Henderson County, Kentucky Family


The Mortis Family


Will and Nola Catherine Mortis

Brenda Gayle Mortis age, 5, Blanche Mortis and Grandmother Nola Catherine Moman Mortis.
Mortis Reunion
Atkinson Park 1953

Ellen Kitchen Moman
mother of Nola Catherine Moman Mortis


Mortis Genealogy

Brenda Gayle Mortis born May 31, 1948 Henderson, Ky.
Married: Steven Allen Howard, Oct. 25, 1964 in Rose Claire, Ill.
Div. 1969 Henderson, Ky.
One son, Born July 7, 1966, Steve Allen Howard  at Henderson, Ky. (Married Teresa Green, Ft. Myers, Fl. 1987?) (Adopted by Floyd Imboden 1972, Henderson, Ky.)
Married: Floyd Arnold  Imboden, Sept. 18, 1971 Cave In Rock, Ill.
Div. Dec. 1982 Henderson, Ky.
One daughter born Oct. 19,1972 Henderson, Ky. Crystal Faith Imboden ( Married, Darold William McRae, Ft. Myers, Fl. Aug.23, 1992)
Married: Milton Earl Rust (Rusty) Jan. 1983, Ill.
                Div. 1985 Labelle, Fl.
Married: Timothy James Hunton, Dec.31,1985 Henderson, Ky.
                Div. 1993 Ft. Myers, Fl.
Married: Richard Ronald Stubblefield, Sept. 2, 2000 Ft. Myers, Fl.

Parents: R. L. Mortis Born April 12, 1921, Grove Center, Ky.
Married: Blanchie May Stone Goben, May 6, 1947, Morganfield, Ky. Also married Lorrine ?  had child Betty Francis Mortis Also married Evelyn ? had child Summer Jean Mortis
Died: Oct. 13, 1996, Ocala, Fl.  Laid to rest at Good Shepard Memorial Gardens. Brother Ernest Mortis, Corydon, Ky. Married To Claudia, sisters, Beatrice Yates, Pearline Yates, Henderson, Ky. & Dorthy Powel, Arizona.
Blanchie was married before to Charles Goben at age 16, had 2 children Doris Eugene ( Gene) Goben B. June 1, 1937 & Carolyn Ann Goben B. March 12, 1942 in Henderson, Ky.
Blanchie May Stone Born May 9, 1919 Boxville, Ky. Union Co.
died Dec. 13, 1997 Henderson, Ky.  Laid to Rest at Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky.



Grandparents: William (Will) Mortis Born Dec. 24,1887 Webster Co. Ky. Died Oct.17, 1957 Sturgis, Ky. Union Co. Was shot & killed
Nola Catherine Moman Mortis Born March 25, 1889, Died May 3, 1972 Henderson, Ky. Laid to rest Fairmont Cementary

Ernest Roland Stone Born Aug. 8, 1894 Union Co. Ky. Died June 27, 1974, Henderson, Ky.
Charlotte(Lottie) Pauline Watson Stone Born 1897, McLean Co. or Ohio Co. Ky. Died 1940 of childbirth complications at Deaconess Hosp. Evansville, Ind. Both laid to rest at Fernwood Cemetery Henderson, Ky.

Great Grandparents: Lee George Washington Mortis Born Sept. 1864, Ky. Married Jan. 30, 1887 Webster Co. Ky. Died April 11, 1937 Sturgis, Ky. Union Co. Old Bethel Cemetery, Sturgis, Ky.
Martha A. Barnett Mortis Born 1869, Ind. Died 1900 in Ky.

John Moman married,
Ellen  Shelton Moman Born Nov. 23, 1868 Died April 26, 1972
Laid to Rest at McClure Cemetery, Union co. Ky.
Father, John Shelton : Mother: Annie Kitchen

Josiah Stone, Morganfield, Ky.
Mattie Cates Stone

Albert Watson taken from an Orphanage & raised by John B. Coleman & Mary Lochana Kennedy Coleman, Lexington, Ky.
Luvenia Baize Watson, married 5 times, died as Henson? Henderson, Ky.

Great Great Grandparents: Jackson Mortis- Born Franklin County, Al 1837. - Volunteered in February 1865 at Evansville, Indiana for the Union Army, at the age of 28.
Almeda Beall, Born 1846, Father, James F. Beall,1827, Farmer, Ky.
Mother, Pernesey, brother, Mack, 1848 & James, 1849.
 Source, 1850 Henderson Co. Ky. Censes

Martha A. Barnett Mortis parents: James F. Barnett Ind.
Sarah Jones Born 1838 Smith, Brush Creek Tenn. Died Nov. 23, 1869 Ind. Probably died in child birth

Great Great Great Grandparents: Lemuel Thomas Barnett Born Mar. 17,1811 Brush Creek, Smith, Tenn. Died Aug. 21, 1896 Tenn. Married Sept. 30, 1833 Smith, Tenn. To:
Mary Denny Born Jun. 12, 1813 Died Nov. 8, 1844, Brush Creek, Smith, Tenn. Also married Sarah T. Gill Jun. 9, 1847 Brush Creek, Smith, Tenn.

Great Great Great Great Grandparents: William Barnett Born May 12, 1783 South Carolina Died Feb. 22, 1849 Brush Creek, Smith, Tenn. Married SC. to:
Kizier Walker Born July 22, 1782 North Carolina Died July 3, 1857 Brush Creek, Smith, Tenn.

Benjamin B. Denny Born 1774 North Carolina Died June 1844 Brush Creek, Smith, Tenn. Married Dec. 19, 1798 Granville NC to:
Karrenhappock W.(Carrie) Taylor Born 1777 NC. Died 1858 Brush Creek, Smith, Tenn.

Great Great Great Great Great Grandparents: David Barnett Born July 31, 1755 Lunenburg, Virginia Died July, 1839 Greenville, SC.
Agness  ? Barnett Born Bef. 1780 Lunenburg, Va. Died 1836 Greenville, SC.

Great Great Great Great Great Great: Benjamin Denny Born abt. 1717 Person, NC. Death 1797 Person, NC. Married Barbara Born abt. 1721

Benjamin Denny & Barbara had 9 children one of them was Benjamin B. Denny, James F. Barnett’s grandfather & Martha A. Barnett’s great grandfather.
Their children :
1.Simon Denny Born Abt. 1743 NC Died 1823
2.Micajah Denny Born Abt. 1745, NC.
3.Barbary Denny Born Abt. 1747 NC.
4.Lucy Denny Born Abt. 1751, NC.
5.Sarah Denny Born Abt. 1753, NC.
6.Claiborn B. Denny Born Abt. 1772 NC. Married Mary Rison
7.Benjamin B. Denny Born 1774 NC. Died Jun 1844 Brush Creek, Smith, Tenn.
8.John Denny Born Abt. 1755, NC. Died 1847 Smith Co. Tenn. Married Cary
9. Fanny Denny Born Abt. 1749 NC.

Children of, Lee George Washington Mortis & Martha A. Barnett

1.William Mortis (  Brenda Gayle’s Grandfather) Born Dec. 1887 Webster Co. Ky. Died  Oct. 17, 1957 Sturgis,  Ky.  Union Co.

2.Mary Alice Mortis Born Dec. 1890  Webster Co. Ky. Died Aug. 22, 1959 Valley Station, Ky. Jefferson County, Ky. Married Delbert Joseph Pierson Buried Bethany Memorial Cemetery Valley Station, Ky. Jefferson Co. Funeral Nunnelly Funeral Home 4327 Taylor Blvd. Louisville, Ky. Daughter Lucy Ester Montgomery, Louisville, Ky.
Ph # 502-955-8946

3.Franklin Mortis Born Dec. 1892 Ky.  Died Sept. 1966 Harrisburg, Ill. SS# 401-18-4378 Married Juda

4.Harry Mortis Born Feb. 1895 Died 1981  in Evansville, Ind. SS# 304-12-3440

5.Nealie Mortis Born Jan. 1896 Webster Co. Ky. Married Shelton Sturgis, Ky.

6.Lula E. Mortis Born Feb. 1900  Webster Co. Ky.


Children of, James F. Barnett & Sarah Jones

1.William H. Barnett Born Abt.1861 Tenn.
2.Kessie Elizabeth Barnett Born Abt.1865 Ind.
3.Martha A. Barnett Born Abt. 1869 Ind. Died 1900 Ky.
4.Thomas H. Barnett Born Feb. 1867 Ind.


Contributed by Brenda Gayle Mortis

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