William L. Puryear

14 February 1834–25 April 1862 (Age 28)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William L.

William L. Puryear was born on 14 February 1834, in Virginia, United States. He married Elzenia Adella Nuckols on 7 March 1861, in Hanover, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 25 April 1862, in his hometown, at the age of 28, and was buried in Wightman, Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States.

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William L. Puryear
Elzenia Adella Nuckols
Marriage: 7 March 1861
William Floyd Puryear

Spouse and Children

7 March 1861
Hanover, Virginia, United States


World Events (5)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 10

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Perrier 1 and 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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