i am searching the pernell, purnell family as well...this family branches out from john robert pernell.
john robert pernell was born 04-20-1835 in marion, al. he married martha ann brought born 05-15-1864 in monroe co, al. she is the daughter of thomas andrew jackson brought and lorinda caldwell. she was born 1843 in ms.
thomas andrew jackson purnell was born 02-18-1872 in ms. he was the son of john robert pernell and martha ann broughton. he married alice stone born 04-1880 in ms. she was the daughter of william stone and elizabeth callahan.
lena may purnell was born 03-19-1902 and died 02-04-1953. she is the daughter of thomas andrew jackson purnell and martha ann broughton. she was married to william boney alexander. he was born 11-27-1900 and died 11-11-1950.
hope this helps...lol...i have more but dont like typing this much.