Richard [5] Morton (1721 - 1786)

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Death: Died in Lived In Prince Edward Co VA.
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About Richard [5] Morton

Because Richard Morton was not listed in 1737 tithables for Amelia County, but his brother Thomas was, I feel he was younger that Thomas. Thomas would have had to have been born in 1721 or earlier to be tithable. So about 1724 would be part way between ThomasÕs supposed birth in 1721 and JudithÕs approximate birth in 1727.

In 1731 John Morton conveyed to Richard Morton, son of Thomas Morton late of Henrico Co for 2500 pounds of tobacco already paid by Thomas Morton deceased, a tract of land granted by patent to John Woodson Sr on Thomas MortonÕs former line on Chickahominy Swamp and along James Cocke's line to line of Thomas Morton deceased (witnesses John Povall, Joseph Childers and Joseph Pleasants).

In 1740 Elizabeth Morton gave her children land in Amelia County. Richard sold the land his mother gave him in 1740 to Thomas Brackett 19 April 1746.

On 20 Jul 1745, Richard Morton was granted 400 acres of land in Amelia County on lower side of Buffalo River, known by the name of Barron Licks, bounded by a faced corner by the path.

On 2 Jun 1758, Richard Morton was granted 800 acres of land in Amelia County on the lower side of Buffalo River by the path for 40 shillings; 400 acres part thereof being formerly granted to said Richard Morton by patent 20 Jul 1745; 400 acres the residue never before Granted.

Richard was listed in the Prince Edward tax list for 1767 with 2 sons over 15 living at home, Samuel and Quinn, and 5 tithable slaves: Frank, Simpson, Jack, Jean, Phoebe.

Head of household in Prince Edward County in 1785 census listed with 7 whites, 1 dwelling, & 3 other buildings.

In 1786, John Morton and James Allen were appointed to take the acknowledgement of Judith wife of Richard Morton to deed for sale of 400 acres of land sold to James Morton (Judith being unable to travel). George Quinn of Dinwiddie County, VA, brother of Judith, gave the heirs of sister certain property in Henrico County in 1779 Ð namely Quinn, Samuel, John, and Sarah.

Was merchant in Prince Edward Co. but in middle and late 1780's he and his son John took up large land grants in Kentucky and in 1790 he moved there with son John.

Head of household over age 45 in 1810 census in Clark County, KY with 1 female over age 45 (Sarah Tanner), 1 female age 26-45 (Nancy Tanner).

Will extract of Richard Morton

My sons [should be grandsons Ð their father Samuel is his son] Archibald and Richard, My son Quinn, My son John, My son David, My son Jonathan, My daughter Sarah Tanner, My daughter Susanna Tinsley, My wife Judith. Written: 4 December 1804. Witnesses: James Jenkins, William Canaday, and Graham Hazelrigg. Probated: 27 February 1815 in Clark County, KY. [What happened to Lucy McCargo? Was

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Richard Morton's Timeline

1721
1721
1745
1745
Age 24
1746
1746
Age 25
1749
1749
Age 28
1761
February 2, 1761
Age 40
1786
1786
Age 65
Lived In Prince Edward Co VA.
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