Joseph Norris

1834–Male
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Norris was born in 1834, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, his father, William Norris, was 38 and his mother, Susan Cross, was 37.

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Family Time Line

William Norris
1796–1878
Susan Cross
1797–
William Samuel Norris
1821–
John Norris
1825–1895
Susan Norris
1829–
Joseph Norris
1834–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1839 · Dueling Prohibited

Age 5

February 20, 1839, Congress prohibits dueling in Washington D.C. It is inspired by the incident where William Graves, a Kentucky Rep. is killed by Jonathan Cilley, a Maine Rep.
1843

Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1865 · Assassination Plot

Age 31

On April 14,1865, an assassination plot takes place. The first shot is President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth while at Ford's Theater. The second is the secretary of State William H. Seward who is stabbed multiple times. The final is suppose to be the vice president Andrew Johnson but the would be assassin got cold feet.

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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  • Joseph Norris in household of Susan Norris, "United States Census, 1850"

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