The McMORRINEs/McMORRINs of AMERICA & CANADA
(including the McMORRINES of Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbright)
Last updated 17 December 2010 

To date my researching reveals the McMORRINE surname to be confined to America, however the related McMORRIN surname occurs in both America and Canada.

There appears to be one main family spelling their name McMORRINE in America who are descended from Samuel Shankland McMorrine who emigrated there from Scotland in the early  1900s.  Several other McMorrines arrived earlier and since but do not appear to have anywhere near as many descendants.

Several emigrants with the spelling McMORINE appear to have travelled from Scotland to Canada and America and they are covered seperately on The McMORINEs of America & Canada site.

The family of James McMorrine of Kirkcudbright and Dumfries, Scotland that is detailed below (from which the American McMorrines are descended through Samuel Shankland McMorrine) is almost certainly related to the family of Thomas McMorrine who married Catherine Boddin in Dumfries.  It is likely that James and Thomas were brothers and possibly that his wife Margaret Bodden and Catherine were sisters.  Four of Thomas and Catherine's children emigrated to Australia and founded the only family of that name there (see The McMorrines of Dumfrieshire/Kirkcudbirghtshire).


McMORRINE

First Generation

1. JAMES McMORRINE b. 1811, Closeburn, Dumfries, occupation Agricultural labourer, m. 5 NOV 1843, in Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbright, MARGARET BODDEN, b. 1815, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright.
    Children:
    2. i WILLIAM McMORRINE b. 17 FEB 1844.
      ii SARAH McMORRINE b. c.1847, Kirkpatrick, Durham, Kirkcudbright.
      iii MARY McMORRINE b. 1848, Irongray, Kirkcudbright.
      iv JEAN McMORRINE b. 1851, Irongray, Kirkcudbright.
      v JAMES McMORRINE b. 1854, Keir, Kirkcudbright.

Second Generation

2. WILLIAM McMORRINE b. 17 FEB 1844, Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbright, bap. 24 MAR 1844, Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbright, occupation Tailor, m. 3 JUL 1868, in Durrisdeer, Dumfries, CATHERINE SHANKLAND, b. 1846, Sanquhar, Dumfries, d. 8 MAY 1915, Eastwood, Renfrew, Glasgow.  WILLIAM died 3 DEC 1917, Pollokshields, Glasgow.
    Children:
     i MARION McMORRINE b. 6 APR 1869, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, d. 23 JUN 1881, Enoch, Dumfries.
      ii MARGARET McMORRINE b. 11 OCT 1870, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, d. 24 JAN 1872, Glasgow.
      iii MARGARET McMORRINE b. 30 OCT 1872, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, d. 8 JAN 1898, 40 Cavendish St, Glasgow.
      iv ANNIE McMORRINE b. 1 JUN 1874, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, d. 11 JUN 1874, Enoch, Dumfries.
    3. v SAMUEL SHANKLAND McMORRINE b. 7 FEB 1876.
      vi SARAH JANE McMORRINE b. 1878, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, m. 14 JUL 1899, in 40 Cavendish St, Glasgow, ARCHIBALD McHOAL.
      vii JANE COPELAND McMORRINE b. 14 MAY 1880, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, d. 24 SEP 1957.
    4. viii MARION McMORRINE b. 13 JUL 1882.
      ix JAMES McMORRINE b. 25 MAY 1884, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, d. 25 MAY 1884, Durrisdeer, Dumfries.
    5. x JAMES HUME McMORRINE b. 29 OCT 1885.

Third Generation

3. SAMUEL SHANKLAND McMORRINE b. 7 FEB 1876, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, m. 19 JUN 1903, in 68 Abbotsford Pl, Glasgow, HARRIET ANDERSON, b. 3 FEB 1879, Kirkintillock, d. 12 MAR 1957, Denver, Colorado.  SAMUEL died 15 MAR 1944, Denver, Colorado. Samuel , Harriet, William and John emigrated from Glasgow to New York in 1906 aboard the Astoria
    Children:
    6. i WILLIAM SHANKLAND McMORRINE b. 1 DEC 1903.
      ii JOHN ANDERSON McMORRINE b. 31 OCT 1905, Glasgow, Lanark, d. 2 JAN 1984, Lakewood, Jefferson Co., CO.
    7. iii SAMUEL SHANKLAND McMORRINE b. 9 DEC 1908.
      iv JAMES McMORRINE b. 1910.
      v JAMES BROWN McMORRINE b. 1910, d. 1912.
    8. vi ROBERT STUART McMORRINE b. 23 SEP 1913.
      vii ALEXANDER WEIR McMORRINE b. 17 APR 1915, Oklahoma City, OK., m. 30 MAY 1948, in Denver, Colorado, JANE PETTEY, b. 17 FEB 1921, Richwood, OH.  ALEXANDER died 21 OCT 1995.

4. MARION McMORRINE b. 13 JUL 1882, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, m. ALEXANDER WEIR.  MARION died 4 APR 1918, 8 Melville St, Glasgow.
    Children:
      i CATHERINE SHANKLAND WEIR.
      ii HELEN HASTIE WEIR.
      iii JEAN McMORRINE WEIR.

5. JAMES HUME McMORRINE b. 29 OCT 1885, Durrisdeer, Dumfries, m. 30 DEC 1922, in Glasgow, JANET KERR BRYCE.  JAMES died 13 APR 1960, Limekilns, Dundermline.
    Children:
    9. i WILLIAM McMORRINE.

Fourth Generation

6. WILLIAM SHANKLAND McMORRINE b. 1 DEC 1903, Glasgow, m. 29 SEP 1927, in Petersburg, Colorado, MARY ELIZABETH WESTLAKE.
    Children:
    10. i WILLIAM SHANKLAND McMORRINE b. 20 JAN 1928.
      ii CAROL McMORRINE.
      iii DAVID McMORRINE b. 4 MAY 1932.
      iv MARIANNE McMORRINE b. 25 JAN 1938.

7. SAMUEL SHANKLAND McMORRINE b. 9 DEC 1908, Salt Lake City, Utah, m. 1 JUL 1929, in Denver, Colorado, MARGARET KATHERINE LAVASSEUR, b. 15 OCT 1910, Denver, Colorado, d. APR 1971, buried: 3 MAY 1971, Chapel of the Angles, Golden Cem., Co.  SAMUEL died 14 MAY 1995, Lakewood, Adams Co., Colorado.
    Children:
    11. i DONALD JAMES McMORRINE b. 12 JUL 1940.

8. ROBERT STUART McMORRINE b. 23 SEP 1913, m. ANNA ROA, b. 14 APR 1918, d. 16 APR 1991.  ROBERT died SEP 1981, Drain, Douglas Co., OR.
    Children:
    12. i JAMES ROBERT McMORRINE b. 7 MAY 1935.
      ii CHERLY McMORRINE b. 15 SEP 1936, d. FEB 1993.

9. WILLIAM McMORRINE m. AGNES ISDALE MACLEAN THOMSON.
    Children:
      i DAVID JAMES McMORRINE.
      ii IAIN WILLIAM McMORRINE.

Fifth Generation

10. WILLIAM SHANKLAND McMORRINE b. 20 JAN 1928, m. (1) PHYLLIS SPENCER, m. (2) BARBARA LOY ESTEY, m. (3) JETHRED Unknown.
    Children by PHYLLIS SPENCER:
      i MARLA McMORRINE.
    Children by BARBARA LOY ESTEY:
      ii BARBARA McMORRINE.
      iii WILLIAM MICHAEL McMORRINE.
    Children by JETHRED Unknown:
      iv HEATHER McMORRINE.
      v POLLY McMORRINE.

11. DONALD JAMES McMORRINE b. 12 JUL 1940, Denver, Colorado, m. 17 JUN 1961, in Littleton, Colorado, JO ANN HUBER, b. 27 FEB 1942, Wein, MO.
    Children:
    13. i MARK GARRETT McMORRINE b. 27 JUN 1963.
    14. ii DEAN KENNETH McMORRINE b. 5 JAN 1965.

12. JAMES ROBERT McMORRINE b. 7 MAY 1935, Denver, Colorado, m. (1) BARBARA  WHEELER, m. (2) DORA Unknown.
    Children by BARBARA  WHEELER:
    15. i LEEANNA BARBARA McMORRINE b. 7 MAR 1954.
      ii JAMES ROBERT McMORRINE b. 11 JUN 1956, Oakland, CA.
    16. iii MARTHA LYDIA McMORRINE b. 9 OCT 1959.
    17. iv DEBORAH SUZANNE McMORRINE b. 3 NOV 1961.
    Children by DORA Unknown:
      v FRANK ALEXANDER McMORRINE b. 29 APR 1965, CA, d. 24 AUG 1991, CA.
    18. vi ALEAZAR McMORRINE b. 12 MAY 1971.

Sixth Generation

13. MARK GARRETT McMORRINE b. 27 JUN 1963, Denver, Colorado, m. 9 DEC 1989, in Schnull-Rauch House, Indianapolis, IN., SUSAN LYNN DUDLEY, b. 3 AUG 1964, Henry County Mem. Hosp., New Castle, IN.
    Children:
      i MEGAN LOUISE McMORRINE b. 22 JAN 1997, St Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.

14. DEAN KENNETH McMORRINE b. 5 JAN 1965, Denver, Colorado, m. (1) 22 MAR 1986, in Peru, IN., TONYA GLASSBURN ELDRIDGE, b. 18 SEP 1968, m. (2) 12 JUN 1992, in Mad River Fire Co., Dayton, Ohio, ROBYN NORQUEST, b. 3 SEP 1969, Fort Jackson, SC U.S. Army Hosp.
    Children by TONYA GLASSBURN ELDRIDGE:
      i KRISTEN BREANN McMORRINE b. 25 JUN 1988, Wright Patterson A.F.B., Dayton, Ohio.
      ii CHELSEY DIANE McMORRINE b. 5 JAN 1990, Wright Patterson A.F.B., Dayton, Ohio.
      iii JACOB ANDREW McMORRINE b. 24 JAN 1991, Logansport, IN., d. 29 APR 1991, Peru, IN.
    Children by ROBYN NORQUEST:
      iv DELANEY JO ANN McMORRINE b. 20 APR 1995, Miami Valley Hosp., Dayton, Ohio.

15. LEEANNA BARBARA McMORRINE b. 7 MAR 1954, Oakland, CA, m. JAMES ODEL HILTON.
    Children:
      i SALEENA HILTON b. CA.
      ii JENNIFER HILTON b. Trenton. NJ.
      iii JOHN HILTON b. Trenton, NJ.

16. MARTHA LYDIA McMORRINE b. 9 OCT 1959, Oakland, CA., m. RODNEY ALAN CHANG.
    Children:
      i SARRAH MARIA CHANG b. 21 JAN 1981, Morristown, NJ.
      ii STEVEN ALAN CHANG b. 18 JUN 1983, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

17. DEBORAH SUZANNE McMORRINE b. 3 NOV 1961, Lancing, MI, m. WILLIAM WARD.
    Children:
      i MICHAEL ELLIOTT WARD b. 15 JAN 1991, Walnut Creek, CA.
      ii ROBERT EVAN WARD b. 15 JAN 1991, Kirkland, Washington.
      iii WHITNEY ERIN WARD b. 6 JUL 1992, Kirkland, Washington.

18. ALEAZAR McMORRINE b. 12 MAY 1971, CA, m. GABRIELLA CORREA.
    Children:
      i JESSICA ALEXANDRIA McMORRINE b. 24 DEC 1992, Hayward, CA.
      ii SABRIA ESMERELDA McMORRINE b. 19 JAN 1994, Hayward, CA.


For more information about the Shankland surname visit the SHANKLAND ONE NAME STUDY GROUP
Members of the above family on the internet who have contacted me with an interest in family history:
Donald James McMORRINE (#11) donmcm@mibor.net  
Mark Garrett MCMORRINE (#13) markgmcm@mibor.net  
Susan McMORRINE (wife of  Mark) suelmcm@aol.com  
Dean Kenneth McMORRINE (#14) deanmcm@erinet.com  
Martha Lydia CHANG (#16) morg@momsguild.com  
Deborah Suzanne WARD (#17) pward@gte.net  
Kathi HAMMER kfhammer@hotmail.com Alaska

Thankyou to Donald McMorrine, Mark & Susan McMorrine, Dean McMorrine, Mary McMorrine, Kathi Hammer, Martha Chang and Deborah Ward for the information contained above.  The early Scottish data was obtained from the Scottish Old Parish Register Indexes and the Scottish Statutory Indexes which have recently been placed on-line on the internet.
JOHN McMORRINE m. 1825 in Elizabeth City, NC, MARTHA SAWYER (daughter of ENOCH SAWYER and MARY GREGORY)

Info from Kelly Bialk mindspring@ameritech.net posted on Rootsweb http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kbialk&id=I10262


Emigrants Arriving through Eliss Island 1892-1924

Name: McMorrine, Arthur
Nationality: English
Birthplace: Blackpool, England
Date of Arival: September 15, 1917
Age: 19y
Sex: M
Marital Status: S
Ship: Saxonia
Port of Origin: Liverpool, England, UK


McMORRIN
CANADIAN McMORRINS ON THE INTERNET (these individuals have contacted me with an interest in family history)
Colin Douglas Nicolson (grandmother was a McMorrin) nicolson@minet.gov.mb.ca  
McMORRINs in CANADA from 411 PHONE DIRECTORY SEARCH as at 17 May '98
Name Address City Prov. Phone
MCMORRIN, B 3253 FLANAGAN CRES MISSISSAUGA ON (905) 270-0365
MACMORRIN, MIKE 215 WYNFORD DR NORTH YORK ON (416) 423-9332
MCMORRON, L A 264 GRANTHAM AVE ST CATHARINES ON (905) 935-8000

McMORRIN REFERENCES FOUND IN THE VITAL RECORDS INDEX - NORTH AMERICA

Thomase McMORRIN m. 22 Oct 1846, Gore District, Ontario, to Elizabeth MITCHMORE

McMORRIN REFERENCES FOUND IN THE FAMILY SEARCH ANCESTRAL FILE

Robinson McMORRIN b. c.1837,  Kitley Twp, Leeds, Ontario, m. 2 Mar 1860, Lanark, Ontario, to ANN McVEETY

McMORRIN REFERENCES FOUND ON INTERNET SEARCHES

PULASKI CO., ARK., FEDERAL LAND RECORDS
L Name             F Name      MI   Sec No   T      R         Acres        Date
MCMORRIN           SAMUEL             32     3N    11W        40       1849/11/01

Social Security Death Indexes:
MCMORRIN, ANNIE 349-28-5847 b. 10 Nov 1880 d. Dec 1969 lr. 60656 (Chicago, Cook, IL)

Deanna McMORRIN deanna_schatz@hotmail.com

Glenn McMORRIN mgl@cu.nih.gov

Latif MCMORRIN is a NCAA player for Hampton

Nicole McMorrin of Atholton High School in ran in the 1997 Howard County (Maryland) High School Championships

Dr. Delores Y. McMorrin is the E.O.F. Legal Studies Coordinator E.O.F. Office, College Hall Room 304C, Phone: 655-7347 at Montclair State University's Law School

Rev. Keith McMorrin, 9 Rena Crt, Alexandra Hills, QLD, 4161, Australia


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