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 Augustus Theodore Norton

Augustus Theodore Norton

Birth
Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 29 Apr 1884 (aged 76)
Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 12125 · View Source
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The son of Theodore Norton and Mary Judd Norton, Augustus served as one of the first pastors of the First Presbyterian Church in Alton from 1839 to 1858 and edited the "Presbytery", the newspaper of Presbyterian Church in Illinois. He was known as the "Father of Presbyterianism in Illinois" and founded many churches in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas.

On November 12, 1834, Augustus married Eliza Rogers, daughter of Deacon Noah Rogers, of Cornwall, Connecticut. She was born August 22, 1812. They were the parents of five children, two sons and three daughters. He attended Yale College, entering in 1828, graduating on August 15, 1832 with one of the highest honors of the class.

He was licensed by the Presbytery of Columbia September 17, 1834 at Stockport, New York. On April 1, 1835, he was ordained by the Presbyterian Church of Windham, Greene County, New York.

(Some of the above information is from the "Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912--Volume 2", Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago & NY, 1912, Pgs. 1164-1166 and was provided by Tammy Gibbons.)


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  • Maintained by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12125
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Augustus Theodore Norton (28 Mar 1808–29 Apr 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12125, citing Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .