This Silas Morris came to Texas in 1831, received a grant. I believe he came from Tenn. He was probably the brother of Spencer Morris, Sr. who also came at the same time. Silas was accused of killing a William Sowell, left Washington Co. and was later found dead on the border. I am trying to find a family connection for my gggrandfather, William Morris, b. 1826, Beaufort Co. N.C. I have reason to believe he may have spent time in Washington Co. before moving to Guadalupe Co. where he married Sophia Steele in 1848.