MORRISON, BAUGH, KELLY, MONTGOMERY, SKILES, MICKELWAITE, WARE, VANHYNING
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 5/12/2019 at 22:43:38
MORRISON, MIRIAM, far., Sec. 21 ; P. O. Fort Madison ; daughter of John and Mary Baugh ; the former a native of North Carolina ; the latter, of Virginia, afterward settled in Kentucky ; before the war of 1812, moved to Jefferson Co., Ill., but during the trouble then existing with the Indians, returned to Kentucky, where they remained until peace was restored, and again came to Illinois, where they died, leaving a family of seven children ; Mrs. Morrison was the eldest daughter ; she was born in Madison Co., Ill., near Edwardsville, May 11, 1810; at the age of 17, married William Kelly, who was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 10, 1807 ; raised by a family named Dixon, and brought to Illinois when a child ; he died in 1829, leaving two children— George D., born in 1827, now of Texas, and Emily, born in 1829, who married Dennis Montgomery, both now de ceased. In 1833, she married Joseph ! Morrison, who was born in Washington Co., Tenn., on the same year, month and day as her first husband ; with him she came to Lee Co. in 1836 ; first bought and improved a place at Fort Madison , and remained for two years ; removed to her present place of residence, where she owns 234 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre ; she has ten children— William F., born in Illinois Aug. 26, 1834, now of Nebraska; John H., born in Lee Co. in 1836, now of Palestine, Tex. ; Margaret A., born in December, 1839, the wife of A. Skiles, of Nebraska ; Mary E., born Jan. 9, 1842, wife of Richard Mickelwaite, of Glenwood, Iowa ; Martha J., born Feb. 25, 1844, of Mills Co., Iowa; Louisa A., born March 14, 1846, wife ; of Henry Ware, of Montgomery Co., Ill. ; Joseph G., born Feb. 2, 184S, at home; James E., born Aug. 17, 1849, attorney at law, at Plattsmoutb, Neb.; Roseann C, born Jan. 8, 1851, wife of A. Vanhyning, of Lee Co. ; Sarah M., born Dec. 3, 1852. Mrs. Morrison is one of the pioneer mothers of Lee Co. ; has raised a large family of children — all honest, industrious citizens ; she has thirty-nine grand and great-grand children.
Source: BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY
HISTORY OF LEE COUNTY IOWA
CHICAGO: WESTERN HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1879
Transcription typed/proofed as article was originally published in 1879
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