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Benjamin Morton (1840 - abt. 1872)

Benjamin Morton
Born in Kentucky, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 11 Apr 1867 in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 32 in Hopkins, Kentucky, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Benjamin was born in 1840, the son of Samuel Morton and Minerva Gordon.[1][2]

He married Sarah Ellen Harris 11 Apr 1867 in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky.[3]

They had two children:[4]

  1. Minerva Morton, born about 1868 in Kentucky
  2. Samuel F Morton, born about 1870 in Kentucky

He passed away in 1872 at the age of 32.[5]


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 December 2020), Benjamin Morton in household of Saml Morton, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 February 2021), Ben Morton in entry for Samuel Morton, 1860.
  3. "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 July 2021), B D Morton and S E Harris, 11 Apr 1867; citing Marriage, Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, various county clerks and county courts, Kentucky; FHL microfilm 554,925.
  4. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 May 2021), Benjaman O Morton, 1870.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 28 January 2022), memorial page for Benjamin Morton (Feb 1840–8 Jul 1872), Find a Grave Memorial ID 111100421, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Linda Y (contributor 47158925) .

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