Hugh Young Purviance

Male 1799 - 1883  (84 years)


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  • Name Hugh Young Purviance 
    Born 22 Mar 1799  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Oct 1883  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • He was educated at St. Mary's college in his native city, and in 1818 was appointed a midshipman in the United States navy. He served for two years on the East India station, in 1821-4 on the Pacific, and in 1824-7 in the Mediterranean. In the last year he was commissioned a lieutenant, and he served on the West India squadron in 1828-'30, and the Brazil squadron in 1837-'8, commanding the brig "Dolphin." He relieved an American schooner from the French blockade of the river Plate, and received a complimentary recognition from the United States government for his services on the occasion. In 1846 he commanded the frigate "Constitution," of the blockading squadron in the Mexican war. On 7 March, 1849, he was commissioned commander and assigned to the sloop-of-war "Marion," on the coast of Africa, where he remained in 1852-'5. He received his commission as captain, 28 January, 1856, commanded the frigate "St. Lawrence," of the Charleston blockading squadron, in 1861, and captured the privateer "Petrel" off that port, the first prize of the civil war. He took part in the fight with the" Merrimac" and in the attack on Sewall's point, Hampton Roads. He was retired, 21 December, 1861, commissioned commodore, 16 July, 1862, and in 1863-'5 was light-house inspector. (Edited Appletons Encyclopedia, Copyright(c)2001 Virtualogy)
    Person ID I5412  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father James Purviance,   b. 19 Feb 1772,   d. 14 Jun 1836  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Young,   b. 1780,   d. 5 Aug 1815  (Age 35 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 23 Nov 1797  Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2249  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth R. Beatty,   b. 22 Feb 1802,   d. 21 May 1893  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1834  Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Purviance
     2. Frances Susan Purviance,   b. 1848,   d. 27 Feb 1947  (Age 99 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F2267  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1799 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Oct 1834 - Baltimore, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1883 - Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Internet, http://www.geocities.com/rbpurviance/index.html.
      saved as "Descendants of Jon de PurVaiance.htm"

    2. [S64] GenealogyLibrary.com, Family Archive 224, Marriage Index - Maryland 1655-1850.

    3. [S64] GenealogyLibrary.com, Family Archive #224, Marriage Index, Maryland 1655-1850.


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