updated July 19, 2015

Edward, II Norton b: 1687 Armagah,North Ireland
William Norton & Jemima Pickeral of Pickens District, SC



Scott Norton - snorton@nortonfamily.net

  DNA Results
Irish Group DNA shows that this family is from Ireland.


EDWARD NORTON died Aft. 1690. He married JANE GRIMES 1680 in Carlow, Ireland. She was born 1652. Marriage: 1680, Carlow, Ireland "Jane Grimes daughter of Bethel and Catherine Grimes married William Rose in 1654." "Jane Rose widow of Wm. Rose died 1670 married Edward Norton 1680. These records also showed that Jane Grimes had a sister Sarah. (marriage records for Carlow Co. MM from Carlow Co., Ireland)

EDWARD NORTON II, b. 1687, Armagh Co., Ulster, North Ireland; d. Bef - 24 Oct 1733
M: unknown

Edward, III Norton
b.abt 1715 Armagah,Ulster,North Ireland
d. 13 Sep 1778, Guilford Co., NC
M: Elizabeth Brown 16 Oct 1739, Nottingham, Chester Co., PA; Nottingham Monthly Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania
d. 13 Sep 1778 • Providence, Guilford Co.,NC

Mary Ella Murphy"
"I found Mary and Edward Norton in an old Irish Quaker Immigration book and they came from the same area in Ireland as my Blackburn family. They were in the Nottingham Monthly Meetings in Cecil County Maryland and they both married into the William Brown family of Nottingham in 1733 and 1739. The book says they came from "ye City and Parish of Armagh" and were the children of Edward Norton. My Blackburn family went on to Pennsylvania.

Re: Edward Norton will Guilford Co NC 1780s inc. son Messer
By Patricia Welch August 22, 2012
I have been revisiting the book about the descendants of Messer Norton 1750-1800. "Edward and Elizabeth Norton moved to North Carolina in 1762, noted on Quaker records of transfer as Edward and wife Elizabeth and five minor children. Their oldest children, Willam and margaret, received separate transfers. They moved to Rowan County, North Carolina, which became Guilford County in 1770, and present day Randolph County in 1778, attending first the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, then New Garden Monthly Meeting, then Center Monthly Meetins as the membership was split up with increasing memgers. On 13 September 1778 Edward Norton died and was buried at Providence Cemetery. He left a will which was probated in Randolph County, NC, although the will says he lived in Guilford County. This is due to the formation of Randolph County from Guilford County in 1778, as all three sons are listed on the Land Tax Lists for Randolph County in 1779. ....will was probated 9 September 1782 and then Elizabeth Norton of Randolph County was married a second time, 20 November 1782, to Thomas Branson. On September 28, 1791 Elizabeth Branson died and is probably buried in Randolph County. The children of Edward and Elizabeth Norton numbered at least seven from the Quaker records. We have names for only six from Edward's will.
William and Margaret are undoubtedly the two oldest, and Mary and Edward are probably the youngest. Messer and Elizabeth come in between. The seventh may be Richard as there is a Richard Norton mentioned as being disowned on 31 March 1770, in the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, where Edward's family was worshiping at the time. It is possible that the seventh child died and was therefore not named in the will"......the author goes on to tell who each child married and where they eventually settled......then this:

"Edward Norton was born about 1760 or later and is listed as "single" on the 1779 tax list for Randolph County, NC. This may be the same Edward who is listed as living in 1812 in Franklin Co, TN, along with William Norton, son of Mercer, both on the tax list."
RE: your question regarding the copy of Edward's will being in the Lawrence County Archives....we know that Edward Norton who died in Franklin County, TN in 1817 was married to Nellie and she and her children settled in Lawrence County in 1819 when land became available for white settlement. Could the author of the Mercer Norton 1750-1800 book have been correct is her guess that this Edward Norton was the son of the original Edward Norton and Elizabeth Brown?
William Norton
1740 • Grayson, Fairfax, Virginia, United States,
Dec 1763 • Louden Co.,VA
Died: 13 Oct 1821 at Pickens District, SC
M: Jemima Pickeral
Born: 30 Nov 1742 • Grayson, Virginia, United States
Died: 22 Oct 1829 • Tamassee, Oconee, South Carolina, United States,
(DYS 385b shift to 15)
Henry Norton Born: 1764 Grayson, Fairfax, VA Died: 2 Nov 1829
Elizabeth Norton Born: 1765 Grayson, Fairfax, VA Died: Feb 1833 • Grainger Co.,TN Husband: David Mccoy
Edward Norton
Born: 1 Sep 1768 1764 Grayson, Fairfax, VA
Died: 11 Sep 1837 • Easley,Pickens Co.,SC
Wife: Martha Hill
Zipporah Norton Born: Abt 1788 Died: Bef 1851 m: William Forbes
Jeptha Norton
Born: 1790
Died: 1857
DNA# 29823
Malissa Norton b: at Pendleton District, SC d: Bef 1851 m: Samuel Forbes
Sarah Norton Born: Died: Bet 1851 and 1859 Husband: Robert Wilson
Malinda Norton b: 30 May 1799 at Pendleton District, SC d: 15 Dec 1888 m: James Mullekin
Elizabeth "betsy" Norton Born: Died: Husband: William Wilkinson
Lucinda Norton Born: 1808 Died: 1878 m: Joseph Taylor
Mathursa Norton b: 1810 at Pendleton District, SC d: m: Robert Emerson
Lydia Norton Born: Bet 1770 and 1780 Died: Bet 1840 and 1850
Susannah Norton Born: Abt 1773 at VA Died: Abt 1851 at MS Husband: Albert Robins
Gideon P Norton
b: Abt 1774 Grayson, Fairfax, VA
d: 3 Mar, 1828 Macon, Co, NC
m: 1794, SC Sarah Edmundson
m2: 1813 Telitha Norton

Children of Sarah and Gideon
Nancy Norton 1798-1860
Norton 1800-1810
Martin Norton 1801-1873
Norton 1803-1810
Edith Norton 1808-1889
Matillda Norton 1810-1896
Drucilla "Drewsy" Norton 1810-1831
Andrew P"Andy" Norton 1811 SC -1889 Dist 85, Union Georgia

Children of Telishia and Gideon

Katherine Norton b. 1775 NC d. 1840 Walker Co, GA
      Barak Pickeral Norton
b. 10 May 1777 • Rutherford Co.,NC
m. Mary B Nickolson 10 Jan 1805 • Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

d. 1 Sep 1869 • At daughter's home,near Shortoff,Macon Co., NC residence:
1810 • Pendleton, South Carolina, United States
1830 • Macon, North Carolina, United States
1850 • Cashiers Valley, Macon, North Carolina
1860 • Jackson, North Carolina, United States
      Sampson Norton b. Abt 1778 • Grayson,VA d. 2 Nov 1829 • Sebastian Co.,AR
      Jeptah Norton
b: 27 Jul 1779 at NC
d: 11 Feb 1862 at Cravens Ford, Pickens Co., SC
m: Elizabeth Moore
      Francis Norton
b. abt 1780
d. 1834 • SC
    Margaret Norton
b: Abt 1745 in Caswell Co.,Providence, NC
d. 12 Apr 1784 • Providence, Guilford, North Carolina, USA
    Elizabeth Norton
b: Abt 1747 in Guilford Co.,NC
d. 30 Dec 1809 • New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, USA
Mercer, I Norton
B: Abt 1750 Fairfax Co.,VA > Randolph Co.,NC > Burke Co.,NC > Lincoln Co., KY
D: 1801, Lincoln Co.,KY (later became Wayne Co.,KY
M: Martha Higgins 1780 Randolph Co.,NC

(DYS 385b = 14)
      Mary Norton
Jacob Anderson, Sr. Norton
B: 14 MAR 1778 Randolph Co.,NC
D: 21 JUL 1848 Tippah Co.,MS
      Margaret Norton
      William David Norton
b. 1781 • Randolph, Charlotte, Virginia, USA
d. 17 Mar 1857 • , Tippah, Mississippi, USA
m 1st: 29 Sep 1803 • , Wayne, Kentucky, USA Esther Hester James
m 2nd Oct 1810 • , , Kentucky, USA, Isabella Huston (no children)
Mary Norton
Aaron Norton
Moses Norton
Isaac James Norton
William P Norton
John Warren Norton
Jacob Norton
Betsy Norton
Hetty Ann Norton
Martha Jane Norton
      Mary Polly Norton
      Hetty Norton
      Elizabeth Norton
      John Huddletston Norton
      Patsy Norton
Edward Norton

Edward, IV Norton
b: 1 Sep 1768, Grayson, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
11 Sep 1837 • Easley,Pickens Co.,SC
M. 1 Sep 1789, Montgomery, VA Martha Hill

Sarah Norton 1781-1736
Zipporah Norton 1791-1841 Marion, Mississippi
Malissa Norton 1795-1850 GA
Edward Norton b. 20 May, 1799, Anderson, SC d. 15 Dec, 1888 Anderson, SC
Malinda Norton 1799-1888
Lucinda Norton 1808-1878
Mathursa Norton 1813

Mary Norton
b: 14 Apr 1757 • , Fairfax, Virginia, USA