The Second Generation


3. Matthew Mark2 NORTON (Jacob1)was born in Georgia September 09, 1847 and died on May 31, 1910 in Rockdale County,
Georgia (formerly Newton County)at 62 years of age.  Matthew's obituary dated June 4, 1910, Conyers, Georgia states:

"Death Claims Rockdale Citizen: While on a visit to his sister in Clarkston..... Mr. Matthew M. Norton, one of the good citizens and successful farmers of Sheffield District..... died at the home of Mrs. W.T. Richardson [his sister], in Clarkston, at 10 o'clock on Tuesday night after an illness of about two weeks... was 62 years of age, and was a good man in every sense of the word, and discharged life's duties in a manner that won for him the respect and esteem of everyone who enjoyed his acquaintance...   He is survived by his wife, one daughter, seven sons, one sister and one brother."  His body was interred in Conyers, Georgia in Eastview Cemetery.

Matthew married Nancy Melvina DENNARD in Newton County, Georgia on February 9, 1868. Pinkie, as she was called,  was born in Newton County on January 3, 1847 to the parents of John Isaiah DEN(N)ARD, Sr. and Arminda H. THROWER.  Pinkie died October 30, 1929 at 82 years of age.  Her body was interred next to her husband.

Matthew was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census Newton Co., GA. He was registered to vote in Rockdale County (formerly Newton County) GA, 1896 in the Town District, Conyers, GA: MM 52 years old.

Matthew Mark NORTON and Nancy Melvina DENNARD had the following children:

+  7  i.   Luther James3 NORTON was born 1/11/1871.

    8  ii.  Georgia Vashti NORTON was born in Rockdale Co., GA 10/30/1873.  She married Graves Bennett ALMAND.

+  9  iii. Charles Zachary NORTON was born before 1896.

+ 10  iv.  William Albert NORTONwas born 4/24/1886.

   11  v.   Augustus M. NORTON was born in Rockdale Co., GA 6/17/1888 and died 6/4/1911 Rockdale Co., GA.  His body was interred in Conyers, Rockdale Co., GA, Eastview Cemetery.  He married Georgia Myrtle SAMMONS. Her body was interred adjacent to her husband.

+ 12  vi.  Talula Oscar NORTON was born 10/9/1869.

+ 13  vii. James Alonzo NORTON was born 9/11/1877.

   14  viii.Waymon P. NORTON was born Rockdale Co., GA 1878.  Waymon died 1892 at 14 years of age.  His body was interred Conyers, Rockdale Co., GA, Almand Cemetery.  Waymon is buried beside his brother Jesse.

+ 15  ix.  John Isaiah NORTON was born 4/3/1882.

   16  x.   Jesse T. NORTON was born Rockdale Co., GA 1897.  Jesse died 1907 at 10 years of age.  His body was interred Conyers, Rockdale Co., GA, Almand Cemetery.  Jesse is buried beside his brother Waymon.


4. Marcus Gausby2 NORTON (Jacob1) (#237) was born GA? ca 1849.  Based on 1850 Census Newton Co., GA Marcus died aft 1874 in AL.  Based on 1870 Census, Newton County, Georgia. He married Martha Anna POPE in AL, ca 1874.  Martha was born Newton Co.,
GA 1849 and was the daughter of Abel POPE.

Marcus Gausby NORTON and Martha Anna POPE had the following children:

   17  i.   Jacob Abram3 NORTON was born 1874 and died 1927 at 53 years of age.

   18  ii.  Rhoda Ella NORTON was born 1875 and died 1965 at 90 years of age.

   19  iii. Willie NORTON was born 1877 and died 1888 at 11 years of age.

   20  iv. John NORTON was born 1880.

   21  v.   Rampy NORTON was born 1885.

   22  vi.  Betty Ann NORTON was born 1886 and  died 1887 at 1 year of age.

+ 23  vii. Marcus Luther NORTON, Sr. was born 1890.

   24  viii.Thurlow NORTON was born 1892 and died 1929 at 37 years of age.