Delora Puryear is the son of William H. Puryear born about 1820 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The family is in the 1850 census for McCracken County, Kentucky. Delora is living with the Abram Demastis family in the 1860 census for Franklin County, Alabama.
William H. Puryear's ancestors are: Hezekiah (born about 1790 in Virginia), John Jr. (born about 1764 in Virginia),Samuel (born about 1720 in Virginia), Samuel (born abt 1694 in Virginia). The last Samuel being the oldest Puryear to whom our family has been traced.