Family: Alexander Caldwell Purvines/Jane Coleman (F4136)

m. 13 Oct 1831


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  • Father | Male
    Alexander Caldwell Purvines

    Born  16 Mar 1794  Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Jul 1861  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1861  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  13 Oct 1831  [1]   
    Other Spouse  Margaret Weddington | F4135 
    Married  29 Aug 1817  Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John Purvines | F3987 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Nancy Ferguson | F3987 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Jane Coleman

    Born  28 Jan 1806  Surry, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Oct 1878   
    Buried  1878  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Theopholis Coleman | F4383 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Abigail Robertson | F4383 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Margaret Anne Purvines

    Born  5 Sep 1832  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Sep 1902  Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1902  Oakland, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Abraham Jackson Duff | F4384 
    Married  10 Jan 1850  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + William Graham Purvines

    Born  3 Sep 1834  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Jul 1915  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1915  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Emily Frances Eaton | F4385 
    Married  21 Apr 1864  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Nancy Semira Purvines

    Born  9 Aug 1836  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1852  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1852  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    Sarah A. Purvines

    Born  9 Aug 1838  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1874   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Samuel Hill Armstrong | F4387 
    Married  1860   

    Child 5 | Male
    + Alexander Jasper Purviance

    Born  3 Aug 1840  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Dec 1899  Wentworth, Newton, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1899  Ritchey, Newton, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sarah Marie Jones | F4388 
    Married  14 Feb 1862  Logan, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    Itha Livesta Purvines

    Born  12 Sep 1843  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Nov 1916  Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Eliphalet Lansden Bone | F4389 
    Married  23 Apr 1861  Rock Creek, Menard, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Male
    + James Oscar Purvines

    Born  2 Nov 1845  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Aug 1924  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1924  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mattie Harnett | F4390 
    Married  5 May 1874   

    Child 8 | Male
    Edgar Charles Purvines

    Born  10 Jul 1847  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Dec 1921  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1921  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • Alexander and Jane raised thirteen children in addition to the fifteen of his, hers and theirs. In 1852 Alexander's younger brother, Samuel (1801-1852) and wife Mary Irwin Purvines (1805-1852) died within a month of each other. They had eight children, the eldest had been married but a short time to Jane's eldest son, Frank. The other seven, age 7 to 19, were taken in by Alexander and Jane. In that same year, Alexander's eldest daughter, Elizabeth P. Bone, died in childbirth. She left a six year old child who was also added to the family. On 16 Jul 1861, Alexander, himself died. One of George's children died in 1862, with George passing away on 31 Mar 1863, leaving his four orphaned children to be raised by their grandmother Jane. All thirteen of these children were considered a part of Alexander and Jane's family, in fact, the grandchildren always referred to Sam and Mary's eight as aunts and uncles. The family always referred to Alex and Jane as having had 28 children.

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


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