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John Sketchley Morton


John Sketchley Morton

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

John Sketchley Morton (1832, 1845, 49-50), was the son of Major Sketchley and Rebecca (Taylor) Morton, of Ridley. His father, Sketchley Morton, son of John Morton, the signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a major in the Pennsylvania Line, and was a member of the Provincial Committee which met in the State  House at Philadelphia, June 18, 1776, to consider the calling of a convention to frame a State government. Major Sketchley Morton died in 1795. John Sketchley Morton was born in Ridley, February 21, 1780. He married Susannah, sister of Peirce Cosby, and after his marriage settled at what is now Morton. John Sketchley Morton died February 2, 1857, aged 76 years.

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