Friday, October 25, 2013

Charles “Charlie” Morris

Charles “Charlie” Morris

Charles “Charlie” Morris was the son of the late, great Honorable Milton Morris and his first wife, Lucy Ann Richard. Like his father, he was born during slavery around October 1857 in Missouri. He worked as a laborer on a Louisiana sugar plantation for most his adult life.

He grew-up in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. His wife was Sarah Henderson, also of Missouri. He had five children with his wife. His children were Archille, Hannah, Cornelius, Catherine, and Vinna Morris.

Even though he was born into an atrocious institution of bondage and worked as a farm laborer, he was able to read and write. This is evidence that education was of high value within the family.

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