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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Elizabeth Norton: Birth: 14 FEB 1786 in Newburyport, Essex Co., Ma. Death: UNKNOWN

  2. Stephen Norton: Birth: 22 MAR 1789 in St. George, Lincoln Co., ME. Death: 6 JAN 1873 in Blue Hill, Hancock Co., ME

  3. Jonathan Norton: Birth: 8 MAR 1790 in Methuen, Essex Co., MA. Death: 19 APR 1857 in S. Thomaston, Knox Co., ME

  4. Sarah Norton: Birth: 1794.

  5. Ruth Norton: Birth: 20 JUN 1799. Death: 20 JAN 1865 in St. George, Lincoln Co, ME

  6. Joseph Peabody Norton: Birth: 1803 in St. George, Lincoln Co., ME. Death: 6 SEP 1864 in Whitehead Island, Knox Co., ME.


Sources
1. Title:   Mary Norton Family Records
Author:   Originator: Mary Norton
2. Title:   Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution
Page:   page 535
3. Title:   Index - Vital Records of Newbury, Essex Co., MA
4. Title:   Norton Family Bible
5. Title:   Tombstone Inscription
6. Title:   Index - Vital Records of Newburyport, Essex Co., MA

Notes
a. Note:   His military service number was #S16214, Rank Private. He enlisted first time 7/18/1776, served in Captain Moses Newell's company statined on Plum Island at mouth of Newbury River near the fort for defence of the seacost. On 7/3/11780 he enlisted second time and was in Capt. Richard Titcomb's company, Col. Nathaniel Wade's regiment. Passed down through geneerations is story that Stephen Norton actually saw General George Washington at West Point. Stephen discharge 1010/1780 and enlisted third time under Capt. Darius David marched to Rhode Island where the battle of Rhode Island was fought and was there for General Sullivan's defeat. lIn total he served 12 1/2 months. He was awarded pension of $44.65 per year and received a total of $135.95 before his death about 2 years later.
  On 5/7/1805 he bought part of Whitehead Island in the town of St. George, Knox County, Maine from his father-in-law Stephen Peabody for $80.00, In 1828 he sold the island to son Joseph.


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