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78. Sophia ADAMSON was born in 1807 in Tennessee.40 She died in 1867 at the age of 60 in Anderson County, Kansas.

Sophia probably married about 1826 - the first child born in 1828.

1850 Census. Dist 2, Union Co, Illinois, p.216, Hh 1006
Joseph Norton, age 43, farmer, b. Ohio
Sophia, age 43, b. TN
Children born in Indiana [abbreviated Ia. - not Iowa] were:
James 22, John 18, Rebecca 17, Mary 14, Wesley 11
Children born in Illinois:
Elizabeth 9, Martha 8, Isaac 6, Ruth 3, and Kissiah, age 1.

A daughter Rachel, b. about 1830 between James and John, is shown in databases - she married in 1849 so wouldn't have been in the 1850 census with the family.

Other Nortons counted on the same page in this 1850 census included Hiram, age 33, born in Indiana, and his family; and John Norton, age 64, b. TN with wife Mary, age 62, b. KY. I would think John & Mary Norton may have been Joseph's parents.

In 1860, the family was in Kansas. Washington Twp, Anderson Co, Post Office Garnett, Hh 361.
Joseph Norton, age 54, b. Ohio. Sophia, age 53, b. Tennessee
The children still at home, all born in Illinois: Martha age 18, Isaac 15, Ruth 14, Kesiah age 12.

25 Jul 1865 Kansas State Census. Washington Twp, Anderson, KS. P.O. Hyatt, Hh 316
Joseph Norton, 55, Farmer, b. TN
Sophiah, 55, b. TN
Isaac, 21, b. IL
Ruth, 18, b. IL
Kissiah, 16, b. IL
James Glen, 26, b. AR. Note says "Convict, attempted Murder"

Apparently Sophia died before 1870. Joseph Norton was living alone in Anderson Co, Kansas, age 64, b. Ohio. A FindAGrave entry states she died in 1867 and is buried Springfield Cemetery, Garnett, Anderson Co, Kansas.

Sophia ADAMSON and Joseph NORTON were married about 1826.40,41 Joseph NORTON was born in 1807 in Ohio.40 He died in 1886 at the age of 79 in Anderson County, Kansas.

FindAGrave page states that Joseph was the son of John and Mary Norton.

1875 Kansas State Census taken in Washington Twp, Anderson Co, on 1 Mar 1875.
Joseph Norton, age 69, b. Ohio
Nancy, 37
Isabelle, 2, Sarah, age 3 months

1880 Census. Washington, Anderson, Kansas, Hh 92
Joseph Norton, 73, Farmer, b. VA
Nancy, 40, wife, b. Kansas
Isabelle, 7, dau - b. Kansas as were all the children
Sarah, 5, dau
Jane, 3, dau
William Smith, age 2, nephew

Joseph is buried Springfield Cemetery, Garnett, Anderson Co, Kansas. The stone also includes his son, W. (Wesley) Norton, 1838-1860.

Sophia ADAMSON and Joseph NORTON had the following children:



James NORTON was born in 1828 in Indiana.



John NORTON was born in 1832 in Indiana.



Rebecca NORTON was born in 1833 in Indiana.



Mary NORTON was born in 1836 in Indiana.



Wesley NORTON was born in 1838 in Indiana. He died in 1860 at the age of 22.

Shares grave marker with his father, Springfield Cemetery, Garnett, Anderson Co, Kansas



Elizabeth NORTON was born in 1841 in Illinois.



Martha NORTON was born in 1842 in Illinois.



Isaac NORTON was born in 1844 in Illinois.



Ruth NORTON was born in 1847 in Illinois.



Kissiah NORTON was born in 1849 in Illinois.