Mary Norton

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Norton was born on 3 November 1825, in Carlisle, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States, her father, Hiram Norton, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Spencer, was 23. She married John Lewis Clark on 17 November 1843, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 9 June 1904, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Liberty Township, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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John Lewis Clark
Mary Norton
Marriage: 17 November 1843
James Clark
William Clark
Sallie Clark
Mr Clark
Nannie Clark

Sources (12)

  • Mary Clark in household of John L Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Norton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Mary Clark, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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