Seeking information on the family of Volney Purcell (born c 1835?) who is said to have been the nephew of James G. Blaine (1830-1893). Blaine, of course, was an unsuccessful candidate for president in 1876and 1880. He later served as Secretary of State in the cabinets of James Garfield and Chester Arthur. Blaine was born in West Brownsville, Washington County, PA but in 1854 moved to Maine. Who was Volney Purcell's mother and father? Where was he born and when did he die? Did he have any siblings?