James Purviance

James Purviance

Male 1743 - 1813  (70 years)

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  • Name James Purviance 
    Born 1743  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Sep 1813  Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10372  mytree
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 

    Father David Purviance,   b. 1708, Castlefinn, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth White,   b. 28 Feb 1749, West Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1816, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1766  Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel Purviance,   b. 17 Oct 1768, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     2. John Purviance,   b. 26 Nov 1770, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
    +3. James Purviance,   b. 1772, Bourbon, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Bourbon, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Purviance,   b. 1773,   d. 1793  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
    +5. Richard Purviance,   b. 23 Jan 1775, Redstone, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1869, Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
    +6. David Purviance,   b. 21 May 1777, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1838, Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    +7. Thomas Purviance,   b. 10 Jul 1779, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Flushing, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    +8. Joseph Purviance,   b. 19 Aug 1781, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1826, Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    +9. George W. Purviance,   b. 24 Feb 1783, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1863, Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +10. William Purviance,   b. 24 Jan 1785, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1868  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     11. Mathew Purviance,   b. 1789,   d. Abt 1797  (Age 8 years)  [natural]
    +12. Sarah Purviance,   b. 1792, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1830  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F3949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1743 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jan 1766 - Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 1813 - Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He was born after his father's death and it is believed that his mother died giving birth to him. Being an orphan he was raised by a Quaker family. Upon gaining his majority, he became a Quaker himself.

      It should be pointed out that the parentage of this James, as shown here, will vary from records and traditions which can be located, including the marriage record. That marriage record specifically states that James is the son of James Purviance. Such documentation is hard to refute, but we do so, based upon (1) Samuel (Book V, Section 2) on his visits into N.C., brought information to David and the others in N.C. of the other relatives and those in N.C. were well aware of James1 sons during the years in which they were being born; (2) no James, who could be the father of this particular James, has ever been located; and (3), the following statement copied from the Bible of John Puryi-r ance (1790-1857) , the son of David Purviance and grandson of John Purviance (Book IV, Section 4) reads:

      "Our great-grandfather by our father was John I'urvlance, His wife's name was Margaret McKnight. My grandfather was John, was married to Jane Wasson. His oldest brother's name was David, a Presbyterian Minister. He never married. He was about to be married and on a Saturday night visited his intended and was to preach the next clay and was found dead in bed. Our grand-uncles names were James and Moses was a half-brother. Our grandfather had several cousins, William, Samuel and James. He also had a full cousin by the name of David Purvians and James brothers. James was born after his father's death. James was raised by a Quaker and became a Quaker. He had 10 sons."

      The above definition leaves no doubt as to which James the writer was discussing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Internet, http://www.geocities.com/rbpurviance/index.html.
      saved as "Descendants of Jon de PurVaiance.htm"


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