Robert Lee Purvis

Male 1811 - 1882  (71 years)


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  • Name Robert Lee Purvis 
    Born 1811 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Robert L. Purvis Homeplace, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1882 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Robert Purvis,   d. 1818  (Grandfather) 
    Susannah Lane,   b. 1779,   d. 1855  (Age 76 years)  (Mother) 
    Notes 
    • 1844, Apr 27 -- 1844-1847 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 32
      William Martindale v. Nancy Martindale and others. Appearing that Joseph Pearson and wife Eleanor and Thomas Martindale have been advanced land in their lifetime by Samuel Martindale, and that Betsy Culbertson and all of her children are dead without issue they are not entitled to a share in the partition of the land of Samuel Martindale, Dec'd. on Deep River. Jeremiah Phillips, Robert L. Purvis, Bradly Brady [Big], James Cavines and Powell Person appointed to divide the lands of Samuel Martindale Dec'd. and allot William Martindale 75 acres where William Martindale lives and all other land to Nancy Martindale.

      1844, Jul 27 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 58-59
      Bryan Boroughs v. James W. England and Hugh Cheek Hardin. Appearing to the court that Bryan Boroughs is the owner of the land on the opposite side of Deep River and that Boroughs intends to build a public mill and will need to join his mill dam to the opposite side of the river where defendants own land. Ordered that Mathew Davis, William Stewart and Robert L. Purvis be appointed to lay off and value an acre of land of the defendants to be condemned for the purpose of erecting a mill.

      1844, Jul 27 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 60-62
      Jeremiah Phillips, Robert L. Purvis, Bradly Brady [Big], James Cavines and Benjamin P. Person appointed to divide the lands of Samuel Martindale Dec'd. for his children William Martindale and Nancy Martindale in the following manner: [Lot 1] 75 acres to William Martindale located on Cedar Creek [Lot 2] 326 acres to Nancy Martindale located on Cedar Creek excluding 50 acres within the bounds that were deeded to James Moore and wife Elizabeth by Samuel Martindale.

      1845, Jan 14 -- Deed Book 39 Page 587-590, Moore County, NC
      Nancy Martindale deeded Jonathan J. Martindale 275 acres in three tracts [1] located north of Deep River on Cedar Creek adjoining Brewer [2] located on Deep River adjoining James England [3] located on Deep River. Robert L. Purvis and Henry Brower were witnesses.

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 224-B
      Robert L. Purvis 39 M, Farmer, $470 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Sarah Purvis 22 F, Born in NC
      Andrew J. Purvis 17 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Cornelius Purvis 16 M, Born in NC
      Missourie A. Purvis 15 F, Born in NC
      Franklin H. Purvis 13 M, Born in NC
      Joseph Purvis 9 M, Born in NC
      George Purvis 6 M, Born in NC
      John M. Purvis 1 M, Born in NC

      1860 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 188
      1870 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 580-B
      1880 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 347-B

      1882, Feb 19 -- Will Book D Page 184-185, Moore County, NC
      Will of Robert L. Purvis, Dec'd. Heirs: youngest son H.C Purvis. Witnesses: Andrew W. Hussey and J.W. Powers. Proven Apr 3, 1882.
    Person ID I06697  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2022 

    DNA Tests  19 DNA tests are associated with Robert Lee Purvis 

    Father Andrew Purvis,   d. 27 Jul 1820, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Susannah Lane,   b. 1779,   d. 1855  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F12705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Shields,   b. 1816,   d. 1848  (Age 32 years)  [1
    Children 
    +  1. Male Andrew Jackson Purvis,   b. 27 Mar 1833,   d. 30 Oct 1870  (Age 37 years)
    Sophia W. Dixon  (Age 41 years)
    +  2. Male Cornelius Purvis,   b. 30 May 1834,   d. 1888  (Age 53 years)
    Jennet Kidd  (Age 86 years)
    +  3. Female Missouri Ann Purvis,   b. 15 May 1836,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 33 years)
    John Montgomery Myrick  (Age 79 years)
    +  4. Male Franklin Haywood Purvis,   b. 18 Oct 1837,   d. Aft 1898  (Age 61 years)
    Elizabeth Brown  (Age 69 years)  m. 12 Aug 1860
    +  5. Male Joseph Lane Purvis,   b. 15 Mar 1842,   d. 6 Jan 1914  (Age 71 years)
    Mary A. Jones  (Age 81 years)  m. 26 Nov 1868
    +  6. Male George H. Purvis,   b. 20 Apr 1844,   d. 13 Feb 1876  (Age 31 years)
    Lucretia Martha Brady  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F2223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Ritter,   b. 11 Nov 1827,   d. 26 Jul 1899  (Age 71 years)  [1
    Children 
    +  1. Male John Madison Purvis,   b. 7 Jan 1849,   d. 10 Apr 1925  (Age 76 years)
    Martha J. Hughes   
    Ann Elizabeth Brewer  (Age 84 years)  m. 4 Nov 1881
       2. Male James Wiley Moore Purvis,   b. 15 Feb 1851,   d. 20 Mar 1919  (Age 68 years)
    Missouri Ann Welch  (Age 70 years)
    +  3. Female Mary Elizabeth Purvis,   b. 24 Feb 1853,   d. 20 Apr 1927  (Age 74 years)
    Anderson Jones  (Age 69 years)
    +  4. Female Sarah Louisa Purvis,   b. 26 Sep 1863,   d. 7 May 1946  (Age 82 years)
    +  5. Female Susannah Catherine "Cass" Purvis,   b. 1 Aug 1866,   d. 2 Dec 1958  (Age 92 years)
    Archibald A. Shields  (Age 61 years)
    +  6. Male Henry Clay Purvis,   b. 3 Aug 1870,   d. 16 Jul 1955  (Age 84 years)
    Susan Frances Jones  (Age 86 years)  m. 13 May 1894
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F2224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Robert L. Purvis Homeplace, Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1854 County Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC Page 57
    1854 County Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC Page 57
    Quimby Wallace v. John Cockman
    Contains signatures or marks for: George W. Horner, Robert L. Purvis, Henry Brown, John Garner, James Melton, Isham Wallace, Quimby Wallace

    Histories
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9 (Partial)
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843, Jan 20 -- Petition, Nov 1842-Jan 1843 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for relief from debts due to economic hardship. They requested the General Assembly pass a law preventing creditors from buying defaulted property unless the debtors was allowed 2/3 the value of the land: J.J. Alston, Carroll Brady, Bradley Brady, Jesse Hedgepeth, W.D. Tyson, John Warner, Pitate Ivey, N.S. Marley, Neill Peterson, John Oats, Duncan McIver, William Underwood, E.Q. Sowell, Thos. Fry, John D. McDonald, John Patterson, D.M.R. McIntosh (Cpt.), John McIver (Cpt.), Eli R. Sowe;l, Jesse Stafford, Aaron A.F. Sowell, Lewis Lawhon, George Hunsucker, Hugh McKenzie, Jacob Stutts, Daniel Muse, Alexd. Camerson, Wm. Wadsworth, Peter Black, George D. Ritter, J.H. Muse, Mathew Williams, Jesse Sanders, Jno. McDonald, W.K. Benjamin, J. Thomas, D.M. McIntosh, Joab Cheek, Corn, Shields, Fannin Moore, Bryan Boroughs, George Stutts, Henry Stutts, William Sears, Robt. L. Purvis, Stephen Beryman, Benj. Shields, Neill McNeill, Danl. McRae, Hugh Mathis, A. Munroe, A. Stutts, Neill Mathis, Brinkly Phillips, Thomas Muse, Thomas J. Pervis, Daniel McNeill, John Tyson, Balaam Stewart, Henry Stutts Jr., Levi Wright, John Ritter, John Dunlap, J.J. Phillips, Dempsey Sowell, Joseph Upton, John Oliver, Neill McQueen, Angus McCaskill, William B. Williamson, A. Harper, Jesse B. Caddell, Angus McCaskill, James B. Muse, M. McLeod, Green B. Fields, Martin Hunsucker, Newton R. Bryan, Peter Cornelison, Benjamin Phillips, Charles Brady, Elijah Y. Rice [?], Norman D. McDuffie, Wm. Brewer, Martin Shefield, Patrick Shields, William Dannelly, Eli Phillips and L.W. Lawhon. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by the NC House]

  • Sources 
    1. [S225] Descendants of Robert L. Purvis, Elizabeth Purvis Hussey and Carol Reynolds Purvis, (2020).