Biography of David Morton
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





About the year 1800, David Morton and four sons, named David, Zachariah, Michael, and Robert, came from Massachusetts and settled in Groton; of the sons, David married Mercy Williams; they had three sons and five daughters. The sons names were, Adin, William and George. Of these, Adin Morton was very prominent as a pioneer abolitionist when it was popular to heap opprobrium upon the cause. He contributed liberally, and voted and worked for the overthrow of slavery from 1842 to 1860. Five of his sons are now living in Groton; the youngest, Porter Morton, owns and lives on the same farm that his grandfather (David Morton) bought over ninety years ago, and where his father (Adin Morton) was born in 1805 and died in 1867.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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