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S.J. Morriss Simon Joshua Morriss
Full Name: Simon Joshua Morriss
Other surnames: Morris
Date of birth: April 15, 1843
Date of death: May 18, 1902

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 25th (2)   26th (1)   Democrat Atlanta / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
(1) 26th Legislature - 1/10/1899, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 25th Legislature - 1/12/1897, p. 1, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 28th Legislature, R.S., 1/22/1903, p. 83, Dr. S.J. Morris. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Simon J. Morriss, M.D., pp. 39-41. Born 4/15/1843 in Talladega County, Alabama; marriage to Miss Mary L. Taylor 9/15/1865. Captain, 10th Alabama Infantry. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, 1st Lieutenant, and Captain, 10th Alabama Infantry, enlisted 6/4/1861. Simon Joshua Morriss, death date 5/18/1902 in Cass County, widow Mrs. Mary Morriss of Atlanta, Cass County, marriage date 9/9/1865 in Talladega County, Alabama. Pension File No. 23498, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Death notice, "Dr. S.J. Morriss Dead: Was an Ex-State Senator and Prominent East Texas Citizen," 5/19/1902, p. 10. Death date 5/18/1902. "Dr. Morriss served four years as State Senator from the First District of Texas." Dallas Morning News.
  • Census of 1880 - S.J. Marris, Cass County, age 37, born circa 1843 in Alabama, physician, spouse Mary, daughters Lucy, Arney, Lillie, Bell, Eula, and Kate.
    Census of 1900 - Simon J. Morriss, Atlanta, Cass County, age 53, born April 1847 in Alabama, physician, spouse Mary L.L.A., daughters E. Ama and Eula L. FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • Dr. S.J. Morriss, birth date 4/15/1843, death date 5/18/1902, interment in Pine Crest Cemetery, Atlanta, Cass County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. S.J. Morriss, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.J. Morriss, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Contingent Expenses  
    Educational Affairs  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Education  
    Finance  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Debt  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
     

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