A patriotic family.--David Norton
, of Candia, N. H.
, has all his sons-William C., David T., Richard E., and Henry C.--in the Federal
himself served in the war of 1812, and was on duty at Marblehead
when the ship Constitution
was chased into port by two British seventy-four gun ships.
His father, Mr. Simon Norton
, who was born at Chester, N. H.
, 1760, enlisted when fifteen years of age, and served throughout the Revolutionary War
. He was in the battles at Bunker's Hill
and at Bennington
, and went South under General Washington
In 1775 and 1776 he was in Breed
's regiment, under Capt. Emerson
, of Candia.
C., the youngest son, seventeen years old, was in the battle of Bull Run
under Colonel Marston
, of the New Hampshire Second, and was there wounded by a rifle ball.
The ball tore away his hat band, and, glancing along the skull several inches, lodged there and was not extracted till he reached Washington
, he walking the whole distance.
The next morning the brave young soldier was ready for duty.
Neither Mr. Norton
nor his father ever received a pension.
Such patriotism is worthy of record.--Boston Journal