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Notes for John PURVIS


Residences & events:

Spotsylvania Co, VA, where he was a tobacco planter with a considerable estate.

From District Court Records 1805-1810:

STYLE : Yates vs Darniby &c
COMMENT : Trespass and theft of guns.
PLAINTIFF(s) : Charles Yates
DEFENDANT(s) : Edward Darniby; John Purvis
PLACES MENTIONED : Spotsylvania
REMARK(s) : Guns taken from Negro quarters by order of Militia.
CITATION : Yates vs Darniby &c / 1806? / CR-DC-L / 571-63

1807, 1809, 1811 He was elected to serve as constable.

1810 At census time he owned 9 slaves.

1820 Spotsylvania Co, VA. The census recorded in his household 1 male under the age of 10, 1 at 16-26, John was over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 at 10-16, 1 age 16-26, and 3 over 45. Eight people were engaged in agriculture. His slaves and ages were 5 males under 14, 1 at 10-26, 2 age 26-45, 5 males over 45, and 1 female under 14.
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