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About William Norris

RECORD:

1. Harry Alexander Davis, The Norris Family of Maryland & Virginia; Genealogy of Thomas Norris 1361 - 1930 (4 vol. 1941 Washington D.C. Transcript), Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20540-4570, CS71.N858; Microfilm 88/5447 MicRR 99ft. "The Norris Family" is an amazing work in Genealogy, 1500 pages in four volumes. Only three copies were produced, and one is located in the Rare Books Section of the Library of Congress. Another is to be in the Kansas DAR Library at dodge city, Ks. "

Signed Oath of Allegiance 1778 Hartford co., Md. (Md Rec. MSS Vol. III p32) The records of the War Dept. Washington D.C. show the following: "William Norris, rank not stated, 2d Md. Regt. enlisted Mar 1788 in Cumberland, Pa.; residence stated as Baltimore co., Md.; age 35 years,, complexion warthy; height 5 ft. 9 in.; hair black; proportion well set" Family records of William Anderson grandson, contain information that William Norris was at the surrender of Yorktown. William received a grant of land as bounty for this Revolutionary service from the state of Ga. 1827 in Henry co. (Ga. Roster pg. 363) Migrated to Ga. & located Franklin co. where the resided many years. William Norris was serving as justice of peace in said county 1798 (Dept. of Arch. Atlanta). Resided a few years in Henry co. & moved to Gwinnet co. abt 1829, to Harris co. abt 1836. She moved to Jasper co., Ga. living with son Jacob 1840; moving to Chambers co., Ala early 1850's with son John M. Norris & d. there in 1850's stated to be 1853. Stated to have 14 children."

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William Norris's Timeline

1758
February 1758
Harford, Maryland
1788
1788
Age 29
MD, USA
1789
December 1789
Age 31
MD, USA
1791
1791
Age 32
Franklin, GA, USA
1793
1793
Age 34
Franklin, GA, USA
1796
1796
Age 37
Franklin, GA, USA
1798
1798
Age 39
Franklin, GA, USA
1799
1799
Age 40
GA, USA
1801
1801
Age 42
GA, USA
1802
1802
Age 43
GA, USA