The Morris Family of Portsmouth, Virginia


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4. Virginia A. MORRIS [87] 3 (Edward2, Francis1).

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

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:4453


Children from this marriage were:

   8 M    i. Alexander Belkisk ETHERIDGE [89] 27 was born on 15 Oct 1859.

   9 M    ii. Alexander S. ETHERIDGE [90] 28 was born on 15 Oct 1860.

   10 F    iii. Rosetta ETHERIDGE [91] 29 was born on 15 Sep 1866.

5. John Edward MORRIS [1] (Edward2, Francis1) was born on 7 Aug 1825 in Portsmouth, Virginia,3,15,16,17,18 died on 22 Aug 1893 in Portsmouth, Virginia 3,16,19,30 at age 68, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.17

Noted events in his life were:

1. Property: 524 South Street, 24 Aug 1858, Portsmouth, Virginia. 31 John Edward Morris and wife Maria Susan Mathews bought the house at 524 South Street on Aug. 24, 1858 from a John E. Roby who had bought it Oct. 4, 1853. They paid $600 down and financed the other $1,000.

2. Census: U.S, 1860, Portsmouth, Virginia. 32

3. Census: U.S., 1880, Portsmouth, Virginia. 33

4. Residence: 1882, Portsmouth, Virginia. 34 Lived on South near Washington Street

5. Occupation: Between 1883 and 1884, Portsmouth, Virginia. 35 Was a carpenter living at 418 Second Street, next to Stephen B. Kenney

6. Residence: 524 South Street, 1889, Portsmouth, Virginia. 36 Listed in city directory, 1888, 1889 and 1890. In all, was carpenter, living at 524 South Street, Portsmouth.

John married Maria Susan MATHEWS [6] 3,22 [MRIN: 3], daughter of Lodowick MATHEWS [13] and Barbary SMITH [17], on 21 Sep 1847 in Norfolk County, Virginia 3.,21 Maria was born on 5 Dec 1825 in North Carolina,37,38,39 died on 24 Oct 1873 in Portsmouth, Virginia 3,37,39 at age 47, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:2477


Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 F    i. Martha Selina MORRIS [2] 38,40 was born on 22 Apr 1849 3,41 and died on 5 Aug 1928 3 at age 79.

Martha married Charles Eslick GRANT [35] [MRIN: 46] (b. 1846, d. 1899) on 20 Feb 1868 in Portsmouth, Virginia 42.,43

   12 F    ii. Louisa Maria MORRIS [15] 3,15,44 was born on 16 Feb 1851 in Portsmouth, Virginia,44,45 died on 17 Feb 1925 in Portsmouth, Virginia 45 at age 74, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.46 Another name for Louisa was EASIE.

General Notes: She never married. Sybil Boggs Interview.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: Inherited house at 525 South Street, Portsmouth, Virginia. 42

2. Residence: 1925, Address at death was 922 A. St., Portsmouth, Virginia. 45

   13 M    iii. John A. MORRIS [60] 3 was born on 24 Sep 1852 3 and died on 24 Oct 1852.3

   14 M    iv. Arminus T. MORRIS [16] 3,44 was born on 9 Feb 1854.3,44

+ 15 M    v. Rev. Edward Barret MORRIS [5] 38 was born on 11 Nov 1855 in Portsmouth, Virginia.3,38,47

Edward married Georgie Lillie ? [10] [MRIN: 10] (b. 18 Aug 1858, d. 9 Aug 1895) after 1880.33

   16 F    vi. Lula E. MORRIS [188] 33 was born in 1858 in Virgina.33

+ 17 M    vii. John William MORRIS [3] 44 was born on 22 Nov 1859 in Portsmouth, Virginia,3,18,44,48 died on 16 Mar 1952 in Portsmouth, Virginia 3,18 at age 92, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.49

John married Luvinia Estell SKEETER [37] [MRIN: 39] (b. 13 Aug 1858, d. 24 Dec 1947) on 17 Nov 1880 in Norfolk County, Virginia.50

   18 F    viii. Betty H. MORRIS [189] 33 was born in 1866 in Virgina.33

+ 19 F    ix. Virginia Etura MORRIS [4] 3,51 was born on 13 Sep 1866 in Portsmouth, Virginia,51,52 died on 27 May 1922 at age 55, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.53

Virginia married John Thomas VAUGHAN [18] [MRIN: 7] (b. 15 Sep 1866, d. 30 Oct 1931) on 21 Oct 1896 in Portsmouth, Virginia.51

John next married Margaret S. GUY [7] 23 [MRIN: 4], daughter of George GUY [155] and Unknown, on 30 Sep 1875 in Portsmouth, Virginia 3.,4 Margaret was born on 25 Feb 1840 in Eastern Shore of Virginia,4,23 died on 9 Nov 1876 in Portsmouth, Virginia 3,23 at age 36, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.23 Another name for Margaret was MAGGIE.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:2511

Death Notes: Died only a few months after birth of twins


Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 M    i. Louis Jackson MORRIS [12] 15 was born on 28 Jul 1876 in Portsmouth, Virginia,3,54 died on 18 Jul 1976 55 at age 99, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.55 (Twin)

Louis married Eula Eva PRUDEN [11] [MRIN: 6] (b. 19 Feb 1874, d. 24 Apr 1954) on 28 Oct 1897 in Portsmouth, Virginia.56

   21 F    ii. Gertrude MORRIS [21] 42 was born on 28 Jul 1876 3 and died on 27 Aug 1876.3,57 (Twin)

6. William Thomas MORRIS [105] 24 (Edward2, Francis1) was born on 15 Apr 1833 in Portsmouth, Virginia.24

William married Sarah Jane BRITTINGHAM [134] [MRIN: 25], daughter of R. BRITTINGHAM [135] and Martha ? [136], on 1 Sep 1864 in Portsmouth, Virginia.25 Sarah was born on 24 Jun 1833 in Norfolk, Virginia.24

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:4368


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