Family - Morrow Connection

The Morrow Connection

The Morrows were very probably a well-to-do Haligonian (or at least Nova Scotian) family of good social standing, but from our point of view (as I have to draw a line somewhere) I've only investigated them as far as the marriages of their two eldest daughters into the immensely prosperous Stairs dynasty.

As was the custom in those days, they both produced huge families – thirteen offspring in Susanna Morrow's case, who nevertheless lived on to very nearly 84. But poor Mary Morrow died at the age of just 42, three days after giving birth to her eleventh child, Henry Bertram Stairs.

Indeed her own mother had died just 2 months past her 39th birthday after producing nine children in 16 years.

#IndividualSpouse / PartnerFamily
‑5John Morrow
(5 July 1795 – 21 Feb 1862)
Mary Ann Duffus
(10 Nov 1796 – 9 Jan 1836)
(m 2 Jan 1820)
Susanna Duffus Morrow
(21 Oct 1822 – 19 Oct 1906)


Isaac Jackson Morrow
(1824 – 1886)

William Duffus Morrow
(1826 – 1857)

Robert M Morrow
(1827 – 1885)

Mary Morrow
(12 Feb 1829 – 2 May 1871)


James Bain Morrow
(1831 – 1880)

Sarah Morrow
(1832 – 1839)

Margaret Elizabeth Morrow
(1834 – 1914)

Elizabeth Duffus Morrow
(1835 – 1838)
‑4Susanna Duffus Morrow
(21 Oct 1822 – 19 Oct 1906)
William James Stairs
(24 Sep 1819 – 27 Feb 1906)
(m 16 Jun 1845)
William Stairs
(24 Feb 1846 – 12 Apr 1860)

John Fitzwilliam Stairs
(19 Jan 1848 – 26 Sep 1904)

Maryanne Stairs
(20 Sep 1849 – 24 Jul 1883)

James Wiseman Stairs
(15 May 1851 – 1908)

Margaret Wiseman Stairs
(26 Mar 1853 – 23 Sep 1914)

Edward Stairs
(10 Jul 1854 – 10 Feb 1913)

George Stairs
(29 Feb 1856 – 1 Apr 1908)

Ethel Stairs
(26 Mar 1857 – 23 Mar 1858)

Herbert Stairs
(21 Mar 1859 – 1942)

Catherine Stairs
(31 Aug 1860 – 23 Oct 1888)

Gavin Lang Stairs
(21 Sep 1861 – 12 Jul 1927)

Joanna Stairs
(30 Dec 1862 – 31 May 1863)

Richard Kidston Stairs
(20 Mar 1865 – 11 Aug 1865)
‑4Mary Morrow
(12 Feb 1829 – 2 May 1871)
John Stairs
(1 Apr 1823 – 22 Mar 1888)
(m 8 Aug 1854)
Bessie Stairs
(1855 – 1859)

Laura Stairs
(1856 – 1859)

Frank Stairs
(1857 – 1920)

Mary Morrow Stairs
(1857 – 1939)

Georgina Stairs
(1861 – 1916)

Capt William Grant Stairs FRGS
(28 Feb or 1 Jul 1863 – 9 Jun 1892)

Anna Penelope Stairs
(1868 – 1953)

John W Stairs
(1869 – 1920)

Margaret Hilda Stairs (twin?)
(1869 – 1940)

Robert M Stairs
(1870 – 1934)

Henry Bertram Stairs
(29 Apr 1871 – 14 Feb 1940)