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James Norwood (1814-1910)
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Born: 14 Feb 1814 Giles County, Tennessee. 1 2 3
Married: Susannah Reno (1819-1896) on 12 Jan 1845 in Hempstead County Arkansas. 5
Died: 8 Jun 1910 Canyon City, TX. 2 4 1
Buried: Mineral Springs Cemetery, Howard County Arkansas.
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General John Norwood
Abt 1750-1798
William Norwood
Abt 1788-Bet 1850 and 1860
Jane Pickens
Abt 1755-Aft 1800
James Norwood
14 Feb 1814-8 Jun 1910
Married: 10 May 1806
James Langham
Abt 1759-28 Oct 1829
Kissiah Langham
Abt 1789-Bet 1850 and 1860

Spouse and Children

      Susannah Reno


Brothers and Sisters

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

Sources:

  1. The Nashville News, June 11, 1910
  2. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch
  3. 1900 United States Federal Census,Ozan, Hempstead, Arkansas
  4. The Randall County News, Friday June 10, 1910
  5. Ancestry.com Arkansas Marriages, 1820-1949
  6. 1850 Federal Census Hempstead County Arkansas, Slave Schedule pg 507
  7. Daily Arkansas Gazette, 30 Aug 1906, Thu, Page 3
  8. The Canyon News (Canyon, Texas) Fri Jun 10, 1910 First Edition