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Parker, Boren, Pursley
Posted by: Duncan Aker, Jr. (ID *****7656) Date: July 20, 2006 at 11:57:07
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John Pursley, 1803-Kentucky son of Lydia Little and Wm. Pursley died in 1858 as per court papers
He married Jane Boren who lived into either the 1890's or early 1900's according to legal papers-memory stalling on exact date.
Lydia Little Pursley if she married at age of 18 was born in 1780, which is probably correct.
As for Parker, Francis Parker born 1793-NC died in 1861 and his wife Priscilla Mount born 1799 died in 1863, all according to bible records.
I still do not have solid, documentable proof of Francis Parker and his lineage going back to immigrant Parker. Anyone have this, I sure would be glad to know of it.
Samuel Parker, son of Francis and Priscilla above wed Lydia Pursley, Jr. in 1846 or 47 (memory stalling) in Marion Co. Illinois. Lydia Jr. either died prior to child birth or during/due to child birth, because on 1850 Illinois census, Samuel and new wife there is no child that would fit the time frame for Samuel's marriage to Lydia Pursley Jr.
I am also in possession of the following:
photo of Bathsheba (Whitley) Pursley wife of Wm. Pursley Jr. who went to Texas.
I also have the 3 surviving letters written by Wm. Pursley Jr. while serving in Texas forces in War of Rebellion, he wrote these home to Bathsheba.
Have photos of: Mary Ann Parker-Pursley, daughter of above Francis Parker and Priscilla Mount she born:1827
have photo of Lydia Ann Pursley Pool, first child of Guion Black Pursley and Mary Ann Parker, she born 1846
Have copies of Guion Black Pursley land grant papers of 1860's that prove his name is GUION BLACK PURSLEY. It has so many spellings, which is typical way back.
There is a photo of Delilah Little PHelps it is in Illinois, have not seen it, do not recall where it was.
Delilah is baby sister to Lydia LIttle Pursley 1780.
Interesting note: Francis Parker and his two eldest sons were wagon haulers, I suppose, they had between them about 20-30 wagons and many horses in 1846 in Marion Co. Illinois, it is believed they livied in Patoka, Marion Co.-but they owned no land. Now we know how they traveled to Texas in 1847-48 with Pursley and others.
Always glad to visit with others regarding these families.

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