Joseph B. Morrison synopsis

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Joseph B. Morrison synopsis

Post by Merrilee » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:44 pm

Wm Mace and Rachel Melvina/Levina McMurphy married in 1860 in Knowlton, WI.
Had daughter, Julia.
Wm was killed in Nov, 1862, at Barber's Crossroads, VA.

Jos and Rachel married March, 1865, in EauPleine, WI.
Joseph B. Morrison was b 1822, based on Civil War military papers of Wm Mace.
They state that he was 43 on Dec 6, 1865, and was Julia's guardian.
Son John Alva b. 1866.
Son Charles C b. 1867-8.
Jos and Rachel div 1869. Apparently, Jos had son John for a year or so and then adopted him out.

Rachel stated that she had known Jos, since 1860, knew no one who knew Jos before 1860, did NOT think Jos. had served in the military, and also , some of the papers mentioned them being in DEKALB, ILL,after first husband's death and before second marriage. She seems to have been res. there.

Other than Charles' insistence that Jos was b. in Scotland, nothing further is known at this point about Joseph.

Rachel m. 3) John C Mickel June 10, 1871. This is actually when she stated using her name,Rachel, which was also her grandmother's name...

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