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Purvis family papers

Identifier: 1981-0052M

Scope and Contents

Central to the collection are the diary (1859) and Civil War letters of Jonathan H. Purvis, a bachelor schoolteacher who wrote about the weather and farm life and who served with his brothers in the 46th Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Company B. Also included are deeds; a math copybook; Murrayville, Georgia, school records; tax receipts; John F. Garrett estate records; business papers; and Marzelia Garrett Purvis' pension application, all from the R. Hammond Purvis family in the Schley, Marion, and Taylor Counties areas of Georgia.


  • 1827 - 1919


Biographical / Historical

Jonathan Hammond Purvis was the son of Lucy Benton and Richard H. Purvis of Marion and Schley Counties, Georgia. He never married. He worked as a schoolteacher and tax collector. He died of exhaustion at Chickamauga in 1863.


.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Purvis family papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States