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Henrietta Victoria Morris 



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Henrietta Victoria Morris
8/26/1862 - 10/26/1914
(Shown at age 18)
Henrietta Victoria Morris was born on August 26, 1862 in Washington Co., Florida and died on October 26, 1914 in Altha, Florida. She lived to be 52 years old.

Her parents were Jonathan P. and Martha Jane Huckaby Morris(5/10/1832 to 12/6/1899).

She married Ebert L. Ayers; their children:
John “Johnny” D. (8/26/1883-7/30/1886)
Thomas A. ((10/26/1884 -5/20/1905)
Benjamin F. (8/18/1886 -3/18/1928) – married Annie E. (11/5/1892-1981)
Elbert L. (9/3/1889 -12/24/1945) -married Nettie Lee Dixon 3/19/1892 - 4/18/1928 )
Elizabeth (1893 – 1963),
Frances Matilda (1895 – 1972),
Joseph Henry (1896 – 1990),
William Ellis (11/20/1898-5/6/1917)
Martha "Minnie" J. (1900 – 1989)
Census6/28/1880 Apalachicola FL (Franklin County) 17 yrs old 
348, E.L. Ayers (22 FL),Henrietta (15 GA), borders -J.J. Holley (23),Allen Rudd(22) & Henry Crum(21).  
Additional information about Franklin County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
143,157 – Elbert Ayers 27, Henny 20, 3, John 2 & Thomas 8mo. (born in Oct.). Elbert was born in FL, father in SC and mother in GA. Henny born in FL, parents unknown. Elbert is a laborer.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Graveyard/Tombstone5/20/1889 Mt. Olive Cem. FL (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
In the family plot : Henrietta V. Ayers -8/26/1862 to 10/26/1914; Ebert L. Ayers Sr. 8/20/1856 to 5/20/1889; Monroe P.Ayers 2/6/1881 to 5/28/1881; Johnny D.Ayers 8/26/1883 to 7/30/1886; Thomas A. Ayers10/26/1884 to 5/20/1905; William Ellis Ayers -11/20/1898 to 5/6/1917 - Seaman 2nd Class - US Navy; Martha Jane Morris 5/10/1832 to 12/6/1899.  
Census1/1/1910 Altha FL (Calhoun County) 47 yrs old 
174, 181 -Henrietta E. Ayres (age46), Elizabeth Ayres (17), Francis M. Ayres (15), Joseph H. Ayres (13), William E. Ayres (11), Minnie J. Ayres (9) & Benjamin F. Ayres (7). Henrietta is a Widow, she was born in FL, her father was born in FL and mother in GA. All children were born in FL.  

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2 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
3 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
3 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
8 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
20 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
21 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
22 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
44 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
3 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
7 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
15 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
17 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
27 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
33 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
35 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
38 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
38 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
39 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
40 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
41 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
42 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
44 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
44 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
44 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
50 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
51 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
52 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
20 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
23 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
46 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
50 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
51 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
1 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
3 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
6 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
13 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
14 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
47 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
48 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
47 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
52 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
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Henrietta Morris Ayers
Henrietta Morris Ayers

Elbert Ayers
Born on August 20, 1856 and died on May 20, 1889
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