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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

James Purvis, 1837-1864

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James Purvis was born about 1837 in Simpson County, Mississippi.1 2 3 James is the son of Joseph Purvis and Elizabeth Cook and the grandson of James F. Purvis , Sr. b. 1760 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. His father, Joseph died about 1842 while James was still a small child under 5 years of age. About 1844, when James was 7 years old his Mother Elizabeth married Richard Odom. James as a lad of 13 is living with his Mother and Stepfather in the 1850 Simpson County census.  

James married Marina Catherine Bush, daughter of John Alexander Bush and Mary Winnie Idella Reed about 1858. In 1860, James, Marina and a daughter Emily, age 1, are enumerated in the 1860 Census for Westville, Simpson County, Mississippi.4

He enlisted into the military with Co. B, 39th Reg't, Mississippi, Rankin Rebels in April 1st, 1862. He was captured 9 July 1863 and paroled at Port Hudson in July 1863.5 James was killed in action (KIA) on 6 Aug 1864 at the age of 27.6

Marina Catherine Bush, daughter of John Alexander Bush and Mary Winnie Idella Reed, was born on 10 Mar 1840 in Wayne, MS.7 8 9  After James was killed in the War, Marina married Elisha Summerfield Bateman on 9 December 1866 in Simpson County, Mississippi. She and Elisha had 5 children, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Marina died on 1 Mar 1913 at the age of 72 in Simpson County, Mississippi.10  A Memorial was created for Marina at www.findagrave.com.11

James Purvis and Marina Catherine Bush had the following children:

      i. Emily Isadora Purvis, born 24 Jan 1859, Rankin County, Mississippi, United States; married George Washington Shows, abt 1877; died 17 Feb 1941, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.
      ii. Joseph Alexander Purvis, born 20 Aug 1861, Simpson County, Mississippi; married Mettie Dorothy Thompson, 1882, Simpson County, Mississippi, USA; died 3 Jan 1955, New Hebron, Lawrence County, Mississippi.
     iii. James Monroe Purvis, born 27 Nov 1864, Purvis, Lamar County, Mississippi; married Rebecca Ann Gardner, 29 Dec 1886, Simpson County, Mississippi; died 28 Oct 1937, Poplar Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi.


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        1. 1850, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Simpson County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page: 289A; Line 9,, dwelling  27, family 27, Household of Richard OLDHAM/ODOM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : ‪wed 2010); citing NARA publication Roll: M432_381. 1850 CENSUS: Simpson County, Mississippi; Roll: M432_381; Page: 289A; Line 9, Household 27/27; Richard OLDHAM/ODOM, male, age 61, born in SC; Elizabeth OLDHAM, female, age 50, born in SC; Elizabeth [PERVIS] OLDHAM/ODOM, female, age 20, born in MS; James Pervis OLDHAM/ODOM, male, age 13, born in MS; Joseph PERVIS, male, age 11, born in MS and Alexander PERVIS, male, age 9, born in MS.
        2. Ibid.
        3. 1850, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Simpson County, Mississippi, Page: 289A; Line 9,, Dwelling 27, Family 27 Richard OLDHAM, Household of Richard OLDHAM. 1850 CENSUS: Simpson County, Mississippi; Roll: M432_381; Page: 289A; Line 9, HouseHold 27/27; Richard OLDHAM, male, age 61, born in SC; Elizabeth OLDHAM, female, age 50, born in SC; Elizabeth OLDHAM, female, age 20, born in MS; James Pervis OLDHAM, male, age 13, born in MS; Joseph PERVIS, male, age 11, born in MS and Alexander PERVIS, male, age 9, born in MS.
        4. 1860, Westville, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Westville, Simpson County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page: 161, Line 20, dwelling 160, family 160, Household of James PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citiing NARA publication M653, Roll: 591. 1860 CENSUS: Westville, Simpson County, Mississippi; Series: M653, Roll: 591, Page: 161, Line 20, Household 160/160; James PURVIS, male, age 23, born in MS; parents, born in MS; Marina PURVIS, female, age 20, born in MS and Emily PURVIS, female, age 1, born in MS.
        5. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 16 July 2012), entry for James Purvis, Private; Co. B, 39th Reg't, Mississippi; Confederate. SOURCE, Fold3.com, CIVIL WAR: Pvt., Co. B, 39th Reg't, Mississippi, James Pervis, 1 page, James Purvis 9 pages, page 7 shows he was killed on 6 August 1864.
Civil War Service Records, Confederate Records, Mississippi, Thirty-ninth Infantry, N-U, P, Purvis, James, Page 7 [http://www.fold3.com/image/#20|88670602]

Civil War records shows that James was captured 9 July 1863 and was paroled at Port Hudson in July 1863.
http://www.fold3.com/image/#20|88670605.
        6. Ancestry,Military Service Records, database entry for  James Purvis, Private; Co. B, 39th Reg't, Mississippi; Confederate. SOURCE, Fold3.com, CIVIL WAR: Pvt., Co. B, 39th Reg't, Mississippi, James Pervis, 1 page, James Purvis 9 pages, page 7 shows he was killed on 6 August 1864.
Civil War Service Records, Confederate Records, Mississippi, Thirty-ninth Infantry, N-U, P, Purvis, James, Page 7 [http://www.fold3.com/image/#20|88670602]
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        7. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Marina Catherine Bush Bateman; (10 March 1840–1 March 1913); Memorial # 43392293; Record of the Pleasant Hill Cemetery; Schley, Simpson County, Mississippi, USA; Accessed on 2011. Find A Grave Memorial# 43392293.
        8. 1860, Westville, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Westville, Simpson County, Mississippi, ED No ED, Page: 161, Line 20, dwelling 160, family 160, Household of James PURVIS. 1860 CENSUS: Westville, Simpson County, Mississippi; Series: M653, Roll: 591, Page: 161, Line 20, Household 160/160; James PURVIS, male, age 23, born in MS; parents, born in MS; Marina PURVIS, female, age 20, born in MS and Emily PURVIS, female, age 1, born in MS.
        9. 1880, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Simpson County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) #102, Page: 268A, Line 18, dwelling 135, family 146, Household of  E.S. BATEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2011); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 664. 1880 CENSUS: Simpson County, Mississippi; Roll: 664; Family History Film: 1254664; Page: 268A; Enumeration District: 102; Line 18, Household 135/146; E.S. BATEMAN, male, age 42, born in MS; Martha C. BATEMAN, Wife, age 40, born in MS; Florance BATEMAN, Daughter, age 12, born in MS; Margrett BATEMAN, Daughter, age 10, born in MS; William BATEMAN, Son, age 6, born in MS; Alice BATEMAN, Daughter, age 2, born in MS; Line 24, Household 136/147; Alx PURVIS, Cousin, age 19, born in MS; James PURVIS, Cousin, age 15, born in MS; Winny BUSH, Mother, age 65, born in SC; John NOLEN, male age 50, born in AL and Sarah Nolen, wife, age 31, born in AL.
        10. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 2011; Headstone for Marina Catherine Bush Bateman;  Memorial # 43392293.
Find A Grave Memorial# 43392293.
        11. Ibid.
          12. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bateman/reconstruction.html.html
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