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Notes for Samuel Harden PURVIS


He played the fiddle as a young man and descendants told of folks running into Amanda at dances where he played.

He never allowed his children to douse or play cards. If a hired man was found with playing cards, they were confiscated until he was ready to move on.

Residences & events:

1880 E Nelson Twp, Moultrie Co, IL. Samuel was listed in the census as a farmer.

1900 Same place. He and Amanda's family had grown to 5 children and 2 farm laborers.

1910 At census time 3 of the children were still at home, including 35 yr old Ora and the 2 youngest.
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