George Norton

31 October 1791–25 March 1866 (Age 74)
Brocks Gap, Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of George

When George Norton was born on 31 October 1791, in Brocks Gap, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Norton, was 37 and his mother, Barbara Misener, was 25. He married Barbara “Barbby” Baughman on 8 December 1815, in Trumbull, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Flat Rock Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1840 and Williamstown, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 March 1866, in Dodge, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Greenbush Cemetery, Mayville, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Norton
Barbara “Barbby” Baughman
Marriage: 8 December 1815
George Norton Jr.
Ephraim Brown Norton
Sylvester Hill Norton
William Wesley Norton
Joel B Norton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1815Trumbull, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 3
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 9
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 21
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

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

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

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    Sources (14)

    • George Norton, "United States Census, 1840"
    • George Norton and Barbara Boughman, 1815, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"
    • George Norton in entry for Sylvester Hill Norton, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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