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Joseph Norvell
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1793
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1847
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

JOSEPH NORVELL born Garrard Co., Ky., 1793; died Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 7, 1847; apoplexy. [Legible on the tombstone of Joseph Norvell in old city cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.: Born June 1793 Died January 1847]

He wielded great political power as the editor of the Nashville Whig newspaper that he had purchased with his brother Moses about 1812. He sold his interest in the paper before August 1817 and repurchased it in 1826. From 1819 to 1823, he was City Recorder and later served as City Treasurer. About 1835 he published the American Presbyterian and in 1845 served as a pallbearer at the funeral of Andrew Jackson. He was a Mason and served as the Grand Master of the State Lodge of Tennessee. On March 23, 1823 he married Agnes Walker, but they had no children. He is buried in the Old City Cemetery.

DEATH OF BRO. NORVELL, P. G. M. OF TENN.
Nashville, 2ls< Jan., 1847.
BKO. MOORE : We have been again called on to mourn the loss of an excellent and beloved Brother, in the death of Major JOSEPH NORVELL, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee. He departed this life on the 7th inst., after a very few hours illness.

In the death of our Beloved Brother and Companion, Masonry in the State has lost a Pillar of Strength, and our city deprived of an exemplary citizen and public officer. Bro Norvell has held the position of Treasurer of the Corporation for many years, during which his integrity has never been assailed. He was in every sense of the word, a Mason, Free and Accepted, and has left a void in our midst in which time cannot fill. He had severed in every capacity of lodge, chapter, and council, and at the time of his death, King of the Chapter, Grand Master of the Council, Recorder of the Encampment, and a member of Cumberland Lodge, No. 8. He was interred with Masonic honors ; and such was the estimation in which he was held, that his funeral was attended by upwards of eighty Masons, the Mechanics' Association, and the Society of Printers, (of which he was by profession,) although the snow was falling very heavily all the time, and at least six inches deep on the ground. He has gone to " that bourne from whence no traveller returns," and my prayer is, that when the "Grand Overseer" shall summon us to appear before him, we, with our departed Brother, may be found acceptable, and our work worthy of being received. Peace to his remains.
Very respectfully and fraternally, yours,
JOHN S. DASHIELL.
 (bio by: Jenorv) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Lipscomb Norvell (1756 - 1843)
 
 Spouse:
  Agness Walker Norvell (1804 - 1884)*
 
 Siblings:
  Moses Norvell (1786 - 1853)*
  John Norvell (1789 - 1850)*
  Joseph Norvell (1793 - 1847)
  Lipscomb Norvell (1795 - 1877)*
  Thomas Norvell (1798 - 1843)*
  Mary Norvell Walker (1802 - 1852)*
  William Norvell (1803 - 1875)*
  Hendrick Norvell (1808 - 1837)*
  Martha Norvell (1810 - 1830)*
  Caleb Cushing Norvell (1813 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Masonic Emblem. Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Tennessee.
 
Burial:
Nashville City Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.14721, -86.76897
 
Created by: City Cemetery
Record added: May 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6391553
Joseph Norvell
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Joseph Norvell
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Joseph Norvell
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