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Re: Puryear Family in McLean County, KY
Posted by: Susan Puryear (ID *****8474) Date: September 06, 2010 at 16:27:20
In Reply to: Re: Puryear Family in McLean County, KY by Jeffry Puryear of 759

Hi Jeffry,

Nothing like waiting 5 years to get back to you. Sorry about that, but life got in the way of research. I have nothing on the children of William (brother of James & son of Jesse Jr. and Hannah Shively), but I do have info on the children of James. Here goes:

Calvin Puyear b. 1857 d. 1931

Luther Puyear b. 1859

William Elzy Puyear b. 01 Mar 1861 Larue Co. KY d. 05 Feb 1934 McLean Co. KY

Rozella (Rosa) Puyear b. 02 Jul 1863 Larue Co. KY d. 10 Aug 1946 Daviess Co. KY

James Puyear b. abt 1866

Saphrona Puyear b. 1868 d. 25 May 1904

William Elzy was my grandfather.
He married first Eva Landrum b. 1875 d. 1908
Children from William E. & Eva were
       Earl Puyear b. 02 Oct 1902 d. 08 May 1996
              m. Gladys Ursula Wilson
       no name Puyear b. 31 Jan 1905 d. 25 Feb 1905
       Ethel Puyear b. 02 Jun 1906 d.
              m. William Holmes Goode 05 Jun 1929

Wm. E. married 2nd Clara Higgs (my grandmother) on 29 Mar 1911 Clara was his housekeeper/childcare after Eva died
Children from Wm. E and Clara were
       Bessie Puyear b. 06 Feb 1912 d. 20 Jan 1993
              m. John Henry Ballantine in 1928 b. 16 Jun 1909 d. 23 Dec 2006
       William Puryear b. 13 Mar 1913 d. 26 Feb 1980
              m. Mary Sue Brown on 20 Jan 1935 b. 19 Sep 1915 d. 26 Nov 1990.

William and Mary Sue are my parents.

The following is a paragraph from your post to me 14 Jan 2005. Hopefully, the above answers most of your questions.

"I show the following children were born to this union: Earl Puyear (10/2/1902-5/8/1996), Ethel Puryear (6/2/1906), Bessie Puryear (2/6/1912), John H. Puryear (about 1913, may have been a twin to Bessie), and William Puryear (3/18/1913-2/26/1980). I do not have a wife for Earl nor do I have your mother's name."

As to the mystery son "John H. Puryear (about 1913, may have been a twin to Bessie)"; I have solved the mystery. This is a case of error on the part of the census taker in 1930. The census for Calhoun, KY for 1930 lists Wm. E as head of house, Clara as wife, then Bessie BALLANTINE as daughter and John H. PUYEAR as son, followed by Wm.(Dad) as son. As soon as I saw the census record I knew where you got the extra son. That is John H. Ballantine, Bessie's husband, not her brother. John H. & Bessie married in 1928 and were living with her parents.

Next is a copy and paste of data I received from a former daughter-in-law (Anita Reynolds Ayer) of Calvin Puyear's granddaughter (Carolyn Porter Ayer) through his daughter Mary Gladys and James E. Porter. Anita also led me to Chapman Family Cemetery a couple of years ago.

Calvin Puryear born 1857.
       Married Jan 4 1880 in Mclean Co.
       Died 1931 Buried Mt. Liberty Church Cemetery.
       His Parents were James Puryear and Eliza Johnson.
       He married Mary Elizabeth McFarland.
              She was born 1859 and died 1915.
              She is at Mt Liberty also.
              Their Children
                     Rafferty born Sept 15 1882
                            died May 28 1883 buried Mt Liberty.
                     Florence born Feb 4 1881
                            died July 2 1967
                            She married Alonza A. Stroud
                            Both are buried at the Calhoun Cemetery.
                     Nettie born Feb 29 1884
                            married March 25 1908 in McLean Co to Chester Camp
                            she died in 1960.
                     Eliza born June 6 1888,
                            died july3 1958.
                            married Forest Jack Smith Dec 19 1905 in McLean Co,
                                   Forest was born March 17 1883 and
                                   died Sept 14 1963,
                            both are at Calhoun Cemetery.
                     Homer David born Nov 2 1891
                            died Feb 18 1972
                            married Ethel Leachman July 1 1917 in McLean Co.
                            Both are buried at the Calhoun Cemetery.
                     Lee born Dec 20 1895
                            died Oct 12 1950,
                            married Jewel Cline Dec 21 1921 in McLean Co.
                            both are buried at the Calhoun Cemetery.
                     Mary Gladys born July 26 1899
                            died Sept 1921,
                            married Dec 24 1919 to James Edmondson Porter.
                            Both are at the Calhoun Cemetery.
                            Mary Gladys and Jim were Mrs. Ayer's parents.

Calvin Puryear's Parents were
       James Puyear born April 12 1826
              died March 21 1897
              buried Chapman Cemetery 1 mile North of the New Salem Church Primitive Baptist Church on Hwy 593.
              He married Oct 4 1853 Eliza Johnson
                     born Feb 16 1833
                     died Jan 28 1887
                     She is at the Chapman Cemetery also.
                     Their Children
                            Saphrona{Fronia} born 1868
                                   died May 25 1904
                                   married March 1 1888 to David Glenn,
                            Calvin married Mary E. McFarland see above.
                            William Elzy{ Uncle Bud} born 1861
                                   died 1934
                                   married Eva Landrum 1875-1908.
                                          Clara Higgs 1880-1949
                                   married Clara March 29 1911 in McLean Co.
                                   All are at Calhoun Cemetery.
                            Rozella born 1868
                                   married Samuel Glenn Jan 6 1887..
                            James born 1866,
                            Luther born 1850.
                            Roy ?
       Eliza Johnson
              parents were Francis W Johnson or Johnston and
                     Maria Chapman married March 22 1817 in Green Co. Ky.
                            Maria father was AAron Chapman.

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