Deborah Norris

2 October 1800–4 February 1844 (Age 43)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Deborah

When Deborah Norris was born on 2 October 1800, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Parker Norris, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Hill Fox, was 28. She married William Brown on 12 July 1823. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 4 February 1844, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

William Brown
1796–1842
Deborah Norris
1800–1844
Marriage: 12 July 1823
Elizabeth Norris Brown
1824–1912
Joseph Norris Brown
1827–
Francis Brown
1828–
John Hamilton Brown
1829–
Thomas Hamilton Brown
1826–
William Richardson Brown
1830–1879
George Hamilton Brown
1831–1856
Deborah Norris Brown
1832–1894
Francis Hamilton Brown
1833–
Mary Hamilton Brown
1834–
Emily Hamilton Brown
1836–1922
Dorothea Emily Brown
1836–
Fanny Brown
1838–

Spouse and Children

    William Brown

    Male1796–1842Male

    Female1800–1844Female

MARRIAGE
12 July 1823
children

(13)

    Elizabeth Norris Brown

    Female1824–1912Female

    Thomas Hamilton Brown

    Male1826–Male

    Joseph Norris Brown

    Male1827–Male

    Francis Brown

    Male1828–Male

    John Hamilton Brown

    Male1829–Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Parker Norris

    Male1763–1841Male

    Elizabeth Hill Fox

    Female1771–1861Female

siblings

(19)

    Ellen Norris

    Female1789–Female

    Mary Parker Norris

    Female1791–1872Female

    Sarah Norris

    Female1791–Female

    Charles Norris

    Male1793–1868Male

    Emily Norris

    Female1793–1880Female

+14 More Children

World Events (7)

1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1812

Age 12

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

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 (2)

  • Deborah Norris in entry for Debbie Brown Coleman, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Deborah Norris in entry for Elizabeth Norris Brown, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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