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William Morrison

William Morrison

Male Aft 1751 - Aft 1800  (~ 49 years)

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  • Name William Morrison  [1
    Born Aft 1751  ____, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1800  ____, ____, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I617  DNA Family 1 Genealogies
    Last Modified 4 May 2006 

    Father William Morrison,   b. Abt 1708,   d. Unknown 
    Mother Jane Tucker,   b. Abt 1712, ____, ____, Ireland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown, ____, ____, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1751  ____, ____, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • From Vol 1. Of Lyman Chalkey's Abstracts.

      AUGUST 29, 1751.

        (188) William Morrison married the widow of John Davison.
    Alt. Marriage 29 Aug 1751  ____, Augusta Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F277  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • William Morrison was the son of William Morrison and his wife, Jane Davidson, the widow of John Davidson.

      It is said that he retained British sympathies and during the Revolution worked with the Tories.  In fact, he lead a Tory raiding party on the home of his half-brother Major William Davidson during the war.

      Years afterward, he visited Columbia, Tennessee and bought land there and, according to tradition, met with General Samuel Williams and his wife, the former Ruth Davidson - daughter of Major William Davidson.  She recognized him as her uncle Morrison, and he left and departed the country.  He conveyed his land to trustees for a female school.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Davison/Davidson Family, Robert Stephens Hand, (2nd Ed., 1991), p. 143 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S8] Davison/Davidson Family, Robert Stephens Hand, (2nd Ed., 1991), p. 11 (Reliability: 3).