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

Jim and Katie's Kids

James Matthew Norris, b. 28 May 1922, Morehead, MS

Occupation: farmer

d. 18 September 1980, Veterans Hosp., Jackson, MS

Buried in Marks Cemetery, Marks, MS

(Although he did not choose to discuss his military career, James served during World War II in the 31st Infantry Division, The Dixie Division, which received many honors and citations for campaigns in New Guinea and the Philippines.)

Note: His address in May 1945, as given on marriage application, was Box 102, Enid, MS.

        Father: James Wesley Sterling Norris

        Mother: Frances Catherine Mooney, b. 1889

Married 20 May 1945 to Sybil Jeanette Boyette, b. 22 September 1929

Wedding recorded in Quitman County White Marriage Book for 1945, page 409

Wedding performed by Rev. P. M. Watson.

Note:  On the application for the marriage license, Sybils age is given as 18. At that time, women under 18 were required to have parental permission to marry.  By falsifying her age, she was able to obtain the license without a parent signing for her.  In reality, she was only 15 years, 8 months old.  Her stated address at the time of the marriage was Route 1, Sledge, MS.

d.4 August 1975, Memphis TN

Buried in Marks Cemetery, Marks, MS

        Father: Delmar Lamar Boyette, b. 1910

        Mother: Mary Catherine Albritton, b. 1910


Audrey Mae Ione Norris, b. 6 June 1925, MS

Married:  4 March 1946, Tallahatchie County, MS (Recorded page 17, District II (Sumner) Marriage Book 1945-55, Tallahatchie Co. MS)

Spouse: Billy Robert Melton, b. 18 February 1929

              Occupation: Farmer

              d. 4 February 1984

              Buried at Brazil Cemetery, Brazil MS


Annie Cordelia Norris, b. 12 Sept 1914, MS

d. 4 July 2003, Grenada, MS

Buried Elliott Baptist Cemetery, Elliott, Grenada Co. MS

Married 1st   James Dewitt "J. D." Mullins, b. 1911, MS

                      (Son of Oscar Dewitt and Hattie Weldon Mullins)

                      Occupation: Farmer

                      d. May 1944; Buried at Enid, MS

Married 2nd- Lawrence Franklin Bell, b. 10 Dec 1920, MS

                      (Son of Donnie and Addie Brower Bell)

                      divorced 1964

                      d. 5 Oct 1988, Panola Co. MS


Henry Edmon Rogers, b. 26 Feb 1909, MS

d. July 1970, Tallahatchie Co. MS

Buried: Springhill Cemetery, near Oakland, Tallahatchie Co. MS

Occupation: Farmer

Married: Maggie Hughes, b. 7 December 1920, Quitman Co. MS

(Daughter of Jim L. and Josie Doubleday Hughes)