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William Alexander Purviance

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1835 19 Anti-Mason
1837 19 Anti-Mason
1839 19 Anti-Mason
 Counties   Allegheny, Butler

Biography

1788 - 1857

Born, William Alexander Purviance, June 22, 1788, Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Elizabeth (Thompson) Purviance; farmer, surveyor, later of Butler County; married Sophia Strichenen. Came to the Petersville neighborhood in 1810 and purchased the William Campbell farm and mill. For forty-nine years he was a surveyor, served two terms in the legislature and was county surveyor for three terms. Died April 1, 1857.