Name: Ralph James Morden
Given Name: Ralph James
Change Date: 14 SEP 2016
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Death: 25 NOV 1780 in Easton, Northampton, PA
Birth: in Yorkshire, England
The first Autens to settle on Chillisquaque Creek were John J. and Jan e Morden Auten who moved there after their marriage about 1792 and bef ore the census of 1800, possibly from Northampton County, PA, where bo th lived before 1790. See Family Lore-Morden Story for the report on t he execution of Janes father in Easton, PA, on November 25th, 1780.
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 79
Contributor-Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Publisher-Historical Society of Pennsylvania., 1955
Ralph Morden, an obscure laborer, who was executed at Easton in 1780 f or helping a Tory named Robert Land jump bail and escape to Canada.
The facts at hand concerning Ralph Morden are relatively few, he was b orn in England in 1742, and at the time of his execution in 1780, was j ust 38 years of age, not, as Thomas Hughes reported him, "very old", a fter all,. He was the fourth son of George Morden, who emigrated with h is family to Philadelphia sometime before 1759.
Father: George Morden b: in England
Ann Durham b: ABT 1743 in Ireland
- Jane Morden b: 30 JUN 1765 in Mt. Bethel Twp., Northampton, PA