The Pursley Family Bible

The Pursley Family Bible

Transcribed and Submitted
Dolores and Gordon Miltenberger

The Holy Bible
Cincinnati; Published by E. Morgan and Co.

Bible of D. O. Pursley - On fly-leaf: "Jan 5th - 1887 - This book to be W. A. Pursley's (signed) D. O. P.

Note from Dolores Miltenberger: "This is possibly not a true copy as she (Mrs. Mildred Box) made comments within the listings."


Page 1
David & Elizabeth Pursley was married _
D. O. & Eliz P was married November 21st 1832
Richard & Millie C. Franklin was married Sept 24th 1857
Arnett & Blanche Pursley married November the 29 1874
Robert & Sallie Hall married Sept 23 1884
Noel & Perdia Pursley was married March 3, 1903

Daniel Arnett Pursley was born June 24, 1907
Cornelia Elizabeth Pursley (May) was born Feb 20, 1909
Dan and Cornelia are children of Noel and Perdia

Page 2
David Pursley was born _ (Note: This David Pursley Born abt 1768)
Elizabeth Pursley was borned _ (Notes: This Elizabeth Pursley Born abt 1773)
James Pursley was borned 15th of November 1790
Robert Pursley was borned 1st March 1793
Ephraim Pursley was borned Dec 12th 1795 (Note: These 3 by first wife who was Jane FERGUSON not recorded in this bible. Elizabeth referred to above, was Elizabeth Oglesby, daughter of Elisha, who was second wife of David Pursley, above, and Mother of the following children.) E. O. Pursley was borned 13th November 1800
Wm B Pursley was borned 19th of Sept 1802
Gabriel E Pursley was borned Dec 1 1805
D. O. Pursley was borned 4th December 1807
Mary Pursley was borned 16th of June 1089 *(N.B. the date of birth for Mary reads "16th of June 1089 as typed by Mrs. Mildred Box)
Jane Pursley was borned July 4th, 1811
H L Pursley was borned January 2nd 1814
W Y Pursley was borned March 20th 1815
Margaret Pursley was borned March 21st 1817
David W. Pursley was mustered into the confederate servis Sept 9th 1861 fought the battles of Shiloh April 7th 1862 Perryville Oct 7th 1862 Murfreesboro
Dec 31 1862 wounded at Chicamauga Sept 19th 1863
W A Pursley left home November 24th 1863 being 18 years old and 4 days old fought many battles under Forest surrendered at Selma Alabama

David was married (1) to Elizabeth Ferguson, and had three sons, James born 1790; Robert, born 1793; and Ephraim, born 1795. David married second Elizabeth Oglesby daughter of Elisha Oglesby and his wife Mary Bryan. Children of David and Elizabeth (Oglesby) Pursley are listed in this Bible Record copied from the Bible of Daniel Oglesby who lived in Macon (earlier Smith) County and moved in 1856 to Obion County, Tennessee. Donated 1950 by Reelfoot Chapter D.A. R. Union City, Tennessee

N.B. this researcher notes that Mrs. Box gives the first name of the two wives of David Pursley as both being Elizabeth and previously in the Bible Record she had stated the first wife was Jane.

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