Robert Morris came to this country from Liverpool, Lancashire, England with his father at the age of 13 in 1747. He became an apprentice at a shipping and banking firm in Philadelphia, earned a fortune and went on to finance the American Revolution. Besides signing the Declaration of Independence, he also signed the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution!
It seems as though Robert Morris may have been a much older cousin to my Great-Grandfather (5th removed) George Morris. Evidently,George may have been a great - nephew of Robert Morris Sr., the father of Robert Morris, according to the family research I read.
George and Hanna made their way on to Nauvoo, Illinois - met up with Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church - then made his way to Salt Lake City, Utah with Brigham Young.
Needless to say the two men never met in life and there was no link between the two families here in America and I would venture to say that by this time in history, the two families back in England were probably estranged as well.
Still, pretty cool to know of the link between the two.
Happy 4th of July!