I am related to these Pursers through my maternal grandmother, Sarah Martha Purser, daughter of Dr John Lenwood Purser of Gallman, MS and New Orleans, grand-daughter of Rev. Robert Higdon Purser of Brookhaven, MS (once pres. the Southern Baptist Convention), great-grand-dau of Frederick Purser from Kershaw, SC & of Hazlehurst, MS ... it goes back to Beaufort Co., NC to the early 1700s. RHP was one of several brothers who served in the Civil War & afterwards became Baptist ministers all across the south - one in Atlanta, etc. I have several different branches worked out in more detail (naturally).