The Morris Family of Portsmouth, Virginia


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22. Jordan Winslow GRANT [86] (Martha Selina MORRIS4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) was born on 11 Mar 1869 in Portsmouth, Virginia.60

General Notes: Monument located at Portsmouth Fire Station, S.E. corner of North and Effingham Streets in Portsmouth, Virginia.

In Tribute
Original Grant Universal Nozzle
Invented by
Jordon Winslow Grant
Master Mechanic
1923-1939
Portsmouth Fire Department
Erected by
Portsmouth Junior Chamber
of Commerce
<1946>

Transcribed by Lynn Hopewell, February 28, 2001.

Jordan married. (b. 10 Aug 1921, d. 26 Jun 2000)

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:13474


The child from this marriage was:

+ 44 M    i. Jordan Winslow GRANT Jr. [146] was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.89

Jordan married.

29. Susan Estelle MORRIS [61] (John William4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) was born on 28 Sep 1881 in Portsmouth, Virginia and died on 8 Jan 1950 in Miami, Florida at age 68.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: Abt 1930, Moved to Florida during depression. 70

Susan married Parks Garnet KENDALL [62] [MRIN: 27] on 21 Feb 1906 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Parks was born on 14 Sep 1881 in Orange County, Virginia and died on 14 Apr 1958 in Portsmouth, Virginia at age 76.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:4505

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: From Orange County, Virginia. 70

Children from this marriage were:

+ 45 F    i. Octavia KENDALL [65] was born on 4 Aug 1908 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Octavia married Grady Morris CAMPBELL [164] [MRIN: 47] (b. 4 Jan 1903, d. 5 Mar 1967) on 26 May 1926 in Bradenton, Florida.

+ 46 F    ii. Marian Louise KENDALL [66] 90 was born on 25 Oct 1912 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Marian married Franklin Pierce GUTHRIE [166] [MRIN: 34] (b. 29 Mar 1907, d. 17 Apr 1973) on 29 Dec 1928 in Nokomis, Florida.

+ 47 M    iii. Fleming Meredith KENDALL II [67] was born on 18 May 1910 in Portsmouth, Virginia and died on 6 May 1983 at age 72.

Fleming married Mildred STANFORD [165] [MRIN: 33] (b. 17 Apr 1916) on 3 Jun 1933 in Manatee County, Florida.

30. Alexander Skeeter MORRIS [32] 42 (John William4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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], daughter of Charles Manuel ASBELL [39] and Ella C. HOBBS [40], on 20 Jan 1914 in Chowan County, North Carolina.68

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:4774

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: From Ahoskie, North Carolina.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 48 F    i. Ethel Elizabeth MORRIS [41] was born on 28 Sep 1915 in Norfolk County, Virginia.

Ethel married Herbert Richard HODGES [42] [MRIN: 37] (b. 6 Dec 1909, d. 16 Jul 1951).

   49 F    ii. Virginia Asbell MORRIS [63] was born in Jul 1919 and died between 1991 and 1992 about age 72.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: Sioux City, Iowa.

   50 M    iii. Charles William MORRIS [64] was born in May 1928 and died in Oct 1994 at age 66.

31. John Byard MORRIS [68] (John William4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) was born on 6 Aug 1884, died on 31 Jan 1920 at age 35, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.73 Another name for John was John William Byard MORRIS.2

John married. (b. 6 Dec 1909, d. 16 Jul 1951)

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:12147


The child from this marriage was:

   51 M    i. Edwin MORRIS [125] .

34. Lena Mae MORRIS [71] (John William4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) was born on 9 Aug 1889, died in 1969 at age 80, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.75 Another name for Lena was LENA.

Lena married Wilmer Washington FISHER Jr. [72] [MRIN: 18], son of Wilmer Washington FISHER [130] and Unknown. Wilmer was born in 1887, died in 1916 at age 29, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.91

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:4167


The child from this marriage was:

+ 52 F    i. Wilma Mae FISHER [82] was born in 1917.

Wilma married Carl Lemar EVERETT [119] [MRIN: 54].

35. Edwin Loyall MORRIS [73] (John William4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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.

General Notes: Named after father's friend, Edward Loyall, president of Norfolk and Southern Railroad, who was childless.

Edwin married Sallie Virginia WILLIAMS [74] [MRIN: 19], daughter of Phillip Henry WILLIAMS [156] and Sarah Cleaver HEYWOOD [157], on 22 Oct 1919 in Portsmouth, Virginia.77 Sallie was born on 10 Jul 1894 in Gloucester, Virginia,76 died on 26 Feb 1989 76 at age 94, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portmouth, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:4178


Children from this marriage were:

+ 53 F    i. Mary Louise MORRIS [75] was born on 2 Apr 1922 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Mary married R. S. MILLER [124] 76 [MRIN: 59] (b. 17 Feb 1918, d. 12 Sep 1992) on 14 Oct 1988.

+ 54 F    ii. Charlotte Heywood MORRIS [76] was born on 13 Jul 1926 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Charlotte married E. G. McGEE Jr. [150] 76 [MRIN: 1] (b. 25 Apr 1922, d. 16 Dec 1988) on 7 Dec 1946.

+ 55 M    iii. Edwin Loyall MORRIS Jr. [77] was born on 25 Jan 1931 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Edwin married Esther RAMIREZ [185] [MRIN: 69] (b. 6 Sep 1937) on 25 Jul 1958.

36. Burrell Matthews MORRIS [78] 78 (John William4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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 Another name for Burrell was PETE.

Burrell married Mary Marie AGGEN [79] 78 [MRIN: 20], daughter of Simon AGGEN [169] and Katie RITTER [170], on 31 Aug 1917 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, New York, New York. Mary was born on 5 Sep 1894 in New York, New York.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:4181

Noted events in her life were:

1. Occupation: Telephone operator.

Children from this marriage were:

   56 M    i. Robert MORRIS [80] .

+ 57 M    ii. Burrell Matthew Morris JR. [161] 78 was born on 15 Jan 1921 in New York, New York, died on 24 Feb 1989 69 at age 68, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.69

Burrell married Anna Maria PEPPER [99] 78 [MRIN: 15] (b. 10 Jul 1922) on 19 Apr 1941 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, New York, New York.69

38. Charlotta VAUGHAN [27] (Virginia Etura MORRIS4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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]. James was born on 8 Feb 1898, died on 11 Jun 1964 at age 66, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.92

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:8934

39. John Morris VAUGHAN [23] (Virginia Etura MORRIS4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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]. Nannie was born on 13 Oct 1895, died on 29 Jun 1961 at age 65, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.93

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:8835

40. Ida Maie VAUGHAN [25] (Virginia Etura MORRIS4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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]. Andrew was born on 2 Nov 1891, died on 23 Oct 1949 at age 57, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.94

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:8870

41. Nellie VAUGHAN [26] (Virginia Etura MORRIS4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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]. Joseph was born on 22 Oct 1881, died on 14 Sep 1960 at age 78, and was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.95

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:8907

42. Guy Pruden MORRIS [31] 86 (Louis Jackson4, John Edward3, Edward2, Francis1) 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

General Notes: Guy P. Morris, was executive in Portsmouth schools. PORTSMOUTH. Guy Pruden Morris, 82, of the 100 block of East Road, a retired assistant superintendent of the Portsmouth public schools, died January 28, 1991 in his home. A native of Portsmouth, Mr. Morris was a navy veteran of World War II. He served on the board of directors of the Portsmouth Children's Home and the Portsmouth Y.M.C.A. he was a member of Park View Baptist Church and Portsmouth Host Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Sanders Morris; a daughter, Margaret M. Harrison of Richmond; a son, Louis G. Morris of Hampton; and three grandchildren. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Cedar Grove Cemetery by the Rev. William L. Hales. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Parkview Baptist Church. From The Ledger-Star, Wednesday, January 30, 1991.

[My mother, Charlotte Ross Mathews Hopewell knew him well as a colleague. She was the principal of John Tyler Elementary School in Portsmouth, from 1969-1980.]

Guy married Margaret Wardlaw SANDERS [34] [MRIN: 45], daughter of Dr. Lucius Carl SANDERS [54] and Lillie Shumate BARR [104], on 5 Apr 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee. Margaret was born on 10 Aug 1921 in Memphis, Tennesee,96 died on 26 Jun 2000 in Richmond, Virginia 96 at age 78, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.96

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:8966

General Notes: Margaret S. Morris. PORTSMOUTH. Margaret Sanders Morris, 78, recently of Richmond, died peacefully June 26, 2000. The widow of Guy P. Morris, she was born in Memphis, Tenn., in 1921 and moved to Portsmouth in 1950 at the time of her marriage. She was a member of Park View Baptist Church, teaching Sunday school for more than 25 years and an active supporter of the missions of the church. She taught kindergarten for a time in the Portsmouth school system.
She is survived by a daughter, Meg Harrison and her husband, Ronnie, of Richmond; a son, Louis Morris and his wife, Karen, of Hampton; a brother, Carl Sanders Jr. and his wife, Surget, of Birmingham, Ala.; and grandchildren, Melissa and Christie Harrison and Brandy Schrader and her husband, Ryan.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Park View Baptist Church, corner of Hatton Street and Crawford Parkway in Portsmouth with burial immediately following at Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Park View Baptist Church. Billups Funeral Home, Richmond, is in charge.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 58 F    i. Margaret Wardlaw MORRIS [45] was born on 21 May 1953 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Margaret married Ronnie Lee HARRISON [47] [MRIN: 12] on 14 Apr 1979 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

+ 59 M    ii. Lewis Guy MORRIS [46] was born on 11 Sep 1954 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Lewis married Karen ELDER [52] [MRIN: 79] in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Lewis next married Donna STEWART [103] [MRIN: 80] on 21 May 1977 in Portsmouth, Virginia.


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