JOHN PURVINES, a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, born in 1763, enlisted in North Carolina, serving three years under Cols. Davis and Wade Hampton, with Capts. James White, William Penny, and ? Burns. He was in the battle of Camden and in the last skirmish of the revolution, at Stono Ferry, South Carolina. He was given a pension after residing in Sangamon county, he died in 1833, and is buried in Richland cemetery, Cartwright township.
May 12, 1970. Springfield Chapter dedicated a marker at the grave of Revolutionary War soldier John Purvines. Richland Cemetery is near the intersection of Salisbury Road and Richland Road, Salisbury, Illinois. Several descendants were present including: ...(Read more) -
Bev Added: Sep. 1, 2011