NameSolomon Purvis
Birthabt 1843, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Death26 Jan 1896, Rowan Co., Kentucky
FatherWilliam Purvis (~1788->1850)
MotherMalinda Jones (-<1850)
Marriage20 Sep 1878, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseSibby McClain
Birthabt 1860, Bath Co., Kentucky
FatherJames McClain (1826-)
MotherNancy Shropshire (~1826-<1867)
Birth5 Oct 1879, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death12 May 1965, Indiana
BirthOct 1882, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth9 Jun 1885, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death1 Jun 1924, Jefferson Co., Kentucky
Birth21 Feb 1887, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth9 Jun 1890, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death16 Apr 1918, Muncie, Delaware Co., Indiana
BirthFeb 1893, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Solomon Purvis
Some online family trees list him as the son of William Purvis and Malinda Jones, but he does not appear with William in the 1850 census. I cannot find him in 1850 at all. Since Malinda had died by then, it may be that he was raised by another family and incorrectly listed with their surname.
1860 census of Fleming Co., Ky, enumerated 24 July, lists on p. 51 as family #350/414:
Elizabeth Reeves, 51; John, 20; Parthena, 20; Solomon Pervis, 18.

John and Parthena are marked as twins. The next household is that of Mathew Pervis and wife Rebecca, both age 49, but it is very unlikely that they are his parents, because their family looks complete in the 1850 census.

1870 census of Lewis Co., Ky, Esculapia precinct, enumerated 15 Sept, lists on p. 28 as family #197:
Carrington, John L., 59, farm laborer; Susan, 55; Jesse B., 28; Elizabeth, 26; Purvis, Solomon, 30, farm laborer. All born in Kentucky.
Notes for Sibby McClain
I cannot find a death record for her in Kentucky. She probably died in Indiana.
Notes for Solomon & Sibby (Family)
Rowan Co., Ky marriage report to the state auditor for 1878 lists the marriage on 20 Sep 1878 of Soloman Pervis, age 35, born in Fleming Co., both parents born in Fleming Co., to Sidney McClain, age 16, born in Bath Co., father born in Fleming Co., mother born in Morgan Co., both residents of Rowan Co.
1880 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Brushy Fork precinct, enumerated 1 June, lists on p. 36 as family #274/326:
Pervis, Solomon, 30, farmer; Sibia, 20, wife; Jennie L., 8/12, b. Sept, dau. All born Ky Ky Ky.

Two households below is the family of Sibby’s father James McClain and his second wife Emily.

The age for Solomon is very different than suggested by other records (for example he was recorded as 35 at the time of marriage), and should probably be 36 to 38 here instead of 30.

1900 census of Franklin Co., Ky, Frankfort ward 2, enumerated 14 June, lists on p. 22A as family #392/445, at 676 Main St:
Purvis, Sibbie, 36, b. 1864, widowed, mother of 6 children, 5 living, washwoman; Annie, dau, 18, b. Oct 1882; Susie, dau, 16, b. June 1884; Alvin, son, 12, b. Feb 1888; Cecil, son, 10, b. June 1890; Mona (or Maud), dau, 7, b. Feb 1893. All born Ky Ky Ky.

The handwriting is very cramped; I may have misinterpreted some of the names.
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