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  • ID: I335878
  • Name: Robert MORRIS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 JAN 1734 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England
  • Immigration: 1747
  • Event: Appointed BET 1781 AND 1784 United States Superintendent of Finance
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Pennsylvania BET 4 MAR 1789 AND 3 MAR 1795
  • Death: 6 MAY 1806 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. Robert Morris
  • Note:
    MORRIS, Robert, (father of Thomas Morris [1771-1849]), a Delegate and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Liverpool, England, January 20, 1734; immigrated to the United States in 1747 and settled in Oxford, Md.; attended school in Philadelphia; became a merchant in Philadelphia in 1748; signed the non-importation agreement of 1765; member of the Pennsylvania Council of Safety 1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1775-1778; signer of the Declaration of Independence; settled upon the Manheim estate; member, State assembly 1778-1781; national superintendent of finance 1781-1784; established the Bank of North America; member, State assembly 1785-1787; delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1789, to March 3, 1795; declined to be a candidate for renomination; declined the position of Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President George Washington; known as the "financier of the American Revolution" and one of the richest men in America, Morris became involved in unsuccessful land speculations, which caused him to be imprisoned for debt from 1798 to 1801; died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 8, 1806; interment in the family vault of William White in the churchyard of Christ Church.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Robert MORRIS b: 23 APR 1711 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth MURPHET b: ABT 1712 in England

    Marriage 1 Mary WHITE b: 13 APR 1749 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    • Married: 2 MAR 1769 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    Children
    1. Has Children Robert MORRIS b: 19 DEC 1769 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    2. Has Children Thomas MORRIS b: 26 FEB 1771 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    3. Has No Children William White MORRIS b: 9 AUG 1772 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    4. Has No Children Hannah Seely MORRIS b: ABT 1773 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    5. Has No Children Hester MORRIS b: 30 JUL 1774 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    6. Has No Children Charles MORRIS b: 11 JUL 1777 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    7. Has Children Maria MORRIS b: 24 APR 1779 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    8. Has No Children Henry MORRIS b: 24 JUL 1784

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