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Joseph Morris Joseph Morris
Full Name: Joseph Hubbard Morris, Sr.
Date of birth: January 2, 1824
Date of death: September 23, 1892

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Delta, Hopkins, Hunt, Rains, Wood
(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 - 1/13/1874, pp. 1-2. Listed in group of "Senators elect" that took the oath of office. "Upon calling the roll of Senators by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names, came forward, presented their credentials, took the oath of office, administered by Judge Livingston Lindsey and took their seats," 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 top
Other Resources
  • Joseph Hubbard Morris, Sr., born 1/2/1824, died 9/23/1892, interment in Hall Cemetery, Lone Oak, Hunt County. Spouse Martha Jane Simmons Morris (1826-1876). "Joseph H. Morris served as a State Representative [sic] of Texas." Find a Grave.
  • Census of 1860 - Joseph Morris, Greenville Post Office, Hunt County, born in Georgia, age 36, farmer, wife Martha J.
    Census of 1870 - Joseph Morris, Lone Oak Post Office, Hunt County, born in Georgia, age 47, farmer, married. HeritageQuest Online.
  • 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joseph Morris, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
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    Claims and Accounts  
    Private Land Claims  
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    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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