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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ahnentafel of Samuel Rufus Brock

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The Brock’s of Chesterfield County, South Carolina are ALL descendants of Johan Valentine Brock born abt 1723 in Oberhochstadt, Germany; married 11 Nov 1760 in Germantown, Lancaster County, PA. Susanna Blaester born abt 1740.

Vallentin <sic> BROCK arrived in Philadelphia on board the ship Queen of Denmark, George Parish commander, from Rotterdam via Cowes, England, and took the oaths with the other 98 adult [age 16 and older] male passengers at the  [old] courthouse on Friday 4 Oct 1751. Vallentin did not sign his own name to the oath, but simply put his X next to what someone else wrote for him. 

This is a works in progress and a lifetime, almost 40 years, search for my Brock ancestors.

Generation 1
1. Samuel Rufus Brock- born 14 Oct 1914; died 5 Dec 1989.

Generation 2
2. Franklin Benjamin Brock- born 14 Jan 1881 in Pike Co., MS; married abt 1910; died 17 Jul 1947.
3. Callie Perkins- born abt 1891.

Generation 3
4. William Brock- born 5 Apr 1840 in Pike Co., MS; married 15 Dec 1858; died 14 Jan 1896 in Pike Co., MS.
5. Clara Ann Smith- born 11 Jan 1843 in Pike Co., MS; died Sep 1905.

Generation 4
8. James L. Brock- born abt 1793 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married abt 1819 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; died 19 Mar 1871 in Pike Co.,Ms.
9. Elizabeth Purvis- born 1806 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; died 1 Apr 1873 in Lexie, Walthall Co.,MS.

Generation 5
18. James F. Purvis  Sr.- born abt 1760 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married; died Nov 1836 in Rankin County, Mississippi, United States.
19. unknown -.

Generation 6
36. John Purvis- born abt 1725 in Georgetown District, British America; married 2 Apr 1746 in Prince Frederick,Craven Co.,SC; died abt 1790 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
37. Sarah Johnson- born abt 1727 in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Va.

James L Brock born 1793 (#8 above) is believe to be a son of a Valentine Brock born 1765, Cheraw District, Chesterfield, South Carolina. Due to a lack of record (burned by Gen. Sherman) no proof has been found at this time.

Court documents in Hinds and Rankin County, Mississippi shows that James L. Brock and his wife Elizabeth Purvis along with Wright Barnes and his wife Nancy Purvis were involved in a disagreement within the family. Both are daughters of James F. Purvis, Sr. who died in Nov 1836, Rankin County, Mississippi. James F. Purvis, Sr. and Gilbert Purvis, Sr. are brothers. [1]

Gilbert Johnson Purvis, Son of Gilbert Purvis, Sr. and Effica Howell Purvis, in his Will left the following instructions:
Last Will and Testament of Gilbert Johnson Purvis, states, in part, as follows. Property of Gilbert Johnson Purvis, son of Gilbert Purvis, was in dispute with James P. J. Purvis and William Purvis. It is my desire that my property to which I am entitled shall be divided between all the children of James Purvis Sr. of Rankin Co. Miss, except to Wright Barnes and Nancy his wife and James Brock and Betsy his wife, formerly Nancy and Betsey Purvis to them I give and bequeath nothing. To Sally, my sister, out of my estate the annual sum of One Hundred and Fifty to be paid to the said Sally, every year, for and during the term of her natural life.[2]


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[1] Mississippi. Hinds County. Estates, 1828-72. Chancery Clerk's Office, Raymond, Mississippi, Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1828-72; MDAH microfilm #15207
[2] Hinds County, Mississippi, Will Book 1: page 48, Gilbert Johnson Purvis; Family History Library, Film #878728, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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