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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~William C. Purvis


William C. “Billy” Purvis
b. 24 Sept 1839
d. 25 Nov 1918
bu. Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery

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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr
William C. "Billie" Purvis was born 24 Sep 1839, a son of John “Jack” Purvis and his wife Sarah “Sallie” Huggins of Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He had two siblings, a younger brother called, Stephen David and an older sister, Malsey A. Purvis who died before 1860.1

William and his brother Stephen David served during the Civil War. Upon returning home, William C. married Rosa Ann Rivers, a daughter of Malachi Rivers and Sarah Ann Boatwright. 2

William C. and Rose Ann were married about 1871. They had one child, a daughter, named Nell Ida Purvis, born on 19 November 1872. Nell remained unmarried until her death in June 1930. 3 4 5 6
William C. Purvis died 25 November 1918 and his wife Rosa Ann passed away on 16 May 1928. They both are buried in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 7 8





 

 
 
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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 September 2011); Memorial page for William C. "Billie" Purvis; (24 September 1839–25 November 1918); Find a Grave memorial # 34320674, Citing Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
2. National Park Service, "Soldiers" database, Civil War Soldiers & Sailor System (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm : accessed 19 September 2011), entry for William C. Purvis, Private; 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Rutledge's), Co. A; Confederate.
3. Billie Purvis, death certificate 029250 (25 November 1918), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
3. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Ida Purvis (19 November 1872–28 June 1930), Memorial # 33989226.
4. Ida Purvis, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate # 009734 (28 June 1930).
5. Ida Purvis, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate # 009734 (28 June 1930).
6. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 742. Tombstone of Ida Purvis; 19 November 1872–28 June 1930, Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
7. James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Self-Published, 2001. Obituary of Mr. W. C. Purvis;[News],[NDate], page 34, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Rosa Rivers Purvis (Mar. 14, 1850- No date), Memorial # 34320625.
CENSUS CITED
[1]. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 130A; Line 10, Dwelling 482, Family 481, Household of John PERVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2]. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 128; Line 10, Dwelling 482, Family 481, Household of Jno PERVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653-1217.
[3]. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 120, Line 10, dwelling 377, family 376, Household of Mal RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[4]. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 301B; Line 34, Dwelling 284, Family 284, Household of W. PERVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
[5]. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page 314B; Line 13, Dwelling 87, Family 87, Household of William PURVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 September 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
[6]. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #20, Page 82A, Line 32, Dwelling 183, Family 18, Household of William C. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 19 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
[7]. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0036, Page 113A, Line 30, Dwelling 168, Family 170, Household of William C. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 September 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.
[8]. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 039, Page: 21B/146 (stamped); Line 55, Dwelling 266, Family 275, Household of Rosa PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 19 September 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
[9]. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0016, Page: 16A/39(stamped); Line 48, Dwelling 296, Family 298, Household of Ida PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 19 September 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.





















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