Pleasant Norton

16 October 1801–after 1880 (Age 78)
Carter, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Pleasant

When Pleasant Norton was born on 16 October 1801, in Carter, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Norton, was 40 and his mother, Jean Bybee, was 39. He married Anne Savage on 19 June 1822, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Carter, Carter, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died after 1880, in Carter, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hall Cemetery, Grayson, Carter, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pleasant Norton
Anne Savage
Marriage: 19 June 1822
Cynthia Ann Norton
Mary Norton
Hettie Norton
William B Norton
Martha Savage Norton

Spouse and Children

19 June 1822
Greenup, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 11

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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Sources (3)

  • Pleasant Norton, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Pleasant Norten, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Pleasant Norton, "United States Census, 1860"

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