Dates: 1655-1970

Collection Number: MS 74

Extent: 1 folder; 1 item, 145p.

Biographical/Historical Information: The Purvis family emigrated from Scotland to Virginia. Goerg Purvis arrived in Fredericksburg, Va. in 1739 and later settled in Amherst County, Va.

Scope and Content: This is the Genealogy of the Purvis Family From the Year 1739 to 1870 written by George E. Purvis (1870) and added to by Alice Lee Simpson Oliver. It includes marriage records found in Amherst and Nelson County, Virginia. This manuscript also includes a copy of the Civil War Diary of Joseph Edward Purvis, 19th Virginia Regiment while prisoner of war at Fort Delaware in 1863.