Norman John Dutton

Brief Life History of Norman John

When Norman John Dutton was born on 14 February 1810, in Stowe, Lamoille, Vermont, United States, his father, Daniel Benedict Dutton, was 36 and his mother, Lorana Smith, was 30. He married Nancy Smith on 15 November 1835, in Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Metamora, Woodford, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 18 March 1889, in Great Bend, Barton, Kansas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Metamora Township, Woodford, Illinois, United States.

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Norman John Dutton
Nancy Smith
Marriage: 15 November 1835
Harvey James Dutton
Oscar Dutton
Marvin Dutton
Horace S Dutton
Julia E Dutton
Arthur Norman Dutton
Henry M Dutton
Laura Ella Dutton

Sources (18)

  • Norman Drillon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Norman Dutton, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Norman Dutton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Illinois is the 21st state.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (Cheshire, Lancashire, and Staffordshire): habitational name from either Dutton in Cheshire or Dutton in Lancashire. The first is named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’; the second from the Old English personal name Dudd(a) (see Dodd 1) + Old English tūn.

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

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