Levi Norcross

Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Levi

When Levi Norcross was born in 1802, in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Levi Norcross, was 24 and his mother, Ruth Fletcher, was 25.

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Levi Norcross
Ruth Fletcher
Levi Norcross
William Norcross
Ora B Norcross
Ora Butler Norcross
Asaph Norcross
Austin Norcross

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World Events (3)


Age 1

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

Age 1

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.

Age 2

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place near Blackpool, so named from Old English norð ‘north’ + cros ‘cross’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Freeborn Payne in entry for William Norcross and Catherine B. Payne Hicks, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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