John Gorton

21 December 1765–15 September 1838 (Age 72)
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of John

When John Gorton was born on 21 December 1765, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Benjamin Gorton, was 40 and his mother, Avis Hulett, was 24. He married Hope Brown on 13 February 1787, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 September 1838, in Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

John Gorton
1765–1838
Hope Brown
1762–1811
Marriage: 13 February 1787
George Brown Gorton
1788–1838
Daniel Gorton
1790–1875
Hope Ann Gorton
1792–
John Anthony Gorton
1794–1863
Sanford Gorton
1796–1832
Benjamin Burroughs Gorton
1798–1863
Edwin Gorton
1800–1863
Independence Whipple Gorton
1801–1873
Avis Melisa Gorton
1803–1844

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 February 1787
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
children

(9)

    Male1788–1838Male

    Daniel Gorton

    Male1790–1875Male

    Female1792–Female

    John Anthony Gorton

    Male1794–1863Male

    Sanford Gorton

    Male1796–1832Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Susanna Gorton

    Female1762–Female

    William Gorton

    Male1764–1861Male

    Joseph Gorton

    Male1765–1864Male

    Male1765–1838Male

    Nancy Gorton

    Female1770–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 11

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire, so named from Old English gor ‘dirt’, ‘mud’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Gorton in entry for Independence Wilson Gorton, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • John in entry for Daniel Gorton, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • John in entry for David Gorton, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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