Joseph Morrison

1756–14 May 1817 (Age 61)
County Down, Ireland

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Morrison was born in 1756, in County Down, Ireland, his father, John Morrison Jr., was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Scott, was 25. He married Mary Elizabeth Fletcher in 1778, in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 14 May 1817, in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Ulmer, Allendale, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Morrison
Mary Elizabeth Fletcher
Marriage: 1778
Margaret Morrison
John Robert Morrison
Margaret Jane Morrison

Spouse and Children

Beaufort, South Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Morrison Jr.


    Elizabeth Scott




    John Morreson



    Hamilton Moore Morrison


    Mary Morrison


    Jane Morrison


+5 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 20

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

Age 33

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Morris .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Morrison, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Morrison, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Morrison - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1756; Ulster, Ireland

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