Lieut. Ephraim Morton
- H. Lieut. Ephraim Morton1623 - 1693
- W. Mary Shelly1639 - AFT 1694
m. 18 Oct 1692
Facts and Events
||Lieut. Ephraim Morton
||15 Jun 1623
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesAs an infant aboard the ship, "Anne"
||On the ship "Anne"
||18 Nov 1644
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Ann Cooper
||18 Oct 1692
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Shelly
||5 Oct 1693
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:243.
EPHRAIM Plymouth, s[on]. of George, came with his f[ather]. in the Ann, 1623; but Judge Davis, in the preface to the Memorial, says, he was b[orn]. on the passage. Cotton's Plymouth ch[urch]. hist[ory]. in 1 Hist. Coll. IV. 126, marks his d[eath]. 7 Sept. 1693, in 70th y[ea]r. of his age, wh[ich]. implies that he was b[orn]. aft[er]. the arr[ival]. of the sh[ip]. in July. Perhaps the differ[ence]. may be explain[ed]. by error in Cotton's use of the Latin word, as very frequent[ly]. occurs in careless mod[ern]. writers. He m[arried]. 18 Nov. 1644, Ann Cooper, wh[o]. d[ied]. 1 Sept. 1691, had Ephraim, b[orn]. 27 Jan. 1648; Rebecca, 15 Mar. 1651; Josiah, 1653; George; Nathaniel; Eleazer; Thomas; and Patience; who were all m[arried]. and ea[ch]. s[on]. had issue. He had sec[ond]. w[ife]. Mary, wid[ow]. of William Harlow, d[aughter]. of Robert Shelly of Scituate, was a man of much serv[ice]. in the council of war, a col[onel]. and rep[resentative]. 28 y[ea]rs. from 1657, and again under the new chart[er]. 1692 also a deac[on]. in wh[ose]. office his s[on]. George succeed[ed]. Nathaniel was in the milit[ary]. a lieut[enant]. He is by Judge Davis nam[ed]. anc[estor]. of Perez, late Att[orney]. Gen[eral].
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records, in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant, 16:63.
Left Ephraim Morton deceased october 5th 1693.
- ↑ Morton Notes, in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant, 17:47.
Will of "Ephraim Morton sen'r of the Town of plimouth", dated 27 Sep 1693, proved 2 Nov 1693, mentions wife Mary, son "Nathanael" [sole Executor], "Daughter patience the Wife of John Nelson", daughter Mercy Morton, son George, son Josiah, son Thomas, son Eliezer. Another not explicitly mentioned to be divided between 3 sons (Nathanael, Thomas & Eliezer), "I having disposed already unto all the Rest of my children Such a part to Eachof them of my Estate as I have thought fitt to be their full portion".
- ↑ Those Carpenter Girls! by Peggy M. Baker, in General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Plymouth, Massachusetts). Mayflower quarterly. (Boston, Massachusetts, United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Vol 79 No 4 p 334, Dec 2013.
"The Mortons - George Morton, Juliann Carpenter Morton, and their five children (10-year-old Nathaniel...and infant Ephraim) sailed on the 'Anne.'...arrive in Plymouth landed on June 15, 1623."