It was truly a family reunion of old and new Morrison-Q members who met one another at the K & W Cafeteria in Statesville, North Carolina on September 27, 2014. The gathering of Morrisons was prompted by Jean Morrison’s week-long trip to North Carolina to continue research on her William Morrison line.
Others in attendance representing William Morrison’s line were sisters Anna Morrison Speaks, Agnes Morrison Lloyd and Carolyn Morrison Henderson with her daughter Pat Tomlinson. William was also represented by Milton Morrison and his wife Catherine as well as Sarah Morrison Howard and her husband Roy Howard.
Coit Morrison and Jolette Morrison represented James Morrison while Dave Morrison and Rene Williams Bryson represented Thomas Morrison. Also in attendance was Tom Akers who has not yet determined which brother immigrant was his ancestor.
After sharing a meal together, Coit spoke about the different types of DNA and testing: Autosomal, MtDNA, Y-DNA, STR (short tandem repeat) and SNP (single nucleotide polymorphisms). The Morrison-Q group works with Y-STR and Y-SNPs. Coit briefed the group on the status of the Morrison-Q-athon. The annual group meeting will take place at the Outer Banks October 19-26, 2014.