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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Surname Saturday~James Frances “Jack” McCall

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Mccall Name Meaning
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’, a personal name composed of the elements cath ‘battle’ + maol ‘chief’.Anglicized form of Mac Cathail ‘son of Cathal’
[http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=mccall]

James Francis "Jack" McCall was born on 5 Aug 1867 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 He  was a son of William A. McCall and Anna Elizabeth Purvis. Jack and his family after marriage can be found in the 1900-1940 Censuses for Chesterfield County, South Carolina.4 5 6 7 8

James Francis "Jack" McCall and Sarah Jane Previtte were married about 1889 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. Sarah Jane Previtte, daughter of John Washington Previtte and Elizabeth "Bette" Davis, was born on 20 May 1871 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina1. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Sarah Jane died on 22 Feb 1945 at the age of 73 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1617 She was buried on 23 Feb 1945 in Che1raw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.18 19

Jack died on 27 Nov 1943 at the age of 76 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.20 He was buried on 28 Nov 1943 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.21 22 23

James Francis McCall and Sarah Jane Previtte had the following children:

i. Willie May McCall, born 18 Dec 1892, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Joseph B. Harding, 16 Feb 1913, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 13 Sep 1982, Florence, Florence, South Carolina.
ii. Mary Elizabeth McCall, born 12 Oct 1894, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William Evander Summerford, 1921; died 12 Dec 1979, Florence, Florence, South Carolina.
iii. John Alexander McCall, born 28 Jul 1896, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Elizabeth McLeod, abt 1918; died 7 Mar 1972, Florence, Florence, South Carolina.
iv. Nancy Ross McCall, born 18 Oct 1900, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Walter Jackson Williamson; died 24 Mar 1993, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. James Howard McCall was born on 22 Jul 1906 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 24 25 26 27 He died on 24 Nov 1943 at the age of 37 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was buried on 25 Nov 1943 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.













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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2012); Memorial page for James F. McCall; (5 August 1867–27 November 1943); Find a Grave memorial # 66227832, Citing Old Saint David’s Episcopal Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
2. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 250A; Line 1, Dwelling 15, Family 18, Household of W. McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
3. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #3, Page: 290B; Line 28, Dwelling 16, Family 21, Household of E. A. McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
4. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #18, Page 57A, Line 25, Dwelling 194, Family 205, Household of James McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
5. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0033, Page 49, Line 25, Dwelling 25, Family 25, Household of James McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
6. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #36, Page 75A, Line 15, Dwelling 276, Family 281, Household of James McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
7. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #7, Page 200A, Line 30, Dwelling 75, Family 82, Household of James F. McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.
8. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 13-7, Page 94B/1B; Line 42, Household #308;, Household of James F. McCALL; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 1 July 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3799.

9. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Sara Jane Previtt McCall (20 May 1871–22 February 1945), Memorial # 66228149.
10. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page: 326B, Line 43,, Dwelling 291, Family 291, Household of John PRIVOTT; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
11. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #18, Page 57A, Line 25, Dwelling 194, Family 205, Household of James McCALL.
12. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0033, Page 49, Line 25, Dwelling 25, Family 25, Household of James McCALL.
13. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #36, Page 75A, Line 15, Dwelling 276, Family 281, Household of James McCALL.
14. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #7, Page 200A, Line 30, Dwelling 75, Family 82, Household of James F. McCALL.
15. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 13-7, Page 94B/1B; Line 42, Household #308;, Household of James F. McCALL.
16. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Sara Jane Previtt McCall (20 May 1871–22 February 1945), Memorial # 66228149.
17. Sarah J. Mccall, Chesterfield Coutny, South Carolina death certificate 006962 (22 February 1945).
18. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Sara Jane Previtt McCall (20 May 1871–22 February 1945), Memorial # 66228149.
19. Ibid.
20. James F McCall, death certificate 012931 (27 November 1943), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
21. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, James F. McCall (5 August 1867–27 November 1943), Memorial # 66227832.
22. Ibid.
23. Obituary of James F. McCall obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 28 November 1943.
24. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0033, Page 49, Line 25, Dwelling 25, Family 25, Household of James McCALL.
25. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #36, Page 75A, Line 15, Dwelling 276, Family 281, Household of James McCALL.
26. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #7, Page 200A, Line 30, Dwelling 75, Family 82, Household of James F. McCALL.
27. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 13-7, Page 94B/1B; Line 42, Household #308;, Household of James F. McCALL.
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Dower Relinquishment~Milly Cook Purvis

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Millie Cook Dower Release
July 1837
Page 195
State of Mississippi}
Hinds County} Know all men by these presents that I Milly Purvis wife of William Purvis of the county and State aforesaid for a valuable consideration well and fully paid I do hereby relinquish my rights of Dower in and to the following described lands lying and being in Hinds County, unto B. E. Philips of the same county 7 state to Wit: The North West quarter of section No. 25 Township 5 of Range No.1 West Containing one hundred and sixty acres more or less . In witness whereof have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 10th day of July 1837 and I will further more warrant and defend the title of the aforesaid lands unto the said Philips his heirs & assigns against the claim or claims of all persons whatever.
                                                                             Milly X (her mark) Purvis {seal}
State of Mississippi}
Hinds County} personally appeared before me S. S. Scott Clerk of the Probate Office aforesaid County the above named Milly Purvis wife of William Purvis who being Examined Separate and apart from her said husband acknowledged that she signed Sealed and delivered the above relinquishment as her act & Seal without any fear threats or compulsion of her husband. Witness my hand and Seal of Office at Raymond this 10 July 1837.
                                                                              J. J. Scott, Clk
Filed & Recorded 14th July 1837
                                   J. J. Scott, Clk.
 
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[1] Land Deed  Copied and provided by J. Miley. Copy obtained from Chancery Court Office,  Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi, Deed Book Volume 8, Page 195











Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankful Thursday~Thanksgiving 2014

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Happy
Thanksgiving!
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Today is a day of Thanksgiving.
  • I’m Thankful for my Wife and my Family.
  • I’m Thankful for you “my Readers and Subscribers to my blog”  for your comments and suggestions. 
  • And on this Thanksgiving Day I send a special thanks to my blogging friends.
  • I’m Thankful for the help and progress I have made in my research this past year.
  • Thank you all for you support and may God Bless you in all your endeavors.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Charlie


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

52 Ancestors: #48, William A. Purvis

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Amy Johnson Crow of No Story To Small has started a challenge of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.

From her blog “The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.”

The focus of my blog post today is William A. Purvis, my 2nd Great Grandfather.

In January 2012, I started his blog with the intent to network with other researchers in our genealogical search. At that time William A. Purvis, my paternal 2nd Great Grandfather was a genealogical brick wall and had been for the past 36 years.

In my very first posting I provided a detailed timeline of William’s life from the his first appearance in 1860, Anson County, North Carolina until his death between 23 September 1899 and May 1900. That posting can be read here:

http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-brickwall-william-purvis.html

On 19 November 2012, I followed up with an article entitled Parents of William A. Purvis which can be accessed here:

http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2012/11/mystery-monday-parents-of-william-purvis.html

Today the name of William’s parents still eludes my search; but DNA has proven that there is a connection to the James F. Purvis, Sr. family. James F. Purvis, Sr. is the brother of Gilbert Purvis and the two are sons of John Purvis and Sarah Johnson.  

If you are a direct descendant of either Gilbert, James F. or Joseph Purvis I encourage you to participate in the autosomal DNA testing at Ancestry, FTDNA Family Finder or 23andMe. I’m specifically looking for male Purvis’ from one of these lines to participate in the Y-DNA and Family Finder testing. If interested please contact me at my Gmail address which can be found on the right side of this blog posting. 




















Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday~Gilbert Purvis

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Gilbert Purvis
b. bef. 1754, , SC
d. betw. June 1828-1829, MS. 

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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr
Gilbert Purvis
S.C. Mil.
Rev. War

The above monument is a cenotaph; not the grave of Gilbert Purvis.
Gilbert Purvis was born about 1754, a son of John Purvis and Sarah Johnson. He married Effica Howell before 1776.

For his service in the Revolutionary War he received several land grants; two of these were received on 15 August 1793 consisting of two tracts, one for 3,215 acres and the other consisting of 1000 acres. In total, Gilbert owned 4 tracts totaling 4815 acres.1 

In March 1818, James Purvis died. Gilbert Purvis and two other men provided assets to back the Administrative Bond for Ten thousand dollar. The sum of the bond indicates that James Purvis had substantial holdings.2 

The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound John Johnston and Gilbert Purvis administrators of the goods, chattels and credits of James Purvis deceased do make a true and perfect inventory...

I believe this death was a catalyst that’s set Gilbert and his brothers on a journey westward.

Shortly after the death of James, Gilbert and his family along with brothers Joseph and James F. Purvis and their family sold all their property in South Carolina and migrated down through Georgia to Clarke County, Alabama.

The families spent some time here purchasing land with several of the children getting married in the early 1820’s.  John Purvis died here in 1825. He is believed to be a son of Gilbert and Effica Purvis.

A Land Deed in Clark County exist between William Stringer (Grantor) to Gilbert PURVIS (Grantee), dated 25 December 1821 (Deed Book "A', Page 182-183).3

The families finally settled in Hinds, Simpson, Rankin and Smith counties of Mississippi.

A 1828 Tax list for Simpson County, Mississippi clearly shows that Gilbert and his son, Gilbert Johnson Purvis were both alive in June 1828. 4


1828 Simpson, MS
1828 Tax List Headings 
1828 Simpson Tax List
Listing for Gilbert Sr and his son
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Gilbert was not found in the 1829 Tax list nor the 1830 census. It’s almost certain that he died between June 1828 and 1829. 5

Gilbert Purvis in 1828 was an old man at least 74 years of age. Do you really believe he made his way back to South Carolina where he had no property and no families to die and be buried in the Rivers graveyard.

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cenotaph = a monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially someone who died in a war.
[1] Gilbert Purvis & James Purvis, Plat for 3, 215 Acres, 15 August 1793; S213190, Volume: 0032; Page: 00255, Item 0001; Dept. of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.
[2] Horry County South Carolina, Horry District Administration Bonds 1803-1818 (Conway, Horry County, South Carolina: Probate Office, n.d.), Administration Bond - Gilbert Purvis, page 71.
[3] Land Deed - William Stringer to Gilbert PURVIS; 25 December 1821; Deed Book #A; Page(s) 182-183; Register of Deeds; Clarke County, Alabama; 10 January 2012.
[4] Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, *FamilySearch*, (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 14 January 2012), Simpson, County Tax Rolls; 1828, Box 3764, Image of 36 of 276, Gilbert PERVIS.
[5] Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, *FamilySearch*, (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 14 January 2011), Simpson, County Tax Rolls; 1829, Box 3764, Image 46 of 276, Gilbert J. PERVIS. Gilbert Johnson Purvis was found in the 1829 Tax rolls but Gilbert Purvis, Sr. was not found.

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