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Category Archives: Revolutionary War
The Siege of Charleston in 1780, during the American Revolution, marked a British shift of focus towards southern colonies. After failing to achieve any advantage in the north, in 1779 the British government sent a combined military and naval expedition … Continue reading
William Norvell (born ca. 1725 -died November 22, 1802) was a member of the Virginia Convention of 1776. He was a prominent man and a signer of three issues of Virginia money. He was honored by his appointment as a … Continue reading
My great grandmother Mary Dean Redfield Norvell’s family came from New England whereas her husband Colonel Freeman Norvell’s family were from Virginia. As such, when you have ancestors from both the north and south, you are often curious how they celebrated major holidays … Continue reading