Benjamin Norton1,2

b. circa 1681, d. 17 June 1755
Last Edited=28 Aug 2011
8th great-grandfather of Joseph Michael Flint
Pedigree for Joseph Michael Flint
     Benjamin Norton was born circa 1671.3 He was born circa 1681.2,4 He was the son of Isaac Norton and Ruth Bayes.3

Benjamin Norton lived at Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts, a yeoman.2

Benjamin Norton married Avis Stanton, daughter of John Stanton and Mary Harndell, circa 1700.2,5

Benjamin Norton was Admitted freeman on 4 May 1708 at Newport, Rhode Island.2

Benjamin Norton died circa 1755.2

Benjamin Norton died on 17 June 1755.4

Benjamin Norton was buried at Golden Hill Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island.4

On 30 July 1755 an inventory of his estate was returned but the widow declined appointment as admx. His two sons-in-law were empowered to act in her stead..6,2

Children of Benjamin Norton and Avis Stanton


  1. Brown Thurston, Thurston Genealogies Second Edition (Portland, Maine: Brown Thurston, 1892), pg 525 # 8247; Reprinted by: Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, Post Office Box 778, Salem, Massachusetts 01970.
  2. "The Norton Families", #33, The History of Martha's Vineyard by Dr. Charles Banks: Volume III Family Genealogies: pp. 341 - 382, online Previously published in hard copy (n.p.: Hereinafter cited as "Banks The Norton Families."
  3. Banks The Norton Families, online, #10.
  4. The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project, online, NORTON BENJAMIN (CAPT) 1681c - 17 JUN 1755 NT014.
  5. Dick Say's Genealogy, online…
  6. Charles Edward Banks, The History of Martha's Vineyard Dukes County Massachusetts, Vol III (Edgartown, Massachusetts: Dukes County Historical Society, 1966), pg 347.
  7. Banks The Norton Families, online, #81.
  8. "Vital Record of Rhode, Island, 1636-1850," 2002, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (, entry for Vol. VII. Friends and Ministers Rhode Island Friends Records (Birth) THURSTON Elizabeth, wife of Edward, and daughter of Benjamin and Avis Norton, born April 13, 1707; citing James N. Arnold, Vital records of Rhode Island 1636-1850: First Series: births, marriages and deaths: a family register for the people, 21 vols., Providence, RI., Narragansett Historical Publishing Company,1891.