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Dr. John Morton

Birthdate: (28)
Birthplace: Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in on the British prison ship Falmouth in New York harbor
Cause of death: while a prisoner of war
Immediate Family:

Son of John Morton, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" and Ann Morton
Brother of Aaron Morton; Maj. Sketchley Morton; Jacob Morton; Mary Justis; Sarah Morton and 3 others

Occupation: surgeon
Managed by: Private User
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About Dr. John Morton

From http://colonialhall.com/morton/mortonAnne.php

The surviving children of John Morton and Ann Justis were as follows:

"Dr. John became a surgeon in the Continental Army and died while a prisoner of war on the British prison ship Falmouth in New York harbor. The late John S. Morton of Springfield had in his possession a letter written by Dr. Morton to his father while he was a prisoner, in which he said they were "almost starved and could eat brickbats if they could get them." He died unmarried."


Died while prisoner aboard the prison ship "Falmouth" Military service: February 11, 1778, surgeon's mate 4th Continental Artillery


  • 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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1751
1751
Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
1779
1779
Age 28
on the British prison ship Falmouth in New York harbor