Buckner Stith Morris

American mayor (1800-1879)

Buckner Stith Morris (August 19, 1800 – December 16, 1879) was an American politician. He was the Mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1838 to 1839. He was a member of the Whig Party. He was in jail for 9 months because of war conflicts.[1]

Buckner Stith Morris
2nd Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded byWilliam Butler Ogden
Succeeded byBenjamin Wright Raymond
Personal details
Born(1800-08-19)August 19, 1800
Augusta, Kentucky
DiedDecember 16, 1879(1879-12-16) (aged 79)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyWhig
Evelina Barker (m. 1837–1847)
(her death)
Eliza Stephenson (m. 1850–1855)
(her death),
M. E. Parrish (m. 1856–1879)
(his death)
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

Morris was born on August 19, 1800 in Augusta, Kentucky. Morris was married to Evlina Barker until her death. Then he was married to Elize Stephenson until her death. Then he was married to M. E. Parrish until his death. He had three children. Morris died on December 16, 1879 in Chicago, Illinois from an illness, aged 79.


  1. Pucci, Kelly (2007). Camp Douglas: Chicago's Civil War Prison. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-7385-5175-3.