Purvis, Lydia Memes

Birth Name Purvis, Lydia Memes
Gender female
Age at Death 76 years, 6 months, 30 days


Lydia Colyer had a slave, Clara, age 16 who died 11 December, 1853. No cause of death was given. Pulaski County death records, 1853, page 2

Census: 1850 Pulaski Co., KY
Census: 1870 in the Samuel Black household
Burial: Soul's Chapel Cemetery, Pulaski Co., KY, E Hwy 80. Near Sugar Hill
Will of Lydia Purvis Colyer reads:

As life is uncertain and death is certain, I deem it prudent wilst in the enjoyment of sound mind and discretion to dispose of my worldly effects and wish to do so in the following manner to wit: I sold to Manerva Richardson several years ago a (pop?) that I never bequeath to her my (sadale?) and a white counterpaine. I give to Harriet Black for services rendered one bed quilt, to Martin Colyer my beds and their clothing and my furniture I will sold to the highest bidder. I wish after my debts are collected, my burial expenses and other debts paid, the remainder be equally divided between my children, Manerva Richardson, excepted as I have given her all I wish her to have. I wish my son, C. W. Colyer to act as executor to this my last will and testament and to afixed my name and seal this 8 day of April, 1874. Done at C. G. Colyer's in Pulaski, State of Ky.

Signed: Lydia Colyer


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1798-05-26 Johnston County, North Carolina    
Death 1874-12-25 Pulaski County, Kentucky    

Age: 76y 6m 29d

Burial   Souls Chapple Cem    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Purvis, James17631845
Mother Roberts, Rhoda17631852-01-13
    Brother     Purvis, Calvin 1788 1876
    Brother     Purvis, James 1789
    Brother     Purvis, William 1794
    Sister     Purvis, Catherine 1796
         Purvis, Lydia Memes 1798-05-26 1874-12-25
    Brother     Purvis, Alfred 1800-02-10
    Sister     Purvis, Elizabeth 1802-03-20 1882-06-01
    Sister     Purvis, Nancy 1804
    Brother     Purvis, Jesse 1807 1875
    Brother     Purvis, John 1808-10-08 1873-03-30
    Sister     Purvis, Rhoda 1811
    Sister     Purvis, America 1812


Family of Colyer, John Wesley and Purvis, Lydia Memes

Married Husband Colyer, John Wesley ( * 1781-08-20 + 1851-08-18 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1818-01-06 Pulaski Co KY Religious Marriage  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Colyer, Elizabeth1812-11-151898-03-00
Colyer, Harriet1818-09-271901
Colyer, St. Clair1819-12-151851
Colyer, Lindsey Robert1821-04-271901-01-14
Colyer, Cyrenus Wait1824-06-231898-07-08
Colyer, Manerva (Menerva)1825-08-311825
Colyer, Jehu1827-02-241850-02-00
Colyer, James Perry1828-12-061877
Colyer, Martin1830-08-191830
Colyer, Charles Grenade1832-08-081910-04-11
Colyer, Stephen18371855-04-19