Tracing the Morrison Family

From Laurel Hill Plantation to Scotland

Edwin F. Holcombe, Jr.

A history of the Richard Tillia Morrison family - a detailed, expansive genealogical journey from the sleepy coastal villages of South Carolina to the booming towns of pre-Revolutionary Pennsylvania, to the bustling harbor of newly independent Baltimore, and on to the rugged farms of Northern Ireland to rest at last in the mystical Lowlands of Scotland.

The text brings to life unique family members like

- businessman Colonel Hans Morrison who served with General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War;

- eighteenth-century Nathaniel Holmes who sent eight children from the poverty-stricken North of Ireland to the New World for better lives; and

- the Scottish Browns nee Lamonts who in the 1650's reportedly changed their name to Brown in order to escape future retaliation from the notorious Clan Campbell and remained elusive until now.

Along with the histories of these direct lines, Edwin includes anecdotal sketches of families who married into the Morrison clan, such as refugees from Huguenot persecutions in France, Salem witch trials in Massachusetts, and Indian massacres in Georgia and Alabama.

The book includes a comprehensive listing of descendants of immigrant ancestors Hans Morrison and Ann Holmes as well as listings of Morrison cousins who remain in Northern Ireland.

553 pages, 45 illustrations, cloth hardcover with dust jacket, 6 inches x 9 inches Price: $40 (including shipping)

Address mail orders to The Village Museum, PO Box 595, McClellanville, SC 29458, or write Edwin F. Holcombe, Jr., 1524 Druid Hills Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28791 (e-mail: