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72. Sophia ADAMSON was born in 1807 in Tennessee.40 She died between 1860 and 1870 at the age of 53 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.

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, KA. 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.

Sophia ADAMSON and Joseph NORTON were married about 1826.40,41 Joseph NORTON was born in 1807 in Ohio.40

Sophia ADAMSON and Joseph NORTON had the following children:

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i.

James NORTON was born in 1828 in Indiana.

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ii.

John NORTON was born in 1832 in Indiana.

246

iii.

Rebecca NORTON was born in 1833 in Indiana.

247

iv.

Mary NORTON was born in 1836 in Indiana.

248

v.

Wesley NORTON was born in 1839 in Indiana.

249

vi.

Elizabeth NORTON was born in 1841 in Illinois.

250

vii.

Martha NORTON was born in 1842 in Illinois.

251

viii.

Isaac NORTON was born in 1844 in Illinois.

252

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Ruth NORTON was born in 1847 in Illinois.

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Kissiah NORTON was born in 1849 in Illinois.