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Samuel William Morrison
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1814
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1892
Hamilton County
Texas, USA

Samuel William Morrison
Sex: M
Birth: 2 Mar 1814 in , Washington, Tennessee
Death: 27 Jan 1892 in , Hamilton, Texas
Burial: Hurst Ranch Cem, Evant, Coryell, Texas, USA

"J. W. Morrison is associated in the grocery business with J. C. Smith, in Hillsboro, Texas, and their establishment is one of the most extensive, and certainly, one of the most popular houses in the town, and although it has only been in existence since 1889, if the past is any indication of what the future will be, it will eventually rank among the foremost business houses of this County. Mr. Morrison first saw the light of day in Lee County, Iowa, in 1839, he being the third of nine children born to Samuel and Anna (Baugh) Morrison, the former of whom was born in Alabama in 1813. He was a farmer and stock raiser throughout his life, with a few exceptions, noted later on. When quite young he went to Tennessee, where he remained until after his marriage, and about 1838, went to Iowa, purchasing a claim about 3 1/2 miles from Fort Madison, upon which he lived and endeavored to make a home for his family until 1842, when he became dissatisfied and determined to seek a country more homelike and with less of frontier life attached to it. Illinois seemed to offer the proper inducements to thrifty and energetic settlers, and he accordingly transported his effects and family thither and took up his residence in Marion County. There he remained until 1848, when the roaming spirit again seized him. This time the sunny south captivated his fancy and he turned his footsteps toward the then broad and arid plains of Texas. Here he landed in 1848, and spent one year in Hunt and Navarro counties, which was then a small empire, after which Henderson County became his home.The town of Waco then became the scene of his labors and from there he engaged in teaming to Houston for a period of 2 years. The succeeding 2 years were spent in agricultural pursuits in Falls County, at the end of which time Hill County received him. He purchased a 320 acre farm near Hillsboro, and resided on the same until 1866, succeeding which, until 1868, he resided in Brazos County. In 1874 he took up his residence in Hamilton County where he died January 27, 1892, of la grippe. With the single exception of the time in Waco, Mr. Morrison was engaged in farming and stock raising in all of the various counties in which he has lived. Being a steady hard-working man, he has prospered, but never accumulated or had in his possession more than a few thousand dollars at a time. He enlisted in the State militia of the Confederate service, and the last 2 years of the war was posted at Galveston. Here he contracted asthma, from which he ever afterward suffered. His grandfather was an Irish emigrant to America and settled in Alabama, where he joined the Colonial army and served throughout the Revolutionary war. His son, the father of Samuel Morrison, was born in Alabama in 1775, and was afterward a participant in the War of 1812. He was a farmer, by occupation, and died in 1857. He had been married twice and was the father of 19 children. The maternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch, John Baugh, was a merchant and a minister of the Christian Church. He died at the age of ninety years......"

Source -History of Johnson and Hill Counties, a sketch on J. W. Morrison, a son of Samuel's.


Dallas Times Herald -1926

Hill County Was Named For War Secretary
Town of Hillsboro came into existence seventy-three years ago.
By J. C. Butts
Hillsboro, May 15 -Seventy three years ago, Hillsboro came into existence. The beginning of this city was marked by a log house constructed by Samuel Morrison. It was in the year 1853 that this hardy pioneer looked from behind laboring oxen that pulled a creaking wagon over the prairie, and selected the site for a new home. With him came his wife, Peggie Ann Morrison, and six children. Making camp, the Morrisons waited until the first days of spring and then the head of the family constructed a house in what is now known as the Harris addition to the city of Hillsboro. With the building of the house, Morrison also made history. That home still stands. It has been repaired to some extent, but the old building has remained practically intact. It is now owned and occupied by Miss Willie Harris. In the winter before Morrison built his home, Rosa Ann, one of his daughters, died, and was buried. Her grave was the first one ever dug on Hillsboro soil, and was the beginning of what is now known as the Old Cem. Samuel Morrison and his wife are now dead, and only three of the children survive. They are John W. Morrison, sheriff of Hill County in 1882 and 1884; Thomas Jefferson Morrison, who was the first white boy born in Waco, Texas, and Mrs. Jane West. Both John and Thomas Morrison reside in Hillsboro, while Mrs. West's home is in Aquilla. All are grey-haired and have each passed the three score year and ten mark......


Received from Sue Bearden, "According to O. M. Cato Jr., in 1977, when the Morrison family arrived at the "Falls" between Marlin and Cameron, Texas, Samuel Morrison noticed wild buffalo coming to the water. He killed 21 buffalo, skinned them, dried and tanned them, using them to assist in warming the house, placing them on the floor, walls, etc. Their house which they built was on the east side of the Brazos River."
Marks and brands recorded at Hill County Courthouse, Hill County, Texas

Samuel Morrison
Records his mark and brand marked with crop and split in the left ear and upper bit in the right.
Branded "SM," January 14, 1854

Bef. 1838 -farmer / stock raiser lived in Tennessee
1838 -went to Iowa, 31/2 miles of Fort Madison
1842 -went to Marion County, Illinois
1848 -went to Texas -Hunt co > Navarro co > Henderson co > Waco > Houston > Falls co > Hill co > Hillsboro > Brazos co
1854 -built first house in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas
1860 -Texas Census -Hill County, Pg 21, family 177
Civil War -Confederate state militia at Galveston
1874 -Hamilton County, Texas
1892 -died of la grippe

1850 Census -Milam County, Texas, Pg 9, family 338/351, Milan & Williamson District
September 28, 1850

Samuel Morrison 36 Tennessee Farmer
Rebecca A. 44 Kentucky
Mary E. 15 Mississippi
Jane 13 Iowa
John M. 11 Iowa
Emily C. 9 Illinois
James A.(E.) 4 Illinois
Rosanna 2 Texas

---------------------------------------------------1860 Census -Hill County, Texas, Pg 21, family 177, Hillsboro

Samuel Morrison 46 Tennessee
Peggy A. 44 Kentucky
Jane 23 Iowa
John M. 21 Iowa
Emily C. 19 Ill
Jas E. 14 Ill
Thos J. 9 Texas

1870 Census -Hill County,Texas, Pg 445&446, family 156, Hillsboro, prec #4
August 25, 1870

Morrison, Samuel 51 Farmer Tennessee
Sylpha 32 Housewife Louisiana
Elbert 24 Illinois

1880 Census -Hamilton County,Texas, Pg 318, family 194, Hamilton prec #4, ed #70
June 21, 1880

Samuel MORRISSON Self M Male W 65 Tennessee Farmer Georgia Maryland Melinda J. MORRISSON Wife M Female W 32 North Carolina Keeps House North Carolina North Carolina

Confederate Record -Samuel Morrison

Name & Rank: Morrison, Samuel, Pvt., 1st Class
Commanding Officer: Surgnier, W. A., Capt.
Organization: Company G, Hill County, 1st Regt. Cav., 2nd Brigade, TST
Enlist: March 18, 1864 at Camp McCulloch for 6 months
Description: Age 49
Remarks: R&F 85; En. Off. Maj. H. Cook; Mus. Off. H. W. Cooke; Apprs.: j. B. Stephen & Wm. Young; 30 miles travelled to place of rendezvous; Company stationed at Camp McCulloch March 18, 1964; at Camp Murrah April 3, 1864; Furloughed for 3 months from April 3rd; 1 muster roll dated March 18, 1864.

Marriage 1 Peggy Ann Baugh b: Abt 1803
Married: 13 Feb 1834 in Jefferson, Illinois

Mary Elizabeth Morrison b: 26 Feb 1835 in Tishomingo, Tishomingo, Mississippi
Jane Morrison b: 4 Feb 1837 in , Lee, Iowa
John William Morrison b: 2 May 1839 in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, USA
Emily Caroline Morrison b: 13 Mar 1840 in , Marion, Illinois
James Elbert Morrison b: 17 Nov 1845 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois
Rosa Ann Morrison b: Abt 1848 in Hillsboro, NavarroHill, Texas
Thomas Jefferson Morrison b: 11 May 1851 in , , Texas

Family links: 
  Joseph Morrison (1759 - 1835)
  Elizabeth Ford Morrison (1780 - 1844)
  Peggy Ann Baugh Morrison (1803 - 1861)*
  Mary Elizabeth Morrison Fancher (1835 - 1921)*
  John W. Morrison (1839 - 1927)*
  Thomas Jefferson Morrisson (1850 - 1939)*
  Horatio Morrison (1806 - 1851)*
  Joseph Morrison (1807 - 1891)**
  Neal Morrison (1809 - 1863)**
  Sarah Morrison Ford (1812 - 1898)*
  Samuel William Morrison (1814 - 1892)
  James Morrison (1820 - 1902)*
  Kissiah Morrison Evans (1822 - 1888)**
  Ruth Morrison McColgin (1826 - 1900)**
*Calculated relationship
Hurst Ranch Cemetery
Hamilton County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Aug 25, 2011
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Samuel William Morrison
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