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The farm was in the family for many generations. -
the patent was purchased by Neal's father, Hugh
Morrison in 1670. At that time New Castle was
one of the 'three southern counties" of
Pennsylvania. So the patent is held in the PA. Land
office in Harrisburg PA. The farm continued in the
family for 7 generations. It contained 170 acres
and lay on the south side of White Clay Creek
near present day Ogletown.
Neil Morrison is noted in Scharfe's History of
Delaware, pg 919 as a member of the White Clay
Creek Presbyterian Congregation that received the deed for
the "Present church" on May 25, 1752. Generations of
the family is buried in it's cemetery.
Scharfe on pg 934 notes that on Aug. 25, 1767, 454 acres in the White Clay Creek Hundred survey was divided among 5 owners, Neil Morrison received 50 acres.That track was noted on the 1804 Assesment List being owned by Douglass, David and Robert Morrison, all grandsons of Neil.
It is not known when Neil died, but it would have
been soon after that 50 acres became his. According
to the History of the Morrison Family, his son
returned to the farm when his father died, while his
youngest child, Douglass was still an infant.
Morrison was born in 1765. Neil
is probably buried in the old cemetery of White Clay
Presbyterian Church, which I understand is on a hill above
the current churches location.
If you know the answer please CONTACT
1. Who was Neal's wife and when did they wed.
2. Were there more than one child born to Neil
3. When did he die
4. There is suppose to be a will dated 1752 where he left all to his brothers, find it.
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