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NORTON line from Somerset to Martha's Vineyard (via RUTH NORTON) to JEREMIAH NORTON in NZ

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Nicholas Norton immigrated from Somerset to Massachusetts. He had 5 children whose descendants would re-marry back into their Norton blood relatives. These five children were all ancestors of JEREMIAH CROWELL NORTON. They were:

ISAAC
JOSEPH
BENJAMIN
RUTH
ESTHER

This is one line through RUTH born 1657


(UNKNOWN) NORTON born about 1510 Somerset, England

Had the following named children:
WILLIAM
JOHN died about 1576; tanner
ROBERT died 1590 Wells; innholder

WILLIAM NORTON born about 1535 Whitelackington, Somerset; tanner

Had the following named children:
NICHOLAS
WILLIAM

NICHOLAS NORTON born 1562 Whitelackington, Somerset; died 1616 Broadway, Somerset; Parish Church Warden;

Had the following named children:
JOHN born about 1590 Broadway, Somerset
JOAN buried 1598
JAMES buried 1678 Broadway
JOSEPH baptised 3 Feb 1607
NICHOLAS
ELIZABETH baptised 1612 Broadway

NICHOLAS NORTON born 1610 Broadway, Somerset; died 1676 Massachusetts, USA; tanner; married ELIZABETH (ISAAC?) Weymouth, Massachusetts

They had the following named children:
*ISAAC born 3 May 1641 Weymouth, Massachusetts; died about 1723; married RUTH BAYES
JACOB born 1 Mar 1643
ELIZABETH born 1646; married JAMES PEASE
HANNAH born 1648; married:
1. AUGUSTINE WILLIAMS (of Stonington, Connecticut);
2. MR BROWNE (of Killingworth, Connecticut)
*JOSEPH born Mar 1651; married:
1. MARY BAYES;
2. ANN TRAPP
*RUTH born 1657; married MOSES CLEVELAND
*BENJAMIN born 1659; married HANNAH BOLTER
SARAH born 1665; married JOHN STANBRIDGE (of Newport, Rhode Island)
PRISCILLA born 1666; married JOHN BUTLER
*ESTHER born 1668; married:
1. SAMUEL HUXFORD;
2. JONATHAN DUNHAM
MARY born 1669; married THOMAS WOOLLEN

RUTH NORTON born 1657 Weymouth; died after 1717 Southold, Long Island, New York; married MOSES CLEVELAND (born 1 Sep 1651 Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 30 Oct 1717 Southold) 4 Oct 1676 Woburn

They had the following named children:
ANNA born 7 Nov 1677 Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts
ELIZABETH born 1679 Edgartown
EBENEZER
JOHN born 1684 Edgartown
JOSEPH born 31 Mar 1686 Edgartown
NICHOLAS born about 1689 Edgartown
RUTH born 1691 Edgartown
ICHABOD born 25 Jun 1695 Southold, New York
BEULAH born about 1697 Southold

EBENEZER CLEVELAND born 1681 Edgartown; died about 1746; married MARY VINCENT (born about 1681 Edgartown; died 1761) 19 Jan 1705 Edgartown

They had the following named children:
MIRIAM born 1706 Edgartown; died 20 Dec 1790
EBENEZER born 1708 Edgartown; died 10 Sep 1794 Nantucket, Massachusetts;
Married SUSANNA FOLGER
SETH born 20 Oct 1711 Edgartown; died 30 Sep 1734
PATIENCE born 1713 Edgartown; died 26 Oct 1805
JOSEPH

JOSEPH CLEVELAND born about 1715 Edgartown; died 25 Dec 1796 Edgartown; married:

1. MARY COVELL (died Apr 1779) 1 Jan 1740

They had the following named children:
SETH
JEDIDAH baptised 27 May 1744
EZRA died 27 Oct 1822
ICHABOD died 27 Oct 1823
JOSEPH died Oct 1788
RHODA born 25 Apr 1752
BETSEY born 24 Apr 1754
WILLIAM born 1755; died young

2. MARY RIPLEY (born 1763) 29 Mar 1781Edgartown

They had the following named children:
JERUSHA born 14 Mar 1783 Edgartown
SAMUEL CLAGHORN born Jan 1786
BENJAMIN born 31 Jan 1787; died 3 May 1860
HEPZIBAH born 1788
NANCY born Aug 1796; died 7 Aug 1869

Joseph Cleveland was a farmer and a leading citizen of Edgartown.

SETH CLEVELAND born 16 Nov 1742 Edgartown; died about 21 May 1809 Edgartown; married JEDIDAH CLAGHORN (born 8 Mar 1748/9; died 13 Jan 1820)

They had the following named children:
SUSANNA
MATTA born 8 Mar 1772 Edgartown, died 23 Jan 1844

SUSANNA CLEVELAND born 29 Sept. 1767 Edgartown; died 14 July 1849; married THOMAS MARTIN NORTON (born 29 Feb 1764 Edgartown; died 5 Feb 1849) 20 Feb 1794

They had the following named children:
SHUBAEL CLAGHORN
THOMAS MARTIN born 10 Sep 1796; married ELIZA NORTON 6 May 1824
ARIEL born 19 Feb 1799; married CORDELIA VINCENT 26 Aug. 1827
SUSAN born 13 Feb 1802; married:
1. JONATHAN FISHER 13 Feb. 1821;
2. PETER MARTIN COFFIN 8 Sep 1839
EDWARD born 22 Feb. 1805; married:
1. LUCY CLEVELAND 20 Sep 1829;
2. MARY WILLIAMS.
NICHOLAS born 12 Sep 1805; married MARY M. JERNEGAN 21 Oct. 1832

SHUBAEL CLAGHORN NORTON born 27 May 1794 Edgartown; died Aug 1871 Edgartown; married POLLY DAVIS NORTON (born 24 Mar 1794 Edgartown; died in Nov 1874 Edgartown) 22 Sept 1816 Edgartown.

Children:
JEREMIAH CROWELL
JANE WEST born 4 Apr 1821 (twin.); married JOSEPH THAXTER 16 Mar 1845.
HENRY D. born 4 Apr 1821 (twin.); married MARY A. BEETLE 6 Jan 1848.
ABIGAIL S. born 29 Feb 1824
SHUBAEL CLAGHORN JR, born 31 Jan 1825.
MARY DAVIS born 14 May 1829; married PHILIP C. SMITH JR. 1 Dec 1847.
DEBORAH A. born 25 Feb 1833; married JERUEL WEST 1 Jan 1852.
CORDELIA V. born 1 Sep 1834

JEREMIAH CROWELL NORTON born 6 June 1819; married MARGARET STUART VINCENT (born 2 Dec 1821) on 6 Oct 1845 in Edgartown.

Child of JEREMIAH and MARGARET:
ABBY, born 14 Oct 1853; married GEORGE NOLAN 1 Jan 1874.

Then he sailed to NZ where he married (possibly bigamously) ANN(A) CLARA SIMONS on 5 July 1862 in Auckland NZ

JEREMIAH died 31st Aug 1897 Northland, NZ.

I hope this can help anyone who are researching these lines.

This is just one of my wife's ancestral lines.

by ALV Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-07-10 04:03:20

Looking for all my family and my wife's links - basically Norton, Simons, Curtis, Wright, Vickers, Lambert, Ashby, Williams, May, Scott, Smith, Hambling, Timperley (Timperly), Davis, Pease, Howe, Thomas, Osborne, Corthine, Hardwick, Powis, Huckens, Vickery, Phelps, Howland, Chipman, Bassett, Claghorn,Cleveland, Dunham, Robinson, Mayhew, Hawes, Winn, Soule, Slade, Waterman, Dangerfield, Orpin, Camp, Singyard, Houghton,Leakey, Garland, Dawe, Lawrence & Cleal.

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