William Wright Morris

William Wright Morris

Birth
Death 20 Jun 1883 (aged 77–78)
Burial Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, USA
Plot A12
Memorial ID 13483927 · View Source
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Hon. William Wright Morris, died June 20, 1883, aged 76 years, a native of Halifax Co., NC.

Judge William Wright Morris (1805-1883)
Born in Halifax County, North Carolina, William Wright Morris moved with his family to Coosa County, Alabama in 1840. He taught school, studied law, and was elected Judge. In 1847 he brought his mother, widowed sister Martha (Morris) Spivey, her three children, and family slaves to Henderson. The Judge practiced law and built a fine plantation home (3 mi NW) for the family. An influential man, he was elected district Judge in 1854, served as a Texas legislator, and helped promote the first railroad in East Texas. Morris County was named for him in 1875.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 13483927
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wright Morris (1805–20 Jun 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13483927, citing Old Henderson City Cemetery, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .