Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Matilda A Morrison {Gen 4}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Matilda A Morrison (Gwyn Morrison, Esther, William, William) was born in Grimes Co, Texas, February 9th 1842, to parents Gwyn Morrison and Sarah Ann Roberts.

Matilda married William T Thames Jr (1837-1875) on December 23rd 1868 in Grimes Co, Texas.

The couple had two children:

  • Lula Morrison Thames b. 16 Oct 1869 d. 8 Jun 1946 m. Edward W Robbins
  • William T Thames III b. 25 Sep 1873 d. 30 Jun 1890 died young

William was born in Alabama and removed to Texas as a young man, about 1860. William served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  William was a farmer in Grimes Co, Texas. Matilda a farmer's wife. William died young, causing Matilda and their two small children to leave their farm and reside with Matilda's family. Matilda never remarried.

William T Thames Jr died November 27th 1875 at the age of 38. He is buried in Stoneham Cemetery in Grimes Co, Texas.

Matilda A Morrison Thames lived as a widow the rest of her life, living first with her parents and then with her daughter and family. She died March 10th 1815 at the age of 73. Matilda is buried in Hempstead Cemetery in Hempstead, Waller Co, Texas.

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