The Norcross Family Tree
Jesse Springer Norcross, 1806 to 1850
Margaret Ann Whitney, 1809 to 1883
Jesse Springer Norcross, the second son of Jonathan Norcross was born in Wayne, Maine in 1806.
He married in 1826 Margaret Ann Whitney of Westboro, Massachusetts and they settled in the Kennebec region of Maine residing variously in Winslow, Clinton, and Wayne and then moving to Salem, Massachusetts in 1843.
They had eight children (five sons, three daughters) all of whom were recorded born
in Winslow, Maine except the youngest who was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Two of the sons died
young, one son died at sea aged 20, the other two sons, James A. and Orlando Whitney came to reside
at Worcester, Massachusetts. One daughter, Julia Ann, resided in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Norcross died in Benicia, California in 1850, aged 44, and his wife died in Worcester in 1883, aged 74.
He was a carpenter and a builder and the proprietor of the Norcross Mills near Winslow, Maine. After he came to Salem he continued to build, he built the Naumkeag factory at Salem and Methuen. When the California gold fever broke out in 1849, he was one of a company to start out for California. He built none houses all ready to put up and started with them in a vessel, the Ship Nestor, around Cape Horn to be erected after his arrival there. He died in the next year after arriving in California.
The Ship Nestor's manifest dated 1849 in San Francisco lists Mr. Norcross as a passenger out of Boston.
|Parents:||Jesse Springer Norcross||Jonathan Norcross|
|Jane Atkinson Norcross|
|Margaret Ann Whitney||John Whitney|
|Children:||Rosina C. Norcross Foster Poland Bachellor||4 Apr 1828||unknown|
|James Atkinson Norcross||24 Mar 1830||4 Aug 1903|
|Julia Ann Norcross Crafts Smith||24 Mar 1830||unknown|
|Ann Elizabeth Norcross Blake Cleveland||15 Jun 1832||unknown|
|Jesse Leander Norcross||23 Feb 1836||abt. 1836|
|Orlando Whitney Norcross||25 Oct 1839||27 Feb 1920|
|William Anson Norcross||25 May 1842||1862, at sea|
|Charles Henry Norcross||18 Dec 1844||abt. 1844|
Copyright 2004, Philip Norcross Gross
For more information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All this information is based on family stories, or documents listed in the References. Official documentation is not common except for recent generations (1850 or later) and may not necessarily be referenced herein.