Looking for information on Susan Achsah Puryear, born (according to her tombstone in Society Hill, Macon County, AL) Sept. 27, 1835, d. June 22, 1896.She was my gg-grandmother. She was most likely born in Clarke, Carroll, or Troup county, GA. She married twice, first to B. Sims, born in GA, and with whom she was living in Russell County, AL in 1860,and second to James Meadows, with whom she was living also in Russell County in 1880.In 1870 she may have been a widow, and seems to have been living in Opelika, AL, with her daughter (my g-grandmother) Martha (Mattie) who was born in 1861. According to the 1880 census both of her parents were born in Georgia, but she was apparently raised by Thomas Carlton Puryear, who was born in Virginia, the son of William and Rebecca (Carlton) Puryear, and his wife Mary (Morehouse) Puryear, who was born in Vermont.I'm basing that assumption on the fact that Susan was very close to a Peter Preer (b. 1829), son of Thomas C. and Mary Puryear. Peter Preer lived and raised his family in Columbus, GA - and everything in family tradition would suggest he and Susan were like siblings. Also, in the 1850 census Susan Puryear - born in GA (though the name is mis-spelled on Ancestry.com as "Brycar") is found with Mary Puryear - born in Vermont, in Chambers County, ALA - and the years of birth are right for both. The 1830 and 1840 census rolls show Thomas C. Puryear in Carroll County - and the 1840 shows a female child under 5 years of age in the household.I'm almost certain Susan Achsah was named after the wives of Thomas's half brothers - William and Robert Dougherty.Thomas C. Puryear was one of the sons of William and Rebecca Puryear, who moved from Virginia to Athens, Georgia, and that when William died Rebecca remarried to Charles Dougherty.She then had three Dougherty sons, Charles, William, and Robert.I'm pretty sure Susan Achsah was named after the wives of two of the Dougherty boys - Robert, who married Susan Watkins, and William, who married Achsah Turner. Thomas himself had 3 brothers, John, William and Peter, though both John and Peter had died by the time of Susan's birth. All the Puryears and Doughertys from that family got land grants in Lee, Coweta, Carroll, Troup, or Muscogee counties in the 1827 land lottery.I'm thinking Susan Achsah was born to one of the sons of one of those original brothers who was particularly close to the Dougherties, and that both he and his wife may have died between 1835 and 1840, leaving Thomas and Mary to raise their child - or children.In that Chambers County, AL 1850 an apparent younger brother is listed as well - Charles B. Puryear (also misspelled on ancestry.com as Brycar) together with Mary and Susan - and again the Carroll County GA census shows a very young male child with Thomas as well.Any insights on who Susan Achsah's parents might have been would be very much appreciated, or even any more information on the Puryear-Dougherty connection.I have more - but this is already long enough. Hopefully this might be helpful to someone else as well.