Mahlon Norris

about 1796–10 January 1860 (Age 64)
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mahlon

When Mahlon Norris was born about 1796, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Archibald Norris, was 31 and his mother, Sophia Gray, was 14. He married Rebecca Keltz in 1819, in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 January 1860, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Keltz Cemetery, Ligonier Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mahlon Norris
Rebecca Keltz
Marriage: 1819
Elizabeth Norris
Rebecca Norris
Thomas Norris
George Norris
John Norris
Robert M Norris
Mary Norris
Sarah Norris
Sophia Norris
Catharine Norris

Spouse and Children

Ligonier Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Mary Ann Norris


    James Stewart Norris


    Thomas Gray Norris


    Elizabeth Norris


+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 16

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

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. 

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)

  • Melon Norris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Malen Norris, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Mahlon Norris, "United States Census, 1830"

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