Samuel Anderson Purviance

Samuel Anderson Purviance

Male 1809 - 1882  (73 years)

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  • Name Samuel Anderson Purviance 
    Born 10 Jan 1809  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1882  Highwood Cem, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 1882  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 14 Feb 1882  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I10646  mytree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 

    Father John William Purviance,   b. 28 Dec 1781, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1820, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Annalanah Anderson,   b. Abt 1790, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1805  Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline M. Irwin,   b. 24 Mar 1820,   d. 15 Dec 1891  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. Etta Purviance,   b. Between 1840 and 1860  [natural]
     2. Mansfield Purviance,   b. Between 1840 and 1860  [natural]
     3. Winfield Scott Purviance,   b. 4 Jun 1841,   d. 25 Nov 1890  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary E. Purviance,   b. 1846  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F4083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jan 1809 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1882 - Highwood Cem, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1882 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1882 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Republican, Member of Pennsylvania state legislature; US Representative from Penn 22nd District, 1855-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Penn, 1860, 1868; member of Republican National Committee from Penn, 1866-68.

      After receiving a preliminary education, entered college and pursued a partial course and then studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Butler, Pa.; moved to Warren Co. and was prosecuting attorney for two years; returned to Butler, where he continued the practice of law; delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1837 and 1838; member of the State house of representatives in 1838 and 1839; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1844 and to the Republican National Convention in 1856, 1860, 1864, and 1868; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1858; moved to Pittsburgh in 1859 and continued the practice of law; served as attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1861; resumed the practice of his profession in Pittsburgh until 1876, when he retired; member of the National Executive Committee of the Republican Party 1864-1868; member of the State constitutional convention of 1872; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress.

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

    2. [S57] Find A Grave.


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