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Re: Thomas Purtell and Mary Ann Defoar
Posted by: Janet Seamon Date: September 19, 2000 at 17:22:17
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Purtell and Mary Ann Defoar by Charlotte Manuel of 77

I am a descendent of Jesse Monroe Purtell b. 1837 Bibb County, AL, d. 7/21/1864 in Civil War married abt 1859 to Mary E. McMillen b. 1844 Alabama. Jesse was the oldest son of Thomas Jefferson Purtell and Mary Ann Defoor. Jesse/Mary had only one son, George Michael Purtell b. 10/14/1860 Arkansas, d. 8/2/1942 Hope, Arkansas buried in Shover Springs Cemetary. After Jesse's death in the Civil War, story goes, Mary gave little George to the Purtell's to raise. She remarried a Capp, had two children, Capp died and she then married a Scroggins. George married Sarah Berthena "Thena" Ross b. 3/13/1861 Oak Grove, AR, d. 11/30/1933 also buried in Shover Springs. (George/Thena's marriage license shows consent given by George's mother, Mary Scroggins, father being dead) George/Sarah had ten children, Scottie Lou being my greatgrandmother. Scottie married John Morgan May. They had three children, Carl Michael May, being my grandfather. Carl/Bernice Mattie Brown, of Bodcaw had one child, Carlene Janell May, my mother.

A little confused with all the postings as to the parents of Thomas Jefferson Purtell. My information shows T. J. Purtell's parents as Michael Leonhardt Purtle, Jr./Mary ??? Michael's parents were Michael Leonhardt Purtle, Sr./Barbara ??? Michael Sr.'s parents were John Jacob Purtle/Dorothea. John Jacob's parents were Hans Jacob Purtle/Anna Barbara. Need some clarification.

Would love to share my family lines with all of the other Purtle's and fill in some siblings/spouse/children information.


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