William L. Puryear

Male14 February 1834–25 April 1862

Brief Life History 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

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  • Marriage
    7 March 1861Hanover, Virginia, United States
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    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 3 and 4.

    History: American bearers of the surname include Bennet Puryear (1826–1914), born in Mecklenburg County, VA, youngest son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Marshall) Puryear, who studied medicine and chemistry before the Civil War, after which he became a professor of chemistry; he did pioneering work in the application of chemistry to agriculture. He had 11 children by his two wives.

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

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