MORRIS, Thomas C.

Thomas C. Morris, a prominent attorney of Charlotte, was born September 27, 1833, in Charlotte, being the third of a family of six children of James K. and Eliza (McNeilly) Morris, natives of Tennessee. The father was a blacksmith and died in 1860 in Christian County, Ky., where he had lived a number of years. The mother passed from the living in 1844. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm in Humphreys County to the age of seventeen, when, in 1850, he came to Charlotte and began reading law, while engaged as deputy clerk in the county court. In 1854 he began the practice of law, and has ever since been a member of the Dickson County bar. In 1859 he was elected by the county court as its clerk, and in 1860 was re-elected by the people and held the office until the close of the war. Since that time he has been engaged in the practice of his profession and farming, now owning over 200 acres of land. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1870. Politically he is a firm Democrat. He was married, November 26, 1858, to Martha E. Rye, who lived to be the mother of five children, one of whom, Margaret G., died at two years of age. The others are Mary M.,Robert J.Lizzie C. and James R. His wife died September 27, 1878, and in September, 1880, he was married to Anne G. Nesbitt, his present wife, who, with Mr. Morris, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Morris is a member of the K. & L. of H., K. of H. and F. & A. M. fraternities. He is an honorable and upright citizen of the community, and an able lawyer in Dickson County.