James Morrissey (1832-1890)

Elizabeth Keenan and James Morrissey

Photo: James Morrissey and his wife, Elizabeth Keenan. 1)Elizabeth Keeanan and James Morrissey photograph ca. 1880; digital image, 2016, privately held by Jean Morrissey Sanner [address for private use, Virginia] from the Bertha Morrissey Collection, 2016.

James Morrissey (b. 25 Jul 1832, Abbeyleix, County Laois, Ireland) 2)“Death of Hon. James Morrissey,” obituary, Richmond Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, 21 Jan 1890, p 3, col 6; digital images Library of Congress, (www.chronicilingamerica.org : accessed 28 Oct 2016) is one of my most well documented ancestors. At the same time, he also begs the most questions. See the links below for more information about James.

Tradition and Legends

Early Life in St Louis

Move to the East Coast – D.C. and the Generals

RVA – Earning a living

His Children

Political Beliefs – Virginia Constitutional Convention 1867-1868 and the Irish Republicans

The Impact of Being an Abolitionist in the Capital of the Confederacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Elizabeth Keeanan and James Morrissey photograph ca. 1880; digital image, 2016, privately held by Jean Morrissey Sanner [address for private use, Virginia] from the Bertha Morrissey Collection, 2016.
2. “Death of Hon. James Morrissey,” obituary, Richmond Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, 21 Jan 1890, p 3, col 6; digital images Library of Congress, (www.chronicilingamerica.org : accessed 28 Oct 2016)