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William Norman[1]

Male 1763 - 1841  (77 years)

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  • Name William Norman 
    Born 22 Sep 1763  Culpeper Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jul 1841  McMinn Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery Martinsville, Henry Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19535  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father John C. Norman,   b. 1732, Culpeper Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Hampshire Co., W. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Ann Pence,   b. 1741, Culpeper Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763, Culpeper County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Family ID F7261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Lane,   b. 1768, Halifax Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1822, Henry Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    +1. Dutton Lane Norman,   b. 1790, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1855, Irisburg, Henry Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Courtney Nelson Norman,   b. 1795, Henry Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Prob. Henry Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F7262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S32],
      William Norman
      Birth 22 Sep 1763 Culpeper County, Virginia
      Death 1 Jul 1841 McMinn County, Tennessee Burial Oakwood Cemetery Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia
      William was one of 7 children born to John C. Norman (1732-1787) and Ann Pence (1741-1765). His grandparents were Courtney Norman (1726-1770) and Mary (Browning) Norman (1735-1770).
      *Above info provided by Jeff Norman, 4th great-grandson of William Norman

      Williams 6 siblings: John, Courtney Jr., Amey, Reuben, Benjamin and Ezekiel.
      William married his 1st wife, Elizabeth Lane (1767-09/22/1822 Henry Co, VA), in about 1787. She was one of 5 children born to Reverend Dutton Lane, Sr. #71034359 & Elizabeth (Oakes). Elizabeth's siblings: Dutton Lane Jr (1760), Samuel (1761-1803), Rhoda (1764-1800), Sarah (1771)

      William & Elizabeth's 7 children:
      1) Nancy, b. 1787, d. 1860
      2) Dutton Layne Norman, b. 1789, d. 1866; m. Catherine/Caty Larrison (1786-1866); 7 children: (1) Elizabeth m. John Turner 01/14/1831 Henry Co. (2) Virginia m. James Creasy 10/27/1836 Henry Co, VA (3) Warren (b.1816) m. Eiza E. (b. 1832) (4) William (b. 1824) (5) Charles Henry (b. 1829) m. Mary S. (b. 1838) (6) Lucinda J. (b. 1827) m. Stephen T. Martin (7) Sarah Walker Norman (1824-1906) m. William Henry Holland
      3) Nelson
      4) William, b. 1801
      5) Marshall, b. 1808
      6) Sarah/Salley
      7) Elizabeth O.; m. Thomas Shelton 02/02/1819 Henry Co, VA

      William married his 2nd wife, Hannah (Oakes) on October 11, 1823, in Henry Co, VA. Hannah was born about 1784 in Henry Co, VA, & died in Texas in the spring of 1857.

      Henry Co, VA, Deed; dated 1805
      William Norman purchased 200 acres of land on the Smith River from Dutton Lane's heirs: Elizabeth Lane, Dutton Lane, Thomas Nichols & Molly Lane.
      Deed Book 10; page 112; dated 1826
      William Norman gave his son, Dutton L. Norman, power of attorney to convey 200 acres of land on the Smith River. This means William Norman moved to McMinn Co, TN, before 1826.

      Below information provided by FAG contributor, Vonnie L. Cantrell.
      Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
      Pension Application of William Norman W26583 Transcribed & annotated by C. Leon Harris
      State of Tennessee {SS. County of McMinn} On this 4th day of March personally appeared in open Court, before the Justice of the County Court of said county, William Norman, a resident of said county & state, aged about seventy years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the of Congress, passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.
      He entered the service in the month of October 1780 as a substitute for Ezekiel Norman, in Culpepper Co. Virginia under Capt. Richard Yancey. From Culpepper marched to Hillsboro in No. Carolina, where his company joined the army under the command of Gen. Edward Stephens but he does not recollect the name of the regiment to which Yancey's & another company from Culpepper, commanded by Capt. David Jamison, were attached on reaching Hillsboro, nor the names of the field officers commanding. From Hillsboro the army marched to Salisbury, thence to Charlotte, thence to Cheraw Hills on the Pee Dee River in S.C, late Dec 1780, where it went into winter quarters, during which time Col. Henry Lee marched thro' the camp with his legion, & joined Gen. Francis Marion. Some time in Jan. 1781, the army left its winter quarters & marched to Salisbury, & thence to a ford called, declarant thinks, the old trading ford on the Yadkin River near Salisbury, where they lay upon their arms all night expecting an attack from Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton's Legion, who was in pursuit of Gen. Daniel Morgan who was retiring with the prisoners taken at the Cowpens Jan. 17, 1781. The next morning declarant crossed the river with the corps to which he belonged, & in the evening was detailed with others to take charge of baggage, with which he marched to Guilford, where his time expiring he went home. He saw Gen. Morgan cross the Yadkin in the occasion above alluded to (Feb. 4) in a flat with a soldier & sergeant, the latter of whom complained to Morgan of some insolence of the former & Morgan inflicted prompt punishment by punching the soldier in the face with a gun, & telling him to learn to behave himself. Declarant was acquainted with two regular officers, both of Culpepper, who wintered at Cheraw in 1780-81, but he does not recollect their rank, the name of one was John Wilson, the other_____Barber. In this tour he served 5 months, & was discharged in Feb. 1781. But his discharge has been long since lost. In the spring of 1781, he again entered the service as a substitute for John Norman, his father, under Capt. James Brown of Culpepper. The regiment to which he was attached was commanded by Col. John Green. From Culpepper the regiment marched to Richmond thence to Petersburg, & spent a tour of 2 months in marching & counter marching in the Country between & about James & Chickahominy rivers, in which time Lafayette was with the troops, who were commanded by Gen. Stephens. In this tour, declarant was once engaged in a slight battle at Petersburg perhaps about May with some part of Cornwallis's army {possibly Battle of Petersburg, 25 Apr}. After which the troops were marched to the Malvern Hill in Henrico Co. on the James River above Williamsburg, thence down the river near to Williamsburg, where his time having expired he returned home, having served in this tour 2 months. On his return he drove a wagon for Maj. Strode of the Culpepper militia. He had a written discharge which is lost. On returning home, he again entered the service for a tour of 2 months, as a substitute for a man whose name is not now recollected, under Capt. William Green of Culpepper.
      The troops on this tour were marched directly to Yorktown, where the American forces were already forming the siege of Cornwallis {Sept 28-Oct 19, 1781}. He was employed constantly in constructing the works, intrenchments & by which we continued to approach the town nearer & nearer till it was finally taken. He was not engaged in any of the assaults that were made. Declarant states that he was born on the 2nd of Sept. 1763 in Culpepper Co. VA within 14 or 15 miles of the Blue Ridge on the road leading to Chester's Gap at the junction of Warren, Fauquier & Rappahannock counties; that he has a record of his age in the family Bible of his father, John Norman, which Bible is now in his possession at his house in McMinn Co. TN. He removed after the Revolution war from Culpepper to Henry Co. where he resided till 8 or 9 years ago, when he removed to his present residence in McMinn Co. Daniel Newman Esquire, James Larrison, James B. Porter & Henry Price, the later a clergyman, are persons who reside in his present neighborhood, who can testify as to his character for veracity, & their belief in his services as a soldier of the Revolution. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, & declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the Agency of any state. [signed] William Norman
      MOTE: on 3 Aug 1854 Hannah Norman, 70, of Tippah Co, MS applied for a pension stating that she married William Norman on or about 11 Oct 1823, & he died in McMinn Co. on 1 July 1841. On 14 June 1855 Hannah Norman applied for bounty land stating that her name was Hannah Oakes when she married William Norman in Henry Co. Other documents in the file indicate that they raised a number of children, & that she died in Texas in the spring of 1857.
      (Below information contributed by Jeff Norman)
      William was recognized as a missing "Revolutionary War Patriot". He was validated for his service by the Nat'l Society, Sons of the American Revolution, June, 2015. All of his descendants are eligible for membership in either the SAR or the DAR.

    2. [S32],
      Elizabeth ?Betsy? Lane Norman
      Birth 1768 Halifax County, Virginia
      Death 22 Sep 1822 Henry County, Virginia
      d/o Rev. Dutton Lane & Elizabeth Oakes,
      married William Norman, 1788 in Culpeper Co, VA
      m/o Nancy Norman Larrison (1789-?)
      Dutton Lane Norman (1790-1866)
      Sarah "Sally" Norman Walker (1791-?)
      Courtney Nelson Norman (1795-?)
      Mary Starling "Polly" Norman Sutherlin (1795-1860)
      Elizabeth O Norman Shelton (1796-?)
      William Norman Jr (1802-?)
      Belinda Norman Stultz (1807-1870)
      Lucinda Norman Cousins (1807-1872)
      Marshall Norman (1810-1884)