Sarah Norton

May 1777–
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Norton was born in May 1777, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Norton, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Hawk, was 27. She died in Pendleton, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Norton
1753–1782
Elizabeth Hawk
1750–1781
Moses Norton
1772–1833
Elizabeth Norton
1774–
James Norton
1776–
Sarah Norton
1777–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 3

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1808

Age 31

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English norð ‘north’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In some cases, it is a variant of Norrington .2 Irish: altered form of Naughton , assimilated to the English name.3 Jewish (American): adoption of the English name in place of some like-sounding Ashkenazic name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Thomas's Daughter Sarah Norton: Heir to Land in Peter Vaneman's 1807 Will in Pendleton, WV
  • Thomas's Four-Year-Old Daughter Sarah Bound Out (Adopted) by Peter Vanemon Nov 1781

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