THOMAS L. MORRIS 1835 – 1918

Contributed by J. Richard Warner~ Additional Research by Virginia Hale ~

Thomas L. Morris was born March 19, 1835 in North Carolina. Morris resided in Buncombe County when at age 26 he enlisted in the Confederate State of America on July 22, 1861.

Morris mustered into the original “Pisgah Guards” as a First Sergeant. The organization was assigned to state service as the 25th Infantry Regiment, Company I.

Promotion soon followed as Morris was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on April 28, 1862. He was present or accounted for until hospitalized at Petersburg, Virginia on or about April 1, 1865, with a gunshot wound of the right arm – just before the end of the Civil War. The place and date of the wound was not reported.

Two days later Morris was captured in the Petersburg hospital. He was confined at various federal hospitals. On May 17, 1865 he was confined in Newport News, Virginia.

Morris was released by the Union Army after taking the Oath of Allegiance on June 14, 1865.

As best I can determine, Thomas L. Morris and his family moved from North Carolina to Georgia in 1868, and then came to Hood County, Texas from Georgia in 1879.

Thomas L. Morris’ wife’s name was Matilda and was called Mattie.

The 1880 Federal Census listed the following information:

SonRobert J.12MaleNC  
DaughterTeresa A.10FemaleGeorgia  

Teresa Morris married B.G. Naylor on December 16, 1886 in Hood County, Texas.

Thomas, Matilda, and Clio were buried in the Granbury Cemetery in Hood County, Texas.

Thomas L. MorrisMatilda A. MorrisClio Morisborn 03/19/1835born 04/27/1839born 10/17/1877died 04/08/1918died 09/29/1889died 08/15/1884