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About Dr. John Morton
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."
Dr. John Morton's Timeline
Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
on the British prison ship Falmouth in New York harbor