Stephen Morrison, Civil War Soldier

Stephen Morrison, Civil War Soldier


(Photo compliments of Sid Heidt)

Stephen Morrison was the maternal uncle of Arthur Kelty and William Morrison Cleeland, and the paternal uncle of Hosea, William J, and Thomas C. Morrison. He was the youngest son of William Morrison and Sarah Slemmons, whose father Robert Slemmons was a Revolutionary War soldier. Stephen was born 3 Apr 1826. He was most likely born in Connoquenessing Township, Butler County, PA, since his father William was listed in the township tax records during that time. Sometime before 1850, Stephen married Lydia Emerson. Stephen Morrison was an educator, and was elected School Superintendent by the school directors of Lawrence County, PA. He served that post from 1860-1866. His Civil War experience [1] was that of a Pvt. in Company E, 55th Regiment Militia. The 55th Regiment mustered in June 27 – July 11, 1863, and was discharged July 18 and August 26, 1863. The 55th had service in Pennsylvania during Lee’s Invasion.

Lawrence Journal, Newcastle , Pennsylvania , Saturday, March 9, 1867:

Died Suddenly
We regret to state that Mr. Stephen Morrison of Neshannock Township, late county Superintendent of Common Schools of this county died suddenly on Wednesday morning last. His father has been very poorly for some time, and on that morning Mr. Morrison received a message to go and see his father. He started, and while on the way, which was but a short distance, he ruptured a blood vessel---he was found before life was extinct, laying on the road, but he died in a few minutes after being taken up from the ground.

One of Stephen Morrison’s nephews, S. S. Boston (the son of his sister Maria and John Boston), was one of Stephen’s teachers at the Common School in Neshannock Township in Lawrence County, PA.

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The information on this page was provided by Robert Osborne

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[1] Samuel P. Bates’ History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861 – 1865, Vol. 5, p. 1303