Henry Clay Norris lived at the corner of Cedar Street and West Avenue , 3 blocks from the El Dorado Court House - which he helped plan the construction of. Norris served as sheriff longer than any other, getting his start on the basis of his Civil War record. At the age of 16, the war had just started, and being too young enlisted as a drummer boy. Norris eventually soldiered with the Louisiana 5th until the surrender of the South.
He was married and had five sons and four daughters. His long career was marred at the end by the Tucker - Parnell fued 1902-1905.