Plymouth County Biographies

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Joseph Morton

Joseph Morton (Joseph, Ephraim, Ephraim, George), Born at Plymouth, Oct. 25, 1712; d. Groton, Mass., July 26, 1793; m. (1) 1738, Anna _ullock, b. Feb. 20, 1722; d. Apr. 3, 1759, aged 27, is buried in the Granery burying ground in Boston; m. (2) in Boston, Dec, 27, 1759, Abigail Hersey, b. 1734-5, d. May 9, 1751, aged 57; also buried in the Granery Burying ground; he removed to Boston in 1757 and from 1760 to 1764 was owner of the celebrated White Horse Inn, on the site of the present Adams House; his will is on page 602, Vol. 92, Records of wills in the Boston probate office, and in addition to children given below mentions a son Joseph, of whom there does not seem to be any record.

Perez b. 1739; d. Nov 16, 1748; buried on Burial Hill, Plymouth.
Dimond b. _
Perez b. Oct 22, 1750
Hannah b. _; m. John Fuller
Lucy b. _; m. John Wright
Abigail, b. _
Anna, b. _; m. in Boston, Oct 22, 1765, Ebenezer Hinckley, fifth in descent from Samuel Hinckley, and fourth from Gov. Thomas Hinckly. Ch.: Joseph; Joseph; Lucy; Anna; Sophia; Herman.

Source: "George Morton of Plymouth Colony and Some of his Descendants" by John K. Allen. Pub. 1908. Page 21