Looking for information on George Washington Norvell. 1870 Bradley County, TN census says b. in NC abt. 1831. Married Sarah ? – b. in TN abt 1831.
Three sons – H.C. (Hartsell Cornelius) b 7/17/1856 in Calhoun, McMinn, TN. Christopher b 1860 TN and George Washington b 7/1865 in TN.
HC m. 1879 to 1) Alice T Hays (b abt 1861 TN) 2 sons: Floyd R (TN 1884 –1963 CA) Fredrick Leon (b 1886 TN) m. Johnnie Beatrice Herring. On 1880 Bradley Co, TN Census Dist 7, pg 251 D they are listed as Hartane and Allice Norvill.
HC m. 2) Mollie Bell Critchlow (1870 KY – 1958 TX) children: Arthur Houston (1889 TN –1979 TX) m. Mary Ann Dennis; Minnie (1894 TX – bef 1979) m. Cecil Sanders; Mamie (1896 TX-d. KS) m Anastasous Pratas; RJ (1902 TX-1975 AR) m Ollie Callaway; Dewey (1905 TX-1995 TX) m Mary Dickson; Howard (1908 TX-1990 CO?) m Ralpha McDonald.
Christopher – no other info
George W (1865 TN –1962 OK) m 1) Unknown- children: Mattie (b.1885 TN); Marie “May” (1887 Collin Co, TX – 1959 OK) m Roland Kellogg; Willie M (1890 TX – 1974 San Bernardino, CA) m Helen ?. George was a photographer.
HC and George moved to Texas in mid 1890s. About that time, both added an “e” to make the last name Norvelle. All descendants spell it with the “e”.