Norman Calhoun1,2,3

ID# 9462, (abt 1807 - 1876)

Key Events:

Birth: about Feb 1807, Connecticut4,5,6
Marriage: Lucy B. Cobb, 18 Jan 1832, Rochester, New York7,8,9
Death: 15 Aug 1876, Clinton, Lenawee Co., Michigan10,11
Burial: Bridgewater Center Cemetery, Washtenaw Co., Michigan12

Spouse:Lucy B. Cobb (about 7 Aug 1810 - 18 Sep 1892)
     Children:

  • Cecilia E. Calhoun21,22 (27 Nov 1832 - 5 Sep 1907)
  • Emma Sophia Calhoun21,23 (6 Sep 1834 - 22 Oct 1931)
  • Henry C. Calhoun21,24,25 (31 May 1840 - 3 Dec 1907)
  • Charles F. Calhoun21,24 (abt 1843 - 26 Jul 1866)
  • Mary A. Calhoun21,24,26 (20 Feb 1846 - 7 Aug 1928)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Norman Calhoun was born about Feb 1807 in Connecticut.4,5,6
     Norman married Lucy B. Cobb, daughter of William Cobb and Lora Fitch, on 18 Jan 1832 in Rochester, New York, with Rev. Gilbert Morgan officating.7,8,9
     Norman and Lucy moved to Washtenaw Co., in the southeast corner of Michigan Territory, by 1835.13
     On 7 Apr 1835 Norman was granted a patent for a 160-acre parcel of land about four miles east of Manchester, Washtenaw Co., Michigan Territory, under the 1820 "Sale-Cash Entry" act. That act set the minimum price of public land at $1.25 per acre, with a minimum purchase to 80 acres, and required payment in cash, not on credit.14
     On 16 Aug 1837 Norman was granted a patent for a 40-acre parcel of land next to Napoleon, Jackson Co., Michigan, under the same act. This parcel was some 16 miles west of his previous grant, where he continued to live until his retirement, so this one may have been purchased for speculation.15
     Norman appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Washtenaw Co., Michigan, with a household consisting of one male under age 5 (son Henry), and one age 30 to 40 (himself), two females age 5 to 10 (daughters Cecilia and Emma), and one age 30 to 40 (wife Lucy.)16
     Norman and Lucy appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Bridgewater, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, enumerated 21 Sep 1850, reporting real estate valued at $4,000. Their children Cecilia, Emma, Henry, Charles and Mary were listed as living with them, as was Cornelius Hyatt, age 19.1
     He was a farmer.17,1,2 In 1850 he reported having 125 acres of improved land and 115 unimproved, valued at $4,000, and $100 worth of tools and implements. He reported four horses, four milch cows, five other cows, 48 sheep, and 10 swine, valued at $396. He reported that he had produced 433 bushels of wheat, 150 of Indian corn, and 300 of oats.18
     Norman and Lucy appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Bridgewater, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, enumerated 22 Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $8,500 and personal estate of $2,000. Their children Henry, Charles and Mary were listed as living with them, as were Regina Warner, a 20-year-old domestic, and Nicholas Cody, a 25-year-old farm laborer.2
     Norman has been found listed in the Federal Tax lists under Internal Revenue act of 1 Jul 1862, which was passed to raise revenue during the Civil War. In 1863 he was assessed $14.40 in taxes on income of $480.19
     Norman retired and he and Lucy moved to Lenawee Co. between 1860 and 1870. They appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Clinton, Lenawee Co., Michigan, enumerated 28 Jun 1870, reporting that she had real estate valued at $4,000 and he had personal estate of $10,000. Sarah Martin, a 19-year-old domestic servant was listed as living with them.20
     Norman died on 15 Aug 1876 in Clinton, Lenawee Co., Michigan.10,11 He was buried in Bridgewater Center Cemetery, Washtenaw Co., Michigan.12

Citations

  1. [S7660] Norman Calhoun household, 1850 U.S. Census, Washtenaw Co., Michigan.
  2. [S7662] Norman Calhoun household, 1860 U.S. Census, Washtenaw Co., Michigan.
  3. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #29425687, Norman Calhoun, includes tombstone photo showing same.
  4. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #29425687, Norman Calhoun, includes tombstone photo showing age 69 yrs 6 mo at death 15 Aug 1876.
  5. [S7660] Norman Calhoun household, 1850 U.S. Census, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, shows age 43 and state.
  6. [S7662] Norman Calhoun household, 1860 U.S. Census, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, shows age 52 and state.
  7. [S7683] , "Marriages and Deaths from Rochester Newspapers, Jan. 1, 1832 - June 30, 1832," from 26 Jan 1832 Rochester Observer, marriage notice for Norman Calhoun and Lucy B. Cobb, shows date, "in this village," and officiant.
  8. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45, shows year.
  9. [S7660] Norman Calhoun household, 1850 U.S. Census, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S4320] Return of Deaths,, Lenawee Co., 1876, pg 113, Norman Calhoun, shows date and town.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #29425687, Norman Calhoun, shows date and includes tombstone photo same.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #29425687, Norman Calhoun, includes tombstone photo showing.
  13. [S7668] Norman Calhoun, cash sale land patent, 9 Apr 1835, Bureau of Land Management, Monroe Land Office, shows him as of Monroe Co., Michigan Territory.
  14. [S7668] Norman Calhoun, cash sale land patent, 9 Apr 1835, Bureau of Land Management, Monroe Land Office, 160 acres, W ½ of SE ¼ section 9, twp 4 S range 4 E.
  15. [S7669] Norman Calhoun, cash sale land patent, 16 Aug 1837, Bureau of Land Management, Monroe Land Office, 40 acres, SE ¼ of SE ¼ section 30, twp 3 S range 2 E.
  16. [S7661] Norman Calhoun household, 1840 U.S. Census, Washtenaw Co., Michigan.
  17. [S7661] Norman Calhoun household, 1840 U.S. Census, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, shows one person in the household engaged in agricuture.
  18. [S7667] Norman Calhoun farm, 1850 U.S. Census, agriculture schedule, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, second page not filmed.
  19. [S2673] Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for New York and New Jersey, 1862-1866,, Norman Calhoun,1863, division 11, district 3, pg 112.
  20. [S7663] Norman Calhoun household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lenawee Co., Michigan.
  21. [S7660] Norman Calhoun household, 1850 U.S. Census, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  22. [S7666] Cecelia E. House, Certificate of Death.
  23. [S7665] Emma Sophia Conklin, Certificate of Death.
  24. [S7662] Norman Calhoun household, 1860 U.S. Census, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  25. [S7670] Henry C. Calhoun, Certificate of Death.
  26. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Mary A. Benham, citing FHL #1642724.