Loretta Morrison

Loretta Morrison

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Loretta L. Morrison
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Note: In November I adopted a number of profiles and many lack sources. Please be patient as I atempt to add valid source information. If you help source a pre -1700 profile, please make sure it is a pre-1700 approved Wiki source.

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.

Also interested in Acadian history of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, which matches my mtDNA, and Native American ancestry which I have distant ancestors.

A wall in my direct maternal line has been recently 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.

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, ? 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 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 Viginia, 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.

Elizabeth Horn is a brick wall. 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

Noteworthy Ancestors

So, so Many, but here are a few: James "Jimmy" Caudill-168 - Pioneer of Kentucky 4x Great Grandfather - Has a highway plack commenorating him.

Sarah Thomas-11650 and husband Joseph Walker-12162- 5x GG Parents - Really all the Walkers of Rehoboth. But, Sarah nursed and fed George Washington's Revolutionary War Soldiers in their home.

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.

Fun Found by Wiki Relationships

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 Presidentcy runs in a persons DNA ?

Wiki Relationship Finder shows me related to the following Magna Carta Surety Barrons:

  • William D'Albini
  • Roger Bigod and Hugh Bigod
  • Henry de Bohun - a 25th Great Grandfather - Bio - "one of the twenty-five barons elected to guarantee the observance of Magna Carta, signed by King John 15 June 1215. In consequence, he was among the barons excommunicated by Pope Innocent III 16 Dec. 1215."

(this is a work in progress....may be more)

Wiki Relationship Finder shows me related to these other Famous Profiles:

Rose Dunn "Rose of the Cimmaron" girlfriend of George "Bittercreek" of the Butch Cassidy "Wild Bunch" fame. Dunn-4459 - 4C, 4xR (in Wert Miller & Harrison line)


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.

Closing Thoughts

Please message me with help and corrections! Have a wonderful Wiki DAY !

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My Great-Grandfather , {Maggard-475} was a moonshiner in Eastern Kentucky near Harlan back in the 1800's . Grazed the black mustache off a revenue man in Kentucky. Moved to the Ozark Mountains in Missouri , kept it in his pocket and would show it around. Earning him the name "Black John" Maggard. My uncle told me stories of "runnin' shine" with his Grandpa "Black John" to Chicago on back dirt roads during the prohibition.
My Great-Grandfather , {Maggard-475} was a moonshiner in Eastern Kentucky near Harlan back in the 1800's . Making moonshine for the coal miners. His shot grazed the black mustache off a revenue man in Kentucky. Moved to the Ozark Mountains in Missouri , again making "shine" for the lead miners . Kept the black mustache in his pocket and would show it around, earning him the name "Black John" Maggard. My Uncle Les told me stories of "runnin' shine" with his Grandpa "Black John" to Chicago on ba
Been helping with errors as I can. Would like to continue with coaches.
Elizabeth Horne 2x who Married Alfred Caswell Morrison
Nathaniel Morrison 3x who married Hannah Marie Austin, son Alfred Caswell Morrison
Sending in application for Clan Morrison in the USA
Phebe R LNU 1817 TN, married Thomas Smith b:1810 Fredrick VA & Benjamin Smith 1772 , 5x who married Elizabeth Chester
As member of Virginia project ancestors in US by early to mid-1600's, also in MA and DE colonies.
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Loretta Morrison's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. 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:
  • Loretta Morrison: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H3ac, FTDNA kit #240238
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On 4 Nov 2019 at 12:42 GMT Tess Valli wrote:

Hi, Loretta(Trish)!! Morrison is my maternal grandmother's maiden name, so after noting your Black Sheep badge I had to check your profile. Have you checked into Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, or Doc Holliday? Relationship finder matches me to them and several others: Wild Bill, Clyde Barrows, etc. I also saw you listed your connections to US Presidents, and I showed connections to more than half of them myself. Also, an old family story/joke piqued my curiosity, so if you haven't already look for John Wayne's profile; turns out that my family wasn't entirely wrong. The connections I'm discovering to people in history are astounding, and I love it more each time I find new ones!

On 1 Oct 2019 at 14:33 GMT Loretta Morrison wrote:

Yes, Charles Price Odell is not the only person with conflicting birth dates by far...Colleen. I just think I will post a note about it on the profile and then put an "false error" on it in the data doctors. Thank you for the reply! (Trish - born Loretta

On 30 Sep 2019 at 22:32 GMT Colleen (Risley) Tilton wrote:

Concerning the conflicting DOB for Charles Price Odell, we have similar problems with someone as close as my father-in-law. His birth records have him born in 1922, when in fact his mother said he was born in 1921. His service records are even more confusing, he joined and separated several times before and after WWII. My guess, census workers made mistakes on birth years, even birth records can have typos. Military records were not accurate either, partially because records were lost or recorded incorrectly. We just do the best we can to accurately piece it together!

On 13 Aug 2019 at 11:27 GMT Al Adams wrote:

Hello Loretta, Thanks for the comment on DNA, Probably may have not been a good choice for words on the Male side. You are correct we would be able to connect with no issues but we wouldn't be able to distinguish father, brother, uncle, nephew and so on, only the connection to the Line. Research does the rest. If you need any assistance, just ask.

Regards Al Adams

On 13 Aug 2019 at 01:31 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Trish,

I think I have the Arbogast family all cleaned up, but, if you see anything odd...please let me know.

On 7 Aug 2019 at 12:42 GMT Loretta Morrison wrote:

Elizabeth Cameron, Betty Sambrook profile: I would be happy to help you figure it out if I knew what it was that was confusing?

On 7 Aug 2019 at 07:19 GMT Betty Sambrook wrote:

Sorry I do not understand what this is all about.

Best Regards Elizabeth Cameron

On 6 Jul 2019 at 05:15 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Thank you Loretta. If you need other help, just let me know.

On 6 Jul 2019 at 00:19 GMT Susan McNamee wrote:

Welcome to the Black Sheep Project! You should see the project badge now.

Thanks! Susan

On 27 Jun 2019 at 11:48 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hello Loretta,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz! Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, thus coordinating with others is essential.

I see you have joined a project already. :-) Please refer to the new recommended sources for citing Pre-1700’s sources. when working on profiles of that time period and with your project profiles.

For questions, just ask.

Natalie ~ Pre-1700 Greeter p.s. If links do not work in a WikiTree email, check on your profile page for this message

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