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Cornelius Abner Norris
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Birth: May 10, 1830
Death: Jul. 30, 1898

Memoirs of Georgia, compiled by the Southern Historical Association (1895, Atlanta Georgia), vol. 2, p. 954.

"C. A. NORRIS, farmer, Thomaston, Upson Co. Ga., son of William and Narcissa (Respess) Norris, was born in Meriwether county, Ga., in 1830. His grandparents on his father's side, William and Nancy Norris, were natives of South Carolina, and removed to and settled in Meriwether county early in the history of the county. His parents were also natives of South Carolina, and came to Georgia and settled in Meriwether county about the same time his grandparents did. He was tax collector of the county two years. His grandparents Respess on his mother's side were farmers, and were among the early settlers of Jasper county, Ga. Mr. Norris was reared on the farm and received only a limited education; such as could be had at the "old-field" log schoolhouse of that day. Before the war he was an overseer, and was getting along finely. In 1862 he enlisted in Company A, Capt. Strickland, later, Capt. Trammell, First Georgia regiment, and was in many hotly-contested battles, notably London Ky., Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, etc. He lost all he had by the war; but, coming out of its battles undismayed though battered, he began again the battle of life and is in comparatively easy circumstances, well-to-do, prosperous and happy, and is tax collector of Upson county. Mr. Norris was married in 1859 to Miss Laura A. Snelson, born in Meriwether county in 1840, daughter of John and Polly (Reeves) Snelson, early settlers in the county. To them were born ten children, now living: Sallie, Hattie, Will, Gertrude, Estelle, Robert, Aubra, Mattie, Maud and Earnest. Mrs. Norris died in 1882. The next year, 1883, Mr. Norris married Mrs. Mary (Snelson) Radney, born in Meriwether county in 1828, daughter of John and Polly (Reeves) Snelson. She died, a member of the Primitive Baptist church, in 1891. Mr. Norris is a member of the same church, and also a Knight of Honor."

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 Parents:
  William Pendleton Norris (1804 - 1881)
  Narcissa Respess Norris (1811 - 1875)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Miriam Snelson Radney Norris (1827 - 1891)*
  Laura Annie Snelson Norris (1838 - 1882)*
 
 Children:
  Sara Elizabeth Norris Andrews (1860 - 1929)*
  Hattie N Norris Pye (1865 - 1945)*
  William Churchill Norris (1866 - 1944)*
  Laura Gertrude Norris Lumsden (1869 - 1947)*
  Estelle Norris Pye (1870 - 1958)*
  Robert Cornelius Norris (1873 - 1942)*
  Russell Aubrey Norris (1875 - 1949)*
  Mattie Norris Hopkins (1877 - 1906)*
  Maude Norris Spence (1879 - 1908)*
  Ernest Linwood Norris (1880 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Doliska J. Norris Rowe (1828 - 1855)*
  Cornelius Abner Norris (1830 - 1898)
  William James Norris (1833 - 1895)*
  William James Norris (1833 - 1895)*
  Alfred M. Norris (1835 - 1864)*
  Nancy R. Norris Brittain (1837 - 1921)*
  Sarah F. Norris Lasseter (1839 - 1878)*
  Churchwell R. Norris (1841 - 1861)*
  Julius Cicero Norris (1843 - 1932)*
  Martha Ann Norris (1846 - 1879)*
  Mary Elizabeth Norris Dupree (1851 - 1896)*
  Evan Harvey Norris (1853 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Confederate Civil War Veteran
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Thomaston
Upson County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Michael Dover
Record added: Feb 19, 2008
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Cornelius Abner Norris
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Cornelius Abner Norris
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Cornelius Abner Norris
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