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Needham Norris

  • Birth 17 Oct 1775
  • Death 7 Feb 1852 Holly Springs, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Holly Springs, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 83922058

Needham Norris
Birth: 17 OCT 1775
Death: 7 FEB 1852 in Holly Springs, Wake Co., North Carolina
Buried: Norris Family Graveyard, Wake County, NC.

Another historic home that survived the Civil War and remains standing today is the Needham Norris house at 2329 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540. Norris' nephew, Simpson Washington Holland, and his family lived in the house during the war. Holland's widow is said to have taken in a wounded Union officer and nursed him back to health during the encampment of Union troops in the area in April of 1865; consequently, the home was spared from destruction. John Norris, Jr., father of Needham and who most likely was one of the first English settlers of the community, was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. His home was located across the street and down the street about 1/4 mile. In 1935, the Daughters of the American Revolution erected a memorial stone for Norris on the west side of Avent Ferry Road, not far from where Norris is reported to be buried in the Norris Family graveyard.

Barb Koblich
Public Affairs & Communication
Title: Information Clerk for Holly Springs / Town Historian
Phone: (919) 552-6221

Father: John Norris , Jr. b: 11 MAR 1749/50 in Wake Co., North Carolina
Mother: Patience Pearson b: 1754 in Johnston Co., North Carolina

Married: Polly Atkins b: ABT. 1780
Married: 27 OCT 1805 in Wake Co., North Carolina


1. Nancy Elizabeth "Eliza" Norris married Henry Brantley Browne
2. Robert Thomas Norris married Mabel Holland
3. John H. Norris died 1834-1840 without issue
4. Samuel J. Norris BET. - 1814 in Wake Co., NC - married Delia "Dilly" Olive
5. Sanders Norris b: 1825 - died 1852 without issue
6. Elbert Norris b: 7 Mar 1818 in Wake Co., NC - married Elizabeth Holland
7. Mary Norris married Randall Robison Browne
8. Martha Norris married Henderson Thomas
9. Sarah Jane Norris b: married Andrew William Betts

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  • Created by: Zoe Tom
  • Added: 24 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83922058
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Needham Norris (17 Oct 1775–7 Feb 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83922058, citing Norris Family Graveyard, Holly Springs, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Zoe Tom (contributor 47000374) .