Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Mount Desert Island Families — Norwood

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(updated 10 November 2013)

Welcome to the Norwood genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


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The earliest census records for Mount Desert Island that listed a Norwood as a "head of family" was the 1790 census of the town of Mount Desert, which reported a Joshua Norwood household with 2 "free white males" 16 and upwards, 4 "free white males" under 16, and 4 "free white females" and a Stephen Norwood household (1 male 16 and upwards, 1 male under 16, and 4 females). (Note that the persons in these households did not all have to be Norwoods.) Subsequent years reported the following households, all in the town of Mount Desert:
1800: Joshua (8 persons), Stephen (10)
1810: Joshua (5), Stephen (7)
1820: Anna (3), Benjamin (5), Benjamin Jr. (1), Jonathan (6), Stephen (8)
1830: Benjamin (7), Benjamin (9), Jonathan (8), Stephen (9)
1837: Benjamin (7), Diana (3), Jonathan (7), Mary (4), Oliver (4), Stephen (9), William (7)
1840: Benjamin (6), Diana (2), Mary (4), Oliver (6), Sally (8), Samuel (5), William (7)
Until the 1850 census, members of a household were reported only by a number in a category (e.g., "3 females under 10").



   

Benjamin Norwood
   (son of [...])
   b. age 60 y. at death   Maine
   m. Esther [...] [...]
   d. 22 February 1857
         bur. Benjamin Norwood Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Lois M. Norwood   b. age 5 y. at death   -   d. 5 April 1829   -   bur. Benjamin Norwood Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Israel Norwood   b. age 26 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   George M. Norwood   b. age 29 y., 4 m. at death   -   d. 28 February 1856   -   bur. Benjamin Norwood Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Benjamin H. Norwood   b. age 13 y. at death   Maine   -   d. 27 July 1853   -   bur. Benjamin Norwood Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

documentation and notes

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George M. Norwood
   (son of [...])
   b. age 24 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. intentions published 3 August 1848
         certificate issued 17 August 1848
         27 August 1848   Tremont, Maine
         Athalania F. Butler
            b. age 20 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

child:
   Cornelius Norwood   b. age 10 m. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Israel M Norwood
   (son of [...])
   b. April 1830   Maine
   m. Julia M. [...]
            b. age 27 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   Howard Norwood   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Lorenzo Norwood   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Rose Norwood   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Roland Norwood   b. age 1 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   George Norwood   b. age 19 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Harvey Norwood   b. age 17 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Leila Norwood   b. age 15 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Violet Norwood   b. 27 April 1867   -   d. 19 June 1928   -   bur. Higgins Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   May Norwood   b. age 8 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   William H. Norwood   February 1874   Maine   -   d. 1959   -   bur. Higgins Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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John F. Norwood
   (son of [...])
   b. age 33 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Lydia J. [...]
            b. age 36 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Alice A. Norwood   b. age 6 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Mary E. Norwood   b. age 4 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   John E. Norwood   b. age 2 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Emeline Norwood   b. age 10 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Jonathan Norwood
   (son of [...])
   b. age 53 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   m. Elizabeth Ann [...]
            b. age 38 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

children:
   Woodbury W. Norwood   b. age 18 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Winfield B. Norwood   b. age 17 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Warren J. Norwood   b. age 14 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Daniel F. Norwood   b. age 10 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Laura E. Norwood   b. age 6 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Frank W. Norwood   b. age 4 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Frederick W. Norwood   b. December 1869   Maine
   Allie M. Norwood   b. age 4 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Jonathan Norwood
   (son of Stephen Norwood and Anna Andrews)
   m. (1) 1811
            Mary "Polly" Nutter
         (2) Margaret [...]
   d. 1854

children by Mary "Polly" Nutter:
   Oliver M. Norwood   b. age 37 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Mary Norton Brown   -   d. 5 February 1879    -   bur. Seal Cove Cemetery   Tremont, Maine  
   Samuel Norwood
   child
   child
   child
   child

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Lewis Arthur Norwood
   (son of [...])
   b. 1893
   m. 11 November 1916
         Reta Morris
               b. 1899
               d. 1966
                     bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   d. 1988
         bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine

children:
   Lewis Arthur Norwood Jr.   b. 18 December 1923   Southwest Harbor, Maine   -   m. 1945   Joyce Webster   -   d. 5 February 2002   Bangor, Maine   -   bur. Mount Height Cemetery   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   Hershal Norwood   m. Hazel [...]
   Maurice William Norwood   b. 21 November 1926   -   m. 13 June 1948   Pauline F. Chase   -   d. 21 March 2008   Bangor, Maine
   Walter Norwood   m. Helen [...]
   Jane Norwood   m. Robert Dunbar
   Betty Norwood   m. Carl Hardy
   Madeline Norwood

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Lewis Arthur Norwood Jr.
   (son of Lewis Norwood and Reta Morris)
   b. 18 December 1923   Southwest Harbor, Maine
   m. 1945
         Joyce Webster
   d. 5 February 2002   Bangor, Maine

child:
   Leigh Norwood   m. Sylvia [...]

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Maurice William Norwood
   (son of Lewis Arthur Norwood and Reta Morris)
   b. 21 November 1926
   m. 13 June 1948
         Pauline F. Chase
   d. 21 March 2008   Bangor, Maine

children:
   child
   child
   child

documentation and notes

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Oliver M. Norwood
   (son of Jonathan Norwood and Mary "Polly" Nutter)
   b. age 37 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Mary Norton Brown
            b. 86 y., 5 m. at death   Maine
            d. 22 February 1900
                  bur. Seal Cove Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 5 February 1879
         bur. Seal Cove Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Lemuel S. Norwood   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Roby M. Norwood   b. age 12 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Shubal D. Norwood   b. age 16 y., 11 m., 15 d. at death   -   "lost at sea" 11 June 1857   -   "gravestone" in Seal Cove Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Willard S. Norwood   b. age 7 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Oliver Thomas Norwood   b. age 4 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Llewellyn Samuel Norwood   b. age 1 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Ezra R. Norwood   b. age 8 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Stephen Norwood
   (son of [...])
   m. Anna Andrews

child:
   Jonathan Norwood   m. (1) 1811   Mary "Polly" Nutter;   (2) Margaret [...]   -   d. 1854

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William Norwood
   (son of [...])
   b. age 49 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Ann [...]
            b. age 48 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   William Norwood Jr.   b. age 20 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Emery Norwood   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Emily Jane Norwood   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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William A. Norwood
   (son of [...])
   b. age 28 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Sarah [J. or C.?] [...]
            b. age 19 y. as of 1860 census   Maine [see documentation and notes]

children:
   Sarah A. Norwood   b. age 9 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Vandelia Norwood   b. age 8 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Alice Norwood   b. age 6 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Alvin Norwood   b. age 3 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Arthur Norwood   b. July 1879   Maine

documentation and notes

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William G. Norwood
   (son of [...])
   b. age 28 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Melissa O. [...]
            b. age 20 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

child:
   Shubael H. Norwood   b. age 1 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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