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Jon Ridgeway (#47287704)
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Bio Photo Researching these families and many more:
Blair, Bollinger, Boydston, Buell, Carlock, Cason, Caton,Costen, Dudley, Duvall, Eames,Farley, Fenton, Grant, Griffiths, Griswold, Hackleman, Hardeman, Kibbey, Kinney, McGehee, Perryman, Ridgeway, Smith, Stewart, and people on the 1847 Buell wagon train to Oregon, including Bateman, Carey, Conner,Franklin & Putman.

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RE: William Morrison
Thank you very much. I appreciate your caring about getting the right person. Morrison is a very common name!
Added by Jordan on Nov 24, 2014 11:57 AM
RE: William Morrison
William was born 1 January 1839, in Craig, Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland. He married Margaret Gregg on 12 June 1862, in South Leith, Scotland. They had six children. The eldest was William who lived to be 49 years old and immigrated to NSW, Australia. The other children were Robert (died at 1 mo. 13 days), Ivie (died at 21 years, 2 days), Robert (died at 5 mos 6 days), James (also died at 5 mos. 6 days), and Margaret (died at 16 days). William lived in Hawick, Scotland where he was Superintendent of Police, and Procurator-Fiscal for the burgh (1868-1878), Magistrate (1884-1891), and proprietor of "Hawick Advertiser" (1876-1890). For many years he was a member of Hawick Parochial Board, Hawick School Board, St. James' Lodge of Freemasons, and an ardent supporter of the Common-Riding. In 1892, he was in Chico, Kipsap County, Washington, USA (just outside Seattle). The report said that Mr. Morrison fell off a log, injuring himself so severely that he was unable to reach the house. One of his neighbors heard his calling for help, and found him lying at the side of the log. They carried him to the house and he died at nine o'clock in the evening on 3 August 1892. He was interred by the Freemasons of Seattle on the 5th. His wife was still in Hawick, Scotland.
I have copies of the original newspaper clipping from Seattle and from Scotland but I can't put my finger on them right this minute. He had a brother, John Morrison who died in 1925 in Seattle at the Kenney Presbyterian Home. He had a sister, Helen Morrison, who died in Seattle in 1931 at the Kenney Presbyterian Home. He had a brother, Andrew Morrison, who died in Seattle on 8 March 1821. Andrew is buried in the Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. The last three never married. You wouldn't happen to know what the Kenney Presbyterian Home did with their dead do you?
Added by Jordan on Nov 24, 2014 8:28 AM
Colleen Turnbow English
Virginia Lincoln Taylor Baldwin
Thank you for the newspaper obituary/death notice for Mrs. Baldwin. It has been added to her Memorial...
Added by Colleen Turnbow English on Nov 03, 2014 6:43 PM
Sheri West
Burt Oviatt
Info has been added :)
Added by Sheri West on Oct 26, 2014 8:33 PM
Sheri West
Claude Oviatt
Info has been added :)
Added by Sheri West on Oct 26, 2014 8:29 PM
Abner Masters
Thanks for the info about his parents.

Added by Libby on Oct 16, 2014 2:06 PM
Barb W
RE: 71477988 - JA Gibbons
Wow thanks so much for all this information!
Added by Barb W on Oct 05, 2014 7:16 PM
Barb W
71477988 - JA Gibbons
Would you let me know where the note that he is the son of AA Gibbons and Sarah Yarger was found.

Age 22, son of A. A. Gibbons - Sarah Yarger

Andrew A Gibbons/Gibbens is my great great Uncle and we're trying to tie in all his children.

Andrew Ancel Gibbens/Gibbons came from Oil City, Pennsylvania. He traveled West with his wife and children with horse and wagon and settled for a time in Athol, Idaho before continuing his trek to Canada.

On his trek one of his daughters died in Idaho and his 1st wife Sarah also died on their journey and it looks like maybe one of his sons -(John A)

Barb W
Added by Barb W on Oct 05, 2014 2:18 PM
Deb Merrick
RE: John Dale Ridgeway
I am really sorry that I failed to send them to you sooner... I get so sidetracked with all the photos / genealogy, etc. (Not to mention being "Go-go" for the grand-girls. Good to know that you got them. Even though they are duplicates, I thought you could share if you knew a relative who would want one. Take care, Deb & Dennis
Added by Deb Merrick on Oct 02, 2014 8:30 PM
Sheri West
Mary Minerva (Yocum) Branson
I found her married to Henry & Isaac Branson on If Henry needs to be removed please let me know.
Added by Sheri West on Sep 29, 2014 6:37 PM
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