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Re: Francis Jane Purswell Wise
Posted by: Steve Moody (ID *****1564) Date: April 16, 2002 at 08:28:37
In Reply to: Re: Francis Jane Purswell Wise by kathy musgrove of 57

To help clear up some confusion:

There were two Nancy Catherine Purswells.

The first was the daughter of William Sanford Purswell and Elizabeth Condrey. She was born Feb 2, 1861 and was married to James Preston Williams and also later to George Washington Turner Alsobrooks.

The second Nancy Catherine was the daughter of Gabriel Purswell and Mary Louisa Bateman. She was born Jan. 10, 1873 and married Marion Algie Brookins. This is the Nancy Catherine that was the half sister of Francis Jane Purswell.

Part of the confusion is that this Nancy was born to Gabriel Purswell who was the father of William Sanford Purswell who was the father of the other Nancy Catherine. You would expect their ages to be reversed considering that. However this Nancy came from Gabriel's second marriage. Gabriel would have been 63 when she was born. The other Nancy, was born to William Sanford Purswel (another of Gabriel's children) when William was 30. Very confusing.

Hope this helps.


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