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Robert Norden
The decendants of Robert Norden who emigrated to Wake, Johnston and Cumberland North Carolina.

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How about the Nordan's in England?
Here's a research page. Breifly, our Nordan family probably arrived with William the Conqueror in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings. Our Norden family has lived in the same area of East Sussex since at least the early 1500's. There is a Norden Fields found on tax records of the 1200 era.
So here's the research page.
http://www.nortonfamily.net/fluvanna-sussex.htm

Contact for this research line is:
Scott Norton
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Nordin Researchers:
Penny Serrato - red5158077@sbcglobal.net
David Schleiff - dlschleiff700@yahoo.com
Mary Norton Canaan - silverc@linkline.com

Norden Email for posting:
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Pedigree of David Nordan, SC to Henry AL
Pedigree of Robert Noden, Virginia to Harnett, SC

Analysis - Children of Melchezidek by Census

 

DNA tests have linked all of the Nordans together. There is one branch that went to Alabama that does not have a paper trail to Robert Norden, but we are close to finding that link.

It is thought that all the Nordan's south of the Mason-Dixon line are descended from Robert Norden through Melchezidek Nordan who moved down to what is now Harnett county, North Carolina. Melchezidek was a grandson of the Rev. Robert Norden who was sent to Virginia to establish Baptist churches in 1714.

In a large measure the spread of the Baptist church in the South was due to the congregations that Robert established in Virginia moving down to North Carolina and establishing the first Baptist Association there.


Robert Norden
In 1714, a small group of early Baptists in Virignia
petitioned the Baptist Convention in England for a minister. Robert Norden was chosen as the first Baptist minister in Virginia and the first Baptist minister sent from England to the colonies. He traveled to Virginia in 1714 with the Matthew Marks family and lived on the Marks plantation in the county of Ille of Wight, Virginia roughly near Richmond on the south side of the James River and there established a small congregation at a place called Burliegh which was probably near the Marks plantation.

The Church of England was the official church of Virginia. This meant that all Virginians were taxed to support the ministers and everyone was expected to attend.

"The first nine Acts of 1661 provided for the support of the State Church; in each parish a church edifice was to be built out of the public treasury, together with a parsonage house and the purchase of a globe for the minister's use. He was to receive a salary of ,80 sterling, a provision subsequently changed to 16,000 pounds of tobacco, to be levied on the parish and collected like other taxes. Each minister must be ordained by a Bishop in England, all other preachers were to be banished; every person who wilfully avoided attendance on the parish Church for one Sunday was to be fined fifty pounds of tobacco; every Non-conformist was to be fined ,20 for a month's absence, and if he failed to attend for a year he must be apprehended and give security for his good behavior, or remain in prison till he was willing to attend Church." source

In 1691 this little group of Baptists were called before a magistrate to expain why they weren't at church.

"At a court held at Westopher, 22nd June 1691. Jno Moore, Mathew Markes, Tho Potts, Sam Easly, and Rich'd Was then presented by the grand jury upon information of Capt. Nicho Wyat for not coming to church. Sheriff to summon said delinquents to next court to answer."

Source: Benjamin B Weisiger III, compiler, Charles City County, Virginia, Court Orders 1687-1695: With a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680 (Richmond, Virginia: Weisiger, 1980).

"Some English Baptists must have begun moving into southeastern Virginia in the early 1700s and they communicated with the Kentish Baptist Association to send a minister. The Kentish Baptists chose two men-Robert Norden and Thomas White.

In May 1714 the General Assembly of the General Baptist churches in England "appointed and approved" the two men to go to Virginia to "propogate the Gospell of truth". They wanted them to go with all "Conveniant Speed". They were sent as "messengers" but in effect they were "missionaries" and even "church planters." Virginia was viewed as a mission field.

Thomas White served a church at Bessels Green, Kent, which viewed the experiment as "the great work of gathering and settling churches in gospel order in Virginia". After some debate over White's possible departure, the church agreed to spare him for a time to perform "this good and great work." White died on the ocean journey, but Norden arrived and gathered Baptists into what traditionally is held to be the first Baptist church in Virginia, Burleigh in the Prince George and Isle of Wight area.

The churches of the General Assembly sent some financial support for the Virginia mission. In his report to the Kentish Baptists, Norden told of promising prospect to plant the Gospel and reported that he in a little time baptized and settled 18 persons in Gospel order. He described great meetings which attracted people from many miles to hear. Three more missionaries were sent to Virginia in 1715. On the pages of one early church record book from Kent was a notation beside the names of numerous members: Gone to America.

The information about these pioneers was gleaned from time spent by this columnist in the Angus Library of Regent's Park College in Oxford." Heritage Column for August 18, 2005 By Fred Anderson

Official permission was required to follow a different religion and eventually they got permission to have a preacher. But Robert Norden was required to appear in court and swear allegience to the King of England.

"I , Robert Norden do sincerely promise and Solemnly Declare before God and the World that I will be true and faithful to his Majesty King George, and I do Solemnly promise and Declare, that I do from my heart abhor,detest and renounce as Impious and Hereticall that Damnable Doctrine and Position that Princes Excommunicated or Deprived by the Pope or any Authority of the See of Rome may be deposed or Murthered by their subjects or any other whatsoever, and I do Declare that no foreign Prince, Person, Prelate, State or Potentate hath or ought to have any power, Jurisdiction Superiority, Preheminence or Authority , Ecclesiasticall or Spiritual withen his Realm. .

"I Robert Norden Profess faith in God the Father and in Jesus Christ his Eternal Son, the true God and in the Holy Spirit, one God Blessed for ever more, and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine Inspiration."
....Robert Norden

Source :Att a Court held for the County of Prince George on Tuesday the fourteenth of June Anno Dom. 1715

The church was established at Burleigh, Ille of Wight county, Virginia. Map The location is on the Mill Swamp road and closest town was Smithfild There is still a Baptist church on this sight.

Robert Norden was born about 1650 probably in East Sussex, England, England. At the time he was called to Virginia he was residing at Warbleton, Sussex England. His call to Virginia was a "messenger"

As has been said, he went to Virginia in 1714 and stayed on the plantation of Matthew Marks. When Marks died in 1719, he willed the use of his plantation to Norden until his death. Robert Norden built up several churches in the Richmond area particularly a church in Surry and the Burleighy church. The congregation continued until 1742 when many emigrated to Kehukee, in Halifax county and formed the first Baptist Association in South Carolina.

Robert Norden brought at least two of his children with him to Virginia. We have references for Charles Norden and Francis Norden asa well as grandchildren Sarah, Robert, Elizabeth and Melchezidec. It appears that all of the Norden, Nordan and Nordin families south of Virginia and Kentucky are his descendants. Here is a research page for his descendants. http://www.nortonfamily.net/norden-robert

 

Robert Norden, Rev - b.abt 1650 m.abt 1680 d.1725

  William Norden - b.abt 1688 in England *guess
wife Sarah *guess
Proof 6 This family lived in England
Sarah Norden Proof 1
b.abt 1690
d.
m. Arthur Bridger - b.abt 1788 d.after 1759
  Charles Norden - b.abt 1686 in England d.1724 Proof 2
(will no children)
  unknown son Norden Proof 9
wife - Catherine Layless (Lillis) of Elizabeth Cittie, Isle of Wight. (will is witnessed by Robert Norden)

The will of Stephen Layless (Lillis) March 1717 Layless (Lillis), Stephen Wills and Administrations of Elizabeth City County, Virginia 1688-1800
"Money left me by my son John (Lillis) in the hands of Catherine Norden, ????? to my wife, my son Thomas, my daughter. My personal estate to be divided between Mary Henderson, Catherine Norden and John Bordland.
Exec: Catherine Norden and John Bordland. Dec 17, 171?
Received March 8, 1717.
Witness: Nathaniel Parker, John Henry Rombough, Joseph Wragg.
Probation granted to Robert Norden March 1717."


Nathaniel Parker

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/parker.htm
http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/Parker/tompark.htm#Nathaniel%20Parker%20d.%201730
John Henry Rombough
Court officer did many estate appraisals.
    Robert Norden b.abt 1706 m.abt 1726 d.abt 1757 Proof 4
wife - ???
      Charles Norden purchases land from John Sutton in Johnston, Co, NC 1757.
This Charles Norden may have moved to SC to found the Nordan line there.
Proof 5
     

Melchezidek Nordan
b. abt 1727
m.abt.1757 Elizabeth (Redding?)
d.abt 1819 (before 1820 census)

7 Dec 1761: Melchizedek Buys Land on Cane Quarter Creek
from Francis Redding.
Jan 1764 Melchezidek and Elizabeth Norden sell land to Thomas Marshall in Halifax co, NC
Proof 7

Melchizedek's Daughters might be Cassandra who later marries John Cheshire, a daughter who might marry a Joseph Frank, a TBD daughter, and youngest daughter Winnie--Joseph Frank later becomes her guardian after her father's death.

       

Thomas Norden
b.abt.1766,
m.Patience Gardner Nordin b.1781 (1850 Census District 14, Carroll, Tennessee) d.1823
(from the will of John Garner 1809 Cumberland co. N.C. mentions "married dau. Patience" and Thos. Norden ws one of the wit. signers. He had a sign different from an "X".

  Richard Norden b.1800
  John D. Norden
b.Dec 1799
M.Delpha Nordin b.1808 Ohio (1850 Census District 14, Carroll, Tennessee)
children:
John D Nordin b. Dec 1799
Elias Nordin 22
William Nordin 20
Louisa Nordin 20
George Nordin 17
Martha Nordin 14
Amanda Nordin 12
Parthena Nordin 10
Thomas Nordin 7
note: Delphia was possibly a young widow of a "Skaates" (Scates ,etc.),or she is herself a Scaates and married John D. Norden about 1827 in Tn. In 1830 Tn.census there are "Skaates" neighbors on both sides of the Nordens and they were from Ohio

Hampton Webster Norden
b.1826
m. 1849,Carroll, TN Penelope Elizabeth Herndon
children:
Sarah A Nordin 21
Charles L Nordin 17
John M Nordin 15
Martha B Nordin 10
George P Nordin 7
Ruffas C Nordin 3
Charles Lafayette (Fate) Nordin
m. Margaret Adeline Cochran
John Hampton Nordin
m. Miley P. Swift
  William Norden b.1805 d.bef 1840

Alexander Nordin
b. 1797 or 1804, Wake or Johnson Co. Nc.,
d. 16 Feb 1828, Armada, Crawford Ar.
m. 16 Feb 1828 Hardeman, TN Elizabeth or Betsy Dodd. b. 1804 Wake, NC
children:
Mary J Nordin F 1828 in , Hardeman, TN
Arabella Nordin F 1830 in Kellum Creek, Sevier, Tennessee,
Leah Ann Nordin F Mar 1834 in Mountain Township, Crawford, Arkansas
George Nordin M 1837 in Mountain Township, Crawford, Arkansas
Barbara Nordin F 1844 in Mountain Township, Crawford, Arkansas,
Rebecca Drueilla Nordin F 1846 in Mountain Township, Crawford, Arkansas
James K Nordin M 1847 in Mountain Township, Crawford, Arkansas
Andrew Jackson Nordin M 4 Jan 1852 in Chester, Crawford, Arkansas

note:
1800 not on a census.
1810 not on a census.
1820 he is unmarried and living with his father.
1830 TN Alexander Nording in Hardeman, TN . Age 20-30 wife 20-30 1 girl under 5.
1840 census p.9 age 30-40 Lawrence, Spring River, AK 3 girls 1 boy
1850 census p.11 age.46 born NC 1804
1860 census p.1 age 63 born NC 1797 Upper Township PO The Narrows

    Andrew Jackson Nordin M 4 Jan 1852 in Chester, Crawford, Arkansas
m. Mary Louisa Lane Born: 4 Feb 1849 in [city], Unkown, Illinois, USA
children:
Mary Jane Nordin F 14 Dec 1871 in Chester, Crawford, Arkansas, USA Edit
Francis Marion Nordin M 10 Jun 1873 in Armada, Crawford, Arkansas, USA Edit
Nancy Emmaline Nordin F 1 Jun 1876 in Chester, Crawford, Arkansas, USA Edit
George Wesley Nordin M 23 Sep 1878 in Hammond, Saint Lawrence, New York, USA Edit
Beatrice Nordin F 28 Oct 1882 in Chester, Crawford, Arkansas, USA Edit
Andrew Lawson Nordin M 26 Sep 1890 in Chester, Crawford, Arkansas, USA Edit
James Emanuel Nordin M 7 Jun 1897 in Monett, Barry, Missouri, USA Edit
Helen Alice Nordin F 1903 in Monett, Barry, Missouri, USA Edit
Norman Jackson Nordin M 1904 in Monett, Barry, Missouri, USA
       
         
           
             
  Norman Norden b.1830

Mary Norden m.1786 Nowell Johnson
Sanders Redding is a bondsman for the 1786 wedding of Melchizedek's daughter Mary Nordan to Nowell [Noel?] Johnston.
Her household might be the Noel Johnston household living in nearby Granville County, NC.

"I thought I might help you with a bit of information concerning Mary Nordin and Nowell(Noel) Johnson. I noticed it was noted in your research that Noel and Mary may have moved to Granville County.

There is a early Noel Johnson associated with that county, but I don't think he is the Noel who married Mary Nordin. I'm a direct descendant of a Noel Johnson who was born in 1769. He resided in both Wake County and Johnston County with his apparent father William Johnson. They are both found next to each other in the 1784-1787 Johnston County census.

Noel is listed with a female his age and a small male child who is later listed in the 1800 census as being between the ages of 10-16. William Johnson died around 1805 in Johnston County. His estate was contested between William Johnson's wife (Milley) and William Johnson apparent son of the deceased William Johnson. The court clerk recorded that Noel Johnson had placed no claim on the estate. ( Noel had moved to Chesterfield County SC in 1801). The younger William moved later, before 1820 to Chesterfield County and settle down next to Noel. A descendant of this William and myself have a perfect dna match.

Something apparently happen between Mary and Noel since in the 1800 census of Johnsonton County his wife appeared to be much younger. Noel took off to Chesterfield County (homeland of his apparent new wife) soon after selling his land in 1801. In the 1813 minutes of the New Providence Baptist church located in Darlington County SC near the county line to Chesterfield it is recorded that Noel was disfellowshipped from the church being accused of being married to more than one woman.
Hope this information might be of some use in your research."
Regards,
Ernest Johnson
cujo@suddenlink.net

John Nordan b.abt 1768 m. Elizabeth Matthews, d.1824
no known children

John is single and has a huge household in 1800, including 4 women over age 40. He might have taken in relatives or married a war widow with some children from a previous marriage.

William Nordin b. abt 1770 m.abt 1786 d.before 1800 census
no known children

Cassandra Norden b. abt 1769 m.John Chesser(Cheshire) Wake, NC 1790
Obediah Wood was the bondsman for the marriage of Cassandra Norden to John Cheshire in Wake, NC during the time Martin was governor (Martin 1782-1784 and 1789-1792). Obediah's wife was Polly Norton (Norden?)

Robert Nordin b. abt 1773 m.abt 1804 mary Morgan d.1816

 

John A. Nordin b.1805
m.1824 Sarah McLean d.1870
Children:
John H Norden b.1824 , , NC
Mary E Nordan b. 1825, Cumberland, NC d.1870 Neills Creek, Harnett, NC
Robert A Nordan b. 1825, , NC d. 1870, Harnett, NC
Alexander Nordan b 26 Jan 1826, Cumberland, NC d.5 Jul 1910Black River, Harnett, NC
John N Norden b. 16 Oct 1834, Cumberland, NC d.12 Jul 1903, Harnett, NC
Elizabeth Nordan b. Dec 1841 Northern, Cumberland, NC d.Dec 1891, Harnett, NC

   

Alexander Nordan
b 26 Jan 1826, Cumberland, NC
d.5 Jul 1910Black River, Harnett, NC
m. Susan Suggs b.1837, Johnston, NC
Children:
Norman Nordan b. 15 Feb 1862 Black River, Harnett, NC d.18 Apr 1932 Black River, Harnett, NC
Johnson Tyton T Nordan b. 20 Jan 1863 Black River, Harnett, NC d.16 Mar 1934, Harnett, NC
Devrause E Debrow Nordan b. 8 Jun 1866 Black River, Harnett, NC d.13 Sep 1941 Angier, Harnett, NC
Florence Morten Nordan b.2 Jul 1870 Black River, Harnett, NC d.3 Jun 1944Erwin, Harnett, NC
George Benton Nordan B.7 Mar 1875 Black River, Harnett, NC d.15 Jun 1958 Coats, Harnett, NC
Joseph Nordan b.10 Sep 1876 Black River, Harnett, NC d.7 Dec 1939 Coats, Harnett, NC
William H Nordan b. 1876 Black River, Harnett, NC d.1930

      Norman Nordan
b. 15 Feb 1862 Black River, Harnett, NC
d.18 Apr 1932 Black River, Harnett, NC
m. Sarah M. b.10 Jun 1863, Harnett, NC
Children:
Ida Ann Nordan b.8 Sep 1886, , NC d.5 Jun 1961, Wake, NC
Lula M Nordan b.Sep 1889, , NC
Herbert William Nordan b. 21 Mar 1891, , NC
Willie J Norden b. 15 Sep 1891, Harnett, NC d.15 Feb 1907, Harnett, NC
Joseph Albert Nordan b.7 Oct 1894, , NC d.A 11 Jun 1956, Wilson, NC
Jonnie Nordan b.5 Feb 1897, Harnett, NC d.24 May 1898 Coats, Harnett, NC
Percy Parsey Nordan b.4 Apr 1899, , NC d.6 Jul 1971Dunn, Harnett, NC
Linard Nordan b.1900, , NC
        Percy Parsey Nordan
b.4 Apr 1899, , NC
d.6 Jul 1971Dunn, Harnett, NC
m.
          Marion Lloyd Nordan, born 1929 in Harnett County
            William Leon Nordan, born 1953 in Harnett County
  Aaron Nordin b.1813 m.1833 Mary Polly Campbell d.1865
  Amos Nordin b.1814 d.bef 1880
no children
  Keziah Nordin b.1815
  Robert A. Nordin b.1816 m.1837 Nancy Hawley d.
   
   
     
     
     
         
         
         
         
         

David Nordan
 
 

 

 

 

Thomas Norden
b.abt 1765 SC
d.16 Apr 1823 Abbeville, Henry, Alabama,
m. Elizabeth Norris b.1775 SC d.28 Sep 1840 Abbeville, Henry, Alabama,

1810 Census Edgefield, SC p.14 2-0-0-1-0 // 2-0-1-1-0-0 (Thomas Norton)
Thomas 26-44 1784-1766
wife 26-44

1830 Census Henry, AL
p.29 0-0-0-1-2-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0 // 0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0
Thomas Norden 60-70
wife 50-60
son 15-20
son 20-30
son 20-30
dau 15-20

   

James M Nordan ???
b.1808, SC
M. Mary Hannnah b.1819 LA
Children: (1860)
Mary P Nordan 19
Margaret A Nordan 15
Martha E Nordan 13
Mary A Nordan 12
Easter C Nordan 5


1860 Census East Baton Rouge, LA p68)
1870 Census East Baton Rouge, LA

   

Silas Nordan
B: 28 Oct 1809 SC
D: 16 Apr 1832
M. Edith Norris B: abt 1810 SC
Children:
Alfred Nordan M 1829 in Henry, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Tison Nordan M 1836 in [city], [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Nancy A Nordan F 1836 Edit
Thomas J Nordan M 1839 in Henry, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Abud B Nordan M 1839 in Henry, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Council Taylor Nordan M 8 Aug 1847 in [city], Henry, Alabama, USA Edit
Martin Silas Nordan M 8 Aug 1847 in Henry, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Queen Ann Nordan F 1852

      Council Taylor Nordan
B: 8 Aug 1847 Henry, Alabama, USA
D: 19 Jan 1929 Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, USA
m. Mary Susan Stephenson B: 25 May 1849
Children:
Bart Nordan M 1868 in Grady, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Willie Silas Nordan M 28 Aug 1869 in Pike, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Tommy Nordan M 1870 in Grday, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Mary Edith Nordan F 15 Aug 1871 in Pike, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
James Manual Nordan M 12 Sep 1875 in Pike, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Robert Ira Nordan M 17 Feb 1880 in Pike, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
John Samuel Nordan M 17 Mar 1882 in [city], Pike, Alabama, USA Edit
Billy Nordan M 1883 in Grady, [county], Alabama, USA Edit
Floyd Nordan M 1884 in Franklin, [county], Mississippi, USA Edit
Earnest Clement Nordan M 11 Aug 1886 in Franklin, [county], Mississippi, USA Edit
Ida Nordan F 29 May 1889 in Franklin, [county], Mississippi, USA Edit
Council Taylor M 21 Mar 1890 in Westville, Simpson, Mississippi, USA Edit
Zach Wilkerson Nordan M 9 Jun 1894 in Westville Ms Simpson, [county], Mississippi, USA
        Earnest Clement Nordan
B: 11 Aug 1886 Franklin, Mississippi, USA
D 23 Dec 1906 Brookhaven, Mississippi,
M. Mollie Loretta Herring
Children:
Thomas Henry Nordan
William J. Nordan
Maggie E. Nordan
Lester James Nordan
Johnny Edgar Nordan
Troy Leroy Nordan
Margaret Sarah Nordan
          Troy Leroy Nordan
    Thomas Nordan
b.1800, SC
Children:
Mary Nordan b.1824 LA
1840 Census Washington, AL 1800 SC 2 males 50-60 1 male 30-40 wife 15-20
1850 Census Choctaw, AL 1800 SC p.73 with Mary b.1824 LA wife??
1860 Census Choctaw, AL 1800 SC p.67 Townships 9, 10, 11, and 12
    Elizabeth Nordan ??? York County is doubtful
b.5 Jan 1813, York, South Carolina,
d. 6 May 1889 Middle Creek, Sabine, Louisiana
m. Patrick Cassidy b. 6 Jun 1800, Chesterfield, South Carolina,
m. Henry Avington Coburn 1807, , North Carolina, USA d.14 Feb 1872, Middle Creek, Sabine, LA,
    Elisha Nordan
b. 5 Jan 1813, York, South Carolina, USA
m. Sarah A. b.1820 SC
1840 Census Henry, AL
p.29 2-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 // 1-0-0-0-1-
Elisha. Norton 30-40
wife 20-30
son -5
son -5
dau -5
1850 Census Henry, AL
1860 Census Henry, AL
      William J Norden b.1837, Henry, AL
Lewis Norden b.1843 Henry, AL
Winefred A E Norden b.1844, Henry, AL
Martha Norden b.1846 Henry, AL
Lovinia L A L Norden b.1849 Henry, AL
   

Samuel Nordan b.1810, SC
m. Eliza b.1812 SC

1840 Census Henry, AL p.29 1-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 // 1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0
S. Norton 30-40
wife 20-30
son -5
son 5-10
son 10-15
dau -5
1850 Census Montgomery, AL
1860 Census Pike, AL

      Toliver S Nordan b.1842, Henry, AL
Melvin C Nordan b.1845 Henry, AL
Caleb L Nordan b.1849, Henry, AL
V A E Nordan b.1851 Montomery, AL
    David Nordan
b.Nov 19, 1807, SC
m.Eliza Ann Norris b.1810 SC d.1880 in Henry, AL

1830 Census
David is 22, not married until 1832
1840 Census
Henry, AL p.5
1-2-0-0-0-1 // 2-0-0-0-1
David 30-40
wife 20-30
son -5
son 5-10
son 5-10
dau -5
dau -5

1850 Census
Henry, AL p.36

1860 Census
Choctaw, AL p.66
1880 Census Choctaw, AL
     

Andrew J Nordan 1833 in Leon, Crenshaw, Alabama, USA
William John Nordan 23 Sep 1835 in , Covington, Alabama, USA
Melissa Caroline Nordan 7 Apr 1836 in Abville, Henry, Alabama, USA
George Washington Nordan 11/25/1837 in Henry Co, AL
Luncinda Nordan 1838 in , , Alabama, USA
Winefred E Nordan 1840 in , , Alabama, USA
Nancy A Nordan 1844 in , , Alabama, USA
David M Nordan 1846 in , , Alabama, USA
John G Nordan 1849 in , , Alabama, USA

         
         
       

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 


Proof 1 for Sarah Norden, > Francis > Rev Robert Norden

1) A Robert Norden is mentioned as the nephew of Arthur Bridger in law suit 1759 Richmond.
2) This means that Arthur married Robert Norden's aunt.

3) Pedigree showing how Arthur Bridges who married a Norden fits in. Wife of Arthur Bridges was Sarah.

Pedigree of Allen Family

John Allen 1604 in [city], [county], Virginia
Joseph Allen 1616 in [city], [county], Virginia
Ann Allen 1620 in [city], [county], Virginia
--- husband - Robert Williamson
Joan Allen 1629 in Bacons Castle, Surry, Virginia
Elizabeth Allen - b.1631 Bacons Castle, Surry, Virginia
Humphrey Allen abt 1637 in [city], [county], Virginia
Katherine Allen 1645 in Isle Wight, Surry, Virginia
James Allen
Arthur Allen - 1627 in Bacons Castle, Surry, Virginia d.1710
--- wife- Katherine Baker - 13 Dec 1630 in Lawnes Creek, Surry, Virginia d.5 Sep 1710 in [city], Surry, Virginia

Arthur - 1651 in Bacons Castle, Surry, Virginia
John - abt 1683 in Bacons Castle, Surry, Virginia
James - abt 1680 in Bacons Castle, Surry, Virginia d.24 Jan 1711 (will names brothers, sister and mother - no children)
Joseph - 1665 in Bacons Castle, Surry, Virginia
Ann - abt 1660 in Bacons Castle, Surry, Virginia
Mary - abt 1692 in Surry, [county], Virginia
Elizabeth - 1662 in Bacons Castle, Surry, Virginia
--- husband - William Bridger b.1658 in Isle Of Wight, Virginia d.23 Nov 1730

Arthur Bridger - b.abt 1688 d.after 1759
--- wife - Sarah (Norden) - b.abt 1690 (Timothy Bridges - witnessed the Will (1720) of Thomas Harrison who was a companion Minister with R Norden 1717.)
James Bridger - b.1706 in Isle Wight, Surry, Virginia
Elizabeth Bridger - b.1709
Martha Bridger - b.16 Feb 1709 in Isle Wight, VA
Samuel Bridger - b.abt 1719 in Isle Wight, VA d.1730
Joseph John Bridger - b.abt 1728 in [city], Isle Of Wight, VA (died same year)
William Bridger - abt 1729 in Isle Wight, Surry, Virginia - d.24 Jul 1732 Lower Parish, Isle Of Wight, Virginia


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SURRY COUNTY, VA - WILLS - James Allen, 24 Jan 1711 Wills: James Allen, Southmark Parish, Surry Co, VA
WILL OF JAMES ALLEN 24TH JANUARY 1711

In the name of God amen I James Allen of Lawnes Parish in the county of Surry being sick and weak in body but of perfect sense and disposing mind and memory all land and praise be given to almighty God therefore and having in remembrance the certainty of death but the uncertainty of the time when I do settle, establish, and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following:

First and principally and far more worthy in esteem and consideration than any outward good or enjoyments I recommand my soul to almigty God, the father of spirits, trusting and firmly believing through their mercys of God in and of us Christ to receive thee pardon and remission of all my sins whenever this mortal life shall cease, and it is then also my will and desire that my body be committed to the earth to be buryed in Christian manner at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and for what worldly estate it hath pleased the Lord in mercy to possess me with after my just debts and funeral charges are defrayed, I give, bequeath and dispose of as followeth:

I give and bequeath to my loving brother Arthur Allen and to his heirs forever fourteen hundred acres of land granted to me by Pattent dated the 25th day of Aprill Anno Dom. 1701 sciutate on the south side of the main Blackwater Swamp, part in the County of Surry, and part in the County of Isle (of Wight) except seven hundred acres of land which I have sold to Thomas Pittman and Samuel Lancaster and three hundred acres of land which I have sold to Joseph Wall. All which said three parcels of land are part of the aforesaid Pattent and I do give and bequeath them to my loving brother John Allen and to heirs forever with intent that he may make over and conform the said three pieces of land to the said parties and their heirs forever as soon as possible he can after my death by such deeds and instruments of writing as their learned council in the law shall require which I do intreat and desire my said brother John Allen to do.

I give and bequeath my negro slave Harry to my loving mother Katherine Allen for and during her natural life and immediately after her decease to my loving brother Joseph Allen and to his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath to Margaret Coker, wife of John Coker, a thousand pounds of tobacco.

I give and bequeath to my couzen Arthur Bridger when he comes to the age of one and twenty years to be then paid him by my Estate a small silver tankard of the value of four pounds sterling.

I give and bequeath all the right and remainder of my personal estate to be equally divided between all my brothers and sisters viz: Elizabeth Bridger, wife of William Bridger, John Allen, Arthur Allen, Ann Allen, Mary Allen and Joseph Allen and it is my further will and desire that my said brothers and sisters may have, receive, and possess their several respective legacys above mentioned when they attain the age of eighteen years or marryed.

It is my will and desire and I hereby nominate, constitute, and ordain my loving brother John Allen Executor of this my Last Will and Testament in testimony of all which I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 24th day of January 1711. The words (forever) in the eighteenth line and the word (between) in the forty-third were put in before signing and sealing. James Allen, sealed with red wax signed, sealed and declared to be the Last Will
and Testament off the subscribor in presence of:
Thomas Drew
Richard Taylor
Arthur Allen

Source: Library of Virginia, Wills, Deeds, Etc.
1709-1715, Reel 3


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Proof 2 for Charles Norden (spelled Noten) son of Rev Robert Norden
1) Will of Charles Noten mentions Edward Markes who is associated with father Rev Robert.
2) Charles will was proved very close to where Rev Robert Norden lived.

Will of Charles Noden - 1724
(Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 727, Prince George Co.VA.)

In the Name of God, Amen. I Charles Noden of Martin Brandon Parrish, in Prince George County, School-Master, being very weak in Body tho' of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.- Imprimis. I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of that Almighty God that gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be in a Christian Like and decent manner buried, hopeing thro' the merits and intersession of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, not my own deserts, to receive the same again at the General resurrection of the Dead, and to be received into the fullness of joy, among the number of the Elect, which God of his Infinite mercy grant. Amen. Item. I give unto my very good friend James Bell of the aforesaid parrish and County, all that small matter where withall it hath pleased God to bless me with, and do make him Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, only desiring that if any medicine should come in to me of next shipping, that Doctor Hammersley may have the physical part; and if there be any other Goods desire Mr.Bell may keep them for his own use. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eleventh day of April, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand, Seven Hundred and twenty four.

Charles Noden Seald w'th. red wax.
Signed, Seald and Declared by the said Charles Noden to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of us}
Edward Markes
Richard Stevens
John (the mark of) Bailey

At a Court held at Merchants Hope for Prince George County on the Second Tuesday in August, being the Eleventh day of the said month Anno Dom: 1724. The above written Last Will and Testament of Charles Noden dec'ed. was Exhibited into Court by James Bell his Executor who made oath thereto and it being proved by the oaths of Edward Markes and Richard Stevens two of the witnesses thereto, is by order of the Court truly recorded. And on the motion of the said James Bell, and his giveing Security according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form.

Test Wm. Hamlin ClCur.

Submitted by Russell L. Lawrence <ruslaw@impop.bellatlantic.net>

And on pg. 747
"Inventory of Charles Noden Value L3/19/2
Appraised by Peter Talbott, William (WB) Bleighton, Peter (PA)
Anderson, James Bell, Executor. Recorded Oct 13, 1724"

Names mentioned in Charles Noten's will:
James Bell,
Doctor Hammersley,
Edward Markes,
Richard Stevens,
John Bailey,
Peter Talbott,
William Bleighton,
Peter Anderson

Proof 3 Francis Norden (spelled Noden) son of Rev Robert Norden
1) Francis Norden was married (wife Mary was relict)
2) Since he was the only son of Rev Norden in Virginia that was married I have placed the children under him.
3) Probate was in Prince Georges County, VA

Probate of Francis Noden
Inventory of estate of Francis Norten, deceased, taken July 5, 1717. Value L 5/17/0 Appraised by Thomas Clay, Richard Munny, John Thweatt July 9, 1717. Inventory presented in court by Mary Norten, relict & exec.

Names mentioned in Probate
Thomas Clay - associated with Baptists, (Henry Clay)

http://pages.prodigy.net/blankenstein/clay.htm
THOMAS CLAY (father Charles) was born Abt 1670 in Henrico Co, Virginia, and died 1726 in Prince George Co, Va. He married MUNNS Abt 1705 in Henrico Co, Virginia. Children of THOMAS CLAY and MUNNS are:

1. CHARLES8 CLAY, d. Bet. 1754 - 1765.
2. JAMES CLAY, d. 1756.
3. JOHN CLAY, d. 1782; m. (1) SARAH TUCKER; m. (2) SARAH.
4. DOROTHY CLAY, m. JAMES COLE.
5. PHOEBE CLAY.
6. HANNAH CLAY.

CHARLES6 CLAY was born 1645 in Charles City County, Virginia, and died June 01, 1686 in Henrico Co, VA. He married HANNAH WILSON Abt 1667, daughter of JOHN WILSON. She was born 1642 in Henrico Co, VA, and died Bef. August 20, 1706 in Henrico Co, VA. Children of CHARLES CLAY and HANNAH WILSON are:

1. JOHN CLAY, b. Abt 1668, Henrico Co, VA; d. 1723, Chowan Co, NC.
2. THOMAS CLAY, b. Abt 1670, Henrico Co, Virginia; d. 1726, Prince George Co, Va.
3. HENRY CLAY, b. August 03, 1672, Henrico Co, VA; d. August 03, 1760, Henrico Co, VA.
4. MARY CLAY, b. Abt 1675, Henrico Co, Virginia.
5. ELIZABETH CLAY, b. Abt 1678, Henrico Co, Virginia.
6. JUDITH CLAY, b. Abt 1681, Henrico Co, Virginia.
7. CHARLES CLAY, b. Abt 1684, Henrico Co, Virginia; d. 1765, Chesterfield Co., Va.

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Prince George Co, Va Wills & Deeds 1713-1728 Weisiger 975.5585
Page 87 p.719 John Clay of Province of North Carolina released land to Henry Thweatt of Bristol Parish, Pr. Geo. Co, Va. And appoints friend Major Robert Munford attorney in transaction.

Dated Sept. 2 1723
Wit: James Thweatt John (X) Clay
Miles Thweatt
John (I) Ellis, Jr.
Recorded June 9, 1724

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Will
Thomas Clay, Son of Charles and Hannah Wilson Clay. Married Mary Hannah Munns or Munny about 1705 in Henrico County, Virginia

Thomas CLAY Sex: M Birth: 1670 in probably Henrico County, Virginia Death: 1726 in Prince George County, Virginia
Note:
Thomas Clay's Inventory and Appraisal on March 10, 1726/27, Value L 141/12 /11 by John Fitzgerald, Administrator. Appraised by Matthew Mayes, John Coleman, and William Spain. Recorded June 13, 1727. He signed a will on June 16, 1726 in Prince George County, Virginia. Will of Thomas Clay, June 16, 1726: To son Charles, land my brother Richard Munny now lives on, also an Indian Slave and Items. To son James, Land and plantation I live on, also land adjoining Edward Broadway, also intems. To son John, My entry of 250 acres on south side of Deep Creek, called "the wolf Pitt point", also L 10, at his coming of age, and what Maj. Munford owes me. To daughter Dorthy Clay, items L5 credit at Col Bollings store. To daughters Phebe and Hannah, L30 apiece. To All children, the remainder of estate equally divided. To John Fitzgerald, my son John Clay until he is 21 during said Fitzgerrald's life. To Son Charles, 2 shares of crop growing on my plantation, the rest to son James. My brother Henry Clay to be sole executor. Wit: James Powell Robert Tucker John Cordle His Will proven on November 8, 1726 in Prince George County, Virginia.

Richard Munny Munn? - Thomas Clay married Munny in Henrico
John Thweatt - John Clay of Province of NC released land to Henry Thweatt of Bristol Parish, Pr. Geo. Co, Va.

 

Proof 4 Robert Norden > Francis Norden > Rev Robert Norden
1) Robert is mentioned in a court case in Richmond Virginia 1759. Robert is probably deceased at this time.
2) He is also mentioned as the nephew and executor of Arthur Bridges.

Court of Chancery 1759 Wittingham and Sewells division
Oct 12, 1759 - Bill of Complaint by Richard Bridger against George and Ann Lathbury.

In 1752 George Lathbury mortgaged some land in Sussex to Robert Norden for a loan of 250 pounds. Norden was led to believe that the property was free from all encumbrances. He later borrowed 350 pounds from George Goldsmith using the same property as security. Norden and Goldsmith asked for repayment of the loans together with interest. Arthur Bridger of whom Robert was nephew and executor agreed to lend the money to repay them. Details of this agreement drawn up in 1757 in which the land was used as security.

Names mentionted in court doc.
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George Lathbury - his son (Richard) later brought suit against Richard Bridger
Ann Lathbury - b.1710 d.1761 daughter of Richard Everard, Gov of North Carolina
George Goldsmith - Baltimore county. MD originally from Susex, England
Arthur Bridger - lent money to Lathbury to repay (Robert is nephew and executor)

Bridgers of Ille of Wight, VA
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dewinc/d0000/g0000019.html#I0618

William Bridger born in Ille of Wight, VA died in Bertie, NC 1730 suggesting a link.
1711 "to cousin, Arthur Bridger, when he is 21" will of James Allen, Surry, VA suggesting Arthur is b.1700

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/7555/genealogy.html

SURRY COUNTY, VA - WILLS - James Allen, 24 Jan 1711
I give and bequeath to my couzen Arthur Bridger when he comes to the age of
one and twenty years to be then paid him by my Estate a small silver tankard
of the value of four pounds sterling.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/surry/wills/allen24.txt

Proof 5 Charles Norden and Elizabeth Norden (spelled Noden) > Robert Norden > Francis Norden . Rev Robert Norden
1) Mention of Charles Noten by Elizabeth Noten as her brother.
2) Elizabeth Norden was orphaned before 1759.
3) Sometime around circa 1759, James George married Elizabeth Noden in Caroline Co, VA. It is possible that Elizabeth had been residing with the George family, as after she was orphaned, she first chose her brother Charles Noden as guardian, but later John George (James' father) was her guardian.

"John George was born 18 Aug 1704 [per the John Brown Family Bible] in Middlesex County, Virginia. He was probably named for his father's brother John George of Isle of Wight County."

On 14 Mar 1761 James George was named in a Caroline court record. This is complex, but here it is. The case was Charles Noden (James' brother-in-law) with an action of debt against John Thilman and Robert Mickelberry (both are James' cousins). The case was brought by Edmund Byne, assignee of James George, who was assignee of Richard Woolfolk, assignee of Charles Noden. Charles Noden lived outside of Caroline Co, VA at this time, hence the need for having someone sue on his behalf.

source http://www.martygrant.com/gen/george/george-james-pittsylvania.htm
(Charles Noden, son of Rev Robert Norden was by this time deceased and in any case Elizabeth was born well after he died so she had to belong to another brother)

Charles Norden purchases land from John Sutton in Johnston, Co, NC 1757.
#960 - John Sutton - 25 May 1757 - 275 acres in Johnston Co in Bucklesberry adj Thomas Uzzell, John Row and lands sd Sutton lives on (which was) taken up by John Giles
BOOK 5 - April 1757 - April 1758 John Sutton & Others to CHARLES NORDEN p. 383


Proof 6 William Norden > Rev Robert Norden (speculation, there are no documents)
1) Christopher Norden seems to follow the accepted naming pattern of Virginia for this period. IE Naming the first sons and daughters after grandparents before the parents. Christopher's 1st 4 children are:
Thomas, - Named for wifes father Thomas Emmerson
William - possible fathers, father
Martha - Named for wifes mother Martha Walker Emmerson
Sarah - possible fathers mother
John -
James
David
Elizabeth

Proof 7 Melchezidek Nordan

Born abt.1727

1) 1787 court record noting he is now exempt from paying the poll tax: at this time after the Revolution in NC, men could stop paying the poll tax when they turned age 60. (He would be born 1727.)

2) Purchased land from Francis Reding 7 Dec, 1761. (he would be 26)

3) Purchased land from Thomas Marshall (Cainquarter Creek, Halifax, NC) 18 Jan 1764.


Deed Book 8- North Carolina"Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax County, North Carolina, 1758-1771" :
#772-(369) MELCHIZEDECK NORDEN planter of Halifax Co. to THOMAS MARSHALL of same. 18 Jan 1764. 80 pds of VA. 100 acres, joining Cainquarter Creek, CHADLOW. MELCHEZEDECK NORDEN, ELIZABETH NORDEN. Wit: MATTHEW GARRIGUS, WILLIAM JOHNSTON, DRURY KING. 20 Jan 1764. A.J.: Jos. Montfort

Deed Book 9- "Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax County, North Carolina, 1758-1771" :
#1034-(267) MELCHIZEDECK NORDEN of Halifax Co. to JOHN MUIRHEAD. 28 Jan 1765. 20 pds of VA. 176 acres which was part of land sd NORDEN had purchased from FRANCIS REDING 7 Dec 1761 joining THOMAS MARSHALL. MELCHIZEECK NORDEN. Wit: SAMUEL THOMPSON, THOMAS MARSHALL. Jul Ct 1765. CC: J. Montfort.

#1176-(450) JOHN MUIRHEAD of Isle of Wight Co. Virginia to JAMES FORSYTH of Granville Co. 1 Nov 1766. 20 pds of VA. 176 acres which was part of land acquired by MELCHIZADICK NORDAN from FRANCIS READING and which sd JOHN MUIRHEAD had purchased from NORDAN 28 Jan 1765, joining THOMAS MARSHALL. JOHN MUIRHEAD. Wit: THOS. MILLER, WILLIAM RANJ..? 3 Sept 1767. A.J.: Montfort Eelbeck.

Deed Book 10- "Abstracts of Deeds, Halifax County, North Carolina, 1771-1786" :
#1498-(524) THOMAS MARSHALL of Halifax Co. to his daughter MARTHA KING. 10 Feb 1769. For "natural love and affection." 640 acres which had been a Granville Grant to sd THOMAS MARSHALL 10 Dec 1760, reserving 10 acres for his lifetime. 100 acres which sd MARSHALL had purchased from MELCHIZEDECK NORDEN, on Cane Quarter Creek. THOMAS MARSHALL. Wit: EDWD. MONTFORT. Feb Ct 1769. CC: Jos Montfort.

Melchizedek Nordan/Norden of Halifax, Wake, and Cumberland, NC (abt 1727-abt 1810)

Abt 1727: Melchizedek born, likely in Southern VA (Birthdate estimated from Census records + a 1787 court record noting he is now exempt from paying the poll tax: at this time after the Revolution in NC, men could stop paying the poll tax when they turned age 60.)

1728: Sections of Southern VA become NC
Colonel Byrd sets the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina. Much land previously in VA becomes NC--so Nordens previously in Virginia are now deemed to be in North Carolina.

1746
Johnston County NC is formed from Craven.

1757 or 1758: A Charles Norden purchases land in NC from John Sutton.
#960 - John Sutton - 25 May 1757 - 275 acres in Johnston Co in Bucklesberry adj Thomas Uzzell, John Row and lands sd Sutton lives on (which was) taken up by John Giles
BOOK 5 - April 1757 - April 1758 John Sutton & Others to CHARLES NORDEN p. 383

1760 Deed
Deed Book 8 -
#622-(219) GRANVILLE GRANT to THOMAS MARHSALL of Halifax Co. 10 Dec 1760. 640 acres, joining GILES CARTER, HENRY CHANDLER, JAMES ANDERSON, ABRAM JOHNSTON, JOHN MORRIS, JOHN WATTS. Thos. Childs for Granville. Wit: W. LUCAS, JOS. MONTFORT. Jan. Ct 1763. CC: Jos. Montfort.

7 Dec 1761: Melchizedek Buys Land on Cane Quarter Creek
At about age 34, Melchizedek acquires land on Cane Quarter Creek from Francis Redding. [Find this land transfer] The Reddings may be relatives of the Nordens, since a Sanders Redding is a bondsman for the 1786 wedding of Melchizedek's daughter Mary Nordan to Nowell [Noel?] Johnston.

1764
At about age 37, Melchizedek Norden sells some of his land on Cainquarter (Cane Quarter) Creek originally acquired from Francis Redding. Note that Melchizedek is referred to as a planter of Halifax County [NC]. He sells along with presumed wife Elizabeth Norden. The transfer is witnessed by a William Johnston, a likely relative, since the Nordens live among the Johnstons for their entire lives and their children intermarry with them. Need to look at the actual--not abstracted--land deed to get a better sense of the relationships. Need further research on William Johnston/Johnson. Is he is the William Johnson related to Sill or Sylvanus Johnston. Sill's will is 1769 in Johnston, while William's will is May 1774: both in Johnston. NC).]

Melchezedeck's Wife Elizabeth?
Jan 1764
#772-(369) MELCHIZEDECK NORDEN planter of Halifax Co. to THOMAS MARSHALL of same. 18 Jan 1764. 80 pds of VA. 100 acres, joining Cainquarter Creek, CHADLOW [Henry Chandler?]. MELCHEZEDECK NORDEN, ELIZABETH NORDEN. Wit: MATTHEW GARRIGUS, WILLIAM JOHNSTON, DRURY KING. 20 Jan 1764. A.J.: Jos. Montfort

Note: Look for the Nordans in the Cane Creek Baptist Church Records. Drury King is likely a witness for Thomas Marshall, whose daughter is Martha King (mentioned in his will). I haven't yet found a tie between Matthew Garrigus and the Nordens.

1764: Francis Redding buys land from John Rozar.
Halifax Co., NC, DB 9, p. 58, 10 Feb 1764: ?John Rozar of Sussex Co., VA, to Francis Reding (Redden) of Halifax Co. £100. 135 acres on south side of Roanoke River, joining Ogilvie, Chockiat Creek, Dawsey. Wit: Francis Reding Sr., W. Reding. Apr Ct 1764.?

Jan 1765
#1034-(267) MELCHIZEDECK NORDEN of Halifax Co. to JOHN MUIRHEAD. 28 Jan 1765. 20 pds of VA. 176 acres which was part of land sd NORDEN had purchased from FRANCIS REDING [REDDING] 7 Dec 1761 joining THOMAS MARSHALL. MELCHIZEECK NORDEN. Wit: SAMUEL THOMPSON, THOMAS MARSHALL. Jul Ct 1765. CC: J. Montfort. [Check to see if Muirhead could be a potential son-in-law of Melchizedek. Is the price market value for the time or reduced? TBD]

Nov 1766: John Muirhead quickly liquidates the land purchased from Melchizedek.
#1176-(450) JOHN MUIRHEAD of Isle of Wight Co. Virginia to JAMES FORSYTH of Granville Co. 1 Nov 1766. 20 pds of VA. 176 acres which was part of land acquired by MELCHIZADICK NORDAN from FRANCIS READING [REDDING] and which sd JOHN MUIRHEAD had purchased from NORDAN 28 Jan 1765, joining THOMAS MARSHALL [wife is Winifred]. JOHN MUIRHEAD. Wit: THOS. MILLER, WILLIAM RANJ..? 3 Sept 1767. A.J.: Montfort Eelbeck.

Feb 1769: Thomas Marshall also transfers part of his land to his daughter, Martha King.
Deed Book 10
#1498-(524) THOMAS MARSHALL of Halifax Co. to his daughter MARTHA KING. 10 Feb 1769. For "natural love and affection." 640 acres which had been a Granville Grant to sd THOMAS MARSHALL 10 Dec 1760, reserving 10 acres for his lifetime. 100 acres which sd MARSHALL had purchased from MELCHIZEDECK NORDEN, on Cane Quarter Creek. THOMAS MARSHALL. Wit: EDWD. MONTFORT. Feb Ct 1769. CC: Jos Montfort.

1771: Wake County formed from Cumberland, Johnston, and Orange.
Melchizedek's land now lies in either Wake or Cumberland County. (Or both: TBD)

1772: Which Norden land is this?
NC Deed Book 14
755-(215)
JAMES BARNES of Halifax Co. to SAMUEL WELDON of same. 9 Mar 1772. 40 pounds proclamation money. 200 acres on north side of Chokeoat Creek. JOHNSON, IRBY, WELDON, NORDEN. JAMES BARNES(x). Wit: REUBEN ROZIER, JACOB CARTER(X) 6 May 1779. CC: Ben McCulloch

1776-1783: Revolutionary War.
It's worth noting that Melchizedek and his family don't appear to be in it. This suggests Melchizedek is too old and his sons (b. abt 1765-1774) too young to serve. If Melchizedek were b. abt 1727 he would be age 49 at the outset of the war and age 56 at the end.

7 Sept 1778
Item 68-"A Deed from Robert ADAMS and Wife to Melchesidick NORDAN was in Open Court duly proved by the Oath of James HARDCASTLE a Witness thereto and ordered to be registered."
Source: Wake County, NC County Court Minutes, 1777-1784, Book 1, pg. 68

Item 173-"A Deed from James Hinton to Melchesidick NORDAN was in Open Court duly acknowledged and Ordered to be Registered." Source: Wake County, NC County Court Minutes, 1777-1784, Book 1

Item 178-"A Deed from James Hinton to Thomas HOOD was in Open Court duly proved by the Oath of Melchisidick NORDAN, a Witness thereto and Ordered to be registered." Source: Wake County, NC County Court Minutes, 1777-1784, Book 1

Sept 1782
"Deed from MARY DERHAM to Melchesidick NORDON was in Open Court duly proved by the oath of John DERHAM a Witness thereto and Ordered to be Registered."

1782: Melchizedek witnesses a deed in Wake, NC
Wake Co. NC Deed G-239. Thomas Wilmuth (Wilmoth) of Wake Co. to James Hinton of same 17 Sep 1782 for 100 pds NC currency a trat of 212 acres on the branches of Little Creek adjoining James Hinton, William Jones, Thomas Busby and Hugh Ector, it being a grant to said Wilmuth from the State of NC bearing date 29 Mar 1780. Wit. Milchizadeth Nording (Milchideck Norden). See http://genforum.genealogy.com/ector/messages/7.html and also Abstracts of Wake County Deeds.

Note: Hugh Ector soon moves on to Wilkes, Georgia in 1785. Two Nortons are also in that area of Georgia on the tax lists. A John Norton (lives next to Spencer Branham) and a Thomas Norton. Also Earlys, Easleys, Sparks, etc. (WW Norton received headrights in Georgia in 1752.) Read more about Hugh Ector and the Waltons and their many land deeds at http://genforum.genealogy.com/ector/messages/7.html Further research needed on GA Nortons.

25 SEPT 1786, Wake County Deed Book G
p. 336. "WILLIAM BEDINGFIELD of Wake Co., to JOHN BAUCOM,JUNR of same, Sept. 26, 1785, for 80 pds. a tract of 140 acres lying partly in Wake Co. and partly in Johnston Co., on both sides of Bedingfields Creek adjoining JAMES HARDCASTLE, JOHN HARDCASTLE, deceased, MELCHIZADECK NORDING, CHARLES PENNY, and ARTHUR BRYAN, it being a tract of land conveyed form JOHN BEDINGFIELD to said WILLIAM by deed dated March 29, 1781. Wit: KIMBROUGH HINTON, CHARLES HOBSON.}

Note: Nortons and Hardcastles living adjacent to one another in the 1850 US Census in Cleveland County, NC.
222/222
James Hardcastle, 43, M
Elizabeth Hardcastle, 42, F
William Hardcastle, 20, M
Unicy Hardcastle, 18, F
John Hardcastle, 16, M
Nancy Hardcastle, 13, F
Arty Hardcastle, 11, M
Martha L Hardcastle, F, (Age blotted out)
Julia Hardcastle, 4, F

722/722
Alexander Norton, 50, male, born in VA
Charlotte Norton, 50, female
916/916
Ellen Rogers, 48, female, born in VA
Betsey A Rogers, 14, female, born in NC
Susan Rogers, 14, female
John W Rogers, 1?, male
Singleton Norton, 50, male

1787: No more poll tax for Melchizedek in Wake County [Males over 60 are exempt. Could he be that old--b. 1727?]
"Ordered that Melchisidick NORDON be Exempt from the payment of a poll tax in future." Source: Wake County, North Carolina County Court Minutes, 1787-1792, Book II, item 451-41
At the time just after the Revolutionary War, males became exempt from the poll tax at age 60. (Meaning Melchizedek is most likely born in 1727)

1790 Census: Wake, NC (Melchizedek Nordan, John Nordan, Thomas Nordin, William Nordin)
Melchezedec Nordan [who would be about age 63 if b. 1727) has 2 males over 16 and 2 females in his household. Likely he's there with wife and two youngest children: Youngest son Robert, abt 16, b. abt 1774, who would still be living at home. Daughter Cassandra b. abt 1771 is age 19. Presumed son John Nordin, young & single at about age 25, is on the next page.

Melchizedek's presumed brother William Nordin is also in this Census (1 white male with 1 boy and 4 females, plus 5 slaves) [Daughters might be Cassandra who later marries John Cheshire, a daughter who might marry a Joseph Frank, a TBD daughter, and youngest daughter Winnie--Joseph Frank later becomes her guardian after her father's death.

Melchizedek's daughter Mary married Nowell Johnston in 1786; her household might be the Noel Johnston household living in nearby Granville County, NC. Or she may have been widowed during the Revolution. Single brother John has a huge household in 1800, including 4 women over age 40. He might have taken in relatives or married a war widow with some children from a previous marriage.

See Year: 1790 State: North Carolina County: Wake Page No: 240 Reel no: M637-7 Sheet No: 3 Transcribed by Marlene Pointer for USGenWeb, http://www.usgwcensus.org/. Copyright: 2005
http://www.usgwcensus.org/cenfiles/nc/wake/1790/pg238.txt

Neighbors include many Suggs. Next door is Moses Sugg; nearby are two Joshua Suggs, a Mark Sugg. [This is Moses Sugg+his 5 sons; Moses recently legally claimed all of his sons by Ms. Taylor and had their names changed from Taylor to Sugg. Some speculate his common-law wife, Ms. Taylor, had Indian or African American blood so he could not marry her, triggering this later action later to claim his children by her. No connection between the Suggs and Nordens has been determined. However the Nordens may be tied to the Taylors in some way: since Winnie Norton, orphaned daughter of William, receives a Taylor land inheritance.]

Francis Redding (who sold Melchizedek his NC land) is also on the 1790 Wake Census.
He is a man over 16, with 3 boys under 16 and 4 females in his house.
He's on page 244 with these neighbors: Amos and Drewry Horton [Norton?], Wm. Beddingfield, David Bunch, etc.

Hindons/Hintons (243, 244, 246) are also on this Census.
(Nordans are on pages 240, 241, and 249).
Johnsons 240, 242, 243, 262-264, 269)
On Page 240 we find Melhazidah [Mechizedek] Nordan in the midst of the Sugg family [mother was a Taylor]
On page 241 is John Nordan 1 adult male over 16. Unmarried. Next to Jonas Chambers.
On Page 249 we find Wm Nordin (1 adult male with 1 son under 16 and 4 females). We speculate that William is Melchizedek's brother. Many slaves suggest William is an older, more established man--rather than a son of M.] William is the 1 male over 16. His household also has 1 male under 16; 4 females. 5 slaves. He will pass away in three years in 1793, leaving his youngest daughter Winnie an orphan. Her guardian will be Joseph Frank, whom we speculate may be married to one of her sisters. His nearest neighbors are William Broadwell, and William Privet Sr. Nearby William Massey. See at http://www.usgwcensus.org/cenfiles/nc/wake/1790/pg238.txt
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1793 Wake County NC County Court Minutes 1777-1784
12-306 "A Deed from Melchesidick Nordon to John BAWCOM [Baucom] Junr. was duly proved in open Court by the Oath of James HINTON Esquire a Witness thereto and ordered to be Registered." [Could this be M's son-in-law?]
Note: Both John Baucom Jr. and Sr. live close to Melchizedek Nordan in the 1790 Census.

March 1793, 16-310
"Ordered that Joseph FRANKS be Guardian to Winney NORTON Orphan of Wake County who entered into Bond in the Sum of L50 and gave William Brown and Ellick Sanders for his security. [Her cemetery records indiate Winney is a daughter of William Norton.]

1804 Cumberland County NC Tax List
LIST OF THE TAXABLES FOR CAPTAIN SHAW'S DISTRICT TAKEN JULY 1804.
Melchisedee-100 [father]
Robert Norden-200 [son]
John Norden-296 [son]
Thomas Norden 50 [son]
Link (Cached available only)
<http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:jvaukPm9yjcJ:www.rootsweb.com/~nccumber/1804tax.htm+Norden+Gilbert+Cumberland+%22North+Carolina%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=7&gl=us>

Nearby are Johnstons
Benjamin Johnson, Sen. - 600
Alexander Johnson - 815
Jacob Johnson - 550

We also see these Morgans (likely relatives of Robert's wife Mary Morgan)
Mathew Morgan - 333 1/3
Amos Morgan - 333 1/3
John Morgan - 333
Henry Morgan - 809

Between the Johnstons & the Nordens we find other potential relatives for future research:
William Kook - 200 Hardy Lasiter - 300 Roderic McLeod - 468 John McLeod - 107 John McLeod, Jun. - 100 Roderic McLeod Jun. Malcom McLeod - 750 John McLean - 894 Mathew Morgan - 333 1/3 Amos Morgan - 333 1/3 John Morgan - 333 Henry Morgan - 809 Jacob Mathews - 1100 Drury Masser - 400 Lot Masser - 100

1810 Census: NC Wake County
We see brothers Robert, Thomas & John Norden,
By Malehejah Norton (Likely father Melchizedek?) He's a generation older than the boys. (By now, Melchizedek would be about age 83) Not indexed by Ancestry, but on page) Neighbor: John Johnston, many Johnstons, Amos Matthew & Simon Matthews, David Valentine, etc.
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1810-1820
We assume Melchizedek dies in his 80s before the 1820 Census, because he does not appear in 1820.

1820 Census: Captain ?? District, Cumberland County
Source Citation: Year: 1820; Census Place: Capt ?? District, Cumberland, North Carolina; Roll: M33_83; Page: 145; Image: 100. John Nordin/Nordan is by Moses Harwell? John Matthews. Multiple Johnstons on the page. (Previous page, David Matthews, etc.)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------For further research/investigation
There are Nordans, and Nortons indexed in the NC Bastardy Bonds:
Transcribed by: Betty & Edwin Camin

Also in Johnston County Marriage Records, 1767-1867
Compiled by Frances T. Igmire, Nordan grooms and brides

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Links about Francis Redding (from whom Melchizedek purchased land in Halifax County). He's a sponsor for children christened in Albemarle Parish in VA...
http://genforum.genealogy.com/redding/messages/1175.html
http://genforum.genealogy.com/redding/messages/1237.html
Other land records mentioning him http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/NCHALIFA/2006-06/1149469797

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Links about Matthew Garrigus, mentioned in a land record with M. Norden
http://garrigues.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=136&sid=ceb1f60ca20ba7c1771333722c56c280

A note from Rose at Rootsweb:
Perhaps some friendly soul could help me. I recently found out through DNA marker tests that my surname (Garrigus) was founded upon an Adopted man name Benjamin Garrigus. His mother, Judiah, gave birth to him in 1803 and then married a Matthew Garrigus who evidently gave the boy his name. He had around 5 sons and lived in North Carolina, but then moved to Tennessee shortly thereafter. She, Judiah, was married to a Newsome according to some ancient land records. That's all we have to go on. For 50 years my family thought we were Garrigus's and now I guess we are really Newsomes or Newsoms--Any information would be deeply appreciated to one and all who could help me. Thank you so much.
Rose Kahn
age 49, California

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About Drury King, mentioned on a land deed with Melchizedeck
Drury King, b. ca. 1744 probably Edgecombe, NC, llived Halifax Co., NC, died Wake Co. NC bef. 1788, spouse Mildred Williams. See also http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/KING-NC/2006-07/1151805870 Married into Dudley family. Drury was also the administrator of Francis Redding's estate. See Descendants of Drury King at: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ahopkins/building/king.htm

Future Research: Check out this book:
William Johnston of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and His Descendants
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About the Suggs who surround Melchizedek in the 1790 Wake County Census
Joshua Suggs was the son of Moses Suggs. Moses Sugg, Sr., son of William Sugg, Jr. was born about 1692 at Norfolk Co., Virginia, and died at Wake Co., North Carolina about 1787. He was married a Miss. Taylor, who died about 1790. In 1784, three years before he died at 95, Moses Sugg, Sr. appeared before the North Carolina Legislature to petition that his five "natural sons": Joshua Taylor, Moses Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Mark Taylor, and William Taylor henceforth be known by the names of Joshua Sugg, Moses Sugg, Aaron Sugg, Mark Sugg, and William Sugg (See Below). Just why this occurred is not known, but some researchers believe that Moses and Miss Taylor were never legally married. Others surmise that Miss Taylor was either an Indian or a negro, which prevented Moses from marrying her. Moses left Norfolk Co., Virginia for Johnson Co., North Carolina, around 1747/49 when he sold his land. By 1772 the family was in Wake Co., North Carolina [earlier part of Johnson Co.] Source: Hendon Family Website at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hendon/patience.htm
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Melchizedek's land adjoins Charles Penny--also in the 1790 Census. The Pennys appear to have come out of Norfolk, VA. A link to the Penny line (that ties into Hintons and Benefields). http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/PENNY/1997-08/0872108977
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For an interesting article on the Hinton history and plantations in the the area, read History of the Hinton Plantations, Knightdale, NC:
Perspectives for Planters Walk

by George Baumbach

http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/hinton/history.htm

For Further Research: Hillsborough, NC Location

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Need to identify Polly Norton, wife of Obediah Wood. Obediah Wood was the bondsman for the marriage of Cassandra Norden to John Cheshire in Wake, NC during the time Martin was governor. (When was that?)

Other Sources:
[The American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) lists a Melchazedick Nordan. He was not born in 1750 based on his 1764 sale of land that he had earlier purchased from Francis Redding. He could not be 14 at the time of that t ransaction. Perhaps the date in the birthdate column is the date when the count was taken)
Name: Melchazedick Nordan
Birth Date: 1750
Birthplace: North Carolina
Volume: 125
Page Number: 429
Reference: Heads of fams. at the first U.S. census. NC. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (292p.):102
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Proof 8 John Norden > Melchizedek > Robert > Francis > Rev Robert
John Nordan
b.abt 1765 (calc from census)
d.May 1824 Cumberland, NC (source: will)
m. Elizabeth Mathews? abt 1790 (calc from census)

1790 Census NC Wake county
John Nordan 1-0-0-0-0
1800 Census NC Cumberland
John Nordin 1-0-0-1-0=1-0-3-1-0-0-0
1810 Census NC Cumberland
John Norden 5-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0-0-0

WILL of John Norden
In the name of God Amen. I John Norden of Cumberland County And State of North Carolina being poorly in body but in perfect mind and memory do make and Ordain this my last will and testament.first recommending my soul into the hands of God that gave it. Secondly my body to the earth to be deasently buried at the discretion of my Executors.

As to my earthly propertyI give and bequeath as follows that is to say first I give and bequeath to my beloved wife as follows that is my land and Stock of all Sorts my House and Kitchen furniture during her natural life and after her death I give to my Sister Mary Johnston and Thomas Norden and Robert Norden's children to be eaqually divided as the law directs, lastly I do constitute and Ordain this my last Will and testament disannulling all former wills and testaments and concerning this my last Will and testament. Also I appoint my beloved Wife Elizabeth Norden & Alsa Matthews, Executors to this my last Will and testament.
Signed Seald and delivered in the presents of us and we in the presents of each other this 10th day of May 1824 ___
John his X mark Norden
Jacob Matthews
John his X mark Norden

Proven December Term 1824 by John Norden Senr.
Elizabeth Norden qualified as Executor.

John 1756-1794 1800 census, 1766-1784 1810 census, >1775 1820 census
wife
-- boy b.1795 1800 Census 1790-1800, (-1810 Census),
-- girl b.1797 1800 Census 1790-1800, (-1810 Census), 1820 Census 1790-1800
-- boy b.1802 (-1810 Census), 1820 Census 1802-04
-- girl b.1804 (-1810 Census), 1820 Census 1802-04
-- boy b.1810 1820 Census 1810-20
-- girl b.1812 1820 Census 1810-20


1790 Census NC Johnston county

Thomas Nordin (spelled) 1-1-1-0-0 (1885 tax no listing)
1790 Census NC Wake county
Melchezedec Nordan (spelled) 2-0-2-0-0 (p.3)
John Nordan 1-0-0-0-0 (spelled) (p.3 opposite page)
Wm Nordin 1-1-4-0-5 (spelled) (p.7 m.
)

1800 Census NC Cumberland
Thomas Norden (spelled) 1-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0 (p17)
John Nordin (spelled) 1-0-0-1-0=1-0-3-1-0+0 (p15)

1810 Census NC Cumberland (listed together)
Thomas Norden 1-2-0-1-0=1-0-0-1-0+0
John Norden 0-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0 .
Robert Norden 5-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0
Malajaijah Norden 0-0-0-0-1=0-0-0-0-1+0

1820 Census NC Cumberland
John Norden 1-0-1-1-0-1=0-1-0-0-4=0-2 in agriculture
1820 Census NC Moore
Thomas Nordan 2-1-0-2-0-1=-2-1-0-1-0=0-3 agriculture

Thomas Norden

--- wife b. m. 1788 d. before 1800 census
--- wife b. 1775 earliest according to census 1800-1820

Thomas 1756-1794 1800 census, 1766-1784 1810 census, >1775 1820 census
wife 1775-1784??? 1800 census, 1766-1784 1810 census, 1775-1794 1820 census
-- girl
b.abt 1789 1790 Census analysis (1st wife)
-- boy b.1799? 1800 Census, 1810 Census, 1820 Census
-- boy b.1804? 1810 Census, 1820 Census
-- boy b.1806? 1810 Census, 1820 Census
-- girl b.1808? 1810 Census, 1820 Census
-- girl b. 1810? (-1810 Census), 1820 Census
-- boy b.1811 1820 Census
-- boy b.1813 1820 Census
-- girl b.1815
1820 Census

1790 Census NC Johnston county
Thomas Nordin 1-1-1-0-0 (last column spelled Nordin) 1m >16, 1f<16, 1f, 0 other free, 0 slaves
(1785 tax no listing)
1790 Census NC Wake county
Melchezedec Nordan 2-0-2-0-0 (p.3 ) 2m >16, 0f<16, 2f, 0other free, 0 slaves
John Nordan 1-0-0-0-0 (p.3 opposite page) 1m >16, 0f<16, 0f, 0other free, 0 slaves
Wm Nordin 1-1-4-0-5 (p.7 m.
) 1m >16, 1f<16, 4f, 0 other free, 5 slaves

1800 Census NC Cumberland
Thomas Norden (spelled) 1-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0 (p17)
John Nordin (spelled) ------1-0-0-1-0=1-0-3-1-0+0 (p15)

1810 Census NC Cumberland (listed together)
Thomas Norden 1-2-0-1-0=1-0-0-1-0+0 Capt Mac Cranies District, Cumberland, NC
John Norden 0-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0 . Capt Mac Cranies District, Cumberland, NC
Robert Norden 5-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0
Malekizah Norden 0-0-0-0-1=0-0-0-0-1+0

1820 Census NC Cumberland
John Norden 1-0-1-1-0-1=0-1-0-0-4=0-2 in agriculture
1820 Census NC Moore
Thomas Nordan 2-1-0-2-0-1=-2-1-0-1-0=0-3

William

girl b. 1787 (1774-1790) 1790 Census analysis
girl b. 1789 (1774-1790) 1790 Census analysis
girl b. 1790 (1774-1790) 1790 Census analysis

1790 Census NC Johnston county
Thomas Nordin 1-1-1-0-0 (last column spelled Nordin) 1m >16, 1f<16, 1f, 0 other free, 0 slaves
(1785 tax no listing)
1790 Census NC Wake county
Melchezedec Nordan 2-0-2-0-0 (p.3 ) 2m >16, 0f<16, 2f, 0other free, 0 slaves
John Nordan 1-0-0-0-0 (p.3 opposite page) 1m >16, 0f<16, 0f, 0other free, 0 slaves
Wm Nordin 1-1-4-0-5 (p.7 m.
) 1m >16, 1f<16, 4f, 0 other free, 5 slaves

1790 Census analysis

1790 Census NC Johnston county (1785 tax no listing)
Thomas Nordin 1-1-1-0-0 (last column spelled Nordin) 1m >16, 1f<16, 1f, 0 other free, 0 slaves

1) Thomas shows husband and wife and 1 female child.
2) Probably married less than 3 years. m=1787
3) Probably born about 1762 (25 years before marriage)
4) Living in a different county and spelled Nordin. Possibly a son of William Nordin.

1790 Census NC Wake county
Melchezedec Nordan 2-0-2-0-0 (p.3 ) 2m >16, 0f<16, 2f, 0other free, 0 slaves

1) Melcizedek shows husband and wife and 2 children older than 16 boy and girl.
2) Probably married less than 20 years. m=1770
3) Probably born about 1745 (25 years before marriage)
4) Living next to a son John and spelled the same.

John Nordan 1-0-0-0-0 (p.3 opposite page) 1m >16, 0f<16, 0f, 0other free, 0 slaves

1) John shows just himself and no wife or children.
2) Not married
3) Probably born about 1768 (22 years old.)
4) A son of Melcizedek and spelled the same.

Wm Nordin 1-1-4-0-5 (p.7 m.) 1m >16, 1f<16, 4f, 0 other free, 5 slaves

1) William shows himself and wife 1 female under 16 and 3 females over 16.
2) Probably married less than 23 years. m=1767
3) Probably born about 1742 (25 years old.)
4) A brother of Melcizedek and father of Thomas. (spelled Nordin)

1810 Census NC Cumberland (listed together)
Thomas Norden 1-2-0-1-0=1-0-0-1-0+0 Capt Mac Cranies District, Cumberland, NC
John Norden 0-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0 . Capt Mac Cranies District, Cumberland, NC
Robert Norden 5-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0
Malajaijah Norden 0-0-0-0-1=0-0-0-0-1+0


Analysis of Census/children

Thomas Norden
1790 Census NC Johnston county
(1785 tax no listing) Thomas Nordin 1-1-1-0-0
Thomas
Patience Garner
girl - under 16

1800 Census NC Cumberland Thomas Norden (spelled) 1-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0
Thomas 26-44 (1756-1744) b.1766
wife Patience Garner 16-26 (1756-1784) b. ?
boy under 10 b.1798?

1810 Census NC Cumberland Thomas Norden 1-2-0-1-0=1-0-0-1-0+0
Thomas 26-45 (1765-1784) b.1766
wife Patience Garner 26-45 (1765-1784)
boy 10-15 (1795-1800) ???
boy 10-15 (1795-1800) John D. b.1800
boy under 10 (after 1800) ???
girl under 10 (after 1800)

1820 Census NC Moore Thomas Nordan 2-1-0-2-0-1=-2-1-0-1-0=0-3 agriculture
Thomas 45+ (before 1775) b.1766
wife Patience Garner 26-45 (1794-1775)
boy 16-26 (1804-1794) ???
boy 16-26 (1804-1794) John D. b.1800
girl 16-26 (1804-1794)
boy 10-16 (1810-1804) ???
boy under 10 (after 1810) ???
girl under 10 (after 1810)
girl under 10 (after 1810)

John Norden
1790 Census NC Wake county John Nordan 1-0-0-0-0
John Norden

1800 Census NC Cumberland John Nordin 1-0-0-1-0=1-0-3-1-0+0
John 26-44 (1756-1744) b.1768
Elizabeth Matthews 26-44 (1756-1744)
girl 16-25 (1804-1794) relation
girl 16-25 (1804-1794) relation
girl 16-25 (1804-1794) relation
boy under 10 (after 1800)
girl under 10 (after 1800)

1810 Census NC Cumberland John Norden 0-0-0-1-0=0-0-1-0-0+0
John 26-45 (1765-1784) b.1768
Elizabeth Matthews 16-25 (1794-1785) much younger
no children

1820 Census NC Cumberland John Norden 1-0-1-1-0-1=0-1-0-0-4=0-2 in agriculture
John (before 1775) b.1766
Elizabeth Matthews (before 1775) b.1766
girl (before 1775) b.1766
girl (before 1775) b.1766
girl (before 1775) b.1766
boy 16-26 (1804-1794) ???
boy 10-16 (1810-1804) John b.1805
boy under 10 (after 1810) Aaron b.1813
girl under 10 (after 1810)

William Norden
1790 Census NC Wake county William Norden 1-1-4-0-5 (p.7 m.
) 5 slaves
William b.1761
wife
girl over 16
girl over 16
girl over 16
girl under 16

Catherine Norden
The will of Stephen Layless (Lillis)
March 1717
Layless (Lillis), Stephen Wills and Administrations of Elizabeth City County, Virginia 1688-1800
"Money left me by my son John (Lillis) in the hands of Catherine Norden, ????? to my wife, my son Thomas, my daughter. My personal estate to be divided between Mary Henderson, Catherine Norden and John Bordland.
Exec: Catherine Norden and John Bordland. Dec 17, 171?
Received March 8, 1717.
Witness: Nathaniel Parker, John Henry Rombough, Joseph Wragg.
Probation granted to Robert Norden March 1717."

Nathaniel Parker
http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/parker.htm
http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/Parker/tompark.htm#Nathaniel%20Parker%20d.%201730

John Henry Rombough
Court officer did many estate appraisals.