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John Gordon Morrison

John born 13 July 1838 probably in Dublin, Ireland. Mother probably Jane. 21st Foot during the Crimean War. Deserted July 1855. Immigrated 13 October 1855 and went to Lansingburgh where he probably was a brush maker, a trade his sister and her husband followed in Ireland. Enlisted in US Navy and served in USS Wabash and later in USS Relief. Returned to Lansingburgh and married Margaret McCabe 3 July 1859. Enlisted in 30th NY Volunteer Infantry 24 April 1861. Volunteered for service on the Western Waters and served in USS Carondolet and USS Lafayette. MOH awarded for service in Carondolet. Discharged and reenlisted in 21st New York Cavalry.

Children Jennie, married George A. Owens; Francis X, unmarried; John; Edward, unmarried; Anna, unmarried; Samuel, married Florence (?); Robert, married Mary Reilly; Charles; Margaret Marie, unmarried.

John was a policeman in Troy; a brush manufacturer in Brooklyn and worked for the Customs Service in New York prior to his death in 1897.

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Researcher: Jim Owens

 

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