James Morrison

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James Morrison

  • Birth 4 Nov 1819 Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 31 Jan 1894 Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Ridott, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 5185042

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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  • Created by: James Morrison
  • Added: 3 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5185042
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Morrison (4 Nov 1819–31 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5185042, citing Ridott Township Cemetery, Ridott, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by James Morrison (contributor 37551944) .