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John Wayne / Marion Morrison

Posted: 21 Jun 2000 8:51AM GMT
Edited: 15 Jul 2002 2:28PM GMT
The 2nd great-grandparents of Marion Michael Morrison, aka John Wayne, were Robert Morrison(1782-1863)and Mary Mitchell(?-1813). The line is then James Morrison(1811-1879), Marion Mitchell Morrison(1845-1915), Clyde Leonard Morrison (1884-1935), Marion Michael Morrison (1907-1979). A good reference on this is "John Wayne American", by Randy Roberts and James S. Olson, The Free Press, 1995. You can purchase the book online from for $27 and have delivery in a few days. The first chapter of the book is online at:

After Robert Morrison's first wife Mary Mitchell died in 1813, he married Phebe McGowen. One of their children was Elizabeth born Aug 13, 1823, who married William McMillen[sic]. This may be your McMillan connection.

Robert Morrison had 14 chidren. There is more on him at:

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