American Revolution Soldier Buried at City Cemetery
Roster Of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Tennessee (1974)
Compiled by Lucy Womack Bates, Chairman
Revised 1979, by Helen Crawford Marsh
Published by Tennessee Society, NSDAR
Norvell, Lipscomb (d 1843 Davidson County) Buried in Old City Cem, Nashville, TN. Lt. (Norvell, Lipscomb – Pen Roll. Norvell, Lipscomb on S.G. list of graves located in Old City Cem. Nashville, TN). Revolution soldier 1776 – 1783. 3rd VA Regt.
In 1840 Census of Davidson County, TN, lived with James Walker; 1834 P.L.W.
Ref: A 1; S.G.; N.M.
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After 2009 Restoration
LIPSCOMB NORVELL (born, Hanover County, Virginia, September 1756 -died in Nashville, Tennessee March 2, 1843) entered the Continental Army on August 7, 1777. He fought in the Battles of Brandywine, Trenton, and Monmouth. He was taken prisoner by the British in Charleston, South Carolina on May 12, 1780 and remained in British custody until the end of the war. From his service, he was an original member of the Virginia Society of the Cincinnati. An original settler in Kentucky, he was a justice of the peace and a farmer. By 1828, he was living with his family in Nashville, where he remained until his death in 1843.
Revolutionary War Service
Cadet and paymaster 5th Virginia, 15th January, 1778;
2d Lieutenant 3d Virginia, 9th September, 1778;
1st Lieutenant, February, 1780
Served to close of war as POW of the British in Charleston, South Carolina.
John Norvell, Great great great grandson of Lt Lipscomb Norvell