Thomas Morris

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1799 October 15
Death Date
1884 January 17
Gender
Male

Baptism Date per Family Search

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Born in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

1799 October 15
Mother
Martha Griffith
Father
Isaac Morris

Baptized by Albert Merrill

1844 February 8 (Age 44)

Served in California Mission

1849 October–1850 November (Age 49) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Residence When Called
Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

Called to labor as a gold panning missionary to gather much needed funds for God's work.  While laboring in northern California he was called and set apart by Elder Charles C. Rich on September 25, 1850 to labor as one of the original missionaries assigned to the Sandwich Isle Mission.  After securing funds the group of 10 missionaries sailed on November 15, 1850 for Oahu.

Served in Hawaiian Mission

1850 November–1851 April (Age 51) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Quorum
27th
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Northern California, United States
Additional Notes

While serving as a gold panning missionary in California, he and nine others were called to labor in the Sandwich Islands.  The call and setting apart was done by Elder Charles C. Rich on September 25, 1850.  They continued panning for gold to secure passage to Hawaii and sailed on November 15, 1850 being the first missionaries called to the Hawaiian Islands.  He was assigned by President Clark to take employment with the British Consul.  He departed the field in April, 1851.

Served in Hawaiian Mission

1850 November–1855 August (Age 51) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Quorum
27th
Priesthood Office
Elder
Additional Notes

Arrived in Field Date per Hawaiian Mission Record of Missionaries, 1850-1914.

Arrived in Field

1850 December 12 (Age 51)

Death in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1884 January 17 (Age 84)
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