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Joseph H. Morris

Joseph Morris
Full Name: Joseph H. Morris
Birth date: January 2, 1824
Death date: September 23, 1892

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 14th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
    Democrat
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Joseph Morris, Greenville post office, Hunt County, age 36, born circa 1824 in Georgia, farmer, living in household with Martha J. Morris and children.
    Census of 1870 - Joseph Morris, Lone Oak post office, Hunt County, age 47, born circa 1823 in Georgia, farmer, living in household with Jane E. Morris and children. FamilySearch . 1860 1870
  • Joseph Morris, birth date 1/2/1824, death date 9/23/1892, burial in Hall Cemetery, Lone Oak, Hunt County. Find a Grave .
  • Background, p. 194. Born in Georgia, farmer, moved to Texas in 1843. 50 years old at time of service in Senate. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

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