page is devoted to the history and genealogy of the MORTON-BURNETT-BRADFORD
families. I will include information on all lines of these surnames,
as well as any spellings. If other researchers would like to submit information
on their lines, I would be happy to include it here.
great-grandmother, Gabriella Morton Bolinger, was the daughter of
John Bradford Morton and Letitia Ellen Burnett.
John Bradford Morton's parents were William Ragland Morton
and Elizabeth James Bradford, both of Virginia and
Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Eliza's parents were Benjamin
James Bradford, of Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, and
Kentucky County was formed from Fincastle County. The county seat was
Harrodsburg - the first permanent settlement in 1774. (HENING'S STATUTES
page 257). In 1780, Kentucky County was divided into three counties:
and Lincoln. By 1790, three counties had been divided into nine
Fayette, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Mercer, Nelson, and
became a state in 1792."