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Re: Purser's in Mississippi
Posted by: Elaine English (ID *****3406) Date: June 03, 2005 at 14:02:23
In Reply to: Re: Purser's in Mississippi by Laura Higdon of 647

Descendants of Benetta Higdon


Generation No. 1

1. BENETTA5 HIGDON (ROBERT4, BUDD3, JOHN2, DANIEL1) was born 14 Sep 1817 in Laurens Co., GA, and died 03 Apr 1902 in Copiah Co., MS. She married FREDERICK PURSER 19 Sep 1837 in Pike Co., AL. He was born 30 Mar 1805 in State of South Carolina, and died 07 May 1871.

Notes for BENETTA HIGDON:
Buried at Damascus Cemetery near Hazlehurst, MS
Found on the 1880 census in Copiah Co., MS as a widow.


Notes for FREDERICK PURSER:
Buried at Damascus Cemetery near Hazlehurst, MS
Lived 2 houses from Erastus Wheeler in Linden, in 1850.

Copiah Co., MS 1860 Census, #946/952, pp. 136
F. Purser 55 M Farmer $2,500/600 B: SC
Bernita 43 F B: GA
Ann 22F B: AL
Harrison 19M B: MS
Ingram 17M B: MS
Robert 15M B: MS
Cholista 14F B: MS
Celestina 11F B: MS
Sarah 09F B: MS
John 07M B: MS
Joe 04M B: MS

       
Children of BENETTA HIGDON and FREDERICK PURSER are:
       i.       MARY ANN6 PURSER, b. 1838, State of Alabama; m. RENO UNKNOWN.
       ii.       WILLIAM HARRISON PURSER, b. 09 May 1841, State of Mississippi; d. 22 Dec 1929, Copiah Co., MS; m. NANNIE Y. PATRICK.

Notes for WILLIAM HARRISON PURSER:
Buried at Tabernacle Methodist Church
Served in Co., C, 24th MS Cavalry during the Civil War

2.       iii.       DAVID INGHAM PURSER, b. 1842, State of Mississippi.
       iv.       ROBERT PURSER, b. 1844, State of Mississippi; m. SARAH N. UNKNOWN.

Notes for ROBERT PURSER:
Baptist Minister

       v.       FELICITY PURSER, b. 1847, State of Mississippi.
       vi.       NANCY I. PURSER, b. 1850, State of Mississippi.
       vii.       CELESTE PURSER, b. 12 Jun 1850, Copiah Co., MS; d. 27 May 1910, Copiah Co., MS.
       viii.       SARAH PURSER, b. Abt. 1851, State of Mississippi.
       ix.       JOHN PURSER, b. Abt. 1853, State of Mississippi.
       x.       JOSEPH C. PURSER, b. 20 Oct 1857, Copiah Co., MS; d. 21 Oct 1886, Copiah Co., MS; m. VIOLA UNKNOWN.

Notes for JOSEPH C. PURSER:
Buried at Damascus Cemetery near Hazlehurst, MS


Generation No. 2

2. DAVID INGHAM6 PURSER (BENETTA5 HIGDON, ROBERT4, BUDD3, JOHN2, DANIEL1) was born 1842 in State of Mississippi. He married D. JENNIE UNKNOWN. She died 13 Sep 1879.

Notes for DAVID INGHAM PURSER:
Lt. in Seven Star Artillery, CSA
A Baptist Minister
       
Children of DAVID PURSER and D. UNKNOWN are:
       i.       FREDERICK HARRISON7 PURSER, b. 19 Apr 1868; d. 25 Jul 1878.
       ii.       WILLIAM PURSER, b. 27 Sep 1872; d. 12 Nov 1884.



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