George Washington Norris

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Norris was born on 3 August 1828, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, his father, John Norris, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Harrell, was 39. He married Mary Ann Hewett on 30 March 1848, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Western Division, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 25 December 1897, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Nazareth Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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George Washington Norris
Mary Ann Hewett
Marriage: 30 March 1848
Edlin F. Norris
Collin Fennell Norris
Sarah Elizabeth Norris
Louisa Jane Norris
Harriett M Norris
Amanda C. Norris
Martha Ann Norris
John Hewitt Norris
Mary Washington Norris
Infant Norris

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  • George W Narris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Geo. W. Norris, "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957"
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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning


habitational name from Middle English norreis, noreis, norais ‘northerner’ (Anglo-Norman French noreis), used both of Norwegians and of inhabitants of northern England and Scotland.

from the Middle English personal name Norreis, derived from norreis ‘northerner’.

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

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