 years)
     5. Catharine Amelia MORRIS,   b. 3 Oct 1853, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1933  (Age 80 years)
    Documents
    47311_GeorgeMMorris_ElizabethRussel_MarriageBond_HarrisonCoVa_14Jun1843.jpg
    47311_GeorgeMMorris_ElizabethRussel_MarriageBond_HarrisonCoVa_14Jun1843.jpg
    Family ID F19336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: scorbutus (scurvy), starvation - 14 Sep 1864 - Andersonville Prison, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon Co, GA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    47311_MORRIS_GeorgeM_ca1826-1864_AndersonvilleNatlCemGA.jpg
    47311_MORRIS_GeorgeM_ca1826-1864_AndersonvilleNatlCemGA.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    2. [S1590] Death record of daughter.

    3. [S242] 1850 Census, Harrison County, (W)VA.

    4. [S2619] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    5. [S2222] 1890 Veterans Schedules [database online], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    6. [S1978] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator, (www.ancestry.com).

    7. [S692] Obituary of wife.

    8. [S2544] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. II, Donald Edward Ramage (1934-2016), (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)), p. 67.
      Notation on entry of Elizabeth Russell Morris (citing her obituary in West Union Record of Aug 30 1901) states that her husband was George W. Morris who died in Andersonville Prison during the Civil War.

    9. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    10. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    11. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV.

    12. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=22973&Type=Marriage.