Nancy Bell Morton was born bef 27 Sep 1786 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (539). She was a daughter of John Morton and his wife Mary.

The 1790 federal census of Westmoreland County enumerates the household of John Morton who was more than 15 years old (664). Also living in the household were a male less than 16 years old and two females, presumably John’s wife Mary and their daughter Nancy Bell Morton. John Morton appears on the 1798 U.S. Direct Tax List for Washington Township of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (672). The 1800 Pennsylvania Septennial Census lists John Morton as residing in Derry Township of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (665).

In 1806, Nancy Bell Morton married Henry Livingston in Indiana County, Pennsylvania (369). At their marriage, Henry Livingston was 30 years old, and Nancy Morton was age 23 years. A daughter, Margaret Livingston, was born to Henry and Nancy Livingston on 7 Jun 1807 (341, 803). A son who has not been identified was also born prior to 1810. The 1810 federal census of the Blacklick Township of Indiana County, Pennsylvania enumerates the household of Henry Livingston age 28–44 years, a female, age 28–44, who was almost certainly Nancy Bell (Morton) Livingston, a male and a female, presumably Margaret Livingston, both less than 10 months old (543).

On 11 May 1814, a daughter Sarah Jane Livingston was born to Henry and Nancy Livingston, and a son Henry Livingston, Jr. was born on 10 Apr 1816, both in the Black Lick Township of Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

The 27 Sep 1850 federal census of the Black Lick Township of Indiana County, Pennsylvania enumerates the household of Henry Livingston, 74 years old (539). His wife, Nancy Livingston was 64 years old, and a son David Livingston was age 20 years. Henry Livingston worked as a wagon maker, and David Livingston worked as a laborer. All members of the household were born in Pennsylvania. Henry Livingston held real estate valued at $150.

Nancy Bell (Morton) Livingston died on 12 Jan 1857 at Chestnut Ridge in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. At her death, she was about 73 years old.

Notes and Comments

At the 24 Sep 1850 census of the Blacklick Township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Nancy (Morton) Livingston was 64 years old (539), implying that she was born in before 24 Sep 1786.

John Morton appeared on Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania tax lists for 1783, 1786, and 1787 (670, 671, 673), and presumably his wife and family were living with him when each of these tax lists were made. Tax lists for 1786 and 1787 assign John Morton to the North Huntingdon Township of Westmoreland County (671, 673).

The certificate of the death of William B. Livingston made in Ellsworth County, Kansas states that his parents were Henry Livingston, born in Ireland, and Nancy Morton, born in Pennsylvania (369).

The federal census of the Black Lick Township of Indiana County, Pennsylvania on 27 Sep 1850 records Nancy, presumably the wife of Henry Livingston, as 64 years old. This record implies that Nancy Bell Morton was born 28 Sep 1785 – 27 Sep 1786.

Indiana County, Pennsylvania was created on 30 Mar 1803 from parts of Lycoming County and Westmoreland County. The boundaries of Indiana County remained unchanged until 29 Apr 1855.

Sources

341. Margaret Clark, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, Ohio, 2 Jun 1900. Roll 1288, Page 1B, Enumeration District 0035, FHL Microfilm 1241288. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

369. Certificate of Death, William B. Livingston, 9 Sep 1911, Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA. Kansas State Board of Health, Kansas. (Image on file.)

539. Henry Livingston Household, 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Black Lick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, 27 Sep 1850. Roll M432_785, Page 144, Image 288. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

543. Henry Livingston Household, 1810 U.S. Federal Census, Black Lick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Roll 49, Page 225, Image 00070, Family History Library Film 0193675. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

664. John Morton Household, 1790 U.S. Federal Census, North Huntington, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. Series M637, Roll 9, Page 106, Image 66, Family History Library Film 0568149. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

665. John Morton, 1800 Pennsylvania Septennial Census, Derry Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Box 1026, Microfilm 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

670. Jno Morton, 1783 Tax List, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll 341. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

671. Jno Morton, 1786 Tax List, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll 341. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

672. John Morton, 1798 U.S. Direct Tax List, Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. United States Direct Tax of 1798: Tax Lists for the State of Pennsylvania. M372, microfilm, 24 rolls. Records of the Internal Revenue Service, 1791-2006, Record Group 58. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

673. John Morton, 1787 Tax List, North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4 Tax and Exoneration Lists 1762-1794, Microfilm Roll 342. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

803. Gravestone, Margaret (Livingston) Clark. Prairie Township Cemetery, Holmesville, Holmes County, Ohio. Find A Grave Memorial 27138845. (Images: Find A Grave. Image on file.)


 Revised: 25 Jun 2017