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About Thomas Thomas Morton, Jr.

Regulars from 1st Va. Regt., and continued in service six months. (Prince Edward Co.)

In 1761, Thomas Morton granted to son George Morton 100 acres on Sandy River, part of land Joseph Ligon bought from Joseph Morton.

Thomas was listed with only 1 tithable in Prince Edward County in 1767 so he must have had no tithable slaves at that point and all children living at home must have been under 16.

In 1771, Thomas Morton Sr. granted to George Morton and wife Hannah Ritter 100 acres on Sandy River in Prince Edward County.

According to the Kansas DAR, Thomas Morton (wife Cicily Katherine Moore) performed patriotic service for Virginia in the Revolutionary War. He was a private in his brother JohnÕs Company at the beginning of the Revolutionary War when his name appears on the company muster in August of 1776 although he would have been about 50 years old at the time. According to some, his name did not appear on later muster rolls, so the Thomas Morton listed in the 28 Jun 1781 muster roll of Capt John MortonÕs company from Prince Edward County must have been ThomasÕs son.

On 14 July 1780, John Holloway was granted 250 acres of land in Prince Edward Count in the fork of Sandy River adjoining land of Thomas Morton.

There was a Thomas Morton Sr enumerated in 1785 census in Prince Edward County, VA with 3 whites, 1 dwelling, & 0 outbuildings.

In 1792, Thomas Morton and wife Cate granted land on Little Branch in Prince Edward County to Thomas Brackett. Witnesses: Samuel Morton, William Elliott, and William King.

In 1792, Thomas Morton Sr. and Samuel Morton granted to John Clark, 190 acres of land in Prince Edward County on the Sandy River on the lines of Josiah Morton and Nathan Penn.

He died in Prince Edward County and provided in his will that all of his property go to the children of his daughter Mary Ann who had married her cousin Joseph Morton.

Thomas and CicilyÕs children were: George, Samuel, Thomas, Agnes, Mary Ann and Icy Morton. Samuel moved to Caswell County, North Carolina and was State Senator from that county. Samuel's grandson Captain John Watson Morton was Secretary of State in Tennessee after the Civil War.

Hezekiah and Josiah, named as pensioners for Revolutionary War Service and later living in Caswell County, NC, were also possible children as was Susanna who married a Hudson.

Thomas Morton, Jr., born ca 1726. Married Ciciley Catherine Moore. Thomas Morton served as a private in Capt. John Morton’s Company in the Revolution, while living in Prince Edward County, VA. He died in this county in 1802. They were the parents of six children, most of whom removed to Williamson County, TN, built their homes, and raised their families as the records of Williamson County will testify..

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