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Lewis R. Morris

November 2, 1760
December 29, 1825
Home Town:
Scarsdale, NY
Mary Dwight (1786)
Biographical Notes:
Major General Lewis Richard Morris was born in 1760 to Richard Morris and Sarah Ludlow. Morris served as an aide to General Philip Schuyler and General George Clinton (vice president) during the American Revolutionary War. Morris was a nephew of Gouverneur Morris and Lewis Morris.

In 1786, Morris moved to Springfield, Vermont prior to statehood. An article in the DAR Magazine indicates that he traveled there with forty enslaved people (no names are given) whom he later freed in compliance with the constitution of Vermont. Morris became a businessman, landowner and politician. He served in various public offices including as clerk of the Vermont House of Representatives. He was a member of the convention to ratify the United States Constitution and secretary of the constitutional ...

Secondary Sources:
Dwight, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Woodbridge), The history of the descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass. 1816-1889 accessed at February 20, 2024

Pomeroy, Albert A., History and genealogy of the Pomeroy family : collateral lines in family groups, Normandy, Great Britain and America : comprising the ancestors and descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy from Beaminster, County Dorset, England, 1630, 1912. Accessed at ...

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