1925 Biography - James Morton

Elder James L. Morton was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1809. He came to this county from Kentucky, 1861, settling near New Burnside. He was a Baptist minister, preached seventy-four years, reaching the age of ninety-five. Elder Morton was a teetotaler from the age of fourteen. He owned and operated the first threshing machine in Burnside community. He married first Eliza Hill, and they had three children, Ed. F., James K. and Mrs. \V. W. Reeves; second Mrs. Nancy (Tramell) Joiner, and their children were Hugh, who is a Baptist minister, Samuel who resides in Texas, Charles of this county, Fred of the United States Army, Hattie of Hammond, Indiana and Mathew.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 409.

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