Sgt.(USA) and / (CSA) Quartermaster Sergeant, John Wesley Norton

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Sgt.(USA) and / (CSA) Quartermaster Sergeant, John Wesley Norton

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Birthplace: Marion County, South Carolina, United States
Death: July 07, 1904 (75)
Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Norton and Nancy B. Norton
Husband of Susannah Norton; Elizabeth Jordan Norton and Sarah Ann Norton
Brother of Olivia Caroline Huggins; Solomon N Norton and Priscilla Ann Norton
Half brother of Margaret Martin; Martha "Mattie" Norton; James Norton and Eliza Norton

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About Sgt.(USA) and / (CSA) Quartermaster Sergeant, John Wesley Norton

Mexican American War, CSA

Son of John and Nancy Huggins Norton.

"John W., married first, Susannah Carmichael daughter of his fathers second wife, Pensy, by her first husband, Angus Carmichael; his wife died, leaving one child, a daughter, named Ires, who, when seven or eight years of age, was killed in a cotton gin;

John W. Norton married, a second time, the widow Carmichael, nee Jordan; by this marriage he had only one child, a daughter, Minnie, who died when about grown - her mother having died before she did;

John W. married, a third wife, Sarah Ivey, and by her he had four children, two sons and two daughter (small); he is now seventy years of age or more; he was always a modest and retiring sort of man.

Away back in the 1850's, he went to Mississippi and enlisted in the regular army of the United States, 2nd US Cavalry Regiment, of which Algernon Sydney Johnson was Colonel; Robert E. Lee, Lieutenant Colonel; E. Kirby Smith, Major, and Earl Van Dorn, Senior Captain. J. W. Norton was in Van Dorn's company, and was promoted to the rank of Quartermaster Sergeant. All these officers became, in the Confederate army, distinguished and highly distinguished Generals.

J. W. Norton served five years in this regiment, and at the end of his service he was given a three months furlough to visit his home; at the end of which he went to his regiment, with a view to re-enlist; but just at this time Secession occurred; his Second Regiment of Cavalry was broken up - its officers being all Southern men - and he came back to SC, volunteered in Captain W. P. Shooter's company, went to Virginia, and remained in the Confederate Army till its surrender at the end of the war. He was wounded twice in battles with the Indians while in the US service, and again slightly while in the Confederate service.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/81844190/john-wesley-norton

Seller's History of Marion County, R.L. Bryan and Company, Columbia, SC.

It appears that the only children who survived to adulthood to marry and have issue were from his marriage to third wife Sarah Ann Ivy Norton. They are: Nannie Mae Norton Lewis, Pauline Norton Bowles, James Edgar Norton, and Charles Wesley Norton.

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Sgt.(USA) and / (CSA) Quartermaster Sergeant, John Wesley Norton's Timeline

1829
March 28, 1829
Marion County, South Carolina, United States
1904
July 7, 1904
Age 75
Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina, United States
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Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina, United States