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Norwood, Robert W.

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Norwood, Robert W.
March 16, 2007 03:24PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, p. 392.
Hopkinsville City and Precinct.

ROBERT W. NORWOOD was born in Jackson, Tenn., January 10, 1847. His
parents, Ignatius W. and Elizabeth (Huston) Norwood, were each born in
Tennessee, and are still living in Jackson. Robert W. is the youngest of
four children born to these parents, all of whom are living, the eldest
three living in Jackson, Tenn., viz.: John H., Samuel L. and Sarah E.,
wife of E. C. Johnson. Robert W. was reared in Jackson, and before
seventeen years old became a soldier in the Confederate Army, serving
about one year, or until the close of the war, as a member of a Tennessee
regiment, participating in the engagements at Columbia, Franklin and
Nashville, Tenn., and Selma, Ala. In 1867 he became agent for the
Southern Express Company, and has been in their employ continously ever
since, and located at Hopkinsville since 1872. On the 5th of November,
1872, he married Miss Dora, daughter of Hiram C. and Mary A. Vaughan. She
was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., November, 1848. They had had four
children: Bessie V., Mary L. (deceased), Robert W. and Norma Hamlin. Mr.
Norwood is an acceptable member of the Masonic order, Knights of Honor,
Knights of Pythias, and the Golden Cross.
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