The McMORRANs of Pennsylvania, USA
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The McMORRANs of Pennsylvania:

Family Tree 4 - William McMORRAN and Elizabeth COPELAND of Scotland

Other Bradford Co. McMORRANs
Other Pennsylvania McMORRANs

PA McMORRANs in the IGI
PA McMORRANs in the Social Security Death Index

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FAMILY TREE 4
First Generation

1. WILLIAM McMORRAN.  He married ELIZABETH COPELAND.
    Children:
    2. i EDWARD McMORRAN.
    3. ii WILLIAM McMORRAN b. 10 JUN 1820.
    4. iii JAMES McMORRAN b. 27 MAR 1823.
    5. iv CHARLES McMORRAN b. 27 FEB 1826.
    6. v DAVID McMORRAN b. 1831.
    7. vi MARY McMORRAN.
    8. vii MARGARET McMORRAN b. 20 JUN 1828.

Second Generation

2. EDWARD McMORRAN.  He married AGNES.
    Children:
    9. i AGNES McMORRAN.
    10. ii MARY McMORRAN.
    11. iii JAMES McMORRAN.
    12. iv WILLIAM McMORRAN.

3. WILLIAM McMORRAN, b. 10 JUN 1820, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, occupation Farmer.  He married MARTHA F. HOWIE, b. 1825, New Brunswick, d. 27 FEB 1883, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.  WILLIAM died 7 MAY 1895, Ulster Township, Bradford Co. PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co. PA.
    Children:
      i JAMES McMORRAN, b. 1851, d. 31 AUG 1853, Ulster Township, Bradford Co. PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co. PA.
    13. ii ELIZABETH McMORRAN b. 1853.
      iii WILLIAM WILEY McMORRAN, b. 2 MAY 1856, PA, occupation Farmer, d. 31 JUL 1940, Ulster Township, Bradford Co. PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co. PA.
      iv MARTHA MAY McMORRAN, b. 1859, PA, d. 15 JUN 1950, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.
    14. v ARTHUR DUNCAN McMORRAN b. 22 MAR 1863.
      vi EMMA ISABELLE McMORRAN, b. 1866, PA.  She married W. G. MILLS.  EMMA died 15 APR 1892, buried: Lot 251, Riverside Cemetery, New Section, Towanda Borough, Bradford County PA.
 
CENSUS 1880 - North Towanda Township, Bradford County, PA
D# F# SURNAME   FIRST NAME AGE SEX Relationship to Head of House OCCUPATION BORN Place of Birth - Father Place of Birth - Mother
295 308 McMorran William 60 M hus farmer Scotland Scotland Scotland
295 308   Martha 55 F wife housekeeper N.Brunswick. Scotland Scotland
295 308   Wiley 24 M son farmer PA Scotland N.Brunswick
295 308   Martha A. 20 F dau   PA Scotland N.Brunswick
295 308   A. Duncan 17 M son farmer PA Scotland N.Brunswick
295 308   Emma I. 13 F dau   PA Scotland N.Brunswick

4. JAMES McMORRAN, b. 27 MAR 1823, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright.  He married MARTHA SINCLAIR GILMORE, b. c.1838, d. 22 DEC 1918.  JAMES died 9 JUL 1909, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co. PA.
    Children:
    15. i JAMES SINCLAIR McMORRAN b. 1876.
      ii AGNES DUNCAN McMORRAN, b. MAR 1874.  She married ROBERT DIXON, b. 1864, d. 17 JUN 1950.  AGNES died 6 OCT 1937.

5. CHARLES McMORRAN, b. 27 FEB 1826, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, bap. 9 MAR 1826, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright.  He married ELIZABETH GIBSON, b. 1830, d. 1904, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.  CHARLES died 1890, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.
    Children:
      i WILLIAM McMORRAN, b. 1852/53.
    16. ii EDWARD S. McMORRAN b. 1861.
    17. iii ALLEN J. McMORRAN b. 1857.
      iv ELIZABETH McMORRAN, b. 1867, d. 1947.
    18. v GEORGE McMORRAN b. 1866.

6. DAVID McMORRAN, b. 1831, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright.  He married NANCY MATHER, d. 1932.
    Children:
      i HENRY McMORRAN.
      ii WILLIAM McMORRAN.

7. MARY McMORRAN.  She married WILLIAM GIBSON.
    Children:
      i DAVID GIBSON.
      ii MARY GIBSON.
      iii JEANETTE GIBSON.
      iv MARGARET GIBSON.
      v SARAH GIBSON.

8. MARGARET McMORRAN, b. 20 JUN 1828, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright.  She married CHARLES P. GORSLINE, 1855.  MARGARET died 14 FEB 1919.
    Children:
      i WILLIAM GORSLINE.
      ii GEORGE GORSLINE.
      iii MAY GORSLINE.
      iv SUSAN GORSLINE.

Third Generation

9. AGNES McMORRAN.  She married WILLIAM UNDERWOOD.
    Children:
      i MAY UNDERWOOD.
      ii ELLA UNDERWOOD.
      iii WILLIE UNDERWOOD.
      iv JAMES UNDERWOOD, d. 31 AUG 1928.

10. MARY McMORRAN.  She married NATHAN V. WELLER.
    Children:
      i FRED WELLER.
      ii HARRY WELLER.
      iii MARY WELLER.  She married LEROY HORTON.

11. JAMES McMORRAN.  He married MARGARET JACKSON.
    Children:
    19. i CORA McMORRAN.
      ii MARY AGNES McMORRAN.  She married GEORGE GAVETT, 1915.  MARY died 1942, Los Angeles, CA.

12. WILLIAM McMORRAN.  He married HENRIETTA HUNSINGER.
    Children:
      i EDWARD McMORRAN, d. 1936.
    20. ii ABRAM McMORRAN b. 1867.
      iii ALICE McMORRAN, b. 1876, PA, d. 1940.
 
CENSUS 1880 - Athens Township, Bradford County, PA
D# F# SURNAME   FIRST NAME AGE SEX Relationship to Head of House OCCUPATION BORN Place of Birth - Father Place of Birth - Mother
214 214 Hunsicker Abraham 65 M hus farmer NY NY NY
214 214   Julianne 64 F wife housekeeper NY NY NY
214 214 McMorran Abraham 13 M gr. ch. attend.school PA Scotland NY
Edward McMorran
Age:   State: PA

13. ELIZABETH McMORRAN, b. 1853.  She married THOMAS J. HOWIE.  ELIZABETH died 1891.
    Children:
      i BELLE HOWIE, b. 1879, d. 1882.
      ii MARTHA MAY HOWIE, b. 16 MAY 1882, d. 25 NOV 1970.
    21. iii WILLIAM GORDON HOWIE b. 19 JUL 1884.
      iv MARY EDNA HOWIE, b. 2 NOV 1889.  She married DARWIN CLAY GILETTE, 1915.
    22. v JAMES STANLEY HOWIE b. 24 NOV 1891.

14. ARTHUR DUNCAN McMORRAN, b. 22 MAR 1863, PA.  He married MARY A. AMMERMAN, b. 1873, PA, d. 1950, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co. PA.  ARTHUR died 3 NOV 1945, Ulster Township, Bradford Co. PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co. PA.
    Children:
    23. i WILLIAM FRANK McMORRAN b. 3 MAR 1897.
    24. ii ISABELLA DOROTHY McMORRAN b. 18 DEC 1899.
    25. iii EDITH LOUISE McMORRAN b. 20 AUG 1905.
 
Arthur D. McMorran
Age: 47 State: PA

15. JAMES SINCLAIR McMORRAN, b. 1876.  He married (1) EDNA IRENE HICKS, b. 1902, d. 1990, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co. PA.  He married (2) ELLEN McCAULEY, b. 1876, d. 1918, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co. PA.  JAMES died 1947, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.
    Children by EDNA IRENE HICKS:
      i EARL McMORRAN, b. 4 OCT 1922.  He married PHYLLIS MADIGAN, 1956.
      ii AGNES McMORRAN.  She married ROBERT FRALEY.
    26. iii JAY McMORRAN.
      iv ALTA JEAN McMORRAN, b. 11 MAR 1929.  She married WILLIAM LEE, 23 JAN 1954.
    Children by ELLEN McCAULEY:
    27. v RICHARD McMORRAN.

16. EDWARD S. McMORRAN, b. 1861.  He married KATE HEATH, b. 1864, d. 1945, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.  EDWARD died 1941, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.
    Children:
      i RAY McMORRAN, b. 1898, d. 1915, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.
      ii RALPH McMORRAN.
      iii IRENE McMORRAN.

17. ALLEN J. McMORRAN, b. 1857.  He married ETTA LEWIS, b. 1862, d. 1952, PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.  ALLEN died 1946, PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.
    Children:
      i CHARLES L. McMORRAN, b. 1889.  He married TILLIE HORTON, b. 1887, d. 1976, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.  CHARLES died 1964, PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.
      ii BESSIE McMORRAN.

Dec. 1, 1904 - Lewis, Amanda, wife of late Evan Lewis, in Tompkins Co., NY. Daughter of John Mingos. Born Nov. 6, 1850, d. Nov. 28, 1904, at daughter’s, Mrs. A. J. McMorran.
Jan. 1, 1903 - Lewis, Evan, Ulster Twp. d. Sat, age 79. Survived by 6 children: George at home, John, Thomas, William, Mrs. A. J. McMorran, Mrs. Ida Olmstead. 18.

 GEORGE McMORRAN, b. 1866, PA, occupation Farmer.  He married BERTINA MOORE, b. 1875, PA.
    Children:
      i HARLAN McMORRAN, b. 1900, PA.
      ii LOUISE McMORRAN, b. 1904, PA.
 
Age: 44 State: PA

Fourth Generation

19. CORA McMORRAN.  She married JOHN SMITH, d. 1956.  CORA died 1923.
    Children:
    28. i HUBERT SMITH.
    29. ii GEORGE SMITH.
    30. iii WESLEY SMITH b. 1956.

20. ABRAM McMORRAN, b. 1867.  He married ANNIE E., b. 1870, d. 1931, PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.  ABRAM died 24 APR 1934, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA.
    Children:
    31. i LUELLA McMORRAN.
    32. ii HENRIETTA McMORRAN.

21. WILLIAM GORDON HOWIE, b. 19 JUL 1884.  He married HELEN REINER.  WILLIAM died 16 AUG 1910.
    Children:
      i VIVIAN HOWIE, b. 12 AUG 1910.

22. JAMES STANLEY HOWIE, b. 24 NOV 1891.  He married MARGARET GOFF.  JAMES died MAR 1961.
    Children:
      i WILLIAM HOWIE.
      ii JAMES HOWIE.
      iii MARGARET HOWIE.
      iv PATRICIA HOWIE.
      v PHYLLIS HOWIE.
      vi PAUL HOWIE.

23. WILLIAM FRANK McMORRAN, b. 3 MAR 1897, PA.  He married MARION VANNESS, 1922.  WILLIAM died OCT 1969.
    Children:
      i BERTA JANE McMORRAN.

24. ISABELLA DOROTHY McMORRAN, b. 18 DEC 1899, PA.  She married RALPH P. KENNEDY, 1922.  ISABELLA died OCT 1969.
    Children:
    33. i PATRICIA DORIS KENNEDY.

25. EDITH LOUISE McMORRAN, b. 20 AUG 1905, PA.  She married PAUL H. BROWN, 1927, b. 20 OCT 1900, d. 18 JUN 1987.
    Children:
      i JANICE CAROLYN BROWN, b. 1928.
    34. ii NORMAN WALTER BROWN.

26. JAY McMORRAN.  He married IRENE K..
    Children:
      i JOHN McMORRAN.

27. RICHARD McMORRAN.  He married FLORENCE HICKS, 1928.
    Children:
      i ELLA A. McMORRAN, b. 14 JUL 1930.  She married IRA COX, 1947.
      ii ELWIN McMORRAN, b. 1932.
      iii LYLE McMORRAN, b. 1933.
    35. iv SHIRLEY BRENDA McMORRAN b. 1939.

Fifth Generation

28. HUBERT SMITH.  He married ALBERTA, 1923.
    Children:
      i BERT SMITH, b. 16 JAN 1928.

29. GEORGE SMITH.  He married MADELINE THOMPSON, 1920.
    Children:
      i ROBERT SMITH, b. 1923.

30. WESLEY SMITH, b. 1956.  He married MARION STEVENS, 19 OCT 1929.
    Children:
      i JUDY KAY SMITH, b. 1946.

31. LUELLA McMORRAN.  She married JOHN OLMSTEAD, d. 11 APR 1959.
    Children:
      i ALAN OLMSTEAD, b. 1917.
    36. ii EUGENE OLMSTEAD b. 1918.
      iii CARL OLMSTEAD, b. 15 JAN 1928.

32. HENRIETTA McMORRAN.  She married HOWARD LENOX, 1915, d. 2 FEB 1960.
    Children:
    37. i LEROY LENOX b. 1915.
      ii WINIFRED LENOX, b. 1917.
    38. iii EDWARD JAMES LENNOX b. 1922.
      iv DORTHEA LENOX, b. 1925.  She married RICHARD HUFF, 1950.

33. PATRICIA DORIS KENNEDY.  She married JAMES MUELLER, 1945.
    Children:
      i JAMES MUELLER.
      ii PAUL KENNEDY MUELLER.
      iii DIANTHA MUELLER.
      iv MICHAEL MUELLER.
      v ELIZABETH MUELLER.
      vi NICHOLAS MUELLER.
      vii PETER MUELLER.
      viii SALLY MUELLER.
      ix HUGH MUELLER, b. 23 OCT 1962.

34. NORMAN WALTER BROWN.  He married MARCIA RUSSELL.
    Children:
      i ROGER BROWN.
      ii DUNCAN BROWN.
      iii MICHAEL BROWN.

35. SHIRLEY BRENDA McMORRAN, b. 1939.  She married ? BARNES.
    Children:
      i DONNA ELLEN BARNES.

Sixth Generation

36. EUGENE OLMSTEAD, b. 1918.  He married ARLEIGH CAMPBELL, 1939.
    Children:
      i PATRICIA OLMSTEAD, b. 1941.

37. LEROY LENOX, b. 1915.  He married ETHYL MAY HAYWARD.
    Children:
      i KENNETH LENOX, b. 18 AUG 1938, d. 1942.
      ii CAROLYN LEE LENOX, b. 1942.  She married CHESTER HARRIS, 1960.
    39. iii DONNA JEAN LENOX b. 1944.

38. EDWARD JAMES LENNOX, b. 1922.  He married SHIRLEY DAVIDSON, 1942.
    Children:
      i KAREN LENOX, b. 25 DEC 1954.

Seventh Generation

39. DONNA JEAN LENOX, b. 1944.  She married DUANE DUNBAR, 20 APR 1963.
    Children:
      i TERENCE DUNBAR, b. 13 FEB 1964.

Thanks to Ken MacMorran for much of the information above.


OTHER BRADFORD CO. FAMILIES
CENSUS 1880 - Athens Township, Bradford County, PA
D# F# SURNAME   FIRST NAME AGE SEX Relationship to Head of House OCCUPATION BORN Place of Birth - Father Place of Birth - Mother
152 152 McMorran William 45 M   farmer Scotland Scotland Scotland
152 152   Edward 15 M son at home PA Scotland NY
152 152   Abraham 13 M son at home PA Scotland NY
152 152   Allice 6 F dau at home PA Scotland NY
152 152 Gibson Genett 30 F   housekeeper PA Scotland Scotland

CENSUS 1880 - Athens Township, Bradford County, PA
D# F# SURNAME   FIRST NAME AGE SEX Relationship to Head of House OCCUPATION BORN Place of Birth - Father Place of Birth - Mother
203 203 McMorran James 68 M husb farmer Scotland Scotland Scotland
203 203 Agnes 68 F wife housekeeper Scotland Scotland Scotland

Age: 57 State: PA

CENSUS 1910 - PA
Margaret MacMorran
Age: 65 State: PA

Age: 14 State: PA

Age: 50 State: PA

Allen J. McMorran
Age: 51 State: PA

ALLEN J. McMORRAN b. 1857, PA, d. 1946, PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, m. ETTA L., b. 1862, d. 1952, PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.
    Children:
      i.  CHARLES L. McMORRAN b. 1889, d. 1964, PA, buried: Ulster Cemetery, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.


ULSTER CEMETERY, ULSTER TOWNSHIP, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA
Surname Christian Name
DOB
DOD
  Notes
McMorran James   Aug.31.1853 2-7-27 s/o William & Martha McMorran
McMorran A. Duncan 1863 1945    
McMorran Mary A. 1873 1950    
MacMorran Charles  1827 1890    
MacMorran Elizabeth  1830 1904   w/o Charles McMorran (Elizabeth Gibson)
MacMorran William A. 1853 1931    
McMorran William Jan.10.1820 May 7.1895 75 yr  
McMorran Martha F.   Feb.27.1883 58 yr w/o William McMorran
McMorran W. Wylie 1856 1940    
McMorran Martha A. 1859 1950    
McMorran Edward S. 1861 1941   "Father"
McMorran Kate 1864 1945   "Mother"
McMorran Ray 1898 1915   "Son"
McMorran James S. 1876 1947    
McMorran James   Jul.9.1909 86-3-16  
McMorran Martha P.    Dec.22.1918 80-2-0 w/o James - (Martha P. Sinclair)
McMorran Edna Ruth 1917 1931    
McMorran Charles L. 1889 1964    
McMorran Tillie 1887 1976    
McMorran Edna Ruth 1902 1990    
McMorran Allen J. 1857 1946    
McMorran Etta L. 1862 1952    
McMorran Abram 1867 1934    
McMorran Annie E. 1870 1931   w/o Abram McMorran
McMorran  Ellen 1876 1918   w/o James S. McMorran (Ellen McCauley)

OTHER PENNSYLVANIA FAMILIES

 SAMUEL McMORRAN, b. 1785, PA married BARBARA HEASTON, b. 1789, Virginia. Samuel was of Scottish parentage and he moved to New York where he managed a farm for 10 years then to Ohio, where he finally settled in Champaign County and had a large family. See The McMORRANs of Ohio site for further information. It is not know if any members of his family remained in Pennsylvania.

Age: 43 State: PA

Age: 60 State: PA

Age: 58 State: PA

Age: 21 State: PA

CENSUS 1880 - Cecil, Washington, Pennsylvania
 Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplacce Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John BLAINE  Self   M   Male   W   33   PA   Teacher   PA   PA 
Ella A. BLAINE  Wife   M   Female   W   30   NH   House Keeper   MA   MA 
Doak BEESON  Other   S   Male   W   23   NC   Farmer   NC   NC 
James M. JEWELL  Other   S   Male   W   34   NH   Teacher   NH   NH 
Alex MC MORAN  Other   S   Male   W   28   PA   Teacher   IRE   IRE 
Wm. P. MOORE  Other   M   Male   W   30   PA   Teacher   PA   PA 
Ellen H. BEACOM  Other   W   Female   W   48   PA   Teacher   NY   PA 
Mary CALAHAN  Other   S   Female   W   38   PA   Teacher   PA   PA 
Wallace E. MC KEE  Other   M   Male   W   34   PA   Engineer   NY   PA 
Mary GETZENDAMER  Other   W   Female   W   59   PA   Seamstress   MD   MD 
Mary LUTTEN  Other   M   Female   W   55   PA   House Keeper   PA   PA 
Mary GILITIAN  Other   W   Female   W   40   IRE   Laundress   IRE   IRE 
John E. BRYAN  Other   M   Male   W   30   PA   Carpenter   PA   PA 
John F. BLAINE  Other   S   Male   W   2   NY     PA   MA 
Adam ARCUTT  Other   S   Male   W   10   PA   Pa   ---   --- 
Charles E. COX  Other   S   Male   W   13   PA     ---   --- 
Wm. CARTWRIGHT  Other   S   Male   W   14   OH     ---   --- 
James E. CURTIS  Other   S   Male   W   9   PA     ---   --- 
Charles COYLE  Other   S   Male   W   9   PA     ---   --- 
Wm. CLENTZ  Other   S   Male   W   9  PA     ---   --- 

Age: 58 State: PA

Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Mary's (new) Cemetery, Sharpshill, PA

MCMORRAN, ELIZABETH b. 1886 d. 1949 


Pittsburg Post-Gazette 10 July 1897

McMORRAN, CATHERINE - At the family residence number 100 Butler street, Etna on Friday, July 9, 1897, at 6:20 am Mrs. Catherine McMorran wife of Alexander McMorran, in the 33rd year of her age.  Funeral services on Sunday at 4 pm. Interment private.


Cannonsburg PA World War Veterans recorded in the book "WASHINGTON'S PART in the WORLD WAR":

McMorran, D K, Sgt, b. 03/26/1894, s/o Alex McMorran, ind 06/1918, Camp Sherman, overseas 1918 


Pennsylvania Census, 1870
Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#
1870 MCMORRAN GEORGE Allegheny County PA 613 West Deer Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1870 Federal Census Index PA53656728
1870 MCMORRAN JOHN Allegheny County PA 613 West Deer Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1870 Federal Census Index PA53656729

PA McMORRANS IN THE IGI
Eliza MCMORRAN B: 1825 SP: Simeon PENCE   Pennsylvania
Mary Jane MCMORAN B: 1 May 1854 F: William MCMORAN M: Margaret BLACKWOOD Fairview, Pennsylvania
Cora Blanche MCNULTY MCMORRAN B: 8 Jan 1869 F: James MCMORRAN M: Mary A MCNULTY Blairsville, Indian, Pennsylvania

PA MCMORRANS FROM THE SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX
NAME DATE of BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH
MCMORRAN, Irene B: 25 Aug 1905 California D: 22 Nov 1992 Pennsylvania
MCMORRAN, Ora B: 17 Jun 1891 Pennsylvania D: Mar 1985 Pennsylvania
MCMORRAN, Russell B: 25 May 1883 Pennsylvania D: Apr 1967 Pennsylvania
MCMORRAN, Ruth B: 28 Aug 1891 Pennsylvania D: 05 Apr 1988 California
MCMORRAN, William B: 18 Jun 1894 Pennsylvania D: Dec 1978 Pennsylvania

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