Descendants of Thomas Wesley Purgason
Generation No. 1
THOMAS WESLEY PURGASON was born October 09, 1828 and died January 19, 1911 in Rockingham County, NC.He married MARTHA ANN BAKER.She was born April 17, 1829 and died August 11, 1901.They both are buried at Symrna Presbyterian Church at Baker's Crossroads in Stoneville, NC.They were listed on the Rockingham Co. Census of 1850, single, and living with a “Miner” family.
Children of THOMAS PURGASON and MARTHA BAKER were:
i. JOHN PURGASON, b. 1850.
ii. THOMAS GEORGE PURGASON, b. 1851.
iii.MARY JANE PURGASON, b. April 02,
1856; d. April 10,1904,Rockingham County, NC.
iv. JOSEPH WESLEY PURGASON, b. March 12, 1858; d. February 02, 1937, Rockingham County, NC.
v. SAMUEL PURGASON, b. 1859.
Generation No. 2
MARY JANE PURGASON was born April 02, 1856, and died April 10, 1904 in Rockingham County, NC.She married WILLIAM HOWARD CROWDER, son of JEREMIAH CROWDER and ELIZA SIMPSON.William was born August 18, 1860 and died December 02, 1936.Both are buried at Symrna Presbyterian Church at Baker's Crossroads in Stoneville, NC.
Children of MARY PURGASON and WILLIAM CROWDER were:
i. CECIL CROWDER, m. MAGGIE ?.
ii. TOMMY CROWDER, b. 1881; d. 1889.
iii. MILTON CROWDER, b. May 27, 1882; m. MARTHA H ?.
iv. JESSE CROWDER, b. June 10, 1884; d. January 1951.
v. JOHN HENRY CROWDER, SR., b. February 21, 1886; d. January 10, 1970, Eden, Rockingham County, NC.
vi. GEORGE CROWDER, b. 1889; d. 1969; m. SALLY AMOS.
vii. CORA CROWDER, b. June 1891; d. January 1971; m. CLARENCE HILL.
viii. MARY CROWDER, b. 1892; m. ? WILSON.
ix. SAM CROWDER, b. 1894.
x. JOE CROWDER, b. 1896; d. October 1952; m. MAE ?.
JOSEPH WESLEY PURGASON was born March 12, 1858, and died February 02, 1937 in Rockingham County, NC.He married MARY ELIZABETH RANDOLPH, daughter of SAMUEL RANDOLPH and MARY CROWDER, who was born January 13, 1873 and died December 18, 1959.Both are buried at Symrna Presbyterian Church-Baker's Crossroads-Stoneville, NC.
Children of JOSEPH PURGASON and MARY RANDOLPH are:
i. MARTHA JANE PURGASON, b. October 25, 1889, Rockingham County; d. April 04, 1997, Annie Penn Hospital, Rockingham Co., Reidsville, NC.Married Rev. John William Madison, Sr. John was born May 17, 1890 and died May 6, 1954.Both are buried at Howard's Chapel in Rockingham Co., Stoneville, NC.
ii. CHARLES WESLEY PURGASON, b. February 14, 1891; d. January 14, 1965, Rockingham County, NC.Burial place: 1965, Symrna Presbyterian Church-Baker's Crossroads-Stoneville, NC
iii. JOSEPH CYROUS PURGASON, b. April 05, 1897; d. 1973,Rockingham County, NC.
iv. ALICE GRAY PURGASON, b. April 05, 1901, Rockingham County; d. October 07, 1936, Rockingham County, NC
v. GEORGE WASHINGTON PURGASON, b. September 12, 1903; d. 1948, Rockingham County; m. JANIE LAMB, D. 1988. Both are buried at Symrna Presbyterian Church-Baker's Crossroads-Stoneville, NC
vi. WALTER PINK PURGASON, b. December 17, 1908; d. 1993, Rockingham County, NC.
vii. WILLIE ROSS PURGASON, b. March 26, 1911; d. February 16, 1960, Rockingham County, NC.Also buried at Symrna Presbyterian Church-Baker's Crossroads-Stoneville, NC
viii. JOHN LUTHER PURGASON, b. February 04, 1914; d. June 13, 1955, Rockingham County, NC. Buried at Symrna Presbyterian Church-Baker's Crossroads-Stoneville, NC
ix. MARY LUCY PURGASON, b. February 17, 1893; d. June 30, 1990, Rockingham County, NC.
x. SUSIE EDNA PURGASON, b. November 20, 1920; m. DEWEY BULLINS.
xi. MINNIE PEARL PURGASON, b. May 15, 1906; m. HENRY WALL.
xii. EMILY PURGASON, b. February 13, 1895; m. JIM ADAMS.
xiii. MAGGIE MAY PURGASON, b. February 10, 1899; m. ? DRAPER.
xiv. JAMES DILLARD PURGASON, b. June 06, 1916.
Martha Jane Purgason Madison was my grandmother.She lived to be 107 years old. I would like to share with anyone who may be researching the Purgason's.I would like to verify the above information and continue adding to this tree.