Re: John Morton Jr. son of John and Jane Peden Morton
Lisa, I am begining to believe that they didn't descend
from John and Jane of SC because of some death dates are incorrect.Some doubt started with the Qinn Mortons, the
George Morton from IL that came from NC then to TX. Geo.
was living near John M Morton,b-1784SC-d-1873TX.John M.'s son was Jesse A. Morton, born in Blount Co., Ala in 1811, died in TX in 1856 TX. On one census, Jesse's family
and John M. were living close, like in the same household or next door. In the 1850 TX census did not have Jesse living by them, just his wife and 3 children. By 1856,
Jesse was listed deceased. I had read one of the Mortons
had rode with the Rangers, not called Texas Rangers at that
time.He could have been away from home and died at a
scrimmage with the Indians or Mexicans. With not a name
used except the leaders, I have no proof from any of the
books I have read. I may be wasting my time going to the
TX Ranger museum in Waco even though it is close.
I do know for sure my g-grandfather was Levi, born 1847 TX, d-1921 in Nacogdoches Co., TX. Jesse died in Texas in
1856, his wife, Pricella and the 3 sons were living next door to John M. The grandfather, John M. lived 16 yrs. longer than Jesse with probably John M. and Nancy Scarbrough Morton caring for them because of Pricella
dying in 1860,4 yrs, after Jesse A.Levi was abt 7-8
yrs. old when his father died, and probably 13 when his
mother died. Levi's two older bros., Wiley T. and James
G. were born during the TX war, so that makes sure that
they were here during the time of the San Jacinto Battle.
This makes me eligible to join the Daus. of the Republic
or Texas.That is I would have to join on Jessie A. as
only a citizen, even though that still qualifies.I can
find no connection on paper from John M. and Jesse his
son.I really want John M. on my papers because he was
at the battle.I think that Jesse A. was at a fort in
Houston Co., (now Anderson Co.) helping hold it down at that time.
Nancy Scarborough Morton, Levi's grandmother died in 1870, making Levi 23 at this time.Levi was prob. married by then to Nancy Jane Robinson, 1852-1921 and lived in Cherino, Nacog. Co., TX at this time.
In comes George that was listed in the 1850 census. Later,
he was found living a county away and was buried on his
land.He had married a female from Illinois before arriving in TX, with 2 sons. (Geo. and family was staying
with Jesse when Geo. and family arrived.
John M. had received 640 acres in San Augustine Co., and
his son, Jesse A. had received 1280 acres.I don't think
either lived on this land that I can find records. I can
remember Mom telling me after the Civil War, the Union
raised the taxes so high someone lost their land, it would
have to been John M.Jesse had died by 1856 or I think
earlier since he was not on the 1850 census with his wife
and 3 sons. Texas did not award the land until about 1851-
I have the land grants, but I am still searching for paper
proof, the connection between John M. and his son Jesse A...