Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Marker #16
Norman was born 12 March 1831 and died 29 Nov 1870, the son of Cyrus and Hannah (Corning) Parry. He married Margaret Killam who is buried next to him and is named on the same grave marker. They had three children. Norman is the son of Cyrus and Hannah (Corning) Parry. Eight years after Norman’s death Margaret married Clement Perry who is buried in the Port Maitland-Beaver River Cemetery (aka Island Cemetery).
Norman and his wife Margaret lived in house #3442 Highway 1, Port Maitland. Norman’s parents lived just up the road toward the centre of Port Maitland.
Norman is an example of members of the Perry family who sometimes spelled their surname Parry which is the spelling used by his father, Cyrus; however, we have chosen to use the spelling on his grave marker—Perry.
Norman is a Mayflower descendant. Through his father he is descended from Mayflower passengers John Alden and Richard Warren.
One of Norman’s ancestors, through his mother Hannah Corning, may have been William Knowlton, whose grave marker in Shelburne is among the earliest for any English settler in Nova Scotia—it simply reads “William Knowlton, 1632”.
More about Norman and his family will be found in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Please leave a comment if you have any additional information about Norman or his family, particularly about where he lived.