John Purvines

Male 1760 - 1833  (73 years)


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  • Name John Purvines 
    Born 19 Jun 1760  Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1833  Richland Baptist Cem, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 1833  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 27 Sep 1833  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Notes 
    • In the summer of 1779, during the Revolutionary War, he volunteered for 13 months as a horseman under Captain James Wade, attached to a Regiment commanded by Colonel Davis. They marched across the Congaree, Wateree and Santee Rivers into South Carolina where the militia of North Carolina was assembling under General Rutherford of that state. The Regiment took part in the severe conflict with the British at Stono Ferry. S.C.. on July 20 1779, under General Lincoln. Soon afterward, the army retreated to the northward.

      In August, 1780. he again volunteered as a Private Horseman under Captain William Penny, attached to the army of young General Gates at Lynch's Creek, marching two miles beyond Rugby's Mill toward Camden and was in a fight with the enemy which probably occurred Dec 4, 1780. He was present at the capture of the fort at Orangeburg, S.C., in May, 1781. and he served in the rear guard for two days and nights, after which he was detailed with four others, including the Quartermaster Sergeant, to a mill to procure meal. While there, they were surrounded by a detachment of Tories. He was the only one who evaded capture which he managed to do by jumping from a window into the river and swimming away. He was wounded and lost his horse and saddle in the skirmish.

      In July, 1781, he again enlisted in the State Troops for 10 months under Captain William Alexander, attached to the Regiment of Colonel Wade Hampton of S.C.. in the forces of General Sumpter. He participated in the Battle of Eutaw Springs. S.C.. September 8, 1781. The following year, he volunteered again in Mecklenberg Co., NC for 10 months with Captain Burns in the Regiment of Colonel Davis and was engaged in that County on patrol duty, watching the movements of the Tories and protecting the inhabitants from marauding parties. At the close of the war. he was mustered out. having served the greater part of five years. He was later granted a pension for this service.

      As early as 1817, certain of his children commenced migrating to Illinois. Dec 15, 1819 he sold his farm of 319 acres on Wild Meadow Branch in NC to Phillip BARRINGER for $4700. Shortly thereafter, he also left NC. He visited relatives in Jackson Co, TN for a brief period and arrived in Illinois in 1820. Eventually all of his children settled in Cartwright Twn, Sangamon Co, 111, except Matilda who had married and died in NC. Several of his nephews and cousins migrated to Illinois during the same period.

      A special monument, commemorating his services in the Revolution, has been placed at the entrance to the cemetery and the DAR have placed a bronze plaque at the gravesite. His name is also enscribed on the bronze plaque in the south mall. Old Station Capital, at Springfield, Illinois.

      His name spelled as Purviance, but they have very generally permitted it to be changed to Purvines, probably because without precision in speaking the original name, the sound would be that produced by the modern spelling which is now adopted by descendants in Illinois.
    Person ID I10450  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father David Purviance, Jr.,   b. Abt 1738, Castlefinn, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1797, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Margaretha S. McEntyre,   b. Abt 1742, Paxtang, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1 May 1758  Paxtang, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3946  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Nancy Ferguson,   b. 2 Jul 1763, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1796, Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1783  Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mathilda Purvines,   b. 13 Sep 1789, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1863, Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Purvines,   b. 18 Mar 1785, Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1858, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. David Simpson Purvines,   b. 18 May 1787, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1852, Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +4. Margaret J. Purvines,   b. 1791, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1852, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +5. Alexander Caldwell Purvines,   b. 16 Mar 1794, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1861, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +6. John Graham Purvines,   b. 8 Jul 1796, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1863, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3987  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Lisenby,   b. 12 Dec 1771, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1832, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1798  Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. James Purvines,   b. 12 Oct 1799, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1865  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Samuel H. Purvines,   b. 31 Jul 1802, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1852, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Nancy Purvines,   b. Abt 1803, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Sellars Purvines,   b. 27 Nov 1805, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1882  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3988  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jun 1760 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jul 1783 - Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Dec 1798 - Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1833 - Richland Baptist Cem, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1833 - Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Sep 1833 - Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Purvines, John [Purviance] 1763-1833
    Purvines, John [Purviance] 1763-1833
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  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Internet, http://www.geocities.com/rbpurviance/index.html.
      saved as "Descendants of Jon de PurVaiance.htm"

    2. [S74] Internet, http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilsangam/1876/purviance.htm.

    3. [S57] Find A Grave.


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