My ggg grandfather is Francis M. Purgason from Rockingham County, NC. He was born in 1829 and died as a prisoner in the Civil War in Maryland in 1864. His mother's name was Susannah, born about 1788. Francis was married to Elizabeth Susan Hand(1829-1895). Their daughter was "Sallie" Sarrah Ann Purgason(1851-1913),who married Garland Key Williams(1850-1922). I can't go any further back than this. According to the censuses, they were all born in North Carolina. My maiden name is Williams. Does anyone know anything about Francis's parents?