|WILLIAM MORRISON, farmer, Sec. 17; P.O. Rutland, was born in Montgomery Co., N.Y., in 1823; when he was 13 years old, his parents, Martin and Mary (Rutter) Morrison, natives of England, and who had emigrated to America in 1816, removed from Utica, Oneida Co., and in 1840 to Jefferson Co., N.Y. where they settled on a farm, and where his father died in 1851; his mother died in Niagara in 1876. Mr. Morrison emigrated to Dane Co., Wis. in 1850, and located on this section, where he has since lived; he now owns a farm of 215 acres on Secs. 17 and 20.He was married in the town of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y. in 1847, to Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Susan Remmington, a native of Rome, N.Y.; they have eleven children-Ellen, now Mrs. Edwin McPherson, who lives at Northwood, Iowa; Detta, now Mrs. John Ellis, who lives in Orleans, Neb.; Henry, now a framer in Rutland; Harriet, now Mrs. Edwin Ellis, who lives on this farm; Frank, who died a the age of 5 years; Edwin, a farmer of Rutland; Elesta, now Mrs. Edwin Smith, of Oregon, Wis.; William, Susan, Maude and Leonard, at home.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1202.