REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER
Morris was born October 2, 1759 in Augusta County Virginia and he was living
in Montgomery County Maryland at the time of the Revolution.
Cornelius served as a private in the Maryland Continental line and was recruited by Captain Loyd Beall. He is listed in the Archives of Maryland Vol. 18 Muster Roll. He served as a waggoner in Colonel St. W. Beattys company January to July in 1781. He received a pension for service in the Maryland Continental army when he lived in Ohio.
Cornelius married Sarah Dudley daughter of Richard Dudley and Mary Katherine Smith in 1788 in Maryland. She was born October 5, 1769 in Maryland. Cornelius and Sarah moved to Virginia, Clark Co., Ohio and then to Indiana.
Cornelius and Sarah had the following children:
Mary Morris - born 6 May 1790
Cornelius died 6 August 1834 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana and is buried at the Burton Cemetery, West Lafayette, Indiana, located at the corner of U.S. 52 and 200 West across from Klondike School. Sarah Dudley Morris died 13 November 1834.
The William Henry Harrison Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and General De Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Corneilus Morris with a Memorial service on 18 May 1996.
The source of the information was taken from the DAR Library and Patty Bruinsma who is a direct descendant of Cornelius and Sarah, through their son Cornelius. For more information regarding Cornelius Morris, Jr. you may contact Patty Bruinsma at 765-742-6741. Article written by Peggy Reen.
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