MORTON, George H. (Colonel)

Col. George H. Morton, a highly respected and esteemed citizen of White Bluff, Tenn., was born October 10, 1836, in Haddington, Scotland, being the youngest of eleven children of Thomas D. and Marguerite (Donrad) Morton. The father was a native of Scotland and the mother was of French descent. Col. Morton received a liberal education in his native land, and at the age of fifteen came to the United States and worked at the carpenter’s trade and at merchandising until the breaking out of the late war, when he enlisted under Capt. McNary of the First Battalion Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate States Army. By his faithful and efficient service he was raised from a private to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was wounded six times, but at present suffers but little from the effects. May 1, 1866, he was married to Miss Dora Donelson, and to them were born seven children: George H.Thomas D.Turner H.James T.William LeeNorman H. and DoraCol. Morton is a member of the F. & A. M., I. O. O. F. and K. of H. He is at present engaged in the general merchandise business at White Bluff and carries a stock valued from $3,000 to $4,000. He was burned out in 1882, but with the exception of that has been quite fortunate in his business transactions.