NORTON was born Abt. 1690. He married ANNE d:probably Northampton
NORTON, b. November 01, 1724.
b. October 02, 1721, Bristol Parish, Prince George
married MARTHA HATHCOCK.
b. Abt. 1752, Northampton Co., NC;
d. Abt. 1833, Richmond
note: Isham Norton was the son of Thomas Hathcock. Thomas is the brother
of Martha Hathcock. aparently Thomas lost his wife and martha took
in his newborn son and he was raised as a Norton. DNA evidence
NORTON, m. TOM JOHNSON.
b. Abt. 1790, NC.
John's 2nd marriage is shown in the 1850 Fed.
Census Richmond County,
Stewartsville: John Norton 60; Elizabeth 42; Andrew 16; Eliza
14; Elijah 11;
Martha 10; Amanda 7; Elizabeth 5 years. (John would have been
Andrew J was born)
b. Aug 10, 1812 DNA# 4882, DNA#
b. Jul 17, 1818 DNA#
J NORTON, b. 1834
J. In 1880 He lived next to John Calvin Norton in
Harleeville, Marion County, SC. He and John Calvin are buried
in St Paul's
Methodist cemetery, Dillon. He was born when JC Norton was
about 16 or 17,
they're both from NC originally, and besides JCNorton's
family, Andrew J
Norton is the only other Norton listed in the small group
of charter members
of Little Rock Baptist Church. Chances Andrew J. is half-brother
and Jeremiah Norton.
Fed. Census Richmond County, Stewartsville: John Norton
42; Andrew 16; Eliza 14; Elijah 11; Martha 10; Amanda 7;
Elizabeth 5 years.
Census of Richmond County, Williamson Township, PO Gibson's
dwelling #661 John Norton 71; Elizabeth 47; Martha 20; Amanda
Elizabeth Norton 13.
Williamson District, Laurel Hill, Richmond County, NC: Andrew
Norton, is listed as 'Jackson' 25, Malinda 25, Duncan 5,
Silas 3; and Simeon
Norton 1 year.
(A little twist to 1860 Richmond County Census shows Jackson
25, Malinda 25,
and Duncan Norton 5, enumerated in Williamson District on
23 Aug 1860, and
Silas 3 and Simeon 1 are enumerated in Laurel Hill, Springfield
(same household 24, Aug 1860)
Census of Williamson Township, Gibson's Store, dwelling
Jerry/Jeremiah Norton 36, b. NC (Myrtle's oldest known Norton
Viney 25, b. SC; Thos. 8, b. NC; Amos 6, b. NC; and Catharine
Norton 4, b.
1870 Census of Laurel Hill, Wmson Dist. Richmond County,
Res. #114 Andrew J. Norton 35; Malinda 35; Duncan 14; Silas
12; Simeon 10;
Anna 7; Cornelius 5; Jane 3; and Andrew J. 1 yr.
Res. #115 is Polly Norton 50, b. NC, and James Norton 14
b. NC. (who?)
Res. #116 is Martha Norton 26, b. SC (A. J.'s sister)
Res. #117 is Stephen W. Pate 31; Mary Jane (Williamson)
26; Mary A. Pate 2,
and Ella F. (Frances) 4 months. (Myrtle's g-g-grandparents)
the Andrew J. Norton family lived next door to Calvin Norton
wife Emilene Hursey Norton in Harleesville Township, Marion
Andrew J. Norton 45; Malinda 46; Ann Elizabeth 18, Cornelius
17; Andrew J.
11; Jane 13; John A. 9; Maggie 7; and Robert L. 3 (all shown
children). Simeon Norton was next door with wife Bettie
16. Duncan 24, and
Silas 22, not shown with the family in 1880
Calvin Norton 62, Emiline (nee Hursey) 45, John A. 23, Preston
Calvin Longstreet 17, Alexander Gilmore 12. Daniel C. Norton
(son of Calvin)
27 and wife Amanda 16, live next door.
1900 Fed. Census of Marion County, Harleesville, SC shows
16, (b. May 1884), granddaughter, with Andrew J. 65, (b.
Feb 1835. Listed
as 'Jack' Norton this year) and Malinda 65, (b. Dec 1834).
They were married
46 yrs, and parented 10 children, 8 living. Andrew is shown
as a Miller
(grinder), and could read and write.
NORTON, b. 1836.
NORTON, b. 1839.
NORTON, b. 1840.
NORTON, b. 1843.
NORTON, b. 1845.
NORTON, b. Abt. 1802, Richmond County, NC; d. Abt. 1865, Richmond
NORTON, b. Abt. 1825; m. JOHN C. MCNAIR.
NORTON, b. 1826; m. NEAL NORTON; b. 1818.
NORTON, b. was born January 15, 1826 in Richmond County,
North Carolina, and died March 02, 1886 in Richmond County,
NC. Burial: Huckabee Grove Cemetery, Laurel Hill, Scotland County, NC
For more info on this line contact: Edward
(1) Daniel Beasley, born 1817, Abt. 1847.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, Richmond
Know all Men by these Presents, that I, Daniel Beasly Of the
State aforesaid and County of Richmond are held and firmly
bound unto the State of North Carolina, in the sum of Two
Hundred and Fifty Dollars: To which payment well and truly
to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators
and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by the presents.
Sealed with our seals, and dated the 19th day of October A.D.
Condition of the above Obligation is such, That whereas
the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of said county at
their present Term of October, 1852 have charged the above
bounden Daniel Beasley (s.p.) the reputed father of a Bastard,
begotten on the Body of Emeline Norton maintenance her two
children and with shall think proper to continue the same:
Now in case the said Daniel Beasly shall well and truly
pay the sums agreeable to the said order, and further indemnify
the parish free from charges for the maintenance of said
Bastard, then the above Obligation to be void; otherwise
to remain in full force and firtue.
Sealed and Delivered, in the presence of M.L. Douglass,
Clerk Daniel Beasly, his mark
Norton was born January 30, 1848 in Richmond County,
North Carolina, and died January 09, 1931 in Blue Springs township, Hoke County,
North Carolina. home
MARTHA ANN NORTON February 13, 1873 in the house of this
bride's Father, Richmond Co., NC., daughter of ELI NORTON
and RACHEL LINDSAY. She was born July 25, 1855 in Richmond
County, North Carolina, and died March 29, 1922.
Norton, charged with the killing of Godfrey Norton, was
brought to this place last Thursday and imprisoned in our
county jail. Norton makes three that is in our jail from
Richmond Co. charged with murder. Source: Wed., Apr. 2,
1879 issue of "Pee Dee Herald," Wadesboro, Anson
Co., NC). source:
Family History Library Film 1254979 NA
Film Number T9-0979 Page Number 348B
MURDER IN RICHMOND COUNTY.--- On Saturday afternoon about
5 o'clock, a murder most foul was committed near Old Hundred,
on the Carolina Central Railway, in Richmond county, by
Hiram Norton's shooting and instantly killing Godfrey
Norton. The weapon used was a shot gun, from which sixteen
buckshot were discharged and entered the side of the deceased.
The murderer made his escape, and although diligent efforts
had been made to capture him, when the eastern bound train
passed at one o'clock Sunday morning he was still at large.
Our informant could not gather any of the particulars, as
the train just merely stopped at the station. Source: Wednesday,
September 18, 1878, Raleigh, NC "Observer"
vs. Hiram Norton page 305
following Jury being duly chosen and empowered to try this
item between the state and the Prisoner at the Bar, Hiram
Norton to wit.
Gilbert Snead 7. Daniel McKenzie
M. R. McDonald 8. E. D. Long
Elijah Norton 9. R. Y. Kelly
W. N. Garland 10. W. M. Butler
A. S. McNeill 11. M. K. Gibson
S. W. Pate 12. M. S. Talbert
Jury being asked if they have agreed they say they have,
and being asked who shall speak for them, they answer A.
S. McNeill, Foreman. Who says for their verdict that they
find the Prisoner at the Bar not guilty, thereupon it is
ordered that the Prisoner at the Bar be discharged.Norman
Stuart, Juror excused. Source: From Richmond County Court
Records in 1879:
applied to me for a license for the marriage of Hiram Norton
aged 24 years son of S. H. & Emeline Norton. And Martha
A. Norton aged 18 years daughter of Eli and
Rachel Norton, all of Richmond County, N.C. And there
being no legal impediment to such marriage known to me,
you are hereby authorized at any time within one year from
the date hereof, to celebrate the proposed marriage, ...
Issued this 11th day of Feby, 1873., W.R. Terry, Register
of Deeds. Certificate. I, M. D. McNeill united in matrimony
the parties licensed above on the 13th day of February,
1873 at the house of this bride's Father in said County
of Richmond, according to law. M. D. McNeill, Jr Witnesses: Silas Norton & Wiley
Norton Source; Richmond County Marriage Records:
Hiram Norton Died Last Friday
was a highly respected citizen of Blue Springs Township
- moved to this county in 1904, was 82 yrs. and 11 months
old. Mr. Hiram Norton a highly respected citizen of Blue
Springs Township died at his home last Friday. His death
being due to high blood pressure and kidney trouble. He
was 82 yrs., 11 months, & 9 days old. He had been sick
about 3 months. Mr. Norton was a native of Scotland County
(then Richmond County) and moved to this county (Hoke) in
1904, he was an exceptionally good farmer and had accumulated
a sizeable estate during his active days. Owning at the
time of this death some of the best farms in this county.
Surviving are one brother Silas Norton of Scotland County,
two sons Manley and Emmett, three daughters Della, Mary
Eliza, and Carrie, all of this county. His wife who before
marriage was Mrs. Martha Ann Norton preceded him to the
grave about 8 yrs. ago. Funeral
Services were conducted from the home Saturday at 3:00pm
by pastor Rev. W.F. Trawick and the interment was made in
Raeford Cemetery. Active pallbearers were W.F. Jackson,
W. M. Norton, Onslow Morgan, E. L. Norton, D. J. Love, and
of HIRAM NORTON and MARTHA NORTON are:
1) DELLA7 NORTON, b. October 31, 1874, Richmond County,
N.C.; d. July 19, 1943.
2) MARY ELIZABETH NORTON, b. June 20, 1878, Richmond
County, N.C.; d. September 18, 1951.
3) CARRIE NORTON, b. October 06, 1880; d. October
MANLEY NORTON, b. December 20, 1882, Richmond County,
N.C.; d. July 22, 1949, Bowmore township, Hoke County, North
Carolina. Obit. For Joseph Manley Norton from the Raeford,
N.C. Newspaper: FINAL
RITES FOR J. MANLEY NORTON SUNDAY AFTERNOON Prominent farmer
and church leader passes Friday of heart attack Joseph Manley
Norton, prominent farmer and church leader of Blue Springs
Township died Friday afternoon, July 22 at his home after
a very short illness. He was stricken about 12 O'clock and
died 2 hrs. later. Angina Pectoria being the cause of his
death. Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon
at the Presbyterian Church, with his Pastor, the Rev. P.O.
Lee of the Methodist church in charge. He was assisted by
the Rev. L.L. Maness and the Rev. B.P. Robinson. Interment
was in the Raeford Cemetery. The pallbearers were Alton
Thompson and Alex McNeill of Maxton, Ed Hasty and Jack Autry
of Wagram, Barney Blue of Vass and Wayland Blue of Southern
Pines. Honorary pallbearers were Stewards of the Methodist
church. Mr. Norton was born December 20, 1882, in Scotland
County near Laurinburg. He was the son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Hiram Norton. He moved to what is now Hoke County in
1901 and from the time he moved until his death was an ardent
and active church worker in the Methodist Church, being
a steward since young manhood and a Sunday school teacher.
In 1923 he was married to Miss Hattie Smith who survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Miss Doris Norton of
the home, two sons Rev. Zane Grey Norton of Broadnax, Virginia
and Alex Norton of the home, One brother E.W. Norton and
two sisters, Misses Mary E. Norton and Carrie Norton the
last three named living at the old homestead. Many friends
and relatives from the surrounding communities were present
for the last rites and coming from a distance were Dr. and
Mrs. J.W. Roy Norton of Raleigh, Wilbur and Oscar Norton
of Selma, W.L. Norton of Smithfield, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Steed of Lumberton and Mrs. Eula N. Bowen of Fayetteville.
5) EMMETT WELCOME NORTON, b. May 10, 1885, Richmond
County, N.C.; d. April 13, 1970.
Norton was born September, 1849 in Richmond County,
North Carolina, and died Bet. May 30, 1891 December
DARLING NORTON, son of ELI NORTON and RACHEL LINDSAY. He
was born January, 1843 in Richmond County, North Carolina,
and died January 4, 1932. They are buried in Huckabee Grove
Cemetery, Laurel Hill, Scotland County, N.C. in unmarked
1850 Census of Richmond Co., NC Laurel Hill
Dist.- Rebecca 11/12f, NC 1849
of REBECCA NORTON and DARLING NORTON are:
1) WILLIAM L.7 NORTON, b. 1872.
2) HENRY NORTON, b. August 24, 1871 d . February 11, 1907,
Huckabee Grove Cemetery, Laurel Hill, N.C.
3). ANNIE R. NORTON, b. April 6, 1876 d. October 12, 1930,
Scotland County, North Carolina, Huckabee Grove Cemetery,
Laurel Hill, N.C.
4). ELI L. NORTON, b. June 26, 1873 d. August 21, 1959,
Richmond County, North Carolina, Huckabee Grove Cemetery,
Laurel Hill, N.C. Notes for ELI L. NORTON: 1930 Fed Census
Scotland County, NC Stewartsville Township District #9 Eli
L. Norton 53 wid. Darling Norton 86 (father) Annie Norton
5). ELIZA NORTON, b. 1876.
6). MARTHA J. NORTON, b. July, 1877 d. July 6, 1932.
7. MARY NORTON, b 1879.
8. Hattie Norton, b. September 17, 1879 d. September 10,
9. Minnie M. Norton, b. March 11, 1881 d. May 27, 1882.
10. Bexley M. Norton, b. May 30, 1891 d. June, 1891.
||(2) UNKNOWN Sneed 1855, he died in Civil War.
JANE "LIZA" SNEED, b. May, 1861 d.1929, Richmond
County, North Carolina; 1870 NC Federal Census, Richmond
Co., Williamson Dist., P.O. Rockingham, NC
m. WILLIAM JAMES PEELE; b. July 26, 1856; d. June 12, 1924
on February 26, 1880 by J.W. Snead, Justice of the Peace
at Booneville in Williamsons, N.C. Burial: Peele Cemetery,
McPherson Rd. , Scotland County, North Carolina
the 1910 Census she had 12 children and 6 were living at
that time. Eliza Jane Nortons death date has been
verified by her grandsons, Jesse Wallace, Sr. and Alexander
Smith, who were only able to provide the year. Eliza Jane
Norton is buried, like her sister, in an unmarked grave.
of Eliza Jane Norton and William James Peele are:
1. David J. Peele, b. February, 1881
2. Becca Jane Peele, b. 4 June, 1883; d. 17 April,
3. Nettie Peele, b. April, 1892
4. William F. Peele, b. 26 July, 1893; d. October
11, 1961, married Maranda Smith Peele, b. 1891- October
14, 1947, parents of James Lloyd Peele, b. December 17,
1916-August 12, 2002
5. Lillie May Peele, b. 2 December, 1895; d. 15 September,
6. Eva J. Peele, b. 19 November, 1900; d. 18 December,
NORTON, was born August 26, 1856 in Richmond County, N.C.,
and died November 05, 1934 in Laurinburg, Scotland County,
North Carolina. He married MARGARET Catherine Watson, daughter
of David Watson and Harriet Gibson in 1886. She was born August
17, 1860 and died July 22, 1925. They are buried in King Cemetery,
Laurinburg, Scotland County, North Carolina along with son,
John Norton in unmarked graves. Silas Norton died of heart
disease, Margaret Catherine Norton died of throat cancer and
John Norton died from an abscessed tooth.
for SILAS NORTON:
Census, Scotland County, NC, Laurel Hill District
Norton 41 b. Aug 1858 m. 14 yrs. b. NC
Fed Census Scotland County District 131. ( birth and death
Fed Census Scotland County Laurel Hill Township District
Silas Norton (father) 72 b. 1858
of SILAS NORTON and MARGARET Catherine Watson are:
1) JOHN7 NORTON, b. May 25, 1880, d. October 25, 1924, King
Cemetery, Laurel Hill, NC.
2). RAE NORTON, b. June, 1887.
3). BERTIE GIBSON NORTON, b. January 11, 1892, Scotland
County, North Carolina; d. January, 1969, Laurel Hill, Scotland
County, North Carolina.
4). FRANCIS NORTON, b. January 28, 1895.
5. HATTIE LORENE NORTON, b. March 10, 1898.
NORTON, b. 1828.
NORTON, b. 1830; m. UNKNOWN SPIVEY.
WILLY NORTON, b. 1830; d. June 19, 1871, Marlborough Co.,
NORTON, b. 1833.
NORTON, JR., b. 1834; d. April 27, 1863.
NORTON (JOHNNIE), b. 1836; d. August 30, 1862.
M. NORTON, b. 1839.
ANN NORTON, b. 1840.
CALVIN NORTON, b. March 04, 1842, Richmond County,
NC; d. May 16, 1918, Scotland County, NC. Civil
b. 1843, Richmond County, NC;
d. May 03, 1920,
Scotland County, NC. Civil
b. 1885, Richmond County, NC;
17, 1956, Scotland County, NC
NORTON, b. 1845.
NORTON, JR., b. Abt. 1802.
NORTON, b. Abt. 1803; d. April 13, 1880, Richmond County,
NORTON, b. Abt. 1805.
|| JAMES NORTON, JR., b. Northampton Co., NC;
m. KEZIAH; b. Northampton Co., NC.
note: According to Richmond County, NC
Deeds Bk 000, pgs, 240, 241, On 17th of April 1818 James Norton,
Sr. of Richmond County deeded to Martin Norton of Richmond County,
for the sum of $200, one hundred acres on the East side of Joes
Creek beginning at a stake, two pines pointers and runs West 21
chains and 50 links to a state two pines pointers then South 43
chs., 40 links until a line running North which leads across three
surveys viz 123, 100, and 258 acres crossing a dividing line between
the said James Norton and his brother William. This deed is witnessed
by Miles V. Norton and James Norton.
deed was proven in open court by the oath of James H. Norton,
and ordered to be registered by A.D. Crawford in January Term
1825. Filed and registered March 19, 1900 by H. D. Gibson , Register
"The Society of Richmond County Descendants" A Branch
of the Society for History, Research and Preservation, Inc, Rockingham,
NC shows Miles V. Norton was born 1785 in VA
to Richmond County, NC Court Minutes, Term of Court December 1804,
Isam Norton, Nazareth Norton, Elias Norton, Miles Norton and Elisha
Hathcock were ordered to work on a road in this county, 11 Dec,
1804. Neither Nazareth, Elias nor Mill (spelled like this) Norton
were listed on the 1790 or 1800 census of Richmond County, NC.
Nazareth was listed on the 1830 Census of Richmond County, pg.
b. 1775 Richmond County, NC
d. in Fayette County, GA on the 16th Jan, 1845
m. Amy Wallis in 1798
AMES H. NORTON, b. Abt. 1798.
REUBEN NORTON, b. Abt. 1802, NC; d. April 13, 1880, Richmond County, NC.
MARTIN NORTON, JR., b. Abt. 1804.
SALLY NORTON, b. Abt. 1805.
POLLY MULLICAN NORTON, b. Abt. 1807
VINITY MULLICAN NORTON, b. Abt. 1807.
ZIBA NORTON, b. Abt. 1810
HANSEL NORTON, b. Abt. 1811.
JENKINS J. NORTON, b. Abt. 1813, Richmond County, NC; d. Aft. 1880, Spaulding County, GA.
HONOR NORTON, b. Abt. 1815.
HULDY NORTON, b. Abt. 1820
TALLY NORTON, b. Abt. 1822, Richmond County, NC; d. Aft. 1863.
CHARITY NORTON, b. Abt. 1825.
APPY NORTON, b. Abt. 1830
Children of MARTIN NORTON and LINCEY WALKER are:
WASHINGTON R.2 NORTON, b. Abt. 1834
MAHALA NORTON, b. Abt. 1836.
1800 Census Richmond, NC
1810 Census Richmond, NC
1820 Census ???
1830 Census, Fayette, GA
Data from 1810 State Census of North Carolina, Richmond County:
Martin Norton, 2 white males under 10 yrs of age; 1 white male of 10 yrs. and under 16; 1 white male of
16 and under 26, including heads of families; 3 white females under 10 years of age; 1 white female of 10 yrs.
and under 16, and 1 white female of 26 yrs. and under 45 yrs. including heads of families.
Records dated Jan 30, 1847 in Fayette Co., GA show that Martin Norton left land to his son James H. Norton, and to heir Steven Scott on the same day.
b. Abt. 1802, NC;
d. April 13, 1880, Richmond County, NC.
m. Elizabeth Norton abt. 28 September 1865,
HANDY NORTON, b. Abt. 1828, Richmond County, NC; d. Bet. 1871 - 1880, Richmond, NC.
LODERICK NORTON, b. 1829; d. Aft. 1880; m. DRUSILLA SKIPPER.
GODFREY NORTON, b. Abt. 1834, Richmond County, NC; d. Sept 14, 1878, Richmond, NC.
MARGARET NORTON, b. 1836; d. Aft. 1880; m. JAMES RACHELS, Abt. November 27, 1867.
Notes for REUBEN NORTON:
Reuben was the executor of Starling Rachels (d. 1864 in Civil War at Wilderness VA ).
Reuben Norton m. abt. 28 September 1865, Elizabeth Norton. John D. Currie, J. P. Rich. Co. Marr. Bonds
Harriet Wallace, 15 female, lived with the Reuben Norton family during 1850 census in Houshold #265.
The 1850 Census of Laurel Hill District, Richmond County, NC shows the following members of Elijah Norton's household.
Elijah Norton, 48m, pedler, NC; Eliza Norton, 40f, NC; Emeline Norton, 23f, NC; Abby Norton, 20f, NC; Andrew Norton, 22m, asst. pedler, NC
Sarah Norton, 17f, NC; Elijah Norton, 16m, NC; Johnnie Norton, 14m, NC; Ann Norton, 10f, NC; John Norton, 9m, NC; Daniel Norton, 7m, NC
James Norton, 5m, NC; Archibald Norton, 2m, NC; William Norton, 6m, NC; Hiram Norton, 3m, NC and Rebecca 11/12f, NC
b. Abt. 1822, Richmond County, NC;
d. Aft. 1863.
m. CAROLINE MALONE October 13, 1844 in Pike County, GA
Susana Norton, b. Abt. 1846, GA.
WILLIAM ALAN NORTON, b. Nov 24, 1849, Cobb Co., GA; d. July 11, 1930, Fouke, Miller Co. AK
DARBY A. NORTON, b. Abt. 1852, GA.
MARY CAROLINE NORTON, b. Abt. 1855; d. Aft. 1880.
JOHN T. NORTON, b. Abt. 1860, Bright Star, Lafayette Co., Arkansas.
BURRELL H. NORTON, b. Abt. 1863, Bright Star, Lafayette, AK; m. ELLA SAMS, April 05, 1924.
||WILLIAM ALAN NORTON,
b. Nov 24, 1849, Cobb Co., GA;
d. July 11, 1930, Fouke, Miller Co. AK
m. LUCINDA M. DODD September 07, 1875 in Miller Co., Ark
RUDOLPHUS PRESTON4 NORTON, b. December 26, 1877, Bright Star, Lafayette, Ak; d. June 06, 1937, Doddridge, Miller Co., Ark..
m 2nd. MARY E. EVERS July 28, 1878 in Sulphur Township, Miller Co., Ark.,
MARY ELLA4 NORTON, b. September 27, 1881, Doddridge, Miller, Ak.; d. Jan 06, 1934;
CARRIE SUDIE NORTON, b. August 1886, Doddridge, Miller Co., Ark..
||RUDOLPHUS PRESTON NORTON,
b. December 26, 1877, Bright Star, Lafayette, Ak;
d. June 06, 1937, Doddridge, Miller Co., Ark..
from "The Society of Richmond County Descendants"
A Branch of the Society for History, Research and Preservation,
Inc, Rockingham, NC shows Miles V. Norton was born 1785 in
b.December 25, 1820, Richmond Co., NC,
d. April 05, 1902 in Paulding Co. Ga.
married Rachel M. Williams November 26, 1846.
Miles D. founded a church, Norton's Chapel
on HWY 61 according to Willie "Marvin" Norton
in an interview in 1999. (This was probably between Dallas
and Villa Rica.) Mr. Marvin Norton also mentions a Pine
Ridge Congressional Methodist Church. The
Pine Ridge Congregational Methodist Church was created on
2/17/1877 on land donated by A. Parson and was originally
named Norton's Chapel. - from A History of Paulding County,
Miles Norton was a preacher with the Methodist Episcopal Church
South. He preached under the Georgia - North Georgia Conference.
He was licensed to exhort in 1848. Licensed to preach in
1857, an Deacon in 1861 and an Elder in 1865. He rode the
Harralson Circuit (La Grange) from 1867 - 1867 and the Dallas
Circuit in 1870 (Information gained from Georgia Methodist
Preachers) In the "History of Bethel United Methodist
Church" he is listed as the pastor from 1869-1870.
Patty Fosse found his will in the state archives as follows:
From Will Book A, page 103
Will and Testament of Miles D. Norton
D. Norton, of said state and county being advanced in age,
but of sound and disposing mind and memory, and knowing
that I must, "sooner or later" die, deem it right
and proper, as respecting my family and myself, that I should
make a disposition of the property and effects which a kind
and providence has blessed me with. I do therefore make
and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking
all others heretofore made by me.
1 I desire and so direct, "my body be buried in a decent
and Christian like manner, suitable to my circumstances
in life; my soul. I trust and believe will return to rest
with the God who gave it, as I hope for salvation through
the atonement of our beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
in whom I have already obtained Mercy and Grace.
2 I desire, "and so direct" that all my just debts
be paid without delay by Executors hereinafter named and
3 I desire, "and so direct" that, all my just
debts be paid out of cash on hand and debts due me at the
time of my death. I further direct that all my personal
estate of all kinds excepting a sufficiency of household
and kitchen furniture for the use of my beloved wife Rachel
M for and during her life or widowhood be sold by Executors
hereinafter named, with as little delay as possible after
my death and that, the proceeds thereof as well as the of
(sic) cash on hand and all sums collected on debts due me,
be distributed as follows, to-wit first, pay to beloved
wife Rachel M., two hundred dollars, which sum is hereby
devised to her, the remainder thereof to be paid equally
divided between all my lawful heirs, the children of deceased
children to take in lieu of their deceased parents.
4 It is my will "and I so direct" that my home
place consisting of ten acres off the northwest corner of
land lots (546) five hundred and forty six, all of lot (451)
four hundred and fifty one, ((471) four hundred and seventy
one, and (472) four hundred and seventy two, all in the
2nd Dist. And 3rd section of original Cherokee now Paulding
County, Georgia remain unsold, for and during the life or
widowhood of my wife Rachel M. and that my two sons, T.
W. Norton and Homer R. Norton jointly occupy and possess
the above named lands for and during the life or widowhood
of my said wife, and as a charge upon the rents and misne
(spelling?) profits of said lands. I desire and direct that
my two sons named in this the fourth item of this my will,
take care of, maintain and support my said wife for and
during her life or widowhood, and that, after the death
of my said wife, or her marriage. I direct that, said lands
(named in this 4th Item) be sold by Executors, in manner
and form hereinafter pointed our in the sixth Item of this
my will, and the proceeds thereof be equally divided between
all my legal heirs, share and share alike, the children
of deceased children to take in lieu of their deceased parents.
5 It is my will, and "I so direct" that, all my
other real estate (of all kinds) that I now own or may own
at the time of my death, be sold as soon after my death
as practicably by Executors, in manner and form as hereinafter
named and that "the proceeds thereof be equally divided
between all my legal heirs, share and share alike, the children
of deceased children to take in lieu of their deceased parents.
6 I direct that the sale (or sales) of all or any part of
my real estate be made; after four weeks notice thereof
in a county paper of both Douglas and Paulding county, before
the courthouse door in either Douglas or Paulding County
as my Executors may determine, on a regular Sheriff's sale
day of any month in the year, on such terms as my Executors
may deem best. I further direct that all sales herein contemplated
or even, "necessary to carry this will into effect,
be made as herein before names without any order from the
Court of Ordinary of this or any other county of this state,
the authority therefor, being herein expressly delegated
to my said Executors all of said sales when so made shall
be as effectual and binding as if made by me while in life
- my Executors are further directed to execute all necessary
deeds in conformity to such sales, which, when so mad and
executed shall be as binding as if made by me while in life,
the sales of personal property herein contemplated to be
had at my residence after reasonable notice without any
order from Court of Ordinary as aforesaid.
7 I hereby constitute and appoint my two sons, Milton H.
Norton and T.W. Norton Executors of this my last will and
testament. I also constitute and appoint my friend (BLANK)
as attorney and counselor for my said estate. This the 22nd
day of July 1897
declared and published by Miles D. Norton as his last will
and testament in the presence of us the subscribers, who
subscribe our names hereto, in the presence of said testator,
at his special instance and request and in the presence
of each other, he signing in our presence and we signing
in his presence This July 22nd 1897.
Watson, P.I. Barlett, A.J. Cooper
in office April 15th 1902, Recorded May 7, 1902, R.A. Chiles,
solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last
will of the within named M.D. Norton, deceased so far as
we know or believe, and that we will well and truly execute
the same in accordance with the laws of the State. So help
More About Miles D. Norton:
Burial: April 05, 1902, Sweetwater Cemetery.
Census: 1870, Georgia 1870 Census Index.
Occupation: 1870, Farmer, Methodist Minister.
Property: 1870, Property vauled @$1,500 & personal property
valued @$500 in 1870 Census.
of Miles D. Norton and Rachel M. Williams are:
Norton, b. 1848, d. date unknown.
2. +Hyram Newton Norton, b. August 06, 1850, Georgia, d.
March 28, 1897, Paulding Co. Ga288.
3. Rutha Norton, b. 1854, d. August 29, 1890, Paulding Co.
4. Martha H. Norton, b. 1855, d. date unknown.
5. +Milton Harvey Norton, b. June 16, 1857, Paulding Co.
Ga, d. September 05, 1941, Douglasville, Ga.
6. Ellen Norton, b. 1860, d. date unknown.
7. Hester Norton, b. 1861, d. date unknown.
8. Theophilus W. Norton, b. 1863, d. 1958.
9. Arminda Norton, b. 1866, d. date unknown.
10. +Homer Ronald Norton, b. 1867, d. date unknown.
b. Abt. 1756.
b. 1787, VA.
to Apprentice & Orphan Records of Richmond County, NC,
Silas Norton, 8 years and 6 months old and Zella Hathcock,
5 years old were bound to William Norton, June 1816 in Richmond
b. Abt. 1791, Richmond County, NC;
d. November 1859, Fayette County, GA.
b. 2 May 1796 North Carolina, USA
d. 18 Aug 1862 Randolph, Indiana, USA
m. Elizabeth Snead .b. 19 Dec 1800 in North Carolina, USA d. 24 Oct 1877 in Randolph, Indiana, USA
Samuel Norton b. 1826 in Randolph, Indiana, USA
John H Norton b. 23 Nov 1830 in Randolph, Indiana, USA
Joel Norton b. 1832
Elijah Norton b. 1834
Robert Norton b.1839 in Greensfork, Randolph, Indiana
Elizabeth Jane Norton b.8 Jul 1838 in Randolph, Indiana, USA
Mary Ellen Norton b. 23 Dec 1840 in Randolph, Indiana, USA
William Norton born abt 1796 went to Randolph, Winchester co, IN before 1826. This puts him as one of the first settlers there. This is possibly a Quaker settlement. Suggesting this family are Quakers. Do we have any other collaboration on this? William is in Randoph co, IN before 1820 with his wife and 2 children (boy and girl) born before 1820. The Quakers moved in starting 1815 from NC and this appears to be when William came in. There is really no reason for William to come from NC to Indiana other than the Quaker migration.
As it turns out, Quakers also settled Richmond co, NC. This group came from VA to Northeast NC then down to Richmond. Here a link
John I Norton b.1790 (son of Isham) lived at Stewartsville, NC. This is right on the PeeDee River and looks to be Quaker central. Laurel Hill, NC is 9 miles away.
James Norton Jr. b. 1751 lived just 6 miles beyond Stewartsville, NC. So all these Nortons in Richmond, NC are centered on the Quaker settlement. The Quakers moved out of NC as slavery took hold.
So the quaker religion could answer why these Nortons left Northhampton, NC and Virginia and moved to Richmond, NC and Randolph, IN.
Thomas Hathcock Sr b.1691 VA was the father of Martha Hathcock who married James Norton Sr. b.1751. This Thomas Hathcock also moved with the Nortons to Richmond, NC. These are the original Hathcocks of Virginia and Northhampton, NC. Another of his sons, John Hathcock Sr. also married a Quaker and moved with the Quakers. 1793, Thomas Hathcock Sr. was granted another 50 acres of land in Richmond County adjoining the land of Isham Norton. Notice that this Isham Norton (Sr) was the son of James Norton Sr., mentioned elsewhere in this volume. Therefore. this land was adjacent to Thomas Hathcock's, sister's family. (James and Martha Norton) SOURCE
b.11 Nov 1826 in Randolph, Indiana, USA
d. 12 Sep 1862 Randolph, Indiana, USA
m. Margaret Hinshaw Born: 1836 in Highland, Ohio, USA Died: 18 Apr 1998
Francisco Norton b. 1857 in Washington Randolph, Indiana,
Elwood Norton b. 1859 in Washington Randolph, Indiana, USA
Abel Sanford Norton
The oral family tradition that came from our father, Edward Russell Norton: Supposedly our Nortons descended from 3 brothers who came to this country from England as bachelors and married in America. They were of the English nobility and there was a large inheritance in England that would have came to their descendents if they could have proven their descent. Our grandfather, Abel Sanford Norton had a lawyer working on trying to prove the descent. I believe the lawyer's name was Willis Norton, but not sure of this. Anyway, supposedly he had accomplished some of the proof but died. Our dad had some kind of papers on it in his trunk, the way I remember it [my sister who is 5 years younger than I, says she does not remember Dad having any papers], but Dad said the time had ran out for proving the relationship [by the time the lawyer had died] and the money had reverted to the Crown. I guess if he had any papers about it they were lost when they had a lot of water damage where they had stored some of their things when they moved.
By Mary Joanne Norton Canaan
Abel Sanford Norton
b. 7 Aug 1854, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA
d. 3 Oct 1903 La Grange, Lee, Arkansas, USA
m. Nancy Matilda Hinshaw b. 31 Aug 1857 in Randolph, Indiana, USA d. 9 Jul 1921
AS for the Quaker connection, Dad's mother, Nancy Matilda Hinshaw-Norton, was definitely a Quaker but I don't know if his father was or not, so she may have been disowned by the Quaker Church for marrying out of the faith. However, many of the Hinshaws were Quakers and the Nortons & the Hinshaws married back & forth, so I think it would be reasonable to assume at least some of the Nortons were Quakers. My sister, Betty, says she thought Mother said Dad was raised as a Quaker, I don't recall Mother saying that though, but definitely Nancy Matilda was
Mary Joanne Norton Canaan
Edward Russell Norton was born in Indiana in 1882, died 1962