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Chelsey Jasper Purvis 

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Chelsey Jasper Purvis
1800 - 12/5/1866

Lydia Wright
1800 - 1/7/1885
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Chelsey Jasper Purvis
4/28/1828 - 1900
Chelsey Jasper Purvis was born on April 28, 1828 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1900 somewhere in Alabama. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 71 years old.

Census1/1/1840 GA (Dooly County) 11 yrs old 
Chesley Purvis: two Males - (Under 5), two Males - (10 thru 14), one Males - (30 thru 39), one Females - (Under 5), three Females -( 5 thru 9), two Females -( 10 thru 14), one Females - (30 thru 39)Jesse and Bennett Purivs on the same page 
Military5/5/1861 AL  33 yrs old 
Name: C. J. Purvis
Military Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment
Military Unit - Company: H
Place of Enlistment - State: Alabama, Roll #: 54 
Military6/16/1865 AL  37 yrs old 
Name: Chesley J. Purvis
Regiment: Alabama 5th
Rank: Private
Side: Confederate
Roll: M598_122
Release date: 6/16/1865 Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865 
Census8/1/1870 Township 2 AL (Geneva County) 42 yrs old 
Name: Jasper Purvis, Location: Township 2, Geneva, Alabama, Enumeration Date: Aug. 1, 1870, Schedule Type: Agriculture, OS Page: 9, Line Number: 16 
Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1870: Geneva County was created two years prior to this census on December 26, 1868 from Coffee, Dale, and Henry Counties. It is located near the Choctawhatchee River.. The Freedmen's Bureau, formed after the Civil War, managed this land until they were abolished in 1868 by the US Congress. They were committed to the supervision and management of all abandoned lands and the control of all subjects relating to refugees and freedmen. Members of this group harassed settlers by taking bribes and acquired lands they were to protect during the time leading up to their disbandment. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1880 AL (Geneva County) 51 yrs old 
#235 -Jasper C. Purvis (49), Eveline Purvis (45), Sarah E. Purvis (20), Lydia E. Purvis (17), James C. Purvis (14), Rebecca Purvis (12), Thomas C. Purvis (10), William B. Purvis (6). Jasper and Eveline were born in GA, children in AL. Jasper is a farmer  

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7 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
9 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
12 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
22 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
2 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
3 1831 Sumter County is formed.
4 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
5 1833 Walker County is formed.
8 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
9 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
10 1838 Chattooga County formed
19 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
22 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
23 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
24 1852 Taylor County formed.
25 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
26 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
28 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
29 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
30 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
42 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
47 1875 Oconee County formed.
2 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
11 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
16 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
25 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
28 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
31 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
37 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
41 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
49 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
51 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
61 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
67 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
69 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
72 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
72 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
6 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
33 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
34 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
54 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
57 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
2 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
7 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
9 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
12 1840 Oregon Trail is established
14 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
27 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
32 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
34 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
35 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
37 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
40 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
47 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
48 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
5 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

The Children of Chelsey Jasper Purvis

81 years old
Mary Catherine Purvis
Born somewhere in Alabama on October 6, 1856 and died in Geneva Co., Alabama on July 28, 1957. She was 100 years old.

Children: Matilda (July 1878)
Infant Girl (1880)
Irvin (Sept. 1884)
Alabama (Dec. 1885)
Earley (Feb. 1887)
Lena (June 1889)
Lanie (May 1893)
Ballie (Ma...
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