Since there was no public school in Beaufort at that time, Annie was taught by her mother, who had been a schoolteacher. Later she attended Beaufort school, and on
Her first teaching was at
After her retirement, Miss Morton continued to live in her house on
Although Miss Morton spent many years of her career in an institution of higher learning, her first love was young children and second grade. She didn’t give her students long homework assignments. Her belief was that short assignments, representative of the work the class was doing, would be sufficient to indicate if the student had grasped the method.
Annie L. Morton died
"I have written about my second grade teacher. She was my cousin, her mother being my father’s sister. She would talk to me about our grandmother Stanton, whom I never knew. One of her happy memories was that of receiving a treat of brown sugar each time she visited our grandmother’s house (the little house in which I grew up). The brown sugar was kept on hand in a special container, always in the same place. Those were the days before candy became a household staple." - Minnie Stanton Simpson
Miss Annie Morton's pet was a Boston Terrier named Beans. Miss Elizabeth Merwin, who designed the Beaufort plaque, lived around the corner on Ann Street. She created this coat of arms for Miss Annie. Miss Merwin's home was then known as the Jennie Bell House- now the Guy Buckman House. Photo shows Beans at 9 weeks.
A special site has been created for Miss Annie Morton