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Benjamin Morton[1]

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  • Name Benjamin Morton  [2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I114373  My Genealogy

    Father Richard Morton 
    Mother Mary Waite 
    Family ID F49649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Dexter,   b. 11 Jul 1743, Hardwick, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Sep 1760  [3
    • They moved to Athol to live. (Warden, p.52)
    Children 
     1. Molly Morton
     2. Benjamin Morton, Jr.,   b. 1763, Athol, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Morton,   b. Abt 1774, Guilford, Windham Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margery Morton,   b. 1764, Guilford, Windham Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jonathan Morton,   b. 1765, Guilford, Windham Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Guilford, Windham Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Submit Morton,   b. Abt 1778, Guilford, Windham Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James Morton,   b. 1767, Guilford, Windham Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Lois Morton,   b. Abt 1780, Guilford, Windham Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850  (Age ~ 70 years)
     9. Abraham Morton,   b. 28 Mar 1762, Guilford, Windham Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1839, Newbury, Geauga Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     10. Azubah Morton,   b. 16 Apr 1761, Athol, Worcester Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F49065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to Warden, Benjamin was one of the first children born in Athol. His parents moved there in 1735 from Hatfield, built the first house, and organized the first church. Benjamin's father descended from George Morton, b. Austerfield, Yorkshire, England, 1585, who was the financial agent of Plymouth colony and chartered the Mayflower for the voyage to Plymouth, 1620. He married Juliana Carpenter on July 23, 1612, and they came on the Ann in June, 1623.

      Mrs. Morton's sister, Alice Carpenter, married Gov. William Bradford, the 2nd governor of Plymouth Colony. Another sister, Agnes Carpenter was the wife of Dr. Samuel Fuller, one of the passengers on the Mayflower, elder of the church, one of the most valuable Pilgrims, and was the first physician that came to this country.

      Benjamin Morton was a descendant on his mother's side of Sgt. Benjamin Waite, the hero of the Connecticut Valley (Feb.25, 1731.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S356] Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America, William A. Warden and Robert L. Dexter, (The Blanchard Press, Worcester Mass, 1905 Reproduced by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass Order from WWW.Higginsonbooks.com), 33,52 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S356] Genealogy of the Dexter Family in America, William A. Warden and Robert L. Dexter, (The Blanchard Press, Worcester Mass, 1905 Reproduced by Higginson Book Co., Salem, Mass Order from WWW.Higginsonbooks.com), 52 (Reliability: 3).