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From: Wanda Rabb <>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [Purviance] Welcome new subscriber
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 11:39:42 -0500
Thanks for sharing your Purviance connection with us. I only have one Purviance in my line (thus far) and she has proven to be a total brick wall! My gr-gr-grandfather, William Paxton, born ca 1822 in Mecklenburg County, NC married Emily Purviance in 1849 (I believe in Mecklenburg County). I cannot find anyone who knows who Emily's parents were. The Paxtons lived in present-day Union County, NC. In the 1850-1860 Union County, NC Census, there is an Alfred Pervines and wife Lucretia who are of the proper age to be Emily's parents. They were living near the Paxtons, so I figure they may be her parents. Would love to find proof of this. They disappear from the census in NC as of 1870. If anyone out there can help me break through this brick wall, I would greatly appreciate it!
> > Wanda, Thanks for the welcome. I am a descendant of
>> Lt. Francis Ross, b.
>> about 1745 and d. 1824 in Cabarrus Co.,
>> N.C.(formerly Mecklenburg Co., N.C.).
>> He was born in N. Ireland and married Esther
>> Carruthers/Carothers. She was
>> the daughter of Hugh Carruthers and wife Sarah
>> Purviance. Francis and Esther
>> had six sons and one daughter: Joseph, James,
>> Francis, Hugh, Robert, John,
>> and Jane. I am a descendant of James Ross and his
>> wife Anna Woods Montgomery.
>> Most of my family lives in Charlotte, Mecklenburg
>> Co., N.C. I moved to my
>> wife's home county (Union Co, N.C.) 10 years ago. We
>> have 5 sons from ages 31
>> to 14, and one grandaughter. I have looked at the
>> Purviance genealogy lines
>> on the Internet and have found Hugh Carruthers.
>> Apparently, the Purviances
>> ancestry can be traced back to France. Thanks again,
>> Sincerely, Tom Ross
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