Born: 1812-09-07 Kentucky
Flourished: Menard County, Illinois
Purkapile was a farmer in Menard County. In 1859, he married Catharine Houghton Nance, and together they had one child.
U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 334; Gravestone, Farmers Point Cemetery, Tallula, IL; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 751.