John Norris, III (1750 - c.1836)

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Birthplace: Lunenburg County, VA, United States
Death: Died in McMinn County, TN, United States
Managed by: James Miller
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About John Norris, III

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA (SOLDIER). DAR Ancestor #: A084413

"John Norris enlisted in the North Carolina army during the Revolutionary War and served under William Lenoir. His application, R7700, for a soldier's pension in 1836, was rejected due to lack of proof.

John Norris, Sr., no poll (probably over 50), 250 acres, valued at $500, New River; 25 acres, valued at $6.25, Grassey Creek; 75 acres, valued at $20, next to William Norris."

-------------------- John Norris was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, October 20, 1750. This date was given by him in his Revolutionary War pension application in 1835. He stated he had seen his date of birth in his grandfather Norris' family Bible. He stated he had lived in Lunenburg, Charlotte, and Halifax Counties in Virginia. He was married to Ann, the daughter of Simon Gilbert, about 1772 or 1773. She was born about 1752. They emigrated to Wilkes County, North Carolina, about 1775 and he served during the Revolutionary War. John enlisted in the company of William Lenoir in 1779. He was captured at the Battle of Camden, later escaping. He re-enlisted in 1780 and fought at the Battle of King's Mountain. He was sent as a nurse to an officer. Upon the officer's recooperation, John returned to Wilkes County. As a result, he was not officially discharged. He farmed in Wilkes County for many years. He was listed in Wilkes County, North Carolina, taxables in 1785 as owning fifty acres of land, and next to him was Ephraim Norris. In 1789, he was in Captain Cleveland's District with fifty acres. He was listed in Captain Tribble's District #8 in 1793. In the state census 1784 - 1787, John Norris was enumerated in Wilkes County, North Carolina, in Captain Thomas Farguson's District, 1787, taken by William Lenoir, with one male aged 21-60 years, three males under 21 and above 60, and three females of all ages. In a book called, Land Entry Book, Wilkes County, North Carolina, 1778-1781, by Mrs. W. O. Absher, is the following excerpt: 1047 21 June 1779-Thomas Ellison e. 50 ac on N fork of Beaver Creek called Longfork said creek..(Thomas Ellison marked out; JOHN NORRIS written in).. 1693 10 March 1780-Ephraim Norris e. 50 ac fork Beaver Creek, joining JOHN NORRIS' upper line on both sides creek.. From the book, Deed Book C-1, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Deeds and Grants-1782-1803, by Mrs. W. O. Absher, is the following articles: 87 20 Oct 1795..Between James Jackson and Abijah Fairchild..58 lbs 100 ac S fork Lewis 88 Fork..at first narrows above George Elmors...

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John Norris, III's Timeline

1750
October 20, 1750
Lunenburg County, VA, United States
1772
1772
Age 21
Abbeville Dist., South Carolina, United States
1774
1774
Age 23
1776
February 4, 1776
Age 25
Ashe County, NC, USA
1780
1780
Age 29
Ashe County, NC, USA
1782
February 9, 1782
Age 31
1785
1785
Age 34
1787
1787
Age 36
1791
1791
Age 40
Wilkes County, NC, USA
1793
December 25, 1793
Age 43
Wilkes County, NC, United States