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John Morton

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Calcon Hook, Chester, Pa
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Mårten Mårtensson, Jr. and Margaret Mortonson
Husband of Maria Ellen Archer
Father of John Morton, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Brother of Catharina Morton; Morton Morton; Lars Morton; Andrew Mårtensson; Jacob Mortonson and 3 others

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About John Morton

John Morton (Senior), was Finnish. He originated from Finland with his great-grandfather, Martti Marttinen (the family's original name, anglicized as Morton), himself a native of Rautalampi, Finland, who had arrived in the Swedish colony of New Sweden in 1654. Source:

John Morton, born I June 1683, married Mary, daughter of John Archer, c. 1724. Died in Ammansland 1725 on plantation he had been given by his uncle, John Bärtilsson. One posthumous child, John Morton, the signer of the Declaration of Independence, who was raised by his English stepfather, John Sketchley. Source:

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John Morton's Timeline

June 1, 1683
Calcon Hook, Chester, Pa
March 10, 1724
Age 40
Calcon Hook, Chester, Pennsylvania
Age 41