William Norwood was recorded in the 1820 Wilkinson Co, GA, in age group 25 - 45,born between 1775 and 1795.In the 1840 Wilkinson Co. census there was a William Norwood in the age group 40 - 50, born between 1790 and 1800.My believe is that the William in the 1820 census was William, Sr. and the William in the 1840 and 1950 census was William Jr.No information has be found on William Sr. since the 1820 census.
During the 1820’s there were 3 Norwood marriages recorded in Wilkinson Co.11 Jul 1820 Mary Norwood to William Lindsey, 27 Feb 1821 Isabella Norwood to Edward Lindsey [my great grand parents] and 28 Sep 1827 Thomas Norwood m Nancy Griffin.
It is my believe that William Norwood Sr had at least 4 children: William, Jr who married Jane, Martha who married Joseph Stephen Beach, Maty [? Mary] who married William Lindsey and Isabella who married Edward Lindsey.William and Edward Lindsey are believed to be brother, son of William Lindsey of Wilkerson Co, GA.
The 1810 Edgefield Dist, SC census records a William Norwood who’s profile, William Jr, Isabella, Mary, and Thomas would fit into.
The 1830 Wilkinson Co census recorded a William Norwood in the age group 30 to 39 [b. 1791 to 1800].With 1 male under 5, 1 5-9, 1 10-14; 2 females under 5, 1 5-9 and 1 30-39. I believe that this is William Jr. as he fits in the age group.Daughter Isabella was born after the census was taken.
During the 1840’s in Wilkinson Co there were 3 Norwood marriages recorded.5 Dec 1840 John Norwood m. Mary Thompson, 21 Mar 1841 and 10 Apr Lucy Ann Norwood m. Starling Stuckey.Possible that they are William Sr. children, but they were living with William Jr.More questions than answers.
In the 1850 Wilkinson Co, GA census there is a William listed as age 53 [born 1797].Also listed was a Jane age 53 [wife], Martha age 24, Isabella age 19.Also listed last was a Daniel age 26 [no relation mentioned.
In the 1880 Randolph Co, GA Census, there is a William listed as age 85 [b. 1795]. Recorded with William was two daughters Martha age 52 and Isabella age 40.It is my believe that this is William, Jr.William as living next door to Stephen and Martha Beach.In Martha Beach’s will William is mentioned as a brother in Martha Beach’s 1881 Will.Martha was addressed in my earlier posting, subj: Martha Norwood, b. Aug 1842.
William Sr and his wife must have died before the 1830 census.The information in 1830 - 1880 census is of a younger person.