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   The Morris family of Morrisania  

much similarities between the Morris family of Morrisania and the Livingstons of Livingston Manor. Both families were among the richest landowners in Colonial New York; both were prolific clans with many links to other aristocratic dynasties; Morrises and Livingstons were prominent in both Colonial politics and the Independence movement and both families were pioneers in trade and industry in their respective areas of influence. The Livingstons territory was upstate New York, which they shared with the Van Rensselaer, Van Cortlandt and Philipse families. The Morrises estate lay South of New York in what is now the Bronx and extended through New Jersey. This geographical distance may be the reason

 

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