Norman Ancestors of Ireland, Kentucky, and Arkansas
Norman Y-DNA Testing
The Deep Clade Test Reveals our Normans are
Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b4b R-M222+ L21+ -
R1b1a2a1a1b4b M222+ L21+
R1b1a2a1a1b4 (R-L21) is defined by the presence of the marker L21, also referred to as M529 and S145. Myres et al. report it is most common in England and Ireland (25-50% of the whole male population). Known sub-clades include the following:-
R1b1a2a1a1b4b (R-M222). This
subclade within R-L21 is defined by the presence of the
marker M222. It is particularly associated with male lines
which are Irish or Scottish, but especially northern
Irish. In this case, the relatively high frequency of this
specific subclade among the population of certain counties
in northwestern Ireland may be due to positive social
selection, as it is suggested to have been the
Y-chromosome haplogroup of the Uí Néill
dynastic kindred of ancient Ireland. However it is not
restricted to the Uí Néill as it is also
associated with the closely related Connachta dynasties,
the Uí Briúin and Uí Fiachrach.
M222 is also found as a substantial proportion of the
population of Scotland which may indicate substantial
settlement from northern Ireland or at least links to
it. Those areas settled by large numbers of Irish
and Scottish emigrants such as North America have a
substantial percentage of M222.
Wadesboro, Calloway County, KY, Courthouse
Original Photo Property of Shirley-Norman Gunn
This frontier log Wadesboro Courthouse is now in the city park in Murray, Kentucky. The logs are original, although the roof has been restored. This is the courthouse in which Francis, Thomas, and William Boone Norman. signed papers and exchanged money for land purchases in the 1830's. I cannot begin to express how I felt when my husband and I found the old courthouse and I could actually touch the doors in the places which my third great grandfather would have placed his hands as he passed through these portals to conduct his legal transactions. This is one of several photographs we made on one of many excursions to Kentucky, researching my elusive Norman ancestors.
Francis Marion Norman
Generation No. 1
1. FRANCONIS (FRANCOIS) ??1 NORMAN???. He married JANE? MARTHA JANE?.
Child of FRANCONIS NORMAN??? and JANE? is:
2. i. FRANCIS MARION2 NORMAN, b. 1796, North Carolina?; d. 1857, White County, Arkansas (Old Hopewell Cemetery).
Generation No. 2
2. FRANCIS MARION2 NORMAN (FRANCONIS (FRANCOIS) ??1 NORMAN???) was born 1796 in North Carolina?, and died 1857 in White County, Arkansas (Old Hopewell Cemetery). He married SARAH 1819.
Children of FRANCIS NORMAN and SARAH are:
3. i. THOMAS3 NORMAN, b. November 06, 1819, North Carolina; d. October 07, 1865, White County, Arkansas (Norman Cemetery?).
ii. DAUGHTER NORMAN, b. Bet. 1820 - 1824.
4. iii. JESSE NORMAN, b. 1824, North Carolina; d. White County, Arkansas (Old Hopewell Cemetery).
5. iv. WILLIAM BOONE NORMAN, b. 1825, North Carolina; d. 1859, White County, Arkansas.
6. v. AUGUSTUS W. NORMAN, b. 1828, North Carolina.
7. vi. ELIZABETH A. NORMAN, b. September 17, 1829, North Carolina; d. March 01, 1909, Independence County, AR - Hopewell Cemetery.
8. vii. RACHEL HANNAH NORMAN, b. March 04, 1832, North Carolina; d. January 08, 1883, Old Hopewell Cemetery, White County, Arkansas.
9. viii. ALLEY MALINDA NORMAN, b. November 25, 1834, Kentucky.
10. ix. COLEMAN N. NORMAN, b. August 02, 1837, Kentucky; d. Arkansas - Died coming home from Civil War.
11. x. SARAH JANE NORMAN, b. 1839, Kentucky; d. Arkansas.
12. xi. ELENDER FRANCES NORMAN, b. 1841, Kentucky.
xii. MARY M. NORMAN, b. 1844; m. ISAAC MCNEW, August 18, 1859, White County, Arkansas (Book A Page 0498).
Generation No. 3
3. THOMAS3 NORMAN (FRANCIS MARION2, FRANCONIS (FRANCOIS) ??1 NORMAN???) was born November 06, 1819 in North Carolina, and died October 07, 1865 in White County, Arkansas (Norman Cemetery?). He married (1) CATHERINE MARGARET KAYLOR August 12, 1838 in Kentucky, daughter of LEWIS KAYLOR and ELIZABETH. He married (2) ELIZA OWENS July 28, 1861 in White County, Arkansas (Book 2B Page 0079).
Children of THOMAS NORMAN and CATHERINE KAYLOR are:
13. i. LEWIS JACKSON4 NORMAN, b. October 06, 1839, Calloway County, Kentucky; d. September 27, 1900, Bradley County, Arkansas (Moseley Cemetery).
14. ii. SARAH ELIZABETH NORMAN, b. December 02, 1841, Calloway County, Kentucky; d. 1891, Reed Cemetery, Reed Farm, Lonoke County, Arkansas (Destroyed).
15. iii. FRANCIS MARION NORMAN, b. October 11, 1842, Marshall County, Kentucky; d. May 29, 1899, White County, Arkansas.
16. iv. DAVID WASHINGTON NORMAN, b. April 11, 1844, Marshall County, Kentucky; d. December 03, 1932, Silo, Bryan Co., OK (Highland Cem., Durant, OK).
17. v. NANCY EMILINE NORMAN, b. November 29, 1845, Marshall County, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1880, White County, Arkansas (Holleman Cemetery).
18. vi. MARY ANN NORMAN, b. September 22, 1847, Marshall County, Kentucky; d. July 12, 1927, Died Faulkner County, AR; Buried White County, Arkansas (Norman Cemetery).
19. vii. WILLIAM N. NORMAN, b. October 03, 1849, Marshall County, Kentucky; d. January 01, 1918, White County, Arkansas (Mount Hebron Cemetery - Joy).
viii. DANIEL KAYLOR NORMAN, b. July 16, 1850, White County, Arkansas.
20. ix. MARTHA JANE NORMAN, b. January 30, 1852, White County, Arkansas.
x. THOMAS J. NORMAN, b. December 16, 1853, White County, Arkansas; m. M. J. NEWTON, December 15, 1882, White County, Arkansas.
21. xi. JESSE LYNN BOYD NORMAN, b. December 26, 1855, White County, Arkansas; d. January 26, 1910, White County, Arkansas (Sidon Cemetery).
xii. JAMES B. NORMAN, b. January 10, 1858, White County, Arkansas; d. Bef. 1870, White County, Arkansas.
Generation No. 4 - Lewis Jackson Norman
13. LEWIS JACKSON4 NORMAN (THOMAS3, FRANCIS MARION2, FRANCONIS (FRANCOIS) ??1 NORMAN???) was born October 06, 1839 in Calloway County, Kentucky, and died September 27, 1900 in Bradley County, Arkansas (Moseley Cemetery). He married (1) NANCY ELIZABETH PALMER December 26, 1858 in Conway County, Arkansas Book 1 Page 168, daughter of BENJAMIN PALMER and KEZIAH CARGILE. He married (2) MINERVA PARALEE PALMER December 03, 1865 in Conway County, Arkansas Book 2 Page196, daughter of BENJAMIN PALMER and KEZIAH CARGILE.
Child of LEWIS NORMAN and NANCY PALMER is:
31. i. KEZIAH CATHERINE5 NORMAN, b. January 23, 1860, White County, Arkansas; d. January 23, 1940, Cleveland County, Arkansas.
Children of LEWIS NORMAN and MINERVA PALMER are:
32. ii. MARY ALMENIA5 NORMAN, b. December 08, 1866, Arkansas; d. March 09, 1950, Bradley County, Arkansas (Moseley Cemetery).
33. iii. ROBERT LEONARD NORMAN, b. May 17, 1868, Washington County. Arkansas; d. January 25, 1939, Cleveland County, Arkansas.
34. iv. MARTHA ARMINDA EMILINE NORMAN, b. April 20, 1870, Arkansas; d. May 23, 1944, Bradley County, Arkansas (Moseley Cemetery).
35. v. MARGARET JANE NORMAN, b. January 25, 1875, White County, Arkansas; d. April 16, 1949, Moseley Cemetery, Bradley County, AR.
We believe Francis Norman's full name to be Francis Marion Norman and Sarah's name to be Sarah Elizabeth. We also believe the father of Francis may have been named Francois and his mother, Martha Jane. We have discovered a pattern of naming children within the family and the families of friends which brings us to this conclusion. We have not been able to determine Sarah's surname. We have also been unable to find a marriage record for Francis and Sarah in North Carolina or any other state. We have discovered a Francis Norman with a wife and baby, in Rowan County (now Davidson County), North Carolina, in 1820. Was Francis working wagon trains from NC to KY, and just happened to be in NC when the census was taken. We cannot find a Francis Norman who fits in 1830, but did find Francis on the tax rolls in Graves County, Kentucky in 1831.
According to census records, he and Sarah are having children in North Carolina until 1834. We believe he may have moved his family to Western NC, or to TN, to enable him to make frequent trips home. They may have been in the household with his parents, or possibly with her parents.
Kentucky Land Grants
Francis Norman #2939, 160 acres, December 13, 1832, $40.00.
Franconis Norman #3833, 160 acres, January 21, 1834, $40.00.
Francis Norman #3828, 160 acres, January 21, 1834, $40.00.
It is not known when he sold these parcels as Graves County records were destroyed by fire.
Francis Norman received the following land grant, Book 9, Calloway County
(Marshall County 1842), Kentucky:
Francis Norman #6786, 160 acres, January 18, 1838, $20.00.
Francis purchased adjoining land of 400 acres on June 6, 1842, for $800.00 from C. Philly. Philly sold 80 adjoining acres to D. Crowell at this time. Francis sold 50 acres to David Cox on March 10, 1849. for $100.00. Francis sold the remaining 510 acres to Jacob Tilman on October 20, 1851, for $1500.
Kentucky Church Records
In August 1834, members of New Hope and Union Churches, including Elders Hugh Gilbert, Thomas Gibson, Isaac Johnson, Lewis Kaylor, and Francis Norman, ordain N. Whitis as deacon of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Christ. They appointed James K. Cargill as Treasurer. This was signed by Daniel T. Cargill, Clerk.
In December 1842, Middle Fork Church was organized at the house of a Mr. McManus, three miles west of Benton, Kentucky. Elders: Harry Darnall, Hugh Gilbert (first pastor), William McGregor (later pastor who married Augustus and Elizabeth Crowell and Rachel and Elisha McDaniels Cooper), F. Norman, and J. McBride.
Francis Norman probably moved all his family to Kentucky Township, White County, Arkansas, in 1851. The area was called Kentucky Valley and Kentucky Township because of all the people who came down from Kentucky to White County.
Francis Marion Norman Gravesite
Old Hopewell Cemetery, Rose Bud, White County, AR
Photo Property of Shirley Norman-Gunn
Art and Shirley Norman-Gunn
Troutman Farm Road
Statesville, NC 28677-8617
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