MORRISON, JAMES, farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. Aurora; born in the north of Ireland August 7, 1841; he emigrated to America in 1864 and located in Rock Island county, Illinois, where he remained for three years; he then removed to this county, where he has since resided; he owns 160 acres of good land, under fair improvement; Mr. Morrison commenced life a poor boy, and is indebted for his present high standing only to his own energy, good judgment, hard work and a wife who is a help as well as a companion, and is gentle and kind in her manners; they are both highly respected by all who know them; April 17, 1872, Miss Hattie, daughter of Thomas Morgan, of English River township, became his bride; she was among the first born in the township; they have two sons: Edward and Jesse; Mr. M. intends making stock-raising his principal business. Morrison, Wm., farmer, Sec. 6; P.O.Aurora. From A History of Keokuk County, Iowa, 1880 Page 811, Adams Township. Retyped 1996 by Dennis Nicklaus.