James Richard Norwood

Brief Life History of James Richard

When James Richard Norwood was born in 1782, in Virginia, United States, his father, Theophilus Norwood, was 29 and his mother, Eleanor Middleton, was 25. He married Mary Smith in 1808, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1815, in Madison, Alabama, United States, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

James Richard Norwood
Mary Smith
Marriage: 1808
Richard Smith Norwood
John Middleton Norwood
Theophilis Norwood
Eleanor Norwood

Sources (5)

  • Alabama, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890
  • U.S. and international Marraiges
  • Alabama, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from one or more of the many places called Northwood or Norwood, such as Northwood in Essex, Middlesex, Isle of Wight, Norwood in Middlesex and Surrey, or Northwood Farm in Okehampton and Northwood Farm in Morchard Bishop, both in Devon. The placenames mean ‘north or northern wood’, from Old English north ‘north, northern’ + wudu ‘wood’ or Middle English north + wode. Compare Norrod .

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

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