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 Laura <I>Hatch</I> Morrill

Laura Hatch Morrill

Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Death 6 Jun 1927 (aged 93)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas, USA
Plot Lot 270 P, Section 3
Memorial ID 33522689 · View Source
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PARENTS: Benjamin Hatch & Eliza Catherine Green

HUSBAND: David Bradbury Morrill, married Feb 17, 1852 in Huntsville, Walker Co., TX.

Ladonia, Fannin Co., TX Feb 12, 1868

"Dear Brother Link: - I enclose with this the last words of my dear husband for our paper. He wrote them on Thursday, the 6th of February, after which he told me, 'his work was done, he had preached his last sermon,- he was going to a better country.' We did all we could, but God took him to rest on Monday, at two o'clock P.M. He gave us all the evidence we could ask, and even more than I ever had before, that his home was in heaven, and that he was anxious to go. He said that he wished he had the world for a congregation and strength to talk; he would tell them more than he ever had before of the excellences of the Gospel, and that if were faithful to Christ we would not regret it when we come to die. This was the happiest day of his life. His work for twenty two years had been to this end, and he wondered if there were any infidels here, if they would not believe the testamony he could give them and if not, they would not believe though one arose from the dead.

"One moment in the arms of Jesus was better than a whole lifetime here. He blessed his children and said we would not want. Though we were left without a home and among strangers, he felt that God would not let his family suffer. He had spent his property for the cause, as well as his life, and God would reward him. He said much more that was pleasant and gratifying to me; but perhaps I have said enough. It is some relief to tell it to one that I feel is still doing all he can for the same good Master. I feel that all Texas sympathizes with me; but I must not weary you. Please publish these last words which I enclose, and tell your ministers the he wished them to be more faithful than they ever have to preach the whole truth.

Your sister in much affliction
L. Morrill"

SOURCE: Fruits and Flowers from the Wilderness, Page 223-224.

1860 Census - Beat 1, Henderson, TX
1870 Census - Ladonia, Fannin Co., TX
1900 Census - Justice Precinct 1, Mitchell Co., TX
1910 Census - Waco, Ward 6, McLennan Co., TX
1920 Census - Waco, Ward 2, McLennan Co., TX


Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics, Waco, McLennan Co., TX, Mrs. Laura H. Morrill, White Female, Widowed, Born Aug 13, 1833 in Mississippi, Father: Benjamin Hatch from N.C., Mother: Eliza C. Green from N.C., Cause of Death: Accidental fall from chair, Burial June 6, 1937 at Ladonia.





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