Sarah E Morton

from 1860 to 1861–
Virginia, Queensland, Australia

The Life of Sarah E

When Sarah E Morton was born from 1860 to 1861, in Virginia, Queensland, Australia, her father, George Washington Morton, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Catherine Kyer, was 29. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Morton
1828–1906
Hannah Catherine Kyer
1832–1874
Baby Boy Morton
1850–1850
Emerson Leroy Morton
1858–1900
Sarah E Morton
1860–
Drucilla L Morton
1863–1917
Lillie Jane Morton
1865–1865
Eskridge Hampton Morton
1866–1940
Mary Catherine Morton
1867–1930
William Ransom Morton
1868–1868
Annie Rebecca Morton
1872–1927
Sarah Ellen Morton
1878–1889

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Morton

    Male1828–1906Male

    Hannah Catherine Kyer

    Female1832–1874Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1863

Age 3

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.
1867

Age 7

End of transportation to Western Australia.
1870

Age 10

British troops withdraw from Australia.

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 (1)

  • Sarah E Morton in household of George W Morton, "United States Census, 1870"

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