Robert Norden, Rev
... unknown Norden
... ...Christopher Norton .17148 England
... ... 1st wife Anne unknown
... ... ... John Norton b. 1738 New Kent, VA
... ... .... Mary unknown
... ... ... ... children:
... ... ... ... Sarah Norton b.1758
... ... ... ... John Norton b. 1759
... ... ... ... James Norton b. 1761
... ... ... ... unknown Norton b. abt 1762
... ... ... ... .David Norton b. 1763 Fluvanna, VA
... ... ... ... .Thomas Norton b. 1765
... ... ... ... .Elizabeth Norton b.1769, VA
... ... ... ... .Milly Norton b.1774 Fluvanna, VA
... ...Christopher Norton .17148 England
... ... 2nd wife Mary Emmerson b.1735 VA
... ... ... Thomas Norton b1753 Goochand, VA
... ... ... William Norton b1754 Goochland, VA
... ... ... Martha Norton b1756 Goochland, VA
Norton Jr. of Bourbon, KY Born 1759, VA
Norton b. 1787 Fayette,
John Norton Jr. Signature
- John Norton assignee of James Hagard assignee of William
Howard for his warrant of 400 acres of land survey 28th May 1732. Desires
to locate 200 acres part thereof joining the land of Patrick Crawford,
William Boyd and W. Higgins. May 12 1783.
Patrick Crawford lived on the farm lying on Middle river, east of the macadamized turnpike, now owned by his descendant, John H. Crawford. His wife was Sally Wilson. They had nine children,four sons and five daughters. In 1756, Patrick Crawford was a member of Captain James Allens company of militia, and at a court-martial held September 2, 1757, he was fined for not appearing at a general muster. His will was proved in the County Court, December 18, 1787, and his personal estate, including slaves, amounted to £2,462, 3s, 7d, about $8,216.
William Boyd owned 97 1/2 acres in Rockingham Co., VA in 1789. Died as the result of a powder mill explosion. (From Virginia Valley Records by John W. Wayland page 42 at CVCL) William Boyd and son Robert plus 6 horses were "vouchers" in Captain Benjamin Smith's Company, No. l - 1788. (From Virginia Valley Records by John W. Wayland page 98 at CVCL)
John Norton marries Sarah Spencer in Albemarle county, VA. This date is inferred because John Norton had taken the Norton family to Lexington, KY area in 1784. In order to be married by Benjamin Burger, they would have to be married before they left. since the Spencer family moved with them, it seems that John and Sarah were married in 1784.
Nimrod Norton says of the Spencers:
They were married by Baptist minister Benjamin Burger in the 1780s in VA.
1) Whitesides Church and Benjamin Burger are on the south side of Albemarle not far from the border on State Rd 635 where Batesville is today.
2) This fixes the location of the Spencer family. I have a land deed for William Spilser (Spencer) right in the Whitesides Church area. 1786. It borders James Black (Milly married John Black son of James Black.)
3) It also gives us a date for the marriage because the Whitesides church was not established until 1788. So it appears that John did not marry until 1788.
4) It also establishes
the Spencers if not John Norton Jr as Baptist.
Norton born in Fayette about 1787. (no doumentation
for this date)
"Elias B. Poston and his Ancestors"
Rather than favor one date over another from this history, it is probable that the family continued to travel back and forth between VA and KY. The Norton farm was sold in 1788 in Fluvanna, Va. It's most probable that the famly entered Kentucky through the Cumberland Gap as this is the path favored by Daniel Boone and James Norton is cloely associated with him. In later trips from VA to KY they might have also come by way of the Ohio as the Texas account relates.
and James locate to Bourbon
Nancy Norton b. 15 May 1791 Bourbon, KY
move to Bourbon
Their old home still stands (in1942 that is), on Levy Pike, between North Middleton and the Levy. It is a two-story house with weather-boarding whether it is of. logs underneath no do not know; but good frame architecture was becoming common in the country around Lexington before 1800. The good stone chimney was built by George T. Hart, the chimney builder." Elias B. Poston and his Ancestors
1792 TAX records for Bourbon John w/ 6 horses 16 cattle, James w/no cattle horses and David w/1 horse 2 cattle. The date of the tax record indicates they are living close together.
John Norton signs marriage bond of Milly Norton and John Black. Bourbon, KY
1793 Bourbon Tax John w/ 6 horses 12 cattle James w/ 1 horse 3 cattle David w/ ?
Peggy (Margaret) Norton b. 25 Oct 1793 Bourbon, KY
1795 Bourbon Tax John w/ 6 horses 11 cattle 140 acres James w/ 2 horse 2 cattle David w/ 1 horse 11 cattle
Hiram Norton b. 6 Jun 1795 Bourbon, KY
|1796||1796 Bourbon Tax John w/ 6 horses 11 cattle 144, acres, 1 black James w/ 1 horse 3 cattle|
|1797||1797 Bourbon Tax John w/ 4 horses, 172 acres 1 Black James w/ 1 horse (cattle not counted)|
1800 Bourbon Tax John w/ 3 horses, 145 acres 1 Black under 16
John Norton b. 1800 Bourbon, KY
|1802||1802 Bourbon Tax John w/ 150 acres|
|1803||1803 Bourbon Tax John w/ 150 acres|
|1804||1804 Bourbon Tax John w/ 7 horses, 150 acres, 1 male 16-21|
|1805||1805 Bourbon Tax John w/ 6 horses, 1 stud, 150 acres, 1 male 16-21, roof covering 14|
|1806||1806 Bourbon Tax John w/ 6 horses, 1 stud, 140 acres, 1 male 16-21|
The will of John Norton
list of property sold on the 5th of August 1814 of the Estate of John
Norton deceased by Robert Scott and Charles Payton Executors of said
John Norton Document
Know all men by these presents we John Black & John Norton are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency the Gov. of Kentucky in full sum of £50 to which payment to be made we bind ourselves our heirs & by here presents ______? Dated July 11: 1792
The C_______ of the above obligation is such that wheras the Recder Clerk of bourbon hath this day issued License for the marriage of John Black & Milly Norton.
Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage or no Dmage accrued by means of said license being forced the above to be void.
The above document is written in the clerks hand and signed by both John Black and John Norton.