Plymouth County Biographies

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John Morton

John Morton (Ephraim, Ephraim, George), Born in Plymouth, Mass., July 20, 1680; he d. Feb 7, 1738-9; lies on Burial Hill, Plymouth; according to an account of the Finney family in N.E. Gen. Reg Vol.60, p. 67, m. 1706, Reliance Phnney, dau of his uncle John Phinney, of Barnstable. died aged 58 years. She d. Dec. 4, 1735, aged 55 and is interred on Burial Hill in Plymouth, Mass. [Mitchell's "Bridgewater" says John Morton m. Mary Faunce, and d. of "grievous wound," and that she m. (2) Joseph Hall, of Yarmouth.]

John b. Nov. 15, 1706
Jonathan b. Feb 10, 1708; d. Dec. 29, 1708
Josiah b. Feb 28, 1710
A son b. and d. Dec. 11, 1711
James b. May 13, 1714
David b. Mar. 19, 1716

Mary Faunce Morton, relict of John Morton, m.Deac. Joseph Hall b. Yarmouth, 1663; d. Jan. 29, 1736-7; she d. May 31, 1761, aged 80.

Children: Mary, b. Mar 30, 1712; Peter b. May 19, 1715; john b. Jan. 30, 1716-17; Barshua, b. July 5, 1719.

Source: "George Morton of Plymouth Colony and Some of his Descendants" by John K. Allen. Pub. 1908. Pages 20-21