Georgia Family Group Sheet for the William NORMAN Family #1

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SUBMITTED BY: Liz Nash, December 2004
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HUSBAND: William NORMAN
Birthdate: about 1744-50 Virginia
date and place of marriage: unknown
other marriages: Euphemia (Euphony) HARRISON
military service: Revolutionary War
Death date:
father:
mother:
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WIFE: Mary ROSS
Birthdate: unknown
other marriages:
date and place of marriage: Virginia
Death date: Date unknown - Virginia
father: William ROSS
mother:  Margaret unknown
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CHILD 1: George NORMAN
sex: M
Birthdate: About 1770, Virginia
married: Sarah "Sally" GROCE
date and place of marriage: Bet. 1796 - 1798, Lincoln County, GA
other marriages:
Death date: October 1817, Lincoln County, GA
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SOURCES:
Census, Estate, Land and other records in Lincoln County, GA.
"Normans of Normandy Hall" by Dr. Lois L. Norman, 1976
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NOTES:
George was Sheriff of Lincoln County in 1804.
George Norman was the son of William Norman and his first wife, Mary Ross.
We know very little about George's mother. Records of William Sheppard
Norman, (George's son) in his own handwriting, state, "Mary Ross was our
paternal Grandmother's name and for whom my dear Sister was named." There
were Ross families in Fauquier and Prince William Counties, but no
connection has been established with them except for the will of William
Ross which would seem to confirm that George was his grandson and the son of
Mary Ross.

In 1784, William Ross of Prince William County, VA left a will bequeathing
all his estate to his wife, Margaret, except the lands he had in Kentucky.
These lands were to be equally divided between his four sons, John, William,
Benjamin and Alexander, and his grandson George Norman. In the Lincoln
County, Ga deed book A 1796-1799, the following is recorded.

"George Norman to trusty friend, Thomas Dallas, 15 January 1799, Power of
Attorney to receive from David Lee of Prince William County, Va., what he
holds as Norman's guardian. Witnessed: Samuel Davis before Gibson
Wooldridge, J.P. Registered January 16, 1799. Page 184."

George Norman moved from Virginia to Georgia with his father when he was
about 18 years old. According to Thomas Dallis, who came with them, they
moved to Georgia in 1793. This would put George's date of birth at 1775. The
family settled in the part of Wilkes County that in 1796 became Lincoln
County. George was said to be a surveyor by profession, but acquired land
and was a planter. George was Sheriff of Lincoln County from October 23,
1803 until October 23, 1805. He was Justice of the Peace in 1806 and again
in 1813.

George's name is on the Tax Digest of Lincoln County from 1802 until 1816.
He is listed in the Georgia Land Lottery of 1805, but did not draw any land.
On March 30, 1805, George bought 338 acres of land on Fishing Creek in
Lincoln County from his father for $332. George appears to have been
prosperous as he ultimately acquired 500 acres of land, owned a number of
Slave and had a two-wheel pleasure carriage.

George Norman died in 1817 in Lincoln County. He died intestate and Letters
of Administration were granted to Sarah Norman on November 3, 1817. She was
appointed guardian of their minor children. (Minute book N Lincoln County)
Appraisers were appointed on the same date to make an inventory of the
estate. The inventory of "the goods and chattels," the personal property,
shows that the home was comfortable furnished and the plantation well
equipped. Among the items inventoried was a Bible valued at twenty dollars.
The value of the estate, exclusive of land, was about twelve thousand
dollars. The court records indicate that George died on October 1817. He was
about 47 years old. George is buried in the Norman family cemetery in
Lincoln County where his father, William is also buried.
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