James Nourse & His Descendants
By Maria Catharine Nourse Lyle, Published 1897
The Nourse family came to
America from London and first settled in Descendants moved into various counties in Berkley, VA. Kentucky in the 1800s, including Daviess
County, Jefferson, , Woodford, Henry, etc. Logan
It appears the family changed the spelling of their surname from Nourse to Norse.
One descendant was Robert Norse who was born in
and came to
as a child. Robert’s children were James Hervey, Nancy, William Wallace, Joseph
Robert, Ralph Erskine, John Newton, and Andrew Jameson. America
A grandchild of Robert, and daughter of Andrew Jameson, was Artemisia Ann Norse (born 1839), who married William Grandison Abbott from
County (born 1835); and the following
is a page from the Norse book showing the children and grandchildren of Artemisia and William Abbott
(twelve of which have connections- see chart below): Ohio
There were several other Norse connections with
. Ohio County
• Sarah Crozier Gibson, wife of Michael Norse, died in Ohio County 12 Aug 1891.
• Mary Rebecca Cramer Norse married Judge John Carpenter Townsend, who died in Ohio County 7 May 1894. Rebecca remarried after the Judge’s death, to Mr. Helsley of
. Muhlenberg County
• Gabriel Augusta Norse married William Lewis Brown and they lived in
and had three children born in : Michael Norse
Brown, Samuel Ellsworth Brown, and Halley Ewing Brown – all born in the 1870s. Ohio
I found William L. Brown, the husband of Gabriel A. Norse (the last person listed above) in the 1910 census, age 75, living in Hartford - he is shown as a widower and is living with his son, Halley, and Halley's wife and their son.