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Pittsylvania, VA Nortons
DNA Results

Pedigree William Norton Ellinor Stonestreet
Pedigree John Norton of Pittsylvania (according to will) 134123
FTdna 134123
Pedigree of Thomas Norton of Prince Georges, MD
Pedigree of Nehemiah Norton of Prince Georges, MD b.abt 1744
Pedigree of Jacob Norton of Prince Georges, MD b.abt1744
FTdna 103250


These Nortons moved through Pittsylvania, VA and appear to be brothers
Ellinor
Norton, b.1738 [wife of William] Moved > PG, MD
John Norton
b abt. 1740, - Moved > PG, MD> Pitts, VA 1788 >
Thomas Norton
b.abt 1744 - Moved > PG, MD> Pitts, VA 1788 > Spartanburg, SC 1791
Nehemiah Norton Sr.
b.abt 1744 - Moved > PG, MD Pitts, VA 1788 > Spartanburg, SC 1791
Jacob Norton
b.abt 1744 - Moved > PG, MD> Pitts, VA 1788 >

Nortons of Prince George's county Maryland
Hall of Records, Prince George’s County Vol. 165-166

from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nortonsofthesouth/

John Norton + Jane
Pedigree
-----Katherine, born 14 Jan 1730/31
-----Nehemiah, born 2 May 1732?
-----Margery, born 2 Jan 1735?

William Norton* + Eleanor * on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
Pedigree William Norton Ellinor Stonestreet
-----Sarah, born 20 Jan 1759
-----Alexander born 16 Mar 1760
-----Martha, bapt. 13 Apr 1762
-----Frances bapt. 6 May 1764 [married Henry Wilson Norton; VS]
-----Nathaniel, born 18 Mar 1766
-----James bapt. 15 May 1768
-----Mary, born 5 Aug 1772
-----Norman, born 21 Jan 1775

Robert Norton* + Cloe * on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
-----Elizabeth, born 25 Jan 1772
-----Millie Ann, born 27 June 1773
-----Alexander born 23 Apr 1775

John Norton* + Elizabeth
Pedigree
-----Henry Wilson Norton, bapt. 10 Aug. 1766 on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
----------[married 1st. Frances Norton, 2nd. Jane Still. VS] *
-----Jane, born 1 July 1773

Thomas Norton* + Katherine, * on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
Pedigree of Thomas Norton
-----Margery, born 31 Oct 1774
-----Eleanor, born 2 May 1776

Jacob Norton + Mary
Pedigree of Jacob Norton
----- Nehemiah, born 12 Oct 1774

Nimcah [this must be Nehemiah] Norton*; ** + Elizabeth
Pedigree of Nehemiah Norton
------Mary, born 27 Jan 1774
* on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
** Also listed: Nimcah Norton, husband of Mary.

Ezekiel Masters + Casandra Norton, married 13 Sept 1789

1790 Census from tax records Pittsylvania
Jacob 1789 Pittsylvania grouped p.29 Mar 20, 1789 - (not accounted for on pedigree)
James 1789 Pittsylvania p.29 Mar 20, 1789
Nathaniel 1789 Pittsylvania p.29 Mar 20, 1789
Alexander 1789 Pittsylvania p.29 Mar 20, 1789

John 1789 Pittsylvania grouped p.30 April 2 1789
Wilson 1789 Pittsylvania p.30 April 2 1789
Thomas Norton/Nordon 1789 Pittsylvania p.30 April 2 1789

John 1789 Henry


Compilation of Nortons in Maryland Archives in chronological order:
Research on Maryland Nortons by Dennis Norton - dlnort@bellsouth.net
I have researched the online Maryland Archives and have provided a compilation of the info that I found there. The attached file is verbatim from the archives. I believe the John Sr and Jr are names 1 and 2. There are also a few names I have never encountered before. Below is a brief analysis of the compilation:

  1. John Norton was a planter at St. Maries Hundred in March 1637/8 and owned 100 Acres. On September 12, 1642 he was listed as an Assemblyman for the morning sessions of the General Assembly. In 1642 his name was mentioned in a case against the maid servant of Jane Cockshott. In 1655 he recorded his mark for cattle and hogs. He is probably the John Norton tried for adultery with Jane Pauldin. In 1662 John Norton and Richard and Mary Roe filed complaints against William Robisson for stealing hogs. In 1667 John’s property was mentioned as a boundary for the sale of land from William Osbeston to Mark Blomfeild. Also mentioned was a dividing creek named Norton’s Branch.
  2. John Norton, a sawyer, was ordered before the Provencial Court on June 19, 1638. On August 7, 1638, Thomas Copley sued him for not delivering 1000 board foot of lumber. In 1639 his debts had been cleared.
  3. John Norton, Master of the Schooner Endeavor, was permitted to travel to North Carolina on October 31, 1776.
  4. Elizabeth Norton testified in Judith Catchpole case in 1656.
  5. Tobias Norton resided in Calvert County. Toby was listed as a Peace Commissioner of Calvert County in 1660, October 4, 1667, February 28, 1669 and August 2, 1771. In April 1657, it was testified that he accompanied Mary Little from Accomack in the Spring of 1656. He was accused of selling bad tobacco in 1657 to John Little. On April 13, 1657 Roger Scott sued him for a debt of 416 pounds of tobacco. In 1657, Tobias filed suit against Henry Hooper. Tobias had bought a servant from Hooper and had claimed the servant not fit. The court found that Tobias must return 1600 pounds of good tobacco in casks and shall pay Mr. Hooper’s legal expenses. When the case came to court in 1658, Tobias nor his attorney was present. Hooper was awarded 600 pounds of tobacco with costs and damages. When Mr. Hooper presented his costs and damages, the court ordered that the case be transferred to Calvert County, where the case originated. In 1657 Aron Jacobson filed suit against John Little and Tobias Norton to prove that his debt had been paid. On August 12, 1657, Tobias witnessed the confession of Margarett Redfearne, servant of John and Anne Nevell. Margarett stated on her death bed that Anne nevell caused her soon to be death because of blows and punches. In February and October 1658 he was listed as a Juror in the Provincial Court. On February 8, 1657 he and Robert Carvile were ordered by the court to appraise the estate of John Little. In 1667 he petitioned the court to seize all the goods of the estate of Margarite Argent for use by her orphaned children since he was the administrator of the estate. In June that year, he provided the court with inventory of the orphan’s estate. In 1678 Tobias accompanied Mrs. Letchworth to evict Bernard johnson from her land.
    Toby Norton - July 11, 1651 was granted five hundred acres in Northampton County adjacent to Carrotuck Creek for transporting 10 persons: Mathew Colt, Ann Basshaus, John Barbar, Mary Harlo, John Harlow and his wife Ann, David Whoalby, Thom Harcoss???, ?? Smith, and ?? Lyno.

  6. Richard Norton, aged 69 in 1657, testified as witness to marriage of Joseph Edlow and Mary Cole by Thomas Seamor.
  7. Hathond or Hammond Norton is mentioned in suit against him by John Wood in August 1674 for 675 pounds of tobacco and for trespassing asking for 7 weeks work. Hathond fled the county, thus John Wood was awarded both complaints against the estate of Hathond. In 1674 Mr. Philip Lynes paid Anne Fowke 805 th of tobacco on the account of Hathond Norton.
  8. Herman Norton of Charles County is listed in Provincial Court on February 17, 1679. On February 19, 1679 he is listed as a Juror and also for testifying for John Hartwell against John Bouchier.
  9. Henry Norton, servant to Jonathan Simmons, was adjudged 20 years to serve in August 1698.
  10. William Norton of Cecil County petitioned the court to discharge him from confinement on October 15, 1724.
  11. Thomas Norton of Prince Georges County petitioned for relief as languishing prisoner on July 28, 1732.
  12. Sir Fletcher Norton was retained by the Baltimore House on September 22, 1776. (this is Fletcher Norton, who was also Speaker of the House of Commons in England.)
  13. Nathan Norton listed as Justice of Cecil County on April 18, 1793.
  14. Patrick Norton listed as enrolled in Maryland Troops, July 25, 1776.
  15. Lawrence Norton listed as private, volunteered on April 21, 1778, on July 18, 1780 noted as deserted, served in 4th Regiment, Reiley’s Company.
  16. George Norton listed as private, volunteered on March 1, 1777 discharged March 8, 1780, served in 2nd Regiment.
  17. John Norton listed as private, enlisted November 16, 1777 noted as prisoner on April 26, 1779, served in 7th Regiment, Stull’s Company.
  18. David Norton listed as private and enlisted for 3 years, was in hospital on February 1778 roster for Captain John Gist’s Company, in Col. Nathaniel Gists’ Regiment of Rangers, 3rd Maryland Regiment.
  19. William Norton was hired to take the place of James Mason of Watkin’s Company, 2nd Maryland Regiment per testimony on June 16, 1778.


Researchers:
Scott Norton - snorton@nortonfamily.net

 

 

DNA Results
We have two DNA pedigrees (103250, 134123) with a common ancestor being the father of the five borthers that were in Prince Georges County, MD. These tests confirm a DNA signature for this line. However this DNA signature appears to one that shifts markers so that we will expect further tests to have as many as 2 or 3 markers different.

This line may belong to the Naughton/Norton line of Roscommon, Ireland. This is suggested by test #20009 that only recently emigrated from Roscommon, Ireland to the USA. There are two additional related tests (29804, 6593) that may have a common ancestor in ancient Ireland. These tow tests may actually be linked with a pedigree to be determined.

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103250
Mathew Mark Norton, b.1847 GA
Pedigree
R1b1b2a1b5 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 11 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 15 16 17 11 11 19 23 16 16 18 17 39 40 12 12  
165328
John K Norton b.1877
d.1860, Coffee Co., TN
Pedigree
R1b1b2a1b5 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 11 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 15 16 17 11 11 19 23 15 16 18 17 39 40 12 12  
134123
William Norton b.3 Sep 1891 Lexington, Fayette, KY
Pedigree
R1b1b2 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 15 16 17 11 11 19 23 16 16 18 17 39 40 12 13  
29804
Nathaniel Norton, b. 1762 York Co. ME R1b1b2 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 16 18 30 15 16 16 17  
6593
Edward Norton b.1827, VA? R1b1b2e 13 25 15 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 16 16 16 17  
20009
Norton (emigrated US in 1900) R1b1b2 13 26 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 24 15 18 30 15 16 16 17  
     


This pedigree is taken from Nortons of Maryland and North Carolina

http://members.tripod.com/fjdelk/norton.html

Pedigree of the Stonestreet Norton
John Norton

b.
1655 England
d. unknown but clliamed to be 1768
m. Elizabeth Lane
Immigrated to Maryland on unknown date

  John Norton Jr.
b.1678 Baltimore, Baltimore Co.,MD
d.3 April 1727 England and buried Center Aisle, St. Olaf's London (or Balitmore, MD.
m. Elizabeth Ford 1713
Children:
Ann Elizabeth
Mary
Richard
William

NORTON, John (1), was b. c. 1678, d. 24 March 1726/7, giving his age as 37 in 1714/5, and stating he had lived in Balto. County for about 17 years; was in Baltimore County by 1694 as a taxable in s. side Gunpowder; in May 1707 purch. Norton's Lot (binge part of a larger tract called "Jones' Inheritance") from John and Mary Boring; his will, proved 3 Apr 1727 named Wife. Elizabeth and ch.: William, John, Richard, Anne Elizabeth, and Mary; admin. Bond was posted 15 July 1727 by execs. Thomas and Elizabeth Harryman with George and Samuel Harryman, John Norton having ren. His right to admin.; est. was inv. 14 June 1728 by Benjamin Bowen and Richard Lenox and Val at 12.6.0 Pound; additional inv was filed in 1728; est was admin by Eliza, of Thomas Harryman on 10 Apr 1729 dec. left a Widow and five children William, John, Richard Ann, Elizabeth and Mary (2:281 ; 12:341 ; 51:82, 272 ;59:612 : 68:18 ; 125:15 133:193; 139; 203-3:110).
Norton Norton William Norton
b.1695 Baltimore MD
d.1776 Baltimore, MD
m. Elizabeth Clark 1 Feb 1722; marriage date from the FTM Marriage CD for MD<NC<VA
m. Ann Horning
NORTON, William (2) s. of John (1) was left 1 shilling by his father's will; might be the William Norton who married Elizabeth Clark on Feb 1 1732; on March 31 1739 William and Anne conv. 50 a Jones' Addition and 40 a Norton's Addition to William Lynch. 75:218).
    Norton

William Norton, [Ellenor] - Moved > PG, MD > Pitts, VA 1790 >
b.1716 in Prince George Co., MD;
d. 21 Feb 1778, Prince George's, MD
m. Elinor Stonestreet 1756 in Maryland. She was born April 04, 1738 in Prince George Co., MD., and died Aft. 1800.

children:
Sarah 1759-1824
William Alexander 1759-1834
James 1761-1857
Martha 1762-
Frances 1764-1820
Nathaniel Henry 1766-
Dr. Nicolas Norton 1770-1864
Mary 1772-
Nellie 1774-
Norman 1775-
Ann 1777-

m2nd: Nellie Stonestreet b. 1726 d.1740
children:
John 1740-1830
William 1740-1776

1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.)

        Sarah Norton,
b. January 15, 1757. She married Butler Edelen Stonestreet January 06, 1778; born February 08, 1756.
alt born 20 Jan 1759
1776 Census
of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.)
       

Alexander Norton, - Moved > PG, MD > Pitts, VA 1790 > Blount, TN
b. May 14, 1759 in Piscataway Parish, Princes Georges County, MD.
d. Nov 17, 1834, Blount,Tennessee
m. Mary Atwood December 01, 1785 in Pittsylvania, VA. She was born December 1765 in Pittsylvania, VA, and died 1844 in Murry County, Georgia.
1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
1790 census
of Pittsylvania, VA
as Alexander
1834 Will recorded in Blount county, TN

          Sarah Norton.
         

James Norton.

         

William S. Norton,
b.15 Sept 1802 3 Jul 1787, Pittsylvania, Virginia
d. Dec 1858, Coffee, Tennessee

         

Anna Norton.

         

Nicholas Norton.

         

Robert Norton.

          Nancy Norton.
          Henry Wilson Norton.
Birth 10 Aug 1766 in Prince George, Maryland
Death Apr 1870 in Coffee, Tennessee,
           

Naaman G Nicholas Norton
Birth 05 Oct 1807 in Pittsylvania, Virginia
Death 30 Sep 1882 in Coffee, Tennessee
m. Lenora Laura Arnold 1813 – 1896
children:
Henry Thomas Norton 1831 – 1860
John Norton 1833 – 1856
Angeline Ann Norton 1835 – 1915
William Meredith Norton 1837 – 1909
Naaman G Jr Norton 1839 – 1909
Frances Norton 1841 –
Elizabeth Norton 1844 – 1885
Burgess Randolph Norton 1846 – 1937
James Butler Norton 1848 – 1937
Pinkney K Pink Norton 1851 –
Ebenezer Norton 1851 –
Thomas Norton 1855 –
John T Norton 1857 – 1940

              Ebenezer B. Norton
Birth Nov 1851 in Beach Grove, Coffee, Tennessee,
m
arried: Lula M Roger she was born 1869 in TN 7/17/1884 Coffee County TN
Children  
Dtr. C. G.  born 1887 in TX**
Dtr. Ebbie L. born in 1889 in AL 
Dtr. Lulah B. born in 1893 in TX*
Dtr. Willa G. born in 1901 in TX
Dtr. Hazel A. born 1907 in TX
Dtr. Jessie B. born 8/1892 in TX*  died 12/3/1915 in Hamilton County TN
          John Norton, born 1795.
          Alexander Norton Jr., born January 31, 1797
           
        Martha Norton bapt. 13 Apr 1762
1776 Census
of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
        Francis Norton, born May 06, 1764 in Prince George Co., MD.
[She married Wilson Norton April 18, 1782 in Pittsville County, VA.]
1776 Census
of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
        Nathaniel Henry Norton,
b. March 18, 1766 in Piscataway Parish, Princes Georges County, MD.
m. Jane Still
1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.

1820 Census York, NC 26-44
1830 Census
Lincoln, NC 60-70
        James Norton - Moved > PG, MD > Pitts, VA 1790 >
bapt. 15 May 1768
1776 Census
of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
1790 census of Pittsylvania, VA
as Alexander
        Nicholas Norton, - Moved > PG, MD > Alexander, NC >
b. May 15, 1770 in Broad Creek, Prince Georges Co., MD;
d. December 26, 1864 in Elk Shoals, Alexander, NC.
m. Sarah McKnight March 14, 1800. She was born January 01, 1778, and died February 07, 1867.
          James K. Norton, born May 06, 1800.
          William Norton, born March 1801.
          Elizabeth Norton,
b. May 04, 1803;
d. November 26, 1898.
m. Adoniram Patterson; born May 13, 1788; died August 05, 1864.

According to Katherine B. Alexander -- a descendant of Adoniram Patterson -- Adoniram owned nine hundred acres of land and nine slaves. Nicholas Norton, father of Elizabeth Norton Patterson, is described as a doctor, not a minister. This account can also be found in the above mentioned book, as well in other histories of Alexander County. It appears likely that the father of Elizabeth was in fact a doctor, while a brother also named Nicholas was a minister.
Burial Site: Hiddenite Cem., Hiddenite, Alexander Co., NC
Census 1: 1850, Alexander Co. #180.
Census 2: 1860, Stony Point Twp., Alexander Co., NC - family & 35

Norman Norton, born January 30, 1805.

John W. Norton,
Birth 9 Feb 1810 in Iredell, North Carolina, United States
Death after 1871 in Oak Grove MO, OK or Tx
m. Melinda McDaniel Campbell.
           

James Campbell Norton
Birth 1836 in Sweet Home, Iredell, North Carolina, United States
Death before 1899 in Izard or Benton Ark
m. Elizabeth Ann 'Betty' Summers

              William Tillit Norton
Birth Dec 1858 in NC, USA
Death 1933 in OK Ark Tx or KS
m. Martha Ann Hayes
               

Henry Mavin Norton Sr
Birth 03 Aug 1884 in Arkansas
Death 11 Sep 1965
Florence Francis Stimson

                 
Henry Marvin Norton Jr
Birth 8 Sep 1908 in Oklahoma
Death 08 Oct 1979 in Fairfax, Osage, Oklahoma, USA
Annie Edire Rader

Alexander N. Norton,
b.February 16, 1812. Iredell, NC
d.29 Aug 1851 Fayette, TX
m.1840 to Jane C Longley 1805-1864
children:
William Nicholas Alexander 1842-1922
Plummer P 1844-1854

           

William Nicholas Alexander Norton
b.10 Feb 1842, Bradford, Bedford, TN
d.25 Apr 1922, Bronte, Coke, TX
m. Mary Elizabeth Murphy
children:
Jennie 1867-
Dovie Fickllin 1872-1960
William Powhatan Patton 1874-1957
Harry Lindsay 1876-1950
m. 2nd Eva Norton

             

William P Norton
b.1874 Austin, TX
d.1957 Alice, TX
m. Martha Julia Walker 1874-1904
children:
Wallace Ross
Neville Grove
Gladys May
Mary Audrey

Nicholas Norton, born January 05, 1814.

Mary Norton, born July 05, 1814

        Mary Norton, born August 05, 1772 in Piscataway Parish, Princes George, MD. She married Oakes Norton
1776 Census
of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
        Norman Norton, -- Moved to Coffee, TN
b. 21 Jan 1775 in Prince George County, Maryland.
m. Mary Whitney. She was born 1794 in South Carolina.
Norman Norton, at age 23, was in Rowan County NC;
He moved to Coffee County TN in 1830
He moved to Gibson County TN between 1850 and 1860.
Both died in Gibson County TN are buried in unmarked graves at North Union Cemetery near Kenton, TN
1776 Census
of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
         

Dr. William Norton,
b.1816 Rowan County, NC

Dr. William Norton was the oldest son of Norman Norton. William Norton was born in Rowan County, North Carolina before the family moved to Bedford county, Tennessee in the Beech Grove community. When Coffee county was formed, their land fell in Coffee county. An extensive writeup on this Norton family can be found on the Obion County Genealogy Web site. Jane Norton Powell, webmaster, will direct you to her home. page.

          Aaron Norton, born 1823.
         

Alexander Norton, born 1823. He married Caroline Canady January 15, 1853 in Gibson County, TN; died January 15, 1853 in Gibson County TN.
Both died in Gibson County TN are buried in unmarked graves at North Union Cemetery near Kenton, TN.

Caroline Canady is the daughter of Hardy Canady (b.NC and d. before 2 July 1869 in Gibson County TN). Her mother was Mary Smith Canady. Both are buried at North Union in Gibson County TN. Caroline was the fifth and last child. Her siblings: Alfred Canady b.1825 m.Mary Smith?; Eliza Canady; O. Alworth Canady b.1829 d. bef. Mar 1872 m. Sarah ---; and Emeline Canada b. 1831 m. W.W. Smith.

Alexander and Caroline Canady Norton's Children
1. Mary Norton, 1858-1945m. E.T. Jetton, 1862-1945
2. Levie Elizabeth Norton, 20 Mar 1859-29 Jan 1943 m. Hiram P. Worrell, 9 Jun 1854 Gibson Co TN-8 Jan 1922 Crockett Co TN
3. John Norton, 31 Mar 1861-3 Dec 1944 m. 19 Apr 1885, Nancy Ellen Wiles, 1 Oct 1865 Maury Co TN-4 Jun 1944 Obion Co TN
4. Tobe Norton, 25 Oct 1859-13 Feb 1913 m. Annie Bell "Dink" Martin, 10 Oct 1865-22 Feb 1917 Gibson Co TN
5. Charley Norton, b. abt. 1854
6. Dora Norton, b. abt. 1866 m. Bill R. King (Kenton)
7. Usa Norton, b. abt 1867, from Census, nothing else known abt. person.
6. Henry Norton, 24 Sep 1867/69 TN-24 Jul 1935, Walbarger Co TX
m. Mable Myrtle Geon James, b.1869-d.8 Apr 1924 Walbarger Co TX.
9. Alex Norton, b. abt 1870 (went to Calif. Have picture)
10. Robert Lee Norton, b. abt. 1871-d.1925 Gibson Co TN m. Nancy J. "Nannie" Whitley, 1874-1961 Gibson Co TN
11. Tom Norton, b. abt 1873, Went to Washington State.

         

John Norton. He married Nancy Ellen Wiles April 19, 1885 in Obion County TN
The death certificate of John Norton lists his father as Alex Norton b. Gibson Co TN and his mother as Caroline Cannady b. in Tennessee. He died at approximately 3:40 am at his residence, "The Hotel," in Troy, Obion Co. TN. Nancy Ellen Norton d. June 4, 1944 and her parents are given on death certificate as Samuel J. Wiles, b. Murray (Maury) Co. TN and Rebecca E. Powell, b. Murray (Maury) Co TN. Informant was T. L. Wiles, her brother. John and Nancy Ellen married 19 April 1885 in Obion County TN and both are buried up on the hill in Troy City Cemetery. They had 13 children with 10 living to maturity. On 4 January 1910, John Norton agreed to buy the hotel, known as the Old Rice Hotel, in Troy from John and Mollie Cook. The deed seems to have been paid and recorded 2 January 1912, 6 V, p.406-7, Jan 9, 1912, J. M. Chapel, Register, by W.G. Sanders., C. S. Talley, Clerk.
John and Nancy Ellen Norton's Children All children born in Obion County Tennessee
Arthur Lee, 5 Feb 1885-11 Oct 1887
Fannie, 28 Apr 1887-10 Feb 1969 m. Oma Priest
Emmaline, 7 Mar 1889-9 Jan 1968 m. Rochelle Hurt
Lexie B, 18 May 1891-29 Aug 1892
Johnnie Mae, 8 Mar 1893-1958 m. Henry Barron
Elsie, 4 Jan 1896-28 Jul 1967 m. Marion Alexander Whitehorn
Florence Ellen, 6 Mar 1897-16 Dec 1968 m. Walker Caldwell
Charley Caswell "Buck," 29 Dec 1898-12 Aug 1986 m. Thelma
James Herman, 27 Sep 1900-25 Sep 1930 m. 6 Oct 1928 Clara Kersey
Winnie, 3 Jun 1903-21 Sep 1982 m. James Cecil Moss
Wiles, 6 Mar 1906-10 Jun 1915
Guy Gleeves "GG," 18 Feb 1909-28 Aug 1988 m. Lena Florence Green

          Robert Norton.
          Louisa Norton, born 1835
      Alexander Norton,
b.1718 in Prince George Co., MD;
d. 1744
m. Ann Jones
        Thomas Norton.
   
John Norton Jr.

b. abt 1695 Baltimore Md
m. Jane
Notes for John Norton Jr:
NORTON, John (3) son of John (1) may the john Norton who married Susanna (--) by Aug 1719 and conv. Cole's Adventure by John and Dinah Cole (68:).
5 iii. Richard Norton, born 1714 in Baltimore, Maryland..
6 iv. Ann Elizabeth Norton, born 1716 in Baltimore, Maryland..
7 v. Mary Norton, born 1720 in Baltimore, Maryland..
8 vi. Alexander Norton, born 1720 in Baltimore, Maryland..
9 vii. Thomas Norton, born 1726 in Baltimore, Maryland.. He married Katherine
      Katherine, born 14 Jan 1730/31
      Nehemiah, born 2 May 1732?
      Margery, born 2 Jan 1735?
    Richard Norton
    Ann Elizabeth Norton
    Mary Norton
                   
Norton Norton Norton Norton Norton Norton Norton Norton Norton  


Pedigree of the John Norton of Pittsylvania, VA
 
Norton  
  FTdna 134123

FTdna 165328
John Norton
m. Jane
from 1776 census of Prince Georges, MD
    FTdna 134123

FTdna 165328

John Norton
b.abt 1740, PG's. Co., MD. (calculated from children birth)
d.abt April 16, 1811 (will 1810) Pittsylvania, VA
m.


Beans Creek is adjacent to Jacob and Nehemiahs land in Pittsylvania
Bought land in Pittsylvania from William Harrison October 15, 1788 (Henry Wilson Norton witnessed deed.)
DEED of LAND on branches of Beens Creek from William Harrison of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
to JOHN NORTON, Sr. of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Dated October 15, 1788 Recorded October 17, 1790 (Deed Book 10, Page 456)
This Indenture made this 15th day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight between William Harrison, of the County of Pittsylvania of the one part, and John Norton of the said county of the other part. Witness that the said William Harrison for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said John Norton, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath bargained sold and delivered unto the said John Norton one certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being on the branches of Beens Creek in Pittsylvania County, containing by a survey two hundred acres of the same more or less is bounded as follows. Beginning at a red oak Joseph Quinn=s corner thence South fifty degrees east cropping a Branch one hundred and seventy-six poles to a White Oak thence south sixty-two degrees west cropping the said fork one hundred and three poles to a White Oak, Nathan Watson=s corner, thence on his line North seventy-three degrees west two hundred and forty poles to a red oak thence on said Watson=s north forty-two degrees west thirty-six poles to Joseph Quinn=s corner red oak thence on said Quinn line North seventy degrees east cropping the said branch two hundred and twelve poles to the Beginning. To have and to hold, the said tract or parcel of land unto the said John Norton his heirs and assigns forever. Together with the Re???sion and Rev??sions ?rusts issues and profits, with w??? appertaining unto the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said John Norton his heirs or assignees, will warrant and defend against the said full ?et or hindrance of him the said William Harrison his heirs or assigns away other persons whatsoever. In witness whereof I have ??? ?et my hand and affix my seal the day and year above written.Signed sealed and delivered
William Harrison S.S.
In presence of: Thomas Stills, Harris Gammons, Drury Pulliam, Henry Wilson Norton, William Warricks, Richard Watson


DEED of GIFT from JOHN NORTON, Sr. of Pittsylvania County, Virginia

to sons Jacob, Thomas, Lemuel, and Nehemiah
Dated March 28, 1810 Recorded April 16, 1811

To all to whom these presents may come I John Norton Senr. Of Pittsylvania County and State of Virginia to send greeting know ye for divers causes and considerations mc. hereunto moving but especially for the parental love and affection that I have and so bear to my four sons Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton, have by these presents given and grants unto the said Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton, the following property to wit all the lands which I possess and on which I now live to be equally divided amongst them at my death to hold all and singular the aforesaid lands and all the appurtenances these unto belonging or any wise appertaining to them their heirs and assigns respectively forever to their only use and pleasure without any claim from any person or persons whatsoever. I the said John Norton senr. have put the said Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton in full possession of the lands aforesaid at the sealing and delivery of these presents in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. I also give unto the said Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton, all my movable property of what kind so ever I now or may possess at my death to be equally divided among them to them and their respective heirs forever given under my hand this 28th of March 1810.
John (his X mark) Norton
Witness to the written deed of gift.
Will. Harrison Senr. Nathaniel Harris
Thomas Casey Sr Drury Pulliam
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 18th of June 1810 This Indenture from John Norton Sr To Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton was presented in Court & proven by two of the subscribing witnesses and at another Court held for the said County the 16th of April 1811 The said Indenture was again presented in Court & further proven by one other subscribing witness thereto & by the Court ordered to be Recorded.
Teste
Will. Tunstall C.C.

      FTdna 165328

Henry Wilson Norton, Moved > Pittsylvania, VA > Coffee, TN
bapt. 10 Aug. 1766 Prince George's Co. MD
d.Apr 1870, Coffee, Tennessee
married 1st. Frances Norton, d/o William Norton (b1716, MD)
married 2nd. Jane Still. b.1777 VA (no children) (census 1850 Coffee, TN)

1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
1788 Deed Pittsylvania, VA witnessed deed for brother John Norton
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1820 Census Bedford, TN
Jacob Norton p.93 45+
William S Norton p.49 16-26
--->??? ---- Henry W
(No Henry W Norton)
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1830 Census Bedford, TN
William Norton p.215 b.1800-1810 (b.1816, VA Census 1850 Coffee, TN)
Norman Norton p.244 b.
1780-1790 ---- >William
Jacob Norton p.244 b.1780-1790 (b.1782, VA Census DeKalb, TN)
William S Norton p.246 b.1780-1790
-->??? ---- Henry W
H W Norton p,246
b.1766
--->??? ---- Henry W
Meredith Norton p.248 b.1800-1810 --->??? ---- Henry W
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1840 Census coffee, TN
Henry W Norton p.6 --->??? ---- Henry W
Meredith Norton
p.6 --->??? ---- Henry W
Naaman Norton
p.6 --->??? ---- Henry W
William S Norton
p.6 --->??? ---- Henry W
William B Norton p.10 1810-1820
(b.1816, VA Census 1850 Coffee, TN) (Norman's son?)
Norman Norton 1770-1780 p.5 ---->William (b.1777 MD 1850 Census coffee, TN)
Nicholas Norton 1810-1830 p.5 (b.1820, TN Census 1850 Coffee, TN)
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1850 Census
District 2, Coffee, Tennessee
1860 Census District 2, Coffee, Tennessee
1870 Census Coffee, Tennessee

Thomas Spartenburgh, SC
Jacob - Pittsylvania
Nehemiah - Pittsylvania
William - Prince George's, MD
John - Pittsylvania

        Norton William S. Norton Moved > Pittsylvania, VA > to Coffee, TN
b.1786, VA (1850 Census Coffee, TN)
m Martha McBride
        FTdna 165328 John K Norton -- Moved to Coffee, TN
b. 22 Feb 1787
d. 1860
          FTdna 165328 John Fletcher Norton
b. 16 Oct 1819
p. Belleview, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA
m. 18 Jun 1844
p. , , Missouri, USA
d. 18 Nov 1875
p. Spanish Fort, Montague, Texas, USA
          FTdna 165328 Henry Taylor Norton
b. 23 Mar 1848
p. Springfield, Greene, Missouri, USA
m. 1 Oct 1874
p. , Montague, Texas, USA
d. 2 Dec 1929
p. Rush Springs, Grady, Oklahoma, USA
              FTdna 165328 Samuel Malone Norton
b. 12 May 1885
p. Purdy, Garvin, Oklahoma, USA
m. 29 Mar 1917
p. , Simpson, Marshall, Okalhoma, USA
d. 27 Nov 1956
p. Modesto, Stanislaus, California, USA
         
FTdna 165328 Oscar Labert Shuler
b. 6 Aug 1932
p. Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, USA
m. 13 Apr 1952
p. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA
d.
p.
sp. Jo Ann Bergstrand
contact for this Pedigree
Deobrah Blair blair.deborah@yahoo.com
          Milton Norton b1788, d. before 1859, Mississippi.
          Martha Norton b1790; Married William Shake.
          Elizabeth Norton b1792, d. before 1868; Married Thomas Allison.
          Elinor Norton b1794, d. after 1859. Never married.
          Henry Wilson Norton Jr., b1797, d. abt 1871/2, MS. -- Moved to Coffee, TN
          Meredith Norton b.1802; Married Adera Stevens. -- Moved to Coffee, TN
          L. C.Norton, died young.
          Naamon G. Norton Sr., b.5 Oct 1807 Pittsvania, Virginia -- Moved to Coffee, TN
d. 30 Sep 1882 Coffee, Tennessee
Married Lenora "Laura" Arnold.
          Norton Henry Thomas Norton b.1831
John Norton b.1833
William M Norton b.1837 , Coffee, Tennessee
Naaman Norton b.1839 , Coffee, Tennessee Death: 1909
Burgess R Norton b.15 Feb 1846 Death: 1930
James Butler Norton b.1848 , Coffee, Tennessee Death: 1937
Pinkney Norton b.Aug 1851 Coffee, Tennessee
Ebenezer Norton
Thomas Norton
        Bratcher Norton
      FTdna 134123 Asberry Norton Moved > Pittsylvania, VA > Mercer, KY
b.1784 Pittsylvania, VA
d.1863
m. Mary Wright (father is Thomas Wright who owned land close to Nortons in Pittsylvania)
Thomas Wright died Mercer, KY 1840


1820 Census Pittyslvania, VA [Drury Norton]
1830 Census Perryville, Mercer, Kentucky
1850 Census Mercer, KY

Asberry Norton 66
Mary Norton 57
Sarah Norton 33
John Norton 30
Martha Norton 23
William Norton 18
Thomas Norton 14
Mary Norton 12
Andrew Norton 10
Mary Norton 6

David Norton 4
Asberry Norton 2
        FTdna 134123 James Norton
b.1821 KY (1850 census District 2, Mercer, Kentucky)
m.Elizabeth Norton b.1825 KY
1850 census Mercer, KY
          FTdna 134123 Felix G Norton
b.1846 Kentucky (1910 census McAfee, Mercer, Kentucky)
(1880 census William F Norton McAfee, Mercer, Kentucky)
m.Mary E. Brown or Braughn b.1869
Children:
William Byron Norton, wife; Daisey Bell Nave
Jessie Jennings Norton, wife; Bertha
John Thomas Norton, wife; Lola
James Norton, wife; Alice Harding
Margaret Norton, husband; Beck Gash
Susan Norton, husband; Jessie McCowan or McCoun
            FTdna 134123 William Byron Norton
b.3 Sep 1891 Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky (worked at Union Transfer Co) (draft card reg)
m.Daisey Norton b.1895 kentucky
1920 Census Bethel, Jessamine, Kentucky
Jacob Norton (will 1810) Moved > Pittsylvania, VA > Dekalb, TN
b.abt 1782 (1850 Census Dekalb, Tennessee)
d.
m. Mary b.1789 VA

child Eliza Norton b.1824 TN

Thomas Norton Sr. (will 1810) Moved > Pittsylvania, VA > Cobb, TN
b.1780,Pittsylvania, VA (1850 Census Cobb, Georgia)
d. after 1850
1789 Tax
Pittsylvania, VA Thomas Norton/Nordon 1789 p.30 April 2 1789 (Sr)

1820 Census Pittsylvania, VA 2-0-0-0-1-0 // 1-0-1-1-0 // 0 26-45 1775-1794 (Jr w/3 young children)
1830 Census DeKalb, Ga
40-50 1780-1790
1840 Census Dekalb, GA
50-60 1780-1790
1850 Census Cobb, GA
b.1780 VA (Miles V Norton b.1785 Va is living with him)
1860 not on GA census

Nehemiah Norton 4 (will 1810) - Moved > Pittsylvania, VA > Spartanburg, SC > Habersham, GA
b.abt 1795, VA (1850 Census Habersham, GA)
d. after 1880
m. Anna Ward
abt.1819
The father of Anna is George Ward who owned land adjacent to Nehemiah's father in Pittsylvania, VA.
1880 Census Habersham, GA father of Nehemiah born in MD.

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1800 Census Spartanburg, SC
>p.8
Nehemiah Norton 0-0-2-0-0 // 0-0-0-0-1-0 no slaves
16-25 (b.1794-1775)
p.8 Nehemiah Norton 0-0-0-0-1 // 0-0-0-0-1-3 slaves born before 1755
p.9 Fielder Norton Spartanburg District, SC 1-0-0-1-0 // 2-0-0-1-0- 26-44
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1810 Census p.38
Spartanburg, SC 26-44 0-0-0-2-0 // 0-0-0-0-2-0
Matthew Norton 26-44 3-0-0-1-0 // 0-1-1-0-0
>Nehemiah Norton 26-44 0-0-0-2-0 // 0-0-0-0-2-0
Thomas Norton before 1765 0-0-1-0-1 // 0-0-1-0-1-0
Matthew Sparks
Leonard Sparks
Thomas Sparks
Jacob Sparks
p.39 Elizabeth Norton wife of Fielder? 0-0-0-0-0 // 1-0-0-1-0-0
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1820 Census p.101
Spartanburg, SC p.101, 1-0-0-0-0-1-0// 1-0-1-0-0 // 0-1-0-0 26-45
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1840 Census Habersham, GA
1850 Census
Habersham, GA
1860 Census Habersham, GA
1870 Census Habersham, GA
1880 Census Habersham, GA

The Nortons and Sparks were across the Pacolet River from each other - the boundary between Union and Spartanburg. Based on what I have found in deeds, etc., it appears that they lived near today's Pacolet Mills in Pacolet, SC. The census info leads people to believe they were in different locations, but actually were neighbors. Those 2 counties also border NC and I have thought that perhaps there was a connection with them as well.

Anna Ward wife of Nehemiah Norton
This Indenture made & entered into this fifteenth day of October in the year 1822 between Elizabeth Ward widow of George Ward Senr deceased and George Ward, Jeremiah Ward & Maria Ward his wife, Nehemiah Norton & his wife Ann formerly Ann Ward heirs of said George Ward deceased of Pittsylvania County Virginia of the one part and Clement Wilson of said County of the other part
Witnessth that for the consideration of five hundred & twenty eight dollars to us in hand paid. The receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have in consideration whereof Bargained & sold & by these presents doth grant bargain & sell to said Clement Wilson & his heirs & assigns forever two tracts of Land lying and being in said County of Pittsylvania & being a part of Lands where said George Ward deceased owned & died. The first Tract containing one hundred & thirty seven acres said of for said widow for wife & then to go to Ann Ward wife of Nehemiah Norton & Parthena Ward & Suzanna
Ward heirs of said George Ward deceased. Beginning at a white oak on long branch thence a new line N52W 79 poles to a spanish Oak in Stills former line & with the same N27E 48 poles to a persimmon Tree on the North fork of the said Long branch & down the same as it meanders to the Lott (sic) laid of for Nathan Wards new corner red Oak near the mouth of a small branch thence Stills line S55E 69 poles to an old dead Red oak S8W 22 poles to a poppler (sic) on said Long branch thence up the same as it meanders to the Beginning. The other tract adjoining the above described tract & a part of the lands of said George Ward Senr deceased & said of the said George Ward heir aforesaid beginning at a White Oak on said Long branch of Sandy River thence a new line N52W 112 poles to a Red oak S13W 66 poles to pointers on said Long branch & down the same as meanders to the Beginning. Which two aforesaid tracts of Land adjoining & where consolidated amounts to one hundred and seventy six acres.

We the aforesaid Elizabeth Ward widow
aforesaid George Ward, Jeremiah Ward & his wife Maria & Nehemiah Norton & Ann his wife formerly Ann Ward doth & will at all times warrant & defend the title aforesaid free from the claim of themselves their heirs & from any other person or persons whatsoever with all its appertaining. In Witness
whereof we have here unto set our hands & seals the date aforesaid & in
presents of
Elizabeth (her X mark) Ward (Seal)
George (his X mark) Ward (Seal)
Jeremiah Ward (Seal)
Nehemiah Norton (Seal)
Ann (her X mark) Ward (Seal)

Pittsylvania County to wit
We Robert Harrison & Benjamin Watkins [Justices] of the peace in the County aforesaid in the state of Virginia do hereby certify that Elizabeth Ward, George Ward, Jeremiah Ward & Nehemiah Norton & Ann Norton formerly Ann Ward parties to a certain deed bearing date of 15th October 1822 & hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid & acknowledged the same to be their act & deed & desired us to certify the said acknowledgement to the clerk of the County Court aforesaid in order that the said deed may be recorded. Given under our hands & seals this 15th October
1822.
Robert Harrison (Seal)
Benjamin Watkins (Seal)
Pittsylvania County Deed Book 25, Page 7

Children of Nehemiah Norton
Lemuel Bratcher
Norton 1823 – 1927
Dial M. Norton 1824 –
unknown Norton 1828 –
T. J. W. Norton 1832 –
Parthenia Thene Norton 1836 – 1910
Martha Norton 1838 –
Jeremiah Norton 1841 – 1860
John C. Norton 1844 – 1915

* 1860 United States Federal Census
* 1860 United States Federal Census
* 1870 United States Federal Census
* 1880 United States Federal Censu

          Lemuel Bratcher Norton - Moved to Habersham, GA
b. 28 Jan 1822 Habersham, Georgia
d. 29 Jan 1918 Banks, Georgia
m. Nancy W Reynolds 21 May 1854.

Lemuel Bratcher Norton
Birth: 28 Jan 1823, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA
Death: 29 Jan 1927, Banks, Georgia, USA
           

Nancy Ann Norton 1856 – 1916
Martha Jane Norton 1858 – 1904
Mary Frances Norton 1859 –
William Kelly Norton 1861 –
Neaty E. Norton 1863 –
Susan Jones Norton 1864 – 1952
Benjamin Norton 1867 – 1930
Jeremiah Parks Norton 1871 – 1962

* 1860 United States Federal Census
* 1870 United States Federal Census
* 1880 United States Federal Census
* 1900 United States Federal Census
* 1910 United States Federal Census
* 1910 United States Federal Census

Lemuel Norton (will 1810) Moved > Pittsylvania, VA > Harrison, Indiana.
b.July 4, 1794 VA
d. Sep 20, 1875
m. Elender SPARKS (dau. of Rev. Thos. and Elizabeth SANDERS SPARKS)

1820 Census Pittsylvania, VA
Lemuel,16+26 other male 45+
John no male
Drury 16-24
1830 Census Pittsylvania, VA Lemuel 30-40, 2nd male 89-90 wife 30-40 2nd female 60-70
p.97 2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0 // 0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0
1840 census Harrison, IN Lemuel Norton 4 sons, 1 dau
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1850 census
Harrison, IN Lemuel Norton (wife dead)
Lemuel Norton District 45, Harrison, IN abt 1793 born.Virginia
Lemuel B Norton Camden North Ward, Camden, NJ abt 1839 born.Pennsylvania
Lemuel B Norton Southampton, Hampshire, MA abt 1831 born.Massachusetts
Lemuel E Norton Gaines, Orleans, NY abt 1818 born.New York
Lemuel S Norton Canaan, Wayne, OH abt 1849 born.Ohio
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          Catherine Norton
          John W. Norton b.1823 Pittsylvania, VA (1840, 1850 census Harrison, IN)
          Elizabeth Norton
          Thomas Truelove Norton
b.1829 Pittsylvania, VA (1850 census Harrison, IN)
m. Mary Gaston McCravy

Reminiscences of Thomas Truelove Norton - Page one of twenty three.
The earliest ancestor of which I have any knowledge was a Norton lad kidnapped from London by the captian of a ship belonging to the London Company and brought to this country by the same. At an early age he was left to make his way in the State of Virginia. A record of his marriage has been found and one of his sons who served in the War of Independence was my great grand-father. This great grand-father settled in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, where most of the Nortons were born. His son John W, was married to a Davis, and to this union was born three sons, Asberry, Bratcher and Lemuel. Lemuel Norton, my father, was married to Elanor Sparks, and to this union was born the following children: Catherine, John, Elizabeth, Nehemiah, Mary, Nathan, Nancy, and myself. My father served in the War of 1812 and myself and brother Nehemiah in the War of 1846. John and Nathan served in the Civil War, but Nathan died of starvation in the Andersonville Prison. I, the next in line, am the representative of four successive wars. I was married in 1853 to Mary Gaston McCravy and settled in the State ofIndiana. To this union were born the following children: Belle V., Lamuel F., Anna L., Thomas N., and Mary E. In 1875 we moved to Boone County, Indiana, and all the children are living at the present date, July 22, 1908. My greatest bereavement came to me in the year 1891, when I lost my beloved wife. I buried her in the city cemetery at Lebanon, Indiana. My companion was of a prominent family, who lived in Butler County, Ohio, and moved to Indiana in 1847. She had four brothers and four sisters. Her grand-father served in the Revolutionary War and her father in the War of 1812. They were stanch Presbyterians. Samuel Gaston of Kokomo, Indiana, is the only one of them now living.
          Nehemiah Norton b.1830 Pittsylvania, VA (1850 census Harrison, IN)
          Mary Norton b.1833 KY (1850 census Harrison, IN)
          Nathan Norton b.1837 VA (1850 census Harrison, IN)
          Nancy Norton
                   



Pedigree of Nehemiah Norton of Prince Georges, MD, Pittsylvania, VA and Spartanburg, SC
Norton  
  Norton  
    Norton John Norton
m. Jane
from 1776 census of Prince Georges, MD
      Norton

Nehemiah Norton Sr. - Moved > Prince Georges, MD > Pittsylvania, VA 1777> Spartanburg, SC 1789
b.abt 1744 - before 1755 (1800 census Spartanburg, SC) (calc from birth of children)
d. before 1810 Spartanburg, SC
m.
Elizabeth Kinnett (per MD Marriages 1634-1677) (1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.)
m. Anne Arundel Co., MD Oct 20, 1765 (source unknown)

1776 Census
of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.

1777 - 1786 Pittsylvania Co., VA Tax Rolls 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1784, 1785, 1786.
1780 Land Purchase 314 acres Pittsylvania, VA
1780 Pittsylvania Land Purchase neighbors are Jacob Norton, Matthew Sparks and George Ward.
dat 1 Sep 1780 Grant to Nehemian Norton con A.C. 35 Shill. Sterl. re 314a Pittsylvania/ on the waters of Sandy River

"The History of Pittsylvania County Virginia" published in 1929:

Footnote 28 on page 227. "Nehemiah, William and John were brothers. They settled along Dan River and intermarried with the Stonestreets, who had moved down to Pittsylvania from Maryland. Many of their descendents moved to Tennessee and south."
1781 Pittsylvania Tax
Thomas, John, and Nehemiah Norton were listed consecutively on the 1781 tax list.
Nehemiah had George Kinnett, Toney (slave), and Priss (slave).
1781 Pittsylvania - Freed Slaves (not proven)
"The History of Pittsylvania County Virginia" published in 1929:

Page 227. "As early as 1785 Nehemiah Norton emancipated his eight slaves, stating that he had become 'convinced of the iniquity of keeping negroes in a slavish bondage." The book implies that Nehemiah was the first in Pittsylvania County to free his slaves. The April 1785 Pittsylvania Co. Court Proceedings state "Nehemiah Norton came into court and acknowledged in writing purporting the Emancipation of Toney & his Negroes and on his Motion the same is Ordered to be Recorded."
1790 Census Spartanburg, SC
Nehemiah Norton p.3 = 2/ -/ 3/ -/ 3/ (2 males + 16, 3 females +16, 3 slaves)
1790,
Sep 27, Jury Duty, Union Co., SC

1793, Jan 4, Land Deed, Union Co., SC
1796, Jan 5, Orphan's Court, Union Co., SC - became legal guardian of Dennis Miller

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1800 Census Spartanburg, SC
p.8
Nehemiah Norton 0-0-2-0-0 // 0-0-0-0-1-0 no slaves
16-25 (b.1794-1775)
>p.8 Nehemiah Norton 0-0-0-0-1 // 0-0-0-0-1-3 slaves born before 1755
p.9 Fielder Norton Spartanburg District, SC 1-0-0-1-0 // 2-0-0-1-0- 26-44
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1810 Census p.38
Spartanburg, SC 26-44 0-0-0-2-0 // 0-0-0-0-2-0
No Nehemiah Sr listed. Died before 1810?
Matthew Norton 26-44 3-0-0-1-0 // 0-1-1-0-0
Nehemiah Norton 26-44 0-0-0-2-0 // 0-0-0-0-2-0
Thomas Norton before 1765 0-0-1-0-1 // 0-0-1-0-1-0
Matthew Sparks
Leonard Sparks
Thomas Sparks
Jacob Sparks
p.39 Elizabeth Norton wife of Fielder? 0-0-0-0-0 // 1-0-0-1-0-0

September 1, 1780 Nehemiah Norton Purchased 314 Acres in Pittsylvania Co., VA
Thomas Jefferson Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents Shall come greeting know ye that in consideration of the ancient composition of thirty five shillings sterling paid unto the Treasury of this Commonwealth by Nehemiah Norton there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Nehemiah Norton a certain tract of land or parcel of land containing Three hundred and fourteen Acres by survey bearing date March the Twenty Sixth One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty, lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania, on the waters of Sandy river and Bounded as followed, to wit, Beginning at Givens corner Red Oak and thense new lines north thirty three degrees West thirty four poles to a frost Oak North Sixty one degrees West two hundred and fourteen poles crossing a branch to pointers South nineteen degrees West One hundred and six poles to a white Oak South thirty nine degrees East Eighty poles to a white Oak South twenty two degrees East two hundred and forty four poles to pointers in Watsons Line and thense his lines North thirty degrees East two hundred and thirty two poles to pointers South Twenty degrees East thirty poles to pointers on Givans Line and thense the same North thirty three degrees West Eighty two poles to the Beginning with its appurtenances; to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land, with its appurtenances to the said Nehemiah Norton and his heirs forever witness whereof the said Thomas Jefferson Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the first day of September in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty and of the Commonwealth the fifth~~~ Signed Thomas Jefferson

        Norton Mary Norton, born 27 Jan 1774
1776 Census
of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
          Ellender Norton b.1780 daughter of Nehemiah
          Norton        


Pedigree of Jacob Norton of Prince Georges, MD, Pittsylvania, VA
Norton  
 
    FTdna 103250 John Norton
m. Jane
from 1776 census of Prince Georges, MD
      FTdna 103250

Jacob Norton - Moved > Prince Georges, MD > Pittsylvania, VA 1784
b.abt 1744 (calculated from birth of Nehemiah)
m.Mary (1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.)

1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.)
1784 Land Purchase in Pittyslvania, VA (300 acres)
1790 census
of Pittsylvania, VA

Jacob Norton is listed above James, Nathaniel and Alexander on the 1789 taxes of Pittsylvania suggesting that he is a brother of these three.

Jacob Norton land in Pittsylvania, VA next to Nehemiah Norton, Matthew Sparks and George Ward
dat 18 Mar 1784 to Jacob Norton
con A.C. £1.S10 Sterl. re 300a Pittsylvania/ on the long Br. of Sandy river

DEED of 100 Acres of LAND on both sides of Sandy River from JACOB NORTON of Pittsylvania County, Virginia

to Harris GAMMON of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Dated January 19, 1789 Recorded January 19, 1789 (Deed Book 8, Page 324)
This Indenture made this Nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine Between Jacob Norton of the County of Pittsylvania of the one part and Harris Gammon of said County of the other part Witnesseth that the said Jacob Norton for and in consideration of the Sum of Twenty five pounds Current Money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Harris Gammon at or before the ensealing of these presents the Receipt whereof the said Jacob Norton doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and of and from every part and parcel thereof doth hereby acquit and discharge him the said Harris Gammon his heirs, Executors and Administrators by these presents, he the said Jacob Norton hath Granted, bargained and Sold & aliened En???ossed and confirmed all that Tract, piece or parcel of land situated lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania on both sides of Stones Branch. Beginning at a forked Chestnut tree, thence North eighty five degrees East Seventy five poles to Thomas Sparks red Oak corner, thence on George Adams line North twenty five degrees West one hundred and six poles to a white Oak crossing the said branch, thence on his line North fifty seven degrees West ninety two poles to a white Oak, thence South eighty eight degrees West seventy seven poles to a Hickory in said Nortons line, thence a new line South thirty degrees East two hundred and seven poles to the beginning. In all containing one hundred acres more or less. With all Houses and all other improvements, Woods underwoods Swamps Meadow Grounds or any other appurtenances whatsoever to the same adjoining and also the revision and revisions remainder and remainders Right Estate, interest, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever of them the said Jacob Norton of, in and to all and singular the said premises and of, in and to every part and parcel of them, and of in and to all Yearly and other Rents and profits reserved upo any Demiss( ) or Lease of the said premises or any part thereof. To have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of Land within the bounds above mentioned and all and singular the said premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby granted with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Harris Gammon his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jacob Norton for himself and his heirs the said Tractor parcel of Land and all singular other premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto him the said Harris Gammon or his heirs and assigns against him the said Jacob Norton and his heirs or any of them or any person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Jacob Norto hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of

Jacob (his X mark) Norton S.S.
George Adams, Walter Guild, Ignatious Wilson, George Davis

March 18, 1784 Jacob Norton Purchased 300 Acres in Pittsylvania Co., VA
Benjamin Harrison Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents Shall come greeting know ye that in consideration of the ancient composition of one pound ten shillings sterling paid by Jacob Norton unto the Treasury of the Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Jacob Norton a certain tract of land or parcel of land containing Three hundred Acres by survey bearing date the Twenty fifth day of January one Thousand seven hundred and Eighty one, lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania, on the long branch of Sandy river and Bounded as followed, to wit, Beginning at his own corner White Oak thense on his line South forty one degrees West Nnety three poles to a White oak, South twenty five degrees East one humdred and six poles to Sparkes Corner Red Oak thence on his South South Twenty three and half degrees West one hundred and fifty four poles to Hickory South thirty five degrees West Two hundred and two poles to Sparkes Corner on Nortons line, thense on the same North Sixteen degrees West one hundred and twenty eight poles to a white oak in a branch thence a new line North forty one and a half degrees East two hundred poles to red oak thence Norty fifty nine degrees East one hundred and twenty poles to the Beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land, with its appurtenances to the said Jacob Norton and his heirs forever witness whereof the said Benjamin Harrison Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the Eighteenth Day of March in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty four and of the Commonwealth the Eighth~~~ Signed Benjamin Harrison

        Norton Fielder Norton Sr (this is a guess based on census locations)
b.1756-1774 (1800 census)
1800 Census p.9 Fielder Norton Spartanburg, SC 1-0-0-1-0 // 2-0-0-1-0- 26-44
p.8 Nehemiah Norton 0-0-0-0-1 // 0-0-0-0-1-3 slaves born before 1755
p.8 Nehemiah Norton 0-0-2-0-0 // 0-0-0-0-1-0 no slaves 16-25 1794-1775

1810 Census
Spartanburg, SC
p.39
Elizabeth Norton (wife of Fielder?) 0-0-0-0-0 // 1-0-0-1-0-0

p.39 Matthew Norton 26-44 3-0-0-1-0 // 0-1-1-0-0
Nehemiah Norton 26-44 0-0-0-2-0 // 0-0-0-0-2-0
Thomas Norton before 1765 0-0-1-0-1 // 0-0-1-0-1-0
Matthew Sparks
Leonard Sparks
Thomas Sparks
Jacob Sparks
         

Nehemiah Norton 2 >PG, MD >
born 12 Oct 1774 son of Jacob and Mary

1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.)

        FTdna 103250 Mathew Norton of Harris Co. GA
b.1775
b.1766-1816 (1810 census Spartanburg, SC)
b.1775-1804 (1820 census Spartanburg, SC)
m.
1810 Census p.38 Spartanburg, SC 26-44 3-0-0-1-0 // 0-1-1-0-0
Matthew Norton
Nehemiah Norton
Thomas Norton
Matthew Sparks
Leonard Sparks
Thomas Sparks
Jacob Sparks
1820 Census Spartanburg, SC p.101 11-3-0-0-1-0 // 2-0-1-1-1 // 0-4-0-0 26-45
1830 Census Harris, GA Mathew Norton 0-0-0-2-1-0-0-0-1 // 0-0-0-2-0-1
          Norton

Jacob Norton -
b.1807, SC - 1850 Census Newton, GA
m.
Abazina Sparks
d.after 1852
Link

link
From either Tennessee or South Carolina or North Carolina my Nortons moved to Rockdale County, formerly Newton, formerly Walton and Henry Counties, Georgia. My first proven Norton is JACOB NORTON and wife ABEZENA SPARKS (her name has been spelled numerous ways). Abazana was the daughter of Levin and Nancy SPARKS of Newton County, Georgia. Jacob, per the 1850 Census of Newton County, had sons Matthew, Marcus, daughter Nancy, and also had Singleton SPARKS, Marana SPARKS, and Nancy SPARKS residing with them. Additionally, the 1857 listing of children in the Newton County Poor School East of the Yellow River had Matthew Norton and Singleton Sparks as Jacob Norton's children. A Fielder NORTON resided in Walton County, Georgia, just a few miles North of the NORTONs and SPARKS of Newton County during the 1837 Census. Several SPARKS families also lived near Jacob and Abazena - Leonard, Matthew, and Nancy (mother of Abazena). Fielder was supposedly married to Orpha (Orphelia?) SPARKS, daughter of Rev. Thomas SPARKS of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

I believe that Jacob died in the mid 1850s and his wife married second to William GOWENS (Goings/Goins) of Newton County, Georgia. Nancy and her new husband, as well as Matthew and Marcus, are found in the 1860 & 1870 Censuses of Cherokee County, Alabama. It should be noted that Fielder NORTON and several of the Newton County, Georgia SPARKSes are in the Cherokee County, Alabama censuses at that time, also. Matthew and Marcus NORTON are also in the1860 Census Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia in the household of Nehemiah and Permelia RICE NORTON and in the 1870 Census of Newton County, Georgia in the household of widow Permelia RICE NORTON. Some of my local Norton researchers believe that I descend from Nehemiah and Permelia NORTON and that Nehemiah was the son of Mathew NORTON of Harris County, Georgia. The 1860 Census did show a Preston NORTON residing with Nehemiah - a name in the Mathew Norton household in 1850.
Children of Jacob and Abazina
Matthew Norton
Marcus Norton
Nancy Norton

           

Preston Norton
born ca 1810
died 1881 Old Spring Hill, Marengo Co., AL
M1 Elizabeth Cargill 9 April 1839 Harris Co., GA
Children:
Francis M. b ca 1840
Leonard F. b. ca 1842 d ca 1873
Elbert P. b ca 1844
Mary E. b ca 1846
Arthur J. b ca 1849
Rastus Hood "Doc" b ca 1855 d 1939

M2 Marcena Sparks b 1832 d 1912 1867 DeKalb Co., GA
Children:
Conell b ca 1868 d 1875
Preston b 1870 d 1943
Florence W."Florrie" b 1874

Preston info:
Birth based on 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census
Resided: Harris Co., GA 1850 and 1860 Census; Marengo Co., AL 1866, 1870, 1880 Census

Preston, called "Pres" married second to Morona/Marcena Sparks. Marcena was the sister of Jacob Norton's wife, Abazena. Preston married Marcena in Cobb Co., GA before moving to Merango Co., AL. So, here is another link of the Norton/Sparks families.

         
FTdna 103250

Nehemiah Norton 3
b. 1815 SC - (1850 Census Harris, GA)
m Permelia Rice Nov 11,1838 Newton Co., GA

1820 Census > Georgia (not found)
1830 Census > Georgia (Robert and John) p.17
1840 Census > Georgia > Newton > District 166 p.1
1850 Census > Georgia > Newton > Subdivision 65 p.186

1820 Census > Georgia > no listings
1830 Census > Georgia > Newton p.17
----- Robert S. Norton b.1790-1800 0-0-0-0-0-1 // 0-3-0-0-0-1
----- John Norton b.1790-1800 1-0-0-0-1-1 // 1-0-0-0-1
1840 Census > Georgia > Newton >
----- Nehemiah p.1
----- Robert S. p.3
----- Silas. p.15 0-1-2-1-0-0-1 // 0-1-0-2-0-0-1
1850 Census > Georgia > Newton > Subdivision 65
----- Robert S. Norton b.1800, NC m.Martha b.1799, GA p.34
----- Jacob Norton b.1807, SC p.179
----- Silas M Norton b.1793 (Census Dekalb, GA)
1860 Census > Georgia > Newton > Subdivision 65 p.34
----- Robert S. Norton dead .Martha is listed b.1799, GA

The Matthew and Marcus Norton that are listed in the 1850 Census with Jacob and Abazina Sparks Norton are not this line. Sometime after 1850, Jacob died. Abazina remarried a Gowens and moved to Cherokee Co., AL. Matthew and Marcus both had families, many descendants are still living there.

Matthew Norton is listed with Nehemiah and Permelia Rice Norton in the 1850 Census, Newton co., GA and the 1860 Census, DeKalb Co., GA. The confusion is that the transcribers and/or census taker erred.
The 1850 Census lists Matthew as Martha, 2, m, born GA (see attached).
The 1860 Census, Dekalb Co., GA, lists Mathew, m, 12, born GA (see Attached).
In 1870, Matthew and his wife, Pinkey Dennard and son Oscar (my ggf), were residing with his mother, Permelia. A Marcus also shows up residing there - I'm not sure if that is the Marcus of Jacob or another Marcus.

Jacob's Matthew:
In 1850 Census, Cherokee Co., AL, with Fielder and Hannah Brown Norton, born SC. They were neighbors of other SC associated families - Sparrow? and Manerva Brown and Matthew and Elizabeth Norton Sparks (residing with them is 70 yo Orpha Sparks Norton - assumed wife of Fielder Norton I).
In 1860 Census, Cherokee Co., AL residing with Walter Gowens (Matthew's step-father) and his mother Abazinca Sparks Norton Gowens with brother Marcus, etc.

After checking later censuses, it was proven that the Matthew and Marcus residing with Jacob are different than my Matthew, etc - different birthdates (both month and year). The 1900 Census, Cherokee Co., AL (see attached) shows a Matthew, widowed, born December 1844 residing with his brother, Mark, born March 1849. Those dates reflect the dates for the Matthew and Marcus living with Jacob and Abazena Sparks Norton in the 1850 Census Newton Co., GA.

It is possible that the Matthew with Fielder and the Matthew with Abazina are different... But I do know from the census and from family history that my Matthew was the son of Nehemiah Norton of Newton/DeKalb Cos., GA.

            FTdna 103250 Matthew Mark Norton FTdna test #103250
b.Oct 9, 1847 Newton Co., GA
d. May 31, 1910 Rockdale Co., GA
m. Feb 9, 1868 Newton Co., GA Nancy Melvina Dennard (1/3/1847 – 10/30/1929 Rockdale Co., GA)
           

Does not belong to this line
Robert S. Norton

b.1800, NC
m.Martha b.1799, GA p.34

1830 Census Newton, GA -Robert S. Norton b.1790-1800 0-0-0-0-0-1 // 0-3-0-0-0-1
1840 Census Newton, GA Robert S. p.3
1850 Census Newton, Ga Robert S. Norton b.1800, NC m.Martha b.1799, GA p.34
1860 Census Newton, GA Robert S. Norton dead .Martha is listed b.1799, GA

1832 Robert S. Norton of Hampton's District, Newton Co., GA won Cherokee Land Lottery for 26th Dist, 2nd Section. (That area is in an area encompassing toady parts of Murray, Gilmer, and Fannin Counties).

1840 Gwinnett Co., GA, Lawrenceville District RS Norton 1 m <5, 1 m 5-10, 1 m 30-40, 1 f 20-30

            Does not belong to this line
Silas M Norton

b.17 Dec 1792 Atlanta, Fulton, GA
d. 1 May 1872, Ettawa, Al
m. abt.1828 Sarah Bransford b.Jan 11,1797 VA
1840 Census Newton, GA
1850 Census Dekalb, GA
                   


Pedigree of Thomas Norton of Prince Georges, MD, Pittsylvania, VA
Norton
  Norton
    Norton
      Norton
        Thomas Norton - Moved > Prince Georges, MD > Pittsylvania, VA 1781> Spartanburg, SC 1791
b.
abt 1744, Prince George’s., MD (calculated from birth of children)
d.
m. Katherine

1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.)
1781 Pittsylvania Tax
Thomas, John, and Nehemiah Norton were listed consecutively on the 1781 tax list.
1790 Census
Thos Norton Spartenburgh, SC 2-1-9-0-0
1800 Census
1810 Census
Thomas Norton Spartanburg, SC p.38 +45 before 1765 0-0-1-0-1 // 0-0-1-0-1-0
Matthew Norton 26-44 3-0-0-1-0 // 0-1-1-0-0
Nehemiah Norton 26-44 0-0-0-2-0 // 0-0-0-0-2-0
Thomas Norton before 1765 0-0-1-0-1 // 0-0-1-0-1-0
Matthew Sparks
Leonard Sparks
Thomas Sparks
Jacob Sparks

1820 Census
Thos Norton Spartanburg, SC p.99 1-0-0-1-0-1 // 0-0-1-0-1 // 0-2-0-0 45+
1830 Census
Thos Norton Spartanburg, SC p.47 0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0 // 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1
male 30-40
male 90-100
female 50-60
Norton Norton Norton Norton Norton Margery Norton born 31 Oct 1774 Prince George’s., MD (1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.)
          Eleanor Norton born 2 May 1776 Prince George’s., MD (1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.)
          Thomas Norton Jr born 1790-1800 indicated from 1830 Census
          Norton        

   
 
Timeline
&
Notes
1767 No Nortons on the 1767 list of first tithe payers of Pittsylvania

1782 Norton Heads of Households Ellender Norton

1782 Land Taxes Pittsylvania County, Virginia
John 140 acres
Jacob 300
Nehemiah 300
Ellender 100

1783 John Norton and Sarah Penn married Henry County, VA

1790 Census from tax records
Jacob 1789 Pittsylvania grouped p.29 Mar 20, 1789
James 1789 Pittsylvania p.29 Mar 20, 1789
Nathaniel 1789 Pittsylvania p.29 Mar 20, 1789
Alexander 1789 Pittsylvania p.29 Mar 20, 1789

John 1789 Pittsylvania grouped p.30 April 2 1789
Wilson 1789 Pittsylvania p.30 April 2 1789
Thomas Norton/Nordon 1789 Pittsylvania p.30 April 2 1789

John 1789 Henry

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Prier F. Norton, Pittsylvania Co, VA, for 1830. Pryor F. Norton in the 1830 Pittsylvania Co, Federal Census.
I have some Nortons in my line that were named Pryor. They came through Tennessee from Virginia I think. There are several of them with the middle and/or first name Fletcher.
Hope this helps.
http://genforum.genealogy.com/norton/messages/3198.html

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John K. Norton, was born 22 Feb. 1787, Pittsylvania Co., VA.
His father Henry Wilson Norton, Sr., was born abt 1766, Prince George's Co. MD. Henry W. married 1st. Frances Norton, d/o William Norton (b1716, MD) and wife, Elinor, of Prince George's Co. Henry W. had no children by 2nd wife, Jane Still.

 

1657 MD

p. 375
Proprietary v. Palldin
Provincial Court Proceedings, 1657-8. 15

order Contra Palldin
Whereas Iane Palldin Servant to William Dorrington hath been brought before this Court, for having a Bastard Child, the truth of which is manifest, and the Said Palldin having taken her oath in Court, as formerly upon her Examination at a Court held the 25 of Iuly 1657, that the Said Child is Iohn Nortons, and as by many Circumstances by Severall Depositions farther appeareth, The Court doth therefore order that the Said Iane Palldin Shall receive for this fact, Thirty Lashes upon the bare back with a whip, And that the Said Norton do put in Security both for the keeping and bringing up of the Sd Child and for his Good behaviour with Cost of Suit. And mr Dorrington So to Provid and do his Endeavour that the
Said Iane Palldin be not admitted to accompany with the Said Norton.

Deposit de Iane Palldin
William Dorrington Sworne and Examined Sayeth that the time when this Deponent brought Iane Palldin to make her Confession in Court, the Sd Iane being unwilling to go home without this Deponent. This Deponent went home with her the Said Palldin. And the Said Palldin when She Came home, went into a Little room, where they were wont to Scalld their Vessells, and Goodman Norton went out of the house, after this Deponent Came in and after the Said Norton had been out a Small time Came in againe and Said to his wife Elizabeth (with his knife drawne) Gods wounds you whore, if it had not been for you. this would never have Came out, And ran up to his wife with a pretence to Stab her; And I this Deponent
Stopped him, and asked of him (after Some few words had passed) whether he were minded to go to the Devill. The Said Norton made answer, Gods wounds I Care not, At Severall other times this Deponent Sayth that he hath heard the Said Norton Say, that his wife did go about to take away his Life. And farther this Deponent Saith not.
Signum
William W Dorrington

Deposit de Iane Palldin Lib. B. No. 3
Griffin George Sworne Sayth that he this Deponent was a Liver in Iohn Nortons house, And much about the time that Iane Palldin quickned Elizabeth Norton told me this Deponent that She was undone, I this Depont demanded of her how She was undone, She the Said Elizabeth answered, this damned Iade is with Child, I this Deponent replyed; that if She and her husband were Innocent in it they need not to take Care; Elizabeth Norton farther Said to me this Deponent, Man, I am undone, And proceeding into farther discourse about the busieness the Said Elizabeth Said, Suppose She Should lay it to you, if She doeth Said I this Deponent, to God and her own Conscience be it, but I hope God will give her more Grace, and that She will lay it to the Right father, within a Small time after I this Deponent after they had done milking, Came to the Said Palldin when She was washing her milk Vessells, and Demanded of her which way She went to work to gett this Child, She answered the old man that gott it Sayeth, I Shall not Suffer in it, for he will beare me harmless, on another time, the Sd Palldin told me this Deponent (in answer to Some questions which I asked of her) that She never lay with any man but Goodman Norton, and that he knoweth well Enough, on another time this Deponent went over to William Brammalles, and the Sd Brammall did begin to discourse about murther ; and Said to me this Deponent, that for ought he the Sd Brammall did know, I mought be accessary to murther. I this Deponent made answer, that there was a Cursed Living where I was but for my part I Said I wou'd Endeavour to make all things as quiett as I could, Truely Sayth the Said Brammall if I hear the like busieness againe, which the old woman Goodwife Norton hath related, I will goe to mr Preston and make him acquainted with it, for as for any thing I know the old woman goeth in danger of her Life, and that it was very necessary they Should be parted, At another time William Dorrington was at Iohn Norton's house, and being discourseing of her and Norton, the Said Dorrington Said unto his maid Iane, have a Care and wrong no man, the Said Iane replyed God wrong me if I
wrong him, ffarther this Deponent Sayth that after the Said Palldin had made her Confession in Court mr Dorrington brought her home, and Iohn Norton's wife began to raile at her, and the Said Palldin went away to the old house, where Iohn Norton was at beating and Iohn Norton Came running in where mr Dorrington and I this Deponent, and bess Norton were, and drew his knife, and Called his wife Damned whore, and Sayed I thought you were my Bosom friend, and have you betrayed me? Gods wounds I will run my knife through you. And had it not been for mr Dorrington, and me this Deponent, I know not what he mought have done to her At another time this Deponent Sayeth, that there was a bitter falling out in the house, and that the wench Palldin had a knife in her hand, and Struck at Goodman Norton, and Sayed, now you have undon me, I cannot be quiett for you, The Said Iohn Norton went to take
the knife out of her hand, and therewith Cutt his own hand. And farther this Deponent Saith not.
Signum
Griffin M George

Mary Hebborne Sworne and Examined in open Court Sayeth, that Iane Palldin, about the time She was first known to be with Child, Came to her Mistress mrs Dorrington's house, and Satt down, and mrs Dorrington asked her how She did, the Said Palldin desired her mistriss to be Contented, and Said She would Endeavor to do her own work. Then mrs Dorrington asked her the Sd Palldin who was the father of the Child, the Said Iane answered She did not know, mrs Dorrington asked her whether She was So Impudent a whore that She did not know the father of it, She then Said Palldin farther replyed and Sayed, if you will believe me, and that I were to be wracked to death, I know not the father of it, The Said Palldin
being farther urged by one Iohn Buckstone to tell who was the father, of the Child She the Said Palldin Said, that upon one Sabboth day in the morning, a Strange man Came in to Iohn
Norton's house to pipe it, and he gott her with Child. This Deponent Standing by made answer this Cannot be that you would lye with a Stranger, and desired her the Said Iane to tell the truth, whereupon the Said Palldin Sayed that if She Should tell the truth, She had better never goe home, mrs Dorrington replyed and asked her, whom She Should be afraid of, and bid her Speake the truth and wrong no man, She the Said Palldin then made reply that it was Iohn Nortons Child, and nobodyes but his and that She never did know any ones body Since She Came into the Countrey but only his, Thereupon mrs Dorrington Said Come Iane, let us go to the Court, and deliver your Self there, and brought her down to the Court, ffarther this Deponent Sayth that on a Certaine time, when the Said Palldin was first quick, the Said Palldin took an Occasion to tell this Deponent, that She heard that I the Said Deponent was to be Sold to Goodman Goulson, and farther Sayed that there were two Batchellors would have freed her the Said Palldin, but Iohn Norton loved her So Dearly, that he would not part with her; and for any man that Should buy her the Said Palldin before her time were Expired, that the Said Norton would be the death of him, and that the Said Norton did Say, that perchance before the Said Palldin's time were Expired his wife mought dye; and that he the Sd Norton loved her the Said Palldin very well, This Deponent made the Said Palldin Answer, and asked her how She Could find in her heart to love him, She the Said Palldin answered Oh! Mary he loveth me Dearly, and Sayd She was Confident he would have her
if his wife were dead and at the Same time She the Said Palldin war. quick with Child (but this Deponent did not know it) and would have taken Physick, ffarther this Deponent Sayeth that Iohn Norton. hath given to her this Deponent the Same relation, and hath declared that he did Love her wonderfully and that She was an Extrordinary Good housewife, and that he would have her before any woman in the Countrey, for he loved her as Dearly as his Life, but desired me this deponent that I would not reveale it, farther this Deponent Saith that Goodwife Norton, would have had the Said Palldin, to have Laid the Child to one George Hardestie and Iane made Answer and wished that She mought never be delivered, if Bess Norton
would not have had her father'd on him, but the Said Iane would not, farther this Deponent Sayeth that She this Deponent taxeing Iane Palldin why She did wrong this Deponents mrs and Said that mrs Dorrington had perswaded her to father the Child upon Iohn Norton, the Said Palldin made Answer, that She forced by Norton's wife to Speake what She did to Live at quiett, and Desired mrs Dorrington to be Contented. And farther this Deponent Sayth not
Signum
Mary H Hebborne

Peter Underwood aged twenty and one yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined, Sayeth that he this Deponent went up to the house of Iohn Norton about October last to marke Cattle, and not having a rope went to borrow one, and that he this Depont Comeing out of the house did miss his handkerchief from his neck and went thereupon back again to the Said Nortons house, and at his Comeing in did See Iane Palldin, and the Said Norton Sitting upon two Stooles together by the fire Side, and the Said Norton Satt with his hand in the Slitt of the Said Palldin's Coate before, and as I this Deponent passed by the Said Norton did draw back his Stoole a Little way from the Said Palldin and blusht. And farther this Deponent
Saith not Peter Underwood

Thomas Turner Sworne and Examined in open Court Sayth, that he this Deponent was Sent by his master William Dorrington up to Iohn Norton's house to marke Cattle, and this deponent demanded of the Said Norton, where he intended to live the next yeare the Said Norton answered that he intended to live where he was, farther this deponent demanded of the Said Norton what he would do with Iane Palldin, being She was with Child, he the Said Norton Said, that if he Should leave as for what was betwixt him and the wench he must Suffer the Law, and farther Said that he knew the most they Could do it was but a fine, and that was all they Could do, and that he hoped it would not undo him The maid Iane Palldin
made answer to the Sd Norton and bid him he Should not feare, for he Should not be undone by her. And farther this Deponent Saith
not Signum
Thomas X Turner

1776
Prince Georges County, MD
Will of Basil Waring Jr. of Prince Georges Co., dated 26 March 1776

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In the name of God Amen. I, Basil Waring, Junior of Prince Georges County, being sick of body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Viz. Imprimus my will is that all my just debts be paid by my Executrixes as hereafter named.

Item. My will is that my said loving wife have one-third part of my land during her life.

Item. My will is that all my lands be equally divided between my two sons James Waring and Thomas Waring to them and their airs (sic) forever having regard to the goodness of said land agreeable to the direction of my couzon (sic) Basil Waring and my nephew Basil Waring which I beg the favour of them to see divided and settled between them to the best of their judgment.

Item. My will is that one hundred acres of that part of the land said of for my son Thomas Waring be for all my daughters to settle and work their hands during their life until they should marry and then to return to my said son Thomas Waring.

Item. My will is that my Negroes after my wife's third be taken out be equally divided between my four daughters Elizabeth Waring, Eleanor Waring, Easter Waring and Martha Waring.

Item. I give to my son James Waring two cows and three ewes, five hogs.

Item. I bequeath to my son Thomas Waring two cows and three ewes, five hogs. The rest of my cattle, sheap (sic) and hogs after my wife's third is taken out be equally divided between my four daughters before named.

Item. My will is that after my dear and loving wife takes her third part of the horses and household furniture the remainder to be equally divided between my four daughters before named.

And lastly I do hereby appoint and constitute my dear and loving wife whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament hoping she will see all things herein contained settled. In testamony hereof I have set my hand and seal this 26th day of March One thousand seven hundred and seventy-six.

Basil Waring Junior

Signed, sealed and published in the presence of (though words to them and
their heirs forever interlined between the tenth and eleven being first
inserted.)
Richard Simmons
Nehemiah Norton
Robert Simmons

And on the back of the aforegoing will was thus written viz.
Prince Georges County, May 16, 1776
Then Richard Simmonds, Nehemiah Norton, and Robert Simmonds made oath on the holy evangels of Almighty God that they did see Basil Waring Jr. the testator in the within will named sign and seal the same and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that they did sign their names as witnesses to said will in the presence and at
the request of the testator and in the presence of each other.

Certified by William T. Wootton of Prince Georges County