Notes for Isaac Norman
!Based upon material from Orville Smith Goodlett: Isaac Norman named his three daughters, Jemima, Kezia and Kerenhappuch for the three daughters of Job. Spellings are as in King James version of The Holy Bible, Book of Job, Chapter 42, Verse 14
Isaac Norman lived in the early 1700's on Flatt Run in what is now Culpeper Co., Virginia. Flatt Run is a stream which flows into Mountain Run near where Mountain Run flows into the Rappahannock River, near the present town of Remington. Nearby "Norman's Ford" a notable early crossing of the Rapahannock River, is said to have taken its name from Isaac Norman.
!Virginia Land Register, Volume XII, page 484: "Norman's Ford, on the Rappahannock River took its name from Isaac Norman of the Stafford Family who first settled there and in June 1726 had a land grant on the Spotsylvania (later Culpeper) shore of the river."
Isaac Norman's parentage is controversial, due probably to many lost records and to the similarity of given names of many Normans in America. Some researchers claim that land records prove that he was descended from Stephen Norman of Stafford County who died in 1665. The will of Thomas Norman of Stafford, 1709, appears to have been lost. Thomas Norman had a grandson named Isaac, who was wounded in the French and Indian War, and many of Thomas Norman's descendants lived in Prince William and Fauquier Counties. Thomas Norman sold land to Robert Carter. The Carters owned land at Norman's Ford later, according to records.
Richard Norman had a land grant on Mobjack Bay, Gloucester Co., Virginia, 1650. Apparently, he had sons, William and Joseph, who received grants in Gloucester later. William seems to have remained in Gloucester and Joseph perhaps moved on up the rivers. Joseph Norman was in King William Co., 1704. Joseph Norman and Thomas Norman were in records of Caroline County later. Joseph Norman, granted land in 1665, Gloucester Co., married Matilda ___. Their son Isaac Norman was baptized 1682, according to Abingdon Parish Register, 1678-1761.
One of the earliest settlers in the New World was Richard Norman of Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, in 1626, who was the father or brother of a John Norman. John Norman had sons Richard and Joseph. There was also a William Norman of Massachusetts, 1648. Richard, Jr. had sons Richard, William, Joseph, and others. (Source: Media Research).
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