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contributor to the Episcopal Church, of which his wife is an earnest member.

JAMES NICHOLAS NORRIS.вАФ Very early in the colonization of the
new world the Norris family became established in South Carolina and in
that state David Norris owned and operated a large plantation during the
early portion of the nineteenth century. The exact date of his migration
to Missouri is not known, but it occurred early in the century named and
thereafter he devoted his time to the difficult task of developing a produc-
tive farm out of a tract of raw land. Among the children in his family was
a son, Abner, who became a man of such deep religious fervor and such
intense spiritual zeal that he gave his services for years to the Baptist de-
nominaticn without hope of remuneration or thought of financial returns.
Indeed, he made his livelihood and that of the family through his work
as a farmer and stock-raiser, but always he was ready to sacrifice his own
interests for those of the church with the hope that thereby the cause of
Christianity might be promoted. Cheerfully, willingly he gave his all to
promote religion and the ideals that possessed him he endeavored to im-
plant in the hearts and minds of his children. In early manhood he had
married Jane Evans, who was born in Kentucky and had gone from that




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Online LibraryWallace Melvin MorganHistory of Kern County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present; → online text (page 38 of 177)