I need some help with James B. M. Purvis. It seems to me that some researcher have him mixed up with his cousin James M. Purvis, son of James F. Purvis & Elizabeth Magee.
Over in message #1822 on this Forum Virginia McPhaul hasJames M. Purvis, b.1841, d. 1880 as the son of James P. J. Purvis, b. 1809, d. 1900.
First, James P. J. Purvis, died about 1836 in Hinds County,Mississippi. His will can be found in Will Book 1, page 66. Excerpt here:
"Wills, Hinds County, Mississippi 1832-1916", by Anne M. & Henry E. Haigler, 1990, Selby Publications, Kokomo, IN 46902. Page 28. Will Book 1, Page 66. Wit: F. E. Plummer Exec: wife Elizabeth and her father Beselia Campbell Heirs: Wife Elizabeth R.; two children James B. M. Purvis and Mary Ann Purvis.
Jmaes M. Purvis born 1 Feb 1841; died 14 Feb 1880, buried in Concord Cemetery is the son of James F. Purvis and Elizbeth Magee. This is the James M. Purvis that married Martha Patrick.
Therefore all the children listed in the 1880 & 1900 census are children of James M. Purvis and Martha Patrick Purvis.
1880 CENSUS: 4-BT, Rankin Co., MS; Series: T9, Roll: 663, Page: 418, Line 20, HouseHold 296/298; Martha PURVIS, female, age 38, born in MS, parents born in SC; W. P. PURVIS, male, age 16, born in MS; Mary E. PURVIS, female, age 17, born in MS; Ella Evan PURVIS, female, age 12, born in MS; Emma J. PURVIS, female, age 11, born in MS; James Lee PURVIS, male, age 9, born in MS; Nancy Anna PURVIS, female, age 7, born in MS; Laura V. PURVIS, female, age 4, born in MS and Mary KELLY, age 67, female, Mother, born in SC, parents born in SC.
1900 CENSUS: Pelahatchie, Rankin Co., Mississippi; Roll: T623_826; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 83; Line 21, houseHold 42/42; Martha PURVIS, female, age 50, born April 1850 in MS; Widowed, 10 Children, 7 living; James Lee PURVIS, male, age 28, born Jan 1871 in MS; Laura PURVIS, female, age 24, born Mar 1876 in MS and John [Marion] PURVIS, male, age 19, born June 1880 in MS.
Now, back to James B. M. Purvis. I have only found ONE documents referencing JAMES B. M. PURVIS, His Father will (WB1, Pg 66, Hinds Co., MS).
He is not listed anywhere in the Census. His birth and death date is not know; but we do know that his father died about 1836 in Hinds County so James B. M. Purvis was bornin or before 1836.
Any information about James B. M. Purvis, son of James P. J. Purvis and Elizabeth Rose Campbell Purvis would be greatly appreciated.