John Graham Purvines

Male 1796 - 1863  (66 years)


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  • Name John Graham Purvines 
    Born 8 Jul 1796  Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1863  Richland Baptist Cem, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 1863  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 1 Jan 1863  Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Notes 
    • John Graham Purvines is the first teacher mentioned in Sangamon Co. IL histories. He had been taught by some of his mother's people, fairly well educated descendants of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. Because he had some training, the growing community of pioneers hired John, in 1821, to teach their children during the winter months. They paid him six dollars a month and he boarded at the homes of the families of his pupils until his marriage in 1823 at which time the parents joined together and bought him a log cabin home which he used as a school for a number of years.
    Person ID I10731  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    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. 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) 
    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 Elizabeth Coleman,   b. 19 May 1804, Surry, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1882  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1823  Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Ivin E. Purvines,   b. 9 Sep 1822,   d. 21 Oct 1839  (Age 17 years)
    +2. Nancy M. Purvines,   b. 20 Oct 1824
    +3. John Robertson Purvines,   b. 10 Jan 1827
     4. William H. Purvines,   b. 19 Feb 1829,   d. Abt 1844  (Age 14 years)
    +5. Francis Marion Purvines,   b. 20 Jun 1831, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Cornelius Cicero Purvines,   b. 26 Oct 1833
     7. James A. Purvines,   b. 23 Jul 1835,   d. 5 Oct 1867  (Age 32 years)
    +8. Alexander Franklin Purvines,   b. 11 Jun 1839, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1884  (Age 44 years)
     9. Joshua C. Purvines,   b. 9 Jun 1842
     10. Abigail Purvines,   b. Abt 1845
    +11. Marcia A. Purvines,   b. 11 Jan 1846
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4137  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jul 1796 - Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1823 - Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1863 - Richland Baptist Cem, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1863 - Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jan 1863 - Sangamon, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Purviance, John [Purvines] 1796-1863
    Purviance, John [Purvines] 1796-1863
    http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2006/295/8521122_116163249815.jpg

  • 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/purvinesjg.htm.

    3. [S57] Find A Grave.


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