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John Morton

Continental congressman

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