I am currently working on the Norman and Deatherage faily in White County, Arkansas and have found some interesting things in the process of trying to break through a break wall.I am hoping that others may have something to contribute to help break through.1850 in census records read the following:
1850 United States Federal Census about Sarah Jane Norman Name: Sarah Jane Norman Age: 19 Birth Year: abt 1831 Birthplace: Arkansas Home in 1850: Terre Noire, Clark, Arkansas Gender: Female Family Number: 369 Household Members: Name Age John B Smalley 33 Mary Ann Smalley 33 Elvira Eliza Smalley 10 Marcus R Smalley 9 Erving C Smalley 4 Lucinda V Smalley 4 Sarah Jane Norman 19 This SARAH JANE NORMAN would later that year, marry Edmond Lee Deatherage.The Mary Ann Smalley (here) is NOT a Norman as many people have stated as her maiden name is actually Caruthers (I checked).This is the only one not in White County although that is where they live after she marries Deatherage.
Jefferson Norman is found in 1850 in the family of J G Robbins and Mary (Deatherage) Robbins at age 12.The only other place I find him after that is in the marriages: Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900 about M. M. Winborn???? Name: Jefferson F. Norman Spouse: M. M. Winborn Marriage Date: 29 Jul 1875 County: White State: AR Then he disappears completely.
Rutha Norman is found in 1850 in the home of Lee Deatherage (brother in Law of Sarah Jane (Norman) Deatherage at age 16. Then she disappears or marries before the next census.
Lee Deatherage, son of Lee Deatherage that has Rutha in their home, shows in the 1850 census with Mary as his wife who is believed to be a Norman. 1850 United States Federal Census about Lee Deathrage Name: Lee Deathrage Age: 21 Birth Year: abt 1829 Birthplace: South Carolina Home in 1850: Liberty, White, Arkansas Gender: Male Family Number: 350 Household Members: Name Age Lee Deathrage 21 Mary Deathrage 19 John Deathrage 0 Rutha Norman 16
The only other Norman in White County is J H Norman: Name: J H Norman Age: 45 Birth Year: abt 1805 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1850: Harrison, White, Arkansas Gender: Male Family Number: 392 Household Members: Name Age J H Norman 45 Mary Norman 36 Kizziah Norman 21 Mary Norman 16 Harriet Norman 11 Louvicia Norman 10 Nancy Norman 7 Jane Norman 5 John Norman 0
are they related:Watch this, all from 1850 census
Name: J H Norman Age: 45 Birth Year: abt 1805 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1850: Harrison, White, Arkansas Gender: Male Family Number: 392 Household Members: Name Age J H Norman 45 Mary Norman 36 Kizziah Norman 21 MARY (NORMAN) DEATHERAGE FITS RIGHT HERE.(Married to Lee D) AT THE AGE OF 19. DOES SHE HAVE A MIDDLE NAME? SARAH JANE NORMAN IS ALSO LISTED AT 19, ALTHOUGH TO BE CORRECT, THIS SHOULD BE 18 BASED ON HER ACTUAL BIRTH DATE. Mary Norman 16 (2ND MARY? OR DOES SHE HAVE A MIDDLE NAME. RUTHA NORMAN IS AGE 16 IN THE 1850 CENSUS. JEFFERSON NORMAN IS AGE 12. Harriet Norman 11 Louvicia Norman 10 Nancy Norman 7 Jane Norman 5 John Norman 0
Rutha, Jefferson, Mary (married to Lee Deatherage)all disappear after the 1850 census.Where did the family go?Or is this a family?
Hopefully, somebody can help me with this.Everybody is born in Arkansas with the exception of the parents, JH being born in Virginia and Mary in Kentucky.