William Wilson Purnell was the son of Samuel Morris Purnell and Sarah A. Unknown.He was listed as their 17 year old son in the 1850 census.My GG grandmother, Charlotte, was his sister.
1850 Census Marion County, Alabama District 14 S. M. Purnell 37 SCfarmer Sarah A. 37 SC William W. 17 AL Mary A. 14 AL Rachael 13 AL Nancy 12 AL Patsey 9 AL Marinda 7 AL Finus E. 6 AL Susan 5 AL Charlotte A. 4 AL Sarah A. 4 mo AL