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In 1645-46 he was a grantee of eight lots in
Hampton New Hampshire, and sold his Wa-
tertown estate to Isaac Stearns, and in 1650
or 1651 he had removed to Hampton, where
his elder sons lived. In 166 r he bought of
John Moulton land adjoining the farms of his

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son James and his son-in-law, John Cass. He
made his will in March. 1663-64, in which
he calls himself "very aged." He died in
1667 and his will was proved October 8, of
that year. His wife Elizabeth lied February
19, 1663. Children, born in England: 1.
James, mentioned below. 2. John, married
Ann Palmer; drowned with his wife aiTd
daughter October 20, 1657, going from Hamp-
ton to P.oston. 3. Thomas, born 1624, mar-
ried (first) ir>47, Anne Knapp ; (second) Sep-
tember 22, 1669. Hannah White, widow. 4.
Elizabeth, married (first) 1642, Thomas
Chase; (second) October 26, 1654, E. P.
Garland. 5. Hannah. 6. Mary, married Ed-
ward Tuck. 7. Martha, married John Cass.

(II) James, son of Thomas Philbrook, was
born in England about 1622 and settled in
Ham])ton, New Hampshire, where he inherit-
ed his father's homestead. He was a mariner.
In 1670 he was chosen with others to run the
Exeter line. In 167I he had a grant of forty
acres in the south of Hampton called the
New Plantation, now Seabrook. He was
drowned in the Hampton river near the mouth
of Cole's creek, November 16, 1674. He
married (first) probably Jane Roberts, daugh-
ter of Thomas Roberts, of Dover. He mar-
ried (second) Ann Roberts, her sister, who
married (second) July 8, 1678, William
Marston. Children, all by second wife: 1.
Bethia, married April 24, '1677, Caleb Perkins
of Hampton. 2. Captain James, born July 13,
1 65 1, mentioned below. 3. Apphia, March
19, 1655, married, December 3, 1674, Timothy
Hilliard. 4. Hester, March 1, 1657, married
(first) Joseph Beard; (second) November 12,
1705, Sylvanus Nock. 5. Thomas, March 14,
1659, married April 14, 168 1, Mehitable
Ayres; died January 1, 1712. 6. Sarah. Feb-
ruary 14, 1660-61. 7. Joseph. October 1,
1663. 8. Elizabeth, July 24. 1666. 9. Mehita-
ble. July 19, 1668. married Timothy Hilliard.

(III) Captain James (2), son 'of James
(O Philbrook. was born July 13, 165 f, and
was a mariner at Hampton. He lived' on the
homestead. His will is dated July 14, 1722.
He married, at Hampton, December 4, 1674,
Hannah Perkins , born February 14, 1656,
died May 13, 1739, daughter of Isaac Perkins.'
Children, born in Hampton: I.Hannah,
April 30, 1676, married, July 26, 1693. Ste-
phen Sanborn. 2. Daniel. February 19, 1678.
3. Jonathan, November 10, 1680, married
Mary . 4. Sarah, June 11, 1682, mar-
ried (first) August 8, 1701, Ensign John San-
born; (second) Lieutenant Thomas' Rawlins ;



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died May 30, 1761. 5. Ebenezer, October 29,
1683, married Bethia Moulton. 6. Apphia,
April 8, 1685, died unmarried 175'). 7. Isaac,
August 5, 1688, married, October 20, 1719,
Mary Palmer. 8. James, married Sarah

. 9. Abigail. June 25, 1692, married,

January 7, 1712, Thomas Haines, died Janu-
ary 26, 1716. 10. Deacon Joseph, February
5, 1694, married (first) December 4, 1717,
Ann Dearborn: (second) November 26, 1719,
Elizabeth Perkins. n. Nathan, August 19,
1697, mentioned below. 12. Mary, 1701, died
1721.

(IV) Nathan, son of Captain James (2)
Philbrook, was born in Hampton, August 19,
1697, died April 23, 1794. He was a black-
smith, and resided in Hampton and Rye, New
Hampshire. He married, October 30, 1721,
Dorcas Johnson, daughter of James Johnson.
Children: 1. Mary, born January 25. 1723.
2. Jonathan, October 13, 1725, mariner, taken
by the French. 3. Benjamin, about 1727,
mentioned below.

(V) Benjamin, son of Nathan Philbrook,
was born about 1727 and settled at Little Riv-
er, Hampton, where his children were born.
He removed to Sanbornton, New Hampshire,
where his sons had settled, and died there
January 23, 1808. He married, December
"15, 1751, Sarah Page, born April 12, 1734,
died July 19, 1831, daughter of Shubael Page,
of Hampton. Children, born at Hampton : 1.
Hannah. 2. Huldah, June 4. 1754, married,
Tune 13, 1775, Eben Sanborn: died Decem-
ber 14, 1841. 3. Nathan, December 25, 1756,
died aged twenty-three. 4. Benjamin, 1759.
died young. 5. David, May 14, 1760. 6.
Shubael Page, October 28, 1762, married Lucy
Haines, widow ; died September 29, 1855. 7.
Reuben, April 12, 1765, mentioned below. 8.
Deacon Benjamin, February 21, 1767, mar-
ried Abigail Brown; died January 25, 1862. 9.
Sarah. April 21, 1770, married Benjamin
Brown. 10. Simeon, October 14, 1773, mar-
ried Mary Page. 11. Betsey, October 9.
1775, married Deacon Simeon Moulton; died
1859. 12. Josiah, March 12, 1777, married
Mary Elkins ; died January 18, 1868.

(VI) Reuben, son of Benjamin Philbrook,
was born April 12, 1765, and was a black-
smith by trade. He married (first) April 8.
1788, Elizabeth Thomas, who died in May,
1790, daughter of Jonathan Thomas. He
married (second) February 24, 1 /Q 1 . Eliza-
beth Brown, who died February 2, 1849, a S e ^
eighty-one. He died August 17, 1837. He
lived in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, where



his children were born. Children: 1. Sarah,
February 24, 1789, married, August 27, 1809,
Nathan Philbrook; died August 18, 1836. 2.
Benjamin, April 28, 1790, mentioned below.
3. Hannah, July 12, 1792, married, Novem-
ber 22, 1810, Josiah H. Sanborn; died June
19, 1878. 4. Elizabeth. April 5, 1794, died
June, 1814. 5. Jacob, died June, 1796, aged
one month. 6. Sail)' Brown, born April 15,
1797, married August, 1842, Nathanial Gil-
man ; died 1865. 7. Nancy, January 26, 1799.
married. 1818, John Hunkins. 8. Abigail,
April 22, 1801. married John Hill. 9. John,
April 4, 1803. 10. Rebecca, March 24, 1805,
married Rev. Joseph Lane. n. Ruth, April
13, 1807, married Andrew Philbrook. 12.
Jacob, June 20, 1809. 13. Huldah S.. August
27, 181 1, died aged three years.

(VII) Benjamin, son of Reuben Phil-
brook, was born in Sanbornton, New Hamp-
shire, April 28, 1790, and died there Novem-
ber 2, 1858. He was a farmer in Sanborn-
ton. He married, June 20, 1816, Charlotte
Palmer, who died October 18, 1875, aged
seventy-eight, daughter of Joseph Palmer.
Children, born in Sanbornton: 1. Huldah S.,
January 6, 1818, married, August 25,
1842, Samuel K. Gove. 2. Lydia, April
n, 1819, married, 1840, John C. Gil-
man. 3. Ebenezer Sanborn, March 9. 1821,
married (first) Abigail Batchelder ; (second)
May 22, 1850, Julia Batchelder. 4. Ann
Dearborn, June 7, 1822, married, November
26, 1848, John William Johnson. 5. Sarah,
January 19, 1824, married Benjamin B.
Breed. 6. Josiah S., October 28, 1826, died
June 26, 1837. 7. Cynthia C, June, 1827,
died September 12, 1830. 8. Alonzo B., July
3, 1829, married, November 18. 1847, De-
borah Cram. 9. William H. Harrison, May
3, 1831, married Ellen Dinsmore. 10. Al-
mira, April 12, died May 8, 1833. 11. Cynthia
Jane, May 16, 1834, married Levi A. Taylor
(see Taylor family). 12. Syrene Frances.
January 20, 1836, married James H. Crombie.
13. Otis Freeman. June 30. 1838, married
Lucebia Libbey ; died March, 1863. 14. El-
dora Lavon, April 18, 1844, married. Febru-
ary 27. 1865, Solomon E. Bickford.



This surname is undoubtedly a
TAYLOR trade name and is sometimes

spelled Tailor. It is of ancient
English origin. (It Robert Taylor, ancestor
of this branch of the family in America, set-
tled first in Scituate, Massachusetts. He was
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Rhode Island, and was admitted a freeman in
1655. On October 22, 1673, he served on the
jury and October 29 of the same year he was
appointed prison keeper by the assembly. He
married, in November, 1646, Mary Hedges.
He died January 13, 1688. Children: 1. Mary,
born November, 1647, married, 1664, George
Hulate. 2. Ann, February 12, 1650. 3. Mar-
garet, January 30, 1652. 4. Robert, October,
1653, died June 12, 1707; married Deborah
Peckham. 5. John, June 1657, died June 9,

1747 ; married (first) Abigail ; (second)

Sarah . 6. Peter, July, 1661, mentioned

below. 7. James, married, October 7, 1690
Catherine .



(II) Peter, son of Robert Taylor, was born
in July, 1661, died in 1736. He lived in New-
port, Rhode Island, and on December 26, 1688,
he bought one hundred acres of land in Little
Compton, Rhode Island, of Benjamin Church
and his wife. His will was dated May 13,
1730, and proved October 13, 1736. He mar-
ried (first) Elizabeth Peckham, who died May
24, 1714, daughter of John Peckham. He
married (second) in November, 171 5, Han-
nah Wood. Children: 1. Peter, born October
20, 1697. 2. Elizabeth, January 4, 1701, mar-
ried John Davenport. 3. Mary, December 20,
1703. 4. Mercy. 5. Hannah. 6. Anne. 7.
William, mentioned below. 8. Daughter.

(III) William, son of Peter Taylor, was
born in Newport, Rhode Island, probably 1710.
He was living at the time of his father's death.
He lived at Cranston or Scituate, perhaps in
both places. The records are defective and
very little is found of the family at this per-
iod. Believed to be his children: 1. William,
married, at Scituate, November 10, 1763,
Phebe Franklin. 2. John, married, 1761, Eliz-
abeth Baker, at Scituate. 3. Rachel. 4. Rich-
ard, mentioned below. Doubtless there were
others.

(IV) Richard, son or nephew of William
Taylor, was born about 1740. He was doubt-
less a Quaker for the death of his wife Susan-
nah is recorded in the Friends records. She
was born November 16, 1751, died March 20,
1830. Children, according to the best evidence
at hand: 1. Richard, mentioned below. 2.
William, of Scituate. born November 4, 1784,
died February 14, 1808, at Scituate. 3. Elip-
halet (?). Doubtless other children. The
Taylor family was numerous in the same sec-
tion and some of the records may be confused
poor spelling on the part of town clerks being
the rule rather than the exception.

(V) Richard (2), son of Richard (1) Tay-



lor, was born about 1775 at Scituate, Rhode
Island, or vicinity. He served in the war of
1812. He married, November 17, 1799, Pa-
tience Eddy, daughter of Elkanah Eddy, at
Scituate. The only child recorded as born at
Scituate was Manchester B., born October 9,
1804, mentioned below.

(VI) Rev. Manchester Baise Taylor, son
of Richard (2) Taylor, was born at Scituate,
Rhode Island, October 9, 1804. He was edu-
cated in the public schools. He became a Bap-
tist minister, and had charges at Putnam and
at Scituate, Rhode Island. He married, March
4, 1827. Ann Fuller, born at Foster, Rhode
Island, March 13, 1808, daughter of Obed and
Rachel (Preston) Fuller. Children: 1. Su-
san A., born in Scituate, Rhode Island, May
T4, 1830. 2. Levi A., born in Foster, Rhode
Island, August 7, 1834. Susan A., married
Daniel Mowry, September 26, 1848; one child,
Latilla A., who married December 8, 1876,
Robert Brown Hawkins ; three children : Fen-
ner M., Emeline B. and Roy O.

(VII) Levi A., son of Rev. Manchester
Boyse Taylor, was born August 7, 1834, at
Foster, Rhode Island, died April 30, 1888. He
married Cynthia J. Philbrook, born May 16,
1834, daughter of Benjamin and Charlotte
(Palmer) Philbrook. (see Philbrook family).
Children: 1. Mabel Cynthia, born August 26,
1858, married, December 24, 1880, Augustus
Newton Wells (deceased) ; merchant at Ports-
mouth, New Hampshire. 2. Nellie A., Jan-
uary 2, 1862, married, April 2, 1889, Alfred
Lyman Pomeroy (see Pomeroy family).



Thomas Davee, emigrant ances-
DAVEE tor, was born in England and

came to this country, settling in
Albany, New York, removing later to North
Carolina. He married Catherine Wendell,
by whom he had Robert, 1708; John; Cath-
erine, 1714, married John Creecy, of North
Carolina ; Thomas, mentioned below ; David,
1724; Benjamin and Miles.

(II) Thomas (2), fourth child of Thomas
(1) and Catherine (Wendell) Davee was
born in Albany and came to Plymouth, Mas-
sachusetts, in 1737, to be educated under the
care of Elkanah Morton. He married, in
1753, Mercy, daughter of Barnabas Hedge, by
whom he had Sarah, 1754, married Lebanon
Bradford, of Bristol, Rhode Island; Thomas,
1756; William, mentioned below: John, 1761 ;
Samuel, 1765; Isaac P., 1771 ; Wendell, 1776.

(III) William, second son of Thomas (2)
and Mercy (Hedge) Davee, was born in Ply-



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mouth in 1758. He married Rebecca, daugh-
ter of Nathaniel (2) Morton of Freetown
(see Morton, V). Children: William, born
in 1783; Nathaniel Morton, 1785; Thomas,
1791 ; Elizabeth, 1803.

(IV) Captain Isaac was, it is believed, a
son of William and Rebecca (Morton) Davee,
and was born in Plymouth, February 15, 1789,
died October 29, 1864. He was a sea captain.
He married Rhoda, daughter of John and
Rhoda (Barker) Perry, whose ancestry is
traced herein. She died October 11, 1881.
Children: Isaac Lewis and Mary B. C.

(V) Captain Isaac Lewis, son of Captain
Isaac and Rhoda (Perry) Davee, was born
in Plymouth, November 29, 1821, died Oc-
tober 17, 1884, killed on the B. & A. railroad.
He first learned the carpenteCs trade, and in
1853 came to Springfield, Massachusetts, and
engaged in railroad work, first fireman, then
engineer. He married Lydia A. Torrey and
had two children : Thomas T. and Mary
Elizabeth.

(VI) Thomas Torrey, son of Captain
Isaac Lewis and Lydia A. (Torrey) Davee,
was born in Plymouth, January 26. 1847. The
family removed to Boston when he was five
years old. In 1853 they came to Springfield,
where he was educated. His first employment
was with the Massasoit Fire Insurance Com-
pany, and the next position was with Josiah
Cummings, then of Springfield, trunk and
harness manufacturer. for about three
years ; then went to Boston, employed for
short time by Barnard Brothers, of Boston.
who had the general agency of the Continental
Life Insurance Company of New York, and
for whom he acted as confidential bookkeeper.
Returning to Springfield June 1, 1871, he
went with the Massachusetts Mutual Life In-
surance Company and is still in their em-
ployment, having charge of their renewal de-
partment, also agency auditor. He is one of
the leading figures in the Springfield insur-
ance world. A Republican in politics, a mem-
ber of Hampden Lodge of Masons, master in
1898-99, a Knight Templar, of which he was
commander 1886-87, a member of the Arabic
Order of the Mystic Shrine, of the Winthrop
Club, of which he was the first vice-president.
He is a quiet, unassuming man, but withal
a very agreeable gentleman to meet. He mar-
ried Sarah W.. daughter of Captain Sylvester
Brown, of Kennebunkport, Maine. Children
by this marriage: Edna and Grace, both of
whom died young.



(The Perry Line).

(I) Thomas Perry was in Scituate, Mas-
sachusetts in 1647. He married Sarah,
daughter of Isaac Steadman, and had Moses,
William. Henry, Joseph and John.

(2) William, second son of Thomas and
Sarah (Steadman) Perry, was born in Scitu-
ate. He married Elizabeth Lobdell in 1681,
and had Amos and Benjamin.

(3) Benjamin, second son of William and
Elizabeth (Lobdell) Perry, was born in
Scituate: he married Ruth Bryant in 171 1,
and had Samuel and Abner.

(4) Samuel, eldest son of Benjamin and
Ruth (Bryant) Perry, was born in Scituate,
and had a son mentioned below.

( 5 ) Henry, son of Samuel Perry, lived in
Pemberton, Massachusetts, and married
Bethiah Baker, of Duxbury, Massachusetts,
in 1760, and had Samuel B., Henry in 1764,
married Content Barker ; John and James
(twins).

(6) John, twin son of Henry and Bethiah
( Baker) Perry, was born in Pembroke and
lived in Plymouth. He married Rhoda Bark-
er, and had Polly, John. Lewis, and Rhoda,
who married Isaac Davee, above mentioned.



The name of Morton, More-
Mi )RT().\" ton and Mortaigne is earliest

found in old Dauphine, is still
existent in France, where it is represented by
the present Comtes and Marquises Morton de
Chabrillon, and where the family has occupied
many important positions, states the "Genealo-
gy of the Morton Family," from which this
sketch is taken. In the annals of the family
there is a statement repeatedly met with, that
as a result of a quarrel one of the name mi-
grated from Dauphine, first to Brittany and
then to Normandy, where he joined William
the Conqueror. Certain it is that among the
names of the followers of William painted on
the chancel ceiling in the ancient church of
Dives in old Normandy, is that of Robert
Comte de Mortain. It also figures on Battle
Abbey Roll, the Domesday Hook, and the Nor-
man Rolls, and it is conjectured that this Count
Robert, who was also half-brother of the Con-
queror by his mother Harlotte, was the found-
er of the English family of that name. In the
Bayeux tapestry he is represented as of the
Council of William, the result of which was
the intrenchment of Hastings and the conquest
of England. Count Robert held manors in
nearly every county in England, in all about
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where the Conqueror landed, and where in
1087 Robert and his brother Odo, Bishop of
Bayeux, were besieged six weeks by William
Rufus. Here Camden (1551-1628) found "the
most entire remains of a Roman building to be
seen in Britain."

When William. Earl of Moriton and Corn-
wall, son of Robert, rebelled against Henry I.
that prince seized and razed his castles, but
this one seems to have escaped demolition. In
early Norman times this William built a castle
at Tamerton, Cornwall, and founded a college
of canons, as appeared by the Domesday Book,
where it is called Lanstaveton. On the north
side of the Gretna in Richmondshire, stands
an old manor house, called Moreton Tower,
from a lofty, square embattled tower at one
end i>f it.

Of the family of Morton were the Earls of
Dulcie and Cornwall ; Robert Morton, Esquire,
of Bawtry; Thomas Morton, secretary to Ed-
ward III r William Morton, bishop of Meath;
Robert Morton, bishop of Worcester in i486;
John Morton, the celebrated cardinal arch-
bishop of Canterbury and lord chancellor of
England, 1420-1500; Albert Morton, secretary
of state to Tames I; Thomas Morton (1564-
1659), bishop of Durham and chaplain to
James II. Prominent among the English Mor-
tons who early came to America were Thomas
Morton, Esquire, Rev. ( liarlcs Morton, Land-
grave Joseph Morton, proprietary governor of
South Carolina, and George Morton.

(I ) George Morton, the first of the name to
found a family in America, and the ancestor
of former Vice-President Levi P. Morton, was
born about 1585, at Austerfield, Yorkshire,
England, and it is believed was of the ancient
Mortons, who bore for arms : Quarterly, gules
and ermine : in the dexter chief and sinister
base, each a goat's head erased argent attired
or. Crest ; a goat's head, argent attired.
or. Hunter, in his "Founders of New Ply-
mouth," suggests that he may have been the
George Morton hitherto unaccounted for in
the family of Anthony Morton, of Bawtry,
one of the historical families of England, and
that from Romanist lineage "he so far de-
parted from the spirit and principles of his
family as to have fallen into the ranks of the
Protestant Puritans and Separatists." Of
George Morton's early life no record has been
preserved, and his religious environments and
the causes which led him to unite with the
Separatists are alike unknown. His home in
Yorkshire was in the vicinage of Scrooby
Manor, and possibly he was a member of



Brewster's historic church ; but it is only defi-
nitely known that he early joined the Pilgrims
at Leyden, and continued of their company un-
til his death. When the first of the colonists
departed for America, Air. Morton remained
behind, although he "much desired" to embark
thai and intended soon to join them. His rea-
lms for such a course is a matter ofconjecture.
As he was a merchant, possibly his business
interests caused his detention, or, what is more
probable, he remained to promote the success
of the colony by encouraging emigration
among others. That he served in some official
capacity before coming to America, is un-
doubted. One writer states that he was "the
agent of those of his sect in London," and an-
other, that he acted as "the financial agent in
London for Plymouth County."

The work, however, for which this eminent
forefather is most noted, and which will for-
ever link his name with American history, is
the publication issued by him in London, in
1022. of what has since been known as
"Mourt's Relation." This "Relation," may
justly be termed the first history of New Eng-
land, and is composed of letters and journals
from the chief colonists at Plymouth, either
addressed or instrusted to George Morton,
whose authorship in the work is possibly lim-
ited to the preface. The "Relation" itself is
full of valuable information and still continues
an authority. Shortly after it was placed be-
fore the public, George Morton prepared to
emigrate to America, and sailed with his wife
and five children in the "Ann," the third and
last ship to carry what are distinctively known
as the Forefathers, and reached Plymouth ear-
ly in June. 1^23. "New England's Memorial"
speaks of Mr. Timothy Hatherly and Mr.
George Morton as "two of the principal pas-
sengers that came in this ship," and from Mor-
t< m's activity in promoting emigration it may
be inferred that the "Ann's" valuable addition
to the Colony was in a measure due to his ef-
forts. He did not long survive his arrival,
and his early death was a serious loss to the
infant settlement. His character and attain-
ments were such as to suggest the thought that,
had he lived to the age reached by several of
his distinguished contemporaries, he would
have filled as conspicuous a place in the life of
the Colony. The Memorial thus chronicles his
decease :

"Mr. George Morton was a pious, gracious
servant of God, and very faithful in whatso-
ever public employment he was betrusted with-
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ing to his sphere and condition a suitable pro-
moter of the common good and growth of the
plantation of New Plymouth, labouring to still
the discontents that sometimes would arise
amongst some spirits, by occasion of the diffi-
culties of these new beginnings.; but it pleased
God to put a period to his days soon after his
arrival in New 7 England, not surviving a full
year after his coming ashore. With much
comfort and peace he fell asleep in the Lord,
in the month of June anno 1624."

He married Juliana Carpenter, a- shown by
the entry in the Leyden Records :

"George Morton, merchant, from York in
England, accompanied by Thomas Morton,
his brother, and Roger Wilson, his acquaint-
ance, with Juliana Carpenter, maid from
Baths in England, accompanied by Alexander
Carpenter, her father, and Alice Carpenter,
her sister, and Anna Robinson, her acquaint-
ance."

"The banns published 6-16 July, 1612; the
marriage took place 23 July-2 August, 1612."

Mrs. Morton married (second) Manasseh
Kempton, Esquire, a member of the first and
other assemblies of the colony. She died at
Plymouth, 18 February, 1665, in the eighty-
first year of her age, and is mentioned in the
Town Records as "a faithful servant of
God."

Children of George and Juliana (Carpen-
ter) Morton: Nathaniel, Patience, John,
Sarah and Ephraim.

(II) Ephraim, third son of George and
Juliana (Carpenter) Morton, was born in
England. He married, in 1644, Ann Cooper,
and had George, born in 1645 ; Ephraim,
1(148; Rebecca, 1651 ; Josiah, 1653; Mercy.
Nathaniel, Eleazer. Thomas, 1667 ; Patience.

(III) Eleazer, fifth son of Ephraim and
Ann (Cooper) Morton, was born in Ply-
mouth, and married, in 1693, Rebecca (sur-
name unknown), and had Ebenezer, born in
1693: Ann, 1604; Nathaniel, 1695; Rebecca.

1 IV) Nathaniel, second son of Eleazer and
Rebecca' Morton, was born in Plymouth, and
married, in 1720, Rebecca, widow of Mor-
dicai Ellis and daughter of Thomas Clark.
They had Elizabeth, born in 1720; Nathaniel,
1723: Eleazer. 1724; Ichabod, 1726.

1 Y) Nathaniel (2). eldest son of Nathaniel
(1) and Rebecca (Clark) Morton, was born
in Plymouth, and lived in Freetown, Massa-
chusetts. Married, in 1749. Martha Tupper
and had Rebecca, who married William Da-
vee, an ancestor of Thomas T. Davee, of
Springfield (see Davee III), Nathaniel. 1753:



Martha. Elizabeth and Job. This line of
Mortons is from the same ancestry as vice-
president, the Honorable Levi P. Morton.



The Hurlbuts of this article
HURLRUT are the first of the name in

New England. The courage
and energy which made the immigrant a good



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