None other than the grandmother of Hannah Conn Booth, namely Hannah C. Gage Norman, who is 7 generations before my own.
She was born on April 20 in 1762 in Culpeper, Culpeper County, VA, and there married Isaac Norman in 1872. (See HERE and also this post about her husband Isaac Norman.) She may or may not have been related to General Gage from the Revolutionary War.
Here's a story that is listed at Ancestry about her:
"I believe that Hannah Gage's parents were David Gage and Esther Shipman. David Gage was listed in the 1790 Rutherford Co., NC census on the same page with Isaac Norman, Hannah's husband, which indicates a connection of some kind. I have not been able to prove that fact.
"Also, I know that Hannah and Isaac Norman lived in North Carolina because of a piece that was written about their grandson, Solomon Redman Norman:
"SOURCE: Kentucky: A History of the State. Perrin, Battle & Kniffin, 6th ed.,1887,Spencer Co.
"SOLOMON R. NORMAN was born in Spencer County, Ky., in 1823, and is a son of Abner Norman, who at the age of four years came with his parents to Kentucky from North Carolina, in which latter State he was born in 1789. Abner's parents were Isaac and Hannah (Gage) Norman, and on their arrival in Kentucky settled on Elk Creek in Spencer County. The father was of French descent, and the mother, Hannah Gage, was a relative of Gen. Gage, of Revolutionary fame, and of English descent."
"It was probably information of this type that led to the family "tradition" that Hannah Gage was a daughter of General Thomas Gage. It was to prove this fact that I first got involved in family research many years ago. I was not, or course, able to prove that falsehood, but got "hooked" on genealogy anyway! Source: CarlaLeeLoveMaitlandHannah Norman and her husband and children moved to North Carolina, back to Virginia, then to Kentucky. That's why I've listed where each of the children were born below.
The census of 1790 in Rutherford, North Carolina lists Isaac Norman's household as, "2 males under 16, 1 male over 16, 2 females" (no age) You can see below that there were 4 children by the 1790 census in the family, 2 males, and 2 females. I think there's a mistake, or maybe Hannah wasn't living at home at the time the census taker left her off this household, when she would have been 28 years old. (Isaac Norman is in the second column, 7th from the bottom)
Their 8 children are:
- Lemuel Norman born in Culpeper, Virginia,
- 1785 – 1866
- Elizabeth Norman Pound born in Culpeper, Virginia
- 1787 – 1866
- (Sarah) Esther Norman Akers born in Rutherford, North Carolina,
- 1788 – 1867
- Abner Norman born in Rutherford, North Carolina
- 1789 – 1856
- Mary Margaret (Polly) Norman Conn born in Culpeper, Virginia,
- 1792 – 1833
- Rebecca Norman Shaw born in Culpeper, Virginia
- 1796 – 1866
- Martha "Patsy" Norman Stout born in Culpeper, Virginia
- 1798 – 1870
- James H Norman born in Elk Creek, Spencer, Kentucky
- 1805 – 1891
She is buried next to her husband at Elk Creek Baptist Church.
|The way Elk Creek Baptist Church looks today|