The Norton Family of Alabama, NY

Norton Family of Alabama

Anson Norton, son of Medad, was born in Goshen, Conn., in 1789, and located in Alabama about 1836, on the farm where Daniel Norton now lives, and engaged in farming. He became possessed of a landed estate of upwards of 700 acres, and was a man of great energy and perseverance. He died August 5, 1838. He married Persis Walker in 1814, and had seven Sons: Alonzo, Medad, Moses, Daniel, Benjamin, Theron, and Franklin. Moses Norton was born in 1820, and died November 19, 1886. He was married, in 1845, to Ann, daughter of Jeremiah Lynch, and began housekeeping in a log house, where their children were born. They were Anson, who was accidently drowned in 1847; Albert, a missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church in India; Heman, late of Alabama; Clara, who married E. J. Fuller, of Batavia; and Joanna, who resides in Batavia. Moses Norton located on the place now occupied by Mrs. Heman Norton.

Heman Norton was born May 2, 1851, and married, November 1, 1871, Kate L., daughter of Reese and Mary (Jones) Lumley. Their children are Georgia Margery, born February. 26, 1874; Moses L., born January 28, 1877; and Izona, born July 27, 1887. Heman Norton died August, 1889. Franklin Norton married Julia F., daughter of Joseph W. and Eliza (Case) Allen, of Alabama. They have one son, Allen E., born April 19, 1870. Mr. Norton has been assessor of his town three terms, was postmaster under President Arthur, holding the office ever since, and is overseer of the poor. He is a farmer and has lived at his. present place, Alabama Center, for over 30 years.

The paternal line of ancestors of Anson Norton are as follows: Thomas, who came from Guilford, Eng., to Guilford, Conn., in 1639; 2, Thomas, Jr.; 3, Samuel, who lived in Durham, Conn.; 4, Col. Ebenezer, who lived in Durham and went to Goshen, Conn.; 5, Miles; 6,. Medad, born in 1759; 7, Anson, born December 27, 1789, who married Persis Walker; 8, Moses, born January 12, 1820, in Byron. Moses mar- ried Ann Lynch, of Wayne County, N. Y., in 1844, the seventh daughter of Susan (McGowan) Lynch. Their children are Anson, Albert, Clara, Heman (deceased), and Joanna. His widow survives him, living in Batavia at the age of 68 years.

Harmon J. Norton, son of Lochlin and Laura A. (Wright) Norton, was. born in Elba in 1818, and was reared on a farm. He married Laura C., daughter of Charles P. and Sarah Ann (Driggs) Brown, in 1843, and. spent several years West. He located in Alabama about 1854. Their children were Alice L., born in 1844, who married William Ingersoll, of Colorado; Ida B., who married Luman Wilcox, of Dakato; Florence A., who married William Amsden, of Wheatville; Orrella J., who married. Oscar Burt, of California; Arthur B., a resident of Idaho; Corabell C., who married Edmund E. Palmer in 1876, and they have children Vivian. Clare and Arthur H.; Rosamond Lincoln, who married William Reed in 1884, and their children are Norton R. and Laura Belle; Leoline Clare, who married Asa Pixley, January 22, 1880; and Anna Maria, who married Irwin S. Vincent, whose children are Ivan, Percy, and Catharine, and they live in Shelby. Mr. Norton married for his second wife Mrs Betsey Crandall, and for his third wife Amanda, daughter of Nathan Graham. The farm now owned by him was taken up by Charles P. Brown, his father-in-law. He was a member of Assembly, justice of peace 14 years, and supervisor. He married Sarah A. Driggs, daughter of George, and they had seven children. Mr. Brown died 1859; his wife 1885.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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