THE DESCENDANTS OF HUDSON PURSLEY

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                              Don Norman

 

1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Hudson Pursley was born in VA about 1815.  He married Elizabeth

Short in Botetourt County VA April 12, 1841.

 

Known children of Hudson and Elizabeth (Short) Pursley.

 

  2.  (1). William Edward          b.       1842   d.Nov    1926

         m.Nellie Wright

         m.Nancy E. Icenhour

         m.Luby Montgomery Jul 4 1914

 

  3.  (2). Jesse Hudson            b.Mar 12 1853

         m.Louisa Snider 1877

 

  4.  (3). E. Ann                  b.Mar 12 1853

 

 

2.WILLIAM EDWARD PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    William Edward Pursley, a son of Hudson and Elizabeth (Short)

Pursley, was born in Botetourt County VA in 1842 and died in Akron,

Ohio in November 1926.  He served the Confederacy in the Civil War.

    William came to Roane County WV in 1866.  He married Nellie Wright

in Roane County January 7, 1868.  Nellie was born about 1845 and died

in Roane County in April 1886.

    William married Nancy E. Icenhour.  Nancy was born in 1860 and

died in Roane County in 1913.

    William married Luby Montgomery July 4, 1914.  Luby died in 1914

in Roane County.

 

Children of William Edward and Nellie (Wright)_ Pursley.

 

  5.  (1). Charles Reed            b.       1869   d.       1935

 

  6.  (2). Albert Lake             b.       1871

 

  7.  (3). James H.                b.       1874

 

  8.  (4). Fanny                   b.       1881

 

  9.  (5). A.N.                    b.       1883   d.       1885

 

 10.  (6). Cora Ada                b.       1884

 

Children of William Edward and Nancy E. (Icenhour) Pursley.

 

 11.  (1). Otha Otmer              b.       1887   d.       1973

         m.Campsa Dell Short 1913

         m.Ella Bella Norman 1926

 

 12.  (2). Donzel Ray              b.       1889   d.       1974

 

 13.  (3). Laura Belle             b.       1891   d.       1967

 

 14.  (4). Grover Lee              b.       1892   d.       1975

 

 15.  (5). Edna Lee                b.       1894   d.     1965

 

 16.  (6). Marion "Dick"           b.       1896   d.c.     1975

 

 17.  (7). Pearl Grace             b.       1898   d.       1977

 

 18.  (8). Bertha                  b.       1902

 

 19.  (9). Worthy                  b.       1904   d.       1970

 

 

3.JESSE HUDSON PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Jesse Hudson Pursley, a son of Hudson and Elizabeth (Short)

Pursley, was born in Botetourt County VA March 12, 1853 and died in

Roane County WV in 1914.  He came to Roane County WV in 1866.  He

married Louisa Snider in Roane County in 1877.  Louisa was born in

Doddridge County VA (WV) about 1855 and died in Roane County in 1929.

 

Children of Jesse Hudson and Louisa (Snider) Pursley.

 

 20.  (1). Edward                  b.       1878   d.       1939

         m.Cora "Kate" Goodwin 1900

 

 21.  (2). Emory Morey             b.       1880   d.       1958

         m.Lillie Mae Bell 1902

 

 22.  (3). Otis                    b.       1881   d.       1953

         m.Jessie "Bess" Slawter

 

 23.  (4). Aga "Mary"              b.       1883   d.       1884

 

 24.  (5). John Hutchinson         b.       1885   d.       1977

         m.Dessie ------

         m.Lena

 

 25.  (6). William Blan            b.       1887   d.       1965

         m.Bertha Marks 1916

 

 26.  (7). Esley Wiley "Cap"       b.       1889   d.       1963

         m.Florence Bell Cooke

 

 27.  (8). Thomas Luther           b.       1891   d.       1969

         m.Ethel Trout

 

 28.  (9). Waffie Dane "Dick"      b.       1895   d.       1988

         m.Emma Grubb 1918

 

 29. (10). Luella                  b.       1898   d.       1900

 

 

11.OTHA OTMER PURSLEY   2.WILLIAM EDWARD PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Otha Otmer Pursley, a son of William Edward and Nancy E.

(Icenhour) Pursley, was born in Roane County WV in 1887 and died in

1972.  He married Campsa Dell short in 1913.  Campsa, a daughter of

William Wetzel and Elizabeth (Buchanan) Short, was born in 1892 and

died in 1923.

    Otha married Ella Bella Norman in 1926.  Ella, a daughter of

Sylvanis Walker and Molly (Drake) Norman, was born in 1899 and died in

1979.

 

Children of Otha Otmer and Campsa Dell (Short) Pursley.

 

 30.  (1). Rondel Paul "Mike"      b.       1914   d.       1981

         m.Mildred -------

 

 31.  (2). Trixie Elizabeth        b.       1916

         m.Orland French "Jack" Lee

 

 32.  (3). William Clair           b.       1918

         m.Brenda Fears

 

Children of Otha Otmer and Ella Bella (Norman) Pursley.

 

 33.  (1). Otha Otmer Jr.          b.       1932

         m.Mary Louise (McEndree) Metz

 

 

20.EDWARD PURSLEY    3.JESSE HUDSON PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Edward Pursley, a son of Jesse Hudson and Louisa (Snider) Pursley,

was born in Roane County WV in 1878 and died in 1939.  He married Cora

"Kate" Goodwin in 1900.  Cora was born in 1869 and died in 1957.

 

Children of Edward and Cora "Kate" (Goodwin) Pursley.

 

 34.  (1). E. Oral

 

 35.  (2). Hodley

 

 36.  (3). Hubert

 

 37.  (4). Renna

 

 38.  (5). Maysel

 

 

21.EMORY MOREY PURSLEY    3.JESSE HUDSON PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Emory Morey Pursley, a son of Jesse Hudson and Louisa (Snider)

Pursley, was born in Roane County WV in 1880 and died in 1958.  He

married Lillie Mae Bell in 1902.  Lillie was born in 1886 and died in

1943.

 

Children of Emory Morey and Lillie Mae (Bell) Pursley.

 

 39.  (1). Dennis

 

 40.  (2). Opha

 

 41.  (3). Orbie

 

 42.  (4). Floda

 

 43.  (5). Manford

 

 44.  (6). Jesse

 

 45.  (7). Marvin

 

 46.  (8). Harry

 

 47.  (9). Glennis

 

 48. (10). Ruth

 

 

22.OTIS PURSLEY     3.JESSE HUDSON PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Otis Pursley, a son of Jesse Hudson and Louisa (Snider) Pursley,

was born in Roane County WV in 1881 and died in Akron, OH in 1953.  He

married Jessie "Bess" Slawter in Akron, OH in 1916.  Jessie was born

in 1882 and died in Akron in 1973.

 

Children of Otis and Jessie "Bess" (Slawter) Pursley.

 

 49.  (1). John

 

 50.  (2). Marian

 

 51.  (3). Betty

 

 52.  (4). Dorothy

 

 

24.JOHN HUTCHINSON PURSLEY     3.JESSE HUDSON PURSLEY     1.HUDSON

PURSLEY

 

    John Hutchinson Pursley, a son of Jesse Hudson and Louisa (Snider)

Pursley, was born in Roane County WV in 1885 and died in Sand Point,

ID in 1977.  He first married Dessie -------.  His second wife was

Lena ------.

 

Children of John Hutchinson and Dessie Pursley.

 

 53.  (1). Ted

 

 54.  (2). Louise

 

Children of John Hutchinson and Lena Pursley.

 

 55.  (1). Onalee

 

 

25.WILLIAM BLAN PURSLEY   3.JESSE HUDSON PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    William Blan Pursley, a son of Jesse Hudson and Louisa (Snider)

Pursley, was born in Roane County WV in 1887 and died in 1965.  He

married Bertha Marks in 1916.  Bertha was born in Roane County in 1894

and died in 1966.

 

Children of William Blan and Bertha (Marks) Pursley.

 

 56.  (1). Harry

 

 57.  (2). Charles "Bill"

 

 58.  (3). Bernard

 

 59.  (4). John

 

 60.  (5). Goldie

 

 61.  (6). Wilma "Peggy"

 

 

26.ESLEY WILEY PURSLEY     3.JESSE HUDSON PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Esley Wiley "Cap" Pursley, a son of Jesse Hudson and Louisa

(Snider) Pursley, was born in Roane County WV in 1889 and died in

Medina, OH in 1963.  He married Florence Bell Cooke in 1918.  Florence

was born in Cardington, OH in 1886 and died in Medina, OH in 1983.

 

Children of Esley Wiley and Florence Bell (Cooke) Pursley.

 

 62.  (1). Ivan

 

 63.  (2). Melva

 

 64.  (3). Thelma

 

 65.  (4). Gilbert

 

 66.  (5). Velma

 

 67.  (6). Arleen

 

 68.  (7). Everett

 

 69.  (8). Mabel

 

 

27.THOMAS LUTHER PURSLEY    3.JESSE HUDSON PURSLEY     1.HUDSON

PURSLEY

 

    Thomas Luther Pursley, a son of Jesse Hudson and Louisa (Snider)

Pursley, was born in Roane County WV in 1891 and died in Seville, OH

in 1969.  He married Ethel trout in 1915.  Ethel was born in Roane

County WV in 1896 and was living in Seville, OH in 1989.

 

Children of Thomas Luther and Ethel (trout) Pursley.

 

 70.  (1). Thomas Harold

 

 71.  (2). Eunice

 

 72.  (3). Louise

 

 73.  (4). Harley

 

 

 

28.WAFFIE DANE PURSLEY     3.JESSE HUDSON PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Waffie Dane "Dick" Pursley, a son of Jesse Hudson and Louisa

(Snider) Pursley, was born in 1895 in Roane County WV and died in

Seville, OH in 1988.  He served in the US Army during World War I.  He

married Emma Grubb in 1918.  Emma was born in Hartville, OH in 1902

and died in Seville, OH in 1989.

 

Children of Waffie Dane and Emma (Grubb) Pursley.

 

 74.  (1). Mildred

 

 

31.TRIXIE ELIZABETH PURSLEY     11.OTHA OTMER PURSLEY   2.WILLIAM

EDWARD PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Trixie Elizabeth Pursley, a daughter of Otha Otmer and Campsa Dell

(Short) Pursley, was born in Roane County WV in 1916.  She married

Orland French "Jack" Lee.

 

Children of Roland French "Jack" and Trixie Elizabeth (Pursley) Lee.

 

 75.  (1). Roy Neel

         m.Bonnie Lou McCormick

 

 

32.WILLIAM CLAIR PURSLEY     11.OTHA OTMER PURSLEY   2.WILLIAM EDWARD

PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    William Clair Pursley, a son of Otha Otmer and Campsa Dell (Short)

Pursley, was born in 1918.  He married Brenda Fears.  Brenda is a

daughter of Leroy and Lucille (Sauce) Fears.

 

Children of William Clair and Brenda (Fears) Pursley.

 

 76.  (1). Steven Leroy

         m.Sylvia Reap

 

 77.  (2). Gina Clair

 

 

33.OTHA OTMER PURSLEY JR.    11.OTHA OTMER PURSLEY   2.WILLIAM EDWARD

PURSLEY     1.HUDSON PURSLEY

 

    Otha Otmer Pursley Jr., a son of Otha Otmer and Ella Bella

(Norman) Pursley, was born in Roane County WV in 1932.  He married

Mary Louise (McEndree) Metz.  Mary is a daughter of Glenn William and

Grace (Fowler) McEndree, and was the widow of Garland Duane Metz.

    Garland was the son of George Wesley and Hattie (Roach) Metz.

 

Children of Garland Duane and Mary Louise (McEndree) Metz.

 (Step children of Otha Otmer Pursley Jr.)

 

 78.  (1). Vincent

 

 79.  (2). Sharon

 

 80.  (3). Robin

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

"Roane County WV Family History 1989" pp.282,283