Hello cousin,we are both from the lines of John of Castle Finn, Ireland. His son, David, born c1708, came to America in early 1740's with his brothers. His son David, married Margaretha S. McEntyre. & children,John, James, Joseph, Robert, David, Martha, & Margaret. My family comes from John and yours from James. I know this isn't much info, but if you look at the messages on this page you'll find what you're looking for. As for Hazel, I have her but not her birth place. Born 2-10-1902, married 3-3-1929, Eldon B. Nowlin. Their daughter, Alice Ann, born 1941, Married 1st, James M. Barrow. They had James Michael Jr., b.1-6-1963, Kari, b.6-23-1966(sound familiar). She married John Watt, daughter Laura b.2-9-1971. Hazel's parents were George & Emma, George was born Rock Island, IL, 2-10-1864, died Denton, TX, 1947, married Emily Guthrie Evans, born 4-17-1873, died 10-30-1918. Children were: Neva, Vera, George, Hazel, Mary Lois. Oran Maxwell, & Olan Master. George's parents were John Campbell Purviance, born 4-3-1831, married to Margaret Bowman, born 3-13-1836. children were: Clarence Lee, Hattie, & George Marion.
John's parent's were Evan, born Cabarrus Co., NC, 1-5-1798, died Tazewell Co., IL, 1-13-1849, married Jane Foster, born 6-15-1805, died Lincoln, IL, 4-4-1886, buried Hopedale Cemetery. Their children were: Evan Sherrill, William Henry, John Campbell, James Jackson, Elizabeth Amanda, Deborah Sherrill, Benjamin Franklin, & Newton Sanderson. I have heard of 2 more, Maxwell & Sarah, but do not have proof. Evan's parents were James, born Lancaster Co., PA, 1758, lived on 263 acres of land given by his father, David, on 4-10-1794. Near Buffalo River in Cabarrus Co., NC. He married 1st Sarah Carthers, a 2nd cousin, daughter of Sarah Purviance & Hugh Carthers. Here headstone reads "Sarah Purvians, wife of J. Purvians and her 2 babes. Departed March 1st day, 1781, age 21."(Old Rocky River Cemetery) Married 2nd Deborah ?, Same cemetery, stone reads "Here lies the body of Deborah Purvians wife of jas Purvians and her son. She departed this life in Sept the 3rd day, 1793, age 33 years." Married 3rd, Deborah Sherrill on 10-21-1794, in Lincoln Co., NC. He died in 1810. Children were; Evan, Martha(Patsy), Selina(Linny), Deborah, & James Snodgrass. This will get you started, good luck, Lori