Annie E. Purcell was first married to Milton Green Dermon. They had four children: Mary (b. 1884), Eva B. (b. 1886), Wade (b. 1893) and Milton Green (Mittie) (b. 1895 d. 1984). Mittie was a girl and born shortly after the death of her father. Even though she was a girl, she was named after him and given the nickname of Mittie.
Annie's second husband was Nathan M. Shumate. Annie and Nathan married in December, 1896 and their daughter Myrtle was born in 1897. Nathan M. Shumate died in 1899.