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William Pat Morrison papers concerning the Neil Morrison family

 Collection
Identifier: MS0605

Content Description

This collection consists of Pat Morrison's research on Neil Morrison, one of the signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Includes research on Neil Morrison (1728-1784), signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, his wife Annabella, all of his children and his father James (1697-1778). It also contains writings related to Mecklenburg county from 1770-1840 and a typescript book and two articles in the Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society Quarterly, as well as typewritten letters and copies of public records.

Dates

  • 2001-2020

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The William Pat Morrison papers concerning the Neil Morrison family are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Neil Morrison was born in 1728 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to James Morrison (1697-1778), an immigrant from Scotland. He moved to Providence township in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina near Four Mile Creek in 1773 with his father, stepmother, wife and children. Neil was chosen as one of the members of the Mecklenburg Convention of May 19-20, 1775, at which the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was supposedly written and he was one of the signers. During the Revolutionary War, Morrison commanded a company in Gen. Rutherford's campaign against the Cherokee. He was a close neighbor of another signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration, John Flennikin, and tradition states that they served in the same militia company that was commanded by James Jack. After the war, Neil was chosen as one of the magistrates of Mecklenburg county. He died in 1784 in Mecklenburg county and is buried in Providence Presbyterian Church.

Pat Morrison is a resident of Lubbock, Texas who is a descendant of Neil Morrison and has researched the family since 1970. He, along with William McElroy and Leona McElroy, wrote a book about the Morrison family entitled "Some Descendants of James Morrison (1697-1778) of Providence, Mecklenburg county, North Carolina" that was published in 1980.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 record storage carton)

Language

English

Overview

Contains Pat Morrison's research on the Neil Morrison (1728-1784) family of Mecklenburg county, North Carolina. Includes research correspondence, deeds, wills, Mecklenburg county court minutes and estate inventories. Also includes a typescript book entitled "Some Descendants of James Morrison (1697-1778) of Providence, Mecklenburg county, North Carolina" and copies of two articles in the Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society Quarterly about the Morrison family.
Title
William Pat Morrison papers concerning the Neil Morrison family
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated