Alexander Morrison

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  • Name Alexander Morrison 
    Born 1767  Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1785, Oct 7 -- Land Grant #160, Moore County, NC
      Allen Morrison received 100 acres located on Sings Creek adjoining John Key, Waddle and John Smith. Alexr. Morrison and Murdoch Baton were chain carriers.

      1789, Apr 18 -- Land Grant #351, Moore County, NC
      Allen Morison received 90 acres located northwest of Sings Creek adjoining Key, Newton, Waddle and his own line. Norman Morison and Alexander Morison were chain carriers.

      1789, May 17 -- Land Grant #1370 & #0287, Moore County, NC
      Murdock Bethune received 150 acres located on Sings Creek adjoining John Key and Morrison. Alexander Morrison and Allen Morrison were chain carriers.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 161
      Alex. Morrison
      (16+) 2M
      2F

      1790, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 257
      Ordered that Robert Pattison be appointed overseer in place of Nich. Newton and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn, Bar. Dunn, Nathl. Melton, Norman Matheson, Murdock McLeod, Hector McLean, Thos. Kee, Moses Kee, Wm. Kee, Alex Morrison, Jno. McAulay, Wm. Newton, Mur. McAulay, Ezk. Dun, Hector McLean, Thomas Graham and John Bethune.

      1792, Oct 25 -- Land Grant #410, Moore County, NC
      John McAulay received 50 acres adjoining his own line, Barrett, Dunn and McKinnon. Joel Atkins and Alexander Morrison were chain carriers.

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records, Box 3
      Alexander Morrison signed a petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC. [Editor's Note: the petition failed. In 1796 the NC General Assembly established Carthage as the county seat. In 1806, it was changed to Faginsville to honor Richardson Fagin. The name was changed back to Carthage in 1814]

      1794, May 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 455
      Deed from Allan Morrison to Alexander Morrison proven by Richard Dunn

      1795, May 21 -- 1785-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 523
      Ordered that the following persons be appointed to determine whether the road from Instant Hall's plantation to the [Montgomery] County Line shall go by Thomas Dunn's or Lewis Sowell's: Darius Ramage, Norman McKennon, Murdo McAulay, Enoch Hall, Norman McLeod, Saml. Hall, Murdo. McAulay Jr., Joseph Allen, William Smith Jr., John McKinnon, Christopher Bethune, John Spivia, Hezekiah Dunn, Richard Dunn, Alexander Morrison and William Morgan.

      1798, Jul 16 -- Land Grant #1347, Moore County, NC
      Alexander Morrison received 50 acres located west of Sings Creek adjoining his own line, Nicholas Newton, Meloney Newton, Murdock Bethune and David Allison. John Morrison and Allen Morrison were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 59
      Alexander Morrison
      (45+) 2F
      (26-45) 1M

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 598
      Alexr. Morrison
      (45+) 1F
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 3M

      1810, Jul 26 -- Moore County, NC Will Book A, Page 269
      Will of Benjamin Britt, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Nancy (plantation where I now live and the profits from the sale of the Harvil place), children Behuver [Belaver], Ispthu [Jeptha], Buldu, Edwin, Tinatee [Finity] and Handay; Rodah, Widow of brother Rial Britt (land containing Bent field); Avington, Prulellah, Billasant [Bellison], Claramon [Cleryman], Becum and Tinsay, orphan children of brother Rial Britt (land north and west of Mill Creek that belonged to Rial). Executor: Joseph Allin. Witnesses: F. Bullock, Alexr. Morrison and Britin Britt. Proven Aug 1810.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Alexr. Morrison listed 100 acres valued at $200 and 72 acres valued at $50

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Alexd. Morrison listed 170 acres valued at $180

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 308
      Alexr. Morison
      (45+) 1M 2F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 3M 3F

      1823, Nov 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 13
      Administration of the estate of Allin Morison Dec'd. is granted to Alexr. Morison.

      1824, Aug-Nov (undated estimate) -- Record of Estates Book B Page 83, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Allen Morrison, Dec'd. by Alexr. Morison, Administrator. Notes due on the following: Alexr. Morison, Neill Morison, John Morison, Angus Morison, Malcolm Bethune (R.C.), Jacob Gaster, Wm. McLeod and Allen McDonald.

      1824, Nov 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 56-57
      Elizabeth Wright, widow and relict of Sherwood Wright Dec'd. renounced her right of administration of the estate and recommended Levy Deaton as administrator. Deaton appointed with John Paterson and Alexr. Morison as securities. Neill Morrison Esq., Peter Shamburger, Donal McDonald (SC) and Joseph Allen appointed to lay off a year's provision for widow and family.

      1824, Nov 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 59
      The committees appointed to settle with the following returned their reports: Alexander Morison as administrator of Allen Morison Dec'd.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 465
      Alexr. Morrison
      (50-60) 1M
      (40-50) 1F
      (20-30) 1M 1F
      (15-20) 1M 1F
      (10-15) 2F

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 185
      Alexander Morison
      (70-80) 1M
      (60-70) 1F
      (20-30) 1M 1F
      (5-10) 1M
      Slave
      (0-10) 1M

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 235
      Alexander Morrison 83 M, Farmer, $500 Real Estate, Born in Scotland
      Nancy Morrison 74 F, Born in NC
      Elizabeth Morrison 27 F, Born in NC
      Allen Morrison 25 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Neill McCaskill 16 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Edmund Denson 18 M, mulatto, Farmer, Born in NC
    Person ID I36868  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2021 

    DNA Tests  5 DNA tests are associated with Alexander Morrison 

    Family Nancy McCaskill,   b. 1776 
    Married 22 Mar 1802  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Morrison
    +2. Col. John Morrison,   b. 5 Jan 1803,   d. 12 May 1870  (Age 67 years)
     3. Mary Morrison,   b. 1805
     4. Kenneth Morrison,   b. 31 Oct 1806,   d. 1 May 1877  (Age 70 years)
     5. Angus Morrison,   b. 10 Jun 1809,   d. 13 Jul 1848  (Age 39 years)
    +6. Allen Morrison,   b. 5 Feb 1814,   d. 26 Jul 1897  (Age 83 years)
    +7. Margaret Morrison,   b. 20 Jul 1816,   d. 1892  (Age 75 years)
     8. Christian Morrison,   b. 9 Apr 1819,   d. 23 Sep 1832  (Age 13 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F11598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Histories
    1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
    1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
    Courtesy of the NC Archives.
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 7
    Only the petition was included. No details but speculation is that it was a petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Signers: [selected signers from Randolph County page 1 and 3] William Reader, John Graves, Evachel Hancock, John Lawley, Elisha Lawley, Uriah Wright and Nathanl. Tucker. The names listed on the second page are largely from Moore County and are listed in their entirety: Isaac Dun, William Dunn, William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, John McAulay, Alexander Morrison, George Grimes, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., Normand McLeod, Nicolas Newton Senr., Allan Morison, Malcom McLeod, John Kees, George Ceagle [Cagle], Thomas Kees, Nathanyel Melton, William Kees, Richard Dunn Junr., Moses Keys, William Keys, Benja. Simmons, Jesse Brown, Vincent Davis, Averit Smith, William Maness, James Maness, John Shuffield Junr., David Davison, Ambrose Maness, Joseph Cockman, Wm. Smith Senr., Wm. Smith Junr., John Smith, Samuel Tidwell, John Cagle, Jacob Stutts Jur., Isom Smith, George Cagil, Thoms. Minyard, David Cagel, Nicolas Wallis, Stephen Richardson, Normand McLean, John Allin, Adam Shuffield, John Caringer, John Shuffield Senr., Isom Shuffield, Shadrack Manes, Meshach Manes, Hezekiah Dunn, James Munyard, Henry Cagle, Jacob Caringer, William Dunn, Nathan Smith, Jacob Stutts Senr., Richard Dunn Sen., John Morison, Murdoch McLeod, Hector McLean, James Bowdon, Travis Bowdon, Windsor Pearce, John Pearce, Gideon Meakins, John Caneday, Willm. Searcy, John Reade, Charles Stewart, Micaj. Hendry, John Garner, Edward Moore, Rolley Spinks, Alexd. Kanedy, David Kanedy, James Garner, Joseph Carr, Robt. Carr, John Spivey, James Mallett [?], Christopher Yow, John Spinks, Wm. Reade, Jessy Pitts, George Carringer Junr., John London [?], George Caringer Sen., Wm. Harris, Charles Grey, David Andres, John Powers, Adam Andres, Wm. Williams, Richd. Bird, James Deaton, Wm. Bird, Isaac Deaton [?], John Cagle and Elias Allred. [Editor's Note: While we can't be certain that these are in fact signers of the Randolph County petition we have been unable to locate a similar one for Moore County during the same time frame. Some of these names appear to be actual signatures while others are clearly written by the same person as other names around them. The Randolph County petition suffered from similar challenges including some signers that would be under 21 years old. Regardless, this is quite a list of northern Moore County residents during the late 1780's.]
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1329] Chronicles and Records of Bensalem Church, Eagle Springs, Moore County, NC.