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Dennis Morrison Ancestry – Recent Developements

Reference: Reports in Morrison-Q entitled “Ancestry of Dennis Morrison”, dated October 1, 2010, authored by John A. Morrison and James J. Morrison – Ancestor of Dennis Morrison, dated August 18, 2009 (posted October 1, 2010), and authored by John A. Morrison  … Continue reading

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Steve Hill Documents

Steve Hill of Statesville (http://statesvillehistory.com) sent me scans of three Rowan County, NC documents from the mid 1700’s – each having a Morrison listed on the document – likely from our family. I thought it would be fun to see … Continue reading

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The Family of James Morrison of Burke County, NC

On April 12, 1790, a relatively young man named James Morrison must have been near death. On that date, he signed his last will and testament. By the time the first United States census was taken in Burke County, North … Continue reading

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Possible new line of Immigrant Brother James?

Notes – Ancestors of Dale Morrison, Q0081 March 10, 2015 While reviewing some notes of Jim Morrison (IL) about one Fergus S Morrison and his manuscript “Distant Cousins?” (Fergus S Morrison article) I thought posting a condensed version of this … Continue reading

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1830’s William Morrison Sr House – Macon County, NC

The house is the oldest existing structure in northern Macon County and is a conservation project of the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee. William (b. 1795) left Burke County about 1832 with his family and settled near the Little … Continue reading

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Will of James Morrison of Burke Co, NC – 1790

Will_of_James_Morrison_of_Burke_County,_North_Carolina_(1790) (PDF file)

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Joyzell Morey Notes – Burke County NC

Taken from records at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina Joyzell Morey Notes – Burke County NC (PDF File)

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William Ascar/Augustus Morrison

The thought process of a genealogy detective… William Ascar/Augustus Morrison Information I had- The marriage license of Julius W. Abernethy, Sr. (book 29  page 339  Clerk of Court office, Newton, NC) Julius W. Abernethy, Sr., age 53,  is the son … Continue reading

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Rowan County Area, NC – 1770

The link below is to a portion of a NC Map from 1770.  I have printed the full map on a 48″ x 36″ vinyl banner to be displayed at Morrison gatherings. A few points of interest to notice: Charlotte … Continue reading

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Thomas Morrison’s Will

Immigrant Brother – 1706-1746 Thomas Morrison’s Will (PDF File)

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