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American John NORVELL

American newspaper editor and one of the first U.S. Senators from Michigan

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on December 21, 1789 in Danville, Kentucky, USA
Died: on April 24, 1850 in Detroit, Michigan, USA


Norvell was born in Danville, Kentucky, then still a part of Virginia, where he attended the common schools.

He was the son of Lt. Lipscomb Norvell, an officer of the Virginia Line in the American Revolutionary War and Mary Hendrick. Lipscomb Norvell was taken prisoner by the British when they captured Charleston, South Carolina in 1781 and later was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati. Lipscomb is buried in the Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lipscomb descended from Captain Hugh Norvell (1666–1719), one of the original trustees of the City of Williamsburg in the 17th century and a Vestryman at Bruton Parish Church. Interestingly, Mary Norvell, Lipscomb's daughter, married James Walker, the father of William Walker (1824–1860) a soldier of fortune or filibusterer in Nicaragua in 1857.

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