As usual, little is said of her as she raised eight children, three sons and five daughters. Her husband was the one to break the tie in Pennsylvania in favor of independence. His labors and responsibilities broke his health, and he died at 54, in 1777, less than a year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The British stole widow Morton's land. Little else is known of her, though a few of her children also served their country. She taught them well.