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 Samuel Norton

Samuel Norton

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Death 15 Apr 1858
Burial Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 16588504 · View Source
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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, which were originally called Nortons Mills. 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, as he is listed as a resident of Freedom in the 1840 census. 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.

Reference Sources:

Long Island Genealogy Society
History of Stanstead County, Quebec by B F Hubbard 1874
"New Haven In Vermont 1761 - 1983" (no author) from the New Haven Historical Society
History of Addison County VT by H P Smith 1883
Historical Gazetteer of Cattaraugus County NY by W Adams 1893
History of Cattaraugus County NY by L H Everets 1879
Census records found online including olivercowdry.com




Thanks to relative and Find A Grave contributor Jim Lyke for his gracious contribution of the photo of Samuel.


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