Samuel Purviance, Jr.

Male 1728 - 1788  (59 years)


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  • Name Samuel Purviance, Jr.  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 24 Sep 1728  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 1788  Ohio River, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Samuel Purviance settled first in Philadelphia, PA and then joined his brother, Robert, in Baltimore. They established the commercial house of Samuel and Robert Purviance. At the commencement of the revolution the house became one of the largest importing houses in the colonies. In 1768 Samuel and Robert Purviance were in contact with the celebrated John Hancock and other Boston merchants on the subject of the non-importation of certain articles from Great Britain. This was the first move in the revolution which followed. The commercial house became the financial agents of the government during several years of the revolution.

      He was the chairman of the Whig Club and Committee of Safety of Baltimore Town, and as such, signed the order for the arrest of the British Governor of the then province of Maryland, Governor Eden, which was considered one of the boldest and most patriotic acts of the revolution.

      He wrote a letter to his daughter, Elizabeth Izabella on 30 January 1788. He called her 'Bell', and urged her to study hard.

      He was a founder of the First Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.

      He met with a sad ending. In passing down the Ohio River in 1788, and near the present site of Cincinnati, he was captured by a band of hostile Indians and was never heard of again. At the time it was supposed that he died in captivity.
    Person ID I5401  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father Samuel Purviance,   b. 1701, Castlefinn, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Lettice Dinsmore,   b. Abt 1700 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 2 Apr 1725  Castlefinn, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Family ID F2251  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Susannah Schley,   d. 1774 
    Married Bef 1774 
    Children 
     1. Letitia Purviance,   b. 1768,   d. 10 Nov 1802  (Age 34 years)
    +2. Susanna Purviance,   b. 1772,   d. 1846  (Age 74 years)
     3. John Purviance,   b. Abt Aug 1772,   d. 4 Jan 1773  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. John Purviance,   b. 1773,   d. Abt 1793  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2257  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Catherine Stewart 
    Married 15 Jun 1776  [4
    Children 
     1. John Henry Purviance,   b. 31 Dec 1763,   d. 6 Nov 1820  (Age 56 years)
     2. Elizabeth Isabella Purviance,   b. 16 Oct 1770,   d. 4 Oct 1823, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Samuel Purviance,   b. Between 1776 and 1778
     4. Henry Purviance,   b. Between 1776 and 1778,   d. 10 Sep 1811  (Age ~ 35 years)
     5. James Purviance,   b. Between 1776 and 1778
    +6. Isabella Purviance,   b. 4 Jun 1779,   d. 8 Jul 1804  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2258  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1728 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1788 - Ohio River, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S104] Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot.

    2. [S46] Dennis Haughey sonflower1@earthlink.net, Letter dated 30 Jan. 1788..

    3. [S89] Maryland Historical Society, From the death notice of his nephew, Robert Purviance, who died in1858..

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

    5. [S116] Seldens of Virginia Vol 1, Vol 1, Page 64.

    6. [S74] Internet, http://www.marshahuie.com/mccorkle2/Chapter-Three.htm.


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