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March 11, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Weddings: Miles and Purvis


On December 23, 1903 the Appomattox and Buckingham Times reported the following nuptial in Glenmore, Buckingham County:

The marriage bells have wrung again in Glenmore, and on the 16th inst. Miss Mary Miles, the daughter of our chief magistrate, Mr. E. M. Miles, was married to Mr. John Purvis. The ceremony was performed by Mr. Bullard, our new Methodist Minister, who is winning golden opinions among the people. Miss Mary Miles is one of our belles, and was much admired. Her husband is a very handsome and intelligent young gentleman. The marriage was largely attended, many people from Hinton, W. Va., being present.

Coming next: Glenmore Methodist Church


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  1. Paula sprouse meadows / Mar 11 2019 5:59 am

    My mom’s last name is miles ..Glenna miles ..marred Robert Taylor ..then James sprouse my dad…

    • Joanne Yeck / Mar 11 2019 6:01 am


      Thanks for your comment. More coming about Glenmore, Buckingham County in Thursday’s post.


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