Amos Morrill (1809-1894) son of Abraham Morrill (1776-1862) and Mary "Polly" Bagley (1778-1847) born in Salisbury, Massachusetts. He married Nov. 2, 1843 Miranda Dickson (1826-1906) daughter of Joseph Dickson and Sally Lattimer.
Morrill graduated Bowdoin College in 1834 and began practicing law in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1836. He partnered with Miranda's brother, Joseph J. Dickson until he moved to Austin, Texas and formed a partnership with Gov. Andrew J. Hamilton.
On January 18, 1872, Morrill was nominated by President Ulysses Grant United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. From the Bartlett family collection Salisbury MA
Photos from blog Flash Back Dallas The Morrill's home and Jordon Moore who worked for Mrs Morrill. An amazing article by Paula Bosse
Mary Dickson Morrill from the Bartlett family collection Salisbury MA
The Morrill house in Texas
Source: Texas Jurists Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library