Mary Morton

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Morton was born on 17 June 1754, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Morton, was 30 and her mother, Ann Justis, was 21. She married Charles Curtis Justis on 14 January 1775. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 10 January 1789, at the age of 34.

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Charles Curtis Justis
Mary Morton
Marriage: 14 January 1775
Charles Justis II
Miss Justis
Mary Justis
Rebecca Justis
John Morton Justis
Rebecca Justis

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  • Mary Justice in entry for Justice, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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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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