Sally B. Norris

Date of Birth

Sept. 24, 1809

Date of Death


Letters Authored


Letters Received


Sally B. Norris was born 214 years ago.

Letters Authored in Collection


Sally B. Norris is writing her husband in Henderson, Kentucky to inform him that he has a new son. The date of the letter is 29 Jan 1837.

Sally Bradford Leonard Ingell was born 24 Sep 1809 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. She was married to Benjamin Norris, Jr. (b. 13 Oct 1803 in Bristol, Rhode Island).

Parents: Abiather Ingell (b. 28 Jul 1763 in Taunton, Massachusetts) and Prudence Leonard (b. 14 Aug 1773 in Taunton Massachusetts.

Mary Anna Norris (b. 25 November 1832)
William E. Norris (b. 16 Jan 1837).

“Dr. Benjamin Norris, a graduate of Brown University, in the class with Prentice; of the Louisville Journal, came in 1835 to Pittsfield. He was a native of Rhode Island. He was a long a leading physician, and very useful and successful, as numerous families can well attest. He was skilled as an entomologist and sent some valuable and rare specimens of insects to the Smithsonian Institution: he had some rare specimens and a large cabinet of insects collected by himself which he left in high state of preservation at his death.” [1]

Sally B. Norris, 41, noted as born in Massachusetts, is enumerated in the Census as living in the household of Benjamin Norris, a physician, 46, born in Rhode Island, Mary A. Norris, 17, born in Massachusetts, William E. Norris, 13, born in Pennsylvania.

S. B. Norris, 51, is enumerated as living in Pittsfield Township, Pike County, Illinois in the household of Benjamin Norris, 56, a physician. In the household are: William E. Norris, 23, a druggist, R. B. Green, 57, a farmer, L. H. Green, 45, female, E. F. Green, 15, a female, S. H. C. Green, 8, a female.

[1] “History of Pike County, A Centennial Address delivered by Hon. William A. Grimshaw at Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois, July 4, 1876.