Manning/Dunn Hyde County NC Genealogy

East Carolina Genealogy and more!

Lydia Ellen James Morphonios was from Ponzer, NC. She was a childhood friend and second cousin to my dad T. Deering Manning. Dad called her "Lidie". She lived life wide open and dad has many memories of growing up with her. Her family moved to Norfolk and then to Miami where Ellen Morphonios became a lawyer and finally a Judge. She was known as the "Time Machine" and "Maximum Morphonios" due to her long sentences for convicted criminals. We are related through the Winfields whose line can be seen by clicking 'Manning/Dunn line' above and scrolling to the bottom. If you get a chance, buy her book 'Maximum Morphonios' (It includes some language suitable for courtrooms but maybe not for young readers...). It is interesting that Judge Ellen was a cousin to Jesse Woodson James of the James-Younger gang! Her dad always sais so, and now we have the evidence! (coming soon)

James Family 

1-Granville James (-)
+Rebecca Kerns (-)
. . .2-Wesley LeRoy  "Jimmy" James (28 April 1896-31 January 1987)
. . .+Lydia Ann Winfield (13 January 1896-14 July 1980)
. . .. . .3-Lydia Ellen James (30 September 1929-22 December 2002)
. . .. . .+Alex George Morphonios (7 October 1920-25 November 1996)
. . .. . .. . .4-Dean Barry Morphonios (-)
. . .. . .. . .+Susan Diana  (-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Dale James Morphonios (1954-)
. . .. . .. . .+Martica  Monsalve (-)

Some of the Winfield Line is included here to show the relation to Ellen James Morphonios. The expanded Winfield line can be seen by clicking on the Manning/Dunn line.

. . .. . .3-Edwin Reid Winfield (29 January 1867-17 June 1934)
. . .. . .+Neta Winfield (-)
. . .. . .+Margaret Mary "Maggie" Rose (1 April 1860-18 February 1916)
. . .. . .. . .4-Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Winfield (7 September 1891-25 October 1980)
. . .. . .. . .+Dennis Fontaine Davenport (-30 December 1945)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Fontaine St. Clair Davenport (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Margaret Mavis Davenport (-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Lydia Ann Winfield (13 January 1896-14 July 1980)
. . .. . .. . .+Wesley LeRoy  "Jimmy" James (28 April 1896-31 January 1987)
. . .. . .. . .. . .5-Lydia Ellen James (30 September 1929-22 December 2002)
. . .. . .. . .. . .+Alex George Morphonios (7 October 1920-25 November 1996)
. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .6-Dean Barry Morphonios (-)
. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .6-Dale James Morphonios (1954-)
. . .. . .. . .4-Columbus Hobson Winfield (October 1898-7 April 1901)
. . .+Sarah Elizabeth "Bet" Smith (22 January 1847-3 September 1898)
. . .. . .3-Lydia Adelaide Winfield (10 November 1869-)
. . .. . .+George Thomas Tyson (8 April 1954-8 July 1916)
. . .. . .3-Mary Eleanor Elizabeth "Lizzie" Winfield (16 October 1872-)
. . .. . .+Arthur Randall Davenport (1 January 1867-6 January 1938)