Bazabeel Norman

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Bazabeel Norman
Born(1760-07-12)July 12, 1760
DiedJuly 17, 1830(1830-07-17) (aged 70)
Roxbury Township, Ohio
Other namesBazael, Bazil, Basil
Spouse(s)Fortune Stevens
ChildrenRebecca, 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]


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  3. ^ Shannon, Ronald. Profiles in Ohio History. pp. 4–5.
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