Saturday, August 4, 2018

5 documents, 1815-1867, relating to Daniel Norton of York, Maine, and to Jeremiah B. Norton

Four documents, ranging from 1815 to 1867, pertaining to Daniel Norton of York, Maine, and one pertaining to Jeremiah B. Norton, also presumably of York, Maine.

The document above is an 1825 deed from Joseph Norton to Daniel Norton, presumably the Daniel Norton who was a son of Joseph Norton.  Witnesses to Joseph's signature were Theodore Wilson and George Moody.

Names on the reverse, in addition to Joseph Norton and Daniel Norton:
  • James Blasdell, presumably James Blaisdell, and possibly the James Blaisdell who was a brother to Daniel's first wife Lydia A. (Blasidell) Norton
  • Jeremiah Goodwin, Register of Deeds for York County, Maine

The oldest document is a receipt showing that Daniel Norton had paid his 1815 direct tax of the town of York, Massachusetts - Massachusetts because Maine had not yet become a separate state.  The Deputy Collector who signed the receipt was a Goodwin, possibly John Goodwin or perhaps the Jeremiah Goodwin mentioned above.  Nothing written or printed on the reverse.

The document below is an 1850 receipt for the payment of Jeremiah B. Norton to Belknap County Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

The 1858 document below is receipt of the payment of Daniel Norton to the York County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, signed by Abner Oakes, Treasurer.  The reverse has a list of losses of members of the insurance company.

The last document is a receipt from 1867 showing that Daniel Norton paid in full his State, County, Town and School Tax for the Town of York in the amount of $46.63; signed by ? Junkins.  Nothing on reverse.

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Daniel Norton was presumably the Daniel Norton who was born about 1787 in Maine, son of Joseph Norton and Ada (Nason) Norton.  He married twice: 1)  Lydia A. (Blaisdell), who died in 1837; 2)  Isabella M. Parsons.

Jeremiah B. Norton may be the Jeremiah B. Norton (1821-1900) buried in Ocean View Cemetery at Wells, Maine, with wife Mary.

If you have corrections to the information above, or additional information on any of the people mentioned, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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