- From the Norwood Family Page at <http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4805/johnnorwood_maryhaile.html>, Jan. 2004:
1. JOHN(1) NORWOOD was born January 02, 1760 in Baltimore Co, MD, and died August 30, 1826 in Blount Co, TN (Will dated 6/24/1826). He married (1) MARY HAILE June 17, 1782 in Baltimore Co, MD, daughter of GEORGE HAILE and ANN GRANT. She was born September 13, 1763 in Prob MD or poss. VA, and died August 14, 1815 in Blount Co, TN. He married (2) RUTH SAMPLES October 22, 1817 in Jefferson Co, TN. She was born 1770, and died Aft. 1830.
Notes for JOHN NORWOOD:
Data for most of this Norwood line is taken from the Norwood Family Association Publications (Indianapolis, IN) and my personal additional research into the family.
John and Mary moved from Baltimore to Tennessee in 1791. John was one of the first magistrates appointed for Washington County, TN by Governor Sevier in 1796.
Will of John Norwood
24 June 1826
In the name of God Amen.
I John Norwood of Blount County in the State of Tennessee being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory (for which I thank God) and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly substance. Substance as it hath pleased God to bless me with. I give and bequeath the same in the manner following. That is to say, 1st I desire that all my personal property be immediately sold after my decease except so much as may be herein after named as the dowry of my Widow. And out of the monies _______ therefrom all my last debts and funeral expenses be paid. And the remainder of said monies if any, be appropriated to payment of installments upon my land and if my decease should take place between the first day of May and the first day of January that one third of the crops and one third of the pork if fattened be sold. 2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ruth (Kilpatrick) Norwood the plantation on which I now live during her natural life or widowhood. I also give and bequeath to her my bed and bedding, Cupboard and furniture, all the household and the kitchen furniture which she brought with her upon our marriage or that she has made since. All my farming utensils also; All the cattle and increase that she brought with her. Also all my sheep and half my hogs. I also give and bequeath her a black horse called Jolly, a bay mare called Dorcus and a sorrel filly between two and three years ago. 3rd I give and bequeath to my son John Norwood, $5. 4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Norwood (Gates), $5. 5th I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Norwood (Rudd), $10. 6th I give and bequeath to my son George Norwood, $30 and Wesley's notes on the New Testament. 7th I give and bequeath to my son Nicholas Norwood, $70 and my wearing clothes. 8th I give and bequeath to my son Charles Wesley C. Norwood, $5 and my large Bible. 9th I give and bequeath to my daughter Henrietta Norwood (Sperry), $20. 10th I give and bequeath to my son Caleb Merriman Norwood, $5. 11th I give and bequeath to my daughter Providence Norwood (Mitchell), $50. 12th I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah H. Norwood (Mitchell), $50. 13th I give and bequeath to Thomas W. Norwood, $45 and Wood's Dictionary of the Bible. 14th I will that the above Legatees be paid out of the sale of my land and the remainder be equally divided among my children. Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends William Wallace Junior and John Cox Executors of my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of June in the year of our Lord 1826. Signed John Norwood. Signed, Sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the above named testor John Norwood in .