Abt. 1784 - June 7, 1863
Son of William Norman and Euphany Harrison
William Harrison Norman, Jr. (William4, Joseph3, Isaac2, Joseph1) was born about 1784 in Virginia, and died June 07, 1863 in Lincoln County, Ga. He married Jane (Jensey or Jincy) York Abt. 1805 in Lincoln County, Ga. She was born Abt. 1791 in Georgia, and died April 30, 1855 in Lincoln County, Ga.
Notes for William Harrison Norman, Jr.:
According to family records, William Harrison Norman married Jane York in Lincoln County, GA in 1805. Jane was born about 1791 in GA. We do not know who her parents were. There were several York families in Lincoln County. Jane died between 1850-1860. William Harrison died about 1863 , for in that year John McMullan was named administrator of his estate and guardian of his son John H. Norman, who was mentally retarded.
It is stated in family records that William Harrison Norman was half-brother to George which led to the conclusion that Mary Sheppard, William's second wife, is his mother. However, recent discoveries would lead to Euphemia Harrison being his mother and that William Norman was never married to Miss Sheppard. In the hand written notes of John Randolph Glaze, William Norman's great-grandson, it is stated that John Randolph Glaze's great-grandmother was Euphemia Harrison. The middle name of Harrison would seem to confirm that Euphemia (Euphany) Harrison was William Harrison Norman's mother.
In writing about the Norman family, William Sheppard Norman, son of George Norman stated: "William Harrison Norman was a lieutenant in the service of the United States in the War of 1812, and distinguished himself, particularly as a recruiting officer." In the files of the Georgia state archives, it is stated that William H. Norman was a major in the 40th Battalion, Georgia Militia from May 14, 1810 until September 29, 1813. He is also listed as the sheriff of Lincoln County from October 18, 1809 to October 19, 1811. He participated in the Georgia Land Lottery of 1805, but did not receive any land.
In the early records of Lincoln County, William H. Norman's name appears on a number of deeds and other legal documents. In a deed dated July 17, 1809, William H. and Jenny (Jane) his wife conveyed to Archibald Stinson, 125 acres of land on Mill Creek, adjoining David Glaze, William Norman and Alexander Stinson. He also deeded land to John York in 1809, and to Obedience Florence in 1810, and to Eustace H. Rhodes in 1838. In 1846 he was a witness to the will of Eustace H. Rhodes.
William H. was on the tax list of Lincoln County in 1806, at which time he paid one poll tax and taxes on 4 slaves, 140 acres of land on Soap Creek adjoining York. By 1811, he had acquired 202 acres of land in Williamson County; and in 1819 a house and lot in Goshen. He was still living in Goshen in 1850 and 1860 when those census were enumerated. At times, on the tax lists, he does not appear to have any land and only paid a poll tax. In 1827, he was made trustee for his two sons, John H. and Peyton Wyatt, who had been left land and slaves by their grandfather, William Norman. In the 1830's William H. began to acquire land; and in 1836 he paid a tax on 1000 acres on Mill Creek, 40 acres on Fishing Creek, 160 acres each in Cherokee and Murray Counties. He also had 8 slaves and a "gig".
William and his wife Jane, joined Goshen Baptist Church of Lincoln County on September 7, 1831 by experience.
William H. Norman is listed in the 1860 census for Lincoln County, GA, Goshen community. His household included his son John. William's age is listed as 76 and his birthplace as Virginia. John's age is listed as 53. John was mentally retarded.
Children of William Harrison Norman and Jane York are:
Notes for John H. Norman:
John H. Norman was mentally retarded. James H. McMullen was appointed guardian in the will of his father, William H. Norman on July 6, 1863 and served until July 3 1876 upon the death of John.
Generation No. 2
2. Peyton Wyatt Norman (William Harrison5, William4, Joseph3, Isaac2, Joseph1) was born June 24, 1809 in Lincoln County, Ga, and died August 14, 1853 in Clarksville (Habersham County) Ga. He married Elizabeth Hawes March 08, 1833 in Lincoln County, Ga. She was born May 12, 1814 in Georgia, and died June 10, 1886 in Lincoln County, GA.
Notes for Peyton Wyatt Norman:
Peyton Norman married Elizabeth Hawes Loflin, the widow of George Loflin. She had a daughter Martha Virginia "Mattie" Loflin, who married James McMullin. Mattie was adopted by Peyton Wyatt a few months after his marriage to Elizabeth according to Lincoln County records. Peyton and Elizabeth were members of Goshen Baptist Church of Lincoln County.
Peyton received some land on Mill Creek from his grandfather, William Norman, in 1827. In 1836, he owned 600 acres on Mill Creek, and had 11 slaves. In 1837, he had 100 acres of land. Peyton built this house sometime before his death in 1853. Harriet Ann Norman and her husband, Newton Stevenson lived in the Norman homestead and raised their family there.
When he died in 1853, Peyton left his wife, Elizabeth and several children. The 1860 Lincoln County census lists: Betsey Norman, 45; Peyton, 22; Susan, 15; John, 18; Harriet, no age given; Samuel, 15; Sarah, 6. Many of Peyton's descendants still live in Georgia.
Peyton and Elizabeth are buried in the Stevenson-Norman family cemetery near Lincolnton. His parents are also buried there as well as several other descendants. Ruth Norman, Peyton's great granddaughter, stated that Peyton had severe asthma and was on his way to North Carolina for his health when he died in Clarksville, Habersham County, GA. His body was packed in lime and brought back to Lincoln County where he was buried in the Stevenson Norman family cemetery the next day. On his tombstone is inscribed:
Children of Peyton Wyatt Norman and Elizabeth Hawes are:
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