re: William Houston (1671/1701-1723) m. Jean, had son, David Houston (1718-1762) bur. Salisburg, Rowen Co., NC, m. Mary Parks Morrison (1719-1781) (dau. of James Morrison (1689-1778) & Mary PARKS). James MORRISON m.2ndly Mrs. Jane Johnston, whose dau, Annabelle HOUSTON JOHNSTON m. Neill Morrison).
perhaps connected to the Morrison family of Donegore, co. Antrim, N. Ireland :
Will ofJEANET MORRISON widow of William Morrison, Peters (Twp, PA).Oct 19 1775. Dec 12 1796. John and William Morrison of Borough of Belfast. Sis: Margaret Watt of Donegore Parish (co. Antrim N.Ire). Neph: John Morrison of Maharahochel (?) (Magheragall, s.w. of Belfast) Parish. Neph: Wm Richie (Richey ?) of Chester Co. (from Ireland ?) Dau. of Robert Morrison, dec'd. Revd. John Culbertson. (from Ireland ?) Rev. Mr. Dawbing. Jean Speedy. Jno. Clark. Tabitha Cunningham. Jno. and William Marshall, Jr., of Peters Twp. William Anderson. William Coburn. (Adairs in Coburn's regiment ?) Peter January of Westmoreland Co.
Neph: Wm, John & James Marshall, Donegore Parish, Ireland. Neph: Thomas Corman of Donegore Parish, co. Antrim, N.I.
Jas. Lawson and his wife and dau. Jeanet. Thomas Lawson and his children. Bros. John and Robert Morrison. Exs:Jas. Lawson, David Humphrey and Oliver Anderson. Wit:James McCamis, John Mortimer. Appeal against probate of will, April 19, 1786.F. 51-55. ....................... Would the Adair / Adare, Houston, Richie / Richey, Morrison and Crawford families from near Donegore, co. Antrim, N. Ireland have emigrated about the same time to America ?