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107. Rebecca\Rhoda HADEN was born in September 1786 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.3,39,241 She died before 1821 at the age of 35.

Rev. Douglas spelled name as Rhode. Baptized Jul 8 1787. The Morton family history gave her name as Rebecca. The lawsuit concerning the settlement of her father's estate gave her name as Rebecca Morton - she was deceased and the five children were listed as heirs.

Rebecca\Rhoda HADEN and William Jordan MORTON Jr. were married on 2 December 1805.1,329 William Jordan MORTON Jr.92,330, son of William Jordan MORTON and Martha PRYOR, was born on 9 September 1786 in Louisa County, Virginia.44 He died on 16 March 1860 at the age of 73 in Logan County, Kentucky.

The "Morton Data" book lists William Jordan Morton who married (1) Rebecca Haden, (2) Louisa McCormick and (3) Clarissa McClellan.

"John Haden of VA" book states that Rebecca Haden, probably the "Rhode" listed in the Douglas Register, married a Mr. Morton and moved to Kentucky. In Joseph Haden's estate settlement - 1821, his daughter Rebecca is named as Rebecca Moreton [dec'd] and these five children are listed as heirs.

3 May 1824 Logan Co DB M, p.274. William J. Morton acted as guardian of his infant children, Eleanor, Amanda, Mary, and Joseph, in setting up a trust with his brother Joseph.
Logan Co DB N, p.374 6 Jan 1826 ...Wm J Morton deeded all right & title to estate from his deceased father, William J. Morton late of Logan Co for $1 to John F. Todd

Logan Co DB S, p.281 Mar 1834. William J. Morton & Clarisa H. his wife sold Lots #6 & 7 in John Gray's Addition of Russellville to James C. Slaughter for $500. Same tract as deeded by Andrew Caldwell to William J. Morton, 20 Mar 1827; Book P, p.15. Signed: W. J. Morton, C. H. Morton. Rec. 6 Mar 1834.

Will & Estates III, p.55 William J. Morton, Equity Box 91, Case number 2388. Died intestate. Petition of administrator, James H. Bowden to appoint a commission to settle. Children and heirs-at-law: Joseph W. Morton, Peter H. Morton, Marmaduke B. Morton Jr, Amanda Loving, wife of Willis Loving, Ellen B. Loving, Mary Lewis, wife of John G. Lewis. Morton died Mar 1860. Case filed 7/9 Jan 1861.

Logan Co Marriages: Henry T. Loving married Ealenor B. Morton on 29 Mar 1830. MB 1, p.63. Willis Loving married Amanda P. Slaughter, 7 Jan 1836 MB 1, p.125 - Amanda's first husbnad was James C. Slaughter and they had married on 23 Jun 1829, MB 1, p.81. John G. Lewis married Mary V. Morton on 30 Aug 1831, MB 1, p.94.

Reprinted online: A HISTORY OF KENTUCKY BAPTISTS FROM 1769 TO 1885, INCLUDING MORE THAN 800 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHESJ. H. Spencer, revised and corrected by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, Two Volumes, 1886. Vol. 2, p.384-385 [Logan County]
States that William "I" Morton was born in Virginia about 1792. In 1818 he was elected to the Legislature from Logan County. He was ordained in the Baptist church in 1848 and accepted the pastoral care of Friendship Church, 12 miles east of Russellville KY. He was a judge of Logan Co and died 16 Mar 1860.
Born: 9 September 1786 Louisa Co., Virginia
Married: 1) 4 December 1805 Fluvanna Co., Virginia; marriage performed by William Barker, Baptist Minister
2) 10 March 1825 Logan Co., Kentucky
3) 13 November 1832

William Jordon Morton Jr. moved to Kentucky in 1810. After taking a course in legal studies, practiced law for a great many years. He was a very public spirited man, progressive in his ideas, and was a leader in the old Whig party. After serving as postmaster of Russellville for several terms, was elected county attorney of Logan Co., Kentucky in 1836, and held that office many years; served his district in the Legislature at one time; in 1854 was appointed Judge of the Logan County Court; was deeply interested in religion and frequently preached the gospel in the Baptist Church of Russellville, also at the Liberty and Friendship Churches in Logan County. He preached also in Tennessee. (Recorded from DAR, Washington, DC Library Book titled Kentucky Biographies, Biographical Cyclopedia of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Pages 63-64.)

Spouse 1: Rebecca Haden
Born: 23 January 1790 Fluvanna Co., Virginia
Died: 25 January 1816 Logan Co., Kentucky
Father: Col. Joseph Haden, born 1753; died 26 October 1820 Virginia
Mother: Mary Peatross, born about 1753

Spouse 2: Louisa Clinton McCormack
Born: 15 April 1801 Lincoln Co., Kentucky
Died: 1830
Father: John McCormack
Mother: Leannah Masterson

Spouse 3: Clarissa Harlow McCormick
Born: 16 November 1802 Kentucky
Died: 5 April 1883 Logan Co., Kentucky
Widow of John McClelland whom she married 15 May 1822. John died 25 October 1825.

Children of William J. Morton Jr. & Rebecca Haden:

Eleanor Beckwith Morton, born 5 March 1807 Virginia; died 21 August 1890; married Dr. Henry Taliferro Loving 21 February 1827. Henry was born 21 May 1801.
Amanda Jane Loving, born 27 June 1828 Kentucky
Sarah Rebecca Loving, born 16 April 1829 Kentucky; died 16 September 1834
Frances Eleanor Loving, born 18 September 1830 Kentucky; died 10 May 1878
Mary Emmaline Loving, born 4 March 1832 Kentucky; died 11 October 1834
Daughter Loving, born 2 December 1833; died 1834 Kentucky
Son Loving, born 26 August 1834; died 26 August 1834
Harriet Isabella Loving, born 27 September 1835 Kentucky; died 3 September 1928 Logan Co., Kentucky; married Young Wallace Larmon 15 November 1855 Logan Co., Kentucky. Young Wallace was born 1831 Kentucky.
Henry Talifero Loving, born 11 June 1839 Kentucky; died 22 March in the Civil War

Amanda Pocahontas Morton, born 22 February 1809 Logan Co., Kentucky; married 1) James Clayton Slaughter, son of Thomas S. Slaughter, 23 June 1829 Logan Co., Kentucky. James was born 1805. Married 2) Willis Loving, son of William Loving & Sarah B. Taliaferro, 7 January 1836 Logan Co., Kentucky. Willis was born 1802.
Child of Amanda P. Morton & James C. Slaughter:
Lucy R. Slaughter, born 1830 Kentucky; married George W. Haden 28 April 1851 Logan Co., Kentucky.

Mary Virginia Morton, born 9 June 1811 Logan Co., Kentucky; died 1877 Logan Co., Kentucky; married John Gabriel Lewis, son of Gabriel Jones Lewis (1775 - 1864) & Mary Bibb (born 1779), 30 August 1831 Logan Co., Kentucky. John was born 27 August 1809 Kentucky & died 1874.
Rebecca Lewis, born 15 October 1833 Logan Co., Kentucky; died 1852; married Isaac Lunsford James 16 September 1851 Logan Co., Kentucky. Isaac was born about 1830 Kentucky.
Mary Bibb Lewis, born 1835; died 3 September 1895; married John Waller Lewis, son of Waller Lewis (born 1809) & Emily Frances Washington. John was born 1832 & died 1895.
Nancy Haywood Lewis, born 26 January 1838 Logan Co., Kentucky; married Adam Steele Luckett 29 November 1855 Logan Co., Kentucky. Adam was born 1827 Kentucky.
Gabriel Jones Lewis, born 18 September 1839 Logan Co., Kentucky; married Alice Jane Barbee, born about 1856 Kentucky.
Eleanor Lewis, born 15 November 1842
William Morton Lewis, born August 1848; died 1848

Joseph William Morton, born 27 June 1813 Logan Co., Kentucky; died 1835; married Mary S. Curd 15 December 1834. Mary was born 1815.

George Richard Morton, born 22 December 1815 Logan Co., Kentucky; died 15 October 1819

Child of William J. Morton Jr. & Louisa C. McCormack:

Peter Henry Morton, born 16 May 1826 Logan Co., Kentucky; married Rebecca Jane Hayden 28 September 1848 Logan Co., Kentucky.

Children of William J. Morton Jr. & Clarissa H. McCormick:

Clarissa McCormack Morton, born 1833; died 8 April 1854; married John M. Floyd 29 December 1852 Logan Co., Kentucky.

Joseph William Morton, born 12 November 1836. Listed as a Constable in the 1870 Census. Married Katherine “Kate”, born 1846.
Ella Morton, born 1856
Minnie Morton, born 1862

Marmaduke Beckwith “Buck” Morton (twin), born 16 August 1842; died 20 February 1914; married Louise Virginia Morton, daughter of Joseph Morton & Louisa A. Davidson, 7 December 1869. Louise was born 1 February 1844 Kentucky & died 26 October 1930 Logan Co., Kentucky.
Henry Pryor Morton, born 25 September 1870; died September 1947 Logan Co., Kentucky; married Lula Rice 1911
Overton Harris Morton, born 1 October 1871 Kentucky; died 10 November 1885 Logan Co., Kentucky.
Joseph Jordon Morton, born 1873 Kentucky; died 1891 Logan Co., Kentucky.
Francis Alexander Morton, born 14 March 1875 Kentucky; died 22 February 1964 Logan Co., Kentucky.
Maricy L. Morton, born 1876 Kentucky
William I. Morton, born 6 April 1878 Kentucky; died 7 April 1970 Logan Co., Kentucky; married Mary Lova Bowden, born 1873 Kentucky. No children.
James Hanna Morton, born 1879 Kentucky; died 1899 Logan Co., Kentucky.
Virginia Morton, born 1881 Kentucky

Martha Louise Morton (twin), born 16 August 1842; died 12 June 1854

Rebecca\Rhoda HADEN and William Jordan MORTON Jr. had the following children:



Eleanor Beckwith MORTON242,329,331,332 was born on 5 March 1807 in Virginia.333

Eleanor married Henry T. Loving, 29 Mar 1830.

Probably found in the 1850 Logan Co census as Ellen Loving, age 41, b. VA. Children were: Frances 17, Isabella 12, and Henry L. age 10.



Amanda Pocahontas MORTON.



Mary Virginia MORTON.



Joseph William MORTON.



George Richard MORTON242,329,331 was born on 22 December 1815.333

This son named in "John Haden of VA" but not in the Logan Co KY Deed Book in 1824 when his father set up a trust for the other children. He either died young or is actually a repeat of Joseph W. who could have been "William" or perhaps is a child of a later marriage.