Norwood Family

 

 

 

The following Norwood family information is a collection from several sources I have received over the years.  They consist first

·        A letter of Sep 14, 1959, Sue Norwood Pickens, of Jefferson City, TN who sent a history of the Norwood Family to my Aunt Ethel Warren Allen Blankenship.  Page 2.

·        A history from Audrey Warren of Pontotoc, Mississippi with a connection and then a history of General John Norwood and Related Line from the Birmingham Public Library.  Page 7.

·        A Family Tree Maker file of the Descendants of Earl of Wessex Godwin the Norwood Family from Cousin Tom Burch [email protected] related to the same Norwoods on his father’s side.  Tom collected his information from several Internet and book sources that he documents throughout his file.  I have modified Tom’s Descendants of Earl of Wessex Godwin the Norwood Family with footnotes to tie the supporting information into the appropriate places as you go down the Generations. Page 23.

·        Last “General” John Norwood and Related Lines 1964.  Page 110.

 

 

 

Ronnie Warren

August 7, 2002

[email protected]  


Norwood Family

 

On September 14, 1959, Sue Norwood Pickens, of Jefferson City, Tennessee sent a history of the Norwood Family to Ethel Warren Allen Blankenship.  Ethel’s mother, Viola Demastus Warren’s mother, was a Norwood.  The following letter was sent with the history:

 

                                                                                    Jefferson City, Tenn.

                                                                                    Sept. 14, 1959

 

Dear Ethel,

           

            I told you once that I would send you a copy of the Norwood kin that I have collected if you could give me some records.  I am sorry to have been so long in getting them to you but I kept hoping that I would get more to send.  As you see it is not anywhere complete but I was afraid that if I waited I would not get them to you at all.  I do want all our folks to have all I can find out about them.  I would like so much to have a complete record even to the third and fourth cousins and their children.  If I can not have it printed, I want to have everything ready for some one who can.  Hope you will fill in where I have left it blank, if you know the answers and add to all you know on the Demastus and Warren sides of your family.

            I am enclosing a copy of the things you sent to me.  If you can add anything or correct what I have typed I hope you will send it to me sometime.  It is the loose sheet I am sending.

            We always enjoy our trips back to Alabama but have not been able to make one for about four years for Carl is not able to be out.  He is doing very well but can not exert himself much.  He has not been out of the house since June.

            Give my love to Viola, maybe she will think of something else to tell you about the family.

 

                                                            Sincerely

                                                                                    Sue Norwood Pickens.

 

The Norwood Family

 

From the pamphlet The Norwoods of Kent  by M. C. Sawtelle, the Visitations of Glousesteur 1623, Country Genealogies  by William Berry, British Records Society, and various English parish records, the following is written:

 

The Norwood name was originally North wood, having been assumed by Sir Stephen de Sheppy, son of John to whom King Henry II, of England, gave the manor of Northwood Chasteners in Kent.  Stephen de Sheppy then became known as Sir Stephen de Northwood and built a large manor which for many years remained in the possession of his descendants.  The name through the years became contracted to Norwood.

 

Records of the family are traced back to the thirteenth century form an ancient parchment scroll found in an iron bound oak chest among the rubbish in the lumber room of a castle in Kent written in a fourteenth century hand.

 

The following table in abbreviated form shows the line of descent from:

1.     Sir Stephen de Northwood

2.     Sir Roger de Northwood who died November 9, 1286, and married Bona            Fitzbernard.  He took an active part in the wars of Henry II and Edward I, his brother        Sir John married Joan de Baldemere who died May 26, 1319, leaving a son John.

3.     Sir John was among the barons of the realm summoned to the first Parliament in     England in 1295.

4.     Sir John who married Agnes daughter of Sir William Grandison

5.     Sir Roger who married Julianna daughter of Sir Geoffrey de Say, Feb. 20, 1328 and          died Nov. 6, 1361.

6.     Sir John born 1321, married Joan, daughter of Robert Hare of Faversiam, died Feb.          27, 1379.

7.     James, living in 1379 and married Jane daughter of Clynton.

8.     Myles, whom Captain Tyre says removed from Kent to Glousesstershire and began           the Lockhampton branch of the Norwood family.

 

After two centuries in Kent the Norwoods took root in Glousesstershire.  Captain Tyre, writing from the Grotto, Lockhampton, to Dr. Norwood date Feb. 22, 1923, says, “I have been able to trace Norwoods Lockhampton back to Myles Norwood and believe this man is the first actual connection link, but I am not certain.  I am supported in my view by the fact that the Arms of the Norwoods of Kent without any difference, were confirmed by the Herald’s College to the Norwoods of Lockhampton. From the Visitations of Glousesstershirs.  Harlean Society, London, 1885, pages 177; Genealogist’s Guide, by G.W. Marshall, privately printed, Gilford England. 1905, we are able to continue the line from Miles as follows:

 

9.     John who died 1509 and was marries to Elinor Gifford.

10.   Roger who married a daughter of Sir John Butler, of Badminton, Glousesstershire.

11.   Raffe who married a daughter of a Knight of Sherewsbury.

12.   Henry who married Catherine, a daughter of Sir Robert Throgmorton, of    Worcestershire.

13.   William who married Elizabeth, daughter of William Lygoun of Kadisfield. 

 

With William we have reached the period when parish records were kept and in the Lockhampton Parish records (Glousesstershire 7; 23) we read that William Norwood and Elizabeth married Oct. 18, 1589, and had among their children, Elizabeth.

 

14.   Richard who married Elizabeth daughter of Nicholas Steward. 

15.   John married Francis

16.   Thomas married Dorothy.

 

This concludes the early information in England. The first Norwoods of our family came to America early in the seventeen century.  There were three brothers, a silversmith, a carpenter and a blacksmith.  They were in Massachusetts for a while, then part of them went to Virginia and part to North Carolina.  The parents of Burwell Norwood (our for father) lived in Culpeper County, Virginia.  They may have been in N. C. or S. C. for a while but they are said to have been moved from Culpeper to Alabama.  The census shows that all the children were born in Virginia.  Some of Burwell’s brothers went to Mississippi and some to Tennessee.  Part of the family was in Alabama when the Indians were moved west in 1829.  Those in Alabama shown by the 1830 census are:

 

William Norwood, page. 29, age 50-60

George Norwood next to him, 1m.15-20, f, 15-20.

Jonathan Norwood, page.12, 30-40

 

Census of 1840:

 

Jonathan Norwood, page.10, 2m- 5, 2m 5-10, 2 15-20, 1m 30-40, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 30-40, 1f 70-80.

George Norwood, page25; William Norwood and John Norwood, page 38.

Elizabeth Norwood, page 40. (Elizabeth Glover Norwood, Papa’s grandmother.)

 

The father of Burwell Norwood (Nathaniel Norwood) was killed by two drunken slaves in his own still house in Cilpeper County, Virginia.  Burwell Norwood and several of his brothers moved to Morgan County, Alabama between the years 1832 and 1840.  Some of them came even sooner.  His name does not appear on the 1840 census but that of his wife does appear as head of the household.  We do not know the date of his death as the Bible records were destroyed by fire.  A short time before the beginning of the compiling of these records my sister went to Elliot Cemetery to copy records but could not find the stone.  Some one near the cemetery told her that only a short time before a man was seen taking away a truck full of tombstones to make a foundation for a house.  The ones of Burwell and his wife were part of those taken.  The Sheriff of Morgan County offered a reward for the offender but was not successful in finding him.

 

Burwell Norwood was born about 1789 and died about 1837, He married Elizabeth Glover November 10, 1810, according to Hitshoock’s Bible Analysis, once owned by Richard Weaver Norwood, my grandfather, and given to me by Papa. Elizabeth was born 1791 and died about 1877.  They had sixteen children:

1.     Julia born September 21, 1811 in Virginia,  married Jack J. Ray, lived at Courtland,           Alabama.

2.     William born December 7, 1812, married Eliza McBuffie on August 28, 1851 by   Minister Alex NeSmith.

3.     Benjamin G. born December 22, 1813.  He was in Co. 1, Forty third Regular        Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A.

4.     Elizabeth born July 21, 1816

5.     James W. born July 21, 1816, married first Sarah Tucker on July 7, 851, second   Martha McKelvy on January 14, 1864 by Joseph Shackleford, minister.

6.     Burwell G. born December 12, 1818.

7.     Mary Ann Frances born April 22, 1820, married John Demastus parents of George           Demastus and father of Viol Demastus Warren.

8.     Rebecca G., born January 18, 1822 and married a Demastus.

9.     John G. born January 11, 1823 married Nancy Washer, Eliza Washer, and Addie Terry on October 19, 1869.

10.   Nathaniel born July 17, 1824, married Martha Gallaway on August 7, 1856.

11.   Letitia Jane, born February 18, 1825, married Peter Puryear.  They lived and are   buried at Courtland, Alabama.

12.   George W. born September 16, 1826, married Kate Nolan on July 20, 1852 by J, S. Leggett, minister.  George was in Captain Nelson Pennell’s Rangers, Confederate Army. He is buried near Trinity, Alabama.  He was the father of Cousin Will (William) Norwood and cousin Louise (Lou) Norwood Demastus.  We have information on these two children:           

       

Louise who married George Demastus and lived near Courtland, Alabama and had:          

Laura who married Oscar Allen (a country preacher) and had “Little” George, Harrison and Middy.

Kate who married William Allen and had a son “Big” George   

Lena who married Frank Kimbrough and had Frank, Calvin, Mary, Merl, Lacy, Annie, Ethel, and Ella.

Walter who married Kate Allen and had David and “Little Walter”.

Mary Viola who married Avery August Warren.  Viola and Avery’s children were Leon, Ethel, Luther, Lillie Mae, and James Elton.

Sally who married John Nolan

Eddie (James Edward) who married Susie Victoria Canups. They had 10 children.  The oldest was named James Cleveland.  They called him Little Buddy.  Then came Myrtle, Irene, Lillian, Magdalene, Kathlean, J. D., Troy, Clara Jean and Daniel. Six girls and four boys.  Little Cleveland died at the age of 12 with appendicitis.

Carrie who married Dave Nolan

 

William Norwood who married first wife ?? and had  Sippy Moon and Susie.  William married second Elisa Allen and had  Sssie, Eessie, Pearl, Lilly, Maud, and Leon.

       

Papa said that Cousin Lou, the daughter of George Norwood, and Cousin George Demastus were cousins since George Demastus was the son of John Demastus who married Mary Ann Frances Norwood who was the daughter of Burwell Norwood, also.

 

13.   Henry G. born February 1, 1826 and married a Holland.  He was in the Creek Indian War and later a corporal in Captain Nelson Pennell’s Rangers, Confederate Army Co. H, 5th Mississippi Infantry.

14.   Richard Weaver born April 6, 1830, married Martha Catherine White in the home of         her father Robert Macklin White by the Rev. J. M. McDonald in Moulton, Lawrence      County, Alabama January 19, 1854. and lived in Courtland, Alabama and died there     in 1905.            Richard was a coach maker and an ordained Baptist minister.  He first         owned a home in Mount Moriah community, then moved to Courtland.  He had             patents for the following inventions:  No. 108173, October 11, 1870, a transmitting power.  No. 409648, September 20, 1889, a railroad signal.  No. 46944, December 1,            1891, a nut lock.  The children of Richard and Martha Catherine are:  (a)  Laura Jane        born September 13, 1855 and died September 25, 1857.   (b) Anna Puryear born         February   4, 1857, married Thomas J. Holland they lived at Hime, Alabama she died        May 2, 1926.  (c)John W. born May 29, 1859 died September 10, 1859.  (d)Richard         Weaver Jr. born December 22, 1862 married Mallis Alexander they lived and died in    Texas.  (e) Robert  (f)E. F. born February 18, 1865  (g)Ella Thorn born February 18, 1865 married Mack Rutherford at Lawrence County and lived at Birmingham,   Alabama died December 3, 1939.  (h) Thomas Edward born February 13, 1868,        married Minnie V. Bracken on February 28, 1892 lived at Courtland Alabama died       May 23, 1933. Richard married second Susan I. Gailey on September 29, 1886.  He    was the father of Thomas E. Norwood of Courtland, Alabama.  (I) Eva S. born             January 10, 1873 and died December 2, 1878.

15.   Joseph L. born July 28, 1832, married Margaret M. Dobbins on September 16, 1860       by J. C. Roberts at J. H. Armor home.

16.   Martha Jane born October 30, 1833, married Joe L. Lipscomb on June 16, 1864.             They lived near Moulton, Alabama.  Her son Nathaniel Pilscomb married Julia     Rickens, a sister of Frank Pickens of Moulton, Alabama.  They married at the home      of John Norwood.  Cousin Julia died September 12, 1955 at the age of 90, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Eunice Bradford, Town Creek, Alabama. 

 

Julia Norwood, oldest of the sixteen children told my father, Thomas E. Norwood, of Courtland, Alabama about the trip from Virginia to Alabama in a covered wagon.  She was a very old lady when he was a little boy.

 

The trip took a very long time but the slaves made everyone as comfortable as possible.  The four poster bed with trundle bed to match which was brought with them, was given to Papa and Mama when they were married.  All of their nine children were born in it except Weaver who was born at Town Creek at Grandma’s.  The bed was finally destroyed when new furniture was bought in 1914.

 

Julia Norwood had many silk dresses and other nice things, among them was an umbrella with whalebone ribs.  She married Jack Ray who was very well to do.  They lived near Courtland and owned what was known when I was a child, as The Dubois Place.  She was born in 1811 but the census records of 1850 show them as follows:

Rat, J.J. age 36, born in Virginia, real-estate valued $30 thousand. Agent for Winston.

Julia wife age 36 born in Virginia no children listed.

 

A certificate given to Julia Wray (Ray) stating she has been initiated into the degree of The Holy Virgin, dated April 5, 1852.  Signed W. Leigh, P. G. M. Alabama countersigned by Julia.


While corresponding with Audrey Warren of Pontotoc, Mississippi, we discovered our Norwood family was related, even though we could not make a connection with our Warren family.  The following information was given to me by Audrey Warren in August 1984 and January 1985.

 

19 August 1984

 

Mr. James R. Warren

136 Howle Ave.

Birmingham, Alabama 35214

 

Dear Ron,

 

I am sending a few pages of Norwood information which I told you I had on hand.  I hope that you will write to the Charles S. Norwood, Box 1617 Goldsboro, NC 27530, Director of the Norwood Reunion.  He may be able to give you a vast amount of information, or he may be able to put you in contact with someone working on your Norwood line.

 

I hope to settle down to work again before long -- everything came upon us at once this year, and it seems that it will still be several days before I can get back to my “Grandpa Stuff!”

 

I know that I have your Louisa Norwood somewhere, but it doesn’t seem to be in my Mc Elvany package.  It could be on the 1860 census that I have seen Louisa, I’ll keep looking, and will send whatever I find.  Sometimes just one little item helps a lot.

 

It was so nice getting to meet your family, but I’m still sorry that I did not get to spend enough time to really get acquainted.  I do hope that we can make your Warren reunion next year.

 

From the Norwood Reunion Program, it looks as if they have a fairly nice program set up  I dislike our haphazard program, but at present, nothing can be done.  It could be made into an enjoyable program with little effort.

 

I will be packing the WARREN QUARTERLIES soon.  I hope you will be able to find Robert Warren, son of Old Robert, in Missouri.  Since I found that he moved to Missouri, I have just about given up hope that we tie into this family.  If we do, it would have to be before Old Robert.

 

I’ll be sending the two books as soon as I do a little more searching.  I have really enjoyed these two books, and I do appreciate your letting me keep them.

 

I’ll be getting the QUARTERLIES in the mail within the next two weeks.

 

Please let me know of any new developments--I do hope you found the lost pages you were calling about.

 

Sincerely,

 

Audrey Warren Route 2, Box 253

Pontotoc, Mississippi 38863

Phone: (601)-489-5177

 

Also in the papers Audrey Warren sent this note.

 

Ron,

 

Esperanza, Mississippi was the original name for Hurricane.  The Post Office, Esperanza, was at the foot of the hill, just north of the metal buildings where the reunion was held, when I was a baby.

 

The N. C. (Dollie) Norwood, married Newton Carroll Norwood, my great uncle.  I have his family completely expanded if you need it.

 

Calvin Carroll Norwood, married Peachie Lindsey.  Their son, Robert (Bob) Norwood, married Cordie Warren, daughter of Joseph R. Warren, a brother of my grandfather, James Robert (Bob) Warren.

 

I haven’t found Louis Yet. I know I have the name somewhere.

 

Calvin Carroll Norwood was grandfather of Buck and Stanley Norwood.  You met these two at our reunion.  These pages must be from work done by Ruth Norwood Likins.

 

I have an appraisal of her estate which I am not sending. (Quite wealthy)  She did her banking through my brother in Abilene.  These pages cam from J. W. Mc Elvany whose mother, or grandmother, was a Norwood.  Hope pages are of help.

 

Ruth Likins spent several nights with my parents while working on Norwood family.

 

You may return these pages sometime.  A. W. (Audrey Warren)

 

 

 

On the back of a photocopy of gravestone a note by Audrey Warren.

 

Buck sent me a picture of each gravestone.  He wrote on the back of them as listed below:

A. Gravestone of Robert Laban Norwood and Cordie Warren Norwood in Philadelphia Church Cemetery at Etta, Mississippi.  Robert born August 19, 1876, died May 23, 1932.  Cordie M. born October 25, 1860 died November 26, 1963 

Their Children:

Mable Norwood Dorsett 1906 Pontotoc, Mississippi

Arthur Martin Norwood 1908 Pontotoc, Mississippi

Robert Stanley Norwood 1910 Etta, Mississippi

Dorothy Blanch Norwood Baird 113-1951

James Washington Norwood 1915 Cookeville, Tennessee

Amanda Louise Norwood Kyle 1920 Coldwater, Mississippi

Joseph Holder Norwood 1924 Memphis, Tennessee

Laborn Warren Norwood 1928 Thaxton, Mississippi

 

B. Gravestone of Laban W. Norwood Born 1812 in Thaxton Cemetery, Thaxton, Mississippi.

 

C. Gravestone of Calvin C. Norwood son of Laban W. Norwood in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery,  Etta, Mississippi.  He was known as “Uncle Cal”  Their children called him “Pap”.  He was the father of Robert Laborn Norwood 1876-1932 also Arthur Calvin Norwood 1883-1968 and Ida Norwood Taylor 1891-1958.

 

Audrey, if you go back to Philadelphia Cemetery will you get the dates of Calvin birth and death.  His wife would like to have her name, birth, death. It is so dim and cant see the Name, birth, and death dates. (This was a note from Buck to Audrey)

 

Audrey also sent a wedding portrait of Arthur Calvin and Myrtle Maud Johnson, standing, had this picture taken on their wedding day in 1903.  Posing with them are Robert L. and Cordie Warren Norwood.  Also a Norwood family portrait picturing Cordie Warren Norwood, Robert L. Norwood, Arthur Calvin and Myrtle Maud Johnson Norwood. Seated from left Peachie Caroline Lindsey Norwood, Ida Norwood Taylor, and Calvin Norwood. Picture made around the turn of the century.

 

1860 Pontotoc County Census

household # 1677

 

Robert Lindsey 37        M         Farmer             SC

Pertamy Lindsey           38        F                                  SC

Wilson N. Lindset         16        M                                 SC

Martha E. Lindsey        14        F                                  SC       (married Andrew Jackson Rutledge)

William J. Lindsey         12        M                                 MS

Isabella J. Lindsey        10        F                                  MS

Polly A. Lindsey           8          F                                  MS

Peachy C. Lindsey        4          F                                  MS      (married Calvin Norwood)

Docia A. Lindsey          70        F                                  SC (mother of Robert Lindsey)

 

 

Family Sheet: from Mrs. George H. Likins of 1636 N. 20th St., Abilene Texas 79601

 

Where Info was obtained: Tombstone Record and W. P. N. Norwood Bible

Husband: Washington Pinkney Norwood born 10-14-1836 in Charlotte, N.C. died 5-23-1900 at Ft. Worth, TX, buried Redon Cemeterey, which he gave.  His father Laban W. Norwood, mother Martha Susan Frances Williamson. Wife:  Married 6-22-1856 to Mary Farrar at her parents home, Pontotoc County, Mississippi by Rev. C. G. Ford Pastor M.E.Church So.  She was born 4-3-1838 at Chatham Co. N. C. and died 9-29-1882 and buried in Thaxton Cemetery, Pontotoc. Her father was Jorial Farrar and mother was Mary Louise Clark.  His second wife Priscilla E. Carns born 12-24-1837, died 12-18-1874.  His third wife Julie Phoenix.  Children:  1. Susan Elizabeth Norwood b 2-14-1858 in Mississippi, d 11-7-1858.  2. William Washington Norwood born 11-6-1859 in Miss. died in 1929 married Mary Frances James (Mollie) 3. James Henry Norwood born 4-26-1866 in Miss. died 11-29-1940 married Mary (Maggie) McNarin who died 9-12-1947.  4. Mary Frances (Fannie) Norwood born 3-27-1868 in Miss. died 7-9-1923 Married C. B. Zmc Elvaney.  5. Robert Edward Lee (Bob) Norwood birn 10-28-1870 in Miss. died 9-1-1926 married Maty Elizabeth Tye b 11-29-1876, d 12-5-1954.  6. John Daniel Norwood born 6-20-1873 in Miss. died 9-21-1929 married Mary Frances Railey b 4-24-1879, d 10-10-1938.  7. Martha (Mattie) Priscilla Norwood born 1=19-1876 in Miss. married John Pruitt their daughter Irene Pruitt.  8. Julia Lorena Norwood born 1-19-1878  in Miss. died 9-9-1882 married 2nd to a Mccombs and had four sons and lived at Lampassas, TX.

 

From:  North Carolina Genealogy Summer, 1968, Vol. XIV No. 2

 

THE NORWOOD MURDER

 

From Court Minutes o Northampton County, North Carolina.

Tuesday, September 2, 1794 (pages 126-7)

 

The following Negro Slaves vizt Lewis, Joe, and Davie were brought to the Barr, and charged with having murdered Nathaniel Norwood - whereupon a Jury were impaneled and sworn vizt Benjamin Deberry, Benjamin Howell, William Jones, Thomas Futral, William Bridgers, John Brewer, Joseph Boon, John Futral, Richard Sumner, Joseph Varser, Hailey Broom, Henry Cotton - who say that they are guilty of the Murder for which they stand charged.

 

The Sentence of the Court is that Davie and Joe be hanged by the neck, at 4 o’clock this evening near the Court House, and when dead their Heads to be severed from their Bodies and their Heads stuck up at the cross roads near the Court House - And that Lewis be hanged till nearly dead at 4 o’clock tomorrow at the old field of the deceased, and his Head cut off and his Body burnt to ashes, and his Head stuck upon a Pole at same crossroads.

 

Ordered that the Sheriff see that the said sentence is put into execution.

 

Monday, December 1, 1794 (page 134)

 

Joseph Norwood, Laban Norwood, and William Norwood Orphans of Nathaniel Norwood deceased, came into Court and chose John Ingram their Guardian who entered into Bond f $1,000.00 each with William Jones and Anne Norwood Secys.

 

Ordered that Ann Norwood be appointed Guardian to Tabitha Norwood, Nathaniel Norwood, John Norwood, Winnefred Norwood, Burwell Norwood, and Martha Norwood Orphans of Nathaniel Norwood deceased who entered into bond of $1,000.00 each with John Ingram and William Jones Secys.

 

Page 224

 

 

NORWOOD

 

 

On July 20, 1960, I visited Mrs. S.P. McNairn at her home in Burleson, Texas.  She was very gracious but did not have much information about her Norwood ancestry, however, she did give me the following:

 

Her grandfather was Laborn Layfayette Norwood who came from North Carolina with his widowed mother and settled near Esperanza, Mississippi which is between Ponotoc and Oxford.  He married Miss Susan Williamson from Charlotte, N.C., and to them the following eight children were born:

 

1.     Washington Layfayette Norwood - Ft. Worth, Texas

2.     Mrs. Bell Thomas (Dowdy)

3.     Mrs. Susan Robbins

4.     Miss Elizabeth Norwood - died unmarried

5.     Mrs. John Taylor (Ida Norwood)

6.     Calvin Carroll Calhoun Norwood, m. Peachie Caroline Lindsey (see stone)

7.     William Norwood, Bendon, Tarrant County

8.     James K. Polk Norwood

 

James K. Polk Norwood was the father of Mrs. McNairn.  He married Miss Missouri A. Robbins and to them eight children were born:

 

1.     C.L. Norwood, died May 1960 at Rendon, age 84

2.     Mrs. N.C. (Dollie) Warren, Everman, Texas  (note: Newton Carroll Warren my great uncle, I have family expanded died in Everman, Texas, Audrey Warren)

3.     Mrs. Susan Ella McNairn, b. February 23, 1879, living at Burleson

4.     Mrs. Rilla Adams, widow, Sweetwater, Texas

5.     Mrs. Dovie Story, widow, Burleson, Texas

6.     Mr. J.W. Norwood, b. August 18, 1889.  For many years before his retirement, he was Superintendent of Schools at Burleson, Texas.

7.     Mr. J.J. Norwood, 4141 6th., Ave., Ft. Worth, Texas

8.     Mrs. W.H. Haney, Borger, Texas

 

 

         Mrs. McNairn’s father with his family moved from Mississippi to Rendon, Tarrant County, Texas in 1890.  Many of Mrs. McNairn’s relatives are buried in the Rendon Cemetery.

 

(note:  L.W. Norwood & Martha Susan Francis Frances Williamson, m. 31 July 1834, Mecklenburg Co. N.C. Audrey Warren)

 

has a wife Ann Norwood an nine minor children, (Joseph Laban, William, Tabitha, Nathaniel, John, Winnefred, Burlwell (went to Ala.)  and Martha.)  This William, John, and Joseph were not the same as the in 1792 (see question (5) for the children of Nathaniel Norwood.  They were not of age until after 1800.)

 


“NORTHERN COUNTY, N.C. COURT MINUTES”

 

March Term 1792 - 1796

 

p 25     Juror … Nathaniel Norwood (1792)

p55      Nathaniel Norwood to Wm. Norwood, deed, proven (1792)

p 126   The following negro slaves vis. Lewis, Joe, and Davie were brought to the Barr and charged with having murdered Nathaniel Norwood … and are guilty of murder for which they stand charged.  (1794) (Note a very severe death sentence was given)

p 134   Joseph Norwood, Laban Norwood, and Wm. Norwood,, orphans of Nathaniel came into court and chose John Ingram their guardian in bond of 100 pounds each with Wm. Jones and Anne Norwood, Securities, ordered that Ann Norwood be appointed Guardian of Tabitha, Nath’l John, Winnefred, Burwell and Martha Norwood, orphans of Nath;l Norwood, dec’d who entered into bond of 1000 pounds each with John Ingram and William Jones, Sect.

P 134   On the petition of John Ingram and Mary his wife, it is ordered that Allen Jones, John Rives, Francis Dancy, Benj. Williamson, and Eaton Haynes divide (1794) the real estate of William Norwood, Dec’d among the heirs of Nathaniel Norwood, dec’d agreeable to the will of the testator, and make a report to the next court, and … that the persons appointed as guardians to the orphans of Nathaniel Norwood, dec’d be especially appointed to act in each in suit in behalf of said orphans.

 

P 140   Divided the estate of Nathaniel Norwood (1795)

 

p 142   Estate of Nathaniel Norwood pays for executing Negroes.

 

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY – GUARDIAN AC’CTS.

1781-1802

 

pp        176-177  estate of William Norwood divided among heirs of Nathaniel Norwood.

 

P335    Estate of Nathaniel Norwood mentioned.

 

 

 


24 January 1985

 

 

Ron,

 

I’m finally getting around to sending the latest NORWOOD information.  I had gotten this from Mrs. Harris in December, but have just not had the time to get it in the mail.

 

Please note chart, page 13, and see how it measures up to what you have found previously.

 

You will find Mrs. Harris’ address on page seven-- incase you wish to write her.  She descends from Louisa (young) Norwood and John Taylor.  She may have more on hand than she sent to me.  So, it might be wish to call or write her.

 

You may return pages when you make copies-- no hurry.

 

Again, thank you for the use of your two books.

 

Hope this information helps in some manner.

 

I have found some of my WARREN clan in Smith County, Texas.  They really did get going from Mississippi in a hurry, left in 1850.  I have joined the East Texas Genealogical Society, and the president really has been good about calling and giving me information.

 

Give Nancy and the girls my regards--I enjoyed talking with Nancy a few days ago.

 

Sincerely,

 

Audrey Warren

Route 2, Box 253

Pontotc, Mississippi  38863

Phone:  (601)-489-5177

 

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In Mississippi the Norwoods and the Farrars lived on adjoining farms at a place called Thaxton.  (In old days it was called Buttermilk Springs) It is about half way between Pontorc and Oxford, Miss.  There are deeds filed in both places about property they owned.  Washington Lafayette’s first wife, Mary Farrar is buried in the Thaxton cemetery as are two children who died young, his father Labon W., and her parents Jorial and Mary Clark Farrar.  In William Clark’s will made in Chathom County, N.C. he names his daughter Mary, the wife of Jorial Farrar.  Another grave in old cemetery intrigues me as it is a tomb of rocks with no name and as it is by the Norwood graves I think it must be Laban Norwood’s mother, named Dicia Norwood (born in Virginia) died in 1850.  She was 68 years.

 

by Martha Susan Fransis Williamson Norwood

a note by Audrey:  Martha is correct according to N.&S. marriages by Montgomery C. Clemmens

 

This was written by Ruth Norwood daughter of Robert Edward Lee Norwood son of Washington Lafayette Norwood

 

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The following is from a HISTORY OF TEXAS published after Dec 1894 around 1900. Pages 480-481.

 

William Norwood, a prominent farmer, merchant, capitalist of Tarrant County, Texas, is as truly a self-made man as he is one of unquestionable integrity.  Although he has been a resident of this county only a comparatively few years, he is thoroughly identified with its interests.  It is with pleasure that we present the following sketch of his life in this work:

        W. L. Norwood was born in North Carolina, October 14, 1836, and was reared in Mississippi.  After has marriage, which event occurred in 1856, he settled on a farm and continued farming for some years, with the exception of the time spent in the Confederate service, and for ten years previous to his coming to Texas he was engaged in merchandising in Mississippi.  It was in 1888 that he came to this State.  Upon his arrival here he purchased a farm, and the first year made his home on it.  He then engaged in a general merchandise business at Oak Grove, remained there one year, and in 1891 came to his present locality, Rendon.  Here he bought two farms, and built a store house and moved his stock of goods from Oak Grove to this place, and here he has since conducted his operations with marked success, carrying a fine stock of general merchandise and doing the usual credit business.  He, however, pays cash for all goods.  He also discounts paper, and does his banking business at Fort Worth.  He still retains his first farm, and has three of them rented.

        As has already been stated, Mr. Norwood was a participant in the late war.  He enlisted in 1861, and, as a member of Bradford’s Artillery, went to the front in Virginia, where he remained until the sanguinary struggle closed, taking part in all the Virginia engagements.  At the time of the battle of Gettysburg he was stationed at Richmond.  While on his retreat from Richmond, in April, before the surrender, he and nearly all his company were captured.  He was a prisoner at the time Lee surrendered, which took place on the 9th.  On the 11th he made his escape and returned home, and while at home was paroled.  The war over, he resumed farming, and continued thus occupied until, as above stated, he turned his attention to merchandising.  After the close of the war, he like many of the Southern people, had to begin life over again, his means having all been swept away; but by honest industry and good management he has prospered, and since coming to Texas he has nearly doubled his capital.

        Mr. Norwood’s parents, Labam W. and Susan (Williamson) Norwood, were natives of North Carolina and removed from that State to Mississippi in 1837.  The father was a carpenter by trade.  The ravages of the war swept away his means, and at its close he moved to a farm, where he died that same year, 1865.  His wife came to Texas with her son, where she remained until the time of her death, in 1892.  Little is known of Mr. Norwood’s remote ancestry.  His parents had seven children, namely: W. L.; Martha A. I., wife of W. C. Thomas, resides in Mississippi; Susan, wife of William Robind, also of Mississippi; J. K., a farmer of Tarrant county, Texas, since 1890; C. C., a resident of Mississippi; Louisa, wife of J. W. Taylor, a farmer of Johnson county, Texas, since 1880; and W. A., also of Johnson County.

        Mr. Norwood has been twice married.  His first wife, whose maiden name was Miss Mary Farrar, native of North Carolina, and for some years residents of Mississippi, where both died.  Mrs. Norwood died in September, 1882, leaving a family of six children, as follows:  William W., a merchant of Alvin, Texas; James H., a minister of the Free-will Baptist Church, and a resident of Johnson County, Texas; Mary F., wife of C. B. McElvaney. a farmer of Tarrant County; Robert E. L., engaged in business with his father; and John D. and Martha P., at home.  In the fall of 1893 Mr. Norwood married Miss Priscilla E. Carns, and a second times has he been bereft of a companion, she dying December 18, 1894.

        Politically, Mr. Norwood affiliates with the Democratic party, and has all his life taken a laudable interest in public affairs; and, while he has never been an office seeker, he has filled with fidelity and efficiency a number of public positions to which he has been called.  While in Mississippi he was for twelve years a Justice of the Peace and for six years a County Commissioner.  It was through his influence that a post office was established at Rendon, it was he who gave it its name, and upon its establishment he was appointed Postmaster, which position he still fills.  He is a Knight Templer Mason, and he and his wife and three of their children are members of the Methodist Church, South.

 

From a history BURLESON, TEXAS - FIRST 100 YEARS pages 171,172 and 209.

NORWOOD

 

          Three pioneer families of Burleson - Gulley, Norwood and McNairn - had similar beginnings, working hard foe Burleson, and are fondly remembered for their contributions.  They were not famous people but their unselfish contributions touched the lives of most everyone in the City of Burleson.

        Mr. J. W. Norwood came to Texas from Mississippi in 1890 at the age of one. His family settled in Redon community just east of Burleson.  He had eight brothers and sisters.  Since his mother died while he was very young he was raise by his sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. S. P. McNairn, prominent residents of Burleson.

        Mr. Norwood attended school in Burleson and later attended the Polytechnic Preparatory Academy and College in Fort Worth, Texas.  He later finished with a Bachelor and Master’s degree from Texas Christian University.  From the very beginning he knew he wanted to be a teacher and he held teaching positions in various communities around Burleson such as Village Creek, Oak Grove, Paradise, Mary’s Hill, and Egan.  After spending to years serving in the Army during World War I he began teaching in the Burleson School system in 1920 and stayed until his retirement in 1956.  Most of this time he served as the Superintendent of Schools.  During his tenure many changes were made in Burleson and thus many changes were made in the school system.  Due to this foresight in bringing school districts into Burleson through consolidation, the Burleson Independent School system today enjoys a large district from which to draw students and income.

        Mr. Norwood was an avid sports fan and the sport he excelled in was baseball.  However, all sports were encouraged in the schools.  The boy’s and girl’s basketball team repeatedly won top honors.  For many years it was tradition to win top honors in district and go to state.  Many ex-students have fond memories of the sporting events.

        In 1930 Mr. Norwood married Miss Baird Gulley of Burleson.  The new Mrs. Norwood, unusual for that time, was a “Career” woman.  She had worked most of her life in the business world.  She began working in 1917 at the Farmers and Merchant State bank in Burleson for Mr. Martin Chisenhall who ran the bank.  After Mr. Chisenhall’s death Mr. George Bransom assumed control and has been active in some capacity to the present time.  During this period of time the Interurban (railway) between Cleburne and Fort Worth made it possible to commute easily to Fort Worth so she went to work for a larger bank, the Texas National in Fort Worth.  As did many banks during the crash of 1929, the Texas National closed its doors.  She immediately went to work for Mornnig’s and was general bookkeeper for Monnig’s Wholesale for several years until she quit work to raise her family.

        After several years her business training was put to use to help her husband organize and operate the first lunchroom in the public schools in Johnson County.  The lunchroom was started in 1943, during World War II.  By all rights the venture should have been doomed to failure with all the shortages during the war, but apparently it was destined to survive.  A small basement in the gymnasium was converted to seat about 60 students at one time.  However, operation in shifts it was possible to accommodate all children.  The first year and for several years the children were able to eat for 11 cents a meal.  Since the gym basement was much too small and was prone to flooding, a large building was erected on the corner of Dobson and Ellison.  Much more space was available and an average of 600 students were served each day.  For its day it was considered one of the best lunchrooms in the state and on several occasions the state department would use it as an example.

        Mr. and Mrs. Norwood were dedicated to the school system and the students involved.  it was not unusual to see them both actively involved in all the extra-curricular activities associated with the school.  However, they were involved  both civic affairs and church activities.  They attended and served in various capacities at the First Baptist Church of Burleson.

        Mr. and Mrs. Norwood had two children both whom are in the teaching profession.  Dr. James Spencer Norwood is Professor of Biology at East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas; and Dr. Frank G. Norwood is Professor of Business Administration at Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth, Texas.  Dr. Frank Norwood has been active in civic affairs in Burleson and served as its Mayer from 1972 to 1976.  Submitted by Frank Norwood.

 

 JOHN JINK NORWOOD

 

        John Jink Norwood, son of James Polk and Missouri Ann Norwood, was born at Redon, Texas, October 19, 1893.

        He married Mattie Winnett, daughter of John Thomas and Nancy Virginia Winnett of Oak Grove, Texas.

        John was a blacksmith and a farmer, and resided, north of Burleson, Texas on a farm.  He later moved to Burleson for several years before moving to 4145 6th Ave. in Fort Worth, Texas.

        Two daughters were born o that union, Ouida Inalyn and Lois Virginia Norwood.

Inalyn married Paul Austin son of C. A. Austin and Beulah Austin of Burleson, Texas.  They have one daughter, Paula Sue.  She is married to Gene Lamb and resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

        Lois married Robert Green and resides in San Bernadina, California.  They have four daughters and one son.  Wanda Kaye and Sandra Fay resides in Fort Worth, Ionna Lynn.  Robert Lynn, and Johnny reside in California.

        John and Mattie have five grandsons; John Lindsey, son of Wanda and John Lindsay; Eugene and Steven Olson, sons of Sandra Olson; Michael and Jason, sons of John Lynn Hutto. Submitted by Mrs. Paul Austin.

 

WILLIAM OLIN NORWOOD

 

William Olin Norwood was born in 1895 in Johnson County, Texas, near Lillian.  When he was 12 years old, his family moved to Redan.  He and J. W. Norwood of Burleson were first cousins.

        William Olin’s family came to Burleson to purchase their seed, lumber and groceries.  The Big Four was a good place to buy supplies.

        William Olin married Frances Black.  In the 1950’s Frances worked at the chicken processing plant which was operated by Harold Warren and Winston Taylor.

        The family used two of Burleson’s doctors, Dr. McNarin and Dr. Lawrence Rudd. Submitted by Mrs. Olin (Frances) Norwood.  

 

CAPTAIN WILLIAM WARREN FAMILY

 

In December of 1865, Captain William Newton Warren brought his family to Johnson County.  They had lived in Missouri; bur in 1864, Federal authorities ordered all the family of Confederate soldiers to leave the area.  Joining other families in a wagon train, they came first to Grayson County, where Captain Warren joined them after the war ended in the spring of 1865.

        In 1868, Captain Warren bought a farm in Johnson County, between Joshua and Burleson.  Here, he lived until his death in 1883.  Three of his sons and four of his sons-in-law bought farms near his.

        There were twelve children in the Warren family: nine by his first wife, Sarah Zane Jones; and three by the second wife, Nancy Hammer.  All of these children made good citizens.

        Lewis died early in life as a result of an injury suffered in the collapse of a grandstand at a meeting in Cleburne.  Tom and Lum were successful farmers living in Joshua.  Gus was a teacher and served three terms as county superintendent of Johnson County.  Robert Newton was a successful farmer in Burleson, and served as president of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank from 1927 to 1929.

        The girls married good men and reared good children.  Two of the sisters lived in Joshua; Milly, who married A. F. Eddleman; and Amelia, who married Dr. James Pickett.  Mary married Matt Birdwell and went with him to Palo Pinto County in the early days when Indians were more than a memory.  Etti and her husband, Green Jones, took their family to Oklahoma in the early days of that state.  Effie married Richard Hardesy, and they went to Abernathy, Texas, in the early 1900’s.  Kitty and Betty married and settled in Burleson.  Kitty married A. W. Overton; and Betty married G. W. Bransom. Their son, G. E. Bransom, Sr., is Burleson’s Bicentennial American.

        During this centennial Year, it is good to remember that these descendants of Edward and Elizabeth Warren of Tennessee have contributed to the stability of the area in which they lived.  Submitted by Mable Warren.

 

HAROLD WARREN FAMILY

 

Harold Warren married Melba Taylor, daughter of C. C. and Tollie Taylor, February 15, 1934.  They made their home at the old Warren home place on Warren Street.  They had three children, Priscilla, born May 10, 1937, Charles, born 1941 and Bob, born July 26, 1945.

        Harold and Melba were members of the Burleson Methodist Church.  Melma was a graduate of the University of Texas.  She was a member of Alpha Delta sorority and a member of the Eumathian Club.

        Harold was a graduate of T. C. U.  He farmed in the Burleson area.  He owned and operated a feed store with Harry Rand.the Warren family were well known for their Christmas Open House on Christmas morning.  Many friends and relatives of Berleson and out of town attended every year.  The Open House was followed by a Christmas dinner for the Warren and Taylor families.

        Harold and Melba moved to San Antonio in 1955.  Melba died in (did not receive the next page of this article.)

 

From Genevieve Taylor Harris, 5824 Meadow Crest Dr., Dallas, Texas 75230.

 

        John W. Taylor born Dec. 6,1843 in Ala. and died Sept. 23, 1902 and Louisa C. Norwood born May 19,1849 in Pontotoc, Miss. and died Jan. 8, 1908 were neighbors growing up in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, before and during the Civil War.  John Taylor served in the Confederate Army, and he and Louisa were married about 1868 shortly after the end of the war.  John Taylor spent his early life in his native state of Alabama, and at the age of 14 moved to Pontotoc County, MS, with his father, Howll W. Taylor (b TN ca. 1818) and stepmother Mahala James Taylor.  Louisa, born in Pontotoc Co. MS, was one 8 children of Martha Susan Frances Williamson (1812-1892) and Laban W. Norwood (1813-1865).  Both her parents were born in North Carolina, and they were married in 1834 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.

        John Taylor moved his family to Texas in 1877.  At this time they had 3 children; the youngest, Charles C. Taylor, were 3 years old. The family arrived by train in Fort Worth which was the end of the railroad.  This was a strange and unknown country, and after some trouble in finding a convenient conveyance, they made their way about 20 miles south of Fort Worth and settled for a time on the place which was known as the old Hampton residence.  Later Mr. Taylor bought a farm at a community called Prairie Grove in Johnson Co., near Lillian, built a two-story frame house on it for his family.  Three more children were born.  The six were Thomas b. 1869 m. Alice Bryant; Henriettab. April 30,1871,died May 18, 1952never married; Charles Calhoun b. Feb. 19, 1874, m. Tollie Myrtle Chisenhall d. July 14, 1932; Angeline (Ollie) b. Feb 1878 in Johnson Co. TX m. A. James; Lyon Shirley b. Luly 1882 in Johnson Co. TX; and Walter A. B. Nov. 3, 1889 in Johnson Co. TX, m. Katylee Haynes.  Tom married Alice Bryant; Henrietta never married; Charles married Tollie Chisenhall of Burleson; Ollie ran away and married a man named James, who worked for father; Lyon married Gertrude Williams; Walter married Katy Lee Haynes of Cleburne.

        In 1888 Louisa Taylor’s mother Susan Frances Norwood came to Texas with her oldest son, Washington L. Norwood and his family.  Eventually two more of Louisa’s brothers followed.  They were James K. P. and William A..  They all settled near Louisa and John Taylor.  Louisa and John, her mother and brothers and many others of their family are buried in the Redon Cemetery.

 

Family sheet on Laban W. Norwood

 

Laban W. Norwood

b. ca 1813 North Carolina

Married 1834 in Mecklenburg Co. NC

d. 1865 in Pontotc Co. Mississippi buried in Thaxto Cemetery. married: Martha Susan Frances Williamson

b. Feb. 10, 1812

p. b. Mecklenburg Co. NC

d. Nov. 2, 1892

p. d. Redon, Texas and buried there

 

Some of this info from census records and some from pages copied from a book “History of Texas” which said there were 7 children, but I found 8 on census records.

children:

 

1.     Washington L.  m. 1  Mary Farror (mother of his six children buried in Thaxton      Cemetery) 2.  Priscilla E. Carnes 1837-1894 buried Redon Thaxton Cemetery.  3.

        Julia          Phoenix or Grimes?)

        he died May 23, 1909 at Fort Worth and buried Rendon Cemetery.

 

2.     Elizabeth  b. 1839 Miss. (from 1850 census) un-married.

 

3.     Martha A. Isabelle m. W. C. Thomas b. 1841 in Miss.

 

4.     Susanna E. b. 1845 in Miss. m. William Robbins

 

5.     James K. Polk b. 1847 m. Missouri Ann Robbins had 8 children, died Aug. 1926 buried Rendon Cemetery.

 

6.     Louisa C. b. May 19, 1849 in Pontotoc Co. Miss. m. John W. Taylor d. Burleson Tx        buried Rendon Cemetery. had 6 children

 

7.     Caldwell Calhoun b. 1852 in Pontotoc Co. Miss. m. Peachie Caroline Lendsey 3   children 1. Robert Warren 2. Arthur Calvin m Mable Maud Johnson 3. Lda m.             Taylor.

 

8.     William A. b. May 3, 1855 in Pontotc Co. Miss. m. Julia Margaret Parker on Jan. 3,         1883 and buried Rendon Cemetery.

 

Family of Warren Robbins and Elizabeth Cobb

 

Warren Robbins and wife Elizabeth Cobb

 

their Children:

 

1.     Elizabeth Robbins  born 1838 m. Asberry Thomas

 

2.     Matilda Abilene Robbins b. 1840 m. Feb. 22, 1836 to Jesse Frazier

 

3.     William (Bill) Robbins b. 1842 m. Susan Norwood

 

4.     Ella Jane Robbins b. 1844 m. Booker Washington Robbin

 

5.     Martha Robbins b. July  10, 1848, m. 1861 to Ulysses Cicero Norvlin

 

6.     Mary Robbins b. Oct. 25, 1852, m. Jan. 26, 1883 to Jodie L. Sneed, d. Dec. 1, 195?

 

7.     Wiley Robbins b. 1854

 

8.     George Robbins b.1855, m. Nov. 5, 1876 to Jane Owens, d. Dec. 5, 1923

 

9.     Sallie L. Robbins b. March 1, 1856, m. March 1, 1881 to Billy (William) Williams

 

10.   Andrew Jackson (Drew) Robbins b. Nov. 6, 1859, m. March 24, 1887 to Mary Elizabeth (Bittie) Warren daughter of James R. (Bob Zack) Warren

        and Sarah Elizabeth McNeely both buried in Sand Springs Cemetery.

 

11.   Clifford Robbins b.1862

 

 

 


From Tom Burch

Descendants of Earl of Wessex Godwin

Norwood Family

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN died 1053.  He married GITHA. 

 

Notes for EARL OF WESSEX GODWIN:

See notes on King Edward, the Confessor, son of King Ethelred.

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Harold.html

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Godwin married 1020 Githa; he d 1053; was an English Statesman.  His parentage is uncertain, but thought to be a son of Wulfnoth who was a son of Ethelmer who was a son of Ethelric.  Godwin became chief adviser to King Canute; was made earl of Wessex, and was given great wealth and lands.  After Canute's death, Godwin and King Canute's widow, Queen Emma (of Normandy), supported the claims of the throne of her son by Canute, Harthacanute, against those of Harold Harefoot, Canute's son by AElgifu of Northampton.  Godwin apparently permitted the murder of another claimant to the throne, Alfred AEtheling, son of Queen Emma by her first husband, AEthelred II, and brother of Edward (later Edward the Confessor).  This brutality seems to have earned him the enmity of Harthacanute and of Edward, who succeeded Harthacanute.  The king married Godwin's daughter in 1045 and Godwin was the most powerful earl in England.

     

Children of EARL GODWIN and GITHA are:

2.           i.   II2 HAROLD, KING, b. Abt. 1022; d. October 14, 1066, Hastings (bur in Waltham Abbey).

              ii.   EARL OF NORTHUMBRIA TOSTIG.

 

Notes for EARL OF NORTHUMBRIA TOSTIG:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Harold.html

 

             iii.   EDITH, m. THE CONFESSOR EDWARD, KING, 1045; d. 1066, bur Westminster Abbey.

 

Notes for THE CONFESSOR EDWARD, KING:

(From http://www.royal.gov.uk/history/anglos.htm)

In 1042 Edward 'the Confessor' (reigned 1042-66), Ethelred's surviving son, became King. With few rivals (Canute's line was extinct and Edward's only male relatives were two nephews in exile), Edward was undisputed King; the threat of usurpation by the King of Norway rallied the English and Danes in allegiance to Edward. Brought up in exile in Normandy, Edward lacked military ability or reputation. His Norman sympathies caused tensions with one of Canute's most powerful earls, Godwin of Wessex, whose daughter, Edith, Edward married in 1045 (the marriage was childless).

 

These tensions resulted in the crisis of 1050-52, when Godwin (See notes on Godwin in the Norwood line) assembled an army to defy Edward. With reinforcements from the earls of Mercia and Northumberland, Edward banished Godwin from the country and sent Queen Edith from court. Edward used the opportunity to appoint Normans to places at court, and as sheriffs at local level. William duke of Normandy may have been designated heir. However, the hostile reaction to this increased Norman influence brought Godwin back. Edward subsequently formed a closer alliance with Godwin's son Harold, who led the army as the King's deputy (he defeated a Welsh incursion in 1055) and whom Edward may have named as heir on his deathbed.

 

Warding off political threats, England during the last 15 years of Edward's reign was relatively peaceful. Prosperity was rising as agricultural techniques improved and the population rose to around one million. Taxation was comparatively light, as Edward was not an extravagant king and lived off the revenues of his own lands (approximately £5,500 a year) - nor did he have to pay for expensive military campaigns. Deeply religious, Edward was responsible for building Westminster Abbey (in the Norman style) and he was buried there after his death in 1066. "1066 the Year of Conquest", by David Howarth (1977), pg 30-31

 

More About THE EDWARD and EDITH:

Marriage: 1045

 

             iv.   SVEIN.

             v.   GYRTH.

             vi.   LEOFWINE.

            vii.   WULFNOTH HAROLD.

           viii.   GUNNHILDRE HAROLD.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  II2 HAROLD, KING (EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1022, and died October 14, 1066 in Hastings (bur in Waltham Abbey).  He married EDITH SWANNASCHELLS Abt. 1042.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for II HAROLD, KING:

See http://home.stlnet.com/~motesd/index.htm#toc

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{From http://www.royal.gov.uk/history/anglos.htm)

(See King Edward, the Confessor, son of King Ethelred)

On Edward's death, the King's Council (the Witenagemot) confirmed Edward's brother-in-law Harold, Earl of Wessex, as King. With no royal blood, and fearing rival claims from William duke of Normandy and the King of Norway, Harold had himself crowned the day after Edward's death. In September, Harald of Norway (aided by Harold's alienated brother Tostig, Earl of Northumbria) invaded England and was defeated by Harold at the Battle of Stamford Bridge near York. Meanwhile, William duke of Normandy (who claimed Harold had acknowledged him in 1064 as Edward's successor) had landed in Sussex. Harold rushed south and, on 14 October 1066, his army was defeated near Hastings and he was killed.  (See William the Conqueror’s notes)

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Harold, b 1022? d 1066, King of England, rival of William I (William the Conqueror).  Harold was the son of Godwin, earl of Wessex.  He belonged to the most powerful noble family of England in the reign of EDWARD THE CONFESSOR.  Through Godwin's rise, Harold was made earl of a part of East Anglia.  The fall of Godwin in 1051 however, involved the family and all went into exile.  Harold went to Ireland where he recruited a strong force and brought it to the English coast.  In 1053 he joined his father and brothers in the expedition against England.  Godwin recovered power and Harold was restored to his old earldom.  He was not as high in the favor of the king as was his brother, Tostig, but his succession in the earldom of Wessex and to great estates at his father's death made Harold the most powerful figure in England except the king, and Harold aspired to become heir to the throne.  Harold gained some glory by a great campaign against the Welsh leader, Gruffyd Ap Llywelyn in 1062-63.  About this time Harold, on a ship in the English Channel was driven by an adverse wind to the coast of Ponthieu.  The count of Ponthieu seized him but was, as William's vassal, forced to surrender Harold to William of Normandy.  Harold was compelled to take an oath to support William's candidacy to the English throne, and also agreed to marry William's daughter.  Returning to England, Harold renounced his oath as one of coercion.  When the Northumbrians revolted against Harold's brother Tostig (made earl of Northumbria in 1055), and chose Morkere in his place as earl of Northumbria, Harold took Morkere's part.  The family was thus divided when EDWARD THE CONFESSOR  died, naming Harold as heir instead of Edgar Atheling.  Harold succeeded to the throne also as the choice of the council.  William of Normandy immediately undertook an invasion.  At the same time, Tostig, with Harold III of Normandy, invaded England from the north.  Harold went north and soundly defeated them on 25 Sep 1066 at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, in which both Tostig and Harold III were slain.  The harassed king hurried south to oppose William who had landed at Pevensey.  Harold established his forces in hastily built earthworks near Hastings.  They fought valiantly but were finally put to rout and Harold himself was killed.

The recorded Norwood history begins at the time of William The Conqueror.  The romance of King Harold of England and Edith Swannaschells lasted all their lives.  When King Harold was killed by William in the Battle of Hastings on 14 Oct 1066, it was Edith who recognized him among the dead.  Alnod Cilt (aka Jordanus de Scapeia), of Swedish and Danish descent, the reputed oldest son of King Harold and Edith, took refuge with his mother at Minster Abbey on the Isle of Sheppey during the reign of William.  The Isle of Sheppey is north of Kent, near the mouth of the Thames River.  It is about ten and one half miles long from east to west and about five miles wide from north to south.  It is low lying, just above sea level, very fertile and most of it is treeless.  There is a small strip of timber on the north side.  In the north center of the island is an elevation of about two hundred feet.  The island is separated from the mainland by the river today.  The prong that separates it is called Swale.  The island received it's name from the fact that many sheep were raised there as they are today.  The name, Jordanus, or Jordan, is thought to have been assumed after a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where he bathed in the River Jordan.

 

More About II HAROLD and EDITH SWANNASCHELLS:

Marriage: Abt. 1042

     

Child of II HAROLD and EDITH SWANNASCHELLS is:

3.           i.   JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), b. Abt. 1042, of Sheppy; d. Abt. 1126, buried in Minster Church.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY) (II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1042 in of Sheppy, and died Abt. 1126 in buried in Minster Church.

 

Notes for JORDANUS (JORDAN DE SHEPPY):

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Jordanus.html

Also known as Alnod Cilt - "...buried in Minster Church where his tomb remains without any inscription or memorial though it at one period the coat of arms which the family afterward bore..."

 

     

Children of JORDANUS (JORDAN DE SHEPPY) are:

4.           i.   STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, d. Abt. 1196.

              ii.   WILLIAM DE NORTHWOODE.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE (JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) died Abt. 1196.  He married (1) FEDIVE DE BERGES.    He married (2) JOAN. 

 

Notes for STEPHEN DE NORTHWOODE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodiv.html

The Norwood family built two manor houses, the manor on the Isle of Sheppey was known as "Norwood Manor" within Sheppey.  Stephen de Northwode built a manor in the Parish of Milton.  It was known as "Norwood without Sheppey" and also known as "Norwood Chasteners."

Stephen, son of Jordan de Sheppey, who lived in the reigns of Richard I and King John, obtained a grant from the crown and built a mansion here, which he moated round and encompassed with a park, well wooded and stored with abundance of deer and wild boars.  Hence he assumed the name of Northwode, which was borne by all his descendants.  Stephen, the son of Jordan de Sheppey and Cicely,

   married 1) Fedive de Berges, widow of John de Landries

   married 2) Joan_____

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From  http://www.geocities.com/pm28766/norwoodgen.html

       "The first time the surname Norwood occurs is in a court case in the year 1206. At this time, Stephen is also recorded as Stephen, son of Jordan of Sheppey or Stephen son of Cecily. The earliest dated occurrence of Stephen is in the tax rolls for the years 1198-1202 still existing in the public record office in Chancery Lane, London. He occurs with his mother, Cecily, and his brother William. Since Jordan is not mentioned, he is assumed to be dead by this time." Stephen's approximate birthdate of 1165 is based on the fact that he paid to have King John reconfirm his grants that he received from King Richard I around the year 1185. He would have had to be of age at that time so his birthdate is guessed to be the near 1165 figure. [James Dempsey, "Norwood - Northwood families of Kent Warwickshire and Gloucestershire", 1987]

 

 

       Stephen's name can be found in a variety of ways because before the year 1200, the use of surnames or spelling had not been rigidly adopted. In tax rolls for the years 1214 and 1219, Northwood Manor has become well known enough for Stephen to identify himself as "Stephen of Norwood".

 

Notes for JOAN:

From http://www.geocities.com/pm28766/norwoodgen.html

Possible other children, nephews or cousins: Stephen de Northwode & John, son of this Stephen; Thomas de Northwode; and Maurice de Northwood.  More details on these people can be found in "Norwood - Northwood families of Kent, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire" by James G. Dempsey.

 

Joan's family name is not known but as there were no known marriages between the Northwoods and the Cobhams, Peyforers or Shirlands, she might have been from one of those families.

     

Child of STEPHEN DE NORTHWOODE and FEDIVE DE BERGES is:

5.           i.   ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, b. Abt. 1190; d. November 09, 1286, buried Minister Abbey.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

5.  ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD (STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1190, and died November 09, 1286 in buried Minister Abbey.  He married BONA FITZ BERNARD.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for ROGER DE NORTHWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodv.html

Sir Roger de Northwode was a minor at his father's death, he was of age in 1247.  In Sep 1275, he was knighted; he was commissioned for many public services.  He was in charge of Dover Castle prior to 8 Jan 1259.  In Sep 1265 he was a knight commissioned in Kent to take the lands of the rebels into the king's hands; served as steward of Archbishop of Canterbury.  From 1275 or 1276 until his death he was Baron of the Exchequer.  Sir Roger took an interest in the old monastery of St. Sexburge for it had been long neglected.  He made many repairs and donated to the monastery, "wherefore among the servants of God, he is to this day called the restorer of that house."  Sir Roger died 9 Nov 1286 and is buried at Minster.  Sir Roger Norwood married Bona Fitzbernard, aka Bona de Waltham.  Adding to his wealth, Bona brought to her husband the Manors of Shorne and Thornham.

 

Roger, according to a plaque on the wall in the keep of Dover Castle (1979), was listed as the 32nd Constable of Dover Castle for the period 1255-1258. For a translation of the Charter from King Henry III to Roger de Northwood in which the King grants to Roger over 500 acres of land in various size parcels, refer to James G. Dempsey's "Norwood - Northwood families of Kent Warwickshire and Gloucestershirfe. The Charter is dated January 18, 1257 at Westminster.

 

 

Notes for BONA FITZ BERNARD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodv.html

http://www.geocities.com/pm28766/norwoodgen.html

Bona, alias Bonnefille or Banafilia, ('good daughter') was the sister and heir of John de Waltham in 1265, and daughter of Henry de Waltham or Wautham. Bona was possibly a granddaughter of Ralph FitzBernard and Alianora de Thruham, heiress of Binbury and Thurnham Court. [James G. Dempsey, "Norwood - Northwood families of Kent Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.]

     

Children of ROGER DE NORTHWOOD and BONA BERNARD are:

6.           i.   JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, b. June 24, 1254; d. May 26, 1319, buried Minister Abbey.

              ii.   HENRY NORWOOD.

             iii.   JOAN NORWOOD.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

6.  JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR (ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born June 24, 1254, and died May 26, 1319 in buried Minister Abbey.  He married JOAN DE BRADLESMER, LADY.  She was born Abt. 1242, and died June 02, 1291 in buried Minister Abbey.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD, SIR:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvi.html

Lord John de Northwode, son of Sir Roger and Bona de Northwode, was b 24 Jun 1254, d 26 1319 buried Minister Abbey; Sheriff of Kent 1292-1300; married Lady Joan Badlesmere, d 2 Jun 1391, buried Minister Abbey.  This marriage added a great deal to the family fortune for she owned the manors of Horton near Canterbury and Beausfelde near Dover in the county of Kent.  She also possessed certain tenements in Southwarke in the county of Surry and Rents in the City of London.  Joan Badlesmere was probably the daughter of Giles de Badlesmere and therefore the sister of the infamous Bartholomew de Badlesmere who was hung for treason 14 Apr 1322.  Sir John de Northwode was summoned 8 Jun 1294 with about sixty others to advise the king on urgent affairs.  He was summoned for military service abroad in 1297 and 1298.  He was sent to Scotland on military service.  He was knighted at Carlaverock in 1300 by Edward I.  In 1308, he and his wife were summoned to the coronation of Edward II.  He was summoned to Parliament 8 January 1312/3 to 20 March 1318/9 where he was given the title Lord Northwode.  In Jun 1317, with his son, John, and six other Kentish notables, he went to Dover to meet the cardinals, Sir Luke de Flisco, Deacon of St. Mary in Via Lata and Sir Gauselin Johannis, Priest of SS. Marcellus and Peter, sent to England at the king's request to work for peace between England and Scotland.

 

Notes for JOAN DE BRADLESMER, LADY:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvi.html

http://www.geocities.com/pm28766/norwoodgen.html

   This marriage added a great deal to the family fortune for she owned the manors of Horton near Canterbury and Beausfelde near Dover in the county of Kent. She also possessed certain tenements in Southwarke in the county of Surry and Rents in the city of London.

 

   Buried Minister Abbey. Joan, at the time of her marriage was lady of the manors of Horton near Canterbury and Beausfield (Whitfield) near Dover. Because of her age she was probably a daughter of Giles de Badlesmere and therefore a sister of the infamous Bartholomew de Baldlesmere who was hung for treason on April 14, 1322.

     

Children of JOHN NORWOOD and JOAN DE BRADLESMER are:

7.           i.   JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1279; d. Before. September 08, 1318.

              ii.   JAMES DE NORWOOD.

 

Notes for JAMES DE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvi.html

 

             iii.   THOMAS DE NORWOOD.

 

Notes for THOMAS DE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvi.html

 

             iv.   RICHARD DE NORWOOD.

 

Notes for RICHARD DE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvi.html

 

             v.   SIMON DE NORWOOD.

 

Notes for SIMON DE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvi.html

 

             vi.   HUMPHREY DE NORWOOD.

 

Notes for HUMPHREY DE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvi.html

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

7.  JOHN7 DE NORWOOD (JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1279, and died Before September 08, 1318.  He married AGNES DE GRANDISON, LADY 1306, daughter of WILLIAM GRANDISON and SIBYL TREGOZ.  She died December 04, 1348.

 

Notes for JOHN DE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvii.html

http://www.geocities.com/pm28766/norwoodgen.html

Sir John de Northwode, b ca 1276, d 1318, son of Lord John and Lady Joan de Northwode, married 1306, Agnes Grandison, d 4 Dec 1348, daughter of Lord William Grandison and his wife Sibyl Tregoz.  On 3 Feb 1308, Sir John and his wife were summoned to the coronation of Edward II.  Sir John d before 8 Sep 1318, which was before his father's death.

 

Notes for AGNES DE GRANDISON, LADY:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvii.html

Her uncle, Sir Otho Grandison, was the famous knight, diplomat and confidant of several English kings"

 

More About JOHN DE NORWOOD and AGNES DE GRANDISON:

Marriage: 1306

     

Children of JOHN DE NORWOOD and AGNES DE GRANDISON are:

8.           i.   ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, b. March 26, 1307; d. November 05, 1361.

              ii.   WILLIAM DE NORTHWOOD, b. Abt. 1312.

 

Notes for WILLIAM DE NORTHWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvii.html

 

             iii.   THOMAS DE NORTHWOOD, b. Abt. 1314.

 

Notes for THOMAS DE NORTHWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvii.html

 

             iv.   ROBERT DE NORTHWOOD, b. Abt. 1315; d. Abt. June 1325.

 

Notes for ROBERT DE NORTHWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvii.html

 

             v.   ORTHO DE NORTHWOOD, b. Abt. 1319; d. Abt. November 13, 1360.

 

Notes for ORTHO DE NORTHWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodvii.html

Ortho de Northwode, b ca 1319 (after his father's death) d by 13 Nov 1360; named after his great uncle, Sir Otho Grandison, the famous knight, diplomat and confidant of several English kings.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

8.  ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD (JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born March 26, 1307, and died November 05, 1361.  He married JULIANNA DE SAYE Abt. 1321, daughter of GEOFFREY DE SAY and IDONIA DE LEYBURNE.  She died February 20, 1328/29.

 

Notes for ROGER DE NORTHWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodviii.html

Roger de Northwode, b 26 Mar 1307,one of the most interesting of our early ancestors, son of Sir John and Agnes de Northwode.  The Norwood family was very prominent and held in high regard.  Lady Idonia de Leyburne de Say, widow of Geoffrey de Say, wanted to make sure that her daughter Juliana de Say married Roger de Northwode; Idonia gained control of Roger's guardianship and the marriage took place before he was 14 years of age.  He was a father about the time he was 14 years old.  It is through the marriage of Roger de Northwode and Juliana de Say that their descendants claim descent from an earlier Geoffrey de Saye, who was a Magna Charta Baron.  Geoffrey de Saye, 11th Magna Charta Surety was b ca 1155, son of Geoffrey de Saye I.  It was a Geoffrey de Saye, three generations later, who married Idonia de Layburn, and heiress of the Bigood family who brought the estate of Knoll, Kent into the de Saye family.  Knoll house is one of the show places of England at the present day.  The de Leyburn family was an outstanding and well-connected family.  Thomas de Leyburn, brother of Idonia de Leyburn de Say, married Alice de Toni, daughter of Ralph de Toni and Lady Alice de Bohun.  After the death of Sir Thomas de Leyburn, his widow, Lady Alice de Toni Leyburn, married Guy Beauchamp, 2nd Earl of Warwick, as his second wife.  Sir Geoffrey de Say, son of Lady Idonia de Leyburn de Say, married Maud de Beauchamp, daughter of Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, by his first wife.  Juliana de Say de Northwode d 20 Feb 1329.  In all, Roger de Northwode married five times.  Each marriage was a very profitable one.  Roger de Northwode received his inheritance on 26 Apr 1327.  In 1334 he was sent to Scotland.  He held several public offices and on 3 Apr 1360, he was summoned to Parliament by Edward III.  After Juliana's death, Roger married Elizabeth, widow of Richard Foliot, and daughter of John de Segrave on 25 Jun 1331.  She d 11 Dec 1335 at Canterbury and is buried in Sheppey.  His third marriage was to Margaret, widow of Sir Nicholas Halgton.  Lady Margaret and her husband, Sir Nicholas, had two daughters; Beatrice married Sir Ralph St. Leger and Margaret married Sir Roger de Northwode, son of Lord Roger de Northwode and his first wife, Juliana de Say.  These two marriages have caused confusion of the two Margarets and the two Rogers.  Lady Margaret, wife of Lord Roger de Norwode, died after an accident on 31 Dec 1340.  She was watching persons digging into a fox hole to get a fox.  The dirt caved in on her and she was buried.  It took some time to rescue her.  She did not die then but later died of injuries that she had received.  Soon after Easter in 1342, Lord Northwode married a fourth wife, Joan, widow of Thomas de Faversham.  Joan d May 1356.  On 1 Aug 1356 Lord Northwode married for the fifth time to Agnes, daughter of Robert de Stone of Dartforth and widow of Sir John de Cobham.  Lord Roger de Northwode d 5 Nov 1361.

 

More About ROGER DE NORTHWOOD and JULIANNA DE SAYE:

Marriage: Abt. 1321

     

Children of ROGER DE NORTHWOOD and JULIANNA DE SAYE are:

              i.   ROGER9 DE NORTHWODE, b. Abt. 1323; d. Bef. 1373; m. MARGARET HALGTON.

 

Notes for ROGER DE NORTHWODE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodviii.html

 

Notes for MARGARET HALGTON:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodviii.html

 

              ii.   GEOFFREY DE NORTHWODE, b. Abt. 1325; d. Bef. 1361.

 

Notes for GEOFFREY DE NORTHWODE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodviii.html  "no heirs"

 

9.          iii.   JOHN DE NORTHWODE, b. Abt. 1326; d. February 27, 1378/79.

             iv.   AGNES DE NORTHWODE, b. Abt. 1327; d. Bef. 1361.

 

Notes for AGNES DE NORTHWODE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodviii.html  "no heirs"

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

9.  JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE (ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1326, and died February 27, 1378/79.  He married JOAN HERE Abt. 1350, daughter of JOHN HERE.  She was born in of Faversham.

 

Notes for JOHN DE NORTHWODE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodix.html

Sir John de Northwode, b 1321, son of Lord Roger and Juliana de Northwode, served in France in 1355 and 1359.  Sir John was summoned to Parliament from June 1363 to 28 Dec 1375 by Edward III.  In 1369 Sir John was a joint commissioner to muster all men-at-arms to serve for the defense of Sheppey.  Sir John de Northwode, Lord Northwode, d 27 Feb 1378/9.  No further summonses to Parliament were issued to this family.  In 1350, Sir John married Joan, daughter of Robert Here (Hare/Hart) of Faversham

 

Notes for JOAN HERE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodix.html

 

More About JOHN DE NORTHWODE and JOAN HERE:

Marriage: Abt. 1350

     

Children of JOHN DE NORTHWODE and JOAN HERE are:

              i.   ROGER10 DE NORTHWODE, SIR, b. Abt. 1355; d. Aft. September 07, 1398.

 

Notes for ROGER DE NORTHWODE, SIR:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodix.html

Sir Roger de Northwode, b ca 1355, was about 23 or 24 years old at his father's death.  In 1385 and 1386, Sir Roger was joint commissioner to plan for the protection of Kent.  About Jan 1385/6 Sir Roger set out for Spain in the company of the Duke of Lancaster, King of Castile.  Sir Roger married Eleanor, daughter of Arnold Savage, about 1372.  Sir Roger died some time after 7 Sep 1398 and the property was inherited by John de Northwode, son of Roger's brother, William.

 

10.         ii.   JAMES NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1360; d. Abt. 1416.

11.        iii.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1360; d. 1406, bur Bradhurst, England.

             iv.   JULIA DE NORTHWODE, b. Abt. 1362; d. Unknown; m. JOHN DIGGE, Bef. 1373; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for JULIA DE NORTHWODE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodix.html

 

Notes for JOHN DIGGE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodix.html

 

More About JOHN DIGGE and JULIA DE NORTHWODE:

Marriage: Bef. 1373

 

             v.   JOAN DE NORTHWODE, m. JOHN DENGEYNE, SIR, Bef. 1373; b. of Cambridge, England.

 

More About JOHN DENGEYNE and JOAN DE NORTHWODE:

Marriage: Bef. 1373

 

 

Generation No. 10

 

10.  JAMES10 NORWOOD (JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1360, and died Abt. 1416.  He married MARGARET GRALLE, daughter of ROBERT GRALLE and MARGERY PEPLESHAM.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for MARGARET GRALLE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodx.html

     

Children of JAMES NORWOOD and MARGARET GRALLE are:

              i.   JOHN11 NORWOOD, d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH MARTIN; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxi.html

John Norwood, b 1405, and was only 11 years old when his cousin, John Northwode, son of his uncle, William Northwode, died.  John's father, James,. was dead so John Norwood inherited the property when he was only 11 years old.  He married Margaret Martin, daughter of Judge John Martin and his wife, Anne Boteler.  John and Margaret Martin had a son, John Norwood.  John Norwood, son of John Norwood and Margaret Martin, inherited the Norwood property at his father's death.  He married Elizabeth Frogenall.  John Norwood died in 1496.  He and his wife are buried in Milton Regis Church and have splendid brasses on their tombs.  Their children:

     1.  John Norwood, d young

     2.  Joan Norwood married Sir John Norton

     3.  Elizabeth Norwood married John Bailey

 As there were no sons who survived, the Norwood property was left to their oldest daughter, Joan Norwood.  She married Sir John Norton and the Norwood property went to the Nortons.

 

 

Notes for ELIZABETH MARTIN:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxi.html

 

12.         ii.   JAMES NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1405; d. Abt. 1489.

 

 

11.  WILLIAM10 NORWOOD (JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1360, and died 1406 in bur Bradhurst, England.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodix.html  "5th Baron, did service at the Battle of Agincourt and Vermeuil."

 

     

Children of WILLIAM NORWOOD are:

              i.   ELIZABETH11 NORWOOD.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodix.html

 

              ii.   ELEANOR NORWOOD.

 

Notes for ELEANOR NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodix.html

 

             iii.   JOHN NORWOOD, BARON.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD, BARON:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodix.html

John Northwode, 6th Baron, inherited the Northwode property left by his uncle, Roger de Northwode.  This John Northwode married Alice Ikelington.  They had no children; John died 23 Apr 1416; at his death, the Norwood property passed to his cousin, John Norwood, son of his uncle, James Norwood.

 

 

 

 

Generation No. 11

 

12.  JAMES11 NORWOOD (JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1405, and died Abt. 1489.  He married JANE CLYNTON. 

 

Notes for JAMES NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/pm28766/norwoodgen.html

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxi.html

James Norwood, 2nd son of James Norwood and Margaret Gralle, was born between 1405 when his brother John was born and 1416 when his father James died.  Little research has been done on this second son of James and Margaret Gralle Norwood.  Sir Robert Atkyns: "The Ancient and Present Sate of Gloucestershire", publ 1712; wherein he traced the Norwood family from Jordanus de Sheppey of the Isle of Sheppey to Kent in the reign of King Henry II to the Norwoods of Leckhampton Manor in Gloucestershire (p. 531) stated:

     "James de Northwode, last son of Sir John, married Margaret and co-heiress of Robert Gralle of Gralle in the County ofSuffex.  James de Northwode was his son, whose wife was Jane, daughter of Clynton, as appears on her tomb in the church of Milton.  His son was John de    Northwode, Esq., whose wife was Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Miles of Elton, son of Sir John Elton who had the Manor of Gilling.  He died 4H7 1489 and lyes buried at Milton Church."

 

Notes for JANE CLYNTON:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxi.html

     

Child of JAMES NORWOOD and JANE CLYNTON is:

13.         i.   JOHN12 NORWOOD, SIR, b. Aft. 1401, Coventry, Warwickshire, England; d. 1489, bur Milton Church, England.

 

 

Generation No. 12

 

13.  JOHN12 NORWOOD, SIR (JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Aft. 1401 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, and died 1489 in bur Milton Church, England.  He married ELIZABETH DE ETTON 1433 in Gilling-in-Ryedale, Yorkshire, England, daughter of MILES DE ETTON.  She was born Abt. 1409 in Gilling Castle, Yorkshire, England, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD, SIR:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxii.html

John Norwood, son of James and Jane Clynton Norwood, married Elizabeth Elton, daughter of Miles Elton, who was the son of Sir John of Elton.  John Norwood d in 1489 and is buried at Milton Church.  John Norwood left a will in Kent.  The will is recorded in the Public Records Office in London.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH DE ETTON:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxii.html

 

More About JOHN NORWOOD and ELIZABETH DE ETTON:

Marriage: 1433, Gilling-in-Ryedale, Yorkshire, England

     

Children of JOHN NORWOOD and ELIZABETH DE ETTON are:

14.         i.   JOHN13 NORWOOD, SIR, b. Abt. 1440, Coventry, Warwickshire, England; d. Abt. 1509, Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England.

              ii.   THOMAS NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1443.

             iii.   MILES NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1448.

 

 

Generation No. 13

 

14.  JOHN13 NORWOOD, SIR (JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1440 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, and died Abt. 1509 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England.  He married ELEANOR GIFFORD Abt. 1469, daughter of JOHN GIFFORD.  She was born Abt. 1450 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England, and died Abt. 1496 in Cheltonham, Gloucestershire, England.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD, SIR:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxiii.html

John Norwood, d ca 1509, son of John and Elizabeth Elton Norwood, went to Gloucestershire.  John Norwood courted and married Eleanor Gifford, d ca 1496, daughter of Sir John and Ann Gifford, a powerful family of Gloucestershire.  Eleanor brought Leckhampton Manor to the Norwood family.  Leckhampton was built in the fourteenth century; the unique Tudor chimneys and the fine perpendicular porch were added by John Norwood.  For more than 300 years, the Norwood family lived here in great splendor, and although they suffered with the Royalists in the Civil Wars, they again came into their own at the restoration of Charles II.  For generations this branch of the Norwood family continued to make successful marriages that connected them to the Nobility and the Royalty of England.  Among these families are the Lygons of Madresfield Court in Worcestershire, the Throckmortons of Caughton Court in Worcestershire, the Berkeleys of Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire and John, Duke of Lancaster, son of Edward III, King of England.

 

Notes for ELEANOR GIFFORD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxiii.html

http://www.geocities.com/pm28766/norwoodgen.html

Eleanor brought Leckhampton Manor to the Norwood family. It was built in the fourteenth century. The unique Tudor chimneys and the fine perpendicular porch were added by John Norwood. For more than 300 years , the Norwood family lived here in great splendor and, although they suffered with the Royalists in the Civil Wars, they again came into their own at the restoration of Charles II. For generations, this branch of the Norwood family continued to make successful marriages that connected them to the Nobility and the Royalty of England. Among these families were the Lygons of Madresfield Court in Worcestershire, the Throckmortons of Caughton Court in Worcestershire, the Berkeleys of Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire and John, Duke of Lancaster, son of Edward III, King of England.

 

More About JOHN NORWOOD and ELEANOR GIFFORD:

Marriage: Abt. 1469

     

Children of JOHN NORWOOD and ELEANOR GIFFORD are:

              i.   WILLIAM14 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1475.

15.         ii.   ROGER NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1479; d. July 13, 1512, Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England.

 

 

Generation No. 14

 

15.  ROGER14 NORWOOD (JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1479, and died July 13, 1512 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England.  He married ALICE BUTLER, daughter of JOHN BUTLER and ALICE LANGSTON.  She was born 1496 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for ROGER NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxiv.html

 

Notes for ALICE BUTLER:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxiv.html  "or Alice Boteler"

     

Child of ROGER NORWOOD and ALICE BUTLER is:

16.         i.   RALPH15 NORWOOD, b. September 14, 1505, of Leckhampton, England; d. Abt. 1560.

 

 

Generation No. 15

 

16.  RALPH15 NORWOOD (ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born September 14, 1505 in of Leckhampton, England, and died Abt. 1560.  He married JANE KNIGHT Abt. 1522, daughter of HENRY KNIGHT.  She was born in of Shrewsbury, England, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for RALPH NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxv.html

 

Notes for JANE KNIGHT:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxv.html

 

More About RALPH NORWOOD and JANE KNIGHT:

Marriage: Abt. 1522

     

Children of RALPH NORWOOD and JANE KNIGHT are:

              i.   JOHN16 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1524.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxv.html

 

17.         ii.   ROBERT HENRY NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1525, Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England; d. Abt. 1561, Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England.

             iii.   NICHOLAS NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1526.

 

Notes for NICHOLAS NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxv.html

 

             iv.   JANE NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1528; m. BRACEBRIDGE.

 

Notes for JANE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxv.html

 

 

Generation No. 16

 

17.  ROBERT HENRY16 NORWOOD (RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1525 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England, and died Abt. 1561 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England.  He married CATHERINE THROCKMORTON Abt. 1547 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England, daughter of ROBERT THROCKMORTON and MURIEL BERKELEY.  She was born Abt. 1532 in Coughton, Warwickshire, England, and died February 12, 1580/81 in Feckenham, Worcestershire, England.

 

Notes for ROBERT HENRY NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxvi.html

Henry Norwood, b by 1523 d ca 1554, son of  Ralph and Jane Norwood, inherited Leckhampton manor and married ca 1547 Katherine Throckmorton Williams, widow of John Williams.  She was the daughter of Sir Robert Throckmorton and his first wife, Muriel Berkeley, daughter of Thomas, 5th Lord Berkeley and his wife, Alianor Constable.

 

Notes for CATHERINE THROCKMORTON:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

Also spelled "Katherine".

 

More About ROBERT NORWOOD and CATHERINE THROCKMORTON:

Marriage: Abt. 1547, Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England

     

Children of ROBERT NORWOOD and CATHERINE THROCKMORTON are:

              i.   JANE17 NORWOOD.

 

Notes for JANE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxvi.html

 

18.         ii.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. September 23, 1545, Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England; d. September 23, 1632, Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England.

             iii.   EDWARD NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1551; d. Abt. 1639.

 

Notes for EDWARD NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxvi.html

 

             iv.   ROBERT NORWOOD, b. August 20, 1552.

 

Notes for ROBERT NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxvi.html

 

             v.   HENRY NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1554.

 

Notes for HENRY NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxvi.html

 

             vi.   MARGARET NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1556.

 

Notes for MARGARET NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwoodxvi.html

 

 

Generation No. 17

 

18.  WILLIAM17 NORWOOD (ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born September 23, 1545 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England, and died September 23, 1632 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England.  He married (1) ELIZABETH LYGON April 10, 1569 in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), England, daughter of WILLIAM LYGON and ELEANOR DENNIS.  She was born Abt. 1548 in Arle, Madresfield, Worchestershire, England, and died April 16, 1598 in Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England.  He married (2) ANNE SACKVILLE Abt. 1599. 

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

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From http://www.geocities.com/pm28766/norwoodgen.html

and  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wm17.html

William Norwood, b ca 1548 d 23 Sep 1632, High Sheriff of Gloucester in 1606, son of Henry and Katherine Norwood, married 18 Oct 1569 his cousin, Elizabeth Lygon, daughter of William Lygon and Eleanor Dennis.  Eleanor Dennis was a descendant of Edward I by Margaret of France; Eleanor was the daughter of Anne Berkeley and Sir William Dennis.  Both William Norwood and Elizabeth Lygon were descendants of the famous Berkeley family.  There is an unusual brass in memory of Elizabeth Lygon Norwood in Saint Peters Church in Cheltenham.  In the center are William Norwood and Elizabeth kneeling, while above them is a coat of arms, combining the arms of the Norwood and Lygon families.  Back of Elizabeth are two little girls, Eleanor and Elizabeth.  Back of William are their nine sons.  (See Elizabeth's notes for inscription,)  After the death of Elizabeth, William Norwood married ca 1599 Anne Sackville, widow of Richard Fogge.  There was no issue of this marriage.

 

More About WILLIAM NORWOOD:

Burial: St Peters, Leckhampton (Gloucestershire Co), England

 

Notes for ELIZABETH LYGON:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wm17.html

Both William Norwood and Elizabeth Lygon were descendants of the famous Berkeley family.  There is an unusual brass in memory of Elizabeth Lygon Norwood in Saint Peters Church in Cheltenham.  In the center are William Norwood and Elizabeth kneeling, while above them is a coat of arms, combining the arms of the Norwood and Lygon families.  Back of Elizabeth are two little girls, Eleanor and Elizabeth.  Back of William are their nine sons.  The translation of the Latin inscription reads:

     "Elizabeth Norwood, wife of William Norwood, Esquire to whom she bore nine sons, two daughters, having lived fifty years, she piously and peacefully died in Christ, on April 16 A.D. 1598.

   I who eleven times did multiply

      Myself on earth, cannot in one death die,

   Rather my lively spirit both worlds shall roam,

      Heaven is my soul's---earth is my offspring's home,

   If I then freely range both spheres of space

      I perish not in any resting place."

 

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD and ELIZABETH LYGON:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

More About WILLIAM NORWOOD and ELIZABETH LYGON:

Marriage 1: April 10, 1569, Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), England

Marriage 2: October 18, 1569, Cheltenham, England

 

More About WILLIAM NORWOOD and ANNE SACKVILLE:

Marriage: Abt. 1599

     

Children of WILLIAM NORWOOD and ELIZABETH LYGON are:

19.         i.   ELEANOR18 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1563; d. February 1623/24.

20.         ii.   RICHARD NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1573, Lechampton; d. January 10, 1629/30.

             iii.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1574; d. Bef. 1628.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wm17.html   "Educated Jesus College at Oxford; d by 1628 without heirs "

 

21.        iv.   HENRY NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1580; d. Abt. 1618, bur Leckhampton, Parish Church, England.

             v.   RALPH NORWOOD, CAPT, b. Abt. 1582; d. Aft. 1618.

 

Notes for RALPH NORWOOD, CAPT:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336) "Soldier in the 'low countries' (Netherlands)."

 

             vi.   THOMAS NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1583; d. Aft. 1618.

 

Notes for THOMAS NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

            vii.   MAURICE NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1585.

 

Notes for MAURICE NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wm17.html  "Died without heirs."

 

           viii.   ELIZABETH LYGON NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1589; m. RICHARD MOORE.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH LYGON NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

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See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wm17.html

 

Notes for RICHARD MOORE:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wm17.html

 

 

Generation No. 18

 

19.  ELEANOR18 NORWOOD (WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1563, and died February 1623/24.  She married (1) GEORGE BLOUNT Abt. 1590.  He was born in of Sellington (Worchester Co), England, and died Abt. 1610.  She married (2) JOHN CULPEPPER Aft. 1610. 

 

Notes for ELEANOR NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

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See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wm17.html

Eleanor Norwood, b ca 1563 d Feb 1623/4, married 1) ca 1590 George Blount of Sellington Worcester, d 20 Jan 1610; their son - Sir Edward Blount.  Eleanor Norwood married 2) John Culpepper (Colepeper?); 3 sons, 2 daughters

 

More About GEORGE BLOUNT and ELEANOR NORWOOD:

Marriage: Abt. 1590

 

More About JOHN CULPEPPER and ELEANOR NORWOOD:

Marriage: Aft. 1610

     

Child of ELEANOR NORWOOD and GEORGE BLOUNT is:

              i.   EDWARD19 BLOUNT, SIR.

 

 

20.  RICHARD18 NORWOOD (WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1573 in Lechampton, and died January 10, 1629/30.  He married ELIZABETH STUARD, daughter of NICHOLAS STUARD, LLD.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for RICHARD NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

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See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Richard17.html

Richard Norwood, b ca 1573 d 10 Jan 1630 buried at St. Peters, Leckhampton, son of William Norwood and Elizabeth Lygon, married ca 1600 Elizabeth Stuard, b ca 1580, d ca 1650, daughter of Nicholas Stuard, Lld, of Hartley Mudit, Hampshire.  Richard Norwood matriculated 1 Jan 1586 at Jesus College, Oxford.  Richard was in line to inherit Leckhampton Court at his father's death, however, Richard pre-deceased his father by two years, and the property descended to Richard's oldest son Francis Norwood.

     

Children of RICHARD NORWOOD and ELIZABETH STUARD are:

22.         i.   WILLIAM19 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1615, Leckhampton (Gloucester Co), England; d. Abt. 1702, Surry Co, VA.

              ii.   AUGUSTINE NORWOOD.

 

Notes for AUGUSTINE NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

23.        iii.   FRANCIS NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1600; d. Abt. 1680.

             iv.   JOHN NORWOOD, m. (1) ANN HARRINGTON; m. (2) SARAH SHRUBSOLL, Abt. 1627.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

More About JOHN NORWOOD and SARAH SHRUBSOLL:

Marriage: Abt. 1627

 

             v.   RICHARD NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1618; d. May 13, 1644, Cambridge, MA.

 

Notes for RICHARD NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Richard17.html

Richard Norwood emigrated to VA 1643, d 13 May 1644 Cambridge MA

 

             vi.   EDWARD NORWOOD.

 

Notes for EDWARD NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

            vii.   THOMAS NORWOOD, d. 1645.

 

Notes for THOMAS NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Richard17.html

Capt./Major Thomas Norwood, with Col. Sir John Bryant's horse regiment at Battle of Edgehill. Taken prisoner at Brackley 28 Aug 1642.  Wrote to Lord Dinsmore from Northampton Gaol 5 Sep 1642.  Killed at Taunton 1645

 

           viii.   CATHERINE NORWOOD.

 

Notes for CATHERINE NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

             ix.   ELEANOR NORWOOD, b. 1606; d. May 10, 1625.

 

Notes for ELEANOR NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

             x.   DOROTHY NORWOOD, b. April 06, 1607; d. Aft. 1633.

 

Notes for DOROTHY NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Richard17.html

Dorothy Norwood, bapt. 6 Apr 1607 at Leckhampton; mentioned in grandfather Nicholas Stuard's will of 1633.

 

 

21.  HENRY18 NORWOOD (WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1580, and died Abt. 1618 in bur Leckhampton, Parish Church, England.

 

Notes for HENRY NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

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See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wm17.html

&    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Henry17.html

Henry Norwood, b ca 1576 d 1632, buried Leckhampton, Parish Church, England married ca 1612 Elizabeth Rodney Kirton, b ca 1579, daughter of Sir John Rodney, of Stoke Rodney on Somerset, and widow of James Kirton, Barrister of Somerset (d 1611).  Henry was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, Barrister, admitted to Middle Temple 1598 .

     

Children of HENRY NORWOOD are:

              i.   CHARLES19 NORWOOD, CAPT, d. Aft. 1689.

 

Notes for CHARLES NORWOOD, CAPT:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336) - "Prominent in early VA history."

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See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Henry17.html

Charles Norwood, b ca 1576; Virginia Clerk of the Assembly 1654-56.  In 1681, he had a post in Ireland; he survived his brother, Henry, and is mentioned in Henry's will.

 

              ii.   HENRY NORWOOD, COL, b. 1615; d. September 14, 1689, bur Leckhampton Parish Church, England.

 

Notes for HENRY NORWOOD, COL:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336) -"Prominent in early VA history."

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See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Henry17.html

Henry Norwood, Colonel, b 1615 d 14 Sep 1689 active in the Royalist cause at the outbreak of civil war in England.  In 1649, after the beheading of Charles I, Henry fled with friends to Virginia where his cousin, Sir William Berkeley, was governor.  Author of  "A Voyage to Virginia" (see below), describing their trip.  In 1658 Henry returned to Holland, then to England and was active in the efforts to restore the STUARTS.  At the Restoration in 1660, Henry took part in the coronation ceremony of Charles II as Esquire of the Body.  Henry was made treasurer of VA 1661-1673 (apparently an absentee position which consisted mainly in being the recipient of the "Quitrents")  Henry was appointed governor to Tangier - an active post - and lived there for some time.  He was never married; he returned to England and bought Leckhampton from his cousin, Francis Norwood.  Henry Norwood is buried in Leckhampton Parish Church with his grandfather, William died in 1632 (See picture of tombstone in William's scrapbook).

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/VoyagetoVA.html

"A VOYAGE TO VIRGINIA"

    By Col. Henry Norwood

Time of setting out: The month of August, Anno, 1649, - with two comrades: Major Francis Morrison and Major Richard Fox - to seek fortunes in Virginia pursuant to our agreement the year before in Holland.  With the assassination of the king (Charles I) at his palace at Whitehall, our spirits were depressed and a large number of nobility, clergy, and gentry did fly their native country.

Of  this number who sought to steer for America were men of first rate who wanted not money or credit, and this (above) consideration alone was enough to determine our choice of Virginia.  Had we wanted other arguments, I being nearly related to Sir William Berkeley, the governor, Major Morrison had the Kings Commission to be captain of the fort, and Mr. Fox was to share in our good or bad success.  My best cargaroon was his majesties gracious letter that recommended me to the governor's particular care.

 

About Sept. 1, 1649, we grew acquainted with Capt. John Lockyer, master of the Virginia Merchant of three hundred tons burden and force of thirty guns or more.  We soon agreed with him for ourselves and servants at six pounds a head to be transported to the James River, our goods to be paid for at the current price.

 

On Sept. 23, we sailed.  With a good beginning, we sailed about twenty days.  Desiring to make the western islands which we were now near, the captain resolved to touch at Fyall Island (in the Azores) to replenish our water supply which was now about exhausted.  Land was sighted at day break of October 14th.

 

As soon as we saluted the castle and returned thanks for being civily answered, Captain John Tatum, our countryman, did the same from his ship, The John.

 

The English merchants from the town came aboard soon and gave us a very civil welcome.  Of these, Andrews invited me and my two companions to refresh ourselves with fruit and meat such as the island produced.  We dined at his house and visited the peach trees for dessert.  Later we dined with Captain Tatum on his ship.  He gave us excellent wine before dinner and a handsome plenty of fish and fowl.

 

About October 22, we took leave of our landlord and Fyall.  An easterly wind and the trade winds favored us till we came to the heights of Bermuda.  We welcomed the sight of the island where we soon learned the true distance from Cape Hatteras.  In that latitude the seas are generally rough and stormy, and we were in a gale that continued till Nov. 8.  Then we observed the water changed and near the break of day, the mate, Putts, called all hands on deck because of breaches.  Under the steering of the good hands of Tom Reasin, the breaches were cleared at Cape Hatteras and the ship got out to sea.  A fresh gale from the North-West soon grew into a violent storm.  Eventually, the fore top mast and the foremast heat were broken off. The storm continued for several days during which the mizzen masts were broken off and the forecastle lost.

 

The seas were much appeased on the 12th of November, and divers English ships saw and were seen by us but would not speak with us nor give us help.  On Nov. 13, the weather now invited us to get the ship about but we had the problem of trying to make sail.  Eventually, Tom Reasin with great difficulty got a yard and sails such as could be hand on then were able to make some sail for our port.

 

About November 15, the ship was within the capes but a fog and strong west winds carried us out to sea again.  This brought great suffering which continued about forty days.  We were in intolerable want of all provisions both meat and drink.  After a consultation as to the best course to follow, it was decided to sail for the first American land we could reach even though it took us to Bermuda or to New England.  Our famine grew sharp upon us and the women and children made dismal cries and grevious complaints.  Rats that had once been a trouble now became a great delicacy and drinking water was obtained by catching some of the rain.

 

After eight or nine days, we noticed a change in the color of the water, and on January 4th, we sighted land but in what latitude we could not tell.  The land was six or seven English miles distant and a scouting party was sent out in the wherry boat and they returned with a favorable report.  A number of us transferred to the land and after we had gotten there, the Captain sailed with the ship for the Capes.  This brought about great confusion of mind to me and those who were with me.  Afterward we discovered we were on an island without inhabitants which brought us greater dispair.  It was discovered that oysters could be found nearby but this harvest was short and the north wind caused our hunger to grow sharper.  In our desperate condition with all expectation of human help being gone, several had envied the happiness to die about this time, and it was decided to convert their bodies into food which was done, and thus the living fed upon the dead.

 

It was then decided that I should try to reach the main land which was not above 100 yards over and then to proceed inland to the south west hoping to meet Indians that would either relieve us or destroy us.

 

About the ninth day on the island, my cousin Cary brought word that he had seen Indians walking on the main land.  The next day I was told that Indians came in the night and had given the women shell fish which the women did account, and they did imagine by their gestures they would come again tomorrow, which they did---(about twenty or thirty of them) and they were cheerful and without arms.  They began to shake hands with us and the words NYTOP were often repeated which we interpreted to signify my friend.

 

After about two hours the Indians departed but promised to return next day.  HANA HAW  was the parting word which is farewell.  They left us a quantity of corn and bread to keep us till they returned to do better things.

 

The Indians mentioned "WEROWANCE" which was in English the King.  When they returned it was agreed that we should cross by their small boats to the main land and go eventually to their "WEROWANCE".  Soon after we started we came to the house of a poor fisherman who manifested hearty compassion and tenderness.  Our bodies were refreshed with meat and sleep and comforted with fires and secured from the inclemency of that sharp, piercing cold.  As we were about to continue to the King's house, the Indians realizing our weakened condition, sent canoes to take us by a branch of the creek.  After travelling about three miles it was contrived to land us at the house of the Queen then in waiting.  She was conspicuous in her generosity and charity to us poor starved, weather beaten creatures.  We then went to the King's house which was within one half hours walk.  It was made of reeds and mat and was about 20 feet wide and 20 yards long and the roof was tied fast with rushes that grew there.

 

After a feast, the King sent for me and he called me NY A MUTT which was to say, my brother.  The Indians sought to make their thoughts intelligible to us but we still did not know how to advance our course to Virginia.  Major Morrison who had almost been at death's door found himself abundantly refreshed, and all of us were growing vigorous with this plenty which gave us courage to attempt the finding out of Virginia.  We were ignorant of our latitude but were confident we were southward of Menadas, then a Dutch plantation, now New York.  The King assisted by drawing a map on the ground and designating the places which were south or south west of Kickotank.  The first was Achomac.  The King had sent a messenger there to ask for a messenger to come to guide us.  One of these was in English who told me his business in the country was to trade for furs, but when he learned my name and the nature of my accidents, he acknowledged he came under the guidance of Kickotance of Kickotank Indians sent by the Governors order of Virginia to inquire after us.  His name was Jenkin Price and he gave me a large account of the ship's arrival before she came to the James River, and where she ran ashore.  He brought an Indian named Jack with him and they were to conduct us to Achomac.

 

From our deliverers we learned we were about 50 English miles from Virginia, and that Jenkin came from that part called Littleton's Plantation.  It was decided that we should begin immediately with our journey.  The Indian he brought with him afterwards lived and died my servant.  He was an excellent guide through the woods.

 

Early the next morning Major Stephens, myself, and three or four others whose names are worn out of my mind, made ready to travel.  We took solemn leave of the King and Pilot Jack led out.  Because of the creeks and bogs our journey was tedious, and twice as fas as if we could have traveled in a strait line.  Toward evening we saw smoke which Jack knew to arise from Gingo Teague.  We went to the King's house and he was a human prince.  After a night of rest and breakfast, we proceeded on our journey to Achomac.  We were about 25 miles from Jenkin's house and the weather was dry and not excessive cold.  I was much weary and spent, almost to the last degree, but resolved that by God's help that night to sleep at Jenkin's house which with patience we were able to do.

 

It was on Saturday, the __ of January that we entered our King's domain at Achomat, called by the English, Northampton County, which is the only county on that side of the bay belonging to the Colony of Virginia.

 

We were greatly refreshed at Jenkin's house, and as we advanced into plantations that lay thicker together we had a choice of hosts and entertainment without money or its value.  When I came to the house of Stephen Carlton, he out did all the others in a variety of dishes, but he put on me a good farmer like suit in exchange for my dirty habit.

 

We took our leave, and my next stage was to Esquire Yardley's, whose father had sometime been governor of Virginia.  I soon discovered that he had recently brought over from Rotterdam a wife that I had known from a child.  Her father (Curtis by name) had kept a victually house there and was the general host of our nation there.  He, knowing I had the honor to be the Governor's kinsman received me like a near relation rather than a stranger in misery.  I stayed there for passage over the bay for about ten days.

 

About the midst of February (Feb. 13) I had the opportunity to cross the bay in a sloop, and with much ado, landed in York River at Esquire Ludlow's plantation, a most pleasant situation.  I now learned that Captain Wormley (of his Majesties' Council) had guests at his house (not a furlong distant from Mr. Ludlow's) feasting and carousing that were lately come from England, and most of them of my intimate acquaintance.  I then took leave of Mr. Ludlow and thrust myself among Captain Wormley's guests and had a kind reception from them all.  Sir Thomas Lundsford, Sir Henry Chickley, Sir Phillip Honeywood, and Colonel Hammond were the persons I met there.

 

Later Captain Wormley mounted me for Jamestown where the Governor was pleased to receive me and take me to his house at Greenspring, and there I passed my hours as at my own house until May following, at which time he sent me for the treasurers place of Virginia, which the Governor took to be void by the delinquency of Claybourne who had long enjoyed it.  He furnished me with money to bear the charges which took effect though the King was then in Scotland.  He was not only thus kind to me (who had more than ordinary pretense to his favor by our near affinity of blood) but on many occasions, he showed great respect to all the royal party who had made that colony their refuge.  His house and his purse were open to all that were so qualified.

 

To one of my comrades (Major Fox) who had no friends at all to subsist on, he shewed a generosity that was like himself, and to my other (Major Morrison) he was most kind for he did not only place him in command of the fort which was profitable to him whilst it held under the king, but did advance him after the government of the country where in he got a competent estate.

 

And thus I have given as faithful an account of this signal instance of God's goodness to the miserable objects of his mercy in this voyage as I have been able to call to a clear remembrance.

 

             iii.   JAMES NORWOOD, b. Bef. 1618.

             iv.   JANE NORWOOD, m. JOHN BINGHAM.

 

Notes for JANE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Henry17.html  "probably) Jane Norwood married John Bingham"

 

 

Generation No. 19

 

22.  WILLIAM19 NORWOOD (RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1615 in Leckhampton (Gloucester Co), England, and died Abt. 1702 in Surry Co, VA.  He married LYDIA JORDAN Bef. 1656, daughter of GEORGE JORDAN.  She died Aft. 1707.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

Born in England prior to 1623, as he appears in the Heralds Visitations of that year.

He was exempted from taxes July 4, 1682, in Surry Co, VA (Order Bk 1, pg 378) showing that he was at least 60 years of age at the time.

His first appearance in VA records was in Oct 6, 1649, when Thomas Gyor deeded him land in Isle of Wight Co, VA. (I of W D&W No 1, 1662-1715, p 396).  Will dated Jan 6, 1702/3 and probated in Surry Co, VA on Mar 7, 1703.

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See Notes under William's son Edward.

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See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wms_Will.html

Will of William Norwood  (Surry County Va Will Book 2, page 301)

In the name of God, Amen.  I, William Norwood of the parish of Southwarke in the county of Surry being of perfect mind and memory (thanks be to God for the same) and being willing to settle my affairs in this world do make this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following utterly revoking all other wills by me made either by word or writing any case thereunto the contrary notwithstanding.

 

Imprimis.  I bequeath my soul to God Almighty my maker and my body to the earth from whence it came to be buried in such decent and Christian manner as my executors shall think fit and convenient and touching such Temporall Estate as the Lord (far above my desserts) hath been pleased to bestow upon me, and I do order, give, bequeath and dispose of the same in manner and form following:

   Item:  I give to my Son Edward Norwood one shilling sterling money to be paid by my executors hereafter named.

   Item:  I give and bequeath unto my Son George Norwood and to his heirs forever my now dwelling house and one hundred acres of Land therewith belonging.  I likewise give unto my said Son George the parcel of hogs and the horse that he commonly called his and one negro woman called Moll and her increases forever, if the said George will comply with my request to my daughter Sarah Norwood and not else.

  Item:  I give and bequeath unto my Son Richard Norwood and to his heirs forever a neck of land commonly called and known by the name of the barren Neck with eighty acres of land to be separated from my other Land by a line of marked trees to be run by Mr. Walter and Mr. Thomas Flood.  I likewise give unto my Son Richard Norwood a young mare that is commonly called his and her increase forever.  I also give unto my said Son one negro woman named Doll and her Increase forever, if he the said Richard will comply with my bequest to my Daughter Sarah Norwood and not else.

   Item:  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Branch one large pewter dish.

   Item:  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lydia Sowerby one large pewter dish and one flat-handled silver spoon.

   Item:  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Norwood the first child that either of my negro women shall bring to be delivered to her at the age of two years old and if neither of them lives to be two years old then the first that doth live to that age.  I likewise give unto my said daughter Sarah a small silver cup that is now in the house and a silver spoon only I depose that her Mother may have the use of them during her natural life. I also give to my said daughter Sarah my old mare Tripitty and her increase forever.

   Item:  I give unto my grand-daughter Elizabeth Branch one silver spoon which she now hath in her Possession.

   Item:  I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Norwood a negro boy named Tom and one silver spoon and one white mare filly and her increase forever.

   And further it is my desire and intent notwithstanding all the above bequests that my dear wife Lydia is to have the use and benefit of all my negros during her life and that all other of my Estate not already disposed of be Equally divided between my wife and four children, viz, George, Richard, Sarah and Mary Norwood and lastly I appoint my Son George executor with my dear loving wife executrix to this my Last Will and Testament in witness of the premise.

   I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal the sixth day of June Anno Domini 1702.

 

                                                                        William              Norwood       (Seal)

 

Signed Sealed in the presence of us

John Shelton

Walter Flood

 

At a court held at Southwarkd for the County of Surry 7 Mar 1703, the above will of William Norwood proved by the oaths of witnesses was ordered to be recorded

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X-Message: #4

Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000

From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

Subject: William Norwood of Surry Co., VA

 

Forwarded for the William Norwood of Virginia experts.

From:   [email protected] (William P. Carrell II)

To: [email protected]

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

I found your email address on the Norwood family website and was interested  to see that you are compiling information about William Norwood of Surry County, who died ca. 1702.  I am a descendant through his daughter Lydia Norwood Sowerby.

 

As you may be aware, there has been some disagreement among certain genealogists about whether there is sufficient documentation to prove that this William is the same person as William (born 1615), son of Richard Norwood of Leckhampton Court, in Gloucestershire, Britain.  Many people, of course, accept this conclusion:  I am one of them, but I want to find more proof, in the hope of quieting the controversy.  To that end, I was hoping that you may be able to assist me, as you begin to compile information on William of Surry County.

 

There is one particular obscure source, which may provide the information needed to prove this connection:  it consists of information provided by Capt. J H. Tyre, R.N. of Cheltenham, County Gloucester, as told to Dr. Frederick Norwood of Camden, ME in June of 1929.  This information was apparently reported in The Rockland Courier-Gazette, Camden, Maine, June 18, 1929.  I discovered a reference to it in another obscure source--a book entitled Capt. John Norwood and Mary Warren Norwood A Family History, by Mrs. John W. Norwood, Jr. & Charles S. Norwood, Goldsboro, NC, 1979.  This book cited the Maine newspaper article in support of the statement that William of Surry County "is the only one [Norwood in Virginia] whose Leckhampton origin has been definitely established."  Unfortunately, no further details were given.  Are you familiar with this information, and would you know where a copy of this newspaper article could be located?

 

I shall look forward to hearing from you, when convenient.  Thank you for your time.

      Sincerely, William P. Carrell II

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http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=joanbill&id=I0132

"William, the Emigrant, came to Virginia in 1648, or shortly before." [Source: W.C. Bauer - The South Carolina Norwood Tradition, Volume 6, Chapter 2]

 

Conflicting records indicate that William possibly was born in 1623 in England.

The commonality of the name makes this hard to confirm. He is referred to as William The Emigrant. About the time King Charles I was beheaded, William left England and emigrated to Virginia. Many of his close relatives settled in Virginia, among them were first cousins, the Governor of the Colony, William Berkeley, Henry Norwood, Treasurer of the Colony and a brother of Henry, Charles Norwood, Clerk of the Colony. Colonel Thomas Ligon (Lygon) was another of William Norwood's first cousins who came to Virginia; Colonel Ligon settled in Henrico County. William made his will on June 6 of 1702, (reportedly dated January 6, 1703 by W. C. Bauer) the same being proven at Southwarke, Surry County, Virginia on March 7, 1703. .

 

William Norwood was probably married more than once, but his only wife of record was Lydia,

probably a member of the prominent Jordan family, as one of their sons was named George Norwood

and this George Norwood was mentioned as "God-child" in the will of Colonel George Jordan.

 

Notes for LYDIA JORDAN:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

 

More About WILLIAM NORWOOD and LYDIA JORDAN:

Marriage: Bef. 1656

     

Children of WILLIAM NORWOOD and LYDIA JORDAN are:

24.         i.   EDWARD20 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1662, Surry Co, VA; d. 1723, Craven Co, NC.

25.         ii.   RICHARD NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1669, Surry Co, VA; d. Abt. 1733, Isle of Wight Co, VA.

             iii.   LYDIA NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1670, Surry Co, VA; d. Unknown; m. JOHN SOWERBY; b. of Surry Co, VA.

 

Notes for LYDIA NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

             iv.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1672; d. Abt. 1702.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

Titheable (of legal age) in 1689.

 

26.        v.   GEORGE NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1676, Surry Co, VA; d. Abt. 1749, Northampton Co, NC.

27.        vi.   ELIZABETH NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1680; d. Abt. 1750.

            vii.   MARY NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1685; d. January 1764, Northampton Co, NC; m. WILLIAM GLOVER, Abt. 1703; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for MARY NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

More About WILLIAM GLOVER and MARY NORWOOD:

Marriage: Abt. 1703

 

           viii.   SARAH NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1685; d. Unknown; m. RICHARD LEWIS, Abt. 1703.

 

More About RICHARD LEWIS and SARAH NORWOOD:

Marriage: Abt. 1703

 

 

23.  FRANCIS19 NORWOOD (RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1600, and died Abt. 1680.

 

Notes for FRANCIS NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

     

Children of FRANCIS NORWOOD are:

              i.   WILLIAM20 NORWOOD, CAPT.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD, CAPT:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

Mentioned along with his brother Francis, in the will of Col Henry Norwood in 1689.

 

              ii.   FRANCIS NORWOOD.

 

Notes for FRANCIS NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

Mentioned along with his brother Capt William Norwood, in the will of Col Henry Norwood in 1689.

 

 

Generation No. 20

 

24.  EDWARD20 NORWOOD (WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1662 in Surry Co, VA, and died 1723 in Craven Co, NC.  He married (1) NAOMI SMITH Bef. July 06, 1680 in Surry Co, VA, daughter of RICHARD SMITH.  She was born in of Charles City Co, VA.  He married (2) ANN TOWNSON July 06, 1680 in Albemarle Co, NC.  She was born Abt. 1665 in Albemarle Co, NC.

 

Notes for EDWARD NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

Marriage recorded in Surry Order Bk 1, pp 306, 312.

They later moved to Chowan Co, NC prior to Jan 11, 1685, the birth of their daughter Jane.

His son later moved to Perry, GA.  Gen Courtney Hodges USA was from this family.

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See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wm_Edw.html

Edward Norwood is the first child mentioned in his father's will, so it may be presumed he was the oldest.  He was left only one shilling in his father's will and since there is no record found where his father had previously given Edward any property, they may have been estranged.  Edward acted as attorney for his father, William Norwood, in a case in Court on Charles City Co VA.  Edward Norwood married 1) 6 Jul 1680 Naomi Smith, daughter of Richard Smith of Charles City Co VA.  Edward moved his family to NC, settling in Perquimans Co on the NE side of the Perquimans River, sometime before 20 Oct 1683, when the birth of his daughter was recorded. 

 

Berkeley Parish Records show Edward's children:

 

Jane Norwood b 2 Oct 1683

William Norwood b 11 Jan 1685

Son b 1 Apr 1687 and was buried 2 Apr 1687

Daughter b 1 Feb 1689 d 14 Feb 1689

 

Edward Norwood possibly married 2) Anne _____ and the following children are possibly the issue of this second marriage:

 

Samuel Norwood of Abbeville SC

Mary Norwood married Walter Lane

Thomas Norwood married Frances______; their son William Norwood married Jane Smith

Theophilus Norwood of Carteret Co and Craven Co NC b 1705 d 1789

 

Note: The second marriage and issue there from are pure conjecture on my part.  Although the preponderance of evidence strongly favors this as fact, I have found no documentation to support it. I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who can either confirm or dispute my reasoning.

 

Edward Norwood was involved in many lawsuits and lost most of them.  After Edward lost his land to Stephen Mainwaring in Apr 1690, no record has been found of the Edward Norwood family in Perquimans Co NC.

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X-Message: #1

Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 10:16:08 -0500

From: Earl Norwood <[email protected]>

To: [email protected]

Subject: Norwoods in SC, AL, and TN

 

The text of the letter at the bottom of this message has been in my family for many years.  It was written apparently in response to an inquiry regarding the origins of Richard Smith Norwood (b. 1811 in Greenville, Tenn.)  Richard Smith Norwood, our great-grandfather, was the son of Richard Norwood, an original Tennessee Volunteer who served under Gen. Jackson in the War of 1812, and Mary Smith. Our records indicate that Richard was the son of Theophilus [4?], who in turn was son of Samuel, son of Theophilus [1], who was apparently the son of Edward, the oldest son of William (imm.) who, it seems, was estranged from his father [See will of William Norwood at

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Wms_Will.html].

 

(Letter #1)

Richard Smith Norwood wrote the following regarding his early life:

 

"I was born in Green County, Tennessee, 7 June 1811.  My parents were Richard Norwood and Mary Smith.  They did not profess religion at the time of my birth.  They move from Tennessee to Alabama when I was a baby and settled in Madison County.

 

"My father enlisted in the War of 1812 and served under General Jackson, but was taken sick and had to come home.  He never got well.  He departed this life in 1815.  He left a wife and three boys and a baby girl.  He also left them property sufficient to support themselves with.

 

"We remained there until 1817 and then moved to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.  I attended school [t]here a little and was bound out when nine years old to John Bess in Jefferson County.  His occupation was raising corn and cotton.  My brother, John, and I were raised together and while in this place were treated as one of the family.

 

"My mother married a man by the name of Edwin Burgess when I was eight years old.  My sister, Ellen, stayed with my mother."  [Additional pages about his early life were lost.]

 

While the letter below is admittedly a secondary source, at best, it does present some references which may be helpful to S.C., Tenn., and Alabama Norwoods.  J.W. Norwood appears to have been a prominent citizen of Greenville, S.C. in the early part of the century who had done quite a bit of research into his regional family history.  If nothing else, it gives perspective from a vantage point nearly 80 years back.

 

Sincerely,

 

Earl Norwood <[email protected]>

[Earl, Francis Raymond, Richard, Richard Smith, Richard, Theophilus(4?), Samuel, Theophilus(1), Edward, William(imm.)]

__________________________

(Letter #2)

THE NORWOOD NATIONAL BANK

 

J.W. Norwood, President                                             Greenville, S.C.

W.P. Anderson, Vice President                                    Oct. 4, 1921

J.F. Gallivan, Vice President

George A. Norwood, Jr., Cashier

James F. Davenport, Asst. Cashier

 

Mr. Lorenzo H. Durrant [his wife was Sarah Norwood, daughter of R.S.N.]

55 West 6th St. South

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Dear Sir:

 

My brother, Joseph Norwood, of Columbia, has sent me your letter of the 20th ult.[sic] with the request that I furnish you such information as I have concerning the Norwoods who lived in this state, S.C.

 

We have reliable evidence that Theophilus Norwood, born 1730, married Margaret Dawson, came to the south from Virginia before the American Revolution, with a family of children.  A part, if not all, of his children were born in Virginia.  Revolutionary records which have been published show that on July 8, 1775 Samuel Norwood, who gave his birthplace as Virginia and his age as twenty-two, volunteered for service.  On the same day Richard Norwood, Daniel Norwood, and John Norwood volunteered for service, but there is no record of their ages at that time or the place of their birth.  We have other evidences of the date of the birth of John Norwood (1791) as he was my great grandfather and was a son of Theophilus Norwood (born 1730).  John Norwood offered his military service in 1775 but was rejected presumably because of his age (he was only 14 years old, born about 1761.)  There are records of his serving with Marion as a captain six

or seven years later in the Revolution.  Samuel Norwood, who volunteered (July 8, 1775) and gave his age at that time as twenty-two and his birthplace as Virginia, was probably Samuel Norwood Junior from the fact that there is a record of a Samuel Norwood Junior being paid on May 27, 1785 £24/14/3 as principal and £1/14/7 as interest for military service before and since the reduction of Charleston.  On the same day Samuel Norwood Sr. received £45/13/11 principal and £3/3/11 interest for corn and provisions.  Samuel Norwood Jr. may have been a son of Samuel Norwood, Sr. or he may have been a son of Theophilus Norwood born 1730.  Of the five Norwoods referred to above as volunteering for military service, July 8, 1775, I know from my own family records that John was a son of Theophilus born 1730.  All of the others may have been sons of Theophilus and they may have been sons of Samuel Sr. or part of them may have been sons of Theophilus and part sons of Samuel.  Richard Smith Norwood, born in Tennessee 7 June, 1811, could have been a grandson of any of five

mentioned, except John.

 

I had a letter twenty-five years ago from someone descended from the Norwoods in Tenn. who wrote me their ancestor in Tenn. was named Theophilus.  At that time I did not know that there was a Theophilus Norwood who was nineteen years old in 1775 and had no certain information regarding the Theophilus born in 1730.  I regret that I have no idea of the name or address of the person writing me about the Norwoods of Tennessee.  The information contained in this letter would seem to indicate that the second Theophilus Norwood [4?] moved to Tennessee.

 

There is a record of one Thomas Norwood drawing money for military duty in April 1785.  Later there is a record of Thomas Norwood and Samuel Norwood in Abbeville or Ninety-six district.  I think it probable they took up government land in Abbeville after the Revolution.  At that time Abbeville was a western frontier of civilization in South Carolina.  In Abbeville District appeared the name of Malakiah Norwood also.  Nearly all of these early Norwoods in this state moved to the southwest [of S.C.]  If Theophilus Norwood (born 1730) had a brother named Samuel, there is no trace of any descendent of that brother in this state that I know of.  If Theophilus Norwood born 1730 had any son to remain in this state, besides John Norwood, my great grandfather ...[text lost].  John Norwood had a number of sons, all of whom moved to the southwest except my grandfather, Joseph Norwood.

 

There were one or more Norwoods to settle in North Carolina before the Revolution, and a number of their descendents are still living in that state.  Two or more of them have been distinguished judges; all of them, so far as I have heard, stood high for character, ability, and culture.  These North Carolina Norwoods moved to that state from Virginia as did the Norwoods in South Carolina, and at about the same time, from which facts I assume that we are originally of the same stock.  Your wife's father [may] have been descended from some of the North Carolina family.

 

The first trace of the name Norwood in this country, of which I have heard, is when Col. Henry Norwood, a royalist soldier and adventurer, migrated to Virginia just after Charles I was beheaded.  The account of his voyage to this country can be found in almost any library in collections of writings of early settlers in America or in any collection of American literature. John Estin Cooke, in his History of Virginia in the Colonial Days, written for the commonwealth service, states that this same Col. Henry Norwood was sent to Holland on two missions to Charles II during Cromwell's reign by his cavalier friends in Virginia.  After Charles II was restored to the throne of England, he had Henry Norwood appointed Treasurer of Virginia. All Norwoods in this country who have ever heard of Col. Henry Norwood imagine that they are descended from him, presumably because he was about the most distinguished of the name.  None of them, as far as I know, have

unquestionable evidence of their descent from Col. Henry Norwood.  He returned to England late in life, and it is not certain whether he left any descendent in this country or not.

 

If you will look in the index of Peppy's [sic] Diary for the name of Norwood, you will find some references to people of that name in England

between 1660 and 1680.

 

There is a well known family in this state named Du Rant.  They are of Huguenot descent and I think it probable that your name was originally spelled "Du Rant".

 

I regret that I can furnish you no more definite information.  If in your investigation you get addition information on the subject, I would be glad to have you pass it along to me.

 

[J.W. Norwood]

(End of letter)

 

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999

From: "Beth Yale" <[email protected]>

To: [email protected]

Subject: Re: Richard and Mary Smith Norwood

 

Earl:

 

I was very pleased to receive the information you sent pertaining to Richard Smith Norwood and Mary Smith. Some of this information, I have read before. All of it is very informative.

 

I have been researching the AL and MS Norwoods. My great-grandmother was Rachel S. (Samantha) Norwood daughter of Theophilus Norwood and Sarah (Sally) Brown who lived in Tuscaloosa County, AL and Itawamba and Choctaw Counties, MS.

 

I wonder if you have any additional information about Mary Smith? Do you know her parents names? I am looking to complete as much information on each individual as possible. I know nothing of her except the name of her 2nd husband. Since you are also researching Southern Norwoods, have you come across any information pertaining to Theophilus and Sarah (Sally) Brown (beyond the Census Records)? I only know of their marriage date and location and nothing of her parentage.

 

I appreciate the information you have shared. And would be great grateful if you would check your records for any additional details.

 

Thanks,  Beth Yale

 

More About EDWARD NORWOOD and NAOMI SMITH:

Marriage: Bef. July 06, 1680, Surry Co, VA

 

More About EDWARD NORWOOD and ANN TOWNSON:

Marriage: July 06, 1680, Albemarle Co, NC

     

Children of EDWARD NORWOOD and NAOMI SMITH are:

              i.   JANE21 NORWOOD, b. July 06, 1680, Chowan Co, NC.

              ii.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. January 11, 1684/85.

 

     

Child of EDWARD NORWOOD and ANN TOWNSON is:

28.        iii.   THEOPHILUS21 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1700; d. 1782, Camden Dist, NC.

 

 

25.  RICHARD20 NORWOOD (WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1669 in Surry Co, VA, and died Abt. 1733 in Isle of Wight Co, VA.  He married ELIZABETH.  She died 1733 in Isle of Wight Co, VA.

 

Notes for RICHARD NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

     

Children of RICHARD NORWOOD and ELIZABETH are:

              i.   WILLIAM21 NORWOOD, d. Bef. 1736, Isle of Wight Co, VA.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

Will dated Feb 8, 1735, probated in I of W on Apr 26, 1736.

 

              ii.   MARY NORWOOD, m. HENRY HARRISON.

             iii.   SARAH NORWOOD, m. THOMAS CLARK IV.

 

Notes for SARAH NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

 

             iv.   ELIZABETH NORWOOD, m. VAUGHAN.

             v.   REBECCA NORWOOD.

             vi.   HANNAH NORWOOD.

            vii.   JAMES NORWOOD, d. Abt. 1736.

           viii.   GEORGE NORWOOD.

 

 

26.  GEORGE20 NORWOOD (WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1676 in Surry Co, VA, and died Abt. 1749 in Northampton Co, NC.  He married MARY. 

 

Notes for GEORGE NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

First titheable (of age) in 1693)

Will dated Apr 21, 1749, probated Aug 1749. (Grimes "Extracts", pg 271)

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See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood1.html

George Norwood, son of William and Lydia Jordan Norwood, was born about 1671; he was in the Colonial Militia serving under Nathaniel Harrison, Nov 1701.  The name of  the wife of  George Norwood has not been found in the records, but many have stated her given name was Mary.  Their three (known) sons were raised in Surry Co VA.  Before 1725 all three men moved to Bertie Co  NC.  George Norwood sold his property in Surry Co VA and in 1727, he purchased land in Bertie Co NC.  In 1741 Bertie Co was divided and Northampton Co NC was established.  George Norwood did not move but the name of the county changed, so his will was recorded in Northampton Co NC.  He did not name any wife or daughters in his will written 21 Apr 1749.  Named in George Norwood's will were his

son: William Norwood, and William's son,  John Norwood

 

son: Nathaniel Norwood, and Nathaniel's children, George Norwood,

                                                                                  Nathaniel Norwood

                                                                                  Elizabeth Norwood

                                                                                  Mary Norwood

                                                                                  Sarah Norwood

son Samuel Norwood

 

Note: Nathaniel Norwood had a son named John Norwood, who was not left a bequest in George Norwood's will, but if his (John's) brother, Nathaniel, died without issue, John was to get the land that was left to his brother, Nathaniel Norwood.

 

     

Children of GEORGE NORWOOD and MARY are:

29.         i.   NATHANIEL21 NORWOOD I, b. Abt. 1702, Surry Co, VA; d. 1783, Granville Co, NC.

30.         ii.   SAMUEL NORWOOD, b. 1709, Surry Co, VA; d. Unknown, Halifax Co, NC.

             iii.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1700; d. Abt. 1781.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood1-1.html

William Norwood, son of George and Mary Norwood, was b ca 1700 Surry Co VA d ca 1771; his will is dated 19 Jul 1763 Northampton Co NC.  It has been stated that William Norwood married Mary Wall, and although no record has been found to confirm this, it is likely true for William Norwood had a grandson named John Wall Norwood.  William's first wife had died before 1754 and he married a second time to Tabitha (last name unknown).

 

William Norwood's known children

I.  John Norwood b 1 Sep 1728 NC, will dated 13 Nov 1802, probated Dec Court 1802

    married 1) 14 Jan 1755 a widow, Mrs. Lydia Hackney Ledbetter b 17 Aug 1732 d 24 Feb 1764

    married 2) 17 Dec 1765 a widow, Mrs. Leah Lenoir Whitaker, b 17 Dec 1737 d 1831

 

II. William Norwood, Jr., b 29 Sep 1731 d ca 1803 Chatham Co NC married Ruth Wyche b 3 Feb

     1745

 

III.George Norwood, b ca 1735, will dated 1806.  The name of George Norwood's first wife is unknown; he married 2) the widow of Burwell Moody, Tabitha Moody; her will made 7 Dec 1829.

 

 

27.  ELIZABETH20 NORWOOD (WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1680, and died Abt. 1750.  She married FRANCIS BRANCH Bef. 1703.  He was born Abt. 1660 in Isle of Wight co, VA.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

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Date: Thu, 06 May 1999 15:55:39 -0500

From: Patty Smith <[email protected]>

To: [email protected]

Subject: William NORWOOD and wife Lydia

 

Hi everyone,

 

I am new to this list and would like to post my NORWOOD family connection:

 

  William NORWOOD married Lydia

    Elizabeth NORWOOD married Francis BRANCH b. ca 1660 [Isle of Wight Co., VA]

      George BRANCH b ca 1705 married Martha [Isle of Wight Co., VA]

        Benjamin BRANCH b ca 1740 married Nancy NIBLETT/NEBLETT [Southampton Co., VA]

          Eliza "Lizzy" BRANCH married Robert TAYLOR [Davidson Co., TN]

            Grizelda "Grizzy" TAYLOR b 6 June 1814 married John JORDAN b ca 1813 [Williamson Co, TN]

              William Robert JORDAN b 14 July 1848 married Dorinda SHELTON  b ca 1858 [Todd Co., KY]

                Ara JORDAN b 15 Dec 1889 married Ray Brooks TUCKER b 8 July 1888 (my grandparents) [Todd Co., KY]

 

I would like to share information on any of these families.

 

Thank you...Patty

 

More About FRANCIS BRANCH and ELIZABETH NORWOOD:

Marriage: Bef. 1703

     

Child of ELIZABETH NORWOOD and FRANCIS BRANCH is:

              i.   ELIZABETH21 NORWOOD, b. Bef. 1703.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH NORWOOD:

(From "VA Historical Genealogies" by John Bennett Boddie, 1965, pg 333-336)

Mentioned in her grandfather, William Norwood's, will.

 

 

Generation No. 21

 

28.  THEOPHILUS21 NORWOOD (EDWARD20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1700, and died 1782 in Camden Dist, NC.  He married ELIZABETH JOHNSON August 06, 1722, daughter of WILLIAM JOHNSON and SARAH TOWNSON.  She was born 1705, and died 1751 in Carteret Co, NC.

 

Notes for THEOPHILUS NORWOOD:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.

 

More About THEOPHILUS NORWOOD and ELIZABETH JOHNSON:

Marriage: August 06, 1722

     

Child of THEOPHILUS NORWOOD and ELIZABETH JOHNSON is:

31.         i.   THEOPHILUS22 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1725.

 

 

29.  NATHANIEL21 NORWOOD I (GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1702 in Surry Co, VA, and died 1783 in Granville Co, NC.  He married MARY GILLIAM 1768.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for NATHANIEL NORWOOD I:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood2.html

Nathaniel Norwood, son of  George and Mary Norwood, was born about 1702, will dated 2 Sep 1779, prob. Feb court 1784 (Will Bk I, p 385).  Nathaniel Norwood signed the Oath of Allegiance to the Colony of North Carolina 2 May 1778 at Island Creek District.  It has not been determined how many times Nathaniel was married; no records have been found.  In Nathaniel's will, he named his wife Mary, whom he married in 1768.  There was considerable difference in the ages of his oldest children and his youngest son, Benjamin Norwood.  As Nathaniel named one of his sons Gilliam, speculation is that Nathaniel's  first wife probably had the maiden name of Gilliam.

 

Children of Nathaniel Norwood

I.   William Norwood was a very large landowner; he died before 21 May 1794.

      1.   Nathaniel Norwood, was murdered in August 1794 by three of his (Nathaniel's)slaves.

            Nathaniel left a wife, Ann (Gilliam) and at least ten children.

      2.   Joseph Norwood (appointed guardian for several of Nathaniel's children)

      3.   John Norwood

 

II.  George Norwood

 

III.  John Norwood married 1) Morning Harris; married 2) Nancy Bostick; moved by 1785 to Edgefield SC; will 1796  Abbeville  SC

 

IV.  Gilliam Norwood, d ca 1807 Chatham Co NC; served in the American Revolution; married

        Catherine_____ Known children:

        1.  George Norwood, b ca 1777 d ca 1851 IN married Mary Walters

        2.   Rev. Nathaniel Norwood, b 29 Dec 1782 Granville Co NC

 

V.    Jordan Norwood, d ca 1824 Granville Co NC, wife unknown;

        Known children:

       1.  Rebecca Norwood married 19 Mar 1797 Charles Mallary

       2.  Mary Norwood married 10 Aug 1801 Alan Doyle

       3. Penelope Norwood married 16 Aug 1820 John A Norwood (son of Benjamin Norwood)

       4. William Norwood, d before 1835 married 1805 Sally Thomas

       5. Joseph G. Norwood, d by May 1831 married 1816 Elizabeth Glover (daughter of Daniel

            Glover)

       6.  Robert G. Norwood, d Sep 1828 married 1819 Elizabeth Glover

       7.  John M. Norwood, b ca 1796 d Apr 1855 married 28 Oct 1817 Mary Satterwhite

       8.  Nancy Norwood married 19 Nov 1799 Dudley Mingey (Mingo?)

 

VI.   Nathaniel Norwood, b ca 1730, d before 1789 married Patty_____

        Known children:

        1.  Rebecca Norwood married Benjamin Peeples

         2.  Sarah Norwood

 

VII.  Benjamin Norwood, b 1758 d 29 Jul 1847 married 8 Apr 1782 Mary Aiken; served in militia at

        Guilford Court House and was commended for daring and courage (DAR vol 14 p90

        #13242).

 

VIII. Penelope Norwood married _____Glover

 

IX   Susannah Norwood married _____Glover

 

X.   Sarah M. Norwood married ______Parrott

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Nathl_will.html

WILL OF NATHANIEL NORWOOD

dated 2 Sep 1779  Granville Co NC Will Book 1, p 386

son, John Norwood: 3 negroes to-wit, Sam, Tom and Isom, the two latter he already has in possession.

     son, Gilliam: tract of land marked out of the land whereon I now live-beginning at the red oak on the mill path to the land of Capt. John Taylor-with Taylor's line up the branch to the path that leads from my house to the said Taylors-to the mill path along Glovers mill path to the beginning.  Also 2 negroes, Hannor and Jerry.

     son, Jordan Norwood: tract of land here I now live, beginning at Rocky Spring at the turkey oak marked as a corner tree along some marked trees on the left side of the great field to a red oak on Little Island creek - up sd. creek to the mouth of Nails branch up said branch to the Rocky Spring branch.  Also 3 negroes which he now has in his possession, to-wit Sary, Charles and Dick.

     wife, Mary: all the remaining part of my tract of land whereon I now live after my two sons, Gilliam and Jordan have laid off their parts & one negro man named James during her natural life if she continues unmarried.  If she marries I desire she may have one-third part of my said land and my son Benjamin to make use of the other two-thirds, as I would not have him debar'd of making use of part of the land he is to enjoy after the death of my wife, Mary.

     son, Benjamin Norwood:  all the remaining part of my tract of land where I now live after his two brothers Gilliam and Jordan have laid off their parts & one negro named James.  Also 4 negroes, towit a girl called Judah another called Army, with Lucy and child called Mary; also one feather bed and furniture, one mar, etc.

     to wife, Mary:  2 negroes, to-wit old Betty & a girl called Jenny, one feather bed and furniture, one horse, etc.

     daughter., Penelope Glover:  1 negro girl named Silva, one bay mare that was her brother William's, both of which she has in her possession.

     daughter., Susanna Glover:  negro girl named Patt which she now has in her possession, etc.

     wife, Mary:  household furniture, during her life then to be equally divided among my six children above named, to-wit, John, Gilliam, Jordan, Benjamin, Penelope and Susanna.

     to the children of my son George Norwood - five shillings - he my son having had what was allotted to him.

     to the children of my son Nathaniel Norwood - five shillings - he my son having what was allotted to him.

     to my daughter Sarah Parrot - five shillings, she having disobliged me in her life time.

     If my son Benjamin dies before he comes of age to marry, all my part of my estate given to him is to be equally divided among my five children, to-wit John, Gilliam, Jordan, Penelope and Susanna.

     Residue to be divided among my six children first above named.

     I appoint my wife Mary Executrix and my son Jordan Executor.

Test:  Francis Harper

         Samuel Pittard                                           Nathaniel Norwood

 

Offered for probate at last November Court by Francis Harper.  Caveat having been entered by John Glover to have proceedings carried to the Superior Court February 1784.  Mary Norwood and Jordan Norwood qualified as Exrs.

 

Notes for MARY GILLIAM:

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&db=gedoth&f0=55111&f1=3112

 

More About NATHANIEL NORWOOD and MARY GILLIAM:

Marriage: 1768

     

Children of NATHANIEL NORWOOD and MARY GILLIAM are:

32.         i.   GEORGE22 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1728; d. Abt. 1773.

              ii.   NATHANIEL NORWOOD II, b. Bef. 1749; d. Bef. 1789, Northampton Co, NC.

             iii.   ELIZABETH NORWOOD, b. Bef. 1749.

             iv.   MARY NORWOOD, b. Bef. 1749.

             v.   SARAH M NORWOOD, b. Bef. 1749.

             vi.   JOHN NORWOOD, d. 1798.

            vii.   GILLIAM NORWOOD, d. December 01, 1806, Chatham Co, NC.

           viii.   JORDAN NORWOOD, d. Unknown, Granville Co, NC.

             ix.   BENJAMIN NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1760; d. Abt. 1847, Granville Co, NC.

             x.   PENELOPE NORWOOD.

33.        xi.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, d. Bef. May 24, 1794.

            xii.   SUSANNA NORWOOD.

 

 

30.  SAMUEL21 NORWOOD (GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born 1709 in Surry Co, VA, and died Unknown in Halifax Co, NC.

 

Notes for SAMUEL NORWOOD:

See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood1-3.html

Samuel Norwood, son of George and Mary Norwood, was b Surry Co VA, will dated 25 Oct 1795, proven in November court Halifax Co NC 1795;  married Mary Smith, daughter of Robert

Smith.  Mary Smith Norwood must have died before her husband for she is not mentioned in his will.

Samuel Norwood's Heirs

(according to his will)

I.  Richard Norwood, will dated 13 Oct 1795, proven in the November court session that same year

 

II. Elizabeth Norwood, d before 1796; married George Yarborough

 

III.Tabitha Norwood married John Smith

 

IV. Amy Norwood married George Williamson; she was deceased when her father made his will

 

V.  Sarah Norwood married John Ivey

 

VI. Betsey Norwood married James Easley

     

Children of SAMUEL NORWOOD are:

              i.   RICHARD22 NORWOOD, d. Aft. October 13, 1795.

 

More About RICHARD NORWOOD:

Will: November 1795, proven

 

              ii.   ELIZABETH NORWOOD, b. Bef. 1796; m. GEORGE YARBOROUGH.

             iii.   TABITHA NORWOOD, m. JOHN SMITH.

             iv.   AMY NORWOOD, d. Bef. October 13, 1795; m. GEORGE WILLIAMSON.

             v.   SARAH NORWOOD, m. JOHN IVEY.

             vi.   BETSEY NORWOOD, m. JAMES EASLEY.

 

 

Generation No. 22

 

31.  THEOPHILUS22 NORWOOD (THEOPHILUS21, EDWARD20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1725.  He married MARGARET DAWSON.  She was born Abt. 1725 in NC.

 

Notes for THEOPHILUS NORWOOD:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.  See John Warren husband of Martha Dubose.

 

Notes for MARGARET DAWSON:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.  See John Warren husband of Martha Dubose.

     

Child of THEOPHILUS NORWOOD and MARGARET DAWSON is:

34.         i.   JOHN23 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1750, Society Hill (Darlington Co), SC; d. June 20, 1826, Darlington Co, SC.

 

 

32.  GEORGE22 NORWOOD (NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1728, and died Abt. 1773.  He married ANNE OGLESBY.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for GEORGE NORWOOD:

http://home.stlnet.com/~motesd/index.htm#toc

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See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood3.html

George Norwood, b ca 1722/25, son of Nathaniel Norwood, is first found named in the will of his grandfather, George Norwood, of Surry Co VA, and Northampton Co NC.  George married Ann, her last name has not been proven, although it is widely believed Ann's maiden name was probably Oglesby.  George Norwood was closely associated with the Oglesby family in NC, having bought land from William Oglesby, Jr.  Jonathan was an Oglesby family name and later, a Jonathan Oglesby was living in Carteret Co NC.  George Norwood's son, William Norwood named a son Jonathan Oglesby Norwood.  George Norwood sold out his holdings in NC and moved to SC by 1773 when he received a Land Grant of 500 acres in Berkeley Co., on the waters of Little River.  Later, that land was in Laurens Co SC.  During the Revolution, little was found on George and Ann Norwood, the exact date of their deaths has not been determined.  The name George Norwood is found on the SC index as having had an inventory of his estate at his death, but the inventory is missing - the date was in the early 1780's.  George and Ann Norwood doubtless had a number of children, but only two can be identified; Nathaniel and William Norwood.  Nathaniel Norwood was an adult before 1784 when he was administrator of his father's estate as he sold a tract of land.  By 1793,  Nathaniel Norwood had moved to Chester SC and purchased land from Abraham Myers.

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From  http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&db=gedoth&f0=55111&f1=3125

1755 in Edgecombe Co NC; Halifax Co NC; in Laurens Co SC by 1773

     

Children of GEORGE NORWOOD and ANNE OGLESBY are:

35.         i.   WILLIAM M23 NORWOOD, SR, b. Abt. 1771, SC; d. Aft. 1850, Lawrence Co, AL (Old Town Creek Cemetery).

              ii.   NATHANIEL NORWOOD, d. Aft. 1893.

 

Notes for NATHANIEL NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood3.html

Nathaniel Norwood was an adult before 1784 when he was administrator of his father's estate as he sold a tract of land.  By 1793,  Nathaniel Norwood had moved to Chester SC and purchased land from Abraham Myers.

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**Possible connection**

http://member.aol.com/genweblisa/1820lawr.htm

1820 Census for Lawrence Co, AL

KEY: (a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h) a=White males over 21; b=White males under 21; c=White females over 21; d=White females under 21; e=Total white inhabitants; f=Total of free people of colour; g=Total of slaves; h=Total of inhabitants.

"Norwood, John",1,2,1,2,6,0,0,6

"Norwood, Nathaniel",1,0,1,0,2,0,0,2

"Norwood, William",1,3,1,5,10,0,0,10

"Norwood, William G.",1,0,1,3,5,0,0,5

 

 

 

33.  WILLIAM22 NORWOOD (NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) died Bef. May 24, 1794.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood2.html

William Norwood was a very large landowner; he died before 21 May 1794.

      1.   Nathaniel Norwood, was murdered in August 1794 by three of his (Nathaniel’s) slaves.

            Nathaniel left a wife, Ann (Gilliam) and at least ten children.

      2.   Joseph Norwood (appointed guardian for several of Nathaniel's children)

      3.   John Norwood

     

Children of WILLIAM NORWOOD are:

36.         i.   NATHANIEL23 NORWOOD.

              ii.   JOSEPH NORWOOD.

             iii.   JOHN NORWOOD.

 

 

Generation No. 23

 

34.  JOHN23 NORWOOD (THEOPHILUS22, THEOPHILUS21, EDWARD20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1750 in Society Hill (Darlington Co), SC, and died June 20, 1826 in Darlington Co, SC.  He married MARY DUBOSE WARREN, daughter of JOHN WARREN and MARTHA DUBOSE.  She was born 1755 in Darlington Co, SC, and died August 03, 1831 in Darlington Co, SC.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.  See John Warren husband of Martha Dubose.

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Date: 7 Jan 2002 23:10:45 -0700

From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

Subject: [WARREN] John WARREN

 

http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/WZVBAIB/2960

Message Board Post:

 

Looking for information on my WARREN family.  This is all I have. (1) John NORWOOD b.1749/50 Society Hill, Darlington, Sc d. June 20, 1826 Darlington Co, Sc m. Mary Martha (DUBOSE) WARREN (DUBOSE is Mary's mother's maiden name) b. 1755 Darlington Co, Sc d. August 3, 1831 Darlington Co., Sc Mary WARREN is the daughter of Martha DUBOSE OR DEBOSE and John WARREN.  Her brothers were  - Issac and John WARREN.

[email protected]

 

Notes for MARY DUBOSE WARREN:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.  See John Warren husband of Martha Dubose.

     

Child of JOHN NORWOOD and MARY WARREN is:

37.         i.   JOHN24 NORWOOD, b. 1784, Darlington Co, SC; d. MS.

 

 

35.  WILLIAM M23 NORWOOD, SR (GEORGE22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1771 in SC, and died Aft. 1850 in Lawrence Co, AL (Old Town Creek Cemetery).  He married SUSANNA SMITH 1794 in York Co, SC, daughter of JOSIAH SMITH and ELIZABETH COLLIER.  She was born Abt. 1772 in Henry Co, VA, and died Bef. August 1876 in Lawrence Co, AL (Bankhead Cemetery).

 

Notes for WILLIAM M NORWOOD, SR:

See http://home.stlnet.com/~motesd/index.htm#toc

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See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4.html

William Norwood was b ca 1771 in SC; he died after the 1850 Census was taken in Lawrence Co AL, for on that census, William is listed in the household of his son, Jonathan Oglesby Norwood.  About 1792 in York Co SC, William Norwood married Susannah Smith, daughter of Josiah Smith. William Norwood purchased 230 acres of land in Union Co SC from Gracey Bailey, and it was from Union Co SC that this William Norwood moved his family to Lincoln Co TN, then to Giles Co TN and finally to Lawrence Co AL.  It has been said William Norwood is buried in Old Town Creek Cemetery, in Lawrence Co AL and that his wife, Susannah Smith Norwood, is buried in Bankhead Cemetery in AL (no markers).

The 1800 US Census, York Co SC, shows (p962, 627):

William Norwood, 2 males -10 (Charles and Jonathan); 2 females -10 (Elizabeth and Judah); 1 male 26-45 (William would have been ca 29 yrs old); and 1 female 26-45 (Susannah would have been ca 28 yrs old)

 

In 1820, William Norwood was in Giles Co TN, evidenced by the following transactions:

Book D, p 228: 8 Aug 1820 William Norwood sold property on Robertson's Fork of Richland Creek to Hensley Carpenter

Book D, p 386: Property in that same vicinity was conveyed by William Norwood to Andrew Yokely on the same date.  On 23 Aug 1820, William Norwood sold furniture, cattle and hogs to John Wright.

 

Further evidence that our William Norwood resided in Giles Co TN is provided by the 1820 Giles Co TN Census, p 17.  The 1830 Lawrence Co AL Census p 275, shows this William Norwood had moved his residence to that county.

 

Children of William and Susannah (Smith) Norwood

1.  Elizabeth Ann Norwood, b ca 1793 SC, d aft 1860 married 1)Samuel Thompson; married 2)Marshall   Co TN 25 Jan 1855 Peter Luna, b ca 1787, d Dec 1861

2.Charles N. Norwood, b 16 Oct 1795 SC, d 19 Mar 1837 TN married 12 Sep 1816 Elizabeth Hannah Moores, b 8 Aug 1798, d 7 Jan 1841

3.  Peninah Norwood, b ca 1797, SC d 11 Nov AL married 7 May 1818 Joseph Sandlin

4.  Jonathan Oglesby Norwood, b 24 Mar 1799 SC, d 25 Oct 1887 married 1) Lawr Co AL 27 Sep 1826 Priscilla Atkinson; married 2) Lawr Co AL 24 Aug 1875 Mrs. Sarah Landers Elkins

5.   Josiah Norwood, b 1802 SC, d 1870 Lincoln Co TN, married 1) Rachel Lampkins, b 1803, d 1834; married 2) Mary Henriette Polston, b ca 1812 TN

6.   William Norwood, b 4 Jul 1804 Union District SC, d 18 Oct 1891 Giles Co Tn married Lawr Co AL 2 Oct 1825 Lucinda Larwood

7.   Susannah Norwood, b 29 Nov 1805 SC married William Joseph Clark, b 10 Oct 1809

8.   Nancy Norwood, b 12 Aug 1807 SC married Lawr Co AL 21 Dec 1824 George M.C. Weems, b 9 Jan 1802, d 26 Sep 1880

9.   Judah (Julia?) Norwood, b ca 1809 SC d ca 1827 ("died single at age 18")

10.  Mary "Polly" Norwood, b ca 1810 SC d 1864 AL married 1 Sep 1829 Roland Hampton, b ca 1807 SC, d aft 1880C

11.  George Norwood, b ca 1811 TN married 31 Aug 1829 Priscilla McDaniel

12.  Sarah "Sallie" Norwood, b ca 1814 TN married Lawrence Co AL 7 Apr1833 William Blizzard, b ca 1811 TN

13.  Matilda "Mattie" Norwood, b ca 1817 AL married Lawrence Co AL 26 Dec 1833 William Harris Elkins, b ca 1812 GA

14.  Son, died in infancy

 

More About WILLIAM NORWOOD and SUSANNA SMITH:

Marriage: 1794, York Co, SC

     

Children of WILLIAM NORWOOD and SUSANNA SMITH are:

38.         i.   ELIZABETH SUSAN (ANN)24 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1792.

39.         ii.   CHARLES NATHANIEL NORWOOD, b. October 16, 1795, SC; d. March 19, 1837, Giles Co (or Lincoln Co), TN.

40.        iii.   PENINAH NORWOOD, b. 1797, SC; d. November 11, 1882, Town Creek, AL (bur in Mt Hope cem - old Town Creek).

41.        iv.   JONATHON OGLESBY NORWOOD, b. March 24, 1799, SC; d. October 25, 1887, Lawrenceence Co, AL - 3 miles S of  Landersville at home.

42.        v.   JOSIAH NORWOOD, b. Bet. 1802 - 1803, SC; d. 1870, AR.

43.        vi.   WILLIAM M NORWOOD, JR, b. July 01, 1804, Union District, SC; d. October 18, 1891, Giles Co, TN.

44.       vii.   SUSANNA NORWOOD, b. November 29, 1805, SC; d. Unknown, Chickasaw Co, MS (bur Schooner Valley, MS).

           viii.   NANCY NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1808, SC; d. Unknown; m. GEORGE MCCOMB WEEMS, December 21, 1824, Lawrence Co, AL; b. Abt. 1804, SC; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for NANCY NORWOOD:

"James E. Clark" wrote:

Thursday, January 21, 1999 11:11 PM

Thru : [email protected]

 

<<Hello everyone,

 

Looking for info on JOSEPH CLARK b/10 Oct 1809 SC d/Chickasaw Co, Miss m/SUSANNAH NORWOOD b/29 Nov 1805 SC  d/ Chickasaw Co, Miss (daughter of WILLIAM  M NORWOOD, SR and SUSANNA SMITH)

 

CHILDREN::::::

Mary Susannah b/29 Dec 1830 m/8 July 1846 to JOHN KNOX PICKENS, d/Jan 1860 Lawrence Co, Ala

WILLIAM THOMAS b/17 May 1832 m/6 Feb 1856 to AMANDA E DANIEL

MARTHA MATILDA b/5 April 1834 m/ISAAC JACKSON FREE

JOSIAH S b/6 Feb 1835 m/FRONEY FOSHEE and LOUISE CAROLINE GRIFFIN

JONOTHAN ORGLETHORPE b/4 Dec 1837 m/CYNTHIA ELIZABETH ANN STEPHEN

ARTEMISSA b/27 Oct 1839 m/DAVID R EVANS and JAMES P COLEMAN

GEORGE b/21 Feb 1842 died young

NANCY ANN b/abt 1844 m/SJAMES L WAGGONER and WILLIAM W KIRKPATRICK

JOSEPH PICHOLES b/30 Sept 1846 died young

 

All born in Lawrence Co, Ala---------------it is though this family was kin to the Morgan Co, Ala. Need info on any of this family

-------------James E Clark----------->>

 

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Steven Weems < [email protected] > wrote:

Friday, January 22, 1999 7:39 AM

<<James,

 

Don't know of your CLARKs,  but I've NORWOODs that may fit in from Abbeville, SC to Lawrence Co. George McComb WEEMS (abt 1804 SC) m Nancy NORWOOD 1824 Lawrence Co and had bunched of WEEMS munchkins.

 

There were several other WEEMS / NORWOOD marriages in Lawrence Co.

 

John NORWOOD m Elizabeth Ann CHILES (1815-1865) and had at least a Joseph and Franklin. Elizabeth later married Andrew Jackson WEEMS (1807 SC) in 1845. John had a brother, Nathaniel.

 

Finally, William N. NORWOOD m Caroline WEEMS 1845 Greene Co, AL. They had one child that I know of, Caroline M. NORWOOD, 1846.

Steven

>>

From: James E. Clark <  [email protected]  >

Saturday, February 06, 1999 8:50 PM

Thru : [email protected]

 

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Hello Steve

Thanks for the information. I knew there were several Norwoods in Ala. William N Norwood is a brother to my Susannah Norwood Clark I think without looking at my records ---------james---->>

 

More About GEORGE WEEMS and NANCY NORWOOD:

Marriage: December 21, 1824, Lawrence Co, AL

 

             ix.   JULIA NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1809; d. Abt. 1827.

 

Notes for JULIA NORWOOD:

see http://home.stlnet.com/~motesd

 

             x.   MARY NORWOOD, b. 1810, SC; d. 1864, Lawrence Co, AL (bur Brush Arbor Cem); m. ROLAND HAMPTON, September 01, 1829, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Unknown.

 

More About ROLAND HAMPTON and MARY NORWOOD:

Marriage: September 01, 1829, Lawrence Co, AL

 

             xi.   GEORGE NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1811, Lincoln Co, TN; d. Bef. 1880; m. PRISCILLA MCDANIEL, August 31, 1829, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Unknown.

 

More About GEORGE NORWOOD and PRISCILLA MCDANIEL:

Marriage: August 31, 1829, Lawrence Co, AL

 

            xii.   SARAH NORWOOD, b. April 16, 1812, TN; d. July 23, 1902, Thorn, MS (bur Georges Chapel Cem); m. WILLIAM STAFFORD BLIZZARD, April 07, 1833, Moulton, (Lawrence Co), AL; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for WILLIAM STAFFORD BLIZZARD:

Or Blisard.

 

More About WILLIAM BLIZZARD and SARAH NORWOOD:

Marriage: April 07, 1833, Moulton, (Lawrence Co), AL

 

           xiii.   MATILDA NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1817, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM H ELKINS, December 26, 1833, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Unknown.

 

More About WILLIAM ELKINS and MATILDA NORWOOD:

Marriage: December 26, 1833, Lawrence Co, AL

 

 

36.  NATHANIEL23 NORWOOD (WILLIAM22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN)  He married NANCY ANN GILLIAM, daughter of BURWELL GILLIAM.  She died 1799.

 

Notes for NATHANIEL NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood2-1A.html

Nathaniel Norwood b ca 1750 NC, d Aug 1794 Northampton Co NC, son of William Norwood, married Nancy "Ann" Gilliam, d 1799, daughter of Burwell Gilliam (will 1799).  Nathaniel was murdered by three of his slaves (Northampton County NC Court Minutes 1792-1796)

 

Children of Nathaniel Norwood and Ann Gilliam

I.    Mary Norwood, b ca 1773, married John Ingram (d by 7 Sep 1802)

 

II.   Joseph Norwood

 

III.  Laban Norwood, b bef 1780, d 1836, married Frances Glover, widow of his cousin, Benjamin Glover

 

IV. William Norwood, of age in 1801

 

V.  Tabitha Norwood married James Alley; sold land inherited from her father, to her brother, John, 1816, Northampton Co NC

 

VI. Nathaniel Norwood

 

VII. John Norwood, living in Iredell Co NC 1838

 

VIII. Winnefred Norwood, d.s.sp. 1837; James Vincent, Adm. of  her estate

 

IX.   Burwell Norwood, b 1787 NC d Feb 1837 AL married 10 Nov 1810 Elizabeth Glover, daughter of Benjamin Glover and Frances (?)

 

X.   Martha "Patsy" Norwood

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/ncnccourt.html

From Northampton County NC - September 1794 Session pp 126-128

Present:  Allen Jones

              Josias Crump                         Esquires, Judges

              John Peterson

              Benjamin Edwards

The following negro slaves, vis Lewis, Joie and Davey were brought to the Bar, and charged with the murder of Nathaniel Norwood --- whereupon a jury were empanelled and sworn vis Benjamin DeBerry, Benjamin Howell, William Jones, Thomas Futral, William Bridgers, John Brewer, Joseph Boon, John Futral, Richard Summer, Joseph Varsis, Hailey Broan, Henry Cotton - who say the negroes are guilty of the murder for which they stand charged.  The sentence of the court is that Davey and Joie be hanged by the neck, at 4 o'clock this evening near the Courthouse, and when dead, their heads be severed from their bodies and their heads stuck up at the cross roads near the Courthouse -- and that Lewis be hanged until nearly dead at 4 o'clock tomorrow at the old field of the deceased and his head cut off and stuck upon a pole at same crossroads------.

Ordered that the sheriff see that the said sentence is put into execution.

 

Ordered that the Estate of Nathaniel Norwood, deceased, pay to the Coroner and to the Guard, also to sundry other persons for expenses attending the negroes Trial and Execution for the murder of Nathaniel Norwood, agreeable to account filed in the Office.

 

p. 134  Joseph Norwood, Laban Norwood and William Norwood, orphans of Nathaniel Norwood, came into court and chose John Ingram their Guardian, in Bond of 100 pounds each with William Jones and Annie Norwood, Securities.  Ordered that Annie Norwood be appointed Guardian of Tabitha, Nathaniel, John, Winnefred, Burwell and Martha Norwood, orphans of Nathaniel Norwood, deceased who entered into Bond of 1000 pounds each for John Ingram and Wm. Jones.

 

On petition of John Ingram and Mary his wife, it is ordered that Allen Jones, John Rives, Frances Dancy, Benjamin Williamson, and Eaton Haynes, divide the real estate of William Norwood, deceased, among the heirs of Nathaniel Norwood, deceased agreeable to the will of the testator, and make a report to the next Court and -- that the persons appointed Guardians to the orphans of Nathaniel Norwood, deceased, be especially appointed to act in each suit in behalf of said orphans.

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On Sep 14, 1959, Sue Norwood Pickens, of Jefferson City, TN sent a history of the Norwood Family to Ethel Warren Allen Blankenship.

"The first Norwoods of our family came to America early in the seventeen century.  There were three brothers, a silversmith, a carpenter and a blacksmith.  They were in Massachusetts for a while, then part of them went to Virginia and part to North Carolina.  The parents of Burwell Norwood (our for father) lived in Culpeper County, Virginia.  They may have been in N. C. or S. C. for a while but they are said to have been moved from Culpeper to Alabama.  The census shows that all the children were born in Virginia.  Some of Burwell's brothers went to Mississippi and some to Tennessee.  Part of the family was in Alabama when the Indians were moved west in 1829."

     

Children of NATHANIEL NORWOOD and NANCY GILLIAM are:

              i.   MARY24 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1773; m. JOHN INGRAM; d. Bef. September 07, 1802.

              ii.   JOSEPH NORWOOD.

             iii.   LABAN NORWOOD, b. Bef. 1780; d. 1836; m. FRANCES.

 

Notes for LABAN NORWOOD:

Married the widow of his cousin, Benjamin Glover.

 

             iv.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1780.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

of age in 1801

 

             v.   TABITHA NORWOOD, m. JAMES ALLEY.

 

Notes for JAMES ALLEY:

Sold land inherited from her father, to her brother, John Norwood, 1816, Northampton Co, NC.

 

             vi.   NATHANIEL NORWOOD.

            vii.   JOHN NORWOOD.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD:

Living in Iredell Co, NC in 1838

 

           viii.   WINNEFRED NORWOOD, d. Abt. 1837.

 

Notes for WINNEFRED NORWOOD:

James Vincent was Administrator of her estate.

 

45.        ix.   BURWELL NORWOOD, b. 1789, NC; d. 1837, AL.

             x.   MARTHA PATSY NORWOOD.

 

 

Generation No. 24

 

37.  JOHN24 NORWOOD (JOHN23, THEOPHILUS22, THEOPHILUS21, EDWARD20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born 1784 in Darlington Co, SC, and died in MS.  He married CATHERINE POWELL.  She was born Abt. 1790.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.  See John Warren husband of Martha Dubose.

 

Notes for CATHERINE POWELL:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.  See John Warren husband of Martha Dubose.

     

Children of JOHN NORWOOD and CATHERINE POWELL are:

              i.   JOHN25 NORWOOD, b. 1800, SC; d. 1862; m. MARY A DAMPIER; b. 1810; d. AL.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.  See John Warren husband of Martha Dubose.

 

Notes for MARY A DAMPIER:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.  See John Warren husband of Martha Dubose.

 

              ii.   ELIAS WARREN NORWOOD, b. November 07, 1822, MS; d. Plant City, FL.

 

Notes for ELIAS WARREN NORWOOD:

Info from [email protected] in letter to [email protected] list. dated Fri, Dec 28, 2001.  See John Warren husband of Martha Dubose.

 

 

38.  ELIZABETH SUSAN (ANN)24 NORWOOD (WILLIAM M23, GEORGE22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Abt. 1792.  She married (1) SAMUEL THOMPSON Bef. 1813.    She married (2) PETER LOONEY January 25, 1855 in Marshall Co, TN.  He was born Abt. 1787, and died December 1861.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH SUSAN (ANN) NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-1.html

Elizabeth Ann Norwood, b ca 1794 SC d aft 1860, daughter of William and Susannah Norwood, married 1) Samuel Thompson;  Elizabeth married 2) Marshall Co TN 25 Jan 1855 Peter Luna, b ca 1787 d Dec 1861.

 

Information re: the issue of Elizabeth Ann Norwood and Samuel Thompson was taken from a letter (See Below) written 3 Jan 1881 to "W. and L. Norwood" (William and Lucinda) by "your nephew and niece, David and Frances (M.G.) Thompson".  The letter was left in the Bible of Nancy Ann (Norwood) Tipper; the Bible is now in the possession of a descendant of Nancy Ann.  Undoubtedly, there were other children not listed here: 

 

1.  Charles Nathaniel Thompson, b 1813 d 26 Feb 1880 Lincoln Co TN married

     Marshall Co TN 18 Oct 1838 Mary Ann Davis, b 1818 d 1891

 

2.  David Thompson, b Jan 1817 married Frances (M.G.)

     Their daughter, Peninah Norwood, b ca 1840

married Reuben (middle initial K or M Duson/Dawson; lived in Weakley Co TN;

     had 14 children, including twins; by 1881, 5 of the children were deceased.

 

3. Jonathan Oglesby Thompson, married 1839 Loucinda Hall

 

4. Penninah Thompson, b 1821 married 1841 Wiley Caskey 

 

5.  James Wesley Thompson, b 1822 AL married Marshall Co TN 13 May 1845 Perminty Jane Elzey

     b ca 1826, granddaughter of William Elzey (served in the Revolutionary War).  In 1850, this

     James Thompson Family was living in Lincoln Co TN; in 1860 and 1870 - Tippah Co MS;

     and in 1880, they were enumerated in Weakley Co TN Census

     A.   William S. Thompson, b 1846

     B.    Samuel Thompson, b 1848

     C.    Josiah Thompson, b 1853

     D.    James D. Thompson, b 1856

     E.    Elizabeth D. Thompson, b 1859

     F.    Charles Thompson, b 1865

     G.    Lafayette Thompson, b 1869

 

6.  Josiah Smith Thompson, b ca 1825 AL d 14 Dec 1914 Grove OK; buried near Fayetteville AR AR

     married 1) Lincoln Co TN 10 Apr 1852 Dulcina Stephenson

     married 2) Washington Co AR 2 Feb 1876 Louisa Shelton

     married 3)  Washington Co AR 1886 Mrs. Caroline Williams

     A.     James Thompson, b 1852 TN, married Jane_____

     B.     Samuel Thompson, b 1854 TN

     C.     David Thompson, b 1856 AR married Jane _____

     D.     Charles N. Thompson, b 1860 AR

     E.      Martha Thompson, b 1877 AR

In 1850C, Lincoln Co TN,  Elizabeth Thompson, age 52, is listed in Josiah's household

 

Elizabeth (Betsey) and her second husband, Peter Luna, moved to Lawrence Co AL after selling his land to his 4th son, Madison Rollings Luna and his wife, Frances Stephens

 

1860C Lawrence Co TN

Peter Luna                age 73

Elizabeth A.                     62

Peter Luna, Jr.                 32 (youngest son)

Margaret (nee Neil)          23

Robert                                8

Elizabeth                             6

Willie                                  4

Mary                                  2

Amantha                             1

 

Credit for the family of Elizabeth Ann Norwood and Samuel Thompson goes to Les Campbell, who just recently found out that he is a descendant of this couple - and who has done an amazing amount of research in a very short time. Now he is the resident authority on this Thompson branch of the Norwood tree.

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/Thompsonltr.html

(Letter)

To W. and L. Norwood                                          (from) Falkner St.     Jan 3 1881

 

Dear Uncle and Aunt:

I seat myself this morning to answer your much welcome letter.  We felt it was a great privilege to get a letter from you.  Glad to hear you are all well but sorry to hear of brother Charles death.  It makes us feel so sad but we do hope he rests from his labors and he may rise in the likeness of Christ.  This does not leave us very well.  I have been in mighty bad health all fall and winter.  Been down and not able to do anything for four or five weeks.  But am much better at present.  I am not able to write but I was so eager to answer your letter I thought I would try as David has got so he can't write a letter I have obliged to do the writing.  David is not well.  He is troubled with pains in his shoulders and breast.  I think he has exposed himself too much in the cold.  Uncle Billy you wanted to know how we were getting along in spiritual things.  We are still clinging to that blessed hope.  I feel the Lord is my Shepherd and when I leave this world my troubles will be over.  David is a deacon in the church and has been for many years.  As to temporal matters we are doing very well.  We have a good piece of land and plenty to eat and wear. we have enough hogs to do us, cows and one good nag and a wagon.  David made two bales of cotton this year and that brought him over a hundred dollars.  He is almost out of debt.  Our doctor bills hurt us mighty bad and David isn't able to work like he did.  He is sixty-four years old in this month.  I was sixty-one the second day of November.  David's head is as white as cotton.  I am not very gray.  We don't know anything about Wiley Caskey.  James Thompson lives in Tennessee, Weakley County.  His children are all married but three.  Will and Sy are in Texas doing well.  Jim and Jain get along mighty bad.  We hear Jim is partially deranged.  They have seven children, had a nice family of children.  Josiah Thompson still lives in Arkansas the last we heard.  We got a letter from him about three years ago.  His first wife died and he was married again to a nice lady about forty years old.  He has four children, two oldest married and gone to Texas.  Our Peninah married a man the name of Duson that lives in Weakley County, Tennessee, near the Kentucky line.  They are almost rich.  He owns one of the best farms in Weakley on Rhine River.  They have everything that is needed.  Fine houses and them all painted, fine orchards, plenty of stock makes plenty and plenty to sell.  He is a real money making man.  Peninah has had fourteen children, five dead.  She had twins once.  She is forty one years old.  They have two children married.  We have five great grandchildren.  So you see, Uncle Billy, we have done some towards replenishing the earth.   Jay had eight children.  He lives in Masori (Missouri)  We heard Ann has been dead three years in February.  So I will close.  Write soon.  Your nephew and niece,

                            David and Frances (M.G.)Thompson

(note:  this letter found in a Bible owned by a descendant of Nancy Ann (Norwood) Tipper, and as far as I know contains the only reference to any of Elizabeth Norwood and Samuel Thompson's family)

 

 

More About SAMUEL THOMPSON and ELIZABETH NORWOOD:

Marriage: Bef. 1813

 

Notes for PETER LOONEY:

See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-1.html

"Elizabeth married 2) Marshall Co TN 25 Jan 1855 Peter Luna, b ca 1787 d Dec 1861. "

 

More About PETER LOONEY and ELIZABETH NORWOOD:

Marriage: January 25, 1855, Marshall Co, TN

     

Children of ELIZABETH NORWOOD and SAMUEL THOMPSON are:

              i.   ROXIE ELLEN25 THOMPSON, m. PARKER.

              ii.   CHARLES NATHANIEL THOMPSON, b. January 17, 1813; d. February 26, 1880, Lincoln Co, TN; m. MARY ANN DAVIS, October 18, 1838, Marshall Co, TN; b. September 21, 1818; d. August 18, 1891.

 

Notes for CHARLES NATHANIEL THOMPSON:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-1a.html

Charles Nathaniel Thompson, b 17 Jan 1813 d 26 Feb 1880 Lincoln Co TN, son of Elizabeth Ann Norwood and Samuel Thompson, married Marshall Co TN 18 Oct 1838 Mary Ann Davis, b 21 Sep 1818 d 18 Aug 1891

Charles and Mary Ann Davis Thompson are buried at Prosperity Church Cemetery, Lincoln Co TN

     Lincoln Co TN Will Book 4, p. 191 Will of Charles N. Thompson:

     Signed 26 Feb 1880; proven 5 Apr 1880

     Witnesses: W. A. Rhodes and A. McDonald

     Executor:  Pinkney L. Twitty

     Mentions children, but not by name

     Wife: Mary Ann Thompson

     Grandson: Robert Lee Thompson

     Deceased daughter, Adie McDonald and two children, not named

 

Children

 

A.    William Warren Thompson, b Mar 1842 d Jul 1930 Wagoner OK, married 1868 Josephine Scott

B.    John W. Thompson, b 1844 d 1910 Paris TX, married Mary A. McDonald

C.    Elizabeth Damaris Thompson, b 1846 d before 1896 Lincoln Co TN married _____ Holman

D.    Charles N. Thompson, b 1847 d 1905 Atlas TX

E.    Mary Adeline "Addie" Thompson, b 1852, d before 1880 married W. A. McDonald

F.    Martha F. "Mattie" Thompson, b 15 Jan 1853, d 25 Dec 1910 Blanche TX married Pinkney L. Twitty

G.    Susan C. Thompson, b 1855

H.    Joel H. "Jack" Thompson, b 26 May 1859 d 22 Dec 1927 Blanche TN married Sallie Pepper

 

Credit for the family of Elizabeth Ann Norwood and Samuel Thompson goes to Les Campbell, who just recently found out that he is a descendant of this couple - and who has done an amazing amount of research in a very short time. Now he is the resident authority on this Thompson branch of the Norwood tree.

 

More About CHARLES THOMPSON and MARY DAVIS:

Marriage: October 18, 1838, Marshall Co, TN

 

 

39.  CHARLES NATHANIEL24 NORWOOD (WILLIAM M23, GEORGE22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born October 16, 1795 in SC, and died March 19, 1837 in Giles Co (or Lincoln Co), TN.  He married ELIZABETH HANNAH MOORES September 12, 1816, daughter of JOSEPH MOORES.  She was born August 08, 1798, and died January 07, 1841 in Lincoln Co, TN.

 

Notes for CHARLES NATHANIEL NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-2.html

 

More About CHARLES NORWOOD and ELIZABETH MOORES:

Marriage: September 12, 1816

     

Children of CHARLES NORWOOD and ELIZABETH MOORES are:

              i.   ELIZABETH ANN25 NORWOOD, b. August 17, 1817, Lincoln Co, TN; d. January 10, 1891, TN; m. (1) WILLIAM W CLIFT, November 28, 1833; d. 1840; m. (2) PARK GIBSON, 1848.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH ANN NORWOOD:

See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-2.html

"The names of Elizabeth and William W. Clift's children were learned from the will of William Clift's father, Henry Clift.  Henry Clift specifically excludes from inheritance the children of his deceased son, William, namely: Henry , Charles and Sarah.  Since Elizabeth had married again, family speculation is that Henry did not wish "the Gibson man" to benefit from any portion of his estate ."

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See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-2b.html

1.  Henry Harrison Clift. b 11 Apr 1837 TN

 

2.  Charles Clift, b 1835 TN

 

3.  Sarah Clift, b 1833 d 1904, buried McCain's Cem., Pulaski Pike, south of Columbus TN;

     married 1864 William Jasper Neely, b 1846 d 1917

 

     A. Charlie Neely b 1855 d 1902 married Mattie North

           a. Helen Neely

           b. Mable Neely

 

      B.  Thomas Neely, b 1868 d 1915 married 1) S. A. Copeland; married 2) Minnie Brown

           a. Earl Neely

           b. Claude Lee Neely

 

      C.  Mollie Neely, b 1870 d 1918 married Ira Borth

           a. Carmie Borth

           b. Mazie Borth

 

      D.  Willie Neely b 1872/3 d 1938 married Zora Hardy

           a. Charles Neely

           b. Vernon Neely

           c.  Clifford Neely

           d. Sarah Elizabeth Neely

 

     E.  Elizabeth Ella Neely, b 1875 d 1960 married Edward Harrison Haywood, b 1872 d 1944

          a. Vivian Leigh Haywood, b 1896 d 1983

          b. Leslie Vernon Haywood, d aged 2 yrs

          c. Sarah Sue Haywood, b 1903

          d. William Thomas Haywood, b 1906 d 1980 married Frances Virginia Stone, b 1910

 

     F.  Mildred Lillian Neely, b ca 1877 married Marcus Wasson

 

 

More About ELIZABETH ANN NORWOOD:

Died 2: 1888, TN

 

More About WILLIAM CLIFT and ELIZABETH NORWOOD:

Marriage: November 28, 1833

 

More About PARK GIBSON and ELIZABETH NORWOOD:

Marriage: 1848

 

              ii.   JOSIAH MOORES NORWOOD, b. January 03, 1820, Lincoln Co, TN; d. Unknown; m. SARAH AULD RAMSEY, March 07, 1839, Lincoln Co, TN; b. June 12, 1820, NC or SC; d. Unknown.

 

Marriage Notes for JOSIAH NORWOOD and SARAH RAMSEY:

See "Early Middle TN Marriages - Vol 1 Grooms" 1988, by Byron & Barbara Sistler, pg 404.

 

More About JOSIAH NORWOOD and SARAH RAMSEY:

Marriage: March 07, 1839, Lincoln Co, TN

 

             iii.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. July 09, 1822, Lincoln Co, TN; d. Unknown.

             iv.   JOHN ALEXANDER NORWOOD, b. November 29, 1825, Lincoln Co, TN; d. 1859, AR; m. (1) ELIZABETH INMAN, January 02, 1851, Lincoln Co, TN; b. Abt. 1834; d. 1853; m. (2) SARAH GIBSON, August 21, 1856; m. (3) MARGARET ANN CABE SMITHWICK, February 27, 1859, Washington, AR.

 

Marriage Notes for JOHN NORWOOD and ELIZABETH INMAN:

See "Early Middle TN Marriages - Vol 1 Grooms" 1988, by Byron & Barbara Sistler, pg 404.

 

More About JOHN NORWOOD and ELIZABETH INMAN:

Marriage: January 02, 1851, Lincoln Co, TN

 

Marriage Notes for JOHN NORWOOD and SARAH GIBSON:

Divorced

 

More About JOHN NORWOOD and SARAH GIBSON:

Marriage: August 21, 1856

 

More About JOHN NORWOOD and MARGARET SMITHWICK:

Marriage: February 27, 1859, Washington, AR

 

             v.   MARGARET S NORWOOD, b. January 05, 1825, Lincoln Co, TN; d. Unknown; m. GEORGE W DAVIDSON, October 06, 1844.

 

More About GEORGE DAVIDSON and MARGARET NORWOOD:

Marriage: October 06, 1844

 

             vi.   WESLEY H NORWOOD, b. November 22, 1832, Lincoln Co, TN; d. December 10, 1838.

            vii.   MANDA M NORWOOD, b. November 06, 1833, Lincoln Co, TN; d. Unknown.

           viii.   JAMES ELLIOT NORWOOD, b. January 30, 1837, Lincoln Co, TN; d. Unknown.

 

 

40.  PENINAH24 NORWOOD (WILLIAM M23, GEORGE22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born 1797 in SC, and died November 11, 1882 in Town Creek, AL (bur in Mt Hope cem - old Town Creek).  She married JOSEPH SANDLIN May 07, 1818 in Lawrence Co, AL.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for PENINAH NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3.html

Peninah Norwood, b ca 1797 SC, d 11 Nov 1881 Lawrence Co AL, daughter of William and Susannah, married 7 May 1818 Joseph Sandlin, b 4 Mar 1798 SC d Nov 1862; both are bur Old Town Creek Baptist Ch Cem, Lawrence Co AL.  Peninah and Joseph Sandlin lived in Morgan Co AL until ca 1854 when they moved to Lawrence Co AL; Joseph was a Justice of the Peace for 19 years, members of the Old

Town Creek Baptist Church.

 

Children of Peninah Norwood and Joseph Sandlin

1.  Son, d young

 

2.  Jonathan Sandlin, b 5 Apr 1819 AL d 3 Jul 1905 Lawrence Co AL married 10 Nov 1842 Eunice Missini West, b 2 Sep 1825 Habersham GA d 25 Nov 1908 Lawrence Co AL; both bur Old Town Creek Ch Cem.  Eunice was daughter of Jeptha West (1803-1896) and Elizabeth Ferguson (1799-1858).

 

3.  John Wesley Sandlin, b 10 Mar 1823 Morgan Co AL d 25 May 1886 Lawrence o AL married 16 Jul 1846 Martha Jane Davis, b 9 Apr 1824 d 1893, daughter of William Davis (1795-1851) and Armanella Moore (1799-1885)

 

4.  Daughter, d young

 

5.  Josiah S. Sandlin b 29 Mar 1825 d 7 Jan 1887 married 15 Mar 1849 Alpha E. Srygley, b 29 Mar 1830 AL, d 1909, daughter of George Washington Srygley and Ann Wallace

 

6.  Joseph Nicholas "Nick" Sandlin, b 14 Mar 1828 d 28 Sep 1874 married 8 Nov 1863 Mary Jane Nicholson, b 26 May 1829, d 1 Apr 1900.  Nick was in Co A, 4th Al Cav in the Civil War, under Capt. Phillip Threlkeld

 

7.  Charles Nathaniel "Tom" Sandlin, b 16 Apr 1830 d 22 Jan 1924 married Mary Angie Landers, b 15 Mar 1841 d 15 Nov 1903.  Tom was in Co A, 4th AL Cav in Civil War.  1900C P267 shows Mary had no children; 1910C p82 Tom is widower, age 80.

 

8.  James B. Sandlin, b 1833 married 12 Sep 1853 Lucinda Sutton

 

9.  Martha Elizabeth Sandlin, b 1836 d 1914 married 21 Dec 1855 Jonathan W. Armstrong, d 1899; Jonathan was in Co A, 4th Cav in Civil War.

 

10. Mary Ann Sandlin, b 1838 married 11 Nov 1865 Houston Warren Roberts, b 2 Nov 1839 son of Matthew Roberts and Susan Wells.  Houston Roberts signed up for service in the Confederacy 19 Aug 1861, Co E, 16th AL Inf Reg.  Mary Ann and Houston moved to TX and are buried there.

 

More About JOSEPH SANDLIN and PENINAH NORWOOD:

Marriage: May 07, 1818, Lawrence Co, AL

     

Children of PENINAH NORWOOD and JOSEPH SANDLIN are:

              i.   JONATHAN25 SANDLIN, b. 1819, AL; d. 1905, AL (Old Town Creek Church Cem, Lawrence Co AL); m. EUNICE MISSINI WEST; b. September 02, 1825, Habersham GA; d. AL (Old Town Creek Church Cem, Lawrence Co AL).

 

Notes for JONATHAN SANDLIN:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3b.html

Jonathan Sandlin, b 5 Apr 1819 AL d 3 Jul 1905 AL, son of Peninah Norwood and Joseph Sandlin, married 10 Nov 1842 Eunice Missini West, b 2 Sep 1825 Habersham GA, d 25 Nov 1908 AL; both are buried Old Town Creek Church Cem, Lawrence Co AL.  Eunice was the daughter of Jeptha West (b 25 Jul 1803 d Apr 1896) and Elizabeth Ferguson (b 2 Nov 1799 d 8 Jan 1858); both are buried Freguson Cem., Lawrence Co AL.  Jeptha West was a grandson of James West, Rev. Soldier.  1850C F339; 1860C F108; 1900C P269 F231 shows Eunice had 13 children, 4 living in 1900.

 

Children of Jonathan and Eunice Sandlin

A   James Wesley Sandlin, b 8 Nov 1843 d 30 Nov 1864 married 2 May 1864 Mary Catherine

      Roberts, b 24 Mar 1842 d 26 Oct 1895, daughter of Matthew and Susan (Wells) Roberts.  James

      Wesley Sandlin was a Chaplain in Co C, 35th Reg AL; killed in action and buried Sec.74

      No.101,  McGavis Cem., Franklin TN

       a. John Wesley Sandlin (Reverend) married Alice Bragg

         (1). Julia Sandlin married Robert Lee Almon

 

B.  William Alphenus Sandlin, b 21 Jul 1845 married 21 Dec 1865 Georgia A. Masterson, daughter of John

      Patric Guthridge Masterson and Matilda Clementine Roberts (daughter of Matthew and Susan

     (Wells) Roberts).  William A. Sandlin served in the Civil War with Roddy's Bull Pups.

       a.  D. A. Sandlin, b ca 1867 AL

       b.  P. G. Sandlin, b ca 1869 AL

 

C.  Mary Elizabeth Caladonia Sandlin, b 27 Dec 1846 d 12 Aug 1872; married 27 Sep 1863 George

      W. Willis; he served in Civil War in Co A, 4th AL Cav

 

D.  Nancy Caroline Sandlin, b 30 Dec 1848 d 2 Aug 1945 married 18 Apr 1866 Francis Marion

      Carruth, b 22 Dec 1845 d 14 Aug 1912; both died in Haleyville, AL; he served with Roddy's

      Pups in the Civil War

      a.  William E. Carruth, b 12 Jun 1867 d 14 Nov 1871

      b.  Martha A. Carruth, b 14 Nov 1863 d 21 Jan 1873

      c.  Son, b ca 1870

      d.  Jackson C. Carruth, b 22 Sep 1875 married 4 Apr 1900 Alda Ola Etheridge, b 8 Sep 1880,

           d 10 Nov 1946

      e.  Annie Laura Carruth, d 25 Aug 1884

      f.  Minnie Carruth (infant) d 23 Aug 1884

 

E.  Martha Margeanna Sandlin, b 12 Sep 1850 married 16 Mar 1871 Matthew Andrew Masterson,

     b Jun 1847, son of John P.G. Masterson and Matilda C. Roberts.  1900C P271 shows they

     had been married for 30 yrs, had 12 children; 11 living

     a.  Antonia "Tonie" Masterson, b Mar 1871

     b.  Mollie E. Masterson, b ca 1873

     c.  John P. Masterson, b ca 1874

     d.  Persey E. Masterson, b Jul 1875

     e.  Maggie Masterson, b 16 Aug 1877 d 5 Jul 1899

     f.  Charlie Masterson, b Dec 1878

     g.  Mae Masterson, b May 1881

     h.  Willie Masterson, b Oct 1883

     i.  Bessie Masterson, b Mar 1887

     j.  Clemmie Masterson, b 28 Mar 1887 d 25 Oct 1906

     k.  Harvey Masterson, b Oct 1893

 

F. Joseph Jeptha Sandlin, b 8 Oct 1852 married 29 Oct 1873 Lola Adelia McClung

 

G.  Margaret Isabella Sandlin, b 24 Aug 1854 married 23 Nov 1879 Thomas Monroe Pickens

       a.  Thomas Carl Pickens married 17 May 1923 Susan Pippen Norwood, b 22 Mar 1898

             d 5 Jun 1962

 

H  Ann Elizabeth Sandlin, b 9 May 1856 nd James Monroe Craig, d 28 Nov 1890

       Ann Craig is living with her parents on 1900C P269; shows she had 2 children, 2 living

       a.  Lila Craig, b 1 Feb 1866

 

I.   Arrie Emma Sandlin, b 12 Mar 1858 married 24 Jan 1883 Orra Elkins

       a. Annie Lee Elkins, b 15 Jun 1889

        b. Era Elkins, b ca 1892

        c. William Elkins, b ca 1894 AL

        d. Hubert Elkins, b ca 1895

         e. Leon Elkins, b ca 1900

 

J.  Charlie Edgar Sandlin, b 5 Aug 1860 married 18 Nov Lucy Josephine Roberson

 

K.  John Sidney Sandlin, b 19 Sep 1862 d 4 Jan 1887

 

L . Ida Dapsolie Sandlin, b 25 Jan 1865 d 1 Nov 1888 married 20 Dec 1882 John Thomas McClung

      Children:  Three sons

 

M.  Ada Eunice Sandlin, b 7 Mar 1869 married John Lewis Heflin

       a.  Lillian Heflin, b 1 Apr 1888

 

The Moulton Advertiser, 10 Jan 1884:

Married at Curtis Hotel, Pulaski, Tenn., by J. L. Jones, Mr. John L. Heflin to Miss Ada Sandlin. The young couple eloped from near Landersville, which is another instance of love laughing at locksmiths and obstacles generally.  They were accompanied to Pulaski by Lewis T. Key and J. W. Sandlin."

 

 

 

              ii.   JOHN WESLEY SANDLIN, b. March 10, 1823, Morgan Co, AL; d. May 25, 1886, Lawrence Co, AL; m. MARTHA JANE DAVIS, July 16, 1846; b. April 09, 1824; d. 1893.

 

Notes for JOHN WESLEY SANDLIN:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3.html

John Wesley Sandlin, b 10 Mar 1823 Morgan Co AL d 25 May 1886 Lawrence o AL married 16 Jul 1846 Martha Jane Davis, b 9 Apr 1824 d 1893, daughter of William Davis (1795-1851) and Armanella Moore (1799-1885)

 

 

More About JOHN SANDLIN and MARTHA DAVIS:

Marriage: July 16, 1846

 

             iii.   JOSEPH NICHOLAS SANDLIN, b. March 14, 1828; d. September 28, 1874; m. MARY JANE NICHOLSON, November 08, 1863; b. May 26, 1829; d. April 01, 1900.

 

Notes for JOSEPH NICHOLAS SANDLIN:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3.html

Joseph Nicholas "Nick" Sandlin, b 14 Mar 1828 d 28 Sep 1874 married 8 Nov 1863 Mary Jane Nicholson, b 26 May 1829, d 1 Apr 1900.  Nick was in Co A, 4th Al Cav in the Civil War, under Capt. Phillip Threlkeld

 

More About JOSEPH SANDLIN and MARY NICHOLSON:

Marriage: November 08, 1863

 

             iv.   CHARLES NATHANIEL SANDLIN, b. 1830; m. MARY ANGIE LANDERS.

 

Notes for CHARLES NATHANIEL SANDLIN:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3.html

Charles Nathaniel "Tom" Sandlin, b 16 Apr 1830 d 22 Jan 1924 married Mary Angie Landers, b 15 Mar 1841 d 15 Nov 1903.  Tom was in Co A, 4th AL Cav in Civil War.  1900C P267 shows Mary had no children; 1910C p82 Tom is widower, age 80.

 

 

             v.   JAMES B SANDLIN, b. 1833; m. LUCINDA SUTTON.

 

Notes for JAMES B SANDLIN:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3.html

James B. Sandlin, b 1833 married 12 Sep 1853 Lucinda Sutton

 

             vi.   MARTHA ELIZABETH SANDLIN, b. 1836; d. 1899; m. JONATHAN W ARMSTRONG.

 

Notes for MARTHA ELIZABETH SANDLIN:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3.html

Martha Elizabeth Sandlin, b 1836 d 1914 married 21 Dec 1855 Jonathan W. Armstrong, d 1899; Jonathan was in Co A, 4th Cav in Civil War

 

Notes for JONATHAN W ARMSTRONG:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3.html

Jonathan W. Armstrong, d 1899;  Jonathan was in Co A, 4th Cav in Civil War.

 

 

            vii.   MARY ANN SANDLIN, b. 1838; d. November 11, 1865; m. HOUSTON WARREN ROBERTS; b. November 02, 1839.

 

Notes for MARY ANN SANDLIN:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3.html

Mary Ann Sandlin, b 1838 married 11 Nov 1865 Houston Warren Roberts, b 2 Nov 1839 son of Matthew Roberts and Susan Wells.  Houston Roberts signed up for service in the Confederacy 19 Aug 1861, Co E, 16th AL Inf Reg.  Mary Ann and Houston moved to TX and are buried there.

 

 

           viii.   JOSIAH S SANDLIN, b. 1825; d. 1881; m. ALPHA E SRYGLEY, March 15, 1849; b. August 29, 1829; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for JOSIAH S SANDLIN:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-3c.html

Josiah Sandlin, b 29 Mar 1825 d Jan 1887, son of Peninah Norwood and Joseph Sandlin, married 15 Mar 1849 Alpha E. Srygley, b 29 Mar 1830 AL d 1909; daughter of George Washington Srygley and Ann Wallace.

 

Children of Josiah S. Sandlin and Alpha E. Srygley

A.  Joseph Sandlin, b ca 1850

 

B.  William Sandlin, b ca 1851

 

C.  M. L. Sandlin (m), b ca 1853

 

D.  Ann Sandlin, b ca 1854 d 17 Aug 1893, married 1877 Fernando Wallace Srygley

 

E.  Permina Sandlin, b ca 1855

 

F.  Perena Sandlin, b ca 1857

 

G.  Albert Sandlin, b ca 1859

 

H.  Lillie Dale Sandlin, b 31 Mar 1861 d 6 May 1938 married Robert Walter Norwood, b 16 Oct 1859

      d 26 Jan 1903, son of Nathaniel S. Norwood and Martha C. Gallaway

       a.  Della Norwood, b 14 Apr 1863 d 15 Apr 1919 married Samuel F. Carson

 

I.  Lena Sandlin married _____Boyd

 

 

More About JOSIAH S SANDLIN:

Date born 2: 1826

 

More About ALPHA E SRYGLEY:

Date born 2: March 29, 1830

 

More About JOSIAH SANDLIN and ALPHA SRYGLEY:

Marriage: March 15, 1849

 

 

41.  JONATHON OGLESBY24 NORWOOD (WILLIAM M23, GEORGE22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born March 24, 1799 in SC, and died October 25, 1887 in Lawrence Co, AL - 3 miles S of  Landersville at home.  He married (1) PRISCILLA ATKINSON September 27, 1821 in Lawrence Co, AL.  She was born Abt. 1805 in NC, and died Bef. September 21, 1876 in Lawrence Co, AL.  He married (2) SARAH LENDERS ELKINS August 24, 1876 in Lawrence Co, AL.  She died Aft. 1887 in Lawrence Co, AL.

 

Notes for JONATHON OGLESBY NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-4.html

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Excerpt from "LIFE AND LEGENDS OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA"

Jonathan Norwood located about three miles south of Landersville in Lawrence County and built his home.  Two of the original poplar logs, measuring 26 1/2 feet long are still used as plates.  The house hassince been remodeled, the log walls being covered with brick siding.  It is now owned by the heirs of Ben Owens, who had purchased the property from Percy McCary.  The farmland surrounding was fertile and level, located about 1 1/2 miles north of Bankhead National Forest near Buzzard Roost.  Their water came from an everlasting spring located about 40 yards from the house.  In the big room, a fireplace 18 feet wide and 24 feet long was used as the central heating system and also the place for cooking meals.  Later a second room was added with a "dog trot" between.

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Suffered and died from cancer of the throat and face. (Family notes)

See marriage records of Lawrence Co, AL

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From  "Livingston Journal" 9/22/1876 & "Tuskaloosa Gazette", 9/21/1876

"J O Norwood aged 78 was married to Mrs Sarah Elkins aged 40 in Lawrence Co a few days ago."

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From "Marriage, Death and Legal Notices from Early AL Newspapers, 1819-1893" by Pauline Jones Gandrud (1981), pg 267.

Huntsville (AL) Advocate, Sept 7, 1876  "Married at the residence of the bride on the 24 of August, Mr J O Norwood to Mrs Sarah Elkins, all of this county.  The groom is 78 and the bride is 40."

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From "The Moulton Advertiser" Thursday Nov 3, 1887

"Uncle J. O. Norwood, 90 years old, died near Landersville last week."

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The following notice was copied from "The Moulton Advertiser" Nov 24, 1887 (Notice of probation of his will was carried in issues dated Nov 24, Dec 1 and Dec 1887.)

"  In Memorium

Brother Jonathon O Norwood, an octogenarian, was born March 24, 1799, in South Carolina, and died at his residence the 25th of October, from cancer of the face.  Brother Norwood might be called one of the pioneer settlers of Lawrence County, having come here in 1824, where he lived until called home by his Master. In 1826 he married Priscilla Atkinson, and to whom were born ten children.  Then the partner of his joys and sorrows died.  In 1876 he married Mrs Elkins, to whom was born one child.  His second wife and seven children are now living.

Brother Norwood became a Christian in the year 1870, and so lived and died.  His life was exemplary and Christian like; and his virtues should be emulated by both young and old who knew him.  It is not claimed that he was perfect; he like others had his faults.  He bore his long and painful illness with Christian resignation, and though physically blind for many years, death, the rift in the clouds has restored his vision and disclosed to him the glories of the bright hereafter.  His friends and children should not mourn his loss; but strive to meet him beyond the "dark".

 

                            J. McC.   "

[It should be noted that there are several errors of dates and names in this article.  Tom Burch [email protected]]

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From Maurice A. Day, Jr.

Sunday, May 02, 1999 8:18 PM

[email protected]

Re: [ALLAWREN-L] CLARK--NORWOOD

 

I pulled my FGS and copies of book histories on Jonathan and Priscilla NORWOOD.  Tennie's father was Jonathan Oglesby Norwood born 24 Mar 1799 in SC (according to book Life and Legend of Lawrence Co).  Jonathan married Priscilla Atkinson 27 Sep 1821 (the date of marriage in Life and Legend is 1826) in Lawrence Co (from book The deNorthwode, Norwood Family of Early England and Early Southeast US).  They had at least 10 children that I know of: Susan 6 Mar 1843, Ann Nancy married William Rutherford, Mary 1840, Martha 1844, George 1832 married Harriet Nolen, William 1828 married Elizabeth McDuffie, John 1829 married Mary Washer, Joseph 1838, Nathaniel 12 Feb 1833 married Martha Catherine Gallaway, and Marion.  Jonathan Norwood married 2nd Mrs. Sarah Landers Elkins on 24 Aug 1876.  Tennie is the only child born to this union.  Her father Jonathan was about 80 years old when she was born.  I've also heard he was blind. 

Noraleen

 

At 04:31 PM 5/2/99 -0500, you wrote:

>I have a book printed on Law. Co several years ago and seen Tinnie in it. She connects to my Norwood line someway, would have to

>look----------james--------

>

>Maurice A. Day, Jr. wrote:

>

>> James Bert Young married Tennie Beldenia Norwood in Franklin Co, AL.  James Bert Young was the son of John Lewis Young of Lawrence Co and is a brother is my husband's grandmother.

>> Noraleen

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Notes for PRISCILLA ATKINSON:

 

NORWOOD, Jonathan O. and ATKINSON, Priscilla on 27 SEP 1821

NORWOOD, Nathaniel and KOGER, Sally on 22 DEC 1819

 

Marriage Notes for JONATHON NORWOOD and PRISCILLA ATKINSON:

See  http://member.aol.com/genweblisa/lawrmarr.htm

 

More About JONATHON NORWOOD and PRISCILLA ATKINSON:

Marriage: September 27, 1821, Lawrence Co, AL

 

Notes for SARAH LENDERS ELKINS:

From "Marriage, Death and Legal Notices from Early AL Newspapers, 1819-1893" by Pauline Jones Gandrud (1981), pg 267.

Huntsville (AL) Advocate, Sept 7, 1876  "Married at the residence of the bride on the 24 of August, Mr J O Norwood to Mrs Sarah Elkins, all of this county.  The groom is 78 and the bride is 40."

 

More About JONATHON NORWOOD and SARAH ELKINS:

Marriage: August 24, 1876, Lawrence Co, AL

     

Children of JONATHON NORWOOD and PRISCILLA ATKINSON are:

              i.   WILLIAM25 NORWOOD, b. 1828, Lawrence Co, AL.

              ii.   JOHN NORWOOD, b. 1829, Lawrence Co, AL.

             iii.   GEORGE NORWOOD, b. 1832, Lawrence Co, AL.

             iv.   NATHANIEL SMITH NORWOOD, b. February 12, 1833, Lawrence Co, AL; d. March 19, 1888, Lawrence Co, AL - buried in Prospect Cemetary; m. (1) MARTHA CATHERINE GALLAWAY, August 07, 1856, Lawrence Co, AL; b. December 31, 1838; d. January 23, 1862, Lawrence Co, AL - buried in Prospect Cemetary; m. (2) MATTIE S MORGAN BEATTY, August 1876.

 

Notes for NATHANIEL SMITH NORWOOD:

See  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-4d.html

---------------

 

Notes for MARTHA CATHERINE GALLAWAY:

http://www.familysearch.org

or "Martha G"

 

More About NATHANIEL NORWOOD and MARTHA GALLAWAY:

Marriage: August 07, 1856, Lawrence Co, AL

 

Notes for MATTIE S MORGAN BEATTY:

See http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-4d.html

 

More About NATHANIEL NORWOOD and MATTIE BEATTY:

Marriage: August 1876

 

             v.   MARION NORWOOD, b. Lawrence Co, AL.

             vi.   ANN NANCY NORWOOD, b. Lawrence Co, AL; m. WILLIAM RUTHERFORD.

            vii.   JOSEPH N NORWOOD, b. 1838, Lawrence Co, AL.

           viii.   MARY NORWOOD, b. 1840, Lawrence Co, AL.

             ix.   SUSAN E NORWOOD, b. March 06, 1843, Lawrence Co, AL.

             x.   MARTHA NORWOOD, b. 1844, Lawrence Co, AL; m. T W STEPHENSON, March 03, 1869, near Landersville (Lawrence Co), AL; b. of Lawrence Co, AL.

 

Marriage Notes for MARTHA NORWOOD and T STEPHENSON:

Married by Elder J C Roberts of Lawrence Co, AL.

Wedding announcement found in 3/23/1869 Moulton Advertiser excerpted on pg 26 of Alabama Records, Vol 66 - Lawrence Co.

 

More About T STEPHENSON and MARTHA NORWOOD:

Marriage: March 03, 1869, near Landersville (Lawrence Co), AL

 

     

Child of JONATHON NORWOOD and SARAH ELKINS is:

             xi.   TENNIE B25 NORWOOD, b. August 24, 1877; d. Unknown; m. JAMES BERT YOUNG; d. Unknown.

 

More About TENNIE B NORWOOD:

Date born 2: Aft. 1876, Landersville, AL

 

 

42.  JOSIAH24 NORWOOD (WILLIAM M23, GEORGE22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born Bet. 1802 - 1803 in SC, and died 1870 in AR.  He married (1) MARY HENRIETTE POLSTON Abt. 1837.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) RACHEL L LAMPKIN 1837. 

 

Notes for JOSIAH NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4.html  "Josiah Norwood was operating a Poorhouse (1845-55)"

 

Notes for MARY HENRIETTE POLSTON:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4.html

 

More About JOSIAH NORWOOD and MARY POLSTON:

Marriage: Abt. 1837

 

Notes for RACHEL L LAMPKIN:

Or Rachel Moores

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-5.html

 

More About JOSIAH NORWOOD and RACHEL LAMPKIN:

Marriage: 1837

     

Children of JOSIAH NORWOOD and MARY POLSTON are:

              i.   JOHN25 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1838.

 

Notes for JOHN NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-5.html

 

              ii.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1841.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-5.html

 

             iii.   LUCY NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1844.

 

Notes for LUCY NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-5.html

 

             iv.   CHARLES NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1846.

 

Notes for CHARLES NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-5.html

 

             v.   MARY NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1849.

 

Notes for MARY NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-5.html

 

     

Children of JOSIAH NORWOOD and RACHEL LAMPKIN are:

             vi.   CAROLINE25 NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1831.

 

Notes for CAROLINE NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-5.html

 

            vii.   JAMES NORWOOD, b. Abt. 1833.

 

Notes for JAMES NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood4-5.html

 

 

43.  WILLIAM M24 NORWOOD, JR (WILLIAM M23, GEORGE22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born July 01, 1804 in Union District, SC, and died October 18, 1891 in Giles Co, TN.  He married LUCINDA LARWOOD October 02, 1825 in Lawrence Co, AL, daughter of EDMOND LARWOOD and TABITHA JOEL.  She was born June 28, 1807 in Laurens Co, SC, and died October 17, 1890 in Giles Co, TN (bur Oak Grove Cem).

 

Notes for WILLIAM M NORWOOD, JR:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood5.html

William "Billy" Norwood, Jr. a son of  William Sr. and Susannah (Smith) Norwood, was b 4 Jul 1804, in Union District SC, d 18 Oct 1891 Giles Co TN.  When he was quite young, he migrated to TN with his parents.  There are several Bills of Sale showing William Norwood, Sr., disposing of property in Giles Co TN, in 1820, after which the Norwood, Sr., family had permanent residence in Lawrence Co AL.  William Norwood, Jr., and Lucinda Larwood applied 30 Sep 1825 for a marriage license and they were married there 2 Oct 1825.  By the 1830 US Census, William and Lucinda Norwood had moved to Giles Co TN, and lived there the rest of their lives.

 

Notes for LUCINDA LARWOOD:

Or Lucinda Learwood

 

More About WILLIAM NORWOOD and LUCINDA LARWOOD:

Marriage: October 02, 1825, Lawrence Co, AL

     

Children of WILLIAM NORWOOD and LUCINDA LARWOOD are:

              i.   NANCY ANN25 NORWOOD, b. April 07, 1827, TN; d. September 09, 1899, bur Shores Cem, Giles Co, TN; m. SILAS H TIPPER, December 29, 1847, Lawrence Co, TN; b. March 01, 1826; d. February 17, 1856, bur Shores Cem, Giles Co, TN.

 

Notes for SILAS H TIPPER:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood5-1.html

 

More About SILAS TIPPER and NANCY NORWOOD:

Marriage: December 29, 1847, Lawrence Co, TN

 

              ii.   WILLIAM MITCHELL NORWOOD, b. April 17, 1831, TN; d. March 23, 1907, bur Pleasant Grove Cem Hicks Plot, Wise Co, TX; m. MARY MORNING POLLY BROWN, February 28, 1854; b. July 26, 1839, GA; d. October 13, 1895, bur Oak Grove Cem Giles Co, TN.

 

More About WILLIAM NORWOOD and MARY BROWN:

Marriage: February 28, 1854

 

             iii.   CHARLES N S NORWOOD, b. November 16, 1833; d. November 05, 1862; m. LENA GARNER; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for CHARLES N S NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood5-3.html

b 16 Nov 1833 d 23 Nov 1862, while a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, 32nd TN Inf Co C, Capt. Wm. P. Moore.  Charles was captured Ft. Donelson 16 Feb 1862, sent to Murfreesboro where he died, bur Shores Cem, Giles Co TN; married ca 1856 Salena M. Garner b 19 Apr 1840 d 8 Nov 1912, daughter of Jobe Garner and Syrena Barbee.  Salena Garner Norwood married 2) 29 Mar 1874 Lawrence Co TN Henry Cox.

 

             iv.   GEORGE WASHINGTON NORWOOD, b. December 27, 1835; d. September 03, 1923, Lincoln Co, TN; m. HARRIET ELIZABETH GLOVER, July 15, 1858, at the home of the bride; b. December 06, 1840; d. May 20, 1920, bur Pleasant Ridge Cem Giles Co TN.

 

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood5-4.html

George was a Federal Soldier in the Civil War (19 Feb 1864 - 18 Nov 1865), 13th Indiana Cavalry, Co H; enlisted at Mitchell, IN,discharged at Vicksburg, MS

 

More About GEORGE NORWOOD and HARRIET GLOVER:

Marriage: July 15, 1858, at the home of the bride

 

             v.   ELIZABETH SARAH NORWOOD, b. May 19, 1838, Giles Co, TN; d. June 06, 1934, Giles Co, TN (Thompson Family Cem); m. LEVI THOMPSON, September 02, 1858; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH SARAH NORWOOD:

Levi Thompson and Elizabeth Susan Norwood had the following children:

 

 75 i. Thomas Taylor4 Thompson was born 16 Jan 1861. Thomas died 12 Apr 1864 at 3 years of age. His body was interred in Indiana.

 

 76 ii. Josiah Wesley Thompson was born in Indiana 18 Feb 1865. Josiah died 19 Nov 1948 in Giles County, TN, at 83 years of age. His body was interred in Thompson Family Cemetery. He married Mary E. Crabb 18 Dec 1887.

 

 + 37 iii. Roxie Ellen Thompson was born 7 May 1867.

 

 77 iv. Percifer Estes (Perce) Thompson was born in Minor Hill, Giles County, TN 29 Mar 1869. Percifer died 19 Feb 1948 in Saltillo, Hardin County, TN, at 78 years of age. His body was interred in Shady Grove Cemetery, Hardin County, TN. He married twice. He married Cynthia Melvina Hurt in Lauderdale County, AL, 14 Jan 1890. Cynthia died ABOUT 1912 in Hardin County, TN. Her body was interred in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Nixon, TN. He married Martha Jane Austin 17 Sep 1917. Martha was born in Scotts Hill, Henderson County, TN 5 Jun 1885. She was the daughter of John Francis Austin and Sue Ellen Duck. Martha died 11 Jun 1964 at 79 years of age. Her body was interred in Shady Grove Cemetery, Hardin County, TN.

 

 78 v. Alice Flora Thompson was born in Giles County, TN 6 May 1871. Alice died 7 May 1961 in Giles County, TN, at 90 years of age. Her body was interred in Thompson Family Cemetery.

 

 79 vi. William Edmond Thompson was born in Giles County, TN 4 Jan 1873. William died 3 Mar 1964 in Dale, OK, at 91 years of age. His body was interred in Pottawatomie County, OK. He married Martha Etna Garner 24 Dec 1898.

 

 80 vii. George Orr Thompson was born 9 Jul 1876. George died 19 Sep 1951 at 75 years of age. His body was interred in Lexington, AL.

 

 81 viii. Charles Samuel (Sam) Thompson was born 18 Apr 1879. Charles died 21 May 1975 at 96 years of age. His body was interred in Powell Cemetery, Minor Hill, TN.

 

 82 ix. Harriet Camly (Hattie) Thompson was born in Tennessee 9 Feb 1882. Harriet died 29 Mar 1930 in Giles County, TN, at 48 years of age. Her body was interred in Thompson Family Cemetery.

 

 

 

More About LEVI THOMPSON and ELIZABETH NORWOOD:

Marriage: September 02, 1858

 

             vi.   MARY TABITHA FRANCES NORWOOD, b. January 18, 1843; d. January 17, 1924; m. COLEMAN H COFFMAN; d. Unknown.

            vii.   JAMES AMBROSE WESLEY NORWOOD, b. April 07, 1845; d. December 16, 1931; m. MARY ANN RACHEL LUCINDA LARWOOD, February 01, 1866; b. September 21, 1849; d. Unknown, Marshall Co, TN (bur Rhodes Cem).

 

Notes for JAMES AMBROSE WESLEY NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/EFLarwood.html

 

Notes for MARY ANN RACHEL LUCINDA LARWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/EFLarwood.html

 

More About MARY ANN RACHEL LUCINDA LARWOOD:

Died 2: December 26, 1924

 

More About JAMES NORWOOD and MARY LARWOOD:

Marriage: February 01, 1866

 

           viii.   JOSIAH HARRIS NORWOOD, b. August 20, 1850, Giles Co, TN; d. March 09, 1926, Giles Co, TN; m. (1) CORDELIA BLAIR; d. Bef. December 1879; m. (2) SAMANTHA DAVIS, December 14, 1879; d. 1935.

 

More About JOSIAH NORWOOD and SAMANTHA DAVIS:

Marriage: December 14, 1879

 

             ix.   EDMOND THOMAS NORWOOD, b. October 21, 1840; d. February 16, 1932, Giles Co, TN; m. (1) ELIZA TABITHA LARWOOD, August 27, 1863, Marshall Co, TN; d. Unknown; m. (2) ELIZA TABITHA LARWOOD, August 27, 1863; b. March 09, 1848, TN; d. June 17, 1916, TN.

 

Notes for EDMOND THOMAS NORWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/EFLarwood.html

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood5-1.html

 

Marriage Notes for EDMOND NORWOOD and ELIZA LARWOOD:

See "Early Middle TN Marriages - Vol 1 Grooms" 1988, by Byron & Barbara Sistler, pg 404.

 

More About EDMOND NORWOOD and ELIZA LARWOOD:

Marriage: August 27, 1863, Marshall Co, TN

 

Notes for ELIZA TABITHA LARWOOD:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/EFLarwood.html

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/1712/norwood5-1.html

 

More About EDMOND NORWOOD and ELIZA LARWOOD:

Marriage: August 27, 1863

 

 

44.  SUSANNA24 NORWOOD (WILLIAM M23, GEORGE22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born November 29, 1805 in SC, and died Unknown in Chickasaw Co, MS (bur Schooner Valley, MS).  She married W JOSEPH CLARK.  He was born October 10, 1809 in SC, and died Unknown in Chickasaw Co, MS.

 

Notes for SUSANNA NORWOOD:

Date:    3/10/99

From:   [email protected] (James E. Clark)

To: [email protected]

 

Hello Tom

 

      Did I send you some info several months ago?  Here is some info on the CLARKS------

 

JOSEPH CLARK b/10 Oct 1809 maybe SC died in Chickasaw Co, Miss buried in George Chapel Cemetery

      m/ SUSANNAH  NORWOOD  their children

 

      Mary Susannah b/29 Dec 1830 in Law Co, Ala died Jan 1860 Law Co, Ala

         m/ John  Knox Pickens

      William Thomas b/17 May 1832 Law Co, Ala d/27 June 1862 in the War of Northern Aggression

         m/ Amanda E Daniels d/ Guntown, Ms

      Martha Matilda b/5 april 1834 Law Co, Ala  d/31 July 1920 Calhoun Co, Miss

         m/ Isaac Jackson Free d/ Calhoun Co, Ms

      Josiah S b/6 Feb 1835 Law Co, Ala d/20 Feb 1914 Calhoun Co, Ms

         m/ (1) Louise Caroline Griffin buried in George Chapel Cemetery in Chickasaw Co, Ms

         m/ (2) Froney Foshee

      Jonothan Oglethorpe b/4 Dec 1837 Law Co, MS died 27 Feb 1921 Chickasaw Co, Ms buried George Chapel Cemetery                             m/ Cynthia Elizabeth  Ann  Stephen buried in George Chapel Cemetery

      Artemissa b/27 Oct 1839 Law Co Ala

         m/ (1) James P Coleman

         m/ (2) David R Evans---Artemissa buried Calhoun Co, Ms

      Nancy Ann b/abt 1844 Law Co, Ala

         m/ (1) James L Waggoner

         m/ (2) William W Kirkpatrick     Nancy and William buried in Chickasaw Co, Ms

      George b/21 Feb 1842 died young

      Joseph Picholes b/30 Sept 1946 died young

 

You have Matilda Norwood marrying William Stafford Blizz (ss) ard. I also have her name as Sarah I think. This family came to Chickasaw Co, Miss and both are buried in George Chapel Cemetery.

 

I hope this helps. Maybe I can be of more help------------james---------

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"James E. Clark" wrote:

Thursday, January 21, 1999 11:11 PM

Thru : [email protected]

 

<<Hello everyone,

 

Looking for info on JOSEPH CLARK b/10 Oct 1809 SC d/Chickasaw Co, Miss m/SUSANNAH NORWOOD b/29 Nov 1805 SC  d/ Chickasaw Co, Miss (daughterg of WILLIAM  M NORWOOD, SR and SUSANNA SMITH)

 

CHILDREN::::::

Mary Susannah b/29 Dec 1830 m/8 July 1846 to JOHN KNOX PICKENS, d/Jan 1860 Lawrence Co, Ala

WILLIAM THOMAS b/17 May 1832 m/6 Feb 1856 to AMANDA E DANIEL

MARTHA MATILDA b/5 April 1834 m/ISAAC JACKSON FREE

JOSIAH S b/6 Feb 1835 m/FRONEY FOSHEE and LOUISE CAROLINE GRIFFIN

JONATHAN ORGLETHORPE b/4 Dec 1837 m/CYNTHIA ELIZABETH ANN STEPHEN

ARTEMISSA b/27 Oct 1839 m/DAVID R EVANS and JAMES P COLEMAN

GEORGE b/21 Feb 1842 died young

NANCY ANN b/abt 1844 m/SJAMES L WAGGONER and WILLIAM W KIRKPATRICK

JOSEPH PICHOLES b/30 Sept 1846 died young

 

All born in Lawerence Co, Ala---------------it is though this family was kin to the Morgan Co, Ala. Need info on any of this  family

-------------james e clark----------->>

 

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Steven Weems < [email protected] > wrote:

Friday, January 22, 1999 7:39 AM

<<James,

 

Don't know of your CLARKs,  but I've NORWOODs that may fit in from Abbeville, SC to Lawrence Co. George McComb WEEMS (abt 1804 SC) m Nancy NORWOOD 1824 Lawrence Co and had bunched of WEEMS munchkins.

 

There were several other WEEMS / NORWOOD marriages in Lawrence Co.

 

John NORWOOD m Elizabeth Ann CHILES (1815-1865) and had at least a Joseph and Franklin. Elizabeth later married Andrew Jackson WEEMS (1807 SC) in 1845. John had a brother, Nathaniel.

 

Finally, William N. NORWOOD m Caroline WEEMS 1845 Greene Co, AL. They had one child that I know of, Caroline M. NORWOOD, 1846.

Steven

>>

From: James E. Clark <  [email protected]  >

Saturday, February 06, 1999 8:50 PM

Thru : [email protected]

 

-------------------------------------------

Hello Steve

Thanks for the information. I knew there were several Norwoods in Ala. William N Norwood is a brother to my Susannah Norwood Clark I think without looking at my records ---------james---->>

     

Children of SUSANNA NORWOOD and W CLARK are:

              i.   MARY SUSANNAH25 CLARK, b. December 29, 1830, Lawrence Co, AL; d. January 1860, Lawrence Co, AL; m. JOHN KNOX PICKENS, July 08, 1846.

 

More About JOHN PICKENS and MARY CLARK:

Marriage: July 08, 1846

 

              ii.   WILLIAM THOMAS CLARK, b. May 17, 1832, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Unknown; m. AMANDA E DANIEL, February 06, 1856.

 

More About WILLIAM CLARK and AMANDA DANIEL:

Marriage: February 06, 1856

 

             iii.   MARTHA MATILDA CLARK, b. April 05, 1834, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Unknown; m. ISAAC JACKSON FREE (Source: (1) Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1,  (Release date: August 22, 1996), "CD-ROM," Tree #1284, Date of Import: Jul 17, 2000., (2) Free 10_1284.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 17, 2000.); b. June 06, 1830, LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA (Source: (1) Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1,  (Release date: August 22, 1996), "CD-ROM," Tree #1284, Date of Import: Jul 17, 2000., (2) Free 10_1284.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 17, 2000.); d. April 26, 1905, CALHOUN CO., MISS.   LOYD CEMETERY (Source: (1) Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1,  (Release date: August 22, 1996), "CD-ROM," Tree #1284, Date of Import: Jul 17, 2000., (2) Free 10_1284.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 17, 2000.).

             iv.   JOSIAH S CLARK, b. February 06, 1835, Lawrence Co, AL; m. (1) FRONEY FOSHEE; m. (2) LOUISE CAROLINE GRIFFIN.

             v.   JONATHAN OGLETHORPE CLARK, b. December 04, 1837, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Unknown; m. CYNTHIA ELIZABETH ANN STEPHEN.

             vi.   ARTEMISSA CLARK, b. October 27, 1839, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Unknown; m. (1) DAVID R EVANS; m. (2) JAMES P COLEMAN.

            vii.   GEORGE CLARK, b. February 1842, Lawrence Co, AL.

 

Notes for GEORGE CLARK:

Died young.

 

           viii.   NANCY ANN CLARK, b. Abt. 1844, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Unknown; m. (1) JAMES L WAGGONER; m. (2) WILLIAM W KIRKPATRICK.

             ix.   JOSEPH PICHOLES CLARK, b. September 30, 1846, Lawrence Co, AL.

 

Notes for JOSEPH PICHOLES CLARK:

Died young.

 

 

45.  BURWELL24 NORWOOD (NATHANIEL23, WILLIAM22, NATHANIEL21, GEORGE20, WILLIAM19, RICHARD18, WILLIAM17, ROBERT HENRY16, RALPH15, ROGER14, JOHN13, JOHN12, JAMES11, JAMES10, JOHN9 DE NORTHWODE, ROGER8 DE NORTHWOOD, JOHN7 DE NORWOOD, JOHN6 NORWOOD, SIR, ROGER5 DE NORTHWOOD, STEPHEN4 DE NORTHWOODE, JORDANUS (JORDAN3 DE SHEPPY), II2 HAROLD, KING, EARL OF WESSEX1 GODWIN) was born 1789 in NC, and died 1837 in AL.  He married ELIZABETH GLOVER November 10, 1810, daughter of BENJAMIN GLOVER and FRANCES. 

 

Notes for BURWELL NORWOOD:

On Sep 14, 1959, Sue Norwood Pickens, of Jefferson City, TN sent a history of the Norwood Family to Ethel Warren Allen Blankenship.

"Burwell Norwood and several of his brothers moved to Morgan County, Alabama between the years 1832 and 1840.  Some of them came even sooner.  His name does not appear on the 1840 census but that of his wife does appear as head of the household.  We do not know the date of his death as the Bible records were destroyed by fire.  A short time before the beginning of the compiling of these records my sister went to Elliot Cemetery to copy records but could not find the stone.  Some one near the cemetery told her that only a short time before a man was seen taking away a truck full of tombstones to make a foundation for a house.  The ones of Burwell and his wife were part of those taken.  The Sheriff of Morgan County offered a reward for the offender but was not successful in finding him.

 

Burwell Norwood was born about 1789 and died about 1837,  He married Elizabeth Glover November 10, 1810, according to Hitshoock's Bible Analysis, once owned by Richard Weaver Norwood, my grandfather, and given to me by Papa. Elizabeth was born 1791 and died about 1877.  They had sixteen children:"

 

More About BURWELL NORWOOD and ELIZABETH GLOVER:

Marriage: November 10, 1810

     

Children of BURWELL NORWOOD and ELIZABETH GLOVER are:

              i.   JULIA25 NORWOOD, b. September 21, 1811; m. JACK J. RAY.

 

Notes for JULIA NORWOOD:

Lived at Courtland,            Alabama.

-------------------

Julia Norwood, oldest of the sixteen children told to my father, Thomas E. Norwood, of Courtland, Alabama about the trip from Virginia to Alabama in a covered wagon.  She was a very old lady when he was a little boy.

 

The trip took a very long time but the slaves made everyone as comfortable as possible.  The four poster bed with trundle bed to match which was brought with them, was given to Papa and Mama when they were married.  All of their nine children were born in it except Weaver who was born at Town Creek at Grandma's.  The bed was finally destroyed when new furniture was bought in 1914.

 

Julia Norwood had many silk dresses and other nice things, among them was an umbrella with whalebone ribs.  She married Jack Ray who was very well to do.  They lived near Courtland and owned what was known when I was a child, as The Dubois Place.  She was born in 1811 but the census records of 1850 show them as follows:

Ray, J.J. age 36, born in Virginia, real-estate valued $30 thousand. Agent for Winston.

Julia wife age 36 born in Virginia no children listed.

 

A certificate given to Julia Wray (Ray) stating she has been initiated into the degree of The Holy Virgin, dated April 5, 1852.  Signed W. Leigh, P. G. M. Alabama countersigned by Julia.

 

 

              ii.   WILLIAM NORWOOD, b. December 07, 1812; m. ELIZA MCBUFFIE, August 28, 1851.

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM NORWOOD and ELIZA MCBUFFIE:

married by minister Alex NeSmith

 

More About WILLIAM NORWOOD and ELIZA MCBUFFIE:

Marriage: August 28, 1851

 

             iii.   BENJAMIN NORWOOD, b. December 22, 1813.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN NORWOOD:

He was in Co. 1, Forty third Regular Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A.

 

             iv.   ELIZABETH NORWOOD, b. July 21, 1816.

             v.   JAMES W NORWOOD, b. July 21, 1816; m. (1) SARAH TUCKER, July 07, 1851; m. (2) MARTHA MCKELVY, January 14, 1864.

 

More About JAMES NORWOOD and SARAH TUCKER:

Marriage: July 07, 1851

 

Marriage Notes for JAMES NORWOOD and MARTHA MCKELVY:

Married by Joseph Shackleford, minister

 

More About JAMES NORWOOD and MARTHA MCKELVY:

Marriage: January 14, 1864

 

             vi.   BURWELL G NORWOOD, b. December 12, 1818.

            vii.   MARY ANN FRANCES NORWOOD, b. April 22, 1820; m. JOHN F DEMASTUS, 1842, Lawrence Co, AL.

 

More About JOHN DEMASTUS and MARY NORWOOD:

Marriage: 1842, Lawrence Co, AL

 

           viii.   REBECCA G NORWOOD, b. January 18, 1822; m. DEMASTUS.

             ix.   JOHN G NORWOOD, b. January 11, 1823; m. (1) NANCY WASHER; m. (2) ELIZA WASHER; m. (3) ADDIE TERRY, October 19, 1869.

 

More About JOHN NORWOOD and ADDIE TERRY:

Marriage: October 19, 1869

 

             x.   NATHANIEL NORWOOD, b. July 17, 1824; m. MARTHA GALLAWAY, August 07, 1856.

 

More About NATHANIEL NORWOOD and MARTHA GALLAWAY:

Marriage: August 07, 1856

 

             xi.   LETITIA JANE NORWOOD, b. February 18, 1825; m. PETER PURYEAR.

 

Notes for LETITIA JANE NORWOOD:

They lived and are             buried at Courtland, Alabama.

 

            xii.   GEORGE W NORWOOD, b. September 16, 1826; d. Trinity, AL; m. KATE NOLAN, July 20, 1852.

 

Notes for GEORGE W NORWOOD:

George was in Captain Nelson Pennell's Rangers, Confederate Army. He is buried near Trinity, Alabama.  He was the father of cousin Will (William) Norwood and cousin Louise (Lou) Norwood Demastus. We have information on these two children

 

Marriage Notes for GEORGE NORWOOD and KATE NOLAN:

Married by J, S. Leggett, minister

 

More About GEORGE NORWOOD and KATE NOLAN:

Marriage: July 20, 1852

 

           xiii.   HENRY G NORWOOD, b. February 01, 1826; m. HOLLAND.

 

Notes for HENRY G NORWOOD:

He was in the Creek Indian War and later a corporal in Captain Nelson Pennell's Rangers, Confederate Army Co. H, 5th Mississippi Infantry.

 

           xiv.   RICHARD WEAVER NORWOOD, b. April 06, 1830; m. MARTHA CATHERINE WHITE, January 19, 1854.

 

Notes for RICHARD WEAVER NORWOOD:

Married in the home of her father Robert Macklin White by the Rev. J. M. McDonald in Moulton, Lawrence Co, AL January 19, 1854. and lived in Courtland, AL and died there in 1905. Richard was a coach maker and an ordained Baptist minister.  He first owned a home in Mount Moriah community, then moved to Courtland.  He had patents for the following inventions:  No. 108173, October 11, 1870, a transmitting power.  No. 409648, September 20, 1889, a railroad signal.  No. 46944, December 1, 1891, a nut lock.

 

More About RICHARD NORWOOD and MARTHA WHITE:

Marriage: January 19, 1854

 

            xv.   JOSEPH L NORWOOD, b. July 28, 1832; m. MARGARET M. DOBBINS, September 16, 1860.

 

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH NORWOOD and MARGARET DOBBINS:

Married by J. C. Roberts at J. H. Armor home

 

More About JOSEPH NORWOOD and MARGARET DOBBINS:

Marriage: September 16, 1860

 

           xvi.   MARTHA JANE NORWOOD, b. October 30, 1833; m. JOE L. LIPSCOMB, June 16, 1864.

 

Notes for MARTHA JANE NORWOOD:

They lived near Moulton, Alabama.  Her son Nathaniel Lipscomb married Julia       Rickens, a sister of Frank Pickens of Moulton, Alabama.  They married at the home of John Norwood.  Cousin Julia died September 12, 1955 at the age of 90, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Eunice Bradford, Town Creek, Alabama.

 

More About JOE LIPSCOMB and MARTHA NORWOOD:

Marriage: June 16, 1864

 

 

 


 The following is from the book “General” John Norwood and Related Lines 1964

 

The Family of

Henry Norwood

 

(Son of Samuel)

 

(Taken from the History of Alabama, page 1288)

 

            Henry Norwood (the 2nd son of Samuel and Mary Logan) planter, sheriff, Mayer, General of State Militia, and member of Alabama Legislative.  He died 1840 at Belfonte.  He was the son of Samuel Norwood who lived near Winchester, Tennessee.  The early American ancestors were of English stock and settled in Virginia and North Carolina.  He was a man of good education, a planter and slave owner.  He located in Jackson County, Alabama in 1820.  He served as a Lieutenant in the War of 1812, and was Captain in the Creek and Seminole Wars in Florida, 1836-1840.  At the time of his death, he was both sheriff and Major General in the State Militia.  He represented his County in the Legislature, at the sessions of 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1835.  He married twice:  1st to Alethea, daughter of George Caperton who resided near Bolivar, Jackson County.  The Capertons originally were Virginians who removed first to Georgia and later to Alabama.  His second wife was Sophia Metts, daughter of James I. and Margarete (Pragmore) Greene, the former a native of New Jersey and the latter of Tennessee.  Seven children were born to the first marriage and one to the second as follows:

 

 

1.         Samuel Caperton Norwood, born December 31, 1821, died July 7, 1859 in Alabama.  He was the oldest child of Henry Norwood and Alethea Caperton.  He married February 25, 1846 to Sally Mills, born January 1, 1825, died March 9, 1904 in Texas.  And to them 8 children were born:

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            A.        Alethea Norwood.  She married Sam Glover and they had 9 children:

1.         Tom Glover married Girlie Barton

2.         Annie Kate Glover married Henry Caperton, a cousin

3.         Sallie Glover married Matley Simms

4.         Crinnie Glover married Arthur Davidson

5.         Maggie Glover married                           Hawkins

6.         Belle Glover married John Bell

7.         Sam Glover married Lou Ella Lively

8.         W. B. Glover married Georgia Simms

9.         Bob Glover married Ella Walker

            Additional information may be received by writing Jack Caperton at Stevenson, Ala.


 

            B.         Mary Ellen Norwood married                Allison

                        They had 6 children:

1.         Byron Allison

2.         Albert Allison

3.         Russey Allison married Verna Worthington

4.         Luther Allison

5.         Sydney Allison

6.         Alma Allison

            Additionlal information on this family may be received by writing J. R.  Allison, 5526 Willis Street, Dallas, Texas.

 

            C.        America Norwood ( 1)                          Coffe  (2)  W.  B.  Smith.  Pick Smith, Pick Smith, Indiahoma, Okla., can give information on this family.

 

            D.        Byron Norwood, unmarried, died in Civil War

 

            E.         Clara Norwood, died unmarried.

 

            F.         Samuel Willis Norwood, Oct. 2,1859, d Aug. 13, 1956.  He married on Jan. 19, 1891 to Tempie V. Hall, b Oct. 16, 1875, d Apr. 28, 1952.   She was the daughter of Geo. J. Hall, a Methodist minister who also served two terms as Ala., State Senator, and Sara Wellborn Hall who was descended from Benjamin Sublette who served in the Revolutionary War. They lived at Samnorwood in Collingsworth County in West Texas. They had 6 children:

 

1.         Annie Hugh Norwood, b Jan. 16,1894, d June 2,1961. She married on Jan. 16, 1913 to Thomas Jewell Lyle, b May 23,1890

 

            They had 4 children:

 

a.         Henry Norwood Lyle, b Nov. 14,1913.  He married on July 11,1937 to Adele Reynaud, b July 20,1913. They lived in Corpus Christi, Texas and have 3 children:

 

(1)        Adele Jewell (Judy) Lyle, b April 16, 1939 She married on Mar. 3,1962 , to James Lewis Allen, b Jan. 23, 1938. They live in Austin and have no children.

(2)        Sam Norwood Lyle, b Sept. 13, 1941

(3)        Margaret Anl1 Lyle, b July 25, 1946


 

b.         Mary Katherine Lyle, b July 19,1916.   She married on Mar.

            1,1941 to A. B. Wintringham, b July 7,1910.  They live at Pacific Palisades, Calif. and have 3 children:

(1)        Mary Hugh Wintringham, b May 8, 1942

(2)        Ann Norwood Wintringham, b July 24, 1944

(3)        John Wintringham, b Aug. 13,1946

 

c.         Margie Ann Lyle, b Mar. 15, 1919.  She married on June 14,1940 to Dr. Elmer Knox Jones, b Mar. 6,1916. They live in Amarillo, Texas and have 2 children:

(1)        Janet Ann  Jones, b Aug. 5,1941

(2)        Dan Jones, b Nov. 21,1946

 

d.         Hugh Thomas Lyle, b June 9, 1921.  He married on Oct. 9, l954 to Donna Sue Fielder, b May 28, 1936.   They live in Dumas, Texas and have 4 children:

(l)         Llizabeth Ann Lyle, b  Mar. 2,1956

(2)        Rebecca Kathrine Lyle, b Feb. 16, 1957

(3)        Hugh Norwood Lyle, b May 24, 1959

(4)        Mary Margaret Lyle, b Sept. 9, 1961

 

2.         Irene Norwood, b Nov. 6, 1895 in Alabama.  She married at Sharnrock, Texas on Aug. l3, 1918 to Tom McCullough Clay, b Feb. 24, 1890 in Okla.  They lived in Shamrock, Texas and had 4 children:

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a.         Tempie Aberta Clay, b July 17,1919, d, Aug. 10,1920

b.         Infant daughter, stillborn

c.         Infant daughter, stillborn

d.         Martia Clay, b Mar. 28,1925 in Dallas.  She married in Shamrock, May 16, 1944 to Gooch Baxter Purcell, b Oct. l8, 1920.   They live in Cheyenne, Okla., and have 3 children:

(1)        Tom Clay Purcell, b Jan. 11, 1945, in Camp Le June, N. C.

(2)        Tempie Cathryn Purcell, b July 7, 1948 in Shamrock, Texas.

(3)        Robert Baxter Purcell, b June 9, 1957 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma

 

3.         Margie Norwood, b June 20,1898 in Alabama.   She married on Feb. 15,1921 to Earl Jackson, b Feb. 11,1892 in Nebraska. They live in Dallas and had 2 children:

 

a.         Earl Norwood Jackson, b Jan. 12,1922.  He married on May 24, 1947 to Jane Patton of Atlanta, Ga., b June 18, 1925.  They live in Dallas and have 4 Children:

(1)        George Norwood Jackson, b Nov. 15, 1948

(2)        Tom Patton Jackson, b Oct. 20, 1951

(3)        Janet Jackson, b Oct. 7, 1953

(4)        Earl Norwood Jackson, Jr., b Nov. 6,1960

 

b.         George Norwood Jackson, b June 13, 1924 in Dallas. He was a Lieutenant in the Marine Ai r  Force and was killed on Okinawa in 1946. He never married.

 

4.         Ruth Willis Norwood, b May 28,1900 in Texas.  She married on Apr. 10,1923 to Frank Fitzpatrick Dubose, b             They live in Amarillo, Texas and have 2 children :

 

a.         Margaret Lois DuBose, b Oct. 31,1925 She married on Nov. 29, 1947 to Vernon Livingston Miller, b They live in Houston, Texas and have 4 children:

(1)        Margaret Ruth Miller, b Sept. 28, 1948

(2)        Melissa Miller, b Mar. 13,1951

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 (3)       Laura Ann Miller, b Nov. 1,1953

(4)        Vernon DuBose Miller, b Feb. 26, 1955

 

b.         Ruth Norwood DuBose, b Mar. 3,1928.  She married on Dec.17, 1947 to Lawrence Ray Bandy, b      They live in New Orleans, La., and have 2 children:

(1)        Sara  Elizabeth Bandy, b Dec. 6, 1950

(2)        Kathryn Lois Tandy, b Nov. 17, 1952

 

5.         Samuel Olin Norwood, b May 7, 1902 at Memphis, Texas, d May 25,1945 at Samnorwood, Texas.  He married in Shamrock on Oct. 25, 1922 to Ola Honeycutt, b Oct. 13, 1904 (living 1962 - remarried.  They lived in Samnorwood, Texas and had 1 child:

a.         Willie Jean Norwood, b July 28, 1923.  She married on Dec. 2, 1946 to Wallace Tapley, b  June 4,1920.  They live in New Mexico and have 3 children :

(1)        Olin Wallace Tapley,  b  Dec. 13, 1950

(2)        Judy Ralph Tapley,  b  July 12, 1954

(3)        Margared Elizabeth Tapley, b Mar . 23,1957

 

6.         Charles Caperton Norwood, b  Mar. 18, 1905 in Shamrock. He

            married on May 10,1923 in Dallas to Franklin Mosely, b                        They live in Kerrville, Texas and have no children.

 

            G.        Annie Norwood married W. W. Roach.   They had 6 children:

1.         Mary Roach married Frank Holland

2.         Lou Roach married Fred Boney (both deceased)

3.         Charles Roach married (1)                    (2)                               

4.         Sammie Roach - unmarried

5.         Paul  Roach

6.         Evelyn Roach

            Additional information can be received from Mrs. Mary Holland at 806 Nassau, Plainview, Texas .

 

            H.        Jonnie Norwood married                        Graham

                        Their children:

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            I.          Clara Graham married Ira Gibbs There are several children in this family, but the only one I know is Janice Gibbs Watts who left several weeks ago (1962) for a year in England.

 

II.         John Henry Norwood, a son of Henry and Alethea Caperton Norwood. b Nov. 23,1828, d Nov. 23, 1891 He married on Dec. 25, 1856 to Margaret Netherland, b              

 

In the History of Alabama is the following:

 

            John Henry Norwood was a Lawyer, Brigadier General Confederate States, State Senator, member of constitutional convention of 1875, and Probate Judge. He was the son of Henry and Alethea Caperton Norwood. He was born Nov. 23, 1028 at Belfonte, Jackson County, Alabama. and died there Nov. 1891. He was educated in the public schools of Jackson County, Alabama, spent three years in living College in Tennessee, read law in his native village and admitted to the bar in 1852. He was appointed Probate Judge in l855 and was shortly thereafter elected to succeed himself. He resigned his office in March 1861 to enter military service.  He entered the Confederate Army in Bradfords Company, Second Alabama Infantry but resigned this office in a few months. He returned home and raised five companies which became Norwood's Battalion in thc 43rd Tennessee Infantry Regt., of which he was elected Lieutenant Colonel. He was captured at Ft. Donaldson, imprisoned at Ft. Warren, and was exchanged at Richmond. He entered the service again and was severely wounded at Peach Tree Creek. He resumed the practice of his profession at the close of hostilities, and in 1865 was elected to the State Senate, was a delegate to the Constitutional convention in 1875, was again elected Probate Judge of Jackson County in 1866, and was in this position at his demise. He was an extensive planter and was at one time Sheriff. He was a member of the Christian church, a democrat and a Mason. He married Dec. 25,1856 to Margarete, daughter of Jolm N. and Mary Netherland of Belfonte. Her parents were natives of Virginia and settled in Alabama in its pioneer period.


 

III.       Lizzie (Elizabeth Norwood, b                           

            Shc married on                         to

            William Harris, b                      

 

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IV.       Mary Norwood, b                   

            She married on             to

            McLin McCutchen, b                          

            They had 5 children:

 

V.        George Norwood, b                            

            He married on                          to

            He died without heirs.

 

VI.       Eleanor Norwood, b                

            She married on                         John E. Brooks, b                    

            They had no children.

 

VII.      William H. Norwood, b November 30, 1839, d Oct. 28, 1920 in Scottsboro, Ala.

            He married on Dec. 11, 1877 to Sara E.Askins of Hannibal, Mo., b Dec. 29,1854,

            d, Oct.. 27, 1924.  They lived in Scottsboro, Ala., and had 3 children:

            A.        Sidney Norwood, b Feb. 2,1888, d June 14, 1951 in Chattanooga. She married on June 25, 1907 to Harry Streit Kennedy, b              They had 1 child:

1.         Virginia Streit  Kennedy, b Nov. 10,1913, d June 4,1958.   She married on                  to Robert E. Talley, b Jan. 5, 1910, d June

            4, 1958.  They lived in Chattanooga, Tenn., and had 4 children:

a.         Barbara Jean Talley, b May 28,1937

b.         Dorothy Virginia Talley, b May 26, 1939

c.         Margaret Linda Tally, b  July 13, 1947

d.         Mary Elizabeth, b Aug. 20, 1950 These children live with their Aunt, Mrs. Cecil Phillips, 900 Mountain Creek Rd., Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

            B.         Mary Norwood,  b Dec. 2l, 1890, living 1962 at           She has not married.

 

            C.        Ruth Norwood, b Mar. 6, 1893, d 1925 She never married.

 

Also, while in Montgomery Archives, I learned that Grace Hamilton of Benson, La., was interested in tracing Norwoods . She is a descendant of Samuel, another son of Captain John, who settled in Selma, Alabama in 1831.  Selma is in Dallas County which adjoins Wilcox in which Jesse, Elias, Alexander McIntosh, and Martha lived. I feel real sure our John, the third son of Captain John was the first to leave South Carolina to move to Mississippi about 1812.

 

In St. Francisville, La., we had a visit with Ruth Norwood Hastings and her sister, Lucille Norwood. They are descendants of Samuel Porter Norwood who was a brother of our Revolutionary War Ancestor, Captain John, and who was himself a Revolutionary War soldier, and who served under his brother, Captain John. From them I learned of John W. Norwood of Haskell, Okla., a descendant of Zackariah Norwood, youngest brother of John and Samuel, who was too young to serve in the Revolutionary War. This John W. Norwood of Haskell is another of those octogenarians who gets about and does things. While he is in his 80' s he is always dashing off to some other state to meet some Norwoods he has learned about.

 

I have had contacts with a large number of people who have been interested in collecting “Norwood Eacts."  Among those most interested are: Ella Dumas of Dallas, Reba Brown of Houston, Mr. Purvis of Shreveport, Billy P. Rogers of Collins, Miss., Dr. Elisse Smitlh of Jackson, Mississippi, Grace Hamilton of Benson, La., and Jane Alvis of Dallas. I wish more descendants would become interested as there is plenty of research on "Norwoods" for every one who cares t.o get involved in this most interesting hobby.

 

E. Norwood Jones

3210  Oliver Street

Dallas 5, Texas


" NORWOOD NOTES"

March 1961

 

                                                                                    Editor;  E. Norwood Jones

 

Greetings, Norwood Clan:

 

            “There are riches of moral power in such ancestry as ours . "

 

            For some time members of the Clan have been asking for a short sketch of immediate “Norwood Ancestors.”  This issue of Norwood - News Letter will be devoted almost entirely to genealogy of those not to remote. I shall not attempt to give you complete files on the various families, and will try to keep dates to a minimum. Neither will I give proof or sources of material, but with few exceptions I have in my files proof for everything I am including.

 

            While this sketch begins with the date of the birth of Captain John Norwood, 1761, my material goes much further back.  This I have compiled from 40 years of research.   Much credit is due the many persons down through the years who have generously shared  their findings with me.  May this sketch whet your appetite for delving  into Norwood family history.

 

            CAPTAIN JOIIN NORWOOD, born in South Carolina, was the oldest son of Theophilus, and we believe, Margaret Dawson Norwood. (Whether Margaret Dawson was the wife of Theophilus is one item so far as we know that no one has definitely proven. ) However, records are very clear as to the proof of two younger brothers.

 

SAMUEL NORWOOD served in the War of the Revolution with his brother, Captain John.  Samuel married Martha Waddell. He died in Mississippi in 1817. There are many descendants of this family in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Mrs. Clark A. Dumas, 3120 Rosedale, Dallas 5, Texas has done extensive research, and has in her files an abundance of material which she has shared with your editor.

 

RICHARD ZACHARIUS NORWOOD was the third son.  He was born too late to serve in the War of Revolution and was the first to die. He married Elizabeth Du Bose and his death was about 1806 in Darlington, S. C.   A great grandson of his is John W. Norwood of 220 East Second Street, Sand Springs, Oklahoma. This cousin John W. Norwood is now past 89. He has spent many years doing Norwood research, and is now just as interested, and willing to help as a person could be.

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CAPTAIN JOHN NORWOOD, (my ancestor) married in Darlington, S. C. Married 1775 to Mary Warren, daughter of Martha Du Bose and Jesse Warren. To them were born nine children, six sons and three daughters. Captain John made his will in 1825 and possibly died soon thereafter Mary lived until 1831. Some where, some one must have the Family Bible of John and Mary, but lacking that, we have reconstructed from census records the approximate birth dates for their children. It is believed that Captain John, in his will, named his children according to age. They were: (1) Samuel, (2) Elias, (3) Margaret, (4) John, Jr., (5) Joseph, (6) Alexander McIntosh, 17) Jesse, (8) Martha, and the six children of the deceased daughter, (9) Mary (Sellers). Mary possibly came between John, Jr., and Joseph.

 

I.       Samuel was named first and from census records, he was born about 1776. He married Anna Edwards and very likely she died before Samuel moved to Selma, Dallas County, Alabama in 1831. Property settlements show he died there in 1836. A descendant at the present time is Reba Brown (Mrs. N.J. ), 2261 University Blvd., Houston Texas. Reba also has spent much time in research, and she too, has been most generous to your editor.

 

II.      ELIAS WARREN NORWOOD was born about 1777. His wife may have been Miss Chapman. Elias was living in Selma, Alabama in 1820. In 1830 he was in Wilcox County, Alabama and he died at Livingston, Sumter County, Ala., in 1837. In his will, we find three sons and two daughters. Evidently his wife was already dead as she was not named. He names a grand son, child of his deceased daughter. the census of 1820 shows five males besides the head of the household. He was supposed to have had 5 sons when he came to Alabama. Young men show up in the 1830 census that could have been married sons of his.

 

III.    MARGARET D. NORWOOD, married Albert Fort in Darlington, S. C.   Her will was probated in 1849, and in it she named a daughter who married Williams, a son Josiah who was also an executor of the will, and a daughter, Margaret, who was married to Augusta La Coste.

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         A descendant of this marriage is John E. Cuvall, 1900 Secoffee Street, Miami, I Florida. Margaret' s will was witnessed by her brother and nephew, George.

 

IV.    John Norwood, Jr., the third son, was born in 1780. He married Catherine Powell, daughter of John and Catherine  Powell. This John Powell was born in N. C., in 1752 and died in Darlington, S. C. in 1834. John, Jr., and Catherine Norwood moved to Mississippi in 1812. A list of their descendants will be found at the close of this sketch .

 

V.     JOSEPH NORWOOD, the fourth son, married Sarah McIntosh and is the only one of the sons who remained in South Carolina.  Many of their descendants live in N . C., S. C., and Alabama. Margaret Dial Norwood, wife of John Norwood, a grandson of Joseph and Sarah, has done a tremendous amount of Norwood research. there is hardly a court house in the older counties of S. C. that she has not climbed into the attic to dig into dusty books, or sat on the floor in musty basements of court houses deciphering court minutes written two hundred years
ago. In Oct. 1960, Margaret and Reba Brown of Houston spent two weeks doing research in South Carolina court house and cemeteries. Your editor had a delightful visit with the John Norwoods in their lovely home in Greenville, S. C. Charles Norwood of Goldsboro, N. C., is a descendant of Joseph and has compiled most comprehensive Norwood Charts. Joseph Norwood of Wilmington, N. C., is also a descendant of Joseph and is a diligent and capable researcher and annalist.

 

Vl .    ALEXANDER  Mc INTOSH NORWOOD, was born in 1794. He was named for his father's friend, Captain Alexander McIntosh. Both men served in the Revolutionary War under General Francis Marion, and were the two men commissioned to survey the line between Chester and Darlington counties. Alexander M. with his wife, Elanor, moved to Alabama, and then for two years, joined his brother, John in Mississippi. In 1837, he returned to Alabama to settle his brother, Jesse' s estate. His wife was dead by 1850. He then moved to Green County, Ala., and also lived for a time in Maringo County, Ala., but died in Clarke County, Ala., in 1873. He was the last of the nine children to die. A great grandson, Joe W. Norwood lived in Corsicana, Texas, and this Joe's brother, Richard (Dick) lived in Dallas, Texas.

 

VII.   JESSE WARREN NORWOOD, was born in 1792, and moved to Wilcox County,

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         Alabama before 1830. Research in Camden did not reveal the name of his wife but it is possible she was a Miss Williams. She was living in 1830 but when Jesse died without a will in 1837, only heirs show in property settlement. They were Sarah W. and Dorothy. In 1845 a Mr. Alexander replaced their uncle Daniel Cook as their guardian. Mr. Alexander then asks the court to allow him to move his wards with their movable property to Greene County as that was his home. A check in Greene County should be made. Descendants of these two might possibly be found there.

 

VlII. MARTHA WARREN NORWOOD, believed to be the youngest child was born in 1797 . She was married to Daniel Cook in 1818, and they moved to Georgia, but by 1829 they too had moved to Camden, Wilcox Co. Ala. A large portion of Wilcox County was settled by families from South Carolina. Many persons live today in homes built by their ancestors before 1830. Martha died in 1840, but she left a large family of children who grew into well known persons in that section of Alabama. Your editor believes that at the top of the list should be placed the name of Sallie Capee, the 89 year old daughter of Martha and Daniel Cook . Her father Samuel Calvin Cook served well his state in many ways. Cousin Sallie is one of the most delightful persons I have ever met.. Her children were very kind to take me to the quiet cemetery where Martha Norwood Cook has slept for 120 years.

 

lX. MARY NORWOOD, married Abraham Sellers between 1810 and l812. Mary died before her father made his will in 1825. Census records show her last child was born in 1822. ln 1842, Abraham Sellers with his five sons, some married, and the daughter,  Mary Ann moved to Yolabusha county Mississippi.  They, or some of their children were living there in 1880. No further research has been done in that county .

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The Family of

 

John Norwood, Jr., (page 129)

and Catherine Powell Norwood.

 

            As noted above, we take up the children of John Jr. and Catherine Powell Norwood who married in Darlington al)out 1805. They moved to Mississippi in 1812 and  settled in what later became Simpson County.  The first five chi1dren were born in S. C. Records show that John and Catherine sold land in Darlington in 1810 and 1811, evidently in preparation for the move to the frontier as the Mississippi territory was then known.  The family moved over-land in horse and ox-drawn wagons. The son, Isiah, was an infant. He was carried in the arms of his nurse, Hannah who also was allowed to have her own tiny infant in the carriage on the long trip.  John names the son Ol d G1asco in his will made in 1853. In this family were 14 children:

 

1. Margaret D. Norwood was born in Darlingtonl in1806.  She married William Rogers.  When the war between the states began, her sons enlisted, and soon all four contacted measles.  The father then went to nurse them and come down with the same disease.  All five died.  (Family tradition.)  Margaret was living in 870.  I have no record of her death.

 

2. John Norwood, 111, married a                     Damper. By 1850, John, his wife,  and several children had died.  The one surviving son James Madison Norwood was in the home of his grand parents, John and Catherine Norwood.  James M. enlisted in the Confederate Army, but he too contracted measles and died.  His uncle George brought the body home and he was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery not too far from Magee, Mississippi.

 

3.  Evaline Norwood, the second daughter, was married to William Brown.  They too moved to Rankin County and were the parents of 6 children.  Your editor spent 40 years searching for living descendants of Evaline.  In November of last year, thanks to the kindness of Elise Smith, a cousin in Jackson, Miss., we followed a tiny clue to Rankin County and found a grand daughter of Evaline.  She had recently compiled data on descendants of her grand parents for your editor.

 

4. John Norwood, the second soln, was born in S. C.  He married Elizabeth Brown, sister of William above.  They in Rankin County unltil the War between the States and then they moved to Texas.  They settled first in Rusk and their descendants live in Texas.   Laura Eletcher, 3000 Alaska Street, Dallas, 'Texas is a grand daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Norwood.

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5. Isiah Norwood, the third son and the last of the children  born in S. C., married Amanda Magee, and they reared a large family. They lived much of the time in Covington County, Mississippi.   Isiah Norwood is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.   Many of the descendants of Isiah and Amanda live in Simpson County.   Myra Mitchell and her sister, Mrs. Brooks, as well as Addie Weaver and Ollie Burnham live in Magee. Billy P. Rogers in Collins, Mississippi, is a descendant of this couple and is intensely interested in Norwood research.

 

6. Mary Norwood, the first daughter after the family came to Mississippi was born in 1817. She married Willis Magee brother to Amanda, the wife of Isiah Norwood. They have descendants in Mendenhall and Magee, Mississippi.

 

7. Elias Warren Norwood, born 1818, married Elizabeth Hemby and lived in Rankin County until 1880 when he moved to Plant City, Fla. Their last child, a son, lived an advanced age in Plant City, and died in 1947. There may be descendants of this couple in Florida and in Georgia.

 

8. Jesse Norwood, born 1819, married Lydia Eliza Enochs, and they too, lived in Rankin County. The charming Elise Smith, 907 North St., Jackson, Mississippi, is a descendant of that marriage, as is Mrs. George Neal of Clinton, Mississippi. Your editor owes a debt of gratitude to Elise Smith for the many kindliness extended while I was in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

9. Samuel James Norwood, grandfather of your editor, married twice. The first marriage was to Caroline Massey (daughter of William and Elizabeth Patton Massey.) Among the descendants of this marriage are Vina and Samuel J. Norwood, children of W. J. Norwood. Also, there are three children o£ John Norwood in Sulphur, La., and six children of George Norwood. The second marriage of Samuel J. Norwood was to Catherine Barron Griffith.  The three Rudersdorf children in Houston, Ruth Barry Herring in San Antonio, and the four children of Ed. Norwood in Fla., are descendants of that union.

 

10. Martha Norwood was married to Joseph Wood, and they both are buried in the

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Damascus Cemetery in Hazelhurst, Mississippi. Samuel James Fenter, Jr., of Shreveport, La., is a descendant of this marriage.

 

11. William Norwood was married to Louisa McCaskell. After the War between the States, they moved to Arkansas. William died there. Their descendants live near Amarillo, Texas and Carrolton, Mississippi.

 

12. Catherine Norwood, born in 1829 never married, but reared a foster daughter and a foster grand son, Lewis Meyers who lives in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

13. Sarah Norwood was born in 1830 and married shortly before the war to Captain John Calvin Barnes. Both died shortly after the war. There were three children: John, Catherine, and Harriet.  Harriet married Robert Coor. She was the only one who did marry and there were no children they moved to Alexander, Texas where they all died .

 

14. George W. Norwood, the youngest of this large family, was born in 1833 and died in 1909.  He too was married twice.   The first marriage was to Sarah McIntosh and they had three children: One son John was a veteran of the Spanish American war and never married. All children by this marriage died early. The second marriage was to Sarah Hubbard, and their daughter, Emma Jane Sullivan, is the last living grandchild of John and Catherine Powell Norwood. She lives near Magee, Mississippi. 

            John Norwood, Jr., died in 1862, and his wife, Catherine Powell Norwood died in l872. They both are buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery by Mt. Zion Church where both were charter members.

 

It is interesting to note that the seven living sons of John Norwood, Jr., and Catherine Powell served in the Confederate Army as did one son-in-law, as well as many of the grandsons who were of the age to enlist, - some only 16 or younger. Sometime during the Centennial year of the war between the States, I will try to get a more complete record of  all the descendants of John and Catherine who served.

 

I would like to enlist the help of the Mississippi Norwood Clan in searching out all marriage records and burial places of the descendants of John and Catherine Norwood from 1812 to 1900. All but one or two of the 14 children married in Simpson County, but the court house burned. The only hope of marriage records is to locate the family Bib1e of John and -133-

 Catherine, or to search for the Bible of one of their children that might have a complete record.

 

            Now moving forward to current happenings I am reporting  that Henry O. Jones Sr. husband of your editor passed away on May 11. He had failed rapid1y for the previous

two years.

 

Your editor had a rare privilege in October and November of “A searching Ancestors,” some for myself, and some for others, in eight of the southern states.  Several days were spent in Darlington, S. C., where Captain John and Mary Warren Norwood reared their nine children.  Was also in Orangeburg, S. C., the home of Mrs. Adam Moss (Joseph Norwood Line) and where maternal ancestors settled when they came to America from Switzerland in 1735.

 

Please let me hear from you.  Remember this is done for you and if you failed to find your activities listed, it was because I did not get a report from you.

 

                                                                        Your Editor: E. Norwood Jones

                                                                                                4420 Cole Avenue

                                                                                                Dal1as 5, Texas

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The Family of

 

JOSEPH NORWOOID

 

(Son Or Captaill John Norwood of Marion's Brigade)

 

From material submitted by his descendants:

            1.         Joseph Norwood, Wilmington, North Carolina

            2.         Charles Stephens Norwood, Goldsboro, North Carolina .

            3.         Mrs. Adam H. Moss, Orangeburg, South Carolina

            4.         Mrs. J. W. Norwood, Jr., (Margaret Dial) Greenville, S. C.

 

JOSEPH NORWOOD was one of the sons of Captain John Norwood of Marion' s Brigade and his wife, Mary (Warren) Norwood. Joseph was born June 16,1792 and died February 17,1870 near Hartsville, South Carolina. He married October 16,1823 to Sarah Ann McIntosh who was born January 9,1802 at Society Hill, S. C. (house still standing) She died September 29,1872.

 

Joseph's father, Captain John Norwood, was born ca 1751/5, and died December 1829. Joseph' s mother, Mary (Warren) Norwood was born ca 1755 and died August 3, 1831.

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Nathaniel Norwood, killed by slaves, was the of Nathaniel Norwood, Jr., who was mentioned the will of his grandfather, George Norwood.

7.   In passing if you will see if either John Parker or  Mary Parker sold any land between l812 and 1817, I would very much thank you.

 

I am enclosing a list of deeds of Northampton County made by Norwoods which I have read and briefly abstracted. You will find the abstracts in Norwood notes. I am enclosing these for at some time you can check the Northampton records to see if  I have omitted any deeds. The last I recorded were about 1807. No doubt there are others until about 1~30 that might help us but my time ran out and I had to stop. If you ever get to checking this list will you please see if I omitted any deeds before 1807, before you get any after 1807?

 

I am puzzled as to why there are no estate administrations in Northampton County for William Norwood, Sr. He was living in 1763 when he deeded land to William, Jr., and George. Perhaps by then he had no property left to deed. If he had a second wife, Tabitha, it looks as if he would have provided for her unless he too had died. I would like to find proof as to where William Norwood died.

 

Neither can I find any estate proceedings for Nathaniel Norwood, Jr., who lived in Northampton County.

 

I have never checked to see if Samuel, Moses or John Norwood, sons of George and Tabitha Norwood who were mentioned in a deed, Book 11, p 136 in 1800, left any wills or estates. I f so, that would probably be after 1820. This George Norwood seems to l)e George Norwood, who was the son of William Norwood, Sr., a brother to your William Norwood, J r .

 

Certainly hope that the Houston Library has Northampton County records on microfilm. I have written Mrs. Poland to see if she would have someone check the records of Northampton to see if there are any law suits concerning Norwoods.  They would not be on microfilm. She will need to know that I have heard that Houston Library has some N. C. Counties. You might check before you go to see if the Northmpton films have arrived.

 

Sincerely ,

Eleanol McSwain                                 

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NORWOOD

 

George Norwood of Surry County, Virginia went to live in Bertie County, N C., in 1727. He had three sons that came with him. These sons, William, Nathaniel and Samuel all bought land in Bertie County. They lived in the part of Bertie that was set aside to Edgecome in 1741and later in 1749 in Northampton County and Halifax Counties.  George Norwood died in 1749 in Northampton County and left his will naming his three sons and seven grand children. (He also had other sons. )

 

            (1)        Do you know the  name of the wife of George Norwood? Know children of William Norwood, son of George Norwood.

 

1.         John Norwood, b 1727, died in Franklin County, N. C., 1802, left wil1 mentioned in will of grandfather George Norwood.  Excellent records in Happy Val1ey of his descendant s .

2.         William Norwood, Jr, b 1731, m Ruth Wyche, have his Bible

            records.  Lived in Northampton until  1798.   Moved to Chatham County, N. C., can get this line .

3.         George Norwood, m.               Given land in Northampton County by his father in 1763. Gcorge was living on this land when it was given to him. Presumably the George Norwood with wife, Tatbitha and sons, John, Samuel, and Moses (1800). Deed Book 11 pg. 136. No further trace.

 

            (2)        Do you know of any descendants of this George Norwood?

 

            (3)        Are these the correct sons for this George Norwood? (He is in Census of 1790 in Northampton County. )

 

Known children of Nathaniel Norwood, son of Gorge Norwood

 

Nathaniel left a will in Granville County made in 1779, offered for Probate in 1783. His children, George, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and John were mentioned in the will in 1779. He did not mention Elizabeth or Mary so they no doubt died in childhood. 'There seemed to me to be two sets of children as if he had been married twice. The older children were mentioned in the will of George Norwood .

 

1. George Norwood m Ann                  was in Edgecombe in 1755 and later in Halifax. Had

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some children who were left a token in will of Nathaniel.  Said to have gone to Laurens County Scpy 1773.

2. Nathaniel Norwood, Jr. Had children who were left a token in will of Nathaniel.

3. Sarah M Parrott, She was left a token in her father’s wi1l .

4. John Norwood, given land in Halifax by his father in 1768. It is said that he married Morning Harris and Nancy Bostick.  He went to Edgefield S. C., according to some and died there about 1798. A John Norwood did die there and left deed naming those wives and his children. Was it this John Norwood?

5. Guillam Norwood, lived in Granville County.

6. William Norwood, he died before will was made in 1779.

7. Jordan Norwood, he lived in Granville, County.

8. Penelope Norwood, m                         Glover.

9. Susanna Norwood, m                           Glover.

10. Benjamin Norwood, Jr., m Mary Aiken in 1782. Lived in Granville County. He left will there in 1840.

 

            (4)        Do you know any descendants of George and Ann Norwood?

 

            (5)        What became of Nathaniel Norwood, Jr.? Was he the father of our Norwoods mentioned in Northampton County, N. C. Deed Book 10 p 17 (1792). These men were Nathaniel Norwood, William Norwood, Joseph Norwood, and John Norwood. Do you have any information on these men?

 

Known children of Samuel Norwood, son of George Norwood.

 

Samuel Norwood married Mary Smith of Virginia. He left a will in Halifax County and named descendants. He had only one son, Richard. Richard also left a will naming his sisters or their heirs as he had no issue. Both Samuel and Richard made their wills in 1795. They were probated a short time later. Can get some descendants of this branch.

 

            (6)        Was Nathaniel Norwood of Northampton County who was killed by slaves in 17941 the same Nathaniel as the one in Deed Book 10, p 17? If so, was Nathaniel Norwood, Jr., the father of this Nathaniel? The Nathaniel Norwood, killed by slaves, had a wife Ann Norwood and nine minor

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                        children. (Joseph , Laban, William, Tabitha, Natllaniel, John, Winnefred, Burwell (went to Ala. ) and Martha. )  This William, John, and Joseph were not the same as the men by  the same name in 1792 (see question (5) for the children of Nathaniel Norwood.  They were not of age until after 1800.)

 

            (7)        Was the William Norwood who died in 1794 and his lands divided among the heirs of Nathaniel Norwood who was killed by slaves? were William and Nathaniel l)rot hers? He seems to be the same Wi1liam as the William in Deed Book 10, p 17.

 

            (8)        Who was the John Norwood of Edgecome County who deeded all his possessions to this " lady friend, Sarah Phelsh, of Waya County". He must have been young, to be so foolish and he must have had no heirs or they would have complained.

 

            (9)        Who was the John Norwood of Edgecombe who bought land there in 1780, was listed in 1790 Census, sold land in 1794, then all stock and household furnishings etc. Was he the same John Norwood of Northampton, son of Nathaniel, Jr., and brother to Nathaniel who was killed?

 

            (10)      Do you have any old Bible Records?  If so please send copies of the information in them.

 

            (11)      Do you have any old letters? Please send copies of them.

 

            (12)      Do you know how  the early Norwood were related to the Jones family of Virginia who moved to Northpton and Halifax Counties?

 

            (13)      Do you know of any connection of the Norwood family with a Norflett; Godwin; Hogan; Knight? My family was related to these families, but. do not know if it was on the Norwood side or the Parker side .

 

            (14)      Some Powells also came to Georgia with the Jones, Parkers, and Hogans. Were not Powells related to the Norwoods ?

 

Please give your line as full as you can, writing names and not initials. Give as many dates as possible and places of residence. You can not know how much this will help. We wish to send the information to England.  Thank you.

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Ask all relatives to please send theirs also, and to:

 

Mrs. Horace L. McSwain

1164 South Jackson Sping Road

Macon, Georgia

                                                                                                                                               

Macon, Georgia

Jan. 13, 1963


 

 

Dear Mr. Evans,

 

            Thank you very much your offer to help. Perhaps now I know just where we are.

 

            I usually make more copies of things that I think I will need and found, except for a few pages, I have another copy of Norwood Notes. So I ,am sending it to you to use for a while. This will help you to know what I have. May I suggest that when you see what you will need that you send it to Mrs. Effie Norwood Jones for her inspection asking her to return it to you? Perhaps she will criticize it more if she sends you an opinion than if she sends i t to me.

 

            I added a few pages on John Norwoods since I sent you the other copy. Please study them carefully. You see my Mary Norwood was the daughter of a John Norwood. Since she was born in 1778 her father would have to have been born in 1757 or a few years before . She and her husband and four children were born in N. C. She did not leave until 1816. Therefore she could not be from the Norwoods of Cravell or Carteret for they had all left by 1790.  (Ann Norwood of Carteret was a " Free Person" and Fanny Norwood of Craven was a widow. ) She and her husband were related to persons who lived in Halifax, Northampton, Edgecombe, and Chowan etc. In my study of John Norwoods there seen to be only one from whom she can be descended - - John Norwood of Northampton who moved to Halifax in 1774, left in 1779 and presumably went to Edgecombe in 1880; sold out there in 1794.

 

            To prove my line I have to prove that he was the son of Nathaniel Norwood, Jr., of Northampton and second, that one of the females in his household in 1790 was my Mary

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Norwood. (There are few records of Nathaniel Jr. but he did have children. )

 

            On Dec. 7 1962 I wrote you a letter asking you to Check some information. In view of the fact.  I have narrowed the search please disregard that letter. Instead I would much rather have more complete information on the deed descriptions in these deeds: (1) Book 15 p 471 Norwood to Wm. Eaton Jr. (2) Book 13 p 146 Norwood to Eaton. (3) Book 13 p 152 Norwood to Justice (4) Book 13 p 211 Carpenter to John Norwood. In this deed Frances Carpenter was examined by the J. P. James Hogan Esq. He married Mrs. Ruth Norfleet.  My Mary had a son Norfleet Parker and she was related to Hogans so I feel this is the right road .

 

            I have a feeling that John Norwood of Edgecombe died and Mary went back to Northampton to live with the family of Nathanie1 Norwood who was killed by slaves in 1794. His wife Ann died in 1799 and someone had to look after the minor children.   That is surmise but Burwell Norwood was one of those children and he put a Parker birth in his

Bible.  Somewhere there is a connection.

 

            Aside from the deeds above, p1ease see if I failed to find any Northampton County deeds that might shed light on the prob1em.  There are one or two after l800 that I did not read.  They may help.

 

            Our library has the 1800 Census on micro film in six reels. I have examined five of those reels and have one more to go. There were few Norwoods in N. C. in 1800 and no New Ones.  I will send a report on the Census of 1800 soon . Also at the same time I will send the County histories and Books that I have examined.

 

            I hope you can solve the problem.

 

P.S. In Norwood Notes p 39 from the Court Minutes p 124 is the statement that the 1ands of William Norwood dec'd were divided among the heirs of Nath'l Norwood dec'd. That committee is given.  I could not find the recording of that division under the name William Norwood. It could be recorded under the names of any of the committee. Usually such deeds are recorded like " Allen Jones et. Al". The date is 1794 or 1795. That description would help the descendants of Burwel1 Norwood ' s family.

 

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Analysis of Names and Dates al Deeds

 

Note: If a man made two or more deeds in the same year, I have only listed one date. Since thee represent the recorded deeds that I found, and it is very clear that most of them are descended from George Norwood, there are only a few to the placed.  There is a scarcity of recorded deeds from about 1785 to 1800. The Norwoods of Craven and Carteret in these deeds do not show any transactions or connections with the Norwoods of Halifax District. these are Grantors, not grantees.

 

BERTIE COUNTY                                                                  CRAVEN COUNTY

 

1723 William Norwood                                                            1750 William Norwood

1736 William Norwood                                                            1757 William Norwood

(Son of George Sr.)                                                                  (William and Jane)

1723 Nathaniel Norwood, witness                                            (Failed to copy date)

1733 Nathaniel Norwood, witness                                            William Norwood

1736 Nathaniel Norwood, witness                                            1878 William Norwood

(Son of George Sr.)                                                                  (Son of Thomas)

1727 George Norwood of Surry County                                   1758 Frances Norwood

1729 George Norwood                                                            1761 Frances Norwood

1735 George Norwood                                                            1759 Frances Norwood

1737 Samuel Norwood & wife                                     1769 Frances Norwood

Mary (son of George)                                                               1769 Elizabeth Norwood

1767 John Norwood, S. C.                                                      1771 Mary Norwood

1773 John Norwood                                                                1758 John Norwood

1778 John Norwood & wife Mary                                            1761 John Norwood

 

CARTERT COUNTY                                                 EDGECOMBE COUNTY

(Incomplete)                                                                             1759 John Norwood

1724 Theophilus Norwood                                                       of Halifax

                                                                                                1767 John & Leah

 CHATHAM COUNTY                                                          Norwood of Bute

1798 William Norwood-Northampton                          1780 John Norwood

1798 William Norwood-Chatham                                             1794 John Norwood

(Son of William Norwood, Sr.)                                     1794 John Norwood

Samuel Norwood & wife                                                          GRANDVILLE COUNTY

There are other recorded deeds                                                1752 William of Northampton

in Chathan after this date but                                                     1759 William Norwood

they are clearly descendants of                                                  (Son of George)

the above William Norwood.                                                    1756 John Norwood

                                                                                                1757 John & Lydia Norwood

                                                                                                of Edgecombe

 

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HALIFAX COUNTY                                                 

1755 George Norwood                                                1796 Division of Property

of Edgecombe                                                              among heirs of Samuel Norwood

1757 George Norwood                                                1796 Linda Norwood Rooke   (She

of Edgecombe                                                              was “Cousin Lydia Norwood in the 1760 George & Ann Norwood      wills of  Samuel and Richard    

of Halifax                                                                      Norwood.

1762 George Norwood                                                NORTHAMPTON COUNTY           

of Halifax                                                                      1756 George and Ann

1764 George Norwood                                                Norwood of Edgecombe

of Halifax                                                                      (Son of Nathaniel)       

1765 George Norwood                                                1763 George Norwood of       

of Halifax                                                                      Northampton (Son William      

1768 Nathaniel Norwood                                             Norwood)                               

of Grandville to son                                                       1768 George Norwood                       

John of Halifax