John Morton Sr

29 April 1816–24 February 1879 (Age 62)
Balornock, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Morton Sr was born on 29 April 1816, in Balornock, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Morton, was 26 and his mother, Catherine Merton, was 26. He married Margaret Cunningham on 6 December 1840, in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 24 February 1879, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Midway City Cemetery, Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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John Morton Sr
Margaret Cunningham
Marriage: 6 December 1840
Allan Robert Morton
Allan Morton Sr.
Elizabeth Morton
Margaret Morton
Mary Jane Morton
John Morton Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1840Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge
    Age 1
    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
    Age 7
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    John and Mary Morton Shelton

    John and Mary Shelton From “The Morton Messenger,” August 1967 John Shelton, son of Stephen and Abigail Harris Shelton, was born December 4, 1839, in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, and married …

    Sources (20)

    • John Morton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Morton in entry for John Morton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Morton, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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