CASWELL PURSELLEY
BORN NOV 29,1845
IN ZION HILL . ARKANSAS
MARRIED FEB. 25 ,1866
IN ZION HILL, ARKANSAS
DIED DEC. 17,1916
BURIED IN HOOD COUNTY, TEXAS
Moved to Hood county Texas in 1892.
Family Records were burned when the
freen forest, AR court house was
destroyed by fire.
 
SARAH EMILY(ORRELL)PURSELLEY
BORN MARCH 20, 1847
DIED DEC.20, 1916
BURIED IN HOOD COUNTY, TEXAS


JAMES ALPHA DEC 7, 1866- ----JUNE 6, 1953 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
WILLIAM THOMAS NOV 26, 1868 --- MAY 20, 1943 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
SUSAN LOU CINDA JULY 28,1872--- DEC 8, 1941 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
CHARLES LAFAYETTE JULY 12, 1874- APRIL 1, 1939 CARROL COUNTY AR / BURIED TEXICO,NM
RUTH APALONIA MAR 16,1876-- JULY 27,1943 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
RUFUS R DEC 9, 1877---SEPT 10,1941 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
OLLIE PEARL MAY 9,1880- ? EUREKA SPRINGS AR
MARCUS GARLAND FEB 4, 1882 ------JAN 8, 1955 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
MARY MARGRETT NOV 29, 1883- --SEPT 29, 1965 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
MALISIA BELLE  OCT 26, 1885- --JAN 26, 1964 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
JOHN HERMAN DEC, 2 1885--- SEPT 26,1959 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
ARLIS JUDSON DEC 23,1889--- MAR 26, 1964 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
LILLIE MAE DEC 1, 1894-- DEC 10 1976 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
SHERWOOD HOUSTON MAY 21, 1870--JUNE 16,1933 EUREKA SPRINGS AR
 

 
CASWELL FARMED IN THE CARDOVER BEND IN HOOD COUNTY TEXAS. THIS RIVER BEND IS OUT OF GRANBERRY, TEXAS . HE PREACHED ON SUNDAY, AT A BAPTIST CHURCH IN THE COMMUNITY, AND FARMED WEEK DAYS. ALL THERE CHILDREN WERE STILL LIVING WHEN THE PARENTS DIED.
 
FATHERS NAME WAS ALPHA MUMFORD DUNLAP-SARAH WAS BURIED THE SAME DAY AND PLACE OF HER HUSBAND AT NUBBIN RIDGE CEMETERY HOOD COUNTY TEXAS
 

Caswell Purselley was born in Tennessee on November 29, 1845 of parents James and Martha C. Purselley. The family moved to Carroll County, Arkansas by the year Caswell was 16 years old.

He enlisted at Scott's Prairie (now Greenforest), Arkansas, in the Confederate Infantry. His muster-in was on February 15, 1862, and he served one year.

He married Sarah Emley Orrell on February 25, 1866 at Zion Hill, Arkansas. To that union were born 14 children. Their home was a farm near the Black Oak Community, Carroll County, Arkansas which they sold in 1892 and came to Texas.

They settled in the Bald Knob Community, Hood County, Texas (now Nubbin Ridge). Caswell was a Freewill Baptist preacher at the church there but later moved up to Mambrino. He died there on December 17, 1916 and was buried in the Nubbin Ridge Cemetery.

Three days later, December 20, 1916, his wife, Sarah, followed him in death was also buried in the Nubbin Ridge Cemetery.