R. R. Purcell b: GA m: Martha E. Smith 24 Dec 1882 b: 2 Jul 1862 GA d: 13 Apr 1945 GA bur: Harmony Grove Baptisty Church Cemetary, Marietta, Cobb Co., GA daughter of Alpha Smith and Mary Polly Seagers.
Children: Agness Elizabeth b: 1893, Maggie b: 1893, Mary b: 1887, Royston b: 1889, and Walter R b: 1895.
The marriage certificate shows my Purcell as R. R. Purcell. Reno is the name shown on Martha's death certificate, which was filled out by their youngest son, Walter. Walter was born in 1895 in GA but Martha is found on the 1900 Milton County, GA census without R. R., and with children Agness, Maggie, Mary, Walter and Wilma (a son - later named Royston on census records).
A Russell R. Purcell was born in 1855 GA, son of Jarrett and Mary Purcell. He is listed on the 1880 census for DeKalb Co., GA with wife Editha J., age 25, son Thurman P., age 3, and son Roiston C., age 1. No other mention of this family has been found.
I have found older family members who say they were told Reno left to join Quantrill's Raiders, although the dates do not match, as the Quantrill Massacre was in 1863.
This is all I have on this family. I would appreciate ANY help in narrowing down my search. Who was Reno and where did he go?