May Birthday Boy - Marion Michael Morrison

Robert Morrison (1782-1863) was born in County Antrim of unknown parents and plied a linen weaver's trade until he emigrated to the United States in 1801. He married and was a pioneer in Adams County, Ohio, a captain in the War of 1812 commanding a company of dragoons, a state legislator, a county judge and resided on his farm in Cherry Fork for his entire life except when duty called. He came to this country accompanied by his mother and an uncle.  

Captain Robert Morrison married Phebe McGowen (b PA)
Birth 29 Nov 1782 in Antrim, Ireland
Death 10 Feb 1863 in Cherry Fork, Adams, Ohio

James W Morrison married Martha Purdy Ewing
Born 21 Sep 1811 Cherry Fork, Adams, Ohio
Died 12 Jan 1879 Monmouth, Warren, Illinois

Marion Mitchell Morrison married Wealtha Chase Parsons
Birth 20 Jan 1845 in Cherry Fork, Adams, Ohio
Death 5 Dec 1915 in Los Angeles, California

Clyde Leonard Morrison married Mary Alberta Mollie Brown
Birth 20 Aug 1884 in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois
Death 04 Mar 1937 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Marion Michael Morrison (AKA John Wayne)
Birth 26 May 1907 in Winterset, Madison, Iowa
Death 11 Jan 1979 Los Angeles, California

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Tags: Ancestry, Antrim, Genealogy

Comment by Gerry Regan on May 26, 2015 at 8:10am

"The Duke" -- extraordinarily comforting actor -- epitomizing, embodying many, perhaps most Americans' sense of who they are, who they want to be or who they want to become. Did he ever visit his ancestral county of Antrim?

Comment by Patrick J. O'Leary on February 7, 2017 at 8:55pm

Agree  with you on your thoughts about   " The Duke ".  Once referred to as " a man  unto himself  ",   many of us  did  feel he was just  that. Saw  a lot of  the movies he made, even a  few  of the  pre 1940 films. Always enjoyed the films he made  and the cast of entertainers with him who gave him great  support, at least that was it came across as being so. >>



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