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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~George Washington Purvis


George Washington Purvis
b. 1810
d. 1897
bu. Antioch Cemetery
Rufus, Rankin County, Mississippi

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George Washington Purvis, son of James F. Purvis, Sr., was born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

George was twice married. His first wife, Mary Ann Patrick was born 1817, a daughter of Luke Patrick and Gracy Heaton. They were married 19 October 1838 in Rankin County, Mississippi. To this union was born 8 children; 5 daughters and 3 sons. Mary Ann died in 1859 after the birth of her eighth child, a daughter given the name Lucy Purvis.

George then married the widow of Civil War Solder Washington G. Huff. He and Sarah A. Williams Huff were married 31 August 1867. Mrs. Huff had 4 young sons that joined this blended family.

George and Sarah would have two additional sons making a total of 14 children into this blended family.  Sarah died in June 1888 and George passed away in 1897. They are buried side by side in Antioch Cemetery, Rankin County, Mississippi.





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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page 247B, Line 41, Dwelling 642, family 642, Household of George PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 380.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page: 989; Line 6, Dwelling 834, Family 885, Household of G. W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 590.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Township 4, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page: 62B; Line 17, Dwelling 434, Family 434, Household of George W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593 Roll 748.
4. 1880, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cato, Rankin County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) #078, Page 456A, Line 38, Dwelling 452, Family 452, Household of G. W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 663.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2015); Memorial page for George W. Purvis; (1810–1897); Find a Grave memorial # 13976654, Citing Antioch Cemetery; Rufus, Rankin, Mississippi.
6. "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 14 January 2015), George Purvis & Mary Patrick; Dodd, Jordan R., comp; Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1838.
7. "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," database, Ancestry, George Purvis & Sarah Huff.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Sarah A. William Purvis (1 June 1830–14 June 1888), Memorial # 12849451.








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