John Norton

1752–Male
Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Norton was born in 1752, in Virginia, United States, his father, Edward Norton III, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Brown, was 34.

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Edward Norton III
1715–1778
Elizabeth Brown
1718–1791
William Norton
1740–1821
Margaret Norton
1740–1784
Richard Norton
1762–1778
Richard NORTON II
1744–1824
Mercer Norton
1750–1800
Elizabeth Norton
1752–1809
John Norton
1752–
Mary Norton
1757–1809
Edward Norton
1758–1788
Boy Child Norton
1760–

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 6

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 24

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

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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