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Morton Genealogy Collection

Identifier: Mss. 90 M85

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Scope and Contents

Genealogy material compiled by Mr. William S. Morton and his wife, Mrs. Margaret H. Morton of Farmville, Virginia which trace the descendants of Joseph Morton of Prince Edward County, Virginia and allied families.  Includes primary source material, such as the 1830 daybook of the J. J. Dupuy Company of Charlotte Court House. Also, contains typescript of Richard Lee Morton's copy of Hugh Blair Grigsby's notes on the Robert Rose Diary  and of William Cryer's transcript of the Charles Campbell diaries.

Includes 82.7 Addition.

The genealogical chart of Sir Thomas West is filed in the oversize file (Accession 90 M85, addition 1980.19).


  • Creation: 1830-1978


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Margaret H. Morton was a genealogist who lived in Farmville, Virginia. She was married to William H. Morton and usually signed her correspondence "Mrs. William H. Morton." Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


2.01 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Original Accession and addition physically and intellectually combined in 2009.

Acquisition Information:

Gifts, 1980 - 1986.

Related Materials:

Mss. 90 M84, Richard Lee Morton Papers.

Mss. 1986.29 Morton  Genealogical Inquiries


Other Information:

A PDF document of this inventory is available online.

Additional information may be found at

Processing Information:

Processed by Phyllis LeGrand in 1990 and Anne Johnson in 2009.


Guide to the Morton Genealogy Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Phyllis LeGrand and Anne Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository