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Rev. Silas Lawrence MORRIS

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  • Name Silas Lawrence MORRIS 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 31 Jul 1854  Rankin County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 19 Jun 1860  Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Ward 1, P. O. Winnfield
    Census 29 Jul 1870  Winnfield, Winn, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census Jun 1880  Falls County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 7 Jun 1900  Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1312 S. 9th St.
    Census 23 Apr 1910  Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 12 Kennesaw Ave.
    Census 6 Feb 1920  Hammond Township, Aiken, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Religion Baptist 
    Education Mississippi College; Soule’s Business College (New Orleans); Waco University (Texas) 
    Occupation Minister, Editor 
    Person ID I8419  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2007 

    Father Darling Pinkney MORRIS,   b. 9 Mar 1829, Lawrence County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Cyrena Eleanor STEEN,   b. 18 Nov 1833, Rankin County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1898, Stay, Grant, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1850  Rankin County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F17587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hallie Byrd BURLESON,   b. Sep 1865, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1885  [8
    Children 
    +1. Georgialene MORRIS,   b. 28 Feb 1886, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rufus Burleson MORRIS,   b. 19 Feb 1888,   d. 15 Mar 1888  (Age 0 years)
     3. Silas Lawrence MORRIS, Jr.,   b. 24 Apr 1889, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1968, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Richard Burleson MORRIS,   b. 29 Dec 1893,   d. 6 Jun 1894  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F5935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jul 1854 - Rankin County, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Jun 1860 - Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Jul 1870 - Winnfield, Winn, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jun 1880 - Falls County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1900 - Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Apr 1910 - Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Silas entered Mississippi College in 1876 and later attended Soule’s Business College in New Orleans. He moved to Texas in 1878. Converted at the age of sixteen, Silas was ordained a Baptist clergyman before he reached the age of twenty-one. In 1881 he entered the senior class in Waco University. He deferred his graduation but was unanimously elected an alumnus.

      Silas was a Baptist pastor in Louisiana before he came to Texas. He served the churches of Cow Bayou, Beulah, and New Zion, and in 1882 became pastor of the church in Marlin, Texas. The following year he was appointed financial agent of Waco University, securing an endowment of $60,000. For a time he was editor of The Home and Sunday School, a religious newspaper. He purchased The Guardian, a Baptist monthly magazine, in 1886. He was assisted in his work with The Guardian by his wife, Hallie.

      Silas married Mary J. Davis of Robertson County, Texas, in 1879. She died soon afterward. She married a second time to Hallie Byrd Burleson. [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S265] Rev. Moses D. A. Steen, D.D., (Monfort & Company (Cincinnati, 1917)), p. 162.

    2. [S12] Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, McLennan County, Texas, ED 76, p. 6.

    3. [S9] Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Winn Parish, Louisiana, p. 847.

    4. [S10] Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Winn Parish, Louisiana, p. 465.

    5. [S11] Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Falls County, Texas, ED 37, p. 4.

    6. [S13] Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fulton County, Georgia, ED 74, p. 14.

    7. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Aiken County, South Carolina, ED 10, p. 14.

    8. [S1] Burleson Family Bulletin, Helen Burleson Kelso, ed., Vol. XIV, no. 2, p. 2060.

    9. [S265] Rev. Moses D. A. Steen, D.D., (Monfort & Company (Cincinnati, 1917)), pp. 162-163.


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