Mr. and Mrs. William Simpson Morris Sr. and
William Simpson Morris Sr.
was born December 24, 1817 and died December 4, 1903. (grave marker
dates) He is buried in the Crocker Square located in the Glendale
Community Cemetery on the left side of the upper driveway about center
of the Cemetery. A wrought iron fence surrounds the square. His father
was James M. Morris born in 1875. No records of his death or of his
William Simpson Sr. was
married to Chancey Coggins Morris, born in 1823. (Census dates) She was
the daughter of Robert Coggins and her grandfather was John Coggins. In
1877 they were the owners of some 300 acres of land on the old Georgia
road just outside the village of Glendale. According to census records,
they were the parents of seven children.
While the date of her death
place of burial is not recorded, it appears that she is buried beside
her husband and son in the Crocker square.
Not much credence should be
given to census ages as they vary from census to census. Obviously
round figure dates were oft times used.
Sara J. ; Born about
1844,,,-census date, no other records at hand
T. Robert; Born about
1846-census date, no other records at hand
Mary A. ; Born about 1850.
census date, no other records at hand
William Simpson Morris Jr.:
Born June 3, 1859 Died May 31, 1902. (grave marker dates). No records
of marriage or family. Still living with father at age 21 which was
unusual in the 1800 and early 1900. He is buried in the Crocker Square
along side of his father in the Glendale Cemetery.
Jackson B. Morris; Born in
October 1861. Census of 1880 listed him as 18 years of age and living
with father and farming. at age 18.
Census of 1900 showed Jackson
as having married, 38 years of age having been born in October 1861.
His wife Hilda? was 38 years of age having been born also in October
1861. They were the parents of 6 children; Robert 16,
B-Sept.1883;William 15, B-August 1884; Ethel? age 12; daughter 10,
B-October 1889; son 7 B- April 1893; daughter 4 B-1895; Names and dates
of some were not legible.
Census of 1910 shows Jackson
B. living in the Pacolet township with his wife and 4 children, a son
in law and one 4 year old granddaughter. Dates and names not
Eiza Frances Morris born
October 21, 1848 married Albert (Abb)
Wylda Crocker, a native of
Glendale who was born September 7, 1847. (my grandparents)
They lived in their two story
colonial home built on a small tract of land on the Glendale/Clifton
road adjoining the Glendale Mill village. They also owned 139 acres of
land on the Fernwood/Glendale road.
Albert W. (Abb) Crocker
helped install the first cotton drill loom in the Bivingsville/Glendale
cotton mill and served as weave room overseer for a good number of
years. Albert W. and Eliza Frances Morris Crocker became the parents of
Elmond Earl Crocker;
Born in home on Broadway street in Glendale Mill Village Wife; Ida
Lived in their home on small farm on Glendale/Clifton road.
Earl is buried in Crocker Square in Glendale cemetery
Ida remarried (Lee Ledford) and is buried in Kings Mountain, North
Carolina Children; Farrell, Venice and Elmond Crocker
Mary Alice Crocker;
Born in home on Broadway Street in Glendale Mill Village.
Husband; James Mitchell Allen
Purchased and lived in their home on Winsmith Ave. Spartanburg, S. C.
Both are buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, S.C.
Children; Emma Jeanette, Clarice Elmer, Mitchell Dalton, Fannie A,
James T. and Alice Naomi Allen
Emma Drexie Crocker;
Died at age of 19 after suffering stroke following attack of typhoid
Born in home on Broadway street in village of Glendale
Buried in Crocker Square, Glendale Cemetery
Susie Jane Crocker;
Born in home on Broadway street in Glendale Mill Village.
Husband; Charles B. Corn They lived in
mill village until after her
mother’s death at which time she inherited the Crocker family home
place as her share of the estate which was located just outside the
village of Glendale on the Glendale/Clifton road.
Both are buried in the Crocker Square in the Glendale Cemetery.
Children; James Herman, Loyce Elliotte, Charles William and Frances
Albert Esmond Crocker;
Born in home built by his parents on the Glendale/Clifton road
adjoining Glendale Mill village. Wife; Ella McCombs Crocker
They built a home and lived on a small farm on the Glendale/Clifton
road about one mile above Glendale Mill.
Both are buried in the Crocker Square in the Glendale Cemetery/
Children; Juanita, Louie E., James V., Paul R., Albert W, Clarence E.
(this writer) and George S. Crocker.
Albert Wylda (Abb) Crocker
died at his home on April 9, 1926. Funeral services were held in The
Glendale Baptist Church. Rev. J. D. Baily officiated with interment
being in the Crocker Square in the Glendale Community Cemetery. He was
survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Mitchell Allen and Mrs.
Charles Corn; one son, Albert E. Crocker.
Eliza Frances Morris Crocker
died November 29, 1930. Funeral services were held in the Glendale
Baptist Church, Rev. C.P. Holland officiating. Interment was beside her
husband in the Crocker Square in the Glendale Cemetery. She was
survived by three children; A.E. Crocker and Mrs. C. B (Susie) Corn,
both of Glendale, Mrs. J. M. (Alice)Allen of Spartanburg. Also a
sister, Mrs. Tallulah Burdett of Greenville, S.C., nineteen
grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Amanda Tallulah Morris;
Census of 1880 showed that she was 24 years of age and had married
Monroe Burdett, 25 years of age and that they were living with her
father in Glendale.
Census of 1900 listed Monroe
at 45 having been born in March, 1855. Amanda was listed as 44 having
been born in September 1855. It also showed that she and her husband
were living in their own home and were the parents of 8 children but
only 4 were living. Willie V. born January 1882, 18 years of age; C
Maude born March 1884, 14 years of age; Clara I. born December 1885, 14
years of age; Marvin born November 1896, 3 years of age; It showed they
had been married 21 years. Monroe was listed as a slingmaker?, Amanda a
housekeeper, Willie a weaver, C. Maude and Clara I. were both listed as
cotton mill spoolers.
Census of 1910 showed Alford
Monroe and Amanda Burdett living in Gaffney, S. C.
along with their son, Marvin. Monroe was listed at 55 years of age,
Amanda at 54 and Marvin at 13. It listed Monroe and Marvin as
Census for 1920 listed
Monroe and Amanda at 64 years of age and Marvin at 23.
It showed Monroe as a cotton mill employee and Marvin as a cotton mill
weaver. This writer remembers visiting in their home in Gaffney with my
dad on a couple or so occasions. While I have no dates of their death,
I believe they died in the late 1930s.
names and dates taken from family records, census records, obituaries
and or grave markers. Researched, compiled and written by Clarence E.
Crocker, great grandson of William Simpson Morris.. February 2011.)
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