Tennessee Prison Records
Obediah Norris

Transcribed and Edited by Paul W. Lemasters
Copyright by Paul W. Lemasters

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NORRIS, Obediah (#553). When Received: Feb. 1, 1842; Crime: Manslaughter, From What County: Claibourn (sic); Age: 25; Occupation: Ferryman; Sentence: 3 years; Where Born: Tennessee; When Discharged: Jan 16, 1845; By What Authority: Pardoned Under the Act of 1836. SOURCE: Convict Records, 1831-1874. Volume 86, Record Group 25. Tennessee S(ate Library and Archives. Prison Records, Volume 83-87, RG 25, Microfilm No. 32. Obadiah NORRIS from Claiborne County. Sentence 3 years from February 1st 1842. Crime: Manslaughter Rec'd February 1st 1842. He is 25 years old, 5 ft 8 in. high, weighs, 174 lbs. Born & brought up in Granger C[ount]y, Tenn on Bull Run 2 Miles from John CHESNEY's Mill. Has a wife & one Child living at Boon Creek Forge in Claiborne C[ount]y. He has sandy hair, black eyes, fair skin. Has worked 3 years at Boon Creek Forge in the employ of J. FRAZIER. [No mention of discharge or death]. SOURCE: Convict Record Book. 1831-1842. Record Group 25. Volume 45. Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm. Prison Records, RG 25. Roll No. 23, page 126.

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