Richard Norwood

Maleabout 1760–before November 1795

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Norwood was born about 1760, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Norwood, was 63 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Smith, was 51. He died before November 1795, in his hometown.

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Samuel Norwood
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Mary Norwood
Sarah Norwood
Elizabeth Norwood
Richard Norwood
Amey Norwood
Tabitha Norwood

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Norwood - birth-name: Richard Norwood
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Norwood -
  • Samuel Norwood - will dated 25 Oct 1795

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World Events (6)


Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


Age 16

North Carolina is the 12th state.

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 21

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from one or more of the many places called Northwood or Norwood, such as Northwood in Essex, Middlesex, Isle of Wight, Norwood in Middlesex and Surrey, or Northwood Farm in Okehampton and Northwood Farm in Morchard Bishop, both in Devon. The placenames mean ‘north or northern wood’, from Old English north ‘north, northern’ + wudu ‘wood’ or Middle English north + wode. Compare Norrod .

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

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