Sarah A. Morton

27 September 1835–2 December 1864 (Age 29)
Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah A.

When Sarah A. Morton was born on 27 September 1835, in Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Phineas Morton, was 29 and her mother, Mary Augusta Clapp, was 23. She married Alden Bradford Spooner on 24 January 1858, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 2 December 1864, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 29.

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Alden Bradford Spooner
Sarah A. Morton
Marriage: 24 January 1858
Stephen Henry Spooner

Spouse and Children

    Alden Bradford Spooner



24 January 1858
Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Stephen Henry Spooner


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Augusta Clapp




World Events (4)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Sarah A Spooner in household of Alden B Spooner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah A Morton in household of Phineyes Morton, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Sarah A Morton in household of Phinehas Morton, "United States Census, 1850"

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