Morris Simon III

Morris Simon III

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Morris A. Simon III
Born 1940s.
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Morris was born in Tuscaloosa. Alabama, the son of Morris Simon Jr. and Elizabeth Clark. After an early childhood in New Orleans during World War II, his family returned to Tuscaloosa where he attended a Catholic primary school and a public high school. He finished high school in the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1964, did postgraduate work in cultural anthropology and African studies at Cornell University and Michigan State University, earning a Ph.D. in anthropology from Cornell in 1970. Morris taught college courses in anthropology, history and international studies for nearly forty years and retired from teaching in 2006. In retirement, he worked as a freelance author of fantasy gamebooks and novels and as a contract genealogist for several years. Morris married Sherry Lankford in 1982; they had six children, ten grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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Descendants and ancestors of Peter Lankford of Virginia, Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi
Settlers in St. James & Ascension Parishes between 1764 - 1785
Descendants and ancestors of Guillaume Simon of Bordeaux, France and Louisiana

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On 10 Apr 2017 at 23:58 GMT Morris Simon III wrote:

Hi, Jaqueline.

I used "Jean-Louis" based on very slim evidence indeed. In the 1794 succession of Louis, his first heir was named "Jean-Louis Wagenspack II", implying that there was a "Jean-Louis Wagenspack I". Also, There was a naming pattern to append the saint-name ("Jean") in this case to the given "call" name, as in "Jean-Louis" and "Jean-Pierre", but never using the saint-name to address the person. It was more common for females (usually "Marie-Anne" etc.) but the pattern was used occasionally for sons. When a son was named after a father, it was common to refer to the child by the full patronymic, as in "Jean-Louis" and to use the abbreviated form (as in "Louis") for the father. Legal documents usually followed family usage.

So it was a combination of flimsy evidence & patterns.

On 10 Apr 2017 at 22:33 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Hi Morris, I noticed you edited the first name for Louis Waguespack. In the bio I had written:
He is called "Louis" in his succession record, in the genealogy section of Conrad's book, and in the 19 entries in the St. Charles Parish Original Acts he is always called Louis and nothing else. He named a son Jean-Louis.

I am definitely getting his record straight as there is confusion out on the nets so please post why you think his name should be "Jean-Louis". Thanks

On 8 Apr 2017 at 14:14 GMT Glenn Waguespack wrote:

Thank you Morris. For providing proper sources.

On 30 Jan 2017 at 21:36 GMT Gabrielle Louque wrote:

Jean louque 1765-1821

On 29 Jan 2017 at 19:06 GMT Gabrielle Louque wrote:

I have some of my own research just everything stops after Juan Louque

On 29 Jan 2017 at 17:27 GMT Gabrielle Louque wrote:

Hey how do you know Melvin Louque (louque-29) thats my grandfather

On 10 Oct 2016 at 23:08 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Morris,

Thanks so much for all the updates on Peter Lankford !

On 11 May 2016 at 16:41 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi Morris! I've added the category ... I wasn't sure which US Southern Colonies category (categories?) it should be under. Could you take a look & add whichever are appropriate? Or let me know & I can. Also, would you like to be shown as a contact? Thanks!

On 25 Nov 2015 at 17:23 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Your roll call is complete (4 for 4). Thanks for being a member of the Louisiana Families project.

Cheers, Liz

On 18 Oct 2015 at 04:16 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Morris, I added to a few Fougere profiles. Let me know if you need to be added to more. Thanks for the help (-:

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