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Full text of "The history of the Morison or Morrison family : with most of the "Traditions of the Morrisons" (clan MacGillemhuire), hereditary judges of Lewis, by Capt. F. W. L. Thomas, of Scotland, and a record of the descendants of the hereditary judges to 1880. A complete history of the Morison settlers of Londonderry, N.H., of 1719, and their descendants, with genealogical sketches. Also, of the Brentwood, Nottingham, and Sanbornton, N.H. Morisons, and branches of the Morisons who settled in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Nova Scotia, and descendants of the Morisons of Preston Grange, Scotland, and other families"

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THE HISTORY 



MORISONoR MORRISON FAMILY 



WITH MOST OF THE 



TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS" (CLAN MAC GHILLEMHUIRE), 

HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS, BY CAPT. F. W. L. THOMAS, 

OF SCOTLAND, AND A RECORD OF THE DESCENDANTS 

OF THE HEREDITARY JUDGES TO 1880. 



A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE 



MoRisoN Settlers of Londonderry, N. H. 

OF lyig, AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, 
WITH GENEALOGICAL SKETCHES. 



ALSO, OF THE 



Brentwood, NottiiiQ-ham, and Sanbornton, N. H., Morisons, 



AND BRANCHES OF 

THE MORISONS WHO SETTLED IN DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA, 

VIRGINIA, AND NOVA SCOTIA, AND DESCENDANTS 

OF THE MORISONS OF PRESTON GRANGE, 

SCOTLAND, AND OTHER FAMILIES. 



By LEONARD A. MORRISON. 




" The harvest gathered in the fields of the past is to be brrught home for 
the use of the present." — Maithe2v Arnold. 



BOSTON, MASS.: 
A. WILLIAMS & CO., 2S3 WASHINGT 

" 1880. 




Eutered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1S80, by 

Leonakd a. Mokkison, 
In tlie office of the Librarian of Congi-ess, at Wasliiugton. 



Vox ropuli Press : 

IIUSE, GOODWIX & Co., 

Lowell, Mass. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



CHAPTER I. 



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History of the Morisous. — Progenitor of the Clan, and History of Lewis. — Origin 
of the Family of Morisou. —Orthography of the Name. —Derivation of the 
Name of Moi-ison. — Coats of Arms. — First Morisons in America. Pages 17-24 

CHAPTER II. 

Traditions of the Morrisons (Clan Mac Ghillemhuire), Hereditary Judges of 
Lewis, by Capt. F. W. L. Thomas, R, N., Vice-President of the Society of 
Antiquaries, of Scotland; and a History of the Descendants of the last 
Hereditary Judge, to 1880, rewritten from authentic som-ces by the Author 
of this Book Pages 25-C6 

CHAPTER III. 

Introduction to the History of the Morisons of Londonderry, N. H., with a Map of 
the Original Township, including the present Towns of Derry, Londonderry, 
Windham, and Portions of Manchester, Hudson, and Salem, N. H. — Plan of 
the Original Morison Homesteads Pages 67-71 

CHAPTER IV. 

History of John Morison, of Londonderry, and his Descendants. —First Genera- 
tion in America. — Deed of Land. — Last Will and Testament. — List of the 
Eight Children Pages 7.o-78 

CHAPTER V. 

Second Generation. — Cliarter James Morison, of Londonderry, N. H., and his 

Descendants, including Seven Generations Pages 7fl-131 

CHAPTER VI. 

Second Generation. — Charter John Morison, of Londonderry, N. H., Progenitor of 

the Morisons of Peterborough, N. H., and his Descendants . . . Pages 13-2-224 

CHAPTER VII. 

Second Generation. —History of Dea. Halbert Morison, Son of John Morison, who 

died in 1736, and his Descendants Pages 22.5-240 

CHAPTER VIII. 

Second Generation. — History of the Descendants of Martha Morison (Steele), 

Daughter of John Morison, First Generation, who died in 1736. Pages 241-245 

CHAPTER IX. 

Second Generation. — History of the Descendants of Samuel Morison, Son of 

John Morison, First Generation, who died in 1736 Pages 246-253 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



CHAPTER X. 



Second Generation. — History of Hannah Morison (Clendennin), Daughter of 

John Morison, who died in 1736, and her Descendants .... Pages 2.54-256 

CHAPTER XI. 

Second Generation. — History of Mary Morison (Jack), Daughter of John Mor- 
ison, First Generation, who died in 1736, and her Descendants. Pages 257-250 

CHAPTER XII. 

Second Generation. — History of the Descendants of Joseph Morison, Sou of John 

Morison, First Generation, who died in 1736 Pages 260-273 

CHAPTER XIII. 

First Generation. — History of Charter Robert Morison, of Londonderry, N. H., 

and his Descendants Pages 274-287 

CHAPTER XIV. 

First Generation. — History of Samuel Morison, Jr., who settled in Londonderry, 
N. H., in 1730, and his Descendants; also, Hugh Morison and Rev. William 
Morrison, D.D., of Londonderry, N.H Pages 288-294 

CHAPTER XV. 

First Generation. — Genealogical Tables. — History of Charter David Morison; and 
of Charter Samuel Morison, of Londonderry, N. H., and his Descendants. By 
Judge Charles R. Morrison Pages 295-388 

CHAPTER XVI. 

Morisons of Nottingham, X. H. — Descendants of the Emigrant, William Moi-- 
ison. — Descendants of Hugh Morison, the Emigrant, Brother of David and 
William Morison. — Other Morisons of Coleraine, Mass. — Rev. John Morri- 
son, of Peterborough, N. H. — Morisons of Brentwood, N. H. — Morisons of 
Sanbornton, N. H Pages 389-398 

CHAPTER XVII. 

Morrisons of Virginia. — John Morrison, the Emigrant. — Dr. Edwin A. Morrison. 

— Rev. James Horace Morrison, d. d Pages 399-401 

CHAPTER XVIII. 

Morisons of Pennsylvania. — Two Branches. — Gabriel Morison, the Emigrant, 

and his Descendants. — Descendants of John Morison .... Pages 402-419 

CHAPTER XIX. 

Delaware Branch of the Morrison Family. By Rev. George Morrison, d. d., of 

Sweet Aire, Md Pages 42C-42C 

CHAPTER XX. 

Morrisons of Cape Breton, N. S., and Erskine Morrison's Family of England.— 

Descendants of the Morisons of Preston Grange, Scotland . . . Pages 427-432 

CHAPTER XXI. 

Descendants of Relatives whom the First Morison Settlers of Londonderry, N. H., 
in 1719, left in Ireland; and History of John, Thomas, and James Morison, 
of Londonderry, the Missing Sons of Cliarter James Morison. — Notices of 
other Morrison Families in Amei-ica Pages 433-438 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 5 

INDEX I. 

Morisons of Londoiiderry, N. H., in the Male and Female Lines, including Descend- 
ants from all the Early Morison Settlers, except Charter Samuel Morison. 

Pages 439-4.')-2 
INDEX II. 

Those who Married the Early Morisons of Londonderry, X. H., or their Descend- 
ants Pages 452-458 

INDEX III. 
Descendants of Charter Samuel Morison, of Londonderry, N. H. . . Pages 458-465 

INDEX IV. 
Descendants of the Hereditary Judges Page 466 

INDEX V. 

Morisons of Nottingham, Brentwood, and Sanboruton, N. H., and of Coleraine, 

Mass. . Page 466 

INDEX VI. 
Morrisons of Virginia. —Morisons of Pennsylvania Page 467 

INDEX VII. 

Morrisons of Delaware. —Erskine Morrison's Family. — Morrisons of Cape Breton, 
and Descendants of Relatives whom the Morrisons of Londonderry, N. H., in 
1719, left in Ireland, and Other Morrisons Page 468 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 



1. Leonard A. Morrison (see page 113) .... Frontispiece. 

2. Alexander H. Morrison Faces Page 02 

3. Residenck of a. H. Morrison " '' 55 

4. Manufactory of A. H. Morrison .... " " 05 

5. Map of Londonderry, N. H " " 70 

0. Morrison Homestead, Winditam, N. H. . . " " 85 

7. Nancy (Morrison) Merrill " " 98 

8. Abraham L>. Merrill " " 99 

9. Leonard Morrison " " 100 

10. Alvah Morrison " " 102 

11. MoRisoN Homestead, Peterborough, N. H. . " " 133 

12. John H. -Morison " " 195 

13. Nathaniel H. Morison " " 203 

14. James Morison " " 200 

15. Matthew H. Taylor " " 272 

10. Charles R. Morrison " " 295 

17. William Morrison " " 339 

18. Joseph B. Morrison " " 414 

19. George Morrison " " 422 

20. George Morrison " " 424 



•GENERAL INTRODUCTION. 



Our ancestors labored and suffered much for the attainment 
of the rich blessings which we enjoy. They rest from their 
labors; they have found, — 

"Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas." 
It is not right in their descendants to allow their names and 
deeds to perish from the earth. To permit it would be alike 
unjust to the living and the dead ; to those who have gone be- 
fore us, and those who shall come after us. To prevent such 
a result is this volume published. 

It is a family record. Its design is to give a history of 
the family of Morison or Morrison ; to preserve its traditions ; 
gather up the fading memorials of its past, and transmit them 
to those who shall succeed us. 

It was not my intention, when I began my investigations, to 
prepare anything for the press. They were commenced for my 
own satisfaction, and to furnish some information to Hon. 
Thomas F. Morrison, of Nova Scotia, in answer to his letter 
of inquiry, bearing date of January, 1878. Becoming interested 
in the work, and meeting with a success far beyond my expecta- 
tions in obtaining information, I decided to continue my re- 
searches, and print the result, in order to preserve the informa- 
tion I had gathered with so much trouble and expense. With 
this object in view, I resolved to prepare a History of Charter 
James Moi-ison, of Londonderry, N. H., and his descendants, my 
own branch of the family. In my investigations, I gathered so 
much valuable matter relating to the other branches, that I 
determined to give a history of all the descendants of John 



10 GENERAL INTRODUCTION. 

Morison who was born in 1628 (?j, and died in Londonderry, 
N. H., in 1736. The Hon. Charles R. Morrison, of Manchester, 
N. H., became interested in the work, and was induced to pre- 
pare a history of his branch of the Londonderry family, and to 
incorporate it with mine. There were still two branches of the 
Londonderry Morisons, which I traced out with much labor ; 
and the result is before the reader. Had I knoion the difficulties 
to be encountered and overcome, the expense to be incurred, the 
years of toil to be spent, I should have shrunk back, appalled 
at the magnitude of the undertaking. Not then knowing the 
motto of the Morison family, '•'■ Pretio Prudentia Praestat^'' 
prudence was overcome by my love for the work. 

The records are not complete. There are vanished lines, 
which it would take years to trace out, and lost threads which 
can never be recovered. 

Hearing of a pamphlet published by Capt. F. W. L. Thomas, 
of the Royal Navy, and vice-president of the Society of Anti- 
quaries, a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland, entitled " Traditions of 
the Morrisons (Clan Mac Ghillemhuire), Hereditary Judges of 
Lewis," I entered into correspondence with the author, and after 
months of waiting obtained from him a copy of the work. After 
other months of correspondence, in trying to obtain additional 
light in relation to the Morrison family now in Scotland, it was 
my good fortune to open a correspondence with Norman Mori- 
son, Esq., postmaster of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, a 
direct descendant of Judge Morrison, the last Brieve of Lewis, 
who was slain about A. D. 1600. I was thus enabled to take up 
the work where Captain Thomas laid it doAvn, and bring the 
history of the descendants of Judge Morrison doAvn to 1880, 
and include it in my work. The other branches of Morrisons 
included in it are those of whom information was obtained 
during the progress of the work, and which I thought best not 
to omit. 

In the orthography of proper names, I have generally adopted 
the spelling sent me in the records. Where there are errors in 
dates (and there are many in all genealogical works), some of 



GENERAL INTRODUCTION. 11 

the blame must rest on those sending them ; for records are 
often written illegibly, and sometimes vary when given by dif- 
ferent members of the same family, and occasionally when given 
at different times by the same person. The dates of births, 
marriages, and deaths are as full as an extensive research could 
make them. 

Genealogical works are never perfect. The sources from which 
they are derived — county, town, and family records — are all 
more or less defective. Many families have kept no records, 
and many records are lost by accident, so that it is utterly im- 
possible always to ascertain the correct dates. I have given as 
full a record as could be made from the information at my com- 
mand. As mere names and dates are not interesting reading, 
I have endeavored to bring before my readers the living indi- 
viduals, and have introduced a large amount of biographical 
and historical matter, giving the prominent facts of their lives, 
the positions they have occupied in civil life, in the military 
service, or in the liberal professions. 

The uninitiated have no conception of the labor and time 
involved in a work of this nature. This work is the result of 
nearly three years of labor. In its preparation I have written 
more than twenty-five hundred letters, and travelled more than 
two thousand miles. No probable channel of information has 
remained unexplored. I have had correspondence with all parts 
of America, and with England, Scotland, and Ireland. With 
more time and expense, the work might have been improved ; 
or had I started with the distinct purpose of preparing it, it 
would have been different. I give it as it is to the family of 
Morison or Morrison, and to the allied families found within 
its pages. 

Old artists, it is said, never completed their work. Many 
statues were in their brain when they died, which were never 
Avrought into granite or marble. So in regard to this history: 
it may not be complete ; but the shaft is reared, and other hands 
may polish and finish it. The " fingei'-posts " are established, to 
show the way our fathers trod. 



12 GENERAL INTRODUCTION. 

This is a family history ; and it has been my endeavor to 
make it acceptable to those for whom alone it was prepared. 
In tracing the Morisons, I have in most cases traced both the 
male and female lines, and have (different from most genealo- 
gists) arranged them together. 

ARRANGEMENT. 

In the arrangement, the Slafter system has been followed in 
the main. The system is simple and easy to be understood. 
Consecutive numbers are used on the left margins of the pages 
all through the book, no two persons appearing with the same 
number, and many being entered twice, — first as a child, and 
enclosed in brackets [] at the right is the number the person 
bears as head of a family. Turning to the number the child 
bears as the head of a family, at the right of the name, enclosed 
in brackets [], is the number the person bore as a child. This 
reference will be plain as soon as the eye falls upon the page. 

Where families are put in close type, and two or three gener- 
ations are given at once, the parent's name is numbered in the 
usual way, his children are designated by the numerals 1, 2, 3, 
etc. (See No. 1276.) 

If it be desired to trace the line of descent, find the name in 
the Index, and against it will be found a j^ersonal number, de- 
noting the person either as a child or as the head of a family. 
If the number be that of a child, above it will be the parent's 
name, with a figure above it at the right, which denotes the 
generation to which he belongs ; the first succeeding name in 
parentheses being the parent, the next the grandparent, and so 
on to the first ancestor, or the first generation. 

The pedigree of every head of a family will be seen at a 
glance. 

Every woman's married name is enclosed in parentheses (). 
(See No. 839 : Hannah" (Barker) [718], Elizabeth=^ (Smith), John 
Morison^, John\) Her married name was Barker^ her maiden 
name was Hannah Smith, of the fourth generation, daughter of 
Elizabeth (Morison) Smith, third generation, daughter of John 



GENERAL INTEODUCTION. 13 

Morison, second generation, son of John Morison, first genera- 
tion. The number 718 gives her as a child, and number 839 as 
the head of a family. 

A mark of interrogation (?) after a name or date implies un- 
certainty or doubt. The letters unm. (unmarried, or single) are 
sometimes employed ; but where marriage is not mentioned, the 
person was usually not married, or, if married, the fact was un- 
known to me. Other abbreviations are used; such as, J., for 
bom; m., for married ; d, for died ; res., for reside, resided, or 
residence, according to the manner in Avhich it is used. 

Should the records of any family be found imperfect, the 
responsibility will not rest on me, as I have made all proper 
efforts to have them complete. Where little is given, much 
must not be required. 

The arrangement of Charter Samuel Morison's branch is ex- 
plained on page 295 ; and a separate Index is prepared for that 
branch, and for Charter David Morison, by the author. Judge 
Charles R, Morrison, of Manchester, N. H. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. 

I would express my deep obligation to all who have so kindly 
seconded my efforts by correspondence, words of encouragement, 
and personal assistance. 

To Eobert C. Mack, Esq., the veteran antiquary, of Lon- 
donderry, N. H., for kindly aid. His large amount of valuable 
materials concerning Londonderry have always been at my dis- 
posal. To George W. Weston, Esq., the genial register of 
deeds of Rockingham County, I am indebted for gratuitous 
services in examining records. To Rev. John Hopkins Mor- 
ison, D. D., of Boston, and to Dr. James Morison, of Quincy, 
Mass., I would make special acknowledgment for the deep in- 
terest manifested and kindly aid given me in many Avays, from 
the very commencement of the undertaking to its consummation. 
I am indebted to N. H. Morison, ll. d., provost of the Peabody 
Institute, Baltimore, Md., for the system of index and of run- 
ning titles adopted in this book. For the valuable fruits of his 



14 GENERAL INTRODUCTION. 

researches, which appear in the body of this work, and for 
kindly looking over a part of my manuscript before publishing, , 
I am grateful. 

To the Hon. Thomas F. Morrison, member of the Legisla- 
tive Council, of Londonderry, N. S., and to Samuel Steele Mor- 
rison, Esq., of Economy, N. S., I am under especial obligations 
for prompt and earnest efforts in collecting facts relating to the 
Nova Scotia Morrisons. 

To George W. Morrison, Esq., of Eockingham, Vt. ; to Stephen 
A. Morrison, Esq., of Saugatuck, Mich. ; to Hon. Thomas H. 
Morison, of ISTorwalk, Ct. ; and to Robert S. Morrison, of La 
Porte, Ind., I am indebted for donations, and for other assist- 
ance in my difficult and unremunerative task. 

To William B. Merrill, Esq., and Joshua Merrill, Esq., of 
Boston, Mass., I must express my grateful acknowledgments for 
their interest in this work, and their large subscription for copies, 
which has aided me materially in its publication. 

I owe especial thanks to Norman Morison, Esq., postmaster, 
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, for valuable materials ; and 
to Capt. F. W. L. Thomas, of the Royal Navy, Edinburgh, Scot- 
land, for " The Traditions of the Morrisons," etc., and for other 
interesting facts. To John Murdoch, Esq., of Inverness, Scot- 
land, editor of "The Highlander," I am indebted for copies of 
that paper during several months, and for the rare articles thus 
placed within my reach. The Hon. Alexander H. Morrison, of 
St. Joseph, Mich, (the neai-est living relative of the last Heredi- 
tary Judge), has, by his generosity, placed myself, and all who 
bear the name of Morrison, under great obligations. 

From George W. Moore, Esq., of Medina, Mich. ; Capt. Samuel 
Morrison, of Alstead, N. H. ; Hon. Matthew H. Taylor, of N. 
Salem, N. H. ; Marquis F. Morrison, Esq., of Hartland, Vt. ; 
and Solon Morrison, Esq., of Montreal, P. Q., and many others, 
I have received important aid and valuable information. 

To those " mothers in Israel," Mrs. Mary Steele (granddaughter 
of Hannah (Morison) Clendennin), and "Aunt Naomi" Morri- 
son (great-granddaughter of Charter James Morison), of Wind- 



GENERAL INTRODUCTIOX. 15 

ham, N. H. ; Mrs. Henty (great-granddaughter of Dea. Halbert 
Morison), of Acadian Mines, Londonderry, N. S. ; Mrs. Xowell 
(great-granddaughter of Dea. Halbert Morison), of Goffstown, 
N. H. ; and Mrs. Frances Terwilliger (great-great-granddaughter 
of Charter John Morison, and also of his sister Martha (Mor- 
ison) Steele), of Belvidere, 111., my thanks are due. By these, 
some of the early traditions of the family have been preserved, 
and the years between iis^ and the first generation of our race 
in America, have been bridged over. Without the aid which 
they have given, the history of the Morisons of Londonderry, 
N. H., could not have been so satisfactorily written, and much 
of the information it contains would have been irrecoverably 
lost. 

To Judge Charles E.. Morrison, of Manchester, N. H., for the 
history of Charter Samuel Moi-ison's branch of the family, my 
thanks are due. To Rev. James Horace Morrison, d. d., of Car- 
ters ville, Cumberland Co., Va., and to his son, Rev. Wm. Foster 
Morrison, of Washington, D. C, I am under obligations for 
information of the Morrisons of Virginia. To Dr. Joseph B. 
Morrison, of Maryville, Mo., and Samuel Morrison, Esq., of 
Indianapolis^ Ind., I am indebted for information of the Mori- 
sons of Pennsylvania ; and to Eev. George Morrison, d. d., of 
Aberdeen, Md., for the history of the Morrisons of Delaware. 

The author would express his thanks to the printers, Messrs. 
Huse, Goodwin & Co., of Lowell, Mass., for the accurate, faith- 
ful, and tasteful manner in which the mechanical execution of 
the work has been accomplished. The engraving of the Mor- 
rison Homestead, Windham, N". H., is from a photograph by 
C. A. Lawrence, of Lawrence, Mass. The albertype engrav- 
ings, and the map of Londonderry, N. H., are from the Forbes 
Lithographic Co., of Boston, Mass. Many of the steel plates 
were made by my order, by that gentlemanly and natural artist, 
J. A. J. Wilcox, of Boston. 

The book has been open to all who were willing to contribute 
portraits of persons, or views of homesteads, to embellish its 
pages. My thanks are due to A. S. Morrison tfc Bros., of Brain- 



16 GENERAL INTRODUCTION. 

tree, Mass., for the portrait of their father, Hon. Alva Morrison ; 
to Mrs. Horace Morison, of Portsmouth, N. H., for the engrav- 
ing of the Morison Homestead in Peterborough, N. H. ; to Geo. 
S. Morison, of New York, N. Y., for the portrait of his father, 
Eev. John H, Morison, d. d. To those also who aided in insert- 
ing the engraving of the Morrison Homestead in Windham, and 
to all those who have furnished portraits of themselves or othei-s, 
I would render my grateful acknowledgments. 

In conclusion, I can but express the hope that the j^erusal of 
these pages may afford others as much j^leasure as their prep- 
aration and publication have afforded me. This work has been 
a "labor of love," as I never can receive pay for all my toil. 
It has afforded me a delightful occupation, for what without it 
would have been many Aveary hours; and among the sunny 
memories of my life will be the remembrance of many true 
and noble men and Avomen whose acquaintance it has given me. 

LEONARD A. MORRISON. 
Windham, N. H., Oct. 21, 1880. 



HISTORY OF THE MORISONS, 



CHAPTER I. 

Progenitor of the Clan, and History of Lewis. — Origin op the 
Family of Morisox. — Orthography of the Name. — Derivation 
OF the Name Morison. — Coats of Arms. — First Morisons in 
America. 



PROGENITOR OF THE CLAN, AND HISTOKY OF LEWIS. 

Under date of Feb. 9, 1879, Cajot. F. W. L. Thomas, of the 
Royal Navy, and resident of Edinburgh, writes : — 

"The person from Avhoni the Chan Morrison derives its name 
is unknown. Although the name is Gaelic, I do not doubt that 
he was a Gall-Gael ( Gall is a foreigner, stranger) ; that is, of 
mixed descent. 

"I have proved by an exhaustive inquiry (Vol. XI, Pro. Soc. 
Antiq. Scotland) that all the principal and good farms in Lewis 
have Norse names; hence the people who gave these names spoke 
Norse or Icelandic. Lewis, as part of the Kingdom of Man, was 
under the dominion of Norway till it was ceded to Scotland in 
1266; and I suppose the Gaelic language to have been general in 
the islands after that time." 

Under date of April 6, 1879, he says: — 

"The history of the Hebrides, Western Isles, or Sudreyar, 
begins in 563, with the advent of St. Columba. 

"In 795, the Danes and Norwegians began their devastations, 
and, I believe, exterminated or drove out the Celtic inhabitants. 

"From that time the islands appear to have been held by inde- 
pendent vikings, or pirates, till Harold Fairhair, King of Norway, 
made several expeditions against them; from which time the 
Orkneys were held by a Norwegian Earl, but the Western Isles 
continued in great confusion. 

"From about 980 to 1064, the Western Isles w-ere held by the 
Earl of Orkney; but after that time (1064), they formed part of 
the Kingdom of Man ; until, in 1266, they were ceded by treaty 
to Scotland. Thus the Western Isles were under Scandinavian 
rule for four hundred and seventy-one years. They were after- 



18 HISTORY OF THE MORISONS. 

wards held by the Lords of the Isles (Macdonalds), under the 
Scottish crown, till they forfeited in 1493. From that time the 
different chiefs of the Isles held their lands direct from the 
Crown, and their history is a continual narrative of turbulence 
and disorder. Such is their history, which would form material 
for several volumes ; and after all, there is not sufficient detail to 
make it generally interesting. For hundreds of years we have 
to be- content with a meagre notice, from which the narrative 
must be deduced by inference, for want of direct record or 
information." * 

From the pen of Mac Fhearghuis (Charles Fergurson), I take 
this account of the Morrisons. It was printed early in the year 
1879, in "The Highlander," a paper published at Inverness, Scot- 
land, by John Murdoch. 

"MoRRisox. — I am afraid that 'Steorn-a-bhaigh' overrates my 
abilities if he expects me to give the origin and history of this 
ancient clan, — the clan Mac Ghille-Mliuire, whose origin, and 
most part of whose history as a clan, may be said to end about 
1600, a date at which many of our most noted clans are only too 
proud to begin their history. The name, dei-ived from Gille- 
Mhuire, 'gille or servant of Mary,' most likely from their being 
at some early period connected with some church or church 
lands dedicated to the Virgin Mary. From time immemorial the 
Morrisons Avere possessed of the extreme northei-n point of the 
island of Lewis; and their chief, Morrison of Habost, for many 
generations, held the honorable position of hereditary breitheamh, 
or judge, of the whole island of Lewis, down to the year 1613. 
They have two tartans, — a beautiful red clan tartan, and a green 
hunting tartan. Their crest is: Two arms, dexter and sinister 
in fesse, couped, holding a two-handed sword, in pale. Motto, 
'Marte et mari faventibus,' — War and the sea favoring. Like 
most clans nowadays, the Morrisons have had many a fancy origin 
ascribed to them by that class of writers who would like to give 
every clan and family in the Highlands a foreign origin, and who 
would like to deprive the Highlander of even the privilege of 
being a native of his OM-n country, following, as is too common 
in many other things, the example of the Sassenach, who take a 
pride in a N'orman, or, in fact, any foreign descent. However, 
such are the simple historical facts about the iMorrisons." 

The following article was printed March 2, 1878, in "The High- 
lander," and is from a correspondent, "Mac-a-Bhreitheamh." 

* The island of Lewis contains at present 21,000 inhabitants. Storn- 
oway is its chief city, having a population of 3,000. In the months of 
May and June of each year, some seven hundred boats visit the city from 
the west coast of Scotland, engaged in the herring fisheries The inhab- 
itants of Lewis are Protestants. Macaulay, the historian, was descended 
from the Macaulays of this island An interesting description of Lewis 
and the other Western Islands will be found in the story of "Sheila. A 
Princess of Thule," by William Black. 



. ORIGIX OF THE FAMILY OF MORISON. 19 

"The Morrisons. — In answer to Lomach's inquiry as to the 
origin and clanship of the Morrisons, I may state, by the help 
of some notes on the subject which I found among a parcel of 
papers belonging to an old friend of mine, one of the name, that 
they came across from Norway or Denmark, as the Lewis was at 
that period occupied by that race. The Morrisons resided in the 
district of Ness, near the Butt of Lewis. They chose or elected 
a judge, or breitheamh, to settle any disputes among them, and 
to enact laws as to their respective rights of possession in the 
different parts of the district. This chief, or hreitheamK s name 
was Muire, or Mori, hence his progeny of Morison, who to this 
day occupy Ness. His descendants are distinguished from the 
other branches, by the old men of the island, as 'Clann a' Brei- 
theamh.' This breitheamh had a domestic servant, or scallag, of 
another name; but who, on being taken into the service of 
breitheamh^ changed his name to that of his master, and his 
descendants are distinguished from the others, as, 'Clann Mhic- 
Ille Mhuire.' Doubtless there were others who came across the 
North Sea at the same time, as the breitheamh, but are known by 
no such distinction such as the other branches; but those and 
* Clann a' Bhreitheamh ' are one of the same stem, whereas 'Clann 
Mhic-Ille Mhuire' are only, as it were, engrafted into the clan. 
I cannot say whether they are a clan or not, but at that time 
they were very clannish in their ways, as they used very often to 
make raids into the Uig district and carry away booty in the 
shape of cattle from the Macaulays of Uig. There are still in 
Ness old men who in their dress and stature greatly resemble 
the Norwegians, so I have heard. Their coat of arms is tliree 
Saracens' heads and a serpent." 

OKIGIN OF THE FAMILY OF MORISON. 

The family of Morison is very numerous in Scotland, and the 
name has been a fixed surname there and in the adjacent Island 
of Lewis for many centuries, pi'obably for a thousand years. It 
is an old name in the counties of Lincoln, Hertfordshire, and 
Lancashire, England, where persons of the name, several cen- 
turies ago, were knighted and received coats of arms. The 
family has spread over England, Ireland, and America. It ap- 
pears to be evident that all of the name spring from the same 
stock, and have a common origin. 

The Island of Lewis, on the west coast of Scotland,* is undoubt- 
edly the place where the family originated, though its founder 
was jDrobably of Norwegian origin. 

In regard to the origin of the family, the following evidence is 
presented. In Captain Thomas's " Traditions of the Morrisons," 
an extract is made from a "Description of the Lewis by John 
Morisone, Indweller there," written presumably between 1678 and 
1688, wherein he says, " The first and most ancient inhabitants of 

* See Map of Scotland. 



20 HISTORY OF THE MORISONS. 

this countrie were tliree men of three several races, viz. Mores, 
the son of Kennanus, whom the Irish historians call Makurich, 
whom they make to be son to one of the kings of Norway, some 
of whose posteritie remains in this land to this day. All the 
Morrisons in Scotland may challenge their descent from this 
man." 

Another tradition, preserved in the branch of Morisons which 
settled in Nottingham, N. H'., is to the same effect, and points in 
the same direction. This branch of the family emigrated from 
Scotland to Ireland, at the time of the siege of Derry, 1688, and 
to Nottingham, N. H., in 1727. This statement is from Hon. 
Robert Morrison, of Northwood, N. H., a former mayor of 
Portsmouth, N. H., who received it in the early part of the pres- 
ent century, from an aged relative whose birth dates back to 
1750. While giving him words of admonition, this aged person 
said, " Maintain the honor and integrity of your family, for the 
Morrisons come from the best blood of Scotland ; they are de- 
scended from the royal family." Royalty amounts to nothing, 
and only that man is truly royal who makes himself so by a noble 
life and heroic deeds. 

This evidence is adduced to show the ground there is for belief 
in the consanguinity of the different branches. The reader will 
not fail to notice the striking similarity of these traditions, com- 
ing down for two centuries through different channels. We 
know of no intercourse between the Morrisons of New Hamp- 
shire and the Morisons of Scotland since the emigration of the 
former in 1688. The traditions here and the traditions there were 
separate and independent. The streams, one on this side of the 
Atlantic and one on that side, ran unmingled for two hundred 
years, and yet they retain in their essential parts the same cur- 
rent of tradition. 

These traditions all point in the same direction, and establish 
beyond reasonable doubt the common oi-igin of the family, and 
Lewis as its early home. 

ORTHOGRAPHY OF THE NAME. 

There is no authoritative manner of spelling Morison. It has 
been found spelled in many different ways, such as Maryson, 
Moreson, Moryson, Morreson, Moorison, Morrisson, Morson, 
Morisown, Morisone, Morison, Morrison, Murison, and Mor- 
rowson. 

In early days, the family in Scotland, England, Ireland, and 
America almost invariably spelled their name with one r; thus, 
Morison. This was the customary orthography till about the 
year 1800, when the change to Morrison became general in Scot- 
land, England, Ireland, and America, and has continued to the 
present time. The family in Londonderry, N. H., followed the 
general custom. 

Norman Morison, Esq., of Stornoway, Island of Lewis, Scot- 
land (a descendant of the Hereditary Judges), writes, " Our 



DERIVATION OF THE NAME. 21 

family, and indeed the Lewis families, wrote their name with 
one r; thus, Morison." George Cruikshanks, Esq., of Scotland, 
writes, Aug. 30, 1879, "The Morisons of Bogney, from whom I 
suppose you are descended, always spelled their name with one 
r, and I may say they are almost the only family in Scotland who 
do so.'; 

Morison is the original mode of spelling. It comes nearer the 
supposed derivation of the name, and appears to be the correct 
orthography. 

DERIVATION OF THE NAME. 

Capt. F. W. L, Thomas writes, under date of Aug. 1, 1879, 
"The original name is Gaelic, of which the translation is 'Son of 
the Servant (Disciple) of Mary,' now reduced to Maryson," etc. 

The History of Raymond, N.H., says, "Morrison, son of Morris: 
Morris is from the Welsh 3Ia\or (Great), and rys (a warrior) ; so 
the name means son of a great warrior." 

Hon. Charles Morrison, m. p., of London, Eng., writes, " Have 
always supposed that it [ Morrison ] means ' Son of Maurice,' 
Maurice being the French form of the Latin Mauritius?'' 

The name was spelled iHfoorison by one family in Scotland, 
which one of its members thought " indicative of connection with 
the three Moors' heads forming the Morrison crest." 

Nathaniel Holmes Morison, ll. d., Provost of the Peabody 
Institute of Baltimore, Md., writes as follows, under date of Feb. 
24, 1880: "I examined this point, the origin of the name, some- 
what, years ago, and came to the conclusion that the name is 
simply son of J/oor, Jibre, Mhoi\ Muir^ 3Ioir^ Mor, and that this 
variously spelled name comes from the Gaelic word mhor, or mor, 
signifying ' renowned, famous, a mighty one.' The mere fact that 
the Moors and Morrisons have a common crest, three Moors' heads, 
is strong presumptive evidence in its favor, and shows that there 
Avas a connection between the two families." 

Under date of March 11, 1880, he writes, "If the name is 
derived from the Gaelic mhoi\ or mor^ as I think it is, it must 
have been formed from that word after the persons bearing the 
name of Moor, etc., had ceased to be Gaels, and become either 
Norsemen or Saxons, and used one of these languages. The 
Gaelic for son is mac^ while so7i is both Norse and Saxon. It 
is clear to my mind that, like Johnson, Allison, and many other 
names, this name means the son of somebody, — whether of Mary, 
Moore, or Maurice can hardly be asserted with confidence; but 
the fact that the Moors, and not the Morrises, have the same 
crest as the Morrisons, plainly points in that direction for the 
ancestry of the name. The name as originally written in Saxon, 
or in Saxon-English, w^ould be Moores-son, or Mores-son; or if 
the h of the Gaelic were retained, Mhores-son, the Saxon genitive, 

* "In the old Norse, or Icelandic, language, mor means a swarm, a 
shoal." — N. H. M. 



22 



HISTORY OF THE MORISONS. 



our possessive, being es. This is by far the most regular, the 
most simple, the most natural, and, taking tlie crest into account, 
the most probable origin of tlie name. 'The Saxon language was 
well established in England and the Lowlands of Scotland in the 
ninth century. In Norse, the name would be Moors-son, Mors- 
son, Mhors-son, the genitive being formed in s witliout the e.' " 

COATS OF ARMS. 

The arms as borne by different brandies of the Morison family, 
as given in Burke's Heraldic Dictionary: — 

Morison (Dersay, Co. of Fife, Scotland). — Azure (blue); 
three Saracen heads conjoined in one neck, proper, the faces 
looking to the chief (front); dexter and sinister sides (both 
sides) of the shield. Motto, Pretio prudentia jiraestat. 




v{0 p RU£ £NTlA PP^ 

MORSSON. 



Morison (Lyon Register). — The same, with two falcons' heads 
couped; azure; in the flanks a serpent issuing, proper. Motto, 
Pretio prudentia praestat. 

Morison (Bogney, Scotland). — The same as of Dersay, with 
the uppermost head affixed by a Avreath to the other two. 

Moriso7i (Preston Grange, Scotland). — New Register. Argent 
(silver or white) ; three Moors' heads couped, sable two, and one 
banded of the first. Crests : tliree Saracen heads, as in the arms 
of Morison of Dersay. Motto, Pretio prudentia praestat. 

Morison. — Argent (silver); a fesse gules (red) between three 
Moors' heads, sable, banded of the second. Crest: three Moors* 
heads conjoined in one neck, proper, one looking iipward, the 
other two to the dexter and sinister. Motto, Pmdentia praestat. 

Morison., or Morrison (Cashiobury, Co. Hertfordshire, as borne 
by Sir Charles Morrison, Knight of the Bath, created a Baronet 
in 1611. His daughter and heir Elizabeth married Arthur, Lord 
Capel, and was mother of Arthur, first earl of Essex). — Arms, 



COATS OF ARMS. 23 

Or (golden), on a cliief, gules (red), three chaplets of the field. 
Crest: a Pegasus, or (golden). 

"Old John Guillim says, writing two hundred years hefore 
Burke, who seems to have copied him almost word for word: 
'Azure; three Saracen heads conjoined in one neck, proper, the 
faces looking towards the chief, dexter and sinister sides, hy the 
name of Morison.' (Guillim's Heraldry, p. 251.) He seems to 
imply that what is called the Dorsey Morison's arms belonged to 
'•the name of 3Iorison.'' "* 

Nisbet Heraldry, Vol. I, p. 262, says: "Those of the name of 
Moir and Morison carry three Moores' heads, relative to their 
name." 

Papworth, Armorials, p. 935, says, "Moor or ]Moir of Scotstown 
and Murison, have three Moores' heads argent. These heads are 
placed one on top of the other two, looking upward." By impli- 
cation it would show a connection between the families of Moor 
and Morison. 

The motto, " Pi-etio prudentia praestat," Fairbain translates : 
"Prudence excels reward." See Fairbain's Crests. Elwin, in his 
Handbook of Mottoes, translates it, "Prudence is better than 
profit." In Washbourne's Family Crests, the translation is, 
"Prudence is better than riches." ^'- Prudentia comes from pro 
and video, to see before, to look ahead. This quality of mind is 
what we call long-headed, and is thoroughly Scotch. By coining 
an expressive Avord I would translate it, Long-headedness is above 
price." This translation by Dr. N. H. Morison will, I think, be 
acceptable to most Mori'isons. 

It is clain\ed that these arms and crest were bestowed upon a 
Morison in the war of the Crusades for some deed of daring, by 
the English king, Richard I (Coeur de Lion). In this connection, 
and relative to both crest and name, I Avill give an extract of a 
letter from Dr. N. H. Morison, of Baltimore, under date of March 
11, 1880. "The form of the crest— three Moors' heads — is 
pretty strong presum23tive evidence that it came from some 
incident or incidents connected with the Crusades. Where else 
could the Gaels of Scotland have come in contact with the 
Moors? Men did not travel in those days, and ordinary wars 
were petty affairs, usually between neighboring chiefs. Fynes 
Moryson was the greatest traveller of the sixteenth century, — 
his 'Itinerary Through Ten Kingdoms' being the most reliable 
and thorough account of the countries he visited during ten years 
of laborious travel. I should hardly look for the name, then, 
before the Crusades; both on account of its composition haA'ing 
the Saxon son in it, and on account of this crest, probably 
derived from some ancestor of the Moore family." 

At different times, other arms have been granted, different 
from those given, and which it is useless to mention. 

* From letter of N. H. Morisou, ll. d., of Bnltuiiore, Md., dated April, 
1880. 



24 HISTORY OF THE MORISONS. 

The Morrison family is (1880) well represented in the various 
professions and in politics in England, Scotland, and Ireland. 

In the county of Aberdeen, Scotland, a number are wealtliy 
landowners. 

D. Morrison, ll. d., Rector of Glasgow Academy. 

A. Morrison, ll. d.. Principal of Scotch College, Melbourne, 
Australia. 

Hon. C. Morrison, m. p., London, England. 

Many of the name are clergymen. 

FIRST MORISONS IN AMERICA. 

There have been many emigrations of Morisons to America. 
From the most authentic sources I find nine persons of the name 
who emigrated to this country previous to A. D. 1700. 

1635. Elizabeth Morrison, as:ecl 12 years; came lu the ship "Planter," 
in the family of George Gicldings, from Hertfordshire, Eng. 

1635. William Morrison, aged 23; embarked in the "Peter Bonaventurc," 
of London, bound for the Barbadoes. 

1635, Aug. 21. Robert Morrison embarked for Virginia at S. Severne,Eiig. 

1665. Previous to this year, a Mr. Morrison was Governor of Virginia 
for one year. 

1670. Prior to this year, Richard Morrison, Esq., was appointed to the 
office of Captain or Keeper of the Castle of Point Comfort, Va. 

1670, March 10. Hans Morrison received a patent, given at Fort James, 
N. y., of lands at White Clay Creek, Del., where his descend- 
ants still live. 

1677. Robert Morrison, who departed this life the 10th of May, 1677. 
Probate Records of Rockingham Co., N. H. 

168 ). The name of Richard Mori.sou appear.^ on tlie court records of 
Rockingham Co., N. H. 

1690. Andrew Morrison was in New Haven, Conn. 

1690. Daniel Morrison was a settler of Newbury, Mass. (See Coffin's 
History of Newbury.) 

1710, Feb. 19. Silence Hall, of Guilford, Conn., married Abraham Mor- 
rison. 

1718. James, John, and Halbert Morisou emigrated from the North of 

Ireland, and landed in Boston. The settlement of Londonderry, 
N. H., commenced in 1719. The tirst two located in London- 
derry in 1719. 

1719. Halbert Morison located at " Sheepscot," Me., in the vicinity of 

Casco Bay, and removed to Londonderry, N. H., in 1735. He 
was the sou of John Morison, who died in 1736. 

1721. Samuel, David, and Robert Morisou were in Londonderry, N. H., 
and signed the petition for a charter. 

1720-23. John Morison and his four children by his last wife emigrated 
to Londonderry. He died 1736, aged 108 (?) years. 

1726. William Morrison landed in Boston, Mass., and settled in Notting- 
ham, N. H., 1727. 

1730. Samuel Morison, Jr., settled in Londonderry. 

Since that time emigrations have been numerous, and the 
descendants of these emigrants are scattered over the United 
States and Canada. 



CHAPTER II. 

Tjjaditioxs of the Morrisoxs (Clan Mac Ghillemhuire), Herei>i- 
TARY Judges of Lewis, by Capt. F. W. L. Thomas, R. N., Vice- 
President OF THE Society of Antiquaries of Scotland;* and 
a History of the Descendants of the Last " Hereditary 
Judge," to 1880, rewritten, from Authentic Sources, by the 
Author of this Book. 



TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

A LETTER cominuuicated to the "Athenoeum," in March, 1866, 
contained some account of the Lewis Clans founded on oral tra- 
dition. Since then I have collected much additional information 
concerning them, either from printed books and MSS., or from 
notices supplied to me by residents on the island. 

In the letter to the " Athenreum" it was stated, on the author- 
ity of those around me, that time out of mind Lewis had been 
inhabited by three confederated clans, the Macleods, the Mor- 
risons,! and the Macaulays. This statement is confirmed in a 
"Description of the Lewis, by John Morisone,^ indweller there," 
which is inferred to have been Avritten between 1678 and 1688. 
The "Indweller" states: "The first and most ancient inhabitants 
of this countrie were three men of three several races, viz. Mores, 
the sone of Kennanus, whom the Irish § histoi'ians call Makurich, 
whom they make to be son to one of the kings of Norovay, some 
of whose posteritie remains in the land to this day. All the Mor- 

* In this chapter I have copied nearly tlie wliole of Captain Thomas's 
pamphlet, omitting such portions as were not essential to the narrative. 

fH. Chambers has, under the heading of "Family Characteristics," in 
his "Popular Rhymes of Scotland," — "The Manly Morrisons. This is, 
or was, especially applicable to a family which had been settled for a long 
period at Woodend, in the pai'ish of Kirkmichael, in Dumfriesshire, and 
become remarkable for the handsomeness of its cadets " (Collected 
Works, vol. vii, p. 97). It is still applicable to the Morrisons of the 
Outer Hebrides. 

X From internal evidence it can be proved that the "Description" was 
written after 1678, and probably before 1688. He speaks of the destruc- 
tion of Stornoway Castle, which took place in 1654, as having "lately" 
occurred. The writer was intimately acquainted with Lewis ; when young, 
there were only three people in Lewis who knew the alphabet, but when 
he wrote, the head of the family at least was usually able to read and 
write. The author was probably the Rev. John Morrison, sometime min- 
ister of Urray, son of John Mox'rison of Bragar, and father of the Rev. 
John Morrison, minister of Petty. 

§ This means the Gaelic, or Highland Scotch, historians. — Ed. 



26 TRADITIOxVS OF THE MORRISONS. 

risons in Scotland may challenge their descent from this man. 
The second was Iskair Mac Aulay, an Irishman,* whose posteritie 
remain likewise to this day in the Lews. The third was Mae- 
naicle, whose only daughter, Torquile, the first of that name (and 
sone to Claudius the son of Olipheus, Avho likewise is said to 
be the King of Norvay his sone), did violently espouse, and cut 
off immediately the whole race of Maknaicle, and possessed liim- 
self of the whole Lews, and coutinueth in his posteritie (Macleod 
Lews), during thirteen or fourteen generations, and so extinct 
before, or at least about 160U." t 

Such was the tradition of the origin of the ruling families in 
the seventeenth century, and it is first to be noted that the writer 
uses "Irish" and "Irishman," where we should now write "Gaelic" 
and "Gael." 

With regard to the Macleods, the tradition is general that tliat 
family got dominion in Lewis by marriage with the heiress of Mac 
Nicol; but while willing to believe that Torquil increased his 
superiority by such marriage, I have shown in the Memoii- on 
Lewis Place-names that Thormod Thorkelson was in Lewis, with 
wife, men, and goods, in 1231 ; and that the clan-name, Leod, is in 
all probability derived from L%otulfi\ who was a chief in Lewis 
in the middle of the twelfth century. X 

Of the Morrisons, it is strange that the "Indweller," himself a 
Morrison, should have ignored what he would have called the 
" Irish " § name of his clan, which is from GUle-Mlmire^ i. e. 
servant of Mary; from Gille^ i. e. a servant, etc., and 3fore, 
i. e, Mary. A Morrison in Gaelic is Mac Ghillemhuire, some- 
times shortened to Gillmore, Gilmour; or translated Morrison, 
Maryson ; or reduced to Milmore, Miles, Myles. The Morrisons 
are a numerous clan in Lewis, where, in 1861, they numbered 
1402, or one fifteenth of the Avhole population; in Harris there 
were 530, equal to one seventh of the inhabitants. These num- 
bers indicate a domination in the island of many centuries. 

There is no real tradition of their original settlement in Lewis, 
except that the founder was the inevitable son of the King of 
Lochlann ; but one remarkable genealogy of Macleod makes Gille- 
muire to have been the father of Leod ; and before Raice (Rooke) 
and Olbair (Ulf ?) the Hewer, we have another Gillemuire. It is 
added that Ealga fholt-alainn^ i.e. Ealga of the Beautiful Hair, 
daughter of Arailt Mac Semmair, King of Lochlainn, was the 
mother of Gillemuire." || 

I learn from Mr. Skene that the serfs or tenants on lands belong- 
ing to a church or monastery dedicated to the Virgin would be 
called the Gillies of Mary ; hence the origin of the name ; but in 
process of time it is evident that such names as Gillemuire were 
used as proper names, and without any reference to office or 
employment. Although Petrie says that no Irish churches were 

* A Gael. f Spot. Mis., vol. ii, p. 341. 

X Pro. Soc. Ant. Scot., vol. xi, p. 507. § Gaelic. 

II Ulst. Jour. Arch., vol. ix, p. 320. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 27 

dedicated to the Virgin before tlie twelfth century,* there are 
notices of Maelmaire, son of Ainbith, at A. D. 919, f and of Mael- 
muire, son of Eochaidh, abbot-bishop of Armagh, at A. D. 1020. J 
Nor, although the name is Gaelic, is it to be inferred that the 
possessor was of pure Gaelic descent, but rather that he was one 
of the Gall-Gael, or mixed race of Northmen and Gael who peo- 
pled the towns and shores of Ireland and the western islands and 
coasts of Scotland. For Maelmaire, sister of Sitric, King of 
Dublin, is on record circa 1060 ;§ and, before the conquest of Ire- 
land, in 11.30, Mac Gille Maire, son of Allgoirt of Port Lairge 
(Waterford), the best foreigner ( Gall) that was in Eirinn, was ' 
slain. II 

In Ireland there was a Clan Mac Ghillemuire settled in Lecale 
(Leth-Cathal), County Down. On July 7, 1244, Henry III 
requests, among others, that Mac Gillemuri himself, and with 
his forces, will join the Justiciary of Ireland about to depart 
for Scotland: — 

The King to [Mac Gillemuri]. Thanks him for the good 
service he is prepared to render. As Alexander, King of 
Scotland, has made peace, [Mac Gillemuri] may return to his 
own country, but the king prays he may be ready for service If 
the ensuing summer. (For further notices of the Clan Mac 
Ghillemhuire, see Reeves' "Ecc. Antiquities," p. 339.) 

The chief of the Clan Morrison, whose dwelling was at Habost, 
Ness, was hereditary judge or brieve {Breitheamh) of Lewis, 
and continued to hold the office till the beginning of the seven- 
teenth century. The only record of his judgeship is that given 
by Sir R. Gordon, who, under the rubric of "What the office 
of a Breive is among the ilanders," ** states that "The Breive is 
a kind of judge amongst the islanders, who hath an absolute 
judicatorie, vnto whose authoritie and censure they williuglie 
submitt themselves, when he determineth any debatable question 
betuein partie and partie." In former times there was a brieve in 
every island, and he had one eleventh of every subject that was 
in dispute, but from whom there was an appeal to the chief 
judge in Islay.ft Very exaggerated notions remain of the extent 
of the jurisdiction of the Brieve of Lewis. One Avriter asserts 
that it was a venerable institution that had stood for many ages, 

* Round Towers, p. 173. "The dedications to St. Mary in Scotland 
came iu long before the twelfth century, as early as the sixth." — W. F. 
Skene 

t Todd's " Wars of the Gaedhil with the Gaill," p. xci. 

X lb., p. clxxxix. 

§ lb., p. cxlix. 

II " Chrou. Scot.," p. 334. And I have seen in a history of Waterford 
a mandate of protection from Henry II or III to Mac Gillvore and the 
other Danes there, — init have lost the reference. 

t Cal. Doc. Ireland, p. 405. 

** Sir R. Gordon, "Earl of Suth.," p. 268, The Supp. to the Conflict of 
the Clans, has, after "themselfs," "and never doe appeal from his sentence 
quhen he determineth," etc., p. 12. 

tfColl. De Reb. Alb., p. 297. 



28 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

and that the jurisdiction extended over the Hebrides from Islay 
to the Butt of Lewis, and on the opposite coast to the Ord of 
Caithness; another, that he was invested by His Majesty as judge 
arbiter from Cape Wrath to the Mull of Kintyre, and was abso- 
lute in his jurisdiction. * 

It is probable that the Brieve in Lewis represented the log-waor 
of Norse domination, and that in the progress of time the office 
changed from that of law-man or speaker-of-the-law at the 79^V^^, 
or })opular assembly, to that of Domandx^ or administrator of 
justice. In the Isle of Man the Deemster held an office of great 
antiquity. He Avas judge in cases of life and death, as well as 
in the most trifling contentions. His presence, whether in house 
or field, on horseback or on foot, constituted a court; his decisions 
were guided either by what he could remember of like cases, or 
by his sense of justice, and this lex non scripta was called "breast- 
law." On assuming office he swore that he would administer 
justice between man and man as evenly as the back-bone of the 
herring lies between the two sides of the fish. Wherever the 
deemster was present, the aggrieved ]>arty could lug his opponent 
before him. The ])laintiff placed his foot u])on that of the 
defendant, and held it there till judgment Avas pronounced. 
Both in Lewis and in 3Ian the decision seems to have been 
accepted without reserve. 

On the 29th ]May, 1527, King James addressed a letter to 
*' Oure Breff of Inuerness," where "breff" is synonymous with 
"sheriff"; from whence it may be inferred that the vice-comes of 
Skye, named in the Chronicle of Man, Avas the brieve of that island. 
How the office of law-man was abused under Scottish tyranny in 
Shetland may be seen in Balfour's "Oppressions"; but in Lewis, 
OAving to its remote situation, the brieve appears to have exercised 
his ancient jurisdiction without interference. It is very doubtful 
if ever a brieve of LeAvis could have spoken a Avord of English, 
and as the Scots Acts of Parliament haA-e not been translated 
into Gaelic, the decisions of the judge can never have had any 
relation to them. Before the utter confusion into which the 
country fell toAvards the close of the sixteenth century, the 
brieve of Lewis, like the bard of Clanranald, may have received 
some education in Gaelic; but in any case Ave have ample ])roof 
that he exercised his office most unsparingly, for there are fcAv 
islands or districts in Avhich the Cnoc na Chroiche^ or GalloAvs 
Hill,t is not a conspicuous feature. With the judge, says Dr. 
Mac lA'or, perished the different records of the Lewis, and of the 
countries over Avhich he had jurisdiction, except a fcAV memo- 

* See also O. S. A., vol. vi. p. 292. 

t There is a Gallows Hill at Kneep, Uisj ; at ShaAvbost, BarA'as ; another 
near Storuoway; a Cnoc na Chroiche at Scalpay, Harris; and the place 
where a gallows stood is pointed out at Rodil, Harris. A boat's mast 
seems to have often been used to hoist up a man instead of a sail, or the 
mast upon which the victim Avas suspended Avas laid across a rift between 
rocks. Gallows Hill is a common name in the Orkneys and in the Shet- 
land islands. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 2^ 

randfi, or rather scraps,* retained by some of the judgt-V de- 
scendants who escaped the fury of the Macleods. 

The " Indweller " is only partially correct in stating that Ken- 
nanus Makurich, i. e. Cain Macvurich ( Cathan Mac 31/mric/i), 
Avas the first Morrison in Lewis; for the current tradition through- 
out the island is that the heiress of the Morrisons, having detl-r- 
mined she would only marry with a Morrison, Cain, who Mas a 
Macdonald from Ardnaniurchan, passed himself off for a Mor- 
rison, became husband of the lady, and consequently brieve also. 
The Harris Morrisons claim to be of the original stock. The 
North Uist historian of the Sleat Macdonalds (Hugh Macdonald) 
states that "Reginald married a brother's son of his grandfatlier's 
to an heiress of the name of the Morrisons in the Lewis"; and 
that Reginald was killed by the Earl of Ross in 1346. f 

It is fui'ther stated that Angus Gig, of Islay, married a daughter 
of Guy O'Kaine in Ireland ;$ and this is confirmed by Mac Firbis, 
who writes that the mother of John Mac Angus of Islay was 
Aiiie, daughter of Cumhaighe W Cathain. § In this way the 
name of Cain has been introduced — if it was not there before — 
into the Clan Macdonald, and through them it has been continued 
as a family name among the Morrisons to the present day. 

The conclusion to be drawn is that Kennanus Makurich, i. e. 
Cain Macvurich, who was adopted into, and from whom descended 
the leading family of the Morrisons of Ness, was the son of Murdo, 
son, or rather grandson, of John the Bold, founder of the family 
of Ardnamurchan ; and that the marriage took place not long 
before 1346. 

I am told that the badge of the Morrisons is "drift-wood," of 
which a great quantity is driven upon the w^est coast of Lewis. 
The Lewis word for drift-wood is sgoid; hence, in derision, a 
Morrison will be told that he has a "skate" {sgait^ Gae.) for a 
baby. || 

Besides the district of Ness, the Morrisons were dominant in 
the district of Diurness, in Lord Reay's country. The tradition 
of their settlement there is that Ay Mac Hormaid (Aod/i Mac 
Thovmoid^^ a Morrison from Lewis, who was a handsome and 
good-looking fellow, went for a cargo of meal to Thurso, and there 
married the daughter (or the sister) of the Bishop of Caithness, 
who bestowed upon the 5^oung couple the whole of Diurness, with 
Ashir.lT Ay Morrison "brought over with him from Lewis a col- 

* These scraps were part of a MS. History of the Mackenzies, called 
by Donald Gregory the Letterfearn MS. Morrison's "Traditions of 
Lewis" contains what is probably a copy of those scraps. 

t Coll. De Reb. Alb., p. ::92. J lb., p. 294. 

§ Hill's "Macdonnells of Antrim," p. 375. 1376, Cunioighe O'Kane, 
Lord of Oireacht O'Kane (Derry), was ta!<en prisoner by the Plnglish at 
the port of Coleraine, and sent prisoner in fetters to Carrickfergus. — 
Connellaii's " Four Masters.'' 

II Or, for a wife. S(joi(l is undoubtedly a survival of the Norse Skid, a 
log of timber. " Sgoid-chlndaich," Gael., a shore [i.e. drift] log. 

1 Now foolishly corrupted to " Old Shores." 



30 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

ony of no less than sixty families, mostly of his own name, to 
whom he gave lands upon his property; hence it is that the 
name of Morrison is prevalent in these parts, for though the 
property has fallen into other hands, the stock of the inhabitants 
remains." * 

In 1518, Mac Ian of Ardnamurchan was killed ;t the Uist his- 
torian says that he fled for the space of a mile, but was over- 
taken by Mr. ( t. e. the Master or Heir) Allan Morrison, and killed 
by the Laird of Raisay.t 

In 1546-47, March 22, there is a remission to "Rorie M'Cleud 
of the Lewis," and some of his clan, for treasonable assistance 
given to "Mathew, formerly Earl of Lennox," § among whom is 
"William M'hucheon," probably a son of the brieve. 

In 1551, July 2-3, Patrick Davidson is paid £10 by the king's 
treasurer that he may go to the Lewis to charge "M'Cleude of the 
Lewis and Hucheon of the Lewis to come to my Lord Governor 
[Arran] at the aire at Inverness." || This is Hucheon Morrison, 
brieve or judge of Lewis, who was indirectly the cause of the 
ruin of the Siol Torquil. 

The Mackenzie faction, having failed to gain Lewis, left the 
Morrisons exposed to the vengeance of the Macleods for their 
treachery to Torquil Du. The oligarchic Sir R. Gordon cannot 
imagine that the ties of blood should be superior to fealty to a 
chief. About this time the Morrisons fortified themselves in Dun 
Eystein, at Ness. 

Dun Eystein is a natural stronghold at the north end, or Ness, 
of Lewis, in the townland of Cnoc Aird, to which the Morrisons 
were wont to retire when hard pressed or in times of war. It is 
a flat, cliffy island, of a somewhat oval shape, about 75 yards long 
and 50 yards broad, and is separated from the mainland by a nar- 
row, perpendicular ravine, through which the sea flows at high 
water. The ravine is between 30 and 40 feet broad, and the same 
in height. The remains of a strong wall follow the edge of the 
cliff on the landward side of the island, and through the wall 
there are said to have been squints or looj^holes for observation 
and defence. 

Towards the northeast corner of the island is a dun or castle, 
sometimes called Tiff A nam Arm^ or the House of Arms, now but 
4.1 feet high. The outside of the dun is an oblong square, 23 by 
18 feet; and this basement is nearly solid, for the central area, 
which is of an oval shape, is only 6^ by 4|^ feet, and there is no 
appearance of any doorway. The entrance or doorway was no 
doubt at the height of the first floor, similar to a dun in Taransay. 
The walls are of dry-stone masonry, but that is no proof of age 
in this part of the country. When exploring the ruins, the Rev. 

* O. S. A., vol. vi, Ecklerachylis ; where the tradition of the circum- 
stance which caused the lands to be claimed by the Sutherlauds is stated. 
t Gregory, "Hist. West. Isles," p. 125. 

X De Reb. Alb., p. 32i. § Reg. Privy Seal. — G^regr. Colls. MS. 

II Treasurer's Kccts.—Greg. Colls MS. 



HEKEDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 31 

M. Macphail, who made the above measurements, found a small 
piece of flint, fragments of charcoal, and a strip of leather such 
as was used for making brogues. 

There are the remains of huts upon the island ; and on the 
south sides is a flat ledge, called Palla* na Biorlinn^ or the Ledge 
of the Galley or Birlin, whereon tradition tells that the Morrisons 
used to haul up their boat. 

There is no tradition of. the Eysteinn who gave his name to the 
dun ; it is a common Norse name. 

Many sanguinary battles, still recounted by tradition, were 
fought between the Macleods and Macaulays on one side, and the 
Morrisons on the other. At last the Morrisons were forced to 
leave Lewis, and take refuge with that branch of their clan which 
was settled in Dnirness and Edderachyllis, in Sutherland, where 
still, in 1793, the natives Avere all, except a few, of the three names 
of Mac Leay, Morrison, or Macleod. 

At that time there lived on Eilean S/nandaidh (pronounced 
Elen Handa), i. e. Sandey or Sand Island, one of the family of 
Assynt Macleods, named Little John Mac Donald Vic Huch'eon, 
a man of low stature, but of matchless strength and skill in arms. 
He and the brieve, John Morrison, met accidentally in a house in 
Inverkirkaig in Assyant. Being in one room and of contrarv 
factions, presently they fell to fighting, when, although the Brieve 
had six men, and John of Sandey but four, the Brieve and five 
of the Morrisons were killed without any loss on the side of 
the Macleods. Sir R. Gordon suggests that God deprived the 
Brieve and his company of the courage or ability to resist ; but 
it must not be forgotten that this same John of Sandey had 
been jjrevioui^ly defeated at Carloway, in Lewis, by the Morrison 
fact ion. t 

Among the numerous islands on the coast of Edderachyllis is 
one called Eilean a BhrUheimh^ or Judge's Island; for after John 
Morrison had been slain, his friends in Lewis came in a galley to 
bring home his corpse ; but contrary winds arising, they were 
driven to this island, where they found it convenient to disem- 
bowel the body and bury the intestines, and on the wind changing 
they arrived in safety at ISTess.-t 

Malcolm Mor Mac Ian, who now succeeded to the chieftainship 
of tlie Morrisons, sought for John of Sandey, in order to revenge 
the death of his father, when both parties met by chance in Coy- 
geach. They fought; but John of Sandey, besides killing most 
of the opposite party, took Malcolm Mor himself prisoner, and 
carried him to Tormod Macleod in Lewis, who caused him to be 
beheaded. This was between 1601 and 1605. 



* This interesting word is a survival from the Norse, and means in 
Lewis "a grassy ledge in a cliff." Cf. Cleasby's "Icel. Die," sxib voce 
" Fallr." 

t Sir R. Gordon's "Hist, of Earl. Suth.," pp. 264, 272; O. S. A., vol. 
vi, pp. 292, 293. 

t O. S. A., vol. vi, p. 293. 



32 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

As noted above, those of the Brieve's descendants* who had 
escaped the fury of the Macleods took refuge Avith tlie portion 
of their clan that was settled in Lord Reay's country. When 
the Mackenzies had gained possession of Lewis, the relatives of 
the Brieve returned and established themselves again at Ness. 
According to tradition, John the Brieve, who was killed at 
Inverkarkaig, had four sons, — Allan, Donald, Kenneth, and 
Angus. A fifth was Malcolm Mor, who Avas beheaded at Storn- 
oway. Allan and two others are said to have been killed in a 
sea-fight by Neil Macleod, and their heads were probably taken 
by Neil Macleod to Edinburgh, where he himself was afterwards 
hanged. Of Donald we appear to have authentic record ; for in 
a commission of Fire and Sword, dated 24th June, 1630, granted 
to "Rorie M'Kenzie of Cogach, Tutor of Kintaill," and others^ 
against the remaining members of the Siol Torquil, "Donald 
M'Indowie [Donald Macillevore] Brieff " is included, and this is 
the last notice I have found of the Brieve of Lewis. 

Donald, along with some Macleods, is described as having been 
concerned in the first rebellion against the Gentlemen Adven- 
turers; but it is difficult to understand why a Morrison, whose 
clan had suffered so severely for having favored the Mackenzies, 
was included in the commission of extermination. It is repeatedly 
affirmed that the Morrisons assisted the Mackenzies to reduce 
Lewis, but a slight explanation is offered by one of the bards, f 
who states that the " Soldier of Kintail promised part of Kintail 
to Donald, but never gave it." 

Towards the end of the seventeenth century, the w^hole of 
Lewis formed but two parishes, Barvas and Ey (Stornoway). 
The minister of Barvas was the Rev. Donald Morrison, who 
must have been born about 1620; he was a grandson of the judge, 
was bred an Episcopalian ministei-, but conformed to Presbyteri- 
anism. He was personally known to Martin, and supplied that 
invaluable writer with information about North Rona. Mr. 
Donald helped to suppress the saci'ifice to Shony % about 1670, 

* "The banker in Stornoway [the late Mr. Roderick Morrison] is the 
seventh or eighth in descent from the last of them ; " i. e. the Brieves of 
Lewis. — Letter, Rev. John M'Rae, Stornoway, Dec. 12, 1860. 

t Angus Gunn, North Dell, Ness. 

j This remarkable superstition — of making and offering at Hallowmas 
to a supposed sea-god, that he might send a plentiful supply of sea-weed 
on shore, and which was supposed to have been abandoned about 1670 — 
must have been the survival of the haust-hlot, or autumnal sacrificial 
feast of the pagan Scandinavians ; for Sjoni is a name derived from son^ 
an atonement, sacrifice (of the heathen age). (Cleasby's Iced. Die, pp. 
53.5, 586.) Onundr Sjoni is named in the "Laud-bok," pp. 73,89. But 
although the sacrifice to Shony may have been repressed, the superstition 
only t(3ok another form; for up to quite recent times there existed an 
almost extinct custom of proceeding in spring to the end of a long reef, 
and there invoking "Brianuil,"' " Briamiilt," to send a strong north wind 
and drive plenty of sea-ware on shore to manure the land. 

There seemed little prospect of making anything out of "Brianuil, 
Brianuilt," until the Rev. M. Macphail told me that "Brianuilt" was the 
name of a saint, and that his day was about the i;6th or 27th of May. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 33 

and died before 1700, in his eighty-sixth year. He was succeeded 
in Barvas by his son, the Rev. Allan Morrison,* 

When Mr. Donald was minister of Barvas, his brother, Rev. 
Kenneth Morrison, was minister of Stornoway; he joined with 
his brother in suppressing the sacrifice to Shony, and informed 
Martin of a singular method which he saw practised in his 
own church for exorcising the second sight from a" Maid." f 
He also conformed to the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Kenneth 
was a highly gifted man, and well suited to repress the tur- 
moils in Lewis which then existed between the Papists and 
Protestants; for he used to walk from his manse at Tong to 
the church at Stornoway with his sword at his side, and when 
preaching he had two men standing with drawn swords at the 
door of the church. 

The Papists received great encouragement from John Macken- 
zie of Assynt (who was a Papist), Laird of Kildun, and uncle 
of William, Earl of Seaforth. They kept Mr. Kenneth so much 
on the alert that he never went to bed without having his sword 
lying by him. On one occasion the Laird of Kildun was so 
exasperated against the minister that he sent six stout- men to 
bring Mr. Kenneth by force to Aignish, where he then resided. 
The men arrived at the manse just as Mr. Kenneth had gone to 
bed; his wife suspected some evil design, and informed her 
hiisband. He merely told her to send them up-stairs if they 
had any business with him. They were brought to his room, 
and on his asking them what they wanted, they told him that 
the Laird had bid them take him to Aignish. % He replied, "Oh, 
very well; let us first drink the Laird's health, and then I will go 
witli you." To this there was no objection. Now Mr, Kenneth 
had a very large " dram-horn," § which was only used on particular 

Now, St. Brenden is written in Irish, Bi'enainn, and Martin calls St. 
Brendan's Chapel in St. Kilda St. Brianan. His day is on the 16th of 
May ; and if this is taken as Old Style, his festival would be on the 28th 
of May, New Style. 

With regard to the terminations uil, iiilt, I hazard the conjecture that 
they represent the Gaelic Seolaclair = sailor, voyager; for when written 
phonetica!ly, it is Shulta, and when compounded uUa ; so that BrianuiU 
I take to be a condensed form of Breaniinn-sheoladair, i. e. Brendan the 
Voyager. 

There is a legend among the Lewis folk which implies that the "Temple" 
on Sulasgeir was erected by or dedicated to St. Brendan ; but the inference 
is countervailed by the fact that the island is known as "Bara," which 
surely means the island of St. Barr. 

*Kev. Mr. Gunn, formerly of Lochs; MS. But the O. S. A. has 
"Murdoch " Morrison. 

t Martin's "Western Isles," p. 314. 

j Aignish, for Eggja-nes, Norse=Egg-ness, so called from the rounded 
pebbles found on its shores. Aignish forms the southeast point of Loch 
Stornoway. 

§ " Dram-horn," in Gaelic Adharc-dhrama. The one I have is a section of 
a cow's horn, .S)^ inches high, and 2^ inches across the mouth ; it holds 
33^ fluid ounces, or about one third of a tumbler. How large one might 
be that was only used on particular occasions it would be rash to guess. 
3 



34 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

occasions ; and it was now produced. The men drank the Laird's 
health and then that of his lady. His Reverence then asked 
them to drink his own health. By this time the men were so 
exhilarated that they would drink anybody's health. But John 
Barleycorn Avas master of them, and they were soon unable to 
move hand or foot. Mr. Kenneth then made his own men bind 
them with ropes of straAV, carry them to the boat, ferry them to 
Aignish, and lay them in the passage leading to the Laird's room. 
The Laird was restless from anxiety, and rose early to learn what 
success had attended his adventure, and, on going out, stumbled 
OA^er one of his drunken men. They could gi^^e no account of 
how they came there, nor why they were bound with straAV in so 
ridiculous a manner. The Laird said this Avas black Kenneth's 
doing, and that he had practised some trick to bring them to that 
condition; but that they should be thankful to Mr. Kenneth for 
not having left them on the shore Avithin reach of the flood. 

The clemency of Mr. Kenneth softened in some degree tlie 
anger of the Laird, for shortly afterwards he Avrote to Mr. Ken- 
neth to come to Aignish to have a discussion on the merits of 
their respective creeds. Mr. Kenneth was kindly received, and 
after dinner the discussion took place. Mr. Kenneth seems to 
haA'e advanced his arguments Avith moderation, and illustrated 
them Avith amusing stories, by Avhich the Laird Avas induced to 
assert that he would more minutely examine into the doctrines of 
his Churcli. From that tinie the Laird moderated his zeal for 
the Papists, and lived on good terms Avith Mr. Kenneth. 

The Rev. Kenneth Morrison Avas a good poet, as some of his 
productions in the Gaelic language sufficiently attest. The Rev. 
Aulay Macaulay, minister of Harris, married a daugliter of the 
Rev. Kenneth Morrison. 

Mr. Kenneth Avas succeeded as minister of StornoAvay by his 
second cousin, the Rev. Donald Morrison, AAdiose pedigree is thus 
given : Donald MacRorie Vic Angus Vic Allan Mine a Bhrei- 
theinih; i. e. son of the Brieve (John Morrison). Mr. Donald 
must have lived till 1747, Avhen his successor, the ReA\ John 
Clark, Avas admitted.* 

It is told that Mr. Donald studied at St. Andrew's, Avhere, hav- 
ing Avon the good opinion of the professors, they recommended 
him to the notice of William, Earl Seaforth, who presented him 
to the church of Stornoway. Mr. Donald was zealous in his call- 
ing; in no long time he married a lady of great personal attrac- 
tions; Seaforth, tlie young Laird of Kildun, and many oth'ers 
were at the Avedding. That night nothing but politics were dis- 
cussed, and they all got early to bed. Seaforth invited Mr. 
Donald, his bride, and all the party to come next day to Seaforth 
Lodge, where there Avas a splendid and cheerful feast. The Rev. 
Kenneth Macaulay, minister of Harris, but a LcAvis man, was 
present. 

* O. S. A., vol xix, p. 250; Culloden Papers, p. 293. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 35 

Seaforth himself was a Protestant, but the Laird of Kildun and 
some others were rank Papists, and they determined to browbeat 
the two ministers. A smart discussion ensued ; but it is a Pro- 
testant who reports the arguments, so of W^fs^ ike Protestants 
had the best of it. 11431-00 

Not long afterwards Mrs. Morrison became unruly in her family, 
when it was found out that the cause of Mrs. Morrison's change 
from better to worse was the effect of sjiirits. Mr. Donald was 
unable to reform his wife, so that her habitual intemperance 
became known far and wide, and the clergy threatened to sus- 
pend him for not separating from such a woman. He received a 
letter from the Synod to appear before it. By the advice of 
Seaforth, he wrote to his relation, the Rev. Angus Morrison (of 
Contin), who was then living at Doire-na-muic, by Little Loch 
Broom. Mr. Angus gave Mr. Donald a sealed letter, dated 1741, 
to the moderator of the Spied ; but in spite of argument the 
Synod summoned Mr. Donald before the General Assembly. 
The two friends went to Edinburgh, and there engaged the 
services of John Macleod, of Muiravonside, advocate. After 
hearing arguments from both sides, the Assembly decided against 
the Synod. 

Some months after Mr. Donald had returned to Stornoway, on 
a Sunday after coming from church, he was reading the Bible, 
while Mrs. Morrison was brawling and annoying all the family. 
But the minister was deaf to her noise, and Avould take no notice 
of her. This so enraged Mrs. Morrison that she snatched the 
Bible off the table and threw it in the fire. His reverence pre- 
served his composure, and, drawing his chair close to the fire, and 
w^arming his hands, he said, " Well, mistress ; this is the best fire 
I ever warm eel myself at." Mrs. Morrison gazed at her husband 
and at the Bible in the flames; without saying anything, she 
withdrew to another room, and from that hour, to the joy of all 
around her, she became sober and penitent, and stroA'e daily to 
add to the comfort of her husband and family.* 

In 1653, Murdo Morrison, son of Allan, son of the brieve 
(John), was tacksman of Gress. He had three sons, — John, 
subsequently known as the tacksman of Bragar, Allan, and 
Murdo. 

On the 10th August, 1653, Colonel C^orbett, of the Roundhead 
army, took possession of the peninsula on which the town of 
Stornoway now stands; and having had the arms of the ])lace 
delivered up to him, he fortified the point and left Major Crispe 
as governor of Lewis, with six companies of soldiers, two great 
guns, and four sling pieces. On 31st January, 1654, a strange 
report reached Edinburgh, that Seaforth had with 1,400 men 
stoi-med the fort of Stornoway and taken it. But on the 14th 
February, 1654, more certain information arrived there, and " the 
business of Lewis was thus : Xorman [rede John] Macloud [of 

* Morrisou's "TracUtious of Lewis." 



36 TEADITIOXS OF THE MORRISONS. 

Rasy, and nephew of Seaforth], with four or five hundred men, 
landed in the Lewis Island [at Loch Shell], and after three or 
four days staying at some inaccessible places in the isle, fell upon 
our soldiers who lay at Stornoway out of the fort, and killed 
twelve of them; but a party out of the fort beat them thence, 
relieved the remainder of the men, removed the goods into the 
fort, and burnt the houses." On 21st March, news arrived at 
Dalkeith, that "the garrison of Lewis had made slaughter of the 
country people that joyned with Seaforth, and they have also 
slaughtered some of the garrison ; the old natives [MacleodsJ 
joyned with our men against the rest of the country, so that 
these divisions cause great devastation in those parts." * 

This account is corroborated by the "Indweller";t but the 
patriotic antiquists now tell a very different story, which need 
not be repeated here ; except that John, the future tacksman of 
Bragar, being on good terms with the officers of the garrison, 
spent the night previous to the attack in drinking with them ; 
and after observing where the sentinels were posted, and the 
weakest part of the defence, returned to Gress. His brother 
Allan had been emi^loyed in collecting the Lewis men. The 
attack was made at night in two columns, — Seaforth marching 
by the lands of Torry, and Rasay by Bayhead.J The result is 
stated above. 

John Morrison, of Bragar, who is said to have had "Ladies 
modesty. Bishops gravity. Lawyers eloquence, and Captains con- 
duct," Avas personally known to Martin, and described by him as 
"a ])erson of unquestionable sincerity and reputation"; and he 
is still remembered for his poetry, shrewdness, and wit. He is 
named by Martin at pp. 28, 315, and 316 of the "Western 
Isles." 

A great part of the lands of Bragar was, as was universal at 
that time, sublet to tenants. It hapjjened that Seaforth sent for 
Morrison to come to Stornoway. It was spring-time, and Mor- 
rison was in doubt as to whom he should leave in charge of the 
farm during his absence. In order to fix upon the most trust- 
worthy, he took the following plan : he closed up all the windows 
and openings that admitted light, and placed a big stone in the 
passage that led to his room. He then sent to tell all his tenants 
that he had something to say to them. The tenants arrived, each 
one stumbling over the stone, till at last an old man, after sprawl- 
ing across the passage, remarked that that was no place for such 
a stone, and rolled it out of the way. John Morrison then said 
to his tenants, " You may now go away all of you ; but while I 
am absent, see you obey the instructions of this old man, whom 
I leave as my substitute, and who appears to be the most careful 
and willing of you all." 

One day John Morrison had the people of Balaloch, in Bragar, 



* Spot. Mis., vol. ii, pp. 124, 126, 169, 196. 
t lb., p. 342. X Dr. Macivor, M. S. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. > 37 

working on his farm. They had their breakfast at his house, but 
lingered too long over it. When they resumed their work,, he 
addressed them thus : — 

Fasau rauintir Balaloch, 

An deigh rao chuid arain is brochaiu ith 'us ol. 

Na h-uile fear'bagairt eiridh, 

'S cha togadh e feiii thon. 

As much as to say that it was the way of the people of Balaloch, 
after eating his bread and drinking his brochan* for each to say 
it is time for us to go to work, but that no one got up from his 
seat. 

On one occasion John Morrison considered himself overcharged 
by the factor, and refused to pay his demand. The factor com- 
plained to Seaforth, who sent for Morrison to come to Stornoway. 
Morrison set out at once, putting the rent into one purse and 
what he considered to be the overcharge in another. When he 
arrived at Seaforth Lodge, a large dog barked furiously at him, 
on which Morrison struck it a violent blow on the nose with his 
stick. The dog yelled dismally, and one of Seafoi'th's servants, 
on coming to see what was the matter, commenced to abuse Mr. 
Morrison, who punished liis insolence by striking him on the jaw. 
The uproar now was greater than ever, and Seaforth made his 
appearance. John Morrison explained the origin of the row, and 
added : — 

Gille tighearna' us cii mor. 

Ditliis nach coir leigidh Ico; 

Buail am balach air a' cliarl)aid. 

'S buail am balgair air au t-sroia. 

TRANSLATION. 

Tlie boy (menial) and bull-dog (watch-dog) of a laird 
Are two that should not be let alone ; 
Strike the boy ou the jaw, 
And strike the dog ou the nose. 

Seaforth was amused at Morrison's impromptu verse, and 
welcomed him cordially. Morrison told him why he had not 
paid the rent, and presented tlie bags containing the real rent 
and what he had been overcharged. On inquiry, it was found 
that the factor exacted more rent than was just, and he was 
dismissed, while John Morrison had the honor of paying his rent 
in future into Seafoi-th's own hands. 

John Morrison sent two of his servants to pull heather for 
making ropes ; one pulled indiscriminately whatever came in his 
way, whether fit or unfit; the other left a great deal of soil 
sticking to the roots. When John Morrison saw what they 
had done, he said: — 

Chuir me breinean'us fuididh 
'Bhuain fraoich an cuideachda cheile ; 
Thug breiuean dhachaidh an cudthrom, 
'S thug fuididh dhachidh na geugau. 

* Brochan, Gael., thin gruel. 



38 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 



TRANSLATION. 

I sent Nasty and Turbulent 

To pull heather in company together ; 

Nasty brought home dandrifl", 

And Turbulent brought home [only] bare sticks. 

John Morrison had a red-haired wife, who was sometimes in a 
bad temjDer, and on whom he occasionally practised his sarcastic 
humor, as follows : — 

Diubhaidh conuaidh fearna fhliuch ; 

Diubhaidh side flion chur; 

'S gus an teid an saoghal as 

'Se diubhaidh an t-saoghail droch bhean. 

TRANSLATION. 

The worst of fuel is wet alder; 
The worst of weather is soft sleat ; 
And until the Avorld is at an end 
The w^orst thing in it is a bad wife. 
Again : — 

Fadadh teine ann an loch ; 
'Tiormachadh cloich ann an cuan ; 
Comhairle ga toirt air mnaoi bhuirb 
Mar bhuiir uird air iarrunn fuar. 

TRANSLATION. 

Making a fire in a lake ; 
Drying a stone in the ocean ; 
Giving advice to a headstrong wife 
. Is like the stroke of a hammer on cold iron. 

It appears to have been the custom in Lewis for the ground- 
officer (under-bailiff ; maor\ in Gaelic) to have claimed half the 
smith's dues. Donald MacRorie was then ground-officer, and 
his demand was resisted by Murdo Morrison. His father pleaded 
his cause very pithily, as follows : — 

Aon de charaibh an t-saoghail 

Saoilidh mi fein gu 'm beil e tuadhal ; 

Gobha ga losgadh an cardaich 

'S leth na cain aig Domhuil Mac Ruairidh : 

meaning that he thought the -world must be turning round the 
wrong way; for Donald Mac Rorie to take half the cain (tax, 
dues) while the smith was being scorched in his smithy. 

John Morrison had to pay some tax in Stornoway, and sent it 
by Donald Chuain, a poor man who sometimes worked on his 
farm. When Donald came back, John Morrison went to Donald's 
house, -where he found him leaning on his elbow in bed. When 
John Morrison w^as leaving, he said : — 

'S buidhe dhuit fein Dhomhuill Chuain 
'S tu ad laidhe air do chluaiu thaobh ; 
Cha thog pracadair do gheall, 
'S cha mho tha thu an taing na maoir. 

TRANSLATION. 

Happy art thou, oh ! Donald of the Main, 

Reclining easy on your side ; 

A tax-gatherer will not sue thee for taxes, 

Nor to a maor (ground-officer) you need not crouch. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 39 

On another occasion, John Moi-rison addresses Donald Cliuain 
thus : — 

Dli' fhalbh thu s' cha nihist leam 

'kS dh' fhag tha ino lionn agam fein 

'S leis a bhith bha nam fheoil 

Dheauainu ol ged dheidheadh tu eig : 
but the meaning is obscure.* 

Donald of the Ocean is immortalized by Martin ; for he tells lis 
Donald lived in a village near Bragar, and that he cut his toe at 
the change of the moon (perhaps on this very journey), " and 
it bleeds a fresh drop at the change of the moon ever since." 
(West. Isles, p. 13.) 

Once when the family at Bragar was short of meal, John Mor- 
rison left home in the morning to buy some, but in the evening 
returned with empty sacks, for he had unloaded what he had got 
at a little distance fi-om the house. When his wife saw the empty 
sacks, she began to scold him angrily. Morrison allowed her to 
go on till she was tired, and then went and fetched the meal. As 
soon as she saw it, her mood changed, and she began to smile. 
John Morrison then said : — 

Ni thu gaire 'uair a gheibh thu miu ; 

'S mist do ghcan bhi guu bhiadh ; 

'S b'fear leam feiu na'n t-each dearg 

Nach tigidh fearg ort riammh. 

TIJANSLATION. 

You laugh when j^ou get meal ; 

Your good iuimor is the worse for being without food ; 

I won id rather than the red horse 

That anger caiue not on you ever : 

meaning that he would give his red horse to have her always in 
good humor.- 

To his various other talents, John Morrison of Bragar seems to 
have added that of engineer; for Seaforth having — about 1660 — 
undertaken the siege of the castle of Ardvrack, belonging to 
Macleod of Assynt, and finding he made but little progress, sent 
for John Morrison, who, having gone over the ground, recom- 
mended that four hundred raw cow-hides should be made into 
bags and stuffed with moss. The bags were placed in a line and 
raised to the height of a man, and from the shelter of this ram- 
part the besiegers fired upon their assailants without receiAing 
any damage themselves. Some say the Mackenzies placed the 
wives of the Macleods upon the top of the rampart ; at any rate, 
the castle was quickly surrendered. f 

John Morrison had five sons, four of whom, Roderick, Angus, 
John, and Murdo, seem to have inherited their father's genius ; the 
fifth is said to have been Malcolm, who was appointed to the 
Chapel of Poolewe. t 

* These epigrams of the Tacksman of Bragar are from the Rev. M. 
Macphail, Kilmartin, and the late Mr. John Morrison, surveyor, 
t Morrison's "Traditions of Lewis." 
j Mackenzie's Beauties of Gaelic Poetry, p. 85. 



40 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

Roderick, called An Clasair Dall, or the Blind Harper, finds 
a place in Mackenzie's "Beauties of Gaelic Poetry"; but I have 
nothing to add to what is there stated, except that his father 
declared that he was put to more expense and trouble in bringing 
up one son as a musician, than he would have had in educating 
three as clergymen.* 

The fame of Angus, minister of Contin, occupies a wide space 
in folk-lore. He was " the last Episcopal minister of Contin, of 
whom many interesting anecdotes are still related, illustrative of 
his wit and benevolence. This excellent man suffered very harsh 
treatment for refusing to conform to Presbytery. He was rudely 
ejected from his own church, to which he had fled as a sanctu- 
ary." t The writer goes on to say that he closed a long, honorable, 
and a useful life in great indigence ; but I think this must be a 
mistake, for, besides that he owned the small property at Doire- 
na-Muic, by Little Loch Broom, Ave find that "Mrs. Morrison, 
daughter of Mr. Angus Morrison, the last Episcopal minister of 
Contin," left a legacy of £80, for charitable purjioses, to the poor 
of Foderty ; | and that " Mrs. St. Clair, who died at Jamaica [pos- 
sibly the same lady as the Mrs. Morrison named above], a native 
of this parish [Contin], daughter of Mr. JEneas Morrison, min- 
ister of Contin," left a legacy of £100 to the poor of that parish. § 
He was living on his own pro]:)erty at Doire-na-Muic, by Little 
Loch Broom, in 1723, and travelled to Edinburgh in that or tlie 
following year. 

The Rev. Angus Morrison, otherwise called Black Angus, was 
noted for his sagacity, wit, and good fellowship, as well as for 
being a learned and eloquent preacher. The sf/eulachdmi of the 
" Fathers in Ross-shire " are valuable, not so much for tlieir his- 
toric truth, but as illustrating the way of life and mode of thought 
of that time. Alexander Mackenzie, of Apjjlecross and Highfield, 
bought and sold cattle, and sometimes went Avith his droves to 
England, where he sold them to great advantage. At one time, 
Mackenzie having sold his drove, was staying at a gentleman's 
house in Yorkshire, and, on the Sabbath day, attended divine ser- 
vice. The preacher was a talented man, and much esteemed for 
his doctrine and eloquence. Conversation turning upon the dis- 
course, Mackenzie said that there Avas a preacher in Ross-shire 
who excelled any they could bring against him in soundness of 
doctrine, fluency of speech, and clear and powerful delivery ; and 
that he Avould stake £50 upon it. His English friend accepted 
the Avager. When Mackenzie came home, he AA'ent to Contin, 
and told Mr. Angus of the Avager. He replied, " Well, Sandy, I '11 
go with you to Yorkshire ; but I fear you Avill have a poor chance 
for A'our moncA'." Mr. Ano-us let liis beard groAv, and for a snuff- 



* He may have been recorded iu one of the two lost A'olumes of Mor- 
rison's "Traditions of Lewis." 
fN. S. A., Ross-shire, p. 237. 

+ (). S. A., vol. vii, p. 414; N. S. A., Ross-shire, p. 259. 
§0. S. A., vol. vii, p. 1G6; N. S. A., Ros.s-shire, p. 243. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 41 

mull he took a rough, undressed ram's horn of most uncouth 
appearance, and for a lid closed it with a pickle of straw. Apple- 
cross and Mr. Angus arrived safely on a Saturday night at their 
destination, and on the next day, as the wager was well known, 
there was a large assemblage to hear the Scotch minister. It was 
then the custom, when, rivals had to preach, that a text, from 
which they had to preach extempore, was placed in the pulpit by 
the Presbytery. When Mr. Angus entered the pulpit, he was 
meanly dressed, and, with his long beard, presented an uncouth 
appearance. He looked round the pulpit for the slip of paper 
with the text upon it, and finding none, sat down, pulled out his 
ram's horn and took a pinch. At last one of the ministers got up, 
and asked him if he was going to address them. Mr. Angus said 
Ihey had given him no text. One of the ministers told him he 
could take his own beard and snuff-box for a text. I omit the 
sermon. Of course, Aaron's beard and its anointing, and what 
it was typical of, were introduced. In the evening the ram's 
horn was the text, which was illustrated by Joshua and his trum- 
pets, with suitable applications and inferences. When the ser- 
mons were concluded, all the ministers gave their verdict in his 
favor. So Applecross won his wager, which he presented to Mr. 
Angus, who had no scruple in accepting it.* 

Other reminiscences would lead to the conclusion that the days 
of the Fathers in Ross-shire were not all so miserable as has been 
sui>])Osed ; but they are passed over to give place to an instance of 
the sagacity of the minister of Contin. Some sheep had been 
stolen from a parishioner, and the soldiers at Fort Augustus were 
suspected of the theft. With the consent of the commanding 
officer, the soldiers Avere drawn up, when Mr. Angus gave each of 
them a straw, and told them he should know which of them was 
the thief, for he would be in possession of the longest straw. Tlie 
man who was guilty of the theft shortened his straw to avoid 
detection, and was thereby discovered. 

Mr. Angus was as courageous as he was witty; for, having 
business in Edinburgh, he had arrived at Inverness, where he was 
informed that a desperate robber, of whom a party of soldiers was 
in pursuit, and for whom a reward was offered, was supposed to 
be lurking upon the road. Mr. Angus, however, proceeded u])on 
his journey, but was again warned that the robber had lately been 
seen in that neighborhood. Mr. Angus, having a fast horse, thought 
he might venture to proceed ; but as he was passing througli a 
wood, the robber sprang from behind a tree, and, presenting a 
pistol at Mr. Angus's breast, demanded his purse. Mr. Angus, 
saying that his purse contained very little money, and that he 
would rather part with it than his life, told the robber to hold his 
horse ; and, as the horse was very young and skittish, to take hold 
of the bridle with both hands. Mr. Angus had a stout stick, and 
when lie saw both hands of the robber engaged, he turned to one 



Morrison's "Traditions of Lewis." 



42 TKADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

side, and instead of taking out his purse as the robber expected, 
he raised his stick and brought it down with such force across the 
arms of the robber as completely to disable him. Mr. Angus then 
tied him to the tail of his horse, and returned to Inverness, where 
he received the reward for the cai^ture, and the hearty congratu- 
lations of the people.* 

Of Mr. Angus it is said, "His satirical Avit was the terror of 
many in those days, so that any person who invited such a man 
to a treat, made the best shift he could to please him, and to part 
with him on good terms." When Mr. Angus was living at Little 
Loch Broom, a iieighbor pressingly invited Mr. Angus to visit 
him, which Mr. Angus prepared to do rather unexpectedly. The 
neighbor caught sight of Mr. Angus coming towards his house, and 
not being, as he thought, sufficiently prepared to entertain him, he 
went into his house and told his wife to say that he had gone from 
home, and that he would not be back for two days. When Mr. 
Angus entered, the mistress said what her husband desired her. 
But Mr. Angus, who had his sus])icions, told her that he would 
wait till her husband came back. Tlie mistress Avas very uneasy 
all day, and towards evening brought a man, with a very large 
creel, into the culaistj or small room at the end of the house 
in which her husband was secreted. Mr. Angus watched the 
mistress and the man with some interest, and })resently saw the 
man returning with a heavy load upon his back. Mr. Angus 
guessed what was in the creel, and, having his pocket-knife ready, 
he dexterously cut the strap of the creel as the man was passing 
the hearth. Both the creel and its contents fell into the fire, and 
the goodman roared for help. Xone was more ready than Mr. 
Angus to render assistance, and to ask the goodman Avhat could 
have induced him to practise such an expedient. The goodman 
made a clean breast of it, and added, that had he got out of the 
house, he would have come in as from a journey, and made the 
minister Avelcome to what he had. Mr. Angus explained that he 
Avould have been contented Avith a herring and jtotatoes, and 
recommended a straightforward line of conduct in the future. J 

Another of the sons of the tacksman of Bragar Avas the Rev. 
John Morrison, sometime minister of L^i'ray, in Ross-shire. On 
the 7th April, 1719, the ReA^ John Morrison, of LTrray, ordained 
and admitted the Rev. John MacGillegen, of Altness, minister of 
Loch Ailsh.§ I have stated before, that I suppose the Rev. John 
Morrison of Urray Avas the " IndAveller," who wrote an account of 
Lewis, now in the Macfarlane Topogi-aphical Collections. || 

The minister of Urray had a son, also called John, Avho was 



* Morrison's "Traditions of Lewis." 

t Culaist is an abbreviation of Cul-na-glais, behind tlie lock. Wliere tlie 
house is divided by two partitions into the three chambers, the inner one 
is tlie culaist. 

X Morrison's "Traditions of LeAvis." 

§ N. S. A., Ross-shire, p. 408. 

jl Spottiswoode Mis., vol. ii, p. 335. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 43 

missionary at Aniulree in 1745 ; he was settled in Petty, in Inver- 
ness-shire, in 1759, and in 1774 his successor was appointed. He 
was called the Bard, and one of his popular Gaelic songs was to 
the lady whom he had baptized, and to whom he was afterwards 
married.* According to Lewis tradition, he was chosen minister 
of Petty in a competition with four other candidates.! He was 
a highly-gifted and orthodox preacher, and was believed to be 
gifted with the spirit of prophecy in a wonderful manner. 

The youngest son of John Morrison of Bragar was Murdo, and 
he was bred to be a smith. J He was a man of uncommon strength, 
and possessed a full share of the genius of the family ; he could 
make swords and guns, though in a measure self-taught. He pro- 
posed at one time to his father to make a gun for killing deer. 
His father, doubting his ability, persuaded him not to attempt it. 
However, he set about it, and on a day he was fixing the gun into 
the stock when his father entered the smithy. His father said, 
" You have made a gun contrary to my advice, and I daresay it 
will never kill a beast." Murdo replied, "Do not judge prema- 
turely, for I am just going to put a shot into it." There happened 
to be a lot of Mr. Morrison's coavs grazing at some distance from 
the smithy, and Murdo said, " What should I have to pay if I 
shoot that speckled ox from here ? " " Well," said his father, " if 
you kill six of my cattle at that distance, you will not have to 
pay a penny for the loss." Murdo fired at the stot, which fell, 
and Murdo told his father to send a servant to bleed the beast. 
John Morrison advised his son, if he wanted to keep so good a 
gun for himself, that he should put no ornament on it, nor fix it 
in the stocky but simply tie it on with cord, so that the ugly 
mounting should scare any gentleman from desiring to j^ossess it. 
From this circumstance it was called Gun na iSraing, i. e. the 
Rope Gun. In spite of its ugly mounting, Murdo did great exe- 
cution m the deer-forest, and on one occasion, when returning 
from a visit to his brothers at Contin and Urray, he arrived at 
Gairloch when there was a shooting-match for a silver cup. Each 
competitor had to put a half-crown into the cu]), and Donald Roy 
Mackenzie, otherwise Donald Roy Mac Vic Urchy, formerly tacks- 
man of Park, Lewis, and co-alt (fosterer or foster-brother) of 
Murdo, persuaded him to try. Murdo aimed at the target, and 
won botli the cup and the money. The laird of Gairloch was so 
much pleased with Murdo that he sent him in his barge to Lewis. § 

In tho^se days Seaforth used to go once a year round Lewis to 
sport, when he would remain for a night at Mr. Morrison's house 

*N. S. A., Ross-shire, p. 400. 

t But compare N. S. A., Ross-shire, p. 410. 

X The social status of a smith must not be compared with that of a far- 
rier at the preseut clay; besides his farm, his cain or flues gave him a 
competent livelihood. In the earliest time he made his own iron (in 
Sweden, certainly), which he fashioned into anj'thing that was needed, — 
needles, fishhooks, arms, armor, etc. ; he manufactured the gold and silver 
ornaments of the wealthy, and was both jeweller and goldsmith. 

§ Morrison's " Traditions of Lewis." 



44 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

at Bragar. On one occasion Seaforth had Mackenzie of Assynt 
with him and the captain of a man-of-war. Seaforth desired a 
peck measure to be brought, for he had been told that if a sword 
was properly tempered, it might be bent into the circle of the 
measure. The gentlemen took their swords, and all stood the 
trial but Seaforth's, which broke. Seaforth was somewhat disa])- 
pointed with the result. 

In due time the guests went to their beds, when John Morrison 
told his son that he must not go to his bed, but to his smithy, and 
try to mend Seaforth's sword. So father and son set to work, 
and when Murdo had mended and polished the sword, he handed 
it over to his father, and desired him to tell where it had been 
broken. His father could not see where it had been joined, 
llurdo then wanted to go to bed, but his father said, " Not yet ; 
let us try if the sword will go into the peck measure without 
breaking." It did so. The half-peck was then brought, and it 
stood even that trial. 

After breakfast next day, when Seaforth and his suite were pre- 
paring to leave, Seaforth put on the scabbard with, as he thought, 
the broken SAVord, muttering some words about breaking it. John 
Morrison then said that even here, in Bragar, the sword could be 
repaired and made better than ever. "Well," said Seaforth, "if 
you could get my sword mended and tempered so as to stand the 
proper trial, I would give you this year's rent of Bragar down." 
John Morrison replied, "Let us see the pieces and be thinking 
about it." Seaforth drew forth his sword, and, looking at it with 
astonishment, he remarked, that though he had passed the night 
in bed, that they, the Morrisons, had not taken their Avonted rest. 

The Gun yia' Sraing, although an ugly piece of furniture, was 
a very profitable one; but after Murdo Morrison's death, his son, 
Donald Morrison, Avho was tacksman of Habost, at Ness, broke it 
in a fit of anger, and repented of his rash deed Avhen there was 
no remedy.* 

The Rev. Norman Morrison, grandson of John Morrison of 
Bragar, succeeded the Rev. John Macleod, Avho Avas the first Pres- 
byterian minister of Fig. On 9th May, 1763, the Rev. N. Mor- 
rison received a letter at Balnakil, Uig, dated 30th March last, 
from Macleod of Hamar (Theophilus Insulanus),t in Skye. In 
ansAver, the Rev. N. Morrison states that he will subscribe for a 
bound copy of Hamar's " Treatise on the Second Sight,"t then 

* Morrison's " Traditions of LeAvis." 

t Carrutliers' " Boswell's Jour.," p. 127. 

X Tliis work is a curiosity, and supplies much interesting matter. 
Haraar Avas strongi.v anti-Jacobite. The tradition concerning him is : 
Roderick Macleod, tacksman of Hamar, was' a true patriot and a loyal 
subject. After the battle of Sheriftmuir he was appointed by the Com- 
missioners to uplift the rents of the forfeited estates in Skye and Uist, but 
managed his business, as king's factor, with prudence and compassion. 

Hamar was travelling to Inverness Avith the king's rent, and had but 
one servant with him, Avho was very strong, but not very Avise. Haraar 
was surprised by three robbers, as he Avas resting in a Avood, and his ser- 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 45- 

about to be published; but he assures Macleod that not one in 
his parish can read but himself.* The book might have been more 
useful to Mr. Morrison had it contained instructions for dispelling 
these supernatural illusions; however, a demon having got into 
communication with Malcolm Macleod, tenant of Cliff, he applied 
to the minister, who gave him a written paper which he was to 
offer to the demon. When they next met, Malcolm presented the 
paper (the demon being able to read, while Malcolm could not) ; 
but the demon was disgusted, and, on Malcolm continuing to per- 
secute him with it, he disappeared and was never seen again. 

But more unruly than the evil spirits were the spirits of some 
of his parishioners; for one of them, Donald Macaulay, tacksman 
of Brenish, having taken offence at the minister, locked him out 
of his own church ; but the misdemeanor was compromised by a 
fine to the poor's-box.f 

About 1778 the Rev. Norman Morrison was succeeded in Uig 
by the Rev. Hugh Monro. 

The Morrison clan, besides forming a large proportion of the 
population of Lewis, are numerous in Harris, North and South 
Uist, and Edderachyllis. The numbers of a clan-name is a good 
indication of the length of time that the clan has been settled 
upon the land. Often, by the irony of fate, the poorest beggar is 
the representative of the most ancient lord of the soil. 

The Harris Morrisons claim to be of the original stock, and the 
following tradition concerning them is interesting. 

Sometime in the fifteenth century, Macleod of Harris, who was 
a young man, was in Pabbay. He heard that Peter Morrison, a 
tenant in Pabbay, was an expert wrestler, so he collected the 
young men of the island and desired them to show their skill. 
They then began to wrestle, and Peter Morrison proved himself 
to be the best man. The laird then requested Peter to try a fall 
with himself ; but Peter declined, for he said his temper was such 
that he could not yield to any man unless he was overpowered. 
Macleod commended him for his courage, and bade him act as he 
had said. They then grappled, and Peter soon laid Macleod upon 
his back. Macleod took no offence, but one who was standing by, 
thinking to gain the laird's good-will, drew his sword and killed 
Peter. But when Macleod saw Peter fall, he ordered his men to 

vant was sleeping a little distance off. Resistance was useless, so he gave 
up the money. The robbers returned a crown to Hamar to pay his lodg- 
ings for a day and a night ; but he declined it, and said he would be 
obliged to them if they would give a good ship to wake up his lazy servant. 
The robbers treated the kilted Highlander very rudely, but he sprang up 
so suddenly that he wrested a gun from one of them in a moment, and 
killed them both. The third fled ; but Hamar, who had by this time got 
his gun, brought him down. By the clever stratagem of getting the vio- 
lent temper of his man aroused he regained all his mouey. After this 
adventure Hamar always got some soldiers to be a guard when he was 
going to Inverness with money. 

* " There are none but myself in the parish to use the book." — Second 
Sight, p. 161. 

t Morrison's " Traditions of Lewis." 



46 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

seize the murderer, who fled; but being closely pursued, he jum]ied 
headlong over a precipice into the sea. 

Peter Morrison left one son, and the kind laird brought him up 
with his own children ; and as he displayed considerable ability, 
he had the chief management of Macleod's estate. 

Young Morrison was a comely person, and, in the suite of Mac- 
leod, visited Maclean of Coll. It was soon agreed between the chiefs 
that Morrison should marry one of Coil's daughters ; but when 
he was called before them, he modestly declined, as he had not 
wherewith to support a family. But the Avorthy Macleod said 
he had plenty to maintain them, and that the Laird of Coll would 
not see his daughter want. Then they Avent to the young lady's 
room, and asked her if she objected to marry Macleod's secretary 
and the chief manager of liis affairs. The young lady discreetly 
answered that she could not refuse what had been arranged for 
her by her kind friends, but she requested of Macleod that, if slie 
had sons, one should be a minister (priest) and another a smith; 
that Macleod should i>resent the minister to a parish, and to the 
smith the usual revenue belonging to his t)ttice. Tliis was gi-anted, 
and there was one son a ]>riest in Harris, mIio the ])eo])le remem- 
ber as A^ Person, and another son was the smith there. From 
this Morrison the smiths in Harris are descended ; * and I add tliat 
while I write tlie smith in Harris is still a Morrison, and that 
Peter is yet a distinctive name in that family. 

The following legends are of little historic value, but tliey often 
unconsciously record the ideas and customs of a remote age, and 
are eminently suggestive on that account. These legends, along 
with most of the foregoing tales, have been selected eitlier from 
the MS. "Traditions of Lewis," written by Mr. John Morrison, 
cooper, Stornoway; or from the Rev. M. Mac])hairs "Traditions 
of Ness," which were obligingly collected l)y him in answer to my 
request for information concerning the "Brieve of Lewis." He 
says that "most of them Avere taken down from the dictation of 
Angus Gunn, at Xorth Dell, who not unfrequently told the same 
story Avith additions and omissions ; he died about a year ago." 
Gunn could not read, and had no dates, but recited volumes of 
Avhat he sujjj^osed to be the history of LcAvis. 

IAN BRITHEAMH, TUE .JUDGE OF LEWIS. 

John Morrison Avas married tAvice ; by his first Avife, Avho Avas an 
Irish lady, he had four sons, — Allan, Kenneth, Angus, and Murdo.f 
He used to go every alternate year for Avood to Ullapool, where, 
after the death of his Irish spouse, he became enamored of the 
only daughter of the tacksman of Ullapool {aon nighean Fir 
Ullapoll). The lady was not Avilling to accejit him, but by the 
persuasions of the islander and her aged father she Avas induced 
to consent, and they were married. 

* Morrison's " Traditions of Lewis." 

t Murclo is a mistake for Donald, and Malcolm Mor is forgotten. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 47 

When the marriage was over, agus a chaulh og chur air 
leabaclh^ and all the household Avere asleep, some one entered the 
bedroom of the wedded pair, and placed his hands upon them 
both. The Brieve awoke, and demanded in a loud voice, "Who 
is this, and what do you want?" when the jjerson, whoever it was, 
left the room without saying a word. But the bride began to cry, 
for she knew it was her handsome young lover, for whose sake she 
had at first refused the Brieve. Xext day the ncAvly married pair 
sailed for Lewis ; a daughter Avas born to them before the Brieve 
made his voyage to Ullapool again, where, after taking in a cargo 
of wood, himself and crew slej)t in the boat, waiting the return 
of the tide. But during the night a bloAv Avith a club killed the 
BrieA'e as he lay asleep, and the foul assassin escai)ed unseen. 
Before the LeAvis men left on the morning, a fair-haired, hand- 
some young man came to the boat, and seeuied much distressed 
when he was told of Avhat had ha])]iened. When they Avere about 
to leave, he said he had long been anxious to visit Lewis, and if 
they Avould give him a ])assage, and bad Aveather came on, that he 
would shoAV himself to be as good a hand at the helm as their 
deceased master. He embarked Avith them, and took the helm all 
the AA^ay till they arriAed at Ness. 

As soon as tliey landed, the stranger asked a boy to shoAv him 
the way to Tigh mor Thubost^ i. e. the Big House of Habost. 
The boatmen Avere astonished, and asked him how he came to 
knoAv about the Hall of Habost. "I knoAv something," said he, 
"about Habost." The stranger Avent to the house, and the 
Brieve's Avife Avelcomed her former lover. She asked him about 
her husband. "He is coming," Avas the ansAver. Presently the 
crew came up from the boat, and told her all that had happened, 
and that her husband had been murdered. The lady did not seem 
to take it much to heart, for her husband Avas hardly buried before 
she was again married, and to her first lover. 

Allan, the eldest of the Brieve's children, having arrived to 
sixteen years of age, claimed his father's sword and the right to 
use it. For such pretension his stepfather sought to kill him; but 
Allan fled to his mother's friends in Ireland. In the course of a 
few years they came back Avith him to assist him to get a share 
of his father's property. It Avas Christmas Eve Avhen they landed 
at Ness, and as they came near the house they heard the sound of 
music, by AA'hich they kncAV that the inmates were enjoying a feast 
and making merry Avith their friends. Allan, embittered by the 
remembrance of the injuries he had suffered at their hands, was 
with difticulty restrained from rushing in and dealing Avith them 
in the midst of their merriment. But his uncles reasoned Avith 
him on the barbarity and coAvardliness of so doing, and told him 
they would shed no blood Avithout warning them of their danger, 
so that they might prepare for defence. 

Allan Avent into the kitchen and there saw^ his father's bard, 
neglected and despised, lying upon straw upon the floor. The 
bard, on seeing his master's son, SAVOoned Avith joy; the sight 



48 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

recalled to him the days when Ian Coir* Britheamh was his pa- 
tron, when on Christmas he used to be, not in the kitchen, but in 
the hall, and there the life and soul of the company. When the 
bard recovered his senses, Allan urged him to go to the hall door 
and charge him with the murder of his patron, and not to fear, as 
Allan's party would be quite near to render assistance. 

When the new bard saw the old bard at the door, he addressed 
him as follows: — 

Failt' ort fein a bhaird Eoin, 
Shiiidh'riumli an tigh an ol yhann ; 
Dh' fhuadaicli thu'am Britheamh gu chladh, 
Am belli o'n tigidh an Lagh cam. 

TRANSLATION. 

Welcome to thee, oh ! bard of John. 

Thou didst always sit where drinking was scanty. 

Thou didst drive the Judge to his grave. 

The mouth from which proceeded the crooked law. 

Upon which the lady clapped her sides with delight. The old 
bard, finding his worthy master and himself insulted in this 
manner, denounced his mistress in the following reply: — 

A bheau bhaoth, 's a bhean bhaoth, 
Teann a nail ach ci do bhreith 
Fiiath do'n fhear do'n rug thu clann 
'S gradh do'n fhearathug cheann dheth. 

TUANSLATION. 

Oh wicked woman, oh wicked woman, 
Draw nigh that we may know your opinion, 
Hatred to him to whom you bore children. 
And love to the man that beheaded him. 

The party, quickly understanding the reason of the old bard's 
boldness, fled from the house and escaped to the mainland. Allan 
Morrison regained his heritage, and became Brieve of Lewis. f 

l^o corroboration has been found of this obscure tale. The 
events belong to a period anterior to the sixteenth century. That 
the widow of a brieve married the murderer of her husband is 
supported by the tradition that John Macleod of Sandey did so. 
Of course, there is no truth as concerning him, and the event 
may have been borrowed from a tragedy that was enacted on an 
island in Loch Stack, Edderachyllis. Sir Hugh Macky of Far 
fell desperately in love with a beautiful woman, who resisted his 
addresses on the score that she had a husband. The miscreant 
detained the wife upon the island, caused her husband to be mur- 
dered, had the corpse decapitated, and produced his head to the 
wife. The widow offered no more opposition, as she feared a like 
fate for herself. $ 



* Coir, Gae., just, upright, good, hospitable. 

t Rev. M. Macphail's " Traditions of Ness," MS. 

t O. S. A., vol. vi, p. 294. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 49 



ALLAN MOR MORRISON, JUDGE OF LEWIS. 

Many a wild and impossible story has been invented from the 
shadowy remembrance of the tragedies of the seventeenth cen- 
tury, of which the following is an instance : — 

Neil Macleod, called in the legend Odhar^ i. e. dun, the uncle 
of Torquil Dubh Chief of Lewis, attacked the Morrisons on the 
Habost moor, but was defeated. Neil sent to Harris for assist- 
ance, and came again to Habost; but the Morrisons had taken 
shelter in Dun Eystein. The Macleods arrived at night and 
marched to Dun Eystein, when one of the Morrisons, unaware of 
the presence of an enemy, came out of the hut. An Uig man 
shot an arrow — Baobh an Dorldich, literally, the Fury of the 
Quiver, the last arrow of the eighteen that should be used — at 
him, and he was struck by the arrow, which passed through his 
body. The wounded Morrison cried for help ; the rest came out, 
and Allan, the eldest, and by far the bravest, of them sprang 
across the ravine which separated Dun Eystein from the adjacent 
cliff, and loudly demanded that the assassin should be given up 
to him. The Macleods denied all knowledge of the deed ; but 
Allan reproached them with cowardice, and said, "If you have 
come to fight, you ought, according to the laws of war from the 
creation of the world, to have waited till there was light enough 
to see each other." He then asked Neil for his Leigh^ i. e. Doctor, 
to attend the wounded man. Neil, after some hesitation, con- 
sented ; Allan took the Leigh under his arm and leaped back 
across the ravine with him into the dun. The wounded man died, 
however. The Morrisons fled from Dun Eystein to the mainland, 
whither Neil pursued ; but the Morrisons had seen Neil crossing 
the Minch, and, slipping out from among the islands, tried to get 
back to Lewis. The Macleods ascended a hill, espied the brieve's 
birlin, and gave chase. There were only Allan Morrison and his 
two brothers in the boat ; so Allan Moi', who was very strong, set 
his two brothers to row against himself, and composed and sung 
this iorrani or boat song, with which the Ness fishermen still 
lighten their toil. 

The chorus, '■^JVailibh i 's na-ho-ro" is repeated after every 
line: — 

lomair a Choinnaich fhir mo chriclhe ; 
lomair i gu laidair righiun ; 
Gaol nam ban og's graclh nigheau. 

Dh' iomrain fein fear mu dhithis, 
'S nam eiginu e fear mu thri. 
Tha eagal mor air mo chridhe 
Gur i biorlinu Neill tha' tighinn, 
No eathair Mhic Tliormaid Idhir. 

'S truagh nach robh mi fein 's Nial Odhar 
An' lagan beag os ceaun Dhun Othail ; 
Biodag nam laimh, is e bhi fodham, — 
Dhearbhinn feinn gun teidheadh i domhaiu ; 
'S gun biodh fuil a chleibh 'ua ghabhai]. 



50 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

TKANSLATIOK. 

Chorus. — " Na liv ee, 's na-ho-ro ; " words having no meaning. 

Row, Kenneth, man of my heart ; 

Row with vehement might ; 

The darling of damsels, and the beloved of girls. 

I myself could row against two ; 
And may be against three. 
There is great fear on my heart 
That it is Neil's barge that is coming, 
Or the boat of the sou of dun Thormod. 

It is a pity that I and dun Neil were not 

In a small hollow above Dun Oo-ail ; 

A dirk in my hand, and he beneath. 

I would be sure it should go deep, 

And that the blood of his breast should flow down his reins. 

Neil overtook the Morrisons a short time after they had passed 
Dun Othail (pro. Dun Oo-ail)^ where they fought desperately. 
Neil attacked them on one side, and the Harris men, in a second 
boat, on the other. Allan engaged Neil's party and killed nearly 
all his men, when Neil exclaimed, "My men, something must be 
done, or the monster (biast) will not leave a head on the shoul- 
ders of any one of us." They fastened a sword to the end of an 
oar, therewith to stab Allan, Avho, when he saw it coming, made 
such a desperate blow as to cut the oar in two, but striking into 
the gunnel of the boat his sword stuck fast, and before he could 
extricate it the Macleods closed round him, and both himself and 
his two brothers were killed. They were buried in a small hollow 
a little above Dun Othail.* 

In this story we have the distinctly Scandinavian notion that 
it was wrong to slay after dark. Among the Northmen, and no 
doubt among all other peoples in the same barbarous stage, the 
mere killing of a man was of little importance, — in Burnt Njal, 
the atonement for a foul assassination Avas only twelve ounces of 
silver, — but it was murder if the killing was done at night; ndtt- 
vigg eru moro-vig^ "Is it not called murder to kill people at 
night?" So, too, Sweyn, Earl Hakon's son, objects to captives 
being killed, because "it was night." (Burnt Njal, vol. ii, p. 36.) 

With regard to the Leigh (Lfeknir, Icel.), Leech or Surgeon, it 
might be supposed that the bard had imported a foreign idea into 
his tale. Though I have found no record, yet it may be inferred 
that a chief would be attended by his hereditary doctor in time 
of war. But there is no reason why the Macleods and Morrisons 
should have ever been in want of a doctor ; for so late as 1793 
the natives of Edderachyllis were nearly all of the names of 
Macleay, Morrison, and Macleod. These Macleays were the 
descendants of "Ferchard Leche," i.e. Ferchard Beathadh, Bea- 
ton or Bethune, a native of Islay, and who was physician to King 
Robert II. In 1379 "Ferchard, the king's physician," had a grant 
of the lands of Mellenes and two parts of Hojje, in Sutherland 

* Rev. M. Macphail's "Traditions of Ness," MS. 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 51 

("Or.Pr.," vol. ii, part 2, p. 704); and in 1386 " Ferchard Leche " 
has a gift of all the islands near the coast between the Stour in 
Assynt and Armadale, Sutlierland. (lb., p. 695.) The Clan Beaton 
or MacBeathadh were a medical clan, and there are notices of 
them in Islay, Mall, South Uist, and Far in Sutherland. One of 
them, the "famous Doctor Beaton," of Mull, had the dubious 
fortune of being blown up when on board the Spanish ship Flor- 
ida, in Tobermory, but escaped unhurt. (Martin's "West. Isles," 
p. 254.) 

DUN OTHAIL, NORTH TOLSTA. 

It was a cold and snowy day when, under the guidance of the 
shepherd, by wading through overflowing brooks and wet heather, 
I reached the cliff above Dun Othail, which rose before me deso- 
late and grand "through storm and reek," and at any time is one 
of the most ])icturesque objects in Lewis. 

Dun Othail is a natural fortress, being an irregular peaked rock, 
u])on the sea coast, nearly two hundred feet high, and disjoined from 
the main by a perpendicular ravine, which, however, does not 
reach to the water. The sides of the ravine appear to have been 
the walls of a trap-dyke, which has been denuded. The dun is 
only accessible from the land on the southeast side, and there it 
is defended by a wall. I was unable, through fatigue, to proceed 
beyond this, but the Rev. M. Macphail informs me that, although 
there is no defensive masonry upon the rock, it is so diflicult of 
access that the path which leads upwards could be defended by a 
single individual. 

An oblong ruin upon its extreme point is "supposed by Mr. T. 
S. Muir to have been a chapel.* 

Dun Othail is famous in Lewis legends ; the ubiquitous Coin- 
neach Odhair (Kenneth Oear) has prophesied that there will be 
great destruction of the Lewis people by sword ; but — 

Amhainu Lacsdail fo tliuath, 
Aig an Crinnich am mor shluagh ; 



That is: - 



Ach thig a macli a Dun Othail 

Na blieir cobhair dhoibh 's fuasgladh.f 

At the North Laxdale river, 

Where the great multitude of people will gather ; 



But one shall come out of Dun 0-ail 
That shall render them help and relief. 

ALLAN MORRISON AND THE DEMON. 



Macleod of Lewis possessed Assynt and Cogach (but not Strath 
Connon, only his son was m.arried there) ; and when he was 

* " Characteristics of Old Church Arch.," pp. 2, 168. 
t This prophecy is not in the interesting coUectioa made by Alex. Mac- 
kenzie, of the " Prophecies of the Brahan'Seer," Inverness, 1877. 



52 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 

passing some time in those countries, he left the sole management 
of Lewis to Judge Morrison of Ness. Donald Cam and Neil 
Macleod being dead, the sons of the Judge ruled the country 
most tyrannically. 

Allan Morrison, the Judge's eldest son, was intimate with a 
demon. This coming to the ears of Macleod of LcAvis, Allan was 
sent for by him, and was asked if it was true ; Allan confessed it 
was. Macleod then said, "The next time you meet the demon,, 
ask whether I shall die a natural death or not." Allan returned 
in a few days, and said that the demon foretold that the present 
Laird of the Lewis would be killed by a Macleod then living. 
But the wicked Allan Morrison feigned this story, for the demon 
had said that either Allan or his father would be killed by the 
hands of a John Macleod. 

In consequence of this information, Macleod of Lewis left the 
country for his other estates, for he did not consider himself safe 
Avhile a single John Macleod was left alive in Lewis ; and Judge 
Morrison obtained his sanction to bring all the Macleods in the 
country before his court as suspected persons. 

Judge Morrison now began the trial of the suspected Macleods. 
He killed sixteen of the Macleods of the name of John, for it wag 
by a John Macleod that Judge Morrison was to lose his life. 
But after he had disposed of all the John Macleods in this manner, 
the demon or spirit told him that it was by John Macleod of 
Harris, that he or his son was to be killed. 

The Judge had then recourse to conspiracy, and engaged six- 
teen stout and able ,men to swear to support him in his bloody 
plot. He sent one of his men with a letter to the Laird of 
Harris, saying, that as the Judge had now the sole management 
of Lewis, he sent him his respects, and requested Macleod to meet 
him on a certain day to sport and hunt deer in the hills of Lewis. 
John Macleod of Harris had been by this time forewarned of 
Judge Morrison's plot, so he answered, that having been lately 
sporting in the Lewis hills, he would rather that the Judge should 
come to sport with him in Harris. 

The Judge and his sixteen warriors arrived at Rowdle, and 
were hosjjitably entertained by Macleod for the greater part of 
the night. But while the Judge was enjoying himself, quite 
happy in the thought that he would take Macleod's life upon the 
hills on the next day, Macleod gathered his chief men about the 
house; suddenly a strong body of swordsmen entered the hall, 
and bound Judge Morrison and his sixteen warriors. The Laird 
of Harris now produced the letter which a friend in Lewis had 
written, telling about the conspiracy. Macleod offered pardon to 
the sixteen men, who had been forced to join the plot, pi'ovided 
they would return peaceably to Lewis, which they joyfully 
accepted. The Judge was put to death at Rowdle ; and thus 
the prediction was fulfilled in spite of the shifts made to avert it 
by the bloody massacre of the Macleods in Lewis.* 

* Morrison's " Traditions of Lewis." 



HEREDITARY JUDGES OF LEWIS. 53 

This myth has been elaborated, from the facts that John Mac- 
leod of Sanda killed Ian Breitheamh, i. e. John the Judge, 
•defeated Malcolm Mor, his son, and carried him to Stornoway, 
where he was beheaded. 

THE WICKED INCENDIARY. 

Macleod of Lewis, having found out that he had been imposed 
upon by Allan Morrison, returned to Stornoway Castle. He 
settled Torquil, his son, at Strath Chonen ; his youngest son was 
sent to Cain Morrison's house at Ness ; and a son of Cain Morri- 
son was fostered by Macleod at Stornoway, thus showing the 
friendship and good understanding between the families. 

When matters had continued in this way for some time, a 
wdcked man who used to be going back and fore between Ness 
and Stornoway, came one day into Macleod's castle and said that 
Cain Morrison had, in a violent passion, killed Macleod's child, 
Macleod unfortunately believed it to be true, and in his anger 
killed the son of Cain Morrison. The wicked incendiary then 
flies off to Ness, and tells that he saw Macleod kill the young- 
Morrison. Cain, on hearing of the murder, could not conceive 
any reason for it, and though the young Macleod was much loved 
by all the family, he was not spared. 

Thus the peace of those families was broken by this wicked 
incendiary. It is told that when Judge Morrison, with the laird's 
concurrence, executed all the John Macleods in Lewis, some of 
the relations of this wicked man suffered with them, and this was 
the way he took to revenge the death of his friends ; and it Avas 
thi'ough him that the Macleods of Lewis became extinct. Instead 
of peace between the Macleods and Morrisons, there was now 
nothing but murder and bloodshed. Cain Morrison was at last 
obliged to flee to the mainland, where he was killed by a cottar 
in an island by Loch Broom, since then called "Judge's Island." 

Allan More Morrison then took his father's place at Ness, and 
fighting went on between the two clans whereby both suffered 
severely in their property and friends.* 

The circumstance which gave name to JEilean o' Britheimh^ or 
Judge's Island, has been described above. The custom of sending 
a child to be fostered in a family which had been at deadly feud 
with the parents of the child, although intended to strengthen 
in the strongest manner the truce between the families, often led 
to his destruction. We shall have another instance of fosterage 
in the murderer's family in the traditions of the Lewis Macaulay*. 

In an edition of the Letterfearn MS. History of the Macken- 
zies, copied into Morrison's " Traditions of Lewis," after stating 
that the brieve was hated for his treachery to Torquil Du, there 
occurs, " as also killing a son of M'Leod's [Torquil Du's] when a 
child nursing in his own house." This sentence is not in Gregory's 
copy of the Letterfearn MS., but it is the only corroboration I 
can find of the preceding legend. 

* Morrison's "Traditions of Lewis." 



54 TRADITIONS OF THE MORRISONS. 



HOW THE MORRISONS GOT RONA. 



The possession of the island of Rona was a subject of dispute 
between the Morrisons and the people of Sutherland, The main- 
land people claimed it, because, as they asserted, the island lay- 
nearer to Sutherland than to Ness. At last it was agreed that 
the contending parties should race for it, and that the island 
should belong to those who first lit a fire there. On the day of 
trial the mainlanders seemed likely -to bo the first to reach to, 
and make a fire upon the island ; but a Morrison shot a burning 
arrow from his boat and set the grass on fire, and Kona has 
belonged to Lewis ever since.* 

One of the customs of the Northmen, hj Avhich they took pos- 
session of, or as they called it, hallowed, land to themselves, was 
by raising a fire upon it. It seems to have been sufficient to have 
lit a fire at the mouth of a river to constitute a claim to all the 
land through which that river flowed. But what more imme- 
diately bears upon the preceding legend is told in the settlement 
of Iceland: "A man, who was called Onund the Fore-knowing 
(viss), took up land from Merkigil and all the valley eastAvard of 
it; and when Erik [an adjacent landnam-man] thought of taking 
the west end of the valley, Onund fell to divination {felldi 
blotspan) to make him prescient (viss) of the time Avhen Erik 
intended to come to take the valley ; but then Onund was the 
quicker [of the two], and shot a burning arrow {tund-or, tinder- 
arrow) over the river, and so appropriated or hallowed {helgadi) 
to himself all tlie land westward, and [he] dwelt by the river." 
(Land., p. 193 ; Cleasby's Die, p. 254.) 

With these legends we close the "Traditions of the Morrisons." 
Although the authorities have been carefully consulted, it is prob- 
able that a native of Lewis could have greatly extended them,, 
and perhaps have found something to repress ; but a comparative 
stranger has the advantage of l)eing able to tell the whole truth, — 
a liberty seldom enjoyed by a family historian. 

Here ends the narrative of Captain Thomas. 

* Rev. M. Macphail's " Traditions of Ness." In Morrison's "Traditions 
of Lewis" it is Macleod of Harris and Macdonald of Slait who race for 
St. Kilda. Two boats were to be built of equal size, they were then to 
cast lots for them, and whoever got first " and kinded a Are therein," was 
to possess the island. " In this way Macleod of Harris became proprietor 
of St. Kilda originally." 



FIRST GENEKATIOK. — KENNETH MOKISON. 55 

HISTORY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF THE HEREDITARY 
JUDGE OF LEWIS, SCOTLAND. 

BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK, L. A. MORKISON. 

The history of the family of the Hereditary Judges is uot 
closed with the death, nearly three centuries ag-o, at Inverkar- 
kaig, of Judge John Morison, the last Brieve of Lewis, and the 
loss of the chieftainship ; nor is it closed with the completion of 
the interesting and valuable pamphlet of Captain Thomas. I 
take up the work where he laid it down, and give a history of 
the descendants of the Judge to 1880. 

The record of this remarkable family is one of thrilling interest, 
and an air of romance still lingers abont the descendants of the 
Brieve of Lewis. In various walks of life, in peaceful seen es, 
in foreign climes, they are as celebrated as were their ancestors in 
the feuds and bloody dramas of the past. In Lewis, the Father- 
land, in Canada, Australia, and the United States, their record 
can be traced. In the field of discovery, in politics, in the con- 
flicts of arms, in bu.siness and mercantile life, their history is one 
of progress, and their record is one of honor. 

HISTORY OF THE FAMILY AFTER THE DEATH OF JUDGE 
MORISON. 

"Towards the end of the seventeenth century, the whole of 
Lewis formed but two parishes, Barvas and Ey (Stornoway). 
The minister of Barvas was Rev. Donald Morrison, who 
must have been born about 1620 ; he was a grandson of the 
Judge. Wlnen Rev. Donald Morrison was minister of Barvas, 
his brother. Rev. Kexxeth Moriso?^", was minister of Storno- 
way. He also conformed to the Presbyterian church. He was a 
highly gifted man, and well suited to repress the turmoils Avhich 
then existed in Lewis between the Papists and Protestants, for 
he used to walk from his manse at Tong to the church at Storno- 
way with his drawn sword at his side ; and Avhen preaching he 
had two men standing with drawn swords at the door of the 
church." * 

GENEALOGY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF THE HEREDITARY 
JUDGE. 

[In the running-titles, the heading of the left page indicates the family 
described; the small figures attached to a name indicate the generation; 
and the two numbers enclosed in brackets in tbe centre of the pages are 
the first and the last of the numbers denoting individuals found on the 
two pages. For general arrangement, see Introduction.] 

The arrangement and numbering in this continuation will 
commence with Rev. Kenneth Morison^ last named, as Ken- 
neth Morison, first generation. 

* See " Traditions of the Morrisons," by Capt.F. \V. L. Thomas, p. ?>3. 



56 DESCENDANTS OF THE HEREDITARY JUDGE. [1 

1. Rev. Kenneth Morison was probably a son of Kenneth 
Morison, who was son of Judge John Morison^ the Brieve, who 
was slain at Inverkarkaig ; minister of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, 
Scotland. He was grandson of the last Judge Morison, Brieve 
of Lewis. He was born about 1640, and his child, 

2. Allans born about 1675; he was a clergyman; but little is 
known of his history. He left one child, 

3. Alexander^, born about 1700 ; he was taxman in Shader, 
Island of Lewis ; date of his death unknown. The following 
were his 

CHILDKKN, BOKN NKAR STORNOWAY, SCOTLAND. 

4. John^ (7), b. about 1735; remained ia Lewis. 

5. Donald* (12), b. about 1740; emigrated to Canada in 1766, where he 

d. in 1810. 

6. Allan* (17), b about 1745; emigrated to Canada in 1766, where he d. 

about 1815. 

7. John* [4] (Alexander^ Allan'^ Kenneth^). Tliis John Mor- 
ison remained in Lewis, Scotland, while his brothers emigrated 
to Canada in 1766. He had two sons by the same christian name, 
but by different wives. No dates being given, it is probable that 
the ^first Donald died before the birth of the second Donald ; 
though occasionally two persons of the same christian name are 
found in one family. In that case, pseudonyms were given to 
distinguish them. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LEWIS, SCOTLAND. 

8. Donald ; emigrated to Canada, and went into business at St. Andrew's, 

where he d. 

9. Roderick (30) ; d. at Edwards Depot, Mississippi, U. S , Feb. 1854, 

10. Donald (33) ; emigrated to Australia in 18.')3; i-esides at Queensland. 

11. Johanna; m. Mr. Macdonald. She lived in Glasgow, where some of 

her family d., when she returned to Lewis, and d. there. 

12. Donald* [5] (Alexander'', Allan^, Kenneth^); born near 
Stornoway, Scotland, and emigrated to Canada in 1766, Avith his 
brother Allan Morison. He landed at Quebec, and settled in 
Berthier, Can., in 1780, and engaged in commercial pursuits ; he 
died in 1810. Married Jane Cairns, of Paisley, Scotland, about 
1780; died in Berthier, Can., abotit 1825. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN BERTHIER, CAN. 

13. Roderick (39), b. Jan. 1, 1785; d. 1843. 

14. Charles (42). b. 1796; d. at Berthier, 1832. 

14i. Jane; m. Charles Fortier, a merchant, who resides at Rivier-du-Loup- 
eu-haut, Can. Two children: 1st, Charles; 2d, Emilie, who 
live upon the homestead. Their parents are deceased. 

15. David ; d. in childhood. 
15^. Alexander; d. young. 

16. Catherine; m. Charles Webster. They d. about 1820, and were buried 

at Berthier, Can. No issue. 

17. Allan* [6] (Alexander^ Allan"^, Kenneth^). He was born 
near Stornoway, Scotland, and emigrated to Canada with his 
brother Donald in 1766; resided at Terrebonne and Berthier. 
He died at the latter place about 1815. He married Jane (or 
Jessie) Wadin, who was born in Canada, Oct. 30, 1763. 



39] FIFTH UENERATIOX. R0DF:RI(K MORISON. 57 

CHILDREN. 

18. Jaue, b. Jau. 26, 1781; m. Mr. Bernard, and d. at Berthier, Can. 

19. Alexander, b. Jan. 29, 1782. 

20. John, b. July 1, 1783. 

21. AVilliam (47), b. March 7, 1785 ; d. on Morrison's Island, Aug. 7, 18G6. 

22. James, b. June, 1790. 

23. Christopher, b. June, 1792. 

24. Nancy, b. Aug. 20, 1794; m. Olivier Chamard ; d. at St. Denis, on 

Richelieu River, Can. 

25. Louis, b. October, 179G. 

26. Marion, b. June, 1798. 

27. Amelia, b. February, 1801. 

28. Allan (50), b at Terrebonne, Can., June 3, 1^03. 

29. Donald-George (61), b. at Sorel, Can., Aug. 28, 1805; d. at St. 

Hyacinthe, January, 1875. 

30. Roderick^ [9] (John^ A]exander^ Allan-, Kenneth^). He 
was born in Lewis, Scotland, and studied medicine in Glasgow. 
Lived as a merchant in Stornoway ; but being unsuccessful, he 
went to Sierra Leone, Africa. His health failed him there, when 
he sailed for America, and landed at Baltimore, Oct. "29, 1826. 
He joined his brother Donald Morison at St. Andrew's, Can. 
Subsequently he removed from that place and settled as a planter 
and physician at Edwards Depot on the Mississippi, and was 
successful in his business. He died there, February, 1854. 

CniLD. 

31. George. He spent several years in California, but returned, and suc- 

ceeded his father at Edwards Depot, Miss., where he d. in 1877, 
and left one sou, 

32. George-Hoderick. 

33. Donald^ [10] (John^ Alexander*, Allan-, Kenneth^). He 
was born in Lewis, Scotland. His father died Avhen he was young. 
Was a joiner, and lived in Stornoway. In 1853 he emigrated to 
Australia, with his eldest son. AYas unsuccessful at tlie mines, 
and now (1879) lives in Queensland, Australia. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN STORNOWAY. 

34. John; emigrated to Australia in 1853. 

35. Norman (6^7); lives in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland; post- 

master of the city. 

36. Roderick; emigrated to Australia in 1862, and is a merchant in 

Queensland. 

37. Alexander; is a seaman, and sails along the coast of Australia. 

38. James-Thomas; is a carpenter, and lives in the Noi-th of England. 

39. Roderick^ [13] (Donald*, Alexander^ Allan"^, Kenneth^). 
He was born in Berthier, Can., Jan. 1, 1785 ; emigrated to the 
Indian country, near Lake Superior, in 1799, and became a mem- 
ber of the old Xorthwestern Fur Company, which was absorbed 
by the Hudson Bay Company about 1818. He was one of the 
few men who successfully resisted Lord Selkii-k, the founder of 
the Hudson Bay Company. Wliile in the Indian country, he was 
powerful in his influence over the Indians, and by whom he was 
called "White Bear," owing to his great physical development 
and strength. By common consent he was at the head of the 
Indian f drees in the Lake Superior region in the war of 1812, 



58 DESCENDANTS OF THE HEKEDITAKY JUDGE. [40 

and did much to shield Americans in the United States from 
Indian depredations. Although a Scotchman, and an English 
subject, he was friendly to the United States. He refused to 
enter the Hudson Bay Fur Company when the two companies 
were merged in one, and returned to Canada. He was judge 
of the county court of Berthier from 1820 to 1829, when he 
resigned, and was succeeded by his brother Charles (No. 42), who 
held the office till his death, July 80, 1832 ; who was in turn suc- 
ceeded by his cousin William (No. 47), who continued in office 
till the judicial laws of the province of LoAver Canada were 
changed. Judge Roderick Morison died in Canada in 1843. He 
married. May 21, 1821, Susan-Rebecca, youngest daughter of Dr. 
James and Abagail (Jessup) Walker,* of Sorel, Can., where she 
was born, Dec. 11, 1802 ; she died at St. Joseph, Mich., Jidy 1, 
1865. 

CHILDREX. 

40. Alexauder-Hamiltoii (7'4), b. Feb. 22, 1822; resides St. Joseph, Mich. 

41. George-Ramsay (79), b. 1824; d. at Steveiisville, Mich., June 24, 1875. 

42. Charles^ [14] (Donald*, Alexander^ Allan^\ Kenneth^). He 
was born in Berthier, Can., and died there of cholera, in 1832. 

CHILDREN. 

43. Francis, b. 1819. He was educated at Nicollet College, Can., and 

became a Catholic priest. In 1850 he was )iamed by Pope l^ius 
IX as coadjutor bishop of Vancouver. He declined the position, 
and remained as rector of Napierville Parish, Province of Que- 
bec, until his death, in April, 1877. 

44. Edmund; farmer; res. at Napierville, Pi'ovince of Quebec. 

45. George; a merchant, and lives in Napierville, Province of Quebec. 

Has several sons, — one, by name of Adlard, is a prominent 
lawyer in Montreal. 

46. Jane; she m. Sir Louis Hypolite La Fontaine, who was premier of 

Lord Elgin's administration, and who d. in 1804, while chief- 
justice of Canada. "Lady La Fontaine" resides in Montreal. 
She has two daughters; one of whom m. P. A. A. Dorion, 
Esq., a wealthy lawyer in Montreal. Her other daughter m. 
"Chevalier" Larocque. He was a member of the Papal Zou- 
aves, and was knighted by Pope Pius IX for some deed of 
valor in an engagement in which he was wounded. 

* Dr. Walker was a native of Stonebridge, Donegal Co., Ireland, and 
came to America as surgeon on the stall' of General Burgoyne, in the Rev- 
olutionary war, and was paroled after the battle of Stillwater and sur- 
render of Burgoyne. His wife, Abagail Jessup, was the only daughter 
of Colonel Jessup, who commanded "Jessup's Rangers" in Burgoyne's 
army. Colonel Jessup was paroled after the battle of Stillwater. He and 
his daughter were natives of Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. Y. He had 
several brothers ; some of whom w ere patriots in the Revolution, espousing 
the American cause, and three of them " United Empire Loyalists" (the 
polite name for Tory). He was the grandson of Col. John Jessup, who 
received a large grant of land on the Hudson River, from Charles the 
Second for his fidelity to Charles the First. Colonel Jessup lost this prop- 
erty by confiscation in the Revolution, but received from the English 
government large grants of land on the River St. Lawrence, in and about 
Sorel, Can., as compensation for the loss. Dr. Walker received a fine 
property of 300 acres, at the mouth of the Richelieu River, on the St. 
Lawrence, and in Canada, in consideration of his military services to the 
British government. 



47] FIFTH GENERATIOX. — WILLIAM MORRISON. 59 

47. AVilliam' [21] (Allan^ Alexanclel•^ Allan-, Kenneth^). 
William Morrison, the discoverer of the sources of the Mississippi 
River, was born in Montreal, Can., in 1785. The following sketch 
of him we take from Vol. VI, 1866, page 528, of the "American 
(Annual) Cyclopedia," published by D. Appleton & Co. : — 

"William Morrison, a Canadian fur-trader, interpreter, and ex- 
plorer ; born in Montreal, C. E., in 1785 ; died on Morrison's Island, 
Aug. 7, 1866. In 1802 he commenced his apprenticeship with the 
Northwestern Fur Company at Fond du Lac, and was soon after 
admitted as a partner. During the years 1803-15, he explored the 
entire region of the Northwest, and wintered at many important 
geographical points. In 1816, he took charge of John J. Astor's 
business, and remained with him until 1826, when he retired, and 
went to Canada. He has since lived at Berthier. By an Indian 
wife he had two sons. Mr. Morrison's life has been an eventful 
one ; but that which most of all will immortalize his name, is the 
fact of his being the first white man who discovered the sources 
of the Mississippi River. This honor has generally been awarded 
to Mr. Schoolcraft, but the justness of Mr, Morrison's claim is 
without doubt." 

From the " Chicago Times," Saturday, Aug. 26, 1866, I extract 
the following, taken from the " Montreal Telegraph " : — 

" The name of William Morrison is identical with the rise and 
progress of the fur trade in Minnesota. . . . He was ever 
popular among the Indian tribes, and among them his influence 
was very great. The following incident will bear evidence to 
this, and may add another scrap to the romantic history of the 
Northwest. 

"Mr. Morrison was living at Sandy Lake at the time when the 
great chief, called 'The Prophet' (brother to Tecumseh, who, unlike 
his brother chief, was ever loyal to the British government), sent 
out his mandates to all the West to muster the tribes to a general 
massacre of the whites. The message was sent secretly by runners 
with accompanying tobacco. If the terms were acceded to, the 
tobacco was cut and smoked. Thus the Indians throughout the 
country became apprised of the prophet's order without the 
knowledge of the whites. But a sudden change was observed 
in the conduct of the Indians. Never before were signs so 
ominous of evil, and matters daily assumed a more gloomy 
aspect. It was evident that some prompt action must be taken to 
avert the impending evil, and Mr. Morrison was elected as the 
only one able to break up the plot. Cheerfully he accepted the 
dangerous mission, and accordingly started off to visit the assem- 
bled tribes. He took with him two men, paddled slowly down 
the river, and passed the Indians' camp. Some children playing 
on the bank first discovered him, and reported that 'Little 
Englishman ' (as he was called) was coming down the river. 
All ran out to meet him. They would speak to him, if to none 
other. Anxious to learn if the whites were still ignorant of the 
plot, they asked if he had any news. ' Oh, nothing ! ' he replied 



60 ■ DESCEXDAXTS OF THE HEEEDITAKY JUDGE. [47 

carelessly, fully understanding the Indian character ; ' what 's 
the news with you ? ' ' Nothing,' said they ; and he began to 
slowly paddle his canoe. Then he paused suddenly. ' Oh, yes,' 
said he, ' I do remember something. The great medicine-man, 
the prophet, has been killed by the Long Knives.' Then he pro- 
ceeded slowly down the river, as though nothing had happened. 
He did not know this to be true, though it afterwards proved so 
by a remarkable coincidence. However, the Indians fully be- 
lieved him. Not an hour after his return to the fort, the Indians 
began to flock in by hundreds, and seemed anxious to become 
friends. The paint was removed from their faces, and they 
manifested their usual cordiality. They had no wish to make 
war on the whites, but felt bound to obey the order of the great 
medicine-man. 

" Eventful as his life has been, that which will most of all 
immortalize his name is the fact of his being the first white 
Avho discovered the sources of the Mississippi River. This honor 
has generally been awarded to Schoolcraft ; but there are living 
(or were very recently) witnesses of the justness of Mr. Morrison's 
claim. T]ie following copy of a letter which the late Mr. Morrison 
addressed to the Historical Society of Minnesota, so clearly sets 
forth his claim as to leave no doubt of his title to the lasting 
honor of his great discovery, viz. : — 

"'I left Old Grand Portage in 1802, and landed at Leech Lake in 
September. In October, I went and wintered on one of the Crow 
Wing sti-eams, near its source. Our Indians were Pillagoes. In 
1803-4, I wintered at Rice Lake, I passed by Red Cedar Lake 
(now Cass Lake), and followed up the Mississippi to Cross Lake. 
Then followed the Mississippi up to near Elk Lake (now Itasca), 
the source of the great Mississippi, the portage we made to get 
to Eice Lake, that empties itself into the Eed Eiver, which I 
visited in 1804; and if the late General Pike did not lay it down 
as such when he came to Leech Lake, it is because he did not 
happen to meet me. I was at an outpost that winter. The late 
General Pike laid down on his map Cass Lake as the head of the 
Mississippi Eiver. I did not trace any vestige of white men 
before to Itasca Lake. In 1811-12, I again went the same route, 
and down the Rice Eiver to the plains. Then I overtook a gen- 
tleman with an outfit from Mackinac, M. Olepe, with whom I 
parted at Fond du Lac. He took the south towards Mackinac, 
and I took the north to head-quarters, which had been changed 
to Fort William from Old Grand Portage. This, I expect, will 
explain that I visited in 1804, and in 1811-12, Itasca and five 
small streams that empty into that lake. 

" 'By way of explanation why the late General Pike, in 1805, 
who had orders to trace the Mississippi to its source, failed to do 
so, I must say he was stopped a little below SAvan Eiver (what is 
now called Pike's Eapids, or Block House), by the foe, and had to 
proceed on foot to Leech Lake. He had to learn there where the 
source of the Mississippi was. He went to Cass Lake, and could 



50] FIFTH GENERATION. — ALLAN MORKISON. 61 

proceed no farther. He had been told that I knew tlie source, 
but could not see me, being out on an outpost. This Avant of 
information made him commit the error. Some person, not 
knowing better, told him there was no river above Cass Lake. 
Cass Lake receives the waters of Cross Lake, and Cross Lake 
receives that of Itasca* Lake. There are live small streams that 
empty into Itasca Lake. They are short, and will soon lose 
themselves in swamps. Rice River is a short portage, and is 
called the heights of land, which is the dividing ridge between 
the Mississippi and the waters that empty into Red River and 
Hudson's Bay. No white man can claim the discovery of the 
Mississippi before me, for I was the first who saw the source. 
Yours, etc., William Morrison.' 

"It is manifest from this that neither Schoolcraft nor Nicollet 
was the first discoverer of the Mississippi. Mr. Morrison did 
much to develop tlie vast resources of the far west." 

In religion, he was an Episcopalian. Pie was baptized by a 
clergyman of the Church of England, and remained a steadfast 
member of that church till his death. He was buried at Sorel, 
Can. 

CHILDREN. 

48. "William. t He passed a great portion of his life among the wilds of 

the Rocky Mountains, in Oregon and (\iliforuia, and accompa- 
nied Colonel Fremont in his expedition. He d. in Oregon in 
1850. No issue. 

49. Donald-George, t b. Sorel, Can., May 10, 1827. He was a member of 

the Territorial Legislature of Minnesota, representing the Pem- 
bina region in the assembly. He was for many years register 
of deeds of Doughis County, Wisconsin (the county at the head 
of Lalse Superior). He res. (1880) at Superior, Douglas Co., 
Wis. Cliildren: 1st. Mary-Eliza, b. Feb. 17, 18G0; 2d, Frances- 
Harriet, b. Jan. G, 1862; 3d, Lillian-Margaret, b. Jan. 19, 1867; 
4th, Mary- Anne- Josette, b. April 11, 1869; 5th, Georalanna- 
Angelica, b. Nov. 9, 1871 ; 6th, Donald-William, b. Jan. 14, 1874; 
7th, George-Allan, b. July 28, 1876 ; 8th. Cecilia-Beatrice, b. 
Oct. 5, 1878. 

50. Allan^ [28] (Allan*, Alexander^ Allan-, Kenneth^) ; born 
at Terrebonne, Can., June 3, 1803. Left Canada hi 1817 for the 
Lake Superior country, and was a fur-trader there and in the 
upper Mississippi region. He was a member of one of the eai'lier 
legislatures of Minnesota, and for a long time was postmaster of 
Crow Wing. Morrison County, Minnesota, was named for him. 
He married, in 1826, Charlotte-Louise Chaboille, the daughter of 
an Indian chief. She was born 1809, at Fort William, Lake Supe- 
rior, and died Oct. 2, 1873, at Crow Wing, Minn. He died at 
White Earth Reservation, Minn., Nov. 21, 1877. 



* The derivation of the name is not generally known, "/ifasra" is 
derived from two Latin words, veritan caput (true head), by uniting the 
last four letters of the first word, and the first two of the last word. 

t See page 528, Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia for 1866, vol. vi. 



62 DESCENDANTS OF THE HEREDITARY JUDGE. [51 

CHILDREN, BORN IX NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA. 

61. Charles, b. at Leaf River, March 16, 1827; d. at Fredonia, N. Y., 

Feb. 18, 1842. 
52. Margaret, b. at Portage La Prairie, Sept. 13, 1829; d. at Gull Lake, 

Minn., May 3, 1848. 
63. Mary-Ann, b. at Swan River, Jan. 12, 1832; m. 1856, John R. Sloan. 

54. William, b. at Pine River, Feb. 17, 1834; d. at Red Cedar Lalie, Dec. 

17, 1834. 

55. Charlotte-Louise, b. at Lake Winnebagoshish, Oct. 31, 1835; d. at 

Crow Wing, Oct. 24, 1859. 

56. Jane, b. at La Pointe, Lake Superior, Feb. 17, 18 — ; d. at Crow Wing, 

March 14, 1863. 

57. Caroline, b. at Cross Lake, on Pine River, April 9, 1841 ; m. May, 

1864, Christopher Grandelmyer; res. in Brainard, Minn. Two 
children : 1st, Charlotte, b. at Crow Wing, May, 1865;' 2d, Rose, 
b. at St. Cloud, March, 1867. 

58. John-George (87), b. at Lake Winnebagoshish, April 29, 1843. 
69. Rachel, b. at Long Lake, April 13, 1846; lives at Brainard, Minn. 
60. Allan, b. at Crow Wing, June 3, 1848; farmer; res. White Earth, 

Minn. He m. June, 1875, Angeline Montreuil, b. at Sandy 
Lake, Minn. 
60i. Louise, b. Long Lake, April 20, 1851 ; resides at White Earth, Minn. 

61. Donald-George' [-20] (AllanS Alexander^ Allan-', Ken- 
neth^) ; born in Soi-el, Can., Aug. 28, 1805. Lived at St. Hyacinthe, 
Can., where he died Jan. 18, 1875. He married July 8, 1833, 
Maria A. R. Papineau, born at Isle Roujnn, Can., May 9, 1816 ; 
died at St. Hyacinthe, Can., Dec. 24, 1854. 

CHILDREN, BORN AT ST. HYACINTHE, CAN. 

62. Margaret-Ann (97), b. Nov. 16, 1835; d. March, 1875. 

63. George-Allan-Oliver, b. Oct. 4, 1839; resides at White Earth, Minn. ; 

merchant. 

64. Lewis-Francis-Benjamin, b. Jan. 30, 1842: resides at St. Hj^acinthe, 

Can. ; lawyer. 

65. Jean-Depaulles, b. May 3, 1845; d. May 26, 1849. 

66. Maria-L.-H., b. Jan. 8, 1849; d. Jan. 31, 1853. 

67. Norman" [35] (Donald^ John'*, Alexander^, Allan'^, Ken- 
neth^). Norman Morison is the only remaining member of his 
father's family living in LeAvis. He was made postmaster of 
Stornoway, the chief city of the island, in 1860, a position he 
still [1880] retains. He is the eighth generation removed from 
the last Judo-e Morison, BricA^e of Lewis, Scotland. 





CniLDREX, 


BORN 


IX STORNOWAY, 


LEWIS. 


68. 


Mary-Jane. 




71. 


Murdo. 


69. 


Isabella. 




72. 


Johanna. 


70. 


Donald. 




73. 


Macdonald. 



74. Alexander-Hamilton*^ [40] (Roderick^, Donald^, Alexander^, 
Allan-, Kenneth^). Hon. Alexander-H. Morrison is the eldest and 
nearest living relative of that celebrated family of Morison who so 
long held dominion in the Island of Lewis, and is the eighth gen- 
eration removed from the last Judge Morison, Brieve of Lewis. 
Tuttle's Illustrated History of Michigan, published in 1873, has 
the following respecting the subject of our sketch : — 




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74] 



SIXTH GENERATION. — ALEXANDER-H. MORRISON. 68 



" Hon. Alexander-Hamilton Morrison. — Alexander-Hamilton 
Morrison, of St. Joseph, Mich., projector and builder of the 
Chicago and Michigan Lake Shore Railroad, and its vice-presi- 
dent and general manager, was born in Quebec, Can., Feb. 22, 
1822. At the age of fifteen he was engaged as clerk for B. W. 
Smith, now sheriff of Simcoe, Ont,, and with him came west in 
1838, arriving in Chicago in October of that year, when Chicago 
contained less than four thousand inhabitants. Here he entered 
the employ of David Ballentine, then a contractor on the Illinois 
and Michigan canal, remaining Math him as clerk until he engaged 
in active business on his own account at the age of nineteen. In 
1847-48-49, Mr. Morrison was engaged as a contractor on public 
works in Illinois and Iowa. In 1850 he came to St. Joseph, Mich., 
where he has since resided, being connected in extensive business 
as a merchant and' lumberman until he engaged in the railroad 
enterprise which now occupies his attention. The Chicago and 
Michigan Lake Shore Railroad, of which Mr. Morrison is the 
projector, builder, and manager, extends from New Buffalo, on 
the Michigan Central Railroad, to Pentwater, which is the main 
line, a distance of 170 miles, with a branch of 25 miles from Hol- 
land to Grand Rapids ; and another branch of 55 miles from 
Muskegon to Big Rapids, making in all 250 miles of road. Con- 
sidering the difficulties encountered in consequence of the decision 
of the supreme court of Michigan, declaring void all municipal 
aid voted to help construct railways, togetlier with the fact that 
the road was built through a new country, sparsely populated, 
which would not have been undertaken without the encourage- 
ment the law of 1869 proposed, the success of the enterprise, in 
both its completion and management, entitles the projector and 
builder to an amount of praise for commercial sagacity, foresight, 
and economy in all the details of construction and management 
seldom awarded to men of these times, and which to him in after 
years will be a source of consolation and pride. Mr. Morrison, 
while engaged in extensive business, has at the same time given 
some attention to politics, and has been the recipient of political 
honors, having seen much of public life for a man of his years, 
now only fifty-two. In 1851 he was chairman of the board of 
supervisors of Berrien County. In 1852 he was a candidate for 
presidential elector on the Whig ticket. In 1856 he was elected 
to the senate of this State, and was on the staff of Governor 
Bingham. In 1858 he was appointed on the staff of Governor 
Wisner. In 1860 he was elected to the house of representatives, 
and was chairman of the committee on State affairs for three 
sessions, and during the time was one of the special joint com- 
mittee on war matters, of which Hon. James F. Joy and Hon. 
Henry P. Baldwin were members. To the members of that 
committee must be awarded the honor of successfully projecting 
that policy which at the end of the war found the State unincum- 
bered with a Avar debt, and another by which the old State debt 
will be all paid by the close of the' year 1881. In 1862 Mr. 



64 DESCENDANTS OF THE HEREDITARY JUDGE. [74 

Morrison was appointed by President Lincoln collector of internal 
revenue for the second district of Michigan, composed then of 
the counties of Allegan, Berrien, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Branch, 
Cass, and St. Jose])h, and was appointed by President Johnson 
assessor of the same district in 1867, which office he held until 
June 30, 1869, when he resigned to enter upon the railroad 
project of which mention is made above. Mr. Morrison belongs 
to one of the pioneer families of the Western country, who were 
Indian traders in the Lake Superior region in the latter part of 
the last century and the first part of this. His father was a 
member of the old Northwestern Fur Company, and one of the 
few partners in that company that refused to surrender to, and 
successfully resisted. Lord Selkirk in his war made upon it in the 
interest of the Hudson Bay Coippany, immediately after the late 
war with Great Britain. His guardian in his boyhood, and under 
whose care he was educated, was his friend and relative, the late 
William Morrison, the discoverer of the sources of the Mississippi 
River, from whom he obtained a knowledge of ])ioneer life in the 
beginning of the century, by hearing him relate adventures that 
to the young have an irresistible charm. Mr. Morrison ascribed 
his late success mainly to his business connection with the Hon. 
James F. Joy, the railroad magnate of tlie Northwest, to whom 
he awards almost the entire praise. Be this as it may, the people 
of Michigan will always remember the subject of this sketch as 
one of her distinguished characters; and the peo]>le of the county 
of Berrien and town of St. Joseph as its most prominent, widely 
known, and ambitious man, who for nearly twenty-five years has 
maintained a spotless business rei)utation, and still enjoys the 
unlimited confidence of his neighbors." 

In the Michigan volume of "American Biographical History of 
Eminent and Self-made Men," with portrait illustrations on steel, 
published in Cincinnati, O., in 1878, an eulogistic history of Mr, 
Morrison's career is to be found ; and in addition to what is pub- 
lished in Tuttle's History of Michigan, mention is made that A. 
H. Morrison and C. G. Wickes of Chicago were the joint owners 
and operators of the Dakota and Sioux City and Pembina Rail- 
roads; that Mr. Morrison had been a member of the Republican 
State Central Committee for six years; was connected with the 
Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities, having been Master of 
Occidental Lodge, F. & A. M., and the first Noble Grand of 
Burnett Lodge,"l. O. O. F., of St. Joseph, Mich. In religion, 
Mr. Morrison is put down as a "Liberal"; and that during a 
business career of .thirty years, he had been, with three exceptions, 
unknown to the courts as suitoi*, juryman, or witness. Mr. Mor- 
rison was married in Elkhart Co., Ind., Jan. 17, 1848, to Julia- 
Ann Reynolds, of Buffalo, N. Y., who was born there Jan. 21, 
1832. 

The same history gives the following account of his maternal 
ancestry: His mother was a descendant of Col. John Jessup, 
who, for his fidelity to Charles I, was rewarded by Charles II 



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96] SIXTH GENERATION. — GEORGE-RAMSAY MORRISON. 65 

with a large tract of land on the Hudson River in the State of 
New York. This tract, known as Jessup's tract, became historic 
through its confiscation by the State of New York immediately 
after the revolutionary war (1776). 

In 1878, Mr. Morrison erected a very extensive wooden-ware 
manufactory at St. Joseph, Mich., and in 1879 erected a large 
paper-jjail establishment, giving to the business his personal 
attention, with the aid of his only son Donald Morrison, a young 
man of eighteen years. These works combined make one of the 
largest manufactories of the kind in the United States. A good 
illustration of these works is here given. 

In 1880 he was elected a member of the National Republican 
Convention, to nominate candidates for President and Vice- 
President of the United States. He was strongly larged as a 
candidate of the Republican party for governor of Michigan, in 
1880, but declined the use of his name. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN ST. JOSEPH, MICH. 

75. Jessie, b. July 26, 1854; m. Feb. 25, 1879, Neil A. McGilvray; they 

reside iu St. Joseph. One child : Jessie Morrison, b. Jan. 10, 1880. 

76. Addie, b. Sept. 20, 1857; lives (1880) with her parents. 

77. Donald, b. Nov. 30, 1860 (St. Andrew's Day) ; resides at St. Joseph. 

78. Lillian, b. Dec. 27, 1869. 

79. George-Ramsay® [41] (Roderick^ Donald'*, Alexander^, 
Allan'^, Kenneth^). He was born in Canada in 1824, and died at 
Stevensville, Mich., June 24, 1875, after having spent several years 
of his life in California, where all his sons were born but the eldest. 
In 1845 he married Mary A. Dwyer, at Waukegan, 111. 

CHILDREN. 

80. William-Roderick, b. in Waukesjau, 111., Dec. 1848; is assistant 

treasurer of the Wisconsin Valley Railroad, Tomah, Wis. 

81. George-R. ; agent at Stevensville, Mich. 

82. Allan ; telegraph operator at Breedsville, Mich. 

83. Charles ; telegraph operator at New Troy, Mich. 

84. Edmund ; lives with his widowed mother in Stevensville, Mich. 

85. Susan-Rebecca, b. in Waukegan, 111., Dec. 1846; 

86. Maggie, b. in California; both m. and reside in California; their 

husbands' names are Richardson, although not related. 

87. John-George« [58] (Allan^, Allan*, Alexander^, Allan^ 
Kenneth^); born April 29, 1843; farmer; res. at White Earth, 
Minn. He married Margaret-Elizabeth Fairbanks, July 3, 1863. 
She was born at La Pointe, Lake Superior, Minn., July 15, 1847. 

CHILDREN. 

88. Charlotte-Catherine, b. at Crow Wing, Minn., Jan. 28, 1864; d. Jan. 

28, 1864. 

89. Robert-Henry-A., b. at Crow Wing, Minn., Feb. 8, 1865. 

90. Charles-William, b. at Crow Wing, Minn , Oct. 4, 1867. 

91. Julia-Rachel, b. March 4, 1869, at Crow Wing. 

92. Donald-Allan, b. at Crow Wing, Minn., Jan. 28, 1871. 

93. John-George, b. at Crow Wing, Minn., Oct. 30, 1873. 

94. James- Alexander, b. at White Earth, Minn., Nov. 21, 1875; d. Nov. 

21, 1875. 
96. Lewis-Francis, b. at White Earth, Minn., May 7, 1877. 
96. Caroline-May, b. at White Earth, Minn., May 22, 1879. 



Q6 DESCENDANTS OF THE HEREDITARY JUDGE. [97 

97, Margaret-Ann^ (St. Germain) [62] (Donald-George-Morri- 
son^, Allan ^, Alexander*, Allan'-, Kenneth^) ; born at St. Hyacinthe, 
Can., Nov. 16, 1835; married April 22, 1863, Joseph-Henri-L^ 
Maire St. Germain, who was born July 15, 1833, at Repentigny, 
Can.; physician; res. St. Hyacinthe, Can. She died March, 1875. 

CHILDREN, BORN AT ST. HYACINTHE. 

98. Marie-Honorine-Emelie, b. July 8, 1864. 

99. Marie-Rosalie-Eruestine, b. Jan. 6, 1866. 

100. Charles-George, b. July 13, 1867. 

101. Louis-Joseph-Henri, b. April 15, 1869. 

102. Marie-Louise-Francoise, b. Aug. 9, 1871. 

103. Marie-Caroline, b. July 29, 1873; d. 1875. 

104. Marie-Albina, b. Feb. 27, 1875 ; d. 1879. 



CHAPTER III. 



Introduction to- the History of the Morisons of Londonderry, 
N. H., WITH A Map of the Original Township, including the 
PRESENT Towns of Dekry, Londonderry, Windham, and Portions 
of Manchester, Hudson, and Salem, N. H. — Plan of the Orig- 
inal MoRisoN Homesteads. 



'God sifted a whole nation, that He might send choice grain into the wilderness." 



It will be impossible to speak of the emigration of the Mori- 
Bons to these bleak, and at that time inhospitable, shores, without 
speaking of the causes which induced, nay, compelled, the emi- 
gration. These causes are clearly connected with the political 
and religious history of the times in which they lived. 

The "oft-repeated tale" will be told again. The Morisons 
were Scotch. During the reign of King James I of England, a 
large portion of the six northern counties of Ireland fell to the 
king, being the sequestered estates of the Irish rebels. To hold 
in check the wdld and turbulent spirits of his Irish subjects, he 
induced an emigration of his Scotch countrymen to the province 
of Ulster in Ireland. This was in the year 1612. In 1613, the 
first Presbyterian church ever established in Ireland, was founded 
at Ballycorry, county of Antrim.* 

The emigrants were rigid Presbyterians. A bitter feud existed 
between the Catholic Irish, whose estates had been confiscated,, 
and the Scotch Presbyterians who occupied them. 

In 1641 there was a massacre of the Protestants, and over 
forty thousand of them perished. A change soon occurred in the 
government ; royalty fell ; the j^rotectorate was established ; and 
a man was placed at the helm of state who was both able and 
willing to protect the Protestants from their bigoted enemies. 
In 1649 the strong arm of Cromwell bore an avenging sword, 
punished the Catholics, and brought peace to the country. 

On the accession, in 1660, of Charles II to the throne of Eng- 
land, he appointed his brother James (afterward James II) viceroy 
of Scotland. James was a bigoted Catholic, and the Scotch 
Presbyterians were the legitimate objects of his hate. The fires 
of persecution were rekindled ; the sword was again unsheathed, 
and bathed in the blood of "thousands of slaughtered saints." 

* N. E. Gen'l Register, vol. xii, p. 23L 



68 INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY 

In consequence of this persecution, large numbers fled to Ireland, 
and joined their Protestant countrymen there. Among these 
emigrants were many of the immediate ancestors of the emigrants 
to Londonderry, N. H., in 1719. There is little reason to doubt 
that the first Morison settlers of Londonderry, N. H., were sons 
of those emigrants; and that one at least, John Morison, who died 
in 1736, was Scottish born. 

In speaking of the causes of the emigration and settlement of 
Londonderry, N. H., the Hon. Charles H. Bell, of Exeter, N. H., 
in his address at the celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth 
anniversary of the settlement of the town, said : " The main 
cause which impelled our ancestors to quit their home in the Old 
World, and seek an abode in the wilds of America, is to be found, 
without doubt, in their desire for religious liberty." Again he 
says : " No change but the dread summons of death could have 
so completely sundered all their relations to those whom, outside 
their own circle, they held nearest and dearest on earth, as their 
removal to this country. The pang of separation, which over- 
flowed the eyes of those of the gentler sex and tender years, must 
have weighed heavily on the hearts of the grave seniors of the 
company. But they did not falter ; and so they bade adieu to 
the scenes and friends of their youth, and embarked on the voyage 
which shut them from their view forever ; and thenceforward 
their destinies were linked with those of another hemisphere." 

The truth which Mr. Bell uttered in relation to the early 
settlers, as a class, is applicable to the family whose history 
I give. 

Some of the first Morison settlers of Londonderry, N. H., 
were at the siege of Londonderry, Ireland, in 1688-89. Other 
Morisons in Scotland rallied to the aid of their brethren at 
the siege.* The following Morisons were active in their defence 
of Londonderry, Ireland, or suffered for their adherence to the 
Protestant cause. Dec. 7 (O. S.), 1688, among the thirteen brave 
apprentice boys who on this date shut the gates of the city, "in 
the face of the king's officers, and let down the portcullis," 
determined to die rather than surrender, was Robert Morison. f 
James Morison, a citizen more advanced in years, addressed 
the besiegers from the top of the wall, and advised them to 
be gone. Finally he cried, "Bring a great gun this way!" 
when the besiegers retreated, and joined their comrades on 
the other side of the river.| April 18, 1689, Capt. James 
Morison, officer of the guard, without orders from the gov- 
ernor, opened the gate of the city, and admitted Captain 
Murray and his party, who aided much in the city's defence. § 
Of those in the city and county of Londonderry, who were 

* This was the case with the ancestors of the Morisons of Nottingham, 
N. H. See history of this branch. 

t From Annals of Derry, Ireland, by Robert Simpson. 
X MacMulay's History of England, vol. iii, pp. 114, 115. 
§ Annals of Derry, Ireland, by Robert Simpson. 



OF THE MORISONS OF LONDONDERRY, N. H. 69 

attainted in 1689 by King James, and declared traitors for their 
adherence to the Protestant religion, was Lieut. Robert Morison. 
This appears from the Rolls office, Dublin.* 

The Morisons who were young at the time of the siege of 
Londonderry, were the sturdy men Avho, in 1719, helped to found 
the settlement in Londonderry, N. H. They came in the strength 
of their manhood, prepared the rude habitations, felled the trees, 
broke the ground, and scattered the grain, which the rich and 
virgin soil would bring forth into abundant harvests. Then the 
old people came and shared Avith them the joys as well as the 
perils of the new life in the wilderness. 

Since the coming of our ancestors, one hundred and sixty-one 
years have rolled into the eternity of the past, and till now their 
history has remained unwritten. Each vanished year has ren- 
dered the task more difficult. 

Standing on the middle ground of the present, where I can 
dimly discern their pathway, reverently I have stretched forth a 
hand and grasped the fading memorial of their past, and tender 
it to my clansmen of the present, and looking futureward, I 
present it with kindliest salutations to the Morrisons of the 
future. 

THEIR HISTORY. 

In the preparation of their history, I have not relied on tradi- 
tions and defective memories, but have used them as clews to 
evidence, as a basis from which to work out a difficult problem. 
The facts stated here will go counter to many fond traditions, 
and I myself have laid aside some with great reluctance. But 
what are stated as facts, are the result of painstaking and diligent 
inquiry, and can be substantiated by the strongest evidence. This 
evidence is found in family records, on tomb-stones, in deeds, 
in wills, and in town, county, and probate records. All these 
have been consulted, and from them abstracted the history given. 
This history will correct the record of the Morisons in Parker's 
History of Londonderry, N. H. The notice there has no histori- 
cal value. The author of that book died before he had com- 
pleted his work, which accounts in part for the unsatisfactory 
condition of the notice. 

Dr. Albert Smith, also, in his History of Peterborough, N. H., p. 
174, erroneously gave Samuel Morison as the father of the eight 
children whose names he gives, and seems to have been wholly 
ignorant of the fact brought out in this history, that John Mori- 
son was their father, and that he died in Londonderry, N. H., 
Feb. 16, 1736, leaving a will making his sons James and John 
executors. 

The time is coming when the fact of being a descendant of 
one of the first settlers of Londonderry will be considered an 



Annals of Derry, Ireland, by Robert Simpson. 



70 EXPLANATIONS OF THE MAP. 

honor only second to being descended from one of the Pilgrim 
fathers. 

And let every Morrison distinctly remember that he is of Scotch 
descent ; that his name is Scotch ; and that the terms Scotch- 
English or Scotch-Irish, so far as they imply a different than 
Scotch origin, are a perversion of truth, and false to history. 

All evidence shows that the Island of Lewis,* settled by 
Norsemen, was the cradle of the family ; that members of 
it crossed to the mainland of Scotland, passed into England, 
Ireland, and spread from there over the earth. 

It was foi-merly common to use the terms Irish as applied to 
language, and Irishman as applied to race ; where now, and 
properly, we say Gaelic language, and Gael, a Scotch JEIigh- 
lander.f 

This fact, not generally known, throws light upon the former 
custom in some quarters of alluding to the early settlers of Lon- 
donderry, N. H., as "Irish." The Quaker poet, John G. Whittier, 
has fallen into this not uncommon error, in his pretty poem of 
" Abram Morrison," found in the chapter prepared by Judge Chas. 
R. Morrison. The Hon. Charles H. Bell, of Exeter, N. H., in his 
address on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settle- 
ment of Londonderry, truly said of the term Scotch-Irish : "It is 
not inappropriate as descriptive of their origin and prior abode, 
though it has given rise to not a little misapprehension. It has 
been supposed by some writers that the name denotes a mixed 
nationality of Scotch and Irish descent ; and in order to adapt 
the facts to their theory, they have fancied that they could detect 
in the character of the Londonderry settlers the traits derived 
from each ancestry. But history fails to bear out the ingenious 
hypothesis ; for it is certain that there was no mixture of blood 
in the little band who cast their fortunes here ; they were of Scot- 
tish lineage, pure and simple." 



MAP OF THE ORIGINAL TOWNSHIP 

EXPLANATIOKS. 

Annexed is a map of the original Township of Londonclerry, N. H. The 
object is to present the past rather than the present; to designate the 
early Morison homesteads, and those of many other of the early settlers ; 
and also many points of historic interest.. Most of the modern names 
are those found on the map of Rockingham County, N. H. 

The persons whose names are numbered were the first Morison settlers. 

The names and localities marked with a cross (f) Avere early settlers, 
or rather not modern residents, and places of local importance. 

* See Map of Scotland. 

t See John Morisoue's " Description of Lewis," in Capt. F. W. Thomas's 
" Traditions of the Morrisons," pp. 25, 26. Also, Capt. Thomas's allusion 
to this fact, same pages. 



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70 EXPLANATIONS OF THE MAP. 

honor only second to being descended from one of the Pilgrim 
fathers. 

And let every Morrison distinctly remember that he is of Scotch 
descent ; that his name is Scotch ; and that the terms Scotch- 
English or Scotch-Irish, so far as they imply a different than 
Scotch origin, are a perversion of truth, and false to history. 

All evidence shows that the Island of Lewis,* settled by 
Norsemen, was the cradle of the family ; that members of 
it crossed to the mainland of Scotland, passed into England, 
Ireland, and spread from there over the earth. 

It was formerly common to use the terms Irish as applied to 
language, and Irishman as applied to race ; where now, and 
properly, we say Gaelic language, and Gael, a Scotch High- 
lander.f 

This fact, not generally known, throws light upon the former 
custom in some quarters of alluding to the early settlers of Lon- 
donderry, N. H., as "Irish." The Quaker poet, John G. Whittier, 
has fallen into this not uncommon error, in his pretty poem of 
" Abrani Morrison," found in the chapter prepared by Judge Chas. 
R. Morrison. The Hon. Charles H. Bell, of Exeter, N. H., in his 
address on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settle- 
ment of Londonderry, truly said of the term Scotch-Irish : "It is 
not inappropriate as descriptive of their origin and prior abode, 
though it has given rise to not a little misapprehension. It has 
been supposed by some writers that the name denotes a mixed 
nationality of Scotch and Irish descent ; and in order to adapt 
the facts to their theory, they have fancied that they could detect 
in the character of the Londonderry settlers the traits derived 
from each ancestry. But history fails to bear out the ingenious 
hypothesis ; for it is certain that there was no mixture of blood 
in the little band who cast their fortunes here ; they were of Scot- 
tish lineage, pure and simple." 



MAP OF THE ORIGINAL TOMSHIP OF LONDONDERRY, N. H. 

EXPLANATIONS. 

Annexed is a map of the original Township of Londonderry, N. H. The 
object is to present the past rather than the present; to designate the 
early Morison homesteads, and those of many other of the early settlers ; 
and also many points of historic interest.. Most of the modern names 
are those found on the map of Rockingham County, N. H. 

The persons whose names are numbered were the first Morison settlers. 

The names and localities marked with a cross (t) were early settlers, 
or rather not modern residents, and places of local importance. 

* See Map of Scotland. 

t See John Morisone's " Description of Lewis," in Capt. F. W. Thomas's 
" Traditions of the Morrisons," pp. 25, 2G. Also, Capt. Thomas's allusion 
to this fact, same pages. 







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EXPLANATIONS OF THE MAP. 71 

The names neither numbered nor marked with a (f) cross, are compar- 
atively modern. 

" Tsienneto" Lake (pronounced s/io?iee«o) is the Indian name for Beaver 
Pond, in Derry, N. H. 

" Gaentake " Brook is the Indian name for Beaver Brook. 

For these facts, and for outlines of Tsienneto Lake, made from surveys 
by Robert C. Mack, Esq., in 18G7, and for very valuable aid in the con- 
struction of this map, I am indebted to R. C. Mack, Esq., the able anti- 
quarian of Londonderry, N. H. 

The five Morisons designated by the term " Charter" are the Morisons 
among the one hundred and nineteen men to whom the charter of London- 
derry was granted in 1719. John Morison No. 1, who died in 1736, was 
father of all succeeding persons to No. 9, and grandfather of all between 
No. 8 and No. 13. Charter Robert Morison was probably a relative. Char- 
ter David and Charter Samuel Morison were brothers ; the relationship 
between them and Charter Robert, and the first on the list, is not known. 

1. John Morison, died 1736 ; farm now owned by Chas. Day, Derry, N. H. 

2. Charter James Morison ; farm now owned by Mr. Noyes, Derry, N. H. 

3. Charter John Morison ; \ embraced in the f^irm of Col. G. W. Lane, 

4. Martha Morison Steele; J Derry, N. H. 

5. Dea. Halbert Morison ; known on the map of Rockingham County 

as L. Hayes'. 

6. Samuel Morison ; farm now owned by Charles Day, Derry, N. H. 

7. Hannah Morison Clendennin ; farm now owned by F. Shields, 

Derry, N. H. 

8. Joseph Morison ; farm now owned by Charles Nowell, Derry, N. H. 

9. Lieut. Samuel Morison, son of Charter James Morison ; ftirm now 

owned by Albert A. Morrison, Windham, N. H. 

10. Capt. Thomas Morison, son of Charter John Morison; farm now 

owned by Isaiah Dinsmoor, Windham, N. H. 

11. Halbert Morison, Jr., son of Charter James Morison; near B. F. 

Senter's farm, Windham, N. H. 

12. Ezekiel M'orison, son of Charter John Morison; near B. F. Senter's 

farm, Windham, N. H. 

13. Charter Robert Morison ; near the place laid down on the map of 

Rockingham County, as M. Hamilton's. 

14. Charter David Morison; farm now owned by J. McMurphy, London- 

derry, N. H. 

15. Charter Samuel Morison ; farm now owned by A. McMurphy, Lon- 

donderry, N. H. 

16. Samuel Morison, son of Charter Samuel Morison ; embracing part of 

"Ministerial Hill," Londonderry, N. H. 

17. John Morison, son of Charter Samuel Morison; County map, J. 

Morison. 

18. John Morison, son of Dea. Halbert Morison; known on map of 

Rockingham County as S. F. Taylor's. 

19. Robert Moiison, grandson of Charter Samuel Morison ; known on 

map of Rockingham County as R. Dickey's. 



HISTORY 



John Morison, of Londonderry, N. H,, 



HIS DESCENDANTS, 

Including Nine Generations, and from 1628 (?) to 1880, 
Or Two Hundred and Fifty-Two Years. 



FIRST GENERATION IN AMERICA. 75 



CHAPTER IV. 

History of John Morison, of Londonderry, N. H., and his De- 
scendants. — First Generation in America. — Deed of Land. — 
Last Will and Testament.— List of the Eight Children. 



[In giving the record of John Morison 's descendants, a chapter will be 
devoted to the history and genealogical record of each of his eight chil- 
dren, traced to 1880, "in the male and female lines. In the running-titles, 
the heading of the left page indicates the family described; the small 
figures attached to a name indicate the generation; and the two numbers 
enclosed in brackets in the centre of the pages are the first and the last 
numbers denoting individuals found on the two pages. For general ar- 
rangement, see Introduction.] 

John Morison, according to tradition, was boi-n in Scotland, 
in the County of Aberdeen, in 1628 (?) ; emigrated to America 
from 1720-23 ; and died in Londonderry, N. H., Feb. 16, 1736, 
at the reputed age of 108 years. 

FIRST GENERATION IN AMERICA. 

1. John Morison, who died in 1786, was the ancestor of many 
of the Morisons of the old historic township of Londonderry, N. H. ; 
of the Morisons of Windham and Peterborough, N. H. ; and of 
Colchester County, Nova Scotia. He was probably born in Scot- 
land, in the County of Aberdeen, although there is no accurate 
data by which to decide this question. By comparing the dates 
at which emigrations from Scotland to Ireland took place, with 
the great age that tradition has assigned to him at the time of his 
death, 1736,* we can scarcely doubt that he was born in Scotland, 
and emigrated to Ireland some time preceding the siege of Lon- 
donderry.! He certainly lived in Ireland, and had a family in 

* Tradition assigns to him the great age of 108 years. From Hon. Thomas 
F. Morrison, Londonderry, N. S. He was an old man at the time of his 
last marriage, and there is at least forty-five years difl'erence in the ages of 
his eldest son James, born as early as 1675, and his youngest son Joseph, 
born about 1720. The fact of his death being recorded in the London- 
derry Records (vol. ii, p. 5) is strong presumptive evidence that there 
was something remarkable in connection with him. 

t In 1727, Nottingham, N. H., was settled by some families of Morisons 
from Ireland. They were born in Scotland, emigrated to Ireland at the 
time of the siege of Londonderry, 1688, in order to aid their relatives and 
friends, endured the sufferings of the besieged, and in 1724 embarked for 



76 JOHN MORISONi. 

1688, and dwelt in or near the city of Londonderry during the 
war of James the Second for the throne of England. He and 
his family were at Londonderry during its celebrated siege and 
defence. June 30, 1689, the commander of the besieging forces, 
the Fi-ench General Conrad de Rosen, for the purpose of inducing 
the city to surrender, issued an inhuman order, by which some 
four thousand Protestants were driven beneath the walls of the 
city, where they were exposed to starvation and the missiles of 
both armies. It proved ineffectual, and on July 4, 1689, they 
were permitted to return to their wretched and pillaged homes. 
John Morison and family were among the number who were 
driven beneath the walls, and subsequently admitted within the 
city, remaining there till the city was relieved.* He did not 
come to America in the first emigration of 1718, but continued 
to live in Ireland till about 1720, when he removed to America, 
with a young family by his last wife, Jane Steele. On Dec. 25, 
1723, his sons James, ancestor of the Windham Morisons, and 
John, ancestor of the Peterborough Morisons, who had preceded 
him to the New World, deeded him the following tract of 
land : — t 

"One second division situate, lying & being in s^ town of Lon- 
donderry, lying to y* southeast of Gov. Wentworth's farm y' 
Rob' Kenedy lives upon, butt"^ & bounded as followeth beginning- 
at y* Northwest angle at a stake, thence running South by mark'' 
trees two hundred & seventy two rods to a stake, thence running 
East & be Nor forty rods to a stake, thence running North two 
hundred & seventy two rods by mark'' trees to a stake, thence 
running West & be south to ye bounds first mentioned — as also 
one half acre of meadow situate & lying in y^ meadow y' goes by 
the name of Leverets meadow, butf* & bound*^ as followeth, 
beginning at a stake by y* uplands and so running across ye 
meadow by stakes to ye upland & bounding on Jn° Archibald's 
meadow thence running by ye upland to a stake w'^'' bounds W"^ 
Gilmores meadow, thence runnmg by stakes across ye meadow 
bounding on W™ Gilmores meadow to ye upland to ye bounds 
first mentioned." t 

" To all People to whom these presents shall come Greeting, 
know ye y' we, James Morison & John Morison both of London- 
America. They were relatives of the Morisons of Londonderry, N. H., 
and were drawn to America by the favorable reports of their relatives in 
Londonderry. The Rev. William Morison, d. d., of Londonderry, N.H., 
was born in Scotland, and was a relative of the Morisons in Nottingham, 
N. H. This statement is made on the authority of Hon. Robert Morrison, 
of Northwood, N. H., formerly mayor of Portsmouth, N. H. Similar 
traditions have been handed down in the different branches of the family, 
and similar family names prevail among them, which is one of the strong- 
est evidences of consanguinity. 

* E. L. Parker's History of Londonderry, N. H., p. 289; Dr. Albert 
Smith's History of Peterborough, N. H., p. 174; and from other sources. 

t Rockingham County, N. H., Records, Book xviii, p. 42. 

X Abstracts of Deeds, Rockingham County, N. H., Records. 



FIRST GENERATION IN AMERICA. 77 

derry, Wheelwrights* w* in his Maj'' Pro-* of N Hampsh% for and 
in consideration of love and good will & affection w"** we have & do 
bear toward' our Reverend father John Morison sen"" Husbandman 
of y* s*^ Town and Pro", have given & granted & by these presents 
do freely clearly and absolutely give & grant unto ye s*^ John 
Morison, his his heirs exe", adni" & assigns. 

" To have & hold all ye s<^ lands & meadow in ye above s"^ 
premises to him ye s'^ Jn° Morison w"'out any manner of consid- 
eration during his life time and if ye wife of ye above s** Jn° Mor- 
ison and ye children of ye s*^ wife viz Jean Morison Alias Steele 
tfc her children Samuel, Hannah, Mary, & Joseph Morison survive 
& outlive ye aboves"^ Jn°Morrison that they shall be all & each, of 
them equal sharers & quo-partners in ye aboves** tract of land & 
meadow during her living & residing with s*^ children, but if 
the s"^ Jean do leave her children or marry another man y' there 
& at y' time & no longer she shall have no part claim title nor 
interest in s** land or or meadow & further ye above s'' Jn° Mori- 
sou shall be obliged to pay ye rates of s** second division from 
time to time and at all times henceforward and forever." 

Dated Dec. 25, 1723. 

Recorded July 2, 1731, Book 18, page 42. 

This farm is situated in the present town of Derry, in that por- 
tion of the town known as the "Dock." It is now owned by Mr. 
Charles Day, and is very pleasantly situated. Here upon this 
land, among the hills, where the strong soil would yield him and 
his family a support, he lived during the remainder of his days ; 
and here, on the 19th of January, 1736, "being very sick and 
weak in body, but of jjerfect mind and memory, . . . knowing 
that it was a,ppointed unto all men once to die," did the old man 
make and ordain this, his last will and testament, which is ap- 
pended : t 

"In the name of God, Amen. The nineteenth day of Jan'y, 
One thousand seven hundren & thirty five-six, I, John Morison 
of Londonderry within his Majesty's Province of New Haraps. 
in New England Husbandman, being very sick & weak in body 
but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God, there- 
fore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that 
it is appointed for all men once to die, do make & ordain this 
my last will & Testament. 

'" That is to say principally & first of all I give & Recommend 
my soul into the hands of God that gave it, & my body I recom- 
mend to the earth to be buried in decent christian burial at the 
discretion of my Exec", nothing doubting but at the General 
Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power 
of God &, as touching such worldly Estate Wherewith it hath 
pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise & dispose of 
the same in the followino- manner and form. 



* Makers of spinning-wheels. 

t Probate Kecords of Rockingham County, N. H. 



78 JOHN MORISONi. — FIRST GENERATION IN AMERICA. [1 

"Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my wife Jean Morisou 
alias Steele, after all debts and funeral charges are paid, all and 
every partic^ of my moveable Estate only my will & desire is that 
if there be anything of these moveables remaining at her, my 
wife's death that then she shall Equally divide what remains 
amongst my four children she had by me. Viz; Samuel, Hannah, 
Mary and Joseph Morisou, and likewise in consideration of several 
good causes done by me unto him, my son Samuel Morison my 
will and desire is that he shall be at the trouble & charge to keep 
a horse & carry his mother to meeting on the Lord's day, or any 
where else where she may have necessary occasion to go, and I 
likewise constitute make and ordain my tAvo sons James Morison 
& John Morison to be my sole Exec" of this my last will & Testa- 
ment & do hereby utterly disallow, revoke & disannul all & every 
other Testaments, wills. Legacies, & bequests & Exec'' by me in 
any wise before named willed & bequeathed. Ratifying and Con- 
firming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. 

" In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 
day & year above written, signed, sealed, published, pronounced 
and declared by me the said John Morison as his last will & Tes- 
tament' in the presence of us the subscribers. 

his his 

Matthew X Taylor. John x Mokisox. 

mark mark 

JOHX KiNKEAD. 

Robert Cochran. 

He had a family of eight children, as follows : — * 

2. James (101), born in Ireland about 1675 ; died about March 

5, 1756, in Londonderry. 

3. John (679), born in Ireland, 1678 ; died in Peterborough, 
N. H., June 14, 1776, aged 98 years. 

4. Halbert (1946), born in Ireland; died in Londonderry, June 

6, 1755, in his 70th year. 

5. Martha (2201), born in Ireland; married Thomas Steele 5 
died in Londonderry, Oct. 22, 1759. 

6. Samuel (2279), born, 1710, in Ireland; married Janette 
Allison ; died in Londonderry, June 21, 1802, aged 92 years. 

7. Hannah (2442), born about 1716, in Ireland; married Wil- 
liam Clendennin ; died in Londonderry, Jan. 7, 1802. 

8. Mary (2478), born in Ireland about 1718 ; married Andrew 
Jack, of Chester. 

9. Joseph (2533), born on the passage to America,! about 
1720 ; married Mary Holmes, of Londonderry ; died in London- 
derry, 1807. 

* There is a, possibility that the first four children were born in Scotland. 

t This is on the authority of Dea. David Anderson, of Londonderry, 
N. H., which is undoubtedly correct, as a tradition in another branch of 
the family confirms it. 



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SECOND GENERATION IN AMERICA. 



79 



CHAPTER V. 



Second Generatiox. — Charter James Morison, of Londonderry, 
N. H., and His Descendants, including Seven Generations. 



SECOND GENERATION. — CIIAETER JAMES MORISON. 

10. Janies'^ [23] (John^). He is supposed to be the James Mor- 
ison whose name appears upon the Memorial to Governor Shute, 
of Massachusetts, bearing date of March 26, 1718, previous to 
the settlement of Londonderry. He was one of the proprietors 
of the ancient township, and one of those to whom the charter 
of the town was given ; consequently he is known as " Charter 
James Morison." He was one of the earliest settlers of the town- 
ship, although his name does not appear among those composing 
the first sixteen men, who with their families located there. The 
following record of land was laid out to him and became his 
"home lot": — 

"NuTFiELD, February y^ &c 1719-20 

" Laid out to James Moreson a Lott of Land in said Town con- 
taining sixty- acres and is bounded as followeth, begining at the 
north east corner upon west runing brook the first bound mark 
being a small white oake tree marked standing about thirteen 
yards from said brook, from thence runing a due south line by 
marked trees three hundred and twenty Rhods and joyning all 
the way upon John mitchels Lott until it com to a stake at the 
south east corner, from thence runing a due west line thirty 
Rhod by marked trees to a stake at the south west corner, from 
thence runing a due north line by marked trees three hundred 
and twenty Rhod and joyning all the way upon James Alexan- 
ders Lott until it come to a small maple tree marked near the 
aforesaid brook, from thence running up the brook as the bro 
runs unto the bounds first mentioned, to gether with an interes 
the common or undivided Lands with said Town ship equall 
oather Lotts in said Town. 



Recorded this 5th of November 1720 
pr John Goffe Town Clerk * 



Jajies Gregg 
Sam^-I' Graves 
James mcKeen 
David Cargill 
Robart Wear 
John Goffe 



Conimite 




Londonderry Town Records. 



80 CHARTER JAMES MORISON-i. [10 

So his home ever after was near the "West Running Brook." 
This land is situated about one mile southwest of Derry East 
Meeting-house, in what was known in the early history of Lon- 
donderry as the "Double Range." It is east of the turnpike, 
lying between the turnpike and the residence of Col. George W. 
Lane. Part, if not the whole, of the land is now included in the 
farm of a Mr. Noyes. From time to time other lands came into 
his possession. 

Quiet and unassuming as we imagine our ancestor to have been, 
still he did not wholly escape the perplexities of life, and in 
company with others entered his strong protest against what he 
considered an unjust division of lands among the settlers, and 
asked for redress. 

There were disturbing elements in the society of the early 
settlers. Selfishness was prominent then, as now, in the breasts 
of all. Many of those who lived in the "Double Range" were 
dissatisfied with the division and distribution of the land. "One 
method, 'to do as they would be done by,' did not prevail there." 
So fourteen freeholders in the township of Londonderry (now 
Derry) signed the annexed petition : — 

PETITION FOR REDRESS OF INJUSTICE. 

" To the Honourable John Wentworth, Esq., Leu^t Governor commander in 
chief of Hampshr, and to the Generall Assembly of both houses. 

"The humble petition of the subscribers to this Honorable 
Assembly, wee complean of wrong don to us and grivoos injustice 
in laying outt of our land by unjust methods viz. that a part of 
our proprietors have taken their chois of all our comons and we 
are nott allowed neither lott nor chois and rendered unsheur of 
having our honi lotts made Equal with others, one method Dos 
not j)revall hear to do as they wold be done by. Wee the Com- 
plenentt Desire and make requeast for a practicable reull that 
may yealld saiftty to every party and thatt a magor vote may not 
cutte any " propriator outt of his right by design or conning 
which shall further appear by a paper annexed hereunto, which 
will make it appear mor fully to have ben practised hear on 
propertie hurttofore another the complanentt seke for redress 
from this Honorable house, and your petitioners shall ever pray. 
May the 15"^ 1728. 

John Baunet. John Morison. 

Samuel Allison. William Umfra. 

William Nickels. John Barr. 

John Anderson. Kobt. Wear. 

James Morison. Samuel Barr. 

Archibald Clendenin. John Barnet. 

John Stuart. Gabriall Barr.'"* 

" This petition was presented to the General Assembly on the 
18th day of May, 1728. The 23d was appointed as a day of 

* Town Papers of New Hampshire, vol. ix, pp. 492, 493. 



10] SECOND GENERATION IN AMERICA. 81 

hearing. Both parties appearing unitedly declared that they had 
settled the difference among themselves, and humbly prayed the 
Government to give a sanction to their agreement. 

"In Council, May 23, 1728, Voted, that the Said Agreement be 
and hereby is established and confirmed. The Agrement was as 
follows. At a Proprietary Meeting at Londonderry the IS"" day 
of April 1728, it was voted that the fourteen petitioners 'shall 
have Five Hundred and Ninetyfour acres of land within the said 
Town of Londonderry.' The petitioners shall have one half the 
land that fronts on Cobbetts Pond, on the South side and the 
East end of the said pond, so beginning at the middle of said 
Pond and running oiit a square line from the Pond Three Hun- 
dred and twenty rods if Policy Pond will allow, thence extend- 
ing East not to run past ye east end of Policy Pond southerly, 
and so running along ye habitable land breaking no form of land 
until the aforesaid Petitioners' compliment of five hundred and 
ninety four acres is made up exclusive of any meadow," * etc. 

Part, if not all, of this land was laid out in October of 1728, 
Like the rest of the common land of Londonderry, it was formed 
into a "range," so that it might "be laid out in order." This was 
the origin of that section of farms, which for nearly one hundred 
and fifty years has been known as "Windham Range." f The 
land laid out to James Morison, 'N'ov. 18, 1728, in consequence of 
this protest and petition, has furnished a home for many of his 
descendants down to the present day. It is now owned by his 
great-great-grandson, Albert A. Morrison. In his possession also 
is a Bible once belonging to our ancestor, and was used by him 
in his daily devotions. It is strongly bound, and was closed 
originally Avith clasps, though they are now broken. It was 
printed in 1725. It beai-s the marks of use, and some of its pages 
are stained by the sea-waves when crossing the Atlantic, a cen- 
tury and a half ago or more. 

He was one of the selectmen of Londonderry in 1725. He 
married Mary Wallace, in Ireland, by whom he had two sons, 
Halbert and Samuel. She died in Ireland, and he came to 
America, and married Janet Steele, and had five children. 

There seems to have been a general closing up of his affairs on 
March 5, 1756, and several deeds from him to his sons bear this 
date. These were not acknowledged before a justice of the peace, 
and those who witnessed them were obliged to appear at probate 
court at Poi'tsmouth, N. H., June 9, 1757, to testify and establish 
the legality of the writings. The records say, "And it is 

* Proviucial Papers, vol. iv, p. 300. 

t At one time, 1739, four Morisons were freeholders, and lived iu 
Windham Range : 1. Ezekiel Morison, son of John, boufrht of William 
Clendenin the land laid out to Archibald Clendenin. The place where the 
house stood is in the hollow between the Senter and Smith farms. 2. Hal- 
bert Morison, Jr. , son of James, bought the land laid out to William Nickles ; 
date of deed Oct. 17, 1739. 3. Ciipt. Thomas Morison, son of John, lived 
where Isaiah Dinsmoor lives. 4. Lieut. Samuel Morison, son of James, 
lived where Albert A. Morrison lives. 




S2, CHARTER JAMES MORISON^. [11 

reported that James Morison is dead." His son Samuel took out 
papers of administration on his estate, June 9, 1757. Here the 
curtain falls. Upon the history of the ancestor of this branch of 
the Morison family, no further light comes. No stone bearing 
his name can be discovered in the cemeteries of Windham, Derry, 
or Londonderry. The " great reaper " gathered the ripened shock 
of corn into his garner, and so passes from our view and knowl- 
edge the ancestor of our clan. 

Below are fac-similes of the autographs of Charter James 
Morison; and also of his father, John Morison, who died 
in 1736 : — 

He had a family of seven 

CHILDREN. 

11. Halbert [18], b. in Ireland; d. in Amherst, N. H., about 1779. 

12. Samnel [19], b. in Ireland, 1704 ; d. in Windliara, N. H., Feb. 11, 1776. 

13. Janet, m. Samuel Steele, of Londonderry. Half of James Morison's 

home lot was deeded to Steele Sept. 27, 1757. He died Dec. 8, 
1761, aged 32 years. Left two children: 1st, Thomas; 2d, 
Hannah ( ?) . 

14. Katreen. She )3robably m. a Mr. Tufts. She was in Cambridge, 

Mass., in 1774. 

15. John, b. in Londonderry, Aug. 16, 1722; m. Elizabeth ; lived in 

Londonderry. At one time he owned part of James Morison's 
home lot. He was in Cambridge, Mass., in 1776. I have been 
unable to obtain any further record of him or his descendants. 

16. Thomas, b. in Londonderry, May 15, 1724. Owned land bounding 

on his father's home lot. Lived in Cambridge, Mass., for sev- 
eral years, and was there as late as 1776. No record of him 
after this date, though many records have been consulted. He 
m. Mary . She d. Feb. 20, 1760, in her thirty-second year. 

17. James, b. in Londonderry, Sept. 24, 1728. Lived in Londonderry, 

and also at Cambridge, with " other friends." He was there at 
the commencement of the Revolutionary war; but at this time, 
with his brothers and sisters, he passes utterly out of our knowl- 
edge. I have been unable to find any record or tradition of 
them, though the county records of Massachusetts and part of 
New Hampshire, and town records of part of Vermont, have 
been searched. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

18. Halbert'^ [11] (James"^, John^), was known as Halbert, Jr. 
On Oct. 17, 1739, for the consideration of five pounds, he received 
of William Nickles, of Londonderry, a deed of land in Windham 
Range. * Here he lived for ten years. In those days the 

* Rockingham County Records, Book xxxv, p. 536. 



18] THIRD GENERATION. — HALBERT MORISON, JR. 8S 

Indians occasioned the settlers much annoyance, and parties were 
scouting for them continually. In 1746, among the forty-four 
names on the muster-roll of that som'ewhat celebrated Indian 
fighter, Capt. John Goffe, I find his name. He was out from 
AjM-il 24, 1746, to May 19, scouting for Indians. He then re-en- 
listed for eleven days.* This explains a vote passed at a toAvn- 
meeting in Windham, May 14, 1748 : "Voted, on the fifth article, 
that each man that is gone to the looods for us, this year, shall 
have 40 shillings Old Tenor above the province pay." t In 
1747, his name appears on the Windham records as highway 
surveyor. Under date of Feb. 20, 1750, Halbert Morison, and 
his wife Mary, deed their home in Windham to John Christy, for 
the consideration of six hundred pou.nds, old tenor. % April 29, 
1752, Halbert, David, and Samuel Morison deeded land to Joseph 
Blanchard in "New Plantation or Township Monadnock No. 5, 
within Mason's Patent." § This Monadnock No. 5 was incorpo- 
rated as Marlboro', Dec. 13, 1776. || He next appears in Peter- 
borough, N. H., July 5, 1753. He bought land there, which he 
deeded to his cousin by marriage, William Smith, and the father 
of the learned jurist. Judge Jeremiah Smith. 1[ In 1757, at the 
vendue of his father's personal property, Lieut. Samuel Morison 
speaks, in one of his papers, of "bro. Halbert" as being present. 

In 1761, he was in Amherst, N. H., and there he lived the 
remainder of his life. May 8, 1765, he bought one lot of land in 
Amherst of sixty acres. 

On the twelfth day of August, 1771, he deeded away a certain 
" Right or Tract Throughout the Township of Monadnock No. 5, 
being a whole Right or Proprietor's Share of land in said Monad- 
nock of which I am the original Grantee." ** The exact date of 
his death is unknown; but it was pi-evious to Jan. 27, 1779. On 
that date one Garfield took out letters of administration on his 
estate, but it was not fully settled in 1780, when license was 
granted to sell his real estate and pay debts. ft He married Mary 
(Nickles, probably). From the Londonderry records it appears 
that Halbert and Mary had one child, Martha, born June 13, 1750. 
This is all that is known of him or his descendants. XX 

* New England Hist, and Gen. Register, vol. xv. 

t Windham,' N. H., Records, vol. i. 

X Rockiughara County Records. 

§ Book Ivii, p. 331, Rockingham County Records. 

[j Sanborn's History of New Hampshire. 

t History of Peterborough, N. H., by Dr. Albert Smith, p. 269. 

** Hillsborough County Records, Nashua, N. H. 

ft Probate Records, Hillsborough County, N. H. 

XX And to show the difficulties which environ one who searches after 
genealogical facts, where there are no correct records kept, I will state 
that the only clew I had to the history of Halbert Morison, beyond the faint 
tradition that such a person had existed, was found in a scrap of dateless 
paper, a copy of which is appended, directed to his brother John Morison. 
It was found among the papers of Lieut. Samuel Morison : — 

''Sur this is to Let you know that onegefeelof merymack is administered 
on Holbarts Esteat and I did not know of it for he has no Rite to do 



84 CHARTER JAMES^; LIEUT. SAMUELS. [19 

19. Lieut. SamueP [12] (James^, John^). He was the pi'o- 
genitor of the Morisons of Windham. He came to Londonderry 
with his father in 1719, ^hen a lad of fifteen years, and shared 
with others the hardships of the new settlement. Feb. 12, 1739, 
his father deeded him the farm (then in Londonderry) in Wind- 
ham range. This deed was not acknowledged before a justice of 
the peace, consequently James Morison gave another deed of the 
same land March 5, 1756. This deed was proven and legalized 
before the court at Portsmouth, June 9, 1757, and from 
1728, when this farm was laid out to James Morison, till the 
present date, it has been in the Morison name, and its bounds 
remain unchanged. It is not known at what time he first came 
upon the farm in Windham, but it is quite evident that it was 
not many years after its "laying out," and not far from 1730. 
In 1742, Windham was incorporated as a separate township, 
except that it must unite with Londonderry to send a representa- 
tive to the general court of the Province. He Avas moderator of 
the first town-meeting ever held in Windham, in 1742. He pre- 
sided in thirty-one town-meetings, the last time in 1775. He was 
a member of the first board of selectmen of the town, and acted 
in this capacity, at different times, for seven years. He was clerk 
of the town for four years.* In 1752, he appeared with a petition 
before the governor and council of the Province protesting 
against the boundary line of Salem, which took off a slice from 
Windham, t His mission was ineffectual. In 1758, he was a 
lieutenant in a New Hamjjshire regiment, and was present at 
the capture of Louisburg from the French, July 26, 1758. i In 
the possession of a descendant is a diary kept by him 
during his term of service. A tradition exists in the family, 
that after the surrender of the fortress by the French, as the offi- 
cers of the besieging and victorious forces were gathei-ed around 
the refreshment tables, the chaplain was called upon to ask the 
divine blessing. He was in the habit of being lengthy on such 

it aud you may cary your documents to him if you please All is from 
your friend aud servant, James Lyons." 

This was the basis from which his history was constructed, collecting 
information as I could, "here a little and there a little," till it was com- 
plete. 

* Windham Records, vol. i. 

t See Map of Londonderry, N. H. 

t CAPTAIN McSUTT'S COMPAXY. 
A muster roll of Lieutenant Morison's party of men, designed for Fort 
Cumberland : — 

Samuel Morison, Lieutenaiit. Matthew Taylor, Sergeant. 

Samuel Moor, Sergeant. Neal McNeill, " 

William Fisher. Robert Kinkead. John Fisher. James Matthews. 

David Taylor. William Kiiikead. Saml. Archibald. William Kennedy. 
John Taylor. John Durham. Matt'w Archibald. Hugh Mclri.sh. 

Adam Taylor. James Dunlap. George Cowan. Joseph Moor. 
John McKeen. James McKnight. Robt. McKuight. Angus Giilis. 
John McKeen, Jr. John Morison, Jr. John McKuight. James Mills. 
Samuel Morison. 




Pi 



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THIRD GENERATION. — LIEUT. SAMUEL MORISON. 85 



occasions, but he excited the astonishment and admiration of all 
present by being extremely brief, saying, "O Lord! we have so 
much to thank Thee for, and as time is short, we '11 postpone it 
till eternity. Amen." Mr. Morison was a rigid Presbyterian, 
like all his race, and about 1760 became one of the elders of the 
church in Windham. 

In the town records he is alluded to as "Samuel Morison, 
Gentleman"; also in many deeds. He was prominent in all the 
affairs of the town, and much engaged in business of a public nature, 
as appears from his papers and from many records. For that time 
he was well educated, having received a fair education in Ireland 
before his emigration to LondondeiTy. In the possession of the 
Avriter is a file of papers which once were his ("Essex Gazette," 
Mass., for years 1774-75), of much interest and value. The old anti- 
quated house, at the meeting of three roads, in which he lived 
(and a portion of M'hich he built), still stands. It is the Morison 
Homestead, of Windham, N. H., and an engraving of it is given. 
The end of the house nearest the barn, he built, not far from 1730, 
and occujiied it.* In it have been many scenes of "exuberant 
mirth" and the deepest sadness. Inside its walls many have been 
ushei-ed into life, and the clock has ticked many lives away. 
Generations have gone with " all they loved," with hopes ful- 
filled or unfulfilled, and are almost forgotten; but the gambrel- 
roofed house stands; and now, as in the "long, long ago," the 
opening glory of day salutes it. With an anecdote or two I 
will bid it adieu. 

The owner of the place at one time had a sheep not noted for 
its genial and amiable qualities. In truth, its " bump of combat- 
iveness" seemed to be particularly prominent, so much so that 
its " butting " propensity had acquired for it an unenviable 
reputation. Under the tutelage of " the boys," these natural 
characteristics were not repressed, but "became chronic." He 
was no respecter of persons, places, or conditions. He had no 
eye for the " eternal fitness of things," in the common and ac- 
cepted meaning of the term. All rules of good taste and pro- 
priety were violated on this occasion. It so happened one 
unfortunate morning, while the family were in the midst of 
their morning devotions, that the following incident occurred. 

The chapter from Holy Writ had been read; the venerable 
man was upon his bended knees in prayer. His elbow rested 
upon a chair, and his head rested on his hand. He was facing 
the pantry dooi", and on a diagonal line from the outside door of 
the house, which was open. At this moment, the sheep we have 
described was passing the outside door, when one of " the boys " 
who sat near shook his hat at him. This was enough; he 
accepted the wager of battle. 

"Not a moment stopped or stayed he," 

*The persons in the engraving are : nearest the guidepost, L. A. Mor- 
rison (No. 382) ; in the doorway, aunt Naomi Morrison (No. 30); Albert 
A. Morrison (No. 228) ; and at the carriage, Patsey Mahoney. 



86 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAiIUEL3. [19 

but in the twinkling of an eye through the door he came, for 
the hat, but it was withdrawn, and the only object which greeted 
his startled vision was the head of the house on his knees in the 
manner 'described. Him he hit in such a manner, and with so 
much vigoi-, that man and chair and sheep were mingled in a 
confused mass upon the floor. Tradition does not tell us what 
was said by the elder at this moment. What would be apt to be 
said would depend largely upon the temperament, training, and 
character of the individual. 

With one more anecdote the record of " Samuel Morison, 
Gentleman," is closed. It is uncertain whether this has to do 
with him or his father James. He wished to keep his children 
free from all " Irish " ways or expressions, and was particularly 
guarded in his manner of training them. At one time, a person 
present at his home exclaimed to one of the children, " Gang 
and get the spirtle " * (pudding-stick), when the offender was 
speedily rebuked for the " Irish " expression. 

He married Martha Allison, daughter of Samuel Allison,t of 
the Double Range, Londonderry. She was born in Londonderry, 
March 31, 1720, and was the first female child of European 
extraction born in that town. She died Dec. 3, 1761. 

Lieut. Samuel Morison died Feb. 11, 1776, aged 72 years. In 
the ancient burial-place at the head of Windham Range, over- 
looking the clear, bright, sparkling waters of Cobbett's Pond, he 
and his wife Martha Allison rest side by side. The old head- 
stones are covered with moss, and time with its effacing finger 
has nearly obliterated the record upon them. On his headstone 
is this inscription, — 

" Though I am buried iu the dust, 
I hope to rise among the just." 

A fac-simile of his autograph is given below : — 




* This is a Scotch expression, and is another illustration of the habit 
of using the term " Irish " for that which is purely Scotch. 

t Samuel Allison was the emigrant, and his family was one of the first 
sixteen families. He had four children : 1. Janet, m. Samuel Morison, 
of Londonderry, N. H. (No. 2279). 2. Martha, m. Samuel Morison, of 
Windham (No. 19). 3. Rebecca, m. Mr. Gyvas. 4. Samuel Allison, 
Jr., a gifted man, and a fluent extempore speaker, lived in Londonderry. 
His son Samuel, m. Mary Barr, and removed to Dunbarton, N. H., and had 
eleven children ; and his son John removed to Peterboro', N. H. ; and an- 
other son James lived in Dunbarton, b. May 24, 1784 ; d. in Goffstown, N. H., 
Feb. 2, 1867. He m. Mary Holt, of Andover, Mass., Aug. 11, 1810, and 
had thirteen children. He m., 2d, Mary Ireland, March 8, 1837, and had 
two children: a daughter, Elizabeth-H., m. Rev. C. W. Wallace, of 
Manchester, N. H. ; a son, George- A., lives (1880) in Cambridge, Mass. 



39] FOURTH GENEEATION. — JOHN MORISON. 87 

They had a family of five 

CHILDREN, BORN IX WINDHAM, N. H. 

20. John (25), b. May 18. 1743; d. Oct. 24, 1824. 

21. Catharine (3.3), b. Sept. 20, 1745; d. May 5, 1815. 

22. Samuel (40), b. Sept. 28, 1748; d. Jan. 2, 1816. 

23. Robert (52), b. Feb. 6, 1758; d. April, 1808. 

24. Martha (65), b. Nov. 17, 17G1 ; d. Aug. 23, 1836. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

25. John* [20] (Lieut. SamueP, James^, John^). He succeeded 
his father on the farm, where he spent his life. He was for a while 
in the army during the Revolution ; was at Cambridge, Mass., at 
the commencement of the struggle, and at White Plains and Fish- 
kill, N. Y. Was town clerk for thirteen years. The records were 
kept very neatly, and show him to have been a person of intelli- 
gence and ability. He was selectman for three years. June 26, 
1781, he married Jennet Dinsmoor, daughter of William Dins- 
moor, and sister of the elder Gov. Samuel Dinsmoor, She was 
born March 8, 1756; died March 13, 1807, aged 51 years. He 
died Oct, 24, 1824, aged 81 years, 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

2G. Samuel (71), b. Nov. 15, 1784; d. Feb. 1, 1831. 

27. William, b. Oct. 8, 1786; d. Jan. 23, 1812. 

28. Hannah, b. Nov. 8, 1788 ; d. March 1, 1825. 

29. Allison, b. Jan. 31, 1792; d. May 7, 1830. 

30. Naomi, b. Oct. 12, 1794; res. (1880) in Windham, N. H. "Aunt 

Naomi." Hers has been a quiet life, full of good deeds. Her 
love for her kindred has been strong, and whatever of good her 
hands have found to do, she has done. So, in the " sunset of 
life,"- she still finds her home beneath the roof of the Morrison 
Homestead, which sheltered her infiiucy. 

31. Tennent, b. June 24, 1797; d. April 27, 1833. 

32. Eliza (78), b. Nov. 24, 1799; res. (1880) in Windham, N. H. 

33, Catharine-* (Thorn) [21] (Lieut, Samuel Morison'', James^, 
John^), She married Benjamin Thorn, of Windham, N, H., and 
lived in the " Range," near the jolace now occupied by Mr. J, W, 
Dinsmoor. He served as selectman five years; was born in 1747 ; 
died June 2, 1811, aged 64 years. She died May 5, 1815, aged 
70 years, 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

34. Samuel (83), b. Aug. 29, 1775; d. Nov. 22, 1865. 

35. William-Wear (86), b. Dec. 29, 1777; d. Dec. 16, 1870. 

36. Isaac (94), b. Jan. 31, 1780; d. Jan. 29, 1832. 

37. Benjamin, b. June 4, 1782; m. and lived in Charlestown, Mass. He 

lost his wife and two children at nearly the same time. This 
trouble preyed upon his mind, and he became discouraged, re- 
linquished his business, and lived for a time with his brother 
Isaac in Boston. Finally he started for the West, and was never 
heard from afterwards. 

38. Elizabeth (103), b. Feb. 20, 1785; d. Feb. 1838. 

39. Martha, b. Sept. 24, 1787; m. Robert-Boyd Dinsmoor, of Windham, 

where she lived after marriage. They d. while young. 
7 



88 CHARTER JAMES2 ; LIEUT. SAMUEL?. [40 

40. SamueP [22] (Lieut. SamueP, James'-, John^). He lived 
upon and owned the farm which his father bought of Rev. James 
McGregore, May 26, 1749, to whom it was laid out Oct. 24, 1728. 
Samuel Morison received a deed of this farm from his father, Feb. 
5, 1776. Aug. 29, 1777, he was with the company from London- 
derry, under General Stark, which participated in the battle of 
Bennington. 

According to Horace Greeley, the speech of General Stark to 
his men, just previous to the engagement, was substantially as 
follows : " Boys ! you see those Hessians. King George paid 
£4. 7s. Qd. apiece for 'em. I i-eckon you are worth more. If not, 
Molly Stark sleeps a widow to-night." Morison came out of the 
battle unharmed. In the midst of the engagement, he stepped 
behind a small tree to load his gun, when a ball struck the tree in 
the centre. His part of the spoils of war was a razor-case, picked 
up upon the battle-field, and which had belonged to the departed 
enemy. It is now in the possession of the writer. He possessed 
a vigorous, practical mind, and was well educated, considering his 
meagre opportunities. There are books in existence, in his hand- 
writing, filled with his mathematical investigations, which would 
do credit to a college graduate. He made considerable progress 
in geometry and other branches. There was no poetry in his 
nature. He was for many years an elder in the church. In the 
town he served as moderator, clerk, and as selectman for seven 
years, and representative. For his first wife he married Sarah 
Park, May 20, 1779, daughter of Robert Park, of Windham. 
She was born Sept. 4, 1757, and died Dec. 27, 1789. They had 
six children. He then married Margaret (Dinsmoor) Armor, 
widow of John Armor,* and daughter of William Dinsmoor.f 



* They had one child, Elizabeth Armor, who m. James Hazeltine, of 
Windham, and removed to or near Tupper's Plains, Ohio. Had ten chil- 
dren, three of whom d. in infanc)'; the rest became men and women. 1st, 
Eliza, b. March 24, 1808; d. 1848; single. 2d, Jane, b. June 8, 1800; m. 
1829, Jeremiah-F. Brown ; six children, all living. 3d, James, b. Aug. 
7, 1812; d. — ; two children. 4th, Levi, b. Oct. 1, 1815; d. 1850; single. 
5th, Maria, b. Maj' 7, 1819; living. 6th, Sarah-H., b. Sept. 5, 1821; m. 
Joseph Guthrie; two sons. 7th, Phineas, b. May 22, 1823; ten children. 
Mr. Hazeltine d. 1869, in his 90th year. She d. aged 75 years. Many of 
their descendants live at Tupper's Plains, Ohio. 

t She was daughter of William and Elizabeth (Cochran) Dinsmoor. 
Her father, AVilliara Dinsmoor, was b. in what is now Windham, May, 
1731, and was the sou of Robert, and grandson of "Daddy," or John, 
Dinsmoor, the emigrant and first settler. Her mother was the daughter 
of John Cochran, the emigrant, and Janet McKeeu (daughter of Justice 
James and Janet (Cochran) McKeon, of Londonderry;, who were the pro- 
genitors of all the Cochrans of Windham, N. H. They lived where Wil- 
liam D. Cochran now lives. The children of William Dinsmoor were : 
1st, Jennet, ra. John Morison (see No. 25). 2d, Robert, known as the 
"Rustic Bard," lived in Windham. 3d, Margaret, the subject of this 
sketch, who ra. Samuel Morison (see No. 40). 4th, John, m. Isabel Hemp- 
hill, and lived at J. W. Dinsmoor's place in Windham, oth, Samuel, m. 
Mary Reid, daughter of General Reid, of Derry, N. H. ; became governor 
of the State of New Hampshire, and res. in Keeue, N. H. His son Samuel 



65] FOURTH GENERATION. ROBERT MORISON. 89 

They were mai-ried Aug. 31, 1792, and had five children. She 
was born Oct. 14, 1759 ; died Sejjt. 18, 1837, aged 78 years. He 
died January, 1816, aged 67 years. 

CHILDREN, BOUN IN WINDHAM, N. II. 

41. Martha, b. Feb. 1-t, 1780; m. Jesse Anderson, of Windham. The last 

years of their lives thej^ lived in the village. Hers was an active 
and nsefal life. She d. in a good old age, Jan. 23, 1859, in her 
79th year. Her husband survived her about one year. 

42. Jane, b. Oct. 22, 1781 ; m. Joseph Thorn, of Salem, N. H., where she 

d. Aug. 24, 1810. 

43. Samuel, b. March 21, 1783; d. April 27, 1827. 

44. Robert (117), b. May 22, 1785; d. Nov. 3, 1860. 

45. James (122;, b. Nov. 17, 1786; d. Aug. 1, 1871. 

46. Stephen (133). b. July 26, 1788; lives (1880) at Chicago, Hi. 

47. Margaret (140), b. Aug. 11, 1793; d. April 14, 1864. 

48. Jeremiah (148), b. April 20, 1795; d. Nov. 24, 1862. 

49. John (153), b. June 19, 1796; d. Sept. 12, 1865. 

50. Christopher (160), b. Feb. 10, 1798; d. Jan. 17, 1859. 

51. Sarah (161), b. Oct. 7, 1800; d. June 7, 1833. 

52. Roberf* [23] (Lieut. SaniueP, Janies^, John^). He lived 
in Windham, N. H., on the phice now occupied by his grandson, 
Abel Dow. It originally belonged to James Morison ; was 
deeded to his son Thomas, and by him to Lieut. Samuel Morison, 
Oct. 14, 1757, by whom it was deeded to Robert Morison, Feb, 
6, 1776. This land was known in early history as Lot No. 8, 4th 
Division. 

He married Agnes Betton, Feb. 6, 1783. They had five children. 
Siie was born June 26, 1760 ; died July 1, 1792. He married, 2d, 
Eunice Dow, April 19, 1794; she was born Oct. 20, 1770. They 
had seven children. He died April, 1808. Mrs. Morison died 
Feb. 7, 1854-. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

63. Elizabeth ("Betsey") (163), b. Dec. 12, 1783; d. Sept. 28, 1865. 

54. Martlia, b. April 24, 1785; d. Oct. 3, 1802. 

55. Silas, b. March 4, 1787; d. April 7, 1814. 

56. Samuel, b. July 1, 1789; d., aged 10 months. 
67. Robert, b. Juue 5, 1791; d., aged 4 months. 

58. Asa (172). b. Feb. 10, 1795; d. June 3, 1871. 

59. Nancy (176), b. Aug. 17, 1796: d. Jan. 29, 1860. 

60. Ira (185), b. July 18, 1798; d. March 10, 1870. 

61. Mary (190), b. March 25, 1800; res. 1880, at Melrose, Mass. 

62. Benjamin, b. July 22, 1802; d. March 31, 1815. 

63. Leonard (196), b. May 5, 1804, d. April 26, 1875. 

64. Alva (199), b. May 13, 1806; d. May 28, 1879. 

65. Martha* (Williams) [24] (Lieut. Samuel Morison-^, James^, 
John^). She married Rev. Gilbert-Tennent Williams (son of Rev. 

was also governor of N. H. 6th, Mary, m. Joseph Park ; lived in Wind- 
ham, N. H., where Johu A. Park lives. 7th, William, m. Elizabeth Barnet, 
and lived at the Olin Parker place in Windham, N. H. Their son, Hon. 
James Diusmoor, is a lawyer of extensive practice in Sterling, 111. 8th, 
Isaac, m. Hannah Little; lived on Hanscom place in Wiudliam, N. H. ; 
removed to Chester, N. H., and subsequently to Ohio, where he d. 9th, 
Elizabeth (see No. 83), m. Samuel Thorn, and d. in Denmark, Iowa. 



90 CHARTER JAMES^; LIEUT. SAMUEL3; CATHARINE THOM*. [66 

Simon Williams, who for many years was pastor of the church 
in Windham). He was located in Rowley, Mass., subsequently 
in West Newbury, and died in Framingham, Mass. She died in 
Newburyport, Mass., Aug. 23, 1836. 

CHILDREX. 

66. Simon-Tenuent, b. May 20, 1790; lives in Boston. 

67. Martha, b. July 29, 1792; d. in Boston, Mass., July 28, 1875; m. 

Alfred-W. Pike. He was b. in 1791 ; d. in Boston in 1860. He 
was a fine scholar, possessed a versatile mind, and was a teacher 
of note in the last generation. They had four children : 1st, 
Martha-L., res. in Brunswick, Me. 2d, Alfred-W. ; a physician : 
practised his profession in Lawrence, Mass., for several 
years ; d. Dec. 1859, aged 40 years ; left one child, who, with 
his widow, lives in Hanover, N. H. 3d, Samuel-J. ; was a bril- 
liant man ; principal of the Oliver high school in Lawrence, and 
composed some short poems of merit. His life was short, and 
he died in Boston in 1861. 4th, Joseph-G.-W., deceased. 

68. Samuel-Morrison, b. Nov. 24, 1797; lives in Lowell, Mass. 

69. John- Adams, b. Oct. 17, 1799; d. Aug. 9, 1865, in Boston, Mass. 

70. Constant-Floyd, b. Nov. 12, 1801 ; d. at Albany, N. Y., in 1832. 

riFTH GENERATION. 

71. SamueP [26] (John'*, Lieut. Samuel-', James', John^), was 
absent from his home in Windham nearly ten years, and on the 
death of his brother, succeeded him on the original homestead of 
the Morrisons in Windham, Avhere he lived the remainder of his 
life. He was selectman for tw^o years ; married Betsey Dinsmoor, 
daughter of James Dinsmoor. She was born Aug. 12, 1796 ; 
died July 7, 1845. Mr. Morrison died Feb. 1, 1831, aged 46 
years and 3 months. 

CHILDREN, BORN IX WINDHAM, N. H. 

72. Catharine, b. Dec. 21, 1818; ra. Sept. 27, 1847, Charles-L. Hazeltiue, 

of Windham. She d. July 4, 1848, leaving two children, both 
of whom d. voung. 

73. James-Dinsmoor (207), b. Nov. 22, 1820; d. Sept. 7, 1877. 

74. William-Allison (210), b. Sept. 3, 1822. 

75. Hannah-Aurelia (222), b. Jan. 1, 1825. 

76. Albert-Augustine (228), b. Sept. 14, 1827. 

77. Martha, b. Feb. 1830: d. July 11, 1830. 

78. Eliza^ (Dinsmoor) [32] (John Morison^, Lieut. SamueP, 
James^, John^). She was born in Windham, Nov. 24, 1799. In 
early life she was a successful teacher. She married Oct. 4, 1827, 
Theodore, son of James and Ruth (Betton) Dinsmoor, of Wind- 
ham, and they lived upon the farm which for five generations has 
been the home of the Dinsmoors. Deacon Dinsmoor was public- 
spirited, and much respected by his townsmen. Every enterprise 
for the good of the church, religious society, town, or neighbor- 
hood, found in him a generous supporter. He served as selectman 
in 1841 ; represented his town in the legislature in 1842-43-48-54. 
He was made an elder in the Presbyterian church in 1843, and 
died Aug. 26, 1870. Mrs. Dinsmoor lives (1880) with her son in 
Windham, and retains in a marked degree her mental vigor. 



94] FIFTH GENERATION. — SAMUEL THOM. 91 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

79. Samuel-Morrison (229), b. May 31, 1831 ; res. at Yonkers, N. Y. 

80. Edwin-Orville, b. Sept. 23, 1834. He succeeded his father on the 

homestead; musician and farmer; has been organist of the 
church for twenty-live years. 

81. Martha-Amanda, b. Oct. 16, 1839 ; lived several years in New York. 

She m. July 5, 1877, Horace Anderson, and they res. in Wind- 
ham, N. H. He has been treasurer of the town, and was 
representative in 1878. 

82. Aurelia-Janette, b. May 10, 1844; lives in Windham. 

83. Samuel Tlioni^ [34] (Catharine^ (Thorn), Lieut. Samuel 
Morison^, James^ John^). After his marriage, Mr. Thom lived 
in Salem, Mass., seven yeax-s, and also for a time in the vicinity of 
Portland, Me. In 1816 he removed to the then "far west," Ohio, 
where he lived with his family till 1840. The attractions of a 
home farther west allured them, and in their advanced years they 
again moved, this time to Denmark, la., where they resided the 
i-emainder of their lives. Mr. Thom was a ship-builder by trade, 
and also a successful farmer. He owned farms at different 
times in five States, and travelled through thirteen States. He 
was full of life and energy, possessed good judgment, and was a 
man of probity and worth. He married in 1801 Elizabeth Dins- 
moor, daughter of William Dinsmoor, and sister of the elder 
Governor Dinsmoor. She was born in Windham, December, 1778. 
She was strong and vigorous, and in her old age her natural force 
was not abated. She died Jan. 17, 1868, aged 90 years. He died 
Nov. 2i>, 1865. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN SALEM, MASS. 

84. Eliza (231), b. June 2, 1802; d. Oct. 22, 1842. 

85. Catharine, d. young. 

86. William-Ware Thom^ [35] (Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. 
Samuel Morison^, James^, John^). Mr. Thom resided in Mount 
Desert Island, Me. ; was ship-builder and farmer ; captain in the 
militia in the war of 1812; had a fight with the British troops at 
a place called Norwood's Cove, and drove them off. He served 
five terms in the legislature of Maine as representative, and was 
prominent in his town. Sept. 10, 1807, he married Eliza Somes, 
daughter of Abraham and Hannah Somes, of Mount Desert. 
She was born Jan. 31, 1779 ; died May 27, 1862. Mr. Thom died 
Dec. 16, 1870. 

CHILDREN. 

87. Catharine-Morrison, b. July 3, 1809 ; d. Aug. 8, 1833. 

88. Ann-Somes, b. May 9, 1811; d. April 7, 1812. 

89. Ann-Somes, 2d (236), b. July 3, 1813. 

90. Julia-Maria, b. Feb. 28, 1816 ; m. Thomas Mayo, Oct. 4, 1839 ; d. 

Dec. 22, 1855. 

91. Benjamin (247), b. April 9, 1819; res. Mt. Desert, Me. 

92. William-Ware, b. Dec. 9, 1824; d. Dec. 19, 1824. 

93. Charlotte-S.-Loug (257), b. Aug. 1, 1826. 

94. Isaac Thom^ [36] (Catharine"* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel 
Morison^, James'-^, John^). When young, he went to Charlestown, 



92 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUELS; SAMUEL*. [95 

Mass., and was employed in the United States navy yard. Re- 
moved to Watertown, and was connected with Messrs. Bemis and 
Fuller in a cotton factory during the war of 1812. After its close 
he removed to South Boston, and was engaged in the glass busi- 
ness ; was connected with the city government as councilman. 
April 16, 1809, he married Sophia Senter, of Windham; she was 
born Feb. 29, 1789; died March 3, 1849. He died in South 
Boston, Jan. 29, 1832. 

CHILDREN. 

95. Eliza, b. March 3, 1810; m. Dec. 6, 1831, Franklin-F. Blood, who was 

b. June 28, 1803. Mrs. Blood d. July 16, 1839. They had one 
dau2;hter, Clarinda, b. Sept. 2d, 1832; m. D. E. Fifleld, of Jaue- 
ville City, Wis. 

96. George-Senter (262), b. Dec. 24, 1811; res. Boston, Mass. 

97. Mary-Piukerton (266), b. Sept. 28, 1813; d. June 28, 1859. 

98. Catharine-Morrison, b. Aug. 30, 1820 ; m. Lucius Greenslit, b. April 

6, 1834; live in Hampton, Conn.; have one sou, Edward, b. 
April 13. 1843. 
99. Winslovv-Lewis, b. June, 1823; d. Dec. 21, 1824. 

100. Isaac, b. Aug. 6, 1825; d. Aug. 4, 1830. 

101. Sophia, b. Sept. 20, 1827; d. Oct. 7, 1828. 

102. Artemas-S., b. Feb. 5, 1830; d. Jan. 5, 1832. 

103. Elizabeth^ (Hughes) [38] (Catharine^ (Thom), Lieut. 
Samuel Morison^, James-, John^). She married John Hughes, 
of Windham, IST. H., in 1807. His father lived in Windham, but 
was a native of Scotland. They were farmers, and lived in that 
section of the town now known as the "Junction." Mrs. Hughes 
died February, 1838. Mr. Hughes was born August, 1781 ; mar- 
ried, 2d, Rebecca Bradbury, February, 1840. He died March, 
1851. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

104. Olivia-Grey (270), b. June 20, 1808; d. July 4, 1852. 

105. William-Campbell (274), b. Jan. 12, 1810; d. Sept. 23, 1875. 

106. Martha- Ann (275), b. Jan. 20, 1812. 

107. /Benjamin-Harvey (279), b. Aug. 10, 1814. 

108. I John-Milton, b. Aug. 10, 1814; d. 1831. 

109. Hannah-Patterson (284), b. Aug. 11, 1816. 

110. r Jacob-Nesmith, b. April 20, 1818; d. 1837. 

111. t Catharine, b. April 20, 1818; d. in infancy. 

112. Elizabeth-Thorn (290), b. Nov. 8, 1821. 

113. Sarah-Adelaide (295), b. March 3, 1824. 

114. Samuel-Orlando (305), b. Oct. 23, 1826. 

115. Isaac-Winslow (308), b. Dec. 5, 1829. 

116. James-Barnet, b. Nov. 27, 1832; lives in Kalamazoo, Mich. 

117. Robert^ [44] (SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James'^ John^). 
He spent several years in the vicinity of Portland, Me., and 
Charlestown, Mass. Returned to Windham, purchased a farm 
near the centre of the town, where he spent the remainder of his 
life. He married Nancy McCleary, of Windham. She was born 
April 21, 1792; died in Lawrencfe, Mass., Oct, 14, 1876. He died 
Nov. 3, 1860, in Windham, N. H. 



133] FIFTH GENERATION. — JAMES MORRISON. 93 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

118. Robert-Park (314), b. Dec. 27, 1828; res. Lawrence, Mass. 

119. Samuel (317), b. April 22, 1830; clergyman. 

120. Rufus- Anderson (318), b. March 10, 1884; res. Washington, D. C. 

121. John (319), b. Oct. 22, 1837; m. Belviclere Dodge; res. Washing- 

ton, D. C. 

122. James^ [45] (Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^). 
After leaving his father's house, he lived for a time in Salem and 
Danvers, Mass. In 1807 he removed to Plymouth, N. H., and 
bought a farm. Was successful in his calling, and was prominent 
in town affairs. Held the office of selectman for several years in 
succession ; w^as also an elder in the church. Late in life he sold 
his farm, and moved into the village, w^here he sjDent the remain- 
der of his life. Married, 1st, Miriam Bean, daughter of Nathan 
Bean, of Candia, N. H, She had ten children. She died Sept. 6, 
1845. He married, 2d, in 1850, Mrs. Betsey Brown, of Orford, 
N. H. Deacon Mo t-ison died Aug. 1, 1871. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN PLYMOUTH, N. H. 

123. Hannah (322), b. March 26, 1810. 

124. Sarah (327), b. Nov. 4, 1812. 

125. Miriam-Jane, b. Nov. 29, 1814; lives in Plymouth. 

126. James-Otis, b. July 18, 1818; d. Oct. 23,' 1824. 

127. Martha-Anderson (331), b. Dec. 1819. 

128. John-Jay, b. March 2, 1822 ; d. Nov. 6, 1840. 

129. Mavia.M. (336), b. Feb. 23, 1825. 

130. Cvrena, b. May 14, 1827; d. Nov. 3, 1840. 



31. / Jara( 
52. t Elizs 



182. \ Eliza-Ann, b. April 14, 1830; lives in Haverhill, Mass. 

133. Stephen^ [46] (SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^) ; 
left home when eighteen years of age, and lived in Salem and 
Danvers, Mass., for seven years. RemoA^ed to Concord, Vt., 
where he lived a year and a half ; then moved to Barre, Yt., and 
bought a farm. Was successful as a farmer, and lived on his 
farm forty-three years. In 1866 he went to Chicago, where he 
has resided most of the time since, living wdth his daughter. He 
is a hale, hearty, venerable old man, and to use his OAvn words, 
"has never known wdiat it w^as to have pain or sickness." He is 
in his ninety-second year. I will here relate an interesting and 
rather remarkable incident in his life, and one that happens to 
but few extremely old people. Mr. Morrison visited his early 
home but a few times after his departure in his youth. In the 
winter of 1877, Dea. Jonathan Cochran, of Melrose, Mass., a 
companion of his boyish days, and a relative, visited Chicago, 
and called to see his old friend, whf m he had not seen since Mr. 
Morrison's first departure from Wmdham in 1807. Now they 
met twelve hundred miles away from their early home ; seventy 
years had passed away ; two and a half generations of men had 
come into this busy world, had performed their parts, and were 
slumbering in the peaceful bosom of mother earth. When they 
separated, the "man of destiny" was in the midst of his dazzling 
career, and the w^orld was being torn as by a tornado. 



94 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUELS; SAMUEL*. [134 

They separated as young men, with life before them ; they 
met as old men, with life's labors nearly accomplished, and life 
behind them. All can imagine the associations and memories 
which must have come thronging in upon their souls, as their 
hands clasped each other. Those aged men had passed through 
the storms of life successfully ; each was waiting the coming of 
the silent messenger which should bear him forth into fairer 
fields, into brighter sunlight. 

In 1812, March 31, Mr, Morrison married Euridice Earle, 
daughter of Oliver Earle. She was born in 1806 ; died Oct. 27, 
1867. 

CHILDREN. 

134. Stephen-Augustus (349), b. May 18, 1815; res. Saugatuck, Mich. 

135. Samuel (355), b. Sept. 28, 1818; res. Topeka, Kau. 

136. Cyrus, b. June 29, 1820; d. April 4, 1821. 

137. Miles (360), b. April 18, 1822; res. Barre, Vt. 
138. /Martha (364), b. March 2, 1824; d. Sept. 22, 1847. 
139. \Myra (365), b. March 2, 1824; res. in Chicago, 111. 

140, Margaret^ (Park) [47] (Samuel Morison^ Lieut, SamueP, 
James'-^, John^). She was a Avoman of superior endowments; re- 
fined in manners, possessing a strong, keen intellect ; with excellent 
literary taste, high religious principles, and fine conversational 
powers, she won the esteem and regard of all her acquaintances. 
She possessed, in a marked degree, a love of the beautiful. Lovely 
flowers, beautiful landscapes, works of art, and elegant language, 
were a delight to her. Although an invalid many of the last 
years of her life, she was fond of society. She married, Nov, 10, 
1823, Andrew-Wear Park, a second cousin, who was born June 
11, 1786, on the place laid out to John Morison in 1728, His first 
years after leaving home Avere spent in Boston, being concerned 
in the "Boston liepertory," of which his brother. Dr. John Park, 
was editor. Subsequently he went on East India voyages. Three 
shipwrecks, of which one, in the Straits of Sunda, was total, dis- 
couraged him, and he left the seas and settled in Belfast, Me., 
where he resided until his death, Sept. 4, 1867. Mrs. Park died 
April 14, 1864. 

CHILDREX, BORN IN BELFAST, ME. 

141. Agnes, b. Dec. 22, 1824; d. Dec. 29, 1824. 

142. Agnes 2d, b. Jan. 8, 1826; d. Nov. 23, 1832. 

143. Margaret-Mary (370), b. Jan. 11, 1828; lives in Windham, N. H. 

144. Robert-John, b. March 26, 1830; d. Nov. 26, 1832. 

145. Martha-Jane, b. May 17, 1832; lives in Windham, N. H, 

146. Louisa, b. Sept. 24, 1834 ; lives in Windham, N. H. 

147. Horace (375), b. Feb. 20, 1837; res. Belfast, Me. 

148. Jeremiah^ [48] (Samuel'', Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^). 
Jeremiah Morrison was born in Windham, April 20, 1795. He 
succeeded his father on the homestead. He was a person of good 
judgment. In his personal bearing, he Avas courteous and genial, 
though modest and unobtrusive. His conA'ictions were always 
positive, and he was firm in their maintenance, Avhen a right prin- 
ciple Avas involved. Subjects on Avhich he was called upon to 



148] FIFTH GENERATION. — JEREMIAH MORRISON. 95 

decide, he weighed with nice discrimination in the sensitively- 
poised balances of his mind. He seldom erred in judgment, or 
in his analysis of the character and motives of men. His was 
not an impulsive nature ; he Avas calm and collected, and arrived 
at his conclusions slowly, and with deliberation. Combining 
these qualities with a strict conscientiousness, it seldom became 
necessary for him to change his opinions, as they were seldom 
wrong. His oi^inions being once formed, he clung to them with 
great tenacity. His was a nature that would cling to a good 
cause even unto death. 

He was among the earliest to espouse the antislavery cause, 
and at a time when it was not popular. For its success he 
prayed and worked and voted to the end of his life. He lived 
to behold the glimmering rays of the morning of that glorious 
day which ushered in freedom for an enslaved race. He was for 
many years a member of the Presbyterian church. " His religion 
Avas not of the demonstrative order. It ^^erA^aded his life, regu- 
lated his Avhole conduct in the least as well as the greatest matters, 
and was intertAvined Avith his Avhole being. The keen sorrows 
of his life, and they Avere many, he bore Avithout a murmur ; its 
losses Avithoiit a complaint." He Avas an earnest Avorker in the 
Sunday school, — of Avhich he Avas superintendent for many 
years, — in the religious society, and in the church. 

In the tOAvn, at different times, he occupied all the prominent 
positions ; was a member of the constitutional conA'ention in 
1850, and represented the tOAvn in the legislatures of 1825-26, 
1841, and 1852. He held a commission as justice of the peace 
for many years. Jan. 27, 1836, he married, at Bradford, Mass., 
Eleanor-Reed, daughter of Joab* and Elizabethf (Reed) Kimball, 
of Peacham, Yt. He died of heart disease, in Windham, Nov. 
24, 1862. 

* Joab Kimball was the sou of Richard and Sarah (HarrimanJ) Kim- 
ball, of Haverhill, and grandson of Benjamin and Priscilla (Hazen§) Kimball, 
of Bradford, Mass. 

t John Read, the emigrant ancestor, removed from England in 1630, and 
settled in Rehoboth, Mass. ; farmer. His son Johni lived in Rehoboth, and 
his sou Samuel^ lived in Mendon, and his son Samuel^ lived in Uxbridge, 
Mass. His son DanieH, of Uxbridge, m. Sarah Taft of that toA^'n. Their 
sou Thomas m. Martha Park,j| an intellectual and refmed lady. They Avere 
the parents of Elizabeth Reed, Avho m. Joab Kimball. 



X Sarah Harrimau was the daughter of Abner Harriman, of Plaistow, 
N. H. Leonard Harriman, the emigrant ancestor, came from Yorkshire, 
England, and settled in Rowley, Ma'ss., in 164:0. Among his descendants 
is Gov. Walter Harriman, of Concord, N. H. 

§ Edward Hazen, the emigrant ancestor, settled in Rowley, Mass., as 
early as 164:8. By his second wife he had elcA'en children. His sun Rich- 
ard m. Hannah (AndreAvs) Peabody, of Boxford, Mass., daughter of Robert 
AndreAvs, tlie emigrant ancestor of the late Gov. John A. Andrew. Rich- 
ard's daughter, Priscilla, b. in Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 25, 1698, m. Benj. 
Kimball, as stated. 

II The progenitor of this branch of the Park family Avas Edward Park^, 
a merchant in London, Eng. His son Henry^, also a merchant there ; his 



96 CHARTER JAMES^; LIEUT. SAMUELS; SAMUEL*. [149 

Below will be seen a good imitation of his handwriting, as 
shown in his autograph : — 

Mrs. Morrison Avas born Jan. 8, 1808. Her daughter, Mrs. M.- 
Lizzie Park, of Belfast, Me., writes as follows : " It is difficult to 
convey in words a faithful portraiture of her life and character, so 
quiet, so gentle, so full of faith and good works. Fond of study 
in her youth, she acquired a good education at the academies at 
Montpelier, Vt., and Bradford, Mass., and was a successful teacher 
for several years. She was untiring in her devotion as daughter, 
wife, and mother ; unmindful of self in her ministrations to 
others ; generous and charitable in an eminent degree, in thought 
and word, in her estimate of others, and retiring and unassuming 
in her own disposition. At the age of eighteen she became a 
member of the Congregational (Orthodox) church, and honored 
her profession by a life made beautiful by Christian graces. She 
died of consumption, at Windham, Aug. 5, 1866, aged 58 years.'* 

CHILDREN, BORN IX WINDHAM, N. H. 

149. Christopher-Merrill (379), b. Dec. 2, 1836; cl. Dec. 22, 1857; aged 

21 j^rs. 20 days. 

150. Maraiaret-Elizabeth (380), b. Dec. 25, 1838; m. Horace Park; res. 

Belfast, Me. 

151. Edward-Paysou (381), b. Jan. 28, 1840; d. at Peacham, Vt, Aug. 

5, 1858 ; aged 18 yrs. 6 mos. 7 days. 
Infant son, b. Aug. 21, 1841; d. Sept. 19, 1841. 

152. Leonard- Allison (382), b. Feb. 21, 1843; res. Windham, N. H. 

153. John^ [49] (Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, James"^, John^). 
Left home when young ; lived in Charlestown and Salem, and 
then settled in Danvers, where he lived till 1846. Then he re- 
moved to Lawrence, Mass., and for many years Avas in the employ 
of the Bay State and Washington Mills. He married Mary-Ann 
Nutting, of Danvers, May 24, 18i26. He died in Lawrence, Mass., 
Sept. f2, 1865. Mrs. Morrison and his family still live in LaAV- 
rence. Mass, 

CHILDREN. 

154. Mary-Elizabeth, b. July 18, 1827; lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

155. Dennison-Wallis (383), b. March 8, 1830; res. in Brooklyo, N. Y. 

156. Sarah-Marcia (384), b. March 26, 1834; res. in Lawrence, Mass. 

157. Anna-Wallis, b. March 8, 1837 ; teacher in the public schools, Law- 

rence. Mass. 

158. Susan-Coffran, b. Nov. 14, 1839 ; teacher in the public schools, 

Lawrence, Mass. 

159. John-Henry, b. June 6, 1844; d. July 14, 1845. 

son Eichard^, a resident of Mcndou, Mass., whose son Thomas^ also lived 
there; /i is son Edward^ lived in that town; and his sou Nathan^ lived in 
Uxbridge, and his daughter Martha m. Thomas Reed, of Uxbridge, Mass., 
as stated. 



163] FIFTH GENERATION. — CHRISTOPHER MORRISON. 97 

160. Christopher^ [50] (Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, James^, 
John^). Lived several years in Plymouth, N. H. He then went 
into trade at Salem, N. H., and prospered till the financial 
crash of 1837, when his property was swept away. He was pos- 
sessed of good abilities and was a natural orator. When roused, 
his words were keen as a rapier's point. Nature intended him 
for a lawyer. His vigor of intellect, quickness in retort, readi- 
ness to see the weak point of an opponent, combined with his 
natural ability as a speaker, would, with proper training, have 
enabled him to cope successfully in courts of justice. He arrived 
at conclusions rapidly, and was not always a safe counsellor. He 
represented the town of Salem in the legislature. Then removed 
to Windham, and Avas often connected with town affairs. Was 
moderator six years, treasurer two years, selectman four years, 
and was justice of the peace many years. His health was not 
firm, owing to a seA^ere fever when young, by which his consti- 
tution was shattered. He lived on the old homestead in Wind- 
ham with his brother, where he died of pneumonia, Jan. 17, 1859. 
He was a good citizen and an upright man. 

161. Sarah^ (Ward) [51] (Samuel Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, 
James-^, John^). She married Dr. Milton Ward, who was born 
in Plymouth, N. H., Sept. 8, 1808; graduated at Dartmouth Col- 
lege at the age of seventeen ; practised medicine six years, part of 
which was spent in Windham; then entered the Congregational, 
and afterwards the Episcopal, ministry; preached in various places 
in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and was rector of St. 
Stephen's church at Detroit, Mich., where he died March 2, 1874. 
He was a man of ability as a poetical and also as a prose writer, 
and was once offered a professorship at Dartmouth College, 

Mrs. Ward was particularly distinguished for her j^ersonal 
beauty, sweetness of disposition, and her intellectual qualities. 
During her short married life, she was of great assistance 
to her husband in his literary work. Her love of all things 
that delight the eye or gratify the mind, was largely developed, 
and she enjoyed the rippling music of poetry as well as the deli- 
cate touches of the painter's pencil, and there are many efforts 
of hers in both still in existence, creditable to her refined taste. 
She died June 7, 1833, leaving one daughter : — 

162. Sarah-Jane-Morrison, b. May 12, 1833 ; graduated at Normal School, 
Salem, Mass. ; taught in public schools in Lawreuce several 
years, and uow lives there. 

163. Elizabeth^ (Dow) [53] (Robert Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, 
James-, John^). She married Abel Dow, May 5, 1811. He was 
a nail manufacturer. His health failing, he removed to Hookset, 
N. H. Returned to Windham, bought the home of his wife's 
father in 1815, and became a farmer. He died in 1824, leaving 
his wife with eight children. She was a strong-minded, energetic 
woman, and managed her family successfully. She was familiarly 
known by her acquaintances as "Aunt Betty." She lived to a 
serene old age, and died Sept. 28, 1865, aged 82 years. 



98 CHARTER JAMES^; LIEUT. SAMUEL3; ROBERT-*. [164 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

164. Alvah (389), b. Feb. 13, 1812; d. Nov. 7, 1877. 

165. Robert-Morrison (395), b. Sept. 3, 1813; res. Omaha, Neb. 

166. Naucy-Bettou (106), b. March 30, 1815; cl. April 18, 1875. 

167. Luciuda (412), b. Oct. 22, 1816; res. Haverhill, Mass. 

168. Betsey (414), b. Juue 26, 1818; d. Dec. 27, 1854. 

169. Phileua (416), b. Sept. 8, 1820; res. Morris, 111. 

170. Hauuah, b. Dec. 27, 1822; d. Sept. 1842. 

171. Abel (419), b. Dec. 12, 1824; res. Windham, N. H. 

172. Asa^ [58] (Roberf*, Lieut. SaraueP, James'^, John^). He 
married Lydia Allen, of Salem, N. H., Feb. 18, 1820, Avho was 
born in 1800. Lived in Hopkiuton, and engaged largely in busi- 
ness of shoe-manufacturer. He made considerable property, but 
lost heavily by a financial crash, and only saved his farm from the 
ruins. Removed to Pokagon, Mich. He never sought and never 
would accept any public position. While in the We ^ he was a 
member of a Democratic county convention. A Mr. Jones had 
received the nomination for some county position, when he arose 
and thanked the convention for the honor conferred upon him. 
Mr. Morrison was then nominated for State senator, when he 
arose and said, " Mr. Jones has thanked you for the honor ; but I 
do not. I want the convention to nominate some man for senator 
who has either brains or gab. As for me, I Avill not have it any- 
how." He was a generous, large-hearted man, and respected by 
his acquaintances. His wife died Jan. 28, 1828. He man-ied, 
2d, Nancy Scully, in 1838, and died June 3, 1871. 

CHILDREN. 

173. Martha-Ann (425), b. Aug. 12, 1821; res. Pokagou, Mich. 

174. Nancy (427), b. Aug. 22, 1823; d. May 5, 1848. 

175. Lydia-A. (429), b. Jan. 21, 1828; res. Peoria, Ore. 

176. Nancy5 (Merrill) [59] (Robert Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, 
James^, John^). Nancy Morrison was born Aug. 17, 1796, at the 
family homestead in Windham ; was mai-ried Feb. 14, 1817, to 
Abraham-Dow Merrill, son of Maj. Joshua Merrill, of Salem, and 
immediately removed to a farm in Salem, near the homestead 
where Mr. Merrill was born. Mrs. Merrill was a Avoman of great , 
personal attractions, combined with a superior intellect and firn.- r 
ness of Christian character. To her influence may be traced the 
ministerial career of her husband, Avho entered the Methodist , 
Episcopal church as an itinerant preacher some four years aftei 
their marriage. For foi'ty years she bore the burdens of a Meili 
odist minister's wife with great humility. She was the light au<i ■ 
joy of her household, her husband's happiness ; and her children, 
and her children's children "rise up and call her blessed." Sh' 
was an earnest student of the Bible, and so familiar with its co: 
tents that a quotation from it brought instantly to her mind it 
chapter and verse. In conversation she was clear and logic? 
and at times maintained her convictions with great power ar 
brilliancy. She was a woman calculated to adorn the highe 
positions in life. 




Albertype: Forbes Co., Boston 



Nancy Merrill, 




Albertype: Forbes Co., Boston 



Rev. Abraham Dow Merrill. 



185] FIFTH GENERATIOX. NANCY (MORRISON) MERRILL. 99' 

The youth of Rev. A. D. Merrill was spent iipon the farm. 
He possessed good musical abilities, and taught vocal music in 
his early manhood. His fine Aoice and extensive culture proved 
a potent power in his sacred calling. He was the author of the 
music to which the beautiful words are attached, — 

" Joyfully, joyfully, onward I move. 
Bound for the land of bright spirits above," 

which has been sung by thousands, bringing to their souls the 
sweetness of peace, sung by many who have " passed on " and be- 
come "bright spirits above," and by many of that gi'eat advancing 
army whose feet have not yet reached the cold waters of the 
dark river. Mr. Merrill, through the influence of his wife, and 
under the power of a revival, was converted, and in less than a 
year he began to preach with great acceptability. In 1822 he 
was stationed in Landaff, N. H. His services were soon sought 
by influential churches, and from 1829 till his death he found a 
field of eminent usefulness in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and 
Vermont. As a preacher, he was direct, simple, and plain in 
method, powerful in expression, combined with an earnestness 
and pathos which were powerful in influence on the hearts of his 
hearers. Many in New England have recognized him as their 
spiritual father. In all the relations of husband, parent, friend, 
citizen, and pastor he acquitted himself well. He died in Boston, 
leaving a widow by a second marriage. He was born March 7, 
1796 ; died April 29, 1878. Nancy Morrison, his wife, died Jan. 
29, 1860. In the beautiful cemetery in Cambridge they rest side 
by side. 

CHILDREN. 

177. Martha (433), b. Salem, N. H., 1817; d. May 13, 1850. 

178. Jolm-M. (437), b. Salem, N. H., 1819. 

179. Jacob-S. (447), b. Oct. 17, 1821. 

180. Diantha-T., b. Oct. 2, 1824; d. in Barre, Vt., March 2, 1827. 

181. William-B. (452), b. in Barre, Vt., Aug. 15, 1826. 

182. Joshua (455), b. in Duxbury, Mass., 1828. 

183. Abraham-H. (462), b. in Lvnn, Mass., March 8, 1831. 

184. Rufus-S. (465), b. in Lowell, Mass., July 5, 1833. 

185. Ira^ [60] (Robert*, Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^). Set- 
tled in Hopkinton, N. H. ; soon after was SAvept along with the 
tide of emigration east, and settled in Ripley, Me., where he lived 
till 1845, when he moved to Braintree, Mass. Subsequently 
bought a farm in Salem, N. H., where he resided till a year or two 
before his death. Said one in writing of him, " His life was his 
best memorial. It was marked by uprightness, strong love for 
his family and friends, warm hospitality for those who visited his 
home, deep interest in the cause of religion, an humble hope in 
our divine Lord, and a death whose sorrows never checked his 
faith, and whose happy submission left to all who loved him the 
confidence that when he was absent from the body, he was present 
with the Lord." He died in Braintree, Mass., March 10, 1870- 



100 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUELS; ROBERT*. [186 

His wife was Sophia Colby, of Ho^jkinton, N. H., born March 3, 
1801, who now lives in Braintree. 

CHILDREN. 

186. Catharine-Colby (472), b. Hopkinton, N. H., Jan 10, 1825. 

187. Benjamiu-Lyman f475), b. Ripley, Me., March 28, 1828. 

188. Nancie-Todd (478), b. Ripley, Me., Dec. 26, 1836. 

189. Ira (479), b. Ripley, Me., April 22, 1842. 

190. MaryS (Cochran) [61] (Robert MorisonS Lieut. SamueP, 
Janies'^, John^). She married Jonathan Cochran, Avho is a native 
of Windham, and great-grandson of Justice McKeen, so favora- 
bly known in the early history of Londonderry. He lived on part 
of the old family homestead in AVindham ; took a prominent part 
in town affairs, and Avas selectman and moderator several tiines. 
In 1833, was made an elder in the church. In 1842 he sold his 
farm and removed to Braintree, Mass., where he lived till 1846, 
when he moved to North Maiden (now Melrose), where he 
resides with the pressure of eighty-nine years upon him. Mrs. C. 
is eighty years of age, and retains the native vigor of her intel- 
lect. In the serenity of a beautiful old ago, they walk the pathway 
of life together. Four years ago Mr. C. relinquished a position 
in the Charlestown navy yard, which he had held for many years. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

191. Silas-Morris (482), b. June 24, 1819; d. in Baltimore, Md. 

192. Linus, b. Jan. 8, 1821; d. Aug. 25, 1843. 

193. Nelson (485), b. Feb. 3, 1824; res. in Melrose, Mass. 

194. Isaac-Augustus, b. Nov. 21, 1826; d. May 24, 1841. 

195. Eraily-Jane (489), b. Aug. 29, 1832; res. Chicago, 111. 

196. Leonard^ [63] (Roberts Lieut. SamueP, James^ John^). 
He was born in Windham, IST. H., May 5, 1804 ; married April 8, 
1827, Elizabeth, daughter of Arthur Bennett, of South Middle- 
borough, Mass. He died in Byiield, Mass., April 26, 1875, aged 72 
years. Mrs. Morrison resides in Braintree, Mass. The following 
account of his life, and tribute to his memory, is from the pen of 
the late Rev. Lorenzo D. Barrows, d. d., of Plymouth, N. H. : — 

" Mr. Morrison, when about thirty years of age, at Braintree, 
Mass., became a Christian, and member of the Methodist Episco- 
pal church ; and to the close of his useful life, nobly maintained 
that character. He resided and did a large business in Salem, 
N. H., some ten or eleven years, when he removed to the city of 
Lawrence, Mass. From here, after several years, he removed to 
Byfield, Mass., and again entered into the business of manufac- 
turing, in which he had already acquired a handsome property. 
In all of these places where he resided he was regarded as a man 
of marked character, and his memory is 'like ointment poured 
forth.' 

"His business talents were first-class, and his habits prompt, 
energetic, and honest. Great modesty and courtesy marked his 
bearing towards all, with much tenderness and sympathy for his 
intimate friends. His hand was stretched out in aid of every 



199] FIFTH GENERATION. — ALVA MORRISON. 101 

good cause and worthy sufferer, for which thousands now bless 
his memory. In nothing, however, was he so noticeable as in his 
deep and abiding love of the church of Christ, and his uniform 
devotion to all its interests. His sympathies, prayers, and money 
were ever like a gushing fountain. In Salem, the church will 
long remember his labors and numerous benefactions. No one 
did so much as he in laying the early foundations of Methodism 
in the young and vigorous city of Lawrence. In the early effort 
to build the Haverhill Street Church, the work must have been 
postponed but for his timely and liberal help. Then, when this 
<3hurch had become self-supporting, rather than settle down in quiet 
enjoyment of self-ease and irreligious idleness, he struck out 
again in a still larger and longer continued assistance of the Gar- 
den Street church, where, in the same city, he worshipped, labored, 
and sacrificed for several years. Later in life, removing to Byfield, 
he answered again to urgent calls of the church for love, prayers, 
and money, where, though dead, he yet speaketh, and the people 
deeply feel the loss his death occasioned. 

"He died, as he lived, in holy quiet and peace, leaving the com- 
panion of his youth, who was every way worthy of him, with two 
dear grandchildren, whose earthly loss they feel is irreparable. 
But why should God's dear ones be always kept here, away from 
their reward, even at the request of dear earthly friends ? Thanks 
to God, who raises up for his church, just as she needs them, such 
timely and magnanimous friends and supporters ! Yet few of 
these can be numbered with a Leonard Moi-rison." 

CHILDREN. 

197. Maria-Elizabeth (492), b. iu Johnston, R. I., Nov. 16, 1828. 

198. Leonard-Almy (496), b. in Braiutree, Mass., Oct. 29, 1835. 

199. Alva^ [64] (Robert*, Lieut. SamueP, James^ John^). 
Hon. Alva Morrison was born at Windham, N. IL, May 13, 1806. 
His father died when he was nearly two years old. From that 
time until he was twenty years of age, his life was spent quietly 
at home with his mother. He received what education the dis- 
trict school was able to give, and worked at farming. From his 
earliest years he exhibited that spirit of industry which led to his 
success in after life. In the spring of 1826, desiring to acquire a 
knowledge of some business other than farming, he left his boy- 
hood's home and went to Stoughton, Mass., where his brother 
Leonard was at work in a woolen factory. He commenced work 
at the same place, but the proprietor soon becoming insolvent, he 
went to Canton and obtained a situation in a woolen factory of 
that town. Here he remained only until the factory at Stoughton 
started again, under the control of a new owner, when he returned 
to his former situation. It was while in Stoughton that he mar- 
ried, July 11, 1830, Myra Southworth, only daughter of Col. 
Consider Southworth of that town. She was born Nov. 3, 
1810. He remained in the same factory until the spring of 1831, 
when he removed to Braintree, which was ever after his home. 



102 CHARTER JAMES-^; LIEUT. SAMUEL3; ROBERT^. [200 

Having acquired a thorough knowledge of the business, he in 
company with his brother Leonard commenced the manufacture 
of woolen goods. They soon attained a high reputation, as the 
goods manufactured by them Avere the best in the market. They 
remained in company live years, when they dissolved partnership. 
He continued the business at Braintree, and Leonard started anew 
at Salem, N. H. By close attention to business and sti-ict integ- 
rity, he accumulated wealth. He remained in business until 1871, 
when he retired, and was succeeded by his sons, who still main- 
tain the high reputation which he established in 1831. He was 
several times chosen to the Massachusetts legislature as senator 
and representative, and was the recipient of other important 
trusts from his fellow-townsmen, who relied implicitly upon his 
high integrity and intelligence. He was a large-hearted, whole- 
souled man. In his jDrivate as well as jiublic life, he was highly 
esteemed for great energy of character and strength of purpose. 
The wealth which he accumulated he made generous use of, in 
public and private benevolence. He was greatly interested in the 
honor and success of his country ; and viewed with distrust many 
of the popular movements of the present time. He was a man 
of much reading ; he loved and appreciated the best works of 
English literature. In the intervals of business, he was given to 
study books of science and theology, and upon these subjects 
formed independent and progressive, though thoroughly reverent 
opinions. Religion was with him a practical thing for every-day 
use, and his sense of duty towards his fellow-man and God was 
the highest. 

He was very domestic in his tastes, and found his greatest 
enjoyment in his home. In return for his great love of his family^ 
he found them ever ready to bestow on him the warmest affection 
and sympathy, and he received from them that considerate care 
and kindness which seemed to him so beautiful, during the last 
few weeks of his life. He died May 28, 1879. 

CHILDREN. 

200. M.-Lurette (500), b. Dec. 4, 1833. 

201. Alva-S. (503), b. Nov. 9, 1835. 

202. Mary-C, b. March 10, 1838; cl. Dec. 29, 1839. 

203. E. -Adelaide (510), b. Dec. 29, 1839. 

204. Eobert-Elmer (514), b. May 12, 1843. 

205. Augustus-M., b. Dec. 7, 1846; d. Nov^. 14, 1875. 

206. Ibrahim (517), b. Oct. 21, 1848. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

207. James-Dinsmoor^ [73] (SamueP, John^ Lieut. SamueP, 
James^, John^); lived in Boston, Mass.; was a carpenter and 
builder. Dec. 27, 1848, married Elizabeth-M. Stevens, daughter 
of Ebenezer Stevens, of Boston. Died Sept. 7, 1877. Mrs. Mor- 
rison and daughter live in Boston. 

CniLBREN. 

208. James-Thornton, b. Jan. 10, 1850; d. Aug. 14, 1864. 

209. Minnehaha-Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1856. 



228] SIXTH GENERATION. — WILLIAM-A. MORRISON. 103 

210. William-Allison« [74] (SamueP, Jolm-*, Lieut. SamueP, 
James-, Jolin^) ; was a cabinet-maker ; lived in Methuen, Mass. 
During the gold excitement in California in 1849, his attention 
was drawn that way, and he was swept in with the flood of emi- 
gration. He sailed from Boston for California, via Cape Horn, 
in the ship "Euphasia," Captain Buntin, Nov. 12, 1849, and 
landed in San Francisco May 26, 1850. He went direct to the 
mines at Don Pedro's Bar, on Tuolumne River, and tried to turn 
the course of the river. The river became swollen by a freshet, 
and their works were washed away, and the money invested was 
lost. He then moved to other "diggins." He made money, and 
lost money. To use his language: "In 1851 I found myself on 
Poverty Hill with established head-quarters for ten years. In 
1859, went to Frazer River for three months, and was unsuccessful. 
In 1861, left the mines and located on a farm." On this farm, at 
Knight's Ferry, he now lives, and is meeting with a good degree 
of success. He has had a varied experience, like the "most of old 
Californians, and has met Avith many successes and reverses. 
June 10, 1854, he married S. Garnier. They had nine children. 
She died Feb. 8, 1870. On Jan. 14, 187l', he married Fanny 
Jeffers : two children. 



211. Charles-A., b. Sept. 10, 1855. 

212. Augusta, b. March 11, 1857. 

213. William-H., b. Sept. 19, 1859. 

214. Frank-P., b. March 24, 1861; d. April 15, 1865. 

215. James-A., b. Nov. 15, 1862. 

216. George-F.,b. Dec. 11, 1864. 

217. Edwin L., b. Nov. 10, 1866. 

218. fFred-G.,.b. Aug. 10, 1868. 

219. \ Died young. 

220. Thomas- J., b. April 8, 1872. 

221. Anna-Belle, b. Dec. 11, 1874. 

222. Hannah*^ (Greeley) [75] (Samuel Morrison^, John*, Lieut. 
SamueP, James-, John^). She married Oct. 3, 1850, a descendant 
of John Morison (1st Gen.), Joseph-Thornton Greeley. (See 
No. 2521.) She was a school-teacher. Mr. Greeley was born in 
Nashua, Nov. 19, 1823, and is a son of the late Col. Joseph 
Greeley ; was a farmer ; still retains his farm, but lives in the 
city of Nashua. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN NASHUA, N. H. 

223. Joseph, b. Nov. 21, 1852 ; d. Nov. 6, 1864. 

224. Frank-Morrison, b. Nov. 11, 1857; d. Nov. 6, 1864. 

225. Frederick-Thornton, b. Dec. 12, 1859 ; d. April 5, 1870. 

226. Ellen-Dana, b. July 20, 1862. 

227. Catharine-Morrison, b. July 7, 1864. 

228. Albert-Augustine® [76] (SamueP, John", Lieut. SamueP, 
James-, John^). He occupies the farm in Windham, N. H., laid 
out to James Morison (2d Gen.), 1728, and known as the "Morri- 
son Homestead." Its bounds are unchanged. He represented 



104 CHARTER JAMES^; LIEUT. SAMUEL3; CATHARINE THOM*. [229 

his town in the legislature in 1871-72 ; married Clarissa Dins- 
moor, daughter of Robert-P. Dinsmoor, of Windham, June 7, 
1877. She was born Jan. 25, 1849 ; died Aug. 13, 1878. One 
son, born Aug. 11, 1878, died young. 

229. Samuel-Morrison Dinsmoor*' [79] (Eliza* (Dinsmoor), 
John Morison^, Lieut. SamueP, James^, John^) ; carpenter ; has 
lived in Maiden and Boston, Mass. Removed to New York City, 
and was in business several years ; married Adella-Honeywood 
Banta, of New York City, SejDt. 7, 1864. He now lives at Yon- 
kers, " On the Hudson," N. Y. Has one 

CHILD. 

230. Theodora-Belle, b. April 11, 1872. 

231. Eliza" (Stevenson) [84] (Samuel Thom^. Catharine* 
(Thorn), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James^, John^). She married 
Jan. 15, 1820, Dr. Joseph-P. Stevenson, of Meigs County, O. He 
was born May 19, 1792; died May 21, 1858. He did business in 
Coalville, O., in company with George-S. Thom, of Boston, Mass. 
Removed to Denmark, la., about 1840, where he lived the 
remainder of his life. She died Oct. 22, 1842. 

CHILDKEN. 

232. Samuel-T. (518), b. Oct. 11, 1821; res. Denmark, la. 

233. George-E. (524), b. Dec. 8, 1822; res. Denmark, la. 

234. John-Diusmoor (527), b. July 11, 1825; res. Denmark, la. 

235. Joseph-E. (540), b. Feb. 11, 1828; res. Fort MacUsou, la. 

236. Ann-Somes« (Wasgatt) [89] (William-Ware Thorn*, Cath- 
arine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James'-^, John^). She 
married Elisha Wasgatt, Mount Desert, Me., Jan. 12, 1834. 

CHILDREN. 

237. Harriet-Melvina (544), b. Oct. 8, 1834. 

238. William- Ware, b. Dec. 7, 1836; supposed to be lost at sea. 

239. Moses (547), b. Feb. 25, 1839. 

240. Roxinda-C. (552), b. Sept. 18, 1841. 

241. Thomas-Mayo, b. March 7, 1844; enlisted in Co. H, 4th Regt. Maine 

Vols., Sept. 6, 1861; discharged July 22, 1862; d. from effects 
of army life. May 19, 1863. 

242. Charles-Edward (553), b. Oct. 11, 1846. 

243. Ann-Eliza, b. Feb. 28, 1849 ; d. March 29, 1849. 

244. Charlotte-Julia (555), b. April 1, 1850. 

245. Cecil-Ernest, b. April 16, 1853; teacher. 

246. Emma-M., b. July 8, 1857; teacher. 

247. Benjamin-Thorn" [91] (William-Ware Thom*, Catharine* 
(Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James^ John^). He married 
Emeline Smith, of Mount Desert, April 23, 1850. She was born 
Jan. 21, 1833. He is a farmer, and lives in Mount Desei-t ; has 
also been engaged in a stone quarry and in a shipyard ; was 
selectman two years. 



270] SIXTH GENERATION. — GEORGE-S. THOM. 105 

CHILDREN. 

248. Emeline-A. (560), b. April 13, 1851. 

249. Lois-Adelaide (564), b. Oct. 30, 1852. 

250. Reuben-Wiire, b. Sept. 24, 1854; stone-cutter; lives In Mt. Desert. 

251. Willard-Mayo, b. March 28, 1857; stone-cutter; lives in Mt. Desert. 

252. Benjamin-Anson, b. May 4, 1859; teacher. 

253. Julia-Matilda, b. Sept. 3, 1861. 

254. Edith-Josephine, b. May 13, 1865. 

255. Sevvell-Watson, b. Dec. 14, 1868. 

256. Quiucy-Irving, b. Feb. 13, 1876. 

257. Charlotte-S.-Long6 (Somes) [93] (William-Ware Thom^ 
Catharine* (Thorn), Lieut. Samuel Morison^ Janies'^, John^). 
May, 1871, she married Daniel-G. Somes. He was born Sept. 15, 
1825; carpenter and builder, and resides in Compton, Los Ange- 
les County, Cal. 

CHILDREN. 

258. ■William-Thomas, b. July 13, 1852; lawyer; res. Compton, Cal. 

259. Eliza-Ella, b. Aug. 18, 1854; d. March 20, 1861. 

260. Julia-Maria, b. April 27, 1856; m. Feb. 22, 1877, Mr. George-W. 

McMuller; one child. 

261. Abraham-Lincoln, b. Aug. 29, 1860; d. Aug. 21, 1872. 

262. George-Senter Thom« [96] (Isaac Thom^, Catharine* 
(Thorn), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James^, John^). His early life 
was spent in Boston, Mass. In 1840 he went to Ohio, and was 
in business in Coalville two years ; sold out, returned to Boston, 
and went into the grocery business, and from that to the ma- 
chinery business. Was elected captain of one of the fire compa- 
nies, and in a short time was chosen engineer of the Boston fire 
department. In 1855, was appointed to have charge of all the 
electric machines in the fire-alarm department, a position he still 
holds. Has also been engaged in farming. Is now interested in 
the culture of oranges on Lake George, Fla., where he has an 
orchard of five hundred trees in flourishing condition. He mar- 
ried Mary-B. Blaney, Nov. 25, 1841. 

CHILDREN. 

263. Mary-Frances (565), b. Oct. 10, 1842; res. Dighton, Mass. 

264. Caroline-Eliza, b. July 5, 1845; d. Jan. 31, 1859. 

265. George-H., b. Sept. 14, 1843. 

266. Mary« (Aiken) [97] (Isaac Thom^ Catharine* (Thom), 
Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James'^, John^) ; married Dec. 3, 1834, 
William Aiken, born at Deering, N. H., Jan. 4, 1805, and died at 
Worcester, Mass., April 18, 1868. She died at Newton, Mass., 
June 28, 1859. 

CHILDREN. 

267. Jane-S., b. Dec. 4, 1835. 

268. Marv-F., b. Sept. 10, 1839. 

269. William-H., b. May 16, 1849; graduated at Harvard College; res. 

Somerville, Mass. 

270. 01ivia-Grey« (Jones) [104] (Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catha-. 
rine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^ James'^ John^). She' 



106 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUELS; SAMUEL*; ROBERTS. [271 

married David Jones, of Lunenburg, Mass., and died July 4, 1852, 
aged 44 years. He died July 31, 1839, aged 32 years. 

CHILDREN. 

27L Mary-Elizabeth (570) ; res. Newburyport, Mass. 

272. Charles-Milton (574) ; res. Dover, N. H. 

273. Frances-Ann ; d. Sept. 15, 1857, aged 18 years. 

274. William-C. Hughes^ [105] (Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catha- 
rine* (Thorn), Lieut. Samuel Morison*^, James", John^). Resided 
in Windham, N. H. ; was station agent for some years on the 
Manchester & Lawrence Railroad. He married Lettice-Merri- 
weather Smith, of Dunnsville, Va. He died Sept. 23, 1875, aged 
65 years. His widow lives in Windham. 

275. Martha- Ann« (Pillsbury) [106] (Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Cath- 
arine* (Thom), Lieu.t. Samuel Morison^, James'-, John^) ; married 
Nathaniel Pillsbury, of Newburyport, Mass. He is dead. She 
married, 2d, a Mr. Pike, of Salisbury, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

276. Emily-Wood (575), res. Haverhill, Mass. 

277. Harvey-Hughes (579) ; res. Dauvers, Mass. 

278. Mary-Evelyn (580) ; res. Hampton, N. H. 

279. Benjamin-Harvey Hughes^ [107] (Elizabeth^ (Hughes), 
Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison'^ James^, John^). Is 
a farmer, and resides at the Junction in Windham ; served as 
selectman in 1860-61. He married Betsey-Jane Cochran, daugh- 
ter of Isaac Cochran, of Windham, Nov. 29, 1838. She was 
born April 27, 1817. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

280. Ella-Frances (583), b. Jan. 27, 1845; m. John B. Pike. 

281. Kate-Elizabeth (589), b. July 28, 1847; m. Granville Plummer. 

282. Charles-Harvey, b. Jan. 30, 1853 ; d. March 14, 1864. 

283. Florence-Ardelle, b. Feb. 20, 1857; d. Oct. 1, 1871. 

284. Hannah-Patterson« (Jones) [109] (Elizabeth^ (Hughes), 
Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James'^, John^) ; 
married April 26, 1848, William-S. Jones, of Lunenburg, Mass.; 
farmer; born Dec. 5, 1813. 

CHILDREN. 

285. Herbert-Mortimer, b. Feb. 13, 1849. 

286. Nellie-Gertrude, b. Aug. 3, 1851. 

287. Clara-Adelaide, b. March 10, 1853. 

288. Martha-Eldora, b. March 12, 1855. 

289. Lizzie-Frances, b. March 11, 1859. 

290. Elizabeth-Thorn" (Hartwell) [112] (Elizabeth^ (Hughes), 
Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^ James^, John^). 
Married April 27, 1852, Samuel Hartwell, of Lunenburg, Mass.; 
born in Concord, Mass., in 1820. He enlisted in Company F, 
Twenty-fifth Regt. Massachusetts Volunteers, in September, 
1861, and served four years. 



316] 



SIXTH GENEKATION. — EOBERT-P. MORRISON. 107 



CHILDREX. 

291. Hattie-Ann; d. Sept. 1877, aged 24 years. 

292. Arthur-Clarence, d. 1857. 

293. Kate-Alice. 

294. Charlotte-Elizabeth. 

295. Sarah-Adelaide« (Cochran) [113] (Elizabeth^ (Hughes), 
Catharine^ (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James", John^). 
She married James Cochran, of Windham, IST. H., and son of 
Capt. Isaac Cochran. He is a farmer ; was town clerk five years. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

296. James-Arthur (590), b. June 27, 1847; res. East Boston, Mass. 

297. Mary-Alice (593), b. Nov. 11, 1848; res. Nashua, N. H. 

298. John-B., b. Jan. 29, 1850. 

299. AVilliam-Barnet, b. Sept. 5, 1852 ; lives in East Boston, Mass. 

300. Sarah- Adelaide, b. March 16, 1854. 

301. Clara-A., b. July 26, 1856; d. Oct. 3, 1859. 

302. Emma-M., b. March 8, 1858. 

303. Ellen-R., b. Sept. 15, 1860. 

304. Charles-H., b. Oct. 10, 1865. 

30.5. Samuel-Orlando Hughes*^ [114] (Elizabeth^ (Hughes), 
Catharine"* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James-, John^). 
Resides in California. He married Eunice Heckles, of California. 

CHILDREN. 

306. Henry. 307. Mattie. 

308. Isaac-Winslow Hughes*' [H^] (Elizabeth* (Hughes), 
Catharine^ -(Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James-, John^). Is 
n carpenter, and res. in Merrimackport, Mass. ; married, Sept. 7, 
1858, Mary Merrill, daughter of Enoch Merrill, of Newburyport, 
Mass., who was born April 6, 1828. He aided in the overthrow 
of the Rebellion by serving in the Forty-eighth Regt. Massachu- 
setts Volunteers. 

CHILDREN. 

309. John-William, b. Oct. 25, 1860. 

310. Hattie-Little, b. July 28, 1862. 

311. Martha-Ann, b. Aus:. 22, 1864. 

312. Charles-Harvey, b. Dec. 14, 1866. 

313. Henry-Merrill, b. Feb. 16, 1869. 

314. Robert-Park^ [118] (Robert^ Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, 
James^, John^). He succeeded his father on the farm near Wind- 
ham Centre, where he lived till 1873 ; served as selectman in 
1857; as town clerk in 1866-67. Sold his farm in 1873; removed 
to Lawrence, Mass. ; went into flour and grain business. He mar- 
ried Harriet-Ann-White Kelley, daughter of John Kelley, of 
Windham, N. H., Nov. 24, 1859. She Avas born May 21, 1835. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

315. Hattie-Frances, b. July 2, 1862. 

316. Sherman-Howard, b. Dec. 4, 1864; d. Aug. 24, 1876. 



108 CHAKTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUELS; SAMUEL*; JAMESS. [317 

317. SamueP [119] (Robert^ Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, James^ 
John^). Rev. Samuel Morrison prepared for college at Atkinson 
Academy, N. H., and was graduated at Amhei-st College in 1859; 
entered Bangor Theological Seminary, and was graduated in 1864; 
was principal of McCollom Institute, Merrimack, N. H., two and 
a half years. Preached at Belfast, Me. ; was installed as pastor 
over St. Lawrence Street Congregational Church, in Portland, 
Me., in 1865, and remained till 1868, when failing health compelled 
him to relinquish his charge. Visited Cuba, and since his return 
has spent most of his time in the West. Has taught and preached 
at Prescott, Wis., and at Sheboygan Falls, Mich. Left in 1871, 
and lived in Washington, D. C. Is now (1880) preaching near 
New Haven, Ct. 

318. Rufus-A.« [120] (Robert^ SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James'^ 
John^) ; Avas prepared for college at Atkinson Academy, N. H., 
and graduated at Amherst College in 1859; entered Princeton 
Theological Seminary, and graduated in 1862. Failing health 
compelled him to give up his chosen life-work. Was teacher in 
an academy at Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Penn., for several years. 
Spent a few months in 1867, as agent of the Capital City Oil 
Company, in the oil regions of Pennsjdvania. Then received an 
appointment in paymaster-general's office, at Washington, D. C, 
where he remained till 1869. In 1870 he received an appointment 
by General Walker to a position in the census bureau, where he 
remained till completion of census in 1873. Then went into the 
real estate and insurance business. Has now (1880) a clerkship 
in the patent office ; res. Washington, D. C. 

319. John^ [121] (Robert^ SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James^ 
John^). Prepared for college, and then gave his attention to 
music for some years. He entered the army as sergeant of 
Company G, Twenty-second Regt. New Jersey Volunteers, and 
served eleven months, when the regiment was mustered out. Be- 
longed to Wardsworth's division, Reynolds' corps. Was in the 
second battle of Fredericksburg, Va. ; was present with his regi- 
ment, but not actually engaged, in the battle of Chancellorsville. 
From July, 1863, to July, 1865, he was paymaster's clerk. Was 
captured by Mosby's guerillas Oct. 14, 1864, while en roide to 
Shenandoah Valley to pay the Sixth New York Heavy Artillery. 
The train was thrown from the track, a volley fired into it, and 
the passengers robbed, and all connected with the army held as 
prisoners. Wearing no badge to show his connection with the 
army, with some adroitness he mingled with the emigrants with 
which the train was loaded, and in the darkness made his escape. 
He struck out on foot for Washington, travelled all night, and 
reached the city at last, a poorer but comparatively a hap]>y man. 
In 1865 he received an appointment in the second auditor's office, 
treasury department, Washington, D. C, a position he still holds. 
He married at Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Penn., Belvidere 
Dodge. Has two 

CHILDREN. 

320. Helen-Dodge, b. in Mt. Joy, Lancaster Co., Peuu., Dec. U, 1873. 
32L Bertha, b. Washington, D. C, Jan. 5, 1877. 



338] SIXTH GENERATION. — JAMES MORRISON. 109 

322. Hannah^ (Ellis) [128] (James Morrison^ SamueP, Lieut. 
SamueP, James^, John^). She married Chester-F. Ellis, of Plym- 
outh, N. H. They live in Haverhill, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

323. Sarcah-L. (595), b. Plymouth, N. H., Feb. 5, 1832. 

324. Otis-Christopher (59G), b. March 26, 183G. 

325. Albert-Orlando (601), b. Oct. 8, 1838. 

326. John-Morrison (602), b. May 21, 1842. 

327. Sarah« (George, 1st h.) (Hill, 2d h.) [124] (James Morri- 

son^ Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, James'-, John^). She married 

George, Nov. 26, 1835; lived in Plymouth, N. IL He died Jan. 
1, 1849. She married, 2d, Feb. 12, 1854, Lewis-L. Hill, of Hold- 
erness ; reside in Plymouth. 

CHILDREN. 

328. Amanda-Jane, b. Oct. 28, 1836; d. July 1, 1837. 

329. Henry-Stanton (605), b. Feb. 4, 1838. 

330. Amanda-Noyes (607), b. April 23, 1843. 

331. Martha-Anderson" (Hobart) [127] (James Morrison^ 
Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, James'", John^). She married Feb. 18, 
1842, Charles-L. Hobart. He was a successful farmer, and lived 
in Plymouth, N. H. He died July 4, 1862. His widow still 
resides in Plymouth. 

CHILDREN. 

332. Abbie-Adams (609), b. Nov. 20, 1843. 

333. Emma-Jane (610), b. Nov. 4, 1845. 

334. Willie-C. (612), b. July 2, 1853. 

335. Julia-Eliza, b. Dec. 9, 1855. 

336. Maria'' (Dearborn) [129] (James Morrison^ SamueP, 
Lieut. SamueP, James^ John^). Married Nov. 28, 1853, Dainon- 
G. Dearborn ; lived in Plymouth ; he died Jan. 2, 1857 ; one 

CHILD. 

337. Annie-M., b. Oct. 14, 1854; lives in Plymouth. 

338. James® [131] (James^ SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James'^, 
John^). He lived on the farm in Plymouth till 1857, when he re- 
moved to Ottumwa, Walpole Co., loAva. Sept. 12, 1862, he en- 
listed in the Thirty-sixth Regt. Iowa Infantry, and served in Gen- 
eral Steele's command till the close of the war. Was present at 
the hotly contested battle at Helena, Ark., July 4, 1863 ; was 
detailed for hospital service at Mound City, 111., and then received 
thirty days' furlough. Soon after rejoined his regiment at Little 
Rock, which had been taken by the Union forces. There he spent 
the winter of 1864. Three hundred men, of whom he was one, 
were ordered to take a supply train of three hundred wagons to 
Camden, Avhere the main army was camping. This place was 
reached without adventure. On their return, with one thousand 
men and two pieces of artillery, at Marsh's Mills, they were sur- 
rounded by the enemy, and after a sharp contest, surrendered. 



110 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUEL?; SAMUEL*; STEPHEN^. [339 

Every article of value, even pictures of friends, were taken from 
them by the chivalrous sons of the South. Their prison life 
was the same as that of most of our brave Union soldiers. They 
were first marched six hundred miles to Shreveport, La., then to 
Tyler, Tex., where two thousand Union soldiers were corralled 
in a stockade of ten acres. Here they protected themselves as 
best they could from the burning rays of the sun, the drenching 
rains of summer, and the frosts of winter, by tunnelling, and 
building log huts. After ten months of captivity, he was ex- 
changed. He doffed the rags of the defunct confederacy, and 
clothed himself in the blue of the Union army. He was dis- 
charged June 12, 1865. In 1873 he removed to Sioux Falls, 
Dakota Territory, where he now lives. Has never participated 
in politics, or held any public position, but has always voted the 
straight Republican ticket. He is a prominent member of the 
Methodist church. He married Sept. 29, 1852, Amanda Shaw, of 
Salisbury, N. H. She was born May 28, 1833. 

CHILDREN. 

339. Edward-Abram, b. in Plymouth, N. H., June L3, 1853. 

340. Clara- Augusta, b. iu Plymouth, N. H., May 9, 1856. 

341. John-Amos, b. in Dahlonega, la., Aug. 18, 1858. 

342. f George- Augustus, b. in Dahlonega, la., Feb. 8, 1860. 

343. \ Mary-Alice, b. in Dahlonega, Ia.\ Feb. 8, 1860. 

344. Everett-Austin, b. in Ottumwa, la., Oct. 5, 1863. 

345. James-Wallace, b. in Ottumwa, la., Jan. 17, 1865. 

346. Estella- Amanda, b. in Ottumwa, la., July 22, 1866. 

347. Sidney-Ellsworth, b. in Albia, la., Feb. 22, 1868. 

348. Joseph-Grant, b. in Oskaloosa, la., March 27, 1871. 

349. Stephen-Augustus*^ [134] (Stephen^ Samuel"*, Lieut. Sam- 
ueP, James"^, John^). Is a tanner ; worked in early life in Danvers, 
Mass., and Montpelier, Vt. Went West in 1837, and in 1838 
established himself at the place now called Saugatuck, Mich., in 
the tanning business, in which he has continued ever since. Has 
met with abundant success ; has engaged in real-estate business 
considerably. Was appointed postmaster by President Van 
Buren, and held the position till the administration of President 
Grant, with the exception of two years ; has held the ofiice of 
supervisor in his town more than twenty years ; was county 
treasurer two years. In politics he is a Democrat ; in war 
times, a stanch war Democrat. Being among the first settlers, 
he is widely and favorably known. Married May 7, 1842, M.-E. 
Parkman. 

CHILDREN. 

350. Julia-E. (614), b. July 2, 1845. 

351. Jessie-S. (617), b. Oct. 23, 1851. 

352. Martha, b. Oct. 28, 1848 ; d. Jan. 15, 1849. 

353. Stephen, b. Dec. 3, 1849 ; d. 1849. 

354. Hattie, b. Sept. 5, 1856 ; d. Dec. 10, 1856. 

355. SamueP [135] (Stephen^, Samuel'*, Lieut. SamueP, James'^ 
John^). Worked on his father's farm in Barre, Vt., till eighteen 



370] SIXTH GENERATION. — SAMUEL MORRISON. Ill 

years of age ; removed to Saugatuck, Mich., and was in the tan- 
ning business five years with his brother. April 28, 1845, he 
married Lucia Harrington, in Barre, Vt. ; born Nov. 15, 1822 ; 
died at Waukegan, 111., Nov. 15, 1854. He lived in Waukegan 
ten years, and was engaged in the lumber business, tannery, and 
boot and shoe business. Removed to Chicago in 1856 ; was in 
lumber and coal trade. He married, 2d, Mrs. Delia-W. White, 
daughter of Oliver Trowbridge, of Chicago. He amassed con- 
siderable property, and removed to Mendota, 111., where he liA^ed 
till 1870. Then he removed to Topeka, Kan., and was engaged 
four years in the cattle trade, and wholesale and retail grocery 
business. He has retired from business and lives on his farm, 
situated five miles east of Topeka, on the Kaw River Bottom. 
His wife died Dec. 6, 1876. 

CHILDREN. 

356. Lawson-H., b. June 26, 1847; is a bookkeeper with tlie Cliicago 

Dock Compauy, aud res. in Chicago; m. Aug. 31, 1871, Zaidee 
Cowan, of Topeka, Kan. ; she was b. in Pennsylvania in 1853. 
Cliildren: 1st, Harry-L., b. May 11, 1873; d. Oct. 23, 1876. 2d, 
Ida, b. Nov. 19, 1874. 8d, Charles-Elmer, b. Aug. 13, 1877. 

357. Martha-E., b. Nov. 1, 1850. 

358. Lu-Lu, b. Nov. 1857 ; d. Jan. 1, 1862. 

359. Anna-L., b. Jan. 10, 1862. 

360. Miles^ [137] (Stephen^ SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James-, 
John^). Is a successful farmer, and lives on the old homestead, 
Barre, Vt, He married, 1st, Sabrina-E. Gale, Jan. 25, 1847 ; she 
<lied Sept. 19, 1862; had two children. Married, 2d, Emma-M. 
Taft, Feb. 25, 1864. 

CHILDREN, BORX IN BARRE, VT. 

361. M.-Eugene, b. Nov. 22, 1847. Went West in October, 1866; lived 

in Kansas one year; res. in Chicago, 111., and is connected with 
the general ticket office of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 
Railroad; m. in Chatfleld, Minn., Oct. 18, 1877, Minerva, dan. 
of Rev. Nelson and Jane-P. (Wallis) Allen. One child: Alice- 
Maud, b. March 21, 1880. 

362. John-Gale, b. Nov. 7, 1854 ; lives in Barre, Vt. 

363. Maud-Myra, b. Aug. 28, 1871. 

364. Martha« (Little) [138] (Stephen Morrison^, SamueP, 
Lieut. SamueP, James'-, John^). She married Isaiah-C. Little, 
Jan. 7, 1847 ; died Sept. 22, 1847. 

365. Myra*^ (Walker) [139] (Stephen Morrison^, Samuel"*, Lieut. 
Samuel'^ James', John^). Jan. 7, 1847, she married L.-B, Walker. 
They live in Chicago, 111. 

CHILDREN. 

366. Stephen-L., b. Dec. 6, 1851. 

367. Ida-M., b. Sept. 4, 1855 ; m. June 5, 1877, Frederick Dennis, inventor 

of the " Tubular Lantern," and are living in Chicago, 111. 

368. Willis-P., b. April 12, 1862. 

369. George-L., b. April 7, 1865. 

370. Margaret-Mary« (Dinsmoor) [143] (Margaret^ (Park), 
Samuel Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James^, John^). She mai-ried 



112 CHARTER J AMES2; LIEUT. SAMUEL3; SAMUEL*; JEREMIAHS. [371 

Sept. 9, 1852, Isaiah Dinsmoor, of Windham, son of William 
Dinsmoor, and who was born Sept. 19, 1824. He is a successful 
farmer, living in the "Range," on the farm laid out to Charter 
John Morison (who was one of the sixteen first settlers of Lon- 
donderry) in 1728, and the farm on which his son, Capt. Thomas 
Morison, lived, and which he sold to Smiley in 1743, several years 
previous to his emigrating to Peterborough, N. H. Mrs. Dins- 
moor was born in Belfast, Me., Jan. 11, 1828; spent three years 
at Framingham (Mass.) Academy; commenced teaching school 
at the age of seventeen, and taught for seven years. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

371. Arthur-Wallace (619), b. Jan. 25, 1854; res. Boston, Mass. 

372. William-Wear, b. Sept. U, 1859 ; res. Boston, Mass. 

373. Charles-Heurj', b. March 24, 1862. 

374. Horace-Park, b. May 3, 1863. 

375. Horace Park*^ [1-17] (Margaret^ (Park), Samuel Morison^ 
Lieut. SamueP, James"^, John^) ; farmer, and resides on the 
homestead in Belfast, Me. Has been connected with the city 
government as councilman. He married his cousin, Margaret- 
Elizabeth Morrison (150), of Windham, N. H., Jan. 29, 1868. 
She was a teacher ; attended the ladies' seminary at Brad- 
ford, Mass., for nearly thi'ee years. A few months before she 
was to graduate, and to which event she had looked forward 
with pleasure as the crown of her years of study, she was called 
home by the illness of her brother. The plans of life were given 
up, and for several years she ministered to those who were dear 
to her. She saw two brothers pass away in youth. During the 
long illness of her parents, she cared for them with the deepest 
solicitude. She was married soon after their decease, and left her 
childhood's home. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN BELFAST, ME. 

377. Mabel-Asjnes, b. July 18, 1875. 

378. Edward-Horace, b. Aug. 9, 1877. 

379. Christopher-MerrilP [149] (Jeremiah^ SamueP, Lieut. 
SamueP, James"^, John^). The following sketches of him and his 
brother Edward-Payson are from the pen of their sister, Mrs. M.- 
Lizzie Park, Belfast, Me. : — 

"From a child he was of a thoughtful mind, mature in judg- 
ment, and conscientious in character ; and as years passed over 
him, these traits were still more strongly defined. His purpose 
and desire were to obtain a liberal education, and for this object 
he entered the academy at Atkinson, N. H., preparatory to a col- 
lege course. While there, his attention was strongly called to 
religious things, and the result was, that he entered with his 
whole heart and soul upon a new life, which brought with it 
strength to bear and suffer during a long and painful illness, and 
fitted him for the rest which remaineth for the people of God. 
For nearly two years before his death, he was a member of the 
Presbyterian church in Windham, N. H. He had nearly finished 



382] SIXTH GENERATION. — EDWARD-P. MORRISON. 113 

his preparatory course, when consumption laid its wasting hand 
upon him. While giving up the studies in which he delighted, 
and all the plans of his earthly future, which were dear to him, 
he cheerfiilly obeyed the summons, 'Come up higher,' and entered 
into rest Dec. 22, 1857, aged 21 yrs. 20 days." 

380. Margaret-Elizabeth (Park). [See No. 375.] 

381. Edward-Payson** [1^1] (Jeremiah^ SamueP, Lieut. Sam- 
ueP, James'-, John^). "Very early in his childhood, he showed 
that he was possessed of a very active mind, quick to acquire and 
strong to retain, which developed into a decided and eager taste 
for literary pursuits. At the age of thirteen he became a mem- 
ber of the academy at Atkinson, N. H., where he finished his 
preparatory course, intending at once to enter college. While 
teaching in the winter of 1857-58, the first symptoms of con- 
sumption were manifested, and from them he never recovered. 
Like his brother, he early became a member of Christ's church, 
and strengthened and upheld by a like precious faith, he gave up 
the bright hopes of his youth and the brilliant promise of his 
future, and cheerfully laid down his life while it was 'yet morn- 
ing.' He died Aug. 5, 1858, at Peacham, Vt., where he had gone 
in the hope of regaining his health, at the age of 18 yrs. 6 
mos. 7 days." 

"Death cannot come 
To him untimely, who is fit to die ; 
The less of this cold world, the more of heaven ; 
The briefer life, the earlier immortality." 

382. Leonard- Allison^ [152] (Jeremiah^ SamueP, Lieut. Sani- 
ueP, James^ John^). Leonard-A. Morrison was born in Wind- 
ham, N, H.,Eeb. 21, 1843, and unmarried. He writes: "Nothing 
eventful or striking has occurred in my life. Most of my early 
ambitions have been laid aside. By the death of my brothers, 
and the precarious state of my parents' health, the burdens of 
life fell upon me at an early age. My advantages for education 
were rather limited, — only such as the common scliool afforded, and 
a few months' attendance at the Union School, Gowanda, Catta- 
raugus Co., N. Y., in 1860, and at the Ncav Hampshire Conference 
Seminary at Sanbornton Bridge (now Tilton), in 1861. This 
education has been supplemented by intercourse with the world, 
and by reading. In my youth I was prohibited by my parents 
from reading works that now find a place in most of our public 
libraries, and the influence of which is only evil. I was always 
fond of reading, and for several years took books from the circu- 
lating library in Lawrence, Mass., and in them found companion- 
ship, solace, and delight. It is a pleasure to me to read the 
best writers in poetry, historj', or romance, and thus hold 
communion with those rare individuals of the world who have 
stamped their own personality upon their works; whose words 
bear the impress of their souls, and bring to our minds the deep 
feelings and thoughts that gushed from the depths of their hearts. 
It is thus that we enter into their lives, and see and feel and know 
what they have seen and felt and known. 



114 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUELS; SAMUEL*; JOHN^. [383 

" I have filled no public position of importance ; was selectman 
in 1871-72, and by virtue of this office I became a trustee, and 
aided in the establishment at that time of the Nesmith (Free) 
Public Library of nearly two thousand volumes. This work was 
congenial with my tastes, and I entered into it with enthusiasm. 
I served as moderator in 1874, '75, '76, '77, '78, '79, and '80, and 
have been a justice of the peace for many years, and enumerator 
of the census in 1880. For more than fifteen years I have been 
an occasional contributor to the newspapers. 

" In politics I am a Republican, and member of the Republican 
State Central Committee. Till the death of Charles Sumner, I 
was one of his most ardent admirers, and with one exception his 
steadfast follower. I believed him to be as pure and elevated a 
statesman as America had produced, — a safe leader, as his 'white 
plume' ever waved in the fore-front of the great struggle for 
human rights. 

"Am a farmer, and till the paternal acres. I own the farm laid 
out in 1728 to the Rev. James McGregor, first minister in Lon- 
donderry, N. H. It was owned by my great-grandfather, Lieut. 
Samuel Morison. It was occupied and owned by my grandfather 
and my father. 

"Here is where they lived, and not far from this is where they 
rest in their long and 'dreamless slumber.' In the old burying- 
ground at the head of Windham Range, a bleak and 'wind-loved 
spot' in winter, but in summer 'where green grasses tremble in 
the breezes and the warm sunshine calls forth the flowers,' rest 
members of five generations of my race. 

" Life has not brought me all that I hoped for, and much that I 
desired has eluded my grasp. The duties which have fallen upon 
me I have endeavored to perform faithfully and conscientiously. 

"The above sketch comprises the main events of my prosy, 
uneventful life. I am the author of this 'History of the Mor- 
ison, or Morrison, Family.' " Residence, Windham, N. H. 

383. Dennison-Wallis« [155] (John^ Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, 
James^, John^). When young, was in the office of the Bay State 
Mills (now Washington), at Lawrence, Mass. In 1854 went to 
Cincinnati, O., and was employed in the Cincinnati Gazette office 
and in Groesbeck & Co.'s bank till 1863. He then removed to 
New York City, and became connected with the "Warren Chem- 
ical Manufacturing Co.," of which (1880) he is treasurer. Nov. 
4, 1857, he married Mary- Jane AVhitney, of Ashland, Mass. She 
was born June 13, 1832, and is daughter of Luke Whitney, who 
belonged to the somewhat noted family of inventors of that name. 
Mr. Morrison resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

384. Sarah- Marcia'' (Blanchard) [156] (John Morrison^ Sam- 
uel*, Lieut. SamueP, James"-^, John^). Was graduated at Normal 
School, Salem, Mass., and taught in the public schools of Law- 
rence, Mass. May 21, 1857, she married Dr. Andrew-D. Blanch- 
ard, of Lawrence. He was born in Medford, Mass., March 4, 



406] SIXTH GENERATION. — D.-WALLIS MORRISON. 115 

1823; graduated at Harvard College, 1842; studied medicine in 
Boston and Philadelphia, and graduated at Harvard Medical 
School in 1845 ; practised as a physician at Martha's Vineyard, 
1846. In 1847 removed to Lawrence, where he has since resided, 
with the exception of one year (1862), when he was connected 
with the army as acting assistant surgeon. 

CHILDREN. 

385. Lucy-Stanwood, b. March 4, 1858; artist. 

386. Andrew-Denmau, b. June 17, 1860; clerk in Essex Savings Bank, 

Lawrence, Mass. 

387. Mary-Anna, b. Aug. 21, 1864. 

388. Anna-Rea, b. July 29, 1869. 

389. AlvaDow*^ [164] (Elizabeth^ (Dow), Robert Morison^ 
Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^). Lived in Marseilles, 111.; mar- 
ried Sarah Rumney, of Biddeford, Me., Nov. 30, 1836. She was 
born Feb. 15, 1820! He died Xov. 7, 1877. 

CHILDREX. 

390. Vermelia-C. (621), b. May 19, 1838; d. July 28, 1878. 

391. Gilman-Corning (625), b. Jan. 4, 1840; res. Salem, N. H. 

392. Sarah-E. (630)^^ b. Feb. 18, 1844. 

893. Charles-A., b. Sept. 21, 1846; d. April 30, 1856. 
394. Emraa-F., b. July 6, 1855; d. July 19, 1855. 

395. Robert-Morrison Dow*^ [165] (Elizabeth^ (Dow), Robert 
Morison^, Lieut. SamueP, James-^, John^). Lives in Bellevue, 
Sarpy Co., Neb., on the line of the Pacific Railroad ; farmer, and 
hotel-keeper, Omaha, Neb. He married, Oct. 3, 1841, Ann-W. 
Burnet, of Salem, N. H. She was born Aug. 9, 1813 ; died June 
10, 1850. He married, 2d, Emily-R. Lane, May 4, 1855 ; she was 
born March 2, 1827. 

CHILDREN. 

396. Olive-H., b. in Marseilles, 111., July 12, 1842. 

397. Robert-H., b. in Marseilles, 111., May 19, 1844; d. April 1, 1865. 

398. Willard-W., b. July 20, 1846. 

399. Infant son, d. July 10, 1850. 

400. Lizzie-J., b. Aug. 31, 1856. 

401. Jessie-F., b. Jan. 13, 1858; d. Oct. 30, 1865. 

402. Cora-L., b. Aug. 13, 1860. 

403. Nellie-C, b. July 18, 1862. 

404. Infant dau., d. Dec. 13, 1863. 

405. Jessie-L., b. Aug. 23, 1865. 

406. Nancy-Betton« (Massey) [166] (Elizabeth^ (Dow), Robert 
Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^). She married, Dec. 31, 
1835, Jonathan Massey, of Salem, N. H. He was born in Salem 
Jan. 10, 1809. He was a shoe-manufacturer in Salem three years ; 
removed to Marseilles, 111., and engaged in farming ; subsequently 
settled in Morris, 111., and was a trader. He died June 16, 1866 : 
she died April 18, 1875. 



116 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUELS; ROBERT^; ASAS. [407 
CHILDREX. 

407. Stillman-E. (634), b. Oct. 28, 1836. 

408. Adeline-P. (635), b. June 12, 1841. 

409. Myra-S. (638), b. June 1, 1845. 

410. Horace-S., b. Aug. 16, 1851. 

411. Lizzie-H., b. Sept. 24, 1852. 

412. Lucinda-D.« (Corning) [167] (Elizabeth^ (Dow), Robert 
Morison'', Lieut. Samuel^, James^ John^). She married Dec. 27, 

1838, Gilnian Corning, boi-n in Salem, N. H. ; shoe-manufacturer 
in Salem and Windham, N. H. ; removed to Haverhill, Mass., his 
present home. Has represented Haverhill in the Massachusetts 
legislature. One 

CHILD. 

413. Albian- James (640), b. Nov. 7, 1841. 

414. Betseys (Abbott) [168] (Elizabeth^ (Dow), Robert Mori- 
son*, Lieut. SamueP, James'^, John^). She married Ebenezer-T. 
Abbott (2d wife), of Windham, Aug. 29, 1849. He was born in 
1805, and was son of Rev. Jacob Abbott, of Windham. They 
lived in the "Range." He died March 2, 1853 ; she died Dec. 
27, 1854. One 

CHILD. 

415. Jacob, b. June 17, 1850; d. Sept. 20, 1857. 

416. Philena" (Jordan) [169] (Elizabeth^ (Dow), Robert Mor- 
ison*, Lieut. SamueP, James"-^, John^). Was married Dec. 26, 

1839, to Samuel-Carter Jordan. He was born in Kennebunk, Me., 
Jan. 26, 1818; they lived in Biddeford, Me., in Danvers and 
Lowell, Mass. ; then removed to Morris, 111., where they now live. 

CHILDREN. 

417. Elizabeth-Hannah, b. May 15, 1841; d. Jan. 11, 1844. 

418. AIvah-Reynolds (644), b. Dec. 13, 1842. 

419. AbelDow*5 [171] (Elizabeth^ (Dow), Robert MorisonS 
Lieut. SamueP, James'^, John^). He married Sept. 28, 1849, 
Rhoda-Ann Plummer, of Salem, N. H. ; she was born in 1833. 
Mr. Dow succeeded his father on the farm once owned by his 
grandfather, Robert Morison, and part of which was laid out to 
Charter James Morison, of the 2d Gen., 1728, who was succeeded in 
possession by his son Thomas and Lieut. Samuel Morison, and 
Ms son Robert*. Mr. Dow is a prosperous farmer ; is also engaged 
in the wood and lumber business. He represented his town in 
the legislature in 1877, and was again elected for 1879-80. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

420. Martha-Morrison, b. Dec. 17, 1850; d. Aug. 27, 1852. 

421. George-Plummer, b. Nov. 23, 1852; lives in Windham. 

422. Cliarles- Allison, b. Dec. 24, 1854; m. Dec. 24, 1878, Ada-Dow 

Colby, dau. of Williara-G. Colby, of Salem, N. R. ; she was b. 
Oct. 7, 1860 ; they live in Salem, N. H. One child : Charles- 
Abel, b. March 15, 1880. 

423. Willard-Elbridge, b. Oct. 6, 1856. 

424. Marion-Louise,"^ b. Aug. 13, 1876. 



433] SIXTH GENERATION. — NANCY (MORRISON) SULLIVAN. 117 

425. Martha-A.« (Silver) [173] (Asa Morrison^ Robert*, Lieut. 
SamueP, James^ Jolin^). Married Nov. 7, 1838, B.-F. Silver, a 
native of Hopkinton, N. H., where he was born Nov. 8, 1808; 
removed to the West in 1832; farmer; they live in Pokagon, 
Mich. One 

CHILD. 

426. Helen-Adelaide, b. Sept. 3, 1845, at Cassopolis, Mich. ; she m. A. -J. 
Sammons, b. Dec. 26, 1835, at Springfield, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; 
they res. in Pokagon, Mich. She d. May 27, 1874. 

427. Nancy^ (Sullivan) [174] (Asa Morrison^, Robert*, 
Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^). She married, in 1842, James 
Sullivan. He was born in Exeter, N. H., Dec. 6, 1811, and was 
grandson of General Sullivan of the Revolution. He graduated 
at Dartmouth College in 1829, and went West in 1837 ; settled in 
Cassopolis, Cass Co., Mich. Afterwards removed to Dowagiac, 
in same county, where he died Aug. 19, 1878. Was a lawyer of 
eminence, and filled important positions of trust. Mrs. Sullivan 
died May 5, 1848. One 

CHILD. 

428. Clara, b. April, 1843; d. Sept. 22, 1862. 

429. Lydia.A.« (Rudd) [175] (Asa Morrison^, Robert*, Lieut. 
SamueP, James'-, Johii^). She lived in Windham when young; 
went to her friends in Michigan in 1844. She married Henry- 
Lindsey Rudd, Nov. 13, 1847. In 1852 they crossed the plains 
in an emigrant wagon, and during a journey of three thousand 
miles they did not see a dwelling-house. Their experience was 
interesting and peculiar. They now live in Peoria, Ore. 

CHILDREN. 

430. Ellen-Nargette, b. June 17, 1855; d. Oct. 21, 1857. 

431. Lura-Allen, b. May 9, 1860. 

432. Harry-Z., b. Aug. 27, 1862. 

433. Martha-Mehitable« (Allen) [177] (Nancy^ (Merrill), 
Robert Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James^, John^). She was 
possessed of a rare, sympathetic nature, which made her a 
favorite with all about her. She Avas the confidant and comforter 
of the sick, the troubled, and the afflicted. Endowed with fine 
musical abilities and a pleasant voice, she took great pleasure in 
singing to the insane at the McLean Asylum in Somerville, 
Mass.; over them she possessed a remarkable influence. She 
was a devoted wife and mother, and to her parents and brothers 
she was a pride and joy. A graduate of Wilbraham Academy, 
she retained through life the strong friendships formed thei-e, 
and her memory is yet green in the hearts of those who knew 
her. In 1839 she married Samuel-Richardson Allen, of Salem, 
N. H., and died in Somerville, Mass., May 13, 1850. He died in 
Somerville, Jan. 22, 1852. 



118 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUEL^; ROBERT*; NANCYS. [434 
CHILDREN. 

434. Susan- Amelia, b. 1840 ; d. Feb. 8, 1860. 

435. Benjamin-rranklin, b. 1842 ; d. March 8, 1860. 

436. Edward-Everett (645), b. Aug. 5, 1845; m. Eanuie Robbius. 

437. John-Milton MerrilP [178] (Nancy^ (Merrill), Robert 
Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James", John^). He married Mrs. 
Mary-Bassett-Partridge Hills, of Holliston, Mass. She was born 
Dec. 15, 1819. Mr. Merrill is a retired clergyman of the M. E. 
Church and of the N. E. Conference. Was fifteen years in the 
ministry, when his health failed and he entered business life. Is 
now assistant superintendent of the works, in South Boston, of 
the Downer Kerosene Oil Co. For some time he had charge of 
the extensive works of the company in Corry, Pa. Home, Dor- 
chester District, Boston, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

438. Martha-R., b. April 20, 1843. 

439. Mary-S. (646), b. Dec. 25, 1844. 

440. Abraham D., 1st, b. July 15, 1847; d. Aug. 12, 1847. 

441. Abraham-D., 2d, d. in infancy. 

442. John-J. (649), b. Nov. 30, 1848; d. April 25, 1876. 

443. Rufus-B., b. March 12, 1852. 

444. Alva-Morrison, b. May 15, 1854. 

445. Nathaniel-C, b. June 17, 1855. 

446. Wihelmina-Arabella, b. Jan. 23, 1861. 

447. Jacob-S. MerrilP [179] (Nancy^ (Merrill), Robert Mor- 
ison*, Lieut. SamueP, James'", John^). He married Harriet-D. 
Barnes, of Boston, Sept. 1, 1842 ; she died in Cambridge, Mass., 
Nov. 15, 1873. She was born in Newton, Mass., Sept. 23, 1814. 
Thirty years ago, Mr. Merrill was one of the largest manufac- 
turers of paper-hangings in the vicinity of Boston, and one of 
the first to introduce " machine papers." The last few years he 
has been a dealer in paper-hangings, etc., at No. 17 Hanover 
Street, Boston, Mass. Home, Arlington Heights, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

448. George-A.-B., b. Boston, Jan. 6, 1844. 

449. Harriet-E., b. Cambridge, Dec. 31, 1847. 

450. Martha-E., b. Cambridge, Feb. 23, 1849. 

451. Caroline-F., b. April 20, 1851; d. Jan. 29, 1860. 

452. William-B. MerrilP [181] (Nancy^ (Merrill), Robert Mor- 
ison*, Lieut. Samuel'*, James^ John^). He married Mary-B. Dyer, 
of Boston, June 9, 1853. She was born Oct. 8, 1830, and is a lineal 
descendant of Governor Bradford, of colonial times. Both of 
her parents descended from the original Plymouth Colony. He 
is director and partner in the well-known Downer Kerosene Oil 
Company, of Boston. This extensive concern owes much of its 
reputation to his tact and business enterprise as general manager. 
A large foreign trade has been established, and its local trade has 
been conducted on the strictest principles of honest dealing. He 
has served the public interests of Boston in the common council. 



465] SIXTH GENERATION. — JOSHUA MEREILL. 119 

school committee, and legislature. Business office, 104 Water 
Street ; home, 147 West Concord Street, Boston, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

453. Adelaide-Snow (651), b. June 22, 1854. 

454. Lizzie-Holmes, b. Nov. 12, 1858. 

455. Joshua MerrilP [182] (Nancy^ (Merrill), Robert Morison*, 
Lieut. SamueP, James"^, John^). He married Amelia-S. Grigg, of 
Boston, Mass., June 13, 1849. She was born in Boston Dec. 25, 
1830. He is connected with the Downer Kerosene Oil Company. 
Its earlier prosperity was largely due to his inventive genius. All 
the practical details of manufacturing refined oils were intrusted 
to his skill and judgment by Mr. Samuel Downer, the original 
proprietor of the South Boston oil-works. All new appliances of 
excellence, mechanical and chemical, were adopted by him, and 
pressed into the service. He has erected extensive works in this 
country and Europe, and stands confessedly the master of his art. 
His personal triumphs are inseparably connected with the world- 
wide reputation of the company's products, and tell of the ear- 
nestness with which he has labored. Business office, 104 Water 
Street ; home, 36 East Chester Park, Boston, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

456. Isabella-Morrison (652), b. Cambridge, Mass., April 10, 1850. 

457. William-Bradley, b. Dec. 10, 1852 ; d. Oct. 9, 1853. 

458. Amelia-Grigg (656), b. Boston, Mass., March 17, 1854. 

459. Nellie-Gertrude, b. Boston, Mass., Sept. 22. 1858 ; d. Sept. 19, 1863. 

460. Gertrude-Bradley, b. Boston, Mass., Dec. 11, 1862. 

461. Joshua, b. Boston, Mass., June 21, 1871. 

462. Abraham-H. MerrilP [183] (Nancy^ (Merrill), Robert 
Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James'-, John^). He married Martha- 
A.-B. Forbes, of Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 21, 1851. She was born 
July 4, 1834. He resides in Salem, N. H. Business : farmer, 
litterateur, artist. 

CHILDREN. 

463. Alice-E., b. Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 21, 1858. 

464. Annie-M., b. Boston, Mass., March 28, 1864; d. June 19, 1864. 

465. Rufus-S. MerrilP [184] (Nancy^ (Merrill), Robert Mori- 
son^, Lieut. SamueP, James-^, John^). He married Mary-A. Stod- 
dard, of Boston, Oct. 7, 1851. He is in the employ of the Downer 
Kerosene Oil Company, and has rendered it important services. 
He possesses rare inventive powers. Several patents taken out 
by him have been remunerative and popular. The use of illumi- 
nating products enters largely into his studies, and some of the 
most successful burners and lamps extant are the invention of his 
practical brain. As a lecturer before legislative committees and 
scientific institutes he has few superiors in presenting lucidly the 
matter pertaining to his calling. Business office, 104 Water 
Street, Boston, Mass. ; home, Arlington Heights. 



120 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUEL3; ROBERT^; MARYS. [466 
CHILDREN. 

466. Charles-S., b. March 27, 18o3; m. Emma-J. Abbott, of Hyde Park, 

June 27, 1878. Oue child : Mary-Augusta. 

467. Rufus-F., b. Dec. 31, 185.T; m. Oct. 16, 1879, Cora-E.,dau. ofHora- 

tio-H. Hubbard, of Hyde Park, Mass. 

468. Willis-C, b. May 27, 1861. 

469. Walter-E., b. July 23, 1866. 

470. Mary-A., b. Apiil 29, 1869. 

471. Naucy, b. Dec. 30, 1872. 

472. Catharine-Colby« (Whittaker) [186] (Ira Morrison^ Rob- 
ert*, Lieut. SamueP, Jaraes'-^, John^). She married April 25, 1850, 
John-S. Wliittaker, of Windham. They lived in Salem, N. H.; 
now reside in Braintree, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

473. Horace-T.. b. May 31, 1851. 

474. Luella-E., b. Nov. 29, 1854; m. Francis French, of Brockton, Mass., 

Jan. 27, 1876. 

475. Benjamin-Lyman*' [18"] (Il•a^ Robert*, Lieut. SamueP, 
James", John^). He married Lydia Penniman, of Braintree, 
Mass., Nov. 22, 1855. Business, woolen manufacturer. He 
represented his district in the legislature in 1872. Residence, 
Braintree, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

476. Lyman-Willard, b. Nov. 2, 1858. 

477. Helen-Maria, b. Sept. 7, 1867. 

478. Nancy-T.6 [188] (Ira^ Robert*, Lieut. SamueP, James^, 
John^). She was educated at Sanborntou Bridge (now Tilton), 
N. H., Conference Seminary and Female College, and at Atkinson 
Academy. She lives in Rowley, Mass. Is a teacher and artist. 

479. Ira-Plummer" [189] (Ira^ Robert*, Lieut. SamueP, James^ 
John^). Sept. 16, 1871, he married Mary South, of Weymouth, 
Mass. He is a machinist. Lives in Braintree, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

480. Franklin, b. May 17, 1872; d. May 16, 1877. 

481. Grace, b. Jan. 20, 1875. 

482. Judge Silas-Morris Cochran^ [191 ] ( Mary^ ( Cochran ), 
Robert Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James'^, John^). He received his 
early training in the "old brick school-house" of AYindham, N. H., 
and there were laid the foundations of his character. While in 
his minority he went to Baltimore to live ; was admitted to the 
bar on the 2d of May, 1843. He soon rose to eminence, and the 
last five years of his life was an associate justice of the court of 
appeals. He held other high positions of trust. Chief-justice 
Bowie, when announcing the death of Judge Cochran, spoke as 
follows: "Nature stamped upon his countenance nobility of soul. 
His face was the reflex of his character." He died in the tried 
maturity of his powers, and in the midst of his usefulness, Dec. 
16, 1866. He married, 1st, Mary Needham, of Baltimore, Md. 



500] SIXTH GENERATION. — NELSON COCHRAN. 121 

His 2d wife was Charlotte, daughter of Rev. Mr. Rockwood, 
of Cambridge, Mass. They were married Dec. 28, 1859; she 
resides in Newton, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

483. Arthur, b. Aug. 27, 1864. 

484. Agnes-Langdon, b. July 4, 1866. 

485. Nelson Cochran« [193] (Mary^ (Cochran), Robert Mori- 
son^ Lieut. SamueP, James", John^). He married Emily Green, 
of Melrose, Mass., Jan. 24, 1850. She was born in Maiden, Mass., 
May 24, 1829. He has filled various public positions in his town, 
and has represented his district in the legislature. Lives in Mel- 
rose, ^I^Iass. 

CHILDREN. 

486. Maurice-G., b. Feb. 8, 1856. 

487. Clareuce, b. Feb. 16, 1858. 

488. Mary-E., b. March 18, 1868. 

489. Emily-Jane^ (Dow) [195] (Mary^ (Cochran), Robert Mor- 
ison*, Lieut. SamueP, James'^, John^). She married Asa Dow, of 
Chicago, where they now live. Mr. Dow is descended from the 
family of that name in Windham, N. H. He is a prominent 
business man in Chicago, and is the head of one of the greatest 
pork-packing establishments in the world. 

CHILDREN. 

490. Alice. 491. Harold. 

492. Maria-Elizabeth^ (Dow) [197] (Leonard Morrison^ Rob- 
ert*, Lieut. SamueP, James'-, John^). She married Amos Dow, of 
Methuen, Mass., April 26, 1849. He was a woolen manufacturer 
in Salem, N. H., and died from the accidental discharge of a gun, 
Sept. 22, 1855. They had three children. She married, 2d, 
Joseph Collins, of Lawi'ence, Mass., July, 1859 ; died Dec. 22, 1859. 

CHILDREN. 

493. Alvin-Edson, b. Salem, N. H., March 15, 1852; d. Sept. 11, 1852. 

494. Maria-Lizzie (657), b. Salem, N. H., Nov. 10, 1853. 

495. Lura- Amanda, b. Methuen, Mass., March 15, 1856. 

496. Leonard-Almy^ [198] (Leonard^ Robert*, Lieut. SamueP, 
James'^, John^). He married April 5, 1857, Amanda-Regina, 
daughter of Isaac Huse, of Manchester, N. H. He was connected 
with his father in the manufacturing business at Byfield, Mass. 
He died July 2, 1872, from the effects of an accidental discharge 
of a gun. 

CHILDREN. 

497. Almy-Edson, b. in Salem, N. H., June 11, 1858; d. March 20, 1865. 

498. William-lluse, b. in Newbury, Mass., May 5, 1861. 

499. lua-Blanchu, b. in Newbury, Mass., May 8, 1871. 

500. M.-Lurette« (Abercrombie) [200] (Alva Morrison^, Rob- 
ert*, Lieut. SamueP, James'^ John^). She married April 15, 1853, 
Horace Abercrombie, of Quincy, Mass. He was a manufacturer 



122 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUELS; CATHARINE THOM*. [501 

of woolen goods for twelve years, when he retired. Was a mem- 
ber of the Massachusetts legislature in 1859. Resides in Brain- 
tree, Mass. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN BRAINTREE, MASS. 

501. Helen-M., b. June 13, 1855. 

502. Elmer-E., b. April 27, 1861. 

503. Alva.S.« [201] (Alva^ Roberts Lieut. SamueP, James^ 
John^). He is the senior member of the firm of A.-S. Morrison 
& Bros., engaged largely in the manufacture of woolen goods, 
which have a first-class reputation. He married Lizzie-A. Curtis, 
of Weymouth, Mass., Nov. 9, 1857. She died Jan. 7, 1874. He 
married, 2d, Rebecca Holyoke, of Marlboro', Mass., June 13, 1875. 
Lives in Braintree, Mass. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN BRAINTREE, MASS. 

504. Frauk-Russell, b. April 6, 1860 ; d. Aug. 10, 1860. 

505. Anna-Gertrude, b. Sept. 23. 1862. 

506. Walter-Ellis, b. May 16, 1864. 

507. Fred-Gilbert, b. April 20, 1866. 

508. Mira-Isabel, b. Nov. 14, 1867. 

509. Grace-Curtis, b. Dec. 30, 1870; d. Sept. 27, 1872. 
509^. Alice-Southworth, b. May 20, 1878. 

510. E.-Adelaide" (Bass) [203] (Alva Morrison^ Roberts 
Lieut. SamueP, James^ John^) ; married Lewis Bass, Jr., of 
Quincy, Mass., Jan. 15, 1862. Reside in Quincy, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

511. Louis-Morrison, b. May 4, 1863; d. Aug. 26, 1863. 

512. Lewis, b. May 27, 1871. 

513. Alva-M., b. July 12, 1874. 

514. Robert-Elmer^ [204] (AlvaS RobertS Lieut. SamueP, 
James'S John^). Resides in Braintree, Mass. Is of the firm of 
A.-S. Morrison & Bros., manufacturers. He married Sarah-R. 
Gregg, of Quincy, Mass., Jan. 6, 1870. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN BRAINTREE, MASS. 

515. Mabel-S., b. Sept. 3, 1871. 

516. Lizzie-Curtis, b. Jan. 14, 1875. 

517. Ibrahim^ [206) (AlvaS Robert", Lieut. SamueP, James^ 
John^). Resides in Braintree, Mass. He belongs to the firm of 
A.-S. Morrison & Bros. He married Mary-L. Rodgers, of East 
Marshfield, Mass., Jan. 20, 1870. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 

518. Samuel-T. Stevenson' [232] (Eliza« (Stevenson), Samuel 
ThomS Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison'', James'^, John^). 
Resides in Denmark, la. ; farmer. He married Therese Guthrie, 
April 26, 1842. She was born Dec. 14, 1822. 



547] SEVENTH GENERATION. — JOHN-DINSMOOE STEVENSON. 123 
CHILDREN. 

519. Charles-G. (659), b. March 16, 1844. 

520. Eliza-Thom (664), b. July 16, 1845. 

521. Samuel-E.-M. (667), b. April 28, 1848. 

522. Nauuie-E., b. Nov. 23, 1849; d. Jan. 26, 1877. 

523. Seldon, b. Aug. 5, 1862 ; d. Aug. 18, 1862. 

524. George-E. Stevenson" [233] (Eliza*^ (Stevenson), Samuel 
Thoni^, Catharine* (Thorn), Lieut. Samuel Morison*^, James^ 
John^). March 20, 1844, he man-ied Julia-A. Rice, who was born 
Aug. 31, 1825. He is a farmer, and lives in Denmark, la. 

CHILDREN. 

525. Joseph-Paterson (671), b. June 26, 1845. 

526. George-William, b. April 8, 1860. 

527. John-Dinsmoor Stevenson" [234] (Eliza*' (Stevenson), Sam- 
uel Thom^, Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James^, 
John^). Farmer. Resides in Denmark, la. He married Celia- 
Augusta Rice, Sept. 24, 1846. She was born Aug. 30, 1829. 

CHILDREN. 

528. Amanda-Ellen, b. Aug. 24, 1847 ; d. Oct. 14, 1863. 

529. Jonas-Rice, b. Feb. 1, 1849. 

530. Eliza-Jane (672), b. Jan. 18, 1851. 

531. Julia-Augusta, b. Nov. 4, 1852; m. Joseph Alter, Jan. 19, 1876. 

532. Clara-D., b. Feb. 11, 1855; d. Nov. 26, 1857. 

533. John-Diusmoor, Jr., b. May 23, 1857. 

534. Lewis-Eramons, b. July 1, 1859. 

535. Shermau-EUsworth, b. Nov. 25, 1861. 

536. Clara-Ella, b. Nov. 21, 1864. 

537. Ada-Belle, b. Oct. 27, 1866. 

538. Nellie-Isadore, b. Feb. 7, 1870. 

539. Sumner-Seldon, b. June 19, 1876. 

540. Josei)h-Espy Stevenson^ [235] (Eliza*' (Stevenson), Sam- 
uel Thom^ Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James^ 
John^). He is a clothier, and resides at Fort Madison, la. May 
5, 1849, he married Emma-C. Balm, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

CHILDREN. 

541. George-E., b. Jan. 24, 1851; d. Jan. 20, 1860. 

542. John-P. (676), b. March 25, 1852. 

543. Eva-W. (677), b. Nov. 24, 1854. 

544. Harriet-Melvina" (Salisbury) [257] (Ann Somes^ (Was- 
gatt), William-Ware Thom^, Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel 
Morison^, James^ John^). She married Nathan-S. Salisbury, 
April 20, 1853. They live at Orland, Me. 

CHILDREN. 

545. Wilson-Pearl, b. Nov. 29, 1854. Went to sea iu the spring of 1876, 

and neither he nor the vessel have been heard from since. 

546. Nathan-Edgar, b. June 30, 1857 ; was drowned June 21, 1862. 

547. Moses-Wasgatt^ [239] (Ann Somes*' (Wasgatt), William- 
Ware Thom^ Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^ James^, 



124 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUEL3; CATHARINE THOM*. [548 

John^). He married July 7, 1861, Olive-A.-D. Higgins, who was 
born in West Eden, Me., Jan. 15, 1842. Mr. Wasgatt resided in 
Maine till 1876, when he removed to Compton, Los Angeles Co., 
Cal., where he now lives ; farmer. 

CHILDREN. 

548. Hiram-Thomas, b. Dec. 24, 1864. 

649. Archie-Barton, b. May 28, 18G9. 

550. Fred-M., b. June 3, 1871. 

551. Annie-Somes, b. April 26, 1874. 

652. Roxinda-C.^ (Alger) [240] (Ann Somes« (Wasgatt), Wil- 
liam-Ware Thom^ Catharine^ (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison*, 
James-^, John^). She married W.-E. Alger, of Boston, Mass., in 
1876. They now live in Rhode Island. 

553. Charles-Edward Wasgatt^ [242] (Ann Somes« (Wasgatt), 
William-Ware Thom^, Catharine^ (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Mori- 
son^, Jaraes'-^, John^). Married Mary- Ann Burrill, of Boston, Mass., 
May 17, 1874. They live in Mount Desert, Me. In the late war 
he was a member of Company I, Fourteenth Regt. Veteran Reserve 
Corps. On the 17th of February, 1864, he was enrolled in Com- 
pany D, Thirty-first Regt. Maine Vols. Was wounded at the siege 
of Petersburg, Va,, and discharged April 15, 1865. One 

CHILD. 

554. Josephine, b. Aug. 3, 1865. 

555. Charlotte-Julia' (Ransom) [244] (Ann Somes^ (Wasgatt), 
William-Ware Thora^ Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Mori- 
son^, James-, John'). She married George-H. Ransom, of Boston, 
Aug. 24, 1871. Reside in Boston, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

556. Sumner-Henry, b. Nov. 8, 1872; d. Jan. 10, 1873. 

557. Leonard-Chandler, b. Nov. 3, 1873. 

558. Addie-Ethel, b. June 16, 1876. 

559. Cecil-Ernest, b. Nov. 8, 1877. 

560. Emeline-Alesia" (Torrey) [248] (Benjamin Thoin«, Wil- 
liam-Ware Thom% Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, 
James'-^, John'). She married William-G. Torrey, Nov. 22, 1871. 
He was born April 11, 1845. Reside in Tremont, Me. 

CHILDREN. 

661. Eugene-Lemont, b. Dec. 15, 1872. 

662. Vincie, b. May 11, 1875 

563. Halsey-Everett, b. March 15, 1877. 

564. Lois-Adelaide' (Torrey) [249] (Benjamin Thom«, Wil- 
liam-Ware Thom^ Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, 
James^ John'). She married Charles-P. Torrey, Feb. 27, 1872. 
He was born March 27, 1851. Res. Tremont, Me. 

565. Mary-Frances' (Babbitt) [263] (George-S. Thom«, Isaac 
Thom^, Catharine* ('Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, James"^, John^). 
Her home in early life was in Boston, Mass., and many of her 



583] SEVENTH GENERATION. — CHARLES-M. JONES. 125 

summers were spent with IViends in Windham, N. H. She mar- 
ried, Aug. 29, 1859, William-Crocker Babbitt; res. Dighton, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

566. William-Crocker, b. June 7, 1860. 

567. Caroline-Frances, b. Dec. 19, 1864; d. Nov. 22, 1875. 

568. Harry-Everett, b. Nov. 27, 186-. 

569. May-Belle, b. Jan. 26, 1872. 

570. Mary-Elizabeth^ (Merrill) [271] (Olivia Grey« (Jones), 
Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, 
James^, John^). She married. Enoch Merrill, of Newburyport, 

Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

571. George-Enoch. 572. William-Jones. 573. Carrie-Frances. 

574. Charles-Milton Jones' [272] (01ivia-Grey« (Jones), Eliz- 
abeth^ (Hughes), Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, 
James', John^). He married Sept. 11, 1867, Lydia Blaisdell, of 
Dover, N. H., daughter of Richard Blaisdell. She was born Feb. 
20, 1841. He is a salesman, and res. in Dover, N. H. 

575. Emily- Wood" (Flint) [276] (Martha-Ann« (Pillsbury), 
Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, 
James'-, Jolin^). Married, 1st, Philip Rundlett; one child. Mar- 
ried, 2d, Moses C. Flint, born Aug. 3, 1840, and res. Haverhill, 
Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

576. Arthur-Melville Rundlett, b. Newburvport, Mass., March 21, 1859. 

577. Mattie-M., b. Dec. 23, 1868. 

578. Emily-S., b. Sept. 2, 1871. 

579. Harvey-Hughes Pillsbury^ [277] (Martha-Ann^ (Pills- 
bury), Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel 
Morison^, James'^, John^). Married, 1st, Addie-Frances Keyes, 
of Newburyport, Mass. She died 1874. He married, 2d, Hattie- 
A., daughter of Capt. Andrew-W. Putnam, of Danvers ; res. 
Danvers, Mass. 

580. Mary-Evelyn' (Merrill) [278] (Martha-Ann« (Pillsbury), 
Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison^, 
James^, John^). She married Samuel Merrill, of West Newbury. 
He died 1873. They had two 

CHILDREN. 

581. Frances. 582. Elbridge. 

She married, 2d, Leander Falls, of Hampton, N. H. Residence, 
Hampton, N. H. 

583. Ella-Frances' (Pike) [280] (Benjamin-Harvey Hughes^ 
Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Moi'ison^, 
James-, John^). She was a teacher. Married, June 19, 1867, 
John-B. Pike, of East Salisbury; born Jan. 1, 1836; farmer. 
Res. East Salisbury, Mass. 



126 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUEL-J; SAMUEL*; JAMES^. [584 
CHILDREN. 

584. Emma-Florence, b. July 25, 1868. 

585. Maurice-Chapman, b. July 5, 1870. 

586. Fanuie-Ardelle, b. Sept. 11, 1872. 

587. Bessie-Hughes, b. Oct. 2, 1874. 

588. Lizzie-Broadheacl, b. Jan. 6, 1877. 

589. Kate -Elizabeth^ (Pluramer) [281] (Benjamin -Harvey 
Hughes^, Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel 
Morison^, James^ John^). She married Granville-Flanders Plum- 
mer, of Londonderry, N. H. They live in Londonderry. Mr. 
Plummer served in the Eighteenth Eegt. N. H. Vols, in the war 
of the rebellion. Is now a farmer. 

590. James-Arthur Cochran'^ [296] (Sarah-Adelaide® (Coch- 
ran), Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Mor- 
ison'^, James^, John^). He married January, 1873, Ella Lowd, of 
Plymouth, Mass. Merchant. Res. East Boston, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

591. Lilly-Lowd, b. Aug. II, 1874. 592. ArLhur-Jones, b. July 4, 1877. 

593. Mary-Alice' (Barker) [297] (Sarah-Adelaide« (Cochran), 
Elizabeth^ (Hughes), Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel Morison'^, 
James^ John^). She married January, 1873, Leroy-A. Barker, of 
Windham, N. H. Res. Nashua, N. H. One 

CHILD. 

594. Walter-Clifford, b. Oct. 1874. 

595. Sarah-L.' (Keyes) [323] (Hannah® (Ellis), James Mor- 
rison^, Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, James'-^, John^). Married, Aug. 
1, 1855, Orlando-W. Keyes. He was born at Bennington, N. H., 
April 6, 1832. He served in the Union army, and died the death 
of a patriot, while fighting in his country's cause at the battle of 
Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863. She died June 3, 1859. 

596. Otis-Christopher Ellis' [324] [Hannah® (Ellis), James 
Morrison^, Samuel*, Lieut. SamueP, James^, John^). He married 
Emily-W. Wright, at Plymouth, N. H., June 16, 1859. She was 
born at Holderness, N. H., Feb. 18, 1836. He lived in Haver- 
hill, Mass. ; removed to Detroit, Mich., and now lives in Janes- 
ville. Wis. 

CHILDREN. 

597. Charles-Wright, b. Holderness, N. H., May 11, 1860. 

598. John-Cutler, b. Bradford, Mass., Sept. 13, 1862; d. Holderness, 

N. H., Jan. 2, 1864. 

599. Erastus-Sheldon, b. Bradford, April 16, 1864. 

600. George-Otis, b. Detroit, July 21, 1870; d. Dec. 31, 1871. 

601. Albert-Orlando Ellis' [325] (Hannah® (Ellis), James 
Morrison^ Samuel*, Lieut. Samuel'', James'-^, John^) ; married 
Abbie-L. Smith, of Holderness, N. H., May, 1861. She was born 
June 21, 1841 ; died in Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 29, 1864. He mar- 
ried, 2d, Emma-A. Daniels, of Exeter, N. H., Feb. 19, 1866. She 
was born Jan. 31, 1843. They live in Haverhill, Mass. 



618] SEVENTH GENERATION. HENRY-S. GEORGE. 127 

602. Johu-M. Ellis" [326] (Hannah^ (Ellis), James Morrison^ 
SaniueP, Lieut. SamueP, James'-, John^). Lives in Haverhill, 
Mass. ; married, Dec. 24, 1868, Clara-M. Tilton, who was born 
in Haverhill, Feb. 9, 1849. 

CHILDREN. 

603. Willard-Tilton, b. May 16, 1873. 

604. Olin-Chester, b. June 24, 1875. 

605. Henry-Stanton George'^ [329] (Sarah® (George), James 
Morrison^, Samuel'', Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^). He married, 
Nov. 26, 1859, Mary Farnum, of Plymouth, N". H., where they 
still reside. One 

CHILD. 

606. Trederick-Noyes, b. Sept. 16, 1861. 

607. Amanda-Noyes" (Farnum) [330] (Sarah® (George), James 
Morrison^, SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James'-^, John^). She married 
Hiram Farnum, of Plymouth, Oct. 16, 1863 ; live in Plymouth, 
N. H. One 

CHILD. 

608. Emily-Bell, b. Jau. 20, 1871. 

609. Abbie-Adams" (Grant) [332] (Martha-A.® (Hobart), James 
Morrison^ SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James'^, John^). She was a 
native of Plymouth; married, Sept. 5, 1874, John Grant; lives in 
Portsmouth, N. H. 

610. Emma-Jane" (Grant) [333] (Martha-A.® (Hobart), James 
Morrison^, SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James"-, John^). Married 
Daniel Grant, of Plymouth, N. H., Dec. 4, 1872. They reside 
in PljTHOutb. One 

CHILD. 

611. Henrj% b. Sept. 8, 1874. 

612. William-C. Hobart" [334] (Martha-A.« (Hobart), James 
Morrison^, SamueP, Lieut. Samuel'^, James-, John^). He lives in 
Plymouth, N, H, ; married Mary Buzzell, of New Hampton, N. fl. 
One 

CHILD. 

613. Charles, b. Aug. 27, 1872. 

614. Julia-E." (Francis) [350] (Stephen-Augustus Morrison®, 
Stephen^, SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James"^, John^). She is a 
native of Saugatuck, Mich. Married, April 13, 1870, John 
Francis. Two 

CHILDREN. 

615. May-M., b. May 13, 1873. 

616. Stephen-M., b. July 28, 1877. 

617. Jessie-S." (Leland) [351] (Stephen-Augustus Morrison®, 
Stephen^ SamueP, Lieut. SamueP, James'^ John^). She married, 
Dec. 6, 1875, Thornton-W. Leland. Res. Saugatuck, Mich. One 

CHILD. 

618. Everard-M., b. Dec. 20, 1877. 



128 CHARTER JAMES2; LT. SAMUEL3; ROBERT^; ELIZ'H D0W5. [619 

619. Arthur-Wallace Diusmoor' [371] (Margaret-Mary® (Dins- 
moor), Margaret^ (Park), Samuel ]\Ioi-isou*, Lieut. SamueP, James^, 
John^). Native of Windham; lived in Reading, Mass., several 
years; is a cabinet-maker; married Annie Donegan, of Reading, 
May 13, 1876. Res. Boston, Mass. One 

CHILD. 

620. Floreuce-Edith, b. Aug. 26, 1877. 

621. Vermeila-C." (Rhines) [390] (Alva Dow«, Elizabeth^ 
(Dow), Robert Morison'*, Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^). Married 
Nelson Rhines, of Marseilles, 111., Sept. 28, 1856. She died July 

28, 1878. 

CIIILDREN. 

622. Ella-May, b. Dec. 31, 1858. 

623. Sadie-Bell, b. Sept. 12, 1859; d. Aug. 15, 1870. 

624. Alva-Dow, b. Oct. 10, 1871. 

625. Gilraan-Corning Dow' [391] (Alva Dow«, Elizabeth^ 
(Dow), Robert Morison\ Lieut. SamueP, James"^, John^). His 
early life was spent in Windham, N. H. ; has lived in Salem, 
N. H., many years ; married Ilannah-Jane Kelley, of Salem, Dec. 
16, 1>65 ; she was born March 5, 1848. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN SALEM, N. H. 

626. Alva-Newton, b. Oct. 8, 1866. 

627. William-C, b. April 22, 1870. 

628. Frank-H., b. Nov. 16, 1872. 

629. Lillian-A., b. Aug. 23, 1877. 

630. Sarah-E." (Burnet) [392] (Alva Dow«, Elizabeth" (Dow), 
Robert Morison^, Lieut. SamueP, James"^, John^). Married W.-J. 
Burnet, of Marseilles, 111., Nov. 7, 1868, where they live. 

CHELDREN. 

631. Alida-Bell, b. March 4, 1870. 

632. William-T., b. May 30, 1872. 

633. Lizzie-M., b. June 12, 1875. 

634. Stillman-E. Massey" [407] ( Nancy-Betton« (Massey), 
Elizabeth^ ( Dow ), Robert Morison'*, Lieut. SamueP, James"'^, 
John^). Is a furniture dealer, and resides in Morris, 111. ; mar- 
ried Miriam-R. Barstow, July 31, 1872. 

635. Adeline-P." (Raymond) [408] (Nancy-Betton« (Massey), 
Elizabeth^ (Dow), Robert Morison'*, Lieut. SamueP, James"^, John^). 
Married J.-N. Raymond, Oct. 18, 1861 ; live in Morris, 111. 

CHILDREN. 

686. Edward-S., b. Haucock, Mich., Aug. 12, 1863; d. Aug. 18, 1863. 
637. Howard, b. Morris, 111., Feb. 8, 1866. 

638. Myra-S.' (Pettit) [409] ( Nancy-Betton« (Massey), 
Elizabeth^ (Dow), Robert Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James'^ 
John^). Married Joseph-H. Pettit, Jan. 30, 1873 ; live in Morris, 
111. One 

CHILD. 

639. Muriel, b. June 11, 1876. 



651] SEVENTH GENERATION. — ALBION-J. CORNING. 129 

640. Albion-James Corning^ [413] (Lucinda*^ (Corning), Eliza- 
beth^ {or Betsey) (Dow), Robert Morison^, Lieut. SamueP, James^ 
John^). Was educated at Union College, Schenectady, N. Y. ; is 
a chemist; was in Adams & Co.'s sugar refinery, in Boston; re- 
moved to Baltimore, Md., and Avas in charge of Weeks, Wood & 
Co.'s sugar refinery ; is now an apothecary, and does business and 
lives in Baltimore. He married Margaret-Sheppard Woodside, 
of Baltimore, Nov. 12, 1871. 

CHILDREN. 

641. f John-Woodsicle, b. Dec. 10, 1872. 

642. t Charles-Francis, b. Dec. 10, 1872. 

643. Albion-James, b. July 27, 1876. 

644. Alva-Reynolds Jordan^ [418] (Philena^ (Jordan), Eliza- 
beth^ (Dow), Robert Morison"*, Lieut. SamueP, James^, John^). 
Was a student in Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., and was a 
member of the junior class at the breaking out of the rebellion ; he 
enlisted in the Thirty-sixth Eegt. 111. Vols., August, 1861 ; served 
as corporal till he was discharged on account of injuries received 
in the service. In 1862 he re-enlisted in the Sixty-ninth Regt. 
III. Vols., and received a commission as 2d lieutenant. Company 
I, and was mustered out at expiration of term of service. Spent 
two years teaching in the far West, part of the time in Colorado ; 
was admitted to the bar in 1867 ; spent one year and a half in 
Council Bluffs, la. ; returned to Morris, 111., and was elected city 
attorney for three successive terms. Is now (1878) State's attor- 
ney for Illinois, and serving his third term. He married Sarah- 
D. Parmelie, June 18, 1869. 

645. Edward-Everett Allen^ [436] (Martha-Mehitable« (Allen), 
Nancy^ (Merrill), Robert Morison'', Lieut. SamueP, James-, John^). 
Is connected with the Downer Kerosene Oil Company, of Boston, 
Mass. He married Fannie, daughter of Isaac Robbins, of Water- 
town, June 6, 1872. Resides in Watertown, Mass. 

646. Mary-Safford^ ( Boden ) [439] (John-Milton MerrilP, 
Nancy^ ( Merrill ), Robert Morison"*, Lieut. SamueP, James'^, 
John^). She married Frederick-Ernest Boden, of Corry, Penn., 
April 26, 1871. 

CHILDREN. 

647. John-Merrill, b. Nov. 25, 1872. 

648. Frederick-Ernest, Jr., b. Aug. 4, 1874. 

649. John-Jacob MerrilF [442] (John-Milton MerrilP, Nancy^ 
(Merrill), Robert Morison*, Lieut, SamueP, James^, John^). He 
married Alice Ratcliffe, of Belmont, N". Y., Nov. 30, 1875 ; he 
died April 25, 1876. One 

CHILD. 

650. John- Joshua, b. Sept. 1, 1876. 

651. Adelaide-Snow^ (Tuttle). [453] (William-B. MerrilP, 
Nancy^ ( Merrill ), Robert Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James^ 
John^). She married, June 26, 1876, Thomas-E. Tuttle, of the 



130 CHARTER JAMES2; LIEUT. SAMUEL3; CATHARINE THOM*. [6511 

firm of Call & Tuttle, clothiers, Boston, Mass. He was born 
May 21, 1852. Reside in Boston, Mass. One 

CHILD. 

651i. William-Merrill, b. April 15, 1879. 

652. Isabella-Morrison' (Richards) [456] (Joshua Merrill", 

Nancy^ ( Merrill ), Robert Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James^, 

Johni). Married, Feb. 10, 1868, George-H. Richards, Jr., of 
Boston, Mass. ; merchant ; reside in Boston. 

CHILDREN. 

653. Herbert-Wilder. 654. George-H., d. infancj'. 655. Isabel-Merrill. 

656. Amelia-Grigg" (Hollingsworth) [458] (Joshua MerrilP, 
Nancy^ (Merrill), Robert Morison*, Lieut. SamueP, James"^, 
John^). Married, June 2, 1875, Mark Hollingsworth, of Boston, 
Mass.; merchant. 

657. Maria^Lizzie' (Adams) [494] (Maria-Elizabeth*^ (Dow), 
Leonard Morrison^, Robert^, Lieut. SamueP, James"^, John^). 
She married George- W. Adams, of NcAvbury, Mass., Sept. 19, 
1875. One 

CHILD. 

658. Eaymoud-Morris, b. Oct. 30, 1876. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 

659. Charles-G. SteA'enson« [519] (Samuel-T. Stevenson^ Eliza« 
(Stevenson), Samuel Thora^ Catharine^ (Thorn), Lieut. Samuel 
Morison^, James^, John^). Resides in Denmark, la. He married 
Eliza^J. Porter, July 21, 1868. She was born Dec. 6, 1843. 

CHILDREN. 

660. Amelia-A., b. Oct. 10, 1870. 

661. Charles-H., b. Nov. 7, 1871. 

662. Hanasy-J., b. April 19, 1873. 

663. Theresse-S., b. May 28, 1877. 

664. Eliza-Thom« (Fox) [520] (Samuel-T. Stevenson^ Eliza« 
(Stevenson), Samuel Thom^ Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. Samuel 
Morison^, James^ John^). She married, Dec. 31, 1865, Nathaniel- 
M. Fox, who was born March 22, 1820; farmer; res. Denmark, la. 

CHILDREN. 

665. Charles-W., b. March 18, 1867. 

666. Luella-T., b. Sept. 17, 1868. 

667. Samuel-E.-M. Stevenson^ [521] (Samuel-T. Stevenson^ 
Eliza® (Stevenson), Samuel Thom^, Catharine* (Thom), Lieut. 
Samuel Morison^ James'^, John^). Married, 1872, Celia Allen; 
she was born in 1854; farmer; reside in Denmark, la. 

CHILDREN, NINTH GENERATION. 

668. Dora, b. Jau. 1873. 

669. Celia, b. Dec. 1874; d. Jan. 1875. 

670. Timothy, b. Dec. 1876. 



678] 



EIGHTH GENERATION. — JOSEPH-P. STEVENSON. 131 



671. Joseph-Paterson Stevenson* [525] (George-E, Stevenson'^, 
Eliza^ (Stevenson), Samuel Thom^, Catharine^ (Thorn), Lieut. 
Samuel Morison^, James^, John^). He married, Feb. 3, 1870, 
Sarah Fox, born Jan. 7, 1844; farmer; home, Denmark, la. 

672. Eliza-Jane* (Humphrey) [530] (John-Diusmoor Steven- 
son'', Eliza" (Stevenson), Samuel Thom^, Catharine'* (Thom), Lieut. 
Samuel Morison^, James'^, John^). She married Charles-S. Hum- 
phrey, May 11, 1871; reside in Denmark, la. 

CHILDREN, NINTH GENERATION. 

673. Seldon-Dinsmoor, b. Feb. 25, 1872. 

674. Sarah L., b. Aug. 4, 1875. 

675. L.-Eclwiu, b. June 25, 1878. 

676. John-V. Stevenson* [542] (Joseph-Espy Stevenson'^, Eliza*^ 
(Stevenson), Samuel Thom^ Catharine'' (Thom), Lieut. Samuel 
Morison*^, James'^, John^). He married Laura-B. Bush, of Pal- 
myra, Mo., Oct. 15, 1878; lives in Fort Madison, la. 

677. Eva-W.* (Bruen) [543] (Joseph-Espy Stevenson^ Eliza« 
(Stevenson), Samuel Thom^ Catharine'' (Thom), Lieut. Samuel 
Morison^ James"-, John^). She married William-Sumner Bruen, 
of Illinois, Feb. 25, 1874. One 

CHILD, NINTH GENERATION. 

678. Johu-Espy, b. Jan. 28, 1877. 




132 CHARTER JOHN MORISON. [679 



CHAPTER VI. 

Secoxd Gexeration. — Charter John Morison, of Loxdonderry, 
N. H., Progkxitor of the Morisoxs of Peterborough, N. H., 
AND HIS Descendants. 



SECOND GENERATION. — CHARTER JOHN MORISON. 

679. John Morison'^ [.3] (John^) ; was one of the first sixteen 
settlers of Londonderry, N. H., in 1719. He located near the 
present residence of Col. George W. Lane, in Derry, N. 11. The 
locality was then known as the Double Range, and his farm 
contained sixty acres. The following is the transcript of his 
land : — 

"NuTFiELD, March: 1720. 
"Laid out to John Moreson a Lott of Land containing sixty 
acres boundeth as followeth, upon the north side of west running 
brook, beginning at a red oak tree marked, bounding upon Rob- 
ert Weers lott upon the west side, from thence running north by 
marked trees upon four sides to a white oak tree marked with the 
letters J. M. from thence running south east 30 rhods to a small 
red oak marked with the letters S. A. & J. M: from thence run- 
ning south by marked trees on 4 sides 320 Rhods to a black 
birtch tree by west running brook before mentioned from thence 
running Down the brook to the bounds first mentioned and 
bounding east upon Samuel Alesons Lott togather with an inter- 
est in the common or undivided lands within the said town ship 
eaquall to oather Lotts in said town. 

" Recorded this 20"^ Day of f David Cargill f 

July 1720 I Jamks McKkkn | 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerks -j Robkrt Wkeu -{ Commite" 

I Samuel Graves 
I John Goffe [ 

A true copy of Londonderry Records. 

Daniel G. Axnis, Town Clerk. 
Londonderry, N. H., Feb. 7, 1879. 

The larger part, if not all, of the home lots of John Morison, 
Robert Weer, Thomas Steele, and Samuel Allison, are now 
included in the farm of Col. G. W. Lane. It was here that John 
Morison reared his log cabin, which caused his proud-spirited 
wife to exclaim, "A'weel, a'weel, dear Joan ! an it maun be a log- 
house, do make it a log heegher nor the lave [than the rest]." 




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He was the father of Jonathan Morison, the first male child born 
in the town. From his elevated home he could look forth upon 
the mountains of Peterborough. He lived in Londonderry with 
his family till 1750 or '51, Avhen he removed to Peterborough, 
N. H,, and was one of the early settlers of that town. He was 
at that time seventy-one or seventy-two years of age. It is said 
of him, in the History of Peterborough: "Mr. Morison retained 
his faculties till within a short time of his death. He was remark- 
ably intelligent, and his memory very retentive. He with his 
parents and family was in the city, and his age ten years, at the 
famous siege of Londonderry, Ireland. The trying scenes he 
witnessed in youth, a peculiar native eloquence, his pleasing 
urbanity of manners, venerable age, correctness and respectability 
of character, rendered his society interesting and instructive." 
He was an active boy at the time of the siege, doing errands and 
carrying messages to and from different parts of the city. 

He married, in Ireland, Margaret Wallace. She died April 18, 
1769, aged 82 years. Mr. Morison lived in Peterborough, on the 
place occupied by his grandson, Dea. Robert Morison. He 
died there June 14, 1776, aged 98 years, the oldest man ever 
known in Peterborough. Below is given a fac-simile of his 
autograph : 

CHILDREN. 

680. Eobert.* Tradition says tliere was a son Robert, and that he was 
left in Ireland by his father when he emigrated to America in 
1719. He was preparing for a Presbyterian minister. He com- 
pleted his studies, and was waiting for a vessel in which to 
take passage to America, when he was taken sick and died. 

G81. Thomas (690), b. in Ireland, 1710; d. Nov. 23, 1797. 

682. Ezekiel (701), b. in Ireland; d. 1740, in Parish of Windham, N. H. 

683. Jonathan (702), b. in Londonderry, N. H., Sept. 8, 1719; d. 1787. 

684. Jane (703), b. April 6, 1722; d. Nov. 11, 1791. 

685. Elizabeth (711), b. June 15, 1723; d. Sept. 15, 1808. 

686. John (721), b. Sept. 20, 1726; d. Dec. 27, 1816. 

687. Margaret (732), b. Feb. 1728; d. April 29, 1811. 

688. Hannali (739), b. April 10, 1730; d. Nov. 30, 1760. 

689. Moses (742), b. June 7, 1732; d. in Hancock, N. H. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

690. Capt. Thomas'^ [681] (John^, John^); was born in 
Ireland in 1710, and was quite young when his parents emigrated 
to America. He first settled in Londonderry, in that part which 
is now Windham. He occupied the farm owned by Mr. Isaiah 
Dinsmoor, in the Range, which was laid out to his father, John 
Morison, as "amendment" land in 1728. He lived upon that 
place, and was married at the time, and two of his chil- 

* Stated on the authority of Hon. Thomas F. Morrison, of London- 
derry, N. S. 



134 CHARTER JOHN-2; TH0MAS3. [690 

dren, John and Elizabeth, were probably born there. Windham 
was incorporated as a separate township in 1742, and he served 
as one of the selectmen of the town in 1743. His name occurs 
on the Windham records for the last time, previous to the annual 
meeting in March, 1744. He sold his farm in Windham Nov. 3, 
1743, to Francis Smiley, and removed to Lunenburg as early as 
1744 or '45. "There is no authentic record when he first went to 
Peterborough ; but it is supposed he went to the latter place and 
cleared land and returned to Lunenburg. ... It was not till 1743 
or '44 that he began the farm afterwards occupied by him, and 
built there a camp against a large bowlder having a perpendicular 
side on the east of six or seven feet height, against which the 
camp was constructed and the camp-fire built. The party went 
from Lunenburg on foot, with axes, packs of provisions, and cook- 
ing utensils on their backs, thridding their way through the 
unfrequented forests, guided by blazed trees. The large bowlder 
served, with its vertical face, to shelter and support the camp, 
and furnished it with a fireplace and chimney. 

"It is related in a manuscript account of this affair, that when 
they went out one morning, they perceived two Indian men, a 
squaw, and a small Indian. They intended to be friendly, and 
spoke to them, and invited them to take breakfast with them, 
which they did. After the departure of the Indians, they went 
out to their work ; but when the}- returned for their dinner, they 
found that the Indians had stolen every mouthful of their eata- 
bles and disapj^eared. They immediately set out for Townsend, 
not being able to obtain the least sustenance till they reached 
that place. . . . They went again to Peterborough in the fall or win- 
ter, at which time all the inhabitants were frightened away, and 
left the town till 1749. ... In 1749, Morison returned to Peter- 
borough, and built a house of hard-pine logs ten inches square, 
into which he moved his family in the fall of 1750. He resided 
on his farm till his death, Nov. 23, 1797, aged 87 yrs. . . . Peter- 
borough was incorporated in 1760, and Thomas Morison served 
on the first board of selectmen. He subsequently was elected, in 
the years 1765, '66, and '73, to the same office. Thomas Morison 
and William Smith, and they only, are always styled in Peter- 
borough town records 'gentlemen.' He was universally known 
as Capt. Thomas Morison, and marched his company on one 
occasion to Keene, twenty miles, through the woods, on a false 
alarm that the Indians had attacked that place. He married 
Mary, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Smith, at Lunenburg, 
Mass., Oct. 2, 1739. She was born in Ireland, and died in Peter- 
borough, Dec. 29, 1799, aged 87 yrs." The following is a fac- 
simile of his autograph: — 



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THIED GENERATION. — EZEKIEL MORISON. 135 



CHILDREN. 

691. John (749), b. Londonderry, Parish of Windham, July 8, 1740; d. 

May 25, 1818. 

692. Elizabeth, b. Windham, N. H., Aug. 8, 1742; d. Jan. 15, 1831, aged 

88 yrs. 

693. Eobert (758), b. Lunenburg, Mass., Nov. 29, 1744; d. Feb. 13, 1826. 

694. Margaret (769), b. Lunenburg, Nov. 10, 1746. 

695. Jonathan, b. Lunenburg, March 16, 1749. 

696. Thomas (771), b. Peterborough, N. IL, April 20, 1751 ; d. 1796. 

697. Sally, b. Peterborough, Dec. 22, 1756; d. Oct. 12, 1840, aged 84 yrs. 

698. Samuel (776), b. Peterborough, April 16, 1758; d. Nov. 24, 1837. 

699. Mary, b. Peterborough, May 14, 1760; d. Aug. 20, 1819. 

700. Ezekiel (783), b. Peterborough, June 27, 1762; d. at Reading, Vt., 

Nov. 17, 1839. 

701. EzekieP [682] (Jolin^ John^) ; was bora in Ireland, and 
settled in that part of Londonderry which is now Windham. 
The farm he owned was situated in Windham Range. The old 
cellar stands only a few rods from the highway, lying on the 
same side of the highway as Cobbett's Pond, and a iew rods 
from the house of Benjamin-F. Senter. This farm was laid out 
to Archibald Clendennin, of Londonderry, as " amendment land," 
in 1728, and deeded by him to his son William, who married 
Hannah Morison, the sister of Charter John Morison. William 
Clendennin deeded it to Ezekiel Morison. On this place he 
lived, and died in 1740, leaving a will, in which he appointed 
his father John Morison and his cousin Lieut. Samuel Moi-ison 
executors. He left legacies to his brothers Jonathan and Moses, 
and each of his four sisters. No mention of wife or children.* 
The place was deeded by the executors to John Morrow. 

702. Jonathan^ [683] (John^, John^) ; married Nancy Tufts, 
a match not particularly to his peace, happiness, or respectability. 
He was a highly gifted man, with great ingenuity, generous in the 
extreme, but unfortunately possessed of what is too often the 
curse of superior endowments, a violent temper, and a want of 
self-control which sometimes led to intemperance. His early life 
was spent in Londonderry; indeed, he had the distinction of being 
the fii'St male child born in Londonderry. He was an orator by 
nature, and is reported to have been one of the best extempore 
speakers in the town-meetings in Londonderry. On these occa- 
sions he was always sure to be pitted against Capt. Samuel Alli- 
son, who was an equally good talker and fluent speaker. On one 
occasion, when he had been worsted in an intellectual combat, 
he turned to Captain Allison, and said, in his racy manner, " Ye 
are a braw speaker, but ye dinna tell the truths 

The following anecdote illustrates his heedless generosity. 
When leaving his house for town-meeting, he requested his wife 
to prepare dinner for thirty men that he should bring home to 
dine with him. He brought home his thirty guests. He went to 
the kitchen to see what preparations had been made for their din- 
ner, where he saw a bushel-kettle hung over the Are, full of pea 

* Probate Records of Rockingham County, N. H. 
10 



136 CHARTER J0HN2; JONATHANS. [703 

soup. He comprehended the situation. Passing out to his friends, 
he told them that Mrs. Morison was very unwell, and that they 
would go to the tavern with him for dinner. He ordered dinner 
for his thirty friends, and jjaid thirty dollars. 

He removed to Peterborough, N. H., among the first emigrants, 
in 1749 or '50. For a considerable time he was the only 
mechanic in the town. " He could turn his hand to any mechan- 
ical art or trade. He was a millwright, a blacksmith, a carpenter, 
a house-joiner, a stone-cutter, a gun-maker, and had the reputation 
of being really a workman at all these trades." The first saw and 
grist mill in Peterborough was built by him in 1751. 

With one more anecdote his history will be closed. "At one of 
the stores in Peterborough, on a cold winter's night, quite a number 
of peojsle being present, the toddy circulated freely, the coinpany 
became somewhat boisterous, and, as usual, some of them talked 
a good deal of nonsense. Mr. Morison, who plumed himself, 
and not without much reason, upon his talking talent, had made 
several attempts to get the floor, in parliamentary phrase, and the 
ear of the house. The toddy had done its work too effectually 
for him, and he gave it up as desperate ; and taking a seat in a 
retired part of the room, he exclaimed, in utter despair, 'A'- 
weel, a'weel ; here ye are, gab, gab, gab, gab, and common-sense 
man set ahind the door.' 

" He separated from his wife and removed to Vermont, where 
he lived for some time. He finally returned to Peterborough, and 
was killed by a fall from his horse in 1787." * 

703. Jane'^ (Mitchell) [684] (John Morison^ John^) ; married 
Dea. Samuel Mitchell, of Peterborough. He went from London- 
derry to Peterborough in 1759; was selectman from 1762 to 1766, 
and was town clerk for thirteen years ; was an influential man in 
the church and town. His wife died Nov. 11, 1791, aged 70 yrs. ; 
he died May 3, 1798, aged 76 yi-s. 

CHILDREN. 

704. John, b. Peterborough, N. H., Sept. 23, 1749 ; removed to St. Albans, 

Vt., and died there. 

705. Margaret, b. Aug. 3, 1751; m. David Ames; rem. Hancock, N. H., 

and died there. 

706. Samuel (792), b. April 22, 1753; d. July 29, 1822. 

707. Benjamin (801), b. Jan. 9, 1725; d. Sept. 24, 1840. 

708. Anna, b. Feb. 24, 1757; m. Swan; removed to Manchester, 

Vt., and died there. 

709. Hannah, b. Feb. 2, 1759; m. Putnam, 1805; res. Vermont. 

710. Janet, b. April 27, 1761; m. Samuel Whitcomb; res. Hancock, N. H. 

Children: Samuel; John-M. ; Infant dau., d. 

711. Elizabeth^ (Smith) [685] (John Morison^, John^) ; married 
William Smith, Dec. 31, 1751. He was son of Robert Smith, of 
Moneymore, County of Londonderry, Ireland ; was born in Ire- 
land in 1723, and took up his residence in Peterborough, N. H., 
about the time of his marriage. He was justice of the peace for 

* Centennial Address at Peterborough, N. H., by Eev. J. H. Morison, d.d. 



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THIRD GENERATION. CAPT. JOHN MORISON. 137 



many years; delegate to the provincial congress in 1774; deacon 
in the church, and was moderator, selectman, and treasurer of 
the town. His wife was distinguished for industry, economy, and 
energy. She died Sept. 15, 1808, aged 85 years ; he died Jan. 31, 
1808, aged 85 years. 

CHILDREN. 

712. Robert (813), b. Feb. 15, 1753; d. Dec. 31, 1795. 

713. John (819), b. April 10, 1754; cl. Aug. 7, 1821. 

714. James (828), b. Jan. 29, 1756; cl. Aug. 11, 1842. 

715. William, b. March 14, 1757 ; cl. Jau. 31, 1776. 

716. Elizabeth, b. July 28, 1758; m. Samuel Morison (see No. 776). 

717. Jeremiah (834), b. Nov. 29, 1759; d. Sept. 21, 1842. 

718. Hannah (839), b. May 18, 1761; d. Aug. 28, 1813. 

719. Jonathan (842), b. April 11, 1763; d. Aug. 29, 1842. 

720. Samuel (854), b. Nov. 11, 1765; d. April 25, 1842. 

721. Capt. John^ [686] (John'^ John^). In early life, when 
learning the blacksmith's trade in Londonderry, he and a number 
of his youthful comrades were together one evening, when they 
discussed the priority of trades, — which was the first trade man 
ever learned, and the best one. A tailor insisted "that the 
tailor's trade was the first, because Adam and Eve had sewed the 
fig-leaves together for garments." Young Morison's quick retort 
Avas, " that the blacksmith's trade was the first, for the blacksmith 
made the needle for them to sew the leaves with." This settled 
the question. The next morning the tailor walked into the shop 
in an apparently sorrowful manner, saying that he had met with 
a great misfortune in breaking his favorite needle, and he had 
brought it to the blacksmith's shop to be mended, and asked 
young Morison if he could do it. "O, yes," said Morison; "I 
am very busy now, — stick the needle in the beam, and call for 
it to-morrow morning, and I will have it ready for you." The 
tailor did as requested, and went away with a smiling countenance. 
After the tailor's departure, Morison took the needle into the 
house, and found another resembling the broken one in every 
particular, except that it was not broken. This he took to the 
shop, held it over the fire, to give it the appearance of having 
been in the fire, filed it a little corresponding to the place where 
the other was broken, and stuck it in the beam where the other 
had been left. In the morning the tailor called for his needle, 
and wanted to know if it "was done." Morison was pounding 
away vigorously at his anvil, but looking up, said, "Yes; you 
will find it sticking in the beam." The tailor pulled it out of the 
beam, looked it over, and finally said, "What is your charge?" 
"Only a dollar," saicl Morison. The dollar was paid, and the 
tailor went forth from that shop a sad and crestfallen man. 
This was one of Morison's ready-minded jokes. 

He learned the blacksmith's trade with his brother Jonathan, 
after which he worked in Boston, Mass. In 1759, he was first 
lieutenant in the militia that was sent from Boston to Louis- 
burg, in the island of Cape Breton, and assisted in destroying 
the old French fortifications. He was there three months, and 



138 CHARTER JOHN-^; JOHNS. [721 

was much pleased with the country. He had commenced a farm 
in Peterborough, N. H., some years before. In the spring of 
1760, with sixteen others, he went to Truro, N. S. Their families 
joined them in the spring of 1761. John Morison and Alexander 
Miller built the first flour-mill in Colchester ever built by the 
English settlers, and Morison built the first two-story house ever 
built there, and they took the lumber and material for them from 
Boston, Mass. In 1767-8, he removed to Londonderry, N. S., where 
he spent the remainder of his life, with the exception of a few 
years spent in New Hampshire during the Revolutionary war. 
In 1770 he was elected representative, and took his seat in the 
assembly. He was the first member ever sent from Londonderry. 
He served for seven years in parliament, costing him the price of 
a pair of good fat cattle every winter for his board, as the mem- 
bers did not receive pay for their services. He was a justice of 
the peace, and took an active part in the business of the county. 
He was quick to perceive, and hard to deceive ; was blest with a 
great memory and a generous spirit. Like most of the race to 
which he belonged, he possessed positive opinions, which he ex- 
pressed with fearlessness and ardor. In 1777 he returned to 
Peterborough, N. H., to look after some property there, and his 
family joined him the following year. He bought another farm 
in Peterborough, and lived there till 1783 or '84, when he and 
his family returned to Londonderry, N. S. 

The following anecdotes will show the frank, blunt outspoken- 
ness of the man. Londonderry is in the ancient Acadia from 
which the French inhabitants had been expelled, and which has 
been made famous by the poet Longfellow in his pathetic story 
of Evangeline. Some thirty-five years after its settlement by 
the English, the lieutenant-governor of the province visited 
Truro, and " gentleman John Morison " was present. He pos- 
sessed good talking talents, and soon made the acquaintance of 
the governor, going around with him and pointing out the various 
places of note or interest. When he parted from the governor, 
a proud little kind of a man, who thought himself somebody, and 
who had followed them about, evidently hojjing to get an intro- 
duction to the distinguished guest, approached and asked if the 
governor had " said anything about him." " Yes," the old man 
replied, "he asked me what little bit of a fool body that was that 
was flying round wanting somebody to take notice of him." 

Another time, the minister got into a dispute with his neighbor 
about a piece of land. He came to " gentleman John," told his 
story with apparent truthfulness, and obtained his consent to go 
to some public meeting that was ordered, and try and settle the 
dispute. He went to the meeting, told his story as he had it from 
the minister, took a decided stand for the clergyman, and made 
his plea. Soon the proof came in ; he found he had been deceived, 
and had made statements that were not true. The matter was 
not settled ; the minister came again with another story, and 
wished him to plead his cause. The old man looked stei-nly at 



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THIRD GENERATION. — CAPT. JOHN MORISON. 139 



him, and said, " I have lied for you till I have worn my tongue 
out already ; do you want me to lie till I wear my teeth out ? I 
will na do it. Ye may go as soon as ye please." 

One who knew him says : * " He was tall and spare ; never 
bowed with age ; was a great walker, and sat in the saddle like 
an officer ; a fine-looking man, an eloquent speaker, full of wit, 
and ready with a retort on all occasions." 

Mr. Morison married, in 1757, Martha Anderson, who lived in 
the vicinity of Boston. She was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 
1732. Her father was killed by the Indians while threshing grain 
in his barn. Martha having gone to the barn with a drink for her 
father, and seeing the Indians, ran for the house ; but before she 
reached it, the Indians fired at her, and when she got into the 
house she found nine bullet-holes in her dress, though she was 
unhurt." t Mr. Morison died in Londonderry, N. S., Dec. 27, 
1816, aged 91 yrs. His wife died March 31, 1811, aged 79 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

722. Eleanor (867), b. New Hampshire, Sept. 21, 1758. 

723. Dauiel (877), b. New Hampshire, Nov. 24, 1760; cl. Nov. 26, 1832. 

724. Hannah, b. Truro, N. S., Dec. 25, 1762; d. Little Dyke, London- 

derry, N. S., Dec. 25, 1792, aged 30. 

725. John (888), b. Truro, N. S., Oct. 25, 1764; d. Dec. 5, 1798. 

726. Jonathan (889), b. Truro, N. S., Oct. 24, 1766; d. Dec. 20, 1843. 

727. Joseph- A. (899), b. Londonderry, N. S., July 13, 1769 ; d. Oct. 1846. 

728. Samuel (908), b. Londonderry, N. S., Aug. 19, 1771; d. Jan. 1820. 

729. Martha (916), b. Londonderry, N. S., March 13, 1774; d. 1860. 

730. Margaret (925), b. Londonderry, N. S., March 3, 1776; d. 1860. 

731. Ezekiel (935), b. Peterborough, N. H., Oct. 10, 1780; d. Nov: 1828. 

732. Margaret^^ (Moore) [687] (John Morison'-^, John^) ; mar- 
ried Dea. Samuel Moore, of Londonderry, N. H., Dec. 31, 1751, 
the same day that William Smith married Elizabeth Morison, her 
sister. It is reported that the same night in which William 
Smith and Elizabeth Morison were married, Samuel Moore and 
Margaret Morison, who were present at the wedding in London- 
derry, after all the ceremonies were over, mounted their horses 
and rode to Chester, where they were married by Justice Flagg, 
by a license. He removed to Peterborough, N. H., in 1751 or 
'52, where his wife died. He returned to Londonderry in 1753, 
and again to Peterborough before 1763. He was an influential 
man; was chosen representative to Exeter in 1775; served as 
moderator and selectman, and was a deacon in the Presbyterian 
church. This good man was a slave-holder, owning two slaves. 
Baker and Rose. He sold Baker his freedom, and never received 
any compensation; and in his last will, Aug. 31, 1790, he made 
it obligatory on his son Ebenezer to maintain the other slave as 
long as she lived. He died Jan. 28, 1793, aged 66 years; born 
Aug. 30, 1727. She died April 29, 1811, aged 84. 



* Hon. Thomas F. Morrison, Londonderry, N. S. 

t History of Colchester County, Nova Scotia, by Thomas Miller. 



140 CHARTER J0HN2; MOSESS. [733 

CHILDREN. 

733. John (945), b. Nov. 5, 1753; d. July 7, 1800. 

734. William (952). 

735. Samuel (954), b. June 10, 1756; d. Feb. 5, 1844. 

736. Ann, b. 1760; m. Thomas Steele. (See Steele Record No. 2215.) 

737. Ebenezer (965), b. Nov. 5, 1764: d. April 11, 1851. 

738. Margaret (973), b. Eeb. 26, 1767; d. Jan. 6, 1850. 

739. Hannah^ (Todd) [688] (John Morison^, John^) ; married 
Samuel, son of Col. Andrew Todd, of Londonderry. Samuel 
Todd began the Todd farm, in Peterborough, N. H., and endured 
many hardships in the first settlement. There was no grist-mill 
in the town till 1751, and he can-ied his grain on his back several 
miles to have it ground. The Indians came to his camp one day 
while he was gone to mill, and stole all his provisions, but did no 
other damage. He went to Peterborough for a permanent resi- 
dence about 1750, and was killed on his farm by the falling of a 
tree, March 30, 1765, aged 39 years. His wife died Nov. 30, 1760, 
aged 30 years. By his first wife, Hannah Morison, he had two 



740. Betty, b. 1754 ; d. Aug. 24, 1826, aged 72 years. 

741. John (979), b. April 9, 1757; d. Oct. 27, 1846. 

742. Moses^ [689] (John'^, John^) ; married Rachel, daughter 
of Col. Andrew Todd, one of the early settlei's of Londonderry, 
N. H., Avhere she was born April 14, 1733. The History of Peter- 
borough, N. H., says : * " Tradition has handed down any amount 
of the sayings, queer exaggerations, and humor of this strange 
man. It is for this only that his memory has survived him. It 
grew into a habit with the people to say, when extravagant ex- 
pressions and statements were heard, 'like Uncle Mosey,' so 
peculiar were the witticisms and strange fun with which he 
always abounded." The following anecdotes show the peculiar 
element in the man, wherein he " took off " the extreme awkward- 
ness of two of the early settlers of Peterborough, in their 
mechanical labors. Speaking of Deacon Duncan's hewing, he 
said, "As I was ganging thro' the woods, I heard a despi-ite 
crackling, and there I found a stick of timber that Deacon 
Duncan had hewn, sae crooked it could na lie still, but was 
thrashing about amang the trees. I tauld him he must go and 
chain it doun, or it wad girdle the hail forest." "Deacon 
Moore," he said, "made a ladder, and it was sae twisting, that 
before he got half-way to the top, he was on the under side, 
looking up.'''' 

He lived in Hancock, N. H., near the Half Moon Pond, and 
died there. The place is now abandoned, and all the buildings 
have been demolished. 



History of Peterborough, N. H., p. 176. 



770] FOURTH GENERATION. — ROBERT MORISON. 141 

CHILDREN. 

743. John (989), b. Peterborough, N. H., Aug. 12, 1762. 

744. Betridge (995), b. Aug. 8, 1764; d. Oct. 3, 1849. 

745. Hauuah (1003), b. Nov. 18, 1766. 

746. Sarah, b. July 26, 1769 ; m. (2d w.) Joslah Duncan, Antrim, N. H. ; 

d. between 1840 and 1847; no issue. 

747. Andrew, b. Jan. 21, 1771, Hancock, N. H. ; ra. Chase; removed 

to Canada West about 1804, and was never heard from. 

748. Samuel (1013), b. June 12, 1774; d. Dec. 7, 1847. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

749. John" [691] (Thomas^', John', John^) ; born in London- 
derry, and lived in Peterborough, N. H. Married, 1st, Agnes 
Hogg; died April '27, 1777, aged 27 yrs. Married, 2d, Lydia 
Mason ; 3d, Jenny Gray. He died May 25, 1818, aged 78 yrs. 

CHILDREX, BOUX IX PETERBOROUGH. 

750. Joseph, b. April 30, 1773. 

751. Thomas, b. April 21, 1775; d. Feb. 23, 1801, aged 26 yrs. 

752. John, drowned July 10, 1828, aged 31 yrs. 

753. Jonathan, d. young. 

754. Jane (1021), m. April 20, 1824; d. Oct. 10, 1861. 

755. Tliomas, b. 1803; d. Oct. 31, 1825, aged 22 yrs. 

756. Matthew; went West; no information of time or place of his death. 

757. Mar5'-Smith (1029), b. March 16, 1811; d. Oct. 12, 1863. 

758. Eobert'' [693] (Tholnas^ John'^ Jolini) ; lived in Peter- 
borough, !N". H., on the place begun by his grandfather, John 
Morison. The farm is yet in possession of the family. He was 
a deacon in the Presbyterian church, but when elected cannot be 
ascertained, as the church records were burnt in the conflagration 
of his house in 1791. In 1791 he built on a new- site the house 
now owned by the family of Horace Morison, the old house 
having stood in the field a few rods east of the road. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Holmes, born June 23, 1754; died May 17, 1808, 
aged 55 yrs. He died Feb. 13, 1826, aged 82 yrs. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN PETERBOROUGH. 

759. Thomas, b. Dec. 25, 1774; d. March 25, 1775. 

760. Mary, b. March 26, 1776; d. April 12, 1776. 

761. Stephen, b. Nov. 8, 1777; d. Oct. 9, 1778. 

762. Nathaniel (1033), b. Oct. 9, 1779; d. Sept. 11, 1819. 

763. f Jonathan, b. March 11, 1782; m. Rebecca Rockwood. He was a 
J dancing-master, and afterwards became a sailor; res. Green- 
I field, N .H. ; d. April 11, 1832, aged 50 yrs. 

764. [David, b. March 11, 1782; d. May 6, 1782. 

765. Robert (1041), b. May 8, 1784; d. April 25, 1861. 

766. Smith, b. Aug. 16, 1786; d. Dec. 20, 1786. 

767. Betsey (1050), b. May 13, 1806; d. Oct. 31, 1843. 

768. Ezekiel, b. Nov. 16, 1792; d. Sept. 11, 1823, at Greeuville, Miss., 

aged 30 yrs. 10 mos. 

769. Margaret* (W-'illace) [694] (Thomas^, John-, John^) ; 
married Matthew Wallace ; res. in Vermont. One 

CHILD. 

770. Sally ; left no issue. 



142 CHARTER J0HN2 ; THOMAS^ ; THOMAS*. [771 

771. Thomas^ [696] (Thomas^ John-, John^) ; lived in War- 
ren, Me.; married Jerusha Field; she died Feb. 2, 1810. He fell 
from a bridge in Warren, Me., and died in 1796. 

CHILDREN. 

772. Thomas (1060), b. 1789; d. July 11, 1826. 

773. William ; cl. a prisoner of war at Halifax, N. S., March, 1815. 

774. Jeruslia-F., b. 1793; d. Nov. 23, 1831. 

775. Jouathau, b. 1795 ; d. April 26, 1825. 

776. Samuel* [698] (Thomas^ John^ John^); res. Peterborough, 
N. H. ; married Elizabeth, daughter of William Smith, Esq., his 
double cousin. All their children, but the son who died at seven 
years of age, were born deaf-mutes. He died ISTov. 24, 1837, aged 
79 yrs. She died May 21, 18-33, aged 75 yrs. The daughters 
were educated at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Hartford, Ct. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN PETERBOROUGH, N. H. 

777. Elizabeth, b. 1789; d. Sept. 22, 1791, acjed 2 yrs. 

778. Mary, b. June 28, 1791 ; d. Nov. 15, 1854, aged 63 yrs. 

779. Hannah, b. 1793; d. March 16, 1809, aged 16 yrs. 

780. Samuel, b. March 10, 1795 ; d. Oct. 26, 1802, aged 7 yrs. 

781. Sarah, b. Oct. 26, 1799; d. Sept. 15, 1868, aged 69 yrs. 

782. Eliza, b. July 1, 1801 ; d. March 13, 1875, aged 73 yrs. 

783. Ezekiel* [700] (Thomas^, John^, John^) ; married Han- 
nah, daughter of Samuel Ames, of Hancock, N. H., who was born 
May 6, 1771, and died at La Porte, Ind., Oct. 5, 1843. He died at 
Eeading, Vt., Kov. 17, 1839. 

CHILDREN. 

784. Margaret, b. Peterborough, N. H., Aug. 28, 1797; d. at home of her 

brother in Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1855. 

785. Mary (1063), b. Plymouth, Vt., Dec. U, 1798; d. Dec. 9, 1843. 

786. Ezekiel (1070), b. Peterborough, N. H., Oct. 8, 1801. 

787. Thomas-A. (1076), b. Peterborough, N. H., Feb. 12, 1804; d. Nov. 

22, 1874. 

788. Elizabeth, b. Cavendish, Vt., June 24, 1806; m. Bridgmau Hapgood. 

She died Feb. 19, 1830 ; no issue. 

789. Samuel, b. Cavendish, Vt., Feb. 18, 1809; d. Aug. 5, 1835, at La 

Porte, Ind. ; single. 

790. Robert-S., b. Cavendish, Vt., June 19, 1811. He left Plymouth, Vt., 

forLaPorte, Ind.jin 1831. LaPorte County contained only about 
seventy- live inhabitants. He brought with him the first stock 
of goods opened in the county. He entered largel.y into the 
purchase and sale of lands; he was the first justice of the peace 
elected in the county. He died Aug. 6, 1836. 

791. Sarah (1081), b. Cavendish, Vt., March 21, 1814. 

792. Samuel Mitchell'' [706] (Janet^ (Mitchell), John Morison'^ 
John^) ; rendered a good deal of service in the Revolution, and 
was at Cambridge in 1775. He was mustered into the Conti- 
nental service in 1777, being one of twenty-two men from 
Peterborough, N". H., where he lived. He served at Bennington 
and Saratoga. Subsequently he removed to Manchester, Vt. 
He married Peggy Swan, who was born in Peterborough, N. H., 
April 21, 1757, and died June 18, 1845. He died July 29, 1822. 



813] FOURTH GENERATION. — BENJAMIN MITCHELL. 143 

CHILDREN. 

793. Janet, b. Dec. 19, 1781. 

794. Margaret, b. Sept. 5, 178-1. 

795. Jeremiah, b. Dec. 31, 1786. 

796. Samuel, b. Aui?. 15, 1789. 

797. Henry; m. Polly Neal, of Peacham, Vt. She d. at Richford, Vt., 

Aug. 8, 1873. He d. April 1, 1821. Their sou, 

798. Samuel Mitchell, lives in Richford, Vt. 

799. John. 
SOO. Sally. 

801. Benjamin MitchelP [707] (Jean^ (Mitchell), John Mor- 
ison'^, John^) ; res. Peterborough, N. H., the most of his life, but 
res. Temple, K. H., a short time before his death. He was among 
those who marched to Lexington on the alarm, April 19, 1775 ; 
was mustei'ed into service for two months, Sept. 20, 1776; was 
at Bennington in 1777. He married Martha, daughter of Capt. 
David Steele, of Peterborough, 1779. She died Feb. 9, 1853, 
aged 90 years. He died at Temple, N. H., Sept. 24, 1830, aged 
85 years. 

CHILDREN. 

802. Stephen, b. March 29, 1780; m. Sally Mills, Durham, N. H. ; was 

a graduate of Williams College ; studied law with Judge Steele, 
of Durham, and practised his profession there ; was a good law- 
yer, and a man of flue talents and standing. He possessed quite 
a literary turn, and used often to write for the newspapers. In 
1825, he welcomed Lafayette to Durham in a very appropriate 
manner. He d. Feb. 15, 1833, aged 53 years. 

803. David, b. May 31, 1782; m. Ruth Hoyt, Bradford, N. H. ; was a 

physician, and lived and d. in Bradford; d. suddenly of an 
affection of the heart, Jan. 21, 1821, aged 39 years. Two 
children: 1st, Nancy; 2d. Margaret. 

804. Margaret, b. Sept. 6, 1784; m. Peter Bachelder ; 2d, Dea. Stephen 

Holt. She taught a high school iu New Ipswich before her 
marriage, aud was considered highly accomplished. After 
her second marriage, she lived in Greenfleld, N. H. She d. 
Aug. 17, 1867, aged 83 years. One child by first husband, Jane, 
m. Robert Bradford, Francestown, N. H. 

805. Jonathan, b. Jan. 21, 1787; m., March 13, 1817, Sally White; 

removed to Preble, N. Y., 1840. Four children: 1st, Susan; 
2d, Frances ; 3d, Emily ; 4th, Stephen ; all b. in Peterborough, 
N. H. He d. at Belvidere, HI., Sept. 1, 1853. She d. at same 
place, 1861, aged 74 years. (For descendants, see No. 2264.) 

806. Frederick-A., b. July 15, 1789; m. Lucy Aiken; 2d, Rhoda John- 

son. Was a physician, and practised his profession at Chester 
aud Bradford, N. H. He d. at Manchester, July 28, 1869. Had 
seven children. 

807. Elizabeth (1089), b. May 6, 1793; d. Oct. 8, 1873. 

808. John, b. March 22, 1795; m. Lucretia Mason; removed to N. Y. ; 

a hatter bv trade. Two sons ; d. in Ohio. 

809. Charlotte (1094), b. July 21, 1798; d. Oct. 16, 1851. 

810. Jane, b. Feb. 21, 1803; d. Sept. 28, 1805. 

811. Samuel, b. March 4, 1807; in. Harriet Childs; d. Aug. 21, 1850, aged 

43 yrs. One daughter. 

812. Martha-Jane; unmarried. 

813. Eobert Smith* [712] (Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison-^, 
John^) ; was a deacon of the Presbyterian church in Peterborough^ 



144 CHARTER JOHNi!; ELIZABETH SMITHS; jqhN SMITH^. [814 

N. H. He lived on a farm once owned by Halbert Morison 
(No. 18), and died early in life. He married, May 25, 1778, Agnes, 
daughter of William Smiley. She died Oct. 10, 1791, aged 36 
years. Married, 2d, Isabel Ames, Avho married, 2d, Shubael Hurd, 
of Lempster. She died Aug. 1847, aged 84 years. He died Bee. 
31, 1795, aged 43 years. First wife, two children; second wife, 
three children. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN PETERBOROUGH. 

814. William, b. Maj^ 16, 1779 ; d. Aug. 31, 1840, aged 61 years. 

815. Fanny, b. Sept. 4. 1780; d. July 10, 1858. She was a talented and 

eccentric woman. She very early espoused the antislavery 
cause ; she ordered the marble obelisk which stands over her 
grave, and dictated the inscription in 1858: "This side is 
dedicated to the glorious cause of emancipation. May God 
prosper it, and all the people say Amen." 
816. /Jessie (1100), b. March, 1793: d. July, 1833. 

817. t Stephen (1108), b. March, 1793. 

818. Robert (1114), b. Aug. 8, 1795. 

819. John Smith* [713] (Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison^ 
John^). Dr. Albert Smith, in his History of Peterborough, 
N. H. (1876), says, "I am indebted to his daughter, Mrs. Louisa 
Fifield, residing, in 1876, in Alton, 111., for the following sketch 
of her father. She says : ' My father, when twenty-one years 
of age, could read the Bible, and knew a little of arithmetic. 
His first use of his freedom was to raise a crop of rye, from the 
proceeds of which he supported himself at school at Exeter some 
six months, and gained, with other acquisitions, the rudiments of 
Latin. With this scanty provision of education, he began his 
life's work. . . . He was early made a justice of the peace, and 
did most of the justice business in Peterborough, IST. H., for many 
years. ... He was moderator in 1793, '97, '98, '99, 1801; repre- 
sentative to the General Court from 1791 to 1803. . . . Speaking 
evil of no one, and judging all men kindly as he would himself 
be judged, he exercised a kindly and genial, as well as a strong, 
influence over his fellow'-men.' His sudden death spread a gloom 
over the town hardly ever felt before." He res. Peterborough, 
X. H. ; married. Dee. 1, 1791, Margaret, daughter of Capt. David 
Steele, of that town. She died at Franklin, N. H., Sept. 30, 
1830, aged 73 yrs. 8 nios. He died Aug. 7, 1821, aged 67 yrs. 
3 mos. John Smith was killed by falling from a load of hay 
which he was loading in a rough field on a hill-side, upon the 
farm of Samuel White, near the mountains. 

CHILDREN. 

820. Harriet, b. Nov. 3, 1792; d. May 17, 1818, aged 25 yrs. 6 mos. 

821. Louisa (1118), b. May 9, 1795; d. Nov. 15, 1877. 

822. John, Jr., b. April 16, 1797. He lived in Peterborough, N. H., till 

1822, when he removed to Northfield, and associated himself 
with Thomas Baker and John Cavendar for the purpose of 
building a cotton facto^)^ While laboring in this enterprise, 
he sickened and d. Oct. 8, 1822, aged 25 years. He was a man 
of much promise. 

823. Jane (1123), b. March 14, 1800; d. Dec. 5, 1858. 



834] FOURTH GENERATION. — JUDGE JEREMIAH SMITH. 145 

824. Robert (1127), b. June 12, 1802; d. Dec. 21, 1867. 

825. James (1130), b. Oct. 28. 1804; d. Oct. 15, 1877. 

826. Jeremiah, b. Oct. 1, 1806; d. April 6, 1816, aged 9 yrs. 6 mos. 

827. William-H. (1131), b. Dec, 26, 1808. 

828. James Smith"' [714] (Elizabeth^* (Smith), John Morison^ 
John^). He settled in Cavendish, Vt., in 1790 ; was highly re- 
spected, and held various offices of trust and honor. He was 
many years justice of the jjeace ; a representative in the legisla- 
ture of Vermont for thirteen successive years. He was said to 
be second to none of his family in talents or intelligence. He 
married, Dec. 31, 1791, Sally Ames, born May 6, 1769. She died 
May 16, 1833, aged 64 yrs. ; he died Aug. 11, 1842, aged 86 yrs. 
6 mos. 

CHILDREN. 

829. Sally (1134), b. Sept. 1, 1795; d. 1842. 

830. James (1138), b. Nov. 13, 1797; d. Feb. 18, 1842. 

831. William (1146), b. July 31, 1800; res. Proctorsville, Vt. 

832. Joseph-Addison (1151), b. March 31, 1806; d. Feb. 28, 1851. 

833. John (1157), b. Aug. 31, 1812; d. April 20, 1839. 

834. Judge Jeremiah Smith* [717] (Elizabeth^ (Smith), John 
Morison-, John^). He w^as lawyer, governor, judge of the United 
States district court, and chief-justice of the superior court of 
New Hampshire. " He would have been recognized as a leading 
man anywhere. As a wit or a scholar, as a statesman or a jurist, 
as an advocate at the bar or a judge on the bench, as a genial 
companion or a brilliant talker, he would have been received, in- 
deed he was received, as their peer by the ablest and most accom- 
plished men- in the land. . . . He was among the most eminent 
men that New Hampshire has ever produced. If, as has been 
said in relation to an early period of New Hampshire history, 
'there were giants in those days,' he was certainly among these 
giants. He was an eminently great and good man. All his efforts 
were exerted for the honor and benefit of his State ; and few men 
have accomplished so much as he did in elevating his profession, 
the law, then in a low condition, to a true and honorable basis, 
even to a high standard. His memory will be long cherished as 
one of the public benefactors of New Hampshire. . . . He com- 
menced the practice of law in Peterborough, N. H., in 1787, where 
he remained ten years. During this time he represented the town 
in the legislature in 1788, '89,^90 ; was a member of the conven- 
tion that formed the present constitution in 1791, '92. He took 
an active and important part in the deliberations of that body. 
. . . His vote was cast for expunging that clause of the consti- 
tution by which 'no person can be capable of being elected a 
senator or representative who is not of the Protestant religion,' 
an article which was stricken from the constitution of New Hamp- 
shire in 1877. In 1790 he was chosen a representative to the 
second congress, and was continued for three successive terms. 
He here formed an acquaintance with all the great men of that 
period, and was upon terms of intimacy with that remarkable 



146 CHARTER JOHN^; ELIZABETH SMITH3; JEREMIAH SMITH*. [835 

man, Fisher Ames, which continued through his life. In 1797 he 
removed to Exeter, and was that year appointed United States 
attorney for the district of New Hampshire. At the same time 
he resigned his office as member of Congress. In 1800 he was 
appointed judge of probate for the county of Rockingham, and 
held the office about two years. In February, 1801, he was ap- 
pointed a judge of the United States district court, but on the 
repeal of the judiciary law, in March, 1802, his office was abolished ; 
but in May of the same year he was appointed chief-justice of 
the superior court of judicature in New Hampshire. He held 
this office till 1809, when he was chosen governor of the State; 
but failing of a re-election, he returned to the bar. Under a new 
judiciary act in 1813, Mr. Smith was reluctantly induced to ac- 
cept the office of chief-justice, which office he held till 1816, when 
the judiciary act was rescinded by the legislature, and he once 
more returned to the practice of law. In 1820, at the age of 
sixty-one, he withdrew from active business, having acquired an 
ample fortune by the fruits of his industry and judicious econ- 
omy." * To those who wish to know more of this remarkable 
man, I would refer them to an excellent life of Judge Smith, 
written by John H. Morison, d. d., of Boston, Mass., published 
in 1845. Judge Smith received the honorary degree of LL. D. 
from Dartmouth in 1804, and from Cambridge in 1807. 

He married, 1st, March 8, 1797, Eliza Ross, of Prince George 
Co., Md. ; died June 19, 1827, aged 59 yrs. ; married, 2d, Sept. 
20, 1831, Elizabeth, daughter of Hon. William Hale, of Dover. 
He died Sept. 21, 1842, aged 82 yrs. 9 mos. 

CHILDREN. 

■835. Ariana, b. Dec. 28, 1797; uum. ; d. June 20, 1829, aged 31 yrs. 6 mos. 

836. William, b. Aug. 31, 1799; uum.; d. at Centreville, Miss., where he 

had gone for his health. He was graduated at Harvard Uni- 
versity in 1817; studied law, and practised his profession in 
Portsmouth, the last two or three years of his life, till his health 
failed. He represented the town of Exeter in the general court 
in 1821, '22, '23. 

837. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 20, 1802; drowned Sept. 26, 1808, aged 6 yrs. 

838. Jeremiah (1159), b. July 14, 1837; res. Dover, N. H. 

839. Hannah* (Barker) [718] (Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Mor- 
ison^, John^). She married, Dec. 7, 1795, John Barker, of Rindge, 
N. H., who was born in 1752. She died Aug. 28, 1813. He 
married, 2d, Mrs. Sally (Crumble) Barker, A ship-carpenter 
and joiner, but the last year of his life was spent in farming. 
He died July 25, 1819. 

CHILDREN, BY FIRST WIFE. 

840. Hannah (11G2), b. April 24, 1801; d. Dec. 21, 1872. 
-841. John (1174), b. Nov. 28, 1804. 

842. Jonathan Smith* [719] (Elizabeth" (Smith), John Morison^, 
John^). "He remained on the old homestead in Peterborough, 

* This account of Judge Smith is taken from the History of Peter- 
borough, N. H. 



854] 



FOURTH GENERATION. — SAMUEL SMITH. 147 



N. H., and spent his life there. He was a deacon in the church, 
long a leader of the choir. He was selectman six years, and rep- 
resentative to the general court eight years. He was a man of a 
strong mind, which had been long maturing, and he felt very 
little of the withering effects of age, although he had nearly 
reached eighty years. His knowledge was not very general, 
though he was a great reader; but on some subjects he was 
exceedingly well informed. His reading had taken a theological 
turn, and but few persons possessed his knowledge on these mat- 
ters. He was a strong Unitarian, and was ready to give any man 
a reason for his faith. He was a man of kind affections and 
feelings, yet strong in his prejudices, and rather more ready 
to forgive an injury than forget it. His life was a useful one, 
he having at various times held all the offices in the gift of the 
town ; but it was mostly spent in the retirement of his own home, 
and in the management of his own affairs. He was a modest 
man; he was a good man, — good without ostentation and 
without pretension; his life showed forth the man, for it was a 
living and preaching illustration of Jesus. He lived and died 
on the same spot on which he was born. He went down to his 
grave like a shock of corn fully ripe, with as pure and upright 
a character as falls to the lot of few mortals here below." * 

He married, August, 1792, his cousin, Nancy, daughter of 
John Smith. She died May 13, 1847, aged 74 yrs. 6 mos. He 
died Aug. 29, 1842, aged 79 yrs. 4 mos. 

CHILDREN. 

843. Betsey (1183), b. Feb, 3, 1795; d. Aug. 12, 1845. 

844. Jonathan (1189), b. Aug. 15, 1797; d. Aug. 10, 1840. 

845. Mary (U94), b. May 17, 1799; d. Mav 8, 1864. 

846. William (1210), b. July 8, 1801; d. Oct. 25, 1873. 

847. John (1218), b. April 17, 1803; res. Chicago, 111. 

848. Nancy, b. 1805; d. Aug. 23, 1808, aged 3 yrs. 6 mos. 

849. Charlotte, b. 1806; d. Sept. 9, 1808, aged 2 yrs. 

850. Nancy (1226), b. Aug. 5, 1808; res. Chicago, 111. 

851. Charlotte, b. 1810; d. Aug. 10, 1825, aged 15 yrs. 

852. Caroline (1234), b. Nov. 13, 1812; d. July, 1875. 

853. Jeremiah (1237), b. Sept. 15, 1815; res. La Harpe, 111. 

854. Samuel Smith" [720] (Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison^ 
John^). In addition to the common advantages for schooling at 
his home in Peterborough, N. H., he enjoyed longer or shorter 
periods at the academies at Exeter, and Andover, Mass., and 
thereby fitted himself for an accomplished talker and a ready 
debater on almost any topic. He was a man of a strong and 
highly cultivated intellect, with exceedingly active and energetic 
powers, of quick perception and ready judgment. He was par- 
ticularly distinguished for his colloquial powers, which were 
remarkable ; his conversation was always rich and instructive ; 
and his ideas were clothed in singularly accurate and appropriate 
language. It is not too much to say that in the height of his 

* From the History of Peterborough, N. H. 



148 CHARTER J0HN2; J0HN3 ; ELEANOR FAULKNER*. [855 

prosperity he exerted over the community an elevating and 
enlightening influence ; that he was by his character and intelli- 
gence a public educator, and raised and sustained the tone of 
public sentiment in Peterborough, IS". H. He delighted in politics, 
and had devoted much attention and study to it, never wishing 
to be known by any other title than that of a federalist of the old 
school, with all the unmerited reproach attached to the name. 
He was chosen to represent his district in congress in 1813-15, 
but on account of the press of his private business, he resigned 
his seat, after attending the first session and a part of the second. 
He possessed great business talents, and could accomplish a great 
undertaking with singular dispatch and success ; but he scorned 
little things, and all care and economy of these he entirely 
ignored. The consequence of this was, that he never had things 
well done, however shrewdly projected. He always had a nice 
sense of right. There are few acts of his long business life on 
which you can lay your hand, and say that they were the result 
of any moral obliquity. He was kind, benevolent, and forbeaiing 
in an eminent degree with those who were dependent on him. 
He had great faith in mankind ; he was never heard, with all his 
hard experience in life, to rail at our race. He had acquired a 
great knowledge of mankind, and did not lose his respect for 
them by an extensive intercourse. He always took a deep inter- 
est in the municipal affairs of the town, and was a leading actor 
in the same. He was moderator for seventeen years, beginning 
in 1794 and ending in 1829. He may justly be considered the 
founder of the village of Peterborough, N. H., where not one 
single object exists to perpetuate his name. 

He married Sally Garfield, of Fitchburg, Mass., daughter of 
Elijah and Jane-Nichols Garfield, Nov. 10, 1793 ; born Oct. 21, 
1771. She died Sept. 1, 1856, aged 85 yrs. He died April 25, 
1842, aged 76 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

855. Jeremiah (1243), b. Nov. 23, 1794; d. May 16, 1860. 

856. Frederick- A., b. Feb. 8, 1796. He was a very skilful machinist. 

He d. June 29, 1818, aged 22 years. 

857. Maria, b. March 30, 1797; d. June 15, 1798. 

858. Samuel-G. (1251), b. Aug. 23, 1799; d. Sept. 9, 1842. 

859. Albert (1256), b. June 18, 1801; d. Feb. 22, 1878. 

860. William-S. (1259), b. Dec. 14, 1802; d. Sept. 26, 1875. 

861. Alexauder-H. (1265), b. Aug. 5, 1804; d. Nov. 1858. 

862. Elizabeth-Morison (1271), b. Aug. 8, 1806; d. Sept. 13, 1848. 

863. Sarah-Jane, b. Sept. 16, 1808; m. 1843, Abraham-W. Blanchard, of 

Boston, Mass. One child : Cathei'iue-EUa. 

864. Maria, b. Aug. 30, 1810; d. May 19, 1812. 

865. Mary-S., b. Sept. 11, 1812; d. Aug. 14, 1822. 

866. Ellen, b. Jan. 23, 1815; m. William H. Smith (see No. 1131). 

867. Eleanor* (Faulkner) [722] (John Morison^ John^, John^) ; 
married Edward Faulkner in Nova Scotia, 1777, and removed to 
New Hampshire about 1778, with her father's family ; remained 
till near the close of the Revolutionary war. Her husband, Ed- 
ward Faulkner, and David Morison, her brother, built a boat in 



889] FOURTH GENERATION. — DANIEL MORISON. 149 

Peterborough, N. H., and drew her by the road, nearly forty 
miles, to the vicinity of Concord, N. H., where they launched her 
in the Merrimack River, and went in her to Nova Scotia in 1783. 
Mrs. Faulkner returned to Nova Scotia the following year. They 
soon removed to Economy, N. S., where they took up a large 
tract of land, and settled. They died there many years ago. 

CHILDREN. 

868. Edward; was a shipwright; m. Miss Nelson; res. in Chisencook, 

Halifax Co. Had a large family, and died there. 

869. Thomas (1274). 

870. John; rem. to Ohio, N. S. ; ra. Miss Taylor; left one dau. ; d. 

871. James ; was a seafaring man, and d. in Halifax when young. 

872. Jeremiah ; followed the sea, and was drowned by the upsetting of a 

schooner, owned and sailed by his uncle Samuel Morison. 

873. Daniel, 1st; was drowned when a child. 

874. William; was a sea-captain; res. in England, where he left one 

daughter; he d. in the West Indies when about 40 yrs. of age. 

875. Daniel (1280), b. 1791. 

876. Robert (1289), d. in Rhode Island. 

877. DanieP [723] (John^ John"-^, John^) ; married Rachel 
McLellan in 1790 ; lived in Londonderry, N. S., on part of his 
father's farm. He drew 500 acres of land from the crown ; was 
a leading man in the place ; was possessed of fine mechanical 
powers ; was prompt in action, upright in his dealings, the pos- 
sessor of good judgment, and had a great memory. He died at 
Londonderry, N. S., Nov. 26, 1832, aged 72 yrs. She died Nov. 
21, 1843, aged 77 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

878. James, b. Jan. 1, 1791; single; lived on the homestead; d. Jan. 6, 

1845, aged 54 yrs. 

879. William (1298), b. Feb. 2, 1792; d. Nov. 1, 1869. 

880. Hannah, b. Oct. 28, 1793; d. Feb. 11, 1857, aged 63 yrs. 

881. Margaret (1307), b. Oct. 15, 1795. 

882. John-Anderson, b. Nov. 30, 1798; m. Mary Wilson, who died soon 

after her marriage. He died Feb. 1826, aged 28 yrs. 

883. Esther-Moore, b. Aug. 11, 1801 ; m. Jephtha Elderkin, of Kings Co., 

N. S., by whom she had seven daughters; she died Oct. 1841. 
Her husband and family rem. to Illinois, where he and some of 
his family still live. One of her daughters m. Judge Whipple, 
of Wisconsin. 

884. Alexander-Dick (1317), b. Oct. 6, 1804; d. Feb. 26, 1873. 

885. Lavinia, b. Feb. 18, 1809; m. Johnston Elderkin, of Kings Co., N. 

S., and had ten children, six of whom still live. She died Nov. 
3, 1878, aged 69 yrs. 

886. Eleanor-Matilda, b. Dec. 12, 1812 : d., aged 4 years. 

887. Daniel-Smith (1326), b. May 20, 1814; principal of Church of Eng- 

land High School, Kingston, Isl. Jamaica, W. I. 

888. John"* [725] (John^, John^, John^) ; was master of a 
schooner, an able, active man, and a good navigator. He per- 
ished in a very severe storm, Dec. 5, 1798, in the bay, near Lon- 
donderry, N. S. 

889. Jonathan* [726] (John^ John'-', John^) ; married Martha 
Faulkner in 1794 ; settled first on " crown lands " on Westches- 
ter Mountain, N. S.; removed subsequently to Five Islands, N. S., 



150 CHARTER JOHN-^; J0HN3 ; SAMUEL*. [890 

where he bought a farm, fifty rods wide and six miles long, where 
he spent the remainder of his life. He died Dec. 20, 1843, aged 
77 years. She died Oct. 24, 1840, aged 70 years. 

CHILDREN. 

890. John (1328), b. Nov. 29, 1795; d. 1867. 

891. Edward (1340), b. Aug. 8, 1797; d. 1877. 

892. Haunah (1352), b. Peb. 24, 1799; d. 1854. 

893. Jane (1361), b. Oct. 25, 1800; d. 1876. 

894. Daniel (1368), b. Feb. 12, 1802; d. 1873. 

895. Margaret (1378), b. Oct. 31, 1803; d. 1842. 

896. Samuel (1387), b. May 26, 1805 ; d. 1868. 

897. David (1394), b. July 21, 1807; res. Five Islands, N. S. 

898. Isaac, b. Sept. 11, 1809; farmer; lives with his nephew in Five Isl- 

ands, N. S. Is a giant in stature, and stands 6 ft. 5i in. in 
height. Possesses a strong mind as well as body. 

899. Joseph-A.* [^2^] (John^, John-, John^) ; married Isabella 
Fletcher, of MasstOAvn, in 1802. His uncle, Dea. Samuel Moore, 
of Peterborough, N. H., was in Nova Scotia one winter, and 
taught him to make spinning-wheels. Went to farming on the 
homestead in Londonderry, N. S., and spent the rest of his life 
there. He was intelligent, honest, and witty, and loved a joke. 
He died October, 1846, aged 77 years. His wife died October, 
1821, aged 43 years. 

CHILDREN. 

900. Hannah (1397), b. Aug. 17, 1803; d. Sept. 11, 1875. 

901. John (1405), b. Nov. 7, 1804; res. Nova Scotia. 

902. Samuel (1411), b. April 12, 1806; d. March 19, 1877. 

903. Thomas-F. (1414), b. Feb. 22, 1808; res. Londonderry, N. S. 

904. Jane (1423), b. Aug. 28, 1811; d. Dec. 18, 1878. 

905. Isabel-A. (1427), b. July 13, 1813; d. 1848. 

906. Joseph-A., b. Sept. 22, 1815; d. July, 1817. 

907. Sarah (1431), b. June 1, 1817; d. Oct. 6, 1856. 

908. Samuel* [728] (John^ John-, John^); married Frances 
Hays; a ship-builder, a good navigator, a millwright and farmer. 
Had fine mechanical powers, a good memory, was well read in 
history, and was no mean wit. Res. Londonderry, N. S.; and 
died Jan. 1820, aged 48 yrs. She died Jan. 1829. 

CHILDREN. 

909. George- Washington, b. Feb. 12, 1807 ; lives near Highland Village, 

Londonderry, N. S. 

910. Benjamin-Franklin, b. Aug. 4, 1809; lived in the United States 

some years. Returned to N. S. ; was a ship-master, and followed 
the seas. Finally bought a farm in Londonderry, N. S., and 
lived there till his death in 1865, aged 54 years. He m. Miss 
McKenzie, and left one child. 

911. Maria (1436), b. Aug. 15, 1811; m. Henry Moore. 

912. Harriet (1440), b. Aug. 27, 1813; m. Samuel Faulkner. 

913. Margaret, b. Jan. 22, 1816; m. Captain Ramsdall, of Maine. He 

d. She m. 2d husband, and lived in New Jersey. 

914. Eleanor, b. March 22, 1818 ; d. young. 

915. Martha- Jane, b. March 13, 1820; d. 1824. 

916. Martha" (Williamson) [729] (John Morison^, John^, John^); 
m. John Williamson. He res. Little' Dyke, N. S., and at Pictou. 



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FOURTH GENERATION. — EZEKIEL MORISON. 151 



He died. She was a strong-minded, intelligent lady. She died 
1860, aged 86. 

CHILDREN. 

917. Hannah, b. Little Dyke; d. Pictou, N. S. 

918. Mary (1443), b. Little Dyke. 

919. Olive, b. Little Dyke; d. when a young woman. 

920. Robert, b. Pictou ; mate of a vessel ; d. when about 20 yrs. of age. 

921. Harriet, b. Pictou; m. Thomas Wake; d. soon after her marriage. 

922. Thomas, b. Pictou, and was lost at sea when a young man. 

923. Priscilla, b. Pictou, 1808; m., 1st, Charles O'Neil ; he d. ; m., 2d, 

Captain Cameron. Both deceased. She had four children by 
first husband, all deceased, except one daughter, Elizabeth, 
who m. Alexander McKay, telegraph operator in Newfoundland. 

924. Martha, b. Pictou, 1810; d. 1827. 

925. Margaret" (Faulkner) [730] (John Morison^ John-, John) ; 
married Edward Faulkner, Jr., in 1800. He was a shipwright, 
and lived several years in Hants Co., N. S. In 1810, he bought 
the Morison homestead in Little Dyke, where he lived till 1820, 
when he sold, and removed to Economy, and engaged in farming 
and ship-building. His wife was a lady of refinement of manners, 
good mental powers, and well versed in the practical duties of 
life. She died in 1860, aged 84; he died in 1866, in the 91 st 
year of his age. 

CHILDREN. 

926. Olive, b. Oct. 1801; m. Robert Faulkner (see No. 1289). 

927. Louisa (1445), b. Aug. 5, 1804; d. 1875. 

928. Samuel (1454), b. Sept. 7, 1806; d. Jan. 21, 1877. 

929. Martha- Anderson (1455), b. June 11, 1808. 

930. John-Morison (1461), b. June 15, 1810. 

931. Hannah, b. May, 1812; m. Samuel McLellan, of Hants Co., N. S. 

932. Jane, b.'May 7, 1814; lives in Economy, N. S. 

933. Robert, b. Oct. 4, 1816; m. Miss Masters, of Hants Co., N. S. ; is 

a mechanic, and lives in White Plains, N. Y. 

935. EzekieP [731] (John^ John^ John^) ; res. Hants Co., 
N. S. ; married, 1st, Elizabeth McLellan, in 1804 ; she died 1818. 
He married, 2d, Mrs. Canna, in 1822. In the port of St. John, 
N. B., the tide falls over thirty feet, and vessels at low tide lie a 
great distance below the wharf. One evening he fell from the 
wharf on to a vessel's deck, from the effects of which he died in 
November, 1828, aged 48 yrs. He was a great wit and a natural 
orator. By first wife, seven children ; by second wife, two. 

CHILDREN. 

936. Jeremiah-Smith (1462), b. April 22, 1805; d. Jan. 15, 1871. 

937. John-Wallace (1463), b. Aug. 24, 1806. 

938. Martha-Anderson, b. Feb. 28, 1808; d. when 21 yrs. of age. 

939. Eliza, b. Sept. 14, 1809 ; d. in her 13th yr. 

940. Samuel Steel (1470), b. April 3, 1811; res. Economy, N. S. 

941. Ezekiel, b. Feb. 14. 1813; was a mariner; supposed to have been 

lost at sea; not heard from since 1834. 

942. William-McLellan (1479), b. April 22, 1816. 

943. Infant; d. young. 

944. Elizabeth : d. in young womanhood. 

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152 CHARTER J0HN2 ; ELIZABETHS (MOORE); JOHN MOORE*. [945 

945. John Moore^ [733] (Elizabeth'^ (Moore), John Morison^ 
John^) ; lived in Peterborough, N^. H. He Avas a man of excellent 
character and highly esteemed. He married Margaret, daughter 
of Charles Stuart, of Peterborough. She died Aug. 7, 1818, aged 
50 vrs. ; he died at Cambridge, N. Y., and was buried there, July 
7, 1800. 

CHILDREN. 

946. Fanny, b. Oct. 15, 1789: m. April 4, 1820, Dr. Jabez-B. Priest, of 

Peterborough, N. H. He died Aug. 17, 1826. Two children: 
1st, Charles-B., b. Jan. 25, 1821; d. Aug. 29, 1826. 2d, John- 
M., b. April 26, 1825; d. Aug. 22, 1826. She m., 2d, Samuel 
Holmes, of Peterborough, Oct. 20, 1828. He d. July 8, 1868, 
aged 78 yrs. She died Jan. 6, 1875, aged 85 yrs. 

947. Sophia, b. April 25, 1790; d. Earlville, 111., Nov. 1866, aged 74 yrs. 

948. John, b. March 10, 1794; went West; nothing linown of him. 

949. Samuel-Morrison, b. Oct. 25, 1796; m. Mary Smith. Two children: 

1st, John, res. Earlville, 111.; m. Zerelda Bliss; children: 1. 
Fanuie-S., b. Jan. 24, 1862; 2. Amie, b. Feb. 12, 1866; 3. Daisy, 
b. June 16, 1868. 2d, S.-Anna, m. May 22, 1850, P.-C. Cheney, 
since governor of N. H. She died Jan. 7, 1858, aged 27 yrs. 

950. Charles, b. May 26, 1798; d. Peterborough, Dec. 2, 1835. 

951. Joseph-Henry (1487), b. Aug. 25, 1800; d. Feb. 1858. 

952. William Moore* [734] (Elizabeth^ (Moore), John Mor- 
ison-, John^) ; removed to Frankfort, Me. ; married Betsey 
Woodman. They had one 

CHILD. 

953. William, Jr. (1496), b. May 1, 1790; d. Oct. 19, 1860. 

954. Samuel Moore'' [735] (Elizabeth-^ (Moore), John Morison'^, 
John^). He lived in Peterborough, N. H.; was mustered into 
the army at the time of the alarm at Lexington, April 19, 1775, 
and served at Cambridge, 1775. He married Jenny Thompson, 
daughter of Dea. Kobert Thompson, in Londonderry, July 24, 
1784. He died Feb. 5, 1844, aged 87 yrs. She was born in 
Bridgewater, Mass., Aug. 8, 1759; died Dec. 13, 1831, aged 72 
yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

955. Mary, b. June 10, 1785; d. Oct. 3, 1852, aged 67 yrs. 

956. Robert, b. May 30, 1787; m. 1813, Avis Stearns, Waltham, Mass.; 

d. New Orleans, July, 1820. 

957. Margaret, b. May 2, 1789: d. Nov. 23, 1860, aged 71 yrs. 

958. Samuel-F., b. July 13, 1791; m. Mary-M. Talen, Liberty, Miss.; 

d. Alexaudriaua, La., date unknown. Two children. 

959. Jane, b. Sept. 28, 1793; m. Jan. 31, 1815, Harvey Lancaster, b. 

1789, of Acworth, N. H. ; d. Dec. 13, 1821, aged 28 yrs. Three 
children: 1st, Moses-H. ; m. Mrs. Sarah ( Barnet ) High- 
lands; d. 1811. 2d, Margaret-E. 3d, Auu-J., m. in 1840, Josiah 
White, Jr., Charlestowu, N. H. ; she d. Dec. 1843; one child, 
Grace-L., b. Nov. 23, 1843. 

960. John, b. Dec. 31, 1795; m. Mehitable Foster, of Unity, N. H., May 

1824; d. Acworth, N. H., Sept. 3, 1834, aged 39 yrs. Children : 
1st, Philena. 2d, Jouathan-L. 3d, Amos-F. 4th, Sarah-E. 
All m. and res. Palo, 111. 

961. Ira, b. Dec. 22, 1797; d. Lebanon, Kv., Oct. 12, 1825. 



973] FOURTH GENERATION. — EBENEZER MOORE. 153 

962. Anson, b. Sept. 16, 1800; m. Sarah Mattoon ; one child. 2d wife, 

Olive Tenuey ; three children. 3d wife, Mrs. Esther Fairbanks ; 
two children. He d. Edinburgh, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1863. Chil- 
dren : 1st, Sarah-Jewett; lived in Peterboi'ough, N. H. ; d. aged 
26 yrs. 2d, Josephine; m. ; d. 3d, Samuel; d. young. 4th, Jona- 
than-Morrison ; d. young. 5th, Jesse ; single ; res. Edinburgh, 
N. Y. 6. Olive-J. ;' single; lives in Edinburgh, N. Y. 

963. Jesse, b. Aug. 8, 1804; m. 1836, Nancy McGinty ; res. Troy, N. Y. 

He d. Jan. 29, 1866. Children : 1st, Ellen-Jane, b. May 18, 1888 ; 
res. Troy, N. Y. 2d, Anu-Jewett, b. May 15, 1840; res. Troy, 
N. Y. 3d, Anson, b. Nov. 20, 1841; druggist, Minneapolis, 
Minn. 4th, Samuel-E., b. Dec. 19, 1843; in foundry; Chicago, 
111. 5th, Sarah-H:stelle, b. Aug 8, 1854; res. Troy, N. Y. 6th, 
William- J., b. March 30, 1856; res. Montreal, Que. 

964. Sarah-T., b. Jan. 8, lbU7; res. Troy, N. Y. 

965. Ebenezer Moore-* [737] (Elizabeth^ (Moore), John Mori- 
son"^, Jolin^) ; succeeded his father on the homestead in Peter- 
borough, N. H. In 1813 he removed to Preble, N. Y., where he 
lived till his death, April 11, 1851, aged 86 yrs. His wife was 
Rosanna, daughter of George Duncan, Sen., of Peterborough. 
She died in Preble, Sept. 30, 1842, aged 77 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

966. Samuel, b. 1793; d. Oct. 24, 1800. 

967. Adeliza, b. Nov. 19, 1794; m. Dr. Samuel Taggart, of Byron, N. Y., 

Jan. 20, 1831 ; d. July 9, 1870. One child: Rosanna, b. Byron, 
N. Y., Sept. 29, 1835; m. Belvidere, 111., May, 1864, Kev. Ed- 
ward-P. Dadd. 

968. George, b. Feb. 19, 1797; m. Preble, N. Y., April 16, 1828, Polly 

Cummings; res. Belvidere, 111. Children: 1st, Will iam-M., b. 
Dec. 20, 1829, in Preble, N. Y. ; res. Belvidere, 111. ; he m. Dec. 
25, 1866, Emily Stocking; two children: 1. George; 2. Curtis. 
2d, -Sarah-Ann, b. Oct. 2, 1832; d. June 27, 1840.' 3d, Harriet- 
Kosanna, b. Nov. 18, 1841 ; m. Nov. 21, 1867, Sanford Dingham; 
res. Belvidere, 111. ; three children: 1. Ilda; 2. Jessie; 3. Ezra. 

969. Margaret, b. Oct. 22, 1800; m. Preble, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1832, Abraham 

Woodward; res. Belvidere, 111.; she d. June 21, 1867; he d. 
April 3, 1873. Two children: 1st, Alouzo-S., b. Homer, N. Y., 
Dec. 9, 1834; m. Amanda Blius, Dec. 9, 1856, at Belvidere, 111. ; 
he d. June 21, 1868; four children: 1. Pliny; 2. George; 3. 
Franklin; 4. Charles. 2d, John-N., b. Homer, N. Y., Sept. 14, 
1838; m. Belvidere, 111., Dec. 25, 1865, Celia Tripp; five chil- 
dren: 1. James; 2. Augeline; 3. Carrie; 4. Abraham; 5. John. 

970. Ebenezer, b. Peterborough, N. H., Dec. 30, 1802 ; removed to Preble, 

N. Y., and m. Sally Cummings, June 12, 1834. He d. Belvidere, 
111., 1870. One daughter: Sally, b. Preble, N. Y., May 5, 1836; 
m. James Francis, June 2, 1863; one child, Celona. 

971. Samuel, b. Peterborough, N. H., May 5, 1806; removed to Preble, 

N. Y., and m. Mary-Ann Steele, Jan. 17, 1841; m. 2d, Mary-H. 
Buruie, Feb. 11, 1850; 3d, m. Clinton, Wis., Jan. 1, 1867, Belle 
Thayer; res. Belvidere, 111.; one son: Lewis-Franklin, b. 
Preble, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1842; m. Belvidere, 111., Oct. 12, 1869, 
Eniilv Gray; one child : Florence-Gertrude. 

972. William, b. Peterborough, June 10, 1810; d. Jan. 1, 1811. 

973. Margaret* (Jewett) [738] (Elizabeth^ (Moore), John 
Morison"^, John^) ; married John Jewett, and res. Peterborough, 
N. H. He was born in Littleton, Mass., May 30, 1766 ; died at 



154 CHAETER J0HX2 ; HANNAH3 (TODD); JOHN TODD*. [974 

Peterborough, Feb. 6, 1851, aged 84 yrs. He had nine children, 
five by his last wife. She died Jan. 6, 1850, aged 83 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

974. Samuel, b. Feb. 2, 1802 ; m. Elizabeth Taggart, Sharon, N. H. ; no issue. 

975. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1803; m. April 28, 1825, Ira Felt, and res. 

Peterborough, N. H., where he d. Oct. 11, 1826, aged 27 yrs. ; 
one child: Elizabeth, b. 1826; d. Sept. 2, 1830. 

976. Mary, b. June 22, 1805; m. Sept. 8, 1825, Moses Gowing : res. 

Peterborough, N. H., and celebrated their golden wedding, 
Sept. 8, 1875; had three children: 1st, Sophia-M., b. Dec. 28, 
1826; m. Albert Sawyer, Aug. 26, 1846; was deputy-sheriff; 
and res. Peterborough, N. H. ; one child : Emma-S., b. May 25, 
1847; m. Dec. 13, 1870, J. -P. Farnsworth; res. Fitchburg, 
Mass.; child: Charles-A., b. Jan. 15, 1872. 2d, Mary-E., b. 
Nov. 30, 1828 ; m, July 30, 1849, Albert Taggart. He Avas b. 
Nov. 30, 1828; res. Peterborough; children: 1. Florence-M.^ 
b. April 19, 1850; formerlj^ a teacher in Maryland; m. July 25, 
1876, Frank-E. Doyen, and res. Quincy, 111. ; 2. Sophia- Adelia, 
b. June 6, 1856 ; teacher in Maryland. 3d, Henry-M., b. Sept. 11, 
1832 ; res. N. Y. City ; m. Oct. 15, 1866, Tillie-E. Irving ; one 
daughter : Janette. 

977. Margaret, b. Feb. 22, 1808; m. 1832, John Hoyt; res. Manchester, 

N. H. ; he is a paper-maker; had four children : 1st, Elizabeth, 
b. 1833; m. E.-S. Root, and lives in Cleveland, O. ; two chil- 
dren: 1. Margaret-Helen, b. 1861; 2. Orville-H., b. 1865. 2d, 
John, b. 1834; d. 1840. 3d, William-J., b. 1842; paper-manu- 
facturer, and lives in Manchester, N. H. ; m. Emma-A. Cobb, in 
1875. 4th, Fannie-R., b. 1843 ; m. Johu-C. Sawyer, in 1867 ; res. 
Chicago, 111. ; children : 1. John, b. and d. 1870 ; 2. Fanny, b. 1874. 

978. Joseph, b. Aug. 11, 1809 ; m. Dec. 17, 1834, Margaret-Jane Stokes, b. 

Emanuel Co., Ga. They settled in Albion, N. Y., where he 
d. Feb. 19, 1867. She d. Lockport, N. Y., April 11, 1874; three 
children: 1st, Josephine-R., b. Barrie, Orleans Co., N. Y., 
Sept. 27, 1835; m. Hiram Creyo, Dec. 27, 1854; farmer; res. 
Albion, N. Y., where he d. Dec. 20, 1867, leaving two children : 
1. Cora-Josephine, b. Albion, N. Y., May 6, 1856; m. O.-B. 
Andrews, Dec. 19, 1877, and they live at Homer, N. Y. ; 2. 
Edward-Herbert, b. Albion, N. Y., March 1, 1858; single; res. 
Albion, N. Y. 2d, Georgianna, b. Barrie, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1838; 
m. James Loree, Tonawanda. N. Y., Dec. 14, 1858; res. Ton- 
awanda, N. Y. 3d, Orson-T., b. Barrie, N. Y., March 14, 
1846; single; res. Georgia. 

979. John Todd* [741] (Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison\ 
John^) ; was in the battle of Bennington under General Stark, 
participated in several other engagements in the valley of the 
Hudson, and was at the surrender of Burgoyne. Returned to 
Peterborough, where he lived the remainder of his life. He mar- 
ried Rachel, daughter of Dea. George Duncan, of Peterborough, 
in 1783. She died April 26, 1815, aged 56 yrs. He married, 2d, 
Sarah Annan, Jan. 1, 1817, widow of Rev. David Annan, and 
daughter of John Smith. She died April 6, 1846, aged 85 yrs. 
He died Oct. 27, 1846, aged 89 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

980. Hannah (1503), b. Nov. 14, 1783. 

981. Samuel, b. Oct. 24, 1785; single; lived in Byron, N. Y., till 70 yrs. 

of age; removed to Adrian, Mich., where he d. Feb. 19, 1867, 
aged 82 yrs. 



1005] FOURTH GENERATION. — JOHN MORISON. 155 

982. James-B. (1514), b. Nov. 25, 1787. 

983. Mary, b. Oct. 29, 1789; d. Sept. 14, 1790. 

984. Daniel (1522), b. Aug. 4, 1791: cL Aug. 18, 1826. 

985. John, b. Nov. 17, 1793; d. Oct. 25, 1800. 

986. Esther, b. Nov. 11, 1795; d. Oct. 16, 1800. 

987. Mary, b. May 12, 1708 ; d. Oct. 6, 1800. 

988. John (1529), b. June 12, 1800. 

989. John* [743] (Moses^ John^ Jolm^) ; res. in Hancock, 
N. H. ; married Jane, daughter of Samuel Todd, of Peterborough. 
He married, 2d, Judith Hutchinson, who died March, 1855. He 
removed to Bradford, N. H., where he died. None of the chil- 
dren of his first wife, ten in number, lived to arrive at maturity. 

CHILDREN, BY SECOND WITE. 

990. Rodney, b. Feb. 28, 1806; single; d. in Bradford, N. H., 1845. 
990|^. .Jane, b. Dec. 31, 1810; d. in Hancock, N. H., in 1813. 

991. Mary, b. June 4, 1812; single; d. Bradford, Dec. 21, 1850. 

992. Moses (1531), b. Nov. 25, 1814; res. Glencoe, Minn. 

993. Johu-H. (1536), b. Jan. 13, 1817: d. March, 1877. 

994. Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1819; m. Lee Hadley in 1851; lived in Bradford, 

N.H. ; shed. July 6, 1853. One child: Frank-G., b. Feb. 16, 1853. 

995. Betridge"* (Patterson) [744] (Moses Morison^ John^, 
John^) ; married, Feb. 1, 1785, John Patterson, of Londonderry, 
Vt., who was born in Londonderry, N. H., Oct. 11, 1755 ; died at 
Londonderry, Vt., April 11, 1831 ; was son of James and Rachel 
(Smith) Patterson, of Londonderry, N. H., and resident of that 
place till spring of 1773 ; after that date at Kent, now London- 
derry, Vt. She died Oct. 3, 1849. 

CHILDREN. 

996. Rachel, b. Londonderry, Vt., Oct. 29, 1785; d. Hancock, N. H., 

Feb. 3, 1799. 

997. Samuel (1543), b. Londonderry, Vt., June 24, 1787 ; d. May 6, 184G. 

998. James ; single ; b. Londonderry, Vt., Dec. 14, 1789 ; d. Sept. 3, 1798. 

999. Betsey, b. Nov. 12, 1795 ; d. Aug. 18, 1798. 

1000. Beatrix, b. Londonderry, Vt., Dec. 9, 1800; d. Oct. 17, 1802. 

1001. Polly (1556), b. Londonderry, Vt., Nov. 23, 1802; res. Ludlow, Vt. 

1002. John-Morison (1559), b. Londonderry, Vt., Feb. 7, 1805; d. Sept. 

27, 1870. 

1003, Hannah* (Lakin) [745] (Moses Morison^, John^ Johni) ; 
born in Peterborough, N. H., Nov, 18, 1765; married Lemuel 
Lakin, born in Groton, Mass., Feb. 26, 1765 ; res. Hancock, N. H., 
and died May 4, 1829. Date of her death not known. 

CHILDREN. 

1004. Jacob-G., b. Dec. 14, 1785; m. Betsey Stanlejs of Dublin, N. H., 

April 3, 1810; res. Hancock, N. H. 

1005. Margaret, b. Jan. 28, 1788 ; m. Dec. 26, 1809, Joshua Stanley, of 

Dublin, N. H. 

* For this record of descendants of Betridge Morison and John Pat- 
terson, I am indebted to George-W. Patterson, Esq., of Westfield, Cha- 
tauqua Co., N. Y. A fuller and more accurate record will appear in the 
forthcoming "Patterson Genealogy." 



156 CHARTER J0HN2 ; MOSESS ; SAMUEL*. [1006 

1006. Moses-M. ; m. Sarah-B. Stanley, of Dublin. No issue. 

1007. Racliel, b. Feb. 9, 1792; d. Nov. 19, 1824, aged 32 yrs. 

1008. William, b. Dec. 27, 1795; d. Aug. 12, 1798. 

1009. Sarah, b. June 20, 1796. 

1010. Annie, b. June, 1798; d. Sept. 13, 1800. 

1011. Harriet, b. June 10, 1800: m. Aug. 29, 1824, John Wilder, of Dub- 

lin, N. H. ; d. Feb. 15, 1869. 

1012. Lemuel, b. Sept. 28, 1802; m. June 10, 1831, Julia Chamberlain, of 

Dublin, N. H. ; m., 2d, June 16, 1835, Lucy Chamberlain. 

* Caroline, b. Sept. 11, 1804; m. May 22, 1829, Josiah Morse, of 

Henniker, N. H. 

* Napoleou-B., b. June 2, 1806; m. Dec. 31, 1833, Charlotte Woods, 

of Hancock, N. H. ; he d. Jan. 12, 1852. 

1013. Samuel* [748] (Moses^ John^, John^) ; married, March 
4, 1802, Mrs. Betsey (Hosley) Whitcomb, born in Hancock, N. H., 
March 5, 1772, and died July 20, 1830, in Alstead, N. H. He 
died in Antrim, N. H., Dec. 7, 1847 ; farmer. 

CHILDREN. 

1014. Sally, b. Hancock, N. H., Oct 14, 1802; d. March 28, 1814. 

1015. Betsey (1564), b. Alstead, N. H.. June 1, 1805; d. Aug. 22, 1850. 

1016. Samuel (1568), b. Alstead, N. H., Aug. 24, 1807; res. E. Alstead, N. H. 

1017. Mark, b. Alstead, N. H., Jan. 25, 18l0; d. Feb. 1, 1810. 

1018. Andrew, b. Alstead, N. H., May 4, 1811 ; d. March 27, 1814. 

1019. Benjamin-F. (1572), b. Alstead, N. H., June 29, 1813. 

1020. Dexter-B. (1575), b. Alstead, N. H., Jan. 16, 1816; d. March 29, 1872. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

1021. Jane^ (Hale) [754] (John Morison*, Thomas^, John^, 
John^) ; born in Peterborough, N. H., Dec. 11, 1801 ; died Oct. 
10, 1861, in Rochester, N. Y. She married John Hale, of Hollis, 
N. H., b. Oct. 18, 1800 ; died in Bloomfield, N. Y., April 2, 1852 ; 
machinist and inventor. 

CHrLDREN. 

1022. Charles-Grovenor (1581), b. Hollis, N. H., March 21, 1825. 

1023. Mary-Jane, b. Hollis, N. H., March 22, 1827; d. March 6, 1830. 

1024. John-Albert," b. Boston, Mass., March 12, 1829: res. Rochester, 

N. Y. ; is local editor of the Rochester Sunday Tribune; m. 
Lucella Wiggins, b. Lima, N. Y. April 14, 1832. One son : Fred- 
A., b. Rochester, Dec. 25, 1855; architect. 

1025. Benjamin-Franklin, b. Hollis, N. H., May 18, 1831 ; m. Jane Alston, 

b. Rome, N. Y., March 28, 1829; res. Rochester; photographer 
and portrait-painter. Two children : 1st, Marion-Elizabeth, b. 
Dec. 14, 1853, at N. Bloomfield, N. Y. ; music-teacher. 2d, 
Carrie, b. Rochester, June 27, 1857; d. June 19, 1858. 

1026. Horace-Morison, b. Hollis, N. H., March 6, 1833; m. Martha-Eliza 

Huntington, b. Barre, Vt., Jan. 27, 1826 ; res. Central City, Col. ; 
principal of school at Central City, and regent of State Univer- 
sity. One son : Horace-Irving, b. North Bloomfield, N. Y., Aug. 
28, 1861 ; printer. 

1027. Ellen-Amelia, b. Hollis, N. H., June 12, 1835 ; res. Rochester, N. Y. ; 

teacher for 15 yrs. ; m. Creighton-R. Luce, b. Hard wick, Mass., 
July 7, 1813; master mason. No children. 

1028. Henry-William, b. Rome, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1839; single; clerk, agent, 

and teacher. Now (1879) prospecting for mines in Colorado. 

* Records received too late to be numbered. 



1033] FIFTH GENERATION. — NATHANIEL MORISON. 157 

1029. Mary-Smith^ (Hale) [757] (John Morison^ Thomas^ 
John^, John^) ; married, Oct. 30, 1834, Luke Hale, son of David 
and Betsey (Holden) Hale, and grandson of Dr. Col. John Hale, 
one of the early settlers of Hollis, N. H. Mr. Hale lives in Hol- 
lis, N. H. ; machinist, inventor, and farmer. He v^^as born in 
Hollis, Oct. 12, 1809. Mrs. Hale died Oct. 12, 1863. He married, 
2d, Abby-F. Coburn, of Dracut, Mass., May 20, 1868. 

CHILDKEN, BORN IN HOLLIS, N. H. 

1030. Mary-Jaue, b. Sept. 12, 1836. 

1031. Heury-Luke, b. Sept. 18, 1843. 

1032. Ellen- Augusta, b. Oct. 28, 1845; m. June 26, 1873, William-D. 

Trow, son of William-A. Trow, of Hollis, N. H. ; res. Nashua, 
N. H. ; trader; one child: Mary-Edith, b. July 30, 1877. 

1033. NathanieP [762] (Robert*, Thomas^ John-, John^) ; 
succeeded his father on the homestead in Peterborough, jST. H. ; 
married Mary-Ann Hopkins,* Sept. 13, 1804, daughter of John 
Hopkins and Isabella Reid ; born in Windham, N. H., Sept. 8, 
1779 ; died at Medina, Mich., Aug. 28, 1848. Dr. Albert Smith, 
in his History of Peterborough, N. H. (published in 1876), says : 
"For the following interesting account of the family of Mr. Mor- 
ison, I am indebted to Eev. John H. Morison, d. d., one of the 
sons." From this account I take the following sketch. 

"My father, Nathaniel Morison, was the only one of my grand- 
father's children who had more than ordinary ability. Ezekiel, 
his youngest son, was a man of correct and industrious habits. 
He died young in Mississippi. Xathaniel was born Oct. 11, 1779. 
In 1802, he went with an invoice of chairs to some place in the 
West Indies', but finding no market for them there, he took 
them to Wilmington, N. C. After disposing of them he went to 
Fayetteville, in the same State, and entered into the business of 
making carriages. In 1804, he came to New England, and 
mari-ied Mary-Ann Hopkins, who was born in that part of Lon- 
donderry which is now Windham, and returned to his business in 
Fayetteville, with his wife, where he remained till 1807. Then, 
at the urgent solicitation of his father, he came back to Peter- 
borough, and settled down with his wife and daughter, having 
bought liis father's farm. He brought with him 15,000 in specie, 
and there were still considerable sums of money due to him at 
the South. In five years he had laid up between six and seven 
thousand dollars. He was not fitted to be a farmer. The success 
of a more extended enterprise, and the habits formed in a differ- 
ent sphere, made him restless under its slow and limited opera^ 
tions. In 1811, I believe, he returned to Fayetteville, to settle 
up his affairs there. . . . Three or four years more passed by, 

* She was the granddaughter of John Hopkins and Elizabeth Dinsmoor, 
the daughter of John Dinsmoor (known as "Daddy" Dinsmoor, of Wind- 
ham), the emigrant ancestor of all the persons of that name in London- 
derry and Windham, and who settled in Londonderry, N. H., previous 
to 1730. 



158 CHARTER J0HN2; THOMAS^ ; ROBERT^ ; NATHANIELS. [1033 

when he purchased for 110,000 what was then called the South 
Factory, and devoted all his energies to that and kindred enter- 
prises. He put up a building for the manufacture of fine linen, 
particularly table-cloths. The women in Peterborough and the 
neighboring towns were famous for their labors at the distaff. 
The object of this new undertaking was to weave, by improved 
processes, the linen yarn that was spun in the vicinity. The looms 
were worked by hand, but by what was called a spring shuttle, 
then a new invention. In connection with these factories, my 
father, now a militia captain, opened a small store, and he had 
upon his hands all that he could attend to. 

"But he had chosen an unfortunate time for these investments. 
The war with England was soon over. The country was flooded 
with foreign goods. There was no sale for our domestic products. 
The factories were closed. His little competence melted away. 
He was embarrassed with debts. His farm and factory property 
were heavily mortgaged. For all industrial enterprises, the term 
from 1815 to 1820 was a period of greater depression than any 
other period of five years during the present century. After 
struggling in vain with adverse events, and with embarrassments 
which were constantly increasing, he went to Mississippi, in the 
fall of 1817, to collect a considerable debt that was due him there. 
He carried out with him a few cases of axes and shoes, which he 
disposed of at a good profit. He collected his debt so as to reach 
home in the spring of 1818. 

"While he was at ISTatchez, he became acquainted with several 
gentlemen of large fortunes, and made a contract with them to 
supply the city with water by means of lead pipes, for 130,000. 
On reaching home, he engaged a competent man in New Hamp- 
shire to lay the pipes, and in the autumn of 1818, he went out 
with a larger supply of axes, plows, and shoes. But the boat 
which carried a part of his merchandise struck a snag and sunk 
in the Mississippi, and when he reached Natchez, and had made 
all his arrangements, and got his men and materials there to sup- 
ply the city "with -water, the Southern gentlemen repudiated the 
contract wliich he supposed they had made, and the whole enter- 
prise, with consequences ruinous to all his hopes, was thrown 
back upon him. He had recourse again to his old occupation, 
and endeavored to gain a little money by working as a wheel- 
wright and carriage-maker. But disappointment, anxiety, and 
the hot, malarious summer climate there were too much for 
him. He was taken down with the yellow fever, and after a few 
days of severe suffering, in which he was carefully attended by 
his brother Ezekiel, and his toAvnsman, John Scott, Jr., he died 
on the eleventh day of September, 1819, just before he had com- 
pleted his fortieth year. Rumors of his death had already reached 
us, when, on a cold, cloudy November Saturday afternoon, I, then 
a boy of eleven, walked to the village to see if any letter had come 
by the mail. On entering your father's (Samuel Smith's) store 
just before dark, I heard the people talking of the report, and, as 



1033] FIFTH GENERATION. — NATHANIEL MORISON. 159 

they did not know me, they kept on with their conversation till 
I had received the letter. I had a sad journey home in the dark 
night, and the burst of grief with which the first line of the letter 
was greeted was more than I could bear. The next morning, my 
grandfather called us all together to prayers, as the custom was 
of a Sunday morning, and I shall never forget the solemnity and 
pathos with which the old man, with trembling hands and a voice 
broken with emotion, read the third chapter of Lamentations : ' I 
am the man that hath seen afiliction by the rod of his wrath. He 
hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.' 

"A month or two before, when news of the falling through of 
the Natchez enterprise had reached this part of the country, the 
sheriff had come to our house and taken possession of everything 
that the law allowed him to take. . . . After my father's death, 
we remained in the old homestead through the winter, till March 
or April, 1820. My mother had for her portion a shell of a house 
near the South Factory, and $800. It required half the money 
to convert the old 'weaving shop' into a tolerable residence. I 
remember well the earnest gaze and the deep sigh with which, 
on leaving our early home, where all her children but one had 
been born, she looked back upon it, with a baby on each arm, 
and then turned slowly away towards her ncAV home. She had 
been left alone in the fall of 1818 with seven children, the oldest 
thirteen years, and the two youngest four months. All her means 
of support consisted in a half-finished house, two cows, and four or 
five hundred dollars. She had a most delicate, sensitive nature, but 
a force of will and amount of executive energy such as I have 
never seen surpassed. In my remembrance of her, as she was 
during the early period of her widowhood, I always think of her 
sitting at her loom, working and weeping. She did not stop to 
indulge in discouraging apprehensions, but emphasized her grief 
by driving her shuttle with increased promptness and vehemence. 
With a resolution that almost broke her heart, she put her two 
oldest boys, one eleven and the other nine years old, into farmers' 
families to work for their living. Lessons of honest industry and 
helpfulness and self-dependence were thus learned. If there was 
a great deal of suffering on their part and on hers, caused by 
severe labor and a divided household, habits were formed which 
contributed largely to whatever measure of usefulness or success 
they may have attained. The heaviest burden rested upon our 
oldest sister, whose ability and willingness to help all the rest, 
shut her out from the advantages of education which the others 
enjoyed. 

"My father was endowed with abilities ill adapted to his call- 
ing, and very much beyond what was required by the sphere in 
which he lived. He read the best books with a keen delight. 
The few letters of his which I have seen showed marks of a 
mental strength and culture superior to what we usually find in 
the correspondence even of the city merchants who lived at that 
time. ... If he could have had the educational advantages 



160 CHARTER JOHN^ ; THOMASS ; ROBERT'* ; NATHANIELS [1034 

which his sons enjoyed, I have no doubt that he would have been 
one of the most distinguished among all the natives of Peterbor- 
ough. As it was, his lot was a very hard one, and his life very 
sad. He was a man of delicate sensibilities and generous im- 
pulses. He was fitted for intellectual pursuits, and would have 
made an admirable lawyer. But he had no special aptness for 
mechanical employments or for trade. His thoughts moved in a 
different sphere. I have heard his social and conversational 
qualities very highly spoken of. But he had no special aptitude 
or taste for the sort of life that was put upon him. After the 
success of his early days, which certainly indicated no common 
ability even in uncongenial pursuits, he failed in almost every- 
thing that he undertook. His plan for introducing improved 
methods of manufacturing linen cloth showed originality of mind 
and no lack of judgment. Nor could any one, situated as he was, 
be likely to anticipate the disastrous effects of peace on our 
domestic industries. And no honorable man would suspect the 
arbitrary repudiation of a contract like that he had made in 
Natchez. But the disappointment was not, on that account, any 
the less severe to him. He became disheartened and unhappy. 

"My mother's father, John Hopkins, of Windham, N. H., was a 
farmer. He was a man of an easy, happy temperament, who, it was 
said, Avould sit at work on his shoemaker's bench in winter and 
sing Scotch songs all day long, without repeating a single song. 
His wife, however, Isabella Reid, was of a very different temper- 
ament, and belonged to a family of very marked and powerful 
characteristics. She was a woman of strong convictions, and of 
great energy of mind and body. She, like her daughter Mary- 
Ann, could do two or three days' work in one, and had no patience 
with the idleness or ineificiency of other people. She probably did 
for the Hopkinses what Margaret Wallace had done for the Mor- 
isons three generations before, and introduced into the race a 
much more energetic type of character. She lived to a great age, 
with her son James Hopkins, in Antrim, N. H. , . . Not long 
before her death, I saw her in Antrim; she was very feeble and 
very kind. Just before I left her, she unlocked a private drawer 
and took from it tAvo silver half-dollars which she asked me to give 
to my mother. I was greatly affected by her kindness, for it was 
probably nearly all the money that she had. 

"Here is a slight sketch of those who have gone before us, 
and whose lives are transmitted through our veins to those who 
shall come after us. I believe in inherited qualities; but it is 
difficult to reconcile Avith this belief the very different qualities 
of those who inherit the same blood. . . . We sometimes seem to 
recognize different ancestors in our different moods and feelings 
at different times. When I am indulging in the thought of 
projects vastly beyond my ability to carry out, I feel my great- 
great-grandmother, the ambitious Margaret Wallace, stirring my 
blood, and call to mind my grandfather's caution to his son to 
remember that his name was Morison, and not undertake more 



1052] FIFTH GENERATION. — NATHANIEL MORISON. 161 

than he could do. When I feel very much fixed in any decision, 
and unwilling to be reasoned out of it, right or wrong, I feel 
something of the Holmes obstinacy rising up within my veins. 
When I am in an easy, indolent mood, and disposed to let the 
day go by without effort, in pleasant dreams, I think of my grand- 
father Hopkins, whose name I bear, and his Scotch songs. If I 
ever succeed in stripping off its surroundings, and looking calmly 
and clearly into a difficult and important subject, without preju- 
dice on either side, I rejoice to feel that I have in me something 
of the mild, unbiassed good sense of the Smiths, as they were 
before they were united with the Morisons. In this way I lead 
different lives, and feel myself swayed by widely different im- 
pulses, and brought under the influence of different ancestors, 
according to the mood that happens to be uppermost. Some- 
times I feel as if I were my father, looking out from his eyes and 
walking in his gait ; and then I detect the mother in the earnest- 
ness with which I find myself gazing on some person before me, 
as your uncle, Judge Jeremiah Smith, seemed to see his sister 
Betty when he put on her cajD and looked at himself in the glass." 

CHILDREN. 

1034. Eliza-Holmes (1585), b. Fayetteville, N. C, Julv 10, 1805. 

1035. .loho-Hopkins (1587), b. Peterborough, N. H., July 25, 1808. 

1036. Horace (1591), b. Peterboroujjh, N. H., Sept. 13, 1810. 

1037. Caroline (1596), b. Peterboroush, N. H., June 20, 1813. 

1038. Nathaniel-Holmes (1600), b. Peterborouyh, N. H., Dec. l-l, 1815. 

1039. J Samuel-Adams (1609), b. Peterborough,"N. H., June 20, 1818. 

1040. t James (1613), b. Peterborough, N. H., June 20, 1818. 

1041. Robert, Jr.^ [765] (Robert*, Thomas^ John^ John^); 
married Betsey, daughter of Josiah-C. Spring, of Peterborough, 
N. H., Sept. 12, 1805. She was born June 28, 1787. He lived 
many years in Hancock, N. H., but returned to Peterborough; 
died April 25, 1861, aged 77 yrs. 

CniLDREN. 

1042. Samuel-S., b. Feb. 19, 1806; d. Oct. 21, 1825. 

1043. Josiah-S. (1616), b. Jan. 12, 1808; m. Phoebe-V. Knight. 

1044. Kobert-H. (1^24), b. March 19, 1810; m. Emily Johnson. 

1045. Nathaniel (1628), b. May 6, 1812; m. Mary Knight. 

1046. Elizabeth-A. (1633), b. Dec. 3, 1814; m. Goodyear Bassett. 

1047. Mary-Ann (1635), b. April 20, 1817; m. George Wilcox. 

1048. David (1638), b. July 31, 1819; m. Marv-A. Sargent. 

1049. Sarah, b. Jan. 18, 1823 ; d. Oct. 29, 1825\ 

1050. Betsey^ (Graham) [767] (Robert Morison^ Thomas^ 
John^, John^); married William Graham, May 13, 1806. He was 
born, in Deering, N. H., April 1, 1784 ; died in St. Armand's, 
P. Q., March 17, 1826. She died in Claremont, N. H., Oct. 
31, 1843. 

CHILDREN. 

1051. Robert-M., b. Feb. 11, 1807; d. in Dunham, P. Q., Dec. 1, 1850. 

1052. Eliza-H., b. March 10, 1809 ; m. John Hendee, of Claremont, N. H., 

April 27, 1837 ; res. Claremont. Two children : 1st, Charlotte- 



162 CHARTER J0HN2; TH0MAS3; EZEKIEL*; MARY5 (HAWKINS). [1053 

M., m. Edvvin-C. Watson; res. Claremont; one son: James- 
, Hendee, b. April 3, 1864. 2d, Edvvard-J. ; m. Mamie Sadler; 

res. New York. 

1053. William, b. July 12, 1811 ; time and place of death unknown. 

1054. Jane-J., b. Aug. 12, 1813; d. Claremont, April 7, 1863. 

1055. Mary- Ann, b. Dec. 17, 1815; m. Sept. 1837, Alfred Townseud, of 

Dublin, N. H. ; d. Peterborouijh, Oct. 16, 1855. 

1056. Joseph-W., b. Oct. 17, 1818; d. Claremont, March 16, 1847. 

1057. Charlotte-P., b. April 25, 1821; m. May 23, 1843, Henry Richards, 

of Claremont, N. H. ; d. Aug. 5, 1843. 

1058. Sarah-M., b. Nov. 11, 1822; m. June 1, 1842, Warren-S. Ballou. 

He was b. in Westmoreland, N. H., April 7, 1820. They res. 
Orange, Mass. Have five children, all res. Orange : 1st, W.- 
Adelbert, b. Claremont, June 15. 1844; m. Luella-G. Tenney, of 
\ Orange, Dec. 18, 1867. 2d, Willie-0., b. Claremont, Dec. 7, 

1846; m. Carrie-W.-F. Mayo, of N. Orange, Dec. 16. 1868. 3d, 
Lewis-P., b. Claremont, May 13, 1850; m. Nov. 22, 1871, Mary- 
L. Smith, of Athol, Mass. 4th, Addie-M., b. Orange, Oct. 19, 
1860. 5th, Charlie-A., b. Orange, Sept. 2, 1863; d. Dec. 5, 1869. 

1059. Lydia-B., b. May 1, 1826; d. March 28, 1827. 

1060. Thomas^ [772] (Thomas*, Thomas^ John^ John^) ; born 
1789; married Elizabeth Howard, of Thomaston, Me., and died 
on the passage from Matanzas to New York, July 11, 1826. 

CHILDREN. 

1061. William-Henry, b. 1822; d. Oct. 1, 1826. 

1062. Jerusha-W. ; m. John Starrett ; had five children ; res. Warren, 

Me. : 1st, Arzelia-E., b. Sept. 11, 1842; m. Alexander Lermond; 
res. Thomaston, Me. 2d, Edwin-A., b. Dec. 1, 1843; served his 
country in 24th Me. RegL. ; d. Cairo, HI., Sept. 1, 1862. 3d, 
Oscar-E., b. Oct. 9, 1845; m. Addie-M. Cobb, Nov. 6, 1876; 
clerk; res. Warren, Me. 4th, Horace-W., b. Sept. 27, 1847; 
carpenter; res. Cal. 5th, Eliza-M., b. Nov. 17, 1849; d. April 
1, 1850. 

1063. Mary5 (Hawkins) [785] (Ezekiel Morison^ Thomas^ 
John-, John^) ; married John-S. HaAvkins, at Reading, Vt., June, 
1818; died at La Porte, Ind., Dec. 9, 1843. John-S. Hawkins 
was born at Weston, N. H., June 30, 1785 ; died in Macomb, 111., 
March 3, 1870. They had thirteen children, seven not living past 
the stage of infancy, names not given. 

CHILDREN. 

1064. John-H., b. Reading, Vt. ; d. La Porte, Ind., Nov. 12, 1843, aged 17. 

1065. Sarah, b. Reading, Vt., March 15, 1819; m. Sept. 6, 1838, Charles- 

F. Ingalls, Reading, Vt. ; removed to 111. ; res. Sablette; farmer; 
served as county commissioner and town supervisor; have five 
children: 1st, Chnrles-Hawkins, b. March 11, 1846; farmer; 
ra. Mary-I. Morse, Framingham, Mass., March 1, 1871; enlisted 
Dec. 28, 1863, in Co. E, 75th Regt. 111. Vols., and at the close 
of the war was transferred to Co. K, 21st Regt. 111. Vols., and 
mustered out of service Dec. 16, 1865 ; now Captain of Co. F, 
12th Battalion Illinois National Guards. 2d, Ephraim-Fletcher, 
■ b. Sept. 29, 1848; m. Sept. 5, 1856, his cousin, Lucy-S. Ingalls ; 
physician ; res. Chicago, 111. 3d, Sarah-Deborah, b. March 6, 
1850; m. Sept. 6, 1869, John-H. Pierce, a hardware merchant. 
4th, Ariana-Morison, b. March 3, 1857; graduated at Sem. 
Mt. Carroll, 111., June 13, 1877; m. William-H. Morgan, Sept. 
6, 1878 ; salesman. 5th, Mary-Stevens, b. Dec. 28, 1862. 



1076] FIFTH GENERATION. — EZEKIEL MORRISON. 163 

1066. Alice-B., b. Reading, Vt., Feb. 17, 1821; m. Illinois, 1st, Andrew 

Goodell ; d. ; left two children ; m. 2d, Leonard-H. AVordworth ; 
res. Rock Falls, 111. Children: 1st, Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1842; d. 
Jan. 29, 1844. 2d, Andrew-Sullivan, b. Jan. 22, 1844 ; mechanic ; 
m. Jan. 12, 1875. 3d, Cyrus-Clarence, b. Oct. 22, 1852 ; mechanic ; 
m. June 13, 1878. 4th, Sarah-Alice, b. June 12, 1859; m. Nov. 
27, 1878, John-H. Montague; coal-dealer. 

1067. Mary-A., b. Reading, Vt., Oct. 9, 1829; m. La Porte, Ind., July, 

1844, Orlaudo-F. Piper; farmer, merchant, and now Indian 
agent in New Mexico; res. Macomb, 111. Eight children : 1st, 
Edward-S., b. April 19, 1845; enlisted July 1, 1862, in Co. C, 
84th Regt. 111. Vols. ; d. July 18, 1863, at Manchester, Tenn. 
2d, Alice-B., b. Sept. 10, 1847; ra. David-S. Blackburn, Dec. 26, 
1872 ; res. San Buena Ventura, C'al. ; one child, Jesse-M., b. April 
11, 1875. 3d, Mary-C, b. April 24, 1850; m. Arthur Moore, 
Sept. 10, 1873; res. Clinton, 111. 4th, Aunie-J.,b. Aug. 4, 1852; 
d. Nov. 1, 1856. 5th, Walter-L., b. March 19, 1856. 6th, Chas.- 
W., b. March 8, 1862. 7th, Louis-H., b. May 24, 1865. 8th, 
Orlando-H., b. May 21, 1870. 

1068. Daniel- W., b. Cavendish. Vt., Nov. 26, 1835; m. Macomb, 111., 

Mary-V. Cord, Dec. 11, 1865; res. Gale.sburg, 111.; modiste. 
Two children : 1st, William-Sullivan, b. Jan. 5, 1867. 2d, Mary- 
Louise, b. Nov. 1871. 

1069. Martha- A., b. Reading, Vt., March 11, 1840; m. Sept. 1859, John- 

R. McMillan ; brick mason ; became crippled in railroad employ, 
and is now station-agent at Lisle, 111. 

1070. EzekieP [786] (EzekieP, Thomas^, John-, John^) ; mar- 
ried Almira Bridge, at Woodstock, Vt., Oct. 13, 1834 ; she died 
at La Porte, Ind., June 2, 1856. He married, 2d, Mary-E. Carsin, 
at Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1859; she died Sept. 9, 1876. No 
children by second wife. He left Peterborough when four years 
of age, and lived in Cavendish, Vt., for the next eleven years. 
The next nineteen years were spent in Plymouth, Vt. In 1836 
he removed to La Porte, Ind., w^hich has since been his home. 
Here he bought land, engaged in farming till 1850, when he 
became connected with what is now the Lake Shore and Michi- 
gan Southern Railroad as director and western manager, and 
continued in this connection till 1861. In 1837 he organized and 
was a director in the State Bank of Indiana, at Michigan City, 
the first bank organized in La Porte County. In 1862 he estab- 
lished the First National Bank of La Porte, since which he has 
been one of its directors and jDresident. He possesses large busi- 
ness capacity, and is wealthy. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LA PORTE, INI). 

1071. Robert-S. (1644), b. Dec. 20, 1837. 

1072. Ella-Jane (1650), b. Aug. 14, 1840. 

1073. Henry-D. (1654), b. Nov. 19, 1843. 

1074. Florietta-Isabel (1657), b. Feb. 19, 1846. 

1075. Charles-B. (1660), b. Nov. 29, 1851. 

1076. Thomas-Ames^ [787] (Ezekiel*, Thomas^, John^, John^) ;. 
married. May 12, 1835, Amy-Henrietta Hoyt, in New York City. 
He died Nov. 22, 1874. He left Peterborough at an early age, 
with his father's family, and lived in Cavendish, Vt, At the age of 
sixteen years, his knee was severely injured by an accident, which 



164 CHARTER J0HN2; TH0MAS3; EZEKIEL^; THOMAS-AMESS. [1077 

compelled him to pursue a mercantile calling. About 1824, he 
removed to New York City, and entered into business as mer- 
chant tailor and clothier. In 1845 he engaged in the manufac- 
turing of men's wear, a business then in its infancy, and in which 
he continued till his death. He was a man of sober and indus- 
trious habits, of a clear mind and great decision of character. 
He was fortunate in his business, and was looked upon by busi- 
ness men as one whose honor and integrity were unquestioned, 
and whose word was fully as good as his bond. He took great 
interest in all works of benevolence, science, and progress. He 
was a hospitable man, and with his money and influence aided in 
every cause which he believed would benefit his fellow-men. 

CHILDREN. 

1077. Charles- Ames, b. Feb. 8, 1836; d. May 4, 1836. 

1078. Samuel-M., b. July 28, 1838; d. July 28, 1838. 

1079. Thomas-Henry (1663), b. Aug. 24, 1839. 

1080. Ariaua (667), b. April 8, 1842. 

1081. Sarah^ (Marshall) [791] (Ezekiel*, Thomas^ John^ 
John^) ; her early life was spent at her home in Vermont ; from 
1837 to 1839, she lived Avith her brother in La Porte, Ind. April 
21, 1839, she married Rev. William-K. Marshall, d. d., then pastor 
of the Presbyterian church at La Porte. Dr. Marshall was the 
son of "William Marshall, Esq., of Westmoreland, Pa., where he 
was born July 19, 1810. He was graduated at Jefferson College, 
Pa., October, 1833 ; studied theology at Western Theological 
Seminary, at Pittsburg, Pa.; was at La Porte, Ind., till 1849, 
when he removed to Van Buren, Ark., and took charge of the 
Presbyterian church there. They removed to Texas in 1856, 
which has been their home since that time. They live in Mar- 
shall, Tex., and Dr. Marshall is pastor of the Presbyterian 
church. 

CHILDREN. 

1082. Samuel-A., b. La Porte, Ind., Feb. 18, 1841; he served in the rebel 

army for four years during the "late unpleasantness" between 
the United States government and the insurrectionary states. 
Most of the time he was with the army of Tennessee, aud was 
in the 3d Tex. Cavalry. Part of the time he was with General 
Forrest. " He was in about two hundred and fifty battles and 
skirmishes, and came through the war without a wound. Of a 
company of ninety that went out with him, only fourteen re- 
mained at the close of the war."* He d. of yellow fever in 
New Orleans in 1867. 

1083. Hetty, b. La Porte, Ind., Aug. 2, 1848; m. Aug. 2, 1870, T.-A. 

Flewellen, b. Macon, Ga., Feb. 17, 1829. He was in the Southern 
army twelve mouths (1862); is a cotton grower; has been 
sheriff of Grey Co., Tex. ; now mayor of Lougview, Tex. One 
child: MoUie, b. July 19, 1871. 

1084. William-M., b. La Porte, Ind., March 19, 1845 ; served in Southern 

army in the war ; was sent to Mexico to buy supplies, and was 
making a second trip when the so-called confederacy collapsed ; 
is now a merchant, and res. Tuxpau, Mexico. 

* Dr. W.-K. Marshall's Letter. 



1107] FIFTH GENERATION. JESSE SMITH. 165 

1085. Thomas-A., b. La Porte, Ind., May 16, 1849; d. July, 1852. 

1086. Mattie, b. Van Buren, Ark., Sept. 18, 1852; res. Marshall, Tex. 

1087. Mary, b. Van Buren, Ark., Sept. 18, 1854; d. Oct. 1855. 

1088. George-H., b. Van Buren, Ark., Nov. 15, 1856; res. Tuxpau, Mex- 

ico ; merchant. 

1089. Elizabeth-MitchelP (Edes) [ 807 ] (Benjamin Mitchell*, 
Janet^ (Mitchell), John Morison'', John^); married Isaac Edes, 
April 24, 1823; died at Hillsborough, N. H., Oct. 8, 1873. He 
died Oct. 26, 1859; res. Peterborough, N. H., and was selectman 
in 1835, '36, '37, '38. 

CHILDREN. 

1090. Isaac, b. Feb. 22, 1824; d. Feb. 25, 1824. 

1091. Elizabeth, b. April 17, 1826; m. Aug. 23, 1859, William Blanchard, 

of Peterborough, N. H. ; b. Aug. 7, 1816, and d. April 23, 1861. 
She d. Oct. 22, 1867. 

1092. Henrv-B., b. Jan. 24, 1829; d. Nov. 7, 1850. 

1093. Martiia-W., b. Nov. 17, 1832; m. Robert-B. Chalmers, March 21, 

1866. Five children : 1st, Annie-Lizzie, b. July 26, 1867. 2d, 
Henry, b. Sept. 30, 1869. 3d, Grace, b. July 21, 1872. 4th, John, 
b. May 3, 1874. 5th, Freddie, b. May 25, 1877. 

1094. Charlotte-MitchelP (Gates) [809] (Benjamin Mitchell, 
Janet-' (Mitchell), John Morison^ John^) ; married, Oct. 26, 1824, Jk:^ lii^-, 
Samuel Gates, of Peterborough, N. H. He was postmaster from ^ 

1841 till 1854, and town clerk nine years. He died May 7, 1854; 
she died Oct. 16, 1851. 

CHILDREX, BY SECOND WIFE. 

1095. Henry-B., b. May 3, 1825; d. July 5, 1826. 

1096. John, b. Feb. 27, 1827 ; m. Sept. 21, 1856, Octavia Sampson. She 

was born in Hartford, Me., March 24, 1832. 

1097. Charlotte-M., b. Feb. 14, 1830; m. Dec. 23, 1S60, Charles-M. Town- 

send ; res. Spriugfleld, Vt. One sou : John-G., b. Dec. 19, 1865. 

1098. Henry, b. March 24, 1832; res. at South; d. Savannah, Ga., 1875. 

1099. Susan-M., b. March 13, 1835; ra. Aug. 4, 1861, Mortier-L. Morri- 

son (of the Sanbornton branch of Morrisons) ; she d. May 1, 
1862. One child : Alice-Gates, b. April 2, 1862. 

1100. Jesse Smith^ m. d. [816] (Robert Smith*, Elizabeth' 
(Smith), John Morisou^, John^) ; he graduated at Dartmouth 
College in 1814, and at Harvard Medical school in 1819. In 1820 
he became professor of anatomy and surgery in the Ohio Medical 
College, Cincinnati, which position he held till his death. He be- 
came very eminent as a surgeon ; was an independent and strong- 
minded man, with an indomitable will, which overcame all ob- 
stacles, and with a wide cultui-e in his profession. He married 
Eliza, daughter of Jonathan Bailey, of Charlestown, Mass., who 
married, 2d, Rev. John Wright, of Cincinnati. Professor Smith 
died of cholera, after fourteen hours' sickness, July, 1833. 

CHILDREN. 

1101. James-Bailey, b. Feb. 3, 1823; d. May 11, 1830. 
1102. /Isabella, b. Feb. 11, 1825; d. Feb. 11, 1825. 

1103. \ John-Gordon, b. Feb. 11, 1825; d. Feb. 20, 1825. 

1104. Isabella-Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1826; d. Feb. 14, 1830. 

1105. Ismenia, b. March 11, 1828; d. Aug. 6, 1829. 

1106. Mary-Elizabeth (1670^), b. March 7, 1830; m. John-R. Wright. 

1107. Jesse, b. March 20, 1833; d. May 20, 1837. 



166 CHARTER J0HN2; ELIZABETHS (SMITH); ROBERT SMITH-t. [1108 

1108. Stephen Smith^ [817] (Robert Smith^ Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison'^ John^) ; m. March 16, 1820; res. in Buffalo ; had 
three wives ; died in 1867, aged 74 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1109. Joseph- Addison, b. 1821; d. 

1110. Roxa; m. Stephens, of Cuba, N. Y. ; d. ; left a son. 

1111. Robert; b. 1827; grad. at Dartmouth Coll. 1849; d. 

1112. Russell, b. 1829; m. June, 1851; d. 

1113. Ames, b. 1841; d. 1843. 

1114. Robert Smith^[818] (Robert Smith^ Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison"-, John^) ; removed to Centreville, Miss., in 1816, 
and married Nancy Nesmith, November, 1818; settled in Simms- 
jjort. La., where he owned and carried on a plantation. 

CHILDREN. 

1115. John, b. Sept. 3, 1819; d. Sept. 1828. 

1116. Robert, b. July 7, 1823; d. July, 1823. 

1117. Samuel, b. Nov. 25, 1824; m. April 18, 1846, Lucy-Ellen Poole, of 

Portland, Me. ; res. La. Two children : 1st, Agnes-Caroline, 
b. Feb. 26, 1847. 2d, Jesse-Hamilton, b. July 27, 1849. 

1118. Louisa^ (Fifield) [821] (John Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison'-, John^) ; married, Sept. 18, 1827, Joshua Fifield, 
of Franklin, N. H. He died while on a visit to the West, at 
Alton, 111., Nov. 27, 1840 ; she died at Alton, 111., Nov. 15, 1?77. 

CHILDREN. 

1119. William-H., b. Oct. 11, 1828; d. March 22, 1834. 

1120. John, b. March 25, 1832; d. Dec. 81, 1834. 

1121. Mary-Mansfield, b. Feb. 8, 1835; m. Geoi'ge Kellenberger, who d. 

Jan. 4, 1866, Alton, 111. Her post-office address is Moro, Mad- 
ison Co., 111. Three children: 1st, Anna, b. Dec. 28, 1858. 2d, 
Edith, b. July 23, 1861. 3d, Louis, b. July 21, 1863; d. Feb. 5, 
1865. 

1122. Louisa, b. March 6, 1837; d. Sept. 26, 1837. 

1123. Jane^ (Cavender) [823] (John Smithy Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison'^, John^) ; married, Jan. 26, 1823, John Cavender, a 
trader in Peterborough, then a manufacturer in Franklin from 
1822 to 1836, and then a merchant in St. Louis, Mo., one of the 
firm of Smith Bros. & Co. He died at St. Louis, Jan. 5, 1$63, 
aged 69 yrs.; she died at St. Louis, Dec. 5, 1858, aged 58 yrs. 8 
mos. 

CHILDREN. 

1124. John-S., b. March 11, 1824; m. Sept. 4, 1850, Mehitable Chadwick, 

of Exeter, N. H., who d. Nov. 1, 1850; m., 2d, July 25, 1854, 
Lucinda-W. Rogers, b. Oct, 10, 1834. Four children : 1st, John- 
Howard, b. May 15, 1855 ; ra. Dec. 1877, Effie Greenleaf ; one 
son, John-Howard, b. Dec. 1878. 2d, James-Smith, b. Oct. 11, 
1862. 3d, Edward-R., b. Aug. 30, 1864. 4th, Harry-Wales, b. 
Dec. 1, 1871. 

1125. Charles- James, b. Aug. 29, 1828; d. May 3, 1832. 

1126. Robert-S., b. Aug. 28, 1881; m. Carrie Cavender, 1852. No chil- 

dren living. Lives at Alton, 111. 



1131] FIFTH GENERATION. — ROBERT SMITH. 167 

1127. Hon. Robert Smitli^ [824] (John Smithy Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison-, John^) ; in 1821 he entered the Sraith- 
ville Manufacturing Co., of Northfield, N. H., where he remained 
till 1832, when he removed to Illinois, and pitched his tent at 
Alton, near which was a traders' post of some note, called St. 
Louis. He rose rapidly to distinction in political life, and was 
chosen to the 28th Congress from the district in which he lived, 
and served from 1843 to 1849. In politics he was a democrat. 
In the late war of the rebellion he was appointed XJ. S. paymas- 
ter. He was a man of strict integrity, and of a very genial 
nature, possessing uncommonly popular talents. He held a strong 
power over the popular will. He married, Nov. 3, 1828, Sarah-P. 
Bingham, of Lempster, Mass. He died at Alton, 111., Dec. 21, 
1867, aged 65 years. 

CHILDREN. 

1128. Robert-Bingham, b. July 31, 1838. 

1129. Sarah-Bingham, b. May 27, 1843. 

1130. James Smith^ [825] (John Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison'-^, John^) ; married. May 15, 1832, Persis Garland, 
of Franklin, N. H. " After spending some five years in business 
in New York, he formed a copartnership with his brother, Wil- 
liam-H. Smith, and their brother-in-law, John Cavender, under 
the firm-name of Smith Brothers & Co., and commenced business 
in St. Lonis, May, 1833, which was successful under his untiring 
energy and cautious, prudent management, till the 'big fire of 
1849,' when the old fii-m dissolved, showing a prosperous business 
in spite of losses by the disastrous fire. In 1851, a new copart- 
nership was formed, in which George Partridge was associated 
with James aiid William-H. Smith, under the style of Partridge 
& Co., the Smiths only to render such service in the business as 
suited their inclinations. It is but justice to say that the con- 
tinued pi'osperity of the new firm was quite as much due to the 
cautious, prudent counsel and management of James Smith as 
was that of the old company. The Smiths withdrew from this 
copartnership in 1863. James Smith, after an unremitting ser- 
vice of more than thirty years, retired to wisely consider how he 
could best dischai'ge the 'trust of a beneficent Providence,' in 
the disposition of his earnings and savings. He chose the sensi- 
ble plan of becoming his own executor, and the Washington 
University and kindred institutions of the city of his adoption 
bear amjjle testimony to the wisdom or folly of his example." * 
He died Oct. 15, 1877; no children. 

1131. William-H. Smith^ [827] (John Smith*, Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison-, John^) ; married, Nov. 5, 1837, Lydia 
Pettengill, of Salisbury, N. H. She died at St. Louis, Feb. 10, 
1841, aged 29 yrs. He married, 2d, Sept. 13, 1843, Ellen, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Sally-G. Smith. He res. at Franklin, N. H., 
from 1822 to 1833, then removed to St. Louis. When he retired 

* From History of Peterborough, N. H. 
12 



168 CHARTER JOHN-2; ELIZABETHS (SMITH); JAMES SMITH*. [1132 

from business in St. Louis in 1863, he took up his residence at 
Alton, III., and here bought a farm and built a suite of buildings, 
and adapted the farm to fruit-culture. 

CHILDREN. 

1132. William-Eliot, b. Dec. 31, 1844; m. Alice Cole, of Alton, 111., 1873; 

res. Alton, III. ; engaged in the manufacture of green glassware. 
Two children: 1st, Eunice-C, b. March 23, 1875. 2d, Ellen, b. 
May 15, 1876. 

1133. Henry- Ware, b. Feb. 3, 1850; d. June 23, 1851. 

1134. SallyS (Walker) [829] (James Smith^ Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison''^, John^) ; married, May 31, 1819, James Walker, 
of Peterborough, N". H., who was born in Rindge, N. H., March 
10, 1785; d. Dec. 31, 1854. He Avas a lawyer, and represented 
Peterborough in the legislature. She died 1842. 

CHILDREN. 

1135. James-S., b. July 25. 1820; d. Aug. 20, 1840. 

1136. George, b. April 1, 1824; vice-pres. Gold and Stock Telegraph Co., 

Western Union Building, N. Y. (Mty; m. Oct. 24, 1849, Sarah- 
Dwight, daughter of Hon. George Bliss, of Springfield, Mass. 
Mr. Walker graduated at Dartmouth Coll. 1842; is a lawyer, 
and has practised at Springfield, Mass. In 1880 he was ap- 
pointed U. S. vice-consul at Paris, France. Six children: 1st, 
Louisa-Dwight, b. Nov. 8, 1850. 2d, James-S., b. May 20, 1854. 
3d, Arthur, b. May 12, 1857; d. Feb. 8, 1858. 4th, Philip, b. 
June 29, 1859; m. Oct. 8, 1877, Adeline Benton; one child, 
George, b. Dec. 18, 1878; d. Feb. 27, 1879. 5th, Mary-Bliss, b. 
Nov. 29, 1861 ; d. Sept. 2, 1869. 6th, Ariana, b. July 23, 1868. 

1137. Ariana, b. Nov. 8, 1829; m. Aug. 1854, Franklin Sanborn; d. 1854. 

1138. James Smith^ [830] (James Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison'-, John^) ; married, Sept. 9, 1823, Betsey-L. Brown, 
of Plymouth, Vt., who was born Oct. 6, 1805 ; res. Cavendish, 
Vt. ; represented that town in the legislature ; afterward removed 
to Schoolcraft, Mich., May, 1833, where he died Feb. 18, 1842 ; 
she died May 11, 1841. 

CHILDREN. 

1139. James, b. Sept. 4, 1824; d. Moro, 111., April 13, 1876. 

1140. Betsey (1671), b. Jan. 30, 1826. 

1141. Sarah U674), b. Jan. 22, 1828. 

1142. Harriet, b. Feb. 20, 1830; d. April 24, 1860. 

1143. Marcia (1681), b. Ana:. 5, 1831. 

1144. Isabel, b. Feb. 24, 1833; d. July 13, 1863. 

1145. William, b. April 19, 1837; d. April 26, 1856. 

1 146. William Smith^ [831] (James Smith", Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison-, John^); married, Oct. 6, 1828, Rhoda Bates, of 
Cavendish, Vt.; she died Aug. 8, 1844; he married, 2d, Aug. 20, 
1845, Mrs. Isabella Page, daughter of John Proctor, Has repre- 
sented Cavendish in the legislature of Vermont, and been much 
employed in municipal and probate business in the town. At one 
time was extensiA'ely engaged in the woolen manufacture at Proc- 
torsville, Vt., but sold out his interest, and is now a farmer; res. 
Proctorsville. 



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FIFTH GENERATION. — JOSEPH-A. SMITH. 169 



CHILDREN. 

1147. Rhoda, b. March 7, 1830; m. F. Rice; res. Boston, Mass. Two 

children : 1st, Frances-Mary, b. April 28, 1854. 2d, Ariana- 
Smith, b. July 8, 1858 ; d. Aug. 9, 1867. 

1148. William-Addison, b. March 12, 1852; d. March 2, 1858. 

1149. Ellen-Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1856. 

1150. William, b. Nov. 19, 1860. 

1151. Joseph-Addison Sniitli^ [832] (James Smith^ Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison"^, John^) ; married, Oct. 8, 1835, Sarah-M. 
Proctor, born Jan. 16, 1819; he died at Proctorsville, Vt., Feb. 
28, 1851. 

CHILDREN. 

1152. John-Proctor, b. July 24, 1837. 

1153. George, b. Dec. 19, 1840; d. Jan. 10, 1841. 

1154. Sarah, b. May 80, 1842; d. Sept. 7, 1857. 

1155. Joseph- Addison, b. Nov. 15, 1844; d. April 2, 1847. 

1156. Franklin, b. March 27, 1848; d. Jan. 11, 1850. 

1157. John Smith^ [833] (James Smithy Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison-, John^) ; married, Feb. 25, 1836, Nancy Willard, 
who died April 20, 1839 ; res. St. Joseph, Mich. 

CHILD. 

1158. Sally-Ann, b. Dec. 7, 1836; m. 1858, Adolphus Hewitt. One child, 
Mary-Louise, b. 1861. 

1159. Judge Jeremiah Smith^ [838] (Judge Jeremiah Smithy 
Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison', John^); married, Api'il 5, 
1865, Hannah-M. Webster, of Dover, N". H. Was graduated at 
Harvard University in 1856; studied law and was appointed, 
Oct. 16, 1867,- one of the justices of the supreme court of New 
Hampshire, which office he resigned in consequence of the failure 
of his health, January, 1874; res. Dover, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

1160. ElizabetlvHale, b. June 23, 1868. 

1161. Jeremiah, b. Jan. 14, 1870. 

1162. Hannah^ (Jewett) [840] (Hannah-Smith^ (Barker), Eliz- 
abeth^ (Smith), John Morison^ John^) ; married, June 7, 1825, 
Stephen Jewett, of Rindge, N. H., born Oct. 31, 1801 ; died Nov. 
9, 1862 ; she died Dec. 21, 1872. 

CHILDREN. 

1163. Steplien-Barker, b. April 6, 1826; d. Jan. 16, 1829. 

1164. Cynthia-Augusta (1688), b. Oct. 12, 1827. 

1165. Ariana-Sraith, b. Oct. 11, 1829; res. Fitchburg. Mass. 

1166. William-Henry, b. March 7, 1832; d. Oct. 20, 1833. 

1167. William-Henry, 2d, b. March 7, 1834; d. Nov. 5, 1834. 

1168. Mary-Elizabeth (1689), b. Oct. 9, 1835. 

1169. Edward (1694), b. Dec. 30, 1837. 

1170. Caroline, b. May 2, 1840 ; m. Nov. 29, 1866, C.-A. Young ; res. Paris, 

Me. ; no issue. 

1171. Andrew (1702), b. Feb. 21, 1842. 

1172. Adaline-Tryphosa, b. Aug. 15, 1814; res. Fitchburg, Mass. 

1173. Nancy-Barker, b. Feb. 1, 1847; res. Fitchburg, Mass. 



170 CHARTER J0im2; ELIZABETHS (SMITH); JONA. SMITH*. [1174 

1174. John Barker^ [841] (Hannah-Smith* (Barker), Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison-, John^) ; married, May 10, 1830, Eunice- 
Garret, daughter of Rev. Amos-G. Thomj^son, of Montville, Ct. ; 
she was born Nov. 23, 1801 ; died Aug. 9, 1842 ; left four children. 
He married, 2d, Sept. 5, 1843, Harriet-Eliza, daughter of John 
Grey, of New York City. Mr. Barker removed to New York, 
May, 1827. 

CHILDREN. 

1175. John-Caswell, b. June 28, 1831. 

1176. Eunice-Maria, b. Dec. 5, 1832; d. Feb. 17, 1834. 

1177. Sarah-Garetta, b. Oct. 1, 1834. 

1178. Ilannali-Elizabeth, b. Marcii 24, 1838. 

1179. William-Plielps, b. Sept. 15, 1844. 

1180. Harriet-Amelia, b. June 20, 1846; d. April 27, 1847. 

1181. George-Clifton, b. Feb. 20, 1848. 

1182. Harriet-Josephine, b. Oct. 14, 1849. 

1183. Betsey^ (Gordon) [843] (Jonathan Smith^ Elizabeth* 
(Smith), John Morison', John^) ; married, Dec. 31, 1819, John, 
son of Samuel Gordon, of Peterborough, N. H. ; he Avas born in 
Peterborough, Dec. 20, 1790, and was superintendent of a 
factory in Peterborough Village for ten years. In September, 
1831, he removed with his family to Hancock Co., 111., and located 
where the city of Hamilton now stands. He died April 3, 1839; 
she died Aug. 12, 1845. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN PETERBOROUGH, N. H. 

1184. Elizabetii, b. Oct. 20, 1820; d. 1820. 

1185. Nanc}% b. Nov. 12, 1821; d. Nov. 14, 1821. 

1186. Jonatlian-Smith, b. Oct. 20, 1822; d. March 27, 1839, in Hancock 

Co., 111. 

1187. Samuel (1704), b. May 3, 1825. 

1188. John, b. July 2, 1829; d. Dec. 8, 1880. 

1189. Jonathan Smith, Jr,^ [844] (Jonathan Smithy Elizabeth-^ 
(Smith), John Morison-, John^) ; graduated at Harvard University 
in 1819 ; studied law, and settled in Bath, N. H. He represented 
the town in the legislature, and was a promising and rising man 
at the time of his death. A pulmonary disease became fastened 
upon him, w^hich a winter's residence in the warm climate of the 
West Indies failed to alleviate. He died Aug. 10, 1840, aged 42 
yrs. 11 mos. He mai-ried Hannah-P., daughter of Moses-P. Pay- 
son, of Bath. She died May 18, 1838, aged 28 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1190. Ariana-E., b. May 29, 1831; d. Sept. 20, 1837. 

1191. Moses-Paysou (1711), b. Mav 29, 18^3. 

1192. Henry, b. Sept. 18, 1835; d. Chicago, July 23, 1859. 

1193. William-Hubbard, b. Aug. 29, 1837; d. July 27, 1845. 

1194. Mary5 (Fox) [845] (Jonathan Smith^ Elizabeth" 
(Smith), John Morison^, John^) ; married, Dec. 3, 1818, Timothy 
Fox, born Sept. 3, 1795, at New Ipswich, N. H., and died at 
Denmark, la., Feb. 21, 1867. She died May 8, 1864. They emi- 
grated to Denmark, la., in 1836. 



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CHILDREN. 



1195. Henry, b. Aug. 30, 1819; d. Jan. 1820. 

1196. George-Frederick, b. Oct. 18, 1820; d. Dec. 1820. 

1197. Mary-Caroline, b. May 12, 1822; m. David Gocheneur, March 3, 

1843; one daugliter, Susan, m. Robert Sutton; d. May 21, 1871, 
leaving a son, Carlton-D. 

1198. John, b. Sept. 5, 1823; d. Feb. 1824. 

1199. William, b. March 13, 1824; d. Aug. 29, 1826. 

1200. Charlotte-Smith (1715), b. Nov. 20, 1826. 

1201. Joseph, b. Nov. 5, 1827; d. Nov. 5, 1827. 

1202. Infant sou, b. Jan. 15, 1828; d. Jan. 15, 1828. 

1203. Infant son, b. Feb. 5, 1829 ; d. Feb. 5, 1829. 

1204. Infant son, b. Aug. 20, 1830; d. Aug. 20, 1830. 

1205. Infant sou, b. Aug. 5. 1832; d. Aug. 5, 1832. 

1206. Edward, b. Jan. 8, 1834; d. May 29, 1836. 

1207. Harriet-Frauces (1721), b. Nov. 17, 1836. 

1208. Edward, b. Dec. 12, 1837; d. Aug. 15, 1843. 

1209. Nancy-Maria, b. Jan. 24, 1840 ; d. Sept. 24, 1840. 

1210. William Smith^ [846] (Jonathan Smith*, Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison^, John^) ; was a trader in Peterborough, 
N. H., for eight years, when he removed to La Harpe, 111.; was 
county commissioner four years. He married, Oct. 9, 1838, Eliz- 
abeth Stearns, of Jaffrey, N. H. ; he died Oct. 25, 1873; she res. 
Howard Lake, Minn. 

CHILDREN. 

1211. William-Henry, b. Nov. 1, 1839; res. Howard Lake, Minn. 

1212. Jonathan, b. July 30, 1842; d. Peterborough, N. H., March 24, 1843. 

1213. Mary-Elizabeth, b. May 18, 1844; d. Dec^ 17, 1847. 

1214. Albert, b. Dec. 30, 1846; d. Dec. 17, 1847. 

1215. Jonathan, b. Nov. 9, 1848 ; m. Sept. 28, 1873, Lucetta Hull ; oue 

child, Mary, b. May 10, 1879; res. Howard Lake. 

1216. Albert,- b. June 28, 1851 ; res. Howard Lake. 

1217. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1854. 

1218. John Smith^ [847] (Jonathan Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), 
John Morison^, John^) ; res. Peterborough, N. H. ; was selectman 
for three years, representative in 1859-60, and a deacon of the 
Congregational (Unitarian) church. He sold his farm in 1873, 
and now res. in Chicago, 111. He married, Sept. 2, 1834, Susan, 
daughter of John Stearns, of Jaffrey, N". H. ; she died at Peter- 
borough, Jan. 8, 1870, aged 60 yrs. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN PETERBOROUGH. 

1219. Mary-Frances, b. Jan. 8, 1836; res. Chicago, 111. 

1220. Johu-Stearns (1726), b. Nov. 27, 1837. 

1221. Jonathan, b. May 26, 1840; d. July 30, 1841. 

1222. Jonathan (1728), b. Oct. 21, 1842; res. Clinton, Mass. 

1223. Susan-Phinney, b. Oct. 14, 1844; m. Eugene Lewis, June 4, 1873; 

he was b. Claremont, N. H., March 11, 1839; grad. Dart. Coll. 
1864; admitted to the bar, 1867; lawyer; I'es. Moline, 111. ; Mrs. 
L. d. Moline, Sept. 26, 1877. Two children : 1st, Ruth, b. Feb. 
11, 1875; d. Feb. 11, 1875. 2d, Theodore-Green, b. July 3, 1876; 
d. April 13, 1877. 

1224. Caroline, b. March 3, 1847; teacher in public schools, Chicago, 111. 

1225. Jeremiah, b. July 2, 1852; single; is a silver-plater; res. Manches- 

ter, N. H. 



172 CHARTER JOHN-2; ELIZABETHS (SMITH); SAM'L SMITH*. [1226 

1226. Nancy^ (Foster) [850] (Jonathan Smith*, Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison", John^) ; married, Sept. 21, 1840, Dr. 
John-H. Foster, born at Hillsborough, IST, H., March 8, 1796; 
received his degree of M. D. from the N. H. Medical Institute, 
1821, and practised his profession, first at New London, N. H., 
then at Ashby, Mass., and at Dublin, oST. H. In 1833, removed to 
Chicago ; relinquished his profession, and acquired an immense 
fortune. He died from an injury received in being thrown from 
his carriage. May 17, 1874, aged 78 yrs.; Mrs. F. still res. Chicago. 

CHILDREN. 

1227. John-Herbert, Jr., b. June 10, 1841 ; d. March 3, 1842. 

1228. Clara (1731), b. Jan. 1, 1844; ra. Perkins Bass; res. Chicago, 111. 

1229. Julia (1735), b. Aug. 22, 1846; m. Rev. E.-C. Porter; res. Racine, 

Wis. 

1230. Infant dau., b. and d. Aug. 1848. 

1231. Infant son, b. Sept. 1849; d. Oct. 1849. 

1232. Adele (1738), b. July 29, 1851; res. Chicago, 111. 

1233. William, b. Nov. 25, 1852; d. Aug. 22, 1853. 

1234. Caroline^ (Reynolds) [852] (Jonathan Smith*, Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison-^, John^) ; married, June, 1841, James Rey- 
nolds, who died at Hannibal, Mo., 1873; she died at La Harpe, 
111., July, 1875, aged 62 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1235. James, b. Aug. 1846 ; d. Nov. 26, 1847. 

1236. Anna, b. March 24, 1853; d. Hannibal, Mo., 1873, aged 20 yrs. 

1237. Jeremiah Smith^ [853] (Jonathan Smith*, Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison', John^) ; res. La Harpe, Hancock Co., 111.; 
married, Oct. 19, 1843, Mrs. Sarah (Horn) Oatman, a native of 
Middleton, N. H. ; she died Aug. 26, 1857; three children. He 
married, 2d, Amanda-E. Sperry, Oct. 5, 1862. 

CHILDREN. 

1238. Mary-Ellen (1742), b. July 23, 1848. 

1239. Prank, b. Nov. 2, 1852. 

1240. Sarah-E., b. April 25, 1857. 

1241. Clara-Maud, b. June 14, 1869. 

1242. George, b. Aug. 20, 1873 ; d. Sept. 6, 1873. 

1243. Jeremiah Smith^ [855] (Samuel Smith*, Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison', John^) ; removed to New York City in 
1825, and was engaged in the commission business, in the firms 
of Smith & Co., Smith, Wheeler & Fairbanks, and Smith & 
Wheeler, for several years. Relinquishing this business, he be- 
came chief clerk of the New York & New Haven Railroad, which 
ofiice he held at the time of his death. May 16, 1860 ; married 
May 22, 1832, Emeline Van Nortwick, of New York City. 

CHILDREN. 

1244. William-Bruce, b. N. Y., May 7, 1834; m. Margaret-L. Norton, 

June 19, 1872; res. Baldwin, Queens Co., L. I. 

1245. Cornelia-Luqueer, b. N. Y., Oct. 18, 1835; m. Sept. 16, 1857, 

Edward- J. Kilbourne; res. N. Y. City. Children: 1st, David- 
Wells. 2d, Alanson-Jermaime. 3d, Cornelia-Edna. 



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FIFTH GENERATION. — ALBERT SMITH. 173 



1246. Elizabeth-M., b. July 5, 1838; in. June 17, 1872, Elbert-Floyd 

Jones, South Oyster Bay, L. I. 

1247. Jeremiah, b. May 30, 1842 ; d. 

1248. Fraucis-T.-L., b. Jan. 24, 1845; d. Oct. 9, 1848. 

1249. Frederick- Augustus, b. Nov. 7, 1847 ; d. N. Y., Jan. 20, 1875, aged 24. 

1250. Clarence-Beverly, b. Dec. 8, 1850. 

1251. Samuel-G. Smith^ [858] (Samuel SmithS Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison-, John^). "He was the first agent of the 
Phoenix cotton factory, at Peterborough, N. H., afterwards of a 
factory at Warren, Md., and lastly at South Berwick, Me., where 
his health entirely failed. He died at Peterborough Sept. 9, 1842, 
aged 43 yrs., of bronchial consumption, in the very vigor of his 
manhood. He was a self-made man. His early opportunities for 
education had been limited, and had there been no self-culture, 
there would have been no man. He acquired a large fund of 
knowledge ; was a man of rare excellence of character, of great 
purity of life, the very soul of honor and integrity. His 
memory is embalmed in many hearts that will not forget him. 
He died calmly, in the firm hope of a better state of existence 
hereafter."* He married, 1st, Sarah-D., daughter of Kev. Abiel 
Abbott, D. D., of Peterborough, N, H., born Jime 22, 1801; died 
June 11, 1831. He married, 2d, Elizabeth, daughter of Jeremiah 
Dow, of Exeter, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

1252. Samuel-Abbot (1747), b. April 18, 1829. 

1253. Ellen-Parker, b. July 12, 1837; d. Exeter, N. H. 

1254. Sarah-Abbot (1752), b. July 7, 1839. 

1255. Eduah-Dow (1758), b. May 12, 1841. 

1256. Albert Smithy m. d., ll. d. [859] (Samuel Smith*, 
Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison'^, John^); he was fitted for 
college at Groton Academy, at from twelve to fifteen years of age. 
In Sept. 1821, he entered Dai'tmouth College, and graduated in 
1825. He took his degree of M. D. at the Dart. Med. Coll. in 1833. 
" He practised his profession in Leominster, Mass., from 1833 to 
1838, and then removed to Petei'borough, N. H., his native town 
where he continued his practice as long as his strength permitted. 
He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics^ 
in the Dartmouth Medical College in 1849, where he lecture" 
annually till his resignation in 1870. In 1857 he delivered his' 
course of lectures before the Vermont Medical College, Castleton 
Vt., and also the same course at Bowdoin Medical School in 1859. 
The honorary degree of LL. D. was conferred by Dartmouth 
College in 1870, also an honorary M. D. by the Rush Medical 
College in 1875; and he was elected member of the New York 
Medical Society." He published some lectures, besides various 
articles in the medical journals from time to time, and in the 
transactions of the IST. H. Medical Society. In 1871 he commenced 
the work of preparing a History of Peterborough, which engaged 

* From the History of Peterborough, N. H. 




174 CHARTER JOHN-^; ELIZABETHS (SMITH); SAM'L SMITH*. [1256 J- 

his almost constant attention for five years. It is a very excellent 
work, and was published and given to the public in the centen- 
nial year, 1876. He died Feb. 22, 1878. He married, Feb. 26, 
1828, Fidelia, daughter of John and Chloe Stearns, of Jaffrey, 
N. H., who was born Oct. 25, 1799. 

CHILDREN. 

1256i. Frederick- Aligustus, b. June 18, 1830; grad. Dartmouth Coll. 1852; 
studied mediciue, and took his degree at Dartmouth Med. Coll. ; 
located at Leominster, Mass., Aug. 1856; d. of an affection of 
the heart, Dec. 20, 1856. He was a highlj'^ cultivated, refined, 
and promising young man ; m. Frances Gregg, of Belleville, N. 
J., June 18, 1856. 

1257. Susan-S., b. Feb. 4, 1832; d. April 20, 1836. 

1258. Catharine, b. Dec. 5, 1837; m. Dec. 6, 1869, Moses-Paysou Smith. 

Children: 1st, Anna-Perley, b. Sept. 19, 1871, at Marion, Ind. 
2d, Albert, b. March 3, 1873. 3d, Edith, b. March 16, 1876 ; d. 
Aug. 4, 1876 ; res. Newark, O. 

1259. William-Sydney Smith^ [860] (Samuel Smithy Eliza, 
beth^ (Smith), John Morison-, John^) ; was a paj^er-maker, at 
Peterborough, N. H., and in 1829 at Belleville, P. O. He returned 
to Peterborough, Avhere he died Sept. 26, 1875, aged 72 yrs. He 
married, 1st, Nov. 18,1834, Margaret Stearns, born March 18, 
1805 ; she died in Belleville, March 20, 1851 ; married, 2d, Mary- 
Miller, daughter of Matthew Gray, of Peterborough. 

CHir.DUEN, ALL BOUN IN CANADA. 

1260. William-A., b. Feb. 9, 1836; m. Augusta-Frances, daughter of J.-H. 

Ames, Oct. 9, 1865. He d. by the accidental discharge of a mus- 
ket, in Nebraska, Feb. 24, 1870. Two children : 1st, Margaret- 
Ellen, b. Oct. 3, 1866. 2d, Frederick-W., b. Feb. 23, 1869. 

1261. Samuel-G., b. April 20, 1838; m. Dora Bascora, of Jaffrey, N. H., 

jeweller and w atch-maker in Boston, Mass. Two children : 
1st, Kate. 2d, Dexter. 

1262. Josiah-P., b. Oct. 20, 1840; killed in battle at Port Hudson, 1863, 

aged 23 yrs. 

1263. Sydney-S., b. Feb. 8, 1843; d. Alton, 111., July 9, 1871, aged 28 yrs. 

1264. Elizabeth-Ellen (1768), b. May 19, 1845; m. Samuel Reeder; res. 

Topeka, Kan. 

1265. Alexander-H. Smith'^ [861] (Samuel SmithS Elizabeth^ 
(Smith), John Morison'-, John^). He married, 1831, Sophronia 
Bailey, of Charlestown, Mass. She died at Cincinnati, O., July 
15, 1848 ; he died at St. Louis, Mo., Kov. 1858, aged 54 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1266. Sally-Garfield, b. Jan. 1, 1833; d. 

1267. Jonathan, b. Jan. 2, 1835; lives in St. Louis. 

1268. A.-Hamilton, b. 1837; d. Oct. 1840. 

1269. Jesse, b. March 10, 1839 ; d. 

1270. Eliza-Bailey, b. Jan. 18, 1841 ; lives in Cincinnati, O. 

1271. Ehzabeth-Morrison^ (Leonard) [862] (Samuel Sinith\ 
Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison'^, John^) ; married, Sept. 8, 
1830, Rev. Levi-W. Leonard, d. d., of Dublin, N. IL, who was 
born at Bridgewater, Mass., June 1, 1790. She died Sept. 13, 
1848, aged 42 yrs. ; two children. He married, 2d, Mrs. Eliza- 



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FIFTH GENERATION. — THOMAS FAULKNER. 175 



beth-D. Smith, widow of Samuel-G. Smith, March 25, 1851; he 
died Dec. 12, 1864, aged 74 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1272. William-S. 1273. Ellen. 

1274. Thomas Faulkner^ [869J (Eleanor* (Faulkner), John 
Morison^, John'-^, John^) ; farmer ; he occupied a part of the 
homestead in Economy, N. S.; married Hannak Clark, who died 
in 1840, aged 62 yrs. He died in 1866, aged 87 yrs. 

CHILD IJEX. 

1275. Jerusha, b. 1813; m. John-B Dixon; res. Onslow, N. S. ; farmer; 

shed. 1875, aged 62 yrs. Six children: 1st, David, b. 1834. 2d, 
Hannah, b. 1838 ; m. Daniel Nicol, carriage-builder, of Onslow, 
N. S. ; removed to California; children: 1. Matilda; 2. EUie. 
3d, Sarah, b. 1841. 4th, Levi, b. 1843. 5th, George, b. 1846; 
m. Miss Lyons, Dec. 1878. 6th, Leander, b. 184!); carpenter; 
res. Boston, Mass. ; ra. Mary Smith. 

1276. Charles: m. Rachel Durning, "l829 ; res. Economy, N. S. Nine 

children: 1st, Elizabeth, b. 1840; m. 1869, Samuel Thompson, 
of Economy, farmer; she d. Feb. 24, 1879; six children : 1. Bis- 
marck, b. 1871 ; 2. Levi, b. 1872 ; 3. Ruth, b. 1874 ; 4. Mary, b. 1875 ; 
5. Susie-J., b. 1877; 6. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 13, 1879. "2d, Levi, 
b. 1842 ; m. 1856, Ellen Cochran. Children : 1. Nancj^-J., b. 1867 ; 
2. Rachel, b. 1869; 3. George, b. 1871; 4. Martha, b. 1873; 5. 
James, b. 1875; 6. Annie, b. 1877. 3d, Hannah, b. 1844; m. 
Robert Bruce, 1872: ftirmer; res. Little Dyke, N. S. Children: 
1. James-P., b. 1873; 2. Nellie, b. 1876; 3. Edward, b. 1879. 
4th. Nancy ; d. 1859, scarlet fever. 5th, Nellie, b. 1849. 6th, Susie, 
b. 1851. 7th, Elbridge, b. 1853. 8th, Sarah, b. 1856; m. 1876, 
Jolin-S. Taylor, ship-carpenter; res. Five Islands^ N. S. ; chil- 
dren: 1. Alice, b. 1877; 2. Lyman-J., b. Feb. 17, 1879. 9th, 
Charles, b. 1859. 

1277. Annie;- m. 1830, William Durning; res. Economy, N. S. ; he d. 

1878. Six children: 1st, Margaret, b. 1840. 2d, Hannah, b. 
1842 ; m. David Rude, 1865 ; res. Arlington, Mass. 3d, Rosanna, 
b. 1844. 4th, Thomas, b. 1846. 5th, Agnes, b. 1848; m. 1877, 
Mr. Simmons; res. Arlington, Mass. 6th, Harry, b. 1850; m. 
1877 ; res. Philadelphia, Pa. 

1278. ,John-Edward ; m. 1845, Sarah Dixon; res. Onslow, N. S. ; fiirmer. 

Five children : 1st, Sarah-Jane, b. 1846 ; m. 1876, Logan Mahon ; 
res. Great Village, Londonderry, N. S. 2d, Charles-T., b. 1847. 
3d, George, b. 1849. 4th, Margaret, b. 1852; m. 1872, John 
Jameson; tinsmith; res. Truro, N. S. ; four children: 1. Vic- 
tor, b. 1873; 2. Sarah, b. 1874; 3. John, b. 1875; 4. Mary, b. 
1877. 5th, Annie, b. 1854. 

1279. James ; d. aged 3 yrs. 

1280. Daniel Faulkner^ [875] (Eleanor* (Faulkner), John 
Morison^ John'-, John^) ; was born in Economy, N. S., in 1791; 
farmer and miller; died in Economy, in 1861, aged 71 yrs. He 
married Harriet Berry, of Parrsboro', K. S. 

CHILDREN, BORN LiST ECONOMY, N. S. 

1281. Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1818; m. Thomas-S. Berry; d. 1872, aged 55 yrs. 
Eight children: 1st, Burton; ship-carpenter; m. Rachel Mason; 
two children: 1. Ella-J. ; 2. Laura. 2d, Reuben; was lost at 
sea. 3d, Thomas-E. ; carpenter; m. Martha-E. Corbett. 4th, 
Leander; house-carpenter; single. 5th, Daniel-Smith. 6th, 



176 CHARTER JOHN^ ; JOHNS ; DANIEL^. [1282 

Harriet; cl. diphtheria, aged 15 yrs. 7th, Melissa, d. diphtheria, 
aged 8 yrs. 8th, Eliza. 

1282. Eleanor, b. 1820 ; m. John-Morrison Faulkner ; res. Tenecape, N. S. ; 

shoemaker. P^leveu children : 1st, Mary-J. ; d. consumption. 
2d, Daniel ; carpenter ; m. Barbara McNeil, of Masstown ; six 
(hildreu. 3d, Charles-E. ; d. when 8 yrs. of age. 4th, Robert; 
carpenter; m. Miss Hills, of Noell, N. S. oth, Isaac ; farmer; 
m. Alice Hill, of Tenecape, N. S. 6th, Zenith; single. 7tli, 
Baxter; single. 8th, John-E. ; single. Oth, Anderson ; single. 
10th, Margaret; m. James Derumple; farmer; res. Tenecape, 
N. S. nth, Martha-Ellen; single. 

1283. Margaret, b. April 12, 1822; m. David Marsh. Five children: 

1st, Silas: d. young. 2d, George-R. ; sailor. 3d, Charles-W. ; 
m. Elizabeth Gardner; one child, Willie-C. 4th, Spencer; 
single; mason. 5th, Harriet; m. Creelman Marsh; removed 
to California. 

1284. Jotham, b. March 12, 1824; ship-owner and farmer; res. Economy, 

N. S. ; m. Elizabeth Cochran, of Windsor, N. S. Eleven chil- 
dren : 1st, Adelaide-P., b. Sept. 28, 1856; d. 1859. 2d, Joseph- 
Engram, b. Aug. 24, 185-. 3d, Harriet-J., b. Sept. 5, 18C-0. 
4th, Daniel-Montson, b. June 10. 1862. 5th, Jame.s-G., b. Jan. 
15, 1864. 6th, Margaret-E., b. Jan. 28, 1866. 7th, Thomas- 
Anderson, b. Feb. 17, 1868. 8th, Edward-A., b. March 6, 1870. 
9th, Luther-0., b. April 28, 1872. 10th, Sarah-G., b. March 29, 
1874. llth, Robie-K., b. Oct. 13, 1877. 

1285. Daniel, b. 1820; d. 1840, aged 14 yrs. 

1286. Thomas, b. 1828; m. B.-Jane McNeill, of Masstown, N. S. ; was 

a sailor, and was lost at sea, in 1868. Five children : 1st, Cyrus ; 
m. ; res. Boston, Mass. 2d, James. 3d, Jotham. 4th, Devrice. 
5th, Mary-Libey. 

1287. Lavina, b. 1830; m. Joseph McNeill; res. Masstown, N. S. Four 

children: 1st, Daniel; blacksmith. 2d, Mary-Agnes ; m. Henry 
Culgin ; res. Economy, N. S. ; one son, George-Robert. 8d, 
Barbara-Eli en; single. 4th, James-Kobert; single. 

1288. Daniel-Anderson, b. 1838; m. Maria Fletcher; res. California. 

Three children : 1st, Fletcher. 2d, Geo.-Andersou. 3d, Letitia. 

1289. Robert Faulkner^ [876] (Eleanor^ (Faulkner), John 
Morison'^, John-, John^); settled in Economy, X. S.; married, 1st, 
Miss Berry; slie died, leaving one child ; he married, 2d, his cousin 
Olive Faulkner. He sold his property in Economy, and removed 
to Rhode Island, and died there. 

CHILDREN. 

1290. Emilv. 

1291. Louisa, b. May 28, 1826; d. Sept. 1K60. 

1292. Priscilla, b. 1830; m. Boston, Mass.; d. 1873. 

1293. f James, b. July 20, 1832. 

1294. t Joseph, b. July 20, 1832. 

1295. William, b. 1834; res. Mass.; was in the Union army, and died in 

hospital of a fever. 

1296. Hannah, b. Feb. 1836 ; m. Geo. Lawrence, farmer ; res. Newport, R. I. 

1297. Margaret, m. Barber ; res. Mass. 

1298. William-C.^ [879] (Daniel*, John^ John^, John^) ; res. 
Londonderry, K. S. He settled on a part of the land his father 
drew from the crown. He was a spar-maker and farmer ; mar- 
ried, Jan. 1821, Martha Davidson, of Portipique, N. S.; died Nov. 
1, 1869, aged 77 yrs. 9 mos. She died June 10, 1872, aged 70 yrs. 



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CHILDREN. 

1299. Margaret, b. Oct. 23, 1821 ; m. Abner Tulton, of Economy, N. S.> 

Oct. 10, 1843; farmer. Eight children: 1st, Clara, b. Aug. 25, 
1844; m. James-M. Moore; two children; she d. Nov. 24, 1872. 
2d, Julia- A., b. Sept. 5, 1846. 8d, John-G., b. Feb. 16, 1848. 
4th, Somerville, b. Oct. 31, 1851. 5th, Abby-J., b. Aug. 5, 1853. 
6th, Marat, b. June 22, 1857; d. Nov. 4, 1859. 7th, Pryor, b. 
Dec. 10, 1859. 8th, Laura-E., b. June 1, 1862. 

1300. Matilda, b. Jan. 7, 1823; m. 1842, Joseph Cook; rem. Portipique, 

N, S. ; d. 

1301. Rev. James, b. May 18, 1825 ; m. Sept. 28, 1858, Mary-C Rogers, 

of N. B. ; Baptist minister; res. Central Onslow, N. S. One 
child, Silas-Clark, b. July 28, 1859. 

1302. John, b. March 3, 1827 ; removed to California in 1853. 

1303. David, b. Nov. 1828; m. Margaret-J. Briunick, April 1, 1852; res. 

Londonderry, N. S. ; fiirmer. Eight children: 1st, Peter-L., 
b. April 7, 1853; d. Aug. 13, 1858. 2d, Wilbert-D., b. Jan. 7, 
1855; d. Aug 11, 1858. 3d, Arthur-C, b. Jan. 20, 1857. 4th, 
Martha-E., b. Jan. 3, 1861. 5th, Elizabeth, b. Jan. 9, 1863. 6th, 
Daniel-H., b. April 22, 1865. 7th. John-W., b. April 25, 1867. 
8th, Jane-F., b. Sept. 4, 1870. 

1304. Rachel, b. Aug. 18.3- ; ra. John Hegan, Sept. 10, 1865; res. Boston, 

Mass. Two children: 1st, William-J., b. June 11, 1866. 2d, 
Martha-Louise, b. Dec. 28, 1867 ; d. Sept. 17, 1876. 

1305. William, b. 1832 ; a seafaring man ; d. of yellow fever when mate of 

barque in Cienfuegos, in 1857. 

1306. Samuel-G.-A., b. 1836; m. Holmes, 1870; res. Londonderry, 

on the homestead; a justice of the peace; lives by farming, 
mining, and land-surveying. 

1307. Margaret^ (Davidson) [881] (Daniel MorisonS John^, 
John^, John^) ; married Thomas Davidson, of Portipique, N. S., 
in 1821, where they now reside. She is an intelligent, active 
lady, in her 84th year. Her husband is a hale, hearty old man. 

CHILDIIRX. 

1308. Rachel, b. March 15, 1823; d. July 9. 1823. 

1309. Wellington, b. June 1, 1824; seaman; m. Frances-S. Thompson, 

Jan. 20, 1856; he d. in Island St. Thomas, June 22, 1857. Left 
one son, Wellington, b. Dec. 15, 1856. 

1310. Armanella, b. July 6, 1826 ; m. George Hill, March 20, 1861 ; rem. 

Onslow, N. S., where she d. July 1, 1863. Left one daughter, 
Margaret-M., res. Portipique, N. S. 

1311. John-A.", b. May 28, 1828; d. Sept. 4, 1867, aged 39 yrs. 

1312. David-A., b. March 6, 1830; m. Isabella, daughter of Joseph and 

Hannah-Morrison Mahon, Dec. 27, 1855; was collector of cus- 
toms for the port of Londonderry, N. S., from 1863 to the time 
of his death, Nov. 1, 1873. He was a prompt, fine man, respected 
by all and admired by many. Six children: 1st, Clara, b. Nov. 
7, 1856; d. Oct. 25, 1878. 2d, Margaret-Ann. b. Jan. 7, 
1859; d. Dec. 1875. 3d, Hannah, b. March 17, 1861. 4th, 
Emma-Louise, b. June 13, 1863. 5th, Joseph- A., b. Nov. 26, 
1866.- 6th, Thomas, b. March 15, 1869; d. Sept. 25, 1875. 

1313. Laviuia, b. Dec. 19, 1831 ; m. Robert Davidson, of Portipique, 

N. S., March 20, 1855; d. June 21, 1872, aged 40 yrs. Nine 
children : 1st, Gordon, b. March 28, 1856 ; d. Halifax, Oct. 10, 
1877. 2d, Agnes, b. Aug. 27, 1857; d. Dec. 7, 1871. 3d, Ful- 
ton-J., b. Aug. 11, 1859. 4th, Thomas-W., b. Nov. 3, 1861. 
5th, Alice, b. Dec. 6, 1863. 6th, David-A., b. Sept. 4, 1866. 7th, 
Russell, b. Aug. 21, 1868. 8th, Samuel-E., b. May 27, 1871 ; d. 



178 CHARTER J0HN2; JOHNS; DANIEL*. [1314 

June 1, 1872; m., 2d, Augusta Elderkin, of Horton, Kings Co., 
N. S., who wash. March 15, 1831 ; m. Sept. 16, 1873; one child. 
9th, Lavinia, b. Dec. 6, 1874, 

1314. Daniel-Smith, b. Dec. 24, 1833; m. Dec. 21, 1858, Eliza Fulton, of 

Bass River, b. April 15, 1836; lived in California several years; 
house-joiner and farmer; res. Londonderrv, N. S. Five chil- 
dren :'lst, Austin-G., b. Dec. 14, 1859. 2d, Ella, b. Feb. 14, 
1864. 3d, Anuie-L., b. Jan. 10, 1866. 4th, Charles-W., b. Nov. 
5, 1869. 5th, Julia-E., b. July 20, 1871. 

1315. Levi, b. Jan. 4, 1836; lives on the homestead in Londonderry; 

farmer; has some interest in vessels and a furniture-factory; a 
justice of the peace; m. Margaret Hill, of Highland Village, 
Jan. 5, 1864. Six children : 1st, Sarah-Jane, b. Nov. 10, 1864. 
2d, Thomas-Luther, b. Sept. 4, 1866. 3d, Maria-L., b. Feb. 21, 
1869. 4th, Laviuia-E., b. Jan. 21, 1872. 5th, Jaraes-H., b. April 
9, 1875. 6th, Robert-G., b. April 11, 1877. 

1316. Priscilla, b. July 12, 1844; m. Alexander Hamilton; res. Porti- 

pique, N. S., where she d. May 18, 1875, aged 39 yrs. Six chil- 
dren : 1st, Margaret-E., b. Jan. 3, 1867. 2d, Warren-H.. b. 
May 24, 1868. 3d, Mary-Eva, b. Sept. 3, 1869. 4th, Isaac-M., 
b. Jan. 3, 1871. 5th, Clara-M., b. Jan. 22, 1873. 6th, Alexan- 
der-H., b. July 18, 1874. 

1317. Alexander-Dick^ [884] (DanieP, John^ Johu^ John^); 
his natural powers were large ; was a good public speaker, and 
never failed to detect the weak point in an opponent's argument; 
was prominent in the affairs of town and county, and in affairs of 
the church ; was collector of customs and measurer of shipping 
for the port of Londonderry, N. S., for many years, and a justice 
of the peace. He led the choir in church for thirty years ; lived 
in Londonderry, N. S.; married Margaret McNutt, in 1829; she 
died April 8, 1847, aged 40 yrs. They had nine childi-en. He 
married, 2d, Mrs. Sarah Vance. He died Feb. 26, 1863. 

CHILDREN. 

1318. Augusta (1772), b. Julv 30, 1830. 

1319. Arabella (1777), b. Nov. 24, 1831. 

1320. George-A. (1788), b. Oct. 8, 1833. 

1321. Mary-P., b. Mav 15, 1835; d. Dec. 15, 1835. 

1322. Martha-W. (1791), b. Feb. 6, 1837. 

1323. Pamelia, b. Jan. 10, 1839; d. Nov. 1849. 

1324. Clara-B., b. May 6, 1842; d. March, 1844. 

1325. Joseph-Howe (1800), b. May 5, 1845. 

1326. Daniel-Smith^ [887] (Daniel*, John^ John^ John^) ; 
born May 20, 1814 ; he received a common school education, and 
at the age of sixteen years was sent to Pictou Academy, N. S., 
taught by Prof. McCulloch, d. d. He was a brilliant scholar. 
He completed his education, and entered the ministry, but soon 
differed with the presbytery of which he was a member. He re- 
linquished his profession, and again became a teacher, having 
charge of an academy for several years at St. Andrews, N. B. 
While there he married a Mrs. Baxter, who lived but a few years. 
Then he went to London to collect a fortune belonging to his 
wife's relatives, and was partially successful. Was often in par- 
liament and in the house of lords listening to the debates. On 



1339] FIFTH GENERATION. — DANIEL-S. MORRISON. 179 

his return he rem. to Philadelphia, Pa., studied law, was admitted 
to the bar, and became emhient. He possessed too much con- 
science for that profession, and left it in disgust ; rem. to St. 
Loiiis, and became a teacher. He soon received a position as sub- 
editor of a paper. He tired of that and again went to teaching, 
first at St. Joseph, Mo., when his health failed, and he rem. to 
Texas, where he spent two years. The climate did not suit him, 
and he went to the warm climate of the island of Jamaica, and 
became a teacher. Said one in speaking of him, " He was well 
educated, a philosopher of no mean order, quick to take learning, 
and had a very retentive memory to hold it. Shrewd and witty 
from the cradle, he became dignified under the refining influence 
of a classical education, and could not sit patiently and hear any 
one talk nonsense. He was a splendid orator. He was admitted 
by his friends to be the sharpest and most clever man in the con- 
nection in Xova Scotia." Is now principal of Church of England 
High School, Kingston, Jamaica, W. I. ; m. in St. Louis. One 

CHILD. 

1327. Ada. 

1328. John^ [890] (Jonathan^ John^ John-, John^) ; res. Five 
Islands; shipwright and farmer; built and owned vessels; married 
Miss Corbett, 1821. He died in Five Islands, 1867, aged 72 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1329. Daniel, b. Aug. 1, 1821; farmer; res. Glouoise, N. S. ; m. Martha 

Taylor. Six children : 1st, Zeruiah. 2d, John. 3d, Giles. 4th, 
Joseph. 5th, Lucinda. 6th, Priscilla. 

1330. Martha, b. Feb. 13, 1823; m. Nathan Clark, ship-carpenter; res. 

Five Islands. Seven children: 1st, Joseph-F., b. Nov. 7, 1854. 
2d, Mary-J., b. Jan. 17, 1856. 3d, Levi, b. Feb. 3, 1860. 4th, 
Margaret, b. April 26, 1861; m. Nelson Barges; res. Truro, N. 
S. 5th, Olivia, b. Aug. 15, 1863. 6th, Eleanor, b. Oct. 13, 1864. 
7th, Emily, b. Oct. 9,") 866. 

1331. Euby-Jane, b. Nov. 4, 1825 ; m. John McMicken ; res. Boston, Mass. 

Six children: 1st, Janet, b. Jan. 18, 1857; m. George Cook; res. 
Boston, Mass. 2d, Joseph, b. June 18, 1859; res. Michigan. 
3d, Jane, b. 1861. 4th, Margaret. 5th, Susannah. 6th, Mary- 
Louisa. 

1332. Elizabeth, b. May 4, 1827 ; m. George Robertson, carpenter ; res. 

N. Y. ; she d. 1855. 

1333. Davld-Faulkuer, b. March 12, 1829; sea-captain; res. Five Islands; 

m. Elizabeth Corbett. Four children : 1st, Joanna, b. April 14, 
1865. 2d, Elias, b. Jan. 31, 1871. 3d, Laura-B., b. July 19, 
1876. 4th, David-F., b. April 15, 1878. 

1334. Andrew, b. July 27, 1831 ; m. Elizabeth Nickles; farmer; res. Five 

Islands. 

1335. Elisha-R., b. Jan. 23, 1833; carpenter; res. Boston, Mass.; m. 

Margaret McMicau. 

1336. Margaret, b. May 4, 1835; m. Thompson Bird; captain of a vessel. 

Two children: 1st, Martha-E., b. June, 1858. 2d, Margaret-J., 
b. Dec. 5, 1860; m. Robie; res. Boston. 

1337. Joseph, b. Nov. 2, 1837; captain of a vessel; d. Port au Prince, 

San Domingo, May 12, 1867. 

1338. John, b. Jan. 7, 1841; farmer; m. Sarah-A. Marsh; went to Cali- 

fornia ; is supposed to have died there. Three children : 1st, 
Rose. 2d, Ella. 3d, Harriet. 

1339. Sarah, b. June 4, 1842; lives iu Boston, Mass. 



180 CHARTER JOHN-^ ; JOHNS ; JONATHAN*. [1340 

1340. Edward^ [891] (Jonathan^ John^, John^ Johni) ; occu- 
pied a part of the homestead in Five Islands, N. S.; married 
Agnes Corbett, in 1827; he died in 1877, aged 80 years. 

CHILDREN. 

1341. William, b. April 30, 1829 ; farmer ; res. Five Islands ; m. Elizabeth 

Wason. Eight children : 1st, James-E., b. Sept. 6, 18G4. 2d, 
William-A., b. Dec. 24, 1865. 3d, Joseph-H., b. April 9, 1868. 
4th, Maagaret, b. March 4, 1870. 5th, Fredcrick-P., b. July 
15, 1872. 6th, Elizabeth-J., b. July 16, 1874. 7th, M. -Louisa, 
b. Nov. 20, 1876. 8th, Agnes, b. Nov. 18, 1878. 

1342. Harriet, b. April 5, 1831 ; res. Five Islands. 

1343. Martha, b. July 26, 1833 ; m. John Cowen ; res. Five Islands. Two 

children: 1st, Joseph, b. Oct. 13, 1874. 2d, Agnes-J., b. Dec. 
21, 1876. 

1344. Jonathan, b. July 20, 1834; farmer; res. Five Islands; m. Margaret 

Morrison. One son, Thompson-Densmore, b. May 29, 1875. 

1345. Margaret, b. Feb. 14, 1836; m. Henry Corbett, carpenter; res. 

Five Islands. Seven children: 1st. "b. -Smith, b. Feb. 19, 1860. 
2d, Laura, b. Jan. 3, 1862. 3d, Ross, b. Sept. 15, 1864. 4th, 
John-J., b. Sept. 8, 1866. 5th, Berdan, b. Jan. 16, 1868. 6th, 
Caroline, b. March 10, 1870. 7th, Margaret- A., b. Nov. 2, 1872; 
d. Dec. 17, 1872. 

1346. Louisa, b. Oct. 31, 1839; m. Thompson Densmore; sea-captain; 

res. Economy, N. S. 

1347. Sarah, b. May 26, 1841; m. Andrew Fulmore; ship-carpenter; 

res. Five Islands. Si.\; children : 1st, Ina, b. June 5, 1862. 2d, 
Clarabell, b. Feb. 6, 1866. 3d, Thomas-B., b. June 2, 1868. 
4th, Harvey, b. Nov. 20, 1869. 5th, Georgianna, b. July 15, 1876. 
6th, Harriet-A., b. July 15, 1878. 

1348. Edward, b. March 8, 1843; farmer; res. Five Islands. 

1349. Archibald, b. Oct. 1, 1845; farmer; res. Five Islands; m. Margaret- 

I. Corbett. 

1350. Agnes, b. June 14, 1847; res. Five Islands. 

1351. Isaac, b. May 31, 1854; mariner. 

1352. Hannah^ (Corbett) [892] (Jonathan Mo^ison^ John^ 
John"^, John^); married Andrew Corbett, 1820; res. Five Islands; 
died in 1854, aged 55 yrs. 

CHILDREX. 

1353. Lucy, b. July 18, 1821; m. Richard Wadman; res. Five Island.s; 

farmer. Five children: 1st, Edward, b. May 14, 1847; d. 
March 9, 1848. 2d, Hanuah-J., b. May 14, 1849; m. Thomas 
Durant, ship-carpenter; res. Five Islands; children: 1. Chas.- 
R., b. 1873; 2. Ellen-Maud, b. Aug. 27, 1875; 3. William-F., b. 
Jan. 10, 1878. 3d, Joshua, b. Jan. 6. 1852; farmer; res. Econ- 
omy. 4th, Priscilla, b. June 30, 1858. 5th, Margaret-E., b. 
Dec. 23, 1860. 

1354. Edwai'd-Morrison, b. March 6, 1823; sea-captain; perished on Lake 

Michigan, Oct. 5, 1869; m. Margaret Kgan. Four children: 1st, 
Martha-E., b. March 20, 1853; m. Thomas-E. Barry; farmer; 
res. Economy. 2d, Lucy -J., b. Oct. 13, 185.); dressmaker; res. 
Boston, Mass. 3d, Richard-N., b. Sept. 18, 1859; d. 1859. 
4th, Priscilla, b. Oct. 10, 1859; res. Five Islands. 

1355. Jonathan-Morrison, b. Aug. 6, 1825; farmer; res. Economy, N. S. ; 

m. Eleanor .Miller. Nine chil.lren : 1st, Jiimes-W., b. March 31, 
1851. 2d, Margaret-J., b. June 1, 1853. 3d & 4th, George- .M., 
Lettice, b. Dec. 12, 1856. 5th, Susan, b. June 16, 1859. 6th, 
Oswell, b. June 16, 1861. 7th, Edward, b. Oct. 25, 1863. 8th, 
Joseph-M., b. Oct. 17, 1866. 9th, Rosina-E., b. Oct. 15, 1869. 



1370] FIFTH GENERATION. — DANIEL MORRISON. 181 

1356. Isaac-Faiilkuer, b. Aug. 20, 1827; ra. Catheriue Eagau ; farmer; 

res. Five Islands. Five children : 1st, Minerva, b. March 10, 
1857; d. Jan. 9. 1877. 2d, Thomas-M., b. Nov. 22, 1858. 3d, 
Lucy-E., b. Febl 8, 1861. 4th, Albert-G., b. July 5, 1863. 5th, 
Isaac-A., b. Nov. 7, 1867. 

1357. Joshua, b. March 7, 1829; sea-captain; m. Mary Miller; res. Econ- 

omy, N. S. ; he left N. S. in the Brig Theresa, Nov. 22, 1867, 
and was never heard from. Four children : 1st, William, b. 
July 10, 1859; farmer. 2d, Meliuda, b. April 26, 1861. 3d, 
Mary-E., b. Nov. 29, 1863. 4th, Agnes, b. April 29, 1866. 

1358. Samuel, b. May 17, 1833; was mate of the Brig Theresa when she 

was lost ; he m. Hannah Broderick ; the family lives in Economy. 
Four children : 1st, Lesley, b. May, 1858. 2d, Israel, b. Nov. 
1862. 3d, Horatio, b. 1864. 4th, Samuel-F., b. 1867. 

1359. Priscilla, b. April 9, 1835; m. George McBuvnie, sea-captain; he 

was lost at sea; his family lives in Economy, N. S. One child, 
Edwin, b. Nov. 1858 ; d. July 31, 1863. 

1360. James, b. Feb. 14, 1839 ; sea-captain ; home in Economy, N. S. ; he 

m. Louisa Corbett. Three children : 1st, Theodore. 2d, Ellen, 
3d, Aubrie. 

1861. Jaue^ (Hill) [893] (Jonathan Mol■ison^ John^, John'^ 
John^) ; married Charles Hill, of Economy, in 1828 ; died in 1876, 
aged 76 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1362. John, b. July 31, 1829; farmer; res. Londonderry; m. Euphemia 

Vance. Three children : 1st, Georgianna, b. May, 1861. 2d, 
Ida, b. 1867. 3d, Charles-B., b. 1872. 

1363. Daniel, b. July 30, 1831; farmer; res. Five Islands; m. Esther 

Davidson. Five children : 1st, Leander, b. Mai'ch 8, 1853; far- 
mer; m. Elizabeth Barrett; res. California; one child, George- 
F., b. Aug. 1875. 2d, Charles, b. Mav 13, 1858; farmer; res. 
Five Islands. 3d, William-D., b. Feb. 28, 1860. 4th, Albert- 
E., b. Oct. 4, 1868. 5th, James-McKay, b. Oct. 27, 1871. 

1364. Rubey-Ann, b. Aug. 22, 1833; m. Alexander-B. McNutt, of Truro, 

N. S., merchant; d. Aug. 2, 1864. Two children: 1st, Jane, 
b. Feb. 2, 1853: m. David Laird, merchant; res. Edinburgh, 
Scotland. 2d, Christiana, b. Aug. 19, 1862. 

1365. Oliver-Blair, b. Dec. 22, 1835; m. Mary McLellan; farmer; res. 

Economy, N. S. Four children: 1st, Theodore, b. Dec. 1861. 
2d, H. -Louisa, b. Feb. 19, 1863. 3d, Samuel-M., b. April, 1867. 
4th, John, b. Nov. 20, 1868. 

1366. Albert, b. July 27, 1840; farmer; res. Economy; m. Agnes Vance. 

Six children: 1st, Esther-E., b. Dec. 25, 1861. 2d, Alexander- 
B., b. June, 1866. 3d, Alonzo-P., b. Feb. 1, 1869. 4th, Howard, 
b. May, 1871. 5th, Ida, b. Oct. 1^73. 6th, James-A., b. 1875. 

1367. Martha, b. Aug. 1848; m. Rev. Thomas Downie, Presbyterian min- 

ister in Jamaica, VV. I. Two children : 1st, Charles-Hill, b. 
June, 1863. 2d, French, b. Sept. 1865. 

1.368. DanieP [894] (Jonathan*, John^ John-, John^) ; inher- 
ited half of his father's property, and lived and died on the home- 
stead in Five Islands, N. S. He possessed sound judgment, a 
strong memory, and was an influential man. Was a justice of 
the peace for many years. He married Mary Fulmore in 1832 ; 
died in 1873, aged 71 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1369. Martha, ; m. Cyrus Broderick ; res. California. 

1370. Mary-J. ; res. Five Islands, N. S. 



182 CHARTER JOHN^; J0HN3 ; JONATHAN^. [1371 

1371. Margaret; res. Five Islands. 

1372. Rebecca; res. Five Islands. 

1373. Ellen ; m. Gilbert Broderick ; res. Sandwich Islands. One child. 

1374. Thomas-Reed; m. Maria Alporn; farmer and sea-captain; res. 

Five Islands. 

1375. Isaac-B. ; farmer; res. Five Islands; m. R. Geddes. Three chil- 

dren : 1st, Julia. 2d, Mary. 3d, Clara. 

1376. Priscilla; m. J.-G. Peppard, miller and farmer; res. Londonderry, 

N. S. Two children : 1st, George. 2d, Bland. 

1377. George-B. ; farmer; res. Five Islands; m. Rosa Corbett. One 

child, Harrie-A. 

1378. Margaret^ (Dewis) [895] (Jonathan Morison^ John^, 
John "^5 John^) ; married Samuel Dewis in 1827 ; she died 1842, 
aged 39 yrs. 

CniLDREN. 

1379. David, b. 1828 ; d. 1853 ; farmer. 

1380. Martha, b. Oct. 28, 1831; m. John-W. Fulmore, farmer; res. Five 

Islands. Six children : 1st, Daniel, b. 1851 ; mariner. 2d, 
Marli, b. 1855; farmer; res. Five Islands. 3d, George, b. 1858; 
farmer; res. Five Islands. 4th, Berthel, b. 1862. 5th, Lawsa, 
b. 1867. 6th, Isaac, b. 1871. 

1381. Naomi, b. 1833; res. Shubenacadie, N. S. 

1382. George, b. 1835; farmer; res. Shubenacadie. 

1383. Hannah, b. 1837; res. Shubenacadie. 

1384. Samuel, b. 1839 ; farmer ; res. Shubenacadie ; m. Ann McLee. Five 

children : 1st, George-Spencer. 2d, Luella. 3d, Ann. 4th, 
Edwin-Morrison. 5th, Margaret. 

1385. Louisa, b. 1841; m. James Faulkner, farmer; res. Burncoat, N. S. 

Two children: 1st, Martin-Smith, b. 1875. 2d, George-Dewis, 
b. 1877. 

1386. Isaac, b. 1843; farmer; res. Shubenacadie, N. S. ; he m. Charlotte 

Andrews. 

1387. SamueP [896] (Jonathan^ John^ John^, John^) ; lived 
in Portipique, N. S. ; sold, and rem. to Five Islands, where he 
lived the rest of his life ; was a seafaring man, also shipwright 
and farmer. He died in Five Islands in 1868, aged 63 yrs. He 
man-ied Jane Fulton, of Londonderry, N. S. 

CHILDREN. 

1388. Williara-F., b. Oct. 9, 1835; farmer; res. Five Islands; m. Susan- 

nah McCabe. Seven children : 1st, Howell, b. May 24, 1864. 
2d, Isaac-Smith, b. April 3, 1866. 3d, Margaret-E., b. July 13, 
1868. 4th, George-N., b. June 14, 1870. 5th, Mary-J., b. Aug. 
11, 1872. 6th, Rebecca-A., b. Feb. 21, 1875. 7th, Benjamin- 
Franklin, b. Aug. 13, 1877. 

1389. Isaac, b. July 13, 1838 ; d. March 16, 1858. 

1390. Martha-A., b. Aug. 16, 1840; d. 1861. 

1391. Adeline, b. Dec. 9, 1842; m. Wm. Randall, ship-carpenter; res. 

Brooklyn, N. Y. Two children : 1st, Edward. 2d, Maria. 

1392. Maria-C, b. Aug. 15, 1845; m. Charles Perry, carpenter; res. in 

California. 

1393. Sarah-J., b. April 22, 1848; m. Robert Corbett, sea-captain; res. 

Five Islands. Three children : 1st, Ida-M. 2d, Sarah-B. 3d, 
Louisa-M. 

1394. David^ [897] (Jonathan*, John^, John^, John^) ; married 
Mary Cameron, in 1842 ; she died in 1850 ; ship-carpenter, farmer, 
and trader ; res. Five Islands. 



1413] FIFTH GENERATION. — JOHN MORRISON. 183 

CHILDREN. 

1395. Thomas, b. Aug. 1845; mariner; res. Five Islands; m. Angeline 

Alvord. Three children: 1st, Margaret. 2d, Thomas-R. 3d, 
Ida-May. 

1396. Margaret; m. Jonathan Morrison; res. Five Islands. One child, 

Thompson. 

1397. Hannah^ (Mahon) [900] (Joseph A. Morison*, Jolin^ 
John^, John^) ; married Joseph Mahon, of Great Village, London- 
derry, N. S., in 1827 ; she died Sept. 11, 1875, aged 72 yrs. He 
died Aug. 13, 1855, aged 51 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1398. Isabella, b. May 24, 1828 (see No. 1312). 

1399. David, b. Aug. 8, 1S30; d. Oct. 25, 1836. 

1400. Joseph, b. Aug. 4, 1834; d. Oct. 21, 1836. 

1401. Priscilla, b. April 12, 1m37 ; d. May 7, 1854. 

1402. Mary-Ann, b. Aug. 21, 1839; d. Sept. 13, 1872. 

1403. Logan, b. April, 1841; farmer; res. Great Village, Londonderry, 

N. S. ; m. Lucretia Fulton, of Bass River, March, 1866; she d. 
April 8, 1868; m., 2d, Sarah-Jane Faulkner, of Onslow. One 
son, Joseph-Diraock, b. Nov. 20, 1867. 

1404. Sarah-Jane; m. Joseph-H. Morrison. 

1405. John^ [901] (Joseph-A.^ John^ John^ John^) ; married 
Margaret Martin, of Londonderry, N. S., in 1834; she died 1868, 
aged 68 yrs. He sold his interest in his father's farm, in London- 
derry, N. S., to his brother Samuel, and purchased another farm, 
near Folly Village in the same town, which he much improved by 
his labors of twenty-six years. He sold this farm, purchased a 
farm on the Noell Shore, County of Hants, where he now res. 

CHILDREN. 

1406. Daniel, b. Dec. 1837; farmer; lives near Noell, Hants Co., N. S. 

1407. Agatha, b. March, 1831 ; lives near Noell. 

1408. Jonathan, b. Aug. 4, 1843; blacksmith; res. Folly Village, London- 

derry, N. S. ; m. Mary-A. Fletcher, of Debert River. N. S., Jan. 
16, 1872. Four children: 1st, Eva, b. March, 1873; d. young. 
2d, Georgia-i:tta, b. June 25, 1874. 3d, Maggie-E., b. Dec. 29, 
1875. 4th, Homer-Crosby, b. Sept. 17, 1877. 

1409. Rebecca, b. March 26, 1848; m. George- A. Thompson, of Five Mile 

River, Hants Co. ; ftirmer. One child, Mary-E., b. Oct. 1878. 

1410. Martin, b. March 22, 1849; former; res. Noell, Hants Co.; he m. 

Letitia McColloch, of Noell, Nov. 20, 1877. 

1411. SamueP [902] (Joseph-A.^ John^, John^, John^) ; occu- 
pied the homestead in Londonderry, N. S.; sold his farm in 1875, 
and moved to Folly Village, Londonderry, where he died March 
19, 1877, aged 70 yrs. He married Eliza Hamilton, of Onslow, 
N. S., in 1839. 

CHILDREN. 

1412. Henry-G., b. Feb. 14, 1840; farmer; Little Dyke, N. S. ; now res. 

Truro; m. Ellen O'Brien, of Noell, Hants Co., N. S., Jan. 24, 
1873. Two children : 1st, Edwin-Milton, b. Feb. 15, 1874. 2d, 
Harry-Livingston, b. March 12, 1876. 

1413. Isabel-A., b. Sept. 25, 1843; m. D.-T. Layton, of Folly Village, 

Sept. IG, 1867 ; blacksmith ; now postmaster. Eight children : 

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184 CHARTER J0HN2; JOHNS; JOSEPH-A*. [1414 

1st, Frederick-C, b. June 27, 1868 ; d. July 5, 1868. 2d, George- 
Staulev, b. July 26, 1S69. 3d, Eda-Eliza, b. Dec. 12, 1870. 4th, 
Mary-F., b. April 3, 1873. 5th, Winburn-Laurie, b. Jau. 1, 1875. 
6th, Annie-Mabel, b. Nov. 9, 1876. 7th, Henry-Ashleigh, b. 
Oct. 29, 1877. 8th, Lelia-L., b. Dec. 24, 1878. 

1414. Thomas-F.« [903] (Joseph-A.*, John^, Jolm^, Johni). 
Hon. Thomas-F. Morrison was born in Londonderry, N. S. His 
early life was spent on his father's farm, and his spare time was 
employed in making bricks. He loved the water, and for seven 
successive seasons, in the spring of the year, he followed cod- 
fishing in boats in the Basin of Mines and along the Parrsboro' 
shore. In 1829 he engaged in mackerel-fishing at the inouth of 
the Bay of Fundy. In 1830 he went to sea, and being a good 
navigator, soon became master of a vessel, and spent his summers 
on the water for many years, till he was married, when he bought 
a small property in Londonderry, N. S. At this time he was 
chosen as arbitrator on disputed questions. 

In 1846 he and a cousin built a schooner, which he sailed 
for ten years, trading between Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and 
ports of the United States, While in parliament in 1859, this 
vessel was lost in the ice through the carelessness of a subaltern. 
There was no insurance on her, and the loss was a heavy blow to 
him. P^'rora 1836 to 1860, he Avas often engaged in rigging new 
vessels. He was very minute and exact in his calcixlations, seldom 
making mistakes. He never required figures befoi-e him for ordi- 
nary business transactions, as calculations were carried on accu- 
rately and quickly in his mind. He is a massive man, intellectu- 
ally and physically. He possesses astuteness of mind, keenness 
of perception, a strong musical voice, and is an orator of no mean 
order. His powers of imitation are great, and in his boyhood it 
is said that he could imitate the voice of man, beast, or bird so as 
to deceive the keenest listener. From 1850 to 1855 he was prom- 
inent in management of affairs of the church and the town. In 
1855 he was elected member of the parliament of Nova Scotia 
from the north district of Colchester County. In 1859 he was 
again elected. In 1863 he was appointed immigration agent for 
Nova Scotia, also surveyor of shipping for the port of London- 
derry. The latter position he still holds. His friends losing con- 
trol of the Government, he was dismissed as immigration agent. 
He was again elected to parliament in 1867 and in 1871. In 1873, 
both parties desired him to be a candidate for the Dominion par- 
liament. He i-efused, being decidedly opposed to the financial 
arrangement made for Nova Scotia, when she was forced into the 
Dominion against the wishes of her people. In 1874, he was 
again a candidate for parliament, but was defeated. In 1876 he 
was appointed to the legislative council, which seat he holds dur- 
ing life or good behavior. He was fifteen years in parliament. 
He introduced and carried through the bill for voting by ballot. 
In 1864 he was one of seven who revised the provincial statutes. 
When in parliament, he took an active part in all important busi- 



1431] FIFTH GENERATION. — THOMAS-F. MORRISON. 185 

ness, mingling freely in the debates. He would never attack a 
fellow-member, but when attacked, he was very aggj-essive, not 
caring who his opponent was, and often crossed swords with the 
ablest men in the province. Sarcasm and wit were powerful 
weapons with him, and he often made the house and galleries ring 
with laughter at the expense of an opponent. He is quick to 
detect an error in a bill. His knowledge of common law, and 
correct intei'pretation of statute law, make him a formidable 
antagonist of legal minds in the house, and enable him to carry 
a measure against the 02:)position of able lawyers. He was again 
appointed immigration agent in 1868, and resigned in 1870. In 
1873 he was appointed delegate to the Dominion government at 
Ottawa, in company with the provincial secretary and premier, 
who was also treasurer of Nova Scotia. In the winter of 1879 
he introduced and carried through the legislative council of Nova 
Scotia, in spite of strong opposition, a bill reducing the pay of 
officers of the government, and curtailing the expenses of the 
province. 

He married Hannah Faulkner, in 1838 ; she died June 19, 1842. 
He married, 2d, Margaret-B. Fletcher, in 1844 ; res. Londonderry, 
N. S. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LONDONDERRY, N. S. 

1415. Melissa- Jane, b. Feb. 25. 1839; lives in Boston, Mass. 

1416. Jaines-B.-H., b. Dec. 18, 1845; d. Nov. 18, 186(5. 

1417. Elizabeth-Ann, b. Aug. 27, 1847; d. Jan. 28, 1871. 

1418. Joseph-F., b. May 6, 1850; d. Dec. 29, 1868. 

1419. Samiiel-F., b. June 14, 1852; trader in FoU}^ Village, Londonderry. 

1420. Alfred-G., b. May 31, 1854; studying law in Halifax, N. S. 

1421. Florence, b. July 2, 1857; lives at Londonderry, N. S. 

1422. Thomas- W., b. Aug. 11, 1859; lives at Londonderry, N. S. 

1423. Jane^ (Stamper) [904] (Joseph A.*, John^, John^ John^). 
She married Daniel Stamper, of Economy, in 1851. She died 
Dec. 18, 1858, aged 44 years. 

CHILDREN. 

1424. Isabella, b. June 22, 1852 ; single. 

1425. Eva-Eliza, b. Sept. 20, 1854; single. 

1426. Mary-R., b. Dec. 14, 1858; m. April 15, 1879, Angus Mclver, of 

Cumberland Co., N. S. 

1427. IsabeP (Stamper) [905] (Joseph- A.*, John^ John^, 
John^). She married Daniel-R. Stamper, of Portipique, in 1839. 
She died in 1848, aged 35 years. He lives in Halifax, N. S. 

CHILDREN. 

1428. Robert-Henry, b. Aug. 12, 1840; rem. to U. S., and volunteered in 

U. S. army, and aided in crushing the rebellion; was wounded; 
drew a pension from the U. S. Govt. ; d. in Conn, in 1872. 

1429. Ann-E., b. Sept. 20, 1843; lives in Halifax. 

1430. Sarah-Jane, b. Sept. 19, 1846; lives in P. E. I. 

1431. Sarah^ (McKenzie) [907] Joseph A.\ John*, John^, 
John^) ; married Archibald McKenzie, of Portipique, N. S., 



186 CHARTER J0HN2 ; JOHNS ; SAMUEL-* ; MARIA^ (MOORE). [1432 

Nov. 16, 1843 ; she died Oct. 6, 1856. He now lives in Truro, N. 
S., with his daughter. 

CHILDREN, BORN AT POKTIPIQUE. 

1432. Daniel, b. Feb. 9, 1844. 

1433. Mary-Bell, b. Feb. 15, 1849 ; m. J.-W. Black, of Halifax ; res. Truro, 

N. S. Three children : 1st, James-Archibald, b. March 14, 1876. 
2d, Frederick-William, b. April 11, 1877; d. Sept. 27, 1878. 3d, 
Harry, b. July 11, 1878. 

1434. James-A., b. March 20, 1852: lives in California. 

1435. David, b. Oct. 5, 1856; d. Sept. 18, 1862. 

1436. Maria^ (Moore) [911] (Samuel MorisonS John^, John^ 
John^) ; married Henry Moore, and removed to Economy, N. S. 
She was born in Londonderry, X. S. She is deceased. 

CHILDREN. 

1437. Harriet, b. Feb. 19, 1835; m. Wm. Marsh, farmer; res. Economy. 

Nine children: 1st, Isabella, b. Dec. 27, 1855; m. S.-H. Mc- 
Laughlin, farmer; res. Economy; one child, Roderick- W., b. 
May 21, 1877. 2d, Henry-F., b. Aug. 28, 1857; m. 3d, Sam- 
uel-C, b. Aug. 6, 1861; farmer, in Economy. 4th, Eva-J., b. 
May 9, 1863. 5th, Lydia-E., b. April 24, 1865. 6th, Lizzie-H., 
b. Dec. 25, 1867. 7th, Susan-I., b. Dec. 19, 1869. 8th, Mary- 
D., b. Sept. 10, 1871. 9th, Harriet-M., b. April 27, 1877. 

1438. Martha-J., b. Jan. 7, 1839: m. M. Yual, blacksmith; res. Economy, 

N. S. Three children: 1st, Ann-M., b. Sept. 10, 1872. 2d, 
George-H., b. April 4, 1874. 3d, Frances, b. July 3, 1876. 

1439. George-William, b. Sept. 16, 1849; carpenter; was lost at sea, 

Nov. 30, 1871. 

1440. Harriet^ (Faulkner) [912] Samuel Morison*, John^ John^, 
John^) ; married Samuel Faulkner ; res. Economy. Mr." Faulk- 
ner died Jan. 21, 1879, aged 72 years. 

CHILDREN. 

1441. Reuben, b. Jan. 11, 1838; farmer; res. Economy. 

1442. Frances-Eleanor, b. July 20, 1846 : m. Samuel Callaghan, farmer ; 

res. Economy. Two children : 1st, Hattie-May, b. Sept. 28, 
1875. 2d, Minnie-Flint, b. June 29, 1877. 

1443. MaryS ( Fennel) [ 918 ] ( Martha* ( Williamson ), John 
Morison^, John'^, John^) ; married John Fennel, of Antigonish, 
N. S. ; merchant ; she died. 

CHILDREN. 

1444. John, b. 1816 ; res. Antigonish, N. S. ; m. 1847. Five children : 
1st. John, b. 1848; was struck by lightning, in Chicago, 111., 
in 1868, and killed. 2d, Catherine, b. 1850. 3d, Mary, b. 1853. 
4th, Thomas, b. 1854. 5th, Robert, b. 1859. 

1445. Louisa^ (Hill) [927] (Martha* (Faulkner), John Mori- 
son^, John^ John^) ; married James Hill, of Economy ; died in 
1875, in her 72d year. He died in 1853. 

CHILDREN. 

1446. Charles-E., b. 1827; farmer; res. Economy; m. Isabella Hill. One 

child, Eliza, b. Feb. 14, 1853; m. Richard Thomas, farmer; 
res. Economy. 

1447. Joseph, b. Feb. 1, 1829; carriage-maker: res. California. 



1462^] FIFTH GENERATION. — SAMUEL FAULKNER. 187 

1448. AVilliam, b. March 5, 1831; farmer; res. Economy; m. Margaret 

Murray ; she d. Aug. 16, 1873. Three children : 1st, James-D. 
2d, Walter- Scott. 3d, Susannah. 

1449. Kobert-J., b. July 15, 1835; res. Brookfleld, N. Y. ; m. Mary- A. 

Johnson. Four children : 1st, Tupper. 2d, Maria-J. 3d, 
James. 4th, Levi. 

1450. Levi, b. Aug. 17, 1837; farmer; res. Cal. ; m. Harriet Corbett ; she 

d. Aug. 1876. Two children : 1st, Florence. 2d, Walter. 

1451. Lucinda, b. Sept. 1, 1839; m. A. Lemont; res. California. 

1452. Sarah, b. Nov. 27, 1846; res. California. 

1453. Hannah-J., b. March 15, 1850; m. Isaac McDornian; res. London- 

derry, N. S. 

1454. Samuel Faulkner^ [928] (Margaref (Faulkner), John 
Morison^, John^, John^) ; (see no. 1440). One says of him: "He 
was a perfect gentleman in his every movement. The sun never 
shone on a more upright and honest man." He made a new farm 
in the back settlements of Economy. He died there, Jan, 21, 
1877, aged 72 years. 

1455. Martha-A.5 (Hill) [929] (Margaret* (Faulkner), John 
Morison^, Jolm'^, John^) ; married Charles Hill, of Economy, in 
1829 ; farmer ; died June, 1879, aged 70 yrs. She is still living. 

CHILDREN. 

1456. James, b. May 2, 1830; farmer; lives in Economy; m. Martha-J. 

Hunter. Three children: 1st, Gordon, b. Dec. 1, 1858. 2d, 
Margaret, b. Oct. 4, 1865. 3d, George-M., b. Nov. 2, 1867. 

1457. George, b. Oct. 11, 1832; merchant; res. Parrsboro', N. S.; m. 

Sarah McLellan. Five children: 1st, Edgar, b. Oct. 11, 1857. 
2d, Wellington, b. Jan. 1860. 3d, Lucretia, b. March, 1863. 
4th & 5th, James, Robert, b. Oct. 1875. 

1458. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 1836; m. Robert McLeod, blacksmith; res. 

Economy, N. S. Six children : 1st, Georgianna, b. Dec. 9, 1859. 
2d & 3d, Mary-S., Martha-H., b. Nov. 8, 1863. 4th, Williamson, 
b. June 15, 1866. 5th, Archibald, b. Oct. 1870. 6th, Charles, 
b. April 17, 1877. 

1459. Almira, b. Aug. 29, 1838; m. William McDorman, farmer; res. 

Londonderry, N. S. One child, Laura-H., b. Jan. 1868. 

1460. Margaret, b. Nov. 10, 1844; lives in Economy. 

1461. John-Morrison Faulkner^ [930] (Margaret* (Faulkner), 
John Mof ison*^, John"-^, John^) ; lived in Hants Co., N. S. ; married 
Eleanor Faulkner (see no. 1282). 

1462. Jeremiah-Smith^ [936] (Ezekiel*, John^ John-, John^) ; 
married Susan Mingo, of Pictou, N. S. She was born July 8, 
1817, His home was St. Andrews, N". S.; stevedore; died Jan. 
15, 1871 ; she died Aug. 8, 1855. 

CHILDREN. 

1462a. Charles, b. Dec. 27, 1836; mariner; lost at sea, 1856. 

1462b. William-P., b. Oct. 3, 1838; mariner; was mate of a vessel bound 

for China in 1862 ; no tidings of him since that date. 
1462c. Mary-J., b. Sept. 2, 1840; ra. Capt. John Coleman; res. Calais, Me. 

Five children: 1st, James, b. 1865. 2d, William, b. 1867. 3d, 

Julia, b. 1871. 4th, Charles, b. 1873. 5th, George, b. 1877. 
1462d. Catharine, b. Oct. 28, 1842 ; m. James Quinton ; res. St. Stephen's 
■ Ledge, N. B. ; farmer. Four children : 1st, John, b. 1869. 2d, 

Annibell, b. 1871. 3d, Mary-C, b. 1873. 4th, Jeremiah, b. 1875. 



188 CHARTER J0HN2 ; JOHNS ; EZEKIEL* ; SAMUEL-S.5 [146 2e 

1462e. Isabella, b. Feb. 21, 1845; m. Capt. Charles-H. Millman; res. St. 

Stephen's Led^e, N. B. Two children : 1st, Clifton, b. 1877. 

2d, Katie, b. 1879. 
1462/. John, b. Sept. 1, 1847; d. at sea, 1869. 
14:(>2g. Jeremiah, b. April 22, 1850 ; mariner. 
1462/j. Elizabeth-Ann, b. Nov. 5, 1852; m. Henry Wiggin, a stone-cutter; 

res. South Thomaston, Me. Three children : 1st, William, b. 

1873. 2d, Henry, b. 1875. 3d, Alvin, b. 1878. 
14621. Martha, b. Feb. 2, 1855; d. Oct. 1, 1865. 
1462J. Susan, b. Jan. 6, 1858 ; m. Robert Nason, mechanic ; res. St. Stephen's 

Ledge, N. B. 

1463. John-Wallace^ [937] (EzekieP, John^, John^ Johni) ; 
married Sarah McLellan, Nov. 27, 1828 ; seaman in early life ; 
lived in Cumberland County, N. S. ; farmer. 

CHILDREX. 

1464. Joseph, b. Jan. 6, 1880 ; m. Jemima-E. Marsh, April 10, 1855 ; she d. ; 

m., 2d, Mrs. Berry, in Taunton, Mass., where they res. ; no issue. 

1465. Margaret, b. July 20, 1832; m. Sarauel-P. Peppard ; he d. Nov. 6, 

1876; they res. Londonderry, N. S. Seven children: 1st, Her- 
bert. 2d, Lnella. 3d, William-Wallace. 4th, Mary-Alice. 5th, 
Sarah- J. 6th, Naomi. 7th, Charles-S., who d. in infancy. 

1466. Robert, b. Sept. 4, 1834; m. Achsah Reid, Oct. 30, 1855; res. 'Econ- 

omy, N. S. Eight children: 1st, Charles-A., b. Sept. 2, 1856. 
2d, AUison-C, b. April 10, 1858. 3d, Sarah, b. March 15, 1860. 
4th, Edwin-M., b. April 3, 1862. 5th, John-W., b. June 9, 1864. 
6th, Rufus-E., b. Jan. 9, 1867. 7th, Oliver-S., b. April 23, 1869. 
8th, Luella, b. Jan. 13, 1875. 

1467. Charles, b. Dec. 3, 1836; m. Mary-Anna Smith, March, 1864; res. 

Wallace, N. S. Six children : 1st, Abner-S. 2d, Eliza. 3d, 
Magjiie-H., d. inf. 4th, Sarah. 5th, Alvira-L. 6th, Charles. 

1468. Marj^-Elizabeth, b. March 14, 1839; res. Lowell, Mass. 

1469. James-Albert, b. Oct. 19, 1850 : m. Lottie Young, Sept. 1875 ; res. 

P. E. I. Two children : 1st, Sarah, b. Nov. 18, 1876. 2d, John- 
W., b. June, 1878. 

1470. Samuel-Steele^ [940] (EzekieP, John*, John^ John^); 
married in 1834, Mary, daughter of John and Jane Simpson, of 
Economy, N. S. He purchased a farm, and settled in Economy. 
Blacksmith, seaman, and farmer ; possesses good mechanical abil- 
ity. Another says of him : "He is a man of great memory, sound 
judgment, and good talking talent ; expresses much in few 
words ; is honorable in his dealings, and always ready to give a 
reason for the faith that is in him, on morals, politics, or religion." 

CHILDREN. 

1471. James-Johnson, b. Nov. 11, 1834; farmer; m. Priscilla, dau. of 

Samuel-C. Cochran, of Economy, N. S. ; res. Economy. Two 
children: 1st, George-G., b. June 21, 1862. 2d, .Josephine, b. 
Jan. 16, 1866. 

1472. William-Wallace (1807), b. Aug. 20, 1836. 

1473. Oliver-Omri (1818), b. Nov. 2, 1888. 

1474. Samuel-Smith, b. Aug. 5, 1840; m. Hannah-J. McLellan. He was 

lost at sea, Jan. 18, 1868 ; his widow d. Feb. 23, 1878. 

1475. Charles-Crane, b. Sept. 23, 1841; d. Oct. 31, 1859. 

1476. Hiram-Howe (1823), b. Dec. 23, 1843. 

1476^. Elizabeth-Jane, b. Nov. 10, 1845; m. Duncan Robertson, painter; 
lives in Boston, Mass. ; no issue. 



1496] FIFTH GENERATION. — WILLIAM-M. MORRISON. 189 

1477. Martha- Ann, b. Dec. 19, 1850; m. Charles-P. McLellan ; res. Econ- 

omy. She died May 4, 1874 ; he d. Aug. 5, 1869. One child, Eus- 
tace, b. July 3, 1869. 

1478. Floretta, b. Jan. 24, 1854; ra. William Austen, lumberman; res. 

Economy. Three children : 1st, Martha- A., b. March 11, 1874; 
d. Feb. 12, 1875. 2d, Edward-A., b. Feb. 22, 1876. 3d, Eliza- 
beth, b. July 4, 1878. 

1479. William-M.° [942] (EzekieP, John^ John^, Johni) ; mar- 
ried Letitia J. Sliute; teacher in early life ; settled in Cumberland 
County, N. S. ; now lives in Port Phillips, N. S. His wife died 
in 1878. 

CHILDREN. 

1480. Mary-Elizabeth, b. March 14, 1841; m. James Scott; res. Port- 

land, Me. 

1481. Jacob, b. Oct. 14, 1842 ; m. Miss Howe, in Dorchester District, 

Boston, Mass., where he now lives. 

1482. Nancy, b. June 23, 1846 ; m. John Pierce ; res. Portland, Me. 

1483. Cyrus, b. 1848. 

1484. Timothy, b. 1851; m. Miss Porter. 

1485. Kobert-N., b. 1853; m. Miss Porter. 

1486. William-E., b. 1860. 

1487. Joseph-Henry Moore^ [951] (John Moore^ Elizabeth^ 
(Moore), John Morison'^, John^) ; he was born in Peterborough, 
N. H., Aug. 25, 1800 ; removed to Norwich, N. Y. He was rich 
only in the possession of youth, health, and high hopes, at the 
time of his removal West, as New York was then called. He 
taught school for a time ; married one of his pupils, Esther Pellet, 
when he relinquished teaching and Avent to farming. He was a 
democrat in politics, soon became active in political affairs, and 
filled several public positions. He died in Feb. 1858, aged 58 yrs. 
His wife survived him ten years. 

CHILDREN. 

1488. John, b. July 18, 1823; hotel-keeper, Morrisania, N. Y. ; m. Jane 

Cummings, of New York City. Two children : 1st, Esther-E. ; 
d. in infancy. 2d, Sophia; m. Eii-N. Wilcox; merchant; d. 
Aug. 5, 1856; children: 1. Frank; 2. Henry; 3. George, d. 

1489. Charles-Stuart, b. Nov. 30, 1827 ; res. San Francisco, Cal. 

1490. Sarah, b. Sept. 23, 1829; m. B. Friuk, merchant; no issue; res. 

Norwich, N. Y. 

1491. William, b. Oct. 1831 ; d. when three years of age. 

1492. George, b. Aug. 1832 ; merchant in Sherburne, N. Y. ; m. Annie 

Fowler, of Sherburne. Three children : 1st, Ella. 2d, Annie. 
3d, John. 

1493. Fannie, b. April 9, 1834; music-teacher; m. Henrv Babcock; no 

issue. She died in Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1835. 

1494. Esther, b. March, 1836; m. C.-R. Frink, farmer; res. Norwich, N. 

Y. Three children : 1st, Joseph-Henry. 2d, Charles-Richard. 
3d, Christine. 
1494i. William, b. 1838 ; d. in infancy. 

1495. Josei>hine-H., b. Nov. 25, 1844; m. Hon. John-F. Hubbard; res. 

Norwich, N. Y. Four children : 1st, John-F. 2d, George-C. 
3d, Reuben- J. 4th, Mira-J. 

1496. William Moore, Jr.^ [953] (William Moore*, Elizabath^ 
(Moore), John Morison^, John^) ; was born at Frankfort, Me., 



190 CHARTER JOHN-2 ; HANNAH3 (TODD) ; JOHN TODD*. [1497 

May 1, 1790 ; married Joanna Grant in Oct, 1814. He died Oct. 
19, 1860. 

CHILDREN. 

Moody; res. Winterport, Me. 



1497. 


Barbary-H. ; m. 


1498. 


Sim eon- V. 


1499. 


Albion-P. 


1500. 


Betsey-Ann. 


1501. 


Judith. 


1502. 


Araminta. 



1503. Hannah^ (Taggart) [980] (John ToddS Hannah^ (Todd), 
John Morison^, John^) ; born in Peterborough, N. H,, Nov. 14, 
1783 ; married in that place, Aug. 26, 1804, to Dr. Robert-D. Tag- 
gart. He was born in Coleraine, Mass., May 21, 1781 ; died in 
Byron, N. Y., March 24, 1843. She died Nov. 8, 1868, at Buffalo 
Grove, la. 

CHILDKEN, BORN IN PREBLE, N. Y. 

1504. Luciuda (1829), b. Oct. 29, 1806. 

1505. Mary-Wallis, b. March 29, 1809; d. July 1, 1811. 

1506. George-Duncan, b. Aug. 6, 1811; d. Dec. 1, 1812. 

1507. George-M. (1835), b. Feb. 2, 1813. 

1508. Elizabeth-Racliel (1842), b. April 14, 1815. 

1509. Sarah-McClellan (1849), b. March 30, 1817. 

1510. Samuel, b. June 19, 1819; d. July 25, 1819. 

1511. Daniel, b. Aug. 23, 1820; m. Kate-A. Allen, Sept. 14, 1859. 

1512. Esther-B., b. Jan. 8, 1823 ; d. Jan. 29, 1870, at Buflfalo Grove, la. 

1513. Harriet- Ann (1853), b. July 15, 1827; m. Nathaniel-L. White, Sept. 

22, 1852. 

1514. Janies-B. Todd^ [982] (John Todd*, Hannah^ (Todd), 
John Morison'^, John^) ; mari'ied Sarah Appleton in 1816, and 
died May 20, 1863, aged 75 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

1515. Infant; died young. 

1516. Isaac-A. (1857;, b. Peterborough, N. H., Dec. 18, 1816. 

1517. Rachel-D. (1867), b. Peterborough, N. H., May 3, 1819, 

1518. Emily-A. (1871), b. April 17, 1823. 

1519. Daniel (1874), b. Dec. 17, 1827. 

1520. Samuel (1879), b. Byron, N. Y., April 5, 1832. 

1521. James-Francis, b. Byron, N. Y., May 11, 1835; res. Texas; 

m. Helen Terry, Oct. 8, 1857, who was b. July 30, 1837. 
Two children: 1st, Addisou-T., b. Oct. 24, 1862. 2d, Fraucis- 
L., b. Oct. 25, 1867. 

1522. Daniel Todd^ [984] (John Todd*, Hannah" (Todd), John 
Morison-, John^) ; born Aug. 14, 1791; married Mary Taggart; 
he died in Preble, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1826, aged 35 yrs. 

CHILD. 

1523. Samuel-J., b. Preble, Cortland Co., N. Y., Jan. 19, 1821; res. 

Beloit, Wis., where he m. Mary-E. Hazard, Dec. 21, 1853, b. 
New York, 1832. He is a lawyer in extensive practice, and 
with good reputation. Children : 

1524. Mary, b. March 21, 1859; d. Sept. 10, 1861. 

1525. Robert-H., b. May 25, 1862. 

1526. Alice-C, b. Dec. 3, 1863. 

1527. Annie-C, b. March 26, 1867. 

1528. Elizabeth-V., b. March 17, 1869. 



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FIFTH GENERATION. — SAMUEL PATTERSON. 191 



1529. John Todd^ [988] (John Todd*, Hannah^ (Todd), John 
Morison^ John^) ; after attaining his majority, he spent a few 
years in New York, and returned to Peterborough, N. H., in 1829. 
He held various offices in Peterborough ; was selectman in 1839, 
'40, '41, and representative in 1838-39. After the death of his 
father in 1846- or '47, he removed to Wiscoy, N. Y., where he 
now resides. He married, Dec. 4, 1828, Mary Taggart, widow of 
Daniel Todd. She died Jan. 14, 1869, aged 76 yrs. 

CHILD. 

1530. Frances, b. March 19, 1833 ; m. Nov. 26, 1856, Chauncy-S. Brown, 

Wiscoy, N. Y. One child, John-C, b. Sept. 1, 1857. 

1531. Moses^ [992] (John*, Moses"', John^ John^) ; the first 
forty years of his life were spent in his native town of Bradford, 
N". H. ; in 1854 he removed to Minnesota. He married Mary-S. 
Cressey, of Bradford, N. H., in March, 1841, who died March 1, 
1860. He married, 2d, Manda-F. McCarey, of Ohio, May 1, 1869, 
and now lives in Glencoe, Minn. 

CHILDREN. 

1532. Mary-J. (1833), b. Bradford, N. H., Mav 25, 1842. 

1533. Hannah-A. (1889), b. Bradford, N. H., Dec. 13, 1843. 

1531. Johu-F. (1893), b. Bradford, N. H., Feb. 16, 1846. 
1535. EUen-E., b. St. Anthony, Minn., Oct. 18, 1855. 

1536. John-H.5 [993] (John*, Moses^ John^ John^) ; born Jan. 
13, 1817; died March, 1877, in St. Paul, Minn., where he resided 
the last years of his life. He married EUen-R. Davis, of Indiana. 
His widow and children live in St. Paul, Minn. 

CHILDREN. 

1537. Sarah-E., b. St. Anthony, Minn., Sept. 24, 1856. 

1538. Henrietta, b. St. Paul, Minn., July 31, 1858. 
1539. /Ada, b. Indiana, Aug. 31, 1862. 

1540. \ Ida, b. Indiana, Aug. 31, 1862; d. 1863. 

1541. Ellen, b. Indiana, May 9, 1866. 

1542. Cora, b. St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 1873. 

1543. Col. Samuel Patterson^ [997] (Betridge* (Patterson), 
Moses Morison'^, John", Jolin^) ; born at Londonderry, Vt., June 
24, 1787 ; died there May 6, 1846. He married, about 1808, 
Charity Howard, of Londonderry, Vt. She was born at Taunton, 
Mass., Dec. 13, 1788 ; died at Londonderry, Vt., April 2, 1850 or 
1853. She was daughter of Samuel and Bethiah (Cobb) Howard. 
Col. Samuel Patterson held town offices at Londonderry, Vt.; 
colonel in militia; large man, of fine personal appearance. He 
had red hair, as did his wife and their twelve children. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LONDONDERRY, VT. 

1544. Beatrix, b. April 4, 1809 ; d. Oct. 6, 1838 ; m. Dec. 29, 1830, Joshua 
Parker, of Londonderry, Vt. ; farmer. Two children : 1st, 
James, b. Londonderry, Vt., July 24, 1832; m. April 19, 1855, 
Caroline Wait, b. Londonderry, Vt., June 3, 1832 ; res. London- 
derry, Vt. ; no issue. 2d, Betridge, b. Feb. 1838; m., 1st, 
Webster Tucker; he d. ; she m., 2d, Albert Whitney; res. 
Wiuchendon, Mass. 



192 CHARTER J0HN2 ; M0SES3 ; BETRIDGE* (PATTERSON). [1545 

1545. James; single; b. March 12, 1810; d. Feb. 13, 1831. 

1546. Betsey, b. Oct. 10, 1811; d. Londouderry, Vt., Oct. 1, 1834; she 

ra. Thomas Faulkner, farmer; res. Londonderry, Vt. 

1547. Samuel-Almon, b. Sept. 13, 1813; res. Landgrove, Vt. ; m. July 30, 

1839, Marj'-E.-P. Hayes (or Haynes), b. Landgrove, Dec. 3, 
1817; d. Aug. 19, 1864; carpenter; he enlisted in Co. R, 16th 
Vt. Vols. Three children : 1st, Abel-Haynes, b. April 4, 1840, 
Landgrove, Vt. ; res. Springfield, Mass. ; m. 2d, Betsey-H. ; 
single; b. Weston, Vt., Jan. 3, 1842; res. Stafford, Ct. 3d, 
Lucy-A.-Alletta, b. Londonderry, Vt., July 10, 1849; m. Orren- 
R. Vesper, of Royulton, Vt. ; res. Springfield, Mass. 

1548. Horace, b. Dec. 1, 1814; d. Taunton, Mass., Aug. 10, 1873; ra. 

Deborah-A. Fiuuey; res. Baldwiusville, Mass. Five children: 
1st, Roselle, b. Weston, Vt. ; d. 2d & 3d, Alfred, Albert, b. 
Weston, Vt. 4th, Maria-Roselle, b. Baldwinsville, Mass. ; d. 
5th, Henry. 

1549. Bethiah-Arvilla, b. Nov. 15, 1816; d. Winchendon, Mass., Jan. 6, 

1871 ; m. Joseph-S. Watson, deputy sherifl' for 22 years ; coroner 
and justice of the peace at Winchendon, Mass. Five children : 
1st, Samuel, b. Winchendon, Mass. ; d. Londonderry, Vt. 2d, 
Emily-Charity, b. Palmer, Mass. ; d. aged 4 years. 3d, John- 
S., b. Winchendon, Jan. 20, 1844; d. June 20, 1870; mechanic 
at Winchendon. 4th, Abby-Ann, b. Winchendon, April 1, 1849 ; 
m. Charles-A. Roberts; res. Detroit; b. Jaffrey, N. H., March 
14, 1849. 5th, Frank-Joseph, b. Winchendon, July 6, 1856; 
clerk, musician, and composer. 

1550. Hiram, b. Londonderry, Vt., April 17, 1818 ; m. Feb. 4, 1844, Mary- 

A. Tenney ; she was b. Landgrove, Vt., Oct. 21, 1824 ; d. June 27, 
1868; he res. Londonderry, Vt., till 1877; rem. Audover, Vt. 
Nine children : 1st, James- Augustus, b. Londouderry, Vt., Dec. 
12, 1844; mechanic; res. Winchendon, Mass.; m. Nellie-M. 
Pitts, of Keene, N. H. 2d, John-G., b. Londonderry, Vt., 
Sept. 28, 1846. 3d, Charles-Newton, b. Londonderry, Vt., 
March 16, 1848; ra. April 6, 1869, Abby-E. Pierce, of Putney, 
Vt. ; res. Peterborough, N. H., since 1873. 4th, Abbie-E., b. 
Londonderry. Vt., Oct. 1, 1850; m. James Moran; res. New- 
faue or Brattleboro', Vt. 5th, Edwin-W., b. Oct. 8, 1852. 6th, 
Emma-Ann, b. Dec. 22, 1855. 7th, Clarrie-E., b. Sept. 3, 1858. 
8th, Nellie-M., b. Jan. 8, 1860. 9th, Lillian-F., b. Nov. 10, 1863. 

1551. Emily-Dorcas, b. Londonderry, Vt., Feb. 24, 1820; d. Soraerville, 

Mass., May 22, 1876: ra. Sanmel-S. Watson, of Winchendon 
Springs, Mass., April 21, 1844; merchant; b. Warner, N. H., 
Feb. 8, 1822; d. March 2, 1853, at Winchendon. Two children : 
1st, Emily-C. ; single; b. Winchendon, Aug. 12, 1846. 2d, 
Samuel-Dana, b. Winchendon, Nov. 30, 1849 : clerk at Sturte- 
vantBros., Soraerville, Mass. 

1552. John, b. Londonderry, Vt., Dec. 21, 1821 ; res. Baldwinsville, 

Mass. ; ra. Lydia-A. Norcross, Aug. 14, 1855, b. at Terapleton, 
Mass., March 19, 1830. Two children: 1st, Orlando-M.. b. 
Sept. 5, 1858 ; d. Nov. 22, 1859. 2d, Arthur-D., b. Aug. 8, 1860; 
d. Oct. 25, 1861. 

1553. Abby H., b. Londonderry, Vt., Aug. 26, 1823; res. Wier St., Taun- 

ton, Mass.; m. Suraner-Willis Rounds, of Rehoboth, Mass., 
Feb. 17, 1852, where he was b. Nov. 13, 1816. Four children : 
1st, Alraadur-Suranier, b. Rehoboth, Mass., Jan. 11, 1853. 2d, 
Sarauel-Patterson, b. Taunton, Mass., April 19, 1855. 3d, Fred- 
erick-Warren, b. Taunton, Mass., Sept. 25, 1856; d. July 15, 
1857. 4th, Abby-A., b. Taunton, Mass., Dec. 25, 1860; d. Feb. 
1, 1861. 

1554. Daniel-Warner, b. Londonderry, Vt., July 27, 1825; res. Detroit, 

Mich. ; raachinist. 



1561] FIFTH GENERATION. — JOHN-MORRISON PATTERSON. 193 

1555. Stephen-H., b. Londouclerry, Vt., Jan. 29, 1827; m. Clorinda 
Green ; res. Baldwinsville, Mass. ; mechanic. 

1556. Polly^ (Martin) [1001] (Betridge* (Patterson), Moses 
Morison'', John-, John^) ; born at Londonderry, Vt., Nov. 23, 
1802; res. (1880) Ludlow, Vt. ; widow; married, Jan. 12, 1826, 
Luther Martin, of Weston, Vt. ; born there June 22, 1798 ; died 
Londonderry, Vt., June 3, 1869; farmer; son of Christopher and 
Sarah (Gray) Martin, of Weston, Vt. Luther Martin res. after 
marriage, till 1866, at Weston; after that at South Londonderry, 
Vt. Mrs. Martin lives with her daughtei', Mrs. Mary-J. Chase, 
Ludlow, Vt. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WESTON, VT. 

1557. Mary-Jane, b. Sept. 2, 1826 ; m. Albert-Allen Chase, of Ludlow, 

Vt., Sept. 2, 1826; b. Jamaica, Vt., Jan. 10, 1826; carpenter; 
res. Ludlow, Vt. One child, George-Herbert, b. Londonderry, 
Vt.. June 9, 1856; single; carpenter; Ludlow, Vt. 

1558. John-Patterson, b. Oct. 19, 1829; physician; grad. Burlington 

Med. Coll., 1866; practised his profession at Derby, Vt. ; sin- 
gle; d. of consumption, at Ludlow, Vt., April 30, 1871. 

1559. John-Morrison Patterson^ [1002] (Betridge^ (Patterson), 
Moses Morison^, John^, John^) ; born at Londonderry, Vt., Feb. 
7, 1805, and died at Irvington, Kossuth Co., la., Sept. 27, 1870 ; 
married, Jan. 22, 1829, Sarah Calif, of Derry, N. H. She was 
born in Derry, N. H., Dec. 27, 1809, and was daughter of David 
and Mary (Heselton) Calif, of Londonderry, Vt., formerly of 
Derry, N. H. She now lives with her son Henry at Irvington, 
la. Mr. Patterson was a mechanic and farmer ; res. at London- 
derry, Vt., till 1842 ; removed to Wisconsin, and in 1860 rem. to 
Irvington, la. 

CHILDREN. 

1560. Polly-Amelia, b. Londonderry, Vt., Oct. 27, 1829; m., 1st, Jan. 1, 

1847, Charles-Vincent Patterson, of Trenton, N. J., b. at Buf- 
falo, N. Y., March 24, 1824; d. Buena Vista, Wis., July 11, 
1856; she m., 2d, April 6, 1857, James Cross, who d. in U. S. 
service at Madison, Wis., Jan. 15, 1865; she res. Tustin, Wis. 
Five children: 1st, Charles-Byron, b. Trenton, Dodge Co., 
Wis., Oct. 12, 1847; res. Tustin, Waushara Co., Wis. ; ra. Jan. 
15, 1870, Chloe-M. Cornell, of Conhocton, N. Y. ; b. Sept. 10, 
1845; one child, Metta-Elenora, b. Tustin, Wis., Aug. 11, 1872; 
d. Bloomfleld. Wis., April 9, 1875. 2d, John, b. June 26, 1851; 
d. Jan. 27, 1854. 3d, Helen-A., b. Eureka, Winnebago Co., Wis., 
Oct. 12, 1849; m. Jerome Brewster, of Blooomfield, Winnebago 
Co., Wis. ; b. Feb. 15, 1845, in Franklin Co., N. Y. ; mechanic; 
res. Tustin, Wis.; children: 1. Eva-J., b. Bloomfleld, Wis.; 
2. Albert-M., b. Bloomfleld; 3. Mary-E., b. Bloomfleld. 
4th, George-W. ; single; b. July 3, 1853; res. Irvington, la. 
5th, Mary-C, b. April 2, 1855; m. July, 1871, Hiram Wright, of 
Irvington, la. ; res. Irvington ; one child, Rose-E., b. Irvington, 
July 6, 1872. 

1561. Betsey-Ann, b. Londonderry, Vt., July 20, 1832 ; res. 212 Daley St., 

Milwaukee, Wis. ; m. July 16, 1847, Orfeno Reaves, of Roch- 
ester, Racine Co., Wis.; b. Clarence, Erie Co., N. Y., Dec. 9, 
1826; blacksmith; res. Milwaukee, Wis. Three children : 1st, 
John-Morrison, b. Eureka, Wis., Nov. 2, 1849; d. Monticello, 



194 CHARTER J0HN2 ; M0SES3 ; SAMUEL^ ; SAMUELS. [1562 

Wis., March 14, 1851. 2d, Sarah-Loretta, b. Fox Lake, Wis., 
Sept. 30, 1852; res. Zumbrata, Goodhue Co., Minn.; m. Feb. 
1, 1871, Johu-G. Rasche, of Dodge Centre, Wis.; tinsmith; b. 
Altenstat, Vorenburg Tival, Austria, July 16, 1844; res. Zum- 
brata, Minn.; children: 1. Mariou-Edna, b. Dec. 14, 1874; 2, 
Clarence-Mortimer, b. Feb. 20, 1877. 3d, Mortimer-Washing- 
ton, b. Buena Vista, Wis., Oct. 13, 1857. 
1562. Mary- Atlanta, b. Londonderry, Vt., Aug. 8, 1836; d. Buena Vista, 
Portage Co., Wis., Feb. 16, 1862 or '63; m. George- Washington 
Kalloch, being his 2d wife ; no children. 

1568. Henry-Harrison, b. Londonderry, Vt., May 15, 1840; res. Irving- 

ton, Kossuth Co., la. ; farmer; m. April 5, 1877, Mary-Clarinda 
Burtis, of Irvington, la. ; b. Harrison, Potter Co., Pa., Oct. 31, 
1854. 

1564. Betsey^ (Huntley) [1015] (Samuel Morison*, Moses^ 
John^, John^) ; born in Hancock, N. H., June 1, 1805, and died 
Aug. 22, 1850. She married, Nov. 7, 1823, Rufus Huntley, of 
Marlow, N. H.; he died March 25, 1830. She married, 2d, Alonzo 
Hall, of Hancock, N. H,, June 12, 1832; farmer; he died Aug. 
20, 1870. 

CHILDREN. 

1565. Erastus (Huntley), b. Oct 27, 1825; d. Dec. 15, 1855. 

1566. George (Hall), b. Sept. 20, 1835; d. Aug. 22, 1837. 

1567. Jennie-B. (Hall), b. Sept. 5, 1838; m. Aug. 23, 1859, Porter Wes- 

ton, of Hancock, N. H. ; res. Hancock; shoemaker and farmer; 
b. Nov. 21, 1832; one child, Lizzie-J., b. Dec. 8, 1860. 

1568. Capt. SamueP [1016] (Samuel*, Moses^, John^, John^) ; 
born in Alstead, N. H., Aug. 24, 1807 ; res. Alstead ; carpenter, 
pump-maker, and farmer. He possesses a keen, strong mind, with 
much originality ; is intelligent and well informed, though his 
early advantages for education were few ; has represented his 
town for three years in the legislature. He married Jan. 30, 
1885, Eliza-A. Buss, daughter of David and Anna (Jones) Buss, 
of Marlow, N. H. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN ALSTEAD, N. H. 

1569. Andrew (1895), b. 1835; res. Alstead, N. H. 

1570. George-D. (1898), b. Sept. 23, 1838; res. xMarlow, N. H. 

1571. Milan-D. (1899), b. Oct. 28, 1843. 

1572. Benjamin-F.5 [1019] (SamueP, Moses^ John'^ John^) ; 
born in Alstead, N. H., June 29, 1813 ; he was a machinist, loco- 
motive engineer, and inventor ; res. in Illinois a number of years, 
then located at Central City, Linn Co., la., bought 230 acres of 
valuable land, and became a farmer. He resided there till the 
death of his wife, in 1879, when he left his once pleasant home in 
the beautiful West, and returned to Marlow, IST. H. He married 
Sophia-R. Dodge, of Springfield, Vt., Feb. 9, 1837 ; she was born 
Oct. 21, 1816 ; died June 4, 1855. He married, 2d, Mrs. Laura 
(Kidder) Hatch, of Downer's Grove, 111., March 31, 1856. She 
was a native of Alstead, N. H. ; died of apoplexy at Central City, 
Linn Co., la., May 25, 1879, aged 61 yrs. 8 mos. 20 days. 




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1587] SIXTH GENERATION. — JOHN-HOPKINS MORISON. 195 

CHILDREN. 

1573. James-H. (1903), b. Marlow, N. H., Aug. 10, 1840; res. Marlow. 

1574. Frances-A., b. Antrim, N. H., July 9, 1845; d. April 14, 1853. 

1575. Dexter-B.s [1020] (Samuel*, Moses^ John^, John^) ; born 
in Alstead, N. H., Jan. 16, 1816 ; farmer ; res. Marlow, N. H. ; 
died there March 29, 1872. He married, Dec. 12, 1842, Charlotte- 
H., daughter of Joel-T. and Mary (Banks) Mayo, of Acworth, N. 
H. Mrs. M. resides in Marlow, N. H. 

CHILDUEN, BORN IN ALSTEAD, N. H. 

1576. Infant, d. Dec. 5, 1850. 

1577. Elisha, b. Dec. 18, 1852; carpenter; res. Holyoke, Mass. 

1578. Lottie-A. (1908), b. March 23, 1855. 

1579. Hattie-E., b. Oct. 20, 1857; res. Marlow, N. H. 

1580. William-D., b. June 21, 1859; res. Marlow. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

1581. Charles-Grovenor Hale« [1022] (Jane^ (Hale), John 
Morison*, Thomas^, John-, John^) ; res. Rochester, N. Y., and is 
foreman in Rochester Railroad shop. He married Sarah Jones, 
born in Wales, Europe, April 1, 1829. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN ROCHESTER, N. Y. 

1582. Mary-Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1850; music-teacher; m. William-E. 

McFarlane, b. Bedeqiie, P. E. I., Oct. 9, 1844; builder and 
contractor. Two children: 1st, Frank Belford, b. Central 
City, Col., Dec. 6, 1875. 2d, Estelle, b. Central City, Col., 
June 30, 1877. 

1583. Benjamin-Franklin, b. June 16, 1852; d. Jan. 24, 1856. 

1584. Esther-Ann, b. Oct. 25, 1858 ; school-teacher. 

1585. Eliza-Holmes" (Felt) [1034] (Nathaniel Morison^ Rob- 
ert*, Thomas^, John'-, John^) ; married, Sept. 18, 1845, Stephen 
Felt, born in Temple, N. H., Sept. 15, 1793 ; removed to Peter- 
borough in 1816 ; was a machinist, and was engaged principally 
in the cotton manufacture, till he left the business in 1845. By 
his second wife, Eliza-H. Morrison, he had one son. She died 
Aug. 14, 1867, aged 62 yrs. ; he died May 3, 1879. 

CHILD. 

1586. Edward-Morison, b. Nov. 27, 1847; m. Jan. 9, 1873, Angeline- 
Josephine Rolf, of Jaffrey, N. H., b. Dec. 31, 1853. Two chil- 
dren: 1st, Elmer-Morisou, b. Aug. 3, 1873; d. Sept. 9, 1873. 
2d, Charles-Edward, b. April 19, 1877; res. South Village, 
Peterborough, N. H. 

1587. Rev. John -Hopkins'^ [1035] (NathanieP, Robert*, 
Thomas^, John"-^, John^). The following autobiography of Rev. 
John-Hopkins Morison, d. d., was, at the request of Dr. Albert 
Smith, of Peterborough, N. H., furnished him for the History of 
Peterborough, in 1876, and is embodied in that work. 

"I was born in Peterborough, July 25, 1808, and was the 
second child and oldest son of Nathaniel and Mary-Ann Morison. 



196 CHARTER J0HN2; THOMAS^ ; ROBERT* ; NATHANIELS. [1587 

I remained at home till April 15, 1820. At the age of three, I 
began to attend school in the summer, but after I was six years 
old my services on the farm were thought too valuable to be dis- 
pensed with, and from that time forth till I was sixteen I went to 
school only in the winter, from eight to twelve weeks in a year. 
In the autumn of 1819, my father died, and his family was left in 
great affliction and in very straitened circumstances. From 1820 
to 1824, I lived with different farmers in the town, working hard, 
faring as well as they did, and receiving but scanty wages, never, 
I think, more than iifty dollars a year, even when I did nearly a 
man's work. I look back upon those four years as the most 
unhappy period of my life. The change from our own home to 
a place with strangers was a painful one, not because I was treated 
unkindly, but from a feeling that I was fatherless and homeless, 
and from a longing for a better companionship and better means 
of education. My principal solace was to spend the Sunday, 
once in a month or two, at my mother's house. My greatest hap- 
piness, intellectually, was in reading, often by fire-light, with my 
head in a perilously hot place. The books I enjoyed most were 
the Bible, Rollin's Ancient History, Gibbon's Rome, and an odd 
volume or two of Josephus. 

"In October, 1824, I went to Exeter, N. H. Before leaving 
Peterborough, I had for six weeks attended a private school kept 
by Mr. Addison Brown, then a student in Harvard College. He 
had very rare gifts as a teacher. I felt that my intellectual nature 
was then for the first time waked up, and life assumed for me a 
new meaning. During the winter, in Exeter, I attended an even- 
ing school taught by Mr. Richard Hildreth, a man of line genius, 
who took great interest in my studies." The succeeding summer 
he entered Phillips Academy, at Exeter. He says , " Here a new 
world was opening before me ; every branch of study seemed to 
offer a new delight. Even the primary elements of Latin and 
Greek had for me a singular fascination, and every step was an 
advance into a sort of fairy-land. I shall never forget the sensa- 
tions of keen enjoyment with which I read the Odes of Horace, 
the Iliad of Homer, the Bucolics of Virgil and of Theocritus, or 
the utter absorption of mind with which I went through the 
higher branches of algebra and geometry, and most of all the 
conic sections. I remained in the academy four years, three as a 
scholar and one mostly as a teacher, pursuing my sophomore 
studies by myself. I owe a great debt of gratitude to the teach- 
ers there, especially to Dr. Abbot and Dr. Soule. 

"In 1827-8 I had become acquainted with William Smith, a 
gifted, accomplished, generous young man. He introduced me 
to his father, the Hon. Jeremiah Smith, who, in brilliancy and 
strength of mind, in accuracy and extent of learning, and the 
higher qualities of his character, was fitted to take, as he did, an 
honorable place among the ablest of our distinguished men. In 
August, 1828, he invited me to become a member of his family, 
and I remained there a year, during which time his daughter died. 



1587] SIXTH GENERATION. — JOHN-HOPKINS MORISON. 197 

and her death was followed by that of his son the next winter. 
Their illness and dej^arture, especially the rapid and fatal decline 
of his daughter, a most lovely and interesting woman, took me 
through a wholly new experience. This life could never again be 
to me what it had been before. The light of worlds beyond 
had been let in upon it. 

"In August, 1829, I was admitted to the junior class in Harvard 
College. Of the hundred dollars which I had saved from my 
■earnings during the previous year, I was required to pay ninety 
for insti'uction which I had not been able to receive during the 
freshman and sophomore years of my class. But notwithstanding 
this exaction, which always seemed to me unjust, I have every 
reason to speak of my Alma Mater with grateful affection and 
respect. The last generation of American statesmen numbered 
among its distinguished men no grander example of a faithful, 
disinterested, able public man than Josiah Quincy, then jJresident 
of Harvard University. He was kind to me from the beginning, 
and his kindness continued down to the last year of his useful 
and honored life. I taught school during six of the twenty-four 
months of my college course, so that I was really in college a 
little less than a year and a half. I earned what little I could, 
and practised a pretty severe economy. My expenses were small, 
and Judge Smith had generously and very judiciously so arranged 
matters, that I never felt any great anxiety in regard to my im- 
mediate wants. I began life with nothing, I never have asked 
pecuniary assistance for myself. And yet I have never been 
unable to meet my engagements. Sometimes I could not see a 
month beforehand how the means could be procured, but they 
always came, 'and sometimes from the most unexpected sources. 

"On graduating in lh31, I concluded to study law, having en- 
gaged to pursue my studies with a very learned lawyer of Balti- 
more, and to meet my expenses by instructing his children. On 
account of this engagement I declined several advantageous offers 
of employment as a teacher. After waiting several Aveeks, when 
the time for such offers had passed by, the gentleman sent me 
word that he had engaged another young man, and would not 
need my services. This was a very great disappointment to me. 
It left me without occupation and without means of support, but 
it taught me a lesson as to the sacredness of engagements that has 
always been of service to me. I remained in Cambridge through 
the fall and winter, teaching a few pupils, and attending some of 
the lectures of the divinity school. At that time I became ac- 
quainted with Henry Ware, Jr., and his Avife, and had a room in 
their house. In a social and religious point of view, that season 
was a very profitable one to me. It gave me time to reconsider 
my choice of a profession, and enabled me to approach the sub- 
ject with different feelings and a better understanding. 

"In March, 1832, I began to teach a small private school for 
young ladies in New Bedford, and remained there a year. That 
year was perhaps the most important in my life. I was then for 



198 CHARTER J0HN2; THOMASS ; ROBERT*; NATHANIELS. [1587 

the first time a man among men. I had leisure for study, and 
devoted myself to it with the utmost intensity and enthusiasm. 
I read Cicero's philosophical writings, Cousin, Pascal, Madame de 
Stael, Dante, some of the old English prose-writers, Wordsworth, 
and above all in its influence on my mind, Coleridge, especially 
his Friend and Biographia Literaria. In the winter I gave a 
course of seven lectures on literary subjects to a very intelligent 
audience of perhaps a hundred persons. This was a new and 
exciting experience. It made me feel the responsibility of acting 
on the minds of others. But I had overworked during the win- 
ter, and from the middle of March till the last of August, 1833, 
spent most of the time in Peterborough, in a state of physical 
exhaustion which I did not understand. Among the great advan- 
tages which I enjoyed in Xew Bedford, especially in the society 
of very intelligent people, that which I valued above all the rest 
was the privilege of hearing Dr. Dewey preach. It was the 
most quickening and uplifting preaching that I have ever heard, 
and of itself made an epoch in my life. 

"At the beginning of the academical year 1833, I joined the 
middle class at the Cambridge Divinity School, which was then 
under the able and conscientious charge of John-Gorham Palfrey 
and the Henry Wares, father and son. There was an extraordi- 
nary vitality and and enthusiasm in the school at that time, 
especially in regard to philanthropical movements. I entered 
very heartily into these subjects, and took an earnest part in the 
preparation of elaborate papers and in the debates. Both my 
moral convictions and my philosophy went much deeper, and 
looked to a much more thorough and radical reform than was 
usually contemplated in the social movements of the day. I was 
perhaps considered too conservative, because I was too radical to 
be satisfied with the superficial measures that were suggested by 
the most zealous reformers. The labor question, which is just 
beginning to cast its portentous shadows before it now, was one 
on which I prepared a report that cost a vast amount of labor, and 
Avhich came to conclusions that ai'e now beginning to engage the 
attention of thoughtful men. During a temporary vacancy in 
the department, I taught political economy to the senior class of 
undergraduates, and read nearly everything that had then been 
published on that great but still incomplete science. I prepared 
two lectures for the Exeter Lyceum, and did not slight my 
studies in the Divinity School. In this way I overtasked my 
physical powers. In May, 1834, 1 had a slight attack of typhoid 
fever, with a determination of blood to the head. After two or 
three weeks, I went to my mother's in Peterborough. But the 
disease did not leave me. I spent nearly a year in a dark room, 
unable to sit up, or to bear the presence of even a near friend. 
A strong constitution was seriously broken. For thirty years 
afterwards I was not able to do more than one third the amount 
of mental labor which had once been a healthful and happy exer- 
cise. This was a constantly recurring grief and disappointment. 



1587] SIXTH GENERATION. — JOHN-HOPKINS MOEISGN. 199 

"For five years I was able to do very little hard work. I 
preached but seldom, and was not a candidate for settlement as 
a minister. I supported myself as a private teacher in New Bed- 
ford, and was very happy in the home that was open to me. lu 
May, 1838, I was settled as associate pastor, with Rev. Ephraim 
Peabody, over the First Congregational Society in New Bed- 
ford. My relation to him and to the society was a happy one. I 
could not have been associated with a better man. He had a lofty 
ideal of intellectual, moral, and religious culture. He was of a most 
generous and guileless nature, and was as much interested in my 
success as in his own. The five years of my New Bedford min- 
istry were years of great enjoyment and improvement. During 
that time, in October, 1841, I was married to Miss Emily-Hurd 
Eogers, of Salem ; and in December of the following year, my 
eldest son, George-S. Morrison, was born. 

"In September, 1843, I gave up my salary, and asked leave of 
absence for an indefinite time. This I did partly because Mr. 
Peabody's health was then such as to enable him to go on with 
his work alone, and partly in the hope that change of scene and 
entire freedom from professional care for a year or two might 
re-establish my own health. During this vacation I prepared the 
life of my early benefactor and kinsman, Jeremiah Smith. In 
the autumn of 1845, I resigned my office in New Bedford, and 
in January, 1846, became the pastor of the First Congregational 
Parish in Milton, Mass., where I have continued to this day. The 
society is small ; the duties of the place have not been oppressive ; 
the people have been very indulgent. Among them I have found 
men and women whom it has been a great joy and privilege to 
know as friends. I could ask for no higher or more exciting 
employment than to do everything in my power for their instruc- 
tion and improvement. If there has been little to feed any lower 
ambition, there has been a great deal to cherish the best affections. 
The highest thought that 1 have been able to reach has always 
found a hospitable welcome. My one aim in life has been to prove 
myself in all things a faithful minister of Christ ; and even in the 
apparently narrow sphere in which my lot has been cast, I have 
found abundant opportunity for the exercise of all my faculties. 
I have written and published a commentary on the Gospel of St. 
Matthew, and had hoped to extend the work so as to include the 
other evangelists. At different times I have edited the Christian 
Register and the Religious Magazine or Unitarian Review. But 
the work of an editor was never to my taste. The pulpit, the 
parochial labors, and above all, the studies of a Christian minister, 
have had for me greater attractions than any other ofiice or calling. 
They have been to me always a sufficient stimulus and reward. 
When drawn away from them by failing health, it has been an 
unspeakable happiness to come back to them again. 

"In 1870 I asked for a colleague, that I might be able to com- 
plete my work on the Gospels. But other duties providentially 
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200 CHARTER J0HN2; TH0MAS3 ; ROBERT-* ; NATHANIELS. [1587 

put upon me filled up my time. After nearly three years of 
faithful and intelligent labor in his profession, my dear friend and 
associate, Francis-Tucker Washburn, M^iose short ministry had 
revealed to me rare qualities of mind and heart, was taken from us; 
and with a sense of bereavement and loss I again took up the work 
which had fallen from his hands. I never engaged in my profes- 
sion with a deeper sense of personal responsibility, or entered 
with a more living interest or a keener sense of enjoyment into 
the great and solemn scenes which it presents. But I have 
reached an age when such a strain upon the faculties cannot 
long be continued with safety. I have therefore again asked to 
be relieved from my jjarish duties ; and as the only effectual way 
of accomplishing this, I am now spending a year in Europe. 

"My life has been marked by few events of any special interest. 
I have shrunk from prominent positions, and have been happy in 
the secluded labors of my profession, in the means of usefulness 
which it has given, in the literary studies and pursuits which are 
closely connected with it, and in the intimate and lasting friend- 
ships it has helped me to form with some of the best people in 
the world. I hope still to live among the people with whom I 
have lived, giving and receiving such services as lie within our 
reach to smooth the pathway of life, and enable us to look for- 
ward with a stronger faith and a more fitting preparation for 
what lies beyond. With every new year I have had a richer 
experience of God's goodness and of his universal care, and it 
would indicate no small degree of intellectual and moral obtuse- 
ness, as well as ingratitude, if I had any fears for what is to come. 
I am not without hope that I may yet prepare a small work on 
the study of the Gospels, better than anything I have yet done. 
Most of it is in my mind, the result of many years of thought 
and study. It is very pleasant to think of the occupation which 
it may give, and thus to indulge the desire, perhaps more than the 
hope, to be still of some service to my felloAV-men. All my studies 
and all my experience go to strengthen my faith in the substantial 
truthfulness of the Gospel narrative, and in the unspeakable value 
of the life and the truth that are revealed in them. 

" I have had many disappointments. But as I look back, the 
predominant feeling in my mind is one of thankfulness. My life 
has been full of satisfactions and enjoyment. I have not attained 
to heights I had once hoped to reach in intellectual or spiritual 
culture. But in many ways life has been a rich and beneficent 
gift, especially in my home, which has had its trials and shadows; 
but no heart-rending grief has ever entered it. My children, two 
sous and a daughter, and my wife, have been spared thus far, so 
that I close this brief outline with devout gratitude and praise." 

He still holds (1879) the office of senior pastor of the First 
Congregational (IJnitarian) Society, in Milton, Mass.; but on 
account of the health of his family, he moved into Boston, in 
October, 1877, where he still resides, spending the summer 
months in Peterborough, N. H. 



1591] SIXTH GENERATION. — HORACE MORISON. 201 

CHILDREN. 

1588. George-Shattuck (1911), b. New Bedford, Mass., Dec. 19, 18i2. 

1589. Robert-Swain (1912), b. Milton, Mass., Oct. 13, 1847. 

1590. Mary, b. Milton, Mass., April 30, 1851; I'es. Boston, Mass. 

1591. Horace*^ [1036] (NathanieP, Robert*, Thomas^, John^, 
John^). Horace Morison, in his youth, experienced similar hard- 
ships witli his brothers, and was made early to earn his own 
support. When seventeen years of age he learned the cabinet- 
maker's trade, at which he woi'ked till he was twenty-one. He 
entered Phillips (Exeter) Academy in September, 1831, to prepare 
himself for college, and remained there till August, 1834, when he 
entered the sophomore class of Harvard College. In college he 
took a high rank as a scholar, gained the highest Bowdoin prize 
for English composition, belonged to the best college societies, 
became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and graduated 
in 1837, the eighth scholar in his class. 

"From college he went directly to Baltimore, where he had 
been appointed an instructor in mathematics in the University of 
Maryland, which, with the charter of a college, was in reality 
only a superior high school. The next year, 1838, he was ap- 
pointed professor of mathematics in the same institution. He 
held this professorship till July, 1841, when he was chosen 
president of the academical department of the university. He 
remained in office till July, 1854, when he resigned, and returned 
to Peterborough, to live on the old homestead of the family, 
which he had purchased in 1852. In 1841, he married Mary- 
Elizabeth Lord, daughter of Samuel Lord, of Portsmouth, and 
niece of Nathan Lord, late president of Dartmouth College. 

"In 1856, after a rest of two years on his farm, he returned to 
Baltimore and opened a girls' school, which he continued to teach 
till July, 1866; when his brother Nathaniel gave up his school, in 
1867, he took charge of it; and he remained in Baltimore till 
February, 1869, when infirm health compelled him to seek relief 
from all serious labor. A paralytic affection had made itself felt 
in his limbs as early as 1856. By careful attention and active 
remedies, he had succeeded in retarding the progress of the dis- 
ease, but he never got entirely rid of it. He returned to his farm 
in Peterborough, in 1869, where for a time he seemed to improve, 
and where he died, August 5, 1870, aged 59 yrs. 11 mos. Mr. 
Morison was an excellent scholar, especially in mathematics ; and 
he had a great fondness for the natural sciences, which he taught 
unusually well. Few teachers ever surpassed him in easy, lucid, 
and familiar explanations of natural phenomena. Like all good 
teachers, he had an analytical mind ; and the boy must have been 
dull indeed whom he could not make understand the subjects or- 
dinarily taught in school. He was one of nature's own teachers, 
peculiarly fitted to impart knowledge to the young, and fond of 
doing so ; but the government of a school was always an irksome 
task to him, and this rendered him less fond of his profession 
than he otherwise would have been." 



202 CHARTER J0HN2; TH0MAS3 ; ROBERT* ; NATHANIELS. [1592 
CHILDREN. 

1592. Elizabeth-Whitridge, b- Baltimore, Dec. 8, 1842; res. Portsmouth. 

1593. Mary- Ann, b. Oct. 24, 1844 ; res. Portsmouth, N. H. 

1594. Caroline- Augusta, b. Sept. 20, 1847; res. Portsmouth, N. H. 

1595. Samuel-Lord (1915), b. Oct. 28, 1851. 

1596. Caroline^ (Moore) [1037] (Nathaniel Morison^ Robert*, 
Thomas^ John"^, John^) ; she was born in Peterborough, N. H., 
June 20, 1813; married, Aug. 29, 1837, George-W. Moore, of 
Medina, Mich., and died March 17, 1849. "She was educated 
at Adams Academy, in Derry, then under charge of Charles-C- 
P. Gale. She was a woman of marked ability, of a refined and 
sensitive nature, was a superior scholar, and a most successful 
teacher. Immediately after her marriage, she went to inhabit a 
log cabin in the wilderness of Michigan, where she could find 
none of the luxuries and few of the comforts to which she had 
been accustomed. She bore the privations of her lot with a 
brave, uncomplaining spirit; but the hard life to which she was 
subjected in the new settlement was more than her strength 
could endure, and she withered and died at the early age of 
thirty-five, beloved, respected, honored, and lamented by all who 
knew her." 

Mr. Moore was born in Peterboi'ough, N. H., April 3, 1814. 
He married, 2d, March 4, 1852, Harriet-P., daughter of Daniel-P. 
Bigelow, of Barre, Orleans Co., N. Y., and born Dec. 29, 1821; 
died April 15, 1880. He had tlu-ee children by his first wife, 
and two by his second ; res. Medina, Mich. 

CHILDREN, BY FIRST WIFE. 

1597. William-C, b. Nov, 1, 1841; was reared upon a farm; entered the 
University of Micliigan, in 1860. The morning after the attack 
on Fort Sumter, he, with 200 of the students, tendered their 
services to Governor Blair, but the offer was declined. He 
enlisted in the 1st Mich. Infantry. He belonged to the advance 
guard of the regt. under Colonel Wilcox, which entered Alex- 
andria, May 24, 1861. In the battle of Bull Run, when the 
order was given to retreat, he, and about fifty others, carried 
off their wounded colonel. Not being able to escape, they 
retreated to a piece of woods, and defended him for nearly 
three hours, till most of their party were killed or wounded. 
He was wounded three times in this engagement, and was left 
among the dead upon the field ; was taken prisoner, and 
remained in Libby Prison till Nov. 1861 ; then sent to Columbia, 
S. C, and returned to Libby in March, 1862; paroled May 15, 
1862, and exchanged Aug. 9. He received a lieutenant's com- 
mission la the 18th Regt. Mich., Aug. 25, 1862; assisted in 
defence of Cincinnati ; assisted in building Fort Mitchell, at 
Covington, Ky. ; was on provost duty during the winter of 
1862-63, at Lexington, Ky. ; was in the battle of Danville, Ky., 
March, 1863, and was on provost duty at Nashville, Tenn., from 
May, 1863, till May, 1864; was offered a commission as lieut.- 
col. in 4th Tenn. Kegt., but declined. He was in command 
of the 18th Regt. of Mich, in the battle of Fox Creek. In the 
siege of Decatur, Nov. 1864, with 40 men, he led a bayonet 
charge against the rebel sharp-shooters, and captured 114 pris- 
oners, among them five com. officers. This gallant feat was 




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1600] SIXTH GENERATION. — NATHANIEL-HOLMES MORISON. 203 

done in front of General Hood's army of more than 30,000 
men, and for it he received the thanks of General Thomas, 
in an open letter ordered to be read before the regt. While 
in command of a fort at Whitesboro', on the Tennessee River, 
he captured 75 horses, and mounted his company. In Feb. 
1865, he was appointed provost-marshal at Huntsville, Ala., and 
held this position till the close of the war. In Oct. 1865, he 
went to Texas as quartermaster under General Custer, against 
the Comanche Indians. In March, 1866, he p:irchascd a drove 
of cattle, and was drowned May 7, 1866, while attempting to 
cross a stream in the Indian Territory, when on his way from 
Texas to Kansas. 

1598. Nathaniel-M., b. April 18, 1843; d. April 5, 1850. 

1599. Emily-C, b. Nov. 20, 1845; ra. Oct. 30, 1866, George-F. Plielps ; 

he was b. Cayuga Co., N. Y., Dec. 22, 1839; merchant; res. 
Ionia, Ionia Co., Mich. Two children: 1st, William-Moore, b. 
Aug. 23, 1868. 2d, George-Morison, b. Sept. 4, 1878. 

1600. Nathaniel-Holmes'' [1038] (NathanieP, Eobert^ Thoraas^ 
John^, John^). Nathaniel-Holmes Morison, ll. d., was born in 
Petei'borough, IsT. H., Dec. 14, 1815. When he was three years 
old, his father died suddenly of yellow fever, at Natchez, Miss. 
He lived with his mother till he was eight years of age. The 
su'-ceeding nine years of his life were spent on a farm, in a woolen 
mill, and in a machine-sho]^, though he attended school regularly 
in the winter. On the 1st of January, 1834, he entered Phillips 
(Exeter, N. H.) Academy, where he i-emained till August, 1836, 
when he was admitted to the sophomore class at Harvard Col- 
lege, having prepared for this advanced standing in two years 
and seven months. The following sketch of his life is taken from 
that very excellent work. Dr. Albert Smith's History of Peter- 
borough, N, H. 

"As a student, young Morison was obliged to practise the 
most rigid economy in all his expenses, — in dress, in board, in 
books, and in travelling. He once walked on the frozen ground, 
in December, from Peterborough to Exeter, a distance of sixty 
miles, the entire journey costing but the two cents paid for cross- 
ing the Merrimack at Thornton's Ferry. He carried a lunch in 
his pocket, and spent the night at the Rev. Jacob Abbot's, in 
Windham. Like most country boys of the period, he sought to 
increase his scanty means by teaching school in winter. He 
began his career as a schoolmaster in Peterborough, during his 
sophomore year. During the next winter he taught the village 
school in Grafton, Mass., and in 1838-9 he had charge of the high 
school at Scituate Harbor. His life at school and college was a 
laborious one, but it was extremely pleasant. He was on terms 
of easy and agreeable intercourse with all his schoolmates and 
classmates, joining most of their societies and social gatherings. 
He was a member of the Golden Branch, at Exeter ; and in col- 
lege he joined the Institute of 1770, the Harvard Union, the 
Hasty Pudding Club, and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Very 
early in life he had shown a fondness for poetic composition, and 
he was chosen by his schoolmates to write the ode for the ex- 



204 CHARTER J0HN2 ; TH0MAS3 ; ROBERT* ; NATHANIELS. [1600 

hibition at Exeter in 1835, and a song for the celebration of the 
Fourth of July by the students in 1836. At the annual exhibition 
of the academy in 1835 he was appointed to deliver an original 
English poem, and in 1886 an original Latin poem. In college 
he was chosen by his classmates to write the song for the class 
supper at the end of their sophomore year, and the ode for class- 
day at the end of their senior year. He also delivered the j^oem 
before the Hasty Pudding Club in 1838 ; and he gained one of 
the Bowdoin prizes for English composition the same year. He 
graduated in 1839, the third scholar in his class, having one of 
the orations for his part at commencement. Immediately after 
graduating, he Avent to Baltimore, to become the principal teacher 
in a fashionable girls' school which had just been opened in that 
city, and he remained in this position for nearly two years. In 
May, 1841, he opened a girls' school on his own account. In 
1840, he, with his brother Horace, began the study of divinity 
with the Eev. Dr. G.-W. Burnap, an accomplished biblical scholar 
and critic, under whom he continued until he had completed the 
full course of three years in theology. He was licensed to preach 
by the Cheshire Pastoral Association, which met at Keene in the 
summer of 1843. On the 22d of December, 1842, he married 
Sidney-Buchanan Brown, of Baltimore. She belonged to the 
same Scotch-Irish race from which he was descended, her ancestors 
having settled near Carlisle, Penn. 

" His school, which for an entire term consisted of two pupils, 
soon became so prosperous that he gradually gave up all idea of 
devoting himself to the ministry. He had preached only a few 
times and at irregular intervals. In a few years his school became 
the largest in the city, numbering at one time a hundred and 
forty pupils. For twenty years, including the war, when there 
was a great falling off of pupils, the average number of his 
scholars was 110, the largest private girls' school ever kept in the 
city for so long a period. Nearly a thousand ladies from the most 
intelligent families of Baltimore have received their education 
from him ; and five of its private schools, among them its leading 
girls' school, are now (1875) taught by his ])upils. His school 
had the reputation of being unusually strict in its government 
and rigorous in its requirements of serious study from its pupils. 
It therefore attracted few of those who wei-e not disposed to 
learn. He was fond of his profession, and devoted to it all his 
energy and all the best powers of his mind ; and he was amply 
rewarded and cheered by constant manifestations of the respect 
and affection of his pupils, among whom he has formed some of 
the warmest friendships of his life. 

In 1867 he was invited to take charge of the Peabody Institute 
of Baltimore, which had been founded by George Peabody, of 
London, in 1857, and which has received from him an endowment 
of $1,240,000. His school was still in the full tide of success, and 
he long hesitated before he accepted this important but wholly 
unsolicited charge. He received his appointment as provost of 



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the institute in April, and entered upon his new duties in Sep- 
tember, 1867. He devoted himself at once to the library, which 
then consisted of about 15,000 volumes of miscellaneous books, 
among which were very few of the great works which such a 
library should contain. Under his administi'ation nearly 1200,000 
have been spent in the purchase of books. The librai-y now con- 
tains over 70,000 volumes, and is everywhere among scholars 
regarded as one of the best reference librai-ies in the country. 

"Dr. Morison has for many years been a trustee of the First 
Independent Church of Baltimore. For twenty-seven years he 
was a member, and most of that time the superintendent, of its 
Sunday-school. He is one of the board of governors and visitors 
of St. John's College at Annapolis, from which, in 1871, he 
received the honorary degree of LL. D. When a volume, beau- 
tifully printed and illustrated, was issued in 1871, describing the 
representative men of Baltimore, he was selected as the "repre- 
sentative teacher" of the city, and a short sketch of his life, with 
a portrait, was placed in the book. 

"In 1857, he purchased in Peterborough, N. H., the place now 
known as Bleak House, and fitted it up as a summer residence. 
His affection for his old home drew him back to the place of his 
birth, and for more than twenty years he and his family have 
spent at least three months of each summer amid the scenes so 
familiar and dear to his boyhood. When, in 1872, he gave up 
all interest in the school which he had established in Baltimore, 
and over which he had presided for a quarter of a century, he 
sent all his philosophical apparatus, which cost originally about 
12,000, as a gift to the high school of his native town. In 
1843 he published Three Thousand Questions in Geography, 
which passed through three editions, and is still used by some 
of the best schools in Baltimore. He also published a small 
book on Punctuation and Solecisms, of which an enlarged edition 
was printed in 1867, under the title of a School Manual. In 
1871 he wrote a pamphlet on the management and objects of the 
Peabody Institute. Besides these, he has written twelve annual 
reports of the Peabody Institute, which have been printed for 
distribution among similar institutions elsewhere." 

In company with his wife and daughter Alice and his son John, 
who had spent nearly a year in study in Germany, he made an 
extensive trip to Europe in the spring, summer, and autumn of 
1879, visiting all the important cities, libraries, and art galleries 
in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, England, Scot- 
land, and Ireland. 

CHILDREN. 

1601. Frank (1918), b. March 18, 1844; res. Boston, Mass. 

1602. George-Brown, b. Jan. 5, 1846; d. May 11, 1850. 

1603. Ernest-Nathaniel n919), b. Nov. 14, 1848. 

1604. Robert-Brown (1924), b. March 13, 1851. 

1605. William-Geoi-ge, b. May 31, 1853; d. very suddenly at Exeter, N. 

H., where he was fitting for college, Oct. 30, 1869, aged 16 yrs. 

1606. John-Holmes, b. Jan. 21, 1856; member of Harvard College Law- 

School, 1879. 



206 CHARTER J0HN2 ; THOMAS^ ; ROBERT* ; NATHANIELS. [1607 

1607. Alice-Sidney, b. Jan. 24, 1859. 

1608. George-B., b. May 9, 1861 ; niember"(1880) of the Freshman class of 

Harvard College. 

1609. Samuel-Adams" [1039] (NathanieP, Robert*, Thomas^ 
John"^, John^) ; moved to San Francisco, Cal,, in 1849, where he 
now res. He married, Nov, 9, 1847, Ellen Smith, of Bodega, 
Cal., born June 6, 1820. 

CHILDREN. 

1610. James-Henry, b. Jan. 20, 1851. 

1611. William-C, b. Jan. 11, 1855. 

1612. Wallace, b. Dec. 29, 1861. 

1613. James" [1040] (NathanieP, Robert*, Thomas^ John\ 
John^). James Morison, m. d. After the death of his father, 
when hardly a year old, he remained with his mother till he was 
ten years of age ; the next seven years he was employed on a farm 
and in a woolen factory, attending school during the winters. 
In the autumn of 1836, he entered Phillips (Exeter) Academy. 
In the spring of 1839, illness compelled him to suspend his 
studies at the academy. He returned to Peterborough, and 
began the study of medicine in the office of Drs. Follansbee and 
Smith. He soon regained his health, and returned to Exeter, 
where he remained until 1841, when he was admitted to the 
sophomore class of Harvard University. He graduated in 1844, 
and left immediately for Baltimore, where he resumed the study 
of medicine, and received his medical degree from the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, in 1846. He received the appointment of 
resident physician of the Baltimore Infirmary, a position which 
he retained until he left for California, in the latter part of 1849. 
He went to California in a British steainshiji, by way of the Straits 
of Magellan, arriving at San Francisco early in the summer of 
1850, where he remained in the practice of his profession until 
the spring of 1^54, when he returned to the Eastern States, and 
went to Europe in the following October. He remained abroad 
until the summer of 1856. He spent most of his time in Paris, 
where he attended medical lectures and the clinics of the hospitals. 

He married Mary-S. Sanford, of Boston, Jan. 29, 1857, the 
daughter of Philo and Martha (Druce) Sanford, born March 8, 
1821. He returned to San Francisco in the following spring. 
His wife died Jan, 17, 1866, aged 44 yrs. 10 mos., leaving two 
children. He returned to New England in 1867, and married 
Ellen Wheeler, of Keene, June 16, 1868, daughter of Sumner 
and Catherine (Yose) Wheeler, born June 18, 1837. 

In 1858 he assisted in the organization of the first medical 
school established on the Pacific coast, under the charter of the 
University of the Pacific. He was appointed professor of the 
theory and practice of medicine and pathology in this school, a 
position which he held for five years. He was for several years 
one of the trustees of the University of the Pacific, and 1858 
vice-president of the California Medical Society. He has been 
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and associations : California Medical Society; California Academy 
of Natural Sciences ; Franco-American Medical Society, Paris ; 
Massachusetts Medical Society; Norfolk District Medical Society; 
Dorchester Medical Club, and American Medical Association. In 
June, 1869, he removed to Quincy, Mass., where he now res. in 
the practice of his profession. He is a member of the N. E. 
Hist, and Gen. Society, and of the Mass. Medico-Legal Society. 

CHILDREN. 

1614. Sanford, b. Oct. 26, 1859, San Fraucisco, Cal. ; now (1879) member 

senior class, Harvard University. 

1615. Emily, b. Jan. 20, 1864, San Francisco, Cal. 

1616. Josiah-S.« [1043] (Robert^ Kobert*, Thomas^ John^ 
John^) ; res. South Acworth, N. H., and with his son Robert 
is engaged in the grain and lumber business. Lived in Peter- 
borough, N. H., many years, and was representative in 1845-48, 
and selectman 1845-50. A lai-ge portion of his life has been spent 
in building machinery. He married, Sept. 4, 1831, Phoebe Knight, 
born June 19, 1807. 

CHILDREN. 

1617. Sarah-T. (1925), b. Lowell, Mass., Aug. 5, 1832. 

1618. Lizzie-M. (1931), b. March 23, 1836. 

1619. Ellen (1937), b. June 29, 1840. 

1620. Sylvia-S., b. Dec. 8, 1842; d. Sept. 13, 1844. 

1621. Robert-S. (1944), b. Oct. 25, 1845. 

16M2. Edgar-K., b. May 6, 1848 ; graduate of Bridgewater Normal Scliool. 
1623. Phoebe, b. March 2, 1852; d. April 13, 1852. 

1624. Robert-Holmes« [1044] (Robert^ Robert*, Thomas^ 
John"-^, John^) ; lived many years in Lowell, Mass., when he re- 
turned to his native town, Peterborough, N. H., and bought a farm, 
where he still lives. He married, June 27, 1855, Emily Johnson, 
born Nov. 4, 1819. 

CHILDREN. 

1625. Elmer-Leland, b. June 20, 1857. 

1626. Hermon-ll., b. Sept. 25, 1859. 

1627. Stella-Edwina, b. Nov. 25, 1863. 

1628. NathanieP [1045] (Robert^ Robert^ Thomas^ John^ 
John^) ; lived many years in Lowell, Mass., but returned to his 
native town, Peterborough, N. H., and subsequently bought a 
farm in Greenfield, N. H., where he res. He married, Oct. 8, 1839, 
Mary Knight, born Oct. 18, 1815. 

CHILDREN. 

1629. Edgar-David, b. Jan. 17, 1842; d. Aug. 16, 1843. 

1630. Henry-Baker, b. Nov. 18, 1845; m. April 21, 1870, Madora-A. 

Weston, b. Jan. 15, 1847; res. Townsend Harbor, Mass. One 
child, Mabel-Dora, b. March 11, 1870. 

1631. Willie- Aldo, b. May 10, 1855; d. Oct. 9, 1856. 

1632. Myro-Almon, b. June 21, 1859; m. Nellie-A. Atherton, Nov. 19, 

1876; res. Hancock, N. H. 

1633. Elizabeth-A.« (Bassett) [1046] (Robert Morison^ 
Robert*, Thomas?, John^, John^) ; was born in Peterborough, 



208 CHARTER J0HN2; TH0MAS3 ; EZEKIEL* ; EZEKIELS. [1634 

N. H., Dec. 23, 1814; married, 3d w., Goodyear Bassett, Nov. 21, 
1849, born East Montpelier, Vt., May 22, 1801. They live in 
Peterborough, N. H. 

CHILD. 

1634. Eli-G., b. Nov. 6, 1850; m. Feb. 13, 1877, Florence-A. Blood, of 
Wilton, N. H., where they now live. 

1635. Mary-Ann« (Wilcox) [1047] (Eobert Morison^ Robert*, 
Thomas^ John-, John^) ; she married, May 18, 1848, George Wilcox. . 
He was born at Stanstead, Can., Aug. 5, 1806; res. Antrim, N.H. 

CHILDREN. 

1636. Charles-Fraukliu, b. Hancock, N. H., Feb. 25, 1849 ; m. Feb. 25, 1869, 

Theresa Blake. Two children : 1st, H.-Cliftou, b. Sept. 19, 
1871. 2d, George-F., b. Oct. 5, 1875. 

1637. Mary-Ellen, b. Peterborough, N. H., July 24, 1852. 

1638. David« [1048] (Robert^, Robert*, ThomasS JohnS John^) ; 
born in Greenfield, N. H., July 31, 1819; res. Lowell, Mass. He 
married, Sept. 21, 1841, Mary-Ann Sargent, of Fitzwilliam, N. H. 
She was born March 15, 1819. 

CHILDREN. 

1639. Emily-Eliza, b. June 3, 1842; d. Sept. 11, 1843. 

1640. David-Edwin, b. Oct. 9, 1844 ; d. Oct. 14, 1844. 

1641. Mary-Emma, b. April 7, 1846. 

1642. Susan-Ella, b. Aug. 25, 1848; ra. Nov. 27, 1867, Charles-Henry 

Collins, b. Bangor, Me. ; res. Manchester, N. H. Three chil- 
dren : 1st, Gertrude-Ellen, b. May 7, 1869. 2d, Charles-F., b. 
May 6, 1872; d. July 19, 1872. 3d, Alice-Mabel, b. Jan. 20, 1874. 

1643. Frederick-David, b. Aug. 21, 1854. 

1644. Robert-S.« [1071] (EzekieP, EzekieP, Thomas^ John^ 
John^) ; was born Dec. 20, 1837, at La Porte, Ind. In 1861 he 
located at Three Rivers, Mich., and engaged in banking, in part- 
nership with Mr. Cyrus Roberts, under the name of Roberts & 
Morrison. In Jan. 1864, he was elected a director and cashier 
of the First Xational Bank in La Porte, Ind. He returned to 
La Porte at that time, and accepted the position, which he still 
holds. In 1877 he became engaged in the lumber and coal trade 
with Mr. W. Wilson, under the firm-name of AV. Wilson & Co. 
He married Jenette-S. Frey, at Three Rivers, Mich., Oct. 6, 1863. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LA PORTE, IND. 

1645. Kobert-Ezekiel, b. Aug. 10, 1864. 

1646. John-Frey, b. Feb. 2, 1867; d. Jan. 31, 1868. 

1647. Samuel-Andrew, b. March 23, 1870. 

1648. Charles-Henry, b. Jan. 23, 1876. 

1649. Margaret, b. July 8, 1878. 

1650. Ella-Jane« (Cobb) [1072] (Ezekiel Morrison^ Ezekiel*, 
Thomas^ John^ John^) ; was born at La Porte, Ind., Aug. 14, 
1840, and married at La Porte, Oct. 16, 1861, Cyrus-B. Cobb, 
born Aug. 1, 1838; res. Chicago, HI. He worked up from tele- 
graph boy, to head of supply dept. in Western Union Office, 
Chicago, 111. He started lime works, which were destroyed in the 



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SIXTH GENERATION. — HENRY-D. MORRISON. 209 



Chicago fire. Subsequently went to Canada, as division supt. on 
Canada Southern R. E. Is now at St. Paul, Minn., in charge of 
Northern Division of Western Union Telegraph Co. 

CHILDUEN, BORN IN CHICAGO, ILL. 

1651. Hattie-Morrison, b. July 31, 186.3. 

1652. Frederick-Emery, b. Dec. 18, 1866. 

1653. Almira-Bridge, b. Aug. 9, 1874. 

1654. Henry-D.« [1073] (EzekieP, EzekieP, Thonlas^ John^ 
John^) ; res. La Porte Co., Ind, near the city of La Porte. Is 
extensively engaged in farming, and raising line stock, having a 
farm of between 700 and 800 acres. He married Mary-A. Eidg- 
way, at La Porte, Ind., Dec, 15, 1864. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LA PORTE, IND. 

1655. Francis-Henry, b. Sept. 6, 1866. 

1656. Annie, b. Jan. 13, 1876. 

1657. Florietta^IsabelP (West) [1074] (Ezekiel Morrison^ Eze- 
kieP, Thomas^ John^, John^) ; married, Oct. 9, 1867, at La Porte, 
Ind., Charles-E. West, of Pittsfield, Mass., who was born at Pitts- 
field, Nov. 4, 1838. Entered Williams College in 1867, but on 
account of ill health gave up study. In 1860 went to Sandusky, 
O., where he spent two years; returned to Pittsfield, and went 
into manufacturing business, then in full flood of prosperity. In 
1865, he bought a site in Dalton, Mass., and built a mill, and (1880) 
under the firm of West & Glennon, does a large business in manu- 
facturing dress goods and cassimeres, employing over 100 persons, 
and turning out $300,000 worth of goods annually. His life has 
been too busy to hold public office, with exception of school 
committee. Has been superintendent of the Sabbath school 
of Congregational church for several years. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN DALTON, MASS. 

1658. Kate, b. Jan. 8, 1872. 

1659. Isabella-Morrison, b. May 15, 1879. 

1660. Charles-B.« [1075] (EzekieP, EzekieP, Thomas^, John^, 
John^) ; was born at La Porte, Ind., Nov. 29, 1851 ; rem. Hebron, 
Porter Co., Ind., in 1873. Is extensively engaged in farming; at 
present time farms one thousand acres. He married Mary-Ann 
Billings, at Valparaiso, Ind., April 27, 1875. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HEBRON, IND. 

1661. Harry-Ezekiel, b. Aug. 22, 1876. 

1662. Thomas, b. June 8, 1878. 

1663. Thomas-Henry" [ 1079 ] ( Thomas-A.^ Ezekiel*, Thom- 
as^, John^, John^). Hon. Thomas-H. Morison is the senior 
member of the firm of Morison & Hutchinson, of Norwalk, 
Conn., where he res. He went into the store of his father in 
1853, and was admitted to the firm in January, 1858, at the age 
of 18 yrs. The firm carries on a large manufacturing business,, 
of collars and various kinds of goods, and was established by 



210 CHARTER JOHN^; THOMAS^; EZEKIEL*; THOMAS-AMESS. [1664 

Thomas-Ames Morison in 1845. Their New York office is at 
593 Broadway. They do a large business on the Pacific coast, 
and established a branch office in San Francisco, Cal., in 1861, 
which is still in successful operation. Mr. Morison is also 
engaged in the gas business, banking, railroads, and fire insur- 
ance. He was elected one of the three water commissioners of 
Norwalk, and aided in establishing the water-works of that city, 
at an expense of $250,000. He was elected mayor of the city of 
Norwalk in November, 1877, and re-elected in 1878, a position 
he holds in 1879. He married Julia^Anna Sheffield, at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Nov. 17, 1863. 

CHILDREN. 

1664. Thomas-Sheffield, b. Juue 22, 1865. 

1665. Charles-Henry, b. Nov. 10, 1868 ; d. Sept. 26, 1869. 

1666. Frederick-Ames, b. Sept. 3, 1870; d. May 24, 1879. 

1667. Arianna^ (Hutchinson) [1080] (Thomas-Ames Morison^ 
EzekieP, Thomas^ John-, John^) ; married, Dec. 1, 1863, Gardiner- 
Spring, son of Richard and Martha (McCalla) Hutchinson, of the 
city of New York, where he was born Dec. 21, 1832. Was a stu- 
dent at the New York University, but left before the completion 
of the coui'se. Studied law with John Cleaveland, Esq., in New 
York City; afterward graduated at Harvard University Law 
School, and practised his profession for ten years. He then 
entered the old business firm of Morison, Son & Hoyt, which 
was changed to Morison, Son & Hutchinson, and now styled 
Morison & Hutchinson. Ees. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

CHILDREN. 

1668. Thomas-Morison, b. June 1, 1865. 

1669. Henrietta, b. May 30, 1869. 

1670. Gardiner-Spring,' b. Nov. 5, 1871. 

1670a. Mary-Elizabeth^ (Wright) [1106] (Jesse Sniith^, Robert 
Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), John-Morison-, John^); married John- 
R. Wright, of Cincinnati, O., a capitalist of that city. 

CHILDREN. 

16706. J.-Gordou-R., b. March 13, 1852; m. Oct. 26, 1876, Celia-L. Dough- 
erty. He is pres. of the La Porte Gas and Coke Co. ; res. La 
Porte, Ind. Two children : 1st, Mary-Louise, b. Aug. 23, 1877. 
2d, Isabel-May, b. Mav 2S, 1879 ; d. May 24, 1879. 

1670c. Jessie-Smith, b. March 25, 1854; m. June 13, 1878, Alfred-Purdy, 
sonof Bp. R.-S. Foster, of the M. E. Church; res. Des Moines, 
la. One child, Helen, b. Nov. 19, 1879. 

1670c?. Clifford-Bailey, b. Nov. 4, 1855 ; is iu the bank of Hughes, Wright 
& Co., Cincinnati, O. 

1670e. Cornellus-Bramhall, b. April 9, 1857; d. Sept. 21, 1858. 

1670/. Mary-Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1859. 

1670fir. Annie-Bramhall, b. April 14, 1861. 

1670A. William-Sumner, b. May 18, 1866; d. May 10, 1868. 

1670^■. Lelie-Belle, b. Sept. 22, 1867; d. May 13, 1868. 

1670J. Glenn-Herbert, b. June 22, 1869. 

1671. Betsey^ (Bigelow) [1140] (James Smith^ James SmithS 
Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison'^, John^) was born Jan. 30, 



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1826; married, April 20, 1845, Norman-C. Bigelow. He was born 
in Reading, Vt., Jan. 16, 1819; res. Cavendish, Vt. 

CHILDREN. 

1672. Frank-Lander, b. Oct. 16, 1864. 

1673. Sarah-Isabel, b. Sept. 13, 1867. 

1674. Sarah« (Flagg) [1141] (James Smith^ James Smith*, 
Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison'-, John^) ; was born Jan. 22, 
1828; married, Feb. 13, 1856, Willard-C. Flagg; res. Maro, 111. 
He died March 30, 1878. 

CHILDREN, 

1675. Bessie, b. May 4, 1857; d. June, 1859. 

1676. Jennie, b. Feb. 13, 1860; d. Aug. 1860. 

1677. Belle, b. June, 1861. 

1678. Mary-W.,b. Feb. 1863. 

1679. Willard-G., b. March, 1864; d. Dec. 1864. 

1680. Norman-G., b. Aug. 2, 1867. 

1681. Marcia« (Thomas) [1143] (James Smithy James Smith*, 
Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison-^, John^) ; was born at Caven- 
dish, Vt., Aug. 5, 1831; married, Oct. 24, 1850, Dr. N.-D. Thomas. 
He was born in Logan Co., O., March 5, 1827 ; res. Little Prairie 
Ronde, Cass Co., Mich, ; rem. to Michigan in 1847 ; commenced 
the practice of medicine in 1850 ; relinquished his profession in 
1870, on account of ill health, and is now farming. 

CHILDREN. 

1682. Marcus-Smith, b. Aug. 3, 1851; member of Mich. Agric. Coll. 

1683. Jessie, b. Jan. 16, 1853; member of Normal School, Ypsilanti, Mich. 

1684. Willard-Louis, b. Jan. 11, 1855; member of Agric. Coll. 

1685. Lillian, b. June 22, 1856 ; d. Aug. 13, 1857. 

1686. Isabel, b. March 26, 1859 ; grad. of Normal School at Ypsilanti, 

Mich., June 25, 1879. 

1687. May, b. Dec. 16, 1865. 

1688. Cynthia-Augusta*' (Church) [1164] (Hannah^ (Jewett), 
Hannah* (Barker), Elizabeth'^ (Smith), John Morison^, John^) ; 
was born Rindge, N. H., Oct. 12, 1827; married, Aug. 20, 1863, 
Alfred-B. Church ; res. Woonsocket, R. I. He was born Cranston, 
R. I., Oct. 29, 1831; is chief of police. 

1689. Mary-E.« (Wheeler) [1168] (Hannah^ (Jewett), Hannah* 
(Barker), Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison-, John^) ; was born 
Oct. 9, 1835; married, March 12, 1863, Otis-Adams Wheeler; 
res. Webster, Mass.; upholsterer and painter. He was born at 
Brookline, N. H., Nov. 1, 1820. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN FITCHBURG, MASS. 

1690. Charles-Cushing, b. May 18, 1864; d. March 18, 1868. 

1691. Ellen-Louise, b. March 29, 1866; d. April 25, 1866. 

1692. Fanny-Maria, b. Sept. 26, 1867. 

1693. Walter-Otis, b. June 25, 1871. 

1694. Edward Jewett« [1169] (Hannah^ (Jewett), Hannah* 
(Barker), Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison^, John^) ; was born 
Dec. 30, 1837; married, Dec. 21, 1855, Phebe-A., daughter of 



212 CHARTER JOHN-2; ELIZABETH^ (SMITH); JONA. SMITH*. [1695 

Keuben Kamsdell, of Rindge, N. H. She was born Dec. 19, 
1889; res. East Rindge, N. H. 

CnrLDREN. 

1695. Alfred-Edward, b. Sept. 20, 1856; m. Dec. 25, 1877, Mrs. Sarah-0. 

(Sawtell) Spear, of Templeton, Mass. She was b. Walthara, 
Mass., June 26, 1847. 

1696. Frank-Eugeue, b. Nov. 24, 1860. 

1697. Stephen-Percy, 1). Oct. 22, 1862; d. Feb. 21, 1864. 

1698. Ernest-Clifton, b. Oct. 7, 1864. 

1699. Charles-Ramsdell, b. May 26, 1866. 

1700. WiUiam-Uenry, b. April 8, 1871. 

1701. Florence-Henrietta, b. April 19, 1373. 

1702. Andrew Jewett'' [1171] (Hannah^ (Jewett), Hannah* 
(Barker), Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison"-^, John^) ; was born 
Feb. 21, 1842; married. May 12, 1875, Martha-R. DuBois. She 
was born Bridgeton, N. J. ; he res. Fitchburg, Mass., and is clerk 
in a savings-bank. 

CHILD. 

1703. Durell, b. April 3, 1876; d. Jan. 9, 1877. 

1704. Samuel Gordon^ [1187] (Betsey^ (Gordon), Jonathan 
Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison^, John^) ; res. Hamil- 
ton, Hancock Co., 111. He rem. to 111. with his pai-ents in 1831, 
and located at Montebello, Hancock Co., " when that part of 
the country was an almost unbroken wilderness." In 1833, he 
moved upon the place he now occupies, twenty-five years before 
the city of Hamilton was founded. He held the office of town 
clerk of Montebello township for fourteen years. After the organ- 
ization of the city of Hamilton, he was city clerk two years, city 
treasurer six years, two years a member of the city council, and 
in 1879 was elected police magistrate of the city. He rendered 
valuable service in the cause of his country, and also the cause 
of liberty, by aiding in the overthrow of the late unholy rebellion 
against the IT. S. Govt. In Aug. 1862, he enlisted as member of 
Co. C, 118th Regt. 111. Vols., and served in the army till he was 
discharged, Oct. 1, 1865; participated with his regiment in the 
important army movements at Vicksburg, New Orleans, and 
many other places of the South. He and the regiment were 
often in the " imminent deadly bi'each" ; many were the " battles, 
sieges, fortunes," through which he and the regiment passed, 
having "participated in eight of the great battles of the war, and 
scores of skirmishes." The regiment lost over half its original 
number, and had marched over ten thousand miles. Mr. G. mar- 
ried, April 3, 1851, Parmelia-A. Alvord, who was born Warren 
Co., Pa., Aug. 3, 1832. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HAMILTON, HANCOCK CO., ILL. 

1705. Ella-Elizabeth, b. Oct. 1, 1852. 

1706. John- A., b. Aus. 21, 1855; telegraph operator; res. Sciota, 

McDonough Co., 111.; m. Dec. 24, 1878, M.-J. Goodenough, 
of Farraington, la. She was b. Dec. 16, 1860. 

1707. Alice-A., b. Jan. 14,1858. 



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1708. Agnes-C, b. Dec. 17, 1860. 

1709. Robert-Smith, b. Dec. 10, 1866. 

1710. Mabel-B., b. Dec. 30, 1870. 

1711. Moses-P. Smith*' [1191] (Jonathan Smithy Jonathan 
Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison^, John^) ; res. Norwalk, 
O. ; is fuel agent on Ohio division of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail- 
way. He married Catherine, daughter of Dr. Albert Smith, of 
Peterborough, N. H. (See No. 1258.) 

CHILDREN. 

1712. Anna-P., b. Sept. 19, 1871, at Marion, Ind. 

1713. Albert, b. Maixh 3, 1873, at Marion, Ind. 

1714. Edith, b. March 16, 1876; d. Aug. 4, 1876. 

1715. Charlotte-Smith« (Whitemarsh) [1200] (Mary^ (Fox), 
Jonathan Smith*, Elizabeth'^ (Smith), John Morison-, John^) ; 
was born Nov. 20, 1826 ; married, Aug. 7, 1845, Charles E. White- 
marsh ; res. Denmark, la. 

CHILDREN. 

1716. Timothy-Fox, b. Aug. 28, 1846; m. Miss A. Hart, Oct. 4, 1868. 
Two children: 1st, John-C, b. Nov. 24, 1869. 2d, Ariadna, b. 
May 16, 1878. 

1718. Edward, b. June 29, 1851. 

1719. Eva-Arianna, b. Aug. 21, 1857. 

1720. Mary-Frances, b. Sept. 4, 1867. 

1721. Harriet-F.« (Fayerweather) [1207] (MaryS (Fox), Jona- 
than* (Smith), Elizabeth** (Smith), John Morison"^, John^) ; was 
born Nov. 17, 1836; married James-R. Fayerweather, Dec. 31, 
1858; res. Denmark, la. 

CHILDREN. 

1722. Mary-E!, b. Oct. 30, 1859. 

1723. Francis-L., b. March 6, 1861; d. April 18, 1863. 

1724. Frederic-E., b. May 30, 1862; d. Oct. 6, 1863. 

1725. Willie-F., b. July 28, 1878; d. Jan. 6, 1879. 

1726. John-Stearns Smith*' [1220J (John Smithy Jonathan 
Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison"^, John^) ; was born in 
Peterborough, N. H., Nov. 27, 1837; teacher by profession; en- 
rolled in 6th Eegt. N. H. Inf. Oct. 14, 1861 ; promoted to 1st 
sergeant, July 1, 1862; to 2d lieut. Nov. 1, 1862; to 1st lieut. 
and adjutant, March 20, 1863, and mustered out of U. S. service, 
1865. Was appointed 1st lieut. in 9th Regt. U. S. Army, June 10, 
1865 ; promoted to a captaincy, Nov, 10, 1865 ; and mustered out 
of service June 19, 1866, his " services being no longer required," 
The so-called confederacy had expired. Founded upon an insti- 
tution which was the greatest sin of any age, it went down in 
darkness and in blood. From its ashes came forth a purified 
nation, and four millions of bondmen stood forth as freemen, 
clothed in their "unalienable' and natural rights. 

The following account of Mr. Smith's military services and 
experience, I copy from his discharge papei-s. He participated 
in the following 

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214 CHARTER J0HN2; ELIZABETHS (SMITH); JONA. SMITH*. [1727 



" Camden, N. C, April 19, 1862. 
Bull Run, Va., Aug. 29 and 30, 1862 (wounded). 
Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862. 

Jackso^'l^^'^^-''^^'^*-^"'''''- 
Spottsylvania Court House, Va., May 18-24, 1864. 
North Anna Kiver, Va., May 25-26, 1864. 
Tolopotomv Creek, Va., May 30-31. 1864. 
Bethesda Church, Va., June 3, 1864. 
Cold Harbor, Va., June 9, 1864. 
Petersburg, Va., June 16, 17, 18, 1864. 
Cemetery Hill, Va., July 30, 1864 (wounded). 
Weldon R. R., Va., Aug. 19, 1864. 
Poplar Grove Church, Va., Oct. 1, 1864. 
Hatcher's Run, Va.. Oct. 27, 1864. 

SKIRMISHES. 

Columbia, N. C, March, 1862. 
Elizabeth City, N. C, March, 1862. 
Amesville, Va., Nov. 1862. 
White Sulphur Springs, Va., Nov. 1862. 
" During his entire term of service he ever showed himself to be a brave 
and efficient officer, as well as gentleman of the highest character. 

Samuel D. Quarles, Major Commanding Begt." 

He is (1879) in the U. S. postal railway service; res. Wright's 
Grove, Cook Co., 111. He married, May 3, 1871, Emily-S. Cana- 
van, of Buffalo, N. Y. She was born July 29, 1846, at Buffalo. 

CHILD. 

1727. Eva, b. April 24, 1872. 

1728. Jonathan Smith*^ [1222] (John Smithy Jonathan Smith'*, 
Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morisoii', John^) ; was born at Peter- 
borough, N. H., Oct. 21, 1842. He graduated at Dartmouth Col- 
lege, 1871; studied law, and admitted to Hillsborough County 
(N. H.) bar in Jan. 1875; was city solicitor of Manchester, N. 
H., 1876, '77, '78; res. in Clinton, Mass. He assisted in the over- 
throw of the rebellion ; was a private in 6th Regt. N. H. Vols., 
and participated in the second battle of Bull Run, Aug. 28, 29, 
30, 1862, and Chantilly, Sept. 1, 1862, and was discharged Dec. 
20, 1862, for disability. He enlisted in 1st N. H. Cavalry, rank 
as sergeant, and served till close of the war. He married Tirzah- 
A.-R. Dow, of Canterbury, X. H., daughter of Levi and Hannah 
(Drake) Dow, Dec. 13, 1876. 

CHILDREN. 

1729. Theodore, b. Sept. 25, 1877 ; d. Oct. 25, 1877. 

1730. Susan-Pearl, b. May 24, 1879. 

1731. Clara« (Bass) [1228] (Nancy^ (Foster), Jonathan Smithy 
Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison'^, John^) ; married, Oct. 5, 1861, 
Perkins Bass, a native of WiUiamstown, Vt. ; is a graduate of 
Dartmouth College, and a lawyer by profession ; res. Chicago, 111. 

CHILDREN. 

1732. Gertrude, b. May 14, 1863. 

1733. John-Foster, b. May 8, 1866. 

1734. Robert-Perkins, b. Sept. 1, 1873. 



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1735. Julia« (Porter) [1229] (Nancy^ (Foster), Jonathan 
Smithy Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison^, John^) ; married, 
Oct, 10, 1866, Rev. Edward-C. Porter, an Episcopal clergyman. 
He was a native of Hadley, Mass., and a graduate of Yale Col- 
lege; res. Racine, Wis. He died Jan. 8, 1876. 

CHILDREN. 

1736. Maurice-Foster, b. March 19, 1868. 

1737. James-Foster, b. Jan. 15, 1871. 

1738. Adele« (Adams) [1232] (Nancy^ (Foster), Jonathan 
Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison^, John^) ; married, Nov. 
30, 1871, George-E. Adams, a native of Keene, N. H. He is a 
graduate of Harvard College, and a lawyer by profession ; res. 
Chicago, 111. 

CHILDREN. 

1739. Franklin-Everett, b. March 10, 1873. 

1740. Isabel, b. June 8, 1876. 

1741. Marion, b. Oct. 25, 1878; d. Feb. 27, 1879. 

1742. Mary-Ellen« (Harper) [1238] (Jeremiah Smith^, Jona- 
than Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison^, John^) ; was 
born July 23, 1848; married, Sept. 18, 1870, Warren Harper, of 
Dallas City, Hancock Co., 111. ; farmer ; res. Dallas City, 111. 

CHILDREN. 

1743. Abraham, b. July 9, 1871. 

1744. Flora, b. Sept. 17, 1873. 

1745. Charles, b. March 6, 1876. 

1746. Fannie, b. Feb. 28, 1879. 

1747. Samuel-Abbot Smith^ [1252] ( Samuel-G. Smith^ 
Samuel Smith*, Elizabeth'' (Smith), John Morison', John^). "He 
was graduated at Harvard University in 1849, and was prepared 
for the ministry at the Cambridge Divinity School, and settled 
over the Unitarian Society at Arlington, Mass., June 27, 1854, 
where he remained till his death. He died of malarious fever 
contracted at Norfolk, Va., where he had gone on missionary 
service to the army. He returned with the fever upon him, and 
died May 20, 1865, aged 36 yrs. He was a man of rare excellence 
of character, and was greatly esteemed as an able and sympathizing 
pastor. His people manifested the most sincere sorrow and regi'et 
at his death, and look back to him as one of the sainted ones of 
the earth. He was cut off in his prime, and in the midst of his 
greatest usefulness. Soon after his death, a beautiful volume, 
entitled ' Christian Lessons and a Christian Life,' containing an 
extended biography and numerous extracts from his writings, 
was published by Prof. E.-J. Young." He married, June 27, 1859, 
Maria, dau. of Samuel and Maria Edes, of Peterborough, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

1748. Abbot-E., b. Sept. 20, 1855. 

1749. Maria-Ellen, b. Feb. 13, 1857. 

1750. George-A., b. Oct. 15, 1861. 

1751. Samuel-H., b. April 5, 1864. 

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216 CHARTER J0HN2; ELIZABETHS (SMITH); SAMUEL SMITHS. [1752 

1752. Sarab-Abbot« (Dearborn) [1254] (Samuel-G. Smith^, 
Samuel Smitb*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison'^ John^) ; 
married, Nov. 13, 1862, in Exeter, N. H., John-L. Dearboi-n. He 
was born in Exeter, Dec. 24, 1835 ; graduated at Harvard College, 
1857. He is in the railroad business ; res. Boston, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

1753. Samuel-S., b. Oct. 15, 1863, Exeter, N. H. 

1754. Elizabeth-King, b. April 4, 1865, Boston, Mass. 

1755. Williara-L., b. Feb. 1, 1867, Boston, Mass. 

1756. John, b. March 27, 1868, Dorchester, Mass. 

1757. George-K., b. Oct. 9, 1872, St. Louis, Mo. 

1758. Ednah-Dow« (Cheney) [1255] (Samuel-G. Smith^ 
Samuel Smithy Elizabeth'' (Smith), John Morison'^, John^) ; 
married Knight-Dexter Cheney, June 4, 1862. He was born at 
Mt. Healthy, O., Oct. 9, 1837. He is a silk manufacturer; res. 
South Manchester, Conn. 

CHILDREN. 

1759. EUen-W., b. Oct. 16, 1863, Hartford, Conn. 

1760. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 18, 1865, Hartford, Conn. 

1761. Harriet-Bowen, b. Feb. 4, 1867, Hartford, Conn. 

1762. Helen, b. March 7, 1868, Hartford, Conn. 

1763. Knight-Dexter, b. June 1, 1870, South Manchester, Conn. 

1764. Ednah-Ptirker. b. Feb. 3, 1873, South Manchester, Conn. 

1765. Theodora, b. Sept. 12, 1874, South Manchester, Conn. 

1766. Clifford-Dudley, b. Jan. 3, 1877, South Manchester, Conn. 

1767. Philip, b. May 8, 1878, South Manchester, Conn. 

1768. Elizabeth-Ellen« (Reader) [1264] (William-S. Smith^, 
Samuel Smith*, Elizabeth^ (Smith), John Morison', John^) ; 
married Samuel- J. Reader, at La Harpe, 111., Dec. 17, 1867, who 
was born Jan. 25, 1836, at Greenfield, Washington Co., Pa. 
Located in La Harpe, 111., in 1841 ; rem. to Indianola, Kan. Ter., 
May, 1855. He aided in making Kansas a free State, by serving 
as a private under Gen. James-H. Lane, in the " Free State Army " 
during the "Border Ruffian War" of 1856; also aided in the 
overthrow of the slaveholders' rebellion, and was commissioned 
as regimental quartermaster of 2d Regt. Kansas State Militia, 
Nov. 4, 1863; was taken prisoner at the battle of Big Blue, 
Jackson Co., Mo., Oct. 22, 1864, and escaped from the rebels Oct. 
25, 1864 ; farmer. 

CHILDREN. 

1769. Ruth, b. Sept. 25, 1868. 

1770. Bessie-Smith, b. Oct. 9, 1871. 

1771. Frederick- Augustine, b. Jan. 19, 1873; d. Aug. 6, 1873. t 

1772. Augusta^ (Flemming) [1318] (Alexander-Dick Morrison^ 
Daniel*, John*, John'^, Johu^) ; born July 30, 1830 ; married James- 
W. Flemming, March, 1854; res. Halifax, N. S. 

CHILDREN. 

1773. Horace-A., b. Aug. 29, 1856; clerk in Bank of N. S., Halifax, N. S. 

1774. Margaret-Elizabeth, b. April 24, 1859 ; teacher in Halifax. 

1775. Annie-Bell, b. May 24, 1861 ; music-teacher in Halifax. 

1776. David-Flemming, b. Nov. 27, 1865. 



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217 



1777. Arabella" (Faulkner) [1319] (Alexander-Dick Morrison^ 
Daniel*, John^, John-, Jolm^) ; was born in Londonderry, N. S., 
Nov. 24, 1831 ; married Thomas Faulkner, of Londonderry, K. S., 
Jan. 1, 1852 ; res. Londonderry. 

CHILDREN. 

1778. Sarah-Jane, b. Jau. 31, 1853; d. March 28, 1854. 

1779. George-Everett, b. Jan. 31, 1855; res. Halifax, N. S. 

1780. David-Franklin, b. Nov. 14, 1856 ; is second mate of Barque Roraeo, 

built by his father, and still owned in part by him. 

1781. Alexander-Dick, b. Oct. 22, 1858. 

1782. Cornelia-Auo-usta, b. Aug. 24, 1861. 

1783. Melinda-Louisa, b. May 9, 1865. 

1784. Charles-Uuiache, b. April 17, 1867. 

1785. Allen, b. May 22, 1872. 

1786. E.-Ross, b. Jan. 28, 1876. 

1787. Infant son, b. Nov. 28, 1878; d. Jan. 15, 1879. 

1788. George-A.« [1320] (Alexander-Dick^, Daniel*, John*, 
John^, John^) ; was born Oct. 8, 1833, in Londonderry, N. S. 
In March, 1853, he went to sea, which he followed for many 
years ; was shipwrecked on the Falkland Islands ; was a ship- 
master; then went to Monte Video, Uruguay, S. A., where he 
still res. ; was for a time in the employ of the Uruguay gov't ; he 
married, April 28, 1860, Carmelitta Garlero, a Spanish lady. 

CHILDREN. 

1789. George- A. -D., b. March 1, 1861. 

1790. Carmelitta-Margarita, b. Jan. 31, 1863. 

1791. Martha-W.6 (Shute)[1322] (Alexander-Dick Morrison^, 
Daniel*, John^, John-, John^) ; married Charles-F. Shute, of Mai- 
den, Mass., Dec. 30, 1860. He was born June 17, 1838 ; res. 
Maiden. 

CHILDREN. 

1792. Emma-Frances, b. April 13, 1863. 

1793. Charles-Sumner, b. Nov. 14, 1864. 

1794. r Georgie-Auna, b. April 24, 1867. 

1795. \ George-Henry, b. April 24, J867. 

1796. Alice-Gertrude, b. Aug. 6, 1869 ; d. Aug. 1, 1871. 

1797. Grace-Edith, b. June 4, 1871. 

1798. Ernest-Morrison, b. Dec. 30, 1872. 

1799. Jennie-Ethel, b. June 25, 1876. 

1800. Joseph-Howe« [1325] (Alexander-Dick^ Daniel*, John^, 
John'-, John^) ; was born Feb. 25, 1845 ; res. Londonderry, N. S. 
He inheirited the large farm of his father, and is interested in 
shipping; is a justice of the peace. He married, Jan. 23, 1868, 
Sarah-Jane Mahon (see No. 1404). He is an active and useful 
member of society. 

CHILDREN. 

1801. Margaret-Gertrude, b. Aug. 26, 1869. 

1802. Mary-Arabella, b. Jau. 19, 1871. 

1803. Josephine, b. June 28, 1872. 

1804. Alexander-Davidson, b. Jan. 20, 1874. 

1805. Thomas-Franklin, b. March 30, 1876. 

1806. Clara-Blanche, b. Nov. 9, 1878. 




218 CHARTER J0HN2; JOHNS; EZEKIEL^ ; SAMUEL-S.5 [1807 

1807. William-Wallace« [1472] ( Salnuel-Steele^ EzekieP, 
John^, John^, John^) ; farmer ; res. Economy, N. S. ; married 
Sarah Trenholm, of Point De Bute, Westmoreland Co., N. B. 

CHILDREN. 

1808. Alonzo-Edgar, b. Nov. 18, 1862. 

1809. Charles-Albert, b. Aug. 22, 1864. 

1810. Ivanetta, b. June 27, 1866. 

1811. Eudirella, b. April 19, 1868. 

1812. Sarah-Ann, b. Feb. 1, 1870. 

1813. Adarena, b. Aug. 15, 1871. 

1814. Lawrence-Ellsworth, b. Aug. 6, 1873. 

1815. Sabrina, b. April 13, 1875. 

1816. Deviae, b. March 25, 1877; d. Jan. 18, 1878. 

1817. Alzina, b. Dec. 4, 1878. 

1818. 01iver-0mri« [1473] (Samuel-Steele^ EzekieP, John^ 
John-, John^) ; was born Nov. 2, 1838, at Economy, N. S. ; black- 
smith. He married Isabella Robertson, of Economy, N. S., where 
he lives. She died April 18, 1875. He married, 2d, Mrs. Jane 
Campbell. 

CHILDREN. 

1819. James, b. Feb. 5, 1869. 

1820. Thompson-Smith, b. July 10, 1870. 

1821. George, b. Jan. 23, 1873. 

1822. Martha-Isabell, b. April 14, 1875. 

1823. Hirani-HoAve« [1476] (Samuel-Steele^ EzekieP, John«, 
John-, John^) ; born Dec. 23, 1843; carpenter and builder; res. 
Boston, Mass. ; married Helen-A., daughter of Joshua McLellan, 
of Economy, N. S. 

CHILDREN. 

1824. Joshua-Steele, b. April 22, 1869; d. July 17, 1870. 

1825. Emerson-Wellington, b. July 25, 1871. 

1826. Alexander-H., b. Oct. 1873. 

1827. Margaret-Jaue, b. May 19, 1875. 

1828. Florence-Augusta, b. Jan. 17, 1879. 

1829. Lucinda^ (Walker) [1504] (Hannah^ (Taggart), John 
Todd^ Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison^, John^) ; married Nelson- 
A. Walker, in Byron, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1835 ; died at Racine, Wis,, 
Oct. 14, 1876. 

CHILDREN. 

1830. Mosely-R., b. Byron, N. Y., June 7, 1836; m. Minerva Secor, at 

Racine, Wis., Dec. 19, 1867. Three children, b. Mt. Pleasant, 
Wis. : 1st, Nelson-A., b. Oct. 25, 1868. 2d, Mortimer, b. June 
25, 1872. 3d, Mabel-Emma, b. June 19, 1876. 

1831. Mary-Jane, b. Yorkville, Wis., May 13, 1838; m. D.-S. Cotton, at 

Kacine, Wis., Sept. 27, 1855. Two children, b. Mt. Pleasant, 
Wis. : 1st, Alice-Louisa, b. Nov. 20, 1859. 2d, Helen-May, b. 
May 22, 1861. She m., 2d, Milo George, May 7, 1866. 

1832. William-H., b. Racine, Wis., Jan. 19, 1841; m. Nov. 9, 1869, Rosa- 

lee-N. Secor. One child, Lucinda-Winifred, b. Chicago, 111., 
Oct. 13, 1876. 

1833. Louisa, b. Mt. Pleasant, Wis., March 2, 1843; m. James-B. Apple- 

ton, at Mt. Pleasant, March 31, 1867. Four children : 1st, 
Helen-L., b. Chicago, HI., June 7, 1868. 2d, Ernest-W., b. Chi- 



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cago, Dec. 18, 1870. 3d, Harry, b. Chicago, June 15, 1874. 4th, 
George-S., b. Osage, la., Oct. 3, 1876. 
1834. George-Nelson, b. Mt. Pleasant, Wis., Aug. 2, 1847; d. Jan. 1850. 

1835. George-M. Taggart« [1507] (Hannah^ (Taggart), John 
Todd*, Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison-^, John^) ; born at Preble, 
N. Y., Feb. 22, 1813; married Eimice-L. Fulton, at Ypsilanti, 
Mich., Oct. 16, 1837. He is a justice of the peace and "general 
claim and collecting agent"; res. Weyauwega, Wis. 

CHILDREN. 

1836. Mary-Louisa, b. Byron, N. Y., July 13, 1838; m. Nov. 21, 1861, 

Columbus Caldwell, at Weyauwega, Wis. ; she d. Jan. 6, 1867, 
at Lind, Wis. Two children: 1st, Miunie-L., b. Oct. 26, 1862. 
2d, Ida-S., b. Dec. 23, 1865. 

1837. Hannah-Eliza, b. Rochester, Wis., Aug. 22, 1840; ra. Melvin-B. 

Patchine, in Weyauwega, Wis., June 22, 1863. One child, Mel- 
vin-T., b. New London, Wis., Sept. 12, 1872. 

1838. George-W., b. Rochester, Wis., March 14, 1842. 

1839. Helen-R., b. Rochester, Wis., May 27, 1845; d. March 16, 1848. 

1840. Ida-Jane, b. Rochester, Wis., Nov. 24, 1848; m. May 11, 1868, Co- 

lumbus Caldwell, in Waupacee, Wis. Three children : 1st, Geo.- 
T., b. Waupacee, Wis., May 13, 1869. 2d, Warner-F., b. Lind, 
Wis., June 16, 1873. 3d, Otis-L., b. Lind, Wis., Feb. 5, 1876. 

1841. Robert-Fulton, b. Lind, Wis., March 16, 1851. 

1842. Elizabeth-R.« (Wells) [1508] (Hannah^ (Taggart), John 
Todd*, Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison'^, John^) ; married Daniel- 
N. Wells, at Byron, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1834 ; res. Virginia. 

CHILDREN. 

1843. Frances-Esther, b. Byron, N. Y., April 23, 1836; d. Oct. 6, 1844. 

1844. Franklin-H., b. Byron, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1838; m. Dec. 13, 1859, Sarah 

Sissons. Two children: 1st, George-R., b. Aug. 22, 1868. 2d, 
Jennie-E., b. Feb. 16, 1871. 

1845. Daniel-Newton, b. Byron, N. Y., May 5, 1841; m. Emma Sissons, 

April, 1862 ; he d. in Virginia, Aug. 25, 1877. Three children : 
1st, Franklin, b. Pembroke, N. Y., March 30, 1864. 2d, George- 
Nelson, b. Buffalo Grove, la., Aug. 22, 1866. 3d, Elizabeth, b. 
Buffalo Grove, la., Sept. 3, 1868. 

1846. Charlotte-B., b. Byron, N. Y., June 22, 1846. 

1847. Gilbert-Crawford, b. Byron, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1848; m. Sarah Jewett, 

in Iowa. Five children: 1st, Marinette, b. Iowa, April 4, 1870. 
2d, Carrie-E., b. June 29, 1871. 3d, Delia, b. May 6, 1873. 4th, 
Calvin-I., b. July 10, 1875. 5th, Daniel, b. London, Va., Jan. 
28, 1877. 

1848. Alfred, b. Nov. 4, 1851; d. Nov. 16, 1855. 

1849. Sarah-McCleUan« (James) [1509] (Hannah^ (Taggart), 
John Todd*, Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison^, John^) ; born at 
Preble, N. Y., March 30, 1817 ; married William James, at Byron, 
K Y., Aug. 28, 1838. She married, 2d, J.-C. Maxfield, at Lind, 
Wis., April 30, 1874. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN BYRON, N. Y. 

1850. Robert, b. Aug. 7, 1839. 

1851. Daniel-N., b. Sept. 16, 1842; d. Hebron, Ind. 

1852. Erasmus, b. May 14, 1846. 



220 CHARTER J0HN2 ; HANNAH3 (TODD) ; JOHN TODD^. [1853 

1853. Harriet-A.« (White) [151,3] (Hannah^ (Taggart), John 
Todd*, Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison^, John^) ; married Nathaniel- 
L. White, Sept. 22, 1852; res. Wisconsin. 

CHILDREN. 

1854. George-N., b. Williamsville, N. Y., April 10, 1853; d. Weyauwega, 

Wis., Dec. 4, 1858. 

1855. Hattie-A., b. Newstead, N. Y., March 4, 1857; m. Allen Goetschins, 

atLind, Wis., June 21, 1877. 

1856. Frances-H., b. Lind, Wis., Aug. 22, 1868. 

1857. Isaac-A. Todd« [1516] (James-B. Todd^, John Todd^ 
Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison"-, John^) ; born in Peterborough, 
N. H., Dec. 18, 1816; married, Nov. 3, 1847, Frances Dewey, of 
Byron, N. Y. She was born Oct. 26, 1825. He occupies the 
homestead in Byron, N. Y. 

CHILDREX. 

1858. Isaac-A., b. May 17, 1849; d. Feb. 13, 1855. 

1859. J.-Grandison, b. Nov. 30, 1850; m. Feb. 15, 1877, Ellen Merrill; 

she was b. June 30, 1857. 

1860. Sarah-F., b. May 1, 1852; m. March 7, 1878, Seth-C. Hall; he was 

b. Aug. 9, 1842. One child, Charles-T., b. March 2, 1879. 

1861. Ida-J., b. April 4, 1854; d. April 29, 1856. 

1862. Hattie-L., b. March 16, 1856. 

1863. John-P., b. May 25, 1857. 

1864. William-G., b. Sept. 12, 1859. 

1865. Emily-A., b. Feb. 8, 1862. 

1866. J. -Dewey, b. Dec. 2, 1863. 

1867. Rachel-D.« (Moore) [1517] (James-B. Todd^ John 
Todd*, Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison^, John^) ; born in Peter- 
borough, K. H., May 3, 1819; married Thomas-F. Moore; res. 
Adrian, Mich. He was born in Peterborough, N. H., Oct. 2, 
1819; married May 28, 1840. 

CHILDREN. 

1868. James-X., b. Sept. 3, 1844; m. Sept. 27, 1864, Delaphine Smith; 

she was b. in Adrian, Mich., April 21, 1845. One child, Maude, 
b. June 2, 1873. 

1869. Harriet-N., b. Nov. 25, 1853; m. Oct. 2, 1876, Warren-M. Beals, b. 

in Ohio, Sept. 11, 1850; farmer; res. Madison, Mich. 

1870. Samuel-A., b. Aug. 19, 1859; d. Jan. 14, 1878. 

1871. Emily-A.« (Hall) [1518] (James-B. Todd% John Todd*, 
Hannah® (Todd), John Morison^, John^) ; born in Peterborough, 
N. H., April 17, 1823; married Alfred-D. Hall, Sept. 9, 1851. 
He was born in Xew York, Jan. 6, 1824. She died Feb. 21, 1862. 
He res. Tecumseh, Mich. ; farmer, and in 1879 was a member of 
the legislature. 

CHILDREN. 

1872. Daniel-T., b. May 15, 1852; m. July 27, 1873, Dora Dorrell. Three 

children : 1st, Alfred-D., b. July 26. 1874. 2d, Clara-D., b. Aug. 
12, 1876. 3d, Oscar-S., b. April 1,1878. 

1873. Sarah-A., b. Dec. 27, 1854; m. Dec. 11, 1873, Edward-J. Stevenson, 

b. Nov. 5, 1849. One child, George, b. Oct. 23, 1876. 



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1874. Dr. Daniel Todd« [1519] (James-B. TodcP, John Todd*, 
Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison-, John^) ; born in Peterborough, 
N. H., Dec. 17, 1827; married, March 22, 1854, Jiilia-S. Welch, 
who was born Jan. 1, 1833 ; res. Adrian, Mich. 

CHILDREN. 

1875. James-Frederick, b. Adrian, Mich., Sept. 12, 1856. 

1876. Helen, b. Feb. 26, 1858. 

1877. Laura-Emily, b. May 12, 1861. 

1878. Williara-Webb, b. May 6, 1866. 

1879. Samuel Todd« [1520] (James-B. Todd^ John Todd*, 
Hannah^ (Todd), John Morison^, John^) ; farmer; born in Peter- 
borough, N. H., April 5, 1832 ; died in Madison, Mich., Jan. 4, 
1871. He married, Feb. 12, 1855, Marion-N. Douglass. She was 
born March 4, 1835, in Byron, N. Y. ; res. Adrian, Mich. 

CHILDKEN. 

1880. Ella-E., b. Feb. 26, 1856; m. William Holloway, Sept. 17, 1878; 

merchaut; res. Adrian, Mich. 

1881. Carrie-D., b. Sept. 1861. 

1882. Douglass-E., b. Oct. 24, 1863; d. March 14, 1871. 

1883. Mary-J.'^ (March) [1532] (Moses Morrison^ John*, 
Moses^ John^, John^) ; born in Bradford, N. H., May 25, 1842; 
married. May 13, 1862, Jonathan-N. March, of Acworth, N. H. 
He was son of George March, of Londonderry, N. H., who settled 
in Acworth in 1809; res. Litchfield, Minn. 

CHILDREN. 

1884. Frank-Morrisou, b. Oct. 22, 1863, St. Paul, Minn. 

1885. Nelsoa-D., b. Feb. 26, 1866, St. Paul, Minn. 

1886. George-K., b. July 26, 1868, Leeds Mills, Minn. 

1887. Charles-H., b. Oct. 20, 1870, Leeds Mills, Minn. 

1888. Mary-N., b. July 1, 1874, Litchfield, Minn. 

1889. Hannah-A.« (Reed) [1533] (Moses Morrison^ John*, 
Moses^ John"^, John^) ; married, April 15, 1869, Axel-H. Reed, of 
Hartford, Me.; res. Glencoe, Minn. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN GLENCOE, MINN. 

1890. Cora-L., b. Sept. 3, 1871. 

1891. Nellie-A., b. Nov. 26, 1873; d. in Bradford, N. H., Oct. 4, 1875. 

1892. Axel-H., b. April 12, 1876. 

1898. John-F.« [1534] (Moses^ John*, Moses^ John^ Johni) ; 
born in Bradford, N. H., Feb. 16, 1846; married Kate-W. 
Appleton, of Pittsburg, Pa., March 16, 1871 ; res. Glencoe, Minn. 

CHILD. 

1894. Frank-B., b. Glencoe, Minu., Dec. 24, 1871. 

1895. Andrew*' [1569] (SamueP, Samuel*, Moses^ John'"', 
John^) ; born in Alstead, N. H., 1835; farmer; res. Alstead, N. H. ; 
married Juliar-V., daughter of Nelson Kidder, of Alstead, N. H., 
May 15, 1861, born 1836. 



222 CHARTER J0HN2; MOSES^ ; SAMUEL*; SAMUELS. [1896 

CHILDREN. 

1896. Eliza-J., b. March 24, 1862 ; d. June 24, 1877. 

1897. Nettie-S., b. Jan. 18, 1865. 

1898. George-D.« [1570] (SamueP, SamueP, Moses^ John^, 
John^) ; born in Alstead, N. H., Sept. 23, 1838; farmer; res. 
Marlow, N. H. ; married, March 20, 1866, Lucy-Ann, daughter 
.of David Knight, of Alstead, N. H. She was born in Alstead, 
N. H., July 11, 1838. 

1899. Milan-D.6 [1571] (SamueP, SamueP, MosesS John^, 
John^) ; born in Alstead, N. H., Oct. 28, 1843; farmer; res. 
Alstead, N. H.; married, June 18, 1868, Olive-P., daughter of 
John Hosley, of Livermore, Me. She was born May 26, 1848, 
in Livermore, Me. 

CHILDREN. 

1900. Freddie-W., b. Oct. 6, 1869, Dixfield, Me. 

1901. Stella-A., b. June 11, 1873, Dixfield, Me. 

1902. Effle-M., b. Jan. 3, 1878, Alstead, N. H. 

1903. Jame8-H,« [1573] (Benjamin-F.^ SamueP, Moses^, John^, 
John^) ; born in Marlow, N. H., Aug. 10, 1840 ; res. Marlow, N. 
H. ; married, July 4, 1864, Sylvia-M., daughter of Nathan Corey, 
of Washington, N. H. She was born in Washington, N. H., Dec. 
14, 1838; died Aug. 20, 1872. He married, 2d, Mrs. Frances-M. 
(Harris) Gould, May 15, 1873. 

CHILDREN. 

1904. Frank-E., b. March 16, 1865. 

1905. Clarence-E., b. Sept. 17, 1867. 

1906. /Leslie-J., b. Jan. 6, 1869; d. Aug. 9, 1869. 
1907. \Lillie-J., b. Jan. 6, 1869; d. Aug. 2, 1869. 

1908. Lottie-A.« (Pickering) [1578] (Dexter-B. Morrison^ 
SamueP, Moses^ John^, John^) ; born in Alstead, N. H., March 
23, 1855; married, Jan. 14, 1873, John-Q. Pickering, of Gilsum, 
N. H. ; carpenter; res. Holyoke, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

1909. Ina-L., b. Alstead, N. H., Sept. 7, 1874. 

1910. Leon-Q., b. Gilsum, N. H., April 30, 1876. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

1911. George-Shattuck^ [1588] (Rev. John-Hopkins^ Nathan- 
ieP, Robert*, Thomas'^, John'-^, John^) ; graduated at Harvard Uni- 
versity, 1863, LL. B. ; Harvard Law School, 1866; civil engineer, 
1867; engaged in building Kansas City Railroad bridge, 1867-69; 
built iron viaduct 234 feet high for Erie Railway, at Portage, N. 
Y., 1875 ; has published important papers on bridges and other 
professional subjects ; holds several very important and responsi- 
ble trusts in the management of railways. As a consulting engi- 
neer, he has an office in New York ; is now (1880), as chief engi- 
neer, building a bridge across the Missouri River, at Plattsmouth, 



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for the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska ; res. 
New York. 

1912. Robert-Swain^ [1589] (Rev. John-Hopkins^ Nathan- 
ieP, Robert", Thomas^, John^, John^). Rev. Robert-S. Mor- 
ison graduated at Harvard University, 1869, and at Divinity 
School (B. D.), 1872 ; studied in Berlin and Tubingen, Germany, 
1872-73; ordained, 1874; settled in Meadville, Pa., 1874. On 
account of ill health, brought on by severe and continuous labor 
in his profession, he gave up his Meadville parish in May, 1878, 
and is now (1879) res. temporarily in Peterborough, N. H. He 
married, Feb. 21, 1877, Annie-Theresa, daughter of George-Jacob 
Abbot, formerly of Windham, N. H., and son of Rev. Jacob Abbot, 
of Windham. She was born in Washington, D. C, Aug. 15, 1846. 

CHILDREN. 

1913. Ruth, b. Meadville, Pa., Nov. 24, 1877. 

1914. George- Abbot, b. Peterborough, N. H., Aug. 5, 1879. 

1915. Samuel-Lord" [1595] (Horace^, NathanieP, Roberts 
Thomas^ John"^, John^) ; graduated at Harvard University, 
1873 ; res. New York, engaged in business ; married Nancy-Olive, 
daughter of David-W. Williams. She was born in Roxbury, 
Mass., Nov. 4, 1853 ; died Oct. 13, 1878. 

CHILDREN. 

1916. Olive-Williams, b. Sept. 24, 1876. 

1917. Horace, b. Oct. 1, 1878. 

1918. Frank^ [1601] (Nathaniel-Holmes«, NathanieP, Robert*, 
Thomas^ John-, John""); married, Oct. 10, 1865, Lucy-Ann Fisk, 
of Boston, Mass. She was born June 25, 1843; died May 25, 
1846, at Florence, Italy. He married, 2d, Leslie McGregor, 
descendant of Rev. James McGregor, first minister of London- 
derry. He studied law, and is now (1880) practising his 
profession in Boston. One child, Isabel, born Feb. 13, 1880. 

1919. Ernest-NathanieF [1603] (Nathaniel-Holmes«, Nathan- 
ieP, Robert", Thomas^ John"-, John^) ; graduated at Harvard Uni- 
versity, 1870 ; married, Oct. 31, 1871, Priscilla-Ridgely White, of 
Baltimore, Md. ; born Dec. 13, 1850. He is engaged in business 
in Baltimore. 

CHILDREN. 

1920. Nathaniel-Holmes, b. Sept. 24, 1872. 

1921. Charles-Ridgely-White, b. Jan. 21, 1874. 

1922. Sidney-Brown, b. Dec. 16, 1875. 

1923. Rebekah-Angelica, b. Dec. 11, 1877. 

1924. Robert-Brown" [1604] (Nathaniel-Holmes^ NathanieP, 
Robert", Thomas^ John'^, John^). Robert-Brown Morrison, m. d. 
(University of Maryland, 1874). He entered Harvard College in 
1869, but left in the middle of his sophomore year, and went to Ger- 
many, where he remained three years. He spent a year each at 
the universities of Gottingen and Berlin, in the study of his 
profession. Is now a practising physician in Baltimore; married, 
Nov. 27, 1878, Elizabeth-Hawkins Williams. 



224 CHARTER J0HN2; THOMAS^ ; ROBERT*; ROBERTS. [1925 

1925. Sarah-T.' (Holmes) [1617] (Josiah-S. Morison«, Robert^ 
Robert*, Thomas^, John^, John^) ; married, July 4, 1854, John- 
Dickey Holmes, of Peterborough, N. H. ; res. Alstead, N. H., 
and is engaged in the lumber and grain business, under the 
firm of Holmes & Buxton. 

CHILDREN. 

1926. James-M., b. Sept. 2, 1855; d. Nov. 10, 1856. 

1927. Frederick- A., b. April 6, 1857. 

1928. EIla-F., b. Sept. 6, 1858. 

1929. George-E., b. July 16, 1864. 

1930. William-M., b. Aug. 19, 1868; d. March 18, 1874. 

1931. Lizzie-M.'' (Buxton) [1618] (Josiah-S. Morison", Robert^ 
Robert*, Thomas^, John^ John^) ; married, Nov. 29, 1860, Melville- 
S. Buxton; res. Alstead, N. H. He was born March 23, 1836. 

CHILDREN. 

1932. Mary-Ellen, b. Nov. 4, 1864; d. July 5, 1872. 

1933. Charles-Cooke, b. May 22, 1870; d. April 11, 1875. 

1934. Kate-Elizabeth, b. Sept. 16, 1872. 

1935. Alice-E., b. Jan. 3, 1876. 

1936. George-Sumner, b. March 23, 1879. 

1937. Ellen^ (Wells) [1619] (Josiah-S. Morison«, Robert^ 
Robert*, Thomas^ John"^, John^) ; she married, Nov. 27, 1861, 
Moses-B. Wells, of Sheldon, Vt. ; res. Bellows Falls, Vt. 

CHILDREN. 

1938. Mary-C, b. Sept. 19, 1862. 

1939. Clinton-F., b. Sept. 14, 1864. 

1940. Edgar-Morrison, b. Jan. 10, 1866; d. Oct. 14, 1867. 

1941. Bernard-A., b. June 29, 1868. 

1942. Melville-R., b. Jan. 12, 1873. 

1943. Nora-Ella, b. Aug. 21, 1875. 

1944. Robert-S.^ [1621] (Josiah-S.^, Robert^ Robert*, Thomas% 
John^, John^) ; res. South Acworth, N. H. He married Sarah-A. 
Washburn, born May 1, 1844. 

CHILD. 

1945. Jessie-Ethel, b. Sept. 16, 1869. 



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CHAPTER VII. 

Second Generation. — History ov Dea. Halbert Morison, Son of 
John Morison, who died in 1736, and his Descendants. 



SECOND GENERATION. — DEA. HALBERT MORISON. 

1946. Dea. Halbert^ [4] (John^) ; was born in Ireland in 1685^ 
and died in Londonderry, N. H., June 6, 1755. He lies buried in 
that beautiful cemetery, so elevated as to overlook a large extent 
of territory, and situated near Derry East Meeting-House. This 
was the spot the first settlers of Londonderry chose for their 
" long, last rest " ; and there, in the peaceful bosom of mother- 
earth, many of them rest, in that sleep which shall be unbroken 
till the reveille call of the final morning. 

Deacon Morison evidently emigrated to this country in 1718, 
with his brothers James and John, and the early Londonderry 
settlers, though he does not appear in Londonderry till 1735. 
Many of the first emigrants, of the flock of Rev. James 
McGregor, after their arrival in Boston, went to Casco Bay, 
intending to -settle in that locality. But circumstances were not 
propitious for the success of the undertaking. They embarked 
from Boston late in the season, and the vessel on its arrival was 
frozen in for the winter, and the emigrants endured great suffer- 
ing. Not pleased with the situation, and finding no place for 
settlement which suited them, most of the emigrants re-embarked 
in the spring. They sailed along the coast, and entered the 
Merrimack River, wliich they ascended as far as Haverhill, Mass. 
The men of the expedition, leaving their families at this place, 
went and viewed the land in Nutfield, and made arrangements 
for settling there. They then returned to Haverhill for their 
families, which they took to Londonderry (then Nutfield), and 
formed the settlement, April 11, 1719, O. S. I will here state 
that the only possible connection on this side of the water 
between the Londonderry Morisons, and the Morisons who set- 
tled in Sanbornton, N. H., is at Haverhill, Mass., which is the 
point to which that branch can be traced. That branch is now a 
large and very respectable family, of the same Scotch stock, and 
its ancestors probably came at or near the same time (1718) from 
Ireland or England, and it is not improbable that some one of 
the Morison clan branched off at Haverhill, and became the 
ancestor of the Sanbornton Morisons. 



226 DEA. HALBERT MORISON. [1947 

Deacon Morison did not return from Maine with the other emi- 
grants, for the first we hear of him, he is located not far from 
Casco Bay, at a place then called " Sheep-Cott," now " Sheepscotts 
Bridge," in Lincoln Co., Me. Here he remained till Oct. 18, 
1735, when he appeared upon the scene in Londonderry, and 
bought 122 acres of land, for " 200 pounds," of John and Chris- 
tian McNeal. His name occasionally appears on the records of 
Londonderry. May 8, 1746, Halbert Morison and his wife Jean 
deeded 50 acres of this land to their son John; consideration, 
"Love, and good will, and affection." March 2, 1750, the high- 
way was laid out by his house. Jan. 27, 1755, he deeded to his 
son David Morison all his personal estate ; consideration, 
" 300 pounds, new tenor," Jan. 27, 1755, he deeded all his real 
estate to his son David ; consideration, " 500 pound bills of Pub- 
lick Credit." This farm which he owned, and on which he 
passed the closing years of his life, is situated in Derry ("Dock"), 
and is the nearest house and farm, on the northeast side, to the 
station on the Nashua & Rochester R. R., the house being situ- 
ated on the highway. It is stated that he was married three 
times. His last wife's name is reported to be Jean Steele. She 
died Oct. 19, 1753, aged 53 yrs. He died June 6, 1755, aged 70 
yrs. (not 1753, as appears on his tombstone) ; and side by side 
they rest together, in the old cemetery on the hill. 

Below is given a fac-simile of his autograph : — 



/4^^7 



Tf^^TXfcn^ 



CHILDREN, PROBABLY ALL BORN IN SHEEPSCOTT, ME. 

1947. John (1953) ; d. Loudouderry, N. H., between dates of Oct. 27, 

1753, and Jau. 30, 1754. 

1948. Jenny; m. Hopkins. (See extract of John Morison's will.) 

1949. Catrine; m. McNeal. (See extract of her brother John 

Morison's will.) 

1950. Rebecca (1955) ; m. William Archibald, about 1756; d. N. S. 

1951. Jean ; unmarried ; lived with her brother David on the old home- 

stead in Londonderry, where she d. 

1952. David (1963), b. Sheepscott, Me., 1730; d. Londonderry, N. H., 

Feb. 23, 1825, aged 95 yrs.* 

THIRD GENERATION. 

1953. John^ [1947] (Dea. Halbert^, John^). He emigrated to 
Londonderry, N. H., with his father in 1735, and was a farmer. 
He received by deed from his parents. May 8, 1746, fifty acres of 
land. " Quarter Mile Range " is now a path running on one side 

* To show the connection between the past and the present, between that 
expedition to Casco Bay and the first settlers of Londonderry, I will state 
that probably other Morisons located there with Dea. Halbert Morison, 
as there are many Morisons at the present time in the immediate vicinity 
of where he lived, and whose families have been there for several gener- 



1955] THIRD GENERATION. — JOHN MORISON. 227 

of the farm, to the farm his father occupied. The farm John 
Morison occupied is not accessible by any public highway. A 
"bridle i-oad" leads past the house. It lies back from his father's 
farm, and is the place lately occupied by Mr. Henry Taylor, of 
Derry, N. H. "Being sick and indisposed in body," he made his 
will Oct. 27, 1743, and did appoint as executor his "good friend, 
Samuel Morison, of Windham" (Lieut. Samuel Morison). The 
will was probated Jan. 30, 1754. In certain contingencies, his 
"beloved sisters, Jenny Hopkins, Catrina McNeal, Rebecca 
Morison and Jean Morison," are to receive a portion of his prop- 
erty. The real estate was sold to Fulton, Jan. 25, 1755 ; 

and the business was finally settled by Lieut. Samuel Morison, 
July 26, 1769, he charging nothing for a large part of his services, 
as appears from his papers. John Morison married Susannah . 

CHILD. 

1954. John ; passes from view in 1769. 

1955. Rebecca^ (Archibald) [1950] (Dea. Halbert^, John^) ; 
rather a romantic incident occurred in connection with her mar- 
riage. While living in Londonderry, N. H., she became acquainted 
with Capt. John Moore. This acquaintance gi'ew into a deeper 
and sti-onger attachment on his part than that of friendship. He 
wooed, won, and engaged to marry her. They were "published," 
as the law then required ; but before the arrival of that fair 
auspicious day which was to unite their destinies for life, "a 
change came o'er the spirit of her dreams." She became ac- 
quainted with James Archibald. It was evidently "foreordained'* 
that she should marry him. One bright moonlight night she 
eloped with Mr. Archibald, while her lover, Mr. Moore, was at a 
neighbor's, dkncing. The company heard the sound of swiftly 
passing steeds. It was Rebecca Morison and James Archibald, 
going to Chester to be married. They rode nearly twelve miles 
to Chester, were married by license, and returned to Londonderry 
the same night. On account of her action, her relatives were 
much chagrined, to say nothing of her lover. 

This Capt. John Moore was born May, 1723, and subsequently 
married Mary-Ann Clendennin, and became the grandfather of 
Mrs. Betsey-Moore Davis (ISTo. 2202). He was a man of ability;, 
he lived and died on the farm adjoining the "Gen. Eeid place," 
latterly known as the John-B. Taylor farm in Londonderry, now 
Derry, N. H. He cominanded a company of Londonderry men 
in the French and Indian war of 1756. 

Mr. Archibald and his romantic wife lived in the house oppo- 
site that of her father, and which stands back a number of rods 
from the highway. This was the home of the Archibalds. Here 

ations. Other Morisons of Londonderry had interest in lands there, 
Joseph and Samuel Morison, of Londonderry, conveyed land in vicinity 
of Sheepscott in 1769. John Morison, of Londonderry, conveyed land 
in Lincoln Co., Me., in 1779, to Timothy Dexter, of Newburyport, Ma'ss. 
(Lincoln and York Co. Records, Me.) 



228 DEA. HALBERT MORISON'2 ; DAYID3. [1956 

they lived till 1762, when they removed to Nova Scotia. They 
landed at Fort Belcher, in Onslow, N". S., Dec. 13, 1762, and set- 
tled in Truro, he being one of the grantees of that township. 
They lived in Truro till about 1790, when he took up a "block of 
land " in Upper Ste wiacke, and was among the first settlers there. 
They sold their property there about 1800, and he is supposed to 
have died in Truro, N. S., at that time. She remoA^ed to Ohio, 
lived with her daughters, and died there. 

CHILDREN. 

1956. Rebecca (1971), b. Londonderry, N. H., Dec. 23, 1761. 

1957. Hannah (1977), b. Truro, N. S., 1763. 

1958. Elizabeth, b. Truro, N. S. ; m. Mr. McElhenney, and rem. to U. S. 

soon after their marriage. 

1959. Jane, b. Truro ; m. Richard Sudricks ; rem. Ohio, U. S., about 1790. 

1960. Margaret, b. Truro, N. S. ; m. William Long; rem. Ohio about 1790. 

1961. Eleanor, b. Truro; m. Adam Boyd; d. Truro, May 15, 1790. 

1962. David-Morison (1989), b. Truro, N. S.* 

1963. Dea. David^ [1952] (Dea. Halbert^ John^) ; he lived on 
the homestead in Derry, N. H. ; married, Jan. 25, 1763, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas Boyes, who was a teacher in Londonderry in 
1735, and who taught the first singing school ever taught in the 
old township. She died Dec. 1, 1816, aged 77 yi's. ; he died Feb. 
23, 1825, aged 95 yrs. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LONDONDERRY, N. H. 

1964. Mary, b. May 16, 1764; d. Derry, N. H., Dec. 3, 1847, aged 83 yrs. ; 

single. 

1965. Samuel (1993), b. Sept. 21, 1766; d. Dunbarton, June 20, 1843. 

1966. Jane (2001), b. July 2, 1768; d. Derry, March 27, 1854. 

1967. John (2003), b. May 13, 1770; d. Derry, March 13, 1851. 

1968. David (2005), b. Feb. 5, 1772; d. Langdon, N. H., May 15, 1857. 

1969. Rebecca, b. Feb. 25, 1773; lived with her brother John in Derry, 

and d. July 2, 1828; single. 

1970. Elizabeth (2015), b. March 14, 1775; d. Derry, July 23, 1834. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

1971. Rebecca* (Taylor) [1956] (Kebecca^ (Archibald), Dea. 
Halbert Morison"'^, John^) ; was born in Londonderry, IS". H. (now 
Derry), Dec. 23, 1761 ; married in Truro, N. S., Feb. 6, 1738, 
Matthew Taylor, Jr., of Truro, N. S. He was born in London- 
derry, N, H., June 28, 1755, and was the son of Matthew Taylor, 
Sen., and Elizabeth (Archibald) Taylor, also of Truro, N. S.f 

* This information is from a very old lady, Mrs. Kenty, a granddaughter 
of Rebecca-Morison Archibald, and one who has seen her and remembers 
her well. Mrs. Kenty lives (1879) at Acadia Mines, Londonderry, N. S. 

t Matthew Taylor, Sen., was born in Londonderry, N. H., Oct. 30, 1727. 
His wife was sister of James Archibald, who married Rebecca Morison. 
Matthew Taylor, Sen., of Truro, was the son of Matthew Taylor and 
Janet his wife, of Londonderry, N. H. (now Derry). They came from 
the vicinity of Londonderry, Ireland, in 1722, and" settled on the farm 
now (1880) in possession of James-Calvin Taylor, of Derry, N. H. See 
Map of Londonderry, N. H. 



1998] FOURTH GENERATIOX. DAVID-MORISON ARCHIBALD. 229 

He lived on a farm in Truro, N, S., till about 1792, when he rem. 
to the United States, and settled at or near Chillicothe, O. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN TRURO, N. 8. 

1972. John- Archibald, b. Feb. 9, 1784. 

1973. James, b. Feb. 19, 1786. 

1974. Matthew, b. June 16, 1787. 

1975. David, b. Oct. 22, 1788. 

1976. Elizabeth, b. March 2, 1790. 

1977. Hannah* (Cummings) [1957] (Rebecca^ (Archibald), 
Dea. Halbert Morison-, John^) ; born in Truro, N. S., in 1763; 
married John Cummings, in 1783. He was born in the North 
of Ireland, and settled in Truro, N. S.; was an attorney-at-law. 
He died. She married, 2d, her cousin, Maj. John Archibald, 
born in Londonderry, N. H., 1747; died in N. S., 1813. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN TRURO, N. S. 

197S. John (2018), b. Jan. 13, 1784. 

1979. James ; rem. to Manchester, N. S. ; m. there, where his children 

still res. 

1980. Matthew ; enlisted in the British service, and left Truro about 1811 ; 

was killed in Canada, in the war of 1812, 

1981. David-Morison (2029), b. Feb. 14, 1798. 

1982. Daniel (2037), b. 1800. 

1983. William; rem. to New Brunswick. 

1984. Joanna; m. William Rude, of Onslow, N. S., where some of her 

children still res. 

1985. Eleanor; m. George Goodwin, of Truro, who enlisted in British 

service in 1811 or '12. 

1986. Rebecca (2044) ; d. Truro, N. S., March 5, 1861. 

1987. Rachel; m. John Kenty, of Halifax Co. ; hed. ; she now (1879) res. 

Londonderry, N. S. 

1988. Hannah ; m. Jencks, of Shubenacadie River, N. S. ; have ch. 

1989. David-Morison Archibald* [1962] (Rebecca^ (Archibald), 
Dea. Halbert Morison-, John^) ; married, in 1798, Rachel, daughter 
of James Archibald, 2d, and Margaret (Fisher) Archibald; res. 
Truro, N. S. They died when their children were young. 

CHILDREN. 

1990. Margaret, b. 1799 ; m. April 4, 1815, David Dean, of Musquodoboit, 

N. S. ; eleven children. 

1991. Ruth, b. 1801; m. Oct. 1818, Barnabas Lynde, of North River, 

N. S. ; she d. Nov. 18, 1853, leaving three sons and five daughters. 

1992. Rebecca, b. 1803; d. unmarried. 

1993. _ Samuel* [1965] (David^ Dea. Halbert^ John^) ; farmer ; 
settled in Dunbarton, N. H. ; married Isabel Spear, of Derry, 
N. H.; d. June 20, 1843, aged 76 yrs. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN DUNBARTON, N. H. 

1994. John (2057), b. June 14, 1792; d. June 5, 1866. 

1995. James (2065), b. March 16, 1794; d. Bedford, N. H., Dec. 1, 1866. 

1996. Mary, b. May 25, 1797; m. Benjamin Dowse, b. Billerica, Mass., 

Feb. 10, 1777; farmer; res. Bedford, N. H. ; she d. March 17, 
1876; hed. Oct. 18, 1876; no issue. 

1997. Ebenezer (2070), b. Jan. 4, 1799 ; d. Salisbury, N. H., April 16, 1878. 

1998. David (2076) ; res. Quiucy, Mass. 



230 DEA. HALBERT2 ; DAVID3 ; JOHN*. [1999 

1999. Joseph-Mills (2085), b. Nov. 23, 1804; d. Rockville, Ct., March 7, 

1862. 

2000. Samuel (2091) ; d. June 14, 1849, Dunbarton, N. H. 

2001. Jane* (Moore) [1966] (David Morison^ Dea. Halbert^ 
John^) ; married, June, 1807, Dea. James, son of Capt. John 
Moore, of Derry, N. H. He lived near the farm owned by 
General Reid, of Revolutionary fame, in Derry ; was a farmer. 
He died in Derry, March 6, 1817, aged 46 yrs. ; she died March 
27, 1854, aged 85 yrs. 

CHILD. 

2002. Betsey (2098), b. June 29, 1809. 

2003. John* [1967] (David^ Dea. Halbert^, John^) ; lived on 
the farm in Derry, N. H., his grandfather bought in 1735. It 
was he who erected the tombstones to the memory of his father 
and grandfather, Dea. Halbert Morison, about 1830. Late in life 
he married Sarah, daughter of William Davidson, of Derry, N. H. 
He was respected by all ; he died March 13, 1851, aged 85 yrs. ; 
she died Feb. 8, 1873, aged 69 yrs. Soon after his death, the 
farm passed out of the possession of the Morrisons. 

CHILD. 

2004. Halbert; d. Jan. 10, 1831, aged 2 yrs. 7 mos. 

2005. David* [1968] (David^ Dea. Halbert'-, John^) ; he settled 
in Langdon, N". H. ; farmer ; married Hannah Moore, born June 
9, 1779; she died Jan. 19, 1814, aged 34 yrs., leaving six children. 
He married, 2d, Olive Liscomb, of Acworth, N. H., born Sept. 
19, 1792, and who still (1879) lives with her daughter, in Lang- 
don, N. H. He died May 15, 1857, aged 85 yrs. 3 mos. 

CHILDREN. 

2006. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1803; d. March 22, 1812. 

2007. Anna, b. July 31, 1805 ; m. Joseph Finley, March, 1833, and settled 

in Acworth ; she d. April 20, 1836. Two children : 1st, Eliza- 
beth, b. 1834; d. about 1858. 2d, Aunie-J.-W., b. 1836; d. 1836. 

2008. John-M., b. July 23, 1807; d. Dec. 12, 1812. 

2009. David (2103), b. April 12, 1809; res. Keeue, N. H. 

2010. "William-M. (2111), b. June 18, 1811; res. Danvers, Mass. 

2011. Hannah, b. July 13, 1813; d. April 10, 1815. 

2012. Philanda, b. April 12, 1820; d. Sept. 3, 1824. 

2013. Mary-E. (2112), b. Jan. 11, 1824. 

2014. Rebecca, b. Dec. 11, 1826; m. March 13, 1851, William, son of 

Daniel Nourse, of Acworth, N. H. ; settled in Newport, N. H. ; 
woolen manufacturer; she d. Nov. 11, 1853. One child, Wil- 
liam-M., b. Dec. 1852; d. May, 1853. 

2015. Elizabeth* (Wilson) [1970] (David Morison^, Dea. 
Halbert'^, John^) ; married, July 4, 1811, James Wilson ; res. 
Derry, N. H. She died July 23, 1834, aged 59 yrs. He died in 
Derry. 

CHILDKEN. 

2016. Sarah-I. ; d. 2017. Betsey-M. ; d. 



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FIFTH GENERATION. 

2018. John Cummings^ [1978] (Hannah*' (Cummings), Rebecca^ 
(Archibald), Dea. Halbert Morison'^ John^) ; res. Truro, N. S. ; 
married, 1807, Letitia, daughter of Alexander and Alice (Hunter) 
Barnhill. He died Oct. 30, 1862, aged 78 yrs. She died Feb. 
17, 1854, aged 65 yrs. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN TRURO, N. S. 

2019. Robert-H.-B., b. July 7, 1808; m. Sarah-A. Perkins, 1845; mason; 

Truro ; three children. 

2020. John (211G), b. Feb. 14, 1810. 

2021. James, b. Dec. 13, 1811; d. Dec. 27, 1811. 

2022. Hannah, b. April 7, 1813; m. 1835, William Bass, of Pictou, N. S. ; 

blacksmith; res. Stellartou, Pictou Co., N. S. ; ten children. 

2023. Jonathan, b. May 15, 1815; teacher; res. Truro. 

2024. Rebecca-Morrison, b. July 4, 1817; res. Boston, Mass.; m., 1st, 

Dempster; he d. ; m., 2d, Miles; is now a widow; no 

children. 

2025. Alexander-M., b. Oct. 18, 1819; m. Agnes Hazelton, of Concord, 

N. H. ; mason; res. Londonderry, N. S. ; no issue. 

2026. William-Smith, b. .Jan. 21, 1822; rem. Texas, U. S. 

2027. Daniel, b. April 30, 1824; d. young. 

2028. Ezra-W., b. June 22, 1825; salesman in establishment of Leopold 

Morse & Co., Boston, Mass. ; ra. 

2029. David-Morrison Cummings^ [1981](Hannah^ (Cummings), 
Rebecca^ (Archibald), Dea. Halbert Morison-, John^) ; was born 
in Truro, N. S., Feb. 14, 1798 ; mason ; settled in Londonderry, 
N". S. ; married, Jan. 1825, Elizabeth Little, who was born in 
Scotland, April 8, 1804. She died in Londonderry, N. S., Feb. 
17, 1875, aged 70 yrs. He died in same place, Sept. 21, 1870, 
aged 72 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2030. Eli, b. Dec. 1825; m. ; res. U. S. 

2031. Mary-Ann, b. Sept. 8, 1827; m. ; res. U. S. 

2032. rRobert-L., b. June 18, 1829 ; m. 1867, Catharine Marsh, of Economy, 
J. N. S. ; mason ; lives on the homestead in Londonderry, N. S. 

2033. [james-L., b. June 18, 1829; single; res. Londonderry, N. S. 

2034. Casilday, b. Feb. 1831; m. Johu-W. Chisholm; res. Londonderry. 

2035. Joscph-C, b. Aug. 22, 18.39; rem. to California. 

2036. Margaret-Jane, b. Jan. 4, 1846; m. Burton McCully; res. London- 

derry, N. S. 

2037. Daniel Cummings^ [1982] (Hannah* (Cummings), Re- 
becca^ (Archibald), Dea. Halbert Morison^, John^) ; mason ; 
married Mrs. Margaret McElhenney, of Londonderry, N". S. ; 
settled in Londonderry, N. S. ; then removed to Onslow, N. S., 
and became a farmer. He died 1879, aged 79 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2038. John, b. Londonderry, N. S., 1826; blacksmith; res. Pictou Co., 

N. S. 

2039. Joanna, b. Londonderry, 1828; m. ; res. Cumberland Co., N. S. 

2040. William, b. Londonderry, 1830; m. 1849, Almira Blair, of Onslow, 

N. S. ; she d. 1877; m., 2d, S.-L. Waddle, of Truro, in 1879; 
res. Truro ; does the most extensive business in dry goods of 
any firm in the county; firm-name, " W. Cummings & Son." 

16 



232 DEA. HALBERT2; DAVID3 ; SAMUEL*; JOHNS. [2041 

2041. Eliza, b. Loiidouflerry, N. S., 1833: m. ; res. Boston, Mass. 

2042. Alfred, b. 1836; d. young. 

2043. Noble, b. 1838, Londonderry; farmer; res. Onslow, N. S. 

2044. Rebecca^ (Archibald) [1986] (Hannah* (Cummings), 
Rebecca-^ (Archibald), Dea. Halbert Morison"^, John^) ; she mar- 
ried, July 11, 1811, Matthew-J. Archibald, who was born in 
Truro, N. S., Feb. 9, 1788. He owned a farm and mills in Truro, 
where he lived. He died July 7, 1855 ; she died March 5, 1861. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN TRURO, N. S. 

2045. Margaret, b. Nov. 3, 1811; m. Edward Lynde, of Onslow, N. S. ; 

twelve children ; d. Dec. 13, 1855. 

2046. Rachel, b. Nov. 23, 1812; m. E. Staples, of Onslow, N. S. ; 7 ch. 

2047. Susannah, b. May 11, 1814; m. .Jacob Miller, of Newport, N. S. 

2048. Hannah, b. Nov. 28, 1815; m. John Miller; res. Newport, N. S. 

2049. Sarah, b. April 22. 1817; m. W.-L. Miller, of Newport, N. S. 

2050. Rebecca, b. Aug 10, 1818; d. Nov. 15, 1819. 

2051. Rebecca, 2d, b. Feb. 27, 1820: rem. to New Zealand. 

2052. Ruth, b. Aug. 10, 1821; m. George Cole, of England, in 1856; he 

d. : she m., 2d, John Dickson ; two children. 

2053. George-Washington, b. Jan. 2, 1823; m. : res. U. S. : d. Oct. 1869. 

2054. John, b. Aug. 10, 1824 ; m. : d. Aug. 1866. 

2055. Eleanor, b. March 20, 1826: d. Aug. 18, 1826. 

2056. Eleanor, 2d, b. July 3, 1827: m. G.-W. Hamlin; d. Feb. 10, 1870. 

2057. John^ [1994] (Samuel*, David^, Dea. Halbert^ John^) ; 
was born in Dunbarton, N. H., June 14, 1792. In early life, he 
res. in Sanbornton, X. H., and went from that town, in a volun- 
teer company, to Portsmouth, X. H., in the Avar of 1812. He 
married Hannah-Perkins Hunt, of Sanboi'nton, jS^. H., born Jan. 
1, 1797, and died in Concord, X. H., March 31, 1860. His two 
eldest children were born at Sanbornton, the rest at Dunbarton, 
where he lived a short time, removing thence to Concord, N. H., 
about 1831. He died in Concord, June 5, 1866; farmer. 

CHILDREN. 

2058. Josiah-Sanborn, b. Oct. 2, 1816; went west in early life; present 

res. unknown. 

2059. Isabella-Spear, b. Dec. 3, 1818 ; d. in infancy. 
2000. Isabella-Spear, 2d (2118), b. Dec. 5, 1820. 

2061. Peter-Jenkins (2130), b. Feb. 28, 1823. 

2062. Stephen-Paige, b. Aug. 27, 1825 ; d. Jan. 13, 1837. 

2063. Mary-Ann (2135), b. Nov. 27, 1827. 

2064. Edward (2138), b. Dec. 7, 1829. 

2065. James^ [1995] (Samuel*, David^ Dea. Halbert-, John^) ; 
was born Dunbarton, N. H., March 16, 1794; married Hannah 
Perley, of Dunbarton; she was born Oct. 12, 1796; farmer; res, 
Bedford, N. H. ; represented his town in the legislature in 1852. 
He died in Bedford, Dec. 1, 1866; she died in Bedford, Oct. 10, 
1877. 

CHILDREN. 

2066. Jeremiah-Hardv (2142). b. Dunbarton, N. H., Sept. 15, 1822. 

2067. Eliza-Ann (2146). b. Bedford, N. H.. March 2, 1824. 

2068. David, b. Bedford, Jan. 6, 1826: d. JBedford, Oct. 12, 1849. 

2069. Samuel-Edwin, b. Bedford, N. H., Sept. 2. 1829; farmer; m. Dec. 



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24, 1857, Mary-Elizabeth Parker, of Merrimack, N. 11. ; she was 
b. Feb. 4, 1836; d. Bedford, June 18, 1863; Mr. Morrison lives 
on the homestead in Bedford, and has served his town as select- 
man several years ; no childi'eu. 

2070. Ebenezer-S.^ [1997] (Samuel*, David^ Dea. Halberf^, 
John^) ; born iu Dunbarton, N. H., Jan. 4, 1799; married, Sept. 
24, 1823, Melinda French, of Hopkinton, N. H., born June 1, 
1800; res. Hopkinton till 1841, when he rem. to Salisbury, N. H., 
which ever after was his home ; was a school-teacher in Hopkinton 
and vicinity for over thirty years ; was also a farmer. He died 
in Salisbury, N. H., April 16, 1878; his widow still lives (1879) 
in Salisbury. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HOPKINTON, N. H. 

2071. William-H. (2148), b. May 23, 1825. 

2072. Sarah-S. (2153), b. Aug. 30, 1826. 

2073. Mary-M. (2156), b. Sept. 18, 1828. 

2074. James-H. (2157), b. Sept. 8, 1831. 

2075. Daniel-P., b. Dec. 21, 1836; d. Salisbury, N. H., Nov. 18, 1868; 

enlisted iu the Mass. 6th Regt. for three months, at commence- 
ment of the war. In Aug. 1862 he re-eulisted in 7th Regt. N. 
H. Vols., and served three years, running the gauntlet of war 
successfully, escaping without a wound. In the perils of war, 
he was safe; in the pursuits of peace, he lost his life. He was 
crushed between two cars, and died from the injuries received. 

2076. David^ [1998] (SamueP, David^ Dea. Halbert-, John^) ; 
was a stone-cutter ; res. Quincy, Mass., the last forty years of his 
life. He married Abigail, daughter of Philip Stevens, of Pem- 
broke, K. H. Mr. Morrison died Sept. 14, 1860, aged 68 yrs, 4 
mos. ; she died Feb. 21, 1872, aged 62 yrs. 8 mos. 

CHILDREN. 

2077. Ebeuczer; d. in infancy. 

2078. Samuel ; d. in infancy. 

2079. Infant son ; d. in infancy. 

2080. Abby-Simpsou (2158), b. Nov. 1829. 

2081. Mary-Elizabeth (2162), b. July 3, 1836. 

2082. Eliza-Jane (2166), b. Nov. 5. 1838. 

2083. Sylvander, b. July 30, 1844. 

2084. Sarah-Louise, b. Feb. 16, 1848 ; d. June, 1852. 

2085. Joseph-Mills^ [1999] (SamueP, David^ Dea. Halbert^ 
John^) ; born Nov. 28, 1804, in Dunbarton, N. H. In early life 
he leai'ned the cooper's trade; was employed as guard at Concord 
(N. H.) state-prison ; went from Concord with the warden, Mr. 
Pillsbury, to Wethersfield, Ct., and had charge of the nail-shop in 
the prison for four years ; then moved to Longmeadow, Mass., 
and went into business, running grist and saw mills, besides a 
large brick-yard. In a few years he met with heavy losses. Had 
charge of lumber-yard at Cabotville (now Chicopee), Mass., for 
five years ; res. Holyoke, Mass., and w^as selectman for two years. 
In 1853 removed to Ellington, Ct., and was a farmer; in 1856 
became a resident of Rockville, Ct., where he spent the rest of his 
days. He died there, March 7, 1862, and is buried at Long- 
meadow, Mass. He married Hannah-W. Wilson, of Salem, Mass., 



234 DEA. HALBEKT2; DAVID3 ; DAVID*; DAVIDS. [2086 

born in Salem in 1812; died at Longmeadow, Mass., April 21, 
1847. Had four children. He married, 2d, Jane-E. McKinney, 
of Ellington, who died in Ellington May 19, 1863, aged 46 yre. 

CHILDREN. 

2086. John-C. (2169), b. Longmeadow, Mass., Sept. 28, 1830. 

2087. Hannah-June (2175), b. Longmeadow, May 23, 1835. 

2088. Joseph-E. (2178), b. Longmeadow, March 26, 1838. 

2089. Jaraes-K.-Polk (2182), b. Longmeadow, Dec. 8, 1846. 

2090. Sarah-Louise, b. Ellington, Ct., April 18, 1853 ; res. Willington, Ct. ; 

she m. Charles-H. Rider, of Willington, in 1872. 

2091. SamueP [2000] (Samuel*, David^ Dea. Halbert^, John^) ; 
farmer ; lived in Bedford, N. H. He married Eliza Perley, of 
Dunbarton ; she died Oct. 11, 1847 ; he died June, 1849, in Bed- 
ford, N. H. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN BEDFORD, N. H. 

2092. Josiah-H. (2188), b. Jan. 18, 1833. 

2093. Perley-Huniphrey ; m. ; res. New York City. 

2094. Elbridge-G. ; res. Amesbury (Mills), Mass. ; served nearly two yrs. 

in the 13th N. Y. Vols, during the rebellion. 

2095. Samuel-H. , b. 1841 ; was a member of Co. E, 13th Regt. N. Y. Vols. ; 

was killed at battle of Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862, aged 21 yrs. 

2096. Mary-Eliza (2191), b. Jan. 29. 1844. 

2097. Hannah-Frances, b. Sept. 28, 1847; d. Nov. 1, 1849. 

2098. Betsey^ (Davis) [2002] (Jane* (Moore), David Morison^ 
Dea. Halbert"^ John^) ; married, Dec. 24, 1835, by Rev. E.-L. 
Parker, of Derry, N. H., to Daniel-P. Davis, of Atkinson, N. H. ; 
he was born Aug. 1, 1802 ; farmer ; moved to Dunbarton, N. H., 
in 1853 ; sold his farm on account of ill health in 1871 ; died 
Aug. 14, 1873 ; she res. (1880) in Goffstown, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

2099. Mary-Jane, b. Nov. 20, 1836; m. April 30, 1857, Augustus Wood- 

bury, of Dunbarton, N. H., b. Oct. 9, 1832. Two children : 1st, 
Alice-J., b. Sept. 26, 1865. 2d, Mary-Ella, b. Aug. 26, 1872. 

2100. Abel-M., b. Feb. 14, 1838; ftirmer; res. Goffstown, N. H. ; m. Feb. 

10, 1870, Ella Wiggins, of Middlesex, Vt. Two children : 1st, 
Freddie-Rufus, b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 16, 1871. 2d, Charles- 
Abel, b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 2, 1872. 

2101. Ellen-P., b. Dec. 22, 1840; d. June 28, 1863. 

2102. Daniel-L, b. April 10, 1842; m. Nov. 14, 1872, Fannie Hurd, of 

Barnstead, Can. ; was with his brother in moulding mills in 
Boston for ten years ; is now a farmer ; res. Goffstown, N. H. 
One child, Lizzie-Estella, b. May 10, 1876. 

2103. David^ [2009] (David*, David^, Dea. Halbert^, John^) ; 
was born April 13, 1809, in Langdon, N. H. ; married, Dec. 17, 
1833, Betsey, daughter of Joseph Wilson, of Ac worth, where 
she was born March 22, 1813 ; he res. in Keene, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

2104. Licetta-W., b. Dec. 12, 1834; m. May 22, 1862, Orland-K. Spauld- 

ing, of Sullivan, N. H., d. March, 1865. One child, Julia-A.- 
A., b. April 18, 1863. 

2105. Oscar-F., b. May 22, 1837; m. Sally Frink, of Taylorville, 111. 



2119] FIFTH GENERATION. — WILLIAM-M. MORRISON. 235 

Two children : 1st, Mary-Erailie, b. April 21, 1868. 2d, Lorette- 
Frink, b. Nov. 27, 1870. 

2106. Julia-A., b. Sept. 1, 1844; m. June 29, 1879, T.-F. Sexton, of Tay- 

lorville. 111. 

2107. Lorette-A., b. June 7, 1846; m. Jan. 9, 1877, Dr. W. Geddes, of 

Keene, N. H. 

2108. Joseph-G.-W., b. Sept. 23, 1848. 

2109. Lucy- J., b. June 23, 1852. 

2110. Sarah-J., b. March 2, 1855. 

2111. William-M.5 [2010] (David^ David^ Dea. Halberf^, 
Jolin^) ; was born June 18, 1811, in Langdon, N. H. ; married, 
Dec. 26, 1839, Nancy-M. Stevens, of Alstead, N. H. ; she was 
born April 18, 1815. He settled in Boston, Mass., and was pro- 
prietor of a restaurant for many years ; sold his business in 1878, 
and has since res. in Danvers Centre, Mass. 

2112. Mary-E.5 (Currier) [2013] (David MorisonS David^ Dea. 
Halbert", John^) ; was born in Langdon, N. H., Jan. 11, 1824; 
married, 1st, William-Wai-ner Wallace, of Acworth, N. H., April 

29, 1845 ; he was born Jan. 29, 1818. He spent a few years in 
New York City, and then located in Northfield, O, ; merchant. 
He died July 3, 1850, leaving two children. She married, 2d, 
May 7, 1863, John Currier, born Jan. 25, 1808 ; res. Langdon, X. 
H. He is a prosperous farmer and influential citizen ; has filled 
several town offices, and has represented his town in the legisla- 
ture. He enlisted in the 6th Regt. N. H. Vols, in 1861, and 
served over a year as fife-major. 

CHILDREN. 

2113. Henry-Halbert Wallace, b. Aug. 5, 1846 ; farmer; res. Topeka, Kan. 

2114. Emma-W. Wallace, b. Sept. 11, 1850; teacher in public schools of 

Tapeka, Kan. 

2115. Johu-M., b. Jan. 30, 1864. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

2116. John Cummings* [2020] (John Cummings^ Hannah* 
(Cummings), Rebecca" (Archibald), Dea. Halbert Morison^, John^); 
was born in Truro, N. S., Feb. 14, 1810; married Elizabeth 
Church, of Londonderry, N. S., Jan. 10, 1834; she was born Dec. 

30, 1813. He settled in Londonderry, N. S., in early life, and 
was an active, honorable, and successful merchant. He died July 
6, 1872. 

CHILD. 

2117. Charles-N. (2196), b. Londonderry, N. S., Oct. 14, 1834; res Lon- 
donderry. 

2118. Isabella-Spear« (Bruce) [2060] (John Morrison^ SamueP, 
David", Dea. Halberf^, John^) ; married George-W. Bruce, March 

31, 1840; he was a carriage-smith; res. Boston, Mass. He died 
Aug. 8, 1876. 

CHILDREN. 

2119. George-Francis, b, Jan. 21, 1841; painter; res. Cambridge, Mass.; 
m., 1st, Lucy-A. Smith, July 8, 1860, b. Oct. 26, 1840; she d. 
Nov. 5, 1865; m., 2d, May 25, 1868, Fannie- A. Wilson. Two 



236 DEA. HALBERT2; DAVIDS; SAMUEL^ ; JOHNS, [2120 

children: 1st, Isabella-L., b. April 11, 1861. 2d, Gertrude-E., 
b. Marcla 17, 1873. 

2120. Henry-Elijah, b. Feb. 13, 1843 ; d. June 26, 1864. 

2121. Susan-Maria, b. July 3, 1845; m. Nov. 14, 1866, Alfred-H. Colburu, 

b. Sept. 17, 1844: res. Boston, Mass. Four children : 1st, 
Mary-Alice, b. Feb. 8, 1868. 2d, William- Alfred, b. Dec; 12, 
1869; d. July 20, 1875. 3d, Carrie-Read, b. April 23, 1873. 4th, 
Ida-Isabella, b. Oct. 12, 1876. 

2122. Samuel-C.,b. Dec. 6, 1847; m. March 2, 1870, Olive-W. Smith, b. 

May 7, 1849; res. Dedham, Mass. 

2123. Isabella-McClelland, b. Feb. 14, 1850; d. May 25, 1851. 

2124. Mary-Louise, b. Jan. 25, 1852; d. April 11, 1852. 

2125. Edward, b. March 14, 1853 ; spring-maker ; res. Chicago, 111. 

2126. Martha, b. Sept. 6, 1855; res. Boston, Mass. 

2127. Charles-Frederic, b. Dec. 4, 1857; salesman, Boston, Mass. 

2128. Elizabeth, b. April 16, 18G1 ; res. Boston. 

2129. Robert-Andrews, b. Nov. 4, 1864; res. Boston. 

2130. Peter-Jenkins« [2061] (John^ SamueP, David^, Dea. 
Halbert", John^) ; was born Feb. 28, 1823; married, in Boston, 
Mass., 1843, Hannah Hollis, born in Danville, Me., Nov. 12, 1816, 
and died in Saugus, Mass., May 2, 1874. He was a carriage- 
smith, and lived in Boston, then Saugus, then Concord, N. H., 
where he enlisted in a N. H. Eegt., and was killed Oct. 8, 1864, 
while on picket duty, at Pittsburg Landing, Miss. 

CHILDREN. 

2131. William-Henry, b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1843; enlisted in his 

country's service, and was killed at battle of Cedar Mountain, 
Aug. 9, 1>^62. 

2132. Lelia-M., b. Revere, Mass.. July 29, 1850; she m. Feb. 22, 1872, 

William-A. Trefethen, who was b. in Charlestown, Mass., Oct. 
14, 1846; ftirmer; res. East Saugus, Mass. One child, Ed- 
ward-A., b. Dec. 26, 1872. 

2133. Lizzie-S., b. Concord, N. H., Feb. 3, 1853; m. June 3, 1873, at 

East Saugus, Mass., Horace-E. Goss, who was b. in Lynn, Mass., 
July 21, 1850; fanner; res. Lynn. Two children : 1st, Charles- 
E., b. Lynn, Aug. 13, 1874. 2d, Horace-J., b. Lynn, May 29, 
1867. 

2134. Annie-A., b. Concord, N. H., Nov. 3, 1854; m., at East Saugus, 

Mass., Sept. 12, 1877, Horace-M. Oliver, b. E. Saugus, Sept. 22, 
1851; res. Saugus. One child, Harvey-R., b. June 14, 1878. 

2135. Mary-Ann« (Willis) [2063] (John Mo^rison^ Samuel*, 
David^ Dea. Halbert^ John^) ; she was born Nov. 27, 1827 ; mar- 
ried, Nov. 8, 1852, Joshua-C. Willis, born in Winchester, N. H., 
Nov. 8, 1824. He res. in Boston, Mass., and is connected with 
the firm of Watts & Willis, commission merchants, Boston, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2136. Charles-Orsmer, b. April 29, 1855; book-keeper; Boston. 

2137. Lizzie- Augusta, b. May 28, 1857. 

2138. Edward" [2064] (John^ SamueP, David^, Dea. Halbert^ 
John^); born Dec. 7, 1829; married, Sept. 7, 1851, Marietta 
McCrillis, of Epsom, N. H. ; she was born Sept. 10, 1830 ; he 
was a gardener, and lived in Concord, N. H. He enlisted in the 



2153] SIXTH GENERATION. — JEEEMIAH-H. MORRISON. 237 

7th Regt. X. H. Vols., and died Dec. 10, 1862, from disease con- 
tracted in the army. 

CHILDREN. 

2139. Adaline-D., b. June 1, 1852; m. Feb. 22, 1873, Edwin-F. Plummer, 

b. Oct. 4, 1847; res. Concord, N. H. One child, Arthur-E., b. 
Feb. 2, 1875. 

2140. Mary-E., b. Aug. 15, 1853. 

2141. Annie-B., b. April 10, 1856; m. Dec. 27, 1873, Charles Leavy, b. 

Feb. 26, 1853; tanner; res. Concord, N. H. Two children: 
1st, Willie-E., b. April 14, 1875. 2d, Charles-H., b. Nov. 17, 
187G. 

2142. Jeremiah-H.« [2066] (James^, SamueP, David^, Dea. Hal- 
berf-, John^) ; was born in Dunbarton, N. H., Sept. 15, 1822; 
married in Rnmney, N". H., Xov. 27, 1851, Rebecca^A. Hough, of 
Hanover, N. H. ; settled in Nashua, and was employed for a time 
in the cotton mills of that city. Has served as alderman in city 
government, and is now in the wood and coal business in Nashua, 

CHILDREN. 

2143. Fannie-Adella, b. June 22, 1856; teacher iu public schools of 

Nashua, N. H. 

2144. Marv-Abbie. b. Nov. 11, 1858. 

2145. Hattie-Ann-Eliza, b. Nov. 28, 1860 ; d. March 3, 1866. 

2146. Eliza. Ann« (Stevens) [2067] (James Mor^ison^ Samuel*, 
David^, Dea. Halbert^, John^) ; was a teacher for ten years ; she 
married, Jan. 23, 1851, Dr. William-B. Stevens, born Bedford, N. 
H., Jan. 27, 1820. In 1853 he i-eceived his diploma from Dart- 
mouth College, and was elected a member of N. H. Medical So- 
ciety in 1854. He Avas professionally connected with the asylum 
for the insatie, in Concord, N. H., for several years. He relin- 
quished this position in 1855, and practised medicine in Bedford, 
till his death, Feb. 18, 1861. His family res. (1880) in Bedford. 

CHILD. 

2147. Eunice, b. Bedford, Nov. 5, 1856. 

2148. William-H.« [2071] (Ebenezer^, SamueP, David^ Dea. 
Halbert^, John^) ; was born May 25, 1824, at Hopkinton, N. H. ; 
married, in Boston, Mass., Emeline-A. Osgood, Nov. 24, 1854; 
res. in Boston till 1870, when he removed to Kankakee, Kankakee 
Co., 111. ; farmer. 

CHLLDREX, BORN IN BOSTON. 

2149. William-H., b. Dec. 23, 1857. 

2150. Hattie, b. Dec. 5, 1859; d. Nov. 1, 1860. 

2151. Elmer-E., b. July 12, 1861. 

2152. Henrietta, b. Feb 14, 1863 ; d. July 22, 1863. 

2153. Sarah-S.'' (Danforth) [2072] (Ebenezer Morrison^, 
SamueP, David^ Dea. Halbert"-, John^) ; married, Feb. 4, 1849, in 
Salisbury, N. H., Charles-B. Danforth, a native of Dunbarton, N. 
H.; they res. in Hopkinton, N. H. He was in Co. D, 7th Regt. 
N. H. Vols., during the rebellion ; was wounded and taken pris- 



238 DEA. HALBERT2 ; DAVID-^ ; SAMUEL* ; JOSEPH-MILLSS. [2154 

oner at the battle of Olustee, Fla., Feb. 21, 1861; was in rebel 
prisons fourteen months, and for a while was in the starvation 
pen at Anderson ville. In 1865 they went West, and are now on 
a farm in Chebanse, 111. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HOPKINTON, N. H. 

2154. Charles-C, b, Juue 13, 1850; res. Chebanse, 111. 

2155. Lillian-M., b. May 4, 1861; res. Chebanse. 

2156. Mary-M.« (Cushman) [2073] (Ebenezer Morrison^, 
SamueP, David^, Dea. Halbert-, John^) ; married, in Hopkinton, 
N. H,, in April, 1861, Ezekiel Cushman, of Boston, now of Taun- 
ton, Mass. 

2157. James-H.'^ [2071] (Ebenezer^ SamueP, David^, Dea. 
Halbert", John^) ; married in Boston, in 1861, to Louisa Edmunds ; 
was in the employ of the Northern R. E. Co. Farmer, and lives 
in Andover, X. H. 

2158. Abby-S.« (Leonard) [2080] (David Morrison^ SamueP, 
David-^, Dea. Halbert^, John^) ; married George-Q. Leonard, in 
1817 ; he died April 15, 1879. 

CHILDREN. 

2159. Abby-Frances, b. Oct. 18, 1850; rl. 1852. 

2160. Sarah-Louisa, b. Sept. 29, 1852; d. 1852. 

2161. Alice- Ardelle. b. May 25, 1854, at St. Catherine, Can. ; m. Dec. .SO, 

1871, DeForrest Rutman. One child, George-Warner, b. May 
15, 1873. 

2162. Mary-Elizabeth" (Smith) [2081] (David Morrison'^, 
Samuel"*, David^, Dea. Halbert"^, John^) ; married AVellington 
Smith, of Littleton, N. H., born Xov. 17, 1831 ; stone-cutter; res. 
Quincy, Mass. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN QUINCT, MASS. 

2163. Jennie, b. April 25, 1859. 

2164. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1862. 

2165. Lizzie, b. Jan. 9, 1868. 

2166. Eliza-Jane« (Gage) [2082] (David Morrison^ SamueP, 
David^ Dea. Halbert^, John^) ; married David-K. Gage, of Frank- 
lin, N. H., Oct. 11, 1861. Blacksmith ; res. Quincy, Mass. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN QUINCY, MASS. 

2167. Lizzie, b. Aug. 23, 1862; d. 1863. 

2168. Joseph-Libby, b. July 26, 1864. 

2169. John-C.« [2086] (Joseph-Mills^, SamueP, David^, Dea. 
Halbert^, John^) ; was born at Longmeadow, Mass., Sept. 28, 
1830 ; car-builder ; married Elvira-S. Alexander, ]^ov. 30, 1851 ; 
she was born in Bow, X. H., Dec. 22, 1830. He died March 3, 
1870, aged 39 yrs. His widow res. (1880) East Hampton, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2170. Nellie-J., b. Longmeadow, Mass., Feb. 5, 1855. 

2171. Joseph-T., b. Holyoke, Mass., Feb. 16, 1857 ; ra. Jan. 15, 1878, Olive- 

H. Prouty; res. E. Hampton, Mass. 



2191] SIXTH GENERATION. — JOSEPH-E. MORRISON. 239 

2172. Hattie-E., b. Holyoke, Mass., Jan. 1, 1859. 

2173. George-T., b. Holyoke, Mass., Feb. 6, 1862. 

2174. Mamie-T., b. East Hamptou, Mass., Feb. 16, 1866 ; d. Feb. 18, 1866. 

2175. Hannah-Jane« (Metcalf) [2087] (Josepll-Mills^ Samuel*, 
Davids Dea. Halbert-, John^) ; was born May 23, 1835, at Long- 
meadow, Mass. ; she married Andrew-J. Metcalf, of Rockville, 
Ct., Oct. 13, 1855. He was born at Tolland, Ct., March 13, 1834 ; 
farmer ; res. Rockville, Ct. 

CHILDREN. 

2176. Abial-L., b. Rockville, Ct., Sept. 20, 1858. 

2177. Joseph-Morrison, b. Rockville, Ct., Oct. 17, 1860. 

2178. Joseph-E.« [2088] (Joseph-Mills^ SamneP, David^, Dea. 
Halbert'^, John^) ; born at Longmeadow, Mass., March 26, 1838 ; 
carpenter and machinist ; had charge of Colt's blacksmith shop in 
1863; was then employed in the U. S. Arsenal in Springfield, 
Mass. ; left on account of ill health, and went to Pittsburg, Pa. ; 
is now in Aurora, 111., and is engaged in the boring of wells, 
having obtained a patent on his well ; he bores for water from 
twenty-five to two hundred and fifty feet ; married Harriet-Jane, 
daughter of Jonathan-C. Walker, of Willington, June 30, 1861 ; 
she was born in "Willington, June 15, 1833. 

CIIILDREX. 

2179. Lillia-Agnes, b. Williugtou, Aug. 14, 1862. 

2180. James-Leverett, b. Willington, April 12, 1864; d. Mouson, Mass., 

Feb. 21, 1869. 

2181. Harriet-Esther, b. Monson, Mass., Aug. 22, 1866. 

2182. James-K.-P.« [2089] (Joseph-Mills^ SamueP, David^, 
Dea. Halbert-^, John^) ; married Angle Aborn, of Rockville, Ct., 
June 3, 1868 ; tinsmith ; res. Aurora, 111. 

CHILDREN. 

2183. Joseph-L., b. Rockville, Ct., Dec. 13, 1868. 

2184. Grace-L., b. Ellington, Ct., Aug. 1861. 

2185. Lewis, b. Aurora, 111. ; d. Newport, Ark. 

2186. Infant son. 

2187. Jennie-May, b. Aurora, 111. ; d. Newport, Ark. 

2188. Josiah-H.« [2092] (SamueP, SamueP, David^, Dea. Hal- 
bert'^, John^) ; res. Portsmouth, IST. H. ; married Mary Jones, 
Dec. 25, 1871. 

CHILDREN. 

2189. Frank. 2190. Emma, b. Oct. 1873. 

2191. Mary-Eliza« (Marshall) [2096] (Samuel Morri8on^ 
SamueP, David^, Dea. Halbert"-^, John^) ; born Jan. 29, 1844; 
married. May 27, 1869, Charles-H. Marshall, and res. Manchester, 
]Sr. H. ; he was born in Dunbarton, N. H., Sept. 8, 1843 ; has been 
farmer ; served as librarian in city public library for twelve years, 
and is in trade (1880). 



240 DEA. HALBERT^ ;' REBECCAS (ARCHIBALD) ; HANNAH^. [2192 

CHILDREN. 

2192. Annie-May, b. Nov. 17, 1870. 

2193. Fred-Willis, b. Dec. U, 1872. 

2194. Hattie-Eliza, b. Aug. 7, 187.^. 

2195. Lena-Augusta, b. Jan. 25, 1877. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

2196. Charles-X." [2117] (John Cummings^ John Cummings^ 
Hannah* (Cummings), Rebecca^ (Ai'chibald), Dea. Halbert Mori- 
son-, John^) ; married, Feb. 18, 1858, Margaret-E. Dougherty, of 
Richibuctou, N. B. ; he occupies the homestead in Londonderry, 
N. S. ; merchant, farmer, ship-owner, and railroad contractor ; 
possesses h^rge business capacity, and is successfuL 

CHILDREN, BORX IN LONDONDERRY, N. S. 

2197. Lelia-M., b. Jan. 7, 1859. 

2198. John-W., b. Oct. 4, 1861: d. Aug. 24, 1865. 

2199. Abner-W., b. Sept. 4, 1869. 

2200. Elizabeth-Agnes, b. May 27, 1871. 



2205] SECOND GENERATION. — MARTHA MORISON^ (STEELE). 241 



CHAPTER VIII. 



)ECOND Generation. — History of the Descendants of Martha 
MoRisoN (Steele), Daughter of John Morison, First Gener- 
ation, who died in 173G.* 



SECOND GENERATION. — MARTHA MORISON (STEELE). 

2201. Martha'^ (Steele) [5] (John Morison^); daughter of 
John Morison, who died in Londonderry, N. H., in 1736; con- 
sequently a sister of "Charter" James Morison, progenitor of 
the Windham, N. H., Morisons; and of "Charter" John Morison, 
progenitor of the Morisons of Peterborough, N. H. She was 
born in Ireland, and was present at the "siege of Derry" when 
a child of seven or eight years of age. The events of that terrible 
siege were indelibly stamped upon her memory, and were related 
by her to her relatives.! A descendant writes: "One of the 
most vivid memories of my childhood was the thrill of excitement 
with which I used to listen to the description of the starving 
people waiting for the ships that were bringing supplies, and their 
horror when it became apparent that they might not be able to 
reach the city; this, with the final triumph, was equal to any 
romance." She married Thomas Steele, in Ireland, in 1715, 
emigrated to this country in 1718, and settled in Londonderry, 
iST. H., in 1719, where they spent their days. Their home lot is 
now embraced in the farm of Col. George-W. Lane, near the East 
Village of Derry, N. H. They were the progenitors of the Steele 
family in Peterborough, N. H. t 

He died in Londonderry, N. H., Feb. 22, 1748, in the sixty-fifth 
year of his age. She died Oct. 22, 1759. They had four sons 
and two daughters. Only the sons can be accounted for, 

children, born in LONDONDERRY, N. H. 

2202. Thomas, b. Dec. 25, 1721. 

2203. James, b. March 25, 1724; rem. to Antrim, N. H. ; d. 1818 or '19. 

2204. John ; rem. to Western N. Y. 

2205. David (2206), b. Jan. 30, 1727; m. Janet Little, in 1751. 

* This chapter is mostly rewritten from the record in Dr. Albert Smith's 
History of Peterborough, N. H. 

t Mrs. Frances Terwilliger, of Belvidere, 111. She heard this descrip- 
tion from her grandmother, who received it direct from the lips of her 
grandmother, Martha-Morison Steele. 

X Gov. John-H. Steele, of Peterborough, N. H., was of a distinct race, 
and was born in Wilmington, N. C, and was brought to Peterborough by 
Capt. Nathaniel Morison as an expert machinist. 



242 MARTHA MOKISON-! (STEELE); DAVID STEELE3. [2206 

THIRD GENERATION. 

2206. Capt. David Steele^ [2205] (Martha^ (Steele), John 
Morison^); born in Londonderry, N. H., Jan. 30, 1727; rem. to 
Peterborough, N. H., about 1763, and held several town offices. 
He was a member of the committee of safety in 1776 and '78. 
He married Janet Little, who was born in Ireland ; he died July 
19, 1809, aged 82 yrs.; she died Sej^t. 30, 1816, aged 87 yrs. 

CHILDREX. 

2207. Thomas (2215), b. Londonderry, N. H., March 5, 1754; m. Ann 

Moore ; res. Peterborough, N. H. 

2208. Jane, b. Londonderry, N. H., Sept. 1756; m. Samuel Gregg, of 

Sharon, N. H. ; d. Aug. 15, 1850, aged 94 yrs. 

2209. David (2224), b. Londonderry, N. H., 1758; m., 1st, Lucy Powers; 

2d, Sarah Gregg. 

2210. Jonathan (2228), b. Sept. 3, 1760; res. Durham, N. H. 

2211. Martha (2231), b. 1763; m. Benjamin Mitchell. 

2212. Margaret, b. Jan. 3, 1766; m. John Smith (see No. 819). 

2213. Elizabeth (2233), b. Peterborough, N. H., 1767; m. James Wilson, 

of Peterborough, N. H. 

2214. John (2236), b. 1773; res. Peterborough, N. H. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

2215. Thomas Steele^ [2207] (David Steele^, Martha^ (Steele), 
John Morison^) ; lived in Peterborough, N. H., and was one of 
the most useful men in town affairs; a man of rare judgment ; 
was selectman 18 yrs., and town clerk 19 yrs. He married Ann, 
daughter of Dea. Samuel Moore, of Peterborough; he died Nov. 
11, 1847, aged 94 yrs.; she died April 29, 1838, aged 78 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2216. Ann, b. June 5, 1786; single; d. April 29, 1858, aged 72 yrs. 

2217. Jeremiah-S. (2244), b. Feb. 29, 1788 ; m. Irene Felt, of Peterborough. 

2218. Margaret, b. April, 1790; single; d. Feb. 4, 1824. 

2219. Jonathan (2253), b. Feb. 8, 1792: d. 

2220. David (2259), b. Nov. 27, 1793; res. New Durham, N. H. 

2221. Janet, b. Nov. 27, 1795; m. Dr. John Ramsey, of Greenfield, N. H. 

2222. Samuel, b. Sept. 1, 1797; m. in Moutibello, 111. ; d. Nov. 1860, aged 

63 yrs. 

2223. Betsey, b. Aug. 6, 1799; single. 

2224. David Steele* [2209] (David Steele^ Martha^ (Steele), 
John Morison^); lived in Peterborough, X. H.; held important 
town offices, and was major-general in N. H. militia. He married, 
1st, Lucy Powers, of Hollis, 1784; she died Jan. 27, 1795. He 
married, 2d, Sarah, daughter of Maj. Samuel Gregg. She died 
Jan. 15, 1822, aged 52 yrs. He died March 19, 1836, aged 78 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2225. Stephen-Powers (2262), b. July 26, 1784; m. Jane McCoy. 

2226. David, b. Sept. 30, 1787; m. 1838, Catherine Kendall; graduated 

at Williams College, 1810; studied law, and lived at Hillsboro' 
Bridge, N. H., and was much respected; d. Dec. 10, 1866, 
aged 79 yrs. 

2227. Janet (2272) , b. May 24, 1790 : m. Samuel Swan, Peterborough, N. H. 



2243] FOURTH GENERATION. — JONATHAN STEELE. 243 

2228. Jonathan Steele" [2210] (David Steele^ Martha'-^ (Steele), 
John Morison^) ; he Avas a lawyer of much eminence ; studied his 
profession with Gen. John Sullivan ; settled in Durham, N. H., 
where he lived till his death. He was appointed judge of the 
superior court by Gov. Jeremiah Smith in 1810, and resigned in 
1812. In the latter part of his life he became interested in relig- 
ious matters, and paid liberally towards the support of religious 
societies. He married, Jan. 23, 1788, Lydia, daughter of Gen. 
John Sullivan, born March, 1763; died April 9, 1842, aged 79 
years. He died Sept. 3, 1824, aged 64 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2229. Janet, b. June U, 1791 ; d. Durham, N. H., 1870. aged 79 yrs. 

2230. Richard, b. Jan. 6, 1797; grad. Dart. Coll. 1815; M. D. 1825; a 

bright and intelligent man, but ruined by intemperance; died 
Durham, N. H., 1870, aged 73 yrs. 

2231. Martha* (Mitchell) [2211] (David Steele^ Martha'^ 
(Steele), John Morison^) ; she was an active, ambitious, and 
rather brilliant woman, with good conversational powers. She 
married Benjamin Mitchell, of Peterborough, N. H. (see No. 801). 
Ten children. (For account of Jonathan Mitchell's descendants, 
see No. 2264.) 

2232. Jonathan (see No. 2264 and No. 805). 

2233. Elizabeth" (Wilson) [2212] (David Steele^ Martha"^ 
(Steele), John Morison^) ; married James Wilson, of Keene, N. 
H. He was a distinguished lawyer, and a member of congress, 
1809-11. She died Nov. 4, 1806, when he m. Elizabeth Little. 

CHILDREN, BY FIRST WIFE. 

2234. Charlotte, b. May, 1794; d. March 26, 1796. 

2235. James, Jr., b. March 18, 1797; Gen. James Wilson was one of the 

most distinguished "stump orators" that N. H. has ever 
produced, and filled many high positions ; was a member of the 
legislature of N. H. in 1825 and '46, from Keene, and also in 
1870-71; twice a member of congress, and was amaj.-gen. in 
theN. H. militia ; now res. Keene, N. H. ; m. Mary-L. Richardson. 

2236. John Steele" [2214] (David Steele^ Martha^ (Steele), 
John Morison^) ; lived in Peterborough, N. H. ; was selectman 
seven years, and town clerk fourteen years ; was at Portsmouth, 
N. H., as colonel of a regiment in the war of 1812; was subse- 
quently a major-general in N. H. militia. He married Polly 
Wilson, who died 1819. He married, 2d, Mrs. Hepzibeth Ham- 
mond ; she died 1836. 

CHILDREN. 

2237. David (2269), b. Dec. 2, 1795. 

2238. Mary, b. July 12, 1797; m. George-W. Senter, of Peterborough. 

2239. Thomas, b. Aug. 1, 1799; d. 1804. 

2240. James, b. Dec. 22, 1802 ; d. 1804. 

2241. Jane, b. June 13, 1805; d. 1810. 

2242. Jonathan, b. Feb. 27, 1810; d. Chicopee, Mass., 1842. 

2243. Martha, b. June 13, 1812 ; m. Rev. Isaac Willey, of Pembroke, N. JH. 



244 MARTHA MORISON^ (STEELE^ ; DAVID STEELE3. [2244 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

2244. Jereniiali-S. Steele^ [2217] (Thomas Steele*, David 
Steele^ Martha- (Steele), John Morison^) ; lived in Peterborough, 
N. H.; married, April 29, 1823, Irene Felt. She died May 19, 
1868, aged 71 yrs.; he died Sept. 30, 1856, aged 68 yrs. 7 mos. 

CHILDREN. 

2245. James, b. Feb. 9, 1824; m. Mary-J. Lindsay, Nov. 7, 1854; res. 

Chester, 111. 

2246. Samuel-M., b. Nov. 17, 1825; m. Lizzie Montroy, April, 1866; res. 

Hamilton, 111. ; d. 1874, aged 49 yrs. 

2247. Margaret, b. Oct. 6, 1827; d. June 11, 1828, aged 8 mos. 

2248. Cyrus-Felt, b. May 21, 1829; m. Susan Cochran, May, 1856; res. 

Carthage, 111. 

2249. Mary-Ann, b. March 13, 1831 ; unm. : d. Feb. 5, 1858, aged 26 yrs. 

10 mos. 

2250. Charlotte-J., b. April 22, 1833: m. Harrison-A. Rice, June 18, 1868; 

res. Heuuiker, N. H. 

2251. Georse, b. Julv 11, 1836. 

2252. Charfes-E., b. July 23, 1838; m., 1st, Marj^-E. Smith, Oct. 1859, of 

Norwich, Yt. ; m., 2d, Alma Fletcher, Nov. 1870. 

2253. Jonathan Steele-^ [2219] (Thomas Steele^ David Steele^ 
Martha- (Steele), John Morison^) ; was a graduate of Williams 
College, 1811 ; became a lawyer, and located in Epsom, X. H., 
where he resided the remainder of his life. He was a modest 
man, and a lawyer of considerable ability. He and George Sulli- 
van were engaged for the plaintiff in the case in which Ezekiel 
Webster feirdead while arguing for the defendant. This occurred 
in April, 1829. Jeremiah Smith used to say, that Jonathan 
Steele's pleading was beyond any music he ever heard. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth McClary. " He died Sept. 1858, aged 56 yrs. 

CHILDREN'. 

2254. Charles. 2256. Michael-M. 

'>''55. John. 2257. Thomas. 

2258. Elizabeth. 

2259. David Steele^ [2220] (Thomas Steele^ David Steele^ 
Martha- (Steele), John Morison^) ; was educated a lawyer, and 
settled in New Durham, N. H., where he practised his profession 
till 1869, when he rem. to Dover, N. H., where he lived (1876). 
He married Lydia Burnham. 

CHILDREN. 

2260. Thomas. 

2261. George ; d. iu the war of the rebellion. 

2262. Stephen-P. Steele^ [2225] (David SteeleS David Steele^, 
Martha- (Steele), John Morison^) ; graduated at Williams College, 
1808 ; lawyer ; was town clerk of Peterborough, X. H., six years, 
and representative two years ; married Mrs. Jane McCoy. He 
died July 22, 1857, aged 73 yrs. 

CHILD. 

2263. David-Powers, b. June 14, 1850; vocalist in Boston, Mass. 



2278] 



FIFTH GENERATION. DAVID STEELE. 245 



2264. Jonathan MitchelP [2232] (Martha" (Mitchell), David 
Steele^, Martha"^ (Steele), John Morison^) ; died in Belvidere, III., 
Sept. 1, 1853, aged 66 yrs. (see No. 805). 

CHILDREN. 

2265. Susau, b. March 15, 1818; d. Nov. 18, 1866. 

2266. Frances, b. April 19, 1820; m. May 16, 1849, Simmons Terwilliger; 

res. Belvidere, 111. Three children : 1st, Irving, b. Aug. 27, 
1850; m. Dec. 25, 1878, Maria Gilmau; res. Belvidere, 111.; 
one child, Frankie-E., b. Nov. 5, 1879. 2d, Helen-E., b. March 
21, 1855. 3d, Alice, b. Jan. 13, 1862. 

2267. Emily, b. Nov. 23, 1822; m.. May 6, 1848, James-S. Terwilliger, 

cashier of the First National Bank, of Belvidere, 111., where 
he resides. One child, Florence-M., b. Sept. 12, 1851 ; m. Jan. 
1, 1874, DeWitt HoUanshead; res. Topeka, Kan. 

2268. Stephen, b. Dec. 29, 1824; m., Jan. 1, 1867, Lorency Chace. One 

child, Frank, b. Oct. 1867. 

2269. David Steele^ [2237] (John Steele", David Steele^ 
Martha^ (Steele), John Morison^) ; res. Peterborough, N. H. ; 
married, 1st, Sally Adams, Oct. 1821 ; she died March 5, 1838 ; 
married, 2d, IsabellarA. Nesmith, of Derry. He was graduated 
at Dartmouth College, 1815 ; studied law, and settled at Goffs- 
town, where he remained till his death. He was a lawyer in high 
standing, and a man of excellent character ; he was president of 
the Hillsborough County Bar ; died Oct. 1, 1875, aged 79 yrs. 10 
mos. 

CHILDREN. 

2270. John, b. Nov. 4, 1839 ; d. 

2271. James, b. June 5, 1842; m. Farwell; res. Chicago, III. 

2272. Janet^ (Swan) [2227] (David Steele", David Steele^ 
Martha- (Steele), John Morison^) ; married Samuel Swan, Sept. 
7, 1817; lived in Peterborough, N. H., and died Sept. 17, 1854, 
aged 63 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2273. David-S., b. May 21, 1818; res. Lawrence, Mass. 

2274. Elizabeth-S., b. Jan. 11, 1820. 

2275. Lucj^-Anu, b. Aug. 9, 1823 ; res. Lawrence, Mass. 

2276. Albert, b. Nov. 24, 1826 ; d. Aug. 26, 1845. 

2277. George, b. .June 19, 1829. 

2278. Janet, b. Oct. 24, 1831. 



246 SECOND GENEKATION. — SAMUEL MORISON. [2279 



CHAPTER IX. 

Second Generation. — History of Descendants of Samuel Morison, 
Son of John Morison, First Generation, who died in 1736. 



SECOND GENERATION. — SAMUEL MORISON. 

2279. SamueP [6] (John^). Samuel Morison was born in 
Ireland in 1710, and was the eldest child of John Morison, who 
died in 1736, by his last wife, Jane Steele, and is so mentioned 
in the will of his father. Being then quite young, he did not 
come with the first settlers of 1719, but arrived with his father's 
family previous to 1723. He succeeded his father on the home 
farm. This farm was deeded to their "honored father" by 
Charter James and John Morison. Samuel was a farmer. On 
this farm he spent his days, and here, on June 21, 1802, this ven- 
erable, amiable old man, respected by all, at the ripe old age of 
92 years, breathed his last, and was " buried with his fathers." 

The farm he occupied in Derry is now owned by Charles Day, 
and is pleasant for situation. He married Janet Alison, sister of 
Martha Alison, the wife of his nephew, Lieut. Samuel Morison, 
of Windham, and daughter of Capt. Samuel Alison, who owned 
60 acres of land (a quarter section), now included in the farm of 
George-W. Lane, near Derry East Village. She was born in 
Ireland, 1712 or '13 ; died, in Londonderry, Jan. 8, 1800, aged 
87 yrs. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LONDONDERRY (NOW DERRY), N. H. 

2280. Joseph, b. 1742 ; single ; lived on the homestead in Londonderry, 

N. H., where he d. April 16, 1814, aged 72 years. 

2281. Samuel (2288) ; rem. to Walpole, N. H. ; d. Dec. 8, 1833. 

2282. Thomas, b. 1747; single; farmer; lived on the homestead in Lon- 

donderry, N. H., and died there, April 2, 1804. 

2283. Catherine (2296) ; m. John Reed, and lived in Londonderry, N. H. ; 

d. April 14, 1820. 

2284. William (2304), b. 1745; rem. to Walpole, N. H., and d. in Read- 

ing, Vt., 1833, aged 88 years. 

2285. John; single; rem. to Walpole, N. H., and d. there. 

2286. Jane, b. Oct. 20, 1755; single; lived on home farm; d. London- 

derry, Dec. 9, 1843, aged 88 yrs. 20 days. 

2287. Mary, b. 1757; lived on homestead in Londonderry, N. H., where 

she d. Nov. 13, 1835, aged 78 yrs. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

2288. SamueP [2281] (SamueP, John^) ; born on the Morison 
homestead in Londonderry, N. H. ; rem. to Walpole, N. H,, and 



2309] THIRD GENERATION. — SAMUEL MORISON. 247 

settled on a farm on " Deny Hill," where he lived till his death, 
Dec. 8, 1833. 

CHILDREN. 

2289. Jane (2313), b. Londonderry, April 10, 1780; m. John Cooper; 

lived and d. Alstead, N. H. 

2290. Samuel ; lived and d. Walpole, N. H. ; single. 

2291. Robert (2322), b. Londonderrv, N. H., Jan. 27, 1786; d. Alstead. 

2292. Mary-H. (2335), b. Walpole,'N. H., March 7, 1789; m. James-C. 

Christie, of New Boston, N. H. 

2293. Joseph ; lived in Wisconsin, where he d. 

2294. John ; d. Walpole, N. H. ; single. 

2295. Betsey, b. 1795 ; m. Luther Fay, of Walpole, N. H. ; he d. ; she m., 

2d, Capt. Calvin Chapman, of Keene, N. H. ; no children ; she 
d. Oct. 18, 1878. (The aged sexton, while digging her grave, 
dropped into it, dead. This fact was widely noticed in the papers 
at the time, as a very singuhir one.) She was a very excellent 
woman. 

2296. Catherine^' (Reed) [2283] (Samuel Morison'^ John^); 
married John, son of James Reed, of Londonderry, N. H. They 
lived in Londonderry, N. H. (now Derry), on Avhat is known as 
the " Pillsbury place," on the turnpike near the Windham line. 
This was the Reed homestead, and on it they lived and died. She 
died April 14, 1820. 

CHILDREN. 

2297. Matthew; single; d. on the homestead. May 16, 1807. 

2298. Jennette; m. Peter Moore, of Londonderry, N. H. (now Derry), 

and lived at the C. Clyde place. Three children : 1st, Josiah. 2d, 
Eliza. 3d, Jennette, who m. a Mr. Boyes, of Londonderry, 
N. H. ; the others d. young. 

2299. Margaret; m. Little Day, of Londonderry, as his 3d wife, and d. 

Londonderry. 

2300. Mary-Ann; m. Joseph Morison (see No. 2593). 

2301. Polly; m. Joseph Gregg; lived and d. at Derry (Village), N. H. 

2302. Jane ; d. of consumption when young, March 23, 1808. 

2303. John; m. Isabella, daughter of John Hopkins, of Windham, N. H. ; 

she d. Feb. 7, 1820; he d. Feb. 25, 1822. Two children: 1st, 
Adaline (?) ; m. Mr. Blake, and res. Danvers, Mass. 2d, 
Isabella (?). 

2304. William^ [2284] (SamueP, John^). William Morison 
was born on the Morrison homestead in Londonderry, N. H., in 
1756; farmer, and lived in Walpole, N. H., and Reading, Vt. ; 
was in the army in the war of 1812. In 1800, he married Mar- 
garet Thompson, of Alstead, N. H. He died in Reading, Vt., 
in 1833. She died Dec. 27, 1864, in Reading, Vt. 

CHILDREN. 

2305. Priscilla, b. June 27, 1802, in Walpole, N. H. ; m. Hiram Rice, of 

Reading, Vt., where they res. ; farmer; no issue. 

2306. Calvin (2343), b. Walpole, N. H., Jan. 29, 1803; d. Cavendish, 

Vt., April 25, 1854. 

2307. Prudy, b. Walpole, N. H., Nov. 21, 1805; d. July 21, 1821, at 

Reading, Vt. 

2308. Mary, b. Walpole, N. H., Jan. 21, 1807; single; lives with her 

brother George-W. Morrison, in Rockingham, Vt. 

2309. Sherburne, b. Walpole, N. H., 1809; single; res. Boston, Mass. ; 

was in express business. 

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248 SAMUEL-!; SAMUEL^ ; ROBERT-W.* [2310 

2310. George-W. (2348), b. Walpole, N. H., June 11, 1811; res. Rock- 

ingham, Vt. 

2311. William-L., b. Walpole, N. H., 1813; m. April 11, 1843, Sarah 

Hatch ; res. Cavendish, Vt. 

2312. Jane-H., b. Reading, Vt., 1816; m. John Monroe, of Boston, Mass., 

March 29, 1853; d. Sept. 10, 1854. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

2313. Jane* (Cooper) [2289] (Samuel Morison^ Samuel^ Jolin^); 
was born in Londonderry, N. H., AjDril 10, 1780; married, 1808, 
John Cooper, born Dec. 23, 1775. He died in Alstead. N. H., 
April 1, 1854; she died in Alstead, July 12, 1857. 

CHILDREN. 

2314. Charles-Lewis (2352), b. March 5, 1809; d. June 8, 1868. 

2315. Laura-A. r2357), b. July 30. 1810; d. Aug. 22, 1847. 

2316. E.-Mary-J^ (2361), b. Oct. 20, 1812; res. Nashua, N. H. 

2317. Edward-R., b. March 14, 1814; d. Jan. 20, 1815. 

2318. Harvey-W. (2365), b. April 25, 1816; m. Haunah-F. Thompson, 

of Keeue, N. H. ; res. Keene, N. H. 

2319. Nancy, b. March 25, 1818 ; m. Moses Johnson, of Claremont, N. H., 

where they res. ; no issue. 

2320. Warren-J. (2371), b. April 17, 1822; res. Nashua, N. H. 

2321. George-L., b. May 15, 1825; d. March 26, 1826. 

2322. Robert-W." [2291] (SamueP, SamueP, John^) ; born in 
Londonderry, N. H., Jan. 27, 1786; farmer; he married. May 11, 
• 1815, Sally Prouty, born in Langdon, N. H., April 15, 1785. He 
res. at different times in the towns of Acworth, Langdon, and 
Alstead, N. H. He died in Acworth, IST. H., 1847 ; she died in 
Somerville, Mass., Aug. 30, 1856. 

CHILDREN. 

2323. Solou-D. (2375), b. Langdon, N. H., June 30, 1816; res. Alstead, 

N. H. 

2324. Samuel-J. (2379), b. Langdon, Oct. 27, 1817; d. Boston, Mass., 

April 21, 1853. 

2325. Sarah-Ann, b. Langdon, N. H., Dec. 27, 1818; m. John-S. Winn, 

of Lebanon, Me., and d. Boston, Mass., Aug. 2, 1870; he res. 
Boston, Mass. 

2326. Joseph-H., b. Langdon, N. H., Jan. 14, 1820; expressman; res. 

San Francisco, Cal. 

2327. Fanny-D., b. Langdon, N. H., Sept. 13, 1821; m. George Case, of 

New Bedford, Mass. ; res. San Francisco, Cal. Three children. 

2328. fMilton-D., b. Langdon, N. H., Dec. 21, 1822; d. Alstead, N. H., 
J Aug. 20, 1824. 

2329.1 Mary-D., b. Langdon, N. H., Dec. 21, 1822; d. Langdon, Jan. 19, 
[ 1823. 

2330. Margaret-E., b. Langdon, N. H., Dec. 28, 1823; d. Dec. 24, 1824. 

2331. rCharles-W., b. Alstead, N. H., Dec. 23, 1824; d. San Francisco, 
} Cal., Jan. 19, 1870; merchant. 

2332. "1 Caroline-N. (2382), b. Alstead, N. H., Dec. 23, 1824; m. Lorenzo-K. 
L Whitcomb; res. Boston, Mass. 

2333. Margaret-R., b. Alstead, N. H., May 16, 1827; m. Cal.; name of 

husband not known; d. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 28, 1867. 
^ 2334. Betsey-J., b. Alstead, N. H., April 16, 1829; d. 1849. 



2353] FOURTH GENERATION. — GEORGE-W. MORRISON. 249 

2335. Mary-H.^ (Christie) [2292] (Samuel Morison^, SamuelS 
Johni) ; born in Walpole, N. H., March 7, 1789 ; married, 1814, 
James-C. Christie, who was born in New Boston, N. H., Jan. 
22, 1785; he died at St. James, N. B., Nov. 13, 1855, aged 70 
yrs. ; she died at St. James, N. B., Aug. 29, 1858, aged 69 yrs. 

CHILDREN, FIRST FIVK BORN IN GRAFTON, VT. 

2336. Hezediah. b. 1815; cl. yoiiug. 

2337. Jane-M. (2388), b. March 29, 1816; res. Calais, Me. 

2338. George-W. (239-i), b. Oct. 21, 1818; m. Katheriue Buchauau; res. 

St. James, N. B. 

2339. James-S. (2399), b. Oct. 18, 1820; res. St. James, N. B. 

2340. Mary-Anil (2409), b. Nov. 15, 1821; m. William Kennedy. 

2341. Margaret-E. (2418), b. Walpole, N. H., Nov. 23, 1823. 

2342. Kobert-C. (2422), b. Dec. 8, 1828; m. S.-J. Allen; res. St. James. 

2343. Calvin* [2306] (William^ SamueP, John^) ; born in Wal- 
pole, N. H., Jan. 29, 18u3 ; died at Cavendish, Vt., April 25, 1854. 
He married Abigail Thompson, born in Chester, Vt., Feb. 12, 
1807; died at Cavendish, Vt. He was a cai-penter by trade. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN CHESTER, VT. 

2344. William-C. (2433), b. Dec. 14, 1828; m. Lucy-C. Willard, Jan. 8, 

1852; res. Milford, Mass. 

2345. Adnah-L., b. Jnly 8, 1833; d. Chester, Vt., Jan. 3, 1875. 

2346. Augusta-L., b. March 11, 1835; m. Oct. 19, 1854, George Parker; 

farmer; res. Chester, Vt. ; no issue. 

2347. Betsey-A., b. Sept. 5, 1839; m. Oct. 10, 1872, Flavins Cooke; res. 

Milford, Mass. ; boot-cutter ; no issue. 

2348. George-W.* [2310] (William^, SamueP, John^) ; born at 
Walpole, N. H., June 11, 1811; res. Rockingham, Vt. He pos- 
sesses fine business abilities, and by his industry, tact, and perse- 
verance has accumulated a large property ; is a farmer and cattle- 
dealer. He owns 1,000 acres of land, and keeps on an average 
150 head of cattle. Among those who know him, his bond is 
considered as good as gold, and his word as good as his bond. 
He married Betsey, dau. of Capt. Josiah Emery, of Rockingham, 
Vt., April 10, 1843. She was born July 23, 1812, and died at 
Rockingham, April 15, 1871, aged 58 yrs. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN ROCKINGHAM, VT. 

2349. George-W. (2438), b. Sept. 7, 1846; res. Eockingham, Vt. 

2350. Mary-J., b. Aug. 26, 1850; m. May 31, 1871, Normau-G. Gould, a 

merchant in Rockingham; he died Dec. 31, 1874. One child, 
Melissa-B., b. Aug. 17, 1873. 

2351. Sherburue-C, b. Sept. 1, 1854; res. Mabelton, la. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

2352. Charles-L. Cooper^ [2314] (Jane^ (Cooper), Samuel Mor- 
ison^, SamueP, John^) ; born March 5, 1809; died in Keene, N. H., 
June 8, 1868 ; farmer, and res. at different times at Alstead and 
Keene, N. H. ; m. Harriet Carpenter, who now res. Boston, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2353. George-L., b. Alstead, N. H., June 22, 1836; m. Ann Gillen, of 
Boston ; res. Boston, Mass. ; mechanic. 



250 SAMUEL2; SAMUEL3 ; JANE* (COOPER). [2354 

2354. Leverett-L., b. Alstead, July 28, 1839; mechanic; res. Boston, 

Mass. ; m. Frances Britt, b. Alstead, Sept. 17, 1839. Two chil- 
dren : 1st, Emma-F., b. Boston, Dec. 25, 1869. 2d, Walter-A., 
b. Worcester, Mass., Dec. 21, 1875. 

2355. Albert, b. Alstead, Dec. 28, 1842 ; m. Julia-A. Phillips, b. Keene, 

Nov. 13, 1837; res. Boston, Mass. Three children: 1st, EUa- 
H., b. April 29, 1874. 2d, Albert-L., b. March 19, 1876. 3d, 
Alfred-E., b. Feb. 1, 1878. 

2356. Elmore, b. Cornish, jST. H., Feb. 24, 1858; m. M.-J. Carpenter, b. 

Holyoke, Mass., Nov. 6, 1850; mechanic; res. Worcester, Mass. 
One child, Sumner-G., b. Worcester, Nov. 10, 1875. 

2357. Laura-A.5 (Smith) [2315] (Jane* (Cooper), Samuel Mor- 
ison^ SamueP, John^); was born July 30, 1810; died Langdon, 
N. H., Aug. 22, 1847 ; she married, 1835, Esdras Smith, of Lang- 
don, N. H., now res. Walpole, IsT. H. 

CHILDREN. 

2358. Sumner-C, b. Aug 23, 1836; d. May 14, 1850. 

2359. Ellen-M., b. Nov. 23, 1838; m., Nov. 18, 1863, Austin-F. Currier; 

farmer; Langdon, N. H. One child, Marshall- A., b. Nov. 24, 1868. 

2360. Julia-A., b. Jufy 27, 1840; m. Willard Holden, Nov. 9, 1862; 

farmer; Langdon, N. H. 

2361. E.-Mary-J.5 (Earl) [2316] (Jane* (Cooper), Samuel 
Morison^ SamueP, John^) ; was born Oct. 20, 1812; married, 
Sept. 15, 1835, William Earl, Jr., of Franklin, Mass.; manufac- 
turer ; res. Nashua, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

2362. DeWitt, b. July 26, 1836; m., March 22, 1871, Lizzie-C. Lawrence, 

of Philadelphia, Pa. ; res. Nashua, N. H. 

2363. Ellen, b. Oct. 11, 1838; res. Nashua, N. H. 

2365. Harvey-W. Cooper^ [2318] (Jane" (Cooper), Samuel 
Morison^, Samuel"^, John^) ; was born April 25, 1816 ; manufac- 
turer of window-sash and doors, and sash and door machinery ; 
has served as deputy sheriff for Cheshire Co., N. H., for five years ; 
res. Keene, N. H. He married Hannah-F. Thompson, b. Nov. 
10, 1824, in Swanzey, N. H.; died April 22, 1874. He married, 
2d, Amanda-W. Mirns, Jan. 24, 1877 ; she was born Roxbury, N. 
H., April 10, 1844. 

CHILDREN. 

2366. Abby-Jane, b. Jan. 20, 1844 ; d. Aug. 27, 1844. 

2367. William-H., b. Oct. 11, 1850; painter in Cheshire R. R. shops, 

Keene, N. H. ; m., Dec. 31, 1873, Annie-E. Atherton, b. Aug. 
10, 1845. One child, Lulu-May, b. Sept. 21, 1874. 

2368. Fannie-E., b. Sept. 12, 1856; d. Feb. 10, 1857. 

2369. Mary-Earl, b. May 24, 1861 ; d. Sept. 25, 1862. 

2370. Addie-E., b. Dec. 6, 1863. 

2371. Warren- J. Cooper^ [2320] (Jane" (Cooper), Samuel 
Morison^, SamueP, John^) ; was born April 17, 1822 ; married, 
Oct. 28, 1846, Elizabeth, daughter of Dea. Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Gould) Ball, of Acworth, N. H. ; res. Winchester, six yrs. ; rem. 
to Nashua, N. H., and is now a merchant in that city. 



2388] FIFTH GENERATION. — SOLON-D. MORRISON. 251 

CHILDREN. 

2372. Helen-Rosabelle, b. Nov. 2, 1847; d. Acworth, N. H., Aug. 28, 1849. 

2373. Beusou-Perkins, b. Sept. 30, 1850; m. Lizzie-D. Earl, of Philadel- 

phia ; res. Portland, Me. ; is agent for Portland Press and Argus, 
the leading papers of the city. Two children : 1st, Warreu-E. 
2d, Ralph-Stewart. 

2374. Alice-Jane, b. Sept. 12, 1854; ni. Frank Barr; res. Nashua; agent 

for Worcester & Nashua R. R. station. One child, Frank-Henri. 

2375. Dea. Solon-D.^ [2323] (Robert-W.^ Samuel^, SamueP, 
John^) ; was born in Langdon, N. H., June 30, 1816; farmer; 
res. Alstead, N. H. ; is an elder in the Congregational church ; 
has served as selectman of the town. He married, Sept. 24, 
1846, Martha-A., daughter of Andrew and Fanny (Livermore) 
Banks, of Alstead, N. H., where she was born Oct. 23, 1823 ; she 
died Dec. 4, 1865. He married, 2d, Henrietta-M. Fay, Sept. 18, 
1866, daughter of Hubbard-N. and Eunice (Willis) Fay, of 
Alstead, N. H. 

CHILDREX, BORN IN ALSTEAD, N. H. 

2376. Charles-G., b. Oct. 10, 1854; d. June 15, 1877. 

2377. Solon-W., b. Nov. 28, 1867. 

2378. Frederick-P., b. Sept. 28, 1878. 

2379, Samuel-J.s [2324] (Robert-W.*, SamueP, SaniueP, 
John^) ; born in Langdon, N. H., Oct. 27, 1817 ; res. Boston, 
Mass., and was in the W. I. goods and grocery business. He 
married, Dec. 19, 1844, Hannah-House, daughter of John and 
Eachel (House) Dodge, of Damariscotta, Me., born in Edgecomb, 
Me., Feb. 20, 1821. He died in Boston, April 21, 1853. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN BOSTON, MASS. 

2380. Emma-Frances, b. May 14, 1846; m. Daniel- Wyman Andrew, of 

Boston, July 17, 1868. Two children : 1st, Isabell-Locke, b. 
May 8, 1869. 2d, Alice-Josephine, b. Dec. 5, 1877. 

2381. Ellen-Josephine, b. May 7, 1848; m. George-Francis Wright, of 

Boston. One child, Arthur-Spielman, b. Aug. 20, 1879. 

2382. Caroline-N.5 (Whitcomb) [2332] (Robert-W. MorisonS 
SamueP, Samuel'^, John^) ; was born in Alstead, JST. H., Dec. 23, 
1824 ; married Lorenzo-K. Whitcomb, of Hillsboro', N. H. ; res. 
Somerville, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2383. Alonzo-M., b. April 16, 1855; d. Feb. 16, 1857. 

2384. George, b. Nov. 21, 1856; d. Dec. 29, 1856. 

2385. William-H., b. Feb. 2, 1859. 

2386. Nellie-C, b. Sept. 24, 1860; d. March 9, 1861. 

2387. Carrie-A., b. Nov. 19, 1862. 

2388. Jane-M.5 (Christie) [2337] (Mary-H.* (Christie), Samuel 
Morison^, Samuel'^, John^) ; was born in Grafton, Vt., March 29, 
1816 ; married John-M. Christie, of St. Stephens, N. B., June 22, 
1837 ; he died in Calais, Me., July 30, 1847. She married, 2d, 
Samuel Dyer, of Calais, Me., where they now res. 



252 SAMUEL2 ; SAMUELS ; MARY-H.4 (CHRISTIE). [2389 

CHILDREN, BY FIRST HUSBATSTD, BORN IN OAKHILL, ST. JAMES, N. B. 

2389. Johu-Henry, b. March 23, 1838 ; d. Jan. 4, 1860. 

2390. Charles-Jesse, b. Dec. 27, 1840; m. Oct. 26, 1868, Margaret Orr; 

res. Eureka, Cal. 

2391. Mary-C, b. Dec. 27, 1844; m. S. Bohanan, March 28, 1864; res. 

Golden Gate, Brown Co., Minn. 

2392. Margaret-Jane, b. Feb. 27, 1847; d. March 2, 1861, aged 14 yrs. 

2394. George-W. Christie^ [2338] (Mary-H." (Christie), Samuel 
Morison^, Samuel^, John^) ; married, April 29, 1849, Katherine 
Buchanan ; res. St. James, N. B., where he died, Dec. 16, 1878 ; 
farmer. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN ST. JAMES, N. B. 

2395. Alvin-Buchanan, b. Feb. 22, 1850 ; m. June 2, 1875, Mary-E. Love ; 

res. St. James, N. B. 

2396. James-Wilmot, b. Aug. 8, 1852. 

2397. George-Melville, b. June 18, 1854. 

2398. Mary-A.-B., b. March 18, 1857; m. Nov. 28, 1877, Samuel Milbery; 

res. St. James, N. B. 

2899. James-S. Christie^ [2339] (Mary-H.^ (Christie), Samuel 
Morison^, SamueP, John^) ; was born June 13, 1829; married, 
April 21, 1853, Janet, daughter of Duncan and Georgianna Cam- 
eron, of New Brunswick ; res. St. James, IST. B. ; farmer. 

CHILDREN. 

2400. Joseph-E., b. May 17, 1854. 

2401. Georgie-C, b. Feb. 26, 1856; d. with diphtheria Feb. 27, 1864. 

2402. John-C, b. May 25, 1858; d. with diphtheria Feb. 27, 1864. 

2403. David-A., b. July 12, 1860; d. with diphtheria Feb. 26, 1864. 

2404. Addie-J., b. Nov. 11, 1862. 

2405. Janet-C, b. Jan. 14, 1865. 

2406. Maggie- A., b. Dec. 29, 1867. 

2407. Trott-K., b. March 10, 1870. 

2408. Frank- J., b. June 25, 1874. 

2409. Mary-Ann^ (Kennedy) [2340] (Mary-H." (Christie), 
Samuel Morison^, SamueP, John^) ; married, Oct. 9, 1845, William- 
F. Kennedy, born Dec. 17, 1817; farmer; res. St. James, N. B. 

CHILDREN. 

2410. George-W., b. April 30, 1847; single; res. N. Woodstock, Me. 

2411. Hezediali-R., b. Feb. 20, 1849; d. Nov. 25, 1864. 

2412. Flora-I., b. Aug. 15, 1851 ; d. Feb. 20, 1852. 

2413. Augustus-F., b. June 18, 1853. 

2414. Franklin-H., b. July 19, 1855. 

2415. Marie-C, b. Feb. 9, 1858. 

2416. Emily-W., b. Sept. 6, 1860. 

2417. Helena-V., b. Jan, 14, 1866. 

2418. Margaret-E.5 (Barbour) [2341] (Mary-H." (Christie), 
Samuel Morison^, SamueP, John^) ; married William Barbour, 
June 30, 1850, born Dec. 30, 1819; res. St. James, N.B.; farmer. 
She died April 12, 1857. He now lives in Calais, Me. 

CHILDREN. 

2419. Mary-E., b. Feb. 21, 1852; res. Calais, Me. 

2420. Frank-C, b. Nov. 18, 1854; res. Minneapolis, Minn. 

2421. William-J., b. April )2, 1857; res. Jamestown, Dakota Ter. 



2441] 



FIFTH GENERATION. — ROBERT-C. CHRISTIE. 253 



2422. Robert-G. Christie^ [2342] (Mary-H.* (Christie), Samuel 
Morison^, SamueP, John^) ; born Dec. 8, 1828; married, Oct. 3, 
1852, Sarah-J. Allen, of N. B., born Aug. 11, 1831. He lives in 
St. James, IST. B.; farmer. 

CHILDREN. 

2423. Lemuel-A., b. April 18. 1854. 

2424. Willard-P., b. July 14, 1855. 

2425. Samnel-D., b. Dec. 14, 1856. 

2426. Mary-A., b. Feb. 20, 1858; d. March 24, 1876. 

2427. Emma-F., b. Aug. 15, 1861; d. of consumption, March 22, 1874. 

2428. William-H., b. July 26, 1863. 

2429. Robert-S., b. Aus;. 31, 1865. 

2430. Marcia-E., b. Aug. 6, 1868. 

2431. Jesse-C, b. May 24, 1872. 

2432. Lorne-A., b. Jan. 13, 1874. 

2483. William-C.5 [2344] (CalvinS William^ SamueP, John^) ; 
was born in Chester, Vt., Dec. 14, 1828; married Lucy-C. Willard, 
of Grafton, Vt., Jan. 8, 1852; she was daughter of Joseph-H. 
Willard, and was born in Grafton, Vt., Aug. 27, 1829 ; res. Mil- 
ford, Mass. ; has been for twenty-three years foreman of packing 
and shipping department of a boot and shoe manufactory. 

CHILDREN. 

2434. Albert-W., b. Oct. 9, 1852; d. in infancy. 

2435. Fannie-B., b. Sept. 17, 1854. 

2436. DeForrest-C, b. Nov. 3, 1856; res. Milford, Mass. 

2437. Addie-L.-J., b. June 15, 1860. 

2438. George-W., Jr.^ [2349] (George-W.S William^ SamueP, 
John^) ; was born in Rockingham, Vt., Sept. 7, 1846; farmer; 
res. Rockingham, Vt. ; married Hattie, daughter of Moses Wether- 
bee, of Rockingham, Vt., March 10, 1870. 

CHILDREN. 

2439. Frank-W., b. Julv 16, 1871. 

2440. Fred-S., b. Oct. 19, 1874. 

2441. Hugh-C, b. May 7, 1877. 



254 HANNAH MORISON (CLENDENNIN). [2442 



CHAPTER X. 

Second Generation.— History of Hannah Morison (Clendennin), 
Daughter of John Morison, who died in 1736, and of her 
Descendants. 

SECOND GENERATION. — HANNAH MORISON. 

2442. Hannah^ (Olendennin) [7] (John Morison^) ; rharried 
William Clendennin, son of Archibald Clendennin, one of the 
first settlers of Londonderry in 1719. They lived in Londonderry 
(now Derry), near the Windham line, on the place now occupied 
by a Mr. Shields, and only a few rods from the " Londonderry 
Turnpike." Her granddaughter, Mrs. Steele, of Windham, in 
1880 (and who had reached the advanced age of ninety-two yrs.), 
said: "I remember my grandmother, Hannah-Morison Clenden- 
nin, very well. She was active and vigorous for an old lady. I 
saw her sit at the window and spin not more than a year before 
her death. She used frequently to call on her neighbors. She 
was quite old, and died in 1801. I was then thirteen years of 
age, and attended my grandmother's funeral. Two of her brothers, 
Samuel and Joseph, were present, though Samuel Avas infirm at 
the time. " She is the only one living who can look backward over 
seventy-nine vanished years and who has known and conversed 
with three of the early settlers of Londonderry, N. H. 
children. 

2443. Robert, b. 1743; d. Oct. 1818. 

2444. Mary; d. young. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

2445. Robert Clendennin-^ [2443] (Hannalr (Clendennin), 
John Morison^) ; he succeeded his father on the fai-ni (Shields 
place); married Elizabeth Humphrey; she died Dec. 11, 1806, 
aged 54 yrs. He died Nov. 30, 1818. 

CHILDREN. 

2446. John-H., b. Nov. 20, 1773; ni. Betsey Humphrey; res. Salem, 

N. H. ; she d. Nov. 10, 1849; he d. Oct. 10, 1837. 

2447. William, b. July 6, 1775; res. Salem; m. Mary Humphrey; shed. 

Dec. 29, 1851, aged 71 yrs. ; he d. Jan. 26, 1851, aged 75 yrs. 

2448. Betsey-H., b. Feb. 25, 1777; d. young. 

2449. James, b. July 1, 1779; d. Derry, Aug. 31, 1806. 

2450. Robert (2455), b. Nov. 12, 1781. 

2451. Benjamin, b. June 7, 1784: m. Sarah Humphrey; res. Salem; he d. 

June 20, 1863; she d. July 5, 1853. One son, John, b. May 25, 
1820 ; d. in infancy. 



2468] FOURTH GENERATION. MARYi (STEELE). 255 

2452. Mary (2457), b. March 20, 1788. 

2453. Betsey, b. Oct. 13, 1792; lived last years of her life in Windham, 

where she d. Nov. 16, 1876, aged 84 yrs. 

2454. Andrew, b. June 17, 1794; lived in Derry; d. July 10, 1830. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

2455. Robert Clendennin* [2450] (Robert Clendennin^ 
Hannah^ ( Clendennin ), John Morison^) ; farmer; res. Derry; 
married Susan Dow, of Salem. She was born March 12, 1786 ; 
died Feb. 14, 1836; he died Oct. 20, 1805. 

CHILD. 

2456. Robert (2461), b. Sept. 11, 1804. 

2457. Mary^ ( Steele ) [ 2452 ] ( Robert Clendenniu^ Hannali'^ 
(Clendennin), John Morison^) ; married David Steele, w^ho died in 
1818 ; she lives in Windham, on the turnpike, near the Derry line. 
She was born in 1788, and now (1880) her mind is clear and 
strong, and events which happened during the greater part of her 
life are remembered distinctly. Particularly clear are her re- 
membrances of the events of her cliildhood, and as late as 75 yrs. 
and even 50 yrs. ago. She is the only person living in this "wide, 
wide world" who ever saw, knew, or conversed with the children 
of the first John Morison who died in what is now "Derry 
Dock," in 1736. She knew three of his children, Hannah, Samuel, 
and Joseph. These were the children of John Morison by his 
second wife, Janet Steele. Mrs. Steele is a mother in Israel ; she 
has always taken a deep interest in her friends and relatives in 
their widely separated and diverging lives ; she possesses a warm, 
kind heart; at the present time (1880) is active and vigorous, 
feeling but little the infirmities of her great age. 

CHILDREN. 

2458. Eliza (2469), b. 1810; d. 1852. 

2459. James-C, b. Oct. 24, 1814; m. 1848, Mary-J. Anderson, of Lon- 

donderry, Avho d. March 3, 1850 (see No. 2630) ; she was born 
Nov. 25, 1817; he was a carpenter and farmer; res. Windham, 
N. H. ; was selectman in 1859 and '62 ; d. 1864. 

2460. Hiram (2473), b. Sept. 18, 1820; d. Jan. 12, 1879, in Lawrence, 

Mass. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

2461. Robert Clendennin^ [2456] (Robert Clendennin*, Robert 
Clendennin-'^, Hannah"- (Clendennin), John Morison^) ; farmer; res. 
Derry ; married Phoebe Kimball, March 10, 1831 ; she was born 
Feb. 6, 1809; he died Oct. 15, 1874. 

CHILDREN. 

2462. Susan-Ann, b. May 14, 1833. 

2463. Ausjusta-V., b. Oct. 80, 1835; d. Sept. 1, 1862. 

2464. Mary-Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1837. 

2465. Caroline-Jackson, b. Sept. 20, 1839. 

2466. PhcPbe-A., b. July 5, 1844. 

2467. Robert-W., b. July 3, 1847. 

2468. Althera-A., b. Sept. 1, 1851. 



256 HANNAH2 (CLENDENNIX) ; ROBERT CLENDENNIN3. [2469 

2469. Eliza^ (Johnson) [2458] (Mary^ (Steele), Robert Clen- 
dennin^, Hannah' (Clendeunin), John Morison^) ; married Bickford 
Johnson ; res, Windham, N. H. ; she died 1852. 

CHILDKEN. 

2470. Horace-B., b. Jau. 8, 1842; res. Windham; elected supervisor of 

town for 1879 and '80. 

2471. Eliza-E., b. Oct. 13, 1845; ra. Leonard Stevens; res. Windham; 

d. April 13, 1877; one child. 

2472. Minnie, b. March 11, 1868. 

2473. Hiram Steele^ [2460] (Mary* (Steele), Robert Clenden- 
nin^, Hannah-^ (Clendennin), John Morison^) ; man-ied Affaette-A. 
Armor, of Windham, Nov. 23, 1848; she was born Jan. 20, 1831 ; 
he was a carpenter, builder, and farmer; res. Windham, and 
latterly in Lawrence, Mass., where he died, Jan. 12, 1879. 

CHILDREN. 

2474. Ellsworth-Franklin, b. June 23, 1850. 

2475. Francella-Ann. b. Jan. 16. 1852; ra. Feb. 15, 1871, Charles-A. 

Nowell, of Derry, N. H. Three children: 1st, Etta-Bell, b. 
Jan. 12, 1872. 2d, Herbert-Ernest, b. March 30, 1875. 3d, 
Walter-Irvin.c, b. Aug. 29, 1878. 

2476. Lisette-May, b. Dec. 29, 1854; res. Lawrence, Mass. 

2477. Herbert-James, b. Oct. 30, 1857; res. Lawrence, Mass. 



2496] SECOND GENERATION. — MARY MORISON (JACK). 257 



CHAPTER XI. 

Second Generation. — History of Mary Morison (Jack), Daugh- 
ter OF John Morison, First Generation, who died in 1736, and 
of her Descendants. 



SECOND GENERATION. — MARY MORISON. 

2478. Mary- (Jack) [8] (John Morison^) ; Mary Morison 
evidently was born in Ireland, about the year 1718, and came to 
Londonderry, N. H., with her father's family, in 1720 or '23. 
Little is known of her history or of her descendants, but the 
following information has been gathered. She married Andrew 
Jack, and lived in Chester, N. H. "Andrew Jack's name first 
appears upon the Presbyterian Society records as warden in 
1747, and moderator from 1752 to 1755, and on the town records 
as constable in 1752. He settled at the foot of Jack Hill, on the 
road from Walnut Hill to Three Camp Meadow. "* He died about 
1773, as his will was probated in 1774 ; date of her death unknown. 

CHILDREN. 

2479. William. - 

2480. James. 

2481. John. 

2482. Andrew; d. 1793. 

2483. Samuel (2488) ; lived in Chester, N. H. ; d. 1793. 

2484. Hannah (2497) ; m. Dr. Matthew Thornton, signer of Declaration 

of Independence, 1776. 

2485. .Jane. 

2486. Ann. 

2487. Mary. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

2488. Samuel Jack=^ [2483] (Mary- (Jack), John Morison^) ; 
lived in Chester, N. H. ; married Molly McMurphy ; died in 1793. 





CHILDREN. 


2489. 


Jean, b. 1776. 


2490. 


Hannah, b. 1777; m. Gideon Currier, son of Simon Currier, of 




Chester, in 1798. 


2491. 


Andrew, b. 1780; lived in Chester, N. H. ; d. May, 1828. 


2492. 


Robert. 


2493. 


James. 


2494. 


Polly. 


2495. 


Samuel; d. 1828. 


2496. 


Alexander, b. 1793. 



From Benjamin Chase's History of Chester, N. H. 



258 MARY2 (JACK) ; HANNAH-3 (THORNTON). [2497 

2497. Hannah^ (Thornton) (Mary^ (Jack), John Morisoni) ; 
married Dr. Matthew Thornton ; he was born in 1714 in Ireland, 
and came to this country when about three years of age, with his 
father, James Thornton, and first resided at Wiscasset, Me. ; was 
educated at Worcester, Mass., and commenced the practice of med- 
icine in Londonderry, N. H. He was an influential man, and 
held town ofiices. In 1745 he joined the expedition against 
Cape Breton, as surgeon in the N. H. division of the army. 
In the war of the Revolution he held the rank of colonel in the 
N. H. Militia. Soon after General Gage had opened the bloody 
drama of war at Lexington and Concord, the British govern- 
ment in N". H. was terminated. Dr. Thornton was appointed to 
the presidency of the Provincial Convention. On the 12th of 
September, 1776, he was appointed a delegate from N. H. in 
congress, and his name is enrolled among the fifty-six worthies 
who have immortalized their names by signing the Declara- 
tion of Independence. He was subsequently appointed chief- 
justice of the court of common pleas, and a judge of the su- 
perior court of N. H. He removed from Londonderry, and 
subsequently settled at Thornton's Ferry, Merrimack, N. H., 
and died at Newburyport, Mass., June 24, 1803, aged 89 yrs. 

CniLDKEX. 

2498. Jaraes-T. (2502), b. Dec. 20, 1763; res. Merrimack, N. H. 

2499. Matthew; lived in Amherst, N. H. ; m. ; one clau., Abbie, m. George 

McGregor, of Derry, N. H. 

2500. Hannah (2508) ; m John McGaw; res. Newburyport, Mass. 

2501. Mary (2513) ; m. Silas Betton, of Derry, N. H. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

2502. James Thornton'' [2498] (Hannah^ (Thornton), Mary^ 
(Jack), John Morison^) ; was born Dec. 20, 1763 ; married, 1792, 
Mary Parker, of Litchfield, N. H., who was born Jan. 3, 1763 ; 
settled in Merrimack, N. H., and died 1820. She died 1832. 

CHILDREN. 

2503. Matthew, b. 1793. 

2504. Thomas, b. Oct. 24, 1795; d. 1804. 

2505. Hannah (2520), b. Sept. 26, 1797; m. Col. Joseph Greeley, of 

Nashua, N. H. ; d. L874. 

2506. James-Bonaparte (2530), b. May 11, 1800; d. Lima, Pern, 1836. 

2507. Mary, b. 1802; d. 1827. 

2508. Hannah* (McGaw) [2500] (Hannah^ (Thornton), Mary^ 
(Jack), John Morison^) ; married John McGaw, of Newburyport, 

Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2509. John. 2511. Hannah. 

2510. Thornton. 2512. Harriet. 

2513. Mary* (Betton) [2501] (Hannah^ (Thornton), Mary^ 
(Jack), John Morison^) ; married Silas Betton, and res. Derry, N. H. 



2532] FIFTH GENEEATION. — JAMES-B. THORNTON. 259 

CHILDREN, BORN IN SALEM, N. H. 

25U. Wealthy. 2517. Caroliue. 

2515. Charles. 2518. George-0. 

2516. Thornton. 2519. Mary-Jane. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

2520. Hannah^ (Greeley) [2505] (James Thornton", Hannah* 
(Thornton), Mary^ (Jack), John Morison^) ; was born Sept. 26, 
1797; married Col. Joseph Greeley, of Nashua, N. H,, and died 
in that place, 1874. Colonel Gi-eeley was born in Hudson, 
N. H., May, 1784, and died in Nashua, Sept. 1863. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN NASHUA, N. H. 

2521. Mary-Thornton, b. Nov. 5, 1819. 

2522. Joseph-Thornton, b. Nov. 19, 1823 (see No. 222). 

2523. Charles-Alfred, b. Feb. 19, 1826; m. Helen, dan. of Robert Reed, 

of Amherst, N. H. ; large real-estate owner ; res. Nashua, la. 
One child, George-Thornton, b. Aug. 23, 1856. 

2524. Sarah-Sophia, b. May 22, 1828 ; d. 1845. 

2525. James-Bonaparte, b. July 18, 1830; m. Arabella-M. Wood; res. 

Nashua, N. H. ; physician. 

2526. Edward-Parker, b. Feb. 18, 1833 ; m. May 12, 1859, Mary-A. Robie, 

of Amherst, N. H., b. Jan. 3, 1838, in Lowell, Mass. ; res. 
Nashua, la. 

2527. Walter, b. Aug. 10, 1835 ; d. young. 

2528. Ellen-Dana, b. Jan, 11, 1837; d. 1861. 

2529. Catharine, b. Aug. 11, 1841; d. 1842. 

2530. James-Bonaparte Thornton^ [2506] (James Thornton*, 
Hannah^ (Thornton), Mary^ (Jack), John Morison^) ; was born 
May 11, 1800,; was appointed by President Jackson TJ. S. Minis- 
ter to Peru ; died in Lima, Peru, 1836 ; married Susan Shepard. 

CHILDREN. 

2531. James-Shepard, b. Jan. 1827; d. Germantown, Pa., May, 1875; 

was a captain in the U. S. Navy, and was acting lieutenaut and 
executive officer on board the Kearsarge, when the rebel cruiser 
Alabama, under Captain Semmes, was destroyed; m. Ellen, 
dan. of Rev. Charles Wood, of Hanover, N. H. 

2532. Mary-Parker, b. Sept. 12, 1831 ; m. Dr. Charles-A. Davis, of Con- 

cord, N. H. ; he d. Derry, N. H., April 9, 1863. Two children : 
1st, Matthew-Thornton, b. Jan. 1854; d. July, 1854. 2d, 
Charles-Thornton, b. Concord, N. H., Jan. 12, 1863. She in., 
2d, Oct. 15, 1868, Judge William-Sewall Gardner, b. Hallowell, / 
Me., Oct. 11, 1827; graduated Bowdoin College, 1850; admitted ' 
to the bar in 1852 ; in Dec. 1875, he was appointed one of the ^ 
associate justices of the superior court of Mass. ; this position 'X 
he still holds (1880) ; she d. July 22, 1875, at Princeton, Mass., ' 
leaving one child. He m., 2d, Mrs. Sarah-M. Davis; res. New- 
ton, Mass. ; one child, Mary-Sewall, b. Feb. 5, 1871. 



260 SECOND GENERATION. — JOSEPH MORISON. [2533 



CHAPTER XII, 



Second Generation. — History ok the Descendants of Joseph Mor- 
isoN, Son of John Morison, Eirst Generation, who died in 1736. 



SECOND GENERATION.— JOSEPH MORISON, 

2533. Joseph- [9] (John^) ; probably born about 1720, on the 
passage from Ireland to America ; he was of age and conveyed 
land in 1741 ; was a carpenter and farmer. In 1769 he was one 
of the undertakers for building the new church in Londonderry 
(now Derry), East Village. He settled on a farm near the Wind- 
ham line, and in close proximity to the Londonderry turnpike. 
The farm was at the time within the limits of Windham, and 
his name appears on the tax-lists of that town for several years. 
It is now (1880) owned by Charles-A. No well, and is included 
within the limits of Derry, N. H. (Mr. Nowell is a descendant 
of Joseph Morison, the fifth generation removed ; Mrs. Nowell is 
a descendant of Hannah Morison (Clendennin), the fifth gen- 
eration removed.) On that farm he lived, and there he died 
Feb. 17, 1806 ; married Mary Holmes, of Londonderry. 

CHILDREN. 

2534. Joseph (2534); d. March 13, 1817. 

2535. Abraham (2549), b. Oct. 17, 1743; d. June 14, 1833. 

2536. Ann ; m. John Adams ; rem. to Otter Creek, Vt. 

2537. Jane; d. Londonderry, Jan. 8, 1823. 

2538. John (2558), b. Eeb. 28, 1749; d. April 21, 1840. 

2539. Mary (2564), b. May 3, 1751; d. March 31, 1836. 

2540. Hannah; d. Derry. 

2541. Jonathan (2571), b. July, 1759; d. Rockingham, Vt., March 7, 1847. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

2542. Joseph-^ [2584] (Joseph-, John^) ; res. Andover, Mass., 
and finally succeeded his father on the homestead in Londonderry, 
N. H. ; farmer; married Margaret Moulton, of Lynnfield, Mass. 
He died March 13, 1817; she died Jan. 17, 1831. 

CHILDREN. 

2543. Jonathan ; d. in infancy. 

2544. Margaret; m. (2d w.), Little Day, of Derry, N. H. ; she d. May 15, 

1821. 

2545. Joseph; d. Dec. 12, 1807. 

2546. Samuel; went to sea; fate unknown. 

2547. John (2585), b. Nov. 3, 1783; d. Jan. 16, 1836. 

2548. Thomas (2590) ; d, Bradford, Mass., Dec. 31, 1831. 



2571] THIRD GENERATION. — ABRAHAM MORISON. 261 

2549. Abraham^ [2535] (Joseph", John^) ; born in 1743 ; was 
a gentle, mild-mannered man, and much respected by his acquaint- 
ances. He married Mary Holmes, of Londonderry, N. H., and 
lived at "Kimball's Corner," Derry, Avhere he died Jime 14, 1833, 
aged 88 yrs. 

CHILDUEN. 

2550. Hamilton ; kept store at Steele place in Windham, and at the Joseph 

Morison place, in Derry ; rem. to Kentucky. 

2551. Nathaniel; went to Kentucky. 

2552. Jonathan ; lived in Winchendon, Mass. 

2553. George ; d. Londonderry, Jan. 26, 1803. 

2554. Betsey; lived in Atkinson, N. H. ; d. 1859. 

2555. Joseph (2593) ; d. Derry, Nov. 18, 1817. 

2556. Polly (2597), b. April 25, 1783; d.'July 10, 1865. 

2557. John ; was a pump-maker, and lived in Londonderry ; d. Jan. 10, 1836. 

2558. John^ [2538] ( Joseph^, John^) ; born Feb. 28, 1749 ; he 
married Anne Grey, April 18, 1778 ; she was born Aug. 24, 1751. 
He was known as Shei-iff John Morison, and lived on the Rev. 
James McGregor farm in Londonderry, now Derry. Here was 
built the first frame house in the old township. He diexl in Derry, 
N. H., April 21, 1840. She died Feb. 27, 1826. 

CHILDREX. 

2559. John (2612), b. Oct. 2, 1779; d. Jan. 25, 1836. 

2560. Susannah, b. Nov. 20, 1782; d. March 28, 1811. 

2561. Joseph (2618), b. Oct. 22, 1785; d. Jan. 19, 1871, aged 85 yrs. 

2562. James, b. July 21, 1788; married Betsey Warner; he followed the 

seas, and became captain of a vessel ; he perished in a fearful 
gale off Cape Cod, Dec. 25, 1820; he lashed himself to the mast 
of the vessel for safety ; the vessel went to pieces, and he was 
washed ashore covered with ice. One child, Lucy-Ann ; res. 
Newburyport, Mass. ; m. Samuel Oilman. 

2563. Samuel (2625), b. Oct. 19, 1790; d. Oct. 19, 1851, aged 61 yrs. 

2564. Mary^ (Anderson) [2539] (Joseph Morison-, John^) ; 
born May 8, 1751; d. Londonderry, N. H., March 31, 1836; she 
married, Dec. 22, 1779, John Anderson, of Londonderry, born 
May 9, 1754; farmer; res. Londonderry, where he d., Jan. 8, 1827. 

OniLDREN, BORN IX LONDONDERRY, N. H. 

2565. Joseph, b. Oct. 12, 1780; d. July 22, 1785. 

2566. /James (2628), b. Oct. 6, 1783; d. Jan. 1869. 

2567. (.Nancy (2632), b. Oct. 6, 1783. 

2568. Mary (2638), b. Dec. 20, 1786; d. Feb. 21, 1832. 

2569. Jane, b. June 6, 1789; m. David Woburn, of Vermont, and subse- 

quently emigrated to Wisconsin. 

2570. Betsey (2646), b. June 6, 17»9; d. Jan. 13, 1866. 

2571. Jonathan^ [2541] (Joseph"^, John^) ; born in Londonderry, 
N. H., July, 1759 ; died in Rockingham, Vt., March 7, 1847 ; was 
twice married, and had fourteen children, six by his first wife 
He married, 1st, Sally, daughter of John Hopkins, of Windham, 
N. H. She died in Rockingham, 1798. He married, 2d, Anna 
Davis, of that place. He was a noted violinist. 



262 JOSEPH^ ; J0SE.PH3 ; JOHN*. [2572 

CHILDREN. 

2572. Betsey, b. Londonderry, N. H. ; m. Samu3l Willard, of Westmin- 

ster, Vt. ; clothier. 

2573. Polly, b. 1793, Londonderry, N. H. ; m. Jan. 1, 1820, James Wilson, 

of Grafton, Vt. ; she d. 1826. Three children ; one son living, 
Mark-H., b. 1824. 

2574. Jonathan, b. Rockingham, Vt. ; d. young. 

2575. Hannah, b. Rockingham, Vt. ; became second wife of James Wilson, 

of Grafton, Vt., and d. Deering, N. H. Three children; one 
daughter, two sons : 1st, James-H. 2d, George-M. ; res. N. Y. 

2576. Sally, b. Rockingham, Vt. ; m. Samuel Howard, of Grafton, Vt. ; 

farmer ; went West in 1838. Seven children. 

2577. Sophia, b. Rockingham, Vt. ; unm. ; d. aged 42 yrs. 

2578. Jonathan, 2d, b. Rockingham ; d. aged 18 yrs. 

2579. Louisa, b. Sept. 1800 ; became 2d w. of John Gregg, of Acworth, 

N. H., 1). Jan. 1, 1796; they were m. Nov. 5, 1835; he was a 
farmer; d. Dec. 6, 1872. One son, George-Morrison, b. July 
14, 1844; res. Boston, Mass. 

2580. Benjamin (2648), b. Rockingham, Oct. 12, 1806. 

2581. Anna (2652), b. Rockingham, 1808. 

2582. Jane, b. Rockingham ; m. Oct. 3, 1836, Daniel-N. Brown, of Rock- 

ingham, Vt. 

2583. John, b. Aug. 12, 1813; m. Ann Grimes, of Geneso, N. Y., where 

he res. Two children : 1st, Arthur-H. 2d, Mary-S. 

2584. Mary-Ann, b. Rockingham, Vt. ; m. Nov. 17, 1846, Luther-F. Davis, 

of Claremout, N. H. ; res. Acworth, N. H. Two children: 1st, 
Mary-S. 2d, Henry-M. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

2585. John* [2547] (Joseph^, Joseph-, John^) ; res. on his 
father's farm in Londonderry, near the Windham line. Late in 
life he i-em. to the "McKeen place," in Deny, where he died 
Jan. 16, 1836. He mai-ried Sally Morrison, who was born in 
Londonderry, March 18, 1780, and died Feb. 9, 1873, aged 91 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2586. Jonathan-Moulton, b. Nov. 11, 1812; res. Sandwich, N. H. ; farmer; 

m., 1st, Lucinda Pierce, Sept. 1, 1842; she d. July, 1863; m., 2d, 
Emily McGaflfey, Feb. 19, 1864; she d. Aug. 1869; m., 3d, July 
3, 1870, Mrs. Clara- A. Quimby ; were natives of Sandwich ; no ch. 

2587. George-Reed (2659), b. July 1, 1813; res. Wakefield, Mass. 

2588. James-Madison, b. Dec. 10, 1815; d. in childhood. 

2589. Alfred-Trask, b. June 25, 1818; farmer; res. Derry, N. H. 

2590. Thomas'* [2548] (Joseph^ Joseph^, John^) ; res. different 
times in the towns of Derry, N. H., Andover, Mass., and Bradford, 
Mass., where he died Dec. 31, 1831; married Sophia Trask, born 
in Bradford, Mass., Dec. 29, 1788; died Feb. 5, 1831. 

CHILDREN. 

2591. Matilda-T., b. Andover, Mass., Feb. 6, 1815; m. Oct. 10, 1872, 

William Elliott; fiirmer; b. Beverly, Mass., Feb. 28, 1809; res. 
Bradford; d. Nov. 1, 1872. 

2592. Charles, b. Dec. 8, 1818; carpenter; spent twenty-five years in 

California; returned to Bradford, Mass., 1869; d. Oct. 18, 1872. 

2593. Joseph* [2555] (Abraham^, Joseph^, John^); lived in 
Peterborough, N. H., several years ; returned to Londonderry, 



2625] FOURTH GENERATION. — JOSEPH MORISON. 263 

where he died Nov. 17, 1817; married Mary- Ann, daughter of 
John and Catharine (Morison) Reed, of Londonderry, N. H. 
(see No. 2300). 

CHILDREN. 

2594. John-E. (26G2) ; d. Jan. 2, 1836. 

2595. Mary. 

2596. Jane. 

2597. Polly* (Paul) [2556] (Abraham Morison^, Joseph^, 
John^) ; born in Londonderry, April 25, 1783; married Matthew 
Paul, of Derry, N. H., 1804; she d. Haverhill, Mass., July 10, 1865. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LONDONDERRY. 

2598. Susan, b. April, 1805; d. young. 

2599. Louisa (266G), b. June 10, 1806. 

2600. Betsey-M. (2671), b. Dec. 27, 1807. 

2601. Thomas, b. Sept. 20, 1809; d. Jan. 26, 1836. 

2602. Infant; d. 

2603. Infant; d. 

2604. Matthew (2677), b. July 8, 1813. 

2605. Sophia-A. (2684), b. April 26, 1815. 

2606. Margaret-Jane (2691), b. March 15, 1817. 

2607. r Mary-C. (2697). b. Jan. 5, 1819. 

2608. \William-C., b. Jan. 5, 1819; d. in infancy. 

2609. Nathaniel-H. (2700), b. April 29, 1821. 
2611. George, b. Aug. 6, 1823. 

2612. John* [2559] (John^ Joseph'^ John^) ; born Oct. 2, 1779, 
and lived on the James Steele farm in Windham, N. H. ; 
subsequently he rem. to Derry, N. H., and settled near Beaver 
Pond, remaining there till his death. He was quite a noted 
violinist; married Jennette Paul, of Salem, in 1799; she was 
born March 15, 1777. 

CHILDREN. 

2613. John (2711), b. Aug. 12, 1801. 

2614. Mary-Ann (2715), b. April 20, 1803. 

2615. Susan-Julia (2721), b. June 2, 1807. 

2616. Nancy-Emily (2723), b. Sept. 20, 1809. 

2617. Samuel (2725), b. April 5, 1812. 

2618. Joseph* [2561] (John^, Joseph"-, John^) ; succeeded his 
father on the McGregor farm, in Derry, N, H., and on it he spent 
his life; was born Oct. 22, 1785; died Derry, Jan. 19, 1871 ; he 
married, Oct. 4, 1810, Jane Paul, of Derry, N. H.; she was born 
in Derry, July 21, 1784; died in Derry, Jan. 16, 1875. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN DERRY, N. H. 

2619. James, b. Aug. 4, 1811; d. Oct. 3, 1811. 

2620. Anna-Jane (2728), b. Dec. 16, 1812. 

2621. Joseph-G. (2739), b. Dec. 30, 1814. 

2622. Harriet-Newell, b. July 6, 1818; d. Feb. 26, 1821. 

2623. James-C. (2743), b. May 10, 1824. 

2624. Harriet-Ellen, b. Jan. 4, 1826; d. Aug. 2, 1851; m. Lucien George, 

of Haverhill, Mass. One child, Frank-A. ; res. Wisconsin. 

2625. Samuel* [2563] (John^, Joseph^ John^) ; was born in 
Londonderry, N. H., Oct. 19, 1790; died in Derry, Oct. 19, 185 1 

18 



264 JOSEPH^ ; J0XATHAX3 ; BENJAMIN^. [2626 

aged 61 yrs. He married Maria Major, who with her daughters 
now res. Nashua, IST. H. 

CHILDREN. 

2626. Elizabeth-T. ; m., 1st, Jesse Mellen; he d. ; she m., 2d, Wilder-M. 

Gates ; res. Nashua, N. H. 

2627. Ann-G. ; res. Nashua, N. H. 

2628. James Anderson* [2566] (Mary^ (Anderson), Joseph 
Morison'^, John^) ; farmer ; res. Londonderry, N. H. ; married 
Nancy Campbell, of Litchfield, N. H. ; he died Jan. 1869. • 

CHILDUEN. 

2629. David (2754), b. April 21, 1816. 

2630. Mary-Jane, b. Nov. 25. 1817 ; m. 1848, James-C. Steele, of Wiudham ; 

d. of consumptiou, March 3, 1850 (see No. 2459). 
2C31. Johu (2760), b. Dec. 1, 1820; d. June 17, 1858. 

2632. Nancy" (Gage) [2567] (Mary^ (Anderson), Joseph 
Morison-^, John^) ; married (3d w.), Jan. 18, 1818, William-Eunnells 
Gage, of Londonderry, N. H. ; farmer, 

CHILDREX, BORN IN LONDONDERRY, N. H. 

2633. William- Washincfton (2765), b. Dec. 30, 1818. 

2634. Leander (2771), 1x 1820. 

2635. Abigail, b. June 20, 1822; m. May, 1850, Charles-Henry Hall, of 

Braintree, Mass. : res. Soquel, Santa Cruz Co., Cal. 

2636. Aaron-Hardy (2778), b. Nov. 13, 1824. 

2637. John- Anderson (2782), b. June 25, 1827. 

2638. Mary* (Plummer) [2568] (Mary^ (Anderson), Joseph 
Morison"^, John^ ) ; married Capt. Abel Plummer, of Rowley, 
Mass.; farmer; res. Londonderry, N. H., after 1776; died Nov. 
3, 1841 ; she died Feb. 21, 1832. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LONDONDERRY, N. H. 

2639. Mary (2788), b. Aug. 23, 1809. 

2640. Nancy; d. 3'oung. 

2641. John-A. (2796), b. Aug. 5, 1814. 

2642. William (2803), b. July 10, 1820. 

2643. Susan (2806), b. Oct. 17, 1823. 

2644. Elmira; d. young. 

2645. Sarah; m. Manuel Moar, of Nashua, N. H. ; d. 1867. 

2646. Betsey* (Dustin) [2570] (Mary' (Anderson), Joseph 
Morison"^, John^) ; married Moses Dustin, who was born in 
Windham, N. H., March 31, 1792; farmer; res. Windham, 
where he died Jan. 2, 1845 ; she died in Windham, Jan. 13, 1866. 

CHILD. 

2647. Mary (2810), b. Wiudham, N. H., Oct. 16, 1818; d. Windham, 
April 13, 1870. 

2648. Benjamin* [2580] (Jonathan^, Joseph^ John^) ; farmer; 
res. Westminster, Vt. ; married Maria-N. Eobinson, of Brattleboro', 
Vt., Dec. 3, 1840; she was born April 26, 1822; he went to the 
oil regions in Pennsylvania, and on his return was taken sick with 
a fever in New York, and is supposed to have died there. 



2670] FIFTH GENERATION. — GEORGE-KEED MORRISON. 265 

CHILDREN. 

2649. Mary-M., b. Aug. 22, 1842; ra. Dec. 10, 1857, Luke-0. Carpeuter; 

farmer; res. Hillsborough, N. H. 

2650. Ellea-S., b. Oct. 19, 1846; m. Oct. 18, 1875, Charles-B. Crocker; 

farmer; res. Hillsborough, N. H. 

2651. John-B., b. Jau. 6, 1850; m. Sept. 2, 1873, Maria-A. Gilbert; res. 

N. Y. One child, Maud-H., b. Oct. 1, 1876. 

2652. Anna"* (McQuaide) [2581] (Jonathan Morison^ Joseph^ 
John^) ; married Jacob McQuaide, of Rockingham, Vt., where 
they still (1880) res. ; he is a farmer. 

CHILDREN. 

2653. Sarah-S., b. Sept. 25, 1826; m. Feb. 16, 1851, Dea. Edwiu-H. 

Howard ; res. Grafton, Vt. 

2654. Mary-J., b. Oct. 26, 1831; m. Nov. 26, 1852, Nelson-B. Sherman; 

res. South Charlestown, N. H. 

2655. .lohu-M., b. Oct. 1, 1834; m. March 18, 1866, Addie-S. Davis; res. 

Rockingham, Vt. 

2656. Harriet-A., b. Nov. 21, 1838; m. Nov. 28, 1860, Charles-W. Sev- 

ereus ; res. Cambridgeport, Vt. 

2657. Louisa-M., b. Oct. 28, 1841; res. Maynard, Mass. 

2658. James, b. March 9, 1846; m. Sept. 15, 1869, Georgie-F. Smith; 

res. Rockingham, Vt. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 

2659. George-Reed^ [2587] (John^ Joseph^ Joseph^ John^)-; 
born in Londonderry, N. H., July 1, 1813; shoe-cutter; res. 
Wakefield, Mass. ; married Sarah-E. Eaton, of South Reading, 

Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2660. Sarah-G., b. Dec. 10, 1839. 

2661. Ella-Eliza, b. Jan. 6, 1847; m. June 2, 1868, J.-W. Poland, of 

Wakefield, Mass. One sou, George-Morrisou, b. July 16, 1877. 

2662. John-R.5 [2594] (Josephs Abrahams Joseph'^ John^) ; 
lived in Peterborough and Derry, N. H. ; married Rebecca, 
daughter of Amos Kimball, of Londonderry, N. H. ; died Jan. 2, 
1836, aged 32 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2663. John. 2664. Kendall. 2665. William-K. 

2666. Louisa^ (Taylor) [2599] (Polly* (Paul), Abraham Mor- 
isonS Joseph-, John^) ; married, 1828, Matthew Taylor, of Derry, 
N. H. In 1846 they removed to Salem, IST. H., where he died, 
August, 1877. She lives (1880) in Salem ; he was born April 28, 
1804, in Londonderry ; mason and farmer. 

CHILDREN. 

2667. Matthew-Harvey (2816), b. Nov. 29, 1829; res. North Salem, N". H. 

2668. Thomas-J., b. Nov. 18, 1831; single; wood and coal dealer ; res. 

Haverhill, Mass. 

2669. Louisa-J. (2829), b. March 29, 1833. 

2670. Martin (2834), b. Dec. 26, 1839. 



266 JOSEPH^ ; ABRAHAMS ; POLLY* (PAUL). [2671 

2671. Betsey-M.5 (Dustin) [2600] (Polly* (Paul), Abraham 
Morison^ Joseph^, John^) ; married (2d w.), April 6, 1833, Sim- 
eon-0. Dustin, born Windham, N. H., Aug. 20, 1794; farmer; 
res. Windham; died May 22, 1843 ; she res. Haverhill, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2672. Abbie-E., b. July 10, 1834; m. Oct. 4, 1855, Aaron-S. Hill, of At- 

kinson, N. H. ; res. Arlington, Mass. 

2673. Jackson, b. April 10, 1836; m. Sept. 1857, Eliza- J. Bicker, of Iowa; 

m., 2d, Lydia Tucker, of Manchester, N. H., 1866; res. 
Manchester, N. H. 

2674. Marjs b. April 15, 1838; m. Sept. 3, 1857, Dr. Samuel Pa.i-e, of 

Haverhill, N. H. ; res. Cal. ; d. Jan. 14, 1874. 

2675. Levi, b. Jan. 25, 1841 ; m. June 10, 1866, Mary Greene, of Brad- 

ford, Mass. ; res. Bradford ; d. Nov. 8, 1874 : m., 2d, Lizzie Smith. 

2676. Eliza-Maria, b. Nov. 14, 1843; m. H.-A. Lowell, Nov. 9, 1864. 

2677. Matthew PauP [2604] (Polly* (Paul), Abraham Morison^ 
Joseph^ John^) ; married, 1st, Hannah-K., daughter of Oliver 
Taylor, of Atkinson, N. H. ; she was born May 7, 1817 ; died July 
6, 1850. He married, 2d, her sister, Lettice Taylor, born April 1, 
1829 ; res. Haverhill, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2678. John-M., b. Feb. 24, 1841; m. Nov. 27, 1862; she d. Oct. 29, 1869; 

he m., 2d, March 17, 1871, Lucy-M. Fifield, of New Hampton, 
N. H., ; res. Haverhill, Mass. ; two children. 

2679. George-M., b. Dec. 11, 1842; m. Mary-L. Webster, of Haverhill, 

]V[ass. ; she d. Dec. 11, 1868. 

2680. Oliver-T., b. Aug. 7, 1845; d. Nov. 23, 1845. 

2681. Ida-H., b. Jan. 3, 1855; d. Oct. 6, 1863. 

2682. Lizzie-R., b. Jan. 3, 1859. 

2683. Harlan-T., b. Sept. 22, 1867; died Aug. 17, 1868. 

2684. SophiarA.5 (Wells) [2605] (Polly* (Paul), Abraham 
Morison^, Joseph^, John^) ; she married, Oct. 29, 1835, Willard 
Wells, of Salem, N. H. ; he emigrated to California during the 
gold fever excitement in 1849, and died there. She lives in 
North Andover, Mass. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN SALEM, N. H. 

2685. Mary-A., b. Feb. 10, 1837; m. Edwiu-R. McKeen, of Salem, N. H., 

Jan. 24, 1864 ; carpenter ; res. Andover, Mass. 

2686. Maria-E., b. Sept. 29, 1839; d. Salem, Jan. 9, 1863. 

2687. John-C, b. June 15, 1841; farmer; m. Nov. 28, 1867, Martha 

Adams, of Maine ; res. North Andover, Mass. 

2688. George-S., b. Feb. 29, 1844; d. Salem, May 13, 1859. 

2689. Sarah-E., b. April 19, 1845; d. Salem, April 11, 1863. 

2690. Hannah-T., b. Dec. 28, 1848; m. Dec. 15, 1875, George-G. Green- 

wood ; ice-dealer ; res. North Andover, Mass. 

2691. Margaret- Jane^ (Bailey) [2606] (Polly* (Paul), Abra- 
ham Morison^, Joseph'^, John^) ; married Nathan Bailey, of 
Haverhill, Mass., April 6, 1837. He was born Dec. 7, 1802; 
died May 5, 1876. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HAVERHILL, MASS. 

2692. Charles, b. June 25, 1838; d. June 24, 1863. 

2693. Harriet-A., b. April 27, 1840; m. Feb. 28, 1866, Herman Noyes, of 

Atkinson, N. H. ; b. Dec. 18, 1835. 



2714] FIFTH GENERATION. — JOHN MORRISON. 267 

2694. Louisa, b. Oct. 20, 1841; m. Sept. 13, 1872, Charles-H. Howe; b. 

1846; res. Haverhill, Mass. 

2695. John, b. April 25, 1846 ; res. Haverhill, Mass. 
2696.' Serena, b. April 29, 1852 ; res. Haverhill, Mass. 

2697. Mary-C.5 (Webster) [2607] (Polly* (Paul), Abraham 
Morison'', Joseph-^, John^) ; she married, June 10, 1842, David 
Webster, 3d, of Haverhill, Mass. He was born Feb. 7, 1819, in 
Haverhill ; res. Haverhill ; farmer. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HAVERHILL, MASS. 

2698. George-L., b. March 13, 1843; was a member of Co. H, 22d Regt. 

Mass. Vols., and was killed at the battle of Gaines' Mills, Va., 
June 27, 1862. 

2699. Mary-Lizzie, b. Oct. 14, 1845; d. Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 1, 1868; 

m. Dec. 1, 1864, George-M. Paul, of Haverhill, Mass. 

2700. Nathaniel-H. PauP [2609] (Polly* (Paul), Abraham 
Morison^, Joseph-, John^) ; farmer ; res. Salem, IST. H. ; married 
Jane, dau. of John Taylor, a woolen manufacturer, in Salem. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN SALEM, N. H. 

2701. Mary-E., b. Dec. 6, 1844; d. Salem, Oct. 21, 1849. 

2702. George-M., b. Nov. 24, 1845. 

2703. Hannah- J., b. March 16, 1848; d. Oct. 14, 1849. 

2704. Mary-J., b. July 14, 1851; m. Henry Roberts; res. Newport, R. I. 

2705. James-W., b. Nov. 14, 1853; d. Julv22, 1856. 

2706. Abbie-A., b. March 23, 1857; m. John Hart; res. Sal«m, N. H. ; 

farmer. 

2707. Heury-M., b. March 10, 1859. 

2708. Carrie-H., b. Nov. 2, 1861. 

2709. Ida-A., b. March 19, 1864. 

2710. Nellie-D., b. Jan. 18, 1867. 

2711. Joim^ [2613] (John*, John^, Joseph^ John^) ; graduated 
at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N. H., in 1819 ; taught school 
in Hampstead and Hudson, N. H., and in Newburyport, Mass. 
In 1824 he opened a dry and W. I. goods store in Waltham, 
Mass., where he continued to live till 1828, when he accepted the 
position of overseer of the cloth-room in the Appleton Corpora- 
tion, Lowell, Mass. He examined the first piece of cloth manu- 
factured by the Appleton Co., and continued in the employ of 
the company forty-eight years, and till his death. He was for 
twenty-eight years a faithful and highly esteemed superintendent 
of the Howard Mission School in Centralville ; in 1841-42, he 
was an active member of the common council; he married in 
Boston, May 5, 1825, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Hannah 
Berry, of Newburyport, Mass. He died in Lowell. His widow 
still lives there. 

CHILDREN. 

2712. John-Francis, b. Waltham, Mass., May 22, 1826; teacher of music, 

Lowell, Mass. 

2713. Susan-Elizabeth, b. Lowell, Aug. 18, 1829; res. Lowell. 

2714. James-Lewis, b. Lowell, April 28, 1831; served his country three 

years in Co. C, 30th Regt. Mass. Vols., and re-enlisted at expi- 
ration of term of service ; res. Lowell, Mass. 



268 J0SEPH2 ; J0HN3 ; JOHN* ; SAMUELS. [2715 

2715. Mary-Ann^ (Blye) [2614] (John Morison", John», Joseph^, 
John^) ; married, Dec. 25, 1824, Lewis Blye, of Derry, N. H. ; 
farmer. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN DERRT, N. H. 

2716. Annette-G., b. Oct. 28, 1825; matron of school of theology, Bos- 

ton, Mass. 

2717. Mary-E., b. July 11, 1828; m. April 23, 1864, Richard Fellows; 

painter; res. Derry Depot, N. H. 

2718. Emma-N., b. Sept. 10, 1831; d. Aug. 6, 1833. 

2719. Lewis-Warren, b. Jan. 13, 1835; m. JSov. 29, 1860, Alice-B., dau. 

of Joseph-G. Morrison; res. Derrv, N. H. ; farmer. One child, 
Freddie, b. May 16, 1862; d. Feb. 3, 1863. 

2720. Amanda-N., b. Sept. 25, 1837; m. Oct. 3, 1861, Henry-F. Rice, of 

Derry, N. H. Two children: 1st, Jennie-P., b. Derry, N. H., 
Sept. 2, 1863. 2d, Harry-Lewis, b. California, April 24, 1874. 

2721. Susan-Julia^ (Cutting) [2615] (John Morison^ John^, 
Joseph^, John^) ; married Lewis Cutting ; was an overseer in the 
Hamilton Mills, Lowell, Mass. 

CHILD. 

2722. Lewis ; res. Stockton, Cal. 

2723. Nancy-Emily 5 (Newman) [2616] (John MorisonS John^ 
Joseph^, John^) ; married William Newman ; painter; Lowell, 

Mass. 

CHILD. 

2724. George- Ho ward ; farmer; Antioch, Cal. 

2725. SamueP [2617] (John^ John^, Joseph-, John^) ; farmer; 
res. Hudson, N. H.; married, Nov. 5, 1837, Achsah, daughter of 
Daniel-T. Davis, Hudson, N. H., born in Hudson, 1818. 

CHILDREN. 

2726. Susan-M., b. 1839; ra. 1860, Nathan Webster, Hudson, where they 

live. One child, Brinton-M., b. 1864. 

2727. Augustus, b. 1843; m., 1872, Nettie, daughter of Tyler Thomas ; 

farmer; res. Hudson. Three children : 1st, Helen-M., b. Oct. 6. 
1873. 2d, Harry-A., b. May 21, 1875; d. Jan. 22, 1879. 3d, 
Tyler-P., b. March 2, 1877. 

2728. Anna-Jane^ (Nowell) [2620] (Joseph Morison^ John^, 
Joseph^, John^) ; married, Sept. 14, 1836, Alfred Nowell ; he was 
born Dec. 25, 1817 ; farmer ; res. Derry, N. H., where he died, 
Sept. 18, 1863. Mrs. N. lives in Franklin, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

2729. Mary-Jane, b. Jan. 6, 1838 ; m. Jan. 7, 1860, Wllllam-A. Bickford, 

of Salem, N. H. ; she d. Jan. 5, 1879, in Bristol, N. H. One child, 
Nellie- Augusta ; she m. Moses Southward, Feb. 16, 1880. 

2730. Joseph-Warren, b. April 26, 1840; enlisted Nov. 19, 1861, in 8th 

Regt. N. H. Vols., and d. Baton Rouge, La., April 14, 1863. 

2731. William-Henry, b. May 17, 1842; enlisted Sept. 17, 1861, in Co. G, 

22d Regt. Mass. Vols., and was in Porter's Division, Army Poto- 
mac ; he d. Gaines' Mills, on the banks of the Chickahorainy, 
June 27, 1862. 

2732. Charles-A., b. June 14, 1844; carpenter and farmer; lives on the 

Joseph Morison farm, Derry, N. H. ; enlisted Sept. 12, 1864, in 



2759] FIFTH GENERATION. — JAMES-CALVIN MORRISON. 269 

Co. K, 1st N. H. Heavy Artillery, aud discharged June 15, 1865 
(see No. 2475). 

2733. Ann-Permelia, b. May 12, 1847; res. Franklin, N. H. 

2734. James-C, b. Feb. 15, 1849; farmer; res. East Andover, N. H. ; in. 

April 16, 1871, Ella-F. Dauforth. Two childrea : 1st, Heury-P., 
b. April, 1872. 2d, Charles-A., b. June 21, 1875. 

2735. Harriet-E., b. March 3, 1851 ; d. Sept. 8, 1870. 

2736. Martha-A.,b. Jan. 19, 1854; m. Henry Mead, April 14, 1874. One 

child, Frauk-N. 

2737. Susan-E., b. Aug. 11, 1856; m. Oct. 21, 1879, Marvin O. Blake; 

res. Franklin, N. H. 

2738. Helen-M., b. March 5, 1860; res. Franklin, N. H. 

2739. Joseph-G.^ ['2621] (Joseph^ John^ Joseph-, John^) ; mar- 
ried, Jan. 1, 1837, Lydia-B. Ellis, of Middleton, N. H. ; she was 
born Feb. 22, 1813; date of his birth was Dec. 30, 1814; he 
died Aug. 29, 1860 ; she res. Derry, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

2740. Charles-P. (2838), b. Derry, N. H., Oct. 26, 1837 ; res. St. Louis, Mo. 

2741. Alice-B., b. Newburyport, Mass., May 9, 1840; m. Lewis-W. Blye 

(see No. 2719). 

2742. James-C, b. Newburyport, Mass., May 27, 1847; d. Oct. 6, 1849. 

2743. James-Calvin^ [2623] (Joseph^ John^, Joseph^, Johni) ; 
farmer ; lived on the homestead, " the McGregor farm," in 
Derry, N. H. ; married Mary-Elizabeth Griffin, April 29, 1855. 
He died in Derry, Oct. 8, 1877; his widow and children still live 
(1880) in Derry, K. H. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN DKRRY, N. H. 

2744. George-Calvin, b. Nov. 27, 1855. 

2745. Allette-Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, 1857. 

2746. Williara-Ransom, b. June 7, 1859. 

2747. Ellery-Keudrick, b. Dec. 9, 1861. 

2748. Alonzo-Paal, b. March 30, 1864. 

2749. Mabel-Clark, b. Sept. 22, 1866. 

2750. Ellen- Angle, b. May 5, 1869. 

2751. Dana-Willis, b. July 15, 1871. 

2752. Effle-Josephine, b. Aug. 30, 1874. 

2753. Bertha-May, b. Aug. 18, 1877. 

2754. David Anderson'^ [2629] (John Anderson^ Mary^ (An- 
derson), Joseph Morison'-, John^) ; farmer ; res. Londonderry, 
N. H. ; married Persis Tenney, Oct. 1842; she was born Oct. 4, 
1823 ; her father was David Tenney, a native of Bradford, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2755. Helen-F. ; m. Wesley-B. Knight; he was a Union soldier, and d. 

a prisoner of war at Florence, S. C, Oct. 8, 1864, a member of 
4th N. H. Regt. Vols. One child, Georgietta-W. 

2756. Eliza-G. ; d. March, 1875. 

2757. George-V. ; enlisted in 1st N. H. cavalry, Co. A, March, 1864; 

m. 1867, Mary-J.-S. Kelley, of Salem, N. H. Two children : 
1st, Edmund-G. 2d, Charles-W. ; res. Londonderry. 

2758. Persis ; m. May, 1873, Albert-C. Brown, of Haverhill, Mass. One 

child, Walter-C. 

2759. Mary-J.-S. ; m. Nov. 1876, Matthew Campbell, of Litchfield, N. H. 



270 JOSEPH^; MAKY3 (ANDERSON); NANCY^ (GAGE). [2760 

2760. John Anderson^ [2631] (James AndersonS Mary^ (An- 
derson), Joseph Morison^ John^) ; farmer; married Lucy-A. Farr 
well, of Bethel, Me. ; born June 14, 1829 ; he died of consump- 
tion, June 17, 1858 ; his home was in Londonderry, IST. H. His 
widow married Horace Adams; res. (1879) in Hampstead, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

2761. Naucy-A., b. Aug. 22, 1852; res. Hampstead, N. H. 

2762. Charles-M., b. May 3, 1854; res. Maine. 

2763. Edwiu-N., b. Dec. 21, 1855; res. Maine. 

2764. Johu-E., b. Nov. 26, 1857; d. Sept. 21, 1860. 

2765. William-W. Gage^ [2633] (Nancy^ (Gage), Mary^ (An- 
derson), Joseph Morison^, John^) ; married Sarah-W. Griffin, 
Sept. 27, 1846 ; res. East Somerville, Mass. 

CHILDREN. 

2766. Charles- Augustus, b. Aug. 8, 1847. 

2767. Alice-Augusta, b. Oct. 15, 1854. 

2768. Auuie-Storrs, b. Sept. 29, 1856. 

2769. Abbie-Frances, b. Oct. 5, 1858. 

2770. William-Washington, Jr., b. May 31, 1865. 

2771. Leander Gage^ [2634] (Nancy* (Gage), Mary^ (Ander- 
son), Joseph Morison=^, John^) ; married, June 18, 1845, INlary-D. 
Allen, of Braintree, Mass., where he res. 

CHILDREN. 

2772. William-Leander, b. 1845; enlisted for the war during the rebellion, 

in the 42d Regt. Mass. Vols. ; served his time, and returned ; 
m. Mary-E. Burr, June 20, 1876; res. Braintree, Mass. 

2773. Richard-Allen, b. April 2, 1848; d. Jan. 3u, 1851. 

2774. Charles-Henry-Hall, b. June 28, 1850; d. March 9, 1863. 

2775. Richard-Allen, b. July 16, 1852; m. Hattie-A. Holbrook, Nov. 26, 

1874; res. Braintree, Mass. 

2776. Elizabeth-Dentou, b. July 16, 1854 ; d. Oct. 7, 1854. 

2777. Frederick- Allen, b. Aug. 15, 1855; d. Oct. 11, 1855. 

2778. Aaron-Hardy Gage^ [2636] (J^ancy* (Gage), Mary^ (An- 
derson), Joseph Morison"^, John^) ; married Hannah Humphrey, 
of Londonderry, N. H., May, 1850 ; he joined the U. S. army in 
the west, and aided in subduing the rebellion. He became cap- 
tain of a company, was a brave officer and soldier for two or 
three years ; after the war, removed to San Francisco, Cal. 

CHILDREN. 

2779. Anna. 2780. Abbie. 2781. Edvviu. 

2782. John-Anderson Gage^ [2637] (Nancy^ (Gage), Mary^ 
(Anderson), Joseph Morison-, John^) ; married, May 6, 1851, 
Martha Tenney, of Londonderry, N. H. ; res. Derry, N. H. 

CIIILDREX. 

2783. Ella-Frances, b. May 23, 1852 ; d. Dec. 25, 1874. 

2784. Martha-Florence, b. Jan. 15, 1855; d. June 29, 1872. 

2785. Charles-Franklin, b. Jan. 20, 1857; d. Feb. 28, 1860. 

2786. Nancy-Jane, b. June 9, 1861 ; d. May 4, 1865. 

2787. Lydia-P., b. July 20, 1863; d. May 4, 1865. 



2806] FIFTH GENERATION. — JOHN-A. PLUMMEK. 271 

2788. MaryS (Nevins) [2639] (Mary* (Plummer), Mary^ (An- 
derson), Joseph Morison-^, John^) ; married, Oct. 25, 1830, Dea. 
James Nevins, of Londonderry, N. H. ; farmer ; died March 9, 
1873, aged 75 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2789. John, b. Oct. 3, 1831 : d. July 11, 1856. 

2790. Harriet, b. June 27, 1833; m. April 20, 1854, William-K. McGregor, 

of Londonderry, N. H. 

2791. Mary, b. Nov. 6, 1835; m. Sept. 24, 1865, Fredericlc Gilcreast; 

farmer ; res. Londonderry, N. H. Three children : 1st, Effie-M. 
2d, Hattie ; died in infancy. 3d, Harry-A. 

2792. Janies-E., b. Sept. 18, 1838; d. Dec. 1, 1853. 

2793. William-P., b. May 23, 1841; he was a member of Co. H, 18th 

Regt. N. H. Vols., and was present at the siege of Richmond 
and Petersburg, and capture of the rebel army under General 
Lee, at Appomattox; m. Sept. 14, 1871, Julia-D. Shepley, of 
Londonderry; farmer; res. Londonderry, N. H. Three chil- 
dren : 1st, Mabel-F.-M. 2d, Charles-H. ; d. young. 3d, Har- 
riet-J. 

2794. Henry-A., b. Nov. 11, 1843; d. March 11, 1872. 

2795. Sarah-E., b. Dec. 18, 1846; d. Oct. 10, 1876. 

2796. John-A. Phimmer^ [2641] (Mary* (Phimmer), Mary^' 
(Anderson), Joseph Morison', John^) ; fai-mer ; res. Londonderry, 
N. H. ; was captain of infantry in 8th Regt. IST. H. Militia ; mar- 
ried, Sept. 7, 1837, Eliza-P. Coffin. 

CHILDIIEN. 

2797. Mary-N., b. Nov. 6, 1838; m. June 9, 1859, Joseph-D. Vickery; in- 

surance agent; res. Norwalk, O. One child, Emma-F., b. Jan. 
5, 1862. 

2798. Elmlra-E., b. May 29, 1840; m. July 22, 1858, Rev. H.-B. Copp, 

b. Rumney, N. H. ; member of N. H. Methodist Episcopal Con- 
ference. Three children : 1st, Mary-E. ; d. young. 2d, John- 
H. ; died young. 3d, Charles-M. 

2799. Emma-A., b. Feb. 5, 1842; m. Dec. 1, 1868, Isaac-F. Hobbs; 

farmer; res. Lake City, la. ; b. Norway, Me. ; he was a captain 
in the army during the rebellion. Three children : 1st, Mary- 
L., b. Dec. 27, 1869. 2d, George-A., b. 1873. 3d, William-F., 
b. 1876. 

2800. Granville-F., b. Sept. 11, 1844; farmer; res. Londonderry, N. H. ; 

was member of 18th Regt. N. H. Vols, in the late war; m. 
Kate-E. Hughes, of Windham, Nov. 26, 1874. 

2801. Laura-A.-M., b. June 29, 1846; res. Londonderry, N. H. 

2802. Albert-C, b. Sept. 29, 1851; d. March 25, 1873. 

2803. William Plummer^ [2642] (Mary* (Plummer), Mary^* 
(Anderson), Joseph Morison-, John^) ; res. Nashua, N. IT. ; mar- 
ried Sybil-A. Coffin, of Harrison, Me., April 27, 18-47. 

CHILDREN. 

2804. Bell-L., b. April 8, 1848; m. Frauk-A. Wheeler; mechanic; res. 

Nashua, N. H. ; she d. Oct. 30, 1878. • 

2805. Elber-W., b. Feb. 16, 1856. 

2806. Susan^ (Farwell) [2643] (Mary* (Plummer), Mary^ 
(Anderson), Joseph Morison,- John^) ; married, Dec. 14, 1848, 
Darius-A. Farwell, of West Bethel, .Me. ; farmer. 



272 J0SEPHi2; ABRAHAMS; POLL Y* (PAUL); LOUISAS (TAYLOR). [2807 

CHILDREN. 

2807. Alvertou, b. Dec. 12, 1849; ni. Nov. 23, 1875, Alfreada-M. Beau; 

res. Bethel, Me. 

2808. Eugene-P., b. Aug. 27, 1856; res. Bethel, Me. 

2809. Lizzie-M., b. Feb. 2, 1859; m. Dec. 19, 1878, Edwin-R. Fothergill ; 

res. Gorham. 

2810. MaryS (Ripley) [2647] (Betsey" (Diistin), Mary^ (An- 
derson), Joseph Morison-^, John^) ; married Nathaniel Ripley, 
born at Duxbury, Mass., May 20, 1811 ; farmer; res. Windham. 
On the death of his wife, April 13, 1870, he sold his property in 
Windham, and now (1880) lives with his daughter in Derry, N. H. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDHAM, N. H. 

2811. Lewis, b. Oct. 11, 1835; carpeuter: res. Maiden, Mass.; m. Lucj'- 

M. Ray, of Auburn, N. H., April 19, 1864. Oue child, Alice- J., 
b. Jan. 1867. 

2812. Thomas-K., b. June 3, 1839; enlisted in 20th Regt. Mass. Vols., 

and d. in Virginia, April 9, 1864. 

2813. Amos-S., b. No\\ 11, 1843; merchant tailor; res. Franklin Falls, 

N. H. ; m. Feb. 1867, Mary-J. Davis, of Andover, N. H. One 
son ; d. in infancy. 

2814. Augustus-C, b. Mov. 19, 1847; locomotive engineer; res. Boston, 

Mass. ; m. March 5, 1871, M.-Abbie Ford, of Boston. 

2815. M.-Josephine, b. Aug. 24, 1851; m. March 18, 1874, Warren-P. 

Home, of Derrv, N. H., b. May 20, 1842; lumber-dealer; res. 
Derry. One child, Edith-G., b. Nov. 12, 1875. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

2816. Hon. Matthew-Harvey Taylor« [2667] (Louisa-^ (Taylor), 
Polly" (Paul), Abraham Morison\ Joseph^, John^) ; born in Derry, 
N. H., Nov. 29, 1829; res. there till 1846, when he rem. to Salem, 
X. H., where he still res. He is a woolen manufacturer and 
farmer ; has filled various offices in his town ; served as selectman 
four years, and represented his town in the legislature in 1867-68, 
and '79-80; was a member of the N. H. senate in 1871-72, and 
filled the office of moderator of the town-meetings eight years, 
and enumerator of the census in 1880. He married Ellen, dau. 
of John Taylor, a woolen manufacturer, of Salem ; he is the fifth 
generation removed from Matthew Taylor, first emigrant, who 
lived on the James-C. Taylor place, in Derry, N. H. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN SALEM, N. H. 

2817. Ellen-L., b. Sept. 7, 1854; m. 1878, Levi-W. Taylor, son of Daniel 

Taylor, of Salem ; trader ; res. Salem, N. H. 

2818. John-H., b. Julv 20, 1856. 

2819. Thomas-M., b. Sept. 6, 1857. 

2820. Mary-A., b. Aug. 27, 1859. 

2821. Charles-M., b. Nov. 29, 1860, 

2822. George-W., b. Jan. 6, 1863. 

2823. Heury-P., b. Oct. 29, 1864. 

2824. Cora-F., b. Sept. 16, 1866. 

2825. Laura-E., b. Feb. 4, 1869. 

2826. Eva-B., b. Jan. 3, 1872. 

2827. Effle-G., b. Jan. 29, 1875. 

2828. Fred-L., b. April 4, 1878. 



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2841] SIXTH GENERATION. — CHARLES-P. MORRISON. 273 

2829. Louisa-J.6 (Foster) [2669] (Louisa^ (Taylor), Polly^ 
(Paul), Abraham Morison^, Joseph"^, John^) ; married, April 9, 
1860, Herman Foster, of Haverhill, Mass.; shoe manufacturer. 

CHILDREN. 

2830. Geore:e-H., b. Feb. 8, 1861. 

2831. Mary^L., b. May 12, 1865. 

2832. Ellen-L., b. Sept. 5, 1872; d. March 5, 1874. 

2833. Thomas-E., b. Feb. 22, 1874. 

2834. Martin Taylor" [2670] (Louisa^ (Taylor), Polly * (Paul), 
Abraham Morison^, Joseph'-, John^) ; born in Deny, N. H., Dec. 
21, 1838; res. in Haverhill, Mass.; clothier, and member of the 
well-known firm of " Three Taylors," of that city. He married, 
April 30, 1861, Sarah-W., daughter of Otis Taylor, of Atkinson, 
N. H. ; she died March 24, 1864 ; married, 2d, April 27, 1865, 
Laura-A. Floyd, of Derry, N. H. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HAVERHILL, MASS. 

2835. Martiu-Allison, b. Nov. 17, 1867. 

2836. Herbert-Floyd, b. Sept. 6, 1871. 

2837. Harvey-Clinton, b. May 15, 1875. 

2838. Charles-P.« [2740] (Joseph-G.^ Joseph^ John^, Joseph'^ 
John^) ; was born in Derry, N. H., Oct. 26, 1837 ; married. 
May 3, 1856, Mary-Agnes Plummer, of Newburyport, Mass. ; 
she was born 1831, and died July 15, 1861, leaving three children. 
He married, 2d, April 23, 1864, Mary-C. Balch, of Newburyport. 
He enlisted as a private in Co. A, 8th Regt. Mass. Vols. ; served 
four months at Washington and Baltimore ; was afterwards 
elected lieutenant in Co. A, 48th Regt. Mass. Vols., and served 
under General Banks in Department of the Gulf, participating 
in the battle of Plain's Store and in the repeated assaults on 
Port Hudson. On his return from the war, he made the study 
of music a profession, and resided in Newburyport, Mass., till 
1867 ; after that, in Worcester, Mass., till 1879, when he rem. 
to St. Louis, his present residence. He is author of " Morrison's 
Collection of Church Music," " In Memoriam," and other pieces, 
and is now writing a "History of Gregorian Music." He is 
professor of music at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN NEWBURYPORT, MASS. 

2839. Charles-F., b. Jan. 30, 1857. 

2840. Mary-Alice, b. April 11, 1859; d. March 30, 1863. 

2841. Hattie-Agnes, b. July 7, 1861 ; d. Aug. 4, 1861. 

This closes the record of the descendants of John Morison, 
who died in 1736. 



274 CHARTER ROBERT MORISON. — FIRST GEXERATION. [2842 



CHAPTER XIII. 

First Generation. — History of Charter Robert Morison, of 
Londonderry, N. H., and his Descendants. 



ROBERT MORISON. —FIRST GENERATION IN AMERICA. 

2842. Robert Morison was probably born in Ireland ; he died 
in Londonderry, N. H. The dates of his birth and death are not 
known. His wife's name, as mentioned in Londonderry records, 

was Elizabeth . He settled in Londonderry, N. H., in 1719, 

and was one of the 119 persons to whom the charter of the 
town was given. His home-lot was east of Derry East Village 
(see map), and was subsequently owned by his sons, Dea. Robert 
and William Morison. The relationship existing between him 
and the other Morisons of Londonderry is not known. A fac- 
simile of his autograph is here given : — 



children. 



2843. Robert (2846), b. 1714; d. Feb. 7, 1794, aged 80 yrs. 

2844. William (2847), b. Nov. 30, 172G; d. Feb. 28, 1788, aged 62 yrs. 



SECOND GENERATION. 

2846. Robert- [2843] (Robert^). Dea. Robert Morison was 
born in Ireland in 1714, and was brought by his parents to 
America in 1718, and to Londonderry, N.H., in the year following. 
He lived on the homestead, of which he was half-owner. The 
site of the old cellar can still be located, and is near the place 
known on the map of Rockingham County as Mr. Hamilton's. 
He was an elder in the West Parish church (now Londonderry), 
and his name is attached to an agreement to settle the Rev. 
David McGregor in the West Parish in 1736. It is also on an 
agreement in 1740, as one of the forty families in the East Parish, 
to attend church in the West Parish. He was chosen parish 
selectman in 1758, '59, '60, and 1768, '69. His name appears 
upon the list of the "Association Test," June 24, 1776. He 



2862] SECOND GENERATION. — WILLIAM MORISON. 275 

never married, and died Feb. 7, 1794. From the probate 
records of Rockingham Coimty, it appears that he left a will» 
with legacies to his relatives. " To William Morison (son of my 
nephew, David Morison)" ; to " widow Jean Morison," his sister- 
in-law, £15 each ; to Jean Luce (daughter of William, his brother)^ 
wife of Moses Luce, of Hartland, Vt., and to Mary Shirley, wife 
of William Shirley, of Chester, N. H., £15 of lawful money. 
To his nephew, David Morison, he wills the residue of his 
property, if any remain. He makes mention of his "honoured 
father." Date of will, Feb. 4, 1794. Dr. Isaac Thorn was ap- 
pointed executor. By the side of his friends and kindred, in the 
first cemetery of old Londonderry, Robert Morison rests in peace. 
2847. William^ [2844] (Robert^) ; was born in Londonderry,. 
N. H., Nov. 30, 1726 ; died Feb. 28, 1788, aged 62 yrs. He 
lived upon, and owned half of, the homestead ; his wife was Jane 
Rogers. Her death did not occur till after 1794. His name 
appears upon the Association Test, June 24, 1776. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LONDONDERRY, N. H. 

2848. Robert (2854), b. Jan. 1747; res. Windsor, Vt. ; d. June 10. 1802. 

2849. Hannah ; m. Alexander Clark, and rem. to Belfast, Me. ; d. Dec. 

23, 1820 ; no issue. 

2850. Jane; m. Moses Luce; res. Stowe, Vt. ; five daughters, who lived 

and died in Stowe ; there are a large number of descendants, 
who are scattered over the country. 

2851. Lizzie; m. Montgomery; res. Hartland, Vt. 

2852. David (2862), b. Oct. 14, 1756; res. Windsor, Vt. ; d. Jan. 5, 182G, 

aged 69 yrs. 

2853. Mary (2871), b. 1760 ; m. Lieut. William Shirley, of Chester, N. H. ; 

she d. 1843, aged 83 yrs. 



THIRD GENERATION. 

2854. Roberts [2848] (William^ Robert^) ; farmer ; born in 
Londonderry, N. H., Jan. 1747 ; settled in Windsor, Vt., about 
1790; his wife was Catherine, daughter of Adonijah and Abigail 
(Athorn) Luce, of Martha's Vineyard, Mass. ; she was born Oct. 
27, 1747 ; he died in Windsor, June 10, 1802, aged 55 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2855. Abigail, b. May 29, 1776; ro. John Bagley; res. Hartland, Vt. 

2856. Jane (2878), b. March 11, 1778; m. James Walker; res. Hartland. 

2857. Mary, b. March 29, 1782; d. April 3, 1795, aged 13 yrs. 

2858. Catherine, b. Jan. 25, 1783; m. Moses Weed, of Hartland, Vt. 

2859. James (2885), b. March 1, 1785; d. Kalamazoo, Mich., Sept. 29, 

1844, aged 59 yrs. 

2860. William (2891), b. April 9, 1788; d. June 26, 1873, aged 85 yrs. 

2861. Zebina, b. May 20, 1790; d. young. 

2862. David^ [2852] (William'^ Robert"^); farmer; born in 
Londonderry, N. H., Oct. 14, 1756 ; settled in Windsor, Vt., about 
1794, and died there, Jan. 5, 1826, aged 69 yrs. He took a deed 
of his farm in Windsor, Oct. 12, 1795. His wife was Margaret 



276 CHARTER ROBERTi ; WILLIAM- ; MARY^ (SHIRLEY). [2863 

McGrath, of Londonderry, born in Portsmouth, X. H., July 5, 
1766. Her father was a native of Ireland. In Feb. 1781, he 
went as a soldier in the army of the Revolution, where his health 
was much impaired, and lie nearly lost his hearing; she died 
Aug. 30, 1843, aged 77 yrs. 

CHILDREX, ALL BORN IN LONDONDERRY, N. H. (EXCEPT DIADAMA). 

2863. William: m. Rachel Lewis, of Windsor, Vt., and d. in Rutlaud, 

Vt. One son, William; no record. 

2864. Hamiah (2900), b. 1790; m. William Adams, of Windsor, Vt. 

2865. Johu-Bush(2907),b. Feb. 8, 1793: d. Plattskill, N. Y., 1855, aged 62. 

2866. Eliza; m. Nalium Temple, of Windsor, Vt., who d. about 1844; 

m., 2d, Edward Bachelder, of Baltimore, Vt. ; she d. Spring- 
field, Vt., Jan. 7, 1864: he is deceased. 

2867. Daniel (2916), b. Nov. 9, 1796; d. Windsor, Vt., Jan. 12, 1839, 

aged 43 yrs. 

2868. Diadama, b. about 1801 ; rem. to New York ; m. Hoyt; m., 2d, 

Rev. Leet, of Michigan. 

2869. Relief (2921), b. Feb. 13, 1804, West Windsor, Vt. ; m. Hiram 

King; d. Langdou, N. H., 1877, aged 74 yrs. 

2870. Lorenzo (2924), b. West Windsor, Vt., Oct. 8, 1807; d. Clareraont, 

N. H., 1874, aged 66 yrs. 

2871. Mary^ (Shirley) [2853] (William Morison-, Eobert^) ; 
born in Londonderry, K. H., 1760; married Lieut. William 
Shirley, of Chester, X*. H. (see Shirley Family, History of Chester, 
N. H.) ; she was a person of strong mind and remarkable memory ; 
she died in Chester, X. H., July, 1843, aged 83 yrs; he Avas for 
several years, clerk of the Presbyterian parish; he died in 1807. 

CHILDREN. 

2872. Margaret, b. Aug. 6, 1789; d. Chester, N. H., April 7, 1875. 

2873. James (2927), b. May, 1791 ; d. March 16, 1863. 

2874. John (2933), b. 1793; d. Jan. 2, 1864. 

2875. William (2940), b. Feb. 1799; res. GoflsCowu, N. H. 

2876. Mary (2046), b. Nov. 9, 1800 ; m. Samuel Cowdry, of Chester, N. H. 

2877. Robert, b. 1803; m. Sarah- Ann Goodspeed; res. Walnut Hill, 

Chester, N. H. ; farmer, postmaster, and justice of peace ; d. 
Nov. 12, 1878. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

2878. Jane* (Walker) [2856] (Robert Morison^ William^, 
Robert^); born March 11, 1788; married, 1796, James Walker; 
res. Hai'tland, Yt. ; she died Sept. 15, 1817, aged 39 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2879. Matilda, b. Feb. 13, 1798; d. Nov. 30, 1856; m. March, 1821, Gard- 

ner Marcv, Jr., of Hartland, Vt. 

2880. William, b. 'April 7, 1800; d. Nov. 1866; m. Rachel Stevens, of 

Hartland, Vt. 

2881. Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1805; m. Dec. 2, 1824, Sebastian Cabot, of Hart- 

land, Vt., d. Nov. 26, 1833; three children; m., 2d, Foster-T. 
Alexander, of Hartland, Vt. ; she d. Aug. 18, 1873 ; one child. 

2882. Jacob-C, b. June, 1809; d. Dec. 31, 1811. 

2883. Harriet, b. Feb. 4, 1812; d. April 10, 1852; m. April 28, 1833, Dr. 

J.-T. Miller, of Hartland, Vt. ; rem. to Michigan, 1836. 

2884. Caroline-F., b. Dec. 19, 1814; m. May 5, 1833, Wells-G. Hadley; 

res. Hartland, Vt. 



2907] FOURTH GENERATIOX. — JOHN-BUSH MORRISON. 277 

2885. Janies^ [2859] (Robert^, William^, Robert^) ; born in 
Hartland, Vt., March 1, 1784; juarried, Jan. 1, 1809, Abigail, dau. 
of Francis and Marcia (Hodgman) Cabot, born in Hartland, Vt., 
July 11, 1784. He died in Kalamazoo, Mich., Sept. 29, 1844, 
aged 59 yrs. ; she died in Sto'we, Vt., May 29, 1836, aged 51 
yrs. 10 nios. 

CHLLDKEX, BORN IN WINDSOR, VT. 

2886. James (2951), b. July 11, 1810; res. Stowe, Vt. 

2887. Fraucis (2966), b. April 20, 1813. 

2888. Abigail (2959), b. March, 21, 1815; d. Jan. 19, 1865. 

2889. Jane, b. Sept. 10, 1817; d. Feb. 18, 1867. 

2890. Lucy-M. (2966), b. May 28, 1821. 

2891. William^ [2860] (Robert^ William^ Robert^) ; was born 
in Hartland, Vt., April 9, 1788; married, Feb. 11, 1813, Mary, 
daughter of Francis and Marcia (Hodgman) Cabot, of Hartland, 
Vt., where she was born April 2, 1789, and died Oct. 4, 1841. 
He died June 26, 1873, aged 85 yrs. 

CHILDRkN. 

2892. Mary, b. Feb. 11, 1814; d. Jan. 22, 1842; m. John McAlister, of 

Irasburg, Vt. Three children : 1st, Henry. 2d, Ellen. 3d, Adelia. 

2893. Ann (2973), b. Dec. 4, 1815; m. April 7, 1840, Lycander Luce, of 

Stowe, Vt. ; farmer; res. Hayward, Minn. 

2894. William (2978), b. Nov. 26, 1817; d. Jan. 15, 1863. 

2895. Caroline(2981),b. Oct.3, 1819; m. Alm'd-D. Luce; hed. Jan. 11, 1880. 

2896. Harriet, b. June 10, 1821; m. A- Barrows, b. Canada, Dec. 19, 

1822 ; she d. Oct. 4, 1845. 

2897. Sarah, b. Dec. 28, 1823; d. Dec. 8, 1858; was the wife of William 

Blodgett. Three children : 1st, Hattie. 2d, Marion. 3d, William. 

2898. Susan, b. Dec. 30, 1825; d. March 12, 1854; single. 

2899. Cabot, b. Aug. 12, 1829 ; m. Mary Bagley ; res. Stowe, Vt. 

2900. Hannah" (Adams) [2864] (David Morison^ William-, 
Robert^) ; born* in Londonderry, N. H., 1790; died in Hartland, 
Vt., March, 1864; her husband was William Adams, born 1791; 
died in West Windsor, Vt., March 19, 1860. 

CHILDREN. 

2901. Albert (2986), b. Dec. 2, 1816; res. Woodstock, Vt. 

2902. Lois, b. 1819; res. Hartland, Vt. 

2903. John, b. 1822; d. Hartland, Vt., Dec. 1846. 

2904. David-M., b. 1824; d. Hartland, Vt., Aug. 22, 1869. 

2905. Eliza, b. 1828 ; res. Hartland, Vt. 

2906. Charles, b. 1831; d. Hartland, Vt., Sept. 21, 1865. 

2907. John-Bush" [2865] (David^ William-, Robert^) ; born 
in Londonderry, N. H., Feb. 8, 1793; rem. to Windsor, Vt., 
when young, with his parents. Being far from any school, he 
did not acquire a knowledge of the alphabet till about fourteen 
years of age, when he commenced study, and made rapid prog- 
ress. He removed to Plattskill, Ulster Co., N. Y., when 
eighteen years of age, and devoted himself to teaching, m which 
calling he was eminently successful, and was a teacher for more 
than forty years in the common schools. He often occupied the 



278 CHARTER ROBERTi ; WILLIAM^ ; DAVIDS ; DANIEL*. [2908 

position of school committee and supervisor of the town. He 
married, Nov. 6, 1823, Sarah Dougherty, of Montgomery, N. Y., 
where she was born, March 27, 1796. They were members of the 
Dutch Reformed Church. " He was a man of sound judgment 
and unwavering truth, and died in the faith of the Gospel," Jan. 
6, 1853. She died at Plattskill, N. Y., Dec. 1872, aged 77 yrs. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN PLATTSKILL, N. Y. 

2908. Isabella-H. (2989) ; d. July, 1862. 

2909. Peter; farmer; res. Green Bay, Wis.; m. Sept. 17, 1861, Mary-B. 

Appazilia. Eleven children: 1st, Robert-D., b. July 24, 1862. 
2d, Charles, b. 1863. 3d, John-Franklin, b. 1865; d. 1870. 4th, 
Mary, b. 1867. 5th, Olive, b. 1868. 6th, Isabella, b. 1870. 7th, 
Jaiinie, b. 1871; d. 1872. 8th, Jaunie, b. 1873. 9th, Ida, b. 
1875. 10th, Edith, b. 1877. 11th, Peter, b. 1879. 

2910. Robert-Dousherty ; steamboat engineer; d. 1859. 

2911. Lydia-E.-E-T res. Plattskill, N. Y. 

2912. Ferdinaud-V. (2995), b. Sept. 19, 1834; res. New York. 

2913. Eugene-C. (2998), b. Jan. 22, 1837; res. New York. 

2914. Charles-Drake; d. Soldiers' Hospital, Baton Rouge, La. 

2915. Mary-Caroliue ; res. Plattskill, N. Y. 

2916. DanieP [2867] (David^ William^, Robert^) ; farmer ; was 
born in Windsor, Vt., Nov. 9, 1796 ; married, June 2, 1822, Chloe 
Bishop, born in Barre, Vt., June 12, 1800 ; he died Jan. 12, 1839, 
aged 42 yrs.; she died June 10, 1852. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WINDSOR, VT. 

2917. Solon (3004), b. April 14, 1823; teacher; res. Montreal, P. Q. 

2918. Marquis-F. (3012), b. March 2, 1825; farmer; res. Windsor, Vt. 

2919. Lorenzo (3023), b. June 5, 1827; res. Hartland, Vt. 

2920. David (3032), b. May 4, 1830; d. April 5, 1877. 

2921. Relief (King) [2869] (David Morison^ William^ Rob- 
ert^) ; born at Windsor, Vt., Feb. 13, 1804 ; married, Dec. 1, 
1836, Hiram King, born in Langdon, N. H., Aug. 31, 1811; 
farmer ; has res. in Haverhill, Bath, Benton, and Langdon, N. H. ; 
now res. Bellows Falls, Vt. ; she died in Langdon, N. H., April 
11, 1877 ; she was admired and respected by all. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HAVERHILL, N. H. 

2922. Clara, b. Feb. 26, 1839 ; d. Feb. 26, 1839. 

2922i. Eliza-M., b. May 13, 1840; m. Aug. 25, 1862, Franklin Blodgett, b. 
July 12, 1833 ; res. Dorchester. N. H. ; farmer. Two children : 
1st, Jeremiah, b. April 16, 1867. 2d, Willie, b. Dec. 23, 1869. 

2923. Hiram, b. Haverhill, N. H., Nov. 24, 1842; res. Bellows Falls, Vt. ; 

has res. Lawrence, Mass., Charlestown, Langdon, Bath, N. H. ; 
prop, of marble works, Bellows Falls ; m. Nov, 17, 1864, Liz- 
zie-A., dau. of Pembroke Leland, of Mt. Desert, Me. ; she was 
b. Eden, Me., Sept. 22, 1842. One child, Ethel-N., b. Aug. 7, 1871. 

2924. Lorenzo* [2870] (David^ William'^, Robert^) ; was born 
in Londonderry, N. H., Oct. 8, 1807 ; mason ; res. Lowell, Mass., 
and Claremont, N. H. ; a worthy, conscientious man. He mar- 
ried, Dec. 18, 1837, Eliza, daughter of John and Polly (Hilliard) 
Weld, of Cornish, N. H., b. Jan. 15, 1816; he d. in 'Claremont, 
N. H., July 18, 1874 ; his widow res. with a dau. in latter place. 



2943] FOURTH GENERATION. — JAMES SHIRLEY. 279 

CHILDREN, BORN IN CLAREMONT, N. H. 

2925. Francena-P:., b. March 2, 1840; ni. Sept. 26, 1861, George-W. 

Howe, of Lowell, Mass., b. New Hampton, N. H., April 6, 

1828; res. Claremout; mason. One son, DeWitt-Clinton, b. 

Oct. 11, 1872. 
292G. Henrietta, b. June 14, 1847; d. Claremout, N. H., Sept. 6, 1865, 

aged 18 yrs. 

2927. James Shirley^ [2873] (Mary=^ (Shirley), William Mor- 
ison^, Robert^) ; born in Chester, N. H., May, 1791 ; blacksmith ; 
res. at different times at Derry, Chester, N. H., Canton, Mass., 
and Manchester, N. H. ; died at Goffstown, N. H., Maix-h 16, 
1863, He married, in 1823, Mrs. Clara (Hazelton) Forsaith, who 
died Aug. 24, 1843, aged 44 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2928. Lucinda, b. Chester, N. H., April 5, 1824; m. March 20, 18G2, John 

Person; res. Gofl'stown, N. H. ; farmer. Two children: l.st, 
Mary-Frances, b. May 20, 1865; d. Sept. 22, 1865. 2d, John- 
Russell, b. Nov. 9, 1867. 

2929. John, b. Chester, N. H., Feb. 11, 1827; m. Dorcas Collins, Sept. 

5, 1850; she d. Feb. 18, 1876; machinist; res. Lyndonville, Vl. ; 
was a member of 3d Vt. Hegt. in the late war. One child, 
Clara-Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1852. 

2930. William-Morison, b. Derry, N. H., Sept. 7, 1829; d. Sept. 23, 1831. 

2931. Margaret-A., b. Derry, N. H., Feb. 22,1831; m. Robert Shirley 

(see No. 2944), d. 1861; she m., 2d, William Shirley, of Goffs- 
town (see No. 2943) ; farmer. ^ 

2932. George-Henry, b. Manchester, N. H., May 8, 1836; m. Jennie-A. 

Sweatt, June 24, 1865, b. June 17, 1844 ; is in the employ of Am. 
Watch Co., Waltham, Mass. Two children: 1st, Bertha-A., 
b. Nov. 18, 1869. 2d, Jenuie-L., b. Nov. 13, 1877; d. young. 

2933. John Shirley* [2874] (Mary^ (Shirley), William Morison^ 
Robert^); born in Chester, N. H., March, 1793; married Polly 
Graham ; farmer ; res. Chester, N. H., where he died, Jan. 2, 1863. 
She died Feb. 7, 1868, aged 73 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

2934. Hannah ; res. Chester, N. H. 

2985. William; res. Chester. 

2936. Mai'y ; res. Haverhill, Mass. i 

2937. Harriet; d. March 1, 1868. 

2938. Dolly; d. Sept. 12, 1851, aged 20 yrs. 

2939. John ; res. Methuen, Mass. 

2940. William Shirley* [2875] (Mary^ (Shirley), William 
Morison'^, Robert^); born in Chester, N. H., Feb. 1, 1799; 
married Cyrena Page, in 1828, and res. Goffstown, N. H. ; died 
March 20, 1860. 

CHILDREN. 

2941. Johu-Diusmoor, b. Sept. 1, 1829 ; d. Sept. 23, 1840. 

2942. Lydia-Dinsmoor, b. Nov. 9, 1832; d. April 3, 1858. 

2943. William, b. Dec. 19, 1834; m. Nov. 2, 1863, Margaret-A. Shirley 

(his cousin); res. Goffstown, N, H. ; farmer. Five children: 
1st, Moses-Gage, b. May 15, 1865. 2d, L}alia-Dinsmoor, b. Feb. 
7, 1867. 3d, Lizzie, b. April 28, 1869; d. Oct. 1, 1864. 4th, 
William, b. July 22, 1871. 5th, Annie-Olive, b. Dec. 28, 1874. 

19 



280 CHARTER ROBERTi ; WILLIAM^ ; ROBERTS ; JAMES*. [2944 

2944. Robert, b. April 5, 1837; d. Oct. 27, 1861; m. Margaret-A. Shirley. 

2945. Rodney, b. Nov. 27, 1843; d. Aug. 11, 1862. 

2946. Mary" (Cowdrey) [2876] (Mary^ (Shirley), William 
Morison'^, Eobert^) ; born in Chester, N. H., Nov. 9, 1800 ; mar- 
ried Samuel Cowdrey, and res. on the homestead (1880), 

CHILDREN. 

2947. William-S., b. Oct. 13, 1819; m., 1st, Eliza-J. Wilson, of Methuen, 

Mass. ; m., 2d, Martha-M. Farnham, of North Andover, Mass. ; 
m., 3d, Sarah-E. Irving; res. North Andover. 

2948. Robert, b. Dec. 2, 1826; ra. Hannah Shaw, of Chester, N. H. ; res. 

"Winchester, Mass. ; piano business, firm of Cowdrey, Cobb 
& Co. 

2949. Elizabeth-Ann, b. Dec. 16, 1834; m. John Heminway; res. Win- 

chester, Mass. 

2950. Keziah-Jane, b. Oct. 6, 1838; m. William-C. Ela; farmer; res. on 

the homestead. 

EIFTH GENERATION. 

2951. James^ [2886] (JamesS Eobert^ William^ Robert^) ; 
born in Windsor, Vt., July 11, 1810; married, March 29, 1835, 
Christina, daughter of James and Nancy (Luce) Wilkins ; farmer ; 
res. Stowe, Vt. She died July 17, 1873, with consumption, aged 
63 yrs. 6 mos. He married, 2d, May 13, 1874, Lucetta Bailey, 
born in 1837. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN STOWE, VT. 

2952. Mary-Jane, b. Jan. 31, 1838; ra. Feb. 4, 1860, Sylvester Sears, b. 

Feb. 5, 1829; res. Stowe, Vt. 

2953. Jane-W., b. March 18, 1840; m. March 13, 1866, Solomou-K. 

Weeks, b. Dec. 1822; d. April 8, 1875, with consumption. 

2954. Phcebe-C, b. May 15, 1845; m. Nov. 19, 1871, Geo.-W. Adams, b. 

July 25,. 1840 ; res. Stowe, Vt. 

2955. Frances-J., b. April 8, 1848; m. Aug. 3, 1868, James Houston, 

b. March 1, 1846; res. Stowe, Vt. 

2956. Francis^ [2887] (James^ Eobert^ William^ Eobert^) ; 
born at Windsor, Vt., Aj^ril 20, 1813 ; married Hannah-E., 
daughter of E, and Nancy (Lathrop) Perkins, of Stowe, Vt., 
Dec. 24, 1840. 

CHILDREN. 

2957. Henry-B., b. Stowe, Vt., Nov. 29, 1843; m. Ada Benson, of Minn. 

2958. Oscar-P., b. Waterbury, Vt., Oct. 2, 1849. 

2959. AbigaiP (Heath) [2888] (James MorisonS Eobert^ 
William^, Eobert^) ; born at Windsor, Vt., March 21, 1815 ; mar- 
ried, Feb. 1, 1840, William Heath, of Johnson, Vt. ; she died 
with a cancer, at Potsdam, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1865, aged 48 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

29G0. Susau-A., b. Johnson, Vt., April 6, 1842; m. Lewis Hudson, of 
Potsdam, N. Y., 1867; rem. to Minnesota; d. 

2961. Cora, b. Potsdam, N. Y., April 26, 1844; res. Lowell, Mass. 

2962. James, b. Potsdam, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1846. 

2963. Carlos, b. Potsdam, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1849. 



2986] FIFTH GENERATION. — WILLIAM MORRISON. 281 

2964. Rosa, b. Aug. 11, 1854; m. Royal Hamlin, of Potsdam, N. Y. ; res. 

(1876) Lowell, Mass. 

2965. Emma-J., b. Potsdam, N. Y., April 13, 1858. 

2966. Lucy-M.5 (Fish) [2890] (James Morison*, Robert^, Wil- 
liam'^, Robert^) ; born at Windsor, Vt., May 28, 1821 ; ni. May 
18, 1848, Edward-L. Fish, of Stowe, Vt. ; res. Brookline, N. H. 

CHILDREX. 

2967. Emma-Jane, b. Stowe, Vt., March 9, 1849; m. March 9, 1869, 

Lewis-H. Hodgman, of Mason, N. H. ; I'es. New Ipswich, N. H. 

2968. Wellman-Jenness^ b. Stowe, Vt., Jan. 4, 1855; m. May 4, 1878, 

Lyra Hayward ; res. Ashby, Mass. 

2969. Florence-Viola, b. Stowe, Vt., Sept. 2, 1858; m. Nov. 6, 1876, 

Marcellus-T. Robbins ; res. West Townseud, Mass. 

2970. Walter-Edward, b. Stowe, Vt., Jan. 20, 1861. 

2971. Eugene-Wallace, b. Waterbury, Vt., Jan. 31. 1865. 

2972. Alice-May, b. Morristown, Vt., April 2, 1867. 

2973. Ann^ (Luce) [2893] (William Morison^ Robert^ 
William^ Robert^); born Dec. 4, 1815; married, April 7, 1840, 
Lysander Luce, of Stowe, Vt. ; farmer ; res. Hayward, Minn. 

CHILDREN. 

2974. Sebastiau-Cabot, b. Jan. 25, 1841 ; d. Sept. 13, 1864. 

2975. Miltou-Morrison, b. Sept. 21, 1843; Oct. 11, 1861, he enlisted in 

Co. F, 4th Regt. Minn. Vols., and served through the war, 
having a varied experience, and did what he could for the 
overthrow of the rebellion; m. Maria -E. Stults; farmer; res. 
Hayward, Minn. 

2976. Susan-Elizabeth, b. March 9, 1847; m. Jan. 1, 1866, T.-J. Holton; 

res. Hayward, Minn. 

2977. Isidore-Amanda, b. Dec. 12, 1849; m. March 20, 1869, Robert 

Campbell, Jr. ; res. Hayward, Minn. 

2978. William^ [2894] (William*, Robert^, William^, Robert^) ; 
born Nov. 26, 1817; died Jan. 15, 1863 ; m. Dec. 20, 1846, Lucy, 
daughter of Harper and Susan (Churchill) Sears ; res. Stowe, Vt. 

CHILDREN. 

2979. Fred, b. July 31, 1849 ; d. March, 1872. 

2980. Mary, b. June 30, 1851; d. Nov. 31, 1874. 

2981. Caroline^ (Luce) [2895] (William Morison*, Robert^ 
William^, Robert^) ; born Windsor, Vt., Oct. 3, 1819 ; married 
Almond-D. Luce; res. Waterbury, Vt. ; died Jan. 11, 1880, 

CHILDREN, BORN IN STOWE, VT. 

2982. Sarah-Jane (3040), b. Oct. 25, 1839; m. Christopher Sanborn. 

2983. Clarence, b. Jan. 11, 1843; m. Sept. 3, 1866, Eliza-J., dau. of Win- 

gate Webster, b. Morristown, Vt., Oct. 19, 1842; three chil- 
dren ; res. Stowe, Vt. 

2984. Alphonso, b. July 12, 1847; m. Feb. 19, 1870, Sarah-J., dau. of 

Ezekiel Smith; three children; res. Waterbury, Vt. 
2935. Luther, b. Jan. 25, 1841 ; d. Sept. 17, 1849. 

2986. Albert-Adams^ [2901] (Hannah* (Adams), David Mor- 
ison^, William", Robert^) ; farmer ; born Windsor, Vt,, Dec, 2, 
1816 ; married, Nov. 4, 1839, Lucina, daughter of William Lewis, 
of Windsor, born April 5, 1809 ; res. Woodstock, Vt. 



282 CHARTER ROBERTi ; WILLIAM^ ; DAVID3 ; JOHN-B.* [2981 

CUILDREX. 

2987. Carlos-C, b. Windsor, Vt., Oct. 2, 1840; m. Jan. 8, 1868, Laiiiii-C. 

Caswell, of Canada East-; res. Woodstock, Vt. 

2988. Lizzie-Anna, b. Dec. 26, 1842; m. Feb. 11, 1856, Edward, son of 

Henry McGrath, of Reading, Vt. ; res. Woodstock, Vt. 

2989. Isabella-H.5 (Campbell) [2908] (John-B." Morrison, 
David^ William^, Robert^) ; married, Oct. 2, 1852, William 
Campbell; removed to Green Bay, Mich., 1860, where she died, 
July, 1862. He enlisted in U. S. Vols. ; died in Texas,, 1865. 

CHILDREN. 

2990. Jobu-M., b. 1854; res. State of New York. 

2991. Sarah, b. 1856; res. New York. 

2992. May, b. 1858; d. New York. 

2993. Jennie, b. 1860; d. New York. 

2994. William, b. March, 1862 ; res. Wequiock, Wis. 

2995. Ferdinand-V.5 [2912] (John-B.*, David^, William^ Kob- 
ert^) ; born Sept. 19, 1834, at Plattskill, N. Y. When tAventy 
years of age, he went to Wisconsin with his brother Peter, jtur- 
chased land, and was a farmer for eight years. In 1862, he 
joined another brother in Virginia (who was employed as assist- 
ant civil engineer on the defences of Washington on south side 
of the Potomac), where he remained nearly two years ; is now in 
the wood and coal business in New York City ; married, Jan. 
1873, Mary Bodine, of Plattskill, N. Y. 

CHILDREN, BORN IX MOTT HAVEN, NEW YORK CITY. 

2996. Ferdinand-Van-DeVeer, b. June 29, 1877. 

2997. Archie-Bodiue, b. Aug. 26, 1879. 

2998. Eugene-C.5 [2913] (John-B.S David^ William^, Robert^) ; 
born at Plattskill, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1837; graduated at Union 
College as a civil engineer ; was employed as engineer on New 
York Central Park. In 1861, he went to Washington, D. C, and 
was employed as assistant engineer on the defences of that city,, 
remaining till the close of the war ; was on the survey for the 
government of the battle-field of Gettysburg; since then employed 
on surveys for department of parks for city of N. Y. He married^ 
Oct. 1865, at Milton-on-the-Hudson, Emeline DeGwinio. 

CHILDREN. 

2999. .Julia, b. Va., Nov. 10, 1866. 

3000. Ralph, b. Va., ,Juti. 12, 1868. 

3001. Isabella, b. High Bridge, N. Y., July 28, 1872. 

3002. Nelson-Wheeler, b. Fordhara, N. Y., June 10, 1876. 

3003. Maud, b. Fordham, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1878. 

3004. Solon^ [2917] (DanieP, David^, William^ Robert^). 
The following autobiography of Solon Morrison was furnished at 
my request. "The first event of my life occurred April 14, 1823. 
I was the eldest of four brothers. The house in which my child- 
hood was spent stands amongst the Vermont hills, in the town of 
West Windsor ; but at the time of which I speak, it was Windsor 



3004] FIFTH GENERATION. — SOLON MORRISON. 283 

West Parish. It is a lonely, wind-swept place, with no human 
habitation in sight, and no road within a quarter of a mile, along 
which seldom any one passed. Complete desolation reigns around 
that old homestead to-day ; and the rocky, uneven acres that sup- 
ported a family fifty years ago, refuse to do so now. Our school 
was more than a mile away, in a deep valley; and we attended 
'meeting' at a school-house in Hartland, more than two miles 
distant. Near this is the graveyard in which members of four 
generations of our family repose in that dreamless sleep. The 
dreariness of my childhood's home and of its surroundings has 
always exerted a saddening influence over me; and though nearly 
three fourths of my life have been spent in crowded schools and 
the busy office, seldom an hour, never a day, passes by, that the 
remembrance of that lonely old hill-top does not come over me. 

*' When I was eleven years old, our family, to my great delight, 
moved from the old hill-farm to one adjoining it on the east, Avhere 
a road passed by us, and we had neighbors in sight. Here the 
years went more pleasantly by, forty weeks of each being devoted 
to labors on the farm, and twelve to attendance on the district 
school. Two days in each of these years stand prominently out 
in my remembrance, namely, June Training and Thanksgiving. 
Many a severe day's work passed almost unnoticed in anticipation 
of these holidays, and many a one was rendered lighter in recalling 
the events that had attended them. My father died in January, 
1839. At that time I likely had not seen in all my life fifty books, 
besides the spelling and reading books used in our small district 
schools. A desire had been for some time springing up in me, to 
know more of what had been, and what then was, than I was 
likely to learn on the farm, and I attended the academy at Unity, 
N. H., during the spring and autumn terms of that year. The 
autumn of 1840 I passed at Meriden, N, H., in attendance on the 
academy there. In December, 1842, I entered the New England 
Seminary, a school conducted by Swett & Jackman, at Windsor, 
Vt., in which I remained two years. Here I went through a 
course of mathematics, studying history, moral science, and intel- 
lectual philosophy; also, commencing Latin and Greek. I shall 
never forget how the boundaries of the world were opened up to 
me during these two years. 

"A slight event about this time determined the course of my 
subsequent life. One day I came across an encampment of Cana- 
dian-French, consisting of men, women, and children, with horses, 
dogs, and carts, all reposing by the wayside. I listened to their 
strange talk, and wondered that they could understand each other . 
I determined to go to Canada and learn French, and in April, 1845, 
I turned my face towards Montreal. I had intended, on arriving, 
to enter the College of St. Sulpice ; but on visiting it, I was ad- 
vised by the superior to go to some place where I would hear less 
English. I accordingly repaired to the village of Longueuil, 
which stands on the banks of the St. Lawrence, opposite the 
eastern extremity of Montreal. There were at that time only 



284 CHAETER EOBERTi ; WILLIAM^ ; DAVIDS ; DANIEL*. [3004 

two or three English-speaking families in the place, and I went 
into a Canadian family to board, in which not an English word 
was used. Here I remained until the last of Aiigust, being con- 
tinually in the society of the villagers, studying diligently, and 
taking private lessons in French. In four months I had so far 
advanced that I could read it quite readily, converse on the ordi- 
nary affairs of daily life, and gather the gist of general conversa- 
tion. While in this village I wrote my first letter to the Journal, 
a paper published in my native town ; thiis commencing a corre- 
spondence that has continued, Avith more or less of interruption, 
down to the present time. Previous to July of this year (1845), 
the postage on a letter from Montreal to Windsor was 18f cts. I 
have several double letters on which I paid 37| cts. 

"About the 20th of August, I went to St. Hyacinthe, a beauti- 
ful village forty-five miles nearly east from Montreal, pleasantly 
situated on the Yamaska River, at that time containing three or 
four thousand inhabitants, a very large stone church, a venerable 
college, a convent, nunnery, and public market. In this Canadian 
village I spent three of the happiest years of my life ; attending 
classes in the college most of the time, living wholly within its 
walls during one year, and teaching English one hour a day for 
one year. Amongst one hundred and fifty students, there were 
generally not more than a half-dozen English-speaking. French- 
Canadian colleges are wholly under the control of Catholic priests, 
and in this there were about thirty priests and ecclesiastics. The 
regular course of studies comprises eight years ; but students are 
admitted into any class they are prepared to enter, from that 
in which the French elements are taught, upward to the last year's 
course. My three years were passed in the classes of belles-lettres, 
rhetoric, and philosophy. A thorough classical education is given 
in these colleges. Most of the students board in the college, and 
are virtually prisoners during the school-year, from about Sept. 1 
to July 1. They are constantly under the eye of a priest, and 
cannot go out or come in without his permission. My favorite 
authors during the three years passed at St. Hyacinthe Avere 
Shakespeare, Racine, and Horace. 

"AVhile at this place I had become acquainted Avith, and visited 
scA-eral times, some English families liAdng at Rougemont, about 
eighteen miles from St. Hyacinthe ; and on leaving college, July 
1, 1848, I repaired thither. Here I was married July 10, to Susan 
Wells, and in a few weeks returned to Windsor, my natiA^e town. 
If I should forget the three following years, it Avould cause me no 
sorrow; suffice it to say, that I passed them in working during 
the summer months on a farm, and in teaching in winter. During 
these years I studied Italian, becoming able to read it readily ; and 
I never omitted for a day to look into the classical writers, copy- 
ing off every morning several lines from Homer, which I studied 
and learned by heart while at work. In 1850 a friend at Syracuse, 
N. Y., found a position for me as teacher in an academy near that 
place, and I went out to accept it ; but I was a fcAv days late ; 



3006] FIFTH GENERATION. — SOLON MORRISON. 285 

another had taken it; and I returned, without accomplishing 
anything. 

While living in Canada, I had become strongly attached to the 
country, to the Canadian-French, their manners, customs, and 
language, and I longed to return. In October, 1851, I moved 
to Rougemont, and engaged a school which I taught during six 
years. There are at this place about twenty English families, 
living in the midst of a dense French population. They have 
a church and school by themselves. While teaching at this place, 
I carried on a small farm, and I still have an interest there ; two 
of my children are buried under the shadow of the little church, 
and there I expect to lay myself down some day. 

"In the autumn of 1857, I moved to Cote St. Paul, which is a 
manufacturing village just three miles from the centre of Montreal, 
where I have remained to the present time. During nineteen 
years — till the autumn of 1876 — I was employed as bookkeeper 
and cashier in a manufacturing establishment; but the hard times 
closed that up, and I fell back on teaching. As before intimated, 
I have kept up a correspondence with the Vermont Journal for 
nearly thirty-five years; and since August, 1873, have written a 
letter for nearly every number of the paper. In consequence of 
this, I was not wholly forgotten by the people of Windsor ; and, 
in making arrangements for their centennial celebration, July 4, 
1876, I was invited to be present and deliver a poem. In com- 
pliance with this request, I once more stood in the streets of 
Windsor, on that 4th of July, after an absence of twenty-five years, 
gazing wonderingly upon the hills that stand roundabout the old 
tOAvn, and being a stranger to almost every one I met. A pam- 
phlet was published, giving an account of the doings of that day, 
and containing the oration and poem then delivered. 

"My father, when a youth, learned the shoemaker's trade, and 
worked at it more or less till two or three years before he died. 
After laboring hard all day on his farm, he went to his bench in 
the evening and worked till midnight, mending and making boots 
and shoes for the neighboring farmers. He was very exact in his 
affairs, as his old account-book, now in the possession of my 
brother Marquis, will show. He received his pay invariably in 
kind^ taking wheat, corn, and other produce for his work, and 
never a cent of money. When I was six or seven years old, I 
saw him baptized, and he joined the Freewill Baptists. My 
mother belonged to the Methodist church. As for myself, I 
never united with any church, but can devoutly worship with 
any religious denomination. I have now for years attended an 
Episcopal service every Sunday morning, and a Methodist in the 
evening. 

SoLox Morrison." 

"Cote St. Paul, Montreal, iT/arc/i 27, 1880." 

CUILDREN. 

3005. Racine, b. Windsor, V-t., Feb. 18, 1849; d. April 11, 18G2. 

3006. Edvvaid, b. llongeinont, P. Q., Sept. 12, 1852. 



286 CHAETER ROBERTi; WILLIAM-^ ; DAYID3 ; DANIEL^. [3007 

3007. Horace (3044), b. Rougemout, P. Q., Nov. 19, 1854. 

3008. rioribel, b. Montreal, P. Q., Jan. 19, 1858. 

3009. Francina, b. Montreal, P. Q., Aug. 6, 18G3. 

3010. Albert, b. Montreal, P. Q., Jan. 24, 1865. 

3011. Frederick, b. Montreal, P. Q., June 10, 1869; d. July 26, 1870. 

3012. Marquis-F.5 [2918] (DanieP, David^, William^, Eobert^) ; 
born in Windsor, Vt., March 2, 1825 ; farmer ; res. West Wind- 
sor, Vt. ; has served as selectman fourteen years ; overseer of 
poor, eight years ; and was member of general assembly of Ver- 
mont in 1864-65 ; married, Dec. 16, 1847, Caroline-S., daugh- 
ter of Jonathan and Sophia (Lull) Davis, of West Windsor, Vt., 
where she was born June 3, 1830. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN WEST WINDSOR, VT. 

3013. Alice-L., b. April 5, 1849; ra. March 15, 1870, John-S. Aiusworth, 

b. Hartlaud, Vt., Feb. 9, 1844; farmer; res. Reading, Vt. 
One child, Lena-A., b. Reading, Vt., April 5, 1876. 

3014. Alma-E., b. Oct. 4, 1851; d. April 27, 1852. 

3015. Galo, b. June 27, 1853; d. Sept. 18, 1859. 

3016. Lolo-S., b. Aug. 24, 1859. 

3017. Milo, b. July 14, 1860; d. July 29, 1860. 

3018. Isabel, b. March 27, 1863. 

3019. Hattie-C, b. April 14, 1864. 

3020. Etta, b. Jan. 18, 1866; d. April 2, 1866. 

3021. Galen-H., b. Aug. 11, 1869; d. Dec. 10, 1869, 

3022. Eva-T., b. Nov. 11, 1870; d. Feb. 24, 1871. 

3023. Lorenzo^ [2919] (Daniel*, David^, William^ Robert^) ; 
was born at Windsor, Vt., June 5, 1827; married, Feb. 4, 1850, 
Adeline-L., daughter of Jonathan and Sophia (Lull) Davis, of 
West Windsor, Vt., where she was born, Nov. 14, 1833 ; she died ; 
res. Hartland, Vt. 

CHILDREN. 

3024. Herschel, b. West Windsor, Vt., Jan. 9, 1851; d. Hebron, Wis., 

March 3, 1853 

3025. Loren-L., b. Hebron, Wis., Nov. 18, 1852. 

3026. Daniel-C, b. Sherburne, Vt., March 5, 1854; m. Sept. 3, 1878, 

Mary-E. Secoid, b. Rock Island, III., Oct. G, 1860; fanner; res. 
White Rock, Kan. One child, Mabel, b. Sinclair, Kan., Aug. 
9, 1879. 

3027. Stella-L., b. Sherburne, Vt., Oct. 20, 1856; m. Sept, 3, 1877, Lewi&- 

C. Parker, b. Memphis, Mo., 1856; res. Menasha, Wis, 

3028. Achsa-M., b. Sherburne, Vt., Sept. 7, 1859. 

3029. Flora-M., b. Sherburne, Vt., Aug. 5, 1861. 

3030. Addie-M., b. Woodstock, Vt., July 27. 1864; d. Sept. 12, 1867. 

3031. Melviu-W., b. Sherburne, Vt., Sept. 17, 1866. 

3032. David^ [2920] (DanieP, David^, Wi^iam^ Robert i) ; 
born at Windsor, Vt., May 4, 1830 ; married, Nov. 2, 1852, Ellen, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Roxina (Proctor) Blood, of West 
Windsor, Vt., where she was born Sept. 13, 1831 ; died March 6, 
1864; he married, Oct. 18, 1864 (2d av.), Sarah-D. Towne, of West 
Windsor, Vt., born Sept. 4, 1833. Mr. Morrison filled positions 
of trust in Windsor and West Windsor, and was selectman of 
Windsor at time of his death, April 5, 1876, 



3046] FIFTH GENERATION. — DAVID MORRISON. 287 

CHILDREN, BY FIRST WIFE. 

3033. Frank-P., b. West Windsor, Vt., Feb. 2.5, 1857. 

3034. Fred-B., b. West Windsor, Vt., Dec. 6, 1858. 

3035. Nellie-C, b. West Windsor, Vt., Nov. 18, 1861. 

3036. /Lucy, b. Windsor, Vt., Dec. 22, 1863; d. Feb. 6, 1864. 

3037. \ Laura, b. Windsor, Vt., Dec. 22, 1863; d. Feb. 6, 1864. 

CHILDREN, BY SECOND WIFE, BORN IN WINDSOR, VT. 

3038. Henry-D., b. Feb. 3, 1869. 

3039. Max, b. Feb. 6, 1876; d. July 19, 1876. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

3040. Sarah-Jane« (Sanborn) [2982] (Caroline^ (Luce), William 
Morison*, Robert^, William"-, Robert^) ; was born in Stowe, Vt., 
Oct. 25, 1839; married Christopher Sanborn; res. Stowe, Vt. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN STOWE, VT. 

3041. Lizzie-A., b. Feb. 3, 1860. 

3042. Carrie-E., b. Dec. 22, 1861 ; d. Aug. 29, 1868. 

3043. Osmon, b. Aug. 20, 1865. 

3044. Horace^ [3007] ( Solon^, DanieP, David^, William^, 
Robert^) ; was born at Rougemont, P. Q., Nov. 19, 1854; married, 
July 20, 1874, Alene, daughter of Joseph and Chloe (Wheeler) 
Cummings, of Lebanon, N. H., where she was born May 31, 1854 ; 
scythe manufacturer ; res. Lebanon, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

3045. Solon-Frederick, b. Montreal, P. Q., Feb. 17, 1875; d. July 24, 1875. 

3046. Leon, b. Jan. 16, 1877. 



SAMUEL MORISON, JR. — FIRST GENERATION. [3047 



CHAPTER XIV. 

First Generation. — History op Samuel Morison, Jr., who settled 
IN Londonderry, N. H., in 1730, and his Descendants. 



FIRST GENERATION. — SAMUEL MORISON, JR. 

3047. Samuel Morison, Jr., according to ti'adition, was born 
in Scotland ; emigrated to the North of Ireland, and again emi- 
grated, and settled in the west part of Londonderry, N. H., in 
1730. He bought forty acres of land of Alexander McCollum, 
Dec. 1, 1730, and "one seat in the meeting-house" March 16, 
1738. He made a will April 10, 1752, and died soon after. An 
inventory of all his property, dated Dec. 7, 1752, Avas £1,306 lis. 

3c?., old tenor. He married Mary , who survived him several 

years. The son succeeding him on the homestead was known as 
" Samuel Morison, 5th." 

CHILDREN, BORN IN LONDONDERRY, N. II. 

3048. Susanna, b. Sept. 17, 1731 ; m. either Miller or McFee. 

3049. John: farmer; res. Bedford, N. H. ; m. Elizabeth Moore ; d. Bed- 

ford, aged over 90 yrs ; was in the battle of Bennington under 
General Stark. Children: 1st, Daniel-Moore, b. Aug. 16, 
1776. 2d, Susanna, b. Dec. 30, 1778; ni. Daniel Moore, of 
Bedford, N. H. 3d, Ann, b. April 5, 1781. 4th, Elizabeth- 
Shaw, b. May 7, 1783; m. General Leavenworth. 5th, Samuel- 
McDuffle, b. May 19, 1785. 6th, Mary; m. Samuel Moore, 
of Bedford, N. H. 7th, John, b. Sept. 5, 1789. 8th, William, 
b. July 12, 1791. 9th, David, b. May 4, 1794; m. Feb. 15, 1816, 
Lydia Streeter : merchant ; res. Woonsocket, R. I. ; was an 
honest, successful, and much respected citizen; d. March 18, 
1878, aged 84 yrs ; she d. Sept. 6, 1875 ; seven children : 1. Em- 
ily, b. Aug. 15, 1818; m. A.-T. Wilkinson; res. Milford, Mass.; 
2. Minerva, b. July 14, 1821; d. Nov. 29, 1821; 3. Morioh, b. 
April 17, 1822; m. Robert-S. Wilkinson, of Smithfleld, R. I.; 
4. Celinda, b. Oct. 5, 1824; d. Jan. 19, 1837; 5. Napoleon-Bona- 
parte, b. Aug. 18, 1829 ; m. Martha Whipple, of Woonsocket, 
R. I., where he res. ; merchant; 6. Pauline-E., b. July 15, 1832; 
d. Aug. 27, 1848; 7. Lucian-R., b. Jan. 29, 1835; d. Oct. 3, 1836. 

3050. Samuel (3052), b. July 23, 1734; d. Henniker, N. H. 

3051. Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1736 ; m. either McFee or Miller. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

3052. Samuel- [3050] (SamueP) ; known as Samuel Morison, 
5th. The probability is that the Samuel Morisons in 1752 were 
classed in the following order : 1st, Charter Samuel, born 1661. 



3069] SECOND GENERATION. SAMUEL MOEISON 5th. 289 

2cl, Samuel, Jr., who settled in Londonderry, 1730. 3d, Samuel, son 
of John Morison, who died 1736, and was born 1710. 4th, Samuel, 
son of Charter Samuel, and born March 13, 1727. 5th, Samuel, 
5th, the subject of our sketch, b. July 23, 1734 ; married Margaret 
MacFerson, who emigrated from Ireland when nine years of age. 
He inherited the homestead, which he sold about 1769, when he 
settled in Bedford, N. H. March 10, 1783, he bought a farm in 
Hennikei-, N. H., where he died, aged 77 yrs. 

CHILDREN. 

3053. James ; became totally blind ; res. Henniker, N. H. ; d. Aug. 12, 1853. 

3054. William (3061), b. 1761 ; d. 1851, aged 90 yrs. 

3055. Johu ; rem. to Middlebuiy, Vt. ; had a family, and d. there. Little 

is known of his history. His grandson, James-S. Morrison, 
lives in Franklin, N. H. 

3056. David (3069), b. Bedford, N. H., March 24, 1773. 

3057. Mollie ; m. Matthew Dickey ; lived and d. Deering, N. H. 

3058. Jennie ; m. Heath ; rem. to N. Y. State, where she d. 

3059. Susanna; never m. ; rem. to Vt. 

3060. Ann ; m. Ephraim Morrison, of Henniker, N. H. ; not a known 

relative; rem. to Vt., or went West. 



THIRD GENERATION. 

3061. William== [3054] (SamueF, SamueP) ; farmer; born 
1761 ; died Jan. 31, 1853, aged 92 yrs. ; lived and died on the 
homestead in Henniker, N. H. ; married, Nov. 28, 1792, Jennie, 
daughter of John Dinsmoor, of Windham, N. H. ; born Goffs- 
town, N. H., 1759; died Henniker, N. H., March 21, 1851. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HENNIKER, N. H. 

3062. Sally, b'. Oct. 10, 1793; d. Henniker, March 31, 1869. 

3063. Samuel (3084), b. Oct. 11, 1795. 

3064. Margaret, b. Aug. 16, 1797; m. John Tilton ; rem. to Sherman, 

N. Y. ; d. Nov. 16, 1835. One child, John ; m. ; res. Denver, Col. 

3065. Jane, b. Oct. 15, 1799; m. Feb. 27, 1821, Elisha Wood; res. Henni- 

ker, N. H. ; d. Nov. 23, 1862. Three children : 1st, Helen-M., b. 
Dec. 5, 1827; m. Salma Hall, Nov. 11, 1846; res. Barnet, Vt. 
2d, Sarah-B., b. May 8, 1831; m. Aug. 20, 1860, Albiou-B. Cum- 
raings, who was killed on R. R. in Iowa; m., 2d, J.-W. Chad- 
bourne, of Hudson, HI., where he d. ; she res. Hudson, 111. 3d, 
Charles-E., b. Sept. 17, 1841 ; serg't in 11th N. H. Regt. Vols. ; 
d. Aug. 9, 1864. 

3066. Clarissa (3090), b. Aug. 20, 1802. 

3067. William-Dinsmoor, b. June 19, 1804; res. Lowell, Mass.; m. Sarah 

Eastman, d. Sept. 1860; no issue. 

3068. Lydia (3090), b. Oct. 9, 1806; d. Aug. 20, 1833. 

3069. David^ [3056] (Samuel^ SamueP); born March 24, 
1773, Bedford, N. H. ; rem. to Henniker, N. H., with his parents 
when young; married, 1800, Betsey, daughter of Abiel Lovejoy, 
of Hebron, N. H. ; saddler ; res. at different times in Walpole, 
Lyme, Orford, and Haverhill, N. H., Montreal, P. Q., Barnet, and 
Newbury, Vt. He died in Eumney, N. H., April 25, 1852, and 
is buried there ; she died Aug. 24, 1859, at Attleboro', Mass. 



290 SAMUEL MORISON, JE.i ; SAMUEL2 ; WILLIAMS. [3070 

CHILDREN. 

3070. Ebenezer-B. (3095), b. Dec. 7, 1800. 
307L David (3100), b. Aug. 26, 1802. 

3072. Eliza, b. Montreal, P. Q., July 19, 1805; m. Samuel Lovell, of 

Lunenburg, Vt. ; farmer: she d. Aug. 14, 1877, in Lawrence; 
children died in infancy. 

3073. Mary-H., b. May 6, 1807; died Oct. 1, 1835. 

3074. Betsey (3103), b. March 6, 1809. 

3075. Ann-S. (3110), b. Oct. 20, 1810. 

3076. Adeline (3116), b. Sept. 16, 1812. 

3077. John, b. Feb. 14, 1814; farmer; res. Lunenburg, Vt. ; m. Dec. 28, 

1841, Anna Lovewell, of Lunenburg. 

3078. Margaret-C. (3119), b. Feb. 20, 1816. 

3079. Samuel, b. Nov. 1, 1817; d. Nov. 20, 1819. 

3080. Abiel-L., b. Feb. 6, 1819; d. Jan. 12, 1820. 

3081. Isabel-C. (3124), b. June 30, 1821. 

3082. Abiel (3129), b. Wells Kiver, Vt., Dec. 28, 1822. 

3083. Phoebe-Jane (3133), b. March 13, 1824. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

3084. Samuel* [3063] (William^ Samuel', SamueP) ; born Oct. 
11, 1795; farmer; res. Henniker, N. H. ; married, Sept. 3, 1808, 
Betsey, dau. of Ephraim Goss, born in Henniker, Dec. 10, 1797. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN HENNIKKR, N. H. 

3085. Jacob-Goss, b. May 1, 1820; d. April 21, 1844. 

3086. Samuel-Worcester, b. Dec. 21, 1821 ; m. Dec. 17, 1845, Emily-V. 

Bragg; farmer; res. Henniker, N. H. Six children: 1st, Sam- 
uel-Glarence, b. Aug. 2, 1847 ; d. Sept. 20, 1853. 2d, George- 
William, b. Feb. 24, 1849. 3d, Jacob-Worcester, b. Feb. 18, 
1853; d. Dec. 7, 1859. 4th, Thomas-Scott, b. March 26, 1854; 
d. March 26, 1854. 5th, Samuel-Worcester-Clarence, b. Aug. 
4, 1859; d. Nov. 16, 1863. 6th, Belle-Bragg, b. Sept. 2, 1864. 

3087. Sarah-Jane, b. Sept. 17, 1823; d. Nov. 18, 1871; m. April, 1848, 

Tristam Sawyer, of Hillsboro', N. H., who d. July 24, 1872. One 
child, Jessie-Marian, b. Dec. 8, 1852; ra. Nov. 28, 1876, Frank- 
E. Edwards; res. Natick, Mass. 

3088. Mary-Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1827; d. June 25, 1841. 

3089. Thomas-Scott, b. Aug. 12, 1831 ; d. April 4, 1833. 

3090. Lydia* (Gilchrist) [3068] (William Morison^, SamueP, 
SamueP) ; born Oct. 9, 1806; died Aug. 20, 1833 ; married. May 
29, 1832, Frederick Gilchrist, born in Goffstown, N. H., July 4, 
1803 ; one son ; married, 2d, her sister Clarissa (3066), May 4, 1837. 
He died April 15, 1874. She res. Franklin, N. H., with her two 
daughters. 

CHILDREN. 

3091. David-Stowell(3150),b.Goflstown,N.H.,June5, 1833; res. Franklin. 

3092. William-F., b. Hillsboro' B'dge, N.H., May27, 1838 ; d. Feb. 17,1861. 

3093. Mary-F., b. Hillsboro' Bridge, Jan. 13, 1842; res. Franklin. 

3094. Jennie-L., b. Hillsboro' Bridge, June 12, 1844; res. Franklin. 

3095. Ebenezer-B." [3070] (David^ SamueP, SamueP) ; born 
Dec. 7, 1800 ; res. Campton, N. H., till 1854; after that, in Chelsea, 
Mass., till his death, March 12, 1876; married, Jan. 31, 1832, 
Eliza Bartlett, of Campton, N. H. ; she died at Campton, N. H., 
June 11, 1861. 



3116] FOURTH GENERATION. — DAVID MORRISON. 291 

CHILDREN. 

309G. Lydia (3138), b. Dec. 30, 1823; res. Chelsea, Mass. 

3097. Thomas-F. (3143), b. Dec. 27, 1825; res. Chelsea, Mass. 

3098. Adeline, b. April 5, 1832; d. April 2, 1834. 

3099. Richard-L. (3144), b. Jan. Ifi, 1837; res. Chelsea, Mass. 

3100. David* [3071] (David^ SamueP, SamueP) ; born Aug. 
26, 1802; married Betsey Ryder, of Barnet, Vt. ; he was 
drowned, Sept. 1833, at Mclndoe's Falls, Barnet; she is dead. 

CniLOREN. 

3101. Stephen; went to sea in 1850; fate unknown. 

3102. Abiel; d. young. 

3103. Betsey* (Buzzell) [3074] (David Morison^ Samuel-, 
SamueP); born March 6, 1809; married Gilman Buzzell, of 
Rumney, K. H. ; farmer; born May 2, 1805; died Jan. 1, 1846. 
She died Sept. 28, 1868. 

CHILDREN. 

3104. Charles, b. Aug. 9, 1834; was thrown from a carriage and killed, 

May 16, 1849. 

3105. Mary-J., b. March 6, 1836; d. March 17, 1836. 

3106. Betsey-Ann, b. March 28, 1838; d. Feb. 11, 1843. 

3107. Abiel-Morrison, b. Rnnmey, N. H., Oct. 1, 1839; ni. March 3, 1864, 

Phoebe-J. Hall, in Rumney, Feb. 10, 1844 ; farmer. Two children : 
1st, Ardelle- Josephine, b. May 2, 1873. 2d, Harry-Abiel, b. 
Sept. 6, 1874. 

3108. Sarah-Ann, b. Danville, Vt., Aug. 21, 1842; m. Dec. 1868, J.-New- 

ton Foster ; res. Wentworth, N. H. 

3109. Betsey-Ann, 2d, b. Sept. 18, 1844. 

3110. Ann-S." (Cole) [3075] (David Morison^ SamueP, Sam- 
ueP) ; born -Oct. 20, 1810; married, June 26, 1828, John-H. 
Cole, born Aug. 2, 1805 ; blacksmith ; res. at different times in 
Concord, Bedford, and Rumney, N. H. ; died April 10, 1839; 
she died Feb. 1, 1842, at Rumney, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

3111. Betsey- Ann, b. May 28, 1830; m. George-A. Bryant; res. Peters- 

ham, Mass. 
311U. Benjamin, b. Oct. 14, 1831; d. June 16, 1832. 

3112. Sarah-A., b. July 17, 1833; d. Nov. 28, 1850. 

3113. Daniel-Quincy, b. June 6, 1835; d. Columbia, N. H., May 11, 1873; 

served in the navy in the war, and was taken prisoner and con- 
fined at Belle Isle ; after his exchange he enlisted in the army as 
a veteran. 

3114. Charles-H., b. July 13, 1836; res. Lunenburg, Vt. ; was corporal 

in Co. E, 15th Regt. Vt. Vols. ; m. Nov. 6, 1859, Emiline Gray, 
of Lunenburg, Vt. Four children: 1st, Edwin-P., b. Nov. 26, 
1860. 2d, John-H., b. Oct. 10, 1865. 3d, Frank, b. Feb. 17, 
1867. 4th, Daniel-Q., b. Feb. 4, 1873. 

3115. Maria-R., b. May 20, 1838; d. Oct. 26, 1839. 

3116. Adeline* (Merrill) [3076] (David Morison^ SamueP, 
SamueP) ; born Sept. 16, 1812 ; married Gardner Merrill ; farmer ; 
res. Campton, N. H., and Bloomfield, Vt., now in N. Stratford, 
K H. 



292 SAMUEL MORISON, JR.i ; SAMUEL2 ; DAVID3 ; ABIEL*. [3117 
CHILDREN, BORN IN CAMPTON, N. H. 

3117. Sarah-E., b. Oct. 8, 1837; res. N. Stratford, N. H. 

3118. Abby, b. Sept. 27, 1843; d. 1863. 

3119. Margaret-C." (Moses) [3078] (David Morison^, SamueP, 
SaraueP) ; b. Feb. 20, 1816 ; m. Isaac Moses ; res. Campton, N. H. 

CHILDREN. 

3120. Martha; ra. Charles Stauton; res. Lowell, Mass. 

3121. Nancy; m. Cox; res. Campton, N. H. 

3122. Ruhaberah; m. John-R. Kennedy; res. Lowell, Mass. 

3123. David-Morrison; res. Campton, N. H. 

3124. Isabel-C.4 (Hall) [3081] (David Morisoll^ SamueP, 
SamueP); born June 30, 1?21; married Oliver-S. Hall; res. 
Bristol, N, H. ; farmer. 

CHILDREN. 

3125. Nancy-Jane; res. Bristol, N. H. 

3126. Adnah; d. in the rebellion. 

3127. Porter; res. Bri.'^tol, N. H. 

3128. Caroline; m. Damon; res. Bristol. 

3129. AbioP [3082] (David^ SamueP, SamueP); born Dec. 
28, 1822, at Wells River, Vt. ; married Mary, daughter of Chris- 
topher-P. Flanders, of Groton, N. H. ; born in Landaff, N. H., 
Nov. 1, 1818. Mr, Morrison res. for a time in Rumney, N. H., 
and was colonel of N. H. 35th Regt. of militia ; removed to 
Lawrence, Mass., in 1850, and was in the employ of the Bay 
State Mills (now Washington). Went into the Sentinel printing 
office in 1857, and in 1867 he became proprietor of the paper, 
which he continues to conduct ; was a member of the city council 
in 1857, and was elected register of deeds for Essex County in 
1874, '75, '76. 

CHILDREN. 

3130. Mira, b. Rumney, N. H., Nov. 7, 1847; res. Lawrence, Mass.; m. 

Alfred-C. Robbins. Three children: 1st, Fred-A., b. Feb. 19, 
1866. 2d, George-A., b. Nov. 7, 1867. 3d, Walter-M., b. Jan. 
26, 1877. 

3131. Charles, b. July 30, 1849 ; res. Lawrence, Mass. ; printer, member 

of firm of A. & C. Morrison ; member of city council, 1879-80 ; 
m. Eva, dau. of George-D. Cook, of Lawrence. Two chil- 
dren: 1st, Mar5'-L., b. April 24, 1876. 2d, Charles-F., b. Sept. 
30, 1877. 

3132. Ella-F., b. June 15, 1856; res. Lawrence. 

3133. Phoebe-Jane" (Foster) [3083] (David Morison^, SamueP, 
SamueP) ; born March 13, 1824; married, Nov. 7, 1855, Samuel 
Foster, and res. Plymouth, N. H. ; carpenter. 

CHILDREN, BORN IN PLYMOUTH, N. H. 

3134. Mary-S., b. Oct. 6, 1857; m. June 12, 1879, Frank-0. Sargent. 

3135. Elizabetli-B., b. July 19, 1860. 

3136. John-S., b. July 12, 1863; d. Aug. 3, 1864. 

3137. Caroline-!., b. Jan. 26, 1869. 



3152] FIFTH GENERATION. — THOMAS-F. MOKRISON. 293 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

3138. Lydia.B.° (Merrill) [3096J(Ebenezer-B. Morrison*, David^ 
SamueP, SamueP) ; married, Aug. 27, 1851, Jacob-0. Merrill, of 
Rumney, N. H. ; res. Chelsea, Mass. ; furniture dealer. 

CUILDIJEN. 

3139. Acklie-E., b. April 11, 1853. 

3140. J.-Eveliue, b. April 6, 1856. 

3141. Emma, b. June 24, 1858 ; d. in infancy. 

3142. Eben-G , b. April 7, 1863. 

3143. Thomas-F.5 [3097] (Ebenezer-B.^ David^, Samuel^ Sam- 
ueP) ; res. at different times in Campton, N. H., Lowell, Mass., 
Mooers, N. Y., and now res. in Chelsea, Mass. ; has served as 
assistant city marshal, and as marshal of that city ; is now a 
member of the firm of Merrill & Morrison, furniture dealers ; 
married, Jan. 27, 1852, Lucretia Bartlett, of Campton, N. H., 
who died Dec. 17, 1853 ; married, 2d, Jan, 30, 1856, Eveline-A. 
Hazard, of N. Y. ; she died Feb. 21, 1866. On July 30, 1874, 
he married Mary-E. Curriei*, of Newburyport, Mass. 

3144. Richard-L.5 [3099] (Ebenezer-B.*, David^ SamueP, 
SamueP) ; res. Chelsea, Mass. ; carpenter ; he was a member of 
Co. H, 1st Mass. Vols. ; he married Mary-A. Mitchell, of Campton, 
N. H. ; she died May 21, 1876. 

CHILDREX. 

3145. Gertrude-E., b. March 19, 1862; m. Feb. 26, 1880, Fred-R. Johnson; 

res. Maiden, Mass. 

3146. Eva-Lncretia, b. June 16, 1867. 

3147. Edith-Lymau, b. Dec. 23, 1870. 

3148. Freddie-A., b. July 15, 1874; d. Aug. 15, 1874. 

3149. Mary-A., b. May 16, 1876. 

3150. David-Stowell Gilchrist^ [3091] (Lydia* (Gilchrist), 
William Morison^, SamueP, SamueP) ; born June 5, 1833 ; mer- 
chant ; res. Franklin, N. H. ; married, June 20, 1861, Emily-J. 
Cheney, born in Derry, N. H., Oct. 22, 1833, 

CHILDREN, BORN IN FRANKLIN, N. H. 

3151. Frederick-A., b. Oct. 7, 1862; d. Oct. 18, 1863. 

3152. Harry-W., b. May 13, 1868. 




Hugh Morison lived in the West Parish of Londonderry. He 
was brother to William and David Morison, of Nottingham, and 
settled in Londonderry in 1726 or '27, where he remained till 
about 1740, when he rem, to Coleraine, Mass. (For further 
account, see History of the Morison s of Kottingham, N. H., 
Chapter XVI.) 

Rev, William Morrison, d. d., of Londonderry, N. H. 
He was born about 1748, in the town of Auchlinnes, Parish 
of Comrey, Perthshire, Scotland. His ancestors had for several 



294 EEV. WILLIAM MORRISON, OF LONDONDERRY, N. H. 

generations occupied the same house at that place. His father 
was an elder in the Established Church. Young Morrison emi- 
grated to America in 1766; studied divinity with Rev. Robert 
Annan, and was "ordained Feb. 12, 1783," "to take the charge 
of the second parish in Londonderry, N, H.," where he re- 
mained as pastor till his death, March 9, 1818, aged 70 years. 
He was an able preacher and faithful pastor. He married, 
June 28, 1784, Jean Fullerton, of Octoraro, Penn., who died 
Sept. 25, 1829. 

CHILDREN. 

William-Fullertou, b. Nov. 6, 1785; grad. Dartmouth ColL in 1806, 
and practised law in Salem, N. Y., till 1820, when he removed to 
Southern N. Y., and d. 1831. 

Jean, b. Nov. 6, 1785. 

Daniel, b. June 23, 1787. 
/Sally, b. March 21, 1789. 
1 James, b. March 21, 1789. 

Margaret, b. Sept. 11, 1791. 

John, b. Nov. 21, 1793; d. 1796. 
f John, 2d, b. April 5, 1797. 
\ Eliza, b. April 5, 1797. 

Robert-Malcolm, b. Oct. 8, 1799. 

Mary- Ann, b. April 3, 1802. 




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GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 295 



CHAPTER XV. 

BY JUDGE C. R. MORRISON, OF MANCHESTER, N. H. 



"CHARTER" SAMUEL MORISON AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

1. Explanatory. He is called "Charter" Samuel because he 
Avas one of the grantees in the Charter of Londonderry, and as 
a convenient designation to distinguish him from others of the 
same name. The consecutive numbering is by heads of families 
and biographical sketches. The star refers back to the consecu- 
tive number under which parents and brothers and sisters may 
be found. Added sections, by reference, are other sections where 
the same person appears again or has appeared. A figure over 
a name indicates the descent from Charter Samuel counting him 
as one. All references included in parenthesis, as (Margaret"*, 
SamueP, John"^), are to Jlorrisons, and by the christian name 
only. Any intermediate parent of another name will be readily 
found from the star number, which in all cases refers back to 
the father or mother, whether a Morrison or some other name. 
All places are in New Hampshire unless otherwise indicated. 
The first one hundred and sixty-five sections are genealogical 
tables ; but added sections refer the reader to biographical 
sketches where other necessary information will be found. It 
is believed that this arrangement will be conducive to the con- 
venience of the reader. He will also find in added sections back 
references from the biographical sketches to the genealogical 
tables. 

I. — GENEALOGICAX, TABLES. 

2. Samuel and " Margeet " (Henry) Morrison. 

1. Grizel, b. at Londonderry Ireland in 1708; d. at Londonderry 
N. H. June 8, 1756; m. Alexander Craige. §§ 3, 167, 169. 

2. Jenet, b. at Loud. Ireland; d. at Lond. N. H. in 1790; m. Mr. 
Chambers. §§ 169, 170. 

3. David ; place of birth unknown ; d. at Lond. N. H. in 1760. § 169. 

4. John, b. at Loud. Ireland; d. at Loud. N. H. in 1776; m. Eliz- 
abeth Alexander. §§ i, 168, 169. 

5. Martha, b. at Loud. N. H. Oct. 28, 1723 ; d. after 1761. §§ 169, 171. 

6. Mathew, place of birth unknown ; d. at Lond. N. H. in 1777. 
§ 172. 

7. Samuel, b. at Loud. N. H. March 13, 1727 ; d. at Lond. March 
15, 1775; m. his cousin Isabel Alexander. §§ 5, 169, 173. 

8. Abram, b. at Lond. N. H. May 29, 1731 ; m. Elizabeth . 

§§ 6, 169, 174. 

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296 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISOX. 

3. Grizel Moeisox^ *2 and Alexander Craige. 

2 children, b. at Lond., John Sept. 17, 1736, and Samuel April 25, 
1739. §§ 167, 169. 

4. JoHN^ *2 and Elizabeth (Alexander) Moriso:n^. 

1. David, b. at Lond. Aug. 29, 1750, and d. at Niagara N. Y. in 
1812; m. 1st, Hannah Whitaker; 2d, Mrs. Hall; 3d, Mrs. McDon- 
ald. He had children by his first wife. §§ 7, 168, 175. 

2. Samuel, b. at Lond. March 5, 1752, and d. at West Fairlee Vt. 
in 1802 ; ra. Mary Roch of Derryfleld June 30, 1774. §§ 8, 168, 176. 

3. John, b. at Lond. Sept. 22, 1755 ; d. near Schenectady N. i". 
after 1806; m. Hannah Richardson before 1786. §§ 9, 168, 177. 

4. James, b. at Lond. May 9, 1757; d. at Lond. after 1814:; m. 
Martha Whitaker of Lond. §§ 10, 168, 178. 

5. Elizabeth, b. at Lond. Jan. 2, 1766; d. after 1814 in New York 
State; m. Job Leonard of Schenectady N. Y. §§ 168, 179. 

6. Robert, b. at Lond. ; date of birth unknown ; d. after 1776, 
under age. 

5. Samuel'^ *2 and Isabella (Alexander) Moeiso:n^. 

1. Samuel, b. at Lond. in 1750; d. after 1803; m. Martha Craige. 
§§ 11, 180. 

2. Abram, b. at Lond. in 1752; d. after 1825; m. Mary . §§ 

12, 181. 

3. Robert, b. at Lond. Aug. 29, 1754; d. at Lond. Feb. 12, 1846; m. 
Jenny Alexander July 6. 1780. §§ 13, 182. 

4. Jonathan, b. at Lond. 1757; d. at Rochester; m. Miss Hartford. 
§§ 14, 183. 

5. David, b. at Lond. Aug. 27, 1763; d. at Alton Dec. 8, 1832; m. 
Mary Kimball of Rochester in 1787. §§ 15, 184. 

6. Margaret, b. at Lond. in 1764 ; d. at Lynn Mass. ; m. 1st, Mr. 
Ray of Henniker ; and 2d, Mr. Pratt. § 185. 

7. Isabella, b. at Lond. Nov. 14, 1765 ; d. at Rye March 23, 1858 ; 
m. Henry Drown of Rochester Aug. 18, 1793. §§ 16, 186. 

8. Jane, b. at Lond. ; m. David Gove of Weare and d. there. 

6. Abram^ *2 and Elizabeth Morrlsox. 

Tradition says that they had children, but I am unable to trace them. 
See section 174. 

7. David-^ *4 (John^) and Hannah (Whitaker) Morrison. 

1. Elizabeth, b. at Lond. April 28, 1775 ; m. Nathan Towle of Deer- 
field April 3, 1800. § 17. 

2. Moody, b. at Chester in 1776, and d. at sea. § 187. 

3. John, b. at Chester Oct. 22, 1777, and d. at Parkersburg Va. in 
1862; m. Mary Campbell Feb. 17, 1800, in the Episcopal church at 
Buffalo N. Y. §§ 18, 188. 

4. Polly, b. at Chester in 1779 ; m. Nathan Gookin of Piermont. 
§§ 19, 166. 

5. David, b. at Chester March 12, 1783, and d. at Fairlee Vt. May 
23, 1850; m. Sally Clark of Bradford Vt. Jan. 1, 1809. §§ 20, 190. 

6. Hannah, b. at Fairlee Vt. July 29, 1785, and d. at Schenectady 
N. Y. Dec. 12, 1858 ; m. Edward Clark Nov. 12, 1812. §§ 21, 166. 

7. Franklin D. b. at Corinth Vt. Nov. 26, 1788, and d. at Calais Me. 
April 6, 1835; m. Hannah Tenney. §§ 22, 190. 

8. Moses F. twin brother of Franklin D. d. at Decatur Ohio Nov. 
1856; m. Zilpha Smith of Bath March 23, 1812. §§ 23, 192. 

8. Samuel^ *4 (John^) and Mary (Roach) Morrison. 

1. John, b. at Lond. Oct. 17, 1774; d. at Lyme in 1848; m. Rachel 
Howard in 1797. §§ 24, 196. One dying in infancy. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 297 

3. Samuel, b. at Derryfleld (now Manchester) Feb. 13, 1777 ; d. at 
Faii'lee Vt. Feb. 24, 1844 ; m. Elizabeth K. Rowe of Allenstovvn 1802. 
§§ 25, 197. 

4. Margaret, b. atLond. in 1780; d. at Strafford Vt. Sept. 22, 1802; 
m. Noah Norton of Strafford Vt. in 1798. §§ 26, 198. 

5. James, b. at Lond. 1781; d. Oct. 15, 1841 at Fairlee Vt. ; m. 
Martha Polton in 1802. §§ 27, 199. 

6. Mary, b. at Lond. March 14, 1783 ; d. Oct. 27, 1854, at Conesus 
N. Y. ; m. Davenport Alger of Strafford Vt. July 1, 1804. §§ 28, 200. 

7. William, b. at Loud. May 3, 1786 ; d. July 17, 1853 at Bath ; m. 
Stira Young of Haverhill N. H. Oct. 8, 1808. §§ 29, 201. 

8. Elizabeth, b. at Lond. in 1788 ; d. at Fairlee Vt. at fourteen 
years of age. 

9. Robert, b. at Lond. April 19, 1790; d. at Camptou July 6, 1819; 
m. Ann Ford of Piermont April 24, 1814. §§ 30, 202. 

10. Charlotte, b. at Fairlee Vt. Nov. 25, 1794; d. at Conesus N. Y. 
Aug. 1850; m. Charles Thorpe of Conesus Jan. 1, 1810. §§ 31, 203. 

9. JoHN^ *4 (John^) and Hannah (Richardson) Morrison. 

Ten children, b. in the Mohawk Valley N. Y. as follows : — 

1. David in 1785; m. Cinthia Dodge. §§ 32, 204. 

2. Martha in 1787; m. James Stark, by whom two children. 

3. Robert in 1789 ; married and had five children. 

4. Elizabeth in 1791 ; m. Simon Ball in 1808. §§ 33, 204. 

5. Polly in 1793; m. Mr. Fisher, by whom one child. 

6. Jane in 1795 ; m. James Wright. 

7. Margaret in 1797 ; m. Abraham Levey of Amsterdam N. Y. 88 
34, 204. 

8. John after 1797. §§ 35, 204. 

9. Dinah about 1803 ; m. James Crawford of Chilton Calumet Co. 
Wis. § 204. 

10. Samuel in 1806, and d. in 1837; m. Mary Mount in 1829. 8S 36, 
204. 

10. James^ *4 (John^) aiid Martha (Whitaker) Morrison. 
Five children, b. at Lond. as follows : — 

1. Peggy July 26, 1776; d. at Lond. and unmarried. 

2. Thomas April 4, 1782; d. at Lond. Sept. 1851; m. Sarah Giles 
in 1825. §§ 37, 205. 

3. James March 17, 1783; d. at Brighton O. April 15, 1870; m. 
Betsey Hurd in 1816. §§ 3, 38, 206. 

4. Rebecah Feb. 16, 1787 ; d. at Lond. Dec. 12, 1836. 

5. John Aug. 29, 1794; d. at Lond. in 1870; ra. Sally Coburn of 
Lond. in 1832. §§ 39, 207. 

11. Samuel^ *5 (SamueP) and Martha (Craige) Morrison. 
Jane, m. David Gove of Weare ; were other children, who went to 

Ohio before his death. 

12. Abram^ *5 (SaraueP) and Mary Morrison. 

One son Daniel. He was a Quaker and went to Saratoga N. Y. § 181. 

13. Robert^ *5 (SamueP) and Janet (Alexander) Morrison. 

1. David, b. at Lond. in 1781, and d. there May 4, 1819. 

2. Mary, b. at Lond. after 1782, and d. there unmarried. 

3. Jenny, b. at Lond. May 2, 1792, and d. there Sept. 4, 1862; m. 
Robert Dickey of Lond. May 24, 1821. He was b. Nov. 4, 1786, at 
Lond. and d. there May 28, 1866, in his 80th year. §§ 40, 208. 

14. Jonathan^ *5 (SamueP) and (Hartford) Morrison. 

Five children, b. at Rochester — Jonathan, Samuel, Ephraim, Sarah, 
and Isabella. 



298 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

15. David^ *5 (Samuer^) and Mary (Kimball) Morrison. 

1. Daniel, b. at Rochester Oct. 26, 1788; d. at Alton Oct. 31, 1869, 
aged 81 ; m. Joanna McNiel of Barrington now Strafford. §§ 41, 209. 

2. Isabel, b. at Rochester Feb. 7, 1790; d. at Barrington June 24, 

1870, aged 79 ; m. Daniel Caverly of Alton. §§ 42, 212. 

3. Martha, b. at Rochester April 1, 1792; d. at Northwood Feb. 
1864, aged 72 ; m. Daniel Dudley of Alton. §§ 43, 212. 

4. Nehemiah, b. at Rochester Aug. 21, 1794; d. at Candia Jan. 

1871, aged 76 ; m. Mary French of New Durham. §§ 44, 210. 

5. Mary, b. at Rochester July 10, 1796 ; d. at Alton June 26, 1814. 

6. Lydia, b. at Alton March 30, 1800, and is still living; m. Benja- 
min Bennett of Alton June 10, 1822. §§ 45, 211. 

7. David, b. at Alton Oct. 6, 1803 ; d. at Alton on the old home- 
stead Oct. 21, 1855, aged 52; m. Sophia Nutter of Farmington. §§ 46, 
212. 

8. Jane, b. at Alton Nov. 23, 1806; m. Richard Furber Oct. 25, 
1827. §§ 47, 212. 

16. Isabella Morrison^ *5 (Samuel-) and Henry Drown. 

1. Ezra, b. at Rochester May 3, 1794; m. Sarah Young. §213. 

2. Charlotte, b. at Rochester Jan. 27, 1796 ; m. 1st, Noah Holmes 
of Rochester Nov. 16, 1821 (§ 48) ; 2d, Robertson Foss of Rye. §§ 49, 
213. 

3. Ruth, b. at Rochester March 14, 1796 ; m. John Huntington. 

4. Isabel, b. at Rochester Nov. 3, 1799 ; m. Thomas Beck. 

5. Patience, b. at Rochester Sept. 5, 1801 ; m. Moses Place of 
Rochester. § 213. 

6. Sarah, b. at Rochester July 25, 1804 ; ra. William Libbey of 111. 

7. Cenith, b. at Rochester April 3, 1806; ra. Richard Nutter of 
Farmington. § 213. 

8. Hannah, b. at Rochester April 28, 1808; m. Isaac Dolby of 
Farmington. § 213. 

9. Mary, b. at Rochester Sept. 16, 1810; m. William H. Foss of 
Chicago. § 213. 

17. Elizabeth Morrison* *7 (DavicF, Joliii"^) anc? Nathan Towle. 

1. Adaline, b. at Piermont April 22, 1802; m. Stephen Merrill of 
Piermont March 3, 1834. §§ 50, 214. 

2. Phelinda, b. at Piermont Jan 26, 1804, and d. there unmarried. 

3. Nathan, b. at Piermont May 30, 1810, and d. unmarried. 

4. Franklin M. b. at Piermont March 13, 1814; m. Percy A. Rollins 
of Piermont Oct. 9, 1837. §§ 51, 214. 

18. John* *7 (David^, John^) and Mary (Campbell) Morrison. 

1. David, b. Dec. 18, 1800; m. Amanda Landon Fox at Buffalo 
N. Y. Aug. 14, 1827. § 215. 

2. Christeen, b. Aug. 17, 1802; m. Nathan Hawley March 10, 1818. 
§§ 52, 215, 216. 

3. Hannah, b. April 3, 1805 ; m. 1st, Jonathan Prosser, Feb. 27, 1819, 
by whom one child ; 2d, Wilber Manard ; 3d, Lewis House. § 215. 

4. Mary, b. June 12, 1807. § 215. 

5. Elizabeth Jane, b. Sept. 8, 1809; m. Charles N. Slocum Feb. 24, 
1825. § 215. 

6. Catherine, b. May 15, 1812; m. 1st, Uriah Burgess March 1, 
1829 (§ 53) ; 2d, Jesse Hill Oct. 20, 1839. §§ 54, 215. 

7. Irene ; date of birth unknown ; m. Jacob Culver March 6, 1833. 
8 and 9. Walter and Edward ; date of births unknown. § 52. 

10. Franklin B., b. June 28. 1822. §§ 52, 215. 

11. John C, b. July 11, 1825. §215. 

12. Josephine A. ; date of birth unknown. § 215. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 299 

19. Polly Morrisoj^* *7 (DavicP, John-^) and jSTathan Gookin. 
Four children — Eliza, Mary Ann. Adelaide, and Frederick. Adelaide 

married Mr. Wilson. §§ 166, 168. 

20. David* *7 (DavicF, John^) mid Sally (Clark) Morrison. 

1. Hannah, b. at Fairlee Vt. March 4, 1811 ; d. June 8, 1845. § 221. 

2. Joseph C. b. at Fairlee Feb. 14, 1814; m. Mary Burnap Nov. 18, 
1839. §§ 55, 218. 

3. David, b. at Fairlee Nov. 18, 1815; m. Laurette G. Eastman 
Nov. 4, 1849. §§ 56, 219. 

4. Sally, b. at Fairlee Vt. July 18, 1820; d. Sept. 26, 1844. §221. 

5. George G. b. at Fairlee Vt. Feb. 25, 1823 ; m. Amanda M. Robie 
of Bradford Vt. May 11, 1848. §§ 57, 220. 

6. Fanny C. b. at Fairlee Vt. Nov. 16, 1825; d. May 26, 1857; m. 
Lewis B. Robie July 1, 1849. §§ 58, 222. 

7. Susan E. b. at Fairlee July 19, 1829; m. Wells M. Badger Dec. 
25, 1854. §§ 59, 223. 

8. Philinda T. b. at Fairlee Vt. Jan. 8, 1832, and died March 17, 
1849. 

21. Hanjtah Morrison* *7 (David^, John'-^) and Edward Clark. 

1. Edward, b. at Schenectady N. Y. March 10, 1814; m. Catherine 
Covington April 20, 1843. §§ 60, 224. 

2. Labau Fairchild, b. at Schenectady Oct. 31, 1815; d. at Susque- 
hanna Depot Pa. July 1867 ; m. Hulda G. Beach Sept. 14, 1847, §§ 61, 
225. 

3. Adeline Eliza, b. at Schenectady July 29, 1818; m. Prof. Lock- 
wood Hoyt of Schenectady Oct. 16, 1853. §§ 62, 226. 

4. Charles Wesley, b. at Schenectady Oct. 28, 1820; d. in 1830. 

5. Joseph M. b. at Schenectady March 22, 1825, and d. in infancy, 

6. Louisa F. b. at Schenectady Dec. 5, 1827. §§ 166, 177, 227. 

22, Franklin D.* *7 (DavicF, John^) and Hannah (Tenney) 
Morrison, 

1, Adeline Clinton, b, at Calais Me. Nov. 28, 1833. § 228. 

23, Moses F.* *7 (David^ John^) and Zilpha (Smith) Morrison. 

1. Jane Z. b. at Bath Oct. 31, 1812; m. Alexander Nelson of Rye- 
gate Vt. in 1839. §§ 63, 229. 

2 and 3. Moses, b. Feb. 22, 1815, and Eliza Aug. 23, 1816; both 
dying in infancy. 

4. Albert, b. at Landafl" June 18, 1818; m. 1st, Luthera Cook of 
Lyme, who d. of cholera at New Vienna O. July 30, 1854; 2d, Eliza- 
beth Rosenkrans of Hammondsport N. Y. July 19, 1859, at Webster 
City la. §§ 64, 230. 

5. Adeline E. T. b. at Bath May 25, 1820 ; m. James Swain in 1846. 
§231. 

6. John, b. at Bath Feb. 22, 1822 ; m. 1st, Emma S. Barrett in 1860, 
by whom one child, dying in infancy; 2d, Mrs. Molly Frazelle in 1864. 
§§ 65, 232. 

7. Napoleon B. b. at Waterford Vt. Feb. 12, 1824; m. Lavina M. 
Smart of Greenfield O. Oct. 11, 1854. §§ 65, 233. 

8. Helen, b. at Bath Jan. 6, 1828 ; m. John A. Blanchard at Buffalo 
N. Y. Oct. 25, 1855. §§ 66, 234. 

9. Eugenia A. b. at Bath June 25, 1834; m. Charles W. Jerome at 
Shelbyville 111. in 1858. §§ 67, 235. 

10. Pauline, b. at Bath May 31, 1836; m. Hezekiah Beecher at Fort 
Dodge Iowa Dec. 13, 1858. §§ 68, 236. 

24, John* *8 (SamueP, John^) and Rachel (Howard) Morrison. 

1. Zadock, b. at Lyme iu 1797; d. in 1828. § 237. 



300 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

2. Roxanna, b. at Lyme ia 1801, and d. there in 1872; m. Joel 
Whipple of Lyme in 1832. §§ 69, 237. 

3. Margaret, b. at Lyme in 1804 ; d. in 1848 ; m. Oliver Gary, by 
whom two children, both now dead. 

4. Mary, b. at Lyme in 1806, and d. there in 1819. 

5. John, b. at Lyme in 1809 ; d. in 1834 ; m. Sarah Stetson in 1832. 

6. Ralph, b. at Lyme in 1811 ; m. Almira Lord in 1835. §§ 70, 237. 

7. Marquis C. b. at Lyme in 1814 ; m. Mary C. Ball in 1839. §§ 71, 
237. 

8. Lura D. b. at Lyme in 1822 ; m. 1st, David Warner in 1845 ; 2d, 
David Hill in 1852. §§ 72, 237. 

25. Sa^iuel* *8 (SamueP, John"^) and Elizabeth R. (Rowe) 
Morrison. 

1. Twin sisters, b. at Fairlee Vt. Dec. 1801 ; lived but a few days. 

2. Samuel, b. at Fairlee Feb. 28, 1803, and d. Nov. 26, 1823. §§ 166, 
238. 

3. Daniel W. b. at Fairlee Sept. 20, 1805 ; d. at Lyme Dec. 9, 1862 ; 
m. Bertha Gage of Orford in 1830. §§ 73, 238. 

4. William, b. at Fairlee in 1807 ; m. Ann Day of Weare. §§ 74, 238. 

5. Josiah T. b. at Fairlee April 6. 1812; m. Abigail A. Ayers of 
Plainfleld Vt. Aug. 9, 1840. §§ 166, 238. 

6. Uriah B. b. at Fairlee April 6, 1812; m. Emily Hodges March 
17, 1837. §§ 75, 238. 

26. Margaret Morrison^ *8 (SamueP, Johii^) and Noah Norton. 

1. Elihue, b. at Strafford Vt. Oct. 6, 1799, and d. at Chelsea in 
June 1876 ; m. Sarah Dewing of Boston Mass. §§ 76, 239. 

2. Seymour M. b. at Strafford, May 10, 1802 ; d. April 5, 1869 ; m. 
Fannie Stevens of Strafford April 13, 1828. §§ 77, 239. 

27. James* *8 (SamueP, John^) and Martha (Polton) Morrison. 

1. John, b. at Fairlee Vt. Sept. 10, 1803, and d. at Dover N. H. 
Aug. 8. 1837 ; m. Mehitable Tibbetts of Dover about 1825. §§ 78, 240. 

2. Betsey, b. at Fairlee June 20, 1805, where she still lives. §§ 166, 
241. 

3. Hannah, b. at Fairlee Oct. 9, 1807; d. at Lisbon Aug. 3, 1865. 
m. 1st, Russell Kemp of Piermont in 1838 ; 2d, Erastus Fisk of Lis- 
bon. §§ 79, 242. 

4. George W. b. at Fairlee Oct. 16, 1809 ; m. Maria L. Fitch of 
Thetford Vt. Nov. 5, 1838. §§ 243, 256. 

5. Elinus J. b. at Fairlee Feb. 12, 1812; killed by rebels at St. 
Albans Vt. Oct. 22, 1862; m. Mary A. Elliott of Boscawen Oct. 18, 
1840. §§ 80, 244. 

6. Joel L. b. at Fairlee Oct. 17, 1814, and d. Nov. 17, 1814. 

7. Ira Parker, b. at Fairlee Nov. 3, 1815 ; m. Martha Marshall of 
Lyme in 1845. §§ 81, 245. 

8. Robert, b. at Fairlee Nov. 9, 1818, and d. at Chelsea Mass. Aug. 
• 23, 1844. 

9. Mary E. b. at Fairlee Feb. 3, 1821 ; d. at San Francisco June 24, 
1871 ; m. Timothy Sargent. §§ 82. 246. 

10. Davenport, b. at Fairlee June 23, 1823; m. 1st, LucyM. Fogg of 
Epping N. H. Jan. 18, 1848 (§ 83) ; 2d, Jennie McNiel of Carlisle Eng. 
Nov. 24, 1874. §§ 84, 247. 

28. Mary Morrison* *8 (SamueP, John^) a^?c? Davenport Alger. 

1. Jehiel, b. at Conesus N. Y. April 1, 1805; d. at Conesus May 24, 
1857; m. Elizabeth Allen Feb. 25, 1829. §§ 85, 248. 

2. Lucinda, b. at Conesus Oct. 12, 1808, and d. Aug. 2, 1810. 

3. Polly, b. at Conesus Nov. 15, 1810; m. Sylvester Morris of Con- 
esus Jan. 20, 1833. §§ 86, 251. 



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4. John D. b. at Conesus Aug. 17, 1814; m. 1st, Dimis Stephens, 
Jan. 8, 1836 (§ 87) ; 2d, Adeline Morris in 1842. §§ 87, 249. 

5. Electa, b. at Conesus June 16, 1816; m. Nathaniel Cole Nov. 5, 
1846. §§ 88, 252. 

6. James M. b. at Conesus April 25, 1820; m. Mary J. Stone Nov. 
17, 1852. §§ 89, 250. 

29. William* *8 (SamueP, John-) and Stira (Young) Morrison. 

1. Franklin, b. at Bath Sept. 9, 1809 ; d. at South Lee Mass. Nov. 

17, 1831. § 253. 

2. Mary Roach, b. at Bath July 1, 1811, and d. Aug. 22, 1845. §254. 

3. Frederick William, b. at Bath July 29, 1813; d. at Griunell la. 
Aug. 16, 1876; m. Ann, dau. of Rev. David Sutherland of Bath Oct. 
4, 1843. §§ 90, 255. 

4. Maria Louisa, b. at Bath April 15, 1816, and d. May 4, 1819. 

5. Charles Robert, b. at Bath Jan. 22, 1819; m. Susan Fitch of 
Littleton Dec. 22, 1842. § 256. 

6. George, b. at Bath June 12, 1821 ; m. Susan Ricker of Bath Aug. 
30, 1848. § 257. 

7. Louisa, b. at Bath June 11, 1824, and died Aug. 3, 1824. 

8. James Swan, b. at Bath Oct. 30, 1825; m. Eliza G. Cumming of 
Greensboro' N. C. in 1865. §§ 91, 258. 

9. Henry, b. at Bath Dec. 7, 1828, and d. Sept. 29, 1832. § 259. 

10. Eleanor Gookin, b. at Bath Nov. 25, 1832. § 260. 

30. Robert* *8 (SamueP, John^) and Ann (Ford) Morrison. 

1. Wellman, b. at Campton Oct. 8, 1815; d. at Boston Mass. April 

18, 1857, and was buried by his mother at Reading Mass. § 261. 

31. Charlotte Morrison* *8 (SamueP, John^) and Charles 
Thorp. 

1. Lucinda A. b. at Conesus N. Y. Nov. 14, 1810; d. at Conesus 
Feb. 13, 1876; m. James G. Daniels of Conesus in 1832. §§ 72, 262. 

2. Henry, b. at Conesus in 1814, and d. in infancy. 

3. Betsey Olivia, b. at Conesus Feb. 8, 1816, and d. at Conesus 
Jan. 4, 1828. 

4. Seymour Norton, b. at Conesus Feb. 1, 1818; m. Emma Dean of 
Livonia N. Y. Feb. 22, 1846. §§ 93, 263. 

5. Mary Ann, b. at Conesus Oct. 23, 1821 ; m. Matthew Allen of 
Conesus Dec. 31, 1845. §§ 94, 264. 

6. Stira Elizabeth, b. at Conesus Oct. 14, 1825 ; m. John McVicar 
of Conesus in Feb. 1846. §§ 95, 265. 

3*2. David* *9 (John^, John"^) and Cynthia (Dodge) Morrison. 

1. Matilda; m. Jonatliau Hare, living at Blissfield Lenawee Co. 
Mich, by whom there are four children. 

2. Sarah ; m. Charles Palmer, by whom one son, David. 

3. Hannah. 4. Amanda. 5. Henrietta. 

6. John; m. Alexiue Young, by whom two children, now living 
near his sister Matilda at Blissfield. 

33. Elizabeth Morrison* *9 (John^, John'^) and Simon Ball. 

1. Melvine, b. 1809. 2. John, b. 1811. 3. Abraham, b. in 1813; 
m. Lois Priest. §§ 96, 266. 

34. Margaret Morrison* *9 (John^, John^) and Abraham 
Levey. 

1. Betsey, b. at Amsterdam N. Y. ; m. Alonzo French, by whom 
two sons and one daughter. §§ 166, 266. 

2. Hannah, b. at Amsterdam ; m. William Hoffman, by whom two 
daughters and one sou. §§ 166, 266. 



302 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

3. Catherine, b. at Amsterdam; m. John McChemphie. §§ 166,266. 

4. Dinah, b. at Amsterdam ; m. A. Consoul, by whom one daughter. 
§§ 166, 266. 

5. Jennett. 6. Margaret. 7. Martha. 8. Adeline. 9. John, b. 
at Amsterdam ; m. Jennie Furguson. §§ 166, 266. 

10. Agnes, b. at Amsterdam ; d. Aug. 1879 ; m. Isaac De Graff. §§ 166, 
266. 

35. John* *9 (John^ John^) and Moeeisok. 

Two daughters, said to be now living at Harris' Corners New Castle 
Co. Delaware. §§ 166, 267. 

36. Samuel* *9 (Jolin^ John"^) and Mary (Mount) Morrison. 

1. Julia. 2. John H. 3. Lewis, all b. at Amsterdam N. Y. John 
H. is in trade at Fultonville N. Y. He was b. about 1832. Julia and 
Lewis are dead. § 268. 

37. Thomas* *10 (James^ John"^) and Sarah (Giles) Morrison. 
Five children, b. at Loud, as follows : — 

1. Martha M. who married Addison Brooks (and lives in Arlington 
Mass.), by whom four children. There are seven grandchildren. § 269. 

2. Mark, who married Sarah Bean, by whom eight children, four of 
them now living. 

3. James, who married Phebe A. Robinson, by whom four children, 
three of them now living. § 270. 

4. Margaret, who d. at Lond. at the age of twenty-one years. 

5. Charles, who married Abbie Floyd, by whom one child. See 
§§ 270, 271 for particulars of his death, and also that of James. 

38. James* *10 (James^ John'-) and Elizabeth (Hurd) Morrison. 

1. Jane,.b. at Duanesburgh N. Y. June 19, 1817; m. John H. Berk- 
ley of Esperance N. Y. June 30, 1850. §§ 97, 272. 

2. Wellington, b. at N. Y. Feb. I, 1820. § 98. 

3. James, b. at Duanesburgh N. Y. about 1823; m. Caroline M. 
Webb. § 273. 

4. Daniel H. b. at Root N. Y. June 28, 1825 ; m. Mary A. Graves at 
Lansing Mich, in 1864. §§ 100, 274. 

39. John* *10 (Janies^ John^) and Sally (Coburn) Morrison. 
Seven children, all b. at Lond. as follows : — 

1. Franklin G. June 13, 1833; James May 13, 1835; Dorcas Nov. 
23, 1836; Elizabeth May 23, 1838; Harlan F. June 6, 1840; Belinda 
Sept. 3, 1841 (now deceased), and Emeline March 18, 1844. She 
married Edward P. Boynton April 7, 1868. See §§ 101, 275. 

40. Jennie Morrison* *13 (Robert^ SamueP) and Robert 
Dickey. 

1. Robert, b. at Loud. March 1, 1822, and d. Oct. 3, 1825. 

2. Zoe Ann, b. at Lond. March 3, 1824; m. Charles A. Flanders of 
Hebron. §§ 102, 276. 

41. Daniel* *15 (David^ SamueP) ajul Joanna (McNiel) Morri- 
son. 

1. Samuel, b. at Alton, and is now living there on the farm of his 
deceased father. He m. Susan Jones of Farmington, now deceased. 

§277. 

42. Isabel Morrison* *15 (David^, SamueP) and Daniel Cav- 

ERLY. 

1. Nancy, who m. Charles H. Waterhouse of Barrington. § 103. 

2. Jane, m. Matthew Hale of Conway, by whom three children. 



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43. Martha Morrison* *15 (David^ SaniueP) and Daniel 
Dudley. 

1. Mary, m. John Page of Newmarket, by whom four children. 

2. David, m. a lady in N. Y. by whom four children. § 278. 

3. Frances, m. Alexis Dudley of Northwood. § 104. 
4 and 5. Children who died in infancy. 

44. Nehemiah" *15 (David^ SamueP) and Mary (French) Mor- 
rison. 

1. Abram, m. Naomi Cilley of Barnstead, by whom eight children; 
four of them are now living. 

2. Joseph. He died a young man and unmarried. 

3. Nancy, m. Mr. Wingate, by whom one daughter. § 279. 

4. Nehemiah, m. and settled in Natchez Louisiana. § 279. 

5. David, m. Mary Foss of Barrington, by whom one son, David. 
Father and son both dead. § 279. 

6. John, lives at South Berwick Me. ; m. Abbie Gate, by whom five 
children. 

7. Mary, lives in Madbury ; m. John B. Huckins. §§ 105, 279. 

8. Valaria, lives in Exeter; m. Ivory Hayes, by whom three chil- 
dren, one of them deceased. 

9. Daniel, m. in Boston and lives in Philadelphia, Pa. § 279. 

45. Lydia Morrison* *15 (David^ SamueP) a72d Benjamin 
Bennett. 

1. Morrison Bennett Esq. lives in Alton ; m. Christianna E. Berry 
of Strafford. §§ 106, 280. 

2. Albert, b.' at Alton; d. at Wolfboro' in 1867; m. Hannah Pike. 
§§ 108, 281. 

3. Lieut. John, d. in 1866 at Alton. § 282. 

4. Eveline, m. Jeremiah York of Dover. §§ 107, 283. 

5. David, d. in childhood, and one other, dying in infancy. 

46. David* *15 (David^ SamueP) and Sophia (Nutter) Morrison. 

1. Mary E b. at Alton; m. John H. Elliott of Barnstead. § 109. 

2. James N. b. at Alton; m. Mary Walker of Barnstead. § 110. 

3. DavidH.b. at Alton; m. Nancy Walker of Barnstead. §§111,284. 

47. Jane Morrison* *15 (David^, SamueP) and Richard Furber. 

1. John F. b. at Alton; m. 1st, Electa Clough of Alton, by whom 
three children ; 2d, Mary Munsey of Barnstead about 1872. 

2. Almira, d. in childhood. 

3. Samuel E. b. at Alton ; m. Sarah Hodgdon of Barnstead. §112. 

48. Charlotte Drown* *16 (Isabella^, SamueP) and N"oah 
Holmes. 

1. Elvira, b. at Rochester April 18, 1822 ; m. Hardison Foss of 
Rye July 16, 1843. § 113. 

2. Julia A. b. at 'Rochester Jan. 12, 1827 ; m. Eben L. Seavey of 
Rye Dec. 25, 1849 (§ 114); and 3 and 4, Sylvanus and Morris, who 
died young. For her children by Robertson Foss, see § 49. 

49. Charlotte Drown* *16 (Isabella'^, SamueP) and Robertson 
Foss. 

1. John H. b. Dec. 9, 1830 ; m. 1st, Elizabeth H. Felker of Barring- 
ton Sent. 10, 1856 ; 2d, Augusta A. Felker of Barrington Sept. 9, 
1859. §§ 115, 294. 

2. Henry D. b. Sept. 18, 1832; m. Clara E. Mathes of Rye Oct. 5, 
1858. §§ 116, 286. 



304 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

3. Daniel Morrison, b. March 10, 1834 ; m. Chelsedina T. Foss of 
Rye Nov. 28, 1857. §§ 117, 286. 

4. Charlotte, d. young, and Robinson, b. Aug. 22, 1837 ; d. Dec. 8, 
1865. 

50. Adeline Towle^ *17 (Elizabeth^ David^ John^) and Stephen 
Merrill. 

1. Adeliza, b. March 19, 1835. 2. Mercy Jane, b. March 22, 1836. 
3. Mary A. b. Oct. 28, 1841. 4. Percy A. b. Aug. 21, 1843. 

51. Franklin^ *17 (Elizabeth*, David^ John^) and Percy A. 
(Eollins) TowLE. 

1. Lizzie R. b. at Piermont Oct. 26, 1838 ; d. at Bradford Vt. in 
1879; m. Adelbert Osborne of Bradford Oct. 26, 1858. §§ 121, 214. 

Walter^ *18 (John^ David^, John^) and Eliza Morrison. 

Franklin, killed in the late war, and six other children. 
Edward^ *18 (John*, David^, John'-) and Caroline 
(Fletcher) Morrison. 

Five children, viz. 1. Josephine, m. Mark Carley of Louisville 
Ky. 2. Frederick, he perished at the battle of the Wilderness ; 
was about eighteen. 3 and 4. Clara Lavina and Caroline Eliza- 
beth, twins ; the former m. her cousin Wallace Morrison, the 
latter Albert Brown. 5. Grace m. E. H. Southworth of Lockport 
N. Y. §215. 

52. ^ Franklin^ *18 (John*, David^, John^) and Mehitabel 
(Slocum) Morrison. 

1. Wallace ; m. his cousin Clara L. Morrison. 
Franklin^ *18 (John*, David^, John^) and Amelia (Kin- 
sey) Morrison. 

Seven children, viz. Mercedes, Charles, Albert, Edward, Win- 
field, Mary, and Clarice. § 216. 

Christeen Morrison^ *18 (John*, David^, John^) and Na- 
than Hawlet. 

Four children, John, William, Betsey, and Mary. §§ 118, 215, 
216, 287. 

53. Catherine Morrison^ *18 (John*, David^, Jolm^) and Uriah 
Burgess. 

1. David F. b. April 7, 1830; m. Anna Monauge, by whom one 
child. 

2. Charles L. b. Nov. 18, 1832 ; m. Lucinda Wilson Jan. 1, 1858, by 
whom two children. §§ 166, 216. 

3. Sarah, b. March 11, 1835; m. Charles M. Swarthout of Reading 
Schuyler Co. N. Y. Feb. 27, 1857. §§ 118, 215. 

For children by second husband, see No. 54. 

54. Catherine Morrison^ *18 (John*, David^, John^) and Jesse 
Hill. 

1. Harriet, b. Sept. 4, 1840; m. John M. Cole Nov. 10, 1873. §§ 
119, 215, 216. 

2. George, b. Dec. 7, 1842; d. March 17, 1860. 

3. John, b. Oct. 2, 1844. 4. Alva, b. Nov. 18, 1850, and d. Jan. 11, 
1871. 

5. Lillie, b. March 20, 1850, and died July 30, 1867. 

6. William, b. Sept. 1, 1853; m. Carrie Bell Olds March 23, 1880. 

7. Luthera, b. Aug. 1, 1855, and d. Nov. 8, 1861. 

Children all born at Youngstown Niagara Co. N. Y. §§ 166, 215, 216. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 305 

55. Joseph^ *20 (David*, DavicP, John^) and Mary (Burnap) 

MoRRISOJf. 

1. Sarah Addie, b. at Bradford Vt. Sept. 9, 1847; m. J. A. Marshall 
of St. Johnsbury Vt. Feb. 13, 1869. §§ 121, 190, 191, 288. 

2. George B. b. at Bradford Sept. 20, 1848; d. May 18, 1849. 

3. One daughter, dying in infancy. 

4. Mary Albee, b. at Bradford Sept. 12, 1855; m. Casper R. Kent 
of St. Johnsbury June 30, 1875. §§ 122, 190, 191, 289. 

56. David^ *20 (David*, David^, John^) and Lauretta (East- 
man) Morrison. 

1. Ida Eliza, b. at Bradford Vt. Nov. 13, 1850; m. D. D. Jones of 
St. Johnsbury Vt. Dec. 26, 1871. §§ 123, 290. 

2. Abbie Laurette, b. at Bradford May 25, 1854, and d. Oct. 19, 1854. 

3. Eber E. b. at Bradford May 19, 1856; m. Nellie Grav of North 
Berwick Me. May 1, 1875. §§ 123, 291. 

57. George G.^ *20 (David*, David^, John^) and Amanda (Robie) 
' Morrison, 

1. Byron G. b. at Bradford Vt. Sept. 18, 1849. 

2. Philinda, b. at Bradford March 22, 1851, and d. July 9, 1852. 

3. Carrie Belle, b. at Bradford Aug. 22, 1856; d. at Lyndonville Vt. 
Oct. 26, 1877. 

58. Fanny Morrison^ *20 (David*, David^, John^) and Lewis 

B. KOBIE. 

Three sons, John F., Edgar, and George, b. at Bradford Vt. 

59. Susan E. Morrison^ *20 (David*, David^ John-) and Wells 
M. Badger. 

1. David M. b. at Bradford Vt. Nov. 20, 1854. 

2. Eugene, b at Bradford Dec. 18, 1856. 

3. C. Albert, b. at Wentworth Sept. 9, 1858, 

4. Marv E. b. at Wentworth Sept. 18, 1860. 

5. E. Belle, b. at Orford July 14, 1863. 

6. George F. b. at Orford March 5, 1866. 

7. Edward J. b. at Orford Feb. 26, 1868. 

8. Adna W. b. at St. Johnsbury Vt. Aug. 11, 1870. 

9. Fred W. b. at St. Johnsbury Nov. 18, 1874. 

60. Edward^ *21 (Hannah*, David^ John^) and Catherine 
(Covington) Clark, 

Eight children, born at Schenectady N. Y. as follows : — 

Louisa Adeline July 21, 1844; m. Wm. Adwell Jan. 8, 1861. § 124. 

Charles Edward March 3, 1846 ; m. Theresa Farley. § 125. 

Ezra June 7, 1848 ; m. Sally A. Hunton Dec. 23, 1879. 

Catherine Shephard, d. in infancy ; Fannie Cordelia April 30, 1854. 

Marv Eugenia Sept. 17, 1856. Festus Bryant Nov. 15, 1868; m. 
Catherine Mitchell May 20, 1879 ; and Henry Luther May 21, 1864. 

61. Laban F.5*21 (Hannah*, David^ John^) and Hulda (Beach) 
Clark, 

Alice, b. Jan. 25, 1853, and Edward Beach in 1863. 

62. Adeline E. Clark^ *21 (Hannah*, David^ John^) and 

LOCKWOOD HOYT, 

Edward Clark, b. at Schenectady N. Y. Dec. 26, 1856. 



65. 



306 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

63. Jane Morrison^ *23 (Moses F.'', David^ John^) and Alex- 
ander Nelson. 

1. Edward Thompson, b. at Delaware 0. Oct. 14, 1845 ; m. Jeaunie 
Wilson of Bellaird O. in 1872. §§ 126, 302. 
2 and 3. Children dying in infancy. 4. Clara Albertiua, b. April 

4, 1852. 

64. Albert^ *23 (Moses F.^, DavicP, John-) and Elizabeth 
(Rosencrans) Morrison. 

1. Eliza, b. July 11, 1860 at Fort Dodge la. and d. Feb. 1, 1861. 

2. Adeline Swain, b. Dec. 27, 1861. 

3. Pauline Beecher, b. Oct. 4, 1864 in Hammondsport N. Y. 

4. Caroline Sargeant, b. Nov. 25, 1866 at Chicago 111. 

Napoleon B.^ *23 (Moses F.^ David^ John^) and Lavina 
M. (Smart) Morrison. 

6 children, four now living, viz. Jennie Bell, b. April 11, 1863; 
Nellie Beecher Oct. 30, 1867; Charles Hugh Feb. 1, 1871, andVedie 
Zilpha March 10, 1873. 

JoHN^ (Moses F.*, David^ John^) and Molly (Frazelle) 
Morrison. 

1. Albert G. b. at Barnard Linn Co. Kansas Dec. 18, 1866. 

66. Helen Morrison^ *23 (Moses ¥.\ David^ John'^) and Dr. 
John A. Blanchard. 

1. Elizabeth, b. at Independence la. Aug. 22, 1858. § 303. 

2. Adeline, b. at Elkador la. Feb. 12, 1860, and d. Nov. 13, 1864. 

3. Augustine, b. at Fort Dodge la. Oct. 11, 1865, and d. Oct. 24, 
1865. 

4. Helen Kelsey, b. at Fort Dodge April 20, 1867 ; d. at Des Moines 
la. April 13, 1873. 

67. Eugenia Morrison^ *23 (Moses F.'', David^ John"^) and 
ChxVrles W. Jerome. 

1. Charles Morrison, b. at Shelbyville III. Nov. 1, 1867. 

2. Carolena Olivia, b. at Carbondale 111. Dec. 24, 1874. 

68. Pauline Morrison^ *23 (Moses F."*, David^ John-) and 
Hezekiah Beecher. 

Six children, b. at Fort Dodge la. viz. : — 

Eugenia Jerome Feb. 12, 1861 ; Albert Morrison Feb. 7, 1863 (§ 296) ; 
Harriet Wooding May 20, 1865; Edwin Jerome Sept. 2, 1867; d. Feb. 

5, 1871 ; Henry Lee Aug. 20, 1870, and James Swain Sept. 28, 1877. 

69. EoxANNA Morrison^ *24 (John*, SamueP, John"^) and Joel 
Whipple. 

1. John M. b. at Lyme Sept. 16, 1834; m. Carrie L. Miner Sept. 26, 
1860. §§ 127, 297. 

2. Lois G. b. at Lyme April 24, 1837 ; m. Alonzo N. Winn Nov. 6, 
1869. 

70. Ealph^ *24 (John^ SamueP, John"^) and Almira (Lord) 
Morrison. 

1. Franklin M. b. at South Berwick Me. April 9, 1836; m. Georgie 
Slocomb Nov. 26, 1863, by whom one child, not living now. 

2. Sylvina A. b. at South Berwick May 15, 1838 ; d. March 19, 1847. 

3. Mary A. b. at Lyme Oct. 13, 1840; m. 1st, William E. Hodgdon 
of Boston Mass. Sept. 7, 1858; 2d, Calvin Dunn at Natick Feb. 17, 
1870. §§ 129, 298. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 307 

4. Rachel S. b. at Lyme June 26, 1842; d. July 31, 1848. 

5. Olive E. b. at South Berwick Jan. 2, 1844 ; m. Ezekiel G. Dodge 
of Auburudale Mass. May 1, 1860. 

6. Charles H. b. at Natick Mass. Aug. 31, 1845; d. Nov. 21, 1862. 
§ 300. 

7. George P. b. at Natick Oct. 21, 1848 ; ra. Nellie S. Valentine at 
Ashland Mass. March 13, 1876. §§ 128, 299. 

8. Eachel S. b. at Natick Nov. 19, 1850. 

71. Marquis C.^ *24 (John*, SamueP, John^) and Maky C. 
(Ball) Morrison-. 

1. Zadock H. b. at Lyme Oct. 9, 1843; m. Ellen L. Rice Nov. 28, 
1867. §§ 130, 301. 

72. LuKA D. Morrison^ *24 (John*, SamueP, John-) and David 
Hill. 

1. Emma F. b. at Natick Mass. July 20, 1853 ; and d. Feb. 25, 1874. 

2. Ada L. b. at Natick Mass. June 17, 1857, and now survives. 

3. Willie 0. b. in Melrose Mass. Jan. 22, 1861, and d. Aug. 29, 1864. 

73. Daxiel W.^ *25 (Samuel*, SamueP, John-) and Bertha 
(Gage) MoRRisox. 

1. Samuel R. b. at Fairlee Vt. Oct. 6, 1833; m. Adeliza Merrill of 
Orford Feb. is, i860. §§ 131, 302. 

2. Henry b. at Fairlee Sept. 7, 1835; m. 1st, Martha W. Caverly of 
Orford April 1, 1860; 2d, Martha E. Eastman of Manchester June 12, 
1873. §§ 132, 303. 

74. William^ *25 (SamueP, SamueP, John-) and Ann (Day) 
Morrison. 

1. Eliza Ann, b. at Fairlee Vt. ; not novp living; m. Charles M. 
Wise of Fairlee. § 134. 

75. Uriah^ *25 (SamueP, SamueP, John'-) atid Emily (Hodges) 

MORRISONT. 

1. Elizabeth, b. at Fairlee Vt. Dec. 8, 1837; d. March 3, 1872; m. 
1st, Christopher Marston of Fairlee Vt. ; 2d, David Bruce. §§ 134, 304. 

2. Clarissa W. b. at Fairlee Aug. 11, 1839; m. Richard Hould of 
Vershire, Vt. §§ 135, 305. 

3. Mary H. b. at Fairlee Sept. 5, 1841 ; is now living vpith third 
husband ; two children by her first husband and two by her second. 

4. Rowe R. b. at Fairlee Nov. 19, 1843; m. Almira Swift at Fairlee, 
by whom six children, four now living. 

5. Emily H. b. Jan. 18, 1846; m. and had four children, two 
now living. 

6. Samuel R. b. at Fairlee Feb. 6, 1848. 

7. Leantha L. b. Feb. 14, 1850, and d. March 15, 1861. 

8. Aurilla M. b. Oct. 22, 1852; m. D. Bruce of City Valley Dakota; 
by whom two children, one now living. 

9. Josiah T. b. at Fairlee Jan. 24, 1855 ; m. Martha T. Godfrey of 
Post Mills. 

76. Elihu^*26 (Margaret*, SamueP, John-) and Sarah (Dewey) 
Norton. 

1. Elizabeth Sarah, b. at Clielsea Vt. Sept. 13, 1831 ; m. H. Wil- 
liams at Mendota 111. (who is now dead), by whom one child. 

2. Charles Elihu, b. at Chelsea March 3, 1834. 

77. Seymour M.° *26 (Margaret*, SamueP, John-) and Fannie 
(Stevens) Norton. 

1. Margaret M. b. at Strafi'ord Vt. July 4, 1829; m. 1st, Myron 



308 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

Hutchinson of Rochester N. Y. Feb. 4, 1850 ; and 2d, Euestus T. Cross 
of Alden N. Y. in 1858. §§ 136, 306. 

2. Harriet Smith, b. at Strafford Vt. March 15, 1831 ; m. 1st, Thomas 
S. Gifford of Rochester N. Y. Sept. 13, 1850; and 2d, William Ring of 
Rochester Nov. 1863. §§ 137, 307. 

3. Luvia Morell, b. at Bethany N. Y. Jan. 24, 1885. 

4. Walter Herman, b. at Bethany Oct. 14, 1837 ; m. Mary Smith in 
1868, at Wood River, Neb. 

5. George Frederick, b. at Bethany March 1, 1839; m. Elizabeth 
Leach in 1870, at Ackley Iowa. §§ 138, 308. 

6. Charles Elihu, b. at Bethany Nov. 13, 1841 ; d. at Conesus N. Y. 
Feb. 16, 1844. 

7. Charles Peabody, b. at Conesus Jan. 6, 1844 ; d. at Alden N. Y. 
June 7, 1862. § 308. 

78. JoHN^ *27 (JaInes^ SamueP, John^) and Mehitable (Tib- 
betts) MoKRisoN. 

1. Isaac, b. at Dover in 1827; ra. 1st, Abbie Cheever; 2d, Anna 
Otto. §§ 139, 309. 

2. Clara, b. at Dover in 1832 ; m. Jacob K. Davis 1851. §§ 140, 310. 

79. Hannah Mokeison^ *27 (James^ SamueP, John'^) and Rus- 
sell Kemp. 

1, Linus Russell, b. at Orford Jan. 23, 1838 ; m. 1st, Lucia Gordon 
of Lyman Jan. 1, 1863; 2d, Laura Dodge of Lisbon Jan. 25, 1864. 
He died at Lisbon Feb. 21, 1880. 

2. James Bartlett, b. at Orford May 23, 1840; m. Susie Johnson at 
Haverhill Sept. 12, 1865. §§ 141, 311. 

80. Elinus J.5 *27 (JamesS SamueP, John'^) and Mary A. (Elliot) 
Morrison. 

1. Anna Eliza, b. at Manchester Aug. 14, 1841, and d. April 9, 1856. 

2. Maria Louisa, b. at Manchester 1843. 

3. Frank Elinus, b. at Chelsea Mass. in 1847; d. in 1876; m. to S. 
Fannie Colburn of Lancaster Mass. 

4. Mary Augusta, b. at Chelsea ; m. to Robert M. Smith of Sals- 
. bury in 1871. §§142,312. 

5. George Sumner, b. at Salsbury N. H. in 1852. § 244. 

6. Nellie Marian, b. at Manchester 1857. § 244. 

81. Ira Parker^ *27 (James*, SamueP, John^) and Martha 
(Marshall) Morrison. 

1. Analiue F. b. at Fairlee Vt. Nov. 22, 1845 ; m. Rev. John D. 
Graham then of Lawrence Mass. Jan. 1, 1879. § 313. 

2. Roland M. b. at Fairlee July 29, 1849. 3. Edson S. b. at Lyme 
Sept. 14, 1860. § 21. 

82. Mary E. Morrison^ *27 (James^ SamueP, John^) and 
Timothy Sargent. 

1. Martha Ella, b. at San Francisco in 1851; m. Charles C. Palmer. 
§§ 142, 314. 

2. George, b. in 1864, and d. in 1867. 

83. Davenport^ *27 (JamesS SamueP, John^) and Lucy M. 
(Fogg) Morrison. 

Nine children, the first b. at Epping, the others at Fairlee Vt. as 
follows : James Kirk April 3, 1849 ; Lucy Bell Nov. 15, 1850 ; Ann 



GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 309 

Maria June 16, 1854 ; Mary E. April 23, 1856 ; Charles Robert Juue 
14, 1858; George W. May 29, 1860; Addie F. Dec. 11, 1863; Mattie 
April 8, 1865, and Eliuus J. Oct. 7, 1867. For children by second 
wife, see § 84. Lucy Bell m. H. W. Dailey at Stanstead Canada. §§ 141, 
315. Ann Maria m. Fred S. Barbour Oct. 30, 1875. §§ 144, 324. 
Charles Robert m. Louisa Tuttle of Exeter May 10, 1876. §§ 144, 317. 

84. Davexport^ *27 (James*, SamueP, John^) and Jej^jtie (Mc- 
Neil) Morrison. 

1. Florena B. b. at St. Johnsbury Vt. July 11, 1876. 

2. Alice M. b. at Danville Vt. April 1, 1878. For children by first 
wife, see No. 83. 

85. Jehiel^*28 (Mary*, SamueP, John'^) and Elizabeth (Allen) 
Alger. 

1. Mary Jane, b. at Conesus N. Y. in 1829; m. Ephraim Cole Dec. 
1847. §§ 145, 318. 

2. Davenport P. b. at Conesus Aug. 2, 1828 ; m. Cassia M. Needham 
July 4, 1854. §§ 146, 319. 

3. William, b. Dec. 23, 1832. 4. Electa, b. Dec. 9, 1834 ; d. March 
9, 1840. 

5. George M. b. Jan. 26, 1837; m. Laura Jerome Dec. 11, 1872. §§ 

147, 320. 

6. DeWitt, b. March 28, 1839; m. Emma Brown Feb. 12, 1869. §§ 

148, 321. 

7. Duane, twin brother of DeWitt ; d. in the army, 1862. 

8. Elizabeth A. b March 1, 1844; m. Edwin E. Shutt Dec. 8, 1861. 
§§ 149, 322. 

9. Jehiel E. b. July 16, 1847 ; m. Emma J. Bayles Dec. 23, 1870. 

86. Polly Alger^ (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and Sylvester 
Morris. 

1. Sylvester B. b. at Conesus N. Y. in 1833; m. Rhoda E. McCal- 
mont. §§ 150, 323. 

2. Orlando K. b. at Conesus in 1885 ; now living at the home farm. 

3. Davenport A. b. at Conesus in 1837; m. Kate Ford of Conesus 
in 1872. §§ 151, 324. 

4. Joseph Badger, b. at Conesus in 1839 ; d. in 1840. 

5. Mary E. b. at Conesus in 1841. 

6. John D. b. at Conesus in 1842; m. Josephine Frescott in 1872. 
§152. 

JoHx D.5 *28 (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and Dmis (Stevens) 
Alger. 

1. J. DeWitt, b. at Conesus N. Y. 1839. 

2. Ashabell S. b. in Conesus in 1841. 



87. 



John D.^ *28 (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and Adeline (Mor- 
ris) Alger, 

Four children b. at Conesus N. Y. namely : 

Sarah M. (in 1843), Laura B. (in 1846), Frank, and Addie. 

Electa Alger^ *28 (Mary*, SamueP, Jolm-) and Nathaniel 
Cole. 

1. Eugene A. b. at Conesus Feb. 8, 1848 ; m. Elizabeth Macomber 
in 1870. §§ 153, 326. 

2. Romayne W. b. at Conesus Aug. 11, 1854. 
Nathaniel Cole, the father, d. April 14, 1872. 



310 CHAKTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

89. James M.^ *28 (Mary^ SamueP, John-) and Mary J. (Stone) 
Alger. 

James S. b. at Conesus N. Y. in 1858, and Kittie in 1861. 

90. Frederick W.^ *29 (William^ SamueP, John^) and Ann 
(Sutherland) Morrison. 

1. Frank Henry, b. at Bath Aug. 11, 1844; d. Aug. 26, 1867 at 
Grinnell la. 

2. Mary Louise, b. at Batii Aug. 18, 1846. 

3. Leon G. b. at Batli Sept. 14, 1849 ; d. at Grinnell la. Nov. 11, 1873. 

4. David S. b. at Bath Oct. 23, 1851; m. Fannie E. Ricker of Grin- 
nell April 15, 1875. §§ 154, 327. 

5. Anna Jane, b. at Bath Jan. 30, 1854. 

91. James S.^ *29 (WilliamS Samuel,^' John'^) and Eliza G. 
(Gumming) Morrison. 

1. Willie C. b. at Greensboro" N. C. Nov. 25, 1866, and d. July 17, 
1867. 

2. Mary L. b. at Bowling Green Ky. Nov. 4, 1868 ; d. June 8, 1871. 

3. Eleanor S. b. in Ky. Oct. 18, 1873. 

92. LuciNDA Thorpe^ *31 (GharlotteS SamueP, John^) and 
James G. Daniels. 

1. John; m. Martha Granger, vpho is now dead. §§ 155, 328. 

2. Eunice; d. in June 1871; m. George Cole. 

3. Charles ; m. Julia Small, by whom one child. 

4. Elizabeth ; d. ; m. William Yates, by whom one child. 

5. Electa; m. Henry Granger. 

6. Abel Stevens ; d. April 1872. 

7. Charlotte ; m. Solomon Artlip, by whom three children. 

8. Frederick. 9. Kate ; m. Peter Redick, by whom one child. 

93. Seymour IST.^ *31 (Charlotte*, SamueP, John^) and Emma 
(Dean) Thorpe. 

1. Jardell, b. at Conesus N. Y. June 8, 1849. § 263. 

2. Carrie, b. at Conesus Dec. 19, 1852 ; m. William Jerome at South 
. Livonia N. Y. Feb. 18, 1875. §§ 155, 329. 

94. Mary Ann Thorpe^ *31 (Gharlotte'*, SamueP, John^) and 
Matthew Allen. 

1. America Jane, b. at Sparta N. Y. July 4, 1846; m. Ezra W. 
Clark at Conesus N. Y. Jan. 4, 1866. §§ 156, 330. 

2. Mary Roach, b. at Conesus June 22, 1850 ; m. William P. Boyd 
at Conesus Sept. 28, 1870. §§ 157, 331. 3. Jennie Blanch Dec. 25, 
1854. § 264. 

95. Stira Elizabeth Thorpe^ *31 (Charlotte*, SamueP, John^) 
and John McVicar. 

1. Frances A. b. at Conesus Dec. 23, 1847; m. Charles R. Austin of 
Genesee N. Y. Dec. 12, 1867. §§ 158, 332. 

2. George C. b. at Conesus Feb. 26, 1850 ; m. Frona Northrup of 
Conesus Dec. 12, 1867. He d. at Ionia Mich. Aug. 17, 1879. §§ 159, 
333. 

3. John Morrison, b. at Conesus May 6, 1858. 

96. Abraham P.^ *33 (Elizabeth*, John^, John"^) and Lois (Priest) 
Ball. 

1. Margaret Jane. 2. Cornelius F. § 266. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 311 

3. Hannah E. ; m. Joseph Van Dusen. 

4. Emeline ; m. Lambert Conover, by whom eleven children. 

5. Nancy E. ; m. Weaver Gage, by whom one daughter. 

6. William J. b. in 1835 ; m. Ellen K. Hemstreet Oct. 10, 1862. §8 
160, 334. 

97. Jane Morriso:s^^ *38 (James^ James^' John^) and John H. 
Berkley. 

1. Watson, b. at Brighton Ohio April 28, 1851 ; d. Dec. 24, 1851. 

2. Wason H. b. at Brighton Oct. 24, 1852 ; m. Emma A. Ruggles 
Feb. 1, 1879. She died May 30, 1879. 3. Wilson J. b. at Clarksfield 
Ohio Oct. 25, 1854. 4. Newton F. Dec. 9, 1857, and John B. Dec. 2, 
1859. 

98. Wellington^ *38 (James^ James^, Jolin^) and Morri- 
son. 

He is understood to have children, but nothing further is known. 

99. James^ *38 (James*, James^, John^) and Caroline M. (Webb) 
Morrison. 

1. Julia A. b. at Jefferson Ohio Aug. 12, 1849; m. at Oberlin Ohio 
by Pres. J. H. Fairchild to Dayton B. Morgan, Esq., now of Moreuci, 
Mich. Oct. 28, 1868. §§ 161, 335. 

2. Burr T. b. at Brighton Ohio March 28, 1852 ; m. Ella Irene Mer- 
win Dec. 29, 1879. 

3. Jay W. b. at Clarksville Ohio April 9, 1857. § 336. 

100. Daniel H.^ *38 (JamesS James^ John^) a7id Mary A, 
(Graves) Morrison. 

1. Ira D. b. at Lansing Mich. Oct. 26, 1864. 2. Charles D. May 
21, 1869. 

101. Emeline Morrison^ *39 (Jolin^ Jaines^ Jolin^) and Ed- 
ward P. BOYNTON. 

1. Lizzie, b. at Cambridge Mass. April 7, 1874; d. April 2, 1875. 

2. Frank M. b. at Cambridge Dec. 20, 1876. 

102. ZoE Ann Dickey^ *40 (Jennie*, Eobert^ SamueP) and 
Charles I. Flanders. 

1. Clara D. b. Lond. Aug. 13, 1843; m. William L. Lord of Man- 
chester Dec. 11, 1863. §§ 162, 337. 

2. Ransom, b. at Lond. Oct. 7, 1849 ; m. Mary E. Boyes of Lond. 
May 22, 1877. § 337. 

Nancy Caverly^ *42 (Isabel*, David^, SamueP) atid Chas. 
H. Waterhouse. 

Frank, Daniel, and Isabel, all b. at Barrington. 
Jane Caverly^ *42 (Isabel*, DavicP, SamueP) and Mat- 
thew Hale. 

Three children living with parents at Conway. 

' Mary Dudley^ *43 (Martha*, David^*, SamueP) and John 
Page. 
Four children living with parents at New Market. 

David^ *43 (Martha*, David^, SamueP) and Dudley. 

104. <( Four children living with parents at one of the Philippine Isles. 
Frances Dudley^ *43 (Martha*, David^, SamueP) and 
Alexis Dudley. 

1. Florence A. b. at Northwood. A graduate of Northwood 
^ academy. 

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312 CHARTEE SAMUEL MORISON. 

Abram^ *44 (Nehemiah^, David^ SamueP) and Naomi 
(Cilley) Morrison. 

Eight children, four of them and parents livini? in Madbury. 
JoHK W.^ *44 (ISTehemiah*, David^, SamueP) and Abbie 
(Gate) Morrison. 

Four children, living with parents in South Berwick Me. 
Mart Morrison^ *44 (Nehemiah*, David^, SamueP) and 
105. <j John B. Huckins. 

Austin, Bell, and Mamie living with parents at Madbury. 
Valaria Morrison^ *44 (Nehemiah*, David^, SamueP) and 
Ivort Hates. 

One child, living with parents at Exeter. Two have died. 
Nanct Morrison® *44 (Nehemiah*, David^, Samuel'^) and 

WiNGATE. 

One daughter. The mother d. about a year after the birth. 

1(X6. Morrison® *45 (Lydia*, David^, SamueP) and Christianna 
* E. (Berry) Bennett. 

Nine children, b. at Alton as follows: Ira B. Nov. 10, 1854; Albie 
J. March 6, 1858 ; Hezekiah H. July 26, 1859 ; John M. March 16, 
1861; Charles A. Dec. 19, 1862; Nettle E. Sept. 26, 1864; Fred S. 
Aug. 14, 1866 ; Lilian C. June 12, 1868, and Ira B. Feb. 14, 1870. § 280. 

107. Albert® *45 (Lydia^ David^, SamueP) and Hannah (Pike) 
Bennett. 

Three children, Lydia J., Ada M., and Charles H. b. at Wolfboro'. 
§281. . 

108. Eveline Bennett® *45 (Lydia^, David^, SamueP) and Jere- 
miah York. 

Five children, Emma C, Ella, James E., John W., and Charles B. 
§ 283. 

109. Mart E. Morrison® *46 (DavidS DavkP, Samuel-) and 
JoHH H. Elliott. 

1. Ida, b. at Barnstead; m. John Dow of Boston Mass. § 284. 

110. James N.® *46 (David", David^ SamueP) anc? Mart (Walker) 
Morrison. 

1. George W. 2. Charles H. § 284. 

111. David H.® *46 (David^ David^ SamueP) and Nanct 
(Walker) Morrison. 

Harry, Hattie S., David A., and John W. all b. at Alton N. H. § 284. 

John F.® *47 (Jane^ David^ SamueP) anc? Electa (Clough) 
Furber. 
Three children, b. at Alton. 

Samuel E.® *47 (Jane*, David^ SamueP) and Sarah (Hodg- 

don) FURBER. 

1. Electa A. Furber. Samuel inherits the farm of his father at 
Alton. 

113. Elvira Holmes® *48 (Isabella^, SamueP) and Harbison 
Foss. 
1. Charlotte M. b. at Rye Nov. 11, 1843; d. March 11, 1878; m. 
James E. Seavey of Rye June 13, 1869. §§ 163, 338. 



112. 



115. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 313 

2. Sylvauus W. b. at Rye March 13, 1845 ; m. Ella F. Philbrick 
April 3, 1879. §§ 163, 339. 

3. Ezra D. b. at Eye March 8, 1847, aud d. Feb. 28, 1848. 

4. Ann Julia, b. at Rye Jan. 24, 1849 ; m. Lewis E. Walker of Rye 
May 13, 1783. §§ 163, 340. 

5. Ezra H. b. at Rye Jan. 2, 1851 ; d. Jan. 28, 1868. 

6. Alice Elvira, b. at Rye Nov. 27, 1853. 7. Ella K. H. b. Feb. 29, 
1856. 8. S. Minnette, b. at Boscawen Dec. 3, 1864. 

114. Julia A. Holmes^ *48 (Isabella^, SamueP) and Eben L. 
Seavey. 

1. Charles Everett, b. at Rye Nov. 1, 1850 ; d. Jan. 2, 1862. 

2. May C. b. at Rye Jan. 21, 1854 ; m. Emmons B. Philbrick. §8 
163, 341. 

3. Albert S. b. at Rye Jan. 11, 1863, and d. July 11, 1864. 

' John H.® *49 (Isabella^, SamueP) and Elizabeth (Felker) 
Foss. 

1. George E. b. at Rye Sept. 9, 1859. § 286. 
John H.^ *49 (Isabella^, Samuel'^) and Augusta (Felker) 
Foss. 

1. Elizzie H. b. at Rye Oct. 5, 1866. § 286. 

116. Henry D.^ *49 (Isabella^ Samuel-^) and Claka (Mathes) 

Foss. 

Three children born at Rye as follows : 

Herraon H. Aug. 24, 1859; died July 31, 1862; Lizzie A. May 28, 
1864, and Robert O. Oct. 18, 1870. §§ 285, 286. 

117. Daniel M.^ *49 (Isabella^, SamueP) and Chalcedonia 

(Foss) Foss. 
Christie C. b. at Rye Jan. 30, 1859, and Arthur M. Oct. 15, 1868. § 286. 

118. Sabah Buegess® *53 (Catherine^ John*, David^, John^) 
and Charles M. Swarthout. 

Two children, b. at Reading Schuyler Co. N. Y. as follows : Arthur 
BalchDec. 18, 1857, and George Edsou April 17, 1859. 

119. Harriet Hill® *54 (Catherine^, John*, David^, John^) and 
John M. Cole. 

1. Jesse, b. March 2, 1875. 

120. Lizzie Towle« *51 (Elizabeth*, David^ John^) a7id Adel- 
BEET Osborne. 

1. Walter T. b. at Bradford Vt. Sept. 15, 1864. § 193. 

121. Sarah A. Morrison® *55 (Joseph^ David*, David^, John'^) 
and J. A. Marshall. 

1. Joseph Edward, b. at St. Johnsbury Vt. May 4, 1872 ; d. Dec. 24, 
1877. § 288. 

2. Josephine Addie, b. at St. Johnsbury Dec. 20, 1878. § 288. 

122. Mary A. Morrison® *55 (Joseph^, David*, David^, John^) 
and Caspar R. Kent. 

1. Mary Gertrude, b. at St. Johnsbury April 6, 1876. § 289. 

2. Etheliel Abbie, b. at Wliite River Junction Vt. Feb. 26, 1880. 
§289. 



314 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

f Ida Eliza Morrison^ *56 (David^ David^ David^, John^) 
and D. D. Jones. 

1. Stella, b. at St. Johnsbury Sept. 13, 1872. § 290. 

123. -{ Eber E.6 *56 (David^ David*, David^ John^) and Nellie 
(Gray) Morrison. 

1. David Cliuton, b. at North Berwick Me. April 21, 1878. 2. 
Ida May, b. June 8, 1880. § 291. 

124. Louisa A. Clark« *60 (HannahS David^ John^) and Wil- 
liam Adwell. 

Three children, Samuel L., Henry A., and Lawrence E. § 292. 

125. Charles Edward^ *60 (Hannah*, David^, John^) and 
Theresa (Farley) Clark. 

Three children, Lilia Birdie, John Morrison, and Edward. § 293. 

126. Edward T." *63 ( Jane^ Moses F.", David^ John^) and Jean- 
nie (Wilson) Nelson. 

Three children, Dana Alexander, Cora Jeaunettie, Elbert James. 
§294. 

127. John M.^ =*69 (Roxanna^ John*, SaniueP, John^) and Carrie 
L. (Miner) Whipple. 

1. John M. b. July 24, 1867. 2. Lois A. b. Sept. 20, 1874. § 297. 

128. George P.'' *70 (Ralph^ John*, SamueP, John"^) and Nellie 
S. (Valentine) Morrison. 

1. Alice E. b. at Natick Mass. June 19, 1876. 2. Olive G. Sept. 10, 
1877. § 299. 

129. Mary A. Morrison^ *70 (Ralph^, John*, SamueP, John^) 
and Calvin Dunn. 

1. Helen M. b. at Natick Mass. July 21, 1875 (§ 298). She had 
two children by her first husband, William E. Hodgdou, both dying 
young. § 298. 

130. Zadock H.^ *71 (Marquis^ John*, SamueP, John-) and 
Ellen L. (Rice) Morrison. 

1. Mary A. b. at Lyme Oct. 3, 1868. 2. Minnie E. Aug. 26, 1872. 
§301. 

131. Samuel R.® *73 (DanieP, Samuel*, SamueP, John-) a7id 
Adeliza (Merrill) Morrison. 

1. Albert Edwin, b. at Orford Aug. 25, 1865 ; d. June 15, 1866. 

2. Harry Edgar, b. at Orford May 4, 1868. 3. Lettie Adeline, b. 
Aug. 1, 1874. § 302. 

Henry® *73 (DanieP, Samuel*, SamueP, John^) and Mar- 
tha (Caverly) Morrison. 

1. G. H. b. at Orford July 5, 1855. § 303. 
1^^- ^ Henry® *73 (DanieP, Samuel*, SamueP, John^) and Mar- 
tha (Eastman) Morrison. 

One son b. Aug. 1874, and a daughter Nov. 1878. § 303. 

133. Eliza Ann Morrison® *74 (William^ Samuel*, SamueP, 
John^) and Charles M. Wise. 
Three daughters, Mary, Nellie, and Jane. 



GENEALOGICAL TABLES. 315 

134. Elizabeth Morrison^ *75 (Uriah^ Samuel*, SamueP, John^) 
and Christopher Marston. 

Two children, Charles and Sarah. Mr. Marston d. and Elizabeth had 
one child by her second hnsband, David Bruce. § 304. 

135. Clarissa Morrison* *75 (Uriah^, Samuel*, SamueP, John^) 
and Richard Hould. 

Three children, two of them now living at Vershire Vt. § 305. 

136. Margaret Norton*^ *77 (Margaret", SamueP, John^) and 
Myron Hutchinson. 

2. Annie, b. at Lerov N. Y. Feb. 14, 1851 ; m. George Mead of Sau 
Francisco Oct. 14, 1873. §§ 164, 306. 

137. Harriet Norton^ *77 (Margaret*, SamueP, John^) and 
Thomas L. Gifford. 

1. Charles Thomas, b. at Rochester N. Y. June 24, 1852. 2. Carrie 
M. b. June 28, 1856. § 307. 

138. George F.® *77 (Margaret*, SamueP, John^) and Elizabeth 
(Leach) Norton. 

1. Fannie Harriet, b. at Ackley Iowa April 12, 1874. 2. Lillian 
Maud, b. Feb. 6, 1879. § 308. 

139. Isaac* *78 (John^, James*, SamueP, John^) and Anna 
(Otto) Morrison. 

Two daughters, Clara and Ida, both said to be married. § 309. 

140. Clara Morrison* *78 (John^, James*, SamueP, John^) and 
Jacob K. Davis. 

Six children, all b. at Bradford Vt. as follows : Millard F. in 1853, 
George M. in 1854, Alice C. in 1859, Arthur L. in 1865, Hattie L. in 
1868 (d. in 1872), and Henry E. in 1874. § 310. 

141. James B.* *79 (Hannah^, James*, SamueP, Jolin^) and Susie 
(Johnston) Kemp. 

1. James Henry, b. at Chelsea Mass. Nov. 11, 1866. § 311. 

2. Charles Linus, b. at Lisbon Dec. 1, 1868. § 311. 
Mary Augusta Morrison* *80 (Elinus^, James*, SamueP, 
John^) and Robert M. Smith. 

1. George Sumner, b. at Salisbury Mass. March 21, 1875. § 312. 
Martha E. Sargeant* *82 (Mary^, James*, SamueP, 
John'^) and Charles C. Palmer. 

1. Mary Eunice, b. in San Francisco Nov. 1871. 2. Harry, b. 
Aug. 1876. § 314. 

143. Lucy Bell Morrison* *83 (Davenj^ort^, James*, SamueP, 
John^) and H. W. Daily. 

Three children, b. at Stanstead Canada, as follows: Hazeu about 
1873, Lewis 1875, and Addie 1877. § 315. 

Ann Maria Morrison* *83 (Davenport^, James*, SamueP, 
John^) and Fred S. Barbour. 

1. Carl Morrison, b. at Charlestown July 27, 1877. § 316. 
Charles Robert* *83 (Davenport^ James*, SamueP, 
John^) and Louisa (Tuttle) Morrison. 

1. Enid Mac, b. at Exeter May 1, 1878. § 317. 



142. 



144. 



316 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON, 

145. Mary Jane Alger® *85 (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and Eph- 
RAiM Cole. 

1. Edward, b. at Conesus N. Y. Sept. 1848 ; m. Louisa Hayward 
Nov. 1869. §165,318. 

146. Davenport® *85 (Mary^ SamueP, John^) and Carrie M. 
(Needham) Alger. 

1. Allie, b. at Conesus N. Y. Dec. 27, 1856; m. George Snyder in 
1876. § 319. 

147. George M.® *85 (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and Laura (Je- 
rome) Alger. 

1. George M. b. May 25, 1875. § 320. 

148. Dewit C.® *85 (Mary", SamueP, Jolin^) and Emma (Brown) 
Alger. 

1. Arcelia, b. Oct. 1864 ; d. June 4, 1869. 2. Duane B. b. July 9, 
1866. 3. Clarence, b. Nov. 20, 1870. 4. Elmer, b. March 5, 1874. 5. 
Bertie, b. Aug. 8, 1875. 6. Arthur J. b. Dec. 5, 1876. § 321. 

149. Elizabeth A. Alger® *85 (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and 
Edwin E. Shutt. 

1. Edwin E. b. Dec. 28, 1864. 2. Emmett J. Sept. 12, 1869. 3. 
Cameron May 27, 1871. § 322. 

150. Sylvester B.® *86 (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and Rhoda 
(McCalmont) Morris. 

1. Maud McCalmont, b. in 1867 ; Grace Alger in 1871, and R. B. 
in 1880. § 323. 

151. Davenport® *86 (Mary*, SamueP, John*^) and Kate (Ford) 
Morris. 

1. Fred, b. in 1873 ; d. in 1875. 2. Louisa, b. in 1877. § 324. 

152. John D.® *86 (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and Josephine (Fres- 
cott) Morris. 

1. L. Mabel, b. in 1876 at Conesus N. Y. § 325. 

153. Eugene A.® *88 (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and Elizabeth 
(Macomber) Cole. 

1. W. Scott, b. at Conesus N. Y. Jan. 1871. § 326. 

2. George Eugene, b. at Conesus Jan. 1872. § 326. 

154. David S.® *90 (Frederick^ William*, SamueP, John^) and 
Fannie (Ricker) Morrison. 

Three children b. at Grinnell Iowa, as follows : Eleanor June 20, 
1876, Frederick June 9, 1879, and Addie Ricker July 4, 1880. § 327. 

John® *92 (Charlotte*, SamueP, John^) and Martha 
(Grange) Daniels. 

Edgar A. m. Sarah Sharpsteen Feb. 14, 1880. § 328. 

Two other children, names not known. 

Carrie Thorp® *93 (Charlotte*, SamueP, John^) and Wil- 
liam Jerome. 

1. Maud, b. at Lyronia N. Y. Aug. 26, 1877. 2. Blanch B. b at 
Conesus May 28, 1879. § 329. 

156. America Jane Allen® *94 (Charlotte*, SamueP, John^) and 
Ezra W. Clark. 

1. John Adams, b. at Conesus N. Y. Jan. 27, 1867. 2. Grace Mary 
Ann, b. at Conesus May 24, 1872. 3. America Matilda, July 17, 1878. 
§330. 



155.^ 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 317 

157. Mary E. Allen" *9-i (Charlotte*, SamueP, John^) and 
William P, Boyd. 

1. Victor Hiram, b. at Couesus March 21, 1878. § 331. 

158. Frances A. Mc Vicar'' *95 (Charlotte"', SamueP, John^) and 
Charles R. Austin. 

1. Lizzie A. b. at Genesee N. Y. Aug 3, 1869; d. Jan. 25. 1874. 

2. Julian Riley, b. at Genesee April 5, 1878. § 332. 

159. George C.*' *95 (Charlotte", SamueP, John^) a?id Frona 
(Northup) Mc Vicar. 

1. Leon Wiiber, b. Sept. 7, 1870. 2. Georgie May, Sept. 3, 1876. 
§333. 

160. William J.« *96 (Elizabeth*, John^, John^) and Ellen R. 
(Hemstead) Ball. 

1. Minnie, b. in 1863. 2. Simon, b. 1866, at Amsterdam N. Y. § 334. 

161. Julia A. Morrison® *99 (James^, James*, James^, John^) 
and Dayton B. Morgan. 

1. Ray B. b. at Camden Ohio Feb. 9, 1873. 2. Rena, b. at Morenci 
Mich. April 15, 1876. § 335. 

162. Clara D. Flanders® *102 (Jennie*, Robert^ SamueP) and 
William L. Lord. 

1. George C. b. at Manchester Aug. 30, 1864. § 337. 

' Charlotte Foss® *113 (Isabella^, SamueP) and James E. 
Seavey. 

1. Ella May. b. at Rye May 6, 1870. § 338. 
Sylyanus W.® *113 (Isabella^, SamueP) and Ella (Phil- 
brick) Foss. 

1. Bertha, b. at Rye Feb. 28, 1880. § 339. 
Ann Julia Foss® *113 (Isabella^, SamueP) and Lewis E. 
Walker. 

1. Ezra Howard, b. at Rye Oct. 21, 1875. § 340. 
Mary C. Seavey® *114 (Isabella^, SamueP) and Emmons 
B. Philbrick. 

1. Shirley S. b. at Rye Aug. 1876. 2. Annie W. May 4, 1879. 
§341. 

164. Annie Hutchinson' *136 (Margaret*, SamueP, John^) and 
George Mead. 

1. George Washington, b. at San Francisco Cal. in June, 1876. 
§ 342. 

2. Frank Hutchinson, b. at San Francisco, June, 1877. § 342. 

3. California Grace, b. at San Francisco, June 8, 1879. § 342. 

165. Ed\vard^ *145 (Mary*, SamueP, John^) and Louisa (Hay- 
ward) Cole. 

1. Lewis L. b. May 27, 1870. 2. Asliley, b. May 5, 1875. 3. 
Charles, b. Sept. 18, 1879. § 343. 

II. — BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 

166. Charter David a7id Samuel Morison. Li the cemetery 
at Derry, the burial-place of the first settlers, are three grave- 



163. 



318 



CHAETEE SAMUEL MOEISON. 



stones, about sixty feet from the front, having upon them these 
inscriptions : — 



"Here Lies Buried' 

"The Body of Mr.'' 

" David Morrisou' 

" Who Departed " 

"This Life March' 

" 28 1755 In the " 

■ 88th Year of His A^ 



"Here Lies Buried" 

"The Body of Mrs." 

' Mary Ann ye Wife ' 

"Of Mr. David" 

" Morrison Who" 

' Died Jan. 9th 1751,' 

"In Tlie 70th Year" 

"Of Her Affe." 



"Here Lyes" 

"The Body of Mr." 

" Samuel Morrison " 

'HeDiedSept. 29, 1757,' 

"Aged 76 Years" 

"Also The Body of" 

' Margret Wife Of The ' 

" Above said Samuel" 

"Who Died April 30th " 

' 1774, In the 90th Year 

"Of Her Age." 



David and Samuel are the only Morisons in the Charter of 
whom there is any record now to be found in the cemetery. 
The next gravestone below Charter Samuel's is that of his son 
Samuel. His sons John and David were buried there, but no 
stone for either is to be seen. 

The wife of Charter David was Mary Ann McAlister, and 
he conveyed to her brothers David and William portions of his 
allotments by deeds dated June 16, 1731, and Feb. 24, 1746, 
which are now in the possession of Jonathan McAlister, a descend- 
ant of David McAlister and the owner of said David's farm. 
Said Jonathan informs me that his grandmother told him that 
David Morison and Samuel Morison were brothers, and that 
David left no children; and all the known facts confirm this. 

The names of David and Samuel appear in the Charter with 
that of Abram Holmes, and in this order : — 

"David Morison." 
"Samuel Morison." 
"Abram Holmes." 

The home lots of these grantees were together, and in the same 
order coming south, David Morison, Samuel Morison, Abram 
Holmes. They wei-e upon the west side of Beaver Brook, and 
within the territorial limits of the west parish. Who was 
Abram Holmes? Parker's History says that he had married 
for his second wife Mary Morison, that he was early elected 
an elder in the First Church, and died in 1753, at the age of 
seventy. His oldest son John married Grizel Givean, and Sam- 
uel Morison's oldest daughter Avas also named Grizel. Charter 
David, Samuel's brother, havin^ finally disposed of the remainder 
of his real estate, conveyed his personal property to Abraham 
Holmes, John Holmes, and Samuel Miller, June 6, 1751. Upon 
the whole it may reasonably be inferred that Mary Morison was 
a sister of David and Samuel Morison, and that these two Mor- 
isons and Abram Holmes and Mary his wife, came over to- 



SKETCHES. — FIRST GENERATION. 319 

gether and from the same locality. Were David and Samuel 
related to Charter James and John? This is not improbable, 
Hon. Thomas F. Morrison, of Londonderry, N. S., from the tradi- 
tions which he has received, thinks they were cousins. James 
and John were sons of the John Morrison referred to in Parker's 
History as having come in seven or eight years after the first 
settlement. His daughter Hannah married William Clendennin ; 
and my father, in looking over Parker's History in 1852, said to 
me that he had been told by one of the Clendennins that John 
Morrison, my father's grandfather, was related to the John Mor- 
rison referred to by Mr. Parker. " Charter " David and Samuel 
may therefore have been brothers, or nephews, of the venerable 
man known in this History as 1736 John. 

My father told me that the mother of his grandfather was a 
Henry, and so I have given Margaret Henry as the wife of 
"Charter" Samuel. And from the recent History of Northwood, 
Nottingham, and Deerfield, by Elliott C. Cogswell, it appears 
that the wife of William Morrison who settled in Nottingham 
about 1728, was Mary Henry, and that "their relatives" had but 
a few years before settled in Londonderry. 

WAS THERE AN EARLIER EMIGRATION? 

There are traditions of one, in the family of David, son of 
John, son of Charter Samuel. Mrs. Swain, daughter of Dr. 
Moses F.Morrison, writes under date of July 21, 1878: "Aunt 
Clark of Schenectady had a great penchant for tracing our family 
line, and I remember to have heard her say once that we came 
from the same stock as the Duke of Argyle; but what she had to 
base such an idea upon I cannot tell." The aunt Clark referred 
to was a daughter of said David. She was born in 1785, and 
died in 1858. 3Irs. If. House wrote to a relative about the 
same time : " I have heard father tell about some aunt Betsey that 
lived in the Mohawk valley. She was a great-aunt of grand- 
father Morrison or his wife. I do not know how far back she 
went, but she was a daughter or a granddaughter of a lord or a 
duke, but I think he was a lord. I have forgotten, but it seems 
as though it was Lord Drummond, but I am not sure." This 
lady was a daughter of Major John Morrison, son of said David. 
She was born in 1805 and is still living. Mrs. Adelaide Wilson 
wrote to her cousin Jan. 17, 1879: "Your grandfather and grand- 
mother and my mother went to New Hampshire. . . . On their 
way home they visited aunt Clark. They went with her to visit 
a second cousin by the name of Morrison. They lived four miles 
west of Schenectady on the canal, on a farm. This family seem 
to know a good deal about the pedigree. They knew when they 
crossed the Atlantic. I think it was about the time of the siege 
of Londonderry the family owned some castle in Ireland. This 
family had some relics that were brought across when they first 
landed in America. I am sorry that I cannot remember more 
about them. Mother and uncle talked a good deal when they 
first came home about their noble descent, and had quite a bit of 



320 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

fun over it. I visited this family with my cousins, Clarks, when 
I was about ten years old, when we first came to New York 
State, biit I forget much about them." 

These traditions are given for what they are worth. Miss 
Louisa F. Clark, upon being furnished these letters, thinks the 
aunt Betsey referred to by Mrs. House may have been her mother's 
aunt Leonard; and "in regard to the 'lord or duke,' I can give 
you nothing definite. I remember my mother and cousin Add. 
Swain talking about it, but my impression is that it was not 
really in our pedigree, but I am not sure." 

Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Gookin (the mother of Mrs. Wilson), and 
Maj. John Morrison were children of David, oldest son of John, 
son of Charter Samuel. Mrs. Leonard was their aunt, not 
their great-mmt, and the family visited are said to have been 
second-cow&ins. Who were they? when did they come over? 
and where are their descendants? §§ 174, 180. 

CHARACTERISTICS. 

There were four Samuel Morrisons, known as " Sam," " Little 
Sam," "Blue Sam," and "Gray Sam." The will of one of them, 
described in the will as Samuel Morrison Junior, makes a bequest 
to his son " Sam Morrison the fifth." The will is dated Aug. 26, 
1752. The wife of the testator was Mary. He came in about 
1730, his deed from Alexander McCullum being dated Dec. 1, 
1730. Besides him and his son Samuel, there was Charter 
Samuel, and his son Samuel (born in 1727), and Samuel the son 
of 1736 John, who became of age about 1735. Fi-om his descend- 
ants, Charter Samuel could not have been "Little Sam," or 
"Blue Sam," for most of them, whom I have known, have been 
of fair complexion, and of medium size at least, as the rule 
about six feet. My cousin Josiah Morrison, who is over six feet, 
says that all his brothers were over six feet, as was their father, 
and one of them, Samuel, was six feet eight and one quarter 
inches in his stocking feet. 

My aunt Alger was a large woman, weighing 250 lbs. or over. 
Charter Samuel was undoubtedly more than six feet, of erect 
carriage, rather prominent features, broad and square shouldered, 
long armed, muscular, and well formed. In the deeds which he 
gave he was called yeoman and husbandman. His autograjsh 
shows that he was not illiterate. It is pi'esumed that he was a 
stanch Presbyterian, and that in his "rude dwelling, the morning 
and evening sacrifice of prayer and praise was regularly offered, 
and the Scriptures were devoutly read," for this is said by Mr. 
Parker of the early settlers in general. His brother-in-law, Abram, 
or Abraham, Holmes (Avho died in 1753), was for many years a 
ruling elder in the old parish. Charter Samuel, upon the 
formation of the new parish, adhered to the old parish, as did 
his brother David, and Abraham Holmes his brother-in-law, and 
his tax for the support of Mr. Davidson was as large as any of 
those within the limits of the new parish who adhered to the 



SKETCHES. — FIRST GENERATION. 321 

old. In a tax list, given in Parker's History, of persons on the 
west side of Beaver Brook (which would be in the new parish), 
for the support of Mr. Davidson of the old parish, his tax was £5 
14s. 9d. ; Eobert Clark, Capt. Andrew Todd, Joseph Cochran, 
Robert Craige, and John Maclurge were the same. David 
Morrison's tax was £5 Ss. Id. The others were less, and many 
of them much less. There were eighty in all, being the original 
forty and their descendants, who, by the act creating a new 
parish in 1740, were permitted to adhere to the old. This tax 
list is dated Nov. 24, 1750. His respectable standing, his adher- 
ence to the old parish, his connection with Abraham Holmes, and 
his mature years, favor the presumption of his having been the 
Samuel Morrison chosen after Abraham Holmes, whose name 
appears in Parker's History, as ruling elder; but as the records 
have since been lost, the identity cannot be proved. I look back 
upon him, as one who acted well his part in life; and with his 
wife, who survived him many years, and his neighbors and friends 
of that day, and the generations who followed them, he has a quiet 
resting-place in that beautiful spot, so admirably chosen by the 
first settlers, for themselves and their descendants, and which 
has ever since been occupied as a cemetery. It is only a few 
rods south of the church at East Derry, which itself is only a 
few feet from the ground on which the first meeting-house was 
erected, in 1722, the same year of the grant of the Charter. 

HIS DESCENDANTS. 

They are traced principally through John and Samuel, but 
only imperfectly even as to them. The families are scattered. 
It has been with difficulty and much labor, that the facts given 
in this chapter have been obtained. So far as practicable, an 
opportunity has been afforded, to all known to be interested, to 
furnish accurate records, and my work is as complete as my 
information. So far as known, the descendants of Charter 
Samuel have not become very rich, or learned, or great, and few 
of them have entered professional or public life in any way. 
They have not dishonored him. They have not lost his sturdy 
virtues, or, as the rule, essentially departed from his faith. If 
they have not become distinguished, they have been respectable 
and useful, which is better ; not one of them has reached the 
prison, the jail, or the poor-house; and if he could now speak, he 
might well say with the Psalmist: "I have been young, and am 
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed 
begging bread." 

167. Grizel, wife of Alexander Craige, died June 8, 1756, in 
the forty-eighth year of her age, as stated on her gravestone 



322 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISOX. 

now standing. Her sons, John and Samuel, would have been of 
age in 1761. A deed of property belonging to the estate of 
David Morrison, and also i-eceipts given to his administrator, 
are signed by Alexander Craige, who would have taken, as heir, 
if his wife was a sister of David, and the sons had died, and such 
are presumed to have been the facts. §§ 2, 3, 169. 

168. JoHN^ Morrison's birthplace is entered as at London- 
derry, Ireland, because such is the record in the family Bible of 
Dr. Moses F. Morrison. My father informed me that he died at 
the age of fifty-six, and of heart disease. The probate records 
show a grant of administration on his estate to Elizabeth Morri- 
son, his widow, March 12, 1776. This would make his birth to 
have been about 1720. He married Elizabeth Alexander. The 
widow of John Morrison, their grandson, informs me that he 
attended his grandmother's funeral, when he was quite a lad, 
perhaps seventeen years old; and as he was born in 1794, her 
death was about 1811; and she is remembered to have been 
about ninety. She remained very vigorous to the day of her 
death, and was famous as a spinner. After the death of her 
husband, she and her daughter Betsey continued to occupy 
rooms in the house on the homestead which was taken by James, 
the youngest son, subject to their rights. If John was born in 
1720, his father gave him a deed, when he became of age, as it 
bears date of March 1, 1740-41, although it was not recorded 
till June 25, 1760. The deed is as follows:-— 

" To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come, 
Samuel Morrison of Londonderry, in the Province of New 
Hamp. in I^I'ew England, yeoman, sendeth greeting. 

" Know ye that I, Samuel Mon-ison, for the love & good will 
that I have, and to my son John Morrison, of Londonderry and 
Province aforesaid, husbandman, have for me, my heirs, execu- 
tors, administrators, given, granted, and by these presents give, 
grant, sell, convey, and confirm unto him, the said John Morison, 
his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns forever, one mes- 
suage or tract of land laying and being in Londonderry aforesaid, 
containing by estimation forty acres, be the same more or less, 
butted and bounded as folio weth : beginning on the Northeast at 
a red oak tree, marked and so running West and be south one 
hundred and sixty rods to a stake and stones, and bounding on 
John Blair's land ; from thence South and be east forty-five rods 
to a pine tree, marked; from thence running East and be North 
one hundred sixty rods to a white oak tree, marked, and bound- 
ing on James Murry land, and from thence North and be West 
to the bounds first mentioned, being a second Division laid out 
to my right in said Londonderry. 

"To Have and To Hold the above granted and bargained 
premises, with all the profits, improvements, advantages to ye 
same belonging or any appertaining to him the said John Mor- 
rison, his heirs or assigns forever, to his or their only use, benefit, 
and behoof, and that the said John Morrison, his heirs and as- 



SKETCHES. — SECOND GENERATION. 323 

signs may from time to time, and at all times forever hereafter^ 
by force and virtue of these presents, use, ocpy, and injoy the 
said demised premises, free and clear of and from all other gifts, 
grants, bargains, sales or incumbrances whatsoever ; and I, the 
said Samuel Morrison, for my heirs, executors, administrators, do 
covenant to and with the said John Morrison, his heirs, executors,, 
administrators, or assigns, that before the ensealing hereof, and 
untill the delivery of the same, I am the true owner of the above 
demised premises, and have in myself full power and good right 
to sell and convey the same in manner as above said. 

" In testimony of all before written, I have sett my hand and 
seal this first day of March, 1740-41, and in the fourteenth year 
of His Majestie's reign, &c. 
"Signed, Sealed, 1 
and delivered in | 

presence of us, ^ Samuel Morison. [seal] 

William Eayers, | 
Sam'll Miller. J 
"Province of New Hampshire, Londonderry, March 5, 1840-41. 
Then the above named Samuel Morrison, personally appearing, 
acknowledged his hand and seal and the foregoing instrument to 
be his free act deed. 

Before me, Egbert Botes, J^us. Peace^'' 

"Received and recorded 25th June, 1760. 

D. PuRiE, RecdP 

As the grantor describes the grantee as "my son," and the 
land as "a second division, laid out to my right in said London-^ 
derry," it is iiow proved that the father of John Morison (my 
great-grandfather) was Charter Samuel. The grantee died 
intestate, in 1776. David and Hannah his wife, Samuel and 
Mary his wife, and John, conveyed their interest to their brother 
James, by deed dated April 3, 1778 ; and Betsey, with her husband 
Job Leonard, relinquished their interest Feb. 19, 1814. James 
conveyed to his son John, and the land is now the property of 
his children, Franklin, James, Dorcas, Elizabeth, Harlan P., and 
Emiline, so that it has been in the family of Samuel Morison 
from the time it was set off to him as a part of his share under 
the charter. Another parcel, constituting a part of the farm, was 
conveyed to John Morison by John Blair, by a deed dated April 
1, 1742. §§ 2, 4, 169. 

169. David Morrison. I have in my possession a letter 
written in 1852, to my father by his cousin John Morrison, 
which says, "according to some old scraps of deeds, our great- 
grandfather's name was David." My father doubted this, but 
could not say who his great-grandfather was. Besides the " scraps 
of deeds," there were receipts to John Morison as administrator 
of the estate of David Morison. In 1878, a letter of inquiry 
from Leonard A. Morrison, Esq., led me to examine the probate 



324 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

records and the registry of deeds. From the former, it appeared 
that the warrant to the appraisers of David's estate, informed 
them that the property would be shown them by the administra- 
tor, "a brother of the deceased." In the registry of deeds I found 
the record of the deed (a copy of which has been given), proving 
that John was a son of Charter Samuel, and also the record 
of another deed from the same grantor to " David Morrison my 
own son." There was also the record of a deed from " Charter " 
David of his homestead to "David Morrison, jun.," dated July 
24, 1750. The deed of Charter Samuel to his son David Avas 
dated Aug. 20, 1749. Both deeds were recorded Feb. 17, 1756, 
in the same book and on successive pages. The land is clearly iden- 
tified, and the proof complete, that Charter Samuel was the 
father of both John and David. That John Morrison, in 1852, 
occupying the same homestead that had come down to him from 
his great-grandfather, should have been misled in respect to his 
identity, illustrates the uncertainty of unsupported tradition, and 
the necessity of examining the registry of deeds and the probate 
office in tracing pedigree after many years. During this search, 
I also found the will of 1736 John, and the deed from his sons 
James and John, and furnished copies to Leonard A. Morrison, 
which he has given in this book. 

A deed to William Duncan of land belonging to the estate of 
this David Morison, was executed by the parties, and in the 
manner required by law, if he died without children and 
leaving no widow ; and such, I infer, were the facts. The deed 
bears date Oct. 1, 1761. It was signed by " Margret Morison," 
John Morison, Samuel Morison, Abram Morison, Jennet Cham- 
bers, Mathew Morison, Martha Morison, and Alexander Craige. 
§2. 

170. Jennet Chambers. There is a receii^t in existence 
which indicates her death in 1790. I find no evidence that she 
left any children. §§ 2, 169. 

171. Martha Morison. She was born in 1723. And she 
signed the deed, before mentioned, in 1761, and receipts to the 
administrator, which is all I have ascertained in respect to her. 
§§ 2, 169. 

172. Mathew Morison. His father conveyed one half the 
homestead to him in 1756. He became insane. His nephew 
James Morison was appointed his guardian, and afterwards, in 
1777, his administrator. He left no children. §§2, 169. 

173. Samuel Morison. His gravestone is standing a few 
feet from that of his father and mother, with this inscription : 
" Here lieth the body of Samuel Morison who died March 15, 
1775, in the 48th year of his age." There is an entry of his 
birth in the Londonderry records as being March 13, 1727. He 
married his cousin, Isabella Alexander, whom he also made execu- 
trix of his will, which was as follows : — 



SKETCHES. — SECOND GENERATION. 325 

"In the Name of God Amen the fifteenth Day of february 
one thousand seven hundred and seventy five, I Samuel Mori'isou 
jun. of Londonderry in the County of Rockingham and province 
of New hampshire, weaver, being sick and weak in body but of 
perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefor 
calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is 
appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my 
last Will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all 
I give and recommend My Soul into the Hand of God that gave 
it me, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a 
decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executrix, and 
as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God 
to bless me, I give, demise, and dispose of in the following manner 
and form : 

^'■Imprimis. I give and bequeath to Isabella my Dearly beloved 
wife that part of my real estate herein after described (viz) : 

"Beginning at a stake and stone on the line of Capt. John 
Quigley's land, then East North east about fifty rods to the Cor- 
ner of oughterson's land, then South east eighty four rods to a 
stake, then South west thirty eight rods, then west and by South 
forty rods, then North and by west to the bounds first mentioned 
containing about thirty three Acres more or less, also my right 
and title to a certain piece of land on the east side of beaver 
brook so called which I Claim by being an heir at law to the 
Estate of Randyll Alexander late of said Londonderry de- 
ceased, together with five Acres of Swamp which I purchased 
of Lieut. William Wallace, also the half of my personal estate 
after my Just debts and funeral Charges are paid of such articles 
as she shall choose according to the prize Bill as her estate for- 
ever. 

'■'•Item. I give and bequeath to my oldest son Samuel Morri- 
son five Pounds Lawful Money which together with what he 
hath already got is equal to two Shares of my estate. 

'•'•Item. I give to my Second Son Abraham Morrison three 
Pounds Lawful money. 

'•'•Item. I give and bequeath to my third Son Robert Morrison 
fifteen pounds Lawful money in consideration of his services 
to me. 

'■'■Item. I give to my fourth Son Jonathan Morrison three 
Pounds Lawful Money, 

'•'•Item. I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter Jennet 
Morrison five pounds Lawful money. 

'■'•Item,. I give and bequeath to my second daughter Margaret 
Morrison five pounds Lawful Money. 

'•'•Item. I give and bequeath to my fifth Son David Morrison 
five pounds Lawful money. 

'■'•Item. I give and bequeath to my Third daughter Isabella 
Morrison five pounds Lawful money. 

'•'•Item. I will and order all my estate real and personal to be 
Sold excepting what is already bequeathed to my beloved wife 



326 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

and after the payment of my Just debts and funeral Charges 
together with the above bequeathments my wife is to receive one 
third of what remains the remainder to be divided equally among 
my children. 

"And I do hereby ordain and appoint my said wife to be Sole 
executrix of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby 
utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former 
wills legacies and bequests by me in any other wise willed be- 
queathed ratifying and confirming this & no other to be my 
last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and Seal the day and Year above written. 
"Signed Sealed Published and 

pronounced and declared by 

the Said Samuel Morrison 

as his Last will and testa- g^^^_ ^^ Morrison [seal] 

ment m the Jrresence oi mark 

George Duncan jr. 
Samuel Taggart 
Joseph McFarland." 

"Rockingham ss. June 19th 1776. George Duncan junr. & 
Samuel Taggai't made Solemn Oath that they saw the above 
named Samuel Morrison deceased Sign & Seal & heard him 
declare this Instrument to be his last Will & Testament, that at 
the time of doing it he was to their best discerning of a sound 
disposing mind & memory & that they with Joseph McFar- 
land who is absent signed the same as Witnesses at the same in 
the Testator's presence. 

before P. White ./. ProhP 

"A true Copy examined P. W. Parker ReqT 

,,-„,., ) TO ALL PEOPLE To whom these Pres- 

"Eockmgham ss. | ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ pj^i^^.p^ ^j^.^^ j,^^. 

Judge of the Probate of Wills^ &c. in 
• [seal] and for the County of Rockingham 

sendeth Greeting. 

" KNOW YE That on the Day of the Date hereof before me 
at Exeter in said County, the Instrument, a Copy of which is 
hereunto annexed, (Purporting the last Will and Testament of 
Samuel Morrison jun. late of Londonderry in said County Weaver 
deceased) was presented for Probate by Isabella Morrison who 
is Executrix therein named, and George Duncan jun. and Samuel 
Taggart two of the Witnesses whose Names are thereto sub- 
scribed being then present made solemn Oath that they saw the 
said Testator Sign Seal and heard him declare the said Instru- 
ment to be his last Will and Testament. That he was then to 
the best of their Judgment of Sound and Disposing Mind, and 
that they with Joseph McFarland Subscribed their Names to- 
gether as Witnesses to the Execution thereof in the Presence of 
the said Testator. 

"I DO therefore prove, approve and allow of the said Instru- 
ment as the last Will and Testament of the said Deceased, and 



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do hereby commit the Administration thereof in all Matters the 
same concerning and of his Estate whereof he Died Seized and 
Possessed in said County unto her the aforesaid Executrix well 
and faithfully to execute the said Will and Testament, and to 
administer the Estate of said Deceased according to the same, 
who accepted of her said Trust and is directed to exhibit an 
Inventory of said Estate according to Law and she shall render 
an account (upon Oath) of her Proceedings therein when law- 
fully thereto required. 

" In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and the 
Seal of the Court of Probate for said County, Dated at Exeter 
aforesaid the 19th Day of June Anno Domini 1776. 

"W. Parker Reg. P. White." 

The land first described was conveyed to him by deed from 
his father, "Charter" Samuel (his mother also joining in the 
deed), dated Sept. 26, 1757, only two days before the death of 
the grantor. The grantee is described as " Samuel Morrison, my 
own son." The premises conveyed were a part of the "amend- 
ment land" set off to "Charter" Samuel, as a part of his right. 
His children were stated in the will. §§ 2, 5. 

174. Abram Morisox. His father, "Charter" Samuel, con- 
veyed to him the north half of his homestead, April 5, 1756. 
He does not call him his son in the deed, but since there is a 
record of his birth (May 29, 1731), and he signed with the others, 
the deed to Duncan, before mentioned, and receipts to the admin- 
istrator upon David's estate, it is inferred that the omission was 
accidental or the fault of the scribner, and that he was a son of 
Charter Samuel. There is the same omission in the deed of 
the same date, of the south half to Mathew Morison. It is pos- 
sible they both were grandsons. This Abram, or Abraham, with 
his wife Elizabeth conveyed said land to James McMurphy by 
deed dated March 14, 1767, and recorded Dec. 7, 1774. I am not 
able to trace him after this conveyance. There was an emigra- 
tion in 1741, from Londonderry to the valley of the Mohawk, 
w^est of the Hudson River. He may have joined that settlement, 
and his wife may have been the Aunt Betsey mentioned in the let- 
ter of Mrs. House. § 166. 

175. David, eldest son of John and Elizabeth Morison, at the 
date of the deed to James, April 3, 1778, was married and living 
at Dunbarton. When he acknowledged the deed, April 27, 1784, 
he was probably living at Chester. He afterwards lived in Maine 
and in Vermont, and finally at Niagara, N. Y., where he died in 
1812. His children were Elizabeth, Moody, John, Polly, David, 
Hannah, and Franklin D. and Moses F. (twins). §§ 4, 7, 168. 

176. Samuel, second son of John and Elizabeth Morison, at 
the date of said deed, April 3, 1778, was living at Derryfield, 
now Manchester. He soon went to Londonderry, and resided 
there till he purchased land of Ephraim Carpenter in West 
Fairlee, Vt., where he continued to reside till his death in 1802, 
at the age of fifty. Carpenter's deed to him is dated Nov. 15, 

22 



328 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISOX. 

1790. He was buried at Post Mills, Fairlee. He died so early 
(of consumption, as my cousin G. "W. Morrison thinks), his grand- 
children know but little of him. As four of his five sons made 
a profession of religion, it may be inferred that he possessed the 
religious characteristics of the first settlers of Londonderry. His 
widow, for a few years after his death, resided on the farm, and 
then with her son James, and finally with her daughter Mrs. 
Alger at Conesus, N. Y., and until her death in 1822. She was 
the daughter of Patrick and Mary Roch, and was born Dec. 24, 
1755, as entered in the records of Derrytield. She was married, 
as shown by the same records, June 30, 1774, the record of the 
marriage being as folloAvs: "June the 30th day 1774, then Samuel 
Morrison son to John Morrison and Elizabeth his wife was mar- 
ried to Mary Roch daughter of Patrick Roch and Jan his wife." 
" Eecorded this 11th day of June 1777. David Starret T. Clerk" ; 
and the record of her birth is, "December the 24th day A. D. 
1755. Then JNIary Roch daughter to Patrick and Jan Eoch was 
born. Recorded this 14th day of July A. D. 1770 year. David 
Starret Town Clerk." According to this she was nineteen when 
she was married, which would make her older than the tradition. 
It is jDossible that the child, Avhose record is found, died, and 
another took her name, or that the record, having been made 
fifteen years after the event, may be erroneous, but neither is 
probable. Her mother is supposed to have been dead at the time 
of her marriage. And of her father there is only the tradition 
that he was of Norman-French descent (which, from his name, is 
probable), and that he Avas a sea-captain. When, or upon what 
shore, he was wrecked, or who wei-e his jjarents, is unknown. Of 
grandmother something is remembered. My cousin Betsey Mor- 
rison (now seventy-five) says she was very fair, rather fleshy, of 
medium size, a noble-looking woman with blue eyes and a very 
kind heart, and " I loved her dearly." She also says she was very 
scrupulous in her observance of the Sabbath, and as she under- 
stands it, was a Presbyterian. There comes back to me from 
Conesus an interesting book which she carried with her, and in 
Avhich her name, " Mary Morrison," is written in a bold, legible, 
but unknown hand. The book is a volume of forty-four sermons 
by Dr. Watts. The dedication is at " Theobalds, in Hertfordshire, 
Feb. 21, 1720-21." Among the hymns, composed for the ser- 
mons, is one I do not remember to have met with elsewhere, but 
which is one of the best ever written by Dr. Watts, and which is 
here inserted. 

1. 

Do Flesh and Nature dread to die? 
And timorous Tho'ts our Minds enslave? 

But Grace can raise our Hopes on high, 
And quell the Terrors of the Grave. 

2. 
What ! shall we run to gain the Crown, 

Yet grieve to think the Goal so near? 
Afraid to have our Labors done. 

And finish this important War? 



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Do we not dwell in Clouds below, 

And little know the God we love? 
Why should Ave like this Twilight so, 

When 'tis all Noon in Worlds above? 

4. 
There shall we see him Face to Face, 

There shall we know the Great Unknown : 
And Jesus with his glorious Grace, 

Shines in full Light amidst the Throne. 

5. 
When we put off this fleshly Load, 

We 're from a thousand Mischiefs free. 
For ever present with our God, 

Where we have longed and wished to be. 

6. 
No more shall Pride or Passion rise. 

Or Envy Fret or Malice roar. 
Or Sorrow mourn with downcast Eyes, 

And Sin defile our Souls no more. 

7. 
'T is best, 'tis infinitely best, 

To go where tempters cannot come. 
Where Saints and Angels ever blest, 

Dwell and enjoy their heavenly Home. 

8. 
O for a Visit from my God, 

To drive my Fears of Death away. 
And help me thro' this darksome road. 

To Realms of everlasting Day ! 

The children who lived to adult years, were John, Samuel, 
Margaret, James, Mary, William, Robert, and Charlotte. §§ 
4, 8, 168. 

177. John Morrison, third son of John, son of Charter 
Samuel, in the deed to James of April 3, 1808, was described as 
of Londonderry. He was then unmarried. It was known to 
my father that he went to the State of New York. What is fur- 
ther known to me of him and his family has been obtained by 
the kindness and diligence of Miss Louisa F. Clark, of Schenec- 
tady, to whom I am also indebted for other information. §§ 
4, 9, 168. 

178. James Morrison, the fourth son, took the homestead of 
his father, and it is now the property of his grandchildren. He 
was a member of the chnrch and a respected citizen. For many 
years he was afflicted with lameness. His children were Peggy, 
Thomas, James, Rebecca, and John. The daughters died past 
middle life and unmarried. For the sons, see §§4, 10, 168. 

179. Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, has been referred to as 
living with her mother until her mother's death, when she married 
Job Leonard, of Schenectady, N. Y. She left no children. §§ 
4, 168. 



330 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

180. Samuel, eldest son of Samuel, son of Charter Samuel, 
lived at Londonderry, and afterwards at Henniker. He met with 
business reverses, and his end was calamitous. His children are 
understood to have settled in Ohio, but in what part is unknown. 
§§ 5, 11. 

181. Abeam, the second son, built mills at Londonderry. 
Deeds signed by him and his wife Mary, while at Londonderry, 
were to James Ewing, Jan. 20, 1782; to John Brown, July 11, 
1792 ; and while living at Hamstead, to John Brickett, June 5, 
1794, and to Thomas Arnold, Jan. 8, 1801 ; and while living in 
Salisbury, Mass., to Stephen Coffin, March 28, 1803, of land in 
Hamstead and Plaistow ; and to Isaac Martin, and also to Aquila 
Martin, Jr., two deeds dated Aug. 6, 1803, of land in Salisbury ; 
and finally to William Pettingill, July 26, 1817, of land in Salis- 
bury. In the deeds, or many of them, he is called a "wheel- 
wrio-ht." Mrs. Lydia Bennett, of Alton (now 80), his niece, and 
who visited him at Salisbury or Newburyport about 1817, says that 
he had but one son, Daniel, and that they both were Quakers. 
She thinks Abram died at Salisbury. Daniel was for a time with 
the Society of Friends, at Weare, N. H. (as Mr. Sawyer, a mem- 
ber of that society, writes me), but afterwards went to Saratoga, 
N. Y. Mrs. Bennett gives the same account, that he went to 
Saratoga, and says he had four children. And finally the tradi- 
tion in Londonderry of Abram Morrison is that he was a Quaker. 
I am satisfied that he is the one whom the poet Whittier has im- 
mortalized. He was not born in Ireland. He was born at Lon- 
donderry, N. H. From his father's will he appears to have been 
his second son. Robert, the third son, was born Aug. 29, 1754, 
which would make Abram's birth about 1752. It is not surprising, 
however, that the "boy " who knew him in 1817, was misled, for 
the brogue came down to a later period. With many eccentri- 
cities he seems to have been an excellent man. For Whittier 
writes me, "3d mo. 10, 1880," of him: "Abram Morrison I well 
remember ; he lived in Salisbury, on one side of the Powow Eiver ; 
our Quaker meeting was on the other in Amesbury. My birth- 
place was Haverhill, eight miles from the Amesbury meetings we 
regularly attended. He may have been a wheelwright ; I recollect 
his workshop with joiner tools and turning-lathe. To me, a boy of 
ten to fifteen, he seemed quite old ; he may have been fifty. He 
left with his family when I was still young, and I think went 
to Weare, N. H., which place, however, I have heard he left. I 
do not know where he died, nor whether any of his family are 
living; a son of his, Daniel, lived at one time near Saratoga, N. 
Y. We always thought he must have come direct from Ireland. 
He had the real brogue of the Green Island, was witty and eccen- 
tric, but a good man and thoroughly honest. In my rhyme I 
have given a boy's impression of him which may not have been 
altogether accurate. He could make verses readily, and I re- 
member seeing some of them in manuscript. The anecdotes of 
the pig-sty on wheels, and the admonition to young folks against 



SKETCHES. — THIRD GENERATION. 331 

seeing ' shows,' such as elephants, learned pigs, and presidents, are 
true. President Munroe had just before* made his tour in N. E. 
He had been a soldier in the Revolutionary War before he became 
a Friend." §§5,12. 

ABRAM MORRISON. 

BY JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIEK. 

'Midst the men and things which will 
Haunt an old man's meraoi'y still, 
Drollest, quaintest of them all, 
With a boy's laugh I recall 

Good old Abram Morrison. 

When the Grist and Rolling Mill 
Ground and rumbled by Fo Hill, 
And the old red school-house stood 
Midway in the Powow's flood, 

Here dwelt Abram Morrison. 

From the beach to far beyond 
Bear-hill, Lion's Mouth and Pond, 
Marvellous to our tough old stock, 
Chips o' the Anglo-Saxon block. 

Seemed the Celtic Morrison. 

Mudknock, Balmawhistle, all 
Only knew the Yankee drawl, 
Never brogue was heard till when. 
Foremost of his countrymen. 

Hither came Friend Morrison ; 

Irish of the Irishes, 
Pope nor priest nor church were his ; 
Sober with his Quaker folks, 
Merry with his quiet jokes 

On week-days was Morrison. 

Half a genius, quick to plan 
As to blunder ; Irishman 
Rich in schemes, and, in the end. 
Spoiling what he could not mend, 
Such was Abram Morrison. 

Back and forth to daily meals. 
Rode his cherished pig on wheels. 
And to all who came to see : 
"Aisier for the pig an' me. 

Sure it is," said Morrison. 

Careless-hearted, boy o'ergrown ! 
Jack of all trades, good at none, 
Shaping out with saw and lathe 
Ox-yoke, pudding-slice, or snathe, 
Whistled Abram Morrison. 

Well we loved the tales he told 
Of a country strange and old, 
Where the fairies danced till dawn; 
And the goblin Leprecaun 

Looked, %ve thought, like Morrison. 

* In 1817. 



332 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

Pirst was he to sing the praise 
Of the Powow's wiuding ways ; 
And our straggling village took 
City grandeur to the look 

Of its prophet Morrison. 

All his words have perished. Shame 
On the saddle-bags of Fame, 
That they bring not to our time 
One poor couplet of the rhyme 
Made by Abram Morrison ! 

When, on calm and fair First Days, 
Eattled down our oue-horse chaise 
Through the blossomed apple-boughs 
To the Quaker meeting-house, 

Ther^ was Abram Morrison. 

Underneath his hat's broad brim 
Peered the queer old face of him ; 
And with Irish jauntiuess 
Swung the coat-tails of the dress 
Worn by Abram Morrison. 

Still, in memory, on his feet. 
Leaning o'er the old, high seat, 
Mingling with a solemn drone, 
Celtic accents all his own. 

Rises Abram Morrison. 

" Don't," he 's pleading, — " don't ye go, 
Dear young friends, to sight and show ; 
Don't run after elephants. 
Learned pigs and presidents 

And the likes ! " said Morrison. 

On his well-worn theme intent. 
Simple, childlike, innocent. 
Heaven forgive the half-checked smile 
Of our careless boyhood, while 

Listening to Friend Morrison ! 

Once a soldier, blame him not 
That the Quaker he forgot. 
When, to think of battles won, 
And the redcoats on the run. 

Laughed aloud Friend Morrison. 

Dead and gone ! But while its track 
Powow keeps to Merrimack, 
While Po Hill is still on guard, 
Looking land and ocean ward. 

They shall tell of Morrison ! 

After half a century's lapse. 
We are wiser now, perhaps. 
But we miss our streets amid 
Something which the past has hid. 
Lost with Abram Morrison. 

Gone forever with the queer 
Characters of that old year ! 
Now the many are as one ! 
Broken is the mould that run 

Men like Abram Morrison. 



SKETCHES. — THIRD GENERATION. « 33S 

182, Robert, the third son, lived and died in his native town. 
He served six months in the Revokitionary war, although letters 
now in the possession of his granddaughter, Zoe Ann Flanders, 
show that he died without being able to make proof in respect to 
a few days of the period, and so failed of a pension. Papers 
which I have seen show him serving upon a coroner's inquest * 
upon the body of Daniel Cutting, Aug. 13, 1791 ; and also as 
executor upon the estate of his mother-in-law, Mary Alexander, 
in 1793. The willf is dated Sept. 16, 1793, and there is othert evi- 
dence of his being a man of good business cajDacity. He died 
in his ninety-second year, and he is remembered with much respect 
by the inhabitants of Londonderry. He married his cousin Jennet 
Alexander. She Avas born Sept. 15, 1749, and died May 1, 1832. 
Robert Morrison left but one child who reached adult years, 
Jennie. She married Robert Dickey. §§5, 13. 

183, JojfATHAN, the fourth son, married a Hartford, and lived 
Avith his family for many years at Rochester. His children were 
Jonathan, Samuel, Ephraim, Sarah, and Isabella. §§5, 14. 

184, David, the fifth son, enlisted in the Revolutionary war 
when he was seventeen, and served three years. He married 
Mary Kimball, of Rochester, N, H., in 1787, and lived there nine 
years. He then Avent to Alton, bought a wild tract of land, 
built upon it, made him a good farm, and settled his sons on lands 
adjoining. His farm is now owned by his grandson, David H. 
Morrison. Mrs, Bennett says that he and his Avife used to visit 
their old neighbors in Rochester on horseback, and once a year 
to ride round to Henniker, Bow, Weare, and down round to 
Londonderry. The journey took them about a week. He was 
made of good stuff, as are his descendants. He died Dec, 8, 

* The coroner was Zechariah Chandler. The jury found that Cutting 
" came to his death by the misfortune drowning in a brook called great 
Cooss Brook near Capt. Perhara's in said Derryfield on the 13th instant."" 

t The will gave bequests to "my daughter Jean Clark wife to Thomas- 
Clark," " my daughter Jennet Morrison wife to Robert Morrison," " my 
daughter Mary Robb Avife to John Robb," " my son John Alexander," 
"my son Hugh Alexander," "my granddaughter Martha Clark," "ray 
granddaughter Mary Alexander daughter to my son Hugh Alexander," 
and "to kinswoman Margaret McCartney." Among the bequests were a 
"black silk cloke," "black silk apron," "my silk crape gown," "my 
lambskin cloke," "my book called the Confession of faith," "my Great 
bible," "Anken's Sermons," "my brass flax comb," " my wool combs," 
and " my side-saddle." 

X Among the papers is an original letter to Robert Morrison, from his 
brother-in-law, John Alexander, which shows that John was residing at 
Belfiist, Ireland, unless some other Belfast can be supposed. It is dated 
"Belfast September the 16th, 1795." He says "Ave are allAvell at present. 
I heard there were some things left to me by my mother and Avill take it 
very kind if you will send them with Mary Miller. . . . I got everything 
ready to go to see you last fall, but I was disappointed of a passage," and 
also desires him to take care of his part of two pews in the meeting- 
house, that were his mother's. His nephew John Alexander is now living, 
at Londonderry, a fine old gentleman of eighty. 



334 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISOX. 

1832, aged 69. His children were Daniel, Nehemiah, David, 
Isabella, Martha, Mary, Lydia (Mrs. Bennett), and Jane. §§5, 15. 

185. Margaret, the oldest daughter, is supposed to have died 
at Lynn, Mass., and to have left one. or more children, but I have 
been unable to ascertain the facts. § 5. 

186. Isabella, the youngest daughtei-, born Nov. 14, 1765, 
married Henry Drown, of Rochester, by whom she had nine 
children. He was born Jan. 27, 1773 (probably at Londonderry), 
and died at Rochester, Aug. 25, 1831. He was quite prominent, 
and for many years a deacon in the Congregational church. She 
too was noted as a great reader of the Bible. She died at Rye 
Beach, March 23, 1858, aged 93. Her children were Ezra, Char- 
lotte, Ruth, Isabel, Patience, Sarah, Cenith, Hannah, and Mary, 
one son and eight daughters. §§5, 16. 

187. Moody, the eldest son of David, son of John, sent his 
sister Polly to the academy at Bradford, Vt. She was to live 
with him in Boston on his anticipated marriage with a widow 
lady to whom he was engaged. He was to make " one more " 
voyage before his marriage, but died of yellow fever on his return 
passage. He was a captain's mate. § 7. 

188. Maj. John Morrison, second son of David, born Oct. 
22, 1777 (probably at Dunbarton) ; married Mary Campbell in 
1800. In 1803, he came to the town of Royalton, Niagara Co., 
N. Y. It was at that time a wilderness. He had to clear a space 
for his log-house. In the war of 1812 he was stationed at Fort 
Niagara in command of the State troops, took part in the battle 
of Queenstown, and saw General Brock when he fell. At the 
close of the war he bought a ti'act of six hundred acres in the 
town of Porter, Niagara Co., to which he moved with his family, 
and as his children grew up, divided to them their portions in it. 
In 1852, he with his wife left the old farm and bought a lot in the 
village of Wilson, Niagara Co. He died in 1862, of typhoid 
pneumonia, at the house of his youngest son, John C. Morrison, 
Parkersburg, Va., and was buried in the cemetery at that place. 
He was i-espected by all who knew him. His wife died* Aug. 28, 
1868, at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Hill, on the old 
homestead, and was buried at Youngstown, N. Y. Their chil- 
dren were, David, Christine, Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Catherine, 
Irene, Walter, Edward, Franklin B., and Josephine. §§ 7, 18. 

189. David, the third son, lived at the head of the pond in 
Fairlee, Vt., and died there May 23, 1850. He was a good farmer 
and much esteemed. He married Sally Clark, of Bradford, Vt. 
Their children were Hannah, Joseph C, David, Sally, George G., 
Fanny C, Susan E., and Philinda T. §§7, 20. 

* An obituary notice speaks of her as one of the "pioneer women," "and 
of strong character, which her early life of adventui'e and hardship had 
moulded into a noble disposition " ; and says she " was to the close of life 
an interesting, sociable companion, and a loving mother to her children 
and grandchildren." 



SKETCHES. — FOURTH GENERATION. 335 

190. Fkanklin D. and Moses F., twin brothers, were the 
remaining sons. They >vere born at Corinth, Vt., Nov. 26, 1788. 

191. Franklin D. married Hannah Tenney, by whom he had 
one child, Adeline Clinton, born at Calais, Me., Nov. 28, 1823. 
He died April 16, 1835. §§ 7, 22. 

192. Db. Moses Foed Morrison was, as his daughter Mrs. 
Swain expresses it, " a waif." His mother died soon after he was 
born. His father, having a numerous family, gave him to Moses 
Ford, of Piermont, who in retui'n gave the boy his own name and 
an academic education. He studied medicine and practised at 
Landaff, in this State, then at Waterford, Vt., and after- 
wards at Bath, from July, 1832, till 1852, when he removed to 
Nunda in Western New York, where Mrs. Swain was living. 
He took his degree of M. D. at Dartmouth College in 1823, 
In his physical structure he in general patterned after his great- 
grandfather. He was a man of quick perceptions, literary taste, 
and general reading. In his religious views he was an excep- 
tion, in rejecting the faith of his ancestors. In 1812 he mai'- 
ried Zilpha Smith, daughter of James Smith, a well-to-do farmer 
of Bath. She was an excellent woman and sympathized with him 
in his literary pursuits, but was a useful poise to some of his 
eccentricities. He died from the rupture of a blood-vessel at 
Decatur, Ohio, Nov. 1856. She died before him of cholera at 
Youngstown, N. Y., in July, 1854. Their children arriving at 
adult ages were, Jane Z., Albert, Adeline E. T., John, Napoleon 
B., Helen W., Eugenia A., and Pauline E. A. §§ 7, 23. 

193. Elizabeth, eldest daughter and child of David Morrison, 
married Cap,t. Nathan Towle of Piermont in 1800, April 3, where 
she resided till her death. Of her I knew but little, except that 
she was always referred to by her children and nieces with inter- 
est and affection. Her children were, Adeline, Belinda, Nathan, 
and Franklin M., of whom only Adeline and Franklin married. 
§§ 7, 17. 

194. Mary, second daughter of David Morrison, married Na- 
than Gookin, of Piermont. They removed to the State of New 
York, and of them I am but little informed. Their children were, 
Eliza, Mary Ann, Adelaide, and Frederick. Adelaide married 
Mr. Wilson, and extracts have been given from her letter. §§ 
7, 19, 166. 

195. Hannah, the remaining daughter of David Morrison, 
married Edward Clark, of Bradford, Vt., in 1812. He soon after 
went to Schenectady, N. Y., where they resided until their death. 
I never saw her, but have always understood she was a woman of 
good understanding and of considerable general reading. She 
has been referred to in § 166, as familiar with the earlier tradi- 
tions of the family, and I should not expect her to have been 
easily misled. Her children were, Edward, Laban, Adeline, and 
Louisa F. §§7, 22, 166. 



336 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

196. JoH2^ Morrison (my uncle) was the oldest of the family. 
He married Rachel Howard in 1797, and settled in Lyme, where 
he always lived till his death in 1848, at the age of seventy-four. 
His farm was a very good one, and well taken care of. It ad- 
joined the Avell-known Culver farm. He was about five feet nine 
inches (less than either of his brothers), had dark hair and eyes, 
was stoutly built, and weighed about two hundred. His life was 
uneventful, but useful. He was a good citizen, husband, and 
father, and he and his wife were for many years, and until their 
death, members of the Congregational church at Lyme. Their 
children were, Zadock H., Roxanna, Margaret, Mary, John, Ralph 
G., Marquis C., and Lura D. He left his farm to Marquis, his 
youngest son. §§8, 24. 

197. Samuel, the next son, I saw but once, but his stalwart 
form is well remembered. He took a part of his father's farm in 
West Fairlee, built upon it, and ended his days there. In 1802, 
he married Elizabeth Rowe. He was as promising as either of 
the sons, and but for one weakness might have been more pros- 
perous. Yet he was esteemed and left some estate. He died in 
1844, at the age of sixty-seven. His children who lived to grow 
up were, Samuel, Daniel, William, and Josiah and Uriah, twin 
brothers. §§8, 25. 

198. Margaret, his oldest sister, my father always mentioned 
with emotion. She was married when she was seventeen, and he 
twelve, and she died in 1802, in her 22d year, — a young wife and 
mother. He was much attached to her and thought her very 
handsome. Her husband was Noah Norton, of Strafford, Vt. 
She died at Chelsea, in that State, leaving two sons, Elihu and 
Seymour M. §§8, 26. 

199. James, the third son, was about ten years old when his 
father came to Vermont. He was apprenticed to Deacon Palmer, 
of Orford, and became a carpenter and joiner, and a bridge-builder. 
When quite young he worked for Mr. Morey, who was very fond 
of the chase, and with him and dog and gun often climbed the 
steep hills of Fairlee and Orford, and never afterwards, as his 
daughter says, could he remain in-doors when he heard the cry 
of the hounds upon the mountain. He followed his trade for 
many years, putting his savings into a farm at Fairlee, to which, 
after about 1832, lie devoted his principal attention ; and he 
made it a very good one. He occupied it till his death in 1841. 
He was about five feet and ten inches, of light complexion, light 
hair and eyes, of good figure, very strongly built, and weighed 
about two hundred and twenty. He was of unusual physical 
power, and in wrestling (while he allowed himself to engage in 
that sport) seldom met his equal. Once, while at Plattsburg 
following his trade, some one who knew hira got him out of bed 
at night to tussle with the bully of the ring, who thought no one 
could throw him, but found out his mistake when James Morri- 
son took hold of him. He was a victim of the epidemic typhoid 



SKETCHES. — FOURTH GENERATION. 337 

fever which prevailed so generally in 1841. He was a man of 
vigorous understanding, and died in full strength at sixty, with- 
out an infirmity, or even a gray hair upon him. He, as also his 
wife, had been for many years a member of the Congregational 
church, and at his funeral, which I attended, his pastor said, "A 
pillar has fallen ! " The estimation in which he was held is illus- 
trated by an incident in the settlement of his estate. There was 
a charge upon his book for an article which the party said he 
could not remember to have had ; but, said he, " It makes no 
difference ; it is right, or it would not be there. For Mr. Morri- 
son's word was always as good as his note." His wife was Martha 
Polton, daughter of John Polton, of Lyme. He came from 
Lyme, Conn. She was a smart, good-looking, "cheerible" woman, 
and her husband's equal. They were married in 1802. She died 
at Fairlee, July 14, 1870. Their children were, John, Betsey, 
Hannah, George W., Elinus J., Ira Parker, Robert, Mary E., and 
Davenport A. §§ 8, 27. 

200. Mary, the second daughter, was born in Londonderry, N. 
H., March 14, 1783, and when quite young, her parents moved to 
Fairlee, Vt. She lived several years in the family of one Colonel 
Chamberlain in Strafford, Vt., at which place she married Daven- 
port Alger, July 1, 1804.* About one year thereafter, they moved 
into Cayuga Co., N. Y., remained there one summer; and, in the 
winter following, with all their personal effects piled upon an ox- 
sled, together with herself and child (for I suppose they were 
piled on, too), behind an ox-team, with one horse ahead, they 
started for the then wilderness of the Genesee, the home of the 
wild beast and Indian. They reached their destination in the 
month of February, took possession of a log-hut covered with 
bark, and for floor and bedstead split basswood logs laid on the 
ground. When spring came, it found them with little left except 
pluck and energy, which, with health, finally brought them com- 
petency. She raised five children to man and womanhood ; she 
lost one, a daughter, about twenty months old, which the angels 
raised, and assisted in making a home for mother and father over 
the river. I have frequently heard her relate circumstances some- 
what startling to her at least : one morning, while making her 
bed, of finding a large rattlesnake nicely stowed away between 
the feather and straw beds ; and frequently when doing her work, 
with her back to the door, two or three Indians would slide in 
and stand in the middle of the floor unknown to her, till she 
would hapjaen to look around and see them standing there ; and 

* Mary, the second daughter, who married Davenport Alger, was a 
large-hearted woman and of excellent understanding. Her husband 
became one of the prominent citizens of Conesus, N. Y., and was a large 
farmer. They were, both of them, remarkable for their size, as my father 
has told me, a noble-looking couple. She is said to have been about five 
feet ten inches, and the two weighed six hundred. It was with them that 
my grandmother spent the last years of her life. Their children were, 
Jehiel, Lucinda, Polly, John 1)., Electa, and James. §§ 8, 28. — C. li. M. 



338 CHARTER SAMUEL MOEISON. 

when discovered, they would salute her with an " Ugh ! " and ask 
for bread or meat, which, if she had, she always gave them. They 
were always very friendly. The squaws would frequently come 
and visit her ; and, when she was lonesome, she would take Jehiel 
and go and visit them. These unquestionably were visits with- 
out gossip. At the time John D. was a babe, the squaws all flocked 
in to see the white pappoose ; one of them had him on her lap 
jabbering over him, "pretty pappoose," etc. Polly was then five or 
six years old, and standing a little way from them, somewhat 
excited and afraid the squaws would carry him off. The squaw 
noticed her fear, and called her up to her, and took off a silver 
brooch she wore, and pinned it on the little girl's dress. This 
she kept twenty or more years, and finally lost it. There was 
not much travelling here in that early day, except on horseback. 
Fortunately for both her and her husband she had become in her 
earlier days a good and fearless rider. She owned an active, in- 
telligent horse, and a side-saddle and bridle (both of which her 
brother William made) ; the saddle is in the possession of the 
family, and still good and serviceable ; and thus equipped she was 
ready for almost any travelling emergency, alone or in company 
with her husband. The nearest post-oftice was at Canandaigua, 
twenty-six miles distant ; the nearest white settlement at Lima, 
twelve miles. She would often, in the fall of the year, get on to 
her horse and go to the latter place, get a bag of apples, put them 
on before her, and take them home. One instance of her going 
out on horseback to bring in game, I have often heard tell. Porte, 
as she sometimes called her husband, went out one night to hunt 
up the cows, and while looking for them came across a large buck, 
and shot him. He was so lai-ge he could not carry him home ; so 
he returned home, told her what he had done, and that he wanted 
some help. She got on to her horse, and they started for the deer ; 
by hard struggling they got him on the horse forward of her, and 
thus she carried him home. Many were the trials and depriva- 
tions she had to pass through during the first ten or fifteen years 
after they moved here ; but having a firm, strong hand in her 
husband to lean upon, with a true woman's hope and fortitude, 
with the sympathy of friends, both red and white (for all were 
her friends), she passed through all triumphant, and lived many 
years to enjoy their achievements, honored and respected by all, 
and by all lamented when she passed on to spirit life, to enjoy the 
home there prepared by her spirit daughter and angel friends, to- 
gether with their society in the summer-land. One half of her 
family are now with her ; the other still here working out their 
destiny.* 

Her spirit has flown to that beautiful land, 

Where sorrows and trials are o'er, 
There waiting and watching with her angel band 

Till the rest of her loved ones reach the shore. f 

* Sketch by her son, James M. Alger, Esq. 

t This stanza was written by her granddaughter, Kittle Alger. 




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SKETCHES. — FOURTH GENERATION. 339 

201. William (my father) was the fourth son. He learned 
the trade of a saddler and harness-maker of Jacob Williams of 
Haverhill, and he became a superior workman. If the side-saddle 
bequeathed by Mrs. Alexander was in beautiful design and work- 
manship equal to his make, it was a gift worth having. In 1808 
he married Stira Young, whom he had found at her uncle's, Mr. 
Williams. He did business for a short time in Vermont, but 
soon went to Bath, where he remained until his death in 1854. 
His business was good until the war of 1812 and the embargo 
which preceded it. After that and during the war it was impossible 
to obtain the needful stock at living prices, and the depression 
continued long after the war. In the fall of 1825, he sold to 
Edmund Brickett and went to the Upper Village as a deputy 
sheriff, hoping by an out-of-door life to obtain relief from 
asthma, with which he had been severely afflicted, but which still 
followed him. He was for many years a great sufferer from it. 
His new employment, although in some resj^ects favorable to 
health, was upon the whole a hard one, and not greatly remuner- 
ative. His circuit was large, requiring two or three horses.* For 
fifteen long years he rode through Haverhill and Bath and over 
the hills of Lyman, Littleton, Dalton, Franconia, Lisbon, and 
Landaff, in the hardest storms and coldest weather, and by night 
as well as by day, and often, in the closing days for the service 
of writs, for twenty-four hours continuously. His duty was alsa 
the more trying because of the rigor of the laws against debtors. 
There was then no homestead exemption, and but a beggarly ex- 
emption of household goods, and one might be put in jail for any 
sum over thirteen dollars and thirty-three cents. In law a man's 
house is his castle if he keeps the outer door closed. Thei-e was 
great discontent and some threats f in the debtor portion of the 

* One of his first losses was a valuable horse. lu driving into a man's 
door-yard the horse stepped upon an axe that had been carelessly left and 
turned up the sharp edge, and it completely severed the cord. 

t His experiences were sometimes ludicrous. Once the creditor, knock- 
ing at the door, was admitted by the mistress of the house, but catching 
sight of the officer she shut the door quick and knocked the creditor down 
with a ladle. My father, hearing the outcry, did not mind the " castle," 
but went to the rescue as soon as possible. The poor fellow was consid- 
erably hurt and a good deal " scart." At another time, a spunky woman 
sat down upon a trap-door to prevent his going into the cellar, and, in 
his lifting the door to go down, and her struggle to prevent it, she lost 
her hold, and both fell to the bottom of the cellar. He went to arrest a 
man whose name is gone from me, but whom we will call Stickney, and 
found him at work with a breaking-up hoe. Stickney marked a line upon 
the ground, and told him if he stepped over it he would strike him down. 
My father, cautiously edging up to the line, and keeping his eye on Stick- 
ney, said, " Where is your line? " Stickney lowered his hoe to point it out ; 
his guard was down — one spring, and he was in the "clutches of the 
law," and held there. It would be a strong man that could get away from 
my fathei''s grasp. I never heard of his wrestling but once after his mar- 
riage, and that was with Ira Goodall (the well-known lawyer at Bath), a 
larger man than my father, but not as strongly built ; rny father threw 
him. 



340 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

community. Various were the expedients to get inside the dwell- 
ing-house and attach the goods, but no one could ever complain 
that he executed the law with unnecessary severity. Many had 
occasion to remember his kindness, and he was universally re- 
spected, even by those against whom he must execute the law. 

He was a Freemason, and in his regalia, which set off his fine 
figure to advantage, as proud as need be, in the eyes of his admir- 
ing sons the perfection of manly beauty. In the excitement 
which followed the abduction and supposed murder of Morgan, 
he, in deference to the feelings of his brethren, did not for some 
time go to the communion, until his good pastor (the Rev. 
David Sutherland) could stand it no longer, and would have him 
back. The position he took was that he could not renounce and 
become an anti-Mason,* but he would not meet with the lodge, 
and to this he adhered. 

He was an enthusiastic admirer of Gen. Jackson, and from 
Jackson's first election generally went with the Democratic party. 
He had only a tolerable common-school education, but was fond 
of books, and a man of intelligence and general information on 
all the leading topics of the day. He was of unflinching courage 
and indomitable will, and a strict disciplinarian with his children, 
but they always knew that back of any apparent harshness there 
was a wealth of affection for them, and a life of self-denial for 
their welfare. 

In the Appendix to Mr. Sutherland's Address to the Inhabi- 
tants of Bath, it is said of his conversion : " On the second 
Sabbath of September, 1820, the late Wm. Morrison, Esq., Mr. 
Jacob Hurd, and Mr. Ebenezer Kicker became deeply affected in 
view of their lost and ruined state as sinners, and during the 
subsequent week their wives and several others were awakened. 
. . , Among all classes the salvation of the soul Avas for several 
months the all-engrossing subject. As the results of this great 
and glorious revival, more than a hundred united with the Con- 
gregational church, and a considerable number with the Methodist 
church." The profession thus made was maintained ever after. 
From my earliest recollections of home the family altar was 
there, and my father a priest in his own house continuously. 

But the time came when he must be separated from his family. 
He had repurchased his former dwelling from Mr. Brickett as 
early as 1839, and there he remained. The asthma, from which 
he had suffered so long, had left him, but in its place was cancer, 
first on one of his feet and then on his body, breaking down his 

* Times have greatly changed. It seems to be supposed that oue must 
be a "Mason," or at least an "Odd Fellow," to succeed. They All all 
prominent places of honor or profit. Not to go beyond my own profes- 
sion, six out of seven of the supreme court judges are Masons, and the 
seventh may be. And yet, having regard to the best interests of the com- 
munity, I do not advise my nephews to join this or any other secret 
organization of like character ; and in this I follow my father in his later 
years. None of his sous ever joined a lodge. Noue of them were ever 
advised to. 



SKETCHES. FOURTH GENERATION. 341 

constitution and threatening an early, terrible death. In calm 
submission he awaited the certain event, taking special delight in 
reading a book furnished him by his pastor (the Rev. Mr. 
Boutelle), entitled "The Whole Family in Heaven." All of his 
children of adult years, both the living and the dead, had made 
a profession of the religion Avhich was his comfort and support, 
and he hoped to meet them all in heaA'en. God was merciful to 
him. He was not to die the death we had feared, but of dropsy 
in the chest. The most of his family Avere with him, and Avhen 
the end came, after the reading of the eighth chapter of Romans, 
bowed in prayer and committed his soul to the Father of Mer- 
cies, to which he responded with the audible and hearty "Amen," 
and so passed over Jordan. It was a bright, beautiful Sabbath 
morning, and the people, with whom he had so often worshipped, 
were in their earthly sanctuary when he entered the heavenly. 

His photograph, from which the albertype is copied, was taken 
but a few months before his death, and gives a very imperfect 
likeness. But in the forehead and general outlines it well repre- 
sents him, and in him, the prevailing features of Charter Samuel's 
descendants. He had a lai-ge and keen light blue eye, which 
could be very stern ; was six feet, of fine form, and in his prime 
weighed about two hundred and twenty. He was sixty-seven 
when he died. And what shall I say of my mother ? Her dear 
face comes up before me, inW of the faith and patience and 
love which entered into her whole life and crowned her last 
years with glory. For nine long years after she was seventy-two 
she was confined to her bed by a broken hip, bearing the infliction 
with such fortitude and trust and cheerfulness, that hers was the 
room most sought for and best enjoyed by both children and 
fi-iends. She' died of apoplexy, Feb. 9, 1868, aged eighty-one.* 

* She was Stira Young, the daughter of Joshua and Abiah (Ladd) 
Young. Her sisters were, Thois, Polly, Lucy, aud Ruth. Thois married 

Wm. Gookiu, aud Lucy, Bailey, both afterwards living at Rutland, 

Vt. Ruth married Mr. Runnels, and lived in Chataugay, N. Y. She had 
one brother. Mason Young. He was born March 24, 1791, and when last 
heard of was living in Michigan and had a family of children. 

On the father's side, she was a granddaughter of John and Susanna 
(Gatchel) Youug. Her uncles were, Samuel, John, Jesse, Caleb, David, 
Joseph, aud Benjamin; her aunts, Susanna (who married first, Mr. Wes- 
son, and second, John Clement of Bath), Tryphena, Ruth, Betsey, Lucy, 
aud Polly. Tryphena married Eleazor Wheelock, sou of Eleazor Wheelock, 
the tirst president of Dartmouth College, aud bore him Abigail, Polly, 
Betsey, and Tryphena, aud died Sept. 1, 1790. Of these daughters, Abi- 
gail married Josiah Bartlett of Bath. John Youug, her grandfather, 
married Susanna Gatchel at Haverhill, Mass., Oct. 7, 1746, and all of his 
children except Benjamin aud Polly were born there. Joshua's birth was 
Sept. 26, 1755. Susanna, the wife of John Youug, died about 1776, and 
he married Theodora Phelps, widow of Alexander Phelps of Lyme, and 
daughter of President Wheelock, by whom he had one child, Polly. He 
died at Hanover in Oct. 1785, leaving a will, and making his sous Samuel 
aud Joshua, and his wife Theodora, executors. lu the will he is called 
"Esq.," aud in deeds, "Esq." and "gentleman." From 1772 till about 
the time of his death he lived and was a large landholder in Guuthwait 



342 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

Their children were, Franklin, Mary Roach, Frederick William, 
Maria Louise, Charles Robert, George, Louise, James Swan, 
Henry, and Eleanor Gookin. §§8, 29, 

202. Robert, the fifth son, became lame from a fever-sore while 
under age, which perhaps occasioned his entering a professional 
life. He received an academic education at Haverhill, where he 
was noted as a scholar. He studied medicine with Dr. Wellman, 
of Piermont, a physician in good practice and of excellent repu- 
tation. In 1814 he was married to Ann Ford, of Piermont, and 
entered upon the practice of medicine at Campton. He was of 

(now Lisbon), and was, perhaps, the " Maj. John Young " who represented 
Bath, Gunthwait, and other class towns in the General Court, in 1784-5, 
although the representative may have been liis son John, instead. His 
sons John, Samuel, Jesse, and Joshua were officers in tlie Revolutionary 
war, and in Gen. Bedel's command. Joshua was at one time on Gen- 
eral Stark's staff. 

Gen. Ira Young, a lawyer of celebrity at Lancaster, was a son of Samuel 
Young, and " Dan " Young, a noted Methodist preacher, who died at Cin- 
cinnati about 1850, was a son of Jesse. Joshua was a brilliant officer, but 
became intemperate, and, in a fit of drunkenness, put opium in his liquor, 
and so died. 

On the mother's side, she was a granddaughter of Ezekiel and Ruth 
(Hutchias) Ladd. Her uncles were, Joseph, Ezekiel, Moody, and James, 
and her aunts, Molly, Haunah, and Abigail. Joseph married Ruth Ring; 
Ezekiel, Elizabeth Swan; Moody, Polly Williams, and James, Lucy 
Sellons. Molly married Jacob Bailey; Hannah, John Bailey, and Abigail, 
Jacob Williams ; and my mother, after her father's death, lived with her 
aunt Williams, until her marriage. Ezekiel Ladd, better known as Judge 
Ladd, was born at Haverhill, Mass., April 10, 1738, and was the son of 
Daniel and Mehitable (Roberts) Ladd, who himself was the son of Daniel 
and Susanna (Hartshorn) Ladd of said Haverhill. From a variety of 
circumstances it is probable that this last Daniel was the Daniel Ladd 
who was captured by the Indians in their raid upon Haverhill, Mass., in 
1697, and his father, Samuel, killed by them at the same time. This 
Samuel married Martha Corlis of said Haverhill, 1674. He was born at 
Haverhill, Nov. 1, 1649, and was the son of Daniel and Ann Ladd. 
Judge Ladd was a very prominent and much-esteemed citizen of Haver- 
hill, N. H., where he died in 1818, aged 80. His wife, Ruth Hutchins, 
was the daughter of Joseph and Zarusha (Page) Hutchins, and was born 
at Haverhill, Mass., March 29, 1741. She died in 1817, aged 76. Said 
Joseph was born at Haverhill, Mass., May 29, 1689, and was the son of 
Joseph and Johannah (Corlis) Hutchins. They were married at said 
Haverhill, Dec. 29, 1669. Mrs. Judge Ladd's brothers were Will, Timothy, 
William, Jeremiah (born Jan. 15, 1736-7), Timothy, and Joseph. Jere- 
miah Hutchins settled at Bath. 

Rev. Grant Powers, in his History of the Coos Country, says: "The 
wife of Judge Ladd related to me her extreme mortification on the first 
Sabbath she attended meeting at the Ox Bow. . . . She thought she must 
appear as well as any of them, and put on her wedding silks, with ruffled 
cuffs, . . . and brilliant sleeve-buttons, silk hose, and florid shoes. Her 
husband also appeared in his best, . . . but she observed that they went 
alone, sat alone, returned alone, ... for it was not possible to get near 
enough to any of the females to hold conversation with them, for each sat 
or stood at a proper distance lest they should soil her dress. . . . On their 
return home she told her husband she had learned one lesson, and that 
was, when among Eomans conform to Bomans. The next Sabbath she 
appeared in a clean check linen gown and other articles in accordance, 
and she found very sociable and warm-hearted friends." 



SKETCHES. — FOURTH GENERATION. 343 

pleasing address, a fine singer, a good physician, capable, as one 
who knew him says, of ministering to both body and soul, and 
became very popular. But he entered upon a large practice with 
so much ardor that he died in 1819, universally lamented. The 
old inhabitants still speak of him with much affection. The 
inscription upon his gravestone is : — 

" In memory of Robert Morrison a successful son of JEscula- 
pius and a martyr to extensive practice. As a Husband, Parent 
and Citizen his virtues live in sweetest recollection. 
"Born April 19th 1790. 
"Died July 6th 1819." 

He left one son, Wellman Morrison, born at Camirton, Oct. 8, 
1815. §§ 8, 30. 

203. Charlotte, the youngest daughter, married Charles 
Thorpe, Jan. 1, 1810, at Conesus, X. Y. She was born Nov. 25, 
1794, and was not quite sixteen when she married him. He was 
born at New Haven, Ct., in 1785, and died at Conesus March 
31, 1829. Their children were, Lucinda A., Henry, Betsey, Olivia, 
Seymour Norton, Mary Ann (Mrs. Allen), and Stira Elizabeth.* 
§§ 8, 31. 

* A life-like sketch of them is given by Mrs. Allen in a letter to myself, 
and which, slightly concleused, is as follows : — 

" I don't know as there was anything eventful in my mother's life. She 
left Batli Village to come home with aunt Alger, who was there on a visit. 
Grandmother and my mother were at your father's. Our mother was 
there going to school. Your father took a great deal of interest in my 
mother, and in helping grandmother. As you will see, slie was the 
youngest of the family. She was to come and stay until spring, and 
then grandmother was to come for her, she not knowing but what she 
could go back when she pleased. Grandma and uncle did not oppose her 
coming, for fear aunt Alger would not like it. It was very pleasant 
travelling the first few days ; then my mother was sick witli quinsy, but 
they travelled on. It was in the fall of the year, October. The last day 
they had to follow an Indian trail, that soon brought them to their little 
village. This was something new to my mother ; she had never thought 
her sister's home was so near the Indians. Before they reached there, 
however, a neighbor came to their wagon, and said to aunt Alger, ' What 
are you going to do with this child here in the woods and among the 
Indians?' She was so homesick she could not sit up or walk around; 
but when she did feel like it, she would go down to the wigwams to see 
the squaws make brooms and baskets (they were not a hundred rods dis- 
tant) ; then go back to think of home. She would often tell us of her 
home East, and the people there. 

"When I think of our mother, and how much she did for her children, 
I hardly know when to stop. She was a woman of strong feelings ; she 
read her Bible, believed in God, and was a woman of prayer. Fortune 
indeed was not very liberal of her gifts to us, but she was of that pleasant 
and cheerful disposition, it made our home so pleasant. But to go back : 
when she came here, there was no way of getting mail, only as it was 
brought from Canandaigua by a carrier on horseback a distance of thirty 
miles. She was informed there was a letter there for her, and was so 
anxious to get it she could not wait for the mail-man to come, but hired 
a man and gave him one dollar to go and bring it to her. She had been 
here but a few weeks, when aunt Alger thought if she made the acquaint- 
ance of some one and be married, she would settle here and be company 

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344 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

204. Of the children of John, the son of John and grandson 
of Charter Samuel, very little is known to me beyond what has 
been stated (§§ 9 and 166). Their names were, David, Martha, 
Eobert, Elizabeth, Polly, Jane, Margaret, John, Dinah, and 
Samuel. Margaret, who married Abraham Levey, is now living 
at Amsterdam, N. Y., and John is or Avas living at Harris Corner, 
Newcastle Co., Del., Avhere there are two daughters. Dinah, who 
married James Crawford, is living at Chilton, Calumet Co., Wis. ; 
and Samuel, who married Mary Mount, died in 1837, at the age 
of thirty-one. §§9, 33-36. 

205. Thomas, the oldest son of James, son of John, lived and 
died at Londonderry. He was a wheelwright, and made the first 
gig-wagon in town, — a good citizen, not prominent nor very 
prosperous. He died in 1851 from the kick of a horse. His 
family are scattered. Two of his sons died in the army. He 
married Sarah Giles, and she survives him. Their children were, 
Martha, Mark, James, Margaret, and Charles, §§ 10, 37, 270, 271. 

for her ; aud so the iiitrodiiction was made between her and father, and in 
a few short months they were married. As time rolled on the country 
became more settled with our white people, but still they looked forward 
when they could go East, but that time never, never came. In a few years 
my fatlier was drafted into the war of 1812, and was on the lines for one 
year or more ; and while he was in service, mother was at home with two 
clilldren, watching over them with many cares and anxieties. Death 
called at her door and took her little boy ; and in going to the place of 
burial, a man took the corpse on horseback by an Indian trail two miles, 
to what is now the oldest cemetery in town. While my father was away 
she never thought of sleep at night, for the wolves were heard howling 
about all night long. A school commenced about this time quite near 
her, and Lucinda went to school. One night mother went to meet her, 
and saw, as she supposed, a large yellow dog cross the path just in front 
of her; but instantly the hunters came along in pursuit of the wolf, aud 
slie was somewhat surprised and frightened too. Soon' after my father 
came home out of health ; and as there was no public house in town, the 
people were anxious for him to open one ; and mother being calculated for 
almost any kind of undertaking, they did so. About this time, a Mr. aud 
Mrs. Scott, of New York City, came into town, a very extensive land- 
holder, and my father was made first postmaster in town, and the first 
election that was ever held in town was held at my father's house. And 
now mother had given up going East until her family were grown up. . . . 
But time's busy fingers were at work, and years rolled on, aud my father 
died, and she was left with four children. Her whole thought was to 
watch, educate, and guide them in the right path ; and by honesty, in- 
dustry, frugality, and perseverance, we prospered and gained in worldly 
goods; until, in after years, we became comfortable and independent. 
She lived to see her family grow to manhood and womanhood. Seymour 
grew up a strictly honest and honorable man, and has held a number of 
town offices, aud is much sought for counsel, and I am proud to say our 
family have always been respected, the first in town. And thus she 
passed away to the eternal world. Her memory will always remain fresh 
with those who knew her well. She was very gentle and retiring in her 
nature ; yet nobly had she filled up the measure of her usefulness here, 
and we had to bow sorrowing to the inevitable, with ouly the accomplished 
good they leave behind to mark their having lived, and the recording 
angel." 



SKETCHES. — FOURTH GENERATION. 345 

206. James, the second son, was for a while an overseer in a 
factory at what is now Laconia. About 1816, he went to the 
State of New York, and that year was married to Betsey Hurd, 
of Duanesburgh, Schenectady Co. In 1850, he Avent to Brighton, 
O. His daughter, Mrs. Berkley, who seems very competent to 
state, writes of him as follows : " After coming into the State of 
New York, he taught school about thirty-five years, and in com- 
mon branches could not be excelled. Tie was a natural genius, 
could accomplish anything he undertook ; and a more industrious 
man never lived, strictly honest, strictly temperate, and I never 
heard a profane word pass his lips." His children were, Jane 
(Mrs. Berkley), Wellington, James, and Daniel. §§ 10, 38, 272. 

207. John, the third son, took the John Morrison farm in Lon- 
donderry, and occupied it until his death in 1870, at seventy-six 
years of age. The original dwelling-house was burnt, and with 
it papers which if now existing might have been very serviceable 
in the preparation of this chapter. His father's Bible was saved, 
though scorched. A new house, built just across the road, has 
been kept up, and is in good condition. John Morrison's life 
was a quiet one. He was a prudent farmer, and was particularly 
active in the Presbyterian church at Londonderry, of which he 
and his wife were members, he having united at the age of twenty- 
one or before. His wife was Sally Coburn. They were married 
in 1832, and she is still a sprightly and intelligent woman, to 
whom I am indebted for many of the particulars of our branch 
of the Morrisons. Their children were, Franklin G., James, 
Dorcas, Elizabeth, Harlan P., Belinda, and Emeline. §§ 10, 39, 
275. 

208. Jennie Moeeison, who married Robert Dickey, left but 
one child, Zoe Ann Flanders, who has before been referred to. 
§§ 13, 40. • 

209. Daniel, the oldest son of David Morrison, of Alton, was 
a prosperous farmer at Alton, and was two years a member of 
the legislature. He married Joanna McNiel, of Barrington, now 
Strafford, by whom one son, Samuel Morrison. §§ 15, 41. 

210. Gen. Nehemiah Morrison,* the second son, married 
Mary French, of New Durham. He volunteered in the war of 
1812, and subsequently took the greatest pride in the old militia 
training and musters, and was promoted to the office of general. 

* Morrison Bennett has this bear story of the woods about Alton Bay 
when David Morrison settled there. " Gen. Nehemiah Morrison told me, 
when a boy, he was coining from Gilmanton grist-mill, in the woods on 
horseback, with a grist of meal ; he was followed by a black sheep and 
two lambs (as he supposed), and he called them, ' Cauna, Canna'; they 
came up so close that he became suspicious, and he whipped his horse 
and left them. Other parties saw them, and pronounced them to be a 
black bear and two cubs." He also says, " Their market was Portsmouth, 
one day's journey to and from on horseback, or with an ox-team loaded 
with corn, rye, etc., in four days, forty miles." 



346 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

He became a Baptist minister, and at the time of his death was 
preaching in Candia. He had nine children : Abram, Joseph, 
Nancy, Nehemiah, David, John W., Mary, Valaria, and Daniel. 
§§ 15, 44. 

211. Ltdia, the fourth daughter, is living with her son, Mor- 
rison Bennett, Esq., at Alton, and at eighty is still vigorous. She 
is the only one of David's children now living, and my information 
of him and them has come largely from her by her son's letters. 
She married Benjamin Bennett, of Alton. They had six children: 
Morrison, Albert, John, Eveline, David, and one that died in 
infancy. §§ 15, 45, 181. 

212. David, Isabel, Martha, Mary, and Jaxe, the remaining 
children, appear in the tables, which embody my whole informa- 
tion respecting them. §§15, 42, 43, 47, 181. 

213. Charlotte Drown, the oldest daughter of Isabella Mor- 
rison, married Noah Holmes, and after his death Robertson Foss. 
She died at Eye Beach, Feb. 29, 1868, aged seventy-two. Her 
children and grandchildren appear in the tables. Of the other 
children of Isabella, I am not informed, except as to their names, 
and those have been given. §§ 16, 48, 49. 

214. Of the children of Elizabeth (Morrison) Towle, Na- 
than and Philinda died unmarried ; Adeline married Stephen Mer- 
rill, and Franklin M., Percy A. Eollins. Their children appear 
in the tables. Franklin M. has no child now living, and but one 
grandchild, Walter T. Osborne, born Sept. 15, 1864. He lived 
for many years at Piermont, and is now at Strafford, a respectable^ 
intelligent man, and a good farmer. §§ 17, 50, 51. 

215. Maj. Edward Morrison, third son of Maj. John Mor- 
rison, was quartermaster of the 53d Ohio regiment during the 
war of the Rebellion. He died of pneumonia at Scottsboro', 
Ala., in April, 1864. His only son, Frederick Morrison, is sup- 
posed to have fallen in the battle of the Wilderness. The daugh- 
ters are, Josephine, who married Mark Carley, and now living at 
Atlanta, Ga. ; Clara Lavina, who married Wallace A. Morrison, 
and now living at Erie, Pa. ; Caroline Elizabeth, her twin sister, 
who married Albert Brown, and now living in Lincoln, Neb. ; 
and Grace, who married C. E. Southworth, and living at Lock- 
port, N. Y. §§ 18, 52, 287. 

216. David, the oldest son of Maj. John Morrison, was mar- 
ried, but died while a young man, leaving no children. Walter, 
the second son, died some years ago. He had seven children: 
Franklin, one of them, was killed at Vicksburg. Franklin B., the 
fourth son, was twice married. His first wife was Mehitable 
Slocum. She was buried on the island of Cuba, where he was on 
government business. He returned, bringing with him Wallace 
A., then about five years old, his only son or child by his first 
wife. This Wallace is married and lives at Erie, Pa. The children 
by the second wife, Amelia Kinsey, appear in the tables, and he 
himself is living at New Market, Ont., Can., as is also Mercedes, one 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 347 

of bis daughters, half-sister to Wallace A. John C, the youngest 
son, settled at Parkersburg, Va., and bis father, as has before 
been stated, died at bis house while there on a visit. Of the 
daughters of Maj. John Morrison, Hannah and Catherine are 
known to be living. The former married, 1st, Capt. Jonathan 
Prosser (he was drowned in Lake Ontario) ; 2d, Wilber Manard ; 
and 3d, Lewis House. Her home is at Logansport, Ind. Ex- 
tracts have been given from her letter. The latter, Catberine, 
now Mrs. Hill, is living at Youngstown, N. Y. The other daugh- 
ters, Christeen, Mary Elizabeth, Irene, and Josephine, with what 
is known of them and their descendants, appear in the tables. 
§§ 18, 52, 53, 54, 166, 215. 

217. Adelaide Gookin, who married Mr. Wilson, was a 
niece of Maj. John Morrison. At the writing of her letter, from 
which an extract has been given, she was at Markham, N. Y., but 
my letter to her, directed to that place, is returned, with the 
indorsement that no such person resides there. Her letter shows 
that she had children of adult years, William and Josephine, 
hesides an older son who is at Manitoba, Winnipeg. Of brothers 
or sisters of Mrs. Wilson, their names only are known. §§ 19, 
54, 166. 

218. Joseph C, son of David Morrison, of Fairlee, resides in 
St. Johnsbury, Vt. He is a carpenter ; an active member of the 
Congregational church, and has held the office of deacon. He 
married Mary Burnap, and their children are, Sarah, Addie, 
George B., and Mary Albee. §§ 20, 55. 

219. David, a brother of Joseph, also resides at St. Johnsbury. 
He is a manufacturer of doors, sash and blinds ; a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church, and has been superintendent of the 
Sabbath school for the last eight years. He married Laurette 
G. Eastman, and their children are, Ida Eliza and Eva C. §§ 
20, 56. 

220. George G., their brother, resides in Lyndonville, Vt., is a 
mechanic, and a member of the official board of the M. E. church 
at that place. He married Amanda M. Roby, and their children 
are, Miron G. and Carrie Bell. §§ 20, 57. 

221. Hannah and Sally, two of the sisters, died unmarried, 
the one June 8, 1845, and the other Sept. 26, 1845. § 20. 

222. Fanny C. married Lewis B. Robie, of St. Johnsbury, 
and died July 1, 1849, leaving three sons, John F., Edgar, and 
Oeorge. §§ 20, 58. 

223. Susan E., the remaining sister, married Wells M. Badger, 
by whom nine children : David, Eugenia C, Albert, Mary E., E. 
Bell, George F., Edward J., Adna W., and Fred W. Mr. Badger 
resides at St. Johnsbury, and is a farmer (§§ 20, 59). This closes 
the account of the interesting family of David Morrison, of Fair- 
lee, as furnished by his son, David Morrison, of St. Johnsbury. 
§20. 



348 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

224. Edward M., oldest son and child of Edward and Hannah 
(Morrison) Clark, of Schenectady, N. Y., resides in Clarksville, 
Tenn. He married Catherine Covington, by whom the follow- 
ing children : Louisa Adaline, Charles Edward, Ezra, Catherine 
Shephard, Fannie Cordelia, Mary Eugenia, Festus Bryant, and 
Henry Luther. §§21,60. 

225. Labak F, Clark, the second son, died at Susquehanna 
Depot, Pa., in July, 1867. His wife was Huldah G. Beach, by 
whom two children, Alice and Edward Beach. §§ 21, 61. 

226. Adeline Eliza, the oldest daughter, is the wife of Prof. 
Lockwood Hoyt, of Genesee College, Lima, N. Y. He graduated 
at Union College in 1830. They reside at Schenectady, N. Y., 
and have one son now living, Edward Clark, born Dec. 26, 1856. 
§§ 21, 62. 

227. Louisa F., the second daughter and remaining child^ 
resides at Schenectady, N, Y. ; she is a teacher of vocal and 
instrumental music, and a very intelligent correspondent, to 
whom I am under great obligations. She has been referred to 
in previous sketches. §§ 21, 166, 167, 177. 

228. Adeline C, daughter of Franklin D., son of David, ap- 
pears in the tables, all that at present is known of her. § 22. 

229. Jane was the oldest daughter and child of Dr. Moses F. 
Morrison, of Bath. She married Eev. Alexander Nelson, d. d. 
She was born at Bath in 1812, and in 1832, when I first saw her, 
was mentioned as a scholar of rare promise ; and she impressed 
me, although I was but a boy, as a very superior woman. Prof. 
Amasa Buck, who had married her aunt, and was a noted teacher, 
was for a time principal of an academy at Newmarket ; and in 
1834, she became its preceptress. The Methodist Seminary at 
Newbury, Vt., established about that time, Avas much celebrated ; 
and she was preceptress there in 1835 and '36, discharging her 
duties with marked ability. In 1837 and '38 she was preceptress 
at West Poultney, Vt. After her marriage in 1839, she went 
with her husband to Ohio, and both were for some years profes- 
sors in the institutions of that State. They now reside at Shelby, 
O., where, at sixty-eight, she is still engaged in literary pursuits. 
Her children are Edward Thompson and Clara Albertine, both 
distinguished scholars. In features, especially eyes and forehead, 
she much resembled my father. §§ 23, 63, 231. 

230. Albert, the oldest son, after attending Newbury Semi- 
nary about one year, went into trade at Lyme, and did business 
also at Bath, but in 1856 removed to Fort Dodge, la., where he now 
resides, and with others has gone largely into land speculations. 
At Lyme he married Luthera Cook, a woman of such sweetness 
and excellence, that we all felt her loss. She died of cholera at 
New Vienna, O., in 1854. By his second wife, Elizabeth Eosen- 
crans, he now has three children, Adeline Swain, Pauline Beecher, 
and Caroline Sargent. §§ 23, 64. 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 349 

231. Adeli:ne E. T., the second daughter, under tlie skilful 
guidance of father, uncle, and sister, and with her native talent 
and grace, became a well-educated and accomplished woman, and 
like her older sister, a very successful teacher. She was precep- 
tress of Troy Conf. Academy at West Poultney, Vt., and after- 
wards of the Literary Institute at Nunda, N. Y. In 1846 she 
married James Swain, of Nunda, They removed to Buffalo in 
1854, and from there to Fort Dodge in 1858, where they lived 
xmtil his death in December, 1877. Since her marriage her atten- 
tion has been turned more especially to natural science and art. 
She is a member of the Iowa Natural History Society, and her 
name, with that of her sister (Mrs. Nelson), may be found in the 
Naturalists' Directory, published at Salem, Mass, She has been 
a' member for several years of the National Scientific Associa- 
tion, and read a paper before it at its annual meeting at Dubuque, 
being the first lady who ever read such a production before the 
association. Both she and Mrs. Nelson have become somewhat 
skilled in painting, her forte being landscape, while Mrs. Nelson 
excels in oil.* §§ 23, 229. 

232. John, the second son, mvich resembled his grandfather 
Smith. In 1853, he left Bath, his native town, went to Ohio, and 
afterwards to Iowa, and finally, in the fall of 1858, to Kansas, 
where he located, and he is one of the oldest settlers in Barnard, 
Linn Co., Kan, He went to that State near the close of the bor- 
der warfare, and was intimately acquainted with John Brown, 
Montgomery, Wattles, and other leaders connected with the 
events of that day. In the late war he went out in the 15th Kan- 
sas, a regiment raised soon after the Lawrence massacre, and was 
in several engagements. He is the owner of 900 acres, 400 of 
which are in his home farn% and very rich and fertile. One of 
the most attractive features in it, he says, is a beautiful mound, 
seventy-five to a hundred feet high, round as a bee-hive, very reg- 

* Mr. Swain died instantly wliile attending to his usual business at his 
store. An obituary notice of him says : " He was born in New Hampshire 
in 181G; while very young, his parents removed to Nunda, Livingston Co., 
N. Y., where he resided till 1854, when he removed to Buffalo, N. Y. He 
came to Fort Dodge in June, 1858. Since that time this city has been his 
permanent home. When but a boy he commenced collecting a libi'ary, 
and the money that is usually spent by boys for tobacco and rum he put 
into books, and when he died, left one of, if not the best library in the 
State. ... He was a quiet, unassuming man, and none but a few of his 
intimate friends really knew him. He possessed a warm heart and an 
affectionate and sympathetic nature, and was never known to say a harm- 
ful word of any one. He never used profane language or vulgar expres- 
sions, and no man ever lived that was more careful of the feelings of 
others than James Swain. He was finely educated, was a deep thinker, 
and an inveterate reader, never forgetting anything he read, and was un- 
doubtedly the best-posted man, politically and generally, in our city. Mr. 
Swain was a warm partisan, and was considered by his political friends 
as the very safest of counsel. By his death, his wife, with whom he had 
lived over thirty-one years, has lost a kind and affectionate husband, the 
city of Fort Dodge one of its oldest business men and landmarks, and the 
Democracy of Webster County its brains." 



350 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

ular in shape, and evidently reared by natives. He married, 1st, 
Emma S. Barrett ; and 2d, Mrs. Mary Frazelle. She was from 
Kentucky. He was born in 1822, and is now fifty-eight. He has 
one son by his second marriage, Albert G., born Dec. 18, 1866. 
§§ 23, 65. 

233. Hon. Napoleon B. Morrison was the third son. He 
studied civil engineering, and was first employed, in a subordi- 
nate capacity, in the survey of the White Mountains Railroad. 
Afterwards he was employed as civil engineer three years on the 
Buffalo branch of the Erie, about a year and a half on the N. Y. 
Central, and a little over three years on the Marietta and Cincin- 
nati. In the fall of 1863, he settled in Odin, Marion Co., 111., 
where he still resides. He served two terms in the Illinois legis- 
lature, commencing in January, 1873, as representative of the 43d 
district. He also served twelve years as judge of the police court 
of Odin. He is a dealer in hogs and grain, and is, it is said, 
wealthy. He married Lavinia M. Smart. They have four chil- 
dren : Jennie Bell, Nellie Beecher, Charles Hugh, and Verdie 
Zilpha. §§ 23, 66. 

234. Helen was the third daughter. She was married at Buf- 
falo, N. Y., on the 25th of Oct. 1855, to Dr. John A. Blan chard, 
a native of Centre Sandwich, IST. H. He is now a practising 
physician at Des Moines, la. They have one child now living, 
Lizzie, a graduate this year of Mount Holyoke Seminary. §§ 23, 
66, 295. 

235. Eugenia A., the fourth daughter, fitted herself for a 
music-teacher, and became very proficient, and taught in several 
schools. In 1857, she went to Illinois as music-teacher in Shel- 
byville Seminary ; and after one year was married to Charles W. 
Jerome,* the principal. Their home was at Shelbyville until 
1869, when they went South, and taught four years in Shelbyville, 
Tenn. In 1874 they returned to Illinois, and he was elected to 
the chair of Latin and Greek in the " Southern Illinois Normal 
University " at Carbondale, which office he still holds. She has 
always taught music since her marriage, as well as before, plays 
and teaches organ and piano, and is a skilled musician. They 
have two children, Charles Morrison, born Nov. 1, 1867, and Car- 
olena Olivia,! born Dec. 24, 1874. §§ 23, 67. 

236. Pauline, the youngest daughter, married Hezekiah 
Beecher. He is a lawyei-, and engaged in his profession at Fort 

* Mr. Jerome was born near Syracuse, N. Y., went to 111. wheu a little 
boy, and was educated at McKe'ndree College in that State. In 1862 he 
went as a private in the Uoth Kegt. 111. Vols., was promoted to reg. quarter- 
master, and served in that capacity until the close of the war, when he re- 
sumed his place as principal of the seminary. He is a Methodist, and one 
of the State officers in the Sabbath-school work. 

t Little Carrie, not yet six years old, her aunt Swain writes, " is a mar- 
vel in music, plays on both organ and piano, difficult music, self-taught 
entirely, or rather, plays without being taught. What she will ' develop ' 
into remains to be proved." 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 351 

Dodge, la. They have five children : Eugenia Jerome, Albert 
Morrison, Harriet Wooding, Henry Lee, and James Swain. Of 
these, Albert is a " middy " at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. 
Mr. Beecher was born in Bethany, Ct., June 19, 1828; was mar- 
ried Dec. 13, 1858, at Fort Dodge. §§ 23, 68, 296. 

237. Of the children of Johjc Morrison, of Lyme, Zadock, 
Mary, and John died without children ; Margaret left two chil- 
dren at her death, but both have since died. Roxanna married 
Joel Whipple, of Lyme, a very respectable citizen of that town, 
and resided there till her death. She left two children, John M. 
and Lois G., both of whom are married. Ralph, the third son, 
came up to the standard, being fully six feet, and weighing two 
hundred and twenty or over, and well-proportioned. He married 
Almira Lord, by whom he had eight children; five of them, 
Franklin M., Mary A., Olive E., George P., and Rachel S., are 
now living. He was living a few months since at Oxford, Mich., 
and if now living is sixty-nine. Marquis C, the fourth son, is 
living at Lyme upon the old homestead. He married Mary C. 
Ball, by whom one son, Zadock H., who also lives at Lyme. 
Lura D., the youngest daughter, now a widow, lives in Stone- 
ham, Mass. She has a daughter, Ada L., by her second husband, 
David Hill. §§ 24, 69, 70, 71, 72. 

238. Of the children of Samuel Morrison, of Fairlee, sons 
only lived to adult years ; and they were all six feet and upward. 
Samuel, the oldest, whose great height of six feet eight inches 
and a quarter has been mentioned, died of bilious fever when 
only twenty, at Whitehall, N. Y, His measure was in a hotel at 
that place, and he was the tallest man who entered the house for 
many years.- Daniel W., the second son, was long in the employ- 
ment of Mr. Tillotson, of Orford, having the care of his numerous 
cattle. He was, like the sons of Jacob, a man of " activity," 
and entirely trustworthy. He died at his son's house in Lyme in 
1862. His wife was Bertha Gage, by whom two sons, Samuel R. 
Morrison of Orford, and Henry Morrison of Lyme. William, 
the third son, retained a part of his father's farm, bought addi- 
tional land, built upon it, and lived at Fairlee until his death. 
He was, until nineteen, of powerful frame, but then had a sick- 
ness which half-hipped him, and caused him much suffering dur- 
ing his life. He was patient, industrious, and much respected. 
His wife was Ann Day, of Weare, by whom one child, Eliza 
Ann, who married Charles M, Wise, Josiah T. and Uriah B. are 
twins, and both have their homes in Fairlee, where they were 
born. The former was at one time and until recently in trade at 
Manchester, and is understood to have acquired a handsome jDrop- 
erty. His Avife was Abigail A. Ayers. The latter lives upon 
land which was his grandfather's. He had children by his second 
wife, Emily Hodges. Those now living are Clarissa W., Mary 
H., Rowe R., Emily H., Samuel R., Aurilla M., and Josiah T. 
The youngest, Josiah T., is living at West Fairlee. §§ 25, 73, 74, 
75, 166. 



352 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

239. Elihu and Seymour M. Norton were the only children 
of Noah and Margaret (Morrison) Norton. The former was a 
well-known stage proprietor at Chelsea, Vt,, and in personal ap- 
pearance much resembled my father, more than any of his sons. 
His wife was Sarah Dewing, by whom a daughter, Elizabeth 
Sarah, who married Mr. Williams, and a son, Charles Elihu. Sey- 
mour M. married Fannie Stevens, and resided a few years at 
Strafford, Vt., and afterwards at Bethany and Conesus, N. Y. 
He died in 1869, leaving five children, Margaret Morrison, Harriet 
Smith, Luvia Morrill, Walter Hermon, and George Frederick. 
Two sons had died before him, one of them by a railroad acci- 
dent. §§ 26, 76, 77, 308. 

240. JoHX, oldest son of James Morrison, of Faii-lee, was 
a stone-mason, and after his marriage lived at Dover and died 
there in 1837. His wife was Mehitable Tibbetts, by whom a son 
and daughter, Isaac and Clara. §§ 27, 77, 139, 140, 310, 317. 

241. Betsey,* the oldest daughter, when I first saw her, over 
forty years ago, was apparently a hopeless invalid for the brief 
period of life that might remain. In later years she rallied won- 
derfully, so as to be able to take care of her mother in her old 
age, and is now at seventy-five as vigorous as most persons at 
seventy, and with scarcely a wrinkle. Her letters to me are in a 
plain, firm, and beautiful hand, and full of life. She is and always 
was possessed of a keen intellect, quick and sharp at repartee, 
and whenever she met with her uncle William there was always 
a passage-at-arms. About the time that Frederick was married, 
he had learned of the then ascertained fact, of the purely Scotch 
origin of the Morrisons ; and writing to her of the marriage, 
soberly informed her in the same letter, that he had found out 
that although called Scotch-Irish, Ave were Scotch, no Irish blood 
in us. Betsey, not knowing how to take him, wrote back, he need 
not think that Fred's marrying Ann Sutherland (she was Scotch) 
would make all the Morrisons Scotch. Upon his telling her once 
how much he admired her mother when he first saw her, and he 
could not understand why the daughters should none of them 
have been handsome, she said, "It is the abominable Mori'ison 
nose." One must have his wits about him even now in joking 
with her. At her cottage home in Fairlee, where I visited her a 
few days since, she is cheerfully waiting the bidding of her Master 
to pass to the other shore, but may she remain on this, yet many 
years, a blessing to her friends. §§ 27, 166. 

242. Haxxah, the second daughter, by her first husband, Rus- 
sell Kemp, had two children, Linus Russell and James Bartlett. 
They lived at Orford and Piermont until her husband's death in 

* A sketch of her by an intimate friend, M. K. Pierce, of Orford, not 
received until after this section was in type. It especially mentions her 
kindness and care for the suffering, and " no presence so welcome by the 
sick bed as her cheerful, experienced aid afforded, and no labor more readily 
given." 



SKETCHES. FIFTH GENERATION. 353 

1859. Afterwards she lived at Lisbon, where she married her 
second husband, Erastus Fisk. She died in 1865 at Lisbon, a 
most excellent woman. §§ 27, 79. 

243. Hon. George W. Morkison, the second son* of James 
Morrison, of Fairlee, was born in Fairlee, Vt., Oct. 16, 1809, and 
lived with his parents on their home farm until the fall of 
1830, when he entered the academy at Thetford. After the com- 
pletion of his academic course of study, he entered the office of 
Judge Simeon Short, of Thetford, as a student-at-law, and read 
with him and Presbury West, Jr., until the completion of his legal 
studies ; and in June, 1835, was admitted to the bar of Orange, 
his native county. Before he entered upon the practice of his 
profession, he travelled to some extent in New York, Pennsylvania, 
Maine, and New Hampshire, and on his way home to Vermont, 
stopping at Amoskeag Falls in Manchester, N. H., its immense 
w^ater-power attracted his attention. He there learned that a 
company of Boston capitalists were purchasing lands adjoining 
the falls, and upon both sides of the river, with the view of build- 
ing up large manufacturing interests. He saw clearly a flourish- 
ing manufacturing town in the immediate future, springing up as 
by magic, holding out singular attractions to a young and ambi- 
tious lawyer. Acting upon his own judgment with reference to 
its business prospects, he decided to make Manchester his perma- 
nent residence, and grow up with the town. In 1836 he opened 
an office in Amoskeag village, subsequently removed to the east 
side of the rivei-, and has continued to reside in Manchester until 
the present time. He at once took a front rank at the Hills- 
borough bar, one of the strongest bars in the State ; and early in 
the practice of his profession met, as antagonists, Franklin Pierce, 
Charles H. Atherton, Charles G. Atherton, Samuel D. Bell, Mark 
Farley, Daniel Clark, and many others, lawyers of character and 
ability in the different counties of the State where he was accus- 
tomed to practise. During the period of twenty-five years the 
firms of which he was the head did as large a business, both in 
civil and criminal cases, as any in the State. It is no disparage- 
ment to any of the distinguished men whom he met at the bar 
for so long a period of years, to say that, as a jury lawyer, he was 
one of the most successful practitioners in his time at the New 
Hampshire bar. Since the year 1872, by reason of impaired 
health, Mr. Morrison has in a great measure retired from the 
active duties of his profession. On the 5th of November, 1838, 
he married Miss Maria L. Fitch,t of Thetford, who is still living. 
He was elected to the State legislature and served during the 
years of 1840, 1841, 1844, 1849, and 1850, and was one of the 
most active and efficient members of the house. He served as 
chairman of the committee of incorporations one year, and four 

* Sketch by Hon. David P. Perkins, of Manchester. 

t She was the daughter of the Hon. Lyman Fitch, for many years a 
county judge in Orange Co., Vt. ; afterwards, and until his death, a 
prominent citizen of Lyme, N. H. See last note in § 256. 



354 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

years he served on the judiciary committee, two years of which he 
was chairman. In 1845 he was appointed to the office of solicitor 
of Hillsborough County, which he resigned after a service of 
nearly four years. He served in the 31st and was re-elected and 
served in the 33d congress. It was during the 33d congress that 
the slavery question was reopened by the introduction of the 
Kansas-Nebraska bill. Mr. Morrison's personal and political 
relations with President Pierce had been for many years of the 
most intimate and confidential character ; and as he was regarded 
as one of the ablest members of the New Hampshire delegation, 
the President, whose congressional district he represented, was 
exceedingly desirous that he should support the Kansas-Nebraska 
bill, one of the leading measures of his administration. Mr. Mor- 
rison was equally desirous to support the administration with 
all his ability ; and in a personal interview with the President, 
so expressed himself; at the same time he told him that his pres- 
ent convictions were against the bill, but that he would make a 
careful examination of the measure, and would support it if, in 
his judgment, the interests of the country demanded its becoming 
a law. He did examine the bill, and examined it thoroughly ; 
after which he informed the President that he regarded it as a 
most dangerous measure, fraught with evils, should it become a 
law, that would lead to the most disastrous results ; and painful 
as it was to him to differ with his friend upon one of the leading 
measures of his administration, still he must oppose it with all 
the energies of his mind. Among the reasons he assigned at this 
interview as the ground of his opposition to the measure, was, 
that the slavery question had but recently been settled by the 
compromise measures of 1850, and to open that subject now would 
prove a most dangerous experiment, would be disastrous to the 
Democratic party in the North, and in his belief endanger the 
perpetuity of the republic. In his speech made in opposition to the 
Kansas-Nebraska bill, he took the ground distinctly that slavery 
could not for any length of time be forced upon the people of 
that territory; that if the bill should become a law, it would 
destroy all harmony between the different sections of the Union, 
and, he feared, would ultimately lead to civil war, and the over- 
throw of our civil institutions. For the correctness of the opin- 
ions he entertained at that time, and so forcibly expressed, we need 
only refer to the border war in Kansas, which soon followed that 
most pernicious act; and the civil war of 1861, with all its terri- 
ble consequences, the results of which the history of future times 
can only determine. §§ 27, 199. 

244. Elinus J., the third son, was of medium height, rather 
thick-set, florid complexion, sandy hair, a stirring, enterprising, 
capable business man. He was a brick-mason by trade, and a 
frequent contractor for the mason-work of buildings, railroad 
bridges and tunnels. His home was at Manchester for many 
years, then at Chelsea, Mass., and then again at Manchester, while 
he did business in those places, in Boston, and on railroads in 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 355 

Pennsylvania, Vermont, and New York. At the time of his 
death, Oct. 22, 1862, he was engaged on the AVeldon Hotel at St. 
Albans, Vt. The raiders had seized some horses, and were taking 
them out of the stable ; the owner drew a revolver, and the leader 
ordered his men to fire. It was just at that moment that Mr. 
Moi'rison, hearing a disturbance, came round a corner, and was 
shot by a bullet intended for the owner of the horses. The ball 
passed into the abdomen ; yet the attending surgeon held out a 
hope of recovery, which was delusive, for he died about two days 
after, leaving his devoted wife and stricken children to mourn 
his untimely end. It seemed a strange providence that he should 
have fallen by an act of war while engaged in peaceable pursuits, 
hundreds of miles from any known hostile force. His wife was 
Mary A. Elliott, of Boscawen; and the children who survived 
him were, Maria Louise, Frank Elinus, Mary Augusta, George 
Sumner, and Nellie Marian. §§ 27, 80, 199. 

245. Ika Parker, the next son, took the homestead, and for 
several years after his father's death was a prosperous farmer. 
He then engaged in the lumbering business, but was caught in 
the hard times. He has now resumed his first occupation at 
Lyme, and with his many good qualities it is hoped may retrieve 
his fortune. He married Martha Marshall,* of Lyme. They have 
three children : Analine F., Koland M., and Edson S. §§ 27, 81. 

246. Mart E. MoRRisoisr, the youngest daughter, I became 
acquainted with at Newbury Seminary. She was a modest, 
comely, and intelligent young lady of sixteen, whom her cousin 
was quite proud of. She died at San Francisco, June 24, 1871. 
Her husband was Timothy Sargent. She left a daughter, Martha 
Ella, who married Charles C. Palmer. §§ 27, 82. 

247. Davenport, the youngest son, by the law of "heredity," 
was fond of hunting, and lost his right arm in consequence. He 
learned the trade of a blacksmith ; but since the accident, by 
which he lost his arm, he has been a house-painter in the summer, 
and taught singing-schools in the winter. And as most lives 
have more than one misfortune, a few weeks since he lost his 
dwelling-house by fire. His first wife, Lucy M. Fogg, died in 
1848, leaving nine children: James Kirk, Lucy Bell, Ann Maria, 
Mary E., Charles Robert, George W., Addie F., Mattie, and 
Elinus J. By his second wife, Jennie McNiel, he has two, Florena 
B. and Alice M. His family reminds one of the good old times ; 
and as he has but one arm, his brother George W., having room 
and ample means, has generously had two of them, Lucy Bell 
and Addie F., with him at his home in Manchester, where Addie, 
a promising miss of sixteen summers, still remains. §§ 27, 83, 84. 

248. Jehiel, eldest son of Davenport and Mary (Morrison) 
Alger, in early life was a school-teacher, but soon married and 
settled down upon a farm in Conesus, N. Y., upon which he re- 

* Hon. Anson Marshall, the well-known lawyer of Concord, who was 
accidentally killed by a stray bullet, was her brother. 



356 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

mained until his death, May 24, 1857, at the age of fifty-two. 
His wife was Elizabeth Allen, who still survives, and is living 
upon the farm. They were married Feb. 25, 1827, and their 
children were, Mary J., Davenport, William S., Electa, George 
M., Duane B., Dewitt C, Elizabeth A., and Jehiel E. §§ 28, 85. 

249. John D. was the boy whom his sister Polly was afraid 
would be captured by the squaAvs (§ 197). He was born Aug. 17, 
1814. His first wife was Dimis Stephens, by whom he had two 
children, J. DeWitt and Ashebell S.; his second was Adeline 
Morris, by whom four children, Sarah M., Laura B., Frank, and 
Addie. He is a farmer and lives at Conesus. §§ 28, 87. 

250. James M., the third son, attended school one summer at 
Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y., a year and over at Livonia, and 
some over tAVO years at Lima, Livingston Co. He then read law 
about two years AAdth Northrop & Smith of Livonia, one summer 
with Hadley & Brittan at Troy, the remainder of the third year 
with Endress & Vanderlip of Dansville, LiA'ingston Co. He re- 
ceived his diploma at the superior court at Ncav York City, May 
14, 1847, after an examination in the usual Avay, and located at 
Conesus, N. Y. ; but of late years has given his attention princi- 
pally to farming. His graphic sketch of his mother apj)ears in 
§ 197. His Avife was Mary Jane Stone, by whom two children, 
James S. and Kittie. §§ 28, 89. 

251. Polly Avas the oldest of the two daughters who lived to 
adult years. She Avas born in 1810 ; she married at tAventy-two, 
but before her marriage was a school-teacher. Her husband was 
Eev. Sylvester Morris, of Conesus. Twenty years ago their eastern 
cousins had a very 2:)lea8ant visit from them and her sister Electa 
and our cousin Elizabeth Mc Vicar, from Avhich and their corre- 
spondence we judged the stock had not degenerated or lost any of 
its excellence by emigrating to York State. Mr. Morris died in 
February, 1877. Her children are, Sylvester B., Orlando K., 
Davenport A., Mary E., and John D, Of these, Orlando and 
Mary are still living with her at Conesus upon the home farm. 
He IS a civil engineer. The others have interesting families of 
their own. §§ 28, 86, 150, 151, 152, 323, 324. 

252. Electa, the younger sister, Avas the one to Avhom my 
father sent Mary's Bible, as stated in § 254. It must have been 
a mark of special regard. He had visited them all about one 
year before. Electa married Nathaniel Cole, by whom two chil- 
dren, Eugene A. and Romaine W. Her husband, Nathaniel Cole, 
died in 1872, but she is still living at Conesus. §§ 28, 88, 254. 

258. Franklix, the oldest son of William Morrison, of Bath, 
July 4, 1825, left home on foot for a joui-ney of a hundred miles 
over the Green Mountains to Rutland, Vt. He was sixteen his 
next birthday, Sept. 9, His uncle, William Gookin, in connection 
with Richard Gookin, had just commenced the paper-making 
business, and Franklin went as an apprentice during his minority. 
He had, for a lad of his age, a good common-school education 



SKETCHES. FIFTH GENERATION. 357 

(no boy need fail of tliat in Bath Village from the time the 
Rev. David Sutherland came to Bath in 1805), and by the agree- 
ment with his uncle he was to have further schooling. He came 
home once during his term in 1828, and again in 1830, after he 
was twenty-one. His uncle, from the state of his aft'airs, not 
being able to give him a suitable place, upon his return from his 
last visit, he went to South Lee, Mass., where he remained till his 
death, Nov. 17, 1831. Seventeen letters, mostly to his sister, were 
sacredly kept, and extracts from some of them will show his 
character. 

Jan. 8, 1826. "I found a long road to Rutland. I came as 
far as Chelsea the first day ; the next day I came within seven- 
teen miles, which I thought Avas travelling fast. I was some 
tired, but had time to rest before the mill started. I am very 
well contented here. . . . Give my love to Jane,* and tell luer 
that I am well. I understand you came home sick of Concord. 
. . . Tell Bartlett French f that I am most a paper-maker, . . . 
I wish you all a happy New Year." 

June 25, 1826. "I am contented here, and like the paper- 
making business very well, , . . Tell B. F., if you see him, that 
if he wishes to buy, I will sell him some paper, and take my pay 
in pills." 

Jan. 14, 1827. "You know my expectations when I came 
here, which I hope will be gratified, but time will determine. . , . 
I had a double portion of schooling last winter, so that I do not 
go this winter. I do not know but I shall be as good as my word, 
that is, not come home until I am of age ; but I think that I 
shall come home by the time I have been ibiere two years." 

Sept. 24, 1827. "I am now so that I can work with most any 
of them. . .' . They tell me here if I were to go home my 
folks would not know me, but I think I should know them. I 
generally improve my leisure moments in reading, which I be- 
lieve I am as fond of as ever." 

April 10, 1829. "I have about two months left of my school- 
ing, which I shall have next winter, , . . I cannot tell how it 
will be about my taking charge here, as it is doubtful how things 
will turn." 

April 9, 1830. "My health is very good, and I have not lost 
above three or four days since I begun my apprenticeship. I 
shall soon have my trade, but now it is not good for much, wages 
are so low. A journeyman that could get four dollars per week 
when I began my trade can get no more than three and a half, 
and half store-pay, which is poor encouragement." 

* Jane was the daughter of James I. Swau, a very eloquent and able 
advocate, located at Bath, from 1807 until his death, April 8, 1S20, at the 
age of forty. My father, who was on very intimate relations with him, at 
his request, became her guardian, and she made her home with him until 
her marriage to the late Hon. Chester C. Hutchins, of Bath. 

t Hon. E. B. French, the oldest son of Dr. JohnF rench, and until his 
recent death, for many years, the efficient second auditor of the treasury. 
He and Franklin were playmates, and very intimate. 



358 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

March 13, 1830. "I have attended school about eight weeks ; 
my studies have been rhetoric, natural philosophy, and chemistry, 
besides my old ones." 

July 8, 1830. This letter gives a long and interesting account 
of his conversion, after which he says : " Perhaps you cannot 
read the whole of my letter, but this you may read, that I am 
happy in the love of Christ. ... I can join the Methodist 
society, and indeed, sister, they want me as a class-leader, but I 
shall not accept on account of my youth and inexperience." 

South Lee, July 12, 1831. "I feel interested in all that tran- 
spires at home, ... It was there that I learned to lisp the name 
of father, mother, brother, and 'twas there, amid our childish 
sports, I first loved you with a brother's love. . . . Six years 
have rolled into eternity since I crossed the Green Mountains to 
learn my trade. Then five years looked long, but 't is gone, and 
I am now two hundred miles from home, endeavoring by hard 
labor to lay up sufficient treasure upon earth to enable me to pass 
through this unfriendly world unoppressed by the rich and be- 
loved by the poor. . . . Paper-making is poor business for jour- 
neymen, and a man needs to be worth enough to live without 
work to set up the business ; and I have been advised by Dr. M. 
to study medicine. . . . Shall I remain ignorant as I am, or 
shall I attempt to rise in the world? Sometimes I think I am too 
anxious about this world." 

South Lee, Oct. 7, 1831. "I was pleased to hear such good 
news from home, and especially of the conversion of some 
of my old mates ; and it is my daily prayer, ' Thy kingdom come.' 
Never was there such a time as the present. The Lord is doing 
wonders in our land. ... I have done with physic. I have a 
good chance to make myself acquainted with paper-making, as 
the foreman is more willing to give me instruction than any other 
hand in the mills, especially in colors, which I suppose is owing 
in part to my being some acquainted Avith chemistry, upon which 
I have an extensive work and the best in the country. ... I 
find employment for my evenings, — two in seven at prayer-meet- 
ing, one with the singers (as you must know I am their chorister). 
I have the perusal of Dr. Clark's commentary, which is the best 
I ever saw ; this, with my chemistry and other reading, keeps me 
busy. I find some time to think of home, but cannot tell when 
you will see me there. The distance is such that you must not 
expect * me very soon. ... I am but a babe in Christ ; yet the 
Lord has seen fit to place me over the class in this place, which 
contains about thirty members, and were it not for the promise, 
' My grace shall be sufficient for you,' I should relinquish my 
charge ; but I feel, through Christ strengthening me, I can do all 
things, and I hope you will always remember me in your prayers. 

* In this letter of Oct. 7, 1831, he wrote, "When railroads become 
common, I can visit you often. Tliere is one completed between Albany 
and Schenectady ; the distance is fifteen miles, and requires forty minutes, 
which is at the rate of twenty-four miles per hour." 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 359 

It is a pleasing thought to me that you and I have begun so early 
to serve our Maker, and that father and mother are travelling the 
same road ; and I pray God that none of our family may ever be 
lost. Tell Jane, she must send me a piece of her wedding-cake. 
Remember me to all my old friends at Bath. Give my love to 
father and mother and the boys ; tell Henry that I am Avell, and 
that he must be a good boy till I come home. Do not take 
example by me, but please to write soon. Your brother, 

Franklix Morkison." 

It was his last letter, and one could not wish to alter a Avord. 
Six weeks from the. date of this letter, the next one came. It 
was in a strange hand, and opened, said : — 

"It is my painful duty to inform you that your son Franklin 
is dead. He expired last evening between the hours of ten and 
eleven. His sickness was occasioned by what the doctors call 
the sinking typhus fever. . . . The whole village feels tl\e loss 
very sensibly. By his exemplary conduct and his engaging 
manners, he endeared himself to us all ; and he has left not an 
enemy to say aught against him. . . . About thirty hours before 
his death he requested me tO settle his affairs and write to his 
friends. Henry Belding." 

He was buried at South Lee, under the shadow of the moun- 
tains. None of his kindred could reach him, and none rest beside 
him ; but they will rise with hira to meet their Lord. 

254. Mary was named for her grandmother, Mary Roach 
Morrison. She was next to Franklin, and his usual correspon- 
dent. Eai'ly in life she was able to join with him in " childish 
sport," but at twenty had a poor, deformed body, so Aveakened 
by disease that one of her limbs was broken by the mere Aveight 
of her slight frame, Avhile walking across the floor. The malady 
Avas long fought against by the best medical skill, in vain. But 
by "the laAV of compensation," nature Avas lavish in mental gifts, 
and she Avas rich in treasures of mind and heart, fitting her to be 
queen of the realm ; and she Avas the inspiration of home and 
the delight of her friends. Like Franklin, she early became a 
Christian, even before him. He regarded her letters to him as 
among the most effective means of his conversion, and her influ- 
ence over her younger brothers Avas equally salutary. Her fea- 
tures Avere regular and very expressive. She Avas as full of life 
and energy and courage and hope, as any soul could be in such 
a body. She Avas very warm in her attachment to home and 
friends ; her love for the house of God and the place of prayer 
was still stronger, and she Avas seldom absent from either. Such 
was her energy and her love of the beautiful in nature, — the sky, 
the fields, the hills, the woods, the mountains, — that she Avould 
not be kept in-doors. We lifted her in and out of the carriage 
as if she Avere a child, and she lived much in the open air and the 
bright sunshine. Her life Avas upon the whole a happy one. Yet 
her deformity was a great trial to her, and she looked forward 



360 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

with peculiar pleasure to her resurrection body, as free from any 
infirmity or blemish, as well as perfect in holiness. The "bride- 
groom's cry " was heard at midnight. Her mother being awak- 
ened, at her request placed her in a chair, and gave her water, 
which she drank with great eagerness, saying, " Good, Good," 
and after a peculiai-ly exultant laugh, her heart was still ; she was 
" present with our God," where she had " long'd and wish'd to 
be." Her Bible, full of expressive marking of the passages she 
loved most, was sent by father to our cousin. Electa Alger. § 29. 
255. Feederick W., the second son, unlike his brothers, was 
shrinking and basliful, apparently unfitted for rough contact with 
a selfish world. He was apprenticed to Peter Bonney, of Little- 
ton, to learn the trade of a tanner and currier. While there he 
had an attack of typhus fever, and for many days was upon the 
border-land betwixt life and death, but finally recovered. After 
his apprenticeship, he went to the then West, was taken sick, ten- 
derly cared for at his aunt Alger's, and on his recovery came 
home. His father then built a small tannery, and " Wm. Morrison 
& Son " went into business at Bath Upper Village. It prospered 
for a while, but losses at the South and other reverses followed, 
and the business there was given up. Frederick then purchased 
a right of Avater and built a tannery at the lower village, married, 
built him a dwelling-house, and remained for several years. But 
still he did not prosper ; and after selling his interest in the prop- 
erty for barely enough to carry him and his family to Iowa, he 
removed to Grinnell (then a new colony) in 1856. For many 
years he had studied and experimented in tanning glove-leather, 
always confident of success, but never quite succeeding, until he 
went to Grinnell, where he finally established a prosperous busi- 
ness, acquired a competency, and " F. W. Morrison & Son, sole 
manufacturers of the Morrison goat-skin glove," became a Avidely 
known firm. With his reserve, he was persistent and possessed 
of an excellent understanding ; was a reading and thinking man. 
In 1843 he married Ann, the daughter of the Rev. David Suther- 
land,* to whose good sense and many womanly qualities and 

* He was born at Edinburgh, Scotland, June 19, 1777. He served an 
apprenticeship in a printing-office, but at nineteen he entered the theolo- 
gical seminary founded by the famous Haldane, graduated the last week 
in the eighteenth century, and crossing the Atlantic, preached first at 
Barnet, Vt., but in 1805 settled at Bath. It was his only pastorate and 
greatly blessed. His rare gifts and great excellence of character would 
have commanded a much larger field of labor, but he declined all offers, 
and chose to remain with his people. He was a pioneer in establishing 
Sabbath schools in this country, and in the cause of temperance, and 
greatly advanced the common schools. He resigned his pastorate in 1843, 
but continued to preach in different places up to 1854. I remember with 
what emphasis he at my father's funeral spoke of his own hope : "I 
know that my Redeemer liveth." The day before his exit, feeling that 
his departure was near, he raised his eyes towards heaven, and said, 
'' Father, I thank thee for the clearness of intellect, now when I am about 
to be ushered into the presence of the eternal God, the Lord Jesus Christ, 
the holy angels, the spirits of the just made perfect; I thank thee that I 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 361 

patient effort he was much indebted for his ultimate success. He 
was for many years a professor of i-eligion, and his religious char- 
acter was irreproachable. He died Aug. 16, 1876, of disease of 
the kidneys, which had been upon him for two or three years, but 
from which no immediate danger was apprehended. When told 
he was dying, he said, " I can hardly realize it, but it is well, — 
my trust is in Christ." The children who survived him were, 
Mary Louise, David Sutherland, and Anna Jane. Two promising 
sons, Frank Henry and Leon Goodall, had died before him, just 
as they were entering upon manhood. §§ 29, 90. 

256. Hon. Charles R. Morrison was the third son. He was 
born at Bath, Jan. 22, 1819, and named for his uncle Robert, who 
died in July of that year. My recollections of him go back of 
the time of his first going to school. He was then three or four 
years old. He was always a strong, resolute boy, full of life and 
activity, fond of play, but willing to work, and loving books. 
The morning of Feb. 12, 1824, he was called up by his brothers 
before daylight, to look upon a sight which he never forgot. The 
day previous there was a great rain. It left the roads and streets 
clean, carried off all the loose snow, and swept away the bridge 
over the Ammonoosuc. The same night a fire broke out, and 
raging with great violence, destroyed many of the buildings and 
most of the principal stores. When he looked out of the window, 
what he beheld was a sheet of ice from the top of the hill, flooded 
streets, glowing coals, and smoking ruins. He was five years old 
the month before. The same summer, in his venturesome* way, 
he went in swimming with older boys. He could not swim. He 
could Avade ; and the day before, in another place, had waded up 
to his chin, and of course could do it again ; so he thought. But 
in water up to his armpits, one step more, and he was in deep 

know my acceptance with thee through the merits of my adored Re- 
deemer." A little while before he was released from his sufferings he was 
heard to say, " Why are the chariot-wheels so long in coming? Come, 
Lord Jesus, come quickly ! " and " Oh, give me patience! " Scarcely had 
he uttered these words, when he passed away without a struggle or a 
groan. 

* When about eleven years old, he went with Frederick (who was six 
years older) and other boys of Fred's age, three quarters of a mile up a 
logging road in the woods for spruce gum. A tree was found well cov- 
ered about six rods from the path, and they crowded about it, helping 
themselves as fast as they could. Soon they heard a crackling of the 
bushes, as of some animal coming towards them. "'Tis — 'tis a bear! " 
they shouted, and started ; but not all of them. The youngest boy stood 
In his tracks, and looked to see what it was ; and when he saw the fero- 
cious beast not twenty rods off, with his fore-paws upon a fallen tree and 
looking sharp at him, 'then it was, " Stop, Fred ! " " Come along," he said, 
in reply, scarcely slacking his pace; and his younger brother did " come 
along," at a rate that soon put him at the head, and he reached the open 
field in advance of any of them ; but he never lost his propensity to see 
if it is a bear before running from it. The creature was trapped that 
night, and proved to be a large wolf. It was put on exhibition next 
morning, and the boys, now safe, looked on with wonder at their escape. 
It was an event in their lives. 



362 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

water, stx'uggling and screaming for help. The boys could not, 
or did not, help him; but just as he was touching bottom* for the 
last time, he was saved by good Dea. Alvan Hastings,! who hear- 
ing the cry from his shop, ran with all speed a quarter of a mile 
to the rescue. It was with much satisfaction that the lad, thus 
rescued, himself, in after years could feel he had paid the debt, by 
plunging into the Connecticut and saving a young man, a fellow- 
student at Newbury Seminary, Avho was drowning. In 1825, 
when he was six, he drove his father's cows back and forth to 
pasture a mile off, and through Avoods a portion of the way. In 
the fall of that year, the family moved to the Upper Village. 
There he soon took care of the horses, went to school, did such work 
as his father had for him, and working for farmers a portion of the 
time. Three years in succession, from the time he was fourteen, 
he worked through haying for Mr. Samuel Bartlett, doing almost 
a man's work. The first of his going there his temperance prin- 
ciples were tried. Mr, B. said, " Charles, you are not used to 
this, and you had better take something to prevent your being 
sick." "No, I thank you." It so happened that B. and his two 
brothers fell sick, while the temperance boy came out " all right." 
His schooling was not neglected, and the schools usually were 
excellent. At thirteen he had "ciphered through" Adams's old 
arithmetic ; at fourteen, his father brought home Greenleaf's 
Grammar, in which, under Caleb Hunt's faithful training, he 
became proficient. When he was about fifteen, he had another 
providential escape from instant death, while engaged with his 
father in cutting trees on the hill opposite the village. They cut 
the trees and trimmed them out, and, once started, the logs ran very 
swiftly down the icy hill to the river, making a deep, circuitous 
path, which had been invariably followed. One large tree, for some 
cause, stopped half-Avay down. By his father's direction, he 
started it with a lever ; but getting the wrong side of the lever, 
was thrown into the track and caught in a bush, and was helpless ; 
nor could his father help him. The tree struck out a new path 
to the river. Not a word was spoken by either till the danger 
was past. The next morning, his father said, " You did not seem 
frightened till the danger was over, and then you were as white 
as a sheet." 

About this time his father built a tannery, and he worked in 
that, under his brother. In the summer of 1836, he worked at 



* How did the drowning boy feel? The struggle was over. He was 
not old enough to have any distinct apprehension of the future. The 
water seemed very beautiful to him. He shuddered as he thought of the 
mud-turtles, and thought how sorry mother would be; that was all. 

t Deacon Hastings' death v.'as from a sad accident. In June, 1851, as 
he was coming from the Weeks neighborhood to Bath Village, his horse 
took fright and run, and he was thrown out and killed. His youngest 
daughter, who was with him, escaped without injury. His sons David and 
Joshua pursued his calling, and are prosperous jewelers on Washington 
Street, Boston. 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 363 

Sugar Hill, Lisbon, in the tannery of Levi * and James Parker. 
In the fall of that year he went to Newbury Seminary, and the 
winter after, at Bath, taught his first school. He continued his 
attendance at this seminary, spring and fall, three years, teaching 
school (at Littleton) in the winter, and going into the hay-field in 
the summer, working with a will with the best of them, as John 
Gordon, Sullivan Hutchins' foreman, will attest. While at New- 
bury, he boarded himself much of the time, Avalking home Satur- 
day afternoon, a distance of about ten miles, and returning 
Monday morning, which, as he was swift on foot, was no great 
hardship. His marking for scholarship Avas with the highest. 
July 12, 1839, Charles Adams, principal of the seminary, gave 
him a letter to the faculty of Dartmouth College, saying of him, 
that he was " a young gentleman of good talents and manners, 
and unexceptionable in his moral character"; that he "has read 
and reviewed the preparatory books, and is cheerfully recom- 
mended by me as a suitable candidate for membership in the 
freshman class at the next commencement." President Adams 
had taken even more than his usual interest in him as a student, 
and had placed him at different times in charge of the classes in 
grammar, arithmetic, and geometry ; and when he found he had 
decided not to enter college, he rebuked him sharply. If he had 
known all the circumstances, he might not have done it. Upon 
returning home, his father said, " Which of the three professions, 
the ministry, the medical, or the legal, will j ou enter?" The son 
answered, that from his experience so far, he did not think him- 
self adapted to the pulpit, medicine he did not like, and if he 
could succeed he should like to go upon the bench. " Goodall f 
& Woods," upon being consulted, advised the law, and, as he 
Avas situated, without his attempting a college course. He 
entered their office in July, 1839, and after an examination by a 
committee | of the bar, was a recognized student-at-law. In 1840 
Mr. Woods was appointed to the bench ; but after that, as well 

* His fellow-workmau was Eleazer B. Parker, a son of Levi. Levi 
was oue of the governor's council in 1864, and Eleazer a senator from 
District No. 12 in 1873 and 1874; and both were very capable. The 
son is still living at Franconia. James Parker is also living at Littleton; 
he was not as promiuent as his brother, but always much respected. 

t Mr. Goodall had done a very heavy business and accumulated a large 
estate for those times. But he branched out into trade in various places, 
with different partners, who proved incapable or dishonest, lost heavily by 
them, also by tires, entered into railroading and lost there, and at last, 
greatly embarrassed, became a mental wreck, and ended his days in tlie 
Wisconsin Insane A-ylum. It is probal)le that the disease (softening of 
the brain) was upon him for years, and was the cause of his downfall. 
With prominent defects, he was a strong man in his palmy days, with 
many excellent qualities, more than he always received credit for. 

X Isaac Patterson, who was chairman of this committee, finding iliat 
the proposed student had not read the last six books of Virgil, required 
him to do it, and he recited to Mr. Patterson. This venerable relic of the 
old bar is still living and quite hale at about ninety. Besides reading 
these six books, and his law-books, he taught school two winters, at Lit- 
tleton, iu 1839-40, and at Haverhill Corner in 1840-41. 



364 CHAKTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

as before, was the principal instructor of their student. July, 
1842, by a change of the rules, which before had required five 
years for other than college graduates, he was, after an exami- 
nation, admitted to the bar, and argued several cases at the same 
term, before the court. He at once became an equal partner with 
Mr. Goodall, for five years. Before the expiration of the time, 
in March, 1845, he removed to Haverhill, and the firm had an 
office at each place. Aug. 4, 1851, he was commissioned by Gov. 
Samuel Dinsmore, " Circuit Justice of the Court of Common 
Pleas," and held the office until the overthrow of the judiciary 
by the "Know-Nothing" party in 1855. He had not solicited the 
appointment. He was then in his thirty-third year, and had not 
anticipated any judicial office till later in life, if at all. Judge 
Woods, who had known and encouraged his preference for such 
a position, interested himself to procure the appointment. It 
was made upon letters from Judges Woods and Gilchrist, Hon. 
Harry Hibbard, Hon. Samuel Swazey, Nathan B. Felton, Esq., 
Joseph Powers (afterwards Councillor Powers), and others. The 
circuit justices were three in number, to be increased to four upon 
the occurring of a vacancy in the superior court, Avhen it was 
expected that the trial of causes would be principally, if not 
exclusively, by the circuit justices. His associates during the 
time were George Y. Sawyer, of Nashua ; Josiah Minot, of Con- 
cord ; Charles Woodman, of Dover ; J. Everett Sargent, of Went- 
worth; and Edmund L. Gushing, of Charlestown, vacancies having 
occurred from time to time by resignations. He commenced his 
work at Concord, by trial of the reported case, Sewall's Falls 
Bridge vs. Fisk and Norcross, and had completed the circuit of 
the counties at the time of his exit. He had occasion afterwards 
to look to its results, and was gratified to find that, in amount 
and permanency, his work during those years did not suffer in 
comparison with his associates or the judges of the superior 
court, his rulings being generally sustained. He had made a 
pleasant acquaintance Avith one of the neAv appointees, Henry F. 
French, of Exeter, and wrote him a letter of congratulation. In 
reply, Judge French said, " I have without hesitation everywhere, 
on proper occasions, borne testimony to your ability and uj^right- 
ness in your office while on the bench, and regret that the State 
is deprived of your services, and of those of Chief- Justice * 

* Judge Woods as trial justice had few equals and uo superiors, and 
the same might almost be said of him as a justice of the law court and as 
chief-justice. He was very thorough and careful in his investigations; 
and with his large experience, sound judgment, and uprightness of char- 
acter, his decisions were almost always sure to be right. For months 
before the meeting of the legislature, articles had appeared in certain 
newspapers attacking superior court judges for receiving pay from rail- 
roads for assessing the railroad tax. The judges who received it looked 
upon it as proper for work outside of their judicial duties, the same as 
judges of the present existing court, some of them, now receive numer- 
ous fees as referees, a thing I should say of more doubtful propriety 
thau the other. (There should be an adequate and honorable salary in 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 365 

"Woods, Avhom I have always esteemed and respected." And in 
truth, he was appointed without his own procurement, and, in 
violation of the constitution, was removed Avithout any fault on 
his part ; and a second time, but with less interest, entered upon 
the practice of the law. But first, he had a correspondence with 
some of the removed judges, and prominent lawyers in tlie State, 
and Joel Parker, of Cambridge, with a vieAV of testing the con- 
stitutionality of the law in the supreme court of the United 
States. Chief-Justice Woods was decidedly in favor of it ; one of 
the judges, while "quite sure that the act, so far as it affected the 
superior court, is unconstitutional," said "the remedy is the 
hallot-hoxP There was the same division of sentiment among 
the lawyers. A like assault, forty years before, had been sum- 
marily punished by the people. Judge Parker had " a very grave 
doubt Avhether the courts of any other State, or of the United 
States, Avould entertain * the question " ; and in view of all the 
facts, and especially his "personal relations to the most of the 
present incumbents," declined to be retained. The proposed 
action Avas forborne for the time being, and in the exciting 
national complications Avhich arose, never reneAved, and the 
tenure of the judges of the highest court knoAvn to our constitu- 
tion was eA'er after a rope of sand. 

Upon the attack on Fort Sumter, there were tAvo opinions 
among leading Democrats of the State. Some, Avith Hon. Josiah 
Quincy, were in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war ; others 
were of the opinion, expressed in a letter to Ex-Judge Morrison, 
in which the Avriter said, "Our government must be sustained at 
all hazards, against all armed opposition. But if in putting doAvn 
the rebellion; you mean to reduce all the seceded States to uncon- 
ditional submission, I fear the cost may exceed the value of the 
acquisition. I confess that I do not plainly see the object of the 
present Avar, though I do see the end. ... I fear the Avar, not 
because Ave are not stronger than the South, not because they do 
not deserve a beating, but because, in the contest which Avill 
bring ruin upon them, I fear that our own liberties may be en- 
dangered." judge Morrison coincided Avith the former. He had 
no doubt, as Benton had long before said, that Avar must follow 
disunion ; and that it was better to fight to preserve the Union, than 
afterAvards. Accordingly, he immediately tendered his services 
to Governor Goodwin, and afterAvards to Governor Berry ; but 
either they did not think his services Avould be valuable, or for 
other reasons, did not choose to accept them. Finding no en- 
full.) The hoUowness of the pretext on which Judge Woods Avas legis- 
lated oat of office, was shown by the appointment of Judge Eastman to 
the neAV bench, Avho had taken more of "the stuff" than Judge Woods. 
He felt it keenly, for he was very sensitive and high-spirited ; and such 
a thing had not occurred in that generation, and no doubt it was the 
cause of his early death. He died in 1863, at the age of sixty. 

* The mode favored by Judge Woods was an action of trespass by 
some citizen of another State against the persons claiming to be judges', 
for a Avrongful interference with his person or property. 



366 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISOX. 

couragement at Concord, and feeling that he must have a part 
in the struggle, Judge Morrison, ujDon Walter Harrinian's aj^point- 
ment as colonel of the 11th regiment, solicited of him the place 
of adjutant, and Governor Berry graciously * commissioned him 
" Lieutenant-Adjutant," Sept. 1, 1862. It was in the darkest period 
of the war. He was then in his forty-fourth year. He was mus- 
tered in Sept. 11, 1862, and served in the same capacity until 
Sept. 19, 1864, when, with an honorable discharge, upon his own 
resignation, he left the regiment. Of the places inscribed upon 
its banner, by order of the commanding-general of the army. Ad- 
jutant Morrison was at Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Jackson, East 
Tennessee, the Wilderness, and Spottsylvania. When at Stanford, 
Ky., about June 1, 1863, by direction of Colonel Harriman, he 
wrote a history of the regiment to that date, which, with very 
slight alterations, forms the first part of the military history sent 
out by " Natt Head, Adjutant General," and without credit for 
the authorship. No change was made in the account given of 
the battle of Fredericksburg, from which the subjoined account 
is copied.t 

* Governor Berry, when a poor boy, had received acts of kindness from 
his father, William Morrison, which he might wish to repay to his son? 

t "A few minutes past twelve we were ordered to march by the right 
flank into Princess Elizabeth Street, a short street running at right angles 
with Caroline Street, and there to lie down upon the sidewalk, which 
order was immediately executed. This street was much exposed, and the 
first casualty of the day occurred here, — Charles M. Lane, of Company 
I, being severely wounded in the head by a piece of shell. Hi.s captain 
detailed two privates, John H Guile and N. Frank Brown, to carry him 
to the hospital. Having performed this duty, they rejoined the regiment 
upon the field of battle, and fought bravely all day. So much courage 
and fidelity deserve honorable mention. While here stragglers from the 
front came running along, but were promptly halted, so that their fears 
might not infect others. After a few minutes, the order came to proceed 
to a railroad, at a point about ten rods in advance. The regiment quickly 
reached the track, and marched in perfect order by its side, about a hundred 
rods to the right, and rested under a slight embankment. A few moments 
more, and another order came to Colonel Hai'riman to advance by front, 
cautiously, to the bottom of a slope which was pointed out, about half a 
mile distant, and there to lie down and await further orders. The ground 
over which we must pass, was an open plain, swept by the enemy's fire of 
infantry and artillery, with nothing to divert that fire from us, and with two 
or three fences in the way to impede our progress and add to our exposure. 
A regiment, at that very time, was pasing us in full and disorderly retreat. 
But the order to advance, given* on the right by Colonel Harriman, and 



* The order was not given quite as soon as received. Lieut. -Colonel Col- 
litis sheathed his sword, and said it would be a useless waste of life. Cap- 
tain Bacon (now Hon. H. C. Bacon, of Lawrence), of Co. A, the adjutant, 
and perhaps some others, urged ai immediate compliance, and Col. H. 
gave the order, and it was obeyed at once, by all but Colonel Collins, 
and he retrieved his character at the Wilderness, where he bravely died. 
From this brief delay it happened that the left wing, with Major Farr, 
was slightly in advance of the right wing in passing over the field. The 
battle was May 6, 1864. He was killed by a rifie ball. It entered the 
back of the head, and came out at the fn-ehead. It may have been a 
flank shot, and a momentary turning of his head ; or it may have been 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 367 

In this battle, Adjutant Morrison was wounded twice ; first, 
immediately upon leaving the railroad, by a ])iece of shell, which 
inflicted a long, ragged, and painful wound upon the left fore-arm; 
and again, a contusion upon the left leg below the knee, in going 
from the head of the regiment to Col. H., who was at the centre, 

on the left by Major Farr, was obej-ed without hesitation, and tlie two 
wings proceeded upon the double-quicl%; and the run, in good order, to the 
place designated, which was not more than fifteen or twenty rods frona 
the rebel" iutrenchments. The position, at the time we reached it, was 
held by only a few companies from some regiment that had preceded us, 
and for nearly two hours we sustained a tremendous fire from the enemy's 
strongholds, almost alone. The left wing was tolerably well protected 
by the natui'e of the ground, and sufl'ered less than the right, which was 
much exposed, and sustained heav}' loss. The slope, where this wing 
rested, would not protect it from the enemy's rifles, unless the men were 
flat upon the ground. They were directed to lie down and load, and then 
stand, take aim and fire, and generally did so. Some, however, were so 
' eager for the fray,' and reckless of consequences, that they persisted in 
standing all the while bolt upright. The enemy, on the other hand, were 
protected by their iutrenchments, which were on the elevation con- 
siderably above us. They fired for the most part from behind their 
Iutrenchments, but came out occasionally to get better aim. They also, 
in several instances, rushed down the hill, as if to make a charge, 
but were repulsed. As often as tiiey began to advance, the cry ran 
along the line, 'They are coming down the hill!' 'They are coming!' 
' Give it to 'em ! ' ' Give it to 'em ! ' and our fire, ten times hotter than before, 
quickly changed their purpose. At no time was there the slightest indi- 
cation that our men would give way. The division went into battle left 
in front, the New Hampshire Eleventh leading the brigade and division. 
After some considerable time other regiments came to our support, and 
were ordered to the front. In some cases this order Avas complied with, 
but in others, regiments, or considerable portions of them, remained in 
the rear, close -upon and intermingled with us, firing over our heads, in 
spite of the efforts of their ofllcers and ours, to bring them to the front. 
After our ammunition was gone, excepting a few rounds reserved for the 
contingency of a charge from the enemy, we remained upon the ground 
mostly without any ac'tive participatiou in the engagement; but t^olonel 
Harriman gave orders to fix bayonets at times when there were indica- 
tions that we might be called upon to meet or make a charge, and some, 
by procuring ammunition from members of other regiments, and the cart- 
ridge-boxes of the dead, kept up the fire. Regiment after regiment, and 
brigade after brigade, continued to arrive, densely covering the slope iu 
our front and rear, like thousands of bees swarmed from their hives, and 
the contest was continued with the greatest fury on both sides. Tiie 
enemy's fire was deadly and terrific, and the roar of cannon and musketry 
incessant through the day. At length, it was said that we should be 
ordered to charge before dark, and that other regiments still would come 
to our support ; and an increasing, deepening, deafening roar of battle, 
until the very ground appeared to shake, the dreadful flashings of the 
guns and streams of fire, the clouds of smoke and the darkness of coming 
night, seemed a prelude to a final and more desperate struggle. The 
scene was terribly and awfully sublime, and calculated to fill the stoutest 
hearts with dread; but our men Avere fully prepared, and exhibited no un- 
manly fear. When the battle had raged until after dark, we were ordered 
to return to the ground which we occupied in the morning, and withdrew 



from persons firing from the rear, for there were such. He was fronting 
the foe, and died as a true soldier. The adjutant was within a few feet 
of him, and saw him wiien he fell. 



368 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

to carry an order* communicated by Colonel (afterwards Gen.) 
Griffin. Col. G., noticing that he was wounded, suggested to him 
that the order could be carried by some one else, but he replied 
that it was his business to carry it. The injury to the leg, which 
was not thought serious enough to be entered by him in his 
report, assumed a dangerous aspect, and he was sent home for 
a short time by order of the brigade surgeon. It is somewhat 
remarkable that although twice wounded in this, the first battle, 
and sent home on surgeon's certificate, and the only one of the 
field or staff who was hit, no account of his having been wounded 
at all, was ever entei-ed in the published regimental history or 
roster. The attention of Adjt.-Gen. Head was early and repeat- 
edly called to the omission, and he was profuse in his promises ; 
but by a disgraceful inattention to his official duties, or something 
worse, the false record (false because of its omission) remains as it 
was. If any soldier would think this too severe, the adjt.-gen- 
eral's letters are given in the note,t and, after reading them, he 



from the field. Ou a siugle acre, embraciug the ground held by the New 
Hampshire Eleventh, as measured by those who went over to bury the 
dead, there were six hundred and twenty dead men.* The conduct of the 
regiment on that day was the subject of universal commendation. The 
addi'ess of the general in command, an extract from which follows, is 
especially complimentary to the New Hampshire Eleventh, the only ' uew 
troops ' in his brigade : ' To the new troops who fought so nobly on the 
13th, ou their first battle-field, thanks are especially due ; they have every 
way proved themselves worthy to stand side by side with the veterans of 
the second brigade.' In this engagement the Eleventh had fourteen killed, 
one hundred and fifty-six wounded, and twenty-four missing." 
* This order was to hold his men in readiness to make a charge. 
t The letters were as follows : — 

Concord, Feb. 12, 1866. 
"Ad.jt. C. R. Morrison, Manchester, N. H. 

"Dear Sir: I am in receipt of j'ours of this date, and will see that 
proper attention is paid to the suggestions therein enumerated. I should 
be very thankful if you would be kind enough to furnish me with a cop}' 
of the' 'Mirror' containing the History of the 11th Regt. as referred to 
in your letter. ' Fair play ' is the fairest of all fair mottoes, and Avill be 
strictly adhered to, at this office, in the execution of all matters. 

"i am, Lieut., very truly yours, Natt Head, Adjt.- General." 

Concord, March 3, 1866. 
"Adjt. C. R. Morrison, Manchester, N. H. 

"Dear Sir: I return you herewith the complimentary certificate fur- 
nished you by Captain Bacon. The fact of your having been wounded at 
the first battle of Fredericksburg, is a matter of permanent record in this 
office, and will be published in my report for this year. As far as giving 
credit for conduct extraordinary upon the field of battle is concerned, I 
would state that just and equal credit will be meted out to all. In no 
case (if known) will any party be excluded, when others receive credit. 
Such records as I may publish, will be done for the purpose of rendering 
unbiased justice and subserving the interests of our State, and not any 
party or clique. I remain as formerly, very truly yours, 

Natt Head, Adjt.-Genl." 



* This statement was made by the order of Col. H. ; the adjutant had 
no personal knowledge in relation to its correctness. 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. dOy 

may characterize the transaction in words of his own choosing, 
if not too profane.* 

He was wounded again at Spottsylvania, and this time probably 
because of his solicitude to save the regiment from unnecessary 
exposure. It was late in the battle of the 12th of May. The 
regiment had been alternately fighting and at rest, but all the 
time more or less exposed. At this particular time it was upon 
the top of a hill at the edge of the woods, close i;p to the rebel 
line. The men, although flat upon the ground, were suffering 
severely from the enemy's fire. The adjutant seeing this, rose 
up and went to Captains Tilton and Cogswell, who were Avith 
him on the hill, and rather nearer to him than Captain Dudley, 
who was then in command, told them they were losing men fast 
and doing nothing, and he thought the regiment should either 
charge upon the rebel line, or else be removed from the crest of 
the hill. They said they understood General Griflin's order was 
to hold that ground ; to which he replied, the order was to hold the 
ground they occupied when the order was given, Avhich was a 
little down the slope. They Avere not inclined to interfere, and. 
he lay down at their side. A moment later a ball struck between 
the two captains (their elbows would almost touch). "By 
George!" said Captain C, "this is pretty close!" Another mo- 
ment, a loud voice, "Stop firing!" was heard at their left. The 
adjutant raised up upon his elbow to see what mischief was 
brewing ; a heavy thud, " Oh, I am shot ! " he said, and passed 
immediately a short distance to the rear, supposing himself 
to be mortally wounded. He thought even then for the regi- 
ment, and upon Captain Dudley's coming to him he strongly 
urged him to at once withdraw the regiment from the top of 
the hill, which he did, and then detailed men to carry him 
to the surgeon. The ball (a minie) Avas buried in the wall of 
the abdomen, but he could pick it out himself, and now pre- 
serves it as a memento of Spottsylvania.f He Avas carried over a 

Concord, July 13, 1867. 
" C. R. Morrison, Esq., Manchester, N. H. 

"Dear Sir: In reply to yours of yesterday relative to the omission of 
the fact of your being wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg, in my 
report for 1866, I have to say that at the time of the correspondence re- 
ferred to in yours, I instructed my then chief clerk, Capt. Bacon, to note 
the casualty opposite your name on the roster, so that it might appear in 
my report for 1806, but it appears that he neglected to do so. 

"I regret this clerical error, and should I publish any corrections in 
my next, I will not fail to insert this, as I have now noted it on the books, 
and taken a memorandum of it. 

" Very respectfully, Natt Yiis.kx>, Adjutant-General." 

* Captain Bacon, in sending what the adjt. -general termed a compli- 
mentary certificate, said, "I am pleased that he proposes to do you 
justice; yet I do not expect it to be done," — a true prophet! 

t His escape was a narroAV one. It had been raining, and he had on 
his overcoat. The ball passed through the cuffs and skirts of his coats, 
and through his pants and flannels, thus breaking its force. This alone 
would not have saved him. It struck a brass button, by which its course 



370 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

horrible corduroy road to Fredericksburg; from there, after 
some days, to Washington, on his way to Ananpolis. From A., 
when well enough, he went home on a short leave of absence. 
He reported back to the hospital July 26, the next day obtained 
permission (given with some reluctance, as he was not strong yet) 
to rejoin his regiment, and arrived in camp on the morning of 
July 31, the day after the battle of the "Mine." "I am glad you 
were not here yesterday," said General Griffin, "for you could 
have done no good, and would have been likely to have been 
hurt." He Avould have been there if the boat had not left half 
an hour earlier than usual, by which, much to his vexation at the 
time, he failed of a passage. The regiment after that, though 
often under the fire of batteries, and from skirmishers occasionally, 
was in no pitched battle till his resignation. He did not resign 
on account of any disability. After the siege of Knoxville, worn 
out by fatigue and exposure and privation, he was four weeks 
in hospital, and if this sketch should happen to meet Surgeon 
Crosby's notice, he will know that his great kindness there Avas 
appreciated. But he recovered, and his health at the time of his 
resignation was unimjDaired. The pay which he received was not 
sufficient for his support with those clependent upon him. That 
was not the moving cause of his resignation. Colonel Harriman, 
June 5, 1863, resigned to avoid the unpleasantness of a court- 
martial, upon charges preferred by Major Farr and others. He 
Avas recommissioned Aug. 15, 1863, but did not join the regiment 
till Feb. 24, 1864, and Avas captured (?) May 6, 1864; although ex- 
changed Sept. 12, 1864, he did not return to his regiment till 
Nov. 20, ls64. Major Farr, soon after he made his charges, 
doubtless with his own consent, Avas detailed to serve on court- 
martials, and did not return to his regiment.* Lieutenant-Colonel 
Collins was killed May 6. From that time the adjutant, in the 
prime of life (he Avas forty-five), Avas performing duty sometimes 
to one captain, sometimes to anothei', and sometimes to a strip- 
ling lieutenant, and indeed the most of the time from June 5, 
1?63, to Feb. 24, 1864, the regiment was under a captain. When 
the adjutant came home from Annapolis Hospital, after he Avas 
wounded at Spottsylvania, he told the governor and council that 
he Avished to remain in the serA'ice, but that his position at his 
time of life Avas unpleasant. He was assured by GoAernor Gil- 
more that if Major Farr Avas promoted, he should be major ; other- 
wise, that he should be lieutenant-colonel himself. He replied 
that he would be satisfied with either, bade him good-bye, and 
returned to his regiment. But instead. Captain Cogswell was 

was turned, so that it did not strilce by the pointed end, but by its length, 
and in consequence the resisting surface, instead of being a fourth of an 
inch, Avas an inch, — otherwise it must have passed through. There is a 
deep, brassy cut in the end of the ball, made bj' the button. 

* He saw no service in the field after Aug. 12, 1863. Quartermaster 
Briggs left with him, having resigned Aug. 1, 1863. The chaplain, Kev. 
Frank A Slratton, resigned May 5, 1863. The surgeon, Jonathan S. 
Koss, was discharged fo reusability, Dec. 7, 1864. 



SKETCHES. — FIFTH GENERATION. 371 

commissioned lieixtenant-colonel, Aug. 20. This was by the inter- 
ference of Col. H. Nothing should be said against Captain* Cogs- 
well, for he Avas a very good officer, though not better than others 
in the regiment. Col. H. had not been very magnanimous to any 
of his officers. When, after the battle of Fredericksburg, Gen- 
eral Ferrero, his brigade commander, desired him to designate 
officers whom he deemed worthy of special commendation, he re- 
plied that he could not distinguish between them ; and conse- 
quently none of them obtained any recommendation to the 
superior commander. And it is a notable fact, that besides the 
colonel himself, and two lieutenants who were at brigade or divis- 
ion headquarters, not an officer of his regiment was brevetted 
during the war. . There was a score of them as much entitled, to 
say the least, as himself, if " gallant conduct " Avere the test. But 
to return: there was no occasion for Adjutant Morrison to remain 
as adjvitant, for there was an excess of officers in proportion to 
men. At his monthly report for August, 1864, there Avere present 
for duty and extra duty 337 enlisted men, and twenty officers, or 
one officer to sixteen men. In a full regiment, the proportion is 
one in tAventy-six. He had remained long enough f to shoAv his 
devotion to the cause. He resigned, and younger officers, glad 
of the opportunity, by assignment, discharged the duties of adju- 
tant, but no other person Avas ever mustered in as adjutant. 

He for the third time entered upon the practice of the law, 
not at Nashua, Avhich, for six years preceding his entering the army, 
had been his home, but at Manchester; and by the usual courtesy 
was called Judge Morrison, except by officers and soldiers of the 
1 1th, who call him Adjutant, still. Within about seven years of 
his return, he prepared and published, successively, a "Digest of 
the N. H. Reports," a "Town Officer," a "Justice and Sheriff and 
Attorney's Assistant," a " Probate Directory," and a " Digest of 
the Laws relating to Common Schools." Since then he has been 
engaged as other laAvyers, as occasion requires. 

His political opinions Avere definitely formed Avhen he Avas a stu- 
dent-at-law, and from careful reading and reflection. His vicAvs of 
the nature of our complex government Avere such as to lead him to 
act with the Democratic party unless, as Avas sometimes the case, the 
public welfare Avould not, in his judgment, be thereby promoted ; 
and in all such cases he did not hesitate to folloAv his own convic- 
tions. To friends Avho on different occasions told him that his 
independent action Avould destroy all hope of advancement, he 
replied that he felt bound to the same honesty in political matters 
as in private life ; from that rule he never swerved. They Avere 
correct. Political office he did not seek, and never held. He 
was ousted from his judicial office Avithout cause and against 

* He Avas honorably discharged as captaiu May 26, 1865, never having^ 
beeu mustered as lieut.-colouel, — the i-egiment bemg too small to admit 
of it. 

t His entire service in the field was as long as that of Col. H. (even 
counting the time the latter was a prisoner), as long as that of most of 
the captains, and longer than that of the lieut.-col. or major. 



872 CHARTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

right. And when in after years, in the kaleidoscope shifting of 
courts, appointments were to be made, he was too much of a 
Democrat to be appointed as a Republican, and too much of a 
Republican to be appointed as a Democrat. But one who would 
preserve his integrity and independence and self-respect, must be 
content to pay their price. And is the price too great? In 1838, 
while teaching at Littleton, he signed a jDCtition for the abolition 
of slavery in the District of Columbia, and gave his name for 
membership in a society for the abolition of slavery. But when 
Parker Pillsbury, Thomas C. Beach, and others in convention at 
that place, made known their views and purposes, he withdrew 
his name as a member, and ever after regarded the whole Garrison 
school, who were seeking their end reckless of means and con- 
sequences, as enemies of their country and of mankind. They 
have since been canonized ! He voted for Van Buren in 1840, 
for Polk in 1844, for Pierce in 1852, for Buchanan in 1856, for 
Douglass in 1860 (in 1864 he was not a voter), for Seymour in 
1868, for Greeley in 1872, for Tilden in 1876; and he hopes to 
live to vote for Hancock in 1880, — not merely or principally for 
his splendid military achievements, but for his clear appreciation 
of the principles of our constitutional government, and devotion 
to them. He did not vote for Cass in 1848, but because of his 
Nicholson letter, spoke and voted against him, and for Van Buren 
and Adams. He was outspoken in his condemnation of the 
repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and wrote an earnest letter 
to his cousin, G. W. Morrison, then in Congress, to stand firm in 
his opposition to it. And while many leading Democrats were 
hesitating, or hostile to the use of force for the preservation of 
the Union, he was, from the firing of the first gun upon Sumter, 
for the use of all the force necessary to compel submission to the 
constitution. He did not vote for Hubbard for governor in 
1843, because of his Curry letter denying the constitutionality of 
the railroad law. He voted for White with Isaac Hill, and wrote 
an article in Hill's paper vindicating the law. He did not 
vote for Marcy in 1876, but because of the " Senate steal," 
and its endorsement by the Democratic convention, stayed away 
from the polls. He wrote against the reconstruction acts and 
other measures confessed to be "outside of the constitution"; 
and being called * to preside at the Democratic convention, Feb. 
7, 1866, in his opening address, denounced Thad. Stevens as a 
"hoary-headed traitor." He could not understand why Union 
men, any more than Rebels, should be permitted to act in defiance 
of their Charter. He had fought to uphold constitutional govern- 
ment, not to create a despotism. On the other hand, while the 
Democratic party was voting solid against the constitutional 
amendments, he wrote an article in the Manchester Union in 
favor of their adoption. Never a " politician," and rarely at- 

* He had no intimation of it till ten o'clock of the evening before, and 
his address was wholly extemporaneous. 



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tending a caucus, he always took a deep interest in the gi-eat 
questions of polity and government, writing frequent articles for 
newspapers, and also on two important occasions at least (the 
last, Jan. 17, 1877) the principal resolutions which were passed 
by the Democratic State Convention.* 

His temperance principles liave been sufficiently indicated, and 
his practice has conformed to them. Upon the great question of 
every man's life, he was serious and sober-minded from his child- 
hood, never profane, and always keeping the Sabbath, as would 
be expected of most boys with such a parentage. The only time 
his father talked with him alone, upon the subject of personal 
religion, was when he told him he could not conceive what his 
feelings were when he saw him about to be crushed by the run- 
ning log, and no satisfactory evidence of his being prepared to 
die. But it was not until he was at Newbury Seminary that he 
was strongly moved. He was brought to death's door while there 
by typhoid fever,t and when he recovered from it remembered 
how poor a ]:)lace a sick bed was, for thought or action upon such 
a subject. For months he was distressed, thinking at one time 
he found light, but relapsing into doubt and indifference, and 
engaging more earnestly in his studies. He had been observed, 
and the jDrincipal, Mr. Adams, came to his room. " Morrison, 
you are busy with your studies, as usual." " Yes." " How is it 

* The resolutions declared, among other thiugs, that l)y the express 
language of the constiturion the person having the greatest number of 
votes for president (if such number be a majority of the whole number 
of electors appointed) "shall be president," and that it is not Avithin the 
constitutional powers of the president of the senate or of either or of 
both houses of congress to deprive him of his rights, and also "that the 
supreme courfof the United States, upon suits at law or equity regularly 
brought, is the final judge in a disputed presidential election." These are 
the views which he had advocated. Two days after he was interviewed 
with others at Manchester by the corresi)ondent of the Boston associated 
press, as to his views of the electoral college bill, with the result tele- 
graphed : "The first gentleman interviewed was Hon. Charles R. Mor- 
rison, a leading lawyer of the State, who has given the subject much 
thought, and is the author of a series of articles which have appeared in 
the Daily Union on the complicated questions growing out of the presi- 
dential contest. He is a Democrat of long standing, and is opposed to 
the first section of the bill. ... He was also opposed to the feature 
adding the supreme court." In addition to objections thus stated, 
Judge Morrison telegraphed and wrote to Speaker Randall his fears, that 
by the bill, as framed, there could be, or Avould be, no going behind the 
returns to inquire into frauds and irregularities. But the State com- 
mittee, on the other hand, telegraphed to the N. H. delegation to sustain 
the bill. 

t He was sinking after the fever left him. His father put him upon a 
bed in a carriage, gave him some brandy or other spirit, aud drove fast to 
his home. Dr. French, the family physician, was waiting. He tried his 
skill, but no use. He then reluctantly consented to the use of stimulants, 
first wine, which had no efiect, and then West India rum, which did the 
business. The patient used it until one day he staggered a little from its 
efl'ect, when the wise doctor said, "Cut ofl' the tap! I had rather he 
should die now than die a drunkard." They did cut ofl' the tap, for which 
the patient has often been grateful. 



374 CHAKTER SAMUEL MORISON. 

as to your being a Christian ? " " I don't think I am." " I think 
if you don't become one now, you never will." " I am inclined 
to think so too." "Why not begin now ?" After a moment, "I 
will." No more was said. His room-mates, who had heard the 
conversation, at night asked him to pray with them, and he did 
so. A few months after he united with the Congregational 
church at Bath ; and since that time has always been a member 
of some church of that denomination in the place of his residence. 
Upon presenting himself for admission, he told the church that 
he did not accept the Calvinistic doctrine of election and predes- 
tination, but with that exception, if exception it was, his views were 
in accord Avitli their " Articles of Faith." And now, after forty 
years, his doctrinal opinions, with a single exception, remain un- 
changed, but from reading and his own experience deepened and 
strengthened. The single exception is, as to the eternity of suffer- 
ing in the individual. Forty years ago, he said, the wicked after 
death will keep on sinning,- and therefore will always suffer. Now 
he says the soul is not necessarily immortal, for God " only hath 
immortality." The punishment of the wicked will be everlasting, 
in the sense there will be no recovery from it ; but probably 
7iot in the sense of an eternal existence in conscious suffering. 
" The soul that sinneth it shall die^ An infinite loss, and a dying 
and a death, as real as the death of the body (not annihilation 
necessarily) at such time as infinite wisdom and justice shall 
determine. 

He is still vigorous and engaged in his profession. His step is 
elastic, and very few in walking keep up with him ; and with an 
out-door life, he might expect to reach his mother's years. He is 
now, at sixty-two, five feet nine inches and three quarters, with a 
reach* of six feet two and one half inches with arms extended, 
showing his breadth of chest and length of arms, and weighs one 
hundred and sixty-five. He has dark hair and eyes after his 
mother, but an unmistakable " Morrison nose." He was married 
Dec. 22, 1842, to Susan Fitch,t of Littleton, whom he there found 

* As showing the difference, his next-door neighbor, John Foster, Esq., 
who is two and a half inches taller, measured in the same way, is half 
an inch less. 

t She was the daughter of Solomon and Susanna (Fuller) Fitch. He 
was the oldest son of Deacon Moses and Rachel (Stearns) Fitch, both of 
Bedford, Mass., and was born at Bedford, Nov. 8, 1783. Deacon Fitch 
was a soldier in the Revolutionary war; he was wounded at the battle of 
White Plains. Susanna Fuller was the daughter of Benjamin and Mary 
(Parks) Fuller, and was born at Charlestown, N. H., July 30, 1789. 
Susan Fitch, of Littleton, the wife of Judge Morrison, and Maria Fitch, 
of Thetford, Vt., the wife of Hon. G. W. Morrison, though bearing the 
same name, are not related. They are intimate friends, and have many 
traits of