Descendants of Nancy Morrison

First Generation
1. Nancy Morrison was born in 1803 in South Carolina. She died after 1880 in Lexington, Lauderdale, AL.

1850 Lawrence Co TN 430-639

Jacob French 71 TN

w/ Nancy (Morrison) 40 SC (md/1848 Lawrence Co TN)

Morrison Children...

James 21 TN
John 19
Elizabeth A 15
Nancy J 13
Mary F 11
Geo W 8
Sarah 6
Joseph 4

1860 Lawrence Co TN..82-408 Lexington

Jubilee (J.E.) Caloway 48

w/ Nancy (Morrison-French) 46 (md/1858)

Morrison Children...

Mary f 18
Joseph 12

in 1880 she is in the home of daughter Nancy J. and Benjamin F. Lanier

1880 Lawrence Co TN...Benjamin Lanier 52. TN VA VA .Nancy J 43 TN NC NC...Wm 14 TN..

.Asa 9 TN... Caroline ..6 TN....Laura L...4 AL Colonel D ..son 1 AL.....M-I-L Nancy Caloway 74


Nancy married (1) Ezekial MORRISON about 1827. Ezekial was born in 1800 in , , South Carolina. He died in 1847 in , Lawrence, TN.


Will of Ezekial Morrison..Lawrence County TN..

To the County Court of the County of Lawrence and State of TN, setting at the court house in the town of Lawrenceburg in said county

The petition of ROBERT NEWTON administrator of Ezekial MORRISON deceased and NANCY MORRISON his widow and BERRY MORRISON...JAMES E MORRISON JOHN MORRISON AND ELIZABETH J....NANCY J....MARY F...GEORGE W.....SALLEY..AND JOSEPH MORRISON..LAST SIX OF WHOM ARE MINORS file this petition by their mother and next friend the said NANCY MORRISON and the ONLY children and heirs at law of Ezekial MORRISON deceased.

Your petitioners would most respectfully state and show that the said EXEKIAL MORRISON died in said county of Lawrence intestate leaving the said NANCY MORRISON his widow and.the said other petitioners, his only children and heirs at law. A tract of land lying and being in said county of Lawrence on the waters of Bluewater in range 5 and section 1..and containing THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO ACRES the grant thereto is herewith filed marked exhibit #1 and prayed to be taken as a first of the petitioner.

Your petitioner would further state that the said ROBERT NEWTON was duly appointed by the county court of said county ADMINISTRATOR upon the estate of siad intestate executed bond as required by law and took upon himself the adminintration of the estate of said deceased and as such administration has sold the personal estate and collected all the personal assects of said estate and after paying the proper expenses of the administration has paid out all the personal assets of said deceased and leaving still due and unpaid the sum of ninety two dollars and 49 1/2 cents without interest that on the 5th day of February 1849 the said administration had a full settlement of all the personal assects of said estate and in said settlement it was appertained that the said estate was indebted to various persons in the sum of #274.07 1/2 and that the personal assects only amounted to $181.58 leaving a balance of $92.49 1/2 unpaid with interest theron from date of said settlement. A copy of said settlement is herewith filed marked exhibit #2 and to be taken as a part of this petition.

Your petitioners further state that the said NANCY MORRISON as the widow of said intestate is entitled to DOWER in said 342 acres of land and that the same should be laid off and alloted to her according to law and that it will be necessary to sell the whole of said encumbered with the dower to pay said balance of $92.49 1/2 and the expenses of selling of said land.

Your petitioners pray that said three hundred and forty two acres of land encumbered with the dower or life estate of said WIDOW NANCY MORRISON may be sold on such terms as the court may seem right and proper and that the proceed of such sale may be put in the hands of said administration for the payment of $92.49 1/2 and all legAL and proper interest thereon and for such others and further relief as to the Court may seem right and proper in the promises and as so duty bound your petitioners R.W Rose for petitioners ROBERT NEWTON ADMIN AND OTHERS PETITION TO SELL LAND FILED DECEMBER 1852.


Ezekial MORRISON ESTATE SETTLEMENT PAPERS 28 JANUARY 1853...Lawrencburg, Lawrence, Tennesse.(not word for word)

JOHN W STEWART being unconnected with the parties..has sworn to set off and alot to NANCY MORRISON ALIAS NANCY FRENCH...a certain tract of land.......three hundred and forty two acres survey granted to Ezekial MORRISON ....by estimation 55 acres which in our opinion constitutes one third in value of real estate....given under our hands and seals the 28 of JANUARY 1853

John W Stewart surveyor
witness WILLIS HAMMOND..JAMES M POWELL...J.W STEWART


1840 Lawrence County TN Census
#4 Ezekial Morrison ....30-40...3 males 10-15..wife 20-30...3 fm 5-10...1 fm 0-5

DIED in 1847..widow married Nov 1848 Jacob French..in estate settlement papers..1854...she is referred to as alias Nancy French


1850 La Co TN 430-639

Jacob French 61 TN...Nancy 40 SC....Morrison Children...Mary F 11...Geo W 6...Sarah 6...Joseph..4

Nancy again marries this time to Jubilee Caloway 1860 La Co TB
82-60..Jubilee 48..Nancy..46..Morrison Children..Mary F..18 and Joseph 12

Ezekial and Nancy had the following children:

+ 2 M i. Berry MORRISON was born on 7 Aug 1828. He died on 24 Nov 1907.
+ 3 M ii. James E MORRISON was born in 1830.
+ 4 M iii. John M MORRISON was born in 1832.
5 F iv. Elizabeth A MORRISON was born in 1834 in , Lawrence, TN.

Elizabeth married James McCLANNAHAN on 10 Jan 1854 in , Lawrence, TN.

+ 6 F v. Nancy J MORRISON was born in 1836.
7 F vi. Mary F MORRISON was born in 1839 in , Lawrence, TN.


1860 Lawrence County TN Census

La 82-408 Mary F 18....Joseph 12.....
All in a row James w/Mary J 77-406...Berry w/Lily 79-407...Mary F and Joseph 82-408

Mary married Harrison SMITH.

+ 8 M vii. George W. MORRISON was born in 1842. He died in Mar 1919.
9 F viii. Sarah "Sally" MORRISON was born in 1844 in , Lawrence, TN.
10 M ix. Joseph MORRISON was born in 1846 in , Lawrence, TN.


1860 Lawrence Co TN

La 82-408
Mary F Morrison...........18
Joseph 12


1870 Lawrence Co #102

Joseph 20


1880 Lauderdale Co AL

Township 2 Beat 6...EAST OF MILITARY ROAD
Joseph E 34 TN
Malissa 36 TN
Mary E 14 TN
Nancy A 12 TN
Cornelius 9 TN
Wm E 8 TN
Frances 5 TN
Geo 3 TN
Joel 4/12 AL

other
Wm White 12

Joseph married Malissa. Malissa was born in 1844 in TN.

Nancy married (2) Jacob FRENCH on 19 Nov 1848 in Lawrence Co., TN. Jacob was born in 1789 in TN.


1830 Lauderdale Co AL.

Jacob French
3201001-111001

neighbors..Mc Murtry and Elizabeth Morrison

page 202 (16)

FRENCH, Jacob 3201001-111001
McMURTRY, Matthew 2200001-02002
McMURTRY, Wm. 00001-0
MORRISON, Elizabeth 20001-00001


1840 Lauderdale Co AL.

Jacob French...01210001--0101001


1850 TN Census..Lawrence Co TN

430-639
Jacob Franch 61 TN
Nancy (Morrison) 40 SC
Mary F 11
Geo W 6
Sarah 6
Joseph 4

Nancy married (3) Jubilee CALLOWAY on 28 Nov 1858 in Lawrence Co, TN. Jubilee was born in 1802. He died before 1880 in Lexington, Lauderdale, AL.

1860 TN Census..Lawrence Co

82-408
Jubilee Calloway 48
Nancy (French-Morrison) 46
Mary F Morrison 18
Joseph Morrison 12



Second Generation


2. Berry MORRISON (Nancy) was born on 7 Aug 1828 in Lawrence Co, TN. He died on 24 Nov 1907 in , Lauderdale, AL. He was buried in Gersham , Lauderdale, AL.

1860 Lawrence Co TN Census....

LA 79-407
Berry Morrison 30..Lily 30 Ann K 9....Nancy J 6...Mary E 4...


March 15 1862 enlisted in Co A 32nd TN Inf ..Nixon's Unit..served until the end of the war. Wounded in Battle of Chickamauga ... Atlanta ...captured and placed in Rock Island

THREE BROTHERS ALSO FOUGHT

George ..Co D 32nd INF
James..Co C 32nd INF
John..Co C 32nd INF

A letter written by brother George W. in his pension papers reads ... pension of $11.90 month

George W. Morrison was captured by the Federals in Lawrence County TN and taken to prison in Rock Island Illinois ... there he found his brother Berry ... his other brother joined them there shortly before the end of the war ... Berry was told he could be released but said he would not leave his brother ... Pvt. James Poole was released in his place ... source ... United Daughters of the Confederacy ... by Turner Publishing ... pages 142 and 143


1870 Lawrence Co TN Dist #3

1880 Lauderdale Co AL

Pg 130 C...

Berry Morrison 52 TN
w/ Lila 52 SC
Nancy J 30
James B 18
John D 14 **note Ann K b/1853 and Mary E b/1856 not in home

Berry married (1) Delila "Lila" SMITH daughter of Elzie SMITH and Mary on 17 Dec 1848 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, TN. Delila was born in 1828 in South Carolina. She died after 1880 in Lauderdale, AL.

They had the following children:

11 F i. Ann K MORRISON was born in 1853 in , Lauderdale, AL.
12 F ii. Nancy J MORRISON was born in 1854 in , Lauderdale, AL.
Nancy married Absolom R BARNETT son of William BARNETT and Susannah on 14 Jan 1869 in , Lawrence, TN. Absolom was born about 1849 in , Lawrence, TN.
13 F iii. Mary E MORRISON was born in 1856 in , Lauderdale, AL. She was buried in Richardson Chapel, Lauderdale, AL.

Mary married James Franklin PHILLIPS on 27 Jan 1873 in , Lawrence, TN. James was born on 13 Feb 1856 in , Lauderdale, AL. He died on 26 May 1932 in , Lauderdale, AL. He was buried in Richardson Chapel, Lauderdale, AL.

Names and dates from 1880 Lauderdale County AL Census ... pg 129B ... James is Farmer

14 M iv. James "Jim" B MORRISON was born on 13 May 1862 in Lauderdale, AL. He died on 26 Feb 1932 in Lexington, Lauderdale, AL. He was buried in Lexington, Lauderdale, AL.


1900 Lauderdale Co AL..Lexington

James married (1) Mary COX.

James married (2) Sallie NEWTON in Dec 1882 in , Lauderdale, AL. Sallie was born on 13 Apr 1862. She died on 7 Mar 1937 in Lexington, Lauderdale, AL. She was buried in Lexington, Lauderdale, AL.

15 M v. John D MORRISON was born in 1866 in , Lauderdale, AL. He was buried in Gersham, Lauderdale, AL.

John married Cynthia WHITE.

Berry married (2) Lavina M. SMITH daughter of Elzie SMITH and Mary on 28 Oct 1888 in , Lauderdale, AL. Lavina was born on 2 Feb 1845 in TN. She died on 2 Jan 1925 in Lauderdale, AL. She was buried in Gersham, Lauderdale, AL.

3. James E MORRISON (Nancy) was born in 1830 in , Lawrence, TN.


1860 Lawrence County TN

La 77-406 James Morrison 30..Mary J 26...Lydia M 7...Anne 4...Thomas M Downs 20


1870 Lauderdale Co AL Rogersville..Township 1 Range 8....
332/332 Morrison James 42 m w blacksmith AL
Mary Jane 38 f w keeps house AL
Annie 14 f w at home AL
George 10 m w AL
John F 8 m w AL
Dolly 4 f w AL **Nancy
Lucy 3 f w

additional ...

Names and dates from 1880 Lexington, Lauderdale, AL census..pg 155 B James is blacksmith

.............1880

James E 53 TN
Mary J 43 AL
George 18 TN
John 17 TN
Nancy 14 TN
Lucy 10 AL
Rebecca 8 AL

James married Mary J about 1852. Mary was born in 1837 in AL.

They had the following children:

16 F i. Lydia MORRISON was born in 1853 in Lauderdale, TN.
17 F ii. Anne MORRISON was born in 1856 in Lauderdale, TN.
18 M iii. George MORRISON was born in 1860 in AL.
19 M iv. John MORRISON was born in 1862 in AL.
20 F v. Nancy MORRISON was born in 1866 in AL.
21 F vi. Lucy MORRISON was born in 1868 in AL.
22 F vii. Rebecca MORRISON was born in 1872 in AL.
4. John M MORRISON (Nancy) was born in 1832 in Lawrence, TN.

1860 Lawrence County TN Census

La 63-414..John Morrison 26 ..George Morrison 21

MORRISON, John
Resides Florence, AL. Born 4 Jul 1834, Lawrence County, TN. Enlisted fall 1861, Lawrenceburg, TN. 2nd Sgt., Co C, 32nd TN. Captured Nov 1864 near Pulaski, TN. He took the oath of allegiance at Pulaski, TN. Source ... 1907 Lauderdale Confederate Census

i Charlie Morrison. Info: Estate Settlement of James A. Warren, per Selena Warren Jackson 17 Oct 1994.
ii Tom Morrison. Estate settlement of James A. Warren per Selena Warren Jackson. Need to check with Selena the date of settlement and county.
iii Claude Morrison. Info: Estate settlement James A. Warren, per Selena Warren Jackson.
iv Regina Morrison m. Robert Johnson. Info fm James A. Warren estate settlement. States Regina is wife of Robert Johnson.

John married Sarah Ann WARREN daughter of James Allison WARREN and Sarah CANTRELL on 22 Sep 1868 in , Giles, TN. Sarah was born on 9 Dec 1846 in Giles, TN. She died in Nov 1883 in Lauderdale Co, AL. She was buried in Mt. Carmel, Giles, TN.

They had the following children:
23 M i. James G MORRISON was born in Nov 1870 in , Lauderdale, AL. He died before 1883 in , Lauderdale, AL.
24 M ii. Charlie MORRISON was born in 1872 in , Lauderdale, AL.
25 M iii. Tom MORRISON was born in 1874 in , Lauderdale, AL.
26 M iv. Claude MORRISON was born in 1876 in , Lauderdale, AL.
27 F v. Eugina MORRISON was born in 1877 in , Lauderdale, AL.
Eugina married Robert JOHNSON. Robert was born on 25 Dec 1865 in , Giles, TN. He died on 27 Feb 1930 in , Giles, TN. He was buried in Elkton, Giles, TN.

6. Nancy J MORRISON (Nancy) was born in 1836 in Lawrence, TN.
Nancy married Benjamin F. LANIER on 9 Feb 1859 in Lawrence, TN. Benjamin was born in 1828 in TN.


1880 Lawrence Co TN...Benjamin Lanier 52. TN VA VA .Nancy J 43 TN NC NC...Wm 14 TN... Asa 9 TN... Caroline ..6 TN....Laura L...4 AL Colonel D ..son 1 AL.....M-I-L Nancy Caloway 74 NC

Benjamin and Nancy had the following children:

28 M i. William LANIER was born in 1866 in , Lawrence, TN.
29 M ii. Asa LANIER was born in 1871 in , Lawrence, TN.
30 F iii. Caroline LANIER was born in 1874 in , Lawrence, TN.
31 F iv. Laura L LANIER was born in 1876 in , Lauderdale, AL.
32 M v. Colonel D LANIER was born in 1879 in , Lauderdale, AL.


8. George W. MORRISON (Nancy) was born in 1842 in , Lawrence, TN. He died in Mar 1919 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. He was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, Lauderdale, AL.


File Box H - 1 Case 3373 Original Bill 1874

R. W. HESTER vs. T. K. HESTER et al

Robert W. HESTER, a citizen of Giles County, TN, Complainant vs. T. K. HESTER and wife Aurora, citizens of AL, and David THOMAS, D. C. THOMAS, Joseph THOMAS, and George MORRISON, citizens of Giles County, TN. Complainant Robert W. HESTER shows to the Court that in the year 1870 he purchased of Defendants T. K. HESTER and wife Aurora, a tract of land containing 175 acres in Civil District 4 on the waters of Sugar Creek for the sum of $1,015.00. Said conveyance was merely signed but not acknowledged before subscribing witnesses nor before the County Court Clerk and Complainant cannot have Deed registered for these reasons and his title defective to this extent. T. K. HESTER bought this land of Darlene M. Tidwell. Complainant R. W. HESTER sold land to David, D. C., and Joseph Thomas and George MORRISON.


1870 Giles County TN Census Dist #4

next door to David Thomas and Family:
56/56 George Morrison 28 AL
Susan C. E. 17 TN
Joseph C 1
Mary F A 1


1880 Giles County Census

David THOMAS W M 73 Farmer SC SC SC
Mary E. TAYLOR* W F 67 Wife Keeping House SC SC SC
C. F. W F 16 Grand-Dau TN TN TN
W. D. CROWSON W M 11 Grandson Laborer AL AL TN
George W. MORRISON W M 37 Son-in-law Farmer AL SC SC
Susan THOMAS* W F 28 Daughter Keeping House TN SC SC
ALmeda W F 11 Grand-dau TN AL TN
Joe CAL W M 11 Grandson Laborer TN AL TN
Tom Reed W M 8 Grandson TN AL TN
John D. W M 3 Grandson TN AL TN
G. Morgan W M 1 Grandson TN AL TN

1900 Limestone County AL

140/142

George Morrison 56 Apr 1834 TN-TN-TN
Susie 48 May 1852 TN-SC-SC
Tom R 28 Apr 1862
(John) Dewitt 23 Feb 1877
(Green) Morgan 20 Aug 1879
Inez 17 May 1883
William 13 Oct 1886
Effie 11 Dec 1888
Berry 6 Apr 1894


George married Susan C. E. THOMAS daughter of David THOMAS and Mary E. TAYLOR on 30 Aug 1866 in Giles, TN. Susan was born in 1852 in Giles, TN. She died in 1935 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. She was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, Lauderdale, AL.

They had the following children:
33 M
i. Joseph "Joe" Cal MORRISON was born on 17 Apr 1869 in Pulaski, Giles, TN. He died on 16 Apr 1926 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. He was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, Lauderdale, AL.
Joseph "Joe" married (1) Mahala Melissa "Sis" McGILL daughter of Peterson "Pete" McGILL and Catherine DALY on 29 Dec 1906 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. Mahala was born in 1876. She died in 1969 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. She was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, Lauderdale, AL.
Joseph "Joe" married (2) S. Elizabeth "Betty' MARBUT.

34 F ii. Mary Francis Almeda MORRISON was born on 17 Apr 1869 in Pulaski, Giles, TN. She died on 3 Aug 1924 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. She was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, Lauderdale, AL.

35 M iii. Thomas Reid MORRISON was born in 1872 in , Giles, TN. He died on 4 Aug 1933 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. He was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, Lauderdale, AL.

36 M iv. John "Dee" MORRISON was born in Feb 1877 in Giles, TN. He died on 19 Mar 1948 in Appleton, Lawrence, TN. He was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, Lauderdale, AL.

Obituary from newspper...Lawrence Co TN
James D. Morrison dead at age of 71
End comes after long lingering illness to well known Appleton resident..James David formerly known as Dee died Friday Mar 21 at his home near Appleton. He is survived by widow Mrs Betty Glass Morrison two sons Jessie and Felix Morrison, two grandsons and one granddaughter. Two brothers also survive..Berry Morrison of Decatur and Billy Morrison of Appleton..one sister Mrs M. Carter of Mt Pleasant TN .. A member of the Methodist Church since boyhood. North FunerAL Home in charge of arrangements.

John married Bettie GLASS daughter of M GLASS. Bettie was born about 1882 in Lawrence, TN. She died on 4 Apr 1968 in Lawrence, TN. She was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Lauderdale, AL.

37 M v. George "Morgan" MORRISON was born on 23 Dec 1878 in , Giles, TN. He died on 28 May 1907 in , Giles, TN. George married Allie GATLIN daughter of Joseph Whitley GATLIN and Mary Lou "Mollie" HENDRIX. Allie was born in Jun 1882 in , Giles, TN.

38 F vi. Inez MORRISON was born on 2 Jan 1883 in , Giles, TN. She died on 22 Dec 1959. Inez married William "Will" GLASS.

39 M vii. William James "Billy" MORRISON was born on 6 Oct 1886 in , Giles, TN. He died on 5 Jul 1949 in Appleton, Lawrence, TN. He was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, AL.


1920 Limestone Co AL Precinct #6

202/17
William J 35 TN TN TN
Ida 36 AL AL TN
(Floyd) Lester 13
Robert C 10
Nolan 5
Cleo 2 5/12

William married Mary Ida THOMPSON daughter of Samuel THOMPSON on 21 Jan 1906 in Athens, Limestone, AL. Mary was born in 1883 in , Lauderdale, AL. She died on 28 Dec 1959 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. She was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Lauderdale, AL.

Obit from Lawrence County TN Archives..Leoma

Pg 316 BK 8..
Ida Thompson Morrison d/ 28 Dec 1959 age 76 Rev Raymond Hurn held services at Bethel Baptist Church...burial in Mitchell Cemetery ... she was daughter of Samuel Thompson...brother John Thompson of Anderson survives along with 4 sons..Floyd of Five Points ... Clifford of Lexington ... Nolan of Anderson ... George of Hartsville ... 1 daughter Cleo Cottrell.

40 F viii. Effie F MORRISON was born on 27 Dec 1888 in , Giles, TN. She died in Oct 1981 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. She was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, Lauderdale, AL.
Effie married Mack R CARTER. Mack was born in 1879. He died in 1959 in Anderson, Lauderdale, AL. He was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Anderson, Lauderdale, AL.

41 M ix. Green Berry MORRISON was born on 29 Aug 1894 in , Giles, TN. Green married Vera GREENHAW on 3 Aug 1913 in Athens, Limestone, AL.

**this Greenhaw line is documented Cherokee ... to which part country music artist Willie NELSON's mother belongs.



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