Peggy, I can't understand why they called Francis Polk. Who knows. Francis M. Purviance was the son of James Snodgrass Purviance. James was married 1st to Sarah Carthers (a 2nd cousin) daughter of Sarah Purviance & Hugh Carthers. She was born 1761 & died 178i, age 21.He married 2nd to Deborah ?, who died 9-3-1793,age 33. They are both buried in Old Rocky River Cemetery. He married 3rd to Deborah Sherrill on 10-21-1794 in Licoln co, NC. I have 5 kids for them: Evan, Martha (Patsy), Selina (Linny), Deborah & James Snodgrass. James was born in Lancaster Co, PA and died in Cabarrus Co, NC, 1810. James Snodgrass Purviance was born Cabbarrus Co, NC, 1-5-1798 & died Tazewell CO, IL, 1-13-1849. He was married to Jave Foster, born 6-15-1805, died Lincoln, IL, 4-4-1886 and is buried in the Old Purviance Cemetery, now the Hopewell Cemetery.