Looking for fellow researchers who are interested in tracing the four or five William Nortons from North Carolina of this time period.
The William Norton that I believe is my ancestor is a surveyor (chain holder) in Newton (Wilmington). He holds property there, but there are other William Norton property holders in the state (Bladen County, for example) at the same near time. In fact one land Bond says the property in question borders on William Norton, William Norton Sr. and William Norton Jr.
There are several other legal pieces of information like probate.
Two William Nortons served in the same company of the 2nd North Carolina Brigade in the Revolutionary War.
If you are interested, let me know. Julia Norton