Person:Joanna Kempton (4)

m. 28 Jan 1644/45
  1. Joanna Kempton1645 - 1728
  2. Patience Kempton1647 - 1648
  3. Ephraim Kempton1649 - Bef 1714
  4. Manassah Kempton1650/51 - 1737
  5. Ruth Kempton1654 - 1714
m. 22 Dec 1664
  1. Hannah Morton1666 -
  2. Manasseh Morton1668/69 - Bef 1753
  3. Ephraim Morton1671 - Bef 1717/18
  4. Joanna Morton1673 -
  5. Ruth Morton1676 - 1709
  6. George Morton1679 -
  7. Timothy Morton1681/82 -
  8. Rebecca Morton1684 -
  9. Elizabeth Morton1686 -
  10. Thomas Morton1690 - 1733
Facts and Events
Name Joanna Kempton
Gender Female
Christening[2] 9 Nov 1645 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 22 Dec 1664 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto George Morton
Death[2][4] Jun 1728 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[2][4] Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

From Great Migration Begins: Her upbringing became the responsibility of her granduncle Manasseh Kempton, after both her parents died young.

  1.   Plymouth Colony Vital Records, in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography

    [p. 21] Joanna the Daughter of Ephraim Kemton was born the 29th of September 1647.
    [There seems to be a problem with certain births recorded in Scituate whether using this magazine, Source:Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records to the Year 1850, or Source:Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, in New England. The recorded birth comes after the baptism as recorded in the church records printed in Source:NEHGR, vol. 57, which is, of course, impossible. If Joanna's age at death is correct, it would appear the baptism dates may be correct. The births appear to have been recorded one year late. Besides Joanna, this has been noticed to affect her siblings Ephraim, Manasseh and Patience.]

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Smith, Dean Crawford, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2008)

    'JOANNA, baptized Scituate, MA 9 November 1645 (Register 57[1903]:82); died Plymouth, MA June 1728 "in ye 83d year of her age" (gravestone, Burial Hill, Plymouth) ...; married Plymouth 22 December 1664 (PCR 8:25) GEORGE MORTON, born say 1645, died Plymouth, MA 2 August 1727 "in ye 82d year of his age" (gravestone, Burial Hill, Plymouth), son of Ephraim ([son of] George) and Ann (Cooper) Morton.'

  3.   Thomas Rawlins, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)

    'On 8 June 1658, "Mannasses Kemton Senir" of Plymouth and "Thomas Rawlins Senir of Boston" agreed on the division of Ephraim and Joanna's estate and agreed to share responsibility for two children each [PCR 2:1:211; see also PCR 3:114]. Thomas Rawlings drew eldest son Ephraim and daughter Ruth.'

  4. 4.0 4.1 Kingman, Bradford. Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1892: with biographical and historical notes. (Brookline, Massachusetts: New England Illustrated Historical Pub., 1892, c1892)

    83. Here lyes ye Body / of Mrs JOANNA / wife to Deacon / MORTON who dec'd / JUne ye -- / 1728 in / ye 83d year / of her age.