Hiram Norris

Fairfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Hiram

Hiram Norris was born in 1810, in Fairfield, South Carolina, United States as the son of Patrick Norris and Martha Wilson. He married Rebecca Mrs. Norris before 1844, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cold Spring, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Norris
Rebecca Mrs. Norris
Marriage: before 1844
Ann Norris
Oscar McDonald Norris
Ella E. Norris
Jasper N Norris

Spouse and Children


    Rebecca Mrs. Norris


before 1844
Alabama, United States


    Ann Norris


    Oscar McDonald Norris


    Ella E. Norris


    Jasper N Norris


Parents and Siblings


    Martha Wilson




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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 12

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

Age 36

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Hiram Norris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hiram Norris in entry for Anna Gray Norris, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Hyrom Norris in entry for Ella E. Pyron, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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