Nancy Emily Norton

Nancy Emily Norton
b. 4 March 1811, Ohio, to Thoda and Lucinda (Sample) Norton
d. 17 October 1902, Crawford County, Illinois

m. 23 September 1827, Clark County, Ohio
George Donaldson
b. about 1802, Virginia

Children with George Donaldson:

  • Emeline (b. 1830)
  • Thomas (b. 1835)
  • Margaret (b. 1841) married Solomon Luke
  • Elizabeth (1843-1919) married Thomas Shaw
  • Charles (b. 1846)
  • Asa (b. 1848)

The family came to Lexington,, Lagrange County, Indiana, before 1832. During the Black Hawk War in 1832, there was a fake Indian attack on Lexington. The families in the neighborhood gathered at the blacksmith shop of George Donaldson. Women and children were put into the shop while the men felled trees and cut logs to hastily build a fort. This was afterwards known as Fort Donaldson. The Norton family traveled by covered wagon to Montgomery Township, Crawford County, Illinois, in 1853. There were eight children altogether in the family.

Submitted by:
Sharon Howell
Greenwood IN

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