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John Morton

John Morton, American Continental congressman. member Pennsylvania General Assembly; member Stamp Act Congress, 1765; member Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774-1777, cast deciding vote for Declaration of Independence, also signer.

Background

  • Morton, John was born in 1724 in Ridley, Pennsylvania, circa. Son of John and Mary (Archer) Morton.

  • Career

    • General Assembly.

    Membership

    Member Pennsylvania General Assembly. Member Stamp Act Congress, 1765. Member Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774-1777, cast deciding vote for Declaration of Independence, also signer.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Justice, 1754, 8 children.
    • father: John Morton
    • mother: Mary (Archer) Morton
    • spouse: Anne Justice
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    Born 1724
    Died April, 1777
    (aged 53)
    Nationality