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Purkey Hancock Co TN
Posted by: Doris Noland Parton Date: August 15, 1999 at 07:13:46
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My maternal great-great grandmother was Elizabeth Greene or Purkey. Her father was a Purkey. I do not know whether her mother and father were married. Elizabeth Greene or Purkey was born May 1877 or 1800 in Hancock Co TN. She died ca 1938. She married Henry Jesse Walker who was born either 5 Mar 1880 or Feb 1881 or 1882 or 1883 (sources vary). They were married ca 1900. Henry died 26 Jan 1950, at Luther, Hancock Co., TN.

Elizabeth Purkey was the dau of Mary Greene and ? Purkey. Mary Greene was born 1853-55 in Hancock Co TN and was the dau of Hampton Green and Susan (Greene) Greene. Hampton Greene was the leader of the Greene faction in the Greene-Jones War, the second largest feud in the United States.

Mary Greene also had a son, I assume by the Purkey. The boy was killed when the Jones side attacked the Greene side who were holed up in a cabin.

Mary Greene later married Don Trent and John Lumpkin. She had children by the Lum(p)kin, but I don't know if she had any by the Trent.

Can anyone help me? Someone must remember one of those Purkey boys who fathered children by Mary Greene. I believe some of Mary's siblings marrid Purkeys, so I assume it would be a son out of that Purkey family.

Doris Noland Parton
2758 McGaha Hollow Rd.
Dandridge, TN 37725


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