Generation No. 1
1. Morrille1 was born in New Hampshire, and died Bef. 1850. He married Mary. She was born Abt. 1797 in Massachusetts, and died July 01, 1881 in Santa Barbara, California.
Notes for Mary:
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL August 11, 1881
Died at Santa Barbara, Cal., July 1, Mary Morrille, 86, formerly of Magnolia township, Putnam county, and mother of Mrs. Aurora Gallaher of this city and Mrs. Mary A. Ashley of Santa Barbara.
Children of Morrille and Mary are:
+ 2 i. Mary A.2 Morrille, born Abt. 1819 in Vermont.
+ 3 ii. Aurora Morrille, born Abt. 1822 in Vermont.
4 iii. Frances L. Morrille, born Abt. 1826. She married Arnold Thornton 1852 in Putnam County, IL.
More About Arnold Thornton and Frances Morrille:
Marriage: 1852, Putnam County, IL
+ 5 iv. Luther C. Morrille, born 1828 in Caledonia Co. VT.
6 v. Frank Morrille, born Abt. 1829.
2. Mary A.2 Morrille (Morrille1) was born Abt. 1819 in Vermont. She married Dr. James B. Ashley June 12, 1839 in Putnam Co IL. He was born Abt. 1806 in Vermont, and died January 27, 1876 in Santa Barbara, California.
Notes for Dr. James B. Ashley:
February 10, 1876
In Santa Barbara, Cal., Jan. 27, Dr. J. B. Ashley, formerly of Magnolia.
News arrived on Monday from Santa Barbara California that Dr. J. B. Ashley was dead. He was an old resident of Magnolia. The Doctor died January 27th.
More About Dr. James B. Ashley:
Occupation: 1850, Physician
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Marriage Notes for Mary Morrille and James Ashley:
James B. Ashley and Mary Morrille, June 12, 1839 by B.R. Sheldon
More About James Ashley and Mary Morrille:
Marriage: June 12, 1839, Putnam Co IL
Children of Mary Morrille and James Ashley are:
7 i. Mary M.3 Ashley, born Abt. 1842 in Illinois.
8 ii. Kate Ashley, born Abt. 1850.
3. Aurora2 Morrille (Morrille1) was born Abt. 1822 in Vermont. She married (1) Thomas Gallaher 1839 in Putnam County, IL1, son of Thomas Gallaher and Elizabeth Kelly. He was born March 17, 1810, and died August 17, 1854 in Henry, Marshall Co. IL. She married (2) William Gallaher 1856 in Putnam Co IL1, son of Thomas Gallaher and Elizabeth Kelly. He was born July 19, 1818 in Pennsylvania.
Notes for Thomas Gallaher:
From the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Early Settlers of Hennepin Township, Page 161-162
The first representative, Thomas Gallaher, Sr., came here in September, 1827. He was accompanied here by his wife and eight children, viz:
Thomas, Jr. - Born March 17, 1810; afterward moved to Henry, and died August 17, 1854.
Marriage Notes for Aurora Morrille and Thomas Gallaher:
Thomas Gallaher and Aurora Morrille, June 12, 1839 by B.R. Sheldon
More About Thomas Gallaher and Aurora Morrille:
Marriage: 1839, Putnam County, IL1
Notes for William Gallaher:
EEarly Settlers of Hennepin Township, Page 161-162
The Gallaher Family played an important part in the early history of Putnam, and deserves a more extended notice. The first representative, Thomas Gallaher, Sr., came here in September, 1827. He was accompanied here by his wife and eight children, viz:
William - Born July 19, 1818; moved to Henry in 1881, where he now resides.
More About William Gallaher:
Occupation: 1880, Attorney
Residence: 1880, Henry, Marshall Co. IL
More About William Gallaher and Aurora Morrille:
Marriage: 1856, Putnam Co IL1
Child of Aurora Morrille and William Gallaher is:
9 i. Emma3 Post, born Abt. 1864 in Illinois; Adopted child.
Notes for Luther C. Morrille:
Taken from the Record of Olden Times by Spencer Ellsworth, 1880
Biographical dept., Magnolia twp, page 655
S. C. Morrell
Mr. Morrell, merchant, was born in Caledonia county, Vt., in 1828, and located in Hennepin in the fall of 1837; came to Magnolia in 1840, and engaged in the mercantile business in 1857. He married Mary Baker, in 1854, who was born in Vermont. They have three children living, Ella L., Mary F., and Josephine. Mr. Morrill is a member of the M. E. church. He was township collector in 1854-5. He carries a full stock of goods suitable to his trade.
More About Luther C. Morrille:
Occupation: 1860, Grocer
Other Info: 1870, Merchant
Residence: Bet. 1860 - 1870, Magnolia, Putnam Co. IL
More About Luther Morrille and Mary Baker:
Marriage: 1854, Putnam Co IL
Children of Luther Morrille and Mary Baker are:
10 i. Ella L.3 Morrille, born Abt. 1857 in Illinois.
11 ii. William Morrille, born Abt. 1859.
More About William Morrille:
Other Info: July 1860, age 8 months in census
12 iii. Mary Francis Morrille, born Abt. 1862 in Putnam Co IL. She married James R. Mitchell December 19, 1883 in Magnolia, Putnam Co. IL; born Abt. 1861 in Illinois.
Marriage Notes for Mary Morrille and James Mitchell:
December 27, 1883
Married at the residence of the bride's parents at Magnolia, Wednesday evening, Dec. 19, 1883, Mr. James R. Mitchell, and Fannie, second daughter of our esteemed citizen L. C. Morrill. At an early hour the invited guests from the village, surrounding country, and distant towns began to assemble. The parlor where the marriage ceremony took place was beautifully decked in evergreen, while the walls of the remaining portion of the spacious dwelling were tastily hung with elegant pictures, mottoes, boquets, etc.
At precisely seven o'clock the contracting parties made their appearance under the "wedding bell' when in the presence fo fully 60 guests, Rev. Merile, the M. E. minister, in a very neat well chosen ceremony, pronounced them husband and wife. After congratulations supper was immediately and systematically served, a supper which only such cooks as Mrs. Morrill know how to prepare.
The bride was becomingly dressed in brown silk, with white gloves. The groom was attired in black with light tie and gloves. James R. is the oldest son of our worthy townsman S. B. Mitchell. A young man of character, sociable, energetic and has a bright future before him. Miss Fannie is a young lady of fine mind, good education, and undoubtedly knows how to make home pleasant. The happy couple commended housekeeping the day following in a neat cottage which has previously been arranged for their occupancy.
More About James Mitchell and Mary Morrille:
Marriage: December 19, 1883, Magnolia, Putnam Co. IL
13 iv. Josephine Morrille, born May 06, 1875 in Magnolia, Putnam Co. IL.
Notes for Josephine Morrille:
May 6, 1875
At Magnolia, a daughter to L. C. Morrille.
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