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Re: Samuel Dinsmore Purviance 1774-1806
Posted by: Susan Monaghan (ID *****9596) Date: December 26, 2004 at 12:24:26
In Reply to: Samuel Dinsmore Purviance 1774-1806 by Jana Purvine of 282

The Red River country cited is probably an area near the Kentucky/Tennessee border.

You need to find a copy of the following book which has a wonderful history of the Purviance family who came to America from Castle Fin, Ireland:

THE PURVIANCE FAMILY: A Genealogy With Allied Families
by the late Stuart Hoyle Purviance
Copyright 1986
Privately printed

Samuel's father, William Purviance "built an elegant home in Masonborough which was named Castle Finn after his home in Ireland." There is a good description of the house (no longer standing), ancestors, and descendants of your Samuel Dinsmore Purviance.

The above noted William Purviance was the son of son of Samuel Purviance and Lettice Dinsmore. Hope this helps.

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