Name: Amy Coleman NORRIS
Given Name: Amy Coleman
Birth: 13 Oct 1819 in Sullivan County, NY
Death: 7 Mar 1910 in Horseheads, Chemung County, NY , USA
Reference Number: 45
Personal recollections from John Compton Leffler (great grandson), 1973
Change Date: 20 Feb 2011 at 20:16:44
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Amy Norris died in her rocking chair by the window in Norris Compton's home in Horseheads - knitting needles in her hands. Her strong, classic face, kind blue eyes and soft voice are among the vivid memories of my childhood. She was the great conciliator; always ready to say a good word - even for the Devil.
Obituary: Elmira Star Gazette, page 7, Mon 7 Mar 1910:
Mrs. Amy C. Compton, widow of Peter Compton, died this morning at 7:15 o'clock at the home in Horseheads. She was born in Sullivan County, N.Y. October 13, 1819, and removed to Chemung County with her parents in 1820. She is survived by her son Norris M. Compton of Horseheads: four grandchildren: William R. Compton, of Elmira, Mrs. J. R. Fitzgerald of Aurora, IL, Mrs. J. H. Lent of New York, Mrs. J. H. Leffler of Attica, NY; also 12 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home in Horseheads Wednesday at 10 a.m. and burial will be in the Van Duzer Cemetery.
Obituary: Chemung Valley Reporter, 10 March 1910:
At an early hour Monday morning Mrs. Amy C. Compton died at the home of her son, Norris M. Compton, on South Main Street, at the advanced age of 91 years. Mrs. Compton was born in Sullivan county, NY October 13, 1819. Her husband, Peter Compton, died many years ago, and since then she has resided with her son. The deceased retained her faculties until a short time before her demise. She read much and her memory was always to be relied upon. She was a devoted and consistent Christian and a member of the Methodist church, attending its services regularly and constantly so long as health permitted.
Father: Matthew Northrup NORRIS b: 15 Mar 1798 in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, CT, USA
Mother: Julia T. VAN DUZER b: 11 Mar 1803 in Erin, Tioga County, NY, USA
Rev. Peter COMPTON b: 1814 in Tompkins County, NY
- Norris Matthew COMPTON b: 26 Apr 1836 in Sullivanville, NY