He married Grace Ann Crab Wier in Noxubee Co., MS, September 2, 1856. Grace was born in
AL November 18, 1836. Grace died June 18, 1878 in Noxubee Co., MS. He was living at Issaquena Co., MS in 1880 and is
buried at Noxubee Co., MS.
William Purnell and Grace Ann Crab Wier had the following children:
William A.7 Purnell was born in MS 1857. William died 1924.
William married Annie Holliman and was a telegraph operator in 1880. (research of Diane Bender)