John Henry Morton

from 1800 to 1802–November 1882 (Age 82)
Charlotte, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Morton was born from 1800 to 1802, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Morton, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Bolton, was 24. He married Nancy M Duffer on 19 February 1825, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in November 1882, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82.

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John Henry Morton
Nancy M Duffer
Marriage: 19 February 1825
Thomas Morton
Elizabeth Jane Morton
John Thomas Morton
Mary S. Morton

Spouse and Children

19 February 1825
Charlotte, Virginia, United States


    Thomas Morton


    Elizabeth Jane Morton


    John Thomas Morton


    Mary S. Morton


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Morton


    Nancy Bolton





    Anderson Morton


    Archer Morton


    Thomas Morton


    Jane Morton


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 12

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 24

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jno H Morton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jno. Morton in entry for York Bedford, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • John H. Morton in entry for George Bagby, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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