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1850 U.S. census, \i FamilySearch\i0
Author: South Carolina, Beaufort
Published: http://search.labs.familysearch.org: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010
Name, Age,Gender, Profession, Real Estate Val., Birthplace
Robert G. Norton, 61, M, Planter, 2,000, S.C
Sarah, 60, F,,, ...
M432, Saint Peters Parish, p. 14, dwelling 100, family 100
Name, Age,Gender, Profession, Real Estate Val., Birthplace
Robert G. Norton, 61, M, Planter, 2,000, S.C
Sarah, 60, F,,,
Mary, 40, F,,,
Martha, 25, F,,,

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1850 U.S. census, \i FamilySearch\i0
Author: South Carolina, Beaufort
Published: http://search.labs.familysearch.org: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010
Name, Age,Gender, Profession, Real Estate Val., Birthplace
Robert G. Norton, 61, M, Planter, 2,000, S.C
Sarah, 60, F,,,
Mary, 40, F,,,
Martha, 25, F,,,

Col. Alexander Norton, 38, M,, 700, S.C.
Julia, 33, F,,,
William, 13, M,,,
John, 11, M,,,
Robert, 9, M,,,
Mary E., 4, F,,,
Sarah, 1, F,,,
Thomas Green, 25, M, Sojourner,, GA

Birth

A History of Savannah and South Georgia
Author: Harden, William
Published: Volume II; Illustrated; The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1913., pp 666-668, 815-816
p. 815
Robert Godfrey Norton, the grandfather [of Joseph Stebbins Norton], was born at Bluffton in the Beaufort district, and became a prosperous planter in that vicinity.

Death

Norton & Mosse Family Record
, written by Martha Norton Buckner, Robert Godfrey Norton's daughter. It was later edited by Elizabeth Munsell (Norton), who married Robert Godfrey Norton's great-grandson, Walter Abell Norton, in 1906.

Burial

database, \i Find A Grave\i0  
Published: www.findagrave.com, 2010
29 Mar 2010, Grave Marker for Pvt Robert Godfrey Norton

Military Service

Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, Volume 1
Author: Howard H. McCall
Published: 1941; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004.
GIDEON MALLETTE, b. Purysburg, S.C., June 14, 1759; d. Effingham Co., Ga., Sept. 3, 1822. Served under Gen. Francis Marion, S.C. Troops. Mar. 1783, HANNA ELIZABETH A. DE ROCHE (1767-1848).

Children:
1. Gideon, Jr.
2. Mary Ann.
3. Abraham (1790-1867) ...
134.
WILLIAM NORTON, b. S. C., 1744; d. Savannah, Ga., 1800. Served with S.C. Troops. Mar. in S. C., MARY GODFREY.
Children:
1. Alexander
2. ROBERT GODFREY, b. Bluffton, Beaufort District, S. C., mar. his cousin, Sarah Mosse (dau. of GEORGE MOSSE, Rev. Sol., and his wife, Dorothy Pheobe Norton). He served as private, S. C. Troops. Their son, Alexander Robert Norton, b. S.C., 1812; d. 1869. Mar. Julia Elizabeth Green (dau. of DR. JOHN GREEN, of Screven Co., Ga. He and hsi wife are buried in Burke Churchyard on Briar Creek, Screven Co., Ga. Rev. Sol.).

Full Source Text

Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, Volume 1
Author: Howard H. McCall
Published: 1941; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004.
GIDEON MALLETTE, b. Purysburg, S.C., June 14, 1759; d. Effingham Co., Ga., Sept. 3, 1822. Served under Gen. Francis Marion, S.C. Troops. Mar. 1783, HANNA ELIZABETH A. DE ROCHE (1767-1848).

Children:
1. Gideon, Jr.
2. Mary Ann.
3. Abraham (1790-1867), mar. Catherine Kennedy.
4. Daniel, mar. Susanna Zeigler.
5. Lewis
6. John Henry.
7. Margaret.
8. Jeremiah (1802-1865), mar. (1) Emma Metzger; (2) Mary Porter (dau. of William G. Porter).
9. Eliza M , mar. John William Exley.

Occupation

A History of Savannah and South Georgia
Author: Harden, William
Published: Volume II; Illustrated; The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1913., pp 666-668, 815-816
p. 815
Robert Godfrey Norton, the grandfather [of Joseph Stebbins Norton], was born at Bluffton in the Beaufort district, and became a prosperous planter in that vicinity. He also was honored with places of trust in the community, serving as sheriff and ordinary of the district for several years, and during his early life gave service to the united colonies as a revolutionary soldier. he was a lifelong resident of the Beaufort district. The maiden name of his wife was Sarah Morse [Mosse]. Her father, Dr. George Morse [Mosse], who was throughout his life a resident of Beaufort district, was both a practicing physician and a minister of the Baptist church. Robert G. Norton and his wife were blessed with long years and they celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding day.

Occupation

\i Southern Times & State Gazette\i0
Author: South Carolina. Columbia.
Law of South Carolina, Passed in December, 1830, 10 Jan 1831, p. Issue 3; Col A; digital images.
Law of South Carolina, Passed in December, 1830 An Act to Make
Appropriations for the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty, and for Other
Purposes H. Deas, President of the Senate; H. L. Pinckney, Speaker of the House
of Representatives.


AN ACT To make appropriations for the year one thousand eight hundred and
thirty, and for other purposes.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and
sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the
following sums be, and they are hereby appropriated for the salaries of the
public officers, and for the other expenses and purposes of government:
...
60. Be it further enacted by the authority of aforesaid, That the Comptroller
General be authorized and directed to settle and adjust the accounts of John
Walker, late Sheriff of Barnwell district, in relation to sundry tax executions
for the amount of which judgement has been obtained against him, upon equitable
principles, and that the said John Walker be allowed all proper credits
accordingly; and that the said Comptroller General be, and he is hereby
authorized and directed, in like manner, to settle with Robert G. Norton, late
Sheriff of Beaufort district, and adjust his accounts concerning certain tax
executions, for the amount of which judgement has been recovered against him, on
equitable principles, and that the said Robert G. Norton obtain all just and
proper credits accordingly.

Occupation

1850 U.S. census, \i FamilySearch\i0
Author: South Carolina, Beaufort
Published: http://search.labs.familysearch.org: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010
Name, Age,Gender, Profession, Real Estate Val., Birthplace
Robert G. Norton, 61, M, Planter, 2,000, S.C
Sarah, 60, F,,, ...
M432, Saint Peters Parish, p. 14, dwelling 100, family 100
Name, Age,Gender, Profession, Real Estate Val., Birthplace
Robert G. Norton, 61, M, Planter, 2,000, S.C
Sarah, 60, F,,,
Mary, 40, F,,,
Martha, 25, F,,,

Full Source Text

1850 U.S. census, \i FamilySearch\i0
Author: South Carolina, Beaufort
Published: http://search.labs.familysearch.org: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010
Name, Age,Gender, Profession, Real Estate Val., Birthplace
Robert G. Norton, 61, M, Planter, 2,000, S.C
Sarah, 60, F,,,
Mary, 40, F,,,
Martha, 25, F,,,

Col. Alexander Norton, 38, M,, 700, S.C.
Julia, 33, F,,,
William, 13, M,,,
John, 11, M,,,
Robert, 9, M,,,
Mary E., 4, F,,,
Sarah, 1, F,,,
Thomas Green, 25, M, Sojourner,, GA

Occupation

Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter
Author: Theodore Rosengarten
Published: New York: Quill - William Morrow and Company, 1986.
p. 529.
April 7th. [1851] Monday. An election held today for ordinary -- R. G. Norton & E. F. Morrall candidates. Ned is determined to have an office. I fear he will get beat again, the polls only open for one day & not many persons will go out. I went out & gave him a vote. This is the 4th election held this fall.

[footnote] The incumbent, Robert G. Norton, planter. Lived on Lands End Road, St. Helena Island.

Marriage

Marriages and Obituaries from Early Georgia Newspapers
Author: Judge Folks Huxford FASG
Published: 1989
Originally printed in the Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser
p. 445
At Black Swamp, S.C. by REV. SCOTT, MR. ROBERT G. NORTON, late of Savannah, to MISS SARAH, the youngest dau. of the late DR. GEORGE MOSSE of that place, June 21, 1808.

Marriage

South Carolina Baptists, 1670-1805. Google Books. Digital images. (1935)
Author: Leah Townsend Ph.D.
Published: http://books.google.com/books?id=x_oKCnKKwyoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22south+carolina+baptists,+1670-1805%22&hl=en&ei=IlGpS96JO46-sgPV-eGKAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false: 2003
51-53. accessed 22 Mar 2010.
Rev. Evan Pugh records a meeting at Black Swamp at which Mr. Pelot preached on December 25, 1762. The congregation there remained a branch of Pipe Creek Church untill February, 1786, when the Black Swamp Church, consisting of eight members, was constituted with the assistance of Rev. Abraham Marshall and Rev. Henry Holcombe. Their only pastor in the early years was Rev. Alexander Scott, though Rev. John Goldwire, Rev. Moses Hadley, and a licentiate, William Cone, were with them for a time. The meeting house was built about 1781 on a lot of two acres probably given by a member of the Robert family, which was prominent in the church from its beginning, although descended from Reb. Pierre Robert, an early Huguenot minister. The lot is situated about three miles north of Robertville on tributary waters of Black Swamp...

A remarkable revival occurred in 1802 under the preaching of Rev. Alexander Scott and Rev. Moses Hadley, upwards of forty being added in a short time by baptism.