Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ENOCH MORRIS resides about three
miles south from Wenatchee and is known as one of the industrious and substantial
citizens of Chelan county. He is a man of energy and has wrought
with display of wisdom in the good work of opening the country and in building
for himself a pleasant home.
Enoch Morris was born in Bowie county, Texas,
on February 3, 1842, the son of Seth Morris, a native of Kentucky.
The father came to Texas with his parents when a lad, and his father, the
paternal grandfather of our subject, was with Sam Houston in his struggle
for the independence of Texas. Seth Morris, the father of our subject,
shod the horse David Crockett rode when he was on the way to the Alamo,
at San Antonio.
Enoch Morris was reared and educated in Texas
and there remained until 1887, in which year he came to Washington.
He located in Tacoma, then a village, and six weeks later he went to Oregon.
Two months there and we see Mr. Morris in California, whence he came in
eight months to Tacoma, and eight months later went to North Yakima.
Two years were spent there in farming, after which he removed to Douglas
county. Mr. Morris took a homestead there but abandoned it later
on account of the lack of water. Next he located on Slim Flat, where
his property was destroyed by the high water of the Columbia in 1894.
Then Mr. Morris removed to his present place and here has been devoting
himself to general farming and fruit raising.
In Texas, on November 10, 1859, Mr. Morris
married Miss Catherine J. Collon, who was born in Bowie county, that state.
To them have been born the following named children, Richard, E. F., J.
L., Seth, George, Jacob, Edward, Jennie, Cora, Ida, Lemuel, and Ada.
Mr. Morris is a member of the A. F. & A. M., while in political matters,
he is a Democrat. During the Civil War, Mr. Morris was a member of
the Twenty-ninth Texas, Company A. He participated in numerous engagements
and did faithful service as a soldier.
Mr. Morris is decidedly a self made man and
has always manifested a determination to accomplish the enterprises he
undertook, which, dominated, as it has been, by wisdom and excellent judgment,
has brought him the success that is gratifying. When ten years of
age, he was called to mourn the death of his father, and then he remained
on the old homestead where he was reared, and there raised his own family,
until the time came when he journeyed farther north.