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Norman, Dougherty, GA - Poss. Madison & Jefferson, FL

The following query was made by CNBEYLBEY@EARTHLINK.NET (no name was given)in 2000

"SEARCHING FOR GRANDFATHER'S FAMILY. NORMAN, ALBANY, GA, 1912. BELIEVE HIS PARENTS WERE ANNIE NORMAN AND PLEDGE NORMAN, SR. FATHERED 1 CHILD, FRED NORMAN, MY FATHER, TO OUR KNOWLEDGE. STORY GOES THAT ENTIRE NORMAN CLAN MOVED TO VARIOUS PARTS - UNKNOWN - IN GA., BUT POSSIBLY OUT OF STATE. OUR FAMILY HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF ANY OTHER NORMAN'S IN ALBANY GEORGIA, OF COLOR. I WOULD LOVE TO FIND SOME LINK TO TRACE MY FATHER'S FAMILY TREE."

Here are my findings:

There were three Normans in Dougherty Co., GA, in 1930: Annie, Katie, and Junior.

1930 Census Dist 1097, Dougherty Co., GA
Annie Norman Head F Neg 36 divorced b. FL Father FL Mother GA Occu: Laundress Private Family
Junior Norman Son M Neg 16 single b. FL Father FL Mother FL Occu: Laborer Pecan Farm

1930 Census Dist 945, Dougherty Co., GA
Mary Stephens Head F Neg 80 widow b. GA Father GA Mother GA
Katie Norman Sister F Neg 90 widow b. GA Father GA Mother GA

Katie was the only Norman in Dougherty in 1920.

1920 Census Dist 945, Dougherty CO., GA
Eddie White Head M B 21 single b. GA Father GA Mother GA Occu: Laborer On Farm
Katie Norman Grandmother F B 75 widow b. GA Father unknown Mother unknown

I couldn't find a record of a Pledge/Pleadge Norman anywhere. COuld his name have been Pleas - short for Pleasant?

Georgia Deaths, 1919-98 Record
about Ples Norman, Jr
Name: Ples Norman, Jr
Death Date: 04 Mar 1945
County of Death: Doghrty
Gender: M
Race: C
Age: 29 years
Certificate: 4692

Georgia Deaths, 1919-98 Record
about Pleas Norman
Name: Pleas Norman
Death Date: 05 Jan 1947
County of Death: Doghrt
Gender: M
Race: C
Age: 53 years
County of Residence: Dougherty
Certificate: 570

Georgia Deaths, 1919-98 Record
about Annie Norman
Name: Annie Norman
Death Date: 29 Jan 1955
County of Death: Dougherty
Gender: F
Race: C
Age: 61 years
County of Residence: Dougherty
Certificate: 00789

If Pleas was Junior's father could he and Annie have divorced? I'm not trying to pry. I only raise this question because Pleas wasn't dead in 1920. Also, I couldn't find Annie or Junior anywhere in 1920. Pleas Sr is also nowhere to be found in 1920. I can't definitively say that Pleas is you ancestor, but it's a lead you might consider.

WWI Draft Card
Ples Norman
Residence: Lovett, Madison Co., FL
DOB: June 26, 1892
Where born: Jefferson Co., FL
Occu: Farmer
Employer: ??????? Lovett
Where employed: Lovett, Madison Co., FL
Any dependents: Wife & child
Married Black
No military Experience
Medium height, medium build, black eyes, black hair, no disabilties
June 5, 1917


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