Buffalo Shoals James Morrison – Grant & Will


James Morrison (Buffalo Shoal Creek of Catawba River) Book 9 page 466: October10,1783.

The State grants (#637 at 50 shillings the 100 acres) to James Morrison 300 acres on the north side of Buffalo Shoal Creek of Catawba River and crossing said creek. It begins on the north side of said creek by a small branch at a poplar, goes up the various courses of it 92 degrees ease 100 poles to a white oak, south 45 degrees east 208 poles to a red oak, south 45 degrees east 250 poles to a black oak, north 45 degrees east 340 poles to a stake, then to the beginning.


Iredell County, NC Book 2 page 93 #403 In the name of God Amen. I James Morrison of the county of Iredell in the State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make and purblish my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Mary Morrison, all of my household and kitchen furniture of every sort and kind during the term of her natural life to be used and disposed of as she thinks proper. I further give and devise to my two daughters viz. Mary and Margaret, to each I give the sum of $50.00 to be paid to them at any time they may call upon my executors for it after my decease. I also give and bequeath to my two sons viz James Morrison and Thomas Morrison (firstly) the whole of my Estate real and personal, the profits and expenses of the same to be equally shared by them and I further direct that my wife, Mary Morrison, and my two daughters, Mary and Margaret, shall be comfortably and plentifully supported out of my estate as long as my wife lives. Lastly I constitute and appoint my two sons (that is) James Morrison and Thomas Morrison to be the Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have her unto set my hand and seal this first day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand and eight hundred and twenty. Signed, Sealed, Published and declared by the above names Jame Morrison to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request and at his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the same.

James Morrison

James Morrison, BS (assuming this was his father-in-law…Smith James Morrison known as “Blacksmith Jimmie” -jmn)

John Mclean, Jun (McLeans are on the maps and church records of being there)

Note: Buffalo Shoals James Morrison is not in the paternal blood line of Morrison Group Q – he is of Morrison Group AR – But all his descendants are members of the Morrison-Q family due to his wife being the daughter of Immigrant Brother James of Morrison-Q.

About Julia Netterwald

My line of Morrison's have been in Iredell since about 1751. I am a descendent of "Buffalo Shoals" James Morrison who married the daughter (Mary) of Pioneer James Morrison. he has that "Col." Thomas, his son, "Devil Tom" and families are buried near New Sterling ARP Church in a private, family cemetery....in 1871....so for sure my line since that is definate. Will share info...The Morrison's are definitely a hard line to follow.....ask the Iredell County Genealogical Society... Good luck and enjoy your search....it will baffle and amuse you.
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1 Response to Buffalo Shoals James Morrison – Grant & Will

  1. Jim Morrison says:

    Have I been tracing the wrong line all these years?
    I too have PENDERGRASS, WALKER, and BRADLEY in my line, but I also have Thomas (Hog Tom) MORRISON (1789-1871) and his father, William (Weaver) MORRISON(1750-1813). Are you saying these are wrong?

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