Alexander Caldwell Purvines

Male 1794 - 1861  (67 years)


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  • Name Alexander Caldwell Purvines 
    Born 16 Mar 1794  Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Purviance 
    Burial 1861  Richland Baptist Cem, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 1861  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 16 Jul 1861  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 
    • Alexander Caldwell Purvines died 26 days after being thrown from a wagon.
    Person ID I10730  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father John Purvines,   b. 19 Jun 1760, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1833, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Nancy Ferguson,   b. 02 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 10 Jul 1783  Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3987  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Margaret Weddington,   b. 1797, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1831, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1817  Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Alexander and Margaret moved to Sangamon Co., IL, arriving in 1819, being among the "snow birds" who struggled hard for existance in the early years. The mills were so far away that they had to mash their own corn and lived among the Indians for neighbors.
    Children 
     1. Alfred Bone Purvines,   b. 25 Oct 1818, Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1839, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. John Weddington Purvines,   b. 25 Oct 1821, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Jane Purvines,   b. 23 Jun 1824, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1852, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +4. Green Lee Purvines,   b. 10 Nov 1826, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1894, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. George Purvines,   b. Abt 1829,   d. 31 Mar 1863  (Age ~ 34 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F4135  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Jane Coleman,   b. 28 Jan 1806, Surry, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1878  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1831  [1
    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.
    Children 
     1. Margaret Anne Purvines,   b. 05 Sep 1832, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1902, Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +2. William Graham Purvines,   b. 03 Sep 1834, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1915, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Nancy Semira Purvines,   b. 09 Aug 1836, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     4. Sarah A. Purvines,   b. 09 Aug 1838, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874  (Age 35 years)
    +5. Alexander Jasper Purviance,   b. 03 Aug 1840, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1899, Wentworth, Newton, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     6. Itha Livesta Purvines,   b. 12 Sep 1843, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Nov 1916, Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +7. James Oscar Purvines,   b. 02 Nov 1845, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1924, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Edgar Charles Purvines,   b. 10 Jul 1847, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1921, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F4136  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1794 - Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Aug 1817 - Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1861 - Richland Baptist Cem, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1861 - Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jul 1861 - Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Purvines, Alexander C. 1794-1861
    Purvines, Alexander C. 1794-1861
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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/purvinesa.htm.

    3. [S57] Find A Grave.


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