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Descendants of William Gray Morison/Morrison and Janet Gray

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Descendants of William Gray Morison/Morrison and Janet Gray

Posted: 7 Apr 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jul 2002 8:56PM GMT
Descendants of William Gray Morison and Janet Grey

I am attempting to find the current living descendants of William and Janet. They came to Elgin County, Quebec around 1826 with a young son: William Grey Morison or Morrison. There is some dispute as to why one or two Rs were used in the name—possibly due to scandal in Scotland in the early 1800s. After the first son, William Grey, there followed 11 more children—1 son and 10 girls some of whom lived into their 90s.

The following is a list of individuals and spouses descended from William and Janet whose history I am attempting to track:

1. William Grey Morison b. 1826, d. 1884 Elgin, Que, m. Barbara McIntosh. First son William John Morrison m. Inez Mitchell with daughter Zanfretta. Possibly family moved to and lived out lives in Seattle or Denver. No further history known. Second son Donald Charles McIntosh Morrison—my grandfather b. 1864, d 1909, m. Annie Segar.

2. Jane Gray Morison b. 1829 d. 1897 Brockton MA, m John Baxendale. Children Albert m. Sadie Rushton, William.

3. Mary Muir (Galloway) Morison b. 1831 d. 1847. Not married. Believed given nick name of Estate manager, Craigend, Glascow, SCT.

4. James Morison b. 1833, d. unknown. Married?

5. Janet Morison b. 1835, d. 1930 Valleyfield Que, m. 1858 James Wattie. Children: James m. Fanny Purkiss, Kenneth m. Elizabeth Fletcher, William, Janet m. John Hood, Mary Alma m. James A. Robb (later Mayor of Valleyfield, MP and Minister of finance for Canada).

6. Victoria Morison b. 1838, d. unk Huntingdon Que, m. James Paul. Children: James, William, Arthur, Robert, Norman, Janet, Celina m. David McFarlane with several children, Martha m. Bob Rutherford with several children, Agnes, Annie, Peter.

7. Barbara Wylie Morison b. 1841 d. 1842.
8. Barbara Wylie Morison b. 1843, d. aft 1930 Burke NY, m. Robert Johnstone. Children: Jeanie, John, Robert, Andrew, Janet, Nathan.

9. Harriet Adelia Morison b. 1846, d. unk Burke NY, m. Luke Dechambeau. Children: John, James, Harriet, Mina, Mabel.

10. Mary Muir (Polly) Morison b. 1848, d. 1942, Brockton, MA, m. Thomas Clarkson. Children: William, Janet.

11. Agnes Bryson Morison b. 1850, d. 1943 prob Huntingdon, m. Peter Paul. Children: William m. Ethelind Seager, James, Lillian, Alexander, Janet (Jessie).

12. Margaret Paul Morison b. 1852, d. 1941 Huntingdon. Not married.

Any help would be appreciated.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
DanMorison 7 Apr 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Daryl Lightfoot 6 Aug 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Cal Pedersen 2 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT 
DanMorison 5 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Cal Pedersen 6 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Terrie Caldwell 28 Mar 2006 3:32AM GMT 
pacman1 26 Jan 2002 11:27PM GMT 
DonnaHarrison... 22 Jul 2005 3:15AM GMT 
Dan 28 Sep 2006 2:22AM GMT 
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