James owned 1 slave in 1850.
Washington- Fixes His Age Limit
James Norwood, better known as "Uncle Jimmie Norwood" has
returned to his home at Washington, Hempstead county, after
a visit of seven weeks with relatives in Texas. "Uncle
Jimmie" was born in the state of Tennessee in 1812, and is
therefore, now 94 years of age. He moved to Arkansas at the
age of 28, settling at Washington in 1840, where he has
ever since resided, except for a few months during the
civil war, when he was a "refugee" in Cass county, Texas.
He is remarkably well preserved for, a man of such advanced
age, and is as active as the average man 20 years younger.
His hearing is good, but he lost the sight of one of his
eyes 30 years ago. He is very cheerful, his mind is still
as active as that of a man of 50; he is a splendid
conversationalist and has a keen relish for humor. He is
fairly active and gets about easily and readily with the
aid of an ordinary walking stick. "Uncle Jimmie" was much
benefited by his trip and says that he has made up his mind
to live more than 100 years.
James Norwood, who is Mrs. L. E. Cowlings grandfather, and
who has been making his home with the Cowling household
for some time, on last Tuesday after returning from an
auto ride and after reaching home as he stepped out of the
auto and was entering the house, in some manor stumbled and
accidentally fell in such a manner as to fracture his
femur. The shock was more than his nerveous system could
stand. As his age being past ninety-seven years, he died
soon after. The body was shipped to Mineral Springs, Ark.,
his former home for burial. The remains was accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. Cowling and daughter. It is the expectation
of Mrs. Cowling and daughter to stay a short time. The
many friends and neighbors sympathize with Mr. and Mrs.
Cowling in their berievement. The News is in hopes it will
be permitted to give abetter obituary of this grand old
man in next issue.6 7 8
- The Nashville News, June 11, 1910
- "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images,FamilySearch
- 1900 United States Federal Census,Ozan, Hempstead, Arkansas
- The Randall County News, Friday June 10, 1910
- Ancestry.com Arkansas Marriages, 1820-1949
- 1850 Federal Census Hempstead County Arkansas, SlaveSchedule pg 507
- Daily Arkansas Gazette, 30 Aug 1906, Thu, Page 3
- The Canyon News (Canyon, Texas) Fri Jun 10, 1910 FirstEdition
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