Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Thomas Morton, aka Thomas Martin, Thomas Wardle
This is a picture of Thomas Morton, aka Thomas Martin, aka Thomas Wardle, the half brother of Isaac John Wardle, my Great Great Grandfather. He was a coal miner in England who followed Isaac to Utah. He settled in Coalville, Utah after living in the Coalville area of England. However the census data lists him as a farmer in Utah.
He was the son of William Morton, who passed away, and Mary Kinston. Shortly after the death of her first husband his mother remarried John Wardle, and together they had four boys and one girl. Eventually they all immigrated to Utah except for Hannah, Isaac's younger sister, and Joseph his next younger brother. His two other brothers came to Utah, William his older brother and James the youngest.
Joseph is mentioned with the family in the 1841 and 1851 censuses. However he seems to disappear sometime between 1851 (coal miners assistant) and 1860 when his parents immigrate to America. He was born in 1837, 2 years after Isaac.
Posted by Wardle Family blog at 10:03 PM