Re: John Morton Jr. son of John and Jane Peden Morton
Cynthia: I have the ship listing and have read about the
Martins that came along with them on the ship.Rev. Martin was supposed to have guided the group to America.But, I have also heard they ended up in Penn., do you think they could have came by ship from Penn. to SC?I thought John James and Jane Peden Morton had more sons, in fact 7.I am trying to get this straight and are they really kin to the AR signer?
I have not researched much on this family but found my grandmother was a Morton that was born in Nacogdoches Co., TX, and following her line back starts with John James? and Jane Peden Morton in US.
The family came to Blount Co., Ala after they left SC and some of theTexas Mortons came from Blount Co. Ala. to
Anderson Co., TX, Levi came to Nacogdoches Co. Some of the relatives settled in San Augustine Co., TX.
Jane Peden and Morrow died in Marshall Co., Ala., with a lot of controversy about a DAR on put on her gravestone.(I thought it was Morgan Co.) DAR in Ala. was supposed to remove it but I don't think they did.Jane and her sister Mary took her wagon into the fields after the battle was over and picked up the wounded, took them to Jane's and nursed them to health if possible. There is plenty info. on this on the internet.
Jane and Morrow had children, some came with their half
bros. to TX to settle some in Anderson Co.They fought in the Texas Revolution, got land grants in San Augustine Co. and others.
A William Morton brought his wife and 2 children by row boat from Mobile, Ala to Galveston, TX and the boat was
capsized, they all were saved, and the two males went for
help by the Brazos River.He met Austin and received almost a 1,000 acres and was one of the first "Old 300"
that received the grants. He arrived in TX about 1823 and
died drowing in the Brazos in 1833.A Robert Gillispie
came to his door in bad shape, he brought him in and nursed
him. He died and was buried in the now city of Richmond, TX.William was a Mason, Robert was also.William built
him a Masonic monument at his grave and was the first Masonic Shrine/Monument built in Texas.The cemetery has
increased in size when a home becomes for sale. The Masonic
Lodge there is the "Morton" Masonic Lodge, in his name.There were a lot of Williams, so I do not know how he fits.
I have searched for info. on the Mortons in order to join the DRT.(Dau. of the Republic of Texas).The line you de-
scend from has to be in Texas by 1836-1846, in order to be
qualified. So, they don't count from the first family that
came but the first family that came to Texas, which mine is
Marshall Morton, Sr. 1763-1835
John M. Morton, Sr., 1784-1873 (at San Jacinto Battle)
Jesse Morton, 1809-1856
Levi Morton, 1845-1921
Malitta Morton, 1887-1968