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James Morrison
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1819
Mifflin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1894
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA

On December 8, 1858 James Morrison purchased a farm in Buckeye Township, Stephenson County, Illinois from his brother Ephraim Morrison and his wife Rachel (Scott) Morrison for $1500. At that time both of them were living in Union Twp., Mifflin County, PA where the deed was drawn up. On June 3, 1859 the deed was filed with the Stephenson County Clerk, the day after James Morrison and his family arrived in Illinois. Ephraim Morrison had purchased this land from a James Alexander on December 27, 1855. There is no evidence to indicate that Ephraim Morrison ever lived on the property in Illinois.

In 1871, James Morrison sold his farm in Buckeye Township and purchased a farm three miles north of the Village of Ridott in Rock Run Township. There is a substantial spring on this property that produces sufficient water to feed a small creek called "Morrison Spring Branch" that flows about 2 miles to the south east and empties into the Pecatonica River. The 1880 Census shows James, his wife Mary Ann and children Joseph and Ida living on the farm in Rock Run Township.

The Daily Journal, Freeport, ILL., February 7, 1894.
James Morrison, an old settler, died very suddenly Wednesday morning. His death was caused by the breaking of a blood vessel. The funeral services were held from the U.B. church, Rev's Hart and Linaweaver officiating. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Morrison (1778 - 1848)
  Catharine Baum Morrison (1784 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Bush Morrison (1827 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Ross Morrison (1856 - 1930)*
  Joseph Henderson Morrison (1859 - 1911)*
  Ida May Morrison Lincoln (1870 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rosanna Morrison Turner (1804 - 1893)*
  William Morrison (1806 - 1866)*
  Hannah Morrison Ross (1808 - 1897)*
  Jane Morrison Jackson (1812 - 1897)*
  Montgomery Morrison (1818 - 1905)*
  James Morrison (1819 - 1894)
  Peninah Morrison Gibboney (1821 - 1903)*
  Alexander Morrison (1823 - 1900)*
  Ephraim Morrison (1825 - 1894)*
  Joseph Henderson Morrison (1828 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ridott Township Cemetery
Ridott
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: James Morrison
Record added: Feb 03, 2001
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James Morrison
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James Morrison
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James Morrison
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May he rest in peace...
- KP
 Added: Sep. 14, 2012
R.I.P.
- JJL
 Added: Feb. 23, 2012

- The Sunlight Caller
 Added: Nov. 2, 2009
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