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 - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(2) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

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, burial in Pine Crest Cemetery, Atlanta, Cass County. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Contingent Expenses  
Educational Affairs  
Engrossed Bills  
Internal Improvements  
State Asylums (Chair) 
State Penitentiaries  
25th R.S. - 1897
Agricultural Affairs  
Contingent Expenses  
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Public Debt  
Public Health (Chair) 
State Affairs  
State Asylums  

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