Biographical Sketch of T. P. Norris

T. P. NORRIS, of the firm of Norris & Tate, dealers in dry goods, notions, etc., was born December 11, 1844, in Montgomery County, Tenn.; he is a son of William J. and Polly (Adams) Norris, both natives of the same State and county. The father was born February 24, 1818, and is now living in Ballard County, Ky. The mother died in 1868, aged forty-six years. Our subject was reared in Ballard County, Ky. In 1873 he came to Guthrie, and with his brother, Morgan C., opened a general store. This they continued four years, when the brother died, and they closed out the business. In 1880 the present firm was established. They have been doing an increasing business, their sales now amounting to $8,000 or $10,000 a year. He was appointed Postmaster in March, 1881, and still holds the office; he has been a member of the Town Board, and while a member was Clerk of that body. Mr. Norris was married in 1882 to Miss Luella, daughter of A. M. Covington, of Clarksville, Tenn.

MLA Source Citation:

Battle, J. H. Counties Of Todd And Christian, Kentucky. Historical And Biographical. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago And Louisville. 1884. At current time this manuscript consists of only the Todd County section and a few biographies from Christian County. Web. 25 January 2015. - Last updated on May 18th, 2011


Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!