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The majority of my ancestors were in Iowa by the mid to late 1850's, and were in America by the 1600 and 1700's.  Most of my father's ancestors followed a northern route (i.e. PA, OH, IL, IA) while most of my mother's ancestors followed a southern route (i.e. VA, TN, IN, IL, IA).

The one line I would like to develop further is my primary line - MORRISON.  I have only been able to trace my MORRISON line to my gg grandfather, Joseph, who was born in Ireland circa 1815 and was in Allegheny Co., PA by 1850 and single.  He next shows up in Wapello Co., IA in the 1856 special census with a wife (Elizabeth Forsyth) and son, my g grandfather, John Thomas.  Major surnames I am researching for my side are ---

Paternal - MORRISON, BAKER, BUCK, CARR, CRANER, CRAVEN, DEMPSEY, DIXON, ELDER, FINNEY, FORSYTH(E), FULTON, GREGG, GUTHRIE, HOLLINGSWORTH, IDDINGS, LINKSWEILER, MALIN, McKINNIS, MOOTS, REE, SIDWELL, TATE, THARP, WARNER, WYNNE/WYNN/WINN
Maternal - ACHENBACH, BAILEY, BLACK, BLAKELY, CATON/KITTEN/KITTON, CHITWOOD, CHURCHWELL, DODD, FARR, FREY, FUNK, HALM, JARRETT, KEY, KNOX, LAMAR, LEEPER, LUTTRELL, PLUMMER, ROBERTSON, ROWLES, SCHAMPER, SCHMIDT, SAXTON/SEXTON, WASCHENBACH, WIRTH, YATE

My wife's lines have been more difficult to document.  They were much more recent immigrants - coming to this country in the 1880's.  Her paternal g grandparents immigrated from Sweden and her maternal g grandparents immigrated from Germany.  I finally took the plunge and started researching European records via LDS microfilm records.  I started with Swedish records and researched my wife's paternal lines.  Additionally, a new found Swedish internet friend, Rolf Björklund, shared his vast research and provided an immense boost.  Also, Ardis' cousins, Christer and Kristina Andersson and Staffan Tronestam, from Sweden have added much information regarding her Andersson/Dahlstrom ancestors.  I also researched German records and found her g grandmother in Helmhof, Baden and her g grandfather in Massenbachhausen, Württemberg.  Again internet friends gave me an immense boost - Manfred Hochwarth from Germany, provided me information from his Hochwarth family research and David Haines from Australia provided me information from his Zimmermann family research.

Her surnames include - ANDERSSON, COGHLAN, DAHLSTROM, GRUND, HOCHWARTH, JONES, McKAY, SCHWARTZ/SWARTZ, WATERHOUSE, WHAN, ZIMMERMAN

If you find something of interest, or connections to your lines, please write.  I look forward to trading information and meeting new cousins.

The Gary Morrison Family Genealogy Home Page

Updated Thursday, 10-Apr-2014 09:33:17 MDT

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names are well documented,
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proven category.  In other
words, any information you
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be considered leads to
follow-up on rather than
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  • The Stephen Robertson Family of Brown County, IN  -- Original research performed by this researcher and adding to work previously done by researchers of the Bedford County, Virginia James and Mary Fuqua Roberson family.  Traces Stephen in comparison with family tradition and results of DNA testing that suggests possible parentage.
  • The Black Family of Greenbrier County, WVa.  -- Research performed by this researcher, William Reed and Robin Black building on work previously done by Dr. Virginia Easley DeMarce.  Identifies Abraham Black's family and researches Abraham prior to, during, and after his arrival in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia.
  • The Sexton Family of Cabell County, WVa.  -- Original research performed by this researcher and Rebecca Thomas with significant help from Jerry Jordan and Kathy Brand.  Identifies the progenitors of the Sexton family found in Cabell County, (West) Virginia in the early to mid-1800's.
  • Forsyths of Wapello Co., IA - A New Line  -- Original research performed by this researcher that links my Morrison line not only to a Forsythe line that migrated to Davis County, Iowa, but also to a Forsyth line that migrated to Wapello County, Iowa at approximately the same time.  This line is a newly documented line for the Wapello County family.

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