Posted By:jc
Subject:Re: Robert Purser -- 27/April/1807 - no probate Beaufort Co NC Will
Post Date:July 25, 2003 at 18:14:59
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Forum:Purser Family Genealogy Forum
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A family member sent this to me:

Jessee was listed in Beaufort County as witnessing a will for his brother-in-law Robert Purser Jr. in Feb. 1820. He is also listed on the census of White Co. TN. 1820. He must have got there before the census was taken. He is listed in 1830, 1840, Warren County TN. [the county line was probably changed] His will was filed in Feb. of 1843 so I assume he died in 1842. Charity was listed in te 1850 census as living in a home with son Solomon. Gean thinks Jesse's nephews, Thomas April 4 1805, and Cradwick July 27 1808 followed their uncle to Warren Co. TN from Beaufort Co. NC. I have not been able to find either of them on any census from Warren Co. I found a Thomas age 59 in Gibson County TN. in 1850. Was not able to find anything on Cradwick. There was a James Purser in Warren Co TN. also a Caleb Mason who I believe are related to Charity Purser Caton. Gean tells me Jessee is descended. from William Caton who came to VA. from England IN THE 1600s as an indentured servant. On World Connect there is some good information on the Robert Purser family by Susan Allison Rizor Souders. this seems to be the family of Charity Purser Caton.If you need anything on the Caton family I think Gean would be glad to help you.She sure knows what she is doing. Her address is