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General Staats Long Morris

Birthplace: Morrisania, New York, United States
Death: January 28, 1800 (71)
Quebec, Canada
Place of Burial: London, Greater London, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel Lewis Morris Morris, II and Katrijntje Jochems Morris
Husband of Lady Catherine Gordon, Duchess of Gordon and Jane Morris Urquhart
Brother of Mary Lawrence (Morris); Lewis Morris, signer of "The Declaration of Independence" and Hon. Richard Morris
Half brother of Hon. Richard Morris; Isabella Wilkins (Morris); Sarah Ashfield; Senator Gouverneur Morris, I; Euphemia Ogden and 1 other

Occupation: British army
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About General Staats Long Morris

Staats Long Morris (August 27, 1728 Morrisiana, New York – January 28, 1800 Quebec, Canada) was an American colonist who served as a major-general in the British army during the American Revolution. He was the grandson of Lewis Morris (the first governor of New Jersey), the brother of Lewis Morris (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), and the half-brother of Gouverneur Morris (an author of the United States Constitution).

He studied at Yale College. On May 31, 1756, he joined the British army, and became captain of the 36th foot. He was quickly promoted lieutenant-colonel in the 89th Highlanders, with which he served at the siege of the French colony of Pondicherry, India in 1761. He became Colonel in the 61st Foot. On July 7, 1763, he was made brigadier-general, in 1777 he obtained major-general, and in 1796 he became a general.

In 1769, he took out a patent of some 30,000 acres, at Butternuts Creek, near Otsego Lake (New York), and developed a settlement. In 1785, the patent was reassigned to Lewis Morris, and Richard Morris. He inherited Morrisiana, which he sold to Gouveneur Morris in 1787. On 1 June 1769, he purchased 967.37 acres, for £2,902 near Morristown, New Jersey. On August 28, 1790, he sold land in New Jersey to John Ramsey, John Dickson, and Thomas Coyle.

Morris became a member of the British Parliament, representing Elgin Burghs. He was buried in an unmarked grave in the nave of Westminster Abbey in 1800.


In March 1756, Morris married the widowed Lady Catherine Gordon (Duchess of Gordon), daughter of William Gordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen and Lady Susan Murray (died 10 December 1779). He married Miss Jane Urquart (died 15 March 1801), about December 1780.

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General Staats Long Morris's Timeline

August 27, 1728
Morrisania, New York, United States
January 28, 1800
Age 71
Quebec, Canada
Age 71
London, Greater London, UK