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 1805.1,331 William Jordan MORTON Jr.92,332, 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 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.
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
Spouse 2: Louisa Clinton McCormack
Spouse 3: Clarissa Harlow McCormick
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martha Louise Morton (twin), born 16 August 1842; died 12 June 1854
Rebecca\Rhoda HADEN and William Jordan MORTON Jr. had the following children:
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