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Citizen Soldiers

  In teaching a course on Gettysburg this fall, I have come to think a lot about the citizen soldier. Several generations of the Norvells in my family served our nation, many finding themselves in the front lines: — Lipscomb … Continue reading

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For many years the question of an early Norvell plantation was raised. In a 1937 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly, a picture of a house called Riverview appeared that was attributed to having been the Norvell home.   … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Money

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

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Skiffes Creek, Virginia

The Tidewater Area There are many clues as to where the Norvells owned land in Virginia. Some are mentioned outright in land grants, others give hints. An article, in the William and Mary Quarterly in 1937 shows a home named … Continue reading

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