P. W. NORMAN was born June 20, 1818, and spent his boyhood days on a farm, receiving a common school education.  He began life as a farmer, and was married in 1840 to Miss T. E. Webb, daughter of Isaac Webb, of Rutherford County, and six children have blessed their union: Elizabeth A., Catharine J., Sarah G., Amanda R. and James L., and one who died in infancy.  Mrs. Norman died in 1874, and Mr. Norman took for his second wife Mrs. Fannie E. (Smith) Webb.  Her father, Morgan Smith, died at his home near Shelbyville, October 4, 1875.  He was a Democrat.  Mr. Norman’s last marriage occurred November 2, 1884.  His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he belongs to the Masonic fraternity.

His father, Henry Norman, was born in the “Palmetto State,” and came to Tennessee with his father when he was but nine years of age.  He was married when quite young to Elizabeth Aubery, and by her became the father of seven children, only two of whom are now living.  Mrs. Norman died in 1850, and her husband took for his second wife Mrs. Sallie White, in 1851.  She died in 1854, and he then married, in 1857, Mrs. Becky Caldwell.  Mr. Norman died in 1867.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.