Vitals: Dowling (Dauling) Norris & Elisabeth K. Browne

Dowling (Dauling) Norris (1829-1858) b & r West Deer Twp., PA (son of Robert, Jr. & Mary MacKrell Norris; Farmer; died at age 29 of “lung trouble”)
-buried: Bull Creek Cemetery, WDT (See cemetery for GPS)

Elizabeth K. Browne (1824-1916) b. Philadelphia & r. West Deer Twp (daughter of James & Annie Sim(s) Brown(e); Homemaker) died at home of daughter Mary Bryce in Pittsburgh
-cause of death: Gastritis
-buried: Bull Creek Cemetery, WDT  (See cemetery for GPS)

Married: Tarentum, PA (probably Bull Creek Presbyterian) Oct. 4, 1848


1. Robert “Robbie” James (1849-1865) died at age 16 after honorable discharge from GAR
-military: 6th Reg., Co. D (Heavy Artillary)
-buried: Bull Creek Cemetery, WDT (Inscription misread on Find-a-Grave)
2. Annie Sim(s) (1850-1922) married my great-grandfather Robert Patterson Gray
-buried: Bull Creek Cemetery, WDT
3. David “Davey” Brown (1853-1886) died at age 32; unmarried
-buried: Bull Creek Cemetery, WDT
4. William “Willie” Henry (1855-1876) pre-law student, died at age 21 of drowning while trying to save another swimmer in Narragansett Bay, MA/RI
-buried: Bull Creek cemetery, WDT
5. Mary Mackrell Pillow (1852-1940) raised and perhaps adopted by her Aunt Nancy & husband George Pillow after early death of her father. George was supposedly a wealthy engineer with no children. Mary was an accomplished still life painter & musician who attended the Washington Female Seminary. (m. glassmaker David Bryce; see separate article)
-buried: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh


John Newton Boucher, A Century & a half of Pittsburgh and her People, Vol. 3. Lewis Publishing, 1908, p. 200 (also available at

“Dauling & Elizbeth Norris.” 12 November 2018

Notes of Edna Gray, great-granddaughter

Various Member Public Family Trees & other documents. 31 December 2013

See also “Our Norris Family Tree” and Vitals



Last revised 2/15/21

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