Suffield Historical Society

Family history of George Norton

 

 

++++++++++++    FIRST  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

1              George Norton       

 

                bp. 28 Mar 1641, Salem, MA; d. 15 Nov 1696, Suffield, CT; son of George Norton & Mary Machias; m. (1) 7 Oct 1669, Ipswich, MA, Sarah Hart; dau. of Thomas Hart & Alice nln; b. ca. 1647; d. 23 Jun 1682, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Sarah Norton, b. 12 Jun 1670, Ipswich, MA.

    2‑2       George Norton, b. 10 Nov 1672, Ipswich, MA; m. (1) Hannah Younglove; m. (2) Martha Ellsworth.

       3       Thomas Norton, b. 10 Nov 1674, Ipswich, MA.

       4       Nathaniel Norton, b. 30 Jun 1676, Ipswich, MA; d. 2 Feb 1676, Suffield, CT.

       5       Alice Norton, b. ca. 1677, Ipswich, MA.

       6       Samuel Norton, b. 22 Jan 1679, Suffield, CT; d. 2 Feb 1679, Suffield, CT.

       7       Samuel Norton, b. 9 Apr 1681, Suffield, CT; d. 16 Jun 1682, Suffield, CT.

       8       Jonathan Norton, b. 12 Jun 1682, Suffield, CT; d. 23 Jun 1683, Suffield, CT.

 

                m. (2) 14 Jun 1683, Mercy Barber; dau. of Thomas Barber & Jane Bancroft; bp. 12 Oct 1651, Windsor, CT; d. 31 Dec 1725, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

    3‑9       Mary Norton, b. 18 Jan 1684/85, Suffield, CT; m. Jared Huxley.

       10     Abigail Norton, b. 14 Dec 1686, Suffield, CT; d. 21 Oct 1705, Suffield, CT.

    4‑11     Freegrace Norton, b. 1 Jan 1688, Suffield, CT; m. Sarah Martin.

    5‑12     Joanna Norton, b. 17 Mar 1692/93, Suffield, CT; m. Abraham Adams.

       13     Elizabeth Norton, b. 31 Aug 1695, Suffield, CT; d. 1 Aug 1697, Suffield, CT.

       14     Elizabeth Norton, b. 19 Mar 1696/97, Suffield, CT; d. 1727, Suffield, CT.

 

                George married second widow Mercy Gillet, widow of John, by whom she had six children.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 13, 71, 112

 

 

++++++++++++    SECOND  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

2              George Norton       

 

                b. 10 Nov 1672, Ipswich, MA; d. 13 Feb 1741/42, Suffield, CT, ae. 70 yrs.; son of George Norton & Sarah Hart; m. (1) 11 Dec 1695, Suffield, CT, Hannah Younglove; dau. of John Younglove & Sarah Kinsman; b. ca. 1678, Hadley, MA; d. 23 Nov 1715, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

    6‑1       George Norton, b. 6 Mar 1696/97, Suffield, CT; m. Agnes Austin.

       2       Hannah Norton, b. 28 Nov 1701, Suffield, CT; d. 7 Dec 1701, Suffield, CT.

    7‑3       Nathaniel Norton, b. 17 Feb 1702/03, Suffield, CT; m. Mary Bartlet.

       4       Hannah Norton, b. 30 Jan 1706/07, Suffield, CT.

    8‑5       Thomas Norton, b. 16 Nov 1708, Suffield, CT; m. Elizabeth Sikes.

    9‑6       John Norton, bp. 21 Sep 1712, Suffield, CT; m. Rebecca Sheldon.

 

                m. (2) 14 May 1717, Suffield, CT, Martha Ellsworth; dau. of Josias Ellsworth & Martha Gaylord; b. 5 Oct 1680, Windsor, CT.

 

                George married widow Martha Loomis, wife of Samuel.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 13, 71

 

 

3              Mary Norton       

 

                b. 18 Jan 1684/85, Suffield, CT; dau. of George Norton & Mercy Barber; m. 5 May 1709, Suffield, CT, Jared Huxley; son of Thomas Huxley & Sarah Spencer; b. 21 Jan 1679, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Jared Huxley, b. 14 Jun 1710, Suffield, CT; m. Martha Trumble.

       2       Mary Huxley, b. 12 May 1712, Suffield, CT; m. Aron Godard.

       3       Sarah Huxley, b. 22 Jul 1714, Suffield, CT; d. 15 Aug 1714, Suffield, CT.

       4       Sarah Huxley, b. 1 Jul 1716, Suffield, CT.

       5       Mercy Huxley, b. 5 Feb 1718/19, Suffield, CT; d. 6 Feb 1718/19, Suffield, CT.

       6       Mercy Huxley, b. 12 Sep 1720, Suffield, CT.

                 Twins

       7       Thomas Huxley, b. 12 Sep 1720, Suffield, CT; m. Lois Seymour.

       8       Abigail Huxley, b. 2 Nov 1723, Suffield, CT.

       9       Elizabeth Huxley, b. 1 Jun 1726, Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 112

 

 

4              Freegrace Norton       

 

                b. 1 Jan 1688, Suffield, CT; d. 20 Nov 1758, Suffield, CT; son of George Norton & Mercy Barber; m. 18 Jun 1713, Suffield, CT, Sarah Martin; dau. of Samuel Martin & Abigail Norton; b. 16 Oct 1689, Ipswich, MA; d. 26 Mar 1785, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Freegrace Norton, b. ca. 1714, Suffield, CT.

   10‑2      Freegrace Norton, b. 31 Mar 1716/17, Suffield, CT; m. Margaret Towsley.

   11‑3      Samuel Norton, b. 26 Oct 1718, Suffield, CT; m. Elizabeth Pomeroy.

   12‑4      John Norton, b. 9 Jul 1720, Suffield, CT; m. Deborah Harmon.

   13‑5      Martin Norton, b. 15 Mar 1722/23, Suffield, CT; m. Rhoda Harmon.

   14‑6      Sarah Norton, b. 28 Aug 1724, Suffield, CT; m. Jarvis Peck.

       7       Mercy Norton, b. 29 Mar 1726, Suffield, CT.

   15‑8      Abigail Norton, b. 9 Mar 1727/28, Suffield, CT; m. Nehemiah Harmon.

   16‑9      Elizabeth Norton, b. 14 May 1730, Suffield, CT; m. Moses Harmon.

       10     Johanna Norton, b. 20 Oct 1731, Suffield, CT.

       11     Robert Norton, b. 2 Nov 1733, Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 113

 

 

5              Joanna Norton       

 

                b. 17 Mar 1692/93, Suffield, CT; d. 3 Sep 1726, Suffield, CT; dau. of George Norton & Mercy Barber; m. 7 Apr 1713, Suffield, CT, Abraham Adams; son of Jacob Adams & Anna Allen; b. 10 Nov 1687, Suffield, CT; d. 12 Feb 1769, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Abraham Adams, b. 19 Feb 1715, Suffield, CT.

       2       Joseph Adams, b. 24 Jan 1717/18, Suffield, CT.

       3       Joanna Adams, b. 23 Aug 1720, Suffield, CT; m. Joel Hathaway.

       4       Freegrace Adams, b. Nov 1723, Suffield, CT; m. Anna Kent.

       5       Silence Adams, b. 22 Aug 1726, Suffield, CT.

                 Twins

       6       Mournful Adams, b. 22 Aug 1726, Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 13, 126

 

 

++++++++++++    THIRD  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

6              George Norton       

 

                b. 6 Mar 1696/97, Suffield, CT; d. 1768, Suffield, CT; son of George Norton & Hannah Younglove; m. 4 Jan 1721/22, Suffield, CT, Agnes Austin; dau. of John Austin & Agnes King; b. 21 Jan 1701, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Agnes Norton, b. 28 Nov 1722, Suffield, CT.

       2       George Norton, b. 13 Sep 1724, Suffield, CT.

       3       Zebulou Norton, b. 7 May 1727, Suffield, CT.

       4       Isacher Norton, b. 16 Nov 1729, Suffield, CT.

   17‑5      Shadrack Norton, b. 31 Aug 1732, Suffield, CT; m. Mercy Smith.

 

                Martha Bradley & George Norton Jr. m. int. 28 Nov 1718, Martha of Haverhill.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 18

 

 

7              Nathaniel Norton       

 

                b. 17 Feb 1702/03, Suffield, CT; d. 6 Jul 1776, Suffield, CT; son of George Norton & Hannah Younglove; m. 28 Jul 1729, Suffield, CT, Mary Bartlet; d. 9 Jan 1747, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

   18‑1      Alice Norton, b. 18 Nov 1729, Suffield, CT; m. Noah Pomeroy.

   19‑2      Nathaniel Norton, b. 26 Apr 1732, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Mary Stratton; m. (2) widow Lucy Munsell.

       3       Abel Norton, b. 30 Aug 1734, Suffield, CT.

       4       Mary Norton, b. 22 Feb 1736/37, Suffield, CT.

       5       Jonathan Norton, b. 15 Aug 1739, Suffield, CT.

       6       Thankful Norton, b. 14 Jul 1742, Suffield, CT.

       7       George Norton, b. 10 May 1747, Suffield, CT.

 

                Mary Bartlett m. int 11 Jul 1729 Nathaniel Norton in Suffield.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12

 

 

8              Thomas Norton       

 

                b. 16 Nov 1708, Suffield, CT; d. 1756, Suffield, CT; son of George Norton & Hannah Younglove; m. 28 Apr 1737, Suffield, CT, Elizabeth Sikes; dau. of Victory Sikes & Mary King; b. 23 Mar 1712, Suffield, CT; d. 23 Jan 1794, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

   20‑1      Hannah Norton, b. 18 Jun 1739, Suffield, CT; m. Roger Barton.

   21‑2      Elizabeth Norton, b. 6 Apr 1744, Suffield, CT.

   22‑3      Thomas Norton, b. 17 Sep 1745, Suffield, CT; m. Submit Towsley.

   23‑4      Simeon Norton, b. 19 Jun 1748, Suffield, CT; m. Mary Adams.

 

                Widow Elizabeth married Thomas Palmer.

 

                Reference Documents: 9, 10, 12, 29, 110

 

 

9              John Norton       

 

                bp. 21 Sep 1712, Suffield, CT; d. 30 Apr 1789, Suffield, CT, ae. 77 yrs.; son of George Norton & Hannah Younglove; m. 5 Dec 1732, Suffield, CT, Rebecca Sheldon; dau. of Jonathan Sheldon & Mary Southwell; b. 18 Apr 1714, Northampton, MA; d. 12 May 1793, Suffield, CT, ae. 79 yrs.

                Children:

   24‑1      Rebecca Norton, b. 10 Feb 1732/33, Suffield, CT; m. Joseph Fuller.

   25‑2      John Norton, b. 19 Nov 1734, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Mabel Austin; m. (2) Elizabeth Harmon.

   26‑3      Huldah Norton, b. 4 Oct 1736, Suffield, CT; m. Moses Rowe.

       4       Asa Norton, b. 27 Jan 1739, Suffield, CT.

   27‑5      Elijah Norton, b. 1 Nov 1741, Suffield, CT; m. Elizabeth Stiles.

   28‑6      Rachel Norton, b. 11 May 1744, Suffield, CT; m. John Hale.

   29‑7      Sarah Norton, b. 5 Sep 1746, Suffield, CT; m. Pelatiah Dewey.

       8       Apphia Norton, b. 26 Apr 1749, Suffield, CT.

   30‑9      Daniel Norton, b. 13 Sep 1751, Suffield, CT; m. Lucy King.

   31‑10    Seth Norton, b. 12 Jun 1754, Suffield, CT; m. Sarah Gilley.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 163

 

 

10            Freegrace Norton       

 

                b. 31 Mar 1716/17, Suffield, CT; son of Freegrace Norton & Sarah Martin; m. 23 Nov 1738, Suffield, CT, Margaret Towsley; dau. of Matthew Towsley & Mary Smith; b. 13 May 1717, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

   32‑1      Margaret Norton, b. 9 Oct 1740, Suffield, CT; m. David Nelson.

       2       Ruth Norton, b. 18 Jan 1742/43, Suffield, CT.

   33‑3      Anna Norton, b. 31 Oct 1744, Suffield, CT; m. Daniel Noble Jr.

   34‑4      Freegrace Norton, b. 5 Dec 1746, Suffield, CT; m. Mary Hale.

       5       Robert Norton, b. 15 Feb 1748/49, Suffield, CT.

       6       Eldad Norton, b. 30 Jun 1751, Suffield, CT.

       7       Mercy Norton, b. 30 Sep 1753, Suffield, CT.

 

                Problem: On 21 Oct 1738 Freegrace Norton & Margaret Towsley publish intention to be married.  On 23 Nov 1738 Margaret Trumble & Freegrace Norton are married.  Are they the same person?  Is it Towsley or Trumble?  Margaret Towsley birth is a closer match to Freegrace Norton so I have assigned the children to Freegrace & Margaret Towsley.

 

                Reference Documents: 12

 

 

11            Samuel Norton       

 

                b. 26 Oct 1718, Suffield, CT; d. 6 Jul 1757, New Marlboro, MA; son of Freegrace Norton & Sarah Martin; m. 15 Sep 1743, Suffield, CT, Elizabeth Pomeroy; dau. of Medad Pomeroy & Hannah Trumble; b. 20 Feb 1720, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Elizabeth Norton, b. 20 Aug 1744, Suffield, CT.

       2       Eunice Norton, b. 20 Jul 1746, Suffield, CT.

       3       Samuel Norton, b. 3 Jul 1748, Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 12

 

 

12            John Norton       

 

                b. 9 Jul 1720, Suffield, CT; d. 12 Dec 1792, Suffield, CT, ae. 72 yrs., 5 mos., 3 days; son of Freegrace Norton & Sarah Martin; m. 4 Jun 1747, Suffield, CT, Deborah Harmon; dau. of Samuel Harmon & Deborah Winchell; b. 17 Aug 1724, Suffield, CT; d. Suffield, CT.

 

                John Norton & Deborah Harmon m. int. Jan 1746/47.

 

                They both died of small pox, they had no children.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 113

 

 

13            Martin Norton       

 

                b. 15 Mar 1722/23, Suffield, CT; son of Freegrace Norton & Sarah Martin; m. 26 Nov 1747, Suffield, CT, Rhoda Harmon; dau. of Samuel Harmon & Deborah Winchell; b. 11 Mar 1728/29, Suffield, CT; d. 20 Apr 1793, ae. 64 yrs., 1 mos., 9 days.

 

                Reference Documents: 113

 

 

14            Sarah Norton       

 

                b. 28 Aug 1724, Suffield, CT; dau. of Freegrace Norton & Sarah Martin; m. 7 Jan 1747/48, Suffield, CT, Jarvis Peck.

 

                Jarvis Peck of New Marlborough.

 

                Reference Documents: 8

 

 

15            Abigail Norton       

 

                b. 9 Mar 1727/28, Suffield, CT; d. 24 Jul 1782, Rupert, Vt, ae. 54 yrs.; dau. of Freegrace Norton & Sarah Martin; m. 31 Aug 1749, Suffield, CT, Nehemiah Harmon; son of Nathaniel Harmon & Esther Austin; b. 17 Apr 1728, Suffield, CT; d. 1806, Poultney, Vt, ae. 78 yrs.

                Children:

       1       Nehemiah Harmon, b. 13 Jun 1750, Suffield, CT.

 

                They had eleven children only the first was born in Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 113

 

 

16            Elizabeth Norton       

 

                b. 14 May 1730, Suffield, CT; d. 4 Mar 1808, New Marlborough, MA; dau. of Freegrace Norton & Sarah Martin; m. 1751, Suffield, CT, Moses Harmon; son of Joseph Harmon & Elizabeth Granger; b. 21 Jan 1721/22, Suffield, CT; d. 31 Dec 1812, New Marlborough, MA.

                Children:

       1       Moses Harmon, b. 22 Mar 1752, New Marlborough, MA.

       2       Elizabeth Harmon, b. 17 Feb 1754, New Marlborough, MA.

       3       Dan Harmon, b. 11 May 1756, New Marlborough, MA.

       4       Triphena Harmon, b. 11 Jul 1758, New Marlborough, MA; d. 24 Jun 1773, New Marlborough, MA.

       5       John Harmon, b. 28 Aug 1760, New Marlborough, MA.

       6       Orpha Harmon, b. 30 Aug 1762, New Marlborough, MA.

       7       Joseph Harmon, b. 22 Nov 1764, New Marlborough, MA.

       8       Ruth Harmon, b. 17 Dec 1766, New Marlborough, MA.

       9       Ahimaaz Harmon, b. 15 Mar 1769, New Marlborough, MA.

       10     Mark Harmon, b. 14 Mar 1772, New Marlborough, MA.

 

                Moses Harmon & Elizabeth Norton had ten children born at New Marlborough, MA.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 113