Benjamin Norman

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Benjamin Norman

  • Birth 16 Jul 1806 Ohio, USA
  • Death 19 May 1884 Champaign County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Saint Paris, Champaign County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 37124950

Champaign County Ohio Biographies
BENJAMIN NORMAN, retired farmer; P. 0. Millerstown. Another of the pioneers of Champaign Co. is Benjamin Norman, a grandson of John Norman, who was of German parentage; he lived through many of the wild days of Virginia, where he died. Our subject is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Norman; Mr. Norman was born in Virginia, and she in Maryland; they married in Virginia, early in the. nineteenth century, and, in 1805, they emigrated to Ohio, locating on the present site of Millerstown. They were among the first white settlers in what is now Concord Township. He entered a half-section of land, which was all in the unbroken forest. He lived through nearly half a century in Champaign Co., when death seized him and severed him from his wife, who, twelve years later, also passed away. They were the parents of nine children, of whom four are now living, our subject being the eldest. He was born in what is now Concord Township July 16, 1806. He has since resided in the county, and is one among if not its oldest native. He lived through the pioneer days of the country, and watched its rise and progress, step by step, for three-fourths of a century. Mr. Norman is worthy of having a complete outline of his life, which we here record, on the pages of the Champaign Co: history, His earliest recollections are of the deep, unbroken forest that surrounded his father's lone log cabin, now supplanted by waving fields of grain. Their first visitors were the troublesome Indians, who have long been exterminated, and the Wild animals that roamed the woods, now driven by advancing civilization to seek a home in the Far West. Fine buildings have taken the place of the rude log huts, and many things could here be given that properly belong in the body of this history. At the age of 25, he married Barbara Ward, born in Virginia in 1811; after the marriage, he engaged in farming, and, one year later, his father gave him a quarter-section of land, a part of which he yet owns. His first land purchase was made in 1840, since which many changes have been made, and he has nobly assisted his children, six of whom have married, and one remains at home and dutifully assists her parents, Mr. Norman is located on Sec. 7, Johnson Township, where he has devoted considerable attention to the raising of fine stock, which he made a success. Mr. and Mrs. Norman have for many years been consistent members of the Baptist Church, and raised their family in the faith of the same

Urbana Citizen & Gazette
May 29, 1884
Benjamin Norman, esteemed citizen of Johnson Twp, died 19th inst; he was the oldest son of Christian Norman, one of the early settlers of Concord Twp and was born 16th July, 1806, at the old homestead on Nettle Creek. In 1831, he married the daughter of George Ward of Mad River Twp, who died a short time since. Buried Myrtle Tree Cemetery.


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  • Created by: America
  • Added: 15 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37124950
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Norman (16 Jul 1806–19 May 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37124950, citing Myrtle Tree Cemetery, Saint Paris, Champaign County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by America (contributor 46915944) .