Reverend James Morton

1714–1793 (Age 79)
Middletown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

Reverend James Morton was born in 1714, in Middletown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. He married Mary Jane Rogers about 1742, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Blandford, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1790. He died on 1 October 1793, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Old Burying Ground, Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Reverend James Morton
Mary Jane Rogers
Marriage: about 1742
Mary Morton
John Morton
James Morton
Margret Morton
Anne Morton
REV Alexander Morton SR

Spouse and Children

about 1742
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (3)


Age 0

Catholics hold just 7% of land in Ireland.

Age 62

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 62

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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)

  • Revd James Morton, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Rev James Morton, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • James Morton in entry for Margaret Morton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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