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Fleeing Washington

In August 1814 John Norvell and his brother in law Spencer Houghton Cone found themselves as part of the American forces defending the City of Washington from the British invasion at the Battle of Bladensburg.   At the time, Norvell was married … Continue reading

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Suicide at Niagara Falls II — Did she do it?

In the wake of initial reports of Isabella Norvell Miller’s death, the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser reported “A lady, answering to the description of Mrs. Miller, left this city for the east in the express train yesterday morning, and that there … Continue reading

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