I am interested in communicating with
anyone who shares the same genealogical or historical interests.
Here is my family tree.Ancestors
Currently life has been real busy and so I may be slower to respond, but will get back with you, eventually! Notice my profile is in my birth name Loretta Morrison, the real name I use was given to me by my adopted family : Trish, and there is a second profile for my adopted self linked below, married as Schmig.
To save confusion and make the tree come up accurate this profile is under my birth name, my adopted family gave me a first name that I really use ; Trish, if you are messaging me.
I was adopted at birth and had records opened in 2012 finding most of my birth family ! Still searching for 3 of my siblings that had closed adoptions like mine. Names at birth : Beverly Morrison, possibly of Douglas County or Wright County MO, other names possibly Elizabeth, and Daisy. But they could be anything as they were all adopted very young.
Being an adoptee, I adopted many profiles on Wiki Tree. I have managed to find valid sources on most, but can always use more. Some also need valid pre-1700 sources, so if helping with that please make sure the source meets requirement list.
Loretta Morrison participated with Team Missouri during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 66 sources to profiles.
Loretta Morrison participated with Team Missouri during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
Loretta Morrison participated with Team Missouri during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon.
A wall in my direct maternal line has been knocked down using DNA! We now know that Thomas Smith b. 1810 was descended from Benjamin Smith b: ? Suffolk England d: 1772, Frederick VA . Son: Thomas Smith (1740 - 1784), Son : Martin Smith (1770 - 1811), Son: Thomas Smith (1810 - d: abt 1884 most likely in Douglas County Missouri ) and then on down to, my now broken brick wall, my 2 x GG Mother : Patsy Mariah Epha "Fannie or Phansy" Smith (1851 - 1891) Thomas Smith 1810 was born in Fredrick County, Va and lived in Harrison County and Douglas County Missouri. His spouse, Phebe or Judah, marriage in 1849 in Williamson, TN. Their child in my line was Patsy Mariah, as stated above : abt 1851-2 AKA "Phansey" "Fannie" Their other kids were John CM, Thomas J, Mariette "Mary C, Lydia A, Ammeltia "Artimesia", and Martha born abt 1856, possible other children. Residence in 1850 Harrison, Missouri. We are still searching for the parents of Thomas 1810's spouse Phebe or Judah R. Unknown surname, born abt 1817 in Tennessee. Both her parents are listed on census records as born in Georgia.
Brick Wall in paternal line Nathaniel Morrison born abt 1790 either in North Carolina or Virginia, USA. Married Hannah Marie Austin had at least one child Alfred Caswell Morrison, source Alfred Caswell's death certificate in Chico, CA in 1907. See Y-test of Morrison-4484. Alfred's spouse Elizabeth Horn has new information that her father may have been Jacob Horn and Nancy Unknown from Greene, TN and Mercer, KY. She was a 2x great grandmother in paternal line, born about 1816- 1824, place of birth Greene County, Tennessee or North Carolina? Wife of Alfred Caswell Morrison. AKA Caswell Morris he sometimes used. They married June 9, 1845 marriage record in Greene County, Tennessee. Lived in Greene County, MO (which became Christian County MO.) And later years in Lawrence County, MO by Ash Grove. They were never formally divorced that we know of, Alfred ran off to the West Coast in about 1868 with another woman. Elizabeth went to live with one of her kids in Northwest Arkansas. Mother of Hewey or Huey E. Morrison, Sarah M. Morrison, William L. Morrison, John W. Morrison, George W. Morrison, Rachael E. Morrison and Abigale H. Morrison
So, so Many, but here are a few:
James "Jimmy" Caudill-168 'Pioneer of Kentucky' 4x Great Grandfather - Has a highway plaque commemorating him.
Sarah Thomas-11650 and husband Joseph Walker-12162 5th Great Parents - Really all the Walkers of Rehoboth. But, Sarah nursed and fed George Washington's Revolutionary War Soldiers in their home.
United States of America Patriot Ancestors
John Ross-11140 1st C, 7XR- Husband of Betsy Ross of Flag Making fame, and a hero in his own right as he died guarding a munitions warehouse. And his sister Dorothy Ross-6155, who is most likely a co-designer of the flag with her sister in law as she had more sewing experience and worked with them in the family shop.
James Cole-661 9th Great Grandfather- I was honored to visit his rock on "Cole's Hill" in Plymouth, MA . Had the 1st "ordinary" house (inn and tavern) in Plymouth . Was often in court for rowdy behavior, selling liquor to Indians or in the wrong quantities, and letting quests be loud and drunkin. Funny that the town paid him more than once for the improvements to his ordinary. And he also became constable of a nearby town !
Just a few of my Revolutionary War Ancestors ,,,Michael Arbogast Sr.,
Thomas Breedlove, Richard Currie, William Currie, Edward King, Jacob Landes, William Mullins, Francis Sturgill and Richard Wells Sr. These are the ones verified with stickers and will seek out additional to add stickers.
Fun Found by Wiki Relationships
Wiki Relationship Finder shows me related to 'King Henry VIII as 2nd cousins, 16xR Henry's Great Grandfather Richard Wydeville KG Wydeville-1 is my 17th Great Grandfather.
Napoléon III of France and Loretta are 18th C, 7XR (Uncertain) in the mutual Goode, Dowde lines
Marguerite Baux 1394-00-00 Andria, Bari, Apulia, Kingdom of Naples, Italia
William Courcy 0000-00-00 (dates needed)
Pierre Luxembourg 1390-00-00 Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy
George Stanley KG 1460-00-00 Knowsley, Lancashire, England
Thomas Stanley KG 1435-00-00 Lathom, Lancashire, England
Janet Trussell 1410-00-00 Whitney, Herefordshire, England
Alice Wood 1410-00-00 Northwick, Worcestershire, England
There are too many Categories and ways to sort by various locations, fame, migration etc. to be listed here. Link and try your profile ID today !
Wiki Relationship Finder shows me....
RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING US PRESIDENTS
James Madison- 3rd C, 7xR (in Sturgill-Stodghill line)
Millard Fillmore - 7th C, 5xR (in Anne Rosamond Peck Mason to Laurence line)
Rutherford Hayes - 10th C, 4xR (in Yarbrough & Sarah Wormley line-uncertain)
James Garfield- 9th C, 5xR (in Wells & Raleigh Travers... John Travers line)
William Taft- 11th C, 3xR (inYarbrough & Sarah Wormley line-uncertain)
Calvin Coolidge- 12th C, 2xR ( (in Anne Peck Mason to Joan Peck line)
Herbert Hoover- 12th C, 2xR (in Anne Rosamond Peck Mason to Laurence line)
Richard Nixon - 11th C, 3xR (in Wells & brother of Raleigh Travers above line)
George Bush - 12th C, 2xR (in Yarbrough & Sarah Wormley line-uncertain)
While doing this exercise, I noticed that several of these presidents are related to each other. Maybe aspiring to the Presidency runs in a persons DNA ?
Wiki Relationship Finder shows me related to all the Magna Carta Surety Barrons most direct relationships ranging between 24th to 28th Great Grandfather !
William D'Albini - 24th Great Grandfather *Roger Bigod and Hugh Bigod - 27th *Henry de Bohun - 25th * Gilbert (Clare) de Clare - 24th John (Clavering) FitzRobert -24th * Robert FitzWalter -24th *William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield -25th * John (Lacy) de Lacy Knt. -24th * William III (Lanvallei) de Lanvallay -26th *William Malet- 26th * William (Mowbray) de Mowbray -24th *Saier (Quincy) de Quincy- 28th *Robert (Ros) de Ros -24th *Geoffrey II (Say) de Say -25th *Robert de Vere -26th *William (Mowbray) de Mowbray - 24th *Saier (Quincy) de Quincy - 28th *Robert de Ros - 24th *Geoffrey II (Say) de Say -25th * Robert de Vere - 26th * William II Marshal - 1st Cousin, 25XR * Sir Roger "Baron of Hornby" de Montbegon - 27th Great Grand Uncle * Richard de Montfichet - 23rd Great Grand Uncle * Richard (Percy) de Percy - 25 Great Grand Uncle *Eustace (Vesci) de Vescy - 1st Cousin, 27XR
Wiki Relationship Finder shows me related to:
British Prime Ministers
Winston Churchill - 9th C, 3X R
Alec Douglas-Home -12th C, 1 R
Wiki Relationship Finder finds also...
Rose Dunn " Rose of the Cimmaron"
Girlfriend of George "Bittercreek"
of the Butch Cassidy "Wild Bunch" fame.
Dunn-4459 -4th Cousin, 4xR
(Wertmiller & Harrison's)
I hope to be on here for the next 60 years, But..... "To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreers, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists: ..." Please use any Wikitree admin team member to manage profiles for myself Morrison-4392, any of my living birth Morrison siblings , my adopted self Haskett-353, and spouse of my adopted self Schmig-1, and any of his descendants. Please keep private for a reseasonable time period for privacy reasons and sensitive nature of information therein. Any other profiles can be opened to be adopted by any other family members interested.
DNA Confirmation Source Maternal: Maternal relationship is confirmed by Family Tree DNA test of Morrison-4392 and FTDNA test of N Sherman, daughter W Sherman FTDNA test and 23 & me test of granddaughter, L McClain all uploaded to Gedmatch.com . Morrison-4392 sharing with N Sherman 209 cm's across 19 segments, 100 cm's across 14 segments respectively. MRCA are to Smith-70621 proving 2nd Cousin 1R, and 2R. Also 23&me tests of Morrison-4392 and White-48382 proving MRCA of 1st cousin , based on sharing 1045 cm's across 37 segments.
DNA Confirmation Source Paternal: Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Tree DNA , Family Finder test match between Morrison-4484 Leslie Morrison and Morrison-4392 Loretta Morrison, Leslie being her paternal Uncle sharing 1621 centimorgans across 46 segments. And Y-line DNA test at Family tree DNA match between C. Morrison and Morrison-4392, MRCA being Morrison -4473 Alfred Caswell Morrison. Confirming them as Y-line match cousins sharing one-two time great grandfathers common ancestor being Alfred Caswell Morrison. 2nd cousins once removed based on 224 centimorgans across 26 segments. Twelve marker matches Morrison-4484, to other R-M269 and R-P312 Morrison clan in Scotland, but stuck at 3x great grandfather Nathaniel Morrison of NC, VA in the USA.
Please message me with help and corrections! And have a wonderful Wiki day and enjoy my latest watercolor pencil Titled "Boats Horizon" . I am just an amateur, a hobby I just got back into from when I was a kid...
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Loretta or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H3ac, FTDNA kit #240238