You are right about those names bing used over and over.I found this in some of my stuff. Not sure I have the right ones, but here is this and I have other info on other George Purtell/Purtle also.
L.C. Purtle was born about 1822 in AL. Son of George Purtle. L.C. served in co. CAr Regt. in the civil War. He came to Carouse Township, Hempstead Co. by 1851. His wife was Mary a. BILLINGSLY born in 1828, dau. of Thomas Billingsly of MS. Children include: Patrick M. b.1847m. L. Boswell Thomas Jeffersonb.1850m. Frances Cassandra Holcomb. Nancy a.b. 1852 James D.b. 1853m.Marqurite Adams George M. b. 1856 Christopher A. b. 1858 Lenora a. b.1859m J.J.TUBB Edwin H. Burnica also three others,names unknown
South west AR Genealogical society. My Thomas Jefferson b.c.1813 in Caldwell co.,KY. Married Mary Ann DeFoar in Bibb Co.,AL and diedc1893 in Pike Co.,AR.