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Re: Info on Isaiah Francis Puryear born 1866
Posted by: Brad Puryear (ID *****5952) Date: August 29, 2007 at 00:28:09
In Reply to: Info on Isaiah Francis Puryear born 1866 by Bobbie Lee of 759

"I am looking for information on Isaiah Francis Puryear born 1866 in Famville, Pitt Co., NC died 1931. Married Irene Huntington Everett born 1881-died 1930. They were married in 1903. Some time after they married they moved to Hopewell, VA. Had a son named Reginald and a daughter named Emily. Probably more children, but do not know names. Would appreciate any information. Thanks"

Isaiah and Irene had 2 children to my knowledge as stated earlier. Emily and James Reginald Puryear(grandfather), James and Dorothy(Stark of Hopewell,VA) had 2 children also, Betty Puryear(Ramsey) who is about 75 now and resides in Prince George,Va and Frank Puryear(my father) who lives in Farmville,Va and is a few days shy of 74. Frank has 4 children, the oldest 2 being adopted, the youngest 2 being my sister Kelli and myself Brad. I have 1 son (Layne) who is 15 years old and lives in Powhatan,Va.

Reginald was killed in Georgia while training pilots for the Air Force and is buried in Chester,Va. His interests were quite diverse. Along with flying he loved to race boats, hunt waterfowl, and was an accomplished carpenter, there are several homes in Hopewell built by Reginald. He was also the co-owner of the old Hopewell airport that used to be beside the James River in Prince George,Va. That land is now known as "Jordan on the James"
After his death, Dorothy remarried Luther Lunce and they had 1 child together, Donna (Garrison) who now lives in Chesterfield,Va.
Hope this helps some...........Brad

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