James Morton

3 September 1755–1 August 1838 (Age 82)
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of James

When James Morton was born on 3 September 1755, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Sylvanus Morton, was 26 and his mother, Mary Marshall, was 33. He married Lucy Gorham on 9 December 1784, in Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 August 1838, in Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Milton Community Cemetery, Milton, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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James Morton
Lucy Gorham
Marriage: 9 December 1784
Lucy Morton
James Morton
Melinda Morton
James Morton
Jabez Morton
Hepzibeth Morton
Silvanus Morton

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  • Marriage
    9 December 1784Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children


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    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named with Old English mōr ‘moor’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. There has probably been some confusion with Morten , and perhaps also with Murton . This English name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.American shortened and altered form of Swedish Mårtensson or Mortensson (see Martenson and Mortenson ), which could also be substituted for the Finnish cognate Marttinen.French: shortened form of Moreton 3.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • James Morton in entry for Jabez Morton, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
    • Legacy NFS Source: James Morton - Individual or family possessions: birth: 3 September 1762; Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • James Morton, "Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1711-1909"

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