Norval Marlin Head

Brief Life History of Norval Marlin

When Norval Marlin Head was born on 12 February 1815, in Boone, Missouri, United States, his father, Anthony Head, was 26 and his mother, Catherine Maggart, was 22. He married Sarah Curry Moore on 11 December 1836, in Saint Charles, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died in January 1851, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norval Marlin Head
1815–1851
Sarah Curry Moore
1807–1854
Marriage: 11 December 1836
Mary Arthusa Head
1838–1855
William Harvey Head
1840–1841
Willard Richards Head
1841–1920
Rebecca Jane Head
1844–1861
Norval Marlin Head Jr.
1845–1924
Sarah Catherine Head
1847–1936
Andrew Moore Head
1849–1870

Sources (38)

  • Norvell Head, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Norville Head, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Norval Marlin Head, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1821

Historical Boundaries 1821: Boone created from Howard County

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English heved, hed ‘head’ (Old English hēafod), applied as a nickname for someone with a peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or else used as a topographic name for someone who lived at the top (‘head’) of a promontory or hill, or near the source of a stream or river or the head of a valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

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Story Highlight

Mary's letter to her mother. Mary is Norval Head's sister. Norval is mentioned in the letter.

Notes Full transcript of letter: November the 28 1847 Dear Father and Mother I now take my pen in hand to inform you of our health it is good at present hoping these few lines will find you enjoying …

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