Query 37 for September 30, 1930


NORVELL—Wanted: Data concerning any or all of the following named persons—SPENCER NORVELL in 1770 married FRANCES HILL in Goochland Co., Virginia. He evidently was living in Albemarle Co., Virginia in 1773; served in the Revolutionary war and is presumed to have died in Amherst County, Virginia as his will was proved in said county in 1829. His son, JOHN P. NORVELL,  was born in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1773 migrated to Tennessee with his relatives, namely, the Hill, Maury, and DeGraffenried families, and was living in Giles County, Tennessee in 1820 with a wife and ten children. Among his children were: 1. James T. Norvell; 2 Samuel C. Norvell; 3. John (P.?) Norvell, Jr.; 4. Wesleyan Norvell; 5. Spencer Norvell; 6. Jane Norvell who married James Read; 7. A daughter who married William C. Mayfield. The said JOHN P. NORVELL, Sr., (see above), prior to 1829 migrated to Lauderdale County, Alabama as he married as his second wife, EDITH GIBSON, in Lauderdale County, Alabama, in 1829. He died in Lauderdale County, Alabama in 1830. Information is especially wanted concerning the first wife of JOHN P. NORVELL, Sr., (see above). What was her name and ancestral lines? Address: Mrs. LUCILE GIBSON PLEASANTS, 1186 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.


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