Person Page 624

John Morton1,2,3,4,5,6,7

born 9 February 1730, died 1 December 1796

Family: Mary Elizabeth Anderson (born 9 November 1736, died 20 November 1822)

Facts and Notes

  • Title: Captain
  • Anecdote: Mary Elizabeth Anderson; Note that the order of children stated in Legrand's affidavit differs from the order listed in Henry Morton Woodson's "Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections." Although I believe Legrand might have more credibility because he was allegedly providing first-hand knowledge, Henry Woodson's dates have more specificity. As a result, I decided to use Henry Woodson's dates when they were available and "shoehorned" the remaining children as much as possible between those dates based on the birth order stated by Legrand.8
  • Birth: About 1720; Prince Edward County, Virginia, USABGO9
  • Birth: 9 February 1730; Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, USABGO3,4,5,2,1
  • Marriage: 15 September 1750; Mary Elizabeth Anderson; Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, USABGO; Mary Elizabeth Anderson was 14 years old when she married9,4,3,5
  • Military: Between 19 February 1776 and 12 March 1777; US Revolutionary War; served as a captain in the 4th Virginia Regiment10,11,8
  • Death: 1 December 1796; Prince Edward County, Virginia, USABGO; Age: 664,3,2,1
  • Death: 19 December 1796; Prince Edward County, Virginia, USABGO; Age: 665
  • Note: According to an affidavit by Josiah Legrand, who claims he knew the family well, John and Elizabeth Morton had 15 children in the following order: Charles, Elizabeth (who married Jacob Woodson), Hezekiah, James, Benjamin, Joseph, Josiah, Nathaniel, Mary (who married Obadiah Fuqua), Nancy (who married Carter Thompson), Sally (who married William Fuqua), John Archer, Richard Morton, Obadiah, and Ana Patsy. Josiah Legrand also states that Charles, Hezekiah, “Jacob” (note: there is no “Jacob” in his list of children - did he perhaps mean “Josiah”?), Nathaniel, Mary, Sally, and Richard had all passed away before his affidavit was signed on 19 August 1833. All of these children except Jacob and Richard had children of their own and therefore survived into adulthood; we do not know about "Jacob" and Richard, and it is possible they died in childhood.

Citations

  1. [S679] Ancestry.com, Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current, Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi., Record for Capt John Morton
  2. [S519] Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record for Capt John Morton
  3. [S451] Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, SAR Membership Number: 97711; Application for Lawrence E Miller, Jr,; 14 Jan 1969, Descendant of Captains Hezekiah and John Morton
  4. [S451] Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, SAR Membership Number: 98748; Application for William Hasting Harris, II; 20 Oct 1969, Descendant of John Morton
  5. [S451] Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, SAR Membership Number: 98225; Application for William Corbin Marr; 22 Apr 1969, Descendant of Captain John Morton
  6. [S454] Woodson, Henry Morton, Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, Woodson, Henry Morton. Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections. Memphis, Tennessee: H.M. Woodson, 1915.

    A copy of this book is available on Ancestry.com (see http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=15304), openlibrary.org (see https://openlibrary.org/books/OL1758627M/Historical_genealogy_of_the_Woodsons_and_their_connections), and Google Books (see http://books.google.com/books/about/Historical_genealogy_of_the_Woodsons_and.html?id=GuhfAAAAMAAJ)., Page 55
  7. [S609] Ancestry.com, North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Book Title: Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the DAR Vol 010, Record for Mary Anderson
  8. [S802] Revolutionary War Bounty Application, Morton, John: Petition for Bounty Land; Affidavit of Josiah Lagrand. A transcribed version of this petition was posted to Wikitree and accessed on 8 Apr 2020.
  9. [S454] Woodson, Henry Morton, Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, Woodson, Henry Morton. Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections. Memphis, Tennessee: H.M. Woodson, 1915.

    A copy of this book is available on Ancestry.com (see http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=15304), openlibrary.org (see https://openlibrary.org/books/OL1758627M/Historical_genealogy_of_the_Woodsons_and_their_connections), and Google Books (see http://books.google.com/books/about/Historical_genealogy_of_the_Woodsons_and.html?id=GuhfAAAAMAAJ)., Page 56
  10. [S366] Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls., SAR Membership Number: 98225, Record for Captain John Morton
  11. [S781] Fold3 by Ancestry, NARA M881. Compiled service records of soldiers who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783. Record for John Morton.