Jennette Purviance

Female1776–about 1798

Brief Life History 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 23.

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Richard Maxwell
Jennette Purviance
1776–about 1798
Marriage: 28 July 1795
Richard Maxwell
Mary "Polly" Maxwell
Child Maxwell
about 1798–

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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  • Marriage
    28 July 1795Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

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    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

    French and Irish (of Norman and Scottish origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French purveiance ‘foresight, providence, wisdom’, also ‘provision of royal or monastic household supplies’ (compare Purvis ). The surname Purveyance has apparently died out in Scotland, where it is recorded in Glasgow in 1505 and Ayr in 1623. In the form Purviance it was brought to North America from Ireland, where it came from France. The name Purviance is virtually non-existing in France. In the US, it is also found among African Americans. Compare Provine and Purvines , and also Provance .

    History: The majority of the Purviances trace their origin to Jon De Purvaiance born c. 1590 in Royan, Charente-Maritime, France (he was, according to various sources, of Scottish ancestry), whose son (or grandson) Jacques (De) Purv(a)iance fled with his family from France to Donegal, Ireland, where he died c. 1697. This Jacques Purviance is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors. It were one of his sons, two of his grandsons, and four of his great grandsons who emigrated from Ireland to North America in the 17th and 18th centuries; their descendants also bear altered forms of the surname, such as Provine and Purvines.

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

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