Samuel Morris journal 1758-1763
Samuel Morris (ca. 1731-1801) was born to Samuel Morris and Abigail Bragg in Woodstock, Connecticut. During the French and Indian War, he served as a private in a Massachusetts Regiment under Captain Andrew Dalrymple in 1758, and in 1759 as a sergeant in Captain David Holmes' 7th company under Colonel Eleazer Fitch's 4th Connecticut Regiment. His regiments were stationed near Lake George and at Crown Point for much of 1758 and 1759, and participated in the Battle of Ticonderoga (Fort Carillon) on July 26, 1759. Morris married Hannah Child (1735-1823) on May 3, 1759, in Windham, Connecticut. After he left the army in December 1759, he became a teacher at a school in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. In 1760, he moved his family to Dudley, Massachusetts, where he farmed and continued to teach. Morris died in Woodstock, Connecticut, in 1801.