Sylvester NORRIS Mary E NORRIS James Franklin NORRIS Charles Monroe NORRIS William Robert NORRIS Rhoda Martha NORRIS Nellie B NORRIS Rebecca Arminda ESTEP Mini tree diagram

Abraham Newton NORRIS3,2

26th Jan 18611,2 - UNKNOWN

Life History

26th Jan 1861

Born in Mason County, Illinois.1,2




  • 1870 Federal Census, Mason County, Illinois, [no date], Cane Creek Township, PO Mason City, page 16, Hse #103, Fam #100
    Norris, Sylvester 51 M W Farmer $5000 Real Estate $100 Personal born Kentucky [b abt 1819]
    Norris, Rebecca A 40 F W Keeps House born Illinois [b abt 1830]
    Norris, Abraham 12 [should be 9] M W born Illinois [b abt June 1858]

    The age of Abraham here is a puzzle.  He does not appear in the 1860 census with his parents, though according to this census, he should have been 2 years old.  A family genealogy also reports that he was born 26 January 1861.  It seems odd that his parents would have overestimated his age by 2-3 years, but that appears to be what happened.  Dates, ages and the passage of time were not the cultural focus they became in the scientific information age of the 20th century.  If the family source is correct, Abraham is actually only 9 years old in January 1870.


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Norris Family,*v06t4483&id=I087
  • 2. 1910 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 28 April, Justice Precinct 1, District 65, page 7A, South Main St [no house address], Hse/Fam #102
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Mason County, Illinois
    • [no date], Cane Creek Township, PO Mason City, page 16, Hse #103, Fam #100

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