Linda Grissette genealogy

Linda Grissette's Genealogy Work


I have known about some of my family genealogy most of my life, as there was a 5-genearation chart in my baby book.  My Grissette family loved that fact that my great-great grandfather was born in France.  Dad even told me that he was born in Paris and that he was one of 2 brothers who came here.  My niece even took French in school since she knew she was French.

When I was in Junior High (approximately), my grandfather brought me a copy and the microfilm of one of his older half-sister's DAR application.  That is how I knew my mother's Morrison line back to my 5th great grand parents.

After retirement, my uncle Howard Morrison got into genealogy. While in Salt Lake City researching, he copied an out of print book with more details of the Morriosn ancestors and gave us all a copy.  He told my mother that he was able to find a straight female line to Eleanor Bryan, the sister of Rebecca who married Daniel Boone.

My father got inspired to get an early copy of Family Tree Maker and recorded all that he knew about the Grissette side of the family.

Then one day, my world turned upside down!

On November 11, 2013, I got a response form from this website from a Grissett family genealogist asking me what I knew about my family.  I asked my brother to send him the information from dad's Family Tree Maker file.  On November 17, the genalogist send me 3 articles from the National Genealogy Society quarterlies from 1978 about the families.  On November 20 he send me documentation on my great grandfather and my great grandfather.  As I read them, I almost went into shock.  Dad grew up learning about his family from his grandfather (who he lived with for a while). 

How could my great grandfather have gotten his PARENTS so wrong?

John E. Grissette (really Grissett) was NOT bron in France, but in North Carolina.  His wife was NOT Mary Rugg from Louisiana, but Lucinda J. Rugg who was from Alabama where they met and got married (Pike County).  He had included the land grant that John got in Bradley County, Arkansas and two census reports on the family from there to show it was the right family.

After recovering from the shock, I got on to Ancestry and added the information from my 5-generation chart and from new information.  I took a 10 week class and went to the National Genealogy Conference when it was 6 miles from my home.  My mind was blown with the knowledge I received.  It will be back here in 2019, so I'll be prepared to learn more.

When I have the time, I'll start adding what I've learned about my family and sharing some of what I've learned.

NOTE:  If you see this and are a descendant to William Smith Morrison (son of Hiram), I have started a secret group on Facebook where we can all work together on the family.  Go to my contact page and let me know your family line and your FB name so I can add you to the group.


This site is for letting family know what I've found, so I will not be citing documentation.  If you are related to me and are also working on the same lines, please contact me so we can work together...and share our documentation with each other.

I'm not a professional genealogist, but this is a "labor of love".  I've been working on finding my ancestors and trying to see them as real people and learn how much they have influenced my family.

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