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Morrison, Barney
BORN: 1 June 1827 DIED: 18 Sept 1907 BURIED:  ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Washington Co, Tennessee
DEATH PLACE: Lincoln Co, Oregon
MARRIAGE - Barney Morrison & Jemina Stover md 11 Apr 1846, Sullivan Co, Missouri
1850 IA CENSUS - Barney Morrison (23y, b Tenn, occupation laborer) enumerated with Jemima (21y, b Kentucky) and Ruth A. (2y, b Iowa)
1860 IA CENSIUS - Barney Morrison (31y, b Tenn, occupation farmer) enumerated with Jemima (31y, b Ky), Ruth A. (12y, b Iowa), Mary M.A. (10y, b Iowa), James H. (7y, b Iowa), Sarah J. (4y, b Iowa) & Chesley S. (1y, b Iowa)
1870 OR CENSUS -  Barney Morrison (43y, b Tennessee, occupation sawyer) enumerated with Jemima (41y, b Indiana), James (17y, b Iowa), Sarah (14y, b Iowa), Chesley (9y, b Iowa), Tabitha (8y, b Iowa), Josephine (5y, b Oregon) & Lydia (3y, b Oregon)
1880 OR CENSUS - B. Morrison (53y, b Tennessee, occupation farmer)enumerated with wife Jemima (52y, b Kentucky) and 5 children, James A. (27y, b Kentucky), Chesley L. (21y, b Kentucky), Tabitha (19y, b Kentucky), Josephine (15y, b Oregon) & Lydia M. (13y, b Oregon) 
1900 OR CENSUS - Barney Morrison (b June 1827, Tennessee) enumerated with wife of 52 years Jemima (b Dec 1828, Kentucky, mother of 8 children, 5 living at time of census)
DISCREPENCY - dc gives date of death as 18 Sept 1907, but tombstone and obits give date as 24 Sept 1907
OSBH DC (1907 Lincoln co) #4611 Barney Morrison, male, farmer, married; b Tenn; father John Morrison; mother Rebecca (b Tenn); d 18 Sept 1907, Morrison, age 80y 6m 15d; bur Elk City [tombstone at Smith cem]; informant F.M. Carter, MD, Newport, Ore
Barney Morrison, an old pioneer of the Yaquina Bay country, died at his home at Pioneer last Tuesday, September 24, 1907, at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 24 days. Barney Morrison was born June 1, 1827, in Washington county, Tennessee. On April 11, 1846, he was united in marriage to Miss Zimma Stoner. To the couple were born six girls and two boys. Those living are: Ruth A. Embree of Dallas; J.H. Morrison of Lebanon, Wash; C.L. Morrison of Pioneer; Tabitha Simpson and Josephine Bevens of Airlie. The good wife survives him. Mr and Mrs Morrison settled at what is now known as Pioneer in May, 1878, where they continuously made their home, and were numbered among the old pioneers who by their spirit of industry and endurance, paved the way and made it possible that we of less venturesome turn might come and make our homes. – Toledo Leader
Polk County Observer, Tuesday, October 1, 1907, 3:5

Polk County Itemizer, Thursday, October 3, 1907, 1:4

At his home at Pioneer, in Lincoln county, Oregon, on Tuesday, September 24, 1907, Barney Morrison, aged 80 years, 3 months and 24 days, died. He was born in Washington county, Tennessee. He was married April 11th, 1846, to Jemima Storrer. There was born to them six children, four girls and two boys, all of whom survive him: Ruth A. Embree of Dallas, J.H. Morrison of Lebam, Wash, C.L. Morrison, Pioneer, Tabitha Simpson, Independence and Josephine Bevens of Airlie. He moved to this county and settled at Pioneer in 1878. He located on a productive farm along the Yaquina river. He was one of the promoters and at the time of his death was president of the Yaquina Bay Mutual Telephone Company. He was an upright citizen, a kind husband and father and was respected by his neighbors. – Toledo Reporter
June 1, 1827
Sept. 24, 1907

[shares marker with Jemima & Lydia Morrison]
OSBH DC (1907 Lincoln co) #4611 
Missouri Marriage Records (
1850 IA CENSUS (Dallas Co, FA#983)
1860 IA CENSUS (Dallas Co, Adel, FA#852)
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Salt Creek, FA#842)
1880 OR CENSUS (Benton Co, Elk, ED 8, FA#13)
1900 OR CENSUS (Lincoln Co, Elk City, ED 30, sheet 12A)
Polk County Observer, 1 Oct 1907, 3:5
Polk County Itemizer, 3 Oct 1907, 1:4
ROW: 47-8  

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