Person Sheet


Name GRANVILLE NORRIS
Birth 3 May 1852/1856, MORGAN CO., TN
Death 1 Oct 1943, AT HOME IN MORGAN CO., TN
Burial 3 Oct 1943, PINE ORCHARD CEM., OAKDALE (MORGAN CO.), TN
Occupation FARMER
Religion BAPTIST
Father ISAAC NORRIS (1821-ca1895)
Mother ELIZABETH HALL (1822->1889)
Misc. Notes
To view a picture of Granville Norris taken c.1935, click here
Granville Norris is my direct ancestor. It is unknown for sure when he was born. According to the 1860 Morgan County Census he should have been born in the year 1856, however, on his tombstone the date is 1852. He married Millie (Ruben / Ruby) Bowmer (Bowman) on May 13, 1879. The 1880 census shows her and Granville to be living with his parents (Isaac and Elizabeth Norris). They were just married a year earlier, and probably couldn't afford a house at the time. Granville died October 1, 1943. His wife, Millie died two days later, on October 3, 1943, the day that he was buried. The following is an article which appeared in the Morgan County News a few days after their deaths :

 

"Granville Norris died at his home Friday morning, Oct. 1, after a long illness. He was a member of the Baptist Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the family home Saturday at 2 o'clock by Rev. J.H. Rose; short services held at the church at 3:30; he was laid to rest in the Pine Orchard cemetery. His wife, Mrs. Ruby Norris died Saturday evening, Oct. 3, after a few days illness of pneumonia. Survivors : three sons and five daughters, a number of grand children and great grand children. We extend our sympathy to the family."

 

If the dates on Granville's tombstone are right he was 91 years old. If not he was at least 87. Granville Norris was a farmer, and lived in Deer Lodge most of his life. He lived for a short while in what is now Catoosa Wildlife Management Area. His son, Thomas Perry Norris also lived there, and that area is marked "Perry Norris Homeplace", in Catoosa. He finally moved to Oakdale, Tennessee when he was about 70 years old, in the 1920's with his sons, John William "Bill" and Thomas Perry Norris.


NOTE : THE 1860 MORGAN CO., TN CENSUS STATES THAT 1856 IS GRANVILLE'S BIRTHYEAR, 1870 MORGAN CO., TN CENSUS STATES 1855, 1910 STATES 1854, TOMBSTONE STATES MAY 3, 1852.
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THE 1910 MORGAN CO. TN CENSUS STATES THAT GRANVILLE AND MILLIE HAVE 9 CHILDREN, 8 LIVING IN 1910. I DON'T KNOW THE NAME, SEX, DATE OF BIRTH/DEATH, OR PLACE OF BURIAL OF THIS CHILD. IT LIKELY DIED AS AN INFANT.
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MORGAN CO., MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1862-1887
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SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY COMES FROM THE 1880 MORGAN CO., TN CENSUS.
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SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY COMES FROM THE 1900 MORGAN CO., TN CENSUS.
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SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY COMES FROM TH 1910 MORGAN CO., TN CENSUS.
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BOOK "MORGAN CO. CEMETERIES" BY SUSIE AND CARLA KRIES.
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SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY COMES FROM MYRTLE NORRIS BINGHAM.
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SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY COMES FROM ROSIE NORRIS DICKENS.
Spouses
1 MILLIE (RUEBEN) BOWMER
Birth 22 Aug 1862, MORGAN CO., TN
Death 3 Oct 1943, MORGAN CO., TN
Burial PINE ORCHARD CEM., OAKDALE (MORGAN CO.), TN
Occupation HOUSEWIFE
Religion BAPTIST
Father JOHN H. BOWMER (1824-1891)
Mother MATILDA HALL ? (1831-1905)
Marriage 13 May 1879, MORGAN CO., TN BY JERIMIAH HURST, J.P.
Children THOMAS PERRY (1883-1965)
(CHILD) (Died as Infant) (ca1884-?)
JOHN WILLIAM (BILL) (Twin) (1885-1965)
LUVERNIA (VERNA) (Twin) (1885-1973)
MATILDA (TILDA) (1887-1963)
LEONA (1889-)
CINDY LOU (1894-1980)
ELIZA (1896-1983)
NOAH (1899-1988)
Last Modified 12 Aug 2001 Created 12 Aug 2001 by Reunion for Macintosh

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