M O R T O N
Family Bible Records
Lee County IL
Contributed by Angela Stewart

MARRIAGES:
"Abraham Morton & Ann Leighton his wife, were joined in th holy bonds of Matrimony August 1851". The other writing in blue says the same thing.

BIRTHS:
"Elizabeth Davis was born July 22 1796".
"Abraham Morton, son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Morton was born May 22, 1830".
"Ann Leighton his wife daughter of Louis & Deborah Leighton was born June 24 the 1834".
"Nathaniel Morton, son of Abraham Morton and Ann his wife, was born April 8, 1859".
"Frederic Bartine Morton, son of Abraham and Ann his wife was born August 24, 1853".
"Louis Morton, son of Abraham Morton and Ann his wife, was born March 2, 1855".
"Lorenzo Morton, son of Abraham Morton and Ann his wife, was born July 2, 1856".
"Rueben Morton, son of Abraham Morton and Ann his wife, was born March 25, 1858".
"Edwin (Abraham has slash marks through it, maybe they changed his name?) Morton, son of Abraham Morton and Ann his wife, was born". (that's all that I can make out)

Abraham--same.
Ann--same.
Nathaniel (the son)--same.
Frederic Bartine is listed as "Frederick Bartine".
Louis--same.
Lorenzo--same.
Rueben--same.
Edwin looks almost like "Eduin" & has a birthdate of December 16th, 1859.
"Uriah Morton, son of Abraham Morton and Ann his wife was born June 11th 1861".
"John Alvin Morton, son of Abraham Morton and Ann his wife was born March 8th 1863".
"Ann Elizabeth Morton daughter of Abraham Morton & Ann Morton his wife was born August 26th 1867". This is in DARK blue ink.

DEATHS:

"Lorenzo Morton son of Abraham Morton and Ann his wife departed this life A.D. July 2nd 1856 Aged 10 months". (this is in regular blue ink)

"John Alvin Morton son of Abraham Morton and Ann his wife departed this life A.D. May 1st 1865 Age 2 years 1 month 23 days". (this is in DARK blue ink)

"Lewis Morton son of Abraham and Ann Morton and Morton his wife departed this life July 31st 1869 Age 14 years 4 months 29 days". (this is in DARK blue ink)

"James Leyton Died July 11th 1879 Age 43 years. Gone but not forgotten." To the side is written "Dixon ILL". (this is in the light brownish ink)

There is also a photo of a little girl & an obituary type card that states "Nathaniel Morton, Died July 11, 1913".

Doing some internet research - I've found that Sarah Ann (Leighton/Leyton) Morton, wife of Abraham Morton, died 8 December 1916 while living in Steward Twp. Frederick Morton appears to be the only child that married, he shows a wife on the 1900 census livign with him named Mary. The marriage is shown as occurring in 1890 but since the Lee County marriages are not online, I can't verify the date. There is the Funeral card which shows the death of Nathaniel Morton on July 11, 1913. The only daughter, Ann Morton was born in 1867 - she is on the 1870 age 3 and on the 1880 age 12.. nothing more on her, but she might have also married. The James Leyton shows in the bible to have died 11 Jul 1879 age 43, is probably a brother of Sarah Ann Leyton. Nathaniel Morton & Elizabeth Davis, born 22 Jul 1796, are no doubt the parents of Abraham Morton.

I did try looking into the NJ Census for the year 1860 but found nothing that could be conclusive on this family.


1870 Census Alto Twp. Lee Co IL
Abram MORTON 39 NJ Farmer
Layton 34 NJ (this is his wife - her maiden name!)
Nathaniel 19 NJ
Frederick 17 NJ
Reuben 13 NJ
Edwin 11 NJ
Uriah 9 NJ
Ann 3 NJ
James LAYTON 30 (thought to be wife's brother)

1880 Alto Township Lee Co..
Abraham MORTON 50
Sarah Ann MORTON 47 wife
Nathaniel MORTON 28 son
Frederick MORTON 26 Boarding in Palmyra Twp. family named Peck
Reuben MORTON 22 Boarding another home unreadable
Edward MORTON 19 Boarding another home unreadable
Uriah 19 son
Ann 12 daughter

1900 ALto Township Lee Co. Abraham MORTON 70 May 1830 NJ Sarah MORTON wife 71 NJ Reuben MORTON son 42 NJ Jun 1857 Anne MORTON dau 32 Aug 1867 1900 Alto Township Lee Co Fred MORTON 46 NJ Mary MORTON 27 Wife b Ireland married in 1890 Uriah MORTON 28 Brother b NJ Nathaniel MORTON 48 Brother b NJ

1900 Alto Township Lee Co. Eddie MORTON 40 NJ Boarder in home of Harvey Foster

1910 Lee County Alto Twp.
Sarah Ann MORTON 79 Widow NJ
Nathaniel MORTON son 59
Reuben MORTON son 50
Eddie MORTON son 48
Uriah MORTON son 45

1920 Lee County Alto Twp.
Reuben MORTON 61 NJ
Eddie MORTON 60 NJ Brother
Urian MORTON 58 NJ Brother

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