Nathaniel Morton was born 1613 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands to George Morton (c1585-1624) and Juliana Carpenter (1584-1664) and died 28 June 1685 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Lydia Cooper (1615-1673) 25 December 1635 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married Ann Pritchard (1621-1691) 29 April 1674 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


Nathaniel Morton later became Secretary (Clerk) of the Plymouth General Court. He married Lydia Cooper, sister of John Cooper, husband of his aunt Priscilla (Carpenter) Wright Cooper.

1623 Voyage to America


At age 10 He was a passenger on the English ship Little James, which sailed from London in April, 1623, bound for Plymouth Colony. The ship was one of two to arrive safely that year and would remain in local waters to help with fishing and other chores. The Little James had two young men in charge – Master John Bridges, master mariner, and a novice Captain, Emmanuel Altham, a Merchant Adventurer.


Offspring of Nathaniel Morton and Lydia Cooper (1615-1673)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Remember Morton (1637-1707)
Mary Morton (1639-1666)
Lydia Morton (1641-)
Hannah Morton (1647-1675)
Nathaniel Morton (1648-1666)
Eleazer Morton (1649-1649)
Eleanor Morton (1650-1650)
Elizabeth Morton (1652-1673)
Joanna Morton (1654-1683)



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