James MORRIS Ireland>Newark, NJ 1830-1904
Since the message boards here at Genforum will soon become read-only I thought I would re-post and update the information about my family that I first posted in 1998.My email address will be listed at the bottom should anyone wish to contact me in the future.I am still searching for the mother of James MORRIS and the location of the family's origin in Ireland.I welcome contact from any distant cousins who would like to share information.
My greatgrandfather, James MORRIS, was born in Oct 1830, somewhere in Ireland, and died 1-June-1904 in NJ.He is buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange, NJ.He immigrated to the US around 1850.His father, John F. MORRIS, born in Ireland circa 1792, immigrated several years later and lived with James' family in Newark until his death on 18-Aug-1882.I do not know who James' mother was.
James' first wife was Julia MCCABE.She was born circa 1829 somewhere in Ireland and died Oct. 1864 in Newark, NJ.I do not know who her parents were, but she had a brother who lived in California, who left a small sum of money to each of her children.Julia and James were married 4-Aug-1850 in Belleville, NJ.
Children of James MORRIS and Julia MCCABE:
1)John b. 1852
2)William Henry b. 14-Oct-1854, d. 8-Dec-1941, m. 7-Sept-1879 to Margaret SWEENEY, dau of John and Ann (nee KELLY) SWEENEY.Their children were:William, Gertrude, Julia and Joseph.
3)Benjamin b. 1855
4)James Edward b. 23-Jan-1857, m. 23-June-1878 to Bridget MANNING.Their children were:John, Ann, and Richard.
5)Joseph Kereon b. 28-Mar-1859, m. 1-Nov-1881 to Catherine Mary BYRNES.Their children were:Henry, Joseph, Roger, Mabel, Richard and Thomas.
6)Mary Elizabeth b. 30-July-1861, died young
7)Mary Anne b. 8-Oct-1863, m. 21-Feb-1882 to Eugene O'NEILL.They had no children.
8)Margaret Ida b. 1864, m. John GEISER.Children:Raymond b. 1889 and Delbert J. b. abt 1898
After Julia's death James married on 10-July-1868 to Sarah Josephine SMITH.Their children were:
1)Sarah b. 1869, died young
2)Elizabeth b. July 1872 m. Patrick MONAHAN.Their children were William and Eugene.
3)Catherine b. 9-Oct-1876
4)Julia A. b. 20-May-1878
5)Teressa b. abt 1879, d. young
6)Cecelia b. 30-June-1880, d. young
7)Mary Winifred (called Winnie) b. 30-Oct-1882 d. Feb 1973.She married first to Mr. MCKENZIE and second to Mr. RAAB.One known child, Ruth MCKENZIE.
8)Eugene Francis b. 5-Aug-1884 d. 29-Nov-1957 m. 27-Sept-1908 to Agnes Jane SOLIS.These were my grandparents.Their children were:James, Elizabeth (died young), William, Eugene (died young), Agnes, Eugene, Margaret, Edward, Charles, Robert and Thomas.
9)Bernard b. 10-Aug-1887, d. 1949, m. Florence___They had one son, Burnett.
10)Clara b. 30-Jan-1889, m. George HUFF.No children.
All of the children of James MORRIS were born in Newark, NJ.
My email address is:lisajeanmy AT rogers DOT com