Lieut Lipscomb Norvell

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Lieut Lipscomb Norvell

  • Birth Sep 1756
  • Death 2 Mar 1843
  • Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 6391555

LIPSCOMB NORVELL (born, Hanover County, Virginia, September 1756 -died in Nashville, Tennessee March 2, 1843) entered the Continental Army on August 7, 1777 as a cadet in Captain William Mosby's company of the 5th Virginia Regiment of Foot commanded by Colonel Josiah Parker. On January 15, 1778 he became regimental paymaster. In May 1778, his name appeared on the rolls at Valley Forge, at Brunswick, New Jersey in July, White Plains, New York in August, and West Point, New York in October, and Princeton, New Jersey in December. On February 3, 1779 he was at Middlebrook, New York, in April at Smith's Cove, and on September 8th at Rampaugh, New Jersey. He fought in the Battles of Brandywine, Trenton, and Monmouth and the Seige of Charleston, where he was taken prison and remained in British custody until the end of the war.

From his service, he joined the Society of the Cincinnati. The society, founded on May 10, 1783, was composed of officers of the Continental Army.

Lipscomb received 2666 acres of land from the State of Virginia in April 1783 as bounty for his three-years service. He also received pay certificates for his service totaling $1696.07. 145 He returned to Hanover County, Virginia after the war and remained there, according to the property tax rolls, until 1783. He is listed on the Mercer County, Kentucky tax list in 1789. He had considerable land in Lincoln County, Kentucky from 1791-1796. He was in Warren County, Kentucky from 1797-1803. On February 12, 1804 he received an additional land bounty of 148 acres. He obtained additional land on Beaver Creek in 1810 south of the Cumberland River. On June 5, 1797 he became a Justice of the Peace in the newly organized Garrard County. He had moved to Garrard County after living in Mercer County for about 10 years.

In 1783, Lipscomb married Mary (Mollie) Hendrick (born 1763 -died before 1828), the daughter of John D. Hendrick. About 1787, they moved to Kentucky where they were early settlers on the Virginia-Kentucky border. When the permanent boundary line was fixed that year, they found themselves in Kentucky. Consequently their youngest son Caleb Cushing Norvell was born in Kentucky while his brothers and sisters were born in Virginia. It is not known when Mary died, but it is probably about 1813. A series of letters exist from his children addressed only to him after 1820, and by 1828 he was living in Nashville.


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  • Maintained by: Jenorv
  • Originally Created by: City Cemetery
  • Added: 4 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6391555
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Lipscomb Norvell (Sep 1756–2 Mar 1843), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6391555, citing Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jenorv (contributor 46988219) .