John C Burress Norton

Brief Life History of John C Burress

When John C Burress Norton was born on 20 February 1856, in Norton, Macon, North Carolina, United States, his father, Roderic Norton, was 48 and his mother, Dreusilla Burrell, was 41. He married Sarah Arlena Wilson on 3 February 1880, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Cashiers, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 5 March 1937, in Hamburg Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Norton Cemetery, Norton, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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John C Burress Norton
Sarah Arlena Wilson
Marriage: 3 February 1880
Roderick Emmitt Norton
Lissite M Norton
Rella Elizabeth Norton
Mary Lessie Norton
Winnie Davis Norton

Sources (20)

  • John C B Norton in household of Drucilla Norton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Burris Norton, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Burruss Norton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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