Edward Norton (November 14, 1810 - December 16, 1877)
Nancy Ann Short (March 30, 1815 - April 23, 1885)
Edward's Parentage: Edward4, Jacob Anderson3, Mercer(Messer)2, Edward1 Norton Nancy's Parentage: Nancy3, Josiah2, Landman1 Short
Edward was born on November 14, 1810 in Tennessee. He was the son of Jacob Anderson Norton and Mary King. He married Nancy Ann Short on November 13, 1833 in Hardeman County, Tennessee. Nancy was born on March 30, 1815 in Tennessee and was the daughter of Josiah Short and Sophia Box.
The following is taken from an excerpt from "The History of Tippah County, Mississippi", by Tippah County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1981:
In approximately 1835, Edward and [his brother] William Norton moved to Tippah County from Hardeman County, Tennessee. They were among the first settlers and for a while lived in abandoned Chickasaw Indian huts. The Indians did not begin to leave this area until around 1837.
Edward and William married sisters. Edward married Nancy Ann Short and William married Sophia. They lived about 4 miles north of Ripley, which was the first settlement south of the Tennessee line. This area belonged not only to them but other Nortons. In 1838, William and a J.J. Norton owned one of the first grocery stores in Ripley. A railroad stop and crossing which is located on Pine Hill Road was named Norton Crossing in honor of Edward and William. Some of this same land on both sides of Hwy. 15 has been in the Norton family since that time. Edward and Nancy belonged to the Pleasant Hill Church, Tippah County, Mississippi. Edward died on December 16, 1877 in Tippah County, Mississippi and is buried in the Pinehill Cemetery. Nancy died on April 23, 1885 and is buried beside Edward.
Children of Edward and Nancy:
1.Middy Ann Norton 2.Mills Higgins Norton 3.Mary Cordelia Norton 4.John Franklin Norton 5.Martha Emily Norton; b. June 13, 1842; d. December 29, 1921; m. Isaac James Pollock 6.Nancy Rachel Millissa Norton 7.Sarah Jane Norton 8.Frances Angeline Norton 9.Delilah Ellen Norton 10.Ardelia Sophia Norton 11.Parthenia Catherine Norton 12.Edward Josiah Norton 13.Jacob Washington Norton