I am a descendent of Jesse Monroe Purtell b. 1837 Bibb County, AL, d. 7/21/1864 in Civil War married abt 1859 to Mary E. McMillen b. 1844 Alabama.Jesse was the oldest son of Thomas Jefferson Purtell and Mary Ann Defoor.Jesse/Mary had only one son, George Michael Purtell b. 10/14/1860 Arkansas, d. 8/2/1942 Hope, Arkansas buried in Shover Springs Cemetary.After Jesse's death in the Civil War, story goes, Mary gave little George to the Purtell's to raise.She remarried a Capp, had two children, Capp died and she then married a Scroggins.George married Sarah Berthena "Thena" Ross b. 3/13/1861 Oak Grove, AR, d. 11/30/1933 also buried in Shover Springs.(George/Thena's marriage license shows consent given by George's mother, Mary Scroggins, father being dead)George/Sarah had ten children, Scottie Lou being my greatgrandmother.Scottie married John Morgan May.They had three children, Carl Michael May, being my grandfather.Carl/Bernice Mattie Brown, of Bodcaw had one child, Carlene Janell May, my mother.
A little confused with all the postings as to the parents of Thomas Jefferson Purtell.My information shows T. J. Purtell's parents as Michael Leonhardt Purtle, Jr./Mary ???Michael's parents were Michael Leonhardt Purtle, Sr./Barbara ???Michael Sr.'s parents were John Jacob Purtle/Dorothea.John Jacob's parents were Hans Jacob Purtle/Anna Barbara.Need some clarification.
Would love to share my family lines with all of the other Purtle's and fill in some siblings/spouse/children information.