The Morris Family of Portsmouth, Virginia


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1 Edward Morris death register (Norfolk County Deaths, 1853-1870). Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Note: This record not in Portsmouth, but in Norfolk County records.

2 Edwin Loyall Morris, Jr., Edwin Loyall Morris, Jr. Collected Papers. Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Has bible with Lodowick Mathews and Barbary Smith marriage.

3 John Edward Morris family bible. Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Martha Grant lived on Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

4 John Edward Morris-Margaret S. Hall marriage register (Register of Marriages, Hustings Court. Book 1, P. 36, line 56, file no. 1803.) Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Sept. 30. 1875. John A Morris, Margaret S. Hall. He 50, she 35. Both widowed. He b. Portsmouth, she b. Eastern Shore. Both residents of Portsmouth. His parents: Edward and K. Morris. Her parents: George and ___ Guy. His occupation: ship joiner. N. P. Mitchell married them.

5 U.S. Census, 1850. Edward Morris Entry, 1850 Census Roll 964, Page 158. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:1850 VA Census, Roll 964, Page 158.

6 Unidentifiednewspaper, September 20, 1855. Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Portsmouth, Sept. 17, 1855. The weather i s clear and very warm. The fever is abating very fast. Deaths for today up to 6 o'clock: .... Mr. Edward Morris ...

7 Edward Morris death register (Norfolk County Deaths, 1853-1870), Page 23, line 456. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

8 U.S. Census, 1850. Edward Morris Entry. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:1850 VA Census, Roll 964, Page 158. Wife is Kasiah.

9 John Edward Morris-Margaret S. Hall marriage register (Register of Marriages, Hustings Court. Book 1, P. 36, line 56, file no. 1803.) Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Names his mother as K. Morris.

10 Edward Morris death register (Norfolk County Deaths, 1853-1870), P. 456. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

11 1850 U.S. Census, Portsmouth, Virginia, Roll 964, Page 158. Repository: Not Given, Call Number:Roll 964, Page 158.

12 John Edward Morris-Margaret S. Hall marriage register (Register of Marriages, Hustings Court. Book 1, P. 36, line 56, file no. 1803.) Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Names his mother as K. Morris.

13 U.S. Census, 1850. Edward Morris Entry. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:1850 VA Census, Roll 964, Page 158. Age 39. Makes birth 1811.

14 Unidentifiedlocal newspaper, September 17, 1855. Repository: Not Given. Portsmouth, Sept. 17, 1855. No news today. The weather is clear and very warm. The fever is abating very fast. Deaths for today up to 6 o'clock. ... Mrs Edward Morris ... FRIENDSHIP. [Reporting death s during Yellow Fever epidemic.] Copy in possession of Sybil H. Boggs, 23 Aylwin Rd., Portsmouth, VA

15 Portsmouth Virginia Wills, John Edward Morris Will (June 23, 1893, Book 2, Clerk's Office, Portsmouth, Virginia). Repository: Not Given (See Notes). will dated 28 June, 1893. Leaves home at 524 S. St. to daus Louisa M. and Virginia E. Morris ....son Louis J. Morris ....stepdau Elizabeth Hall, unmarried. Look for death records of Margaret and her first marriage.

16 Portsmouth Virginia Wills, John Edward Morris Will (June 23, 1893, Clerk's Office, Portsmouth, Virginia). Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Aged 68 years, 15 days. Need Call number. Look for death records of Margaret and her first marriage.
Will dated 28 June, 1893. Leaves home at 524 S. St. to daus Louisa M. and Virginia E. Morris ....son Louis J. Morris ....stepdau Elizabeth Hall, unmarried.

17 John Edward Morris tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Avenue 1, Lot 37.

18 (Register of Deaths, City of Portsmouth, Virginia, 1858-1896 Inclusive, Re-copied, February, 1934 by Wm. Hodges Baker, Clerk.) Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Jno. E. Morris, white, male, 22 August 1893, died Portsmouth of diabetis. Age 8 years, 15 days. Parents "not given." Born Portsmouth. Occupation: ship-joiner. Widower. Information: L. M. Morris, daughter.

19 Portsmouth Virginia Wills, John Edward Morris Will (June 23, 1893, Book 2, Clerk's Office, Portsmouth, Virginia), Book 2. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

20 (Register of Deaths, City of Portsmouth, Virginia, 1858-1896 Inclusive, Re-copied, February, 1934 by Wm. Hodges Baker, Clerk.) Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Age 68 years, 15 days.

21 Norfolk County Virginia Marriage Records, October, 1847, Susan Maria Mathews and John E. Morris marriage record. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

22 Portsmouth Deaths, Susan M. Morris death registration. Repository: Not Given.

23 Margaret S. Morris tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

24 William Thomas Morris-Sarah Jane Brittingham marriage register (Portsmouth, Virginia Marriages). Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

25 Ibid, Page 8, Line Sept. 1. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

26 U.S. Census, 1850. Edward Morris Entry. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:1850 VA Census, Roll 964, Page 158.

27 Portsmouth Births, Alexander B. Etheridge birth register. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

28 Portsmouth Births, Alexander S. Etheridge birth register (City of Portsmouth, Virginia). Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

29 Portsmouth Births, Rosetta Etheridge birth register. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

30 (Register of Deaths, City of Portsmouth, Virginia, 1858-1896 Inclusive, Re-copied, February, 1934 by Wm. Hodges Baker, Clerk.) Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Age 68 years, 15 days.

31 Syble Boggs Letter. Deed book 1, page 104, Tax books lot 157- Portsmouth Court of Hustings. Feb. 12 letter from Sybil Boggs.

32 Virginia, Portsmouth - 1860 U.S. Censu, John E. Morris household, Microfilm Roll ____ , Pag 108, dwelling 898, family, 863, John e. Morris household. John e. Morris, 34, m, Carpt., personal estate value $50, b. Va. Maria S. Morris, 34, f, b NC; Martha S. Morris, f, 11, b Va., attended school this year; Maria V., 9, f, b Va., attended school; Atamicus, 6, m, b Va., attended school; Edward B., 4, m, b Va.; John W., 1/2, m, b Va.

33 John Edward Morris 1880 Census entry (NA Film T9-1382, page no. 581-B. Family History Library Film 1255382). Name Relation Marital Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John E. MORRIS Self W Male W 51 VA Ship Joiner VA VA
Edward B. MORRIS Son S Male W 23 VA Student VA VA
Lula E. MORRIS Dau S Female W 22 VA VA VA
John W. MORRIS Son S Male W 21 VA Grocer VA VA
Virginia E. MORRIS Dau S Female W 13 VA Attending School VA VA
Bettie H. MORRIS Dau S Female W 14 VA Attending School VA VA
Lewis J. MORRIS Son S Male W 3 VA VA VA.


34 Chataigne's Portsmouth Directory, 1882. Repository: Not Given. Morris, John E. carp h South nr Washington.

35 Chataigne's Directory of Norfolk and Portsmouth, 1883-1884. Repository: Not Given. Morris, John E., carp, h. 524 South.

36 Chataigne's Portsmouth Directory, 1888, 1889, 1890. Norfolk City Directory, 1888. Norfolk, Virginia: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1888.
Norfolk City Directory, 1889. Norfolk, Virginia: J. H. Chataigne and Co. 1889. Norfolk City Directory, 1890-91, Norfolk, Virginia: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1891. (Norfolk, Virginia: J. H. Chataigne and Co.) Repository: Not Given. Morris, John E. carp h 524 South.

37 Portsmouth, Virginia deaths (Register of Deaths, City of Portsmouth, Virginia, 1858-1896 Inclusive, Re-copied, February, 1934 by Wm. Hodges Baker, Clerk.) Repository: Not Given. Susan M. Morris, white, female, November 10, 1873, paralysis, age 48. Parents Lodwic and Barbay Matthews. B. Portsmouth. Husband John E. Morris. Husband gave information.

38 1850 U.S. Census, Portsmouth, Virginia. Repository: Not Given, Call Number:Roll 964, Page 158.

39 Maria Susan Mathews tombstone. Repository: Not Given, Call Number:Avenue 1, lot 37. Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia

40 Lynn Hopewell, Sybil Hodges Boggs Interview, January 28, 2001. Repository: Not Given. Sybil Morris Interview, January 28, 2001. Middle name was Selina. Sybil is GG Gandaughter of Maria Susan Mathews. Most information on John William Morris family came from her.

41 Portsmouth, Va census, 1850.

42 Lynn Hopewell, Sybil Hodges Boggs Interview, January 28, 2001. Repository: Not Given.

43 Martha Selena Morris- Charles Eslick Grant marriage registration (Portsmouth, Virginia Marriages. Page 16, line 17, license 963.) Repository: Not Given. 20 Feb. 1868. He was 21, she 19. Her parents: John E. & Mariah Morris. His parents: Ed & Mary Ann Grant. He a machinist. Married by Thomas B. Sargent.

44 Census, Federal, 1860, Portsmouth, Virginia. Repository: Not Given.

45 Louisa Maria Morris Cemetery Record. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Avenue 1, lot 37.

46 Louise Maria Morris tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Avenue 1, lot 37. B. 1851, d. 1925. Cemetery records say d. 2 Feb. 1925.
" In loving memory of Easie"

47 Norfolk County Virginia Birth Records, Edward Barret Morris Birth Registration, Norfolk County, Virginia, File 5032. Repository: Not Given.

48 Portsmouth Virginia births, John William Morris Birth Registration. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Page 31, line 154.

49 John W. Morris tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 63, Avenue 1, West side row. Old #A2. Skeeter plot.

50 Norfolk County Marriages, John W. Morris- Luvenia E. Skeeter marriage registration, Page 261, line 150. Alt. p 77 line 29/155. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

51 Portsmouth Virginia Marriages, Virginia Etura Morris Marriage Registration (Married October 21, 1896). Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

52 Portsmouth Virginia Births, Virginia Etura Morris Birth Registration. Repository: Not Given.

53 Virginia Etura Morris Tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Virginia M. Vaughan. She was moved from her father's lot in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia, in October or November, 1961. (Cemetery records.)

54 Portsmouth Virginia Marriages, Louis Jackson Morris Marriage Registration (October 28, 1897). Repository: Not Given.

55 Cedar Grove Cemetery, Louis J. Morris tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 362, Avenue 6. Old #116. On Record of Graves, "Louis J. Morris vault. Shown. b. 1876. Shows Louis J. Morris purchased graves Feb. 7, 1925.

56 Portsmouth Virginia Marriages, Louis Jackson Morris Marriage Registration (October 28, 1897), Book 1, page 144, line 91, file no. 4176. Repository: Not Given.

57 (Register of Deaths, City of Portsmouth, Virginia, 1858-1896 Inclusive, Re-copied, February, 1934 by Wm. Hodges Baker, Clerk.) Gertrude Morris, white, female, 27 August, 1876, debility, age, 1 day. Parents: John e. and Margaret Morris. Born Portsmouth. Info by Jno. E. Morris, father.

58 Charles E. Grant Tombstone, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 440, Avenure 7, East side row. Old #128. Grant V. Thomas, Owner.

59 Charles E. Grant 1880 census. Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Charles E. GRANT Self M Male W 33 VA Machinest DC VA
Martha S. GRANT Wife M Female W 30 VA Keeping House VA VA
Jordan W. GRANT Son S Male W 11 VA Attending School VA VA
Chas. E. B. GRANT Son S Male W 4 VA VA VA
Lena A. GRANT Dau S Female W 1 VA VA VA
Edward M. GRANT Father W Male W 67 DC Ship Carpenter DC DC

Source Information:
Census Place Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255382
NA Film Number T9-1382
Page Number 587B

60 Jordan W. Grant birth register (Portsmouth, Virginia births). Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

61 Virginia Elizabeth Grant birth registration (Portsmouth, Virginia births). Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

62 Sybil Boggs interview, 28 January 2001. Repository: Not Given.

63 Charles E. B. Grant death registration (Portsmouth, Virginia deaths). Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

64 Morris Milo Grant birth registration (Portsmouth, Virginia births). Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

65 Morris Milo Grant death registration (Portsmouth, Virginia deaths). Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

66 Morris Milo Grant Tombstone.

67 Georgie Lillie Morris tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

68 Sybil Hodges Boggs Letter, February 12, 2001.

69 Elizabeth Antonia Morris Duke, Elizabeth Antonia Morris Duke papers (Descendancy chart based on author's research. Family information sheets). Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Based on her research.

70 Roberta Buchanan Everett Interview.

71 Franklin P. Guthrie, Franklin P. Guthrie Papers (Collected papers and personal knowledge). Repository: Not Given (See Notes). This is an outline descendancy chart developed by Franklin P. Guthrie.

72 Lavinia Skeeter Morris tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 63, Avenue 1, West side row; Old # A2. Many Skeeter graves in this lot.t.

73 John Bayard Morris tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Avenue 1, Lot 37.

74 Sybil Boggs, John William Morris Family Group. Repository: Not Given. Family Group sheet prepared by Sibil Boggs based on her research.

75 Linemay Morris Fisher tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Avenue 1, Lot 37.

76 Edwin Loyall Morris, Jr., Edwin Loyal l Morris, Jr. Letter 15 March, 2001. Repository: Not Given. Gave his family information

77 City of Portsmouth, Edwin Loyall Morris-Sallie Virginia Williams marriage registration (Register of Marriages, Hustings Court), Book 3, page 68. File no. 10827. Repository: Not Given (See Notes).

78 Elizabeth Antonia Morris Duke Interview, February 10, 2001. Repository: Not Given. Mrs. E. A. Duke. 10015 Latimer Court, Fairfax, VA 22032-2748, 703-323-6460, ead001@bonzi.net.

79 Martha Morris tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Avenue 1, Lot 37.

80 John T. Vaughan Tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 147, section B. Also recorded at page 507, lot book B, in cemetery records.

81 Charlotta Vaughan Pierce Tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 147, section B.

82 John Morris Vaughan Tombstone. Repository: Not Given, Call Number:Lot 147, section B. Husband.

83 Ida Maie Vaughan Baggarly Tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 147, section B.

84 Nellie Vaughan Willis Tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 147, section B.

85 Eula Eva Pruden MorrisTombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 362, Avenue 6. Old #116.

86 Arthur R. Stuff Web Page, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/u/Arthur-R-Stuff/index.html.

87 World Family Tree File, Volumn 23, Tree 2766.

88 Guy Pruden Morris obituary (The Ledger Star, January 30 1991). Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Copy in possession of Sybil Boggs.

89 Lucy Virginia Old Grant interview (February 25, 2001). Repository: Not Given.

90 Sherbie Pierce Skeen, Sherbie Skeen interview Mar. 4, 2001. Repository: Not Given. She corrected mother's name.

91 Wilmer Fisher tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Avenue 1, Lot 37.

92 James E. Pierce Tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 147, section B.

93 Nannie T. Vaughan Tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 147, section B.

94 Andrew R. Baggarly Tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 147, section B.

95 Joseph Anthony Willis Tombstone. Repository: Not Given (See Notes), Call Number:Lot 147, section B.

96 Margaret Sanders Morris obituary (Virginian Pilot). Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Undated clipping in possession of Sybil Boggs.

97 Martha M. Grant obituary.

98 Martha M. Grant obituary (Unknown). Repository: Not Given (See Notes). Probably Norfolk Virginian Pilot or Ledger Star.

99 Sybil Boggs interview, 28 January 2001. Repository: Not Given. Sybil Boggs interview, 28 January 2001. All information on the family of Sibil Byrd Hodges and Billy Lee Boggs given in this interview.

100 Roberta Buchanan Everett Interview, Feb 18, 2001.


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