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COL William Groves Morris

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COL William Groves Morris

Birth
Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Death
29 Nov 1918 (aged 93)
Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Dallas, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID
51867844 View Source

The son of Vincent Morris. His father moved to Dallas area from Loudoun Co., Va. His grandfather, Benjamin Morris, came to America from Scotland and settled in Loudon Co., Va. William married Louise Costner. She died two years before William. They had nine children.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Morris joined Co. H of the 37th NC Troops and was made Lieutenant. He rose rapidly, becoming the Colonel. He suffered two wounds during service and was captured at Gettysburg, and imprisoned at Johnston's Island.

After the war, he returned to his farm near Dallas and farmed, as well as being an expert millwright and carpenter. He built several of the older gristmills in this section. He obtained a high school education. He represented NC in the lower house of the General Assembly in the 1870s. He attended the Dallas Methodist Church.

The son of Vincent Morris. His father moved to Dallas area from Loudoun Co., Va. His grandfather, Benjamin Morris, came to America from Scotland and settled in Loudon Co., Va. William married Louise Costner. She died two years before William. They had nine children.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Morris joined Co. H of the 37th NC Troops and was made Lieutenant. He rose rapidly, becoming the Colonel. He suffered two wounds during service and was captured at Gettysburg, and imprisoned at Johnston's Island.

After the war, he returned to his farm near Dallas and farmed, as well as being an expert millwright and carpenter. He built several of the older gristmills in this section. He obtained a high school education. He represented NC in the lower house of the General Assembly in the 1870s. He attended the Dallas Methodist Church.


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