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
1796–1860
Rebecca Keltz
1801–1849
Marriage: 1819
Elizabeth Norris
1819–1847
Rebecca Norris
1831–
Thomas Norris
1822–1911
George Norris
1825–1868
John Norris
1828–1881
Robert M Norris
1829–
Mary Norris
1836–
Sarah Norris
1836–1848
Sophia Norris
1838–1889
Catharine Norris
1841–1849

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1819
Ligonier Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1796–1860Male

    Mary Ann Norris

    Female1800–1872Female

    James Stewart Norris

    Male1801–1872Male

    Thomas Gray Norris

    Male1805–1879Male

    Elizabeth Norris

    Female1810–Female

+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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