Biography - George Norvell

George A. NORVELL, farmer, P. O. Raymond, was born in Sumner County, Tenn., November 28, 1813, to William and Mary (PAYNE) NORVELL; father was born in Frederick County, Va., August 4, 1771; he was a farmer; was in the war of 1812; removed from Virginia to Tennessee in 1800; in 1828, removed to Macoupin County, Ill., where he died January 24, 1833; mother, born in Botetourt County, Va., March 10, 1775, and died May 10, 1872, in her ninety-eighth year; they were married in 1800; they had twelve children - six boys and six girls - George A. being the seventh child. Subject received some of his education in Tennessee and some in Macoupin County, Ill. He came to Macoupin County with his parents in 1828. He began life by farming upon his father's farm, and continued until 1853, when he removed to his present residence, where he has since remained, engaged in farming and is now the owner of a large tract of land. In 1852, in Macoupin County, he married Miss Mary Ann KING, a native of Jefferson County, Ky., born October 10, 1834; they have eleven children living - William J., James F., John S., Charles H, Mary A., Edward E., Jennie B., Nathaniel F., Erastus W., Effie S. and Helen E.; and two dead - George A. and Ruth S. Mr. NORVELL has held the position of Justice of the Peace in Macoupin County, and was formerly an Old-Line Whig, but is now a Greenbacker; his wife is a member of the Methodist Church, and he is a member of the A., F. & A., M., at Girard, Ill. Mr. NORVELL is one of the first settlers of Macoupin County, and was there before it was organized as a county.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 238-239.

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