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N.0001 Bondís Genealogies and History of Watertown, Henry Bond, M.D.; New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1860, Second Edition. (Also available on CD from the New England Historic Genealogical Society)
N.0002 The History and Genealogy of the Norcross Family. (1882) by Joel Warren Norcross, Joel Warren Norcross Papers (Mss 426), R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Dept., New England Historic Genealogical Society. Boston. Also available as page images on CD-ROM from Philip Norcross Gross (see Sales Page).
N.0003 Norcross Family History, (1893) by Joel Warren Norcross, unpublished and incomplete manuscript written for Julia Ann Norcross Smith Crofts, Copies with The Worcester Historical Museum, Philip Norcross Gross and many others.† Also available on CD-ROM as transcribed, from Philip Norcross Gross (see Sales Page).
N.0004 The Norcross Family, Joseph Arnold Norcross, 2003.
N.0005 The Norcross Family of New Jersey, Alonzo Norcross, Marguerite Norcross Hoke, Virginia Norcross Toner; Mary Elma Easlick Eckert, editor, Published by the Gloucester County Historical Society, Woodbury, New Jersey, 1997. (
N.0006 The English Norcross Family and Some Descendents of William Norcross 1699 To America, Elsie M. Cameron, Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbour, Michigan, 1954
N.0007 Genealogy and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. III; Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1911, Pages 1347 to 1350.
N.0008 History of the Parish of Ribchester, in the County of Lancashire, Tom C. Smith and Rev. Jonathan Shortt, Whitehead, Preston (Lancashire, England),1890; Pages 138, 143.  Also available on CD-ROM as transcribed, from Philip Norcross Gross (see Sales Page
N.0009 Lancashire Villages, Jessica Lofthouse, Robert Hale Ltd., London, 1973, Pages 133 to 135
N.0010 History of Monson, Monson Historical Society, Monson, Massachusetts, 1960.  Pages 85, 119 and 46.
N.0011 Monson Town Records, Office of the Town Clerk, Monson, Massachusetts; Sections 119 (1778), 126 (1779), 127 (1779), 138 (1780), 155 (1780), 159 (1781), 171 (1782). ***William Norcross (1748-1803)
Note: Any male descendant of William Norcross is eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution, female descendants in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
N.0012 Portrait of a Family: Emily Dickinson's Norcross Connection, Bernhard, M.E.K., The New England Quarterly (USA), Vol. LX, No. 3, Sept. 1987.  Pages 364-373, 375, 376, 379, 380.
N.0013 History of the Fanning Family, Walter Frederick Brooks, Volume I, Privately Published, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1905; Page 400.†† (Available from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass.)† ***William Otis Norcross (1806-1863)
N.0014 Society of Mayflower Descendants; Bloodline No. 69,829.  Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, Massachusetts.†† ***William Otis Norcross (1806-1863)
(Note: Descendants of William Otis Norcross are eligible for membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants).

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