Col Charles DeMorse

Col Charles DeMorse

Birth
Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Oct 1887 (aged 71)
Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA
Burial Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA
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Memorial ID 7651719 · View Source
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Col. DeMorse served at the Battle of Posion Spring, Arkansas.

Hillsboro Reflector - Nov 3, 1887
CHARLES DeMORSE DEAD

Clarksville, Tex., Oct 25 - This morning our people learned with regret the death of Colonel Charles DeMorse. Col. DeMorse had only been ill a few days, when he died about midnight last night. He was a native of Massachusetts, spending almost all of his life in Texas, having cast his lot among our people in 1835, when the Lone Star state was dripping its blood of heroes. He, among a volunteer party from the sister state, landed on our southern coast when he was just nineteen years of age, and on foot started immediately for the dark scenes of conflict, and was in sound of “The Twin Sisters” that played such an important part under Sam Houston on the immortal field of San Jacinto. Coloney DeMorse was with Houston through the remainder of the war, until Mexico acknowledged the freedom of Texas.

He was also a member of the staff of Albert S. Johnson, and was a Colonel in the late war between the stastes. He edited a paper in Austin prior to 1842 when he came to Clarksville and established the Standard, indexing his sentiments, always standing by his people, pleading for an honest Domociatic government. He was a member of the constitutional convention of 1876 and has mingled in the front rank of polities for many years. He delighted to talk and write of the days when it tried men to oppose the tyrants of Mexico. He passed away without any pain. he knew that his time had come, and was as calm and contented as man can be. He said that he had recognised for some time that “his days of usefulness were about spent, that his part in the drama of life had been played, and he hoped well” and died perfectly satisfied. he was seventy two years old.


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Born in Leicester, Mass - Died in Clarksville, TX

Gravesite Details Husband of Lodoiska C. Woolridge

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  • Originally Created by: MB
  • Added: 3 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7651719
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Charles DeMorse (31 Jan 1816–25 Oct 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7651719, citing Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .