Solomon Normanís Family Bible

[Based on the entries for Jane and Susanna, this Bible was possibly transcribed by Monroe FULKERSON in the latter half of the 19th Century. Surnames capitalized in 2008.]

Solomon NORMAN   Born (in England) on Sunday Feb 8th at 11th hour 30 at night in the year 1761 latitude 5433 (they did this back in those times). Three miles due east of Stockton before the tees in the Parish of Lorinthrofin in Cleveland, Yorkshire. Baptized by the Rev James GREENSIDE - Who Baptized Capt. James COOK [1728-1779] in the Parish of Martin. [Cook died in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779. – Wikipedia]

Susanna CHARLES   My wife born Sunday 1785 Aug 10th. Baptized by Charles BENJAMIN, Damsel, Delaware.

Names of Children

Mary Ann   Born Friday the 14th day of September at 9 O'clock p.m. 1807

Jane E.   Born Oct 16th Sunday at 2 O'clock in the morning 1808, Mother of Monroe FULKERSON

John L.   Born 21st day of Feb at sunrise 1810

Solomon   Born May 11, 1811

Unniest   Born March 19th at 5 O'clock in the afternoon 1813

William H.   Born Feb 11th at 10 O'clock in the night Saturday 1815. Named after his great Grandfather King William Norman of England. [Monroe must have added this, probably based on family legend about a connection with William, the Norman who conquered England in 1066. The surname NORMAN may have referred to actual Norman origins in the Breton region of France, or it may just as easily have been a patronymic based on an ancestor whose first name was Norman.]

Catherine   Born 14th Oct after the moon eclipse ending 1.24 1818

George   Born March 11, 1820

Fanny   Born Oct 19, 1821. Mother of Maude LEASON

Susanna   Born Feb 11, 1823. Mother of Abe MITTOWER

James W.   Born feb 18, 1825 about 3 O'clock in the morning


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