Descendants and Ancestors of Andre Morin (Andrew Morrow) born 24 Feb 1797 in Montreal at the Basilique Notre-Dame Quebec, and his brother Francois Benjamin Morin (Benjamin Morrow) born 1893 in Montreal Quebec.   While Andre Morin arrived on Mackinac Island prior to 1820 and lived at Holmes in early census records, he later moved to Bois Blanc Island with his family sometime in the 1850’s and then Cheboygan in the late 1860’s.  Andre Morin married Mary Ann Naanwandago, Marie Louisa Beaubien and Mary Corron/Corrow.    Andre Morin dies in 1878 in Cheboygan Michigan at the age of 81.   His brother Benjamin Morin, married Margaret Bazinet and moved to the La Pointe and Bayfield Wisconsin areas.

Our Ancestors were French and Native American from the Mackinac Band of Chippewa Indians primarily from Bois Blanc Island, Mackinac Island and the Les Chenueax Islands area near Cedarville Michigan,  And from the following  “Lake Superior Bands of Chippewa Indians: The Garden River Band of Chippewa Indians located in Ontario, The Sault Ste. Marie band of Chippewa Indians (both Bay Mills and Sault Tribe),  The Keweenaw Bay Indians located in L’Anse, Baraga,  The Lac du Flambeau Indians near Chippewa River in Wisconsin.  We are also descended from the Potawatomi Indians near Milwaukee Wisconsin.  And “probably” the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and the Little River Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians of Manistee.


A New Beginning


  1. archaic : morning
  2. the next day
  3. the time immediately after a specified event


The Definition for “Morin”:

Mo´rin n. 1. (Chem.) A yellow crystalline substance (C15H10O7) of acid properties extracted from fustic (Chlorophora tinctoria syn. Maclura tinctoria, formerly called Morus tinctoria); – called also moric acid and natural yellow 8. It is used as a dye for wool, giving a color from lemon yellow through olive to olive brown, depending on the metal with which it is mordanted.


Whether we represent a "Yellow Crystalline Substance" or "A New Beginning" Our Morrow line are descendants of Morin families of Quebec and France.  Morin is a common family surname among french families.  In pronunciation, the n is “almost” silent, hence the English interpretation as Morrow.


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Oliver Morrow

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I am set as the default home person, relationships will show how individuals on the Durant Rolls and in the Morrow Family Tree Collection are related to me. Soon, I will implement methods allowing others to login and set a home person and contribute to the Morrow Family Tree website.


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John Boston married Elizabeth Clark in 1920.

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Elizabeth Clark


Oct 7th,1932 Ironwood Daily Globe

Widow is held for husband’s murder

Read full article on Elizabeth Clark when she was first held for murder charges back in 1932.





Oct 8th,1932 Ironwood Daily Globe

Murder is charged




Feb 24th,1961 Oakland Tribune

At 85 She Wants Freedom




May 5th,1961 Anderson Herald

New Life after 27 years

 Biddle House
Mackinac Island, Mackinac County
October 8, 2007

Agatha Biddle

Chief of the Mackinac Tribe of Chippewa Indians on Mackinac Island in the Mid to late 1800’s.  Agatha Biddle is  the daughter of famous fur trader Joseph Bailey and wife of another famous fur trader, Edward Biddle.   The Biddle house still stands today on Mackinac Island and can be seen on a visit to Mackinac Island.

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Meet Sarah Poole Roe

The daughter of Thomas Poole, a Wesleyan Methodist and school master.


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Eliza Poole Roe Obituary

The daughter of Thomas Poole, a Wesleyan Methodist and school master.

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King of Hearts

It was the 1970′s and the CB, short for Citiz

en Band Radio was a social tool used by many hobbyist and truckers…for some, like Fred, it was a way of life.

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Olive Giroux and Mary Vallee?

Can anyone positively identify these ladies?
Picture belonged to Joseph (Giroux) aka Vallee of Cedarville.

Possibly Olive is a relative.

Cindy Leutz.


Joe (Giroux) Vallee and Agnes Boucher of Cedarville

. Both were born in Penetanguishene, Ontario but moved to Cedarville about 1902.
Agnes’ 2nd great grandparents were Jacques Vasseur Jr. and Madeleine Ouiouiskoin who married at Mackinac /aug. 5, 1799. Joseph Giroux (who took his mother’s maiden name of Vallee) was the great grandson of Pierre Giroux and “possibly” Charlotte Spenard who married at Drummond Island in 1825. Charlotte was the daughter of Charles Spenard
and Geneieve Dufoe. Charles Spenard worked for the British Army at Mackinac prior to the War of 1812. Owner of picture:

Cindy Leutz.


1911 Vallee/Giroux Photo

Joseph Vallee standing near doorway, Mary Vallee to the right of Josephine,
Edmund Vallee in cap, Lavina Vallee between Mary and Edmund, Ernestine Vallee in white dress,
and Josephine is holding onto Elizabeth Vallee on chair.
Sorry, we don’t know the dog’s name.
Owner of photo:Cindy Leutz. Taken in Cedarville about 1911.

Prominent people with the MORIN surname include: (source:

In Canada:

  • Morin-Heights, Quebec, a town in the Laurentian Mountains region of Quebec, Canada
  • Morin Lake, a small lake northwest of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Morinville, Alberta, a town in Sturgeon Country, in Alberta, Canada
  • Grand Morin, a 118 km long river in France, left tributary of the Marne
  • Petit Morin, a 86 km long river in France, left tributary of the Marne
  • Quartier-Morin, a municipality in the Cap-Haïtien Arrondissement, in the Nord Department of Haiti
  • Val-Morin, Quebec, a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada

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