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Notes for Ephraim Darlin PURVIS


Residences & events:

1860 T14 R6E, PO Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. According to the census he was a 28 year old farmer with property worth $1280/1000. Rebecca was 21 and the had 2 little ones, Eliza, 2, and Arther, 1 yr 1 mo. Harriett Welch, 16, was counted there as an asst.

1861 A newspaper article on daughter Eliza said the family moved to a farm 2 miles north of Coles (Station?) when she was three.

7/16/1870 Town of E Nelson, PO Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. Ephraim D, 38, had grown his estate to $2190/1200 before the next census. His family included Rebecca, 31, Eliza, 13, Arthur, 10, Margaret, 8, Martha, 4, and Albert, 4. Farm hand James Foster, 16, born IN was living with them.

1875 E Nelson Twp. In the atlas Ephraim was listed as a land owner among the township's 1021 residents along with brother, Enoch, their father, and Uncle George.

9/2/1871 He paid a school tax for his property located at T13 R6.

11/16/1875 Ephraim bought 40 acres of railroad land located at S24 T13N for $10.00/acre. His residence at the time was not recorded.

6/3/1880 E Nelson Twp, Moultrie Co, Il. At census time that year he was was still farming at age 48. He was married to second wife Mary L, 33, and children at home were Arther, 20, farmer, Margret M, 18, Martha 14, Albert, 10, Lawrence C, 9, Alverta, 4, and Ada, 2.

6/16/1885 G Pct, Seward Co, NE. The census taker found his family in there while brothers, Enoch and John Wesley, along with cousin, Isaac Standerfer, were in Prect F. Ephraim's family consisted of himself, age 52, wife, Mary L, 38, and his last 7 children, the last of which was born in NE, Martha, 19, Albert, 16, Lawrence, 13, Albertie, 9, Addie, 7, Roy, 5, and Berry, 5 months.

By 1900 Johnson City, Monegan Springs Twp, St Clair Co, MO

6/18/1900 Monegaw, St Clair Co, MO. Ephraim, 68, had been married 26 years to Mary, 52, who had birthed 5 children but 1 was deceased. In the house were Vertie, 23, Ray, 20, and Berry, 15
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