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Re: Morrisons of River Denys
Posted by: Giuseppe Bobek (ID *****5002) Date: February 20, 2012 at 18:20:54
In Reply to: Re: Morrisons of River Denys by Meredith Janni of 3759

Hello, pleasure to have your acquaintance. My name is Joseph. Unfortunately, I've reached a rut in my family's ancestral history. I've only gone back as far as Peter and Margaret. I learned on my father's side that his family came from Nova Scotia before settling in Massachusetts. I knew I had Scottish heritage, and managed to trace it back to the person I believe first arrived to Nova Scotia from there, Peter Morrison. I've gathered my information through public censuses; the Scottish and Canadian seem very good at keeping records. I know of seven children Peter and Margaret had: Neil, Effie, John, Rory, Christy, Christena, and Peter.  My great great grandfather, John Morrison, married Sarah and had five sons I know of named Angus, Neil D, Peter Rory, Arthur, and Alexander. Alexander immigrated to Massachusetts in 1913, and went to war in 1927. He married a woman named Anne McFee and had five children named Leo, Alexander, Mary, Warren, and Barbara (my grandmother). Four siblings have passed, save for Warren. Unfortunately he cannot confirm what I learned due to his age. I know very little of my distant uncles and aunts. I've been unable to find any dates of anyone's death or places of burial, I can't even discover Sarah's maiden name. I have no idea what specific part of Scotland Peter comes from, but I believe his Birthday is May 4th, between 1819-1821. I believe his faith was Presbyterian (I'm Catholic, as well were his grandsons from John). I believe he married in 1848. I believe he lived in Scotland, possibly Midlothian, in 1851, and then lived in nova scotia in 1861. I believe he and his boys were farmers. Anyway I found a location that kept popping out every census, River Denys (Dennis), Inverness, Nova Scotia. I even found a book of the place's history containing brief mentions of Peter, Margaret, Angus, John, and Effie. Again, there is so little I really know. I really hope you can get back to me,


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