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Morris, Lewis

Born: 1671 AD
Died: 1746 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician

1671 – Born on the 15th of October.

1671 – Born on the estate of his parents, Richard Morris and Sarah Morris, this Lewis Morris was the first in a lengthy string of men with the same name to inherit the prominent estate of Morrisania in the southwest section of today’s Bronx.

1672 – In the Fall, both Richard and Sarah died leaving only the infant Lewis, barely the age of one, as the lord of the manor.

         – Lewis made great pains to secure his nephew’s lost property, including a few slaves that had been captured and resold.

         – He was even successful in petitioning for an additional land grant with the help of family friend, Walter Webley.

1691 – When the childless Col. Lewis and his wife, Mary, died, the now fully-grown Lewis inherited the estate.

1746 – Died on the 21st of May.