Jennette Purviance

1776–1798 (Age 22)
Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Jennette

When Jennette Purviance was born in 1776, in Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, John Purviance III, was 33 and her mother, Mary Jane Wasson, was 34. She married Richard Maxwell on 28 July 1795, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died about 1798, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 22.

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Richard Maxwell
Jennette Purviance
Marriage: 28 July 1795
Richard Maxwell
Mary "Polly" Maxwell
Child Maxwell

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World Events (7)

Age 0
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 0
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America
Age 7
The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Scottish Purveyance, which seems likely to be a derivative of Middle English purveyen ‘to provide’. Compare Purvis .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Janny Purvines, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jennette (Janny) or Jeannette Purviance - Published information: death: about 1798; Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

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