Enos Morris1

b. circa 10 April 1773, d. 18 February 1832
Enos Morris|b. c 10 Apr 1773\nd. 18 Feb 1832|p1929.htm|Benjamin Morris|b. 27 Sep 1748\nd. 2 Apr 1833|p1989.htm|Mary Mason|d. 7 Jan 1813|p1990.htm|Morris Morris|b. 1712\nd. 11 Nov 1767|p2017.htm|Gwently Thomas|b. c 1716\nd. Apr 1785|p2018.htm|Jonathan Mason|b. 1716\nd. 1793|p1991.htm|Mary Crocket||p1992.htm|

Great-grandfather of Louise Underwood.
3rd great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Louise Underwood
     Enos Morris was born circa 10 April 1773 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.3,1 He was the son of Benjamin Morris and Mary Mason.2 He was married to Elizabeth (—?—) Hough, "a handsome smart young widow,"4 of Upper Makefield, by Reverend James McLaughlin on 20 August 1805 in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,5 He was married second second by Reverend Mr. Montayne, to Ann Carver of Northampton township, "a young and handsome widow of Richard Leedom,"6 at Newtown on 21 March 1826.6,5 He died on 18 February 1832 in Newtown: "Enos Morris, counsellor at law, aged 58 yrs., 10 mos., 8 days".3,1 He was buried in Southampton Baptist Church Cemetery, Southampton township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1 Click to view image
     Enos Morris was first a clockmaker, but became a wealthy attorney in Newtown. The following entry taken from the "Mathias Journal" gives a brief accounting of his life. (Reverend Joseph Mathias, the author, was an ordained Baptist minister who preached for many years at Hilltown and who by request delivered a discourse to the memory of Enos Morris Esq. of Newtown.)
Enos likewise learned the trade of his father, and wrought at it for several years: he was a smart active young man and when he was about 25 years of age quit his trade and went to Easton to read law with John Ross Esq. (Mr. Ross was some years after elected to Congress, and after being in that office some years, he was appointed President of the courts of Quarter Sessions & common pleas for the Seventh district of which Bucks County formed a part_ and in the Spring of 1830. he was appointed one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Penna) Enos Morris was admitted at the bar in 1800 or 1801. He soon after settled at Newtown; the seat of Justice at that time for Bucks County, where he still resides. At an early stage of his practice at the bar, his hearing became affected; which has for the most part prevented him from being an advocate before the court & Jury, but he is reckoned a good and safe counsellor, and has had a good share of patronage and by his counsel and pleadings _ together with success in trade and close attention to agricultural pursuits, he has accumulated a very handsome estate. He has been twice married. His first wife was Mrs. Elizabeth Hough, a handsome smart young widow, by her he has several children. Horatio, his oldest son is practising in the science of medicine he graduated in March 1829. Mrs. Morris died a few years ago. __ And Enos married Mrs. Ann Leedom a young and handsome widow of Richard Leedom, who married her when he was quite an old man. Mr. Morris has no children by her. Enos Morris Joined the baptist church in Hilltown in 1790. and after settling in Newtown, he removed his membership to Southampton, and continues in that relation.# [Enos Morris died Feb 7. 17th 1832.].4
     After the death of Enos, Ann retained a widow's dower interest in his land, and when she died, the surviving children of Enos, and his grandchildren by those who were deceased, each received a share, or fraction of a share, that in total was equal to the value of the interest. Two of the children who received a share jointly were Ann's grandchildren as well, they being the children of her only child John Lloyd, and Enos' daughter Amanda. Click to view image

Children of Enos Morris and Elizabeth (—?—) (Hough-Morris)


  1. [S328] Ruth Bennett, "Morris Family," e-mail message from <e-mail address> (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) to Laura M. Cooper, 1 May 1999.
  2. [S329] "A Memorandum Containing some account of the birth, life and Ministry of Joseph Mathias. With a diary of his Exercises and various events which came under his notice. Together with an account of his Progenitors and Connexions. Likewise a short notice of the First settlement of the part of the Country, which gave him birth, and where he still resides," (MS, 1831-1851; Bucks County, Pennsylvania), 47, The Bucks County Historical Society; Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1067] Southampton Baptist Church (burials), online <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~buckscounty/…>, Enos Morris gravestone.
  4. [S329] "Mathias Journal", 48.
  5. [S386] Frances Wise Waite, ed., Bucks County Intelligencer Marriage Notices Vol. 1, 1804-1834 (Doylestown: Bucks County Genealogical Society, unknown publish date), 144.
  6. [S330] Interview with William H. Morris (William H. Morris; Leesburg, Florida), by Laura Munson Cooper, 1999. Transcript held in 2004 by Cooper (1804 Holm Oak St.; Arlington, TX 76012-5608).