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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday~John and Nancy Purvis

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John William Purvis was the first born child of William James Purvis and Mary Hulda Previtte.
Previously, I wrote about my Grandparents William James and Mary Hulda here. In 1880, William James and Mary Hulda were newlywed living beside his parents William A. Purvis and Sarah James Graves Purvis.1

It’s obvious now that Mary Hulda was  pregnant with her firstborn, James William Purvis; when the census taker was at their home in May of 1880.

James William Purvis was born on December 31, 1880 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.2

In August 1901, John married Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, a daughter of Henry Hampton Wallace and Sarah Ann Ross. John and Nancy had five children, two sons and three daughters.3

Great Uncle John passed away on Saturday morning, August 11th, 1956 at his home in Morven, North Carolina.4 Then in July 1968, Nancy passes away in the Wadesboro Hospital after a lingering illness.5

John William and Nancy Elizabeth are buried in the Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina.6

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John and Nancy are my Great Grand Uncle and Aunt.



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[1] 1880 U S Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #2, page 350B, line 40, Dwelling 234, Family 253, Household of William J. Purvis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1976); citing National Archive Microfilm T9-0951.
[2] William J. Purvis Family Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), J. W. PERVIS; Birth - 31 December 1880, Obtained from [Name Withheld], Wadesboro, North Carolina.
[3] William J. Purvis Family Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Marriage - 25 August 1901; John William Purvis & Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, Obtained from [Name withheld], Wadesboro, North Carolina.
[4] State of North Carolina, death no. 19243 (10 August 1956), John William Purvis; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
[5] State of North Carolina, death certificate no. 22254 (19 July 1968), Nancy Elizabeth Purvis; https://www.ancestry.com, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[6] Tombstone, Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina; Find A Grave Memorial# 38311293; Find A Grave Memorial# 38311302

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