Thomas Hilton Morris Obituary
DHATH Of AS tLfi OITtfcKtt. in a f tie. par- they the way by Cbsp- as very to town, pubic aseem- well and of hour, assembly in the ul John and Mrs Mr wife. Mr F M Cook, Mre and Mrs J W J D Kennelly, Mrs J Millburn, George Isaac R W ohvmy Â»Â·*; tb* tftt In our issue of yesterday allusion was made to tbe death of one of Decalur's and Macon county's old-time settlers, THOMAS U. MOKKIS. Mr. Morris was born in Maryland, December 1, 1TK. tad depnrted this life after a long and f*rtt* nwfruMt*, at residence oaEasrtnilimwHUwet.tbis city, Oct. 27, 1881, cuswtqueatly W weÂ» nearly nearly (M! years of age. He removed from tbe stale of Maryland when a small boy, and became a resident of Piofevmy county, Ohio, whence have come so of our older citizens. EMbaHn. In* Â·anted elate, or iilnJiaw*. he while yet a mere lad, it Uffwaf a* a member of infinity uder dipt, Namara, lie was fortunate enough to escape unscathed from the dangers of soldier experience, and removed to Macon ooflnty, Illinois, in the rear 1638, and settled where Capt. one of Macon county's pioneers, now sides, in Wheatland township, about miles southeast o( IHoaWr. On March 34tb, 1814, Mr. married in Ohio, or Indiana, to Nancy Wolverton. AfUr her death hewn, the 3d day of September, 1133, married Nancy Lyncb. Hie third wife was tireeaneld.to whew he was nattad in riage December lOlh, \~A. Ills foutth wife, wilk wnern he fanned a Â·atrimtv- nial alliance on thi fTth of 'September, 1 1863, and who now survives him, was Nancy Fletcher. Mr. Morris leaves seven surviving children, five boys and two girls, all adults, to mourn dejwrlure, tbe oldest of whom is Mark Morris, now residing in Oregon. Tbe next oldest is Surab Agen, now a resident of this city. The third member the family is Lewis Morris, now living Mt. Zion township, this county. Cornelius Cornelius Morris, residing in WbeatltisxJ town ship, is his fourth child. John Morris, now living in Decatur, is bis flfth Jane Kendall, w-fe of Mr. Oliver of Mt. Z on township, is his sixth and the youngest member of the is Douglas Morris, residing in Decutur, He leaves 41 grand children and five great grand children. Tbe burial will lake place at tbu Walnut Grove sohool house cemetery, fuur miles south of Decatur, tbe funeral services to be held al the nbovv smnml school house on Saturday, the 2Ulh at one o'clock. Mr. Morris has been a man of means, having given -to each of his SODS upon reaching their majority, 80 acres of good farming land, and to of his two daughters considerable and real estate. He was a peculiar in many respect*, possessing a remarkably fctrong constitution, inured t o hardships ot pioneer Hie; was energetic, acquisitive, persistent in what be believed to be right, a man of iron will determination that was almost pbenomi- nal. He possessed in short those qualities qualities ia an eminent degree characterizing the brave and hardy pioneers of county and elate. The members of Ibe family will the earnest sympathy of our cltiwni.