St George's Parish, Spotsylvania Co, VA, where he was a tobacco planter. He owned several hundred acres there and also large tracts in neighboring counties.
1772 Caroline Co, VA, was his place of residence according to a deed transfer.
1782 Spotsylvania Co, VA. He and brother, James, were listed on the tax rolls there and he had 11 slaves at that time.
PURVIS, FRANCIS, Spotsylvania Co., d. 1787, Administrators Bond dated Jan. 6, 1789, John Purvis, Admr. Wit. Michael McDonald, Edward Newton. Ex. Capt. Charles Tod, Col. Anthony Thornton, Thomas Buckner. Leg. wife Molly; son John Purvis; daughter Molly Purvis. (Page 927).