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William MORRISON[1, 2, 3]

Male 1754 - 1845  (91 years)


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  • Name William MORRISON 
    Born 1754  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1779  , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    member of the legislature 
    Occupation 1785  [2
    [state] Senator 
    Occupation 1788  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Sheriff 
    • He "was Sheriff during the infamous John Sevier Affair of 1788 (Phifer 338-340)."
    Census 1790  Militia District 6, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He "was a Captain in the Burke militia."
    Property Muddy Creek, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "He owned a plantation on Muddy Creek."
    Died 1845  [2
    Notes 
    • Could he be the "Captain William Morrison of McDowell's Regiment" under whom Robert Patton initially served?
    Person ID I909  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 14 May 2011 

    Family Margaret KENNEDY 
    Married Y  [1
    • Hemphills in North Carolina reports that "'William Morrison and His Descendants of White Fork Branch of Silver Creek, Burke County, N. C.' by Benjamin Hugh Bennett lists information from the Kennedy Bible as relating that Sarah Morrison, daughter of William Morrison and Margaret Kennedy, was born September 20, 1778 on Silver Creek and married William Hemphill in 1798."
    Children 
     1. Frank MORRISON
    +2. Sarah MORRISON,   b. 20 Sep 1778, Silver Creek, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S387] Hemphills in North Carolina*, 45 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S42] Burke County Sheriff's Office website, "William Morrison (1754 - 1845)" excerpted from Phifer, Edward W. Burke : the history of a North Carolina county, 1777-1920, with a glimpse beyond. Morganton, NC: Phifer, 1977. (Reliability: 2).
      http://tinyurl.com/mhlfk8

    3. [S515] Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County, 228 (Reliability: 3).