Lewis Calvin Morrison is said to have erned the name "Trip" for his frequent trips home during the Civil War.He enlisted 1 Februaary 1864 in Searcy County, Arkansas, CSA, and served in Co. J. 3rd Arkansas Infantry. Trip was born 14 October 1842, Landis, Campbell, Searcy County, Arkansas--located near Timbo, which is now in Stone County, Arkansas.He died 25 April 1922 in Searcy County, Arkansas.He married (1) Rebecca J. Denton and had seven children by her, including the famous Morrison Twins who played twin fiddles and made a record in Memphis, Tennesse, of two fiddle songs they composed. It has been recently re-issued on a CD called "Echoes of the Ozarks."They were Abbie Sherman Morrison and Absie Sheridan Morrison.Their names indicate the strong Union sentiment held by the Morrison family during the Civil War. Trip's second wife was Laura Thomas Manes.By her he had Thomas Andrew Morrison, George Washington Morrison, and Ida Genette Morrison.His third wife was Francis Martin Sutterfield. By her he had three more children.
I am a direct descendant of Trip's older brother, Sabe Morrison, and Sabe's second wife, Nancy Talley.
I will gladly exchange family information with you.I recently met a cousin, Thad Morrison, descended from Trip's older brother, Thomas Wason Morrison.Thad owns and operates a pharmacy in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, where I live.