Abner Frank Morton Sr.

Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1863 (aged 35–36)
Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 86618639 View Source
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son of William and Elizabeth (Freeland) Morton
children of Abner Frank and Martha
Julia Elizabeth Ann Morton
James William Chalmers Morton
Lillian Lillie N Morton
Walter Pressley Morton
John E Morton
Abner Frank Morton


"Frank Morton, an only child, was one of Iredell County's first public school teachers and was known as Frank the School Teacher. He was also skilled at fencing and sword competition.

Frank attended Davidson College and had a teacher there by the name of Peter Stuart Ney, who designed the Davidson seal. Ney was famous for being the Marquis of France who escaped the firing squad of King Louis XVII.

Almost one hundred years after his death, some papers which he had written were published in the Statesville Landmark.

Frank had four children when he died. His wife, Martha, had two more children after his death."

Anna M Holland
originally submitted this to Holland Family Tree


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  • Added: 11 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 86618639
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Abner Frank Morton Sr. (7 Apr 1827–1863), Find a Grave Memorial ID 86618639, citing Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by d yancey (contributor 47108011) .