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Thomas and Elizabeth (Duncum) Norman

This Thomas was born in 1707 in Stafford, Virginia and was buried in the same county having died March 02, 1785.

Thomas Norman III married Elizabeth Duncum on February 21, 1736 in St. Paulís Parish, near King George (the county seat for King George County). There are no death or birth record for this family in the St. Paulís Parish records.

Elizabeth Duncum was born in 1714 in Virginia and died October 11, 1771. She is buried beside Thomas in the Thomas Norman Cemetery in Stafford County, Virginia (see below).

This couple lived in the Aquia Creek area and were members of the Overwharton Parish where his family record is said to be found on page 88 of the Overwharton Parish records.

Page 88:

Normand, Thomas Son of Thomas and Elizabeth, born August 10, 1746
Normand, George Son of Thomas and Elizabeth, born June 25, 1743
Normand, James Son of Thomas, born September 13, 1740
Normand, Ann Daughter of Thomas, born February 14, 1750

Other children not listed in this Parish record includes:
Issac born 1738
Elijah born in 1740 in Stafford County, died 1811 in Anderson County, Tennessee
Henry born about 1752 and married Annie Cockerham

Here is a little about St. Paulís Parish:

This is about miles down the road from Cleydael, where Rt. .206 and rt 218 intersect

St. Paulís Parish is one of three original Episcopal parishes of Colonial King George County (Hanover and Brunswick being the other two). St. Paulís is probably the oldest dating back to 1660. St. Paulís was formed as the lower parish of Stafford County, which had been formed from upper Westmoreland County. The earliest recorded services were in 1667 at the home of Robert Townsend of Chotank (named after an Indian village once there)

Chotank area

Two earlier wood-frame churches constructed about 1690 and 1725 respectively preceded the present brick building, constructed in the late 1760s

Past Rectors of St. Paulís and St. Paulís - Hanover-with- Brunswick ParishesLower Stafford/Chotank/St. Paulís jointly with upper Stafford/Overwarton Parish
The Rev. Morgan Godwin, 1667-1670
The Rev. John Waugh, 1670-1700
The Rev. John Frazer, 1701-1704
Vacant, 1704-1711
The Rev. Alexander Scott, 1711-1722
St. Paulís Parish
The Rev. David Stuart, 1722-1749
The Rev. William Stuart, 1749-1796

So it looks as if it was probably Rev. David Stuart who married our Thomas and Elizabeth.

Both Thomas and his son George made Revolutionary War Veteran claims:
NORMAN, THOMAS Public Service Claim Died Mar 2, 1785, 73 years
NORMAN, GEORGE Public Service Claim Born Jun 1743 Died Jun 1807

Thomas and Elizabeth are buried in the Thomas Norman Cemetery. I have seen the following descriptions of itís location.

1. . About a mile from Decaturs Store in upper Stafford County is a Norman family cemetery. The oldest three tombstones are inscribed as follows:
"In Memory of Mrs Elizabeth Norman who departed this life January ye 20 1771 in the 57th year of her age."
"James Norman son of Thomas and Elizabeth Norman who departed this life October ye 11th A.D. 1777 in the 32 (?37) year of his age."
"In Memory of Mr Thomas Norman who departed this life March 2nd A.D. 1780 in the 73rd year of his age."

2. This cemetery is located on Quarry Road (Route 692.) The cemetery is located about 200 yards opposite 98 Quarry Road in the woods near an old homesite.

Norman, Edward
No date
Dec 20, 1814, 63 yrs
Norman, Elizabeth
No date
Jun 20, 1771, 27 Yrs
Consort: Thomas Norman
Norman, James
No date
Oct 11, 1771, 32 Yrs
Parents: Thomas & Elizabeth Norman

Norman, James S.
No date
Dec 17, 1844, 37 Yrs
Norman, Jane
No date
Dec 23, 1814, 58 Yrs
Consort: Edward Norman
Norman, Jane H.
No date
Feb 26, 1852, 38 Yrs

Norman, Matthew
No date
Dec 24, 1814, 35 Yrs
Norman, Mildred F.
Aug 10, 1804
Jan 1, 1886
Consort: Capt Thos. Norman
Norman, Pauline P.
No date
Aug 8, 1830, 30 Yrs

Norman, Thomas
No date
Mar 2, 1785, 73 Yrs
Norman, Thomas (Esq.)
No date
Dec 13, 1846, 56 Yrs
Towson, Anna D.
No date
Dec 27, 1856, 11 Mos
Parents: T. M. & M. F. Towson

Towson, Eleanor R.
No date
Nov 6, 1848, 67 Yrs
Consort: Thomas Towson
Towson, Florida V.
Feb 14, 1873
Nov 12, 1902
Consort: William S. Towson
Towson, Frances Isabella
No date
Mar 19, 1841, 33 Yrs
Consort: James E. Towson

Towson, Mary (Infant)
No dates
Parents: Buried with Florida V. Towson
Towson, Matthew
Jul 22, 1825
No date
Parents: Eleanor Towson
Towson, Two Infant Daughters
No date
Dec 27, 1809
Parents: Thomas & Eleanor Towson

Thomas and Elizabeth (Duncum) Norman Tombstones
Photos by Linda Norman Hooks

In Memory of Mr.
Who Departed this Life
March 2nd 1785
In the 73rd year of his Age

In Memory of Mrs.
Wife of Thomas Norman Who
Departed this life in the
AD 1771
in 57th year of her Age

Area Where They Lived

References: Linda Norman Hooks Ė photos of headstone and cemetery info
Register of St. Paulís Parish 1715 Ė 1798
Register of Overwharton Parish
St. Paulís Episcopal Church, King George County, Virginia
Revolutionary War Veterans of Stafford Co., VA Ė by Homer Musselman
Stafford Co. WPA Report & the Virginia Genealogical Society Report, Vol 18, No. 2