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
 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.
 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.
 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.