CS Con -Morton, Jackson - C.S. Delegate, FL

Jackson Morton:
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Born: August 10, 1794
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Birthplace: Spotsylvania County Virginia
Father: Jeremiah Morton 1766 – 1800
Mother: Mildred Garnett Jackson 1775 – 1800

Wife:
Elizabeth Archer 1820 – 1885

Brother: U.S. Congressman Jeremiah Morton 1799 – 1878
(Buried: Morton Hall Cemetery Rhodesville Virginia)

Political Party: Whig Party

Education:

1814: Graduated from Washington College
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1815: Graduated from College of William and Mary

Occupation before War:
Lumber Businessman in Pensacola Florida
Successful Lumberman, Merchant and Planter
Owner of 159 Slaves and estate worth $200,000.00
1836 – 1837: Member of Florida legislative Council
1837: President of Florida legislative Council
1838: Delegate to Florida State Constitutional Convention
1841 – 1845: United States Navy Agent in Pensacola Florida
1848: Whig Party Presidential Elector
1849 – 1855: United States Senator from Florida
1849 – 1855: Member of Senate Militia Committee
1855 – 1861: Lumber Businessman in Pensacola Florida


Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Florida Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress
1861 – 1862: Chairman of House Indian Affairs Committee
He was very active in securing Special interest legislation for Florida.
Supported the Central Government and war preparations
Developed hostility towards President Jefferson Davis
Led the fight to prevent conformation of Stephen R. Mallory
Attempted to limit the appointment power.
1862: Withdrew from the race for Confederate States Senator
1862 – 1874: Lived retired at his plantation Mortonia near Milton Florida.

Occupation after War:
1862 – 1874: Lived retired at his plantation Mortonia near Milton Florida.


Died:
November 20, 1874
Place of Death: Mortonia Plantation near Milton Florida
Age at time of Death: 80 years old
Burial Place: Morton Plantation Family Cemetery Milton Florida
 
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Location
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Just guessing and haven't finished a different biography of him yet so I can't say for sure but one possible explanation for his trying to obstruct Stephen Mallory's appointment was Morton's losing his Senate seat to Mallory 10 years earlier.Still some possible resentment and bitterness maybe?
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
Just guessing and haven't finished a different biography of him yet so I can't say for sure but one possible explanation for his trying to obstruct Stephen Mallory's appointment was Morton's losing his Senate seat to Mallory 10 years earlier.Still some possible resentment and bitterness maybe?
Actually it seems he didn't loose to Mallory but served as a Florida Senator with him. Why the resentment?, I have yet to find out.
 
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