|Birth: ||Dec., 1837|
St. Landry Parish
|Death: ||May 31, 1912|
History by Phillip Plotz, M.D., the great great grandson of Henry's brother Edwin.
(Note: the birth year and possibly the death date on the marker are incorrect. The information on the marker was probably given to the VA by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.)
Henry Preston Morrow was born in Dec 1837 in St. Landry Parish, LA to father John Morrow (born in 1801 in Pennsylvania) and mother Olivia A. Burton (born in 1816 in St. Landry.) His mother died sometime between 1850 and 1860 and his father died on 6 Mar 1861 in Caddo Parish, LA, leaving the two youngest children to be raised by his sister Chizonia and her husband John O'Quinn.
Henry had four siblings:
Chizonia J. Morrow (1834-1880)
Burton Morrow (1840-?)
Edwin E. Morrow (1846-1890)
Butnnor Morrow (abt 1846-?)
On 29 Sep 1861, Henry enlisted at Camp Moore, LA in the 16th Louisiana Infantry Reg., Co. K, serving in the Confederate Army until he was discharged on 18 Apr 1865 at the age of 28. He was wounded on 31 Aug 1864 from a bullet causing left shoulder injury at Jonesboro, GA. Upon discharge, he had achieved the rank of 4th Sergeant.
He wrote about his war experiences including the Battle of Shiloh and up through the loss of Atlanta, his injury at Jonesboro and his crossing of the Mississippi in an effort to get home in the Spring of 1865. His account of his experiences were published in the East Texas Historical Journal, 9, #1 (Mar 1971), p. 5-20 (Reminiscing From 1861 to 1865, An "Ex Confed," H. P. Morrow. Edited by James L. Nichols.
After the war, Henry married Sarah Ann Brinkley (abt 1849 - bef 1900) on 27 Dec 1865 in Avoyelles Parish, LA. They had five daughters:
Olevia Morrow (abt 1867-?)
Alzene Ellen Morrow (1870-1944)
Elizabeth Morrow (abt 1873-?)
Mary Morrow (1876-1894)
Robena Morrow (abt 1876-?)
By 1870, he and his family had moved to Freestone, TX. They had also lived in Leon, TX and then mostly in San Augustine, TX. They were farmers.
Due to his left shoulder injury and arthritis, he had become unable to continue with farming and on 21 Mar 1903, he was approved for a Confederate Pension.
On 31 May 1912, he died in the Confederate Home in Austin. (The Home was later transferred to the Austin State Hospital.) He was buried on the grounds there.
John C. Morrow (1801 - 1861)
Olivia A Burton Morrow (1816 - ____)
Alzene Ellen Morrow Fitzgerald (1870 - 1944)*
Mary Fitzgerald (1876 - 1894)*
Chizonia J. Morrow O'Quinn (1833 - 1880)*
Henry Preston Morrow (1837 - 1912)
Burton Montgomery Morrow (1840 - 1862)*
Edwin E. Morrow (1846 - 1890)*
Austin State Hospital Cemetery
Plot: Plot 72
Created by: Phil
Record added: Jul 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113968863
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.|
Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
Added: May. 4, 2014