The Morris Family of Portsmouth, Virginia


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2. Edward MORRIS [58] 3,4 (Francis1) was born about 1799 in Mathews County, Virginia 5 and died on 19 Sep 1855 in Portsmouth, Virginia 6,7 about age 56.

Death Notes: Edward and his wife died in Portsmouth's Yellow Fever epedemic.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: 1850, Blacksmith. 11

2. Census: U.S, 1850, Portsmouth, Virginia. 11 Neither he nor his wife could read or write.

Edward married Kesiah ? [59] 8,12 [MRIN: 38]. Kesiah was born about 1811 13 and died on 17 Sep 1855 in Portsmouth, Virginia 14 about age 44. Another name for Kesiah was KESIAH.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:4790

General Notes: His death certificate says his wife's name was Rebecca.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 4 F    i. Virginia A. MORRIS [87] .3

Virginia married James E. ETHERIDGE [88] [MRIN: 26].

+ 5 M    ii. John Edward MORRIS [1] was born on 7 Aug 1825 in Portsmouth, Virginia,3,15,16,17,18 died on 22 Aug 1893 in Portsmouth, Virginia 3,16,19,20 at age 68, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.17

John married Maria Susan MATHEWS [6] 3,22 [MRIN: 3] (b. 5 Dec 1825, d. 24 Oct 1873) on 21 Sep 1847 in Norfolk County, Virginia 3.,21

John next married Margaret S. GUY [7] 23 [MRIN: 4] (b. 25 Feb 1840, d. 9 Nov 1876) on 30 Sep 1875 in Portsmouth, Virginia 3.,4

+ 6 M    iii. William Thomas MORRIS [105] 24 was born on 15 Apr 1833 in Portsmouth, Virginia.24

William married Sarah Jane BRITTINGHAM [134] [MRIN: 25] (b. 24 Jun 1833) on 1 Sep 1864 in Portsmouth, Virginia.25

   7 F    iv. Mary Ann MORRIS [85] 3,26 was born in 1837.

Edward next married Martha ELLIS [118] [MRIN: 68] about 1821.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:12943


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