1850 United States Federal Census enum July 24, 1850 Name: Benjamin Norris Age: 35 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815 Birth Place: District of Columbia Gender: Male Home in 1850(City,County,State): New Albany, Floyd, Indiana Benjamin Norris, 35, b Washington,DC, confectioner Sarah A, 30, b NY Ann M, 13 Clara R,7 Mabel P, 2 Grace A, 3
I found this one in 1860 but it doesn't seem to be the same person. Possibly related though. 1860 United States Federal Census Name: Benj Norris Age in 1860: 22 Birth Year: abt 1838 Birthplace: Delaware Home in 1860: Greenville, Floyd, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Greenville Value of real estate: View Image Household Members: Name Age John Norris 51 Sarrah Norris 52 Benj Norris 22 John Norris 20 Joseph Norris 17 Amanda Hickman 12 Cathrine Speaks 18
Your Benjamin lived elsewhere by 1870.
1870 United States Federal Census Name: Benj Norris Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816 Age in 1870: 54 Birthplace: District of Columbia Home in 1870: Lafayette Ward 4, Tippecanoe, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Lafayette Norris, Benj.54, b D C, cooper Sarah,50, b NY Clara,25, b In Isaac, 21, cooper Benj, 18, cooper Adelle,15, at school Wordsworth,13 Henry,19 Delia (Lelia?)9
Probably the son listed above. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Name: Benjamin Norris Spouse Name: Elizabeth C. Demerly Marriage Date: 18 Aug 1877 Marriage County: Tippecanoe Source Title 1: Tippecanoe County, Indiana Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Vol Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O Book: C-15 OS Page: 333
American Civil War Soldiers Name: Benjamin Norris Residence: Floyd County, Indiana Enlistment Date: 27 Jul 1861 Side Served: Union State Served: Indiana Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 27 July 1861. Enlisted in Company C, 23rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 27 Jul 1861. Mustered Out Company C, 23rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 28 Jul 1864.
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 Name: Benjamin F. Norris Side: Union Regiment State/Origin: Indiana Regiment Name: 23 Indiana Infantry Regiment Name Expanded: 23rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry COMPANY: C Rank In: Corporal Rank In Expanded: Corporal Rank Out: Corporal Rank Out Expanded: Corporal Film Number: M540 roll 56
I found a Benjamin F Norris who bought land in Indiana in 1822. I can't tell if it is the same man. He lived in Shelby Co at the time. He bought 80 acres.