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Re: Elizabeth Purviance-KY
Posted by: NJ Date: December 29, 2000 at 18:18:27
In Reply to: Re: Elizabeth Purviance-KY by Mary Woods of 282

Dear Mary,
I am very interested in the death of Mary
Jane Wasson Purviance in PA in 1810. My grt
grt grandfather was born in 1810 in PA and
our family has been searching for his parents
for a very long time. I have always been
quite curious about this line. Lt. John
Purviance, III and Mary Jane Wasson. Please
feel free to email njhorsley@skyenet.net
About 1880, our line changed the surname
to Provvins, then Provins about 1890, then
between 1890 and 1900 it became Provvens. In
1900-1903, another change made it Provens.
But, I have documentation with my own grand
father listed as Provins in Ohio. The sons of
my grt grt grandfather continued to use the
spelling of Provvens because they were born
under it.
Please write to me via email and perhaps you
can clear up a decades long battle of if we
are descendants of Jon De PurVaiance, or not.
I think we are, but then again, in France,
we find the spellings of Provens and Provin,
and Provins. Most of those using De PurVaiance left after the Edict was read.
Some cousins had already gone to Ireland and
lived in the Castle Finn area and changed
their surname to Purveyance. This is where I
think our lines' changes started.
NJ


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