Been trying to find out about Norman's earlier life and came across an 1858 Seaman's Protection Certificate which states he was born 1825 in Rutland County, Vermont.
Can't find anything online so was wondering if anyone can help.
I have his post 1850 details - he'd moved to NYC and is listed in the 1850 census married to a Mary Beechinor who'd arrived NYC in 1848. He was an engineer on board steam ships.
Can anyone local help or offer advice how to go back before 1850?