Hendrick Norvell – Tombstone Inscription

Norvell, Hendrick
Section 28.51
ID # 280856

Hendrick Norvell
Of the United States Navy
Born Sept. 29
Died March 18
(portions of inscription cracked off

1908 Plat: H. Norvell Died 1837
                Section 28 NE Lot 43
1909 List: Lot owner Norvell
Recorded 2005 with Additions (Smith 1908: name & dates)
Revisited April 11, 2010, after the 2009 Restoration


Obituary. National Banner & Nashville Whig, March 27, 1837


Hendrick Norvell (born September 29, 1808 – died March 18, 1837) was the son of Lt. Lipscomb Norvell, a Revolutionary War officer of the Virginia Line, and Mary Hendrick Norvell. On April 1, 1828, he entered the United States Navy as a Midshipman and became a passed Midshipman (Ensign) on June 14, 1834. He was first assigned to the US sloop Vandalia and then the US schooner Enterprise. In 1835, the Enterprise undertook a six month voyage to Siam and the Orient; during this voyage he became ill. As a result, he became an invalid and unable to perform his duties. He died on March 18, 1837, of consumption at the residence of his brother, Joseph Norvell, Editor of the Nashville Whig newspaper, in Nashville.

Historical Account.
Submitted by John Norvell. 4-14-2010



After 2008 Restoration

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