Seeking information on any Purcell families that resided in North Carolina from about 1760 to about 1860. Special counties of interest include: Harnett, Cumberland, Robeson, Bladen, Hoke, Moore, Richmond, Scotland. Focus counties are Cumberland and Robeson.
Malcolm, John, Daniel, Neil and Mary Purcell (married Alexander "Sawney" Graham) moved from Scotland and settled in Cumberland County, NC c 1770. Members of these Purcell families later moved to Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
Connected families include: McPhail, McPhaul, Gilchrist, Torrey (Torry), Graham, Malloy, Munn, Smith, McIntyre, McEachern, McDuffie, McSwain, McKay and Ray to name a few.
Any leads or information will be greatly appreciated. Note: I am aware of the "Lumber River Scots" publication and have a copy in my personal library.