Samuel Leslie  Morris, D.D., L.L.D.

Samuel Leslie Morris, D.D., L.L.D.

Male 1854 - 1937  (82 years)

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  • Name Samuel Leslie Morris  [1, 2
    Suffix D.D., L.L.D. 
    Born 25 Dec 1854  Abbeville, McCormick Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1889  Moved to Macon, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Residence 1900  Moved to Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Occupation Aft 1901  Secretary Home Missions Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 1937  Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 May 1937  Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Samuel Leslie Morris, Sr., was called February 25, 1877, to the ministry of the
      Presbyterian church at Walhalla, S.C., for an annual salary of $300. Two
      small country churches promised another $300, and he wrote, "I now had an
      income of $600 a year--not equal to that of Vanderbilt or Astor; but it gave
      me the temerity to take unto myself a wife. As one of my church officers had
      borrowed all of my "savings," something less than $100, I went to the town
      bank and secured a small loan to buy a wedding suit and bring home my bride.
      I was accordingly formally married October 23, 1877, to Ella M. Brice, only
      child of Christopher S. Brice, Sr., of New Hope Associate Reformed
      Presbyterian congregation near Woodward, S.C."

      Author of:
      "At Our Own Door"
      "The Task that Challenges"
      "Christianizing Christendom"
      "Presbyterianism: Principles and Practices"
      "The Records of the Morris Family"


      ***

      From Leslie Gilbert Christy:

      "We always spelled the lovey names "Ma-ma" and Da". Hers derived from the SC lowcountry name for mother---maybe started out as the French "Maman". I'm not really sure but several generations of our family used it. My mother called her grandmother "Ma-ma" and she in turn was called that by her grandchildren. I should have kept the tradition, but some of mine call me "Grandma" and the younger ones say "Mi-mi". My brother Stephen who was the first grandchild designated "Da". Probably the first word he verbalized and as it happened in Da's presence, he doubtless thought he was talking to him."

      Note: Ma-ma was his wife, Ella Brice Morris.
    Person ID I0003  Hull
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2010 

    Father James Hervey Morris,   b. 6 May 1829, Reedy Branch, near Harrisburg, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1864, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Anne Elizabeth McCaslan,   b. 17 Dec 1831, Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1922, Mt. Airy, Habersham Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1854 
    Family ID F012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ella Martha Brice,   b. 31 Oct 1856, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1949, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1877  Woodward, SC? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Annie Morris,   b. 5 Feb 1883, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1978, Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     2. Hattie Woodrow Morris,   b. 3 Dec 1886, Trenton, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1979, Bossier City, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Marion Christine Morris,   b. 16 Aug 1889, Trenton, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1982, Walnut Creek, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Samuel Leslie Morris, Jr., M.D.,   b. 8 May 1891, Macon, Bibb Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1970, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Photos
    Four Generations of Morrises
    Four Generations of Morrises
    Top to bottom: Samuel Leslie Morris Jr., Margie Morris Akers, Marion Morris Wood, Hattie Morris Hughes Gilbert, Clyde Matheson Wood Jr., Steven Tillman Hughes III, Ella Brice Morris (Ma-Ma), Anna McCaslan Morris, Samuel Leslie Morris Sr. (Da)
    Documents
    Census: 1930, Fulton County GA
50 Westminster Drive, Atlanta
    Census: 1930, Fulton County GA 50 Westminster Drive, Atlanta
    Leslie Morris Head
    Martha E. Wife
    Samuel Son
    Marion Daughter-in-law
    Family ID F003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Da
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    Samuel Leslie Morris Sr. was a Presbyterian minister and Executive Secretary of Home Missions for the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
    Mausoleum, Crest Lawn Memorial Park
    Mausoleum, Crest Lawn Memorial Park
    Site of Morris family burials
    Tattnall Square Presbyterian Church, Macon
    Tattnall Square Presbyterian Church, Macon
    S.L. Morris was pastor in 1891.

    Documents
    Obituaries: S. L. Morris Sr.
    Obituaries: S. L. Morris Sr.
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution

    Headstones
    Grave marker: S. L. Morris and
Clyde Wood Jr.
    Grave marker: S. L. Morris and Clyde Wood Jr.
    Samuel Leslie Morris DD Dec. 25, 1854 - May 10, 1937
    Clyde Mathieson Wood Jr. July 12, 1918 - Nov. 6, 1934
    Plot: Mausoleum

  • Sources 
    1. [S02930] Morrisbricedesc.GED.FTW.
      Date of Import: Nov 20, 1999

    2. [S03436] chance.FTW.
      Date of Import: Dec 19, 1999


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