24. Norvell E Robertson & 25. Sarah Denby Powell
5/22/1765, Norvell born in Buckingham Co., VA; s/o 48. Jeffrey Robertson & 49. Sarah Norville.
2/7/1771, Sarah born in Rocky Fort, Laurens Co., SC; d/o 50. Benjamin Powell & 51. Martha Denby.
7/1781, Norvell a member of the VA State militia, serving at Yorktown building the breastworks to protect the army from the British. He was discharged at Yorktown on the day of Lord Cornwallis’s surrender of the British army.
Norvell migrated to GA.
7/7/1791, Norvell married Sarah in GA.
1818, Norvel moved his family to MS, settling on the west side of Leaf River at the junction of Bowie.
10/1818 in Marion Co., Norvell and 10 others founded the Providence Baptist Church.
~1833, Norvell moved to an area ~15 miles north of Old Williamsburg.
10/24/1842, Sarah died in Station Creek, Covington Co., MS.
8/29/1850, (S) 1850 Census, MS, Covington Co. Norvel, age 85, has a personal estate of $600, is a Baptist minister, lives alone; but lives near several of his children.
9/16/1855, Norvell died in Leaf River, Covington Co., MS.
(S) Norvel Robertson Sr. Autobiography, Virginia Historical Society.
Child of Norvell and Sarah:
i. Gorge F Robertson (No. 12) born 11/20/1812 in Warren Co., GA.