Amanda “Nettie” Antionette Torry was born in December 1868 in Rapides County, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Lycurgus Eugene Torry and Sarah Ann Boggus. She was raised in Grant County, Louisiana.
Nettie married Houston Steen Morris around 1895 in Pollock, Grant County, Louisiana. She was 25 years old and he was 26 years. Houston was born in February 1869 in Wynn County, Louisiana, the son of Darling Pinkney Morris and Serena Eleanor Steen. Houston and Nettie had six children:
Child born and died between 1895 and 1900
William Lee born January 13, 1898 – died January 18, 1899
Eva E. born August 1899
Wynnafred born 1902
Rufus B. born 1903
Huston Steen, Jr. born 1910
In 1900, Houston and Nettie were living in a home next to Nettie’s father and step-mother and their family in Pollock, Grant County, Louisiana. Houston was employed as a day laborer at that time. By 1910, the family had moved to a house in La Salle County, Lousiana.
Amanda Antionette Torry Morris died on November 3, 1920 in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana. She was 52 years old at her death.
Houston Steen Morris died on December 14, 1922 in Allen County, Lousiana at the age of 56 years.
Notes for Amanda Antionette Torry
Birth: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 63.
Death: FamilySearch.org, Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875; 1894-1954 for Nettie Morris
Notes for Houston Steen Morris
Birth, Marriage, Residence & Occupation in 1900: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 63.
Residence in 1910: Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 4, La Salle, Louisiana; Roll: T624_516; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0064; Image: 445; FHL Number: 1374529.
Death: Ancestry.com. Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.