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Norton Charles W., Bristol, was born in Bristol, Vt., January 17, 1844. His parents were Wolcott and Mehitable (Thompson) Norton, who settled in Bristol, Vt., at a very early day. They had a family of four children born to them — Anson, Charles W., Lucy (now Mrs. A. F. Peet), and Cynthia (now Mrs. Daniel P. Peet). The son Anson is now dead. Charles W. married Delia P. Bushnell, a daughter of Ira Bashnell, of Starksboro, Vt. They have had a family of eight children born to them — Anson VI. (now a student at Dartmouth College), Edgar C., Ruth L., Mandan I., Ella M., Grace P., Ira, and Ruben. The homestead farm consists of 400 acres of land. Mr. Norton has been justice of the peace, selectman, and held other minor offices in his town.