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Mary Justis (Morton)

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Calcon Hook, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Morton, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" and Ann Morton
Wife of Charles Justis
Mother of Charles Justis, II
Sister of Aaron Morton; Dr. John Morton; Maj. Sketchley Morton; Jacob Morton; Ann Davis and 3 others

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About Mary Justis

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

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

Mary married Charles Justis of Kingessing

biography

From "Chester (And Its Vicinity,) Delaware County, In Pennsylvania". 2017. Google Books. Accessed March 29 2017. page 145

Mary Morton (4th child of the signer,) married Charles Justis of Kingsessing, where they resided all their lives and died, and their remains were buried in the old grave-yard of the Swedes church at that place, now called St. James Church. On his tombstone is this inscription:

"Deposited in Hope! Here resteth Charles Justis, who died Jan. 10th, A. D. 1789, aged 34 years & 3 months."

There is a space where his wife is buried alongside his grave, but no stone covers her remains. She died suddenly in the harvest field, where she had gone to oversee her men at work, some years after her husband's death. She left four children,

  • Charles,
  • John M.,
  • Rebecca, and
  • Mary; the latter died unmarried.
  • 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."
  • Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy: Mar 29 2017, 0:42:00 UTC
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Mary Justis's Timeline

1754
June 17, 1754
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
1785
March 25, 1785
Age 30
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1789
January 10, 1789
Age 34
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States