Biographical Souvenir of the States of Georgia and Florida; Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families in These States
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...County, %a., in 1799. They were married in about 1818, and she died in ception of a visit to this country in the centennial year he has never left his native England, of whose church he is a consistent member. William H. Norris left home at the age of fourteen and went to sea in a man-ofwar, from which he eventually ran away. llis first appearance in America was at San Francisco, Cal., in 1869, from which port he shipped in a merchantman to Liverpool, thence returned to the United States, landed in Savannah, Ga., and Georgia has ever since been his home. For twenty years he has been in the lumber business and most of this time superintendent of the Pike & Johnson mill, at Prentiss. In 1876 he married Miss Mary Gowart, daughter of James and Ann Cowart, of Tattnall County, and is now the father of the following named children: James, Grace, Bessie, Willie, and George. Mr. Norris has proved himself a good and law-abiding citizen, and is as much attached to his adopted State as any native thereof. He is a Knight of Honor, and his religious leaning is toward the Church of England. gian by birth, a Floridan by adoptiom and a genuine southerner by nature and education. He was born in Morgan County, Ga., April 26, 1834. His father, Thomas Nolan, was a native Georgian, and for many years a successful planter and merchant of Morgan County. His grandfather, George Nolan, was a South Carolinian by birth, but settled in Georgia about the year 1810, where he, too, was a large and successful planter. Mrs. Thomas Nolan, before marriage, was a Miss Thrasher, a member of an old and well-known family of Clark County, Georgia. Judge Nolan is one of a family of eight children, the others being Quinces R. Nolan, now deceased, who during his life, was a...
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