The following data is extracted from Sketches of Addison County, Vermont.
Morton, Caleb, Middlebury, was born in Middlebury, Addison county, Vt., on October 7, 1823. His parents were Cyrus and Lois (Morton) Morton. Cyrus Morton was a native of Massachusetts, and came to Addison county, Vt., about 1816, and settled in Middlebury. He was a carpenter and joiner by trade, a trade which he followed for many years. He was a successful man, and had a family of three children, one son and two daughters, all of whom are now living. He was a self-made man and died in 1878. Caleb Morton was educated in the common schools and the academy, and received a very fair education, and learned the trade of his father, a trade which he has followed for many years. He was married in 1845 to Julia Jackson, a daughter of John Jackson, a well-known resident of Middlebury, Vt. He was engaged in the lumber business in Ludlow, Vt., in connection with A. J. Severance.
Source: Sketches of Addison County, Vermont