Descendants said John was a farmer in Fleming Co, KY, until his death.
Residences & events:
1820 Fleming Co, KY. At census time John "Pervis" lived next door to his parents. In John's household were 2 males age 16-26 and 2 females also 16-26.
8/21/1850 Fleming Co, KY. The census recorded John Purvis at age 55, a laborer without real estate. Wife Margarett was 43 and children in the house were Thomas, 19, laborer; Katherine, 14, William, 13, Jane, 12, Elizabeth, 9, and Joseph, 7. Brother-in-law John Spurlock next door where Nancy Burk, 17, was counted.