John Purser, son of David Purser/Pusser moved to GA in 1843. He had a son by the name of Richard, born in Georgia February 14, 1853. Richard Steelus Purser married Cherity Elizabeth Mullis about 1874 in Pulaski County, Georgia and had a daughter named Eadie Lucintha Purser that was born in 1875 in Cochran, Pulaski County, Georgia. Eadie was my Grandmother. She married Seaborn Sumner in 1890 in Irwin(now Turner) County Georgia. Both Seaborn and Eadie are buried at Hichory Springs Baptist Cemetery, near Chula, Georgia
Richard had several sons and daughters by his second wife, Martha Ann Davis(married in 1877). One James Hugh(Pappy)Pusser , born 5 May, 1878, who had several sons , one named Carl Ulysses Pusser. Carl is the father of Buford Hayse Pusser , born 2 December, 1937. Buford is the man the book "The Twelfth of August", was published by W.R. Morris and movies were made about.
The above information I received from one of Richard's descendants that had been trying to fill in the missing information from Richard's first marriage. I had been trying to find out where my GreatgrandFather had gone after he and Cherity Elizabeth Mullis Purser were no longer together.
Jack Douglas Sumner of the Sumner's of Oregon By Way of South Georgia