Bazabeel Norman

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Bazabeel Norman
Born (1760-07-12)July 12, 1760
Frederick, Maryland
Died July 17, 1830(1830-07-17) (aged 70)
Roxbury Township, Ohio
Nationality American
Other names Bazael, Bazil, Basil
Occupation soldier
Spouse(s) Fortune Stevens
Children Rebecca, Aquilla, Bazael, James, Joseph

Bazabeel Norman, also known variously as Basil, Bazil and Bazael, among other variants, was a free mulatto (biracial) Revolutionary War soldier, serving in the 7th Maryland Regiment under the command of Colonel John Gunby from 6 June 1778 and until 31 July 1783.[1] His mother was a mulatto indentured servant of British and African ancestry named Jane.[2] Bazabeel also served an indenture until age twenty-one but was never enslaved, nor were his descendants. He was the second black landowner in the state of Ohio.[3] His direct descendent Major Henry A. Norman was a Tuskegee Airman who fought in World War II.[4]