Selected Families and Individuals


Florence DIEBALL

1.  Florence lived in South Bend, Indiana when a widow.


1.   Nelda lived in Lebanon, Ohio.

William Jennings Bryan PURKEY

1.  William & Stella were married by the Rev. Bean.

2.  Bryan worked for the Southern Railroad for 43 years.

3.  He was ordained a deacon in 1946 and served for 27 years at Alpha Baptist Church.

4.  He played the fiddle and harmonica for his own enjoyment.

Wayne Milton WATKINS

1.  Wayne & Arlene live in Talbott, Tennessee.

Edith Arlene PURKEY

1.  Arlene gave information by e-mail from Jefferson City, Tennessee.

William Richard "Will" THOMPSON

1.  Will was a farmer and they lived on his father's farm on Thompson Creek Road.  [A History of Hamblen County, Tennessee and Its People 1996, p. 135]