James H. Morrison, the second son of David and Martha (Mitchell) Morrison, was born at Covington, Kentucky, June 18, 1851. When he was six years old the family returned to the old Mitchell home in Nile Township, Scioto County. He attended school at Elm Tree schoolhouse and obtained his education there. He is a traveling salesman, and began as such in 1880 for J. L. Hibbs & Company, of Portsmouth, Ohio. He traveled for them two years, then with McFarland, Sanford & Company, of Portsmouth, Ohio; for Vorheis, Miller & Rupel, of Cincinnati, Ohio; for Jacobs & Sachs, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and for Sanford, Storrs & Varner.


Our subject is a Republican, but takes no active part in political affairs.


On November 3, 1874, he was married to Miss Ora D. McCall, daughter of Henry McCall, of Nile Township, Scioto County, Ohio. He has two children living, Louise, aged fourteen and James Hines, aged ten. His son. Henry McCall, volunteered in the Spanish War in April, 1898, in Company H. Fourth O. V. I. The regiment was sent to Porto Rico, and when about to return, he was taken sick and died on shipboard October 26, 1898, and was buried at sea. He was but nineteen years old at the time of his death.

 

From "History of Adams County, Ohio from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time" - by Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers - West Union, Ohio - Published by E. B. Stivers - 1900