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- Land grant, 12 January 1747, for 2800 acres along Briery Creek in Amelia County, Virginia, from Lieutenant Governor William Gooch (1681-1751) to Joseph Morton (1709-1782) for payment of 40 shillings. The grant lay in what became Prince Edward County, Virginia, upon its formation in 1753. It is recorded in Patent Book No. 28, 1746-1749, pp. 359-60
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- Joseph Morton was born in 1709. He moved to Amelia County, Virginia, in the late 1730s or early 1740s. He owned land in Amelia County, Prince Edward County, and Charlotte County, Virginia. His home, "Slate Hill" was in that part of Amelia County which became Prince Edward County in 1753. He later moved to what became Charlotte County and served as a justice there from 1765 to 1771. He married Agnes Woodson (1711-1802) and they had eight children. Morton died in Charlotte County in 1782.
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