Edith Grace Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Jacob Hinshaw (1710-1796) m Rebecca Mackey (c1716-1796)
 7....... Thomas Hinshaw (c1749-1825) m Hannah Seasfield (c1745-1835)
 8........ William Hinshaw (c1772-?) m Jane Hamm 
 9......... Thomas Hinshaw (1797-1869) m Elizabeth - (1809-1849)
10.......... George Washington Hinshaw (1822-1907) m Elizabeth Jane Robertson (1824-1893)
11........... Robert Tribble Henshaw (1863-1948) m Isabella Putman (1868-1952)
12............ Ernest Wann Henshaw (1904-1984) m Amanda Lou Swearengin (1907-1990)
13............. Edith Grace Henshaw (1925-2006)
                +Jay D. Morris (1922-2009)
Edith Grace Henshaw     [ID 07155] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jun 11 1925, Swaim, Jackson County, Alabama.1,2,3,4  

She married Jay D. Morris, Dec 12 1941, Gurley, Madison County, Alabama.1,2  Jay D. Morris, son of Charlie Lee Morris & Lola Ethel (Brewer) Waller, was born May 9 1922, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama.3,5,6  Edith and Jay were second cousins once removed.  


Wanda Charlene Morris, born Jan 7 1944, Hammond, Lake County, Indiana; married Aubrey Lee Justice, Jan 16 1960, Clinton, Iowa (children: David Lee, Jul 28 1960; Dennis Michael, Sep 3 1961; Daniel Morris, born & died Sep 16 1962; Douglas Martin, Sep 21 1964).
Phyllis Joan "Joanie" Morris, born Oct 18 1946, Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama; married Albert Fisher, Jr., Mar 5 1966, Chicago, Illinois (no children); [email: ].
James Donald Morris, born Feb 10 1951, Swaim, Jackson County, Alabama; married Charlotte Marie Lindsey, Jun 27 1970, Scottsboro, Alabama (children: Matthew Shane, Jan 24 1974; Shona Marie, Aug 11 1976).

Memories from daughter Joanie (Morris) Fisher:4

Mom idolized my Dad, and they shared almost 65 years of married life together.  My Dad was Mom's caregiver for the last 10 years of her life.  I owe Dad a debt of gratitude, along with the unselfish love and care provided by the Heartlite Hospice team.  Mom suffered the ravages of diabetes with strokes and a leg amputation.  Mom died at home with Dad and her loved ones beside her.  

Mom liked to collect salt & pepper shakers, hen and rooster figurines, and rocks.  Mom was never one to sit and be idle.  She was either gardening and canning in the summer or reading and quilt-piecing in the winter.  Mom made so many beautiful quilts that she passed on to her family.  She loved to sit on her porch in her wheelchair and watch the birds (especially purple martins and bluebirds) and squirrels.  She loved buttermilk with cornbread and baked sweet potatoes.  She adored her St. Louis Cardinal's baseball team; especially Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire.  She loved and adored little babies and was tender-hearted.  She loved honeysuckle in the Spring time and goldenrod in the Fall and the color blue.  She loved going to Crow Mountain Orchard, with my Dad, to buy their delicious peaches and apples.  

Mom was a devoted wife and a loving Mother who worked hard her whole life to make a home for her family.  She grew up hauling her own water from a creek, washing clothes on a washboard, and ironing with a sad iron.  When Mom was 15, she sang in the "Henshaw Quartet" which consisted of her Daddy, her Uncle Oscar Henshaw and his daughter, Kathleen.  They would sing old-time gospel songs at various churches around the area.  

She always kept us kids clean and said "we may not have the nicest or newest clothes, but we can be clean".  I never heard her complain or fuss once in all the years of cooking and cleaning she so diligently and unselfishly provided for her family.  She always put the needs of others before herself.  She is dearly missed by her loved ones.  

A part of my heart was torn away when YOU left us. I love YOU, Ma!

Edith Grace Henshaw died Aug 23 2006, at her home, Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama; age 81.2,3,4,5,8  

Edith's death was noted in "The Huntsville Times" (Huntsville, Alabama) on Friday, August 25, 2006:8

Edith Grace Morris
Died Aug. 23, 2006

Edith Grace Henshaw Morris, 81, of Scottsboro passed away Wednesday.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Bostic Hill United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow at Robert and Isabelle Henshaw Cemetery with Scottsboro Funeral Home directing.

Edith's obituary was published in "The Daily Sentinel" (Scottsboro, Alabama) on August 25, 2006:2


Edith Grace (Henshaw) Morris, 81, of Scottsboro, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at her residence.  

She had been in failing health due to several strokes and complications from diabetes.  She was born June 11, 1925 in Swaim; the daughter of the late Ernest Wann and Amanda Lou (Swearengin) Henshaw.  

She married Jay D. Morris on December 12, 1941 in Gurley.  She had worked 11 years at Solo Cup Co. in Chicago, Ill., and 11 years for George C. Moore Co. at Skyline.  Mrs. Morris was a longtime member of Bostic Hill United Methodist Church in Swaim.  

Her interests had been quilting, reading, embroidery, birdwatching and baseball; especially her favorite St. Louis Cardinal's baseball team.  

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by her loving husband, children, family and friends.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Hampton Henshaw; a grandson, Daniel Morris Justice; and three beloved nieces, Jan and Bonnie Henshaw and Sherry Prince.  

She is survived by her husband, Jay of Scottsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law from Crossville, Tenn., Wanda C. and Lee Justice and Joanie and AL [sic] Fisher; one son and daughter-in-law, Don and Charlotte Morris of Scottsboro; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Bailey and Jimmie Prince; and Lois Henshaw, all of Baileytown community; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.  

Visitation services will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on August 24 at Scottsboro Funeral Home.  

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at [sic] August 25 at Bostic Hill United Methodist Church in Swaim.  Burial will follow in the Robert and Isabelle Henshaw Cemetery in Swaim, with the Scottsboro Funeral Home directing.

Jay D. Morris died Jul 23 2009, at his home, Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama; age 87.3,5,6

(photo)Photo: Edith Grace Henshaw 1925 baby photo 9

(photo)Photo: Edith Grace Henshaw with her mother and brother Lois Hampton, about 1929 10

(photo)Photo: Edith Grace Henshaw grammar school photo 9

(photo)Photo: Edith Grace Henshaw mid 1980s in Skyline, Alabama 9

(photo)Photo: Edith Grace Henshaw and Jay D. Morris about 1954, Skyline, Alabama, with children Wanda, Joanie and Don 9

(photo)Photo: Edith Grace Henshaw obituary "The Daily Sentinel" (Scottsboro, Alabama), Aug 25 2006 2

(photo)Photo: Edith Grace Henshaw gravestone 11

Social Security information for Edith Grace Henshaw: 361-28-2065

Social Security information for Jay D. Morris: 416-24-1341


  1. Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..
  2. Obituary of Edith Grace (Henshaw) Morris; The Daily Sentinel, Aug 25 2006
    obituary scan courtesy of Joanie (Morris) Fisher.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  4. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17973887.
  5. Contribution from Joanie (Morris) Fisher.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39644844.
  7. Contribution from Phyllis Joan (Morris) Fisher.
  8. Death of Edith Grace Morris; "The Huntsville Times", Aug 25 2006:
  9. Photo courtesy of Joanie (Morris) Fisher.
  10. Photo courtesy of Joanie (Morris) Fisher.
  11. http://www.findagrave.com.

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