The only connection I can find, and it is a thin one, is the following. Purnell Birdsong married Ella Beatrice Higdon. Ella is the d/o Watts Higdon & Beatrice Decell. Watts is the s/o John Higdon & Elizabeth Moore. John is the s/o Robert Higdon & Elizabeth Green. Robert & Elizabeth had a dau., Beneta/Benetta, b. 9/14/1817, d. 4/3/1902. She married Frederick Purser, b. 1805. They had a son, David Ingram Purser( Fredericks mother was Anne Ingram, d/o Charles). David Ingram is the f/o Britian Birdsong Purser, these are the Copiah County, MS Pursers.