I don't really know any more about John Norton than I have written on this forum. I believe there were two John Nortons in Lincoln, TN around 1818-1819 or so. John Norton of Lincoln County, TN went to the AL land office around 1817-1819 and obtained land in Lawrence County, AL. I believe he was the same John Norton who was married to Jane and who divorced her in 1831 in Lawrence County, AL. There was a different John Norton in Lincoln County, TN on the 1820 census. I have no idea where either of these John Nortons came from or where they went. I think it would be beneficial to search records in the courthouses in the counties surrounding Lincoln County....especially Bedford County, since Lincoln was carved out of Bedford in 1809. Maybe one of the John Nortons belonged to a Bedford County Norton family. There was a Jacob Norton in Bedford County in 1820. I do not know if he was related to John Norton. There were several Jacob Nortons who were from different families. I suspect that courthouse research will be required to sort these guys out.