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Anna Morrison 1826 - 1897

Anna Holmes Morrison (I have a photocopy of her portrait which I need to scan) was the daughter of John and Lydia Register Holmes of Roane County, Tennessee. She married James Barnard Morrison on January 25, 1849 in Roane County, Tennessee. They had seven children:
  • Lydia Elizabeth Morrison married Levi Smith
  • Sarah Malinda Morrison married Alexander James Edgmon
  • Mary Ann Morrison married Azor Cowhon Osburn
  • Deborah Jane Morrison married William Avon Vaughn
  • James Register Morrison married Sarah Jane Helm
  • Jefferson Davis Morrison married Emma Jane King
  • Francis Marion Morrison married Cordelia Certina Mullins

    Anna Morrison and all of her children, except Sarah Morrison Edgmon, left Roane Co, TN, in a wagon train October 8, 1882, and settle in Fulton County, Arkansas, south of Bakersfield, Missouri. Other families in the wagon train were the Henry Smiths, the Caldwells, the Thomas Neills and the Richard Thomas (George) Price family.

    Anna Morrison Headstone

    This headstone inscription reads as follows:

    MAR. 21, 1826
    FEB. 8, 1897
    A tender mother, a faithful friend.

    A footstone engraved with 'A. M.' marks the grave. The 'tiger stripe' marble headstone has many geometric and other decorative designs. Above the work Anna is a large circle. Along each side of the inscription is a decoration which looks like fern leaves in a pot (some sort of flora) and at the top corners are geometric designs. The stone measures x x .

    It is located in the back left corner of the cemetery and is the first stone at that end. A few fieldstones mark a grave between Anna's stone and the fence. She is buried beside (to the right of - if facing the stones) Deborah Caldwell.

    Anna Morrison Footstone