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.