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Quitman County Roots
The Norris Clan
Quitman County Roots
The Children
The Mooney Line

Jim and Katie

James Wesley Sterling Norris

Note: Family oral tradition says he was a Native American, probably Choctaw.  Several families with the name of Norris are listed on the Dawes Final List, but he has not been identified from the list at this time. 

Born August 1876 (Information from Death Certificate)

Occupation: Farmer

Father: Alfred Norris

Mother: Mary ______ Norris

Note: Listed on 1880 Census Marshall Co. MS living with his parents, Alfred and Mary Norris.

Note: Listed on 1900 Federal Census Marshall Co. MS, Beat 3, page 166; listed as single, farmer, renting 14 acres

Note: Listed on 1920 Federal Census Sunflower County, MS; he is married to Katie and has a daughter (Annie) and a stepson (Henry) in the household.

Married 15 October 1912, Sumner, Tallahatchie Co. MS (Information from Marriage Registry)

d. 9 AM, 3 January 1926, Hinchcliff, Quitman County MS

Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis; Death certificate states he had been ill with this condition for 3 years and 1 month prior to his death.

Buried on 4 Jan 1926 in an unmarked grave in Hinchcliff Cemetery, North of Marks MS on Highway 3, Quitman County, MS


James W. Norris married Frances Katherine "Katie" Mooney Rogers on 15 Oct 1912 (Marriage recorded on page 95, Book II 1909- 1923 Marriages, District II, Sumner, Tallahatchie Co. MS)


Frances Katherine "Katie" Mooney

b. 1889, Charleston, MS

d. May 1946, Yalobusha Co. MS


Noted on 1930 Federal Census Quitman County, Mississippi

Beat 3, District 11, Page 135, House 102, Family 107

Rodgers, Henry, Head, Male White, 21, Single, Farmer, Renting Home

Norris, Kate       Mother, Female, White, 40, Widowed, Laborer

Norris, Annie     Half-sister, Female, White, 15, Single, Laborer

Norris, James    Half-brother, Male, White, 7, Single

Norris, Audry     Half-brother, Male, White, 5, Single (Note error as to sex)


Katie is buried in an unmarked grave in Enid- Oakhill Cemetery, Enid, Yalobusha Co. MS

      Her parents: Richard M. Mooney and Annie Cordelia Morrison Mooney; (Married 4 July 1888, Marriage recorded on page 393, Book 1880- 1891 Marriages, Charleston, District I, Tallahatchie Co. MS) (Buried in unmarked graves in Webb-Sumner Cemetery, Webb, MS)

Married 1st- Monroe Rogers (Widowed)

     Child: Henry Edmon Rogers, b. 26 February 1909


Married 2nd- James Wesley Sterling Norris


  1. Annie Cordelia Norris (Bell), b. 12 September 1914, d. 4 July 2003, Grenada, Grenada Co. Ms; Buried in Elliot Baptist Cemetery, Elliot, Grenada Co. MS
  2. James Matthew Norris, b. 28 May 1922
  3. Audrey Mae Ione Norris (Melton), b. 6 June 1925
  4. Lola Modena Norris (died as infant; buried in Dublin Community, Coahoma County, MS)
  5. Carmen Viola Norris (died as Infant; buried in Morehead, Sunflower County, MS