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This 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.

My maternal 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 Rebecca Tunstall.


 "In 1776, Kentucky County was formed from Fincastle County. The county seat was
Harrodsburg - the first permanent settlement in 1774. (HENING'S STATUTES 0 Volume-
page 257). In 1780, Kentucky County was divided into three counties: Fayette, Jefferson,
and Lincoln. By 1790, three counties had been divided into nine counties: Bourbon,
Fayette, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Mercer, Nelson, and Woodford. Kentucky
became a state in 1792."

Mailing Lists

If you would like to join a mailing list for the Morton, Burnett, or Bradford family surnames, follow the directions below. 

There are two types of subscriptions:  Mail Mode, where every post is sent to each subscriber as a separate piece of e-mail, and Digest Mode, where several posts are batched together and then sent to subscribers - usually once a day.

  To subscribe to any of the following lists, just use the specific link below.  They are set up to use Mail Mode, but to subscribe to Digest Mode, simpley change the L-request to D-request.  Please type the word subscribe in the subject and in the body of the message.



Family Records
Morton & Burnett
Morton Family
Bradford Family
James Family
Tunstall Family

John Bradford


Old Episcopal Burying Ground
aka Old Third Street Cemetery
Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky


John Bradford Morton - Civil War






      William Morton & Elizabeth Hite Smith


Research Links

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Books We Own - A Look-Up Resource for International Genealogical Research

USGenWeb Archives Search
USGenWeb SSDI Search
Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office - Search and order online!
Live database and image access to Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued 1820-1908.
USGS/Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Geographic Nameserver
Rootsweb U. S. Town/Country Database - Interactive Search
Rootsweb WorldConnect GEDCOM Search

Surname Information & Message Boards


Kentucky Research
Willm. L. Leavy's Memoir Published in Eight Parts - (1796-1877?) - Wonderful information on Lexington's history, residents, and way of life.
Dunn's Old Houses of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky





Morton Family

Hite Family Association


Burnett Family

My Burnett Family Page

Salmon Family Genealogy

The Burnett Branch

History of the Burnett Family

Jim Hickman's Genealogy Site

My Family Genealogy - Burnetts & Wrights, Crawfords & Gossers

The House of Burnett

Descendants of John Burnett

Burnett Family
Our Descent from Alexander Burnard of Scotland


Bradford Family


Bradford Immigrants
The Genealogy Depository
Bradford Family
Forebears of Bromfield and Nancy (Boone) Nichol
Bradford Family
University of Tennessee - Tennessee Libraries
The Tennessee Newspaper Project - Publishing History
A Brief History of Newspaper Publishing in Tennessee



Morton Family

Books & Lookups

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