William Norton b.1680
James Norton b. October 02, 1721, Bristol Parish, Prince George County, VA

Berry Norton, b. Abt. 1791, Richmond County, NC


Original file with live links

Myrtle Norton Bridges web site

William Norton - WilliamAltonNorton1@msn.com
Mickey Wayne Norton - mn19522003@yahoo.com
Nancy Norton - nnorton@carolina.rr.com
Myrtle Bridges -myrtle@myrtlebridges.us
(Emeline Norton) Edward Norton - edznorton@yahoo.com


DNA Results Group NC-G15
DNA# 32972 William Norton
DNA# 15805 Berry Norton
DNA# 80686 Miles Norton
DNA# 47496 Berry Norton
DNA# 53671 Martin
DNA# 93367 Martin
DNA# 43814 Hathcock note
DNA# 4882 Hathcock note
DNA# 4885 Hathcock note
DNA# 65810 Hathcock note


WILLIAM NORTON was born Abt. 1690. He married ANNE d:probably Northampton County NC

    MARY NORTON, b. November 01, 1724.
DNA# 80686
b. October 02, 1721, Bristol Parish, Prince George County, VA.
b. Abt. 1752, Northampton Co., NC;
d. Abt. 1833, Richmond County, NC.

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
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 44 when
Andrew J was born)
Jerimiah Norton
b. Aug 10, 1812 DNA# 4882, DNA# 65810
John Calvin Norton
b. Jul 17, 1818 DNA# 4885


Andrew 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 to John
and Jeremiah Norton.

1850 Fed. Census Richmond County, Stewartsville: John Norton 60; Elizabeth
42; Andrew 16; Eliza 14; Elijah 11; Martha 10; Amanda 7; Elizabeth 5 years.

In 1860 Census of Richmond County, Williamson Township, PO Gibson's Store,
dwelling #661 John Norton 71; Elizabeth 47; Martha 20; Amanda 18; and
Elizabeth Norton 13.

1860 Williamson District, Laurel Hill, Richmond County, NC: Andrew Jackson
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 District
(same household 24, Aug 1860)

1860 Census of Williamson Township, Gibson's Store, dwelling #734 shows
Jerry/Jeremiah Norton 36, b. NC (Myrtle's oldest known Norton ancestor);
Viney 25, b. SC; Thos. 8, b. NC; Amos 6, b. NC; and Catharine Norton 4, b.

The 1870 Census of Laurel Hill, Wmson Dist. Richmond County, NC shows:
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)

In 1880 the Andrew J. Norton family lived next door to Calvin Norton and
wife Emilene Hursey Norton in Harleesville Township, Marion County, SC.
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 as his
children). Simeon Norton was next door with wife Bettie 16. Duncan 24, and
Silas 22, not shown with the family in 1880

1880. Calvin Norton 62, Emiline (nee Hursey) 45, John A. 23, Preston 22,
Calvin Longstreet 17, Alexander Gilmore 12. Daniel C. Norton (son of Calvin)
27 and wife Amanda 16, live next door.

The 1900 Fed. Census of Marion County, Harleesville, SC shows Lettie Norton
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.

  ELIZA NORTON, b. 1836.
  ELIJAH NORTON, b. 1839.
  MARTHA NORTON, b. 1840.
  AMANDA NORTON, b. 1843.
ELIJAH NORTON, b. Abt. 1802, Richmond County, NC; d. Abt. 1865, Richmond County, NC.
  JANE NORTON, b. 1826; m. NEAL NORTON; b. 1818.
  EMELINE 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 Norton
She married
(1) Daniel Beasley, born 1817, Abt. 1847.
Richmond County.

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. 1852

The 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.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered, in the presence of M.L. Douglass, Clerk Daniel Beasly, his mark


Hiram 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
He married
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.

Hiram 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

FOUL 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"

State vs. Hiram Norton page 305
The following Jury being duly chosen and empowered to try this item between the state and the Prisoner at the Bar, Hiram Norton to wit.
1. Gilbert Snead 7. Daniel McKenzie
2. M. R. McDonald 8. E. D. Long
3. Elijah Norton 9. R. Y. Kelly
4. W. N. Garland 10. W. M. Butler
5. A. S. McNeill 11. M. K. Gibson
6. S. W. Pate 12. M. S. Talbert
Which 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:

Having 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:

Mr. Hiram Norton Died Last Friday
He 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 Dan Wilkes.

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 22, 1953.
4) JOSEPH 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.


Rebecca Norton was born September, 1849 in Richmond County, North Carolina, and died Bet. May 30, 1891 – December 31, 1899.
She married
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 graves.

1850 Census of Richmond Co., NC Laurel Hill Dist.- Rebecca 11/12f, NC 1849

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 40 (sister)
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, 1880,
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.

ELIZABETH 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

Per the 1910 Census she had 12 children and 6 were living at that time. Eliza Jane Norton’s 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.

Children 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, 1942.
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, 1960.
6. Eva J. Peele, b. 19 November, 1900; d. 18 December, 1972.

    SILAS 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.

1900 Census, Scotland County, NC, Laurel Hill District
Silas Norton 41 b. Aug 1858 m. 14 yrs. b. NC
1920 Fed Census Scotland County District 131. ( birth and death LDS )
1930 Fed Census Scotland County Laurel Hill Township District #2
1930 Silas Norton (father) 72 b. 1858

Children 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.

  ANDREW NORTON, b. 1828.
  SILAS WILLY NORTON, b. 1830; d. June 19, 1871, Marlborough Co., S.C..
  SARAH NORTON, b. 1833.
  ELIJAH NORTON, JR., b. 1834; d. April 27, 1863.
  ISHAM NORTON (JOHNNIE), b. 1836; d. August 30, 1862.
  WILLIAM M. NORTON, b. 1839.
  ELIZA ANN NORTON, b. 1840.
  JOHN CALVIN NORTON, b. March 04, 1842, Richmond County, NC; d. May 16, 1918, Scotland County, NC. Civil War Reunion
b. 1843, Richmond County, NC;
d. May 03, 1920, Scotland County, NC. Civil War Reunion
Daniel Mae Norton,
b. 1885, Richmond County, NC;
d. February 17, 1956, Scotland County, NC
DNA# 43814
  JAMES NORTON, b. 1845.
ISHAM NORTON, JR., b. Abt. 1802.
REUBEN NORTON, b. Abt. 1803; d. April 13, 1880, Richmond County, North Carolina.
ELI NORTON, b. Abt. 1805.
DNA# 80686
JAMES NORTON, JR., b. Northampton Co., NC;
b.abt 1751
m. KEZIAH; b. Northampton Co., NC.

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.

The above 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 of Deeds.

Records 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 VA

According 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. 217.

DNA# 80686
Martin NORTON,
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.
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

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.

DNA# 53671
DNA# 93367
  James H Norton
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.

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. 

Household #264
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.
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..
b. December 26, 1877, Bright Star, Lafayette, Ak;
d. June 06, 1937, Doddridge, Miller Co., Ark..
Miles V Norton.
b.1785. VA
Records 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 VA
DNA# 80686

Miles D Norton.
b.December 25, 1820, Richmond Co., NC,
d. April 05, 1902 in Paulding Co. Ga.
married Rachel M. Williams November 26, 1846.
DNA# 80686
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, p. 201

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
Last Will and Testament of Miles D. Norton
Georgia, Paulding County

I, Miles 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.

Item 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.

Item 2 I desire, "and so direct" that all my just debts be paid without delay by Executors hereinafter named and appointed.

Item 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.

Item 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.

Item 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.

Item 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.

Item 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

Miles D. Norton

Signed, 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.

J.M. Watson, P.I. Barlett, A.J. Cooper
Filed in office April 15th 1902, Recorded May 7, 1902, R.A. Chiles, Ordinary
Georgia, Paulding County

We do 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 us God.
M.H. Norton
T.W Norton

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.
Religion: Methodist.
Children of Miles D. Norton and Rachel M. Williams are:
1. Alexander 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. Ga.
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.
note: According 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 County, NC.
b. Abt. 1791, Richmond County, NC;
d. November 1859, Fayette County, GA.
DNA# 15805
DNA# 47496

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


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

William Norton
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