Author Archives: James W Morrison

About James W Morrison

I descend from the line of Immigrant Brother Andrew Morrison (1718-1770). I live in a small town in central Illinois. A simple question I posed to my father in 1981; “who were you named after?” “And his response was I don’t know, my parents never talked about family”, has led me on a 30+ year journey down a very long path to not only discovering who my ancestors were but has also has given meaning to who I am as a person. Although I descend from Brother Andrew, I work on all four brother lines; will gladly help anyone trying to discover their ancestors. My second passion is painting in oils; you are welcome to visit my website:

Morrison-Q Veterans Project

As this year marks the 75th year of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day and the end of WW II, I decided that I wanted a way to honor those brave men and women who served in the armed forces. I … Continue reading

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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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A Poem

To My Ancestors Why do I yearn to learn about all of my Ancestors? Because I carry a small part of each of them around with me everyday, Together they make up the sum of my DNA. So I search … Continue reading

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Fergus Snoddy Morrison

This research is to provide all information known about said individual, to create a timeline of his life, so that additional researchers might help in the search for a living male descendant, and if found to have their DNA tested, … Continue reading

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