Georgia Family Group Sheet for the William NORMAN Family #2

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SUBMITTED BY: Liz Nash, December 2004
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HUSBAND: William NORMAN
Birthdate: About 1750
date and place of marriage: Date unknown, Virginia
other marriages: Mary ROSS
military service: Revolutionary War
Death date: January 1827
father: Isaac NORMAN
mother: Frances COURTNEY
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WIFE: Euphemia "Euphony" HARRISON
Birthdate: 1760 , Virginia
other marriages:
date and place of marriage: After 1775
Death date: unknown, Lincoln County, GA
father: Burr HARRISON
mother: Elizabeth unknown
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CHILD 1: Susannah NORMAN
sex: F
Birthdate: March 9, 1780, Culpeper County, GA
married: David GLAZE
date and place of marriage: November 13, 1798, Lincoln County, GA
other marriages:
Death date: November 1857, Lincoln County, GA
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CHILD 2: William Harrison NORMAN
sex: M
Birthdate: 1784, Virginia
married: Jane (Jincy) YORK
date and place of marriage: December 1805, Lincoln County, GA
other marriages:
Death date: About 1863, Lincoln County, GA
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CHILD 3: Eleanor NORMAN
sex: F
Birthdate: Abt 1788, Virginia
married: Joseph STINSON
date and place of marriage: unknown
other marriages:
Death date:
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CHILD 4: Sarah NORMAN
sex: F
Birthdate: June 25, 1794 Wilkes County, GA
married: Timothy WALTON
date and place of marriage: November 23, 1809, Lincoln County, GA
other marriages: Charles George RUSH Before 1828
Death date:May 3, 1859, Marion County, AL
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CHILD 5: Elizabeth NORMAN
sex: F
Birthdate: About 1800, Lincoln County, GA
married: Adam HARNESBERGER
date and place of marriage: February 04, 1817, Lincoln County, GA
other marriages:
Death date: Before 1828
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SOURCES:
Census,
Wills,
Estate and
other records located at the Lincoln County Courthouse.
"The Normans of Normandy Hall" by Dr. Lois L. Norman, 1976
"Culpeper County Normans" by Nellie Virginia Norman, 1972
GLAZE Family Bible
Family Group Record or Obed Harrison,
LDS
Affidavit of Thomas Dallis for John Matthews Revolutionary War Pension.
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NOTES:
William Norman was the son of Joseph Norman and probably his second
wife, Sarah Everett. He was born about 1750 in what is now Culpeper County,
Virginia. William grew up in the northern neck of Virginia, near the
Rappahannock River and probably crossed Norman's Ford many times. This was a
crossing named for Isaac Norman which was used by the early settlers in that
area. George Washington recorded in his journal "that he traveled the
Carolina Road, missed his junction and crossed Norman's Ford. Soldiers used
the crossing during the Revolutionary War. Thomas Jefferson referred to
Norman's Ford in a letter written to John Milledge of Georgia in 1793.
William crossed into the adjoining county of Fauquier and was living there
when he made his decision to leave for Georgia.

No record of William's marriages have been found, however the reference to
"his wife, Uphanny" in the land transaction of 1814 and the court order to
prove his estate is proof that William did marry Euphemia Harrison. The
surnames Harrison and Harris were used interchangeably during that period.
Also, Euphany was spelled several different ways. For ease of
identification, we have chosen to use Euphany Harrison as her name. The
family tradition of his marriage to Mary Sheppard, sister of Col. Sheppard
of North Carolina has been disproved.

We are certain that George Norman is the son of Mary Ross based on the will
of his grandfather, William Ross, and writings of William Sheppard Norman as
presented by Dr. Norman. Dr. Norman had determined that the Miss Sheppard
could be an error of memory because the DAR records have Miss Sheppard as
George Norman's mother. George Norman's wife, Sally Groce's grandmother was
Sarah Sheppard. This is thought to be where the legend of Sheppard was
originated.

The fact that William's son was named William Harrison Norman seems to
indicate that Euphany Harrison was his mother. Also, two of William's older
daughters, Susannah and Elizabeth, named their daughters Euphany Harris.
This is another clue that their mother was Euphany Harrison. Since the
documents absolutely confirm that Euphany was William's wife, she had to be
the wife who came with William to Georgia since Susannah Norman was born in
Virginia in 1780 and William Harrison Norman was born in Virginia in 1784,
years before the trek to Georgia in 1793. Susannah's birth year and the
birth of Euphany Harris Glaze is documented in the Glaze family bible. Also,
there is the fact that William never lived in North Carolina. The conclusion
is that William first married Mary Ross, had George, then he married Euphany
Harrison second, and had the rest of the children.

William enlisted in the Virginia Continental Line on February 1, 1776 and
served for a period of two years in the Revolutionary War. He was a private
in Captain George Stubblefield's company, Fifth Virginia Regiment, which was
commanded by Lt. Col. Josiah Parker. In June 1776 he was transferred to Cpt.
Phillip Richard Francis Lee's Company, Third Regiment commanded by Col.
Thomas Marshall and in Brigadier General George Weeden's celebrated Virginia
Brigade.

On September 11, 1777, William Norman was dangerously wounded at the Battle
of Brandywine. He was shot through both knees and was crippled for life as a
result. General LaFayette was wounded in the same battle. William said that
he was standing near the General when he received the wound and that the
Marquis had dismounted and was endeavoring to rally the troops at the time,
although the history of the battle stated that he was wounded on horseback.

General LaFayette intervened in the amputation of William's legs in a
military hospital when he was attracted "by the patient's stubborn
resistance to the surgeons." The British bullet and a piece of bone from
William's knee were kept as souvenirs in the Norman family for some 150
years. William C. Norman recalls seeing them in his grandfather's home in
Hamburg, Arkansas. According to William's daughter, Sarah, William Norman
always observed the anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine and celebrated
it.

William Norman's name appears on the muster rolls of the Virginia troops in
the office of the War Department in Washinton, D.C. His name last appears on
the payroll on February 16, 1778. From September 1777 to January 1778, he
was reported as absent and wounded. The military records do not show the
date of his separation from service. After the close of the war, he moved
from Fauquier County, Virginia to Georgia and settled in that part of Wilkes
County that in 1796 became Lincoln County. A brother, possibly John, was
said to have gone to Georgia also and may have settled in Liberty County.

William enlisted in the Virginia Continental Line, on February 1, 1776, and
served for a period of two years in the Revolutionary War. He was a private
in Captain George Stubblefield's company, Fifty Virginia Regiment, which was
commanded by Lt. Colonel Josiah Parker. In June 1776, he was transferred to
Captain Philip Richard Francis Lee's company, Third Virginia Regiment,
Commanded by Col. Thomas Marshall and in Brigadier General George Weeden's
celebrated Virginia Brigade.

On September 11, 1777, William was dangerously wounded at the Battle of
Brandywine. He was shot through both knees and was crippled for life as a
result of these injuries. General LaFayette was wounded in the same battle.
William Norman said that he was standing near the General when he received
the wound, and that the Marquis had dismounted and was endeavoring to rally
the troops at the time, although the history of the battle stated that he
was wounded on horseback.

By the intervention of General LaFayette in the military hospital, William
Norman's legs were not amputated; the General's attention having been
attracted "by the patient's stubborn resistance to the surgeons". The
British bullet and a piece of bone from William's knee were kept as
souvenirs in the Norman family for some 150 years. William C. Norman recalls
seeing them in his grandfather's home in Hamburg, Arkansas. According to his
daughter Sarah, William Norman always observed the anniversary of the Battle
of Brandywine and celebrated it.

William Norman's name appears on the muster rolls of the Virginia troops in
the office of the War Department in Washington, D.C. His name last appears
on the payroll of February 16, 1778. From This information is mostly taken
from "The Normans of Normandy Hall" written by Lois L. Norman in 1976.

September 1777 to January 1778, he was reported as absent and wounded. The
military records do not show the date of his separation from service. Having
campaigned down to Augusta, Georgia, William Norman was so impressed by the
beauty of the country that after the close of the war, he moved from
Fauquier County, VA to Georgia. He settled in that part of Wilkes County
that in 1796, became Lincoln County.

The exact time of his migration to Georgia is fixed at 1793 based on an
affadavit given by Thomas Dallis. According to this affadavit, Thomas Dallis
was an orphan and partly raised by William, Thomas traveled to Georgia with
the Norman family. According to George Norman's grandson, William Sheppard
Norman, the move was soon after the Revolutionary War when George was a
youth about 18 years of age. He also stated that William and George were
surveyors by profession. There is a record of a William Norman receiving a
headright warrant of 150 acres of land on August 6, 1787 (Re: Superior Court
Land Warrants 1784-1787, Washington County, GA.) Evidently this was a grant
made for his Revolutionary War service and was the determining factor in his
selection of a location to live. He is listed on the tax rolls of Wilkes
County in 1792-95. There are several land transactions in the Lincoln County
records for William Norman. He owned land on Mill Creek in Lincoln County.
The Tax Digest of 1802 lists him as having 400 acres of land, 8 slaves and 1
poll. William is listed in the Georgia land lottery of 1805, but did not
receive any land. In 1820, William paid a tax of $4.93 1/2 on 373 acres on
Mill Creek and 13 slaves.

In an affidavit given by Thomas Dallas for John Matthews, Thomas states:

"Deponent was an orphan and partly raised by William Norman, Senior, an
uncle to the deponent who removed from the state of Virginia to that part of
Wilkes County which is now Lincoln, State of Georgia in 1793 as well as
deponent now remembers, and deponent came with him."

This would also seem to confirm that Euphemia was certainly William's wife
and William Harrison Norman's mother. She must have been the one who came
with William to Georgia since William Harrison Norman was born in Virginia
in 1784 before the trek.

When William died in 1827, he left his land on Mill Creek to two grandsons,
John H. and Peyton Wyatt Norman, sons of William Harrison Norman, Jr., with
their father as trustee. Descendents of Peyton Wyatt still own a small part
of the original land.

William Norman was a part of the mass migration that made its way to Georgia
after the war. He traveled south from Fauquier County, through Virginia and
the Carolinas probably by horseback and oxen drawn wagons, stopping along
the way for a season to grow crops. Adventuring into a new life, seeking new
land, he established our Norman family in Georgia where many of his
descendants still live. He did not acquire great wealth nor seek public
office. Apparently he lived a comfortable life as a planter and gentleman.
William is buried near Lincolnton, GA along with his son, George, daughter,
Susannah and his son-in-law, David Glaze. In 1976 a marker was placed at his
grave site by his descendents listing known persons, and giving honor to the
unknown persons buried there. The grave site is located deep in the woods
accessible by a logging road. The land is owned by a logging company who has
given the Norman family of Lincoln County permission to go to the site.

William's date of death is taken from an affidavit signed by his son,
William Harrison Norman.