Norman (Family)

As early as September 22, 1684, a William Norman, who emigrated from England to South Carolina, obtained the customary survey preparatory to receiving a grant of land from the Lord Proprietor of Caro­lina for 320 acres of land on the Ashley River. The land was granted him in 1685. He traveled to Dorchester, Massachu­setts, in 1695 and secured a pastor and seven members of the First Church of the Parish, a Congregational house of worship, to accompany him to South Carolina, where they established Dorchester, South Carolina, and the White Meet­ing House, also a Congregational house of worship.


An article in the South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine in 1906, by A.M. Smith, explained his quest: “Possibly to his desire for neighbors of congenial spiritual and social disposition was due the original suggestion of the colony.” It was residents of Dorchester, South Carolina, and elsewhere in the state, who settled Liberty County commencing in 1752. The article by Smith also said: “He apparently left a number of descendents.”


At least three of those descendents, and their families, became citizens of Liberty County. John Norman, born in 1730, was one of the residents of Dorches­ter, South Carolina, who received a grant of 500 acres of land in Liberty County in 1752. His son, John Norman Jr. (1760-1793) married Margaret Rebecca Quarterman, born in 1758, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Bacon Quarterman. At least two of their children were John Norman III and Joseph Norman.


Joseph Norman (1786-1829) married Mary Wilson Stacy (1790-1835), daughter of John and Margaret Wilson Quarterman Stacy Jr., and granddaughter of John and Sarah Dunnom Stacy Sr. Their children were Margaret Rebecca Norman, born in 1808, Mary W. Norman, born in 1810, Ann Miriam Norman, born in 1811, Sarah Susannah Norman, born in 1812, John Stacy Norman, born in 1815, Joseph Murphy Norman, born in 1818, Thomas W. Norman, born in 1820, Mary Eliza Norman, born in 1823, Harriet Atwood Norman, born in 1824, and James Hargreaves Nor­man, born in 1827. Margaret Rebecca Norman married (1) Donald Fraser, and they had no children, and (2) David Anderson Miller (see Miller Families in this appendix).


John Stacy Norman married Susan Westberry Quarterman, born in 1815, and their son was John Calvin Norman (1845 -1906), who married Mary Belle Palmer in Flemington Congregation­al Church on February 28, 1865. Their children were Hugh C. Norman, Margaret Stacy Norman, and Adele Norman (see Le Conte Families in this appendix).


Another descendent of William Norman, referred to as William Norman I by Reverend James L. Stacy in his history of Midway Church, married Mary Boyd of Charleston, South Carolina, and migrated to Liberty County in 1771. Their children were William Norman II, Mary Norman, and Renchie Norman. After William Norman I died, Mary Boyd Norman married Lazarus Mallard on September 4, 1775 (see Mallard Families in this appendix). Their children were Thomas and John Mallard. William Norman II (1772-1796) married Rebecca Baker, daughter of Richard Baker, on June 25, 1792. At least two of their children were William Norman III and Mary Elizabeth Norman.


William Norman III (1794-1827) married Sarah Sanford, and at least four of their children were Eliza­beth Rebecca Norman, born in 1819, William Sanford Nor­man, born in 1822, Susan Sarah Norman, born in 1825, and Sarah Jane Norman, born in 1827. William Sanford Norman married Susan Lorena Stacy on June 23, 1845. Their chil­dren were Mary Amarintha Norman, born in 1847, James Crittenden Norman, born in 1848, Elizabeth Jane Norman, born in 1850, Sarah Platt Norman, born in 1852, William Alonzo Church Norman, born in 1852, Newton Jones Nor­man, born in 1855, Lyman Buttolph Norman, born in 1858, and Amelia America Norman, born in 1860.


It was Newton Jones Norman who spearheaded efforts by the Midway Society to secure an appropriation from the U.S. Congress to erect a monument in Midway Church ceme­tery to Brigadier General James Screven and Brigadier General Daniel Stewart.


There was still another Norman family in Liberty County just after the Revolutionary War, and that family was headed by Richard Norman. The first name of his wife was Sarah, and at least three of their chil­dren were Artaxerxes Norman, born in 1794, Samuel Nor­man, born in 1797, and Elizabeth Rebecca Norman, born in 1819.