THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF HENDERSON GEORGE
HUGH MORRISON, eldest son of the MORRISON family was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in September 1838. He came with his parents to North Liberty, Mercer Co., Pa., about the year 1853-54, at this time he was about the year of fifteen or sixteen. He did far work on the farm of his father until about the year 1856, when he went to learn the carpenter trade with Gilbert Dunwoody of North Liberty. He continued in this occupation until within a year or so of the breaking out of the war for the Union in 1861 In the meantime (the writer has not the exact date) he married MISS MARTHA McCLIMONDS, (our step sister) who had inherited a farm lying nor far from the village of Portersville Butler Co., Pa. They were living on his farm when the war broke. MR. MORRISON enlisted in Co. C. 100dth P. V. (Roundhead) Regiment, and was mustered in with the regiment August 31st 1861, at Camp Wilkins Pittsburg, Pa. On the 2nd of September the Regiment was ordered to Washington D. C....
In 1875 MR. MORRISON bought a farm in Nansemond County, Va., and with his family occupied it for a period of ten years. He then came to Pittsburg, Pa., and became interested with his brother JOHN W. in the Photo Supply trade. In due course he bought out his brother and organized the firm of HUGH MORRISON & SONS; at the time of his death in 1901 was president of the company.
HUGH MORRISON was married twice; by his first wife he had two sons and two daughters. The sons were W. R. and R. A. MORRISON of the present firm of MORRISONS Sons, Sixth Street, Pittsburg, Pa. The daughters were JENNIE M. and BESSIE, (now MRS. SMITH). His first wife died in the seventies, and somewhat later he married MISS JOSEPHINE McKEE, daughter of HON. DAVID McKEE late of Grove City, Pa., a great-great grandaughter of the American Pioneer JAMES McKEE...
JOHN W. MORRISON - Was the second son of the MORRISON family, was born in the city of Philadelphia, Pa. about the year 1842. He was brought by his parents to the village of North Liberty, Mercer County, Pa...In September 1857, when about sixteen, he left the village home of his parents and went to the city of Pittsburg...MR. JOHN HAWORTH, his brother-in-law...
WILLIAM J. MORRISON - Was the third son of the MORRISON family and was born in Philadelphia, Pa. about the year 1844-45 and with his parents came to the village of North Liberty; he remained at home with his parents, and in 1862 enlisted in the army in September and was assigned to Co., G., 100dth P. V.(Roundhead) Regiment and served until the end of the war.
At the close of the war he married MISS MARY JANE TAYLOR of the TAYLOR family and raised a family. He was the owner of a farm two or three miles east of Slippery Rock, Butler Co., Pa. where he lived until his death which occurred about the year 1911.
1901 Roundhead Reunion in Mercer, PA: New Castle News Article
Contributed and Transcribed for the 100th Pennsylvania Website by Tami McConahy
Weekly Edition, New Castle News, 12 pages
Vol. XXIII. No. 19, New Castle, Pa.
Wednesday, August 28, 1901
Company C. -
Orlando Hudson, died February 9, 1900.
James Irwin, died March 15, 1900.
Hugh Morrison, died at Bellvue, Pa., January 4, 1900.
Lieutenant Philo S. Morton, died at Clarion, Ia., October 31, 1900.
John C. Williams, died at Ashley, N. D., August 30, 1898.
John P. Hatch, died at Franklin May 30, 1895.
David S. Aiken, died at Roseberg, Ore., August 1, 1901.
Chapter 12 -- Butler County During War of 1861-1865
One Hundredth Regiment, Round Heads
SERGT. HUGH MORRISON, e. Aug. 31, 1861; pro. to SERGT. May 15, 1862; dis. Sept. 27, 1862, for wounds.
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