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Giles B. Norton b: 20 Feb 1794 in South Carolina d: 13 Mar 1877 in Brownsville, Cass Co. MI
Elizabeth Williams b: 23 Jul 1799 in Mt. Pleasant MM, Grayson County, Virginia d: Aug 1869 in Cass Co., MI
married: 28 Oct 1817 in Champaign Co. OH

 

Original files with live links

Researchers:
Robert S. Norton, Jr. bob@bnorton.com
Bob Norton F4Spook40@aol.com

 

DNA Results Group SC-G3
DNA# 10538 Giles Norton
DNA# 9720 Giles Norton
DNA# 104321 Giles Norton

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10538 Giles Norton R1 13 24 14 10 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 29 20 9 9 11 11 24 14 20 30 12 13 15 16 11 11 19 22 15 16 19 16 33 39 13 11
                                                                                   
159326 Giles Norton R1 13 24 14 10 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 29 21 9 9 11 11 24 14 20 30 12 13 15 16 11 11 19 22 15 16 18 16 33 39 13 11
9720 Giles Norton R1 13 24 14 10 12 12 12 12 14 13 13 29 20 9 9 11 11 24 14 20 30 12 13 15 16 11 11 19 22 15 16 19 16 33 38 13 11
104321 Giles Norton R1 13 24 14 10 12 12 13 12 14 13 13 29 20 9 9 11 11 24 14 20 29 12 14 15 16


Timeline
Research Notes

     
 

(Possilby Henry Norton born c1764 in Grayson, VA)

  • On Dec. 25, 1811, Giles Norton and William Norton were witnesses to a property transfer officiated by Henry Norton, JP. (It is this slim bit of evidence that gave us the idea that Henry was Giles father.)
  • Henry Norton was taxed in 1782 Montgomery, VA along with William Norton, Thomas Branson and Jarret Branson.
  • Henry may have been a son of William Norton.
  • William Norton was the step-son of Thomas Branson who married Elizabeth (Norton) Brown after his wife, Rebecca Borden, died.
  • Some of the Nortons were also Quakers.

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Giles B. Norton b: 20 Feb 1794 in South Carolina d: 13 Mar 1877 in Brownsville, Cass Co. MI
Elizabeth Williams b: 23 Jul 1799 in Mt. Pleasant MM, Grayson County, Virginia d: Aug 1869 in Cass Co., MI
m: 28 Oct 1817 in Champaign Co. OH
notes: We know Giles birthday is Feb. 20, 1794 from the bible records kept by Ann Elizabeth Smith Norton.

Sarah Norton b: 04 Sep 1818
+Peter Shott m: 19 Feb 1843 in Logan County, Ohio aka: Schott
Sampson Norton b: 16 Nov 1820 in Ohio d: 03 May 1892 in Cass Co. MI
+Sarepta E. Freer b: 1835 in Ohio m: 14 Apr 1864 in Logan Co., OH

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William Wheeler Norton b: 22 Apr 1823 in Logan, OH d: 1896 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO
+Ann Elizabeth Smith b: 28 Feb 1828 in New Marlborough (Marlbury), Berkshire Co, MA d: 1891 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO
m: 18 Jan 1847 in Homer, Union Co., OH
Almira Adelade Norton b: 30 Mar 1849 d: 13 Sep 1851 in Milford Center, Union Co., OH aka: Adda
William Henry Norton b: 02 Dec 1851 in OH
1st Wife + Ellen Byrne b: Abt. 1849 d: Bet. 1880 - 1883 m: 19 Apr 1876 in Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO
2nd Wife +Josephine Crocker m: 24 Dec 1882 in Pettis Co., MO
1st Wife
4 Minnie Norton b: Abt. 1879
2nd Wife
4 Alice Norton b: 1887 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO
Frederick Norton b: 1891 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO
Emma Norton b: 13 Jul 1854 in OH
+Rolla Elliott b: 28 Mar 1852 in Cooper Co., MO d: 16 Nov 1926 in Reeds, Jasper Co., MO

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Nathan Lytton Norton b: 22 Oct 1856 in OH d: 12 Jan 1938 in CA, at Bertha's home
+Martha Ella Woods b: Oct 1857 in Sanduski, OH d: 27 Nov 1921 in 2636 E Third St, Los Angeles, CA m: 06 Feb 1877 in Sedalia,
Bessie A. Norton b: Dec 1877 in MO d: Abt. 1910
+John Hamilton Forbes b: 29 Sep 1877 in MO d: 21 Oct 1957 in San Bernardino, CA m: 26 Jun 1896 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO
Elmer Allen Norton b: 22 May 1879 in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri d: 26 Mar 1967 in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri
+Eva Rebecca Bradley b: 22 Dec 1892 in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri d: 02 Aug 1961 in Sedalia, Pettia, Missouri m: 18 Dec 1912 in
Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri
Bertha Mae Norton b: May 1881 in Missouri d: Abt. 1961
+Frank M. Chapman m: 04 Jun 1909
Adelaide Norton b: Oct 1887 in MO d: 1936 in Kansas City, MO
+Claud Carl Forbes b: 30 Jan 1884 in MO d: Abt. 1964 in Kansas City, MO m: 02 Sep 1908 in Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO
Ella Norton b: May 1888 in MO d: 09 Feb 1920 in Los Angeles, CA
+Thomas R. Jurney
Joseph Woods Norton b: 30 Oct 1892 in Sedalia. MO d: 23 Jan 1952 in Los Angeles, CA
+Gladys Brehaut b: 18 Jul 1893 in Illinois d: May 1974 in CA
DNA# 9720 Giles Norton DYS439=14
Robert Smith Norton b: 23 Feb 1895 in Sedalia, Pettis Co, MO d: 20 Feb 1988 in Warwick, RI
+Lucile Fern Bramblett b: 05 Feb 1898 in O'Fallon, MO d: 19 Mar 1980 in Bethesda, MD m: 22 May 1919 in Sedalia, MO
   

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Joseph Gott Hamilton Norton b: 24 Nov 1858 in Union, OH d: 05 Oct 1935 in Pomona, CA
+Mary Etta Woods b: 30 Mar 1874 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO d: 20 Oct 1951 in Yucaipa, San Bernardino, CA m: 23 Nov 1892 in Sedalia,
Pettis, MO

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Elizabeth Norton b: 07 Oct 1893 in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri d: 16 Nov 1988 in Riverside, Riverside, CA
+Willie Robert Anderson b: 30 Nov 1896 in Rising Star, TX d: 18 May 1969 in Redlands, San Bernardino, CA m: 21 Dec 1919 in
Redlands, CA
DNA# 10538 Giles Norton
Porter William Norton b: 26 Apr 1896 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO d: 04 Mar 1976 in Oregon City, Clackamas, OR
+Hazel Lucille Handley b: 31 Jan 1908 in Clive, Alberta, Canada d: 08 Jan 1993 in Friendswood, Galveston, TX m: 23 Jun 1930 in
Calipatria, Imperial Co., CA
Joseph Dewey Norton b: 30 Dec 1897 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO d: 16 Oct 1918 in Bakersfield, Kern, CA
+Nora Hicks
Vivian Woods Norton b: 18 Dec 1902 in Rock Island, Texas d: 13 Jun 1969 in Riverside, Riverside, CA
+Marcelle Florence Aube b: 16 Oct 1901 in Montreal, Canada d: 25 Sep 1962 in Arlington, CA m: 29 Oct 1924 in Redlands, San
Bernardino, CA
+Ray Brownlee b: 15 Mar 1901 d: 1961 in Abilene, TX m: in unk
*2nd Husband of [2] Imogene Ellen Norton:
+Ray Scott
   
     
       
         
Ida Norton b: 01 Jul 1861 in Union Co., OH d: 18 Sep 1865 in Union Co., OH
Independence Grant Norton b: 04 Jul 1863 in Union Co., Ohio
Charles Warren Norton b: 11 Oct 1865 in Milford Center, Union Co, OH d: 07 Nov 1937 in San Gabriel, CA
+Marie Agnes Curran b: 01 Mar 1876 in Sedalia, MO d: 30 Jun 1949 in San Marino, CA m: 12 Oct 1891 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO
Rolla Warren Norton b: 1894
+Lylac Woods b: 1900
Margaret Marie Norton b: 31 Dec 1895
+Walter Thompson b: 1896
Paula Mary Norton b: 31 Mar 1898 in California d: 06 Jun 1963 in Los Angeles, CA aka: pauline
+Frederick Brickner b: 11 Sep 1904 in New York d: 1947 in Los Angeles, CA
Mina Cecilia Norton b: 13 Apr 1902
+C. Stanley Rice b: 1902 d: 1956
Hugh Curran Norton b: 02 Nov 1903
+Ulah Agnes Bowers
Minnie Norton b: 06 Nov 1869 in Minneapolis, MN d: 11 Feb 1955 in San Bernardino, CA
Baby Norton b: 03 Apr 1874 d: Apr 1874
Mary Norton b: 06 Dec 1825
Anna J. Norton b: 14 Apr 1828 in Calvin Twp, Cass Co., MI
+David Copley b: 1817 m: 23 Dec 1849 in Cass Co., MI
Henry Norton b: 09 Feb 1831
Melissa J. Norton b: 29 Jan 1834 in Brownsville, Cass Co., MI d: 18 Jan 1922 in Calhan, CO
+John Lee b: 1830 d: 1872 in Cassopolis, MI m: 23 Nov 1862 in Brownsville, MI
Nathan Norton b: 26 Oct 1836 in Cass Co., MI

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David A. Norton b: 19 Sep 1842 in Cass Co., MI d: 25 Dec 1885 in Cass Co., MI
+Clara Bell Stephens b: 1849 in Athens, Penn d: 1911 in Cass Co., MI m: 01 Feb 1871 in Calvin, MI
DNA# 104321 Giles Norton
Dora Bell Norton b: 08 Jul 1872 in Cassiopolis, Cass Co. MI
Grace Olive Norton b: 21 Jun 1874 in Cassiopolis, Cass Co. MI
Chester Anderson Norton b: 12 Jul 1876 in Cassiopolis, Cass Co. MI
   
     
       
         
  Timeline  

1782
Montgomery, VA

Henry Norton was taxed in 1782 Montgomery, VA along with William Norton, Thomas Branson and Jarret Branson.
Henry may have been a son of William.
Some of the Nortons were also Quakers.

Thomas Branson married Elizabeth (Norton) Brown (2nd wife) after his wife, Rebecca Borden, died.
----- William Norton was the step-son of Thomas Branson
Jarret Branson's son, Jarret Branson Jr married Frances East. The East family moved to Cass, MI from Grayson/Montgomery, VA


1790 SC census

1790 SC census

Elijah Norton Beaufort, SC - Possibly Horry/Marion Norton
Thomas Norton Beaufort, SC
William Norton Beaufort, SC

Jacob Norton Camden District, SC - no info

David Norton Claremont, SC - no info

Jacob Norton, Prince Georges, Georgetown, SC - Nortons of Horry/Marion, SC
James Norton, Prince Georges, Georgetown, SC
Samuel Norton, Prince Georges, Georgetown, SC
William Norton, Prince Georges, Georgetown, SC

James Norton Orangeburgh, SC - no info
John Norton Orangeburgh, SC
Thomas Norton Orangeburgh, SC

Edward Norton Pendleton, SC - William/Jemina

Nemiah Norton, Spartenburgh, SC Nordans of Henry, AL
Thomas Norton, Spartenburgh, SC


1793
Grayson, VA

William & Jemima Norton of Pendleton District, SC selling his land in Grayson County, VA (previously Montgomery Co, VA) on Nov 23, 1793 and witnesses to the same are Edward Norton, Gideon Norton, and Jesse Harrison. Jemima is unable to travel so there is a commission to make a privy exam of Jemima and her agreement to the sale. John Willison and William Edmondson, Justices for Pendleton Co., SC attest to her agreement.

1794
SC

Giles Norton b.20 Feb 1794 in South Carolina
Consistant reporting on Census Records

1817, 28 OCT
Champaign, OH

Giles married 28 Oct 1817 in Champaign Co. OH
Elizabeth Williams b: 23 Jul 1799 in Mt. Pleasant MM, Grayson County, Virginia d: Aug 1869 in Cass Co., MI
Giles is 23

Elizabeth was the granddaughter of Richard Williams and Prudence Beals. Prudence was the sister of Rev. Thomas Beals who was taxed in 1782 Montgomery, VA next to Thomas Branson. Prudence Beal's nephew, John Bowater Beals, married Lois Branson, daughter of Thomas Branson and Jane Painter.


1818, 4 Sept
Ohio

1st child born
Sarah Norton b: 04 Sep 1818

1820
Ohio

Son - Sampson Norton b: 16 Nov 1820 in Ohio

1823
Logan, OH

Son - William Wheeler Norton b: 22 Apr 1823 in Logan, OH

1828
Cass, MI

Daughter - Anna J. Norton b: 14 Apr 1828 in Calvin Twp, Cass Co., MI

Quite a few people from Grayson/Montgomery, VA moved to Cass Co., Michigan in the 1830s, including William East and his sons. William was the brother of Frances East who married Jared Branson Jr. William East was a Quaker. Other early settlers in Cass, Mich. included Robert Painter, Nathan Norton, Pleasant Norton, Levi Norton, Giles Norton, Lorenzo Painter and others.


1840 Census
Cass, MI

1840 census
Nathan Norton Jefferson, Cass, Michigan (age 60-70) - Pg 225
Pleasant Norton Jefferson, Cass, Michigan (1ge 30-40) - Pg 225
Giles Norton Calvin, Cass, Michigan (age 40-50) - Pg 219
Levi D Norton Calvin, Cass, Michigan (age 20-30) - Pg 219 Who is Levi Norton?

Who is Pleasant Norton? Pleasant Norton was mentioned in a book about Cass, MI and in a biography it states that he was born 1806 in Grayson, VA, so he could be a brother of Giles.

In the 1840 census of Cass, MI in Calvin Twp, James East was listed 3 lines below Levi Norton. On the same page were Giles Norton, and Joel East. James and Joel were sons of William East.

Robert Painter who was in 1840 Cass, MI was the son of Jacob Painter of Frederick, VA and Mary Hunt. Jacob was the son of John Painter Jr. who was the brother of Jane Painter, wife of Thomas L. Branson (son of John Day Branson).

In 1840 Cass, MI Robert Painter was listed on the same page with Nathan Norton and Pleasant Norton in Jefferson Twp.

So, in-laws of Jared Branson Jr. were in Cass, Michigan living near relatives (by marriage) of Thomas L. Branson Jr. and Thomas, son of John Day Branson, and near relatives of Jane Painter. All of them were probably Quakers and may have participated in the "Underground Railroad", as did William East.


1850 Census
Cass, MI

Census 1850 of Cass, MI
Giles Norton b.1794
Pleasant Norton b.1806 VA
Levi Norton b.1811 OH
Nathan Norton b.1836 MI
  Research Notes

DNA# 10538 Giles Norton spook
DNA# 9720 Giles Norton bob
DNA# 104321 Giles Norton

================================Bob Norton F4Spook40@aol.com
Scott - I descend from Giles Norton, b. 20 Feb 1794 in SC. As you may have found, some Norton's are more elusive than others! We believe that Giles Norton is the son of Henry Norton and grandson of William Norton, Pendleton District, SC. Based on what I found this week in Salt Lake FHL, I have serious doubts that the William Norton of Pendleton County, SC is related to Mercer Norton. The Mercer Norton book was published in 1983 (I believe) and I suspect is out of print, It is about 2 inches thick and you would probably find it in most genealogy libraries. I copied the first 30 pages or so last year and will have access to that when I return to Palm Spings, CA on 12 August. Would be more than happy to share material with a William Norton descendant. Which son or daughter of William/Jemima does your wife come from?

Bob Norton

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Hi Barry, Just spent a week at FHL in SLC chasing Norton's from Pendleton Co, SC and heretofore have believed that William/Jemima were from the Edward Norton Quaker line. Found info here that makes me question that as factual. The Mercer Norton book tells us that "there is some speculation as to whether or not William (Norton) is the same man as the William Norton (wife Jemima) who moved to Pendleton District, South Carolina." It goes on to say that William, Mercer and Edward (III) were all on the tax lists for Randolph Co., NC in 1779.

I had previously found William & Jemima Norton of Pendleton District, SC selling his land in Grayson County, VA (previously Montgomery Co, VA) on Nov 23, 1793 and witnesses to the same are Edward Norton, Gideon Norton, and Jesse Harrison. Jemima is unable to travel so there is a commission to make a privy exam of Jemima and her agreement to the sale. John Willison and William Edmondson, Justices for Pendleton Co., SC attest to her agreement.

Also of interest is that William, Henry and Edward Norton all appear on the roster of Militia of Montgomery Co., Va 1777-1790 and tax lists of 1787. Hard to be in two places at one time! Any thoughts? Two of us have had DNA tests and it looks like someone from (Arkansas) Sampson Norton line may also take the test.

Bob Norton