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Biographical Sketch of Caleb Morton

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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.


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