George E. & Lydia Jane (Blanchard) Norton

Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin


George E. Norton married Lydia Jane Blanchard, January 7, 1849 in Sangamon County, Illinois.  He was born in New York during 1832.  She was a native of Ohio and was born in 1836.  They and their children, George Jr., Charles E., Charlotte and Eva were living in Eaton Township, Clark County, Wisconsin when the 1870 Census was compiled.  They were the very first family recorded by the census taker.  Like the majority of settlers in Eaton township at that time, George and his sixteen-year-old namesake both worked in the pineries.  By the time the 1875 Census was recorded, they had apparently left the area.


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1870 US Census, Town of Eaton, Clark Co., Wisconsin;

Enumerated by Edward E. Merritt (Ass't Marshall) July 13th & 14, Post Office, Lumberman and Neillsville

Family Name given names Age Sex Race Occupation


Nativity Father foreign born Mother foreign born Mo. if born in 1870 Cannot read Cannot write Male citizen over 21
1 Norton, George E. George E. 38 M W works in pinery 1200 600 New York           Yes
1 ~Lydia J. Lydia J. 37 F W keeping house     Ohio Yes          
1 ~George George 16 M W works in pinery     Wisconsin       Yes Yes  
1 ~Charles E. Charles E. 10 M W at home     Wisconsin            
1 ~Lottie Lottie 3 F W at home     Wisconsin            
1 ~Eva Eva J.? 2/12 F W at home     Wisconsin     Mar      


*We are not sure if the Nortons in the Census Record below are a match because of the Mother's Birthplace

1880 Federal Census--1st Ward, Sherman, Grayson, Texas
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Nativity Occupation Father's Nativity Mother's Nativity
 Charles E. Norton   Self   S   Male   W   23   WI   Laborer   ---   VA 
 Mary E. Smith   Sister   M   Female   W   29   IL   Works Out   ---   VA 
 Lottie Norton   Sister   S   Female   W   13   WI   At School   ---   VA 
 Leonard Simpson   Nephew   S   Male   W   10   WI   At Home   ---   VA 
 Melvil Simpson   Nephew   S   Male   W   5   WI   At Home   ---   VA 
 Georgia Smith   Nephew   S   Male   W   1   TX   At Home   IL   WI 



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