He and his wife emigrated to America in 1740 with their children. Anna died on the voyage. T hey arrived in Philadelphia and settled in Buck's county, Pa. after the Revolution. Later, Samuel and all of his family, several of whom were Mariners, moved to the west bank of the
Susquehanna River, near the mouth of Pine Creek.
Emigrated to America aboard the "Sally of Coleraine" Ship in 1740Arriving in Philadelphia an d settling in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.Samuel was over 6 ft tall, wt over 250#, stout, dar k hair (not black),blue eyes, fair skin. Samuel managed his own farm until over 90 years olda nd kept house after wife's death until his death.
"From 'History of the Morrison Family', by J. P. Sage found in the OhioState Library, Columbu s, Ohio, the following information is given: SamuelMorrison of Bucks and Lycoming Co., Penn . Samuel, son of John Morrison,and his brother Ephriam with Samuel's seven sons and three dau ghters cameto Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about 1740. Samuel's children were: Annab. 1739 i n Ulster buried at sea; Margaret b. 1743, Bucks Co., Penn.;James b. 1/4/1744 Bucks Co., Penn. ; William b. 1747 Bucks Co., Penn;Ephriam b. 1749 Bucks Co.; Rachel b. 1751 Bucks Co., Penn. ; John b. 1753Bucks Co., Penn.; Samuel b. 1/7/56 Bucks Co., Penn; Ephraim and Jonah,twins, b . 6/5/1759 Bucks Co., Penn."
Will (abt. 1801):He made his Last Will and Testament, but 5 days beforehe was one hundred yea rs old, devising as follows:
To Margaret Young, Five Pounds or (13.33)
To James Morrison, Ten Pound or (26.66)
To Heirs of John Morrison Eight Pounds or (21.33)
To William Morrison, the farm on which I now live and the farm adjoiningthe above (about 20 0 acres and worth at the time about $25.00 an acre).
To Samuel Morrison, One Dollar
To my son Ephraim Morrison, One Dollar
To my son Jonah Morrison, the interest of one hundred pounds yearly,during his natural life.
Of the above none of the heirs except William got one cent.
obtained from a GENFORUM Posting By Jodie (Lowe) Hollifield on 1 April2000.
Note: Among the first settlers of Warren County, Pennsyvania were the Morrisons who had migrated from Bucks County, PA through Lycoming County and then to Warren and Kinzua. The patriarch of the clan was Samuel Morrison who with his wife Marcy Mayse had left their former home in N. Ireland and settled in Tinicum, Bucks County,PA after arriving in Phila. in 1740 as part of the great Scots-Irish migration. It was there they raised a large family. Five of the sons served and survived the Revolutionary War. In about 1780 Samuel sold his holdings in Bucks and joined his family in Pine Creek Valley near Williamsport where he and Marcy died at old age. She at 82 in 1798 and he at 100 in 1801. They were typical of the Scots-Irish who settled the Appalacians from PA to GA during the mid-1700s. From Lycoming County these Morrisons migrated out to Ohio and Indiana. James and his Nephew Jeremiah and their kin were among the original residents of Warren County. James, a veteran of the crossing of the Delaware on Christmas 1776 and the Battle of Princeton, died in 1839 at the age of 95 on his land on Morrison's Island in the Allegheny River at Kinzua. Jeremiah died in 1847 at the age of 86 near Tidioute in a canoe accident.
Children of Mercy Mace and Samuel Morrison are:
i. Anna Morrison was born 1739 in Ireland, and died 1740 aboard the "Sally of Coleraine" Buried at Sea.
ii. Margaret Morrison was born 1743 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and died 1833 in Cincinnati, Oh. She married George Morrison 1760 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was born WFT Est. 1713-1743, and died 1770 in Susquehanna River, Pa.. She married Abel Dady 1775. He was born WFT Est. 1726-1746, and died 1778. She married Robert Young 1780. He was born WFT Est. 1731-1764, and died WFT Est. 1790-1848.
2. iii. James Morrison was born 3 JAN 1744/45 in Bucks Co., Pa., and died 4 SEP 1839 in Warren Co., Pa. He married Margaret Rice 1771. She was born WFT Est. 1734-1759 in Louden County, VA, and died 1789 in Pa.. He married Martha Griffin 1790 in Lycoming Co, Pa. She was born 23 MAY 1757 in Scotland, U.K., and died 3 SEP 1844 in Verango Co., Pa..
iv. William Morrison was born 1748 in Bucks Co., Pa., and died AUG 1810 in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Walker 1778 in Northumberland Co., Pa. She was born WFT Est. 1742-1767, and died 1820 in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
v. John Morrison was born 1753 in Bucks County, PA, and died WFT Est. 1793-1844 in ?. He married Miriam Suell 1788 in ?. She was born WFT Est. 1740-1764 in ?, and died WFT Est. 1792-1852 in ?.
vi. Samuel Morrison was born 7 JAN 1756 in Bucks Co., Pa., and died 7 MAY 1811 in Miami Co., Ohio. He married Charlotte Crawford 8 FEB 1785 in Lycoming Co, Pa. She was born 11 JUN 1766 in Pennsylvania, and died 17 AUG 1841 in Clark Co., Ohio.
vii. Ephraim Morrison was born 5 JUN 1759 in Bucks Co., Pa., and died 2 FEB 1806 in Clark Co., Ohio. He married Nancy Hettick 1786 in ?. She was born WFT Est. 1749-1774 in ?, and died 18 DEC 1803 in Dearborn County, Indiana. He married Leticia Gilson 1804 in ?. She was born WFT Est. 1758-1786 in ?, and died WFT Est. 1809-1874 in ?.
viii. Jonah Morrison was born 5 JUN 1759 in Lycoming Co, Pa, and died 7 JUN 1813 in Warren Co., Pa.
Children with Marce Mayse.
Ann b. 1739 buried at sea 1740
Margaret b. was born 1743 in Bucks, Co, PA, and died 1833 in Cincinnati, OH. She married George MORRISON 1760 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was born ABT. 1738 in Bucks, Co, PA, and died ABT. 1775 in Pa. She married Abel DADY 1775. She married Robert YOUNG 1833. Lived in Lycoming
Rachel MORRISON was born 1743 in Buck, PA, and died ABT. 1751
* James was born 4 JAN 1744 in Durham, Bucks County, PA, and died 4 SEP 1839 in Kinzua, Warren County, PA.
William b. 1747 in Buck ,PA died 1810 in Pine Creek, Lycoming Co, PA.
Ephraim b. 1749 Died in infancy Bucks, Co, PA,
Rachel b. 1751.
John b. 1753 in Buck, PA, and died 1786 in Pine Creek, Lycoming, PA
Samuel David MORRISON was born 4 JAN 1756 in Buck, PA, and died 7 MAY 1811 in Miami Co, OH.
Ephraim b. 5 JUN 1759 in Buck, PA, and died 2 FEB 1806 in In
Jonah MORRISON was born 5 JUN 1759 in Buck, PA.
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