DAVID MONROE NORRIS
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
Born: 3 November 1836 in Overton County, Tennessee (Tombstone says 1841. Death Certificate and Pension Application says 1836)
Died: 5 April 1917in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Norris Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Lydia (Yelton) Norris
Married: Martha McGee about 1858 in Overton County, Tennessee
Born: October 1842 in Tennessee
Died: 28 June 1925in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Probably buried near her husband in an unmarked grave in the Norris Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Mary (Godsey) McGee
- Valena Martha Norris
- John Norris
- Roose Norris
- Edward Mayhew Norris
- Ollie Norris
- Harry Norris
- Clanky Norris
- Lola Norris
thTennessee (Gore's) Cavalry Regiment
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
- Entered military as Private and left as a Private
- Enlisted 4 Sep 1862 in Overton County, TN
- 12 Oct 1862: Present
PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT
- Filed: 115 October 1915
- Residence Algood, Putnam County, TN
- Member of Company E. 8th Tennessee Cavalry
- Born 3 November 1836 in Overton County, 10 miles from present home
- Enlisted late summer or early fall of 1862 in Company E 8th Tennessee Cavalry, Captain John S. Roberts and Col. G. G. Dibrell, Col Mounce Gore
- Battles: Neeley's Bend, Franklin Pike, Truina, Franklin, Parkers Cross Roads
- Diseases: Rheumatism due to exposure
- Married: Wife is 70 years old; 3 daughters and one son living in St. Louis, MO
- Attest: A. A. Reagan and A. W. West
- Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners (15 Oct 1915) - Service Record Request
- War Department (18 Oct 1915) - Sent Service Records
- Special Examiner (18 Dec 1915) - Need to furnish proof of furlough
- Special Examiner (12 Mar 1916) - unreadable
- DMN (21 Mar 1916) -
- He will be 80 on 2 Nov 1916.
- He fought in the Reedyville battle or stampede.
- He camped near General Dibrell's tent on the night before the Federal attack at daylight.
- DMN and Lt. Chapin caught a loose sorrel horse, took the bridle off, and foist it on General Dibrell's horse to enable him to escape at the time the Federal army charged them.
- The enemy's advance was only 40-50 yards away when they finally got General Dibrell's horse bridled.
- His last service was at Reedyville. His health was so bad that he could barely sit up. He was given permission by Lt. W. P. Chapin to return home.
- He was sick for the remainder of the war.
- During the last few months of his service, he was a patient in a private home.
- At Shelbyville, TN he was confined to a bed in a private home.
- He would have stayed with his unit if he had been physically able.
- He is a responsible citizen of Putnam County.
- 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 41
- 1860 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 148
- 1870 Census:
- 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 130D
- 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 140A
- 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 177A
Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Name: Norris, D. M.
Date the Will was Written: Mar 10, 1917
Date the Will was Recorded : Feb 25, 1918
Spouse: Martha Norris
Putnam County Herald
12 April 1917
Vol. 15, No. 15, Page 3
We were sorry to hear of the death of Dave Norris. He died last Thursday and was buried Saturday. He leaves a wife and 7 children, and a number of grandchildren to mourn his loss.