George Washington Norris

3 August 1828–25 December 1897 (Age 69)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

George Washington Norris
1828–1897
Mary Ann Hewett
1828–1862
Marriage: 30 March 1848
Edlin F. Norris
1848–
Collin Fennell Norris
1849–1883
Sarah Elizabeth Norris
1850–
Louisa Jane Norris
1852–1918
Harriett M Norris
1854–1929
Amanda C. Norris
1855–1871
Martha Ann Norris
1857–1927
John Hewitt Norris
1859–1946
Mary Washington Norris
1862–1929
Infant Norris
1862–1862

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 March 1848
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
children

(10)

    Edlin F. Norris

    Male1848–Male

    Collin Fennell Norris

    Male1849–1883Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Norris

    Female1850–Female

    Louisa Jane Norris

    Female1852–1918Female

    Harriett M Norris

    Female1854–1929Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1781–1862Male

    Elizabeth Harrell

    Female1789–1868Female

siblings

(4)

    Sarah Jane Norris

    Female1809–1863Female

    Thomas Jefferson Norris

    Male1814–1890Male

    James Madison Norris

    Male1825–1863Male

    Male1828–1897Male

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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

Age 2

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.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 21

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

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)

  • George W Narris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George W Norris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • G W Norris, "United States Census, 1880"

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