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Aaron Morton

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Calcon Hook, Chester, Pa
Death: February 26, 1838 (88)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Morton, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" and Anne Morton
Husband of Frances Morton
Father of JOHN MORTON and Benjamin Pascal Morton
Brother of Dr. John Morton; Maj. Sketchley Morton; Jacob Morton; Mary Justis; Sarah Currie and 3 others

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Aaron Morton


The surviving children of John Morton were as follows:

"Aaron, the eldest, married Frances, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Paschall Annitt. They lived in Delaware County for several years and afterward emigrated to Ohio."


From "Chester (And Its Vicinity,) Delaware County, In Pennsylvania". 2017. Google Books. Accessed March 29 2017. page 141

1. Aaron Morton, was initiated in Chester Lodge, No. 69, A. Y. M., Jan. 30, 1798, under the name of Aaron Moreton. He married Frances, dau. of Richard and Elizabeth (Paschal 1) Armitt: their children were

  • Benjamin,
  • John,
  • Mary Ann and
  • Richard;

they all left issue except Richard, who died unmarried. Mary Ann married her cousin Richard Marshall, and had a son, Morton, and two daughters; one of them, Margaret, married a Mr. Williams, the other was named Frances Ann Marshall. I know nothing further in regard to the rest of the children, as all the family removed to Ohio over 50 years ago.

Richard Armitt, above mentioned, had a sister, Mary, who married Thomas Bell. Fanny (Armitt,) Morton had two sisters, Margaret, who married Jacob Marshall, of West Bradford, Chester County, and Sarah, who married Samuel Worth, of East Bradford. Margaret Pyle, a daughter of the former, lives in West Chester, while the sons and grandsons of the latter own near 900 acres of good land in East Bradford, near Marshallton. Much of this information was obtained from John Worth, one of the sons.

Aaron Morton, before his removal to Ohio, lived in the former residence of his father at Ridley Park. Peter Hill, of Ridley, late of I,enni Mills, who married Rebecca, a daughter of Charles and Mary (Morton) Justis, lived in this house after Aaron Morton moved out West, and here his wife died in a decline, leaving an infant son, which also died, and Peter ! becoming embarrassed, his life estate in the property which belonged to his wife, was sold to Edward Horne. No doubt but that my old friend Justis Morton, son of Justis, who is a compositor in the office of the Delaware County Republican, is a descendant of the Mortons of Ridley.

  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Mar 28 2017, 21:57:44 UTC
  • "Chester (And Its Vicinity,) Delaware County, In Pennsylvania". 2017. Google Books. Accessed March 28 2017. page 145 "From page 145: John Morton, the signer, married Ann Justis, of Chester County, and they had issue, as appears by his will duly registered at West Chester, Aug.26, 1778, three sons and five daughters; Aaron, Sketchley, John, Mary, Sarah, LYDIA, Ann, and Elizabeth."
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Aaron Morton's Timeline

Calcon Hook, Chester, Pa
January 9, 1792
Age 42
July 20, 1793
Age 43
Pennsylvania, United States
February 26, 1838
Age 88