The Children of James Morrissey and Elizabeth Keenan

Generation One

1    James Morrissey, born 25 Jul 1832 at Abbeyleix, Queen’s County, Ireland; died 18 Jan 1890, Richmond, Virginia. He married on 2 Jun 1856, at St. Louis, Missouri, Elizabeth Keenan, daughter of James and Bridget (Barry) Keenan.

A liquor dealer by profession, James was a Union supporter during the U.S. Civil War. That support led him to serve the City of Richmond in the Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1867-1868, and later the U.S. Treasury Dept. as a gauger at the port of Richmond.

Known children of James Morrissey and Elizabeth Keenan were as follows:

2             i.             Mary Morrissey, born 1 Jun 1857; died 21 Jun 1857, St Louis, Missouri

3             ii.            Elizabeth Morrissey, born 1 Jun 1857; died 1 Jun 1857, St Louis, Missouri

4+          iii.           John Patrick Morrissey, born 18 Dec 1858, St Louis, Missouri; died 10 Jan 1919, Washington, D.C.

5             iv.           Mary Ellen “Mamie” Morrissey, born 15 Aug 1861, Richmond, Virginia; died 17 Jan 1905, Montgomery County, Alabama; unmarried, no issue.

6             v.            Anna Elizabeth “Nannie” Morrissey, born 6 Dec 1864, Washington, D.C.; died 25 Mar 1927, Richmond, Virginia, unmarried, no issue.

7             vi.           James Thomas “Jimmie” Morrissey, born 10 Jan 1866, Richmond, Virginia; died 20 Sep 1873, Richmond, Virginia, d. y.

8+          vii.          Margaret Rosalie Morrissey, born 2 Sep 1868, Richmond, Virginia; died 5 Jul 1950, San Diego County, California

9+          viii.         Francis Michael Morrissey, born, 23 Dec 1870, Richmond, Virginia; died 18 Feb 1920, Richmond, Virginia

10+        ix.           Catherine Agnes Morrissey, born 12 Jun 1873, Richmond, Virginia; died 12 Oct 1899, Washington, D.C.

11+         x.            Ambrose Augustin Morrissey, born 7 Dec 1875, Richmond, Virginia; died 21 Dec 1949, Richmond, Virginia

12           xi.           Joseph Leo Morrissey, born 1 Oct 1879, Richmond, Virginia; died 13 Jan 1940, Washington, D.C.; unmarried.

 

Generation Two

4     John Patrick Morrissey (James), born 18 Dec 1858, St Louis, Missouri; died 10 Jan 1919, Washington, D.C. He married Minnie Elsworth Sigafoose, daughter of William and Georgianna (Dean) Sigafoose.

Children of John and Minnie were as follows:

13           i.             Lillian I Morrissey, born abt 1884, Virginia, unknown

14           ii.            Mary Ellen Morrissey, born 23 Aug 1894, Maryland

15           iii.           Joseph Leo Morrissey, born 13 Oct 1896, Baltimore, Maryland

16           iv.           John Francis Morrissey, born 3 May 1899, Baltimore, Maryland

 

8     Margaret Rosalie Morrissey (James), born 2 Sep 1868, Richmond, Virginia; died 5 Jul 1850, San Diego County, California. She married Charles Thomas Peck, son of Alexander H and Ann M (Eakin) Peck.

Children of Margaret and Charles were as follows:

17           i.             Charles Thomas Peck, born 4 Dec 1892, Richmond, Virginia

18           ii.            Walter Fintan Peck, born Feb 1895, Richmond, Virginia

19           iii.           Virginia Rosalie Peck, born 8 Jun 1899, Washington, D.C.

20           iv.           Janere A Peck, born abt 1906, Virginia

 

9     Francis Michael Morrissey (James), born 23 Dec 1870, Richmond, Virginia; died 18 Feb 1920, Richmond, Virginia. He married Mary Elizabeth Milholland, daughter of Arthur V and Margaret A (Reilley) Milholland.

Children of Francis and Mary are as follows:

21          i.             Francis Michael Morrissey, born abt 1903, Richmond, Virginia

22          ii.            Margaret Therese Morrissey, born 28 Jan 1904, Richmond, Virginia

23           iii.           Mary Millholland Morrissey, born 21 Apr 1905, Richmond, Virginia

24           iv.           James Keenan Morrissey, born 3 May 1906, Richmond, Virginia

25           v.            Elizabeth Reilley Morrissey, born 1 Nov 1908, Richmond, Virginia

26           vi.           Catherine Virginia Morrissey, born 11 Jan 1910, Richmond, Virginia

27           vii.          Francis Morrissey, born 10 Jan 1912, Richmond, Virginia

28           viii.         Rosalie Morrissey, born 10 Jan 1912, Richmond, Virginia

29           ix.           Charles Turpin Morrissey, born 6 Nov 1913, Henrico County, Virginia

 

10     Catherine Agnes Morrissey (James), born 12 Jun 1873, Richmond, Virginia; died 12 Oct 1899, Washington, D.C. She married Burton F. Cornwell, son of Theodore D and Mary (Tappan) Cornwell.

Child of Catherine and Burton was as follows:

30           i.             Claire Elizabeth Cornwell, born 27 Nov 1896, Maryland

 

11     Ambrose Augustin Morrissey (James), born 7 Dec 1875, Richmond, Virginia; died 21 Dec 1949, Richmond, Virginia. He married Marie Louise Stumpf, daughter of Edward Adam and Bertha (Schumann) Stumpf.

Children of Ambrose and Marie were as follows:

31           i.             Bertha Elizabeth Morrissey, born 25 Jul 1919, Richmond, Virginia; died 2 Jun 2001, Henrico County, Virginia; unmarried, no issue.

32+        ii.            Mary Louise Morrissey, born 5 Mar 1921, Richmond, Virginia; died Jul 2011, Catonsville, Maryland. She married Wilbur Joseph Moyer, son of Richard Christopher and Mary (Doughtery) Moyer. Four children.

33+        iii.           Ambrose Augustin Morrissey, born 23 Jun 1924, Richmond, Virginia; died 27 Feb 2002, Henrico County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Jean Hogan, daughter of John Alanson and Violet Mae (Belina) Hogan. Six children.

34+        iv.           Helen Cecelia Morrissey, born 12 Jun 1926, Richmond, Virginia; died 11 Mar 2016, Richmond, Virginia. She married Leon Peter Wren, son of Francis Bernard and Mary Madeline (McElroy) Wren. Five children.

35          v.            James Edward Morrissey, born 2 Jul 1928, Richmond, Virginia; died 8 Sep 1998, Richmond, Virginia; unmarried.

36          vi.           Ruth Claire Morrissey, living.

 

The above ahnentafel is well-documented by me in private research. Feel free to contact me for more information. There are few exceptions where the information was obtained through the James Morrissey Family Bible1)James Morrissey Family Bible, photocopies of birth, marriages and deaths only. Location of original unknown. The exceptions are:

james-morrissey-family-bible-kids-births 1. Twins Mary and Elizabeth Morrissey. All information is solely from the Family Bible.

2. Birth date for James Thomas Morrissey.

3. John Patrick Morrissey’s middle name.

 

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References   [ + ]

1. James Morrissey Family Bible, photocopies of birth, marriages and deaths only. Location of original unknown.