Jeremiah Norris----->-----James/Jeremiah Norris------>-----James
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Brown Norris and Eleanora Knype
(Knipe) were married in England. He was the son of James Norris
(Possibly Jeremiah-see below) and Hannah Brown(e). Eleanora was
the daughter of Lord Edward Knype and Ann
Dane or Elizabeth Hand. They had a total of 17 children of which,
12 were born in England, 1 on Prince Edward Island (Canada), and 4 in
Harrison Co. Oh.. Three infant
sons and William died in England. They left England with a land
Grant in Nova Scotia from the King, about 1809. There are several
early land grants to the Norris family listed in public archives
(personal visit by Lester Irons). In 1784,there was a grant of
34,950 acres from King George III to Patrick Norris and 98
others. In 1815 there was a grant of 500 acres to James Norris
and about the same time a smaller grant to James Norris Jr.. The
weather was too cold and after a short stay in Md. the family settled
Co. Ohio, around 1814-1815. They founded Norrisvlle, name later
changed toTippecanoe, Oh..
The Norris men were carpenters. James Brown Norris was a Mill
Operator and builder. Source: family bible, History of Tippecanoe
Oh. There is an 1812 Tax Listing for James Norris in Ohio,
but no 1820 Census listing. Land patent issued 8-10-1827.
Co.Oh.,E 1/2N.W. 22.12.7. Family tradition says that
(Eleanora) and three sons came to Ohio. There are 2 James Norris
listed in 1810 Md census. Susposedley the first Norris was a
member of the Court of Charles the II of England. 1800 Md Census
list a James Norris Sr. and Jr.(pg 217). Elleanora was age 81 in
1850 Census and living with John G. Norris. Ellenor Norris is
listed as head of household in 1830 and 1840 Oh, Harrison co. census: 1830 age 60-70, 1840
70-80. This indicted that James B. Norris died before 1830.
- Anne Dane Norris b. Eng.
- Jerry Norrris b. Eng.
- Alexander Norris b. Eng. m. Christiana
- James Norris b. Eng.
- George Norris b. Eng. 1798 m. Elizabeth Hinton
- Edward K Norris b. Eng. 1800-1810 m. Nancy Irons
- John G Norris b.1802 Eng. m. (1) Sallie McMillen (2)
- Nancy Norris b. Eng. m. Robert Hall (Hill)
- Norah Norris b. Eng. m. Wm. Jenkins
- Hannah Brown Norris b. P. E. I. m. William Markee Jr
- Catherine Norris b. Tippecanoe Oh. m. Ezekial Davis
- Charlotte Norris b. Tippecanoe Oh. m. Daniel Chicken
- Eliza Norris b.1810 Tippecanoe Oh. m. John Brown 1-2-1833
Information found in 2003 (not verified) Norris information: Gedcom from
another unknow source, on-line. Indicates parents of James B
Norris were Jeremiah Norris and Hannah Browne. The parents of
Eleanor Knype were Edward Knype and Elizabeth Hand. Jeremiah
Norris was the son of Jeremiah Norris and Sarah Millard.
See Norris/Knype gedcom
for further details and family back to ancient England.
Alexander Norris and Christiana
Spiker were married on 10-14-1838 in
Harrison Co. Oh. by Jacob Lemmon. They are present only on the
1840 Harrison Co. Oh.
census. Listed as 00001-11001: a male 20 to 30: female 0-5:
female 5-10; and a female 20-30. On the 1850 census no record has
been found but the daughter Ellen Norris age 9 is living with
Christiana's father Phillip Spiker. 1860 Harrison Co. Oh. Census:
Christiana Norris age 44, with the following children, William age 17,
A.S. age 13 (male) and Hannah M age 5. Christiana
was b. 1815, in Harrison Co.Oh., died 1/26/1891 in Bethany, Moultrie,
Illinois. ALexander Norris died 1856 in Harrison Co. Ohio, buried
Children: Source: Courtsey of John
Spears ( for more details on the families of William
Landon Norris and Hannah May
Norris Bentz you can contact John as firstname.lastname@example.org) and notes hand
written into family Bible by Susan Mae McBride Irons.
Picture of Rebecca Norris Irons and brother William Landon Norris
The family tradition states that Rebecca's brothers and sisters
Illinois (Bethany, Moultrie County, Il.)
- Rebeca Norris,1839-1920 married Thornton Irons (7
children) Go to Irons
- Eleanor (Ellen) Norris, 1841-(?),married Samuel H McFadden
(6 children: Belle, Maud, ?.?.?.?.)-settled in California
- William Landon Norris, 1841-1897, married Mary Alma
(Molly) West (4 children: Nora Younger, Della Rhodes, Arthur, Ott),
Moultrie Co. Il.
- Harriet Norris, 1845-1878, married Lafayette Glazebrook
- Alex S Norris, 1847-1872, married Susan E Sharp (1 known
child- William Norris)
- Hannah Mary Norris, 1854-1939, married John Bentz (8
children: Ida Rhodes, Pearl Pesch, Hattie McLaughlin, Emma, and
- Sarah Ann Norris
- Winfred Scott Norris
Picture of Mill supposedley built by
Norris family ca. 1828, Tippecanoe Oh. Harrison Co., from 125th
Aniversary Booklet, 1965
Home built by Norris family ca. 1830,
Tippeacanoe, Oh. Harrison Co..
Picture Christianna Spiker
Norris' gravestone: (Courtsey of John Spears) Marrowbone Township
Sources: See Spiker and Markee
Irons go to Irons