Malissa A. Norris

about 1845–5 August 1919 (Age 74)
Blue Ridge Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Malissa A.

When Malissa A. Norris was born about 1845, in Blue Ridge Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, her father, David Norris, was 22 and her mother, Matilda Proffit, was 20. She married Calvin James Cottrell about 1864, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Watauga Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 5 August 1919, in Boone Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Calvin James Cottrell
1843–1923
Malissa A. Norris
1845–1919
Marriage: about 1864
Thomas Cottrell
1870–
David Jones Cottrell
1871–1944
James Hill Cottrell
1874–1948
Floy Calista Cottrell
1878–1952
Cloy Irene Cottrell
1884–1957
William V Cottrell
1887–1908

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1864
North Carolina, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1823–1911Male

    Matilda Proffit

    Female1825–1898Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1844–Male

    Female1845–1919Female

    John Harvey Norris

    Male1849–1940Male

    Mary Norris

    Female1852–1938Female

    Augustus Carson Norris

    Male1853–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 8

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1865

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish:1. regional name for someone who had migrated from the North (i.e. further north in England, or from Scotland or Scandinavia), from Old French nor(r)eis ‘northerner’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a house on the north side of a settlement or estate, from Middle English north ‘north’ + hous ‘house’. 3. occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice, norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Milissa Noris in household of David Noris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Malissa Norris in household of David Norris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Melissa Cottrell in household of Calvin Cottrell, "United States Census, 1880"

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