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Descendants of Samuel Morrison

First Generation

1. Samuel Morrison was born in 1707 in Scotland. He died on 10 Apr 1752 in Londonderry, Rockingham Co., NH.

1. "Among the men who were noted pigeoners were : David Sprague, Nathan Kendall, Daniel H. Ferguson, David Stevens, Thomas Harris, Elijah Atwood, and Samuel E. Morrison, who was the last man in town to catch the birds in this way. Shooting the birds on the stands put an end to catching them by nets. When, also, people here ceased to raise grain in any quantity, the birds had no inducement to come, and were found afterward in the western country. The last of pigeoning in Bedford was about 1865 or 1870. When taken the birds were usually thin in flesh, so that usually they were brought home alive from the beds and fattened on corn and water for about two weeks in a pigeon house; then they were killed, picked, and taken to Boston to market, where they sold at from nine shillings to two dollars a dozen. As many as a thousand dozen were caught here in one season." (History of Bedford, New Hampshire from 1737 : being statistics compiled on the occasion of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the town, May 15, 1900.. Bedford, N.H.: The town, 1903., p. 588)

2. I. Samuel Morrison, Jr., according to tradition, was b. in Scotland; emigrated to the north of Ireland; again emigrated in 1730 and settled in Londonderry, N. H. He m. Mary. They had ch.: Susanna 2 , b. 1731, Sept. 17, m. Miller or McAfee; Samuel 2 , b. 1734, July 23; Mary 2 , b. 1736, Oct. 6, m. McAfee or Miller; and John 2 .
II. John, son of Samuel 1 , was a farmer and res. in Bedford. He m. Elizabeth, b. 1757, Dec. 15, dau. of Col. Daniel 2 and Ann (Cox) Moor. Was in battle of Bennington iinder General Stark. The Morrison Family Gen. says he d. in Bedford, over 90 years of age, while the Moor family Gen. claims he d. in Barnston, P. Q., date unknown. They had twelve ch., b. in Bedford: Daniel Moor 3 , b. 1776, Aug. 16; Susanna*, b. 1778, Dec. 30; Ann 3 , b. 1781, April 5; Elizabeth Eunice*, b. 1783, May 7; Samuel McDuffie 8 , b. 1785, May 19; Mary 8 , b. about 1786 or 1787; John, Jr. 8 , b. 1789, Sept. 6; William 8 , b. 1791, July 12; David*, b. 1794, May 4; Nancy 8 , b., m. Epbraim Pierce of Danville, Vt.; Jenette 8 ; Elienor 8 , m. Mr. Martin. (History of Bedford, New Hampshire from 1737 : being statistics compiled on the occasion of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the town, May 15, 1900.. Bedford, N.H.: The town, 1903., p. 983)

3. "Samuel Morison, Jr., was born in Scotland; emigrated to Ireland, and emigrated to Londonderry, N. H., in 1730. He was called "Little Sam." He lived in what is now (1883) Derry, some two miles north of Derry Depot, and about three fourths of a mile east of the southerly portion of Scobie's Pond. His house stood in what is now an orchard, a little southeast of the residence of Charles Sargent, Jr., and north of the house of Philip Major. He died soon after April 10, 1752. Among his descendants is Abiel Morrison, editor of 'The Sentinel', and resident of Lawrence, Mass." ("The History of Windham in New Hampshire..." by Leonard Allison Morrison, pages 655-656)

4. Samuel Morison settled in Londonderry in 1730. He wrote his will 10 April 1752 and died soon
after. His wife was Mary (maiden name unknown). According to the Morrison genealogy by Leonard A. Morrison, these are his children: Susanna, born 17 September 1731, married a
Miller or a McFee; John, resided in Bedford, NH and married Elizabeth Moore (was in the Battle of Bennington under General John Stark); Samuel, born 23 July 1734 and died in Henniker, NH,
married Margaret MacFerson; Mary, born 6 October 1736 and married a Miller or a McFee.

In the name of God Amen I samuel morison Jnr of Londonderry in the province of new hampshire yeman being sick of body
my will is that my wiff mary morison have the one third pairt of my Cattel and the third pairt of my household goods Exepting my hors as also the third pairt of my hous and Land during hir naturl Liffe/ my will is that my son John morison and my Daughter susanah morison have out of my Esteate five pounds bills of the new tenor besids what I have given them already with four sheep
my will is that my Daughter mary morison have out of my Esteate twenty five pounds bills of the new tenor and two Cowes four sheep and the one third of my houshold goods when she is of Lawfull age and one hundred pounds bills of the old tenor or new tenor Equal in velew two years after she is of age
my will is that my son samuel morison the fifth have all the remaing pairt of my personal Esteate with all my real Esteate to him and his hairs or assigens for every only my Debts and fineral Charges to be payed out of it
my will is that Robert Boyes Esqr Capt Andrew Tood and Alexander mcCollom all of Londonderry be my Executors of this my Last will and testment rvocking all other former wills Bequithments whatsover allowing this and no other to be my last will and testment signed sealled published and pronounced to be my las will and testment this tenth day of april in the twenty fifth year of his majts Rigen and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty two
Samuel X morison Jr.
[Witnessess] Alexer Craig, Isaac Brewster, Alexander McColom.
[Proved Aug. 26, 1752.]
(New Hampshire Probate Records, 1635-1753, p. 217)

Samuel married Mary {Kelly} about 1730. Mary was born in 1698 in Antrim, Ireland. She died on 29 Jan 1764 in Bedford, Hillsborough Co., NH.

They had the following children:

  2 F i Susanna Morrison was born on 17 Sep 1731 in Londonderry, Rockingham Co., NH. She died in 1799.
  3 M ii Samuel Morrison was born on 23 Jul 1734 in Londonderry, Rockingham Co., NH. He died in 1811.
  4 F iii Mary Morrison was born on 6 Oct 1736 in Londonderry, Rockingham Co., NH. She died in 1815.
+ 5 M iv John Morrison

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