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Thomas Ruffin Morris, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1858
Arkansas, USA
Death: May 19, 1927

Harrison Ruffin Morris (1809-1876), grandfather of Thomas Ruffin Morris, married Martha Ann Cheatham (1818-1900) about 1835 in Virginia. One of their children was John Henry Morris (1838-1863). John & his parents moved to Arkansas.

John married Nancy Burgess on June 25, 1857, in Hempstead County, Arkansas, and they had a son, Thomas Ruffin Morris born in Arkansas on November 8, 1858. John, Nancy & Thomas moved to Texas, and John enlisted in the Civil War, leaving his wife and son with his father. John was killed in the Siege of Jackson, MS, on July 11, 1863. His wife left on a wagon train shortly thereafter to visit her family, leaving young Thomas Ruffin Morris in the care of his grandfather, Harrison Ruffin Morris, now in Texas. Thomas' mother never returned and was believed killed in a raid by native Americans on the wagon train. Thus, at a tender age, Thomas was an orphan.



1910 Census, Merkel, Taylor County, TX
Household Gender Age
Thomas R Morris M 49y
Spouse Jennie Morris F 34y
Child Merkel J Morris F 10y
Child Grace L Morris F 7y
Child Thomas R Morris M 4y
Child William P Morris M 2y
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1920 Census, Hamilton County, TX
Household Gender Age
Thomas R Morris M 60y
Spouse Jennie A Morris F 43y
Child Merkel J Morris F 19y
Child Grace L Morris F 16y
Child T R Morris M 13y
Child William P Morris M 11y
Child Theresse M Morris F 6y

 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Harrison Ruffin Morris (1809 - 1876)
  Martha Ann Cheatham Morris (1818 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Jensey Lou Scott Morris Turney (1877 - 1963)*
 
 Children:
  Merkel Jewell Eugenia Morris Perryman (1900 - 1928)*
  Grace Lou Morris Coffee (1903 - 1993)*
  Thomas Ruffin Morris (1906 - 1998)*
  William Penn Morris (1908 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary William Morris Dyer (1835 - 1917)*
  George Washington Morris (1844 - 1932)*
  Lee Walker Morris (1852 - 1882)*
  James William Morris (1857 - 1934)*
  Thomas Ruffin Morris (1858 - 1927)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Carlton Cemetery
Carlton
Hamilton County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Elreeta Weathers
Record added: May 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70589423
Thomas Ruffin Morris, Sr
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Thomas Ruffin Morris, Sr
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