Alice: The will of Nicholas Purifoy was found among the Loose Papers in the New Bern Court House by Elizabeth Moore who used to be a DEPUTYCLERK in that Court house. I feel shure they filed it or sent it to raleigh. Any way I have a photo copy of it. Also ask about a deposition by Nicholas stating that he is too old to work on the roads . I have a copy of that. Col. John D. Whitford mentions his ggg grandfather Nich. Purifoy in his papers noew in the Tryon Palace papers and in Paschals History of the Baptist Church. Ive just been in New Bern and I wish we could get together. ive been working on thisfor 40 years and have alot of information. Much more than I can relate here. Nich. doesnt fit in the Va. dates. i think there is a generation missing between Va. and N.C. Good luck! Mary J.