Biography of Soloman Norman
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Norman, Solomon, born February 8, 1761, in Cleveland, Yorkshire Eng., came to America in early manhood. He located first at Geneva, where he was engaged as overseer of a gang of slaves: In 1803 he purchased of William Spring, of Northumberland County, Pa., the Norman homestead at three dollars per acre; now owned by his grandson, Amos A. Norman. December 7, 1856, he married Susanna Charles, of Geneva. He was a gentleman of the old school, well educated, held town offices, and the invention of the first grain drill is attributed to him. He remained on this farm until about 1840 when he went to Illinois, where he died May 1, 1846. Mrs. Norman died July 18,4826. They were the parents of twelve children. His youngest child, Harvey W. Norman, was born February 18, 1825, and succeeded his father on this homestead. He was prominent in the Presbyterian Church and an F. and A. M. He was a Republican, holding the office of supervisor and other town offices. November 12, 1846, he married Nancy A. Van Deventer, who was born September 9, 1825. He died July 21, 1879. Their children were Minard A., born September 3, 1848, married Hattie M. Hazard, of Torrey, in 1867, was a farmer and mason, and died May 9, 1883; and Amos A., born July 1, 1850. Amos A. Norman is a farmer and fruit grower on the homestead. He is a prominent Republican and has been honored with several town offices, including supervisor. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and has been many years worshipful master of Seneca Lodge, No. 308. He has been twice married; March 18, 1875, he married Olive A. Brown, who died January 13, 1876. They had one child, deceased February 6, 1878, he married Mary E. Marlow, to whom four children have been born, viz.: Harry W., born April i1, 1880; Maud A., born September 28, 1881; William A., born December 31, 1882; and Stephen D., born September 2, 1884.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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