Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
Chicago, IL  60611
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Drury MORROW [2933]
Hetty Esther McCULLOCH [2936]
Hastings LAND [2934]
(Abt 1808-Abt 1860)
Delilah KNIGHT [2935]
(Abt 1805-After 1880)
James Hagan MORROW [204]
Lucinda Caroline LAND [205]

Rev. (Dr.), Alexander Brabson MORROW [168]


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1. Agnes Pearl GRIEVE [17]

Rev. (Dr.), Alexander Brabson MORROW [168] 13,22

  • Born: 29 March 1882, Bowmantown, Washington, Tennessee, United States 25
  • Marriage (1): Agnes Pearl GRIEVE [17] on 25 August 1915 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 22
  • Died: 1 January 1964, Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States at age 81
  • Buried: 4 January 1964, Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States

   Another name for Alexander was Papa Doc MORROW.24

   FamilySearch ID: L1Q2-C3B. Find a Grave ID: 42853319. User ID: 168.

  General Notes:

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  Birth Notes:

He was the son of James Hagen and Lucy Land Morrow. He was probably delivered by Dr. Alexander W. Brabson thus the name Alexander Brabson Morrow.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Clergyman, 25 August 1915, , Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 22

2. Census: 1920 United States, 10 January 1920, Stanley, Mountrail, North Dakota, United States.

3. Occupation: Presbyterian minister, 1925, Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States.
Presbyterian minister and Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Pontiac, Illinois.

4. Census: 1930 United States, 3 April 1930, Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States. 1930_IL_Livingston_53-38_16_4a

5. Obituary: Pantograph, 3 January 1964, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States.
Rev. Morrow Dies In Sanatorium
Retired Pastor From Pontiac, Active Leader

PONTIAC - The Rev. A. Brabson (Doc) Morrow, 81, retired Presbyterian Church pastor, died at 9:05 A.M. Thursday at Livingston County Sanatorium.

His funeral will be at 3:00 P.M. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Glenn Strang and the Rev. Charles McClelland officiating, assisted by other members of the Ottawa Presbytery.

Visitation will be after 4 P.M. today at the Haines Funeral Home.

Pastor of the Presbyterian Church for 35 years, he was honored at a retirement community dinner April 29, 1960, and was immediately appointed Livingston County probation officer.

Active in community affairs and an excellent horseman, he was born March 29, 1882 at Bowmantown Tenn. the son of James and Lucy Land Morrow.

Education: As a small boy he preached from tree stumps in Tennessee and furthered his goal to enter the ministry by graduating in 1910 from Tusculum College, Greenville, Tenn. He then attended Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating in 1913.

He married Pearl Grieve in 1915 at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

He came to Pontiac in 1925 and since that time has distinguished himself as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Missions for the General Council of the Illinois Synod of Presbyterian Churches, a post he held six hears. He was also moderator of the Presbyterian Synod for the State of Illinois in 1946 and served as moderator of the Ottawa Presbytery periodically.

Active Leader: He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Centennial State University while in Stanley, North Dakota.

He was past president and a member since 1925 of the Kiwanis Club, a member of the Red Cross, the library board and served on the board of directors at the Livingston County Sanatorium for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, one son, James, Fairborn, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs Jane Roller, Darien, Conn.; Mrs Margaret Spalding, Pontiac; one brother, Frank Bowmantown, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren.

Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Alexander married Agnes Pearl GRIEVE [17] [MRIN: 11], daughter of Alexander F. GRIEVE [15] and Jane A. MITCHELL [16], on 25 August 1915 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.22 (Agnes Pearl GRIEVE [17] was born on 2 January 1892 in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States, died on 17 March 1983 in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States and was buried in March 1983.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Record, 18 October 1915, , Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

  Marriage Notes:

Ceremony was presided over by Reverend Robert A. Bartlett, Pastor First Presbyterian Church. Witnesses were Mollie Grieve of Sault Ste. Marie and A. H. McLean of Rudyard.