In 1982, David Lawrence Morrill of Falkland had in his living room a prized antique rocking chair. The story of this chair goes back to the late 18th Century, when Morrill's ancestor, Rev. Issac Morrill of Massachusetts, purchased it; it has stayed in the family ever since. According to family legend, the Marquis de Lafayette, while in the home of Governor David Morrill of New Hampshire, sat in this chair in 1824 during his tour of the United States. In 1877, following the death of the governor, his widow moved to Marlboro, N.C., now part of Farmville, to be near her two sons, William Henry Morrill and Dr. Samuel Morrill. In this way the chair was eventually handed down to David Lawrence Morrill of Falkland, where it hopefully still resides.