James Morton

3 September 1762–from August 1835 to December 1838 (Age 72)
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of James

When James Morton was born on 3 September 1762, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Sylvanus Morton, was 33 and his mother, Mary Stevens (Marshall), was 40. He married Lucy Gorham in 1782. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died from August 1835 to December 1838, at the age of 76, and was buried in Milton, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Morton
1762–1835
Lucy Gorham
1762–1838
Marriage: 1782
Lucy Morton
1789–
James Morton
1790–1855
Melinda Morton
1791–
Jabez Morton
1791–1868
Silvanus Morton
1805–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1782
children

(5)

    Lucy Morton

    Female1789–Female

    James Morton

    Male1790–1855Male

    Melinda Morton

    Female1791–Female

    Jabez Morton

    Male1791–1868Male

    Silvanus Morton

    Male1805–1887Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) by or on a marsh or moor (mōr)’.2 Swedish: variant of Martin .3 French: contracted form of Moreton 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Morton in entry for Jabez Morton, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
  • James Morton in entry for Jabez Morton, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
  • James Morton in entry for Jabez Morton, "Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955"

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