Ellen <I>Purcell</I> Haire

Ellen Purcell Haire

Kentucky, USA
Death 2 Feb 1908 (aged 25)
Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Goodnight, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 100008420 · View Source
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NOTE: My grandfather, John Wesley Haire/Hare's first wife. (Per Dorothy Hare Wigginton)

Ellen and John Wesley Hare were married 18 Oct 1898 in Glasgow, Barren County Kentucky. They had five children. The children were: Nellie Jewell, Nancy Agnes, William Thomas, Bessie Isabell Frances and Charles Laurence Haire/Hare.

She died six months after the birth of Laurence from complications from his birth. His birth father, John Wesley could not care for Laurence and he was adopted to Stanley Russell Parrish and Eva Goodhue Parrish. Laurence and birth family stayed in contact through out his life. John Wesley Hare's obituary list him as son. Also, his half brother, Walter Dennan Hare from John's second marriage, obituary list him as brother.

Ellen is buried in Alexander Cemetery aka O.W. or Dote Alexander Cemetery, Barren Co., KY. According to a site on line: This cemetery was known as the O. W. or "Dote" Alexander Cemetery. It is located on the old Rufus Barbour place at Goodnight. At Goodnight turn on the Cap Redford Road. Cemetery is located on the left side of the Rufus Barbour house, second on the left. Only one stone. Others have been destroyed. Earlier transcription has 6 graves, only one stone remains, Ellen's headstone.. Surnames include: Haire, Norris, Purcell, Robertson and Vaughn.

Assuming the Purcell name is one of Ellen's relatives, possibly a parent. My cousin said she was told John Wesley Hare's father, William Cooper Hare/Haire was buried there. This would account for the Haire name. Not sure who owned this land to allow these burials and if all the family names that identify a person have some link to one or all the grave names.

Ellen's husband, John Wesley Hare/Haire married again 12 Oct 1910 to Maggie Lynn Roller. They had five children.

*****My continued research found: Possibly parents of Ellen were Thomas T Purcell and Nancy E. (Shaw) Purcell. Nancy: b. 1853 d. Jun. 18, 1890. Nancy's Find A Grave Memorial: 135712669, buried in same cemetery as Ellen.


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  • Created by: Dorothy Hare Wigginton
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100008420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellen Purcell Haire (2 Apr 1882–2 Feb 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100008420, citing Alexander Cemetery, Goodnight, Barren County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Dorothy Hare Wigginton (contributor 47472543) .