Re: John Morton Jr. son of John and Jane Peden Morton
Lisa:The information is very helpful, thank you so much.
I have found land records of John and Jesse Morton next to
each other. I have the land grant papers. Also the probate
in Nacogdoches Co. listing all his children, their daughter
with a married name, Pricella had the last name of Wilson,
must have married after Jesse died.I tried finding Jesse
on the 1850 census with his family but wasn't listed.His
parents lived next door, John M. and Nancy Morton and pro-
bably helped Pricella with the boys and work.Levi is my
great-grandfather, their son. I have a picture of Levi and
Nancy I will share.He lived until he was 89.I think she
died in the 70's.He was a tall, burly, curled mustash,
typically a 1800 man.Nancy was a very small woman,of course, hair in bun with combs holding her hair back and
looked really delicate.My grandmother, Malitta Jane had
a seperate pic., a large brimed hat and dressed in a long
in stylish outfit.
By the time John M. and Nancy left in old age to live with
Delia Morton Killion, both Pricella and Jesse had died, her
in 1860.I am not sure Jesse's death is 1856, and not almost 1850 sincehe wasn't on the 1850 census.He could have been put in a home but I won't know until I find a death certificate naming John M. his father.The DRT says I have to have proof of the connection to his parents.
Even though he lived next to John M. all his life is not enough connection.Births and Deaths were not registered unless there is a Bible, which I have not found one listed in the Bible collections.
I buy Bibles at garage sales, thrift stores amd have a small collection.I put them on the internet under the
owners name but no one has contacted me as of yet.It is
going to take real deep digging to get my proof.I have
Levi's death cert., his dau. Malittia Jane's with all the family birth and death listed along with Levi's wife, Nancy Robinson Morton's parents.
If I can be any help, contact me.
There is a seris of Rangers that helped before 1846. and
ome was John M. They had a few mos. of rough riding, camping out and indian fighting all over Texas.They were
not called Texas Rangers, but required to own a horse, equipment, guns.The Colt was one of the guns they used
later and then Colt made a 5 or 6 shot gun.That is all I know about guns....