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  • #4301

    Dreaminghawk
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    I knew an old-school researcher who had a wealth of info on the Morton lines. None of her research is online and since she passed I have no idea where her research ended up. I do know that the Person co,NC Mortons were Throckmortons when they came out of VA.

    #36871

    Dreaminghawk
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    A quick search on worldconnect shows the earliest settler to be Gabriel Throckmorton, born in England about 1690, settled in Gloucester, VA and married a Cooke about 1705. Following just one line, son, Robert, marries Mary Lewis. Robert’s son, John, marries Rebecca Richardson. John’s son, William, (1748) marries Mary Dixon, (who has grandparents Rootes and Reade). All these generations stay in Gloucester, VA. Then William’s daughter, Lucy, marries John Thomson and they end up in Pa by way of Delaware.

    Possibly other Morton/Throckmorton lines were part of same migration?

    #36872

    Dreaminghawk
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    I put this on Harrell thread but thought I should also start a new thread for future searchers.

    A quick search on worldconnect shows the earliest settler to be Gabriel Throckmorton, born in England about 1690, settled in Gloucester, VA and married a Cooke about 1705. Following just one line, son, Robert, marries Mary Lewis. Robert’s son, John, marries Rebecca Richardson. John’s son, William, (1748) marries Mary Dixon, (who has grandparents Rootes and Reade). All these generations stay in Gloucester, VA. Then William’s daughter, Lucy, marries John Thomson and they end up in Pa by way of Delaware.

    Possibly other Morton/Throckmorton lines were part of same migration?

    #36873

    techteach
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    I don’t know of a Throckmorton. My Mortons come from Richmond, VA as far back as I have them listed. Maybe it was Throckmorton beyond the end of my listing of the family.

    Thanks for the information.

    Techteach

    #36874

    Dreaminghawk
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    Here is a transition from Throckmorton to Morton in Halifax Co,VA coming out of Henrico Co,VA. Please note that all associated names are known mixed-bloods in Halifax Co.

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=geep99&id=I32645

    #36875

    techteach
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    Thanks, Dreaminghawk. The leaves on my Morton line become shakey past 5-6 generations. Maybe they connect to my Mortons. Mine end up in Madisonville, KY. They found Morton’s Gap, KY.

    Techteach

    #36876

    Dreaminghawk
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    Techteach, is your line Thomas Morton and Elizabeth Davis?

    When Hopkins Co, KY was opened for settlement, much of the recruiting was done in current Person and Durham co,NC. A lot of these families came from VA and only spent one generation in old Orange Co,NC before moving on to Hopkins and Henderson Cos,KY. Virtually all these families were mixed-bloods.

    #36877

    techteach
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    Yep, those are my people, Dreaminghawk. Thomas Morton was my 4th great-grandfather. I did a lot of research on the family when I had a DNA match that made me excited that I might have a female Rev. War patriot. When I went to verify that, I found that the trees I had connected to on Ancestry had shaky green leaves. The line was not correct. What I verifed was that Thomas was born after his father died, and his mother took him to KY where she remarried. If Thomas was involved in the Revolution, I have not yet found evidence (not looking too hard right now – working on other lines). I think my verification of the information is correct here.

    I have Thomas’ father as Samuel from Henrico County. It would be interesting to find that they were mixed. My mother speaks that my great-grandmother thought her daughter-in-law was not good enough, being mixed blood. Grandma’s line has the Blackfoot story. DNA says Grandma’s family were Shawnee, and I am a member now of the Piqua Shawnee.

    When I joined saponitown, I did not know I had VA ancestors.

    My grandson is named for (sort of – they liked the name and found an ancestor who matched the name. They picked a judge!) Thomas’ son, Samuel, a judge in Madisonville, KY.

    Cindy (Techteach)

    #36945

    Dreaminghawk
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    #36950

    techteach
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    Thanks.

    Techteach

    #36958

    Dreaminghawk
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    Dreaminghawk;37669 wrote: Here are some of the earlier Person Co,NC Mortons with extra family info.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=morton&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=29&GScnty=1723&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=25840368&df=all&

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=morton&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=29&GScnty=1723&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=38519980&df=all&

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=morton&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=29&GScnty=1723&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=41&GRid=26226359&df=all&

    I’ll try to tie them to specific VA lines when I have some time.

    The first link is for Louis Quenten Morton, son of

    Vincent Lea Morton 1823-1902

    Isabelle Frances Oliver 1834-1915

    son of

    Elijah Morton 1789-1875

    Mary Lea 1789-1861

    (all the above buried in Leasburg, Person co,NC)

    son of

    Meshack Morton b. 1754

    Nancy Ashburn

    son of

    George Morton b. 1735

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    Will of Elijah Morton

    Caswell County Court 1875

    I Elijah Morton, being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life do make publish and declare my last Will and Testament as follows:

    My desire is that all just debts and funeral expenses be paid and all my other property, Money and estate be divided between my four children, Vincent L. Morton, Phoebe L. Stanfield, Maranda R. Love and Barbara Baynes I hereby appoint my son Vincent L Morton my executor to this my Last Will and Testament.

    Signed and acknowledged in the presence of this 21st day of January 1869.

    Elijah Morton (Signed)

    William Paylor Jr.

    A. W. Graves

    Record of Wills Caswell County Page 173

    ————————————————————————

    Vincent L. Morton being sworn, doth say that Elijah Morton late of said county, is dead, Having first made and published his last Will and Testament and Vincent L. Morton is The executor named therein. Further that the property of the said Elijah Morton Consisting of Lands, Goods, Chattels, Bonds, and Monies, is worth $4000.00 so far As can be ascertained at the date of this application and this V. L. Morton, Phoebe L. Stanfield, Maranda R. Love and Barbara H. Baynes are the parties entitled under said Will to the said property.

    V. L. Morton (Signed)

    May 1875

    G. H. Kerr

    Probate Judge

    ………………………………….

    and to blow Mark away and again show that we never can tell where these trails will take us….

    Source: FHL Film # 0434859 Will of Joseph Morton P. 123 lists Martha Black as daughter. Pike Co., Indiana. Will transcript as follows:

    In the name of God Amen, I Joseph Morton of Pike County and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at anytime heretofore make and first, I direct that my body, be decently interred and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life. And as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to intrust me with, I dispose of the same as follows, first I direct that my wife Jemima Morton at my decease, or at any time after as she may think best give to each of my sons William H. Morton, Tarlton Morton, Elijah Morton and Josiah Morton a bell and bedding to make them equal with the rest of my children which have all had theirs – Also I direct that the whole of my property both real and personal shall be and remain the absolute property of my beloved wife during her lifetime and at her death my will and desire is that all of my property then left both personal and real be sold and divided share and share alike to all of my children, towit Thomas Morton, Elijah Morton, William H. Morton, Tarlton Morton, Josiah Morton and Drusilla Morton, Catherine Robinson, Sarah Brooks, Mary Richardson, Elizabeth Gibson, Martha Black,Sethey (?) Jane Kinman and Lydia Ann Pipes.

    And I do hereby make and ordain my son William H. Morton and Michael H. Robinson executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I Joseph Morton the testator, have to this my will written on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this 7th day of October A.D. 1854.

    Signed witness and _______ in presence of us.

    Wm. H. D__ Burton and John _____. Joseph Morton His Mark and his Seal.

    State of Indiana County of Pike

    John O’M____? subscribing witness to the foregoing will being duly sworn as purith??? and saith that, Joseph Morton duly executed and signed said will in his presence on the 7th day of October, A.D., 1854 that he declared the same to be his last will and testament, that at the time of executing said will he was competent to his property and not under coerision or restraint. Signed John O. M. Setyey.

    Subscribed and sworn to before me Nov 19, 1854

    John McIntire Clerk

    Court Common Pleas Pike Co.

    The above will was provided by Joan DeBella Kansas City, KS

    Father: Meshack MORTON b: 1754

    Mother: Nancy ASHBURN

    Marriage 1 Jemima “Mime” HARRELL b: in North Carolina

    Married: 30 NOV 1801 in Person County, North Carolina

    #36970

    techteach
    Moderator

    Someone tied this Joseph Morton to my Morton line on Ancestry, if his father is indeed in my line, and if their line is correct. It is up in those generations I made using Ancestry’s green leaves and not proven. I am fairly certain of 4 or 5 generations of my Mortons. Beyond that, I am not so sure. They come from around the Richmond, VA area. I did not add this Joseph from Pike, IN. I am just not sure it is correct. I decided I have enough incorrect information on my tree. The Mortons are heavily connected with a Woodridge family line. I had a DNA match to someone in that line, got excited thinking I had a woman DAR patriot, and then proceeded to disprove some of the lines that I had constructed from other people’s green leaves. I think her Woodridge line has some of my Mortons.

    Techteach

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