B.W. Morris

Burrell Wilson Morris

Full Name: Burrell Wilson "Burr" Morris
Date of birth: July 5, 1846
Date of death: February 5, 1929

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 80 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Granbury / Hood   Hood, Parker, Tarrant

Terms of Service top

House District 80
Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897
Legislatures: 24th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Granbury / Hood
Counties in district: Hood, Parker, Tarrant

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, B.W. Morris, pp. 135-136. Born 7/5/1846 in Red River County; Confederate States Army, enlisted in Capt. Shannon's company at age 15; Democratic nominee at the 1894 convention. A History of Hood County, Texas: From its Earliest Settlement to the Present, Together with Biographical Sketches of Many Leading Men and Women Among the Early Settlers. . .: Also a Sketch of the History of Somervell County., 1895.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company C, 10th Texas Infantry, enlisted 10/26/1861 at Houston. Burr Wilson Marris [Morris] [full name: "Burr Wilson Morris but every one called him Burrell Morris"], death date 2/5/1929 in Hood County; widow Mrs. Julia A. Morris of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, marriage date 6/8/1871 in Ellis County. Pension File No. 49330, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958; Burrell Wilson Morris, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Burr Wilson Morris, birth date 7/5/1846 in Texas; death date 2/5/1929 in Granbury, Hood County; farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • B.W. Morris (1846-1929), burial in Granbury Cemetery, Granbury, Hood County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, B.W. Morris, "Hood Ex-Sheriff, Native Texan, Dies," 2/6/1929, p. 1. "At the time he served as flotorial representative, Hood and Tarrant Counties were in the same flotorial district." Fort Worth Record-Telegram.


  • Photograph. B.W. Morris, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Commerce and Manufactures  
Judiciary No. 2  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  

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