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Monday, May 22, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Administrative Bond for the Estate of James F. Purvis, November 1836.

Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Today’s subject is an Administrative Bond for the Estate of James F. Purvis, November 1836. 

James Purvis Adminstrative Bond Rankin Co., MS
Page 52                                James Purvis
The State of Mississippi}    Administrators Bond 1Rankin County}       Know all men by these presents that we John Purvis, G W Purvis, W. B. Word and Chas A. Fulsom are held and firmly bound unto Hamilton Cooper Esquire Judge of Probate 4 Said County in the sum of fourteen hundred dollars to be paid to the said Judge of Probate or his Successors in office or their Certain Attorney or assigns to which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs Executors and Administrators for the whole and in the whole Jointly and Severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seal and dated the 28th Day of November Anno Domini One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty Six
                                    The condition of this obligation is that if the Said John Purvis and George W. Purvis administrators of the goods and Chattles and credits of James Purvis Snr. deceased do make a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the goods chattles and credits of Said deceased which have or shal <sic> come to the hands possession or knowledge of the Said Administrators or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for the Said Administrators and the Same So do Exhibit into the Orphans Court of Rankin County when they Shal be thereunto required by the said Court and Such goods Chattles and credits do well and truly administer according to law and further do make a Just and true account of their Said actings and doings therein When thereto required by the said Court and all the rest and residue of the said goods Chattles and Credits which Shal be found remaining upon the account of the Said Administrators the same being first Examined and allowed by the said Court Shal deliver and pay to Such person or persons respectively as are by law entitled to received (inserted) the Same and if it Shal hereafter appears that any last will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the Same be proved in Court and the Executor or Executors obtain letters Testamentary and the Said Administrators being thereto required ) to render and deliver up the Said letters}
of administration then the above obligation}      John Purvis {seal}
to be void Otherwise to remain in full force}     George X W. Purvis {seal}
and Virtue                                                    }      W. B. Word {seal}
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of}      Chas . A. Fulsom {seal}

James F. Purvis, Sr., b. 1760. died before 28 November 1836, leaving 6 sons and 4 daughters. His wife passed away earlier in life; the exact date unknown.

Executors of his estate were his second oldest son, John P. Purvis and his youngest son, George Washington Purvis.  His oldest son, Joseph, passed away in 1842; six short years after his father death.

Recent DNA test results prove that James F. Purvis is my paternal line but as of today I still have not proven the paper connection of my 2nd Great Grandfather William A.  Purvis to the line.

[1] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Rankin > image 38 of 345; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.

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