Name: William NORTON
Birth: ABT 1740 in Fairfax Co. VA
Death: 13 OCT 1821 in Pickens District, SC
Burial: Homeplace Near DAR School
William and Jemima are buried on their farm in Tamassee , SC near the DAR school on Dynamite Road .
NORTON: Henry, William (not fit) (they are not Quakers, but have a Quaker background) (on both lists)
William Norton b. abt 1740 (Fairfax Co., VA) m. Jemima Pickerel (b. 1742 in Virginia). He died in Pickens Co., Cravens Ford, Pickens Co., SC in 1829. He had a son named Henry b. 1761 who was his oldest and married Martha. William's parents were Edward Norton b. in Co. Armagh, Ireland and died 13 September 1778 in North Carolina and Elizabeth Brown b. 16 December 1718. They were Quakers and were married 16 October 1739 at Nottingham MH, on the Chester Co., PA/Cecil Co., MD border. Elizabeth's parents were William Browne b. 1689 in Chester Co., PA and Elizabeth Cowgill. The Browns are a very large Chester Co., PA Quaker family. The immigrant ancestor was William Browne b. 29 March 1658 in Ruddington, England and his wife Ann Mercer. The Nortons had an intermediate stop in Loudoun Co., VA between Nottingham and North Carolina.
William and Jemima Pickerel Norton's children: Henry, Elizabeth m. David McCoy (s/o Archibald), Margaret m. Daniel McCoy, Edward, Lydia, Susannah, Gideon, Katherine, Barak, Sampson and Jeptha. It is likely that Henry Norton's wife (Jemima) is a child of Henry Pickrell, b. abt 1725 in England who d. probably Guilford Co., NC. He had a son John who married Catherine Wireman the daughter of Naomi Cox, a cousin to the Coxes on the Swift militia muster.
Jemima Pickerell's brother John is found on 13 May 1783 buying land as the assignee of William Norton, assignee of James Clerk's attorney, on treasury warrant, 200 acres on Cold [Coal] Creek, branch of Chestnut Creek, to begin at the headwaters of a small branch below his plantation to include his improvements (Johnny Long).
According to John P. Alderman, the area of Upper Crooked Creek and Little Reed was first settled in 1772 by William Duncan on the West Fork of Crooked. By the early 1780s William and Henry Norton and Henry Pickerell had settled there too, along with Absolom Burton, James Stewart, Byrd Pruitt, James Jarrell, Jacob Cock, Charles Morgan, John Dockery, Elliott Buchanan and John Royalty.
1767-1771 Regulator Petitions: William Norton, Henry Pickral (probably Jemima's father).
1782 Montgomery Co. tax list: Henry Norton 1 tithe, 0 slave, 1 horse, 2 cattle; William Norton 1 tithe, 0 slaves, 5 horse, 14 cattle. There are no Nortons on the Wythe 1793 tax list. Henry Pickerel and John Pickerell are on the 1793 Wythe tax list.
The Nortons were not on the list of those fined by Capt. Swift.
Father: Edward NORTON , Jr. b: ABT 1725 in Co. Armagh, Ireland
Mother: Elizabeth BROWN b: 16 DEC 1718 in Chester Co. PA
Jemima PICKERAL b: 1742 in VA
- Jeptha NORTON b: 22 JUL 1759
- Barak NORTON b: 10 MAY 1777 in Rutherford Co. NC