James Alpha Purselley - 1819 Nov. 25 to
1907 Dec 20th
Married Lucinda Osborn, Born 1810-Died 1864
James fought in the Northern Army, he had a leg wound which resulted in having it amputated. He moved from Kentucky to Arkansas in a covered wagon with his wife and children. He settled in the Black Oak community. His wife Lucinda died soon after they moved to Arkansas, there he raised his children. At a later time a blood clot formed in his forehead between his eyes, causing him to be blind, 16 years before he died. He lived with his daughter until his death.