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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Family Time Line

Reverend James Morton
1714–1793
Mary Jane Rogers
1724–1797
Marriage: about 1742
Mary Morton
1746–
John Morton
1750–1759
James Morton
1752–1759
Margret Morton
1755–
Anne Morton
1759–1818
REV Alexander Morton SR
1760–1813

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1742
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1714

Age 0

Catholics hold just 7% of land in Ireland.
1776

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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