|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1858|
New York, USA
Samuel Norton was born in southern Vermont, probably in Bennington. His father moved the family to New Haven Mills late in the year 1790 and helped to establish the mills and village. The family emigrated to Canada ca.1805 to homestead and became early pioneers of Barnston, Stanstead County, Quebec. He married Orpha Heath, also a native of Vermont in 1808. He is listed in the 1820 census in Barre, NY and in Elba, NY in the 1830 census. They eventually settled in Cattaraugus County, NY at some time in the 1830's to ca.1840. Like his father he was reported to be a millwright by trade. Along with Elias Wood and others he founded the First Universalist Church of Sandusky, NY in 1845. His father, Issachar Norton served with Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Herrick's Vermont Militia at the Battle of Bennington in the Revolutionary War. Issachar remained in Quebec and is likely buried somewhere in Stanstead County. Samuel's son was Elon Alonzo Norton Sr. of Freedom, N.Y.
Thanks to distant relative and Find A Grave contributor Jim Lyke for the photo of Samuel.
Issachar Norton (1757 - 1830)
Lorana Paine Norton (1759 - 1843)
Orpha Heath Norton (1791 - ____)
Hiram Norton (1810 - 1887)*
Sally A Norton Howlett (1820 - 1902)*
Elon Alonzo Norton (1824 - 1892)*
Clarissa C. Norton Lewis (1833 - 1888)*
Mary M Norton (1835 - 1906)*
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New York, USA
Created by: Great Caesar's Ghost
Record added: Nov 10, 2006
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