Phebe Norris

Female8 March 1812–12 October 1866

Brief Life History of Phebe

When Phebe Norris was born on 8 March 1812, in Mamakating, Sullivan, New York, United States, her father, John Norris, was 42 and her mother, Rachel Northrup, was 38. She married Cyrenius Crosby on 11 February 1830, in Crawford, Orange, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 12 October 1866, at the age of 54, and was buried in Bloomingburg, Sullivan, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrenius Crosby
Phebe Norris
Marriage: 11 February 1830
Isabella M. Crosby
Rachel N. Crosby
John Increase Crosby
Arminda H. Crosby
Catherine Crosby
Cyrenius Crosby

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Phebe Norris - Church record: Blessing record or certificate: birth-name: Phebe Norris
  • Phebe VanVliet Crosby, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1830Crawford, Orange, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 8

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 15

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    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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