The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 225
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Notes and Fragments.
Virginia to Louisiana (Missouri) in the winter of 1796-7 is to ap-
pear in the April number of the American Historical Review. It
contains much interesting information relative to the condition of
the country he traversed. The Editorial Board of the Review has
agreed to send reprints to all members of the Association whose
names were on the roll when the agreement to publish the diary in
the Review was made. This will include four hundred and fifty of
the older members. Others will doubtless be able to get the sep-
arates at a moderate price by ordering them from the Review in
THE MORTON FAMILY.-Morton, whose name was probably Wil-
liam, sailed for Texas from Mobile with his family in 1822, in his
own schooner; the vessel was wrecked on Galveston Island, but no
one was lost; in his search for help, Morton encountered a party of
the Lively immigrants .at the mouth of the Brazos and with their
help transferred his family and goods to, the "falls" of the Brazos
where he made a crop.: Lewis' Journal mentions the wife of Mor-
ton, a step-daughter Miss Jane Edwards, a son "Tilly" about seven-
teen years old, and three daughters of thirteen, eleven, and seven
or eight, respectively. Lewis thinks the son died that fall.2 Mor-
ton was a brick-maker and brick layer by occupation.3
,Mrs. Dilue Harris, of Columbus, adds the following notes to the
above: "In 1834 two or three of the Morton family lived on the
east side of the Brazos opposite where the town of Richmond now
stands. Mrs. Morton and two sons then lived at the Morton Ferry.
The place was at that .time called Fort Bend. Mr. Morton was
drowned in 1833, during the overflow of the Brazos. 'One son,
John Morton, married a Miss Shipman near the home of my father
(Dr. P. W. Rose) in 1836. One of the sons died in 1839; the other
was killed in Richmond in 1842 or 1843. Neither left any heirs.
The mother died about this time. One daughter married a Mr.
Little during the 20s 'and lived near my father's. Two sons of this
daughter are now living in Colorado county."
'Lewis' Journal, Quarterly of the Texas Historical Association, October,
1899, pp. 94-99.
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