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Pennsylvania State Senate

Thomas Morton


Session Office Position District Party
1801-1802 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1803-1804 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
 Counties   Allegheny, Beaver, Butler


1751 -

Born May 1751, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
During the Revolution, Thomas Morton and William Morton are seen in the old Westmoreland Co. tax records.  He was Captain of a Ranger Co. during the Revolution.  In Captain Thomas Morton’s Company of Westmoreland County Rangers from 1778 through 1783.  These rangers did not wear uniforms or carry the arms of the Continental Army.  Instead they wore homespun frontier type clothing and carried their own flintlock hunting rifles or fowling pieces along with tomahawks and belt knives.  Rangers of the Revolution did not fight in the conventional military formations of the day, but fought in the Indian way.