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Sunday, January 29, 2012

James F. Purvis Sr. and His Children

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James F. Purvis Sr. was born about 1760 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, a son of John Purvis and Sarah Johnson.

In July 1818, James Purvis[1], son of Gilbert Purvis died leaving his widow and I believe two small children, both boys. Sometime after this event, most of the Purvis families in Chesterfield County started their Westward migration.

We know they stopped in Clarke County, Alabama before finally settling around what is today Jackson, Mississippi. I have found two Land Deeds in Clarke County, Alabama[2], One dated 25 December 1821 signed by Gilbert Purvis, Sr. and another dated 12 January 1829 signed by Gilbert Johnson Purvis.

It was here that a son and daughter of James F. Purvis were married; John P. Purvis to Mary Parks on 14 December 1819[3] and Henry Howell to Rebecca Purvis on 9 November 1824[4].

There is a reference to a John Purvis having died here in the early 1820. This John Purvis is mostly a brother to James F. Purvis, Gilbert Purvis and Joseph Purvis. This information was provided by a family researcher in Georgia.

James and his family left South Carolina about 1819 and traveled to Clarke County AL with a band of settlers that included Gilbert Purvis. Both men appear on Clarke County records, along with John Purvis, who had come to Alabama from Chesterfield County SC a few years previously. John Purvis died in Clarke County. After his death, Gilbert and James moved on to Mississippi. (It is not clear to me what happened to the family of John Purvis—or who that family might be. Estate papers exist but are not revealing, except for establishing that John and James are brothers.)[D. Purvis]

We find James F Purvis brother Gilbert Purvis listed in the 1827 Simpson County Tax List[5]. So we know they are in Mississippi by 1827. James F. Purvis appears in the 1830 Census for Rankin County[6], Mississippi, United States.

The wife of James F. Purvis Sr. is unknown at this time.

James F. Purvis and his wife had the following children:

1. Joseph Purvis, born abt 1791 or 1800, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Elizabeth Cook, abt 1823; died bef May 1842. Elizabeth Cook Purvis then married Richard Odom.

2. Nancy Purvis, born 1791 or 1800, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Wright Barnes; died bef 1850.

3. John P. Purvis, born 20 Jan 1795, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Mary Parks, 14 Dec 1819, Clarke County, Alabama, USA; died 23 Sep 1872, Rankin County, Mississippi, United States.

4. William Purvis, born abt 1796, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Millie Cook, abt 1812 or 1813; died bef 1870, Smith County, Mississippi, United States.

5. Rebecca Purvis, born abt 1803, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Henry Howell, 9 Nov 1824, Clarke County, Alabama, USA.

6. Elizabeth Purvis, born 1806, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married James L. Brock, abt 1819, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; died 1 Apr 1873, Lexie, Walthall Co.,MS.

7. Alexander Purvis was born about 1808 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States. He appeared in the census in 1845 in Rankin County, Mississippi, United States.

8. James F. Purvis Jr., born 21 Feb 1809, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Elizabeth Magee, 12 Nov 1829, Rankin County, Mississippi, United States; died 14 May 1900, Verda, Grant Parish,LA..

9. George Washington Purvis, born abt 1809, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Mary Ann Patrick, 19 Oct 1838, Rankin County, Mississippi, United States; married Sarah A. Williams, 31 Aug 1867, Rankin County, Mississippi, United States; died 1897, Rankin County, Mississippi, United States.

10. Rosannah Purvis, born abt 1811, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married James Jackson Patrick, 23 Sep 1837, Rankin County, Mississippi, United States; died 1862, Rankin County, Mississippi, United States.

James F. Purvis died in November 1836[7]. His estate is on file in Hinds County, Mississippi





[1] Horry County, South Carolina, Horry County Administrator's Bond 1803-1818, Administrative Bond for John Johnston, Gilbert Purvis, admrs. of James Purvis; Bond $10,000; Moses Harrelson, Felix Powell, sec. Richard Singleton, Levi Moore, wit. , 17 July 1818, Probate Office, Conway.

[2] 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 (and) Land Deed - Gilbert J. PURVIS to Grass Scruggs; 12 January 1829; Deed Book #G; Page(s) 366-367; Register of Deeds; Clarke County, Alabama; 10 January 2012.

[3] Clarke County, Alabama, marriage (14 December 1819), John Purvis to Mary Parks; Montgomery, Alabama, USA, State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Record Services Division.

[4] Clarke County, Alabama, marriage (9 November 1824), Henry HOWELL to Rebecca PURVIS; Montgomery, Alabama, USA, State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Record Services Division.

[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 2012), Simpson,County Tax Rolls; 1827, Box 3764, Image of 27 of 276, Gilbert PERVIS.

[6] 1830, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) No ED, page 168, Household of James Purvis Sr.; digital images, www.ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed May 2010); citing NARA micro-film Roll: M19-71.

[7] James F. Purvis, Estates, 1821-72, Chancery Clerk's Office, Raymond, Mississippi. (Hinds County, MS, Estates, 1821-72, Case 2, No. 264).

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