Elon Alonzo Norton married Sarah Cary Wood in July 1847. It appears that he also used the name Alonzo A. Norton. He is listed in various census records as a farmer and/or a carpenter in the Freedom / Farmersville area. In 1866 he rebuilt a sawmill formerly operated by Spencer Crowel on Clear Creek in Sandusky. This mill was later owned and operated by his sons Arthur and George. Judging from his parent's census records he was probably born in Barre, New York.