Seventh Generation


123. Carlisle NORWOOD911,912,913,914 was born on 12 February 1812 in New York, NY, NY.912,915,916,917,918 He was educated sent to be educated in 1826 in Paris, France.919 He was elected as foreman, No. 5 Hose Co, NY Fire Dept. on 3 October 1836 at Chambers St in New York, NY, NY.920 In 1840–41 Carlisle was an Insurance at 44 Wall St in New York, NY, NY.921,922 He lived 488 Houstoun in New York, NY, NY in 1840.922 He was elected as Chief, Volunteer Fire Department on 18 January 1842 in Adrian, Lenawee, MI.923 Carlisle lived in Adrian, Lenawee, MI in 1842.924 He lived in New York, NY, NY in October 1847.925 On 5 February 1853 he was a Secretary of the Lorillard Fire Insurance Co. in New York, NY, NY.926 Carlisle lived 251 W 19th St in New York, NY, NY in 1857.927 In 1857 he was a Sec of the Board of Directors of Lorillard in New York, NY, NY.928 In 1858 he was a President, Lorillard Fire Insurance Co at 31 Wall Street in New York, NY, NY.929,930 Carlisle was elected as a member of the Saint Nicholas Society on 29 November 1859 in New York, NY, NY.931 He was elected as Re-elected Pres., Lorillard Insurance on 2 December 1859 at 31 Wall Street in New York, NY, NY.932 In 1863 he was a president in New York, NY, NY.933 On 23 November 1867 Carlisle was a public accounting of Lorillard Fire Ins. Co. in New York, NY, NY.934 He was elected as a member of the board, New York Department of the Life Assn. of America on 14 February 1872 in New York, NY, NY.935 He was elected as trustee for The Bank for Savings in the City of New York in 1876 in New York, NY, NY.936 On 14 December 1883 Carlisle was a quoted about the demise of the Lorillard Fire Ins. Co in New York, NY, NY.937 He signed a will before 13 January 1892 in New York, NY, NY.938 I, Carlisle Norwood of the City of New York, do make publish and declare this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following, that is to say -
First. I direct, that all my just debts & funeral expenses be paid by my Executors, as soon after my decease as may be practicable.
Second. I give and bequeath unto my wife Louisa Josephine Norwood, all my Household furniture, beds, bedding, wearing apparel, silver and plated ware, Paintings Pictures, Printed books, and family stores, except such Books, silver ware & printed matter as are hereafter specifically bequeathed.
Third - I give and bequeath to my son Carlisle Norwood, Jr, the Letter of Genl George Washington to Col Pinckney dated February 7, 1797.
Fourth. I give and bequeath to my son Lewis Morris Norwood my Gold Watch, and chain, & two seals; also the Canal medal, which is in my desk. Also the letter of invitation from Genl Lafayette, and Madam de Maubourg to the Wedding of Pauline the daughter of Madam de Maubourg, and Grand daughter of General Lafayette, Dated August 18, 1828.
Fifth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Morris Norwood the letter of General Lafayette to myself, also the Bible, which formerly belonged to my father.
Sixth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Louisa Smith wife of L Bayard Smith the Letter of General Lafayette to my mother Dated August 29, 1828; also my own family Bible; also the Silver Tankard which was given to me by my Father.
Seventh. I give & bequeath to my daughter Catharine Norwood the Letter of General Lafayette to my Mother dated Oct. 2, 1827; also the Printed testimony of my Father in regard to proposed extension of Pine Street, through Trinity Church yard, which was printed by order of the Vestry of said Church.
8. I hereby release & discharge my son Lewis Morris Norwood from the payment of his Bond to me, of Twenty six hundred Dollars, and all interest that may be due thereon at the time of my decease; and I order & direct my Executors to deliver up said Bond to my said son, and not to inventory the same, as part of my personal estate.
9. All the rest residue & remainder of my estate both real & personal, as well that which I now have as that which I may hereafter acquire & ?, seise, possessed of, or entitled to, I give devise and bequeath unto my Executors hereafter named, or to such of them as shall qualify and undertake the execution of this my will, and to the survivors or survivor of them, in Trust to invest and keep invested my personal estate and the net proceeds of sale of my real estate if sold at interest, and Collect & receive the interest and income arising there from, and until the sale of my real estate to let and rent the same, and Collect & receive the rents issues & profits thereof and apply the net interest and income rents issue and profits of my said residuary estate to the use of my dear wife, for and during her natural life.
10. Upon the decease of my dear wife, I give & bequeath unto my sons Carlisle Norwood Jr & Lewis Morris Norwood, each, the sum of Ten thousand Dollars - and all the rest residue & remainder of my said residuary estate real & personal. I give devise & bequeath unto my daughters Margaret Morris Norwood, Louisa Smith & Catharine Norwood, equally share & share alike.
11. In the event of the decease before my dear wife of either of the legatees or devisees above named, it is my will & intention that the share of my said estate, or legacy, devise, or bequest, which the one so dying would have been entitled to, if living at the time of the decease of my dear wife, shall not lapse, but shall go to and belong to the heirs at law of the one so dying, and I do hereby give devise & bequeath the same to the heirs at law of the one so dying before my dear wife per stupes and not per capita.
12. I Constitute & appoint my Wife Louisa Josephine Norwood Executrix and my son Carlisle Norwood, Jr, & my son in law L Bayard Smith Executors of and Trustees under this my last will & testament and I authorize and empower them to sell, dispose of, and Convey, all, or any part of my real estate either at public auction or private sale, and I desire and request that no bond or other security shall be required by any Surrogate Probate Court or Judge from any of said Executors or Trustees for the performance of his, her, or their duties under or by virtue of this my will.
Lastly I revoke & etc He lived in 121 W 42nd St., New York City, NY, NY before 13 January 1892.939 Carlisle died Cirrhosis of the Kidney on 13 January 1892 at the age of 79 in New York, NY, NY.940,941,942,943,944,945 He was buried on 16 January 1892 at New York City Marble Cemetery in New York, NY, NY.946 New York, 1820 - 1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists Record:

Carlisle Norwood, Age 22, Arrived in New York from Le Havre, France on the ship Erie on March 15, 1834. Occupation: Merchant. Microfilm M237; Roll 22; List 102

New York Genealogical Records 1675-1920 Record
Doggett's New York City Directory, For 1849-1850, p 318.
Carlisle Norwood lived in NYC in 1850.

Census of 1850: Occupation is Deputy Register


Genealogical record, Saint Nicholas society of the city of New York,
organized February 28, 1835, incorporated April 17, 1841 (Volume 2) Page 37 Members of the St Nicholas Society EUGENE NORWOOD. BORN July 3, 1886. ELECTED December 2, 1907. Carlisle Norwood* 1846 Ethel Josephine Hanbury.... 1850 Carlisle Norwood* 1812-1892 Louisa Josephine Willcocks. .1816-1891 Andrew Sickles Norwood.... 1770 1856 Rebecca Ogilvie 1776-1853 Tobias Norwood 1744-1787 Christiana Rysile 1741-1819 Andrew Norwood 1703-1787 Annetje Van Norden 1712 Benjamin Norwood 1668-1707 Cornelia Van der Clyft 1671-1724 Andrew Norwood 1684 Meliora

Valentine's Manual of the City of New York, p, 223: When Carlisle Norwood, son of Andrew S., was attending school in France he was often a visitor at the Chateau (Chateau La Grange, home of General Lafayette). Carlisle Norwood was an enthusiastic member of the old Volunteer Fire Department and joined Engine Company No. 21. In 1836 he organized and was made foreman of Hose Company No. 5, which speedily became recognized as the best disciplined company in the service. Hose Company No. 5 and Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 occupied the ground floor of old Firemen's Hall, 127 and 129 Mercer Street. Among the members of No. 5 were John Watts De Peyster, who became a major-general in the Civil War, and the famous Henry Carroll Marx, better known as "Dandy" Marx. Carlisle Norwood is described as "the very ideal of a fireman; that is, his activity was never surpassed, his perceptions were quick, and his judgment cool, clear, and steady. He believed that the 'post of honor was the post of danger,' and exemplified the truth of the proverb in his own person, sharing in all the exposures and perils incident to the life of a New York fireman. The fact is, his heart was in the business, and it enlisted all his sympathies and awakened all the native energy of his character. He was at one time Fire Warden of the Fifteenth Ward, and repeatedly refused to be a candidate for Engineer of the Department. In the '70's he was Vice-President of the St. Nicholas Society, and President of the Eagle Fire Insurance Company. In 1840, when his father went to live at 15 East Twelfth street, Carlisle Norwood went to the southeast corner of Houston and Wooster streets, then 488 Houston street. In 1850 he was deputy register under Cornelius V. Anderson.

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/state/fire/21-30/ch25pt2.html:

CARLISLE NORWOOD, who was president of the Lorillard Fire Insurance Company, was born at the corner of Vesey and Church Streets, New York, on February 12, 1812. His father, Andrew S Norwood, was a friend of Lafayette and was well acquainted without the distinguished Frenchman before the latter's visit to New York in1824. Among the interesting souvenirs which the son retains of the illustrious general is a letter of invitation to his father to attend the marriage of the general's daughter at the family chateau - La Grange, France. When Mr. Carlisle Norwood was attending school in France, he was often incited to partake of General Lafayette's hospitality. At a very early age he evinced a love for the fireman's life - indeed he was only eight when he undertook to run with a machine and was severely reprimanded by his father for his ambition.

When eighteen his darling hope was realized, and he was admitted to membership in Engine Company No. 28. In 1830 he attached himself to No. 21 engine, located on Tryon Row (where the Staatz Zeitung building now stands.) He was a fire warden in the Fifteenth Ward at the time of the Gulick disturbance, in 1836. In 1837 he raised Hose Company No. 5. This company was long regarded as the crack fire company of the city. It was organized at the house of George Woolredge, Chambers Street, on October 3, and Mr. Norwood was elected foreman. The company was composed of merchants and clerks, and among its members were Augustus W Vanpell, asst fireman, Richard K Anthony, secretary and treasurer, John S Winthrop, Abraham Van Nest, Robert S Luqueer, Richard S Williams, Robert D Codington, Jonathon C Ayers, and John Duer. General John Watts Depeyster was a volunteer. The only members now living, beside Mr Norwood, are Messrs. Luqueer, Livingston, Rutgers, and James M Rankin, of Brooklyn. No. 5 had its headquarters at fireman's hall in Mercer Street.

Mr. James F Wenman said of Hose Company No. 5 and its organizer: "No. 5 was the best disciplined hose company in the service. Her men were not allowed to leave the rope when going home, not the fire, without permission of the foreman. Norwood was a strict disciplinarian." Mr. Norwood used to say himself that he considered it the duty of the foreman to see that all the laws were strictly obeyed. He refused several times to run as a candidate for engineer. Mr. Adam P. Pentz said: "to my mind Mr. Norwood was the very ideal of the true fireman; that is, his activity ws never surpassed, his perceptions were quick, and his judgment cool, clear, and steady. He believed that 'the post of honor was the post of danger,' and exemplified the truth of the proverb in his own proper person."

When Mr Norwood was on a visit to the town of Adrian, Michigan, he saw from the character of the buildings, which were nearly all of wood, which in case of fire the whole town would run the risk of destruction. There were no fire engines or fire appliances. He suggested to the authorities that a fire department be organized and an engine purchased. His suggestion was thankfully received, and Mr. Norwood at once organized a fire department, that in time became one of the most effective in Michigan.

It may be mentioned that Mr. Norwood belongs to one of the oldest families in the city. His grandfather was a prisoner in the Sugarhouse during the Revolutionary War, and was often subjected to the insults and the bayonet points of the British who guarded that place. His father was one of the original incorporators of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1807, when the congregation was located in Cedar Street.


Fire Insurance fire marks - http://www.iicfiremark.com/historic4.htm:
Lorillard - Volunteer fireman in New York City formed the Lorillard Fire Insurance Co in 1853, choosing this brass fire mark as its emblem. Cornelius V Anderson, later Chief Engineer of the NY Fire Dept was its first president.

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/state/fire/51-58/

Carlisle NORWOOD and Louisa Josephine WILLCOCKS were married on 30 April 1842 in New York, NY, NY.947,948 They947,948 appeared in the census in 1850 in Ward 16, Dist 2, New York, NY, NY.949 They949 lived at 265 W 19th in New York, NY, NY in 1856.950 Carlisle and Louisa950 lived in Sing Sing, Westchester, NY in 1859.951 They951 appeared in the census in 1860 at Sing Sing in Ossining, Westchester, NY.952 They952 lived in Sing Sing, Westchester, NY in 1863.953 Carlisle and Louisa953 appeared in the census in 1880 in New York, NY, NY.954 Louisa Josephine WILLCOCKS912, daughter of William WILLCOCKS, was born on 15 September 1816 in New York, NY, NY.955,956,957 She died of Albument Uria and Advanced age on 1 September 1891 at the age of 74 in Cranston's, West Point, NY.956,958,959,960 She was buried on 2 September 1891 at New York City Marble Cemeter in New York, NY, NY.961

Carlisle NORWOOD and Louisa Josephine WILLCOCKS had the following children:

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Margaret Morris NORWOOD962 was born in September 1844 in New York, NY, NY.963,964 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Ossining, Westchester, NY.952 She went to court to real estate sale on 9 July 1893 in New York, NY, NY965 Margaret appeared in the census in 1900 in Manhattan, New York, New York.966 She died before 23 October 1918 at the age of 74 in New York, NY, NY.967,968 She was buried on 23 October 1918 at New York City Marble Cemetery in New York, NY, NY.969 NYGBS Rec Vol 24, No 4, Oct 1893: Margaret Morris Norwood (life) member of the Society

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Carlisle NORWOOD Jr.

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Louisa Josephine NORWOOD.

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Catherine NORWOOD970 was born about 1850 in New York, NY, NY.971 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Ossining, Westchester, NY.952 She appeared in the census in 1900 in Manhattan, New York, New York.966 Catherine died on 27 January 1927 at the age of 77 in New York, NY, NY.972,973 She was buried on 29 January 1927 at New York City Marble Cemetery in New York, NY, NY.974

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Lewis Morris NORWOOD970 was born on 16 February 1853 in New York, NY, NY.975,976 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Ossining, Westchester, NY.952 He was elected as a member of the St Nicholas Society on 3 June 1874 in New York, NY, NY.977 Lewis appeared in the census in 1900 in Manhattan, New York, New York.966 He appeared in the census in 1930 in Roseland, Essex, NJ.978
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