The Morris Family of Portsmouth, Virginia


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11. Martha Selina MORRIS [2] 38,40 (John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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], son of Edward Madison GRANT [97] and Mary Ann WINSLOW [98], on 20 Feb 1868 in Portsmouth, Virginia 42.,43 Charles was born in 1846 58 and died in 1899 at age 53.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:9006

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: U.S., 1880, Portsmouth, Virginia. 59

2. Occupation: machinist, 1880, Portsmouth, Virginia. 59

Children from this marriage were:

+ 22 M    i. Jordan Winslow GRANT [86] was born on 11 Mar 1869 in Portsmouth, Virginia.60

Jordan married.

   23 F    ii. Virginia Elizabeth GRANT [137] was born on 17 Jan 1874 in Portsmouth, Virginia.61

   24 F    iii. Geneva M. GRANT [93] 62 was born in 1874 and died in 1874.

   25 M    iv. John M. GRANT [94] 62 was born in 1876 and died in 1876.

   26 M    v. Charles E.B. GRANT [95] 62 was born on 7 Dec 1876 63 and died on 7 Sep 1881 in Portsmouth, Virginia 63 at age 4.

   27 F    vi. Lena A. GRANT [36] 59 was born in 1879.59

   28 M    vii. Morris Milo GRANT [128] 62,64 was born on 15 Jan 1890 in Portsmouth, Virginia,64 died on 3 Jul 1892 in Portsmouth, Virginia 65 at age 2, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.66

15. Rev. Edward Barret MORRIS [5] 38 (John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) was born on 11 Nov 1855 in Portsmouth, Virginia.3,38,47

General Notes: Centennial of Court Street Baptist Church, Portsmouth, Virginia. Published 1889.

Edward B. Morris, another Portsmouth boy and S. S. [Sunday School] scholar was baptized by your present pastor, educated at Richmond College and Crozer Theological Seminary, and ordained in 1878, He was several years pastor of the Baptist Church at Waverly, now a portion of Baltimore. He is at present in Millvile, New Jersey. With a strong and healthy body, and an intelligent and pious wife, he has been useful and promises to be more so.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Baptist Minister.

2. Census: U.S., 1880, Portsmouth, Virginia. Listed as single, in school, age 23.

Edward married Georgie Lillie ? [10] [MRIN: 10] after 1880.33 Georgie was born on 18 Aug 1858,67 died on 9 Aug 1895 in Blackstone, Virginia 68 at age 36, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.67

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:3293
He is single in 1880 census.

17. John William MORRIS [3] 44 (John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: 1883, Grocer. 33,69

2. Residence: 1883, 627 South Street, Portsmouth, Virginia. 69

3. Census: 1850, Wife's mother, Barbary Mathews living with them. 38

John married Luvinia Estell SKEETER [37] [MRIN: 39], daughter of Alexander SKEETER [56] and Sarah M. GRIMES [57], on 17 Nov 1880 in Norfolk County, Virginia.50 Luvinia was born on 13 Aug 1858 in Suffolk, Virginia on White Marsh Road,70,71 died on 24 Dec 1947 in Portsmouth, Virginia at age 89, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.72 Another name for Luvinia was LULIE.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:8726

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Misc.: He was married two days after the death of his Uncle James W. Mathews.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 1862, Moved to Portsmouth, lived on truck farm in Churchland. 70

Children from this marriage were:

+ 29 F    i. Susan Estelle MORRIS [61] was born on 28 Sep 1881 in Portsmouth, Virginia and died on 8 Jan 1950 in Miami, Florida at age 68.

Susan married Parks Garnet KENDALL [62] [MRIN: 27] (b. 14 Sep 1881, d. 14 Apr 1958) on 21 Feb 1906 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

+ 30 M    ii. Alexander Skeeter MORRIS [32] 42 was born on 10 Feb 1883, died in Aug 1964 at age 81, and was buried in Forest Lawn, Norfolk, Virginia.

Alexander married Eula Cornelia ASBELL [38] [MRIN: 35] on 20 Jan 1914 in Chowan County, North Carolina.68

+ 31 M    iii. John Byard MORRIS [68] was born on 6 Aug 1884, died on 31 Jan 1920 at age 35, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.73

John married.

   32 F    iv. Ethel Virginia MORRIS [69] was born on 6 Mar 1886 and died on 18 Jan 1888 at age 1.

   33 M    v. Robert MORRIS [70] was born on 5 Jan 1888 and died on 5 Jan 1888.74

+ 34 F    vi. Lena Mae MORRIS [71] was born on 9 Aug 1889, died in 1969 at age 80, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.75

Lena married Wilmer Washington FISHER Jr. [72] [MRIN: 18] (b. 1887, d. 1916).

+ 35 M    vii. Edwin Loyall MORRIS [73] was born on 31 Aug 1891,76 died on 22 Apr 1978 76 at age 86, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portmouth, Virginia.

Edwin married Sallie Virginia WILLIAMS [74] [MRIN: 19] (b. 10 Jul 1894, d. 26 Feb 1989) on 22 Oct 1919 in Portsmouth, Virginia.77

+ 36 M    viii. Burrell Matthews MORRIS [78] 78 was born on 19 Sep 1893 in Portsmouth, Virginia,69 died in Sep 1971 69 at age 78, and was buried in Sep 1971 in Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Virginia.69

Burrell married Mary Marie AGGEN [79] 78 [MRIN: 20] (b. 5 Sep 1894) on 31 Aug 1917 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, New York, New York.

   37 F    ix. Martha S. MORRIS [81] was born on 28 Feb 1903 in Portsmouth, Virginia,71 died in 1975 at age 72, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.79

General Notes: Never married.

19. Virginia Etura MORRIS [4] 3,51 (John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 1922, 1914 County St. Portsmouth, Virginia.

Virginia married John Thomas VAUGHAN [18] [MRIN: 7], son of Andrew J. VAUGHAN [19] and Cherry ? [20], on 21 Oct 1896 in Portsmouth, Virginia.51 John was born on 15 Sep 1866, died on 30 Oct 1931 at age 65, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.80

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:2619


Children from this marriage were:

+ 38 F    i. Charlotta VAUGHAN [27] was born on 25 Dec 1897, died on 18 Feb 1984 at age 86, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.81

Charlotta married James Emory PIERCE [30] [MRIN: 44] (b. 8 Feb 1898, d. 11 Jun 1964).

+ 39 M    ii. John Morris VAUGHAN [23] was born on 1 Jan 1900, died on 30 Jun 1967 at age 67, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.82

John married Nannie T. ? [24] [MRIN: 40] (b. 13 Oct 1895, d. 29 Jun 1961).

+ 40 F    iii. Ida Maie VAUGHAN [25] was born on 4 Nov 1901, died on 25 Jan 1975 at age 73, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.83

Ida married Andrew R. BAGGERLY [28] [MRIN: 41] (b. 2 Nov 1891, d. 23 Oct 1949).

+ 41 F    iv. Nellie VAUGHAN [26] was born on 20 Dec 1903, died on 18 Mar 1978 at age 74, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.84

Nellie married Joseph Anthony WILLIS [29] [MRIN: 43] (b. 22 Oct 1881, d. 14 Sep 1960).

20. Louis Jackson MORRIS [12] 15 (John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Was a machinist in N.N.S.Y. 62

2. Residence: 903 Washington St., Portsmouth, Virginia.

Louis married Eula Eva PRUDEN [11] [MRIN: 6], daughter of John L. PRUDEN [14] and Delia ? [22], on 28 Oct 1897 in Portsmouth, Virginia.56 Eula was born on 19 Feb 1874, died on 24 Apr 1954 at age 80, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.85

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:2616


Children from this marriage were:

+ 42 M    i. Guy Pruden MORRIS [31] 86 was born on 11 Sep 1908,42,87 died on 28 Jan 1991 in Portsmouth, Virginia 88 at age 82, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.88

Guy married Margaret Wardlaw SANDERS [34] [MRIN: 45] (b. 10 Aug 1921, d. 26 Jun 2000) on 5 Apr 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee.

   43 M    ii. Byron MORRIS [33] was born on 21 Jul 1898 2,42 and died on 21 Nov 1987 2 at age 89.


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