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Joseph Norris, son of Joseph (2) Sawyer. was born at Manchester. New York, April 4, 1814, died at Farmington. New York, March 16, 1883. He was educated in the public schools of Manchester and followed farming. He had a place of two hundred acres in Farmington and added largely to it during his life. He was a Methodist in religion. a Republican in politics. He married, October 26, 1843, Caroline Johnston, born 1822, in Dutchess county, died April 1, 1908. Children: 1. Caroline Elizabeth. born June 17, 1844, married, June 23. 1866, J. Jordan Snook, and had Agnes R., born March 16. 1890. 2. Arabelle Louisa. August 14, 1846, married. August 24, 1882, Luther Autisdale and had Mildred Autisdale, born February 10, 1889. 3. Anna, June 20, 1850, married, February 16, 1881, Arthur Root and had Herman H., born July 19, 1882. 4. Henry Howard, mentioned elsewhere. 5. Phoebe Johnston. January 17, 1856, married, August 15, 1878. Charles Frazer. from whom she was divorced February 13, 1882, when she and her sons took her maiden surname, Sawyer; children: Joseph N., born May 30, 1879, at Victor, New York; Leland. August 15, 1880, at Farmington, New York. 6. Hattie, October 19, 1858, died March 14, 1861. 7. Charles R., December 21, 1860, married (first) November 5, 1884, Ella Chapman, who died December 25. 1886; (second), October 25. 1893, Elizabeth Palmer. 8. Joseph Norris, June 3, 1863, married Catherine Wynkoop and had Richard L., born February 11, 1898, died July 16, 1903. 9. Frederick A., May 26, 1867.

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