Norton Bible (?) Pages

This paper is labelled "Norton's Memoranda of Children's
ages" on the outside. Prior to official birth and
marriage certificates, people used to use Bible records
or handwritten transcripts as proof of these events. This
paper is folded wallet-size, and was probably carried for
that purpose.

Location of the original Bible is unknown, but there are
some indications that these Norton families resided in TN
and Lawrence County, AL. The present tense of the wording
("List of Names and ages of Edward Norton's Children")
and the handwriting conventions leads me to date this
piece in the mid-1840s. There are two sets of handwritings,
the earlier dates may have been written much earlier.

This piece is currently in the possession of Tracy St. Claire


TRANSCRIPT BEGINS HERE____________________

[Page One -- Outside of Folded Pages]

Norton's Memoranda of Children's ages



[above are calculations of ages at death, one assumes]

[Page Two -- First Handwritten Page]

A List of Names and ages of Edward Norton's Children

Peter Norton was born the 13th day of July 1796

Jacob L. Norton was born the 7th day of Nov. 1797

Elender [??] Norton was born the 15th day of Oct 1799

Martha Norton was born the 15th day of Dec. 1801

Jane Norton was born the 2nd day of June 1803

Edward Norton was born the 5th day of April 1805

Mary Norton was born the 24th day of Jan. 1807

Margaret Norton was born the 18th day of Dec. 1809

Mifser [??] Norton was born the 21st day of Dec. 1810

John H. Norton was born the 23rd day of May 1813

Jackson N.H. [??] Norton was born 30th day of June 1815

Sarah Ann Norton was born 1st day of Feb. 1817

Edward Norton the Father of the above children was
Buried the 11th day of January 1817

A List of the ages of the children of Jacob Norton and
Elizabeth Norton his wife

Mary Emiline Norton was born on the 28th day of November 1822

Matilda Jane Norton was born on the 30th day of May 1824

James Edward Norton was born on the 7th day of July 1826

Margaret Ann Norton was born on the 26th day of November 1828

John Jackson Norton was born on the 26th day of May 1831

[Page Two -- Second Handwritten Page]


William Marion Norton was born on the 10th day of February 1833

Narcifsa Elizabeth Norton was born on the 8th day of March 1835

Sarah Katherine and Martha Caroline Nortons were born on the
23rd day of August Anno Domini 1837

Martin Franklin Norton was born on the 27th day of November

Jacob L. Norton was married to Elizabeth Martin, daughter of
James Martin, on the 6th day of March 1821

Elizabeth Norton, wife of Jacob L. Norton, departed this life
September the 13th Anno Domini 1842

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