ELDER THOMAS HORSELEY formerly lived on a farm, about ten miles west of Huntsville, on the road leading to Anderson. His education was limited, but piety and goodness of heart gave him influence. He made it a rule to be useful in the Master’s cause. In 1844 he assisted Elder Z. N. Morrell in organizing Anderson church. In those early days he preached to small churches in remote communities, and did much gratuitous preaching in neighborhoods where there were no churches. He was one of the earliest settlers in the neighborhood of Bold Springs (West) church, and as a delegate from that church was in the organization of Waco Association in 1860. He was a member of the committee that framed the constitution of the Association. He was a noble, good man, plain and unassuming in his manner, and of a retiring disposition. He has been many years in heaven.
Source: J. L. Walker and C. P. Lumpkin, History of the Waco Baptist Association of Texas (Waco: Byrne-Hill Printing House, 1897), p. 319.