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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday’s Obituary~Stephen Purvis

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Stephen Purvis Died

Stephen Purvis was born abt 1818 and was killed on June 1847 at Perote, Veracruz, Mexico as a member of Capt’s Blanding  Company while fighting the Mexican War. 1

He was a Private, Company F, Palmetto Regiment South Carolina Infantry in the Mexican War.
Note: He was killed in the Mexican War in June 1847 at Perote, Veracruz, Mexico. (Reference: South Carolina in the Mexican War, A History of the Palmetto Regiment of Volunteers 1846-1917 by Jack Allen Meyer, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1439 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29211, page 246. 2

The father of Stephen Purvis is unknown but his mother’s name was Vicey LNU(Last name unknown). He had a brother John “Jack” Purvis who married the Widow “Huggins”. Jack Purvis named his youngest son, Stephen David Purvis, after his brother Stephen.

Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

Stephen is buried on the Purvis Cemetery on the old family homestead in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 3

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[1] Mexico; Vera Cruz; John Bold, The Charleston Courier, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 7 January 1848, page 2, column 2. Stephen Purvis, died at Perote in June.
[2] Jack Allen Meyer, South Carolina in the Mexican War: A History of the Palmetto Regiment of Volunteers 1846-1917 (Columbia, South Carolina, 29211: Department of Archives and History, 1996), Stephen Purvis, page 246.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 January 2012); Memorial page for Stephen Purvis; (1818–June 1847); Find a Grave memorial # 45726959, Citing Purvis Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

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