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Posted by: Beth Rasmussen (ID *****3066) Date: February 13, 2008 at 09:29:23
In Reply to: NORRIS by J. Annie of 416

1850 United States Federal Census
enum July 24, 1850
Name: Benjamin Norris
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
Birth Place: District of Columbia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): New Albany, Floyd, Indiana
Benjamin Norris, 35, b Washington,DC, confectioner
Sarah A, 30, b NY
Ann M, 13
Clara R,7
Mabel P, 2
Grace A, 3

I found this one in 1860 but it doesn't seem to be the same person. Possibly related though.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Benj Norris
Age in 1860: 22
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Delaware
Home in 1860: Greenville, Floyd, Indiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: Greenville
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
John Norris 51
Sarrah Norris 52
Benj Norris 22
John Norris 20
Joseph Norris 17
Amanda Hickman 12
Cathrine Speaks 18

Your Benjamin lived elsewhere by 1870.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Benj Norris
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816
Age in 1870: 54
Birthplace: District of Columbia
Home in 1870: Lafayette Ward 4, Tippecanoe, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Lafayette
Norris, Benj.54, b D C, cooper
Sarah,50, b NY
Clara,25, b In
Isaac, 21, cooper
Benj, 18, cooper
Adelle,15, at school
Delia (Lelia?)9

Probably the son listed above.
Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
Name: Benjamin Norris
Spouse Name: Elizabeth C. Demerly
Marriage Date: 18 Aug 1877
Marriage County: Tippecanoe
Source Title 1: Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O
Book: C-15
OS Page: 333

American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Benjamin Norris
Residence: Floyd County, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 27 Jul 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 27 July 1861.
Enlisted in Company C, 23rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 27 Jul 1861.
Mustered Out Company C, 23rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 28 Jul 1864.

Sources: 76

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Benjamin F. Norris
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Indiana
Regiment Name: 23 Indiana Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 23rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Rank In: Corporal
Rank In Expanded: Corporal
Rank Out: Corporal
Rank Out Expanded: Corporal
Film Number: M540 roll 56

I found a Benjamin F Norris who bought land in Indiana in 1822. I can't tell if it is the same man. He lived in Shelby Co at the time. He bought 80 acres.

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