George Norton

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

George Norton
1791–1866
Barbara “Barbby” Baughman
1795–1867
Marriage: 8 December 1815
George Norton Jr.
1820–1895
Ephraim Brown Norton
1826–1923
Sylvester Hill Norton
1832–1915
William Wesley Norton
1834–1905
Joel B Norton
1840–1865

Spouse and Children

    Male1791–1866Male

    Barbara “Barbby” Baughman

    Female1795–1867Female

MARRIAGE
8 December 1815
Trumbull, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    George Norton Jr.

    Male1820–1895Male

    Ephraim Brown Norton

    Male1826–1923Male

    Sylvester Hill Norton

    Male1832–1915Male

    William Wesley Norton

    Male1834–1905Male

    Joel B Norton

    Male1840–1865Male

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Norton

    Male1754–1819Male

    Female1766–1838Female

siblings

(11)

    Male1782–Male

    Jacob Norton

    Male1784–Male

    Catherine Norton

    Female1786–Female

    Male1787–1858Male

    Zachariah Norton

    Male1790–1865Male

+6 More Children

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.
1812

Age 21

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

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)

  • George Norton, "United States Census, 1840"
  • George Norton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Georg Norton, "United States Census, 1860"

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