Van Gundy Family Tree


Notes for Francis PURVIS


Solomon may not belong to this family. However, since he seems to have been raised by his "Aunt" Elizabeth Reeves, among others, this is the only family he could have come from.

Residences & events:

8/31/1850 Fleming Co, KY. The census taker recorded Francis Purvis, 42, a farmer with $600 in real estate. Wife Ann was 43 and the children were Sarah, 21, George, 16, a laborer, Francis, 11, Hiram, 9, Martha, 6, and Clarenda, 5. Next door were James and Nancy Purvis (age 23 & 24 respectively).

Excerpts from the Bath Co, KY Query Board as posted by Judy Roth:

"In1880....Queen Johnson, age 17, ward of Francis PURVIS Sr and his second wife Sarah Moore JOHNSON who married 10-28-1878. Sarah was b 1800....

I have a copy of a photograph of Queen and Boston taken in Morehead taken about the time of their marriage. The original came from the estate of William Jasper JOHNSON. He was a grandson of Ruth Ann Moore and her husband Ben JOHNSON. Ruth was a niece of Sarah Moore Johnson. William Jasper’s first wife was Lizzie Purvis, a granddaughter of Francis Purvis and his wife Anne COOPER. Queen and Lizzie attended school together and the photograph was given to Lizzie."
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