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John H. Morrison

Full Name: John H. Morrison
Date of birth: July 11, 1836
Date of death: December 9, 1916

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 4 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2)   Radical Republican Palestine / Anderson   Anderson, Henderson, Van Zandt

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal.
(2) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - John H. Morrison, Hill County, age 24, born circa 1836 in Iowa, blacksmith.
    Census of 1870 - Jno H. Morison, Anderson County, age 33, born circa 1837 in Iowa, legislator, wife Sarah.
    Census of 1880 - Jno. H. Morrisson, McLennan County, age 44, born circa 1836 in Iowa, blacksmith, wife Sarah.
    Census of 1900 - John H. Morrison, Houston, Harris County, age 64, born July 1836, blacksmith.
    Census of 1910 - John H. Morrison, Roy, Mora County, New Mexico, age 73, born circa 1837 in Iowa, father in law of Guy Ament. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880 1900 1910
  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ROGERS. "Rogers seems to have established a reputation as a violent opponent of Reconstruction by beating up John H. Morrison, a Freedmen's Bureau agent . . ." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mention in biographical sketch of Miriam Morrison. Biographical Directory, History of Lee County, Iowa, Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879. Son, "John H., born in Lee Co. in 1836, now of Palestine, Tex." Iowa GenWeb.
  • John M. Morrison. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Biographical sketch, "A Southern Incident," Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa), 6/26/1891, p. 1. "John H. Morrison, of Waco, Tex., . . . . In 1870, when a member of the state legislature of Texas he introduced and had passed a bill authorizing the purchase of one acre of ground surrounding the elm tree . . ." Newspapers.com.
  • John H. Morrison married Sarah J. Mead, 3/21/1861 in Anderson County. The Tracings, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 1991, p. 5, crediting Anderson County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "Aged Citizen Died," Lufkin Daily News, 12/11/1916, p. 2. Birth date 7/11/1836, death date 12/9/1916. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

12th Adjourned - 1871
Internal Improvements  
Privileges and Elections  
12th R.S. - 1871
Militia (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Elections and Privileges  
Militia (Chair) 
12th Provisional - 1870
Contested House Seats  
Privileges and Elections  

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