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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Family Time Line

James Morton
1755–1838
Lucy Gorham
1762–1838
Marriage: 9 December 1784
Lucy Morton
1789–
James Morton
1790–1855
Melinda Morton
1791–
James Morton
1800–1871
Jabez Morton
1791–1868
Hepzibeth Morton
1796–1877
Silvanus Morton
1805–1887

Spouse and Children

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

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (2)

    1817
    Age 62
    Oldest Grave seen in the Memorials List
    1823
    Age 68
    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Moreton
    Murton
    Morten

    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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