Clara Purdy

F, #2743, b. circa 1727
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
1st cousin 8 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Clara Purdy was born circa 1727.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Purdy and Glorianna Penelope Strang.
     Her Ancestral File Number is RKMN-FW.

Citations

  1. [S1209] Gordon Hillman, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMN-FW, submitted by Gordon Hillman"; Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library:, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Clayton Charles Purdy1

M, #5872
Last Edited=11 Apr 2012
Relationships
7th cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
7th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Clayton Charles Purdy is the son of Wendell Holmes Purdy and Edith Lindsay Morgan.1 Clayton Charles Purdy married Charlotte Macaulay on 28 May 1949 at Wesley United Church, Montreal, Montreal Co., Quebec, Canada.1,2

Children of Clayton Charles Purdy and Charlotte Macaulay

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 301. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.
  2. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 304.

Clayton F. Purdy1

M, #5869, b. circa 1889, d. 18 November 1907
Last Edited=23 Jul 2007
Relationships
6th cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
6th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Clayton F. Purdy was born circa 1889.1 He was the son of Charles Adam Burnett Purdy and Susanne P. (Annie) or Susanna Stewart.1 Clayton F. Purdy died on 18 November 1907.1

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 295. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Daniel Purdy1

M, #97
Last Edited=11 Jun 2001
Relationships
8th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Son of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Daniel Purdy was the son of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage.
     The cause of death was died in infancy.

Citations

  1. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Daniel Purdy

M, #737, b. circa 1682, d. circa 1769
Last Edited=24 Jul 2007
Relationships
7th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Daniel Purdy was born circa 1682 at Budd Neck, Rye, Westchester Co., New York.1 He was the son of Joseph Purdy and Elizabeth H. Ogden. Daniel Purdy married Anna Brown. Daniel Purdy died circa 1769.2,3
     His Ancestral File Number is RKMN-KL.

Citations

  1. [S609] Gordon Hillman, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMN-KL"; Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library:, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.
  2. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  3. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 22. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

David Purdy

M, #88, b. 7 August 1791, d. 5 August 1864
Last Edited=21 Jul 2014
     David Purdy was born on 7 August 1791 at New York.1 He was the son of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy. David Purdy married Elizabeth Ann Hopkins, daughter of John Hopkins and Elizabeth Hoogland, on 29 December 1811.1 David Purdy died on 5 August 1864 at Tompkins Co., New York, at age 72.1 He was buried at City Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York; Plot: g-103-104-3.
     David Purdy was a Tanner. The cause of death was internal injury caused by kick of a calf, ruptured abdomen.

Children of David Purdy and Elizabeth Ann Hopkins

Citations

  1. [S97] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 3-4, 6 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

David Purdy

M, #739, b. circa 1687
Last Edited=5 Oct 2000
Relationships
7th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     David Purdy was born circa 1687 at Budd Neck, Rye, Westchester Co., New York.1,2 He was the son of Joseph Purdy and Elizabeth H. Ogden.
     His Ancestral File Number is RKMN-LR, submitted by Gordon Hillman & Elizabeth S. Andersen.

Citations

  1. [S611] Unknown compiler, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMN-LR"; Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library:, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.
  2. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

David Purdy1

M, #5841, b. 30 March 1793
Last Edited=9 Aug 2007
Relationships
3rd cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     David Purdy was born on 30 March 1793.2 He was the son of Gabriel Purdy and Esther Angevine.1

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 44. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.
  2. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 44, 267.

David Willets Purdy1,2

M, #22, b. 16 January 1840, d. 19 October 1900
Last Edited=2 Feb 2016
     David Willets Purdy was born on 16 January 1840 at Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York.3 He was the son of Samuel Haskell Purdy and Jane H. Willets. David Willets Purdy married Frances Mary Rolfe, daughter of male Rolfe and Eliza Williams. David Willets Purdy died on 19 October 1900 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, at age 60.3 He was buried on 21 October 1900 at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota; block A, lot number 169.
     David Willets Purdy was a farmer. The cause of death was too much liquor. At the time of mother's death in 1898, David lived in Burnside. History of Dakota & Goodhue Counties, 1910, pg 979-980.

Following from the Red Wing Daily Republican newspaper on 20Oct1900, 5:2.
David Purdy who died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, who born in Ithaca, N.Y., on Jan. 16, 1840. He came to Goodhue county in 1864, first settling in Goodhue township. He then moved to Burnside where he resided until years ago when he came to Red Wing. He is survived by a wife and four children, Mrs. M.T. Perkins, Mrs. A.H. Perkins, S.H. Purdy, Jr., and Wm. H. Purdy. He also leaves his father, S.H. Purdy, Sr. The funeral services will be held at the residence, 712 East avenue, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. C.C. Rollit officiating. The internment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census17 August 1870Goodhue, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, listed as 30 years old, born in New York, farmer
Census1 August 1860Ithaca, Tomplins Co., New York
Census16 June 1900Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota

Children of David Willets Purdy and Frances Mary Rolfe

Citations

  1. [S34] Unknown article title, OBITUARY: Red Wing Daily Republican, 20Oct1900, 5:2, Red Wing, Minnesota, 20 Oct 1900, 5. Hereinafter cited as RWDR.
  2. [S35] David Willets Purdy entry, SOURCE: Goodhue Co , MN Death Records, Book 3, PAGE 276, LINE 9, Goodhue County Courthouse, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
  3. [S33] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 9-15 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

David Willets Purdy1

M, #799, b. 7 August 1897, d. 29 November 1965
Last Edited=17 Sep 2014
Relationships
1st cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
7th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     David Willets Purdy was born on 7 August 1897 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.2 He was the son of Samuel Haskell Purdy and Anne Marie Ceder. David Willets Purdy married Ella Lamb, daughter of Julius A. Lamb and Elizabeth Ruth Phillips. David Willets Purdy died circa November 1965 at California.3 He died on 29 November 1965 at Los Angeles Co., California, at age 68.4
     David Willets Purdy completed a World War I Registraion Card.5 He lived in 1962 at Monrovia, Los Angeles Co., California.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census4 April 1940Monrovia, Los Angeles Co., California6

Citations

  1. [S623] David Willets Purdy entry, birth, Goodhue County Courthouse, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
  2. [S122] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 14 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  3. [S624] David Willets Purdy, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index (b- 07Aug1897 d- Nov1965 CA), unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)
  4. [S2160] David Willets Purdy, death n/a (n/a), unknown repository, unknown repository address, California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Name:     David W Purdy
    Social Security #:     559181024
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Date:     7 Aug 1897
    Birth Place:     Michigan
    Death Date:     29 Nov 1965
    Death Place:     Los Angeles
    Mother's Maiden Name:     Cedar

    Source Citation: Place: Los Angeles; Date: 29 Nov 1965; Social Security: 559181024.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
    Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.. Hereinafter cited as California, Death Index, 1940-1997.
  5. [S2161] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online www.ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Name:     David Willetts Purdy
    County:     Wabasha
    State:     Minnesota
    Birthplace:     Minnesota
    Birth Date:     7 Aug 1897
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Nearest Relative: Mrs. Anna Purdy
    Height/Build: Short / Medium
    Color of Eyes/Hair: Dark Brown / Brown

    Source Citation: Registration State: Minnesota; Registration County: Wabasha; Roll: 1682692.
    ource Information:

    Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  6. [S2162] Purdy, census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, 1940 United States Federal Census
    Name:     Davis W Purdy
    Respondent:     Yes
    Age:     42
    Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1898
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Birthplace:     Minnesota
    Marital Status:     Married
    Relation to Head of House:     Head
    Home in 1940:     Monrovia, Los Angeles, California
    Map of Home in 1940:     
    Street:     Wl Nido Avenue
    House Number:     175
    Farm:     No
    Inferred Residence in 1935:     Wilmar, Los Angeles, California
    Residence in 1935:     Wilmar, Los Angeles, California
    Resident on farm in 1935:     No
    Sheet Number:     3B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation:     75
    Occupation:     Teacher Of Agriculter
    House Owned or Rented:     Owned
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:     4800
    Attended School or College:     No
    Highest Grade Completed:     College, 4th year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:     40
    Class of Worker:     Wage or salary worker in Government work
    Weeks Worked in 1939:     52
    Income:     2400
    Income Other Sources:     No
    Name     Age
    Davis W Purdy 42
    Ella L Purdy 41
    Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Monrovia, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_237; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 19-373.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

Deborah Catherine Purdy1

F, #5855, b. 29 June 1834, d. 1901
Last Edited=9 Aug 2007
     Deborah Catherine Purdy was born on 29 June 1834.1 She was the daughter of Gabriel Purdy and Sarah Embree. Deborah Catherine Purdy married Deacon John Richardson Steele Purdy, son of Gilbert Purdy and Sarah Knight, on 6 March 1856.1 Deborah Catherine Purdy died in 1901.1

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 280. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Donna Rosetta Purdy

F, #437, b. 11 July 1891, d. 23 January 1968
Last Edited=8 Jan 2013
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
6th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Donna Rosetta Purdy was born on 11 July 1891 at Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co., Oklahoma.1 She was the daughter of Myron Sellon Purdy and Carrie Coykendall. Donna Rosetta Purdy married Benjamin H. Long on 31 October 1917. Donna Rosetta Purdy died on 23 January 1968 at Kansas at age 76.
     Her married name was Long. She lived in 1962 at Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., Kansas.

Children of Donna Rosetta Purdy and Benjamin H. Long

Citations

  1. [S370] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 30 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Dorothy Marie Purdy1

F, #429, b. 23 July 1903, d. 20 November 1983
Last Edited=18 Oct 2013
Relationships
1st cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
7th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Dorothy Marie Purdy was born on 23 July 1903 at Burnside, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.2 She was the daughter of Samuel Haskell Purdy and Anne Marie Ceder. Dorothy Marie Purdy married Herbert Merlin McLaird, son of William McLaird and Harriet Sowden, on 21 July 1928. Dorothy Marie Purdy died on 20 November 1983 at Lake Benton, Lincoln Co., Minnesota, at age 80.3 She was buried at Memorial Hill Cemetery, Lake Benton, Lincoln Co., Minnesota.
     Her married name was McLaird. She lived in 1960 at La Crescent, Houston Co., Minnesota. Her Social Security Number was 470-54-8672 issued in Minnesota in 1963.

Child of Dorothy Marie Purdy and Herbert Merlin McLaird

Citations

  1. [S382] Dorothy Marie Purdy entry, birth, Goodhue County Courthouse, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
  2. [S381] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 14 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  3. [S383] Dorothy Marie Purdy, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index (b- 23Jul1903 d- Nov1983), unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as SSDI.

Ebenezer Purdy

M, #176, b. 15 March 1763, d. 8 October 1813
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
     Ebenezer Purdy was born on 15 March 1763.1 He was the son of Jonathan Purdy and Charity Hadden. Ebenezer Purdy married Eunice Purdy on 29 December 1788. Ebenezer Purdy died on 8 October 1813 at age 50.1

Children of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy

Citations

  1. [S106] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 3 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Ebenezer Purdy1

M, #553, b. 1 December 1814, d. 9 October 1898
Last Edited=18 May 2015
Relationships
3rd great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Ebenezer Purdy was born on 1 December 1814.2 He was the son of David Purdy and Elizabeth Ann Hopkins. Ebenezer Purdy was baptized on 14 June 1820.2 He married Sarah Ann DuBois on 18 January 1838. Ebenezer Purdy died on 9 October 1898 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, at age 83.2 He was buried at City Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York; Plot: h-17-4.
     The cause of death was old-age.

Following from Red Wing Daily Republican Newspaper (5:3), 10Oct1898(Monday).
Ebenezer Purdy died at his home in Red Wing, on Sunday, Oct. 9; age of 83 years, 11 months and 8 days. Mr. Purdy has been a resident of Goodhue county for twenty years, the last ten years residing in Red Wing. The funeral services will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock, and will be private. The remains will be taken to Itika (sic), N.Y., for internment.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census7 June 1880Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York, Year: 1880; Census Place: Ithaca, Tompkins, New York; Roll: 938; Family History Film: 1254938; Page: 206D; Enumeration District: 235; Image: 0416
Census9 October 1850Newfield, Tompkins Co., New York,


Year: 1850; Census Place: Newfield, Tompkins, New York; Roll: M432_606; Page: 310A; Image: 221
Census28 September 1860Newfield, Tompkins Co., New York, Year: 1860; Census Place: Newfield, Tompkins, New York; Roll: M653_868; Page: 333; Image: 337; Family History Library Film: 803868
Census5 July 1870Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York, Year: 1870; Census Place: Ithaca, Tompkins, New York; Roll: M593_1104; Page: 234B; Image: 474; Family History Library Film: 552603

Children of Ebenezer Purdy and Sarah Ann DuBois

Citations

  1. [S470] Ebenezer Purdy entry, SOURCE: Goodhue Co , MN Death Records, Book 3, page 258, line 21, Goodhue County Courthouse, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
  2. [S99] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 6 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Edward Purdy

M, #325, b. 14 May 1857, d. 20 October 1867
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
2nd great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Edward Purdy was born on 14 May 1857.1 He was the son of Samuel Haskell Purdy and Jane H. Willets. Edward Purdy was buried circa October 1867 at City Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York. He died on 20 October 1867 at age 10.1

Citations

  1. [S294] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 17 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Elijah Purdy

M, #727, b. 27 April 1729, d. 8 August 1816
Last Edited=19 Aug 2007
Relationships
6th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Elijah Purdy was born on 27 April 1729.1,2 He was the son of Jonathan Purdy and Mary Hart. Elijah Purdy married Levina Haight, daughter of David Haight and Millecent Lane. Elijah Purdy died on 8 August 1816 at age 87.1,2 He was buried at Purdy Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester Co., New York.2

Citations

  1. [S106] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 3 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S1838] Clayton C. Purdy, Jonathan Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born in New York 1693, Fifth Son of Joseph, 10 of 12 (n/a: n/a, abt 1995), pg 6103. Hereinafter cited as Jonahtan Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Elijah Purdy

M, #2888, b. circa 1767, d. circa 1837
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
2nd cousin 7 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Elijah Purdy was born circa 1767 at Digby, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.1 He was the son of Gabriel Purdy and Bethia Miller. Elijah Purdy died circa 1837.1
     His Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-JP.

Citations

  1. [S1285] Gordon Hillman, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMQ-JP, submitted by Gordon Hillman"; for Elijah Purdy, Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library:, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Elizabeth Purdy1

F, #713
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
Relationships
5th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Elizabeth Purdy was the daughter of Jonathan Purdy and Charity Hadden.

Citations

  1. [S106] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 3 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Elizabeth Purdy1

F, #720
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
     Elizabeth Purdy was the daughter of Samuel Purdy. Elizabeth Purdy married Benjamin Purdy, son of Jonathan Purdy and Charity Hadden.
     Her married name was Purdy.

Citations

  1. [S106] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 3 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Elizabeth Purdy1

F, #742, b. circa 1699
Last Edited=10 Nov 2006
Relationships
7th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
Granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Elizabeth Purdy was born circa 1699 at Budd Neck, Rye, Westchester Co., New York.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Purdy and Elizabeth H. Ogden.
     Her Ancestral File Number is RKMN-QG, submitted by Gordon Hillman & Elizabeth S. Andersen.

Citations

  1. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S612] Unknown compiler, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMN-QG"; Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library:, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Elizabeth Purdy

F, #2741, b. circa 1723
Last Edited=24 Jul 2007
Relationships
1st cousin 8 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Elizabeth Purdy was born circa 1723.1,2 She was the daughter of Samuel Purdy and Glorianna Penelope Strang. Elizabeth Purdy married Josiah Fowler.2
     Her married name was Fowler. Her Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-L2.

Citations

  1. [S1207] Gordon Hillman, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMQ-L2, submitted by Gordon Hillman"; Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library:, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 28. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Elizabeth Ann Purdy

F, #558, b. 3 September 1825, d. 27 November 1850
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
3rd great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Elizabeth Ann Purdy was born on 3 September 1825.1 She married John Wakeman Holberton. Elizabeth Ann Purdy was the daughter of David Purdy and Elizabeth Ann Hopkins. Elizabeth Ann Purdy died on 27 November 1850 at age 25.1
     Her married name was Holberton.

Citations

  1. [S475] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 7 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Elizabeth Richardson Purdy1

F, #5936, b. 8 December 1836
Last Edited=19 Aug 2007
     Elizabeth Richardson Purdy was born on 8 December 1836.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Flintiff Purdy and Margaret Knight.1 Elizabeth Richardson Purdy married Samuel Crawford, son of William Henderson Crawford and Charity Purdy.2
     Her married name was Crawford.2

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 346. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.
  2. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 54, 346.

Emery Purdy

M, #103, b. circa 1797
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
4th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Emery Purdy was born circa 1797.1 He was the son of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy. Emery Purdy married Romeyn (?)

Citations

  1. [S107] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 4 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Emery (or Emory) Purdy1

M, #555, b. 8 October 1818, d. 18 September 1872
Last Edited=21 Jan 2013
Relationships
3rd great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Emery (or Emory) Purdy was born on 8 October 1818.2 He was the son of David Purdy and Elizabeth Ann Hopkins. Emery (or Emory) Purdy was baptized on 14 June 1820.2 He married Frances Caroline Monell. Emery (or Emory) Purdy married Lucy (?) Emery (or Emory) Purdy died on 18 September 1872 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, at age 53.2 He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
     Emery (or Emory) Purdy was a Farmer. The cause of death was Acute neuralgia and congestion of the Lungs. Death Record states that Emery arrived in Minnesota in 1864.

At Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing, in block B, lot number 169 is the grave of Emery Purdy (My Husband, Emery Purdy, Born Oct 3, 1820, died Sep 13, 1872). To the immediate right of the tall grave for Emery, is a small memorial in the shape of a book, with the only words being of EMERY PURDY. There is also a Grand Army of the Republic memorial staked along side the grave.

Following from Goodhue County Republican Newspaper, Thursday, 26Sep1872, page 4 column 2.
Died in Red Wing, on Thursday morning September 19th, Mr. Emery Purdy, aged 53 years and 11 months. Mr. Purdy was formerly a resident of Ithaca, N.Y. He was member of a large family consisting of six brothers and six sisters, whose attachment for each other was peculiarly warm. Two of the brothers Haschal and William, are living in immediate neighborhood of the late residence of the deceased and are widely known and respected in this vicinity. One of the brothers died in the army of the Potomac, in the deceased also served as Captain in the 10th New York regiment of cavalry, from 1861 to 1864. In 1864, Mr. Purdy came to Red Wing. During his residence here he successfully engaged in farming. He held the position of President of the Goodhue County Agricultural Society for three years, and contributed much to its efficiency. Those who have shared the hospitality of his home, and who knew him most intimately, speak warmly of his courtesy and kind of heart. His sickness was of only one week's continuance, taking the form of acute neuralgia, and congestion of the lungs. Not until a few hours before his death was he considered dangerously ill by his family. As he had been a man of unusual strength of constitution his sudden and untimely death occasioned a shock in the community such as has rarely been experienced here.

Child of Emery (or Emory) Purdy and Frances Caroline Monell

Citations

  1. [S473] Emery (or Emory) Purdy entry, SOURCE: Goodhue Co , MN Death Record, Book 1, page 362, line 28, Goodhue County Courthouse, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
  2. [S472] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 6,7,20 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Emma Purdy

F, #327, b. 26 January 1862, d. 3 October 1865
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
Great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
6th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Emma Purdy was born on 26 January 1862.1 She was the daughter of David Willets Purdy and Frances Mary Rolfe. Emma Purdy died on 3 October 1865 at age 3.1 She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.

Citations

  1. [S14] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 9 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Esther Purdy1

F, #5846, b. 3 May 1801, d. 1819
Last Edited=23 Jul 2007
Relationships
3rd cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Esther Purdy was born on 3 May 1801.1 She was the daughter of Gabriel Purdy and Esther Angevine.1 Esther Purdy died in 1819.1

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 44. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Esther Angevine Purdy1

F, #5857, b. 6 August 1826, d. 20 August 1900
Last Edited=23 Jul 2007
Relationships
4th cousin 5 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Esther Angevine Purdy was born on 6 August 1826.1 She was the daughter of Gilbert Purdy and Sarah Knight.1 Esther Angevine Purdy died on 20 August 1900 at age 74.1

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 280. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Eunice Purdy

F, #177, b. 17 April 1765
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
     Eunice Purdy was born on 17 April 1765.1 She married Ebenezer Purdy, son of Jonathan Purdy and Charity Hadden, on 29 December 1788.
     Her married name was Purdy.

Children of Eunice Purdy and Ebenezer Purdy

Citations

  1. [S106] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 3 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Evelyn Ann Purdy1

F, #430, b. 31 July 1906, d. May 1989
Last Edited=8 Sep 2004
Relationships
1st cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
7th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Evelyn Ann Purdy was born on 31 July 1906 at Burnside, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.2 She was the daughter of Samuel Haskell Purdy and Anne Marie Ceder. Evelyn Ann Purdy married Harry Charles Schneider, son of William H. Schneider and Kathyrn Schlichtman, on 21 June 1930 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota. Evelyn Ann Purdy died in May 1989 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, at age 82.3
     Her married name was Schneider. She lived in 1960 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota. Not find Evelyn or Harry in Red Wing obituary indexes. Her Social Security Number was 475-36-6359 issued in Minnesota.3

Citations

  1. [S384] Evelyn Ann Purdy entry, birth, Goodhue County Courthouse, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
  2. [S122] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 14 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  3. [S1653] Evelyn Ann Purdy, unknown file number, SSDI for Evelyn Purdy Schneider, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.)

Frances Rosetta Purdy

F, #336, b. 22 October 1904, d. 6 October 1993
Last Edited=29 Jul 2007
Relationships
1st cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
7th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Frances Rosetta Purdy was born on 22 October 1904 at Sebeka, Wadena Co., Minnesota.1 She was the daughter of William Hopkins Purdy and Anna Christiansen. Frances Rosetta Purdy married Joseph Ira Everest on 22 May 1926 at Coquille, Coos Co., Oregon. Frances Rosetta Purdy died on 6 October 1993 at Oregon at age 88.2
     Her married name was Everest. She lived in 1962 at Langlois, Curry Co., Oregon. She lived in 1988 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin. Frances in Milwaukee in 1987, according to sister Geraldine's obit. Frances in Milwaukee in 1988, according to sister Ruth's obituary. Her Social Security Number was 540-22-7872. Residence at time of death was Portland, Oregon.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census26 April 1910Rockwood Twsp., Wadena Co., Minnesota, In the 1910 Minnesota Census, Frances R. Purdy listed as 5 years old, born in Minnesota, enumerated with parents
Census7 January 1920Salem, Marion Co., Minnesota, In the 1920 Oregon Census, Frances R. Purdy listed as 15 years old, born in Minnesota

Children of Frances Rosetta Purdy and Joseph Ira Everest

Citations

  1. [S320] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 15-17 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S1574] Frances Rosetta Purdy, unknown file number, SSDI - Frances Everest, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as SSDI - Frances Everest.

Francis Purdy

M, #741, b. circa 1697, d. 2 June 1760
Last Edited=24 Jul 2007
Relationships
7th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Francis Purdy was born circa 1697 at Budd Neck, Rye, Westchester Co., New York.1 He was the son of Joseph Purdy and Elizabeth H. Ogden. Francis Purdy married Abigail Williams, daughter of John Williams.2 Francis Purdy died on 2 January 1760.2 He died on 2 June 1760.1
     His Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-T8, submitted by Gordon Hillman & Elizabeth S. Andersen.

Citations

  1. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 22. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Francis (1) Purdy

M, #92, b. circa 1595, d. circa 1658
Last Edited=26 Jul 2007
     Francis (1) Purdy was born circa 1595 at York, England.1 He married Mary Elizabeth Brundage, daughter of John Brundage and Rachel Hubbard. Francis (1) Purdy was born circa 1616 at England.2 He died circa 1658 at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
     Came to America from Yorkshire, England. Moved first to Concord, Massachusetts. Moved to Westchester Co., New York about 1640. History & Genealogy of Families of Old Fairfield. His Ancestral File Number is SQ3T-64, submitted by Elizabeth S. Andersen & Robert E. Nessle.

Children of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage

Citations

  1. [S100] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 1 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Francis Purdy Jr.

M, #95, b. circa 1650, d. abt 1722/1725
Last Edited=24 Jul 2007
Relationships
8th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Son of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Francis Purdy Jr. was born circa 1650 at Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York.1,2 He was the son of Francis (1) Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage. Francis Purdy Jr. married Mary Lane, daughter of George Lane and female (?), circa 1675. Francis Purdy Jr. died abt 1722/1725.1
     History & Genealogy of Families of Old Fairfield.

Child of Francis Purdy Jr. and Mary Lane

Citations

  1. [S103] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, pg 2 (n.p.: n.pub., c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Gabriel Purdy

M, #2740, b. circa 1721, d. circa 1803
Last Edited=9 Aug 2007
Relationships
1st cousin 8 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Gabriel Purdy was born circa 1721 at Rye, Westchester Co., New York.1 He was the son of Samuel Purdy and Glorianna Penelope Strang. Gabriel Purdy married Bethia Miller.2 Gabriel Purdy died circa 1803 at Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada.1 He died in 1803 at Digby, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.2
     His Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-4M.

Children of Gabriel Purdy and Bethia Miller

Citations

  1. [S1206] Gordon Hillman, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMQ-4M, submitted by Gordon Hillman"; Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library:, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 28. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Gabriel Purdy

M, #2880, b. circa 1750, d. circa 1752
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
Relationships
2nd cousin 7 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Gabriel Purdy was born circa 1750 at Digby, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.1 He was the son of Gabriel Purdy and Bethia Miller. Gabriel Purdy died circa 1752.1
     His Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-8B.

Citations

  1. [S1277] Gordon Hillman, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMQ-8B, submitted by Gordon Hillman"; for Gabriel Purdy, Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library:, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Gabriel Purdy

M, #2882, b. 18 May 1755, d. 8 May 1841
Last Edited=11 Apr 2012
     Gabriel Purdy was born abt 18 May 1753/1755.1,2 He was born circa 1755 at Digby, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.3 He was born on 18 May 1755.4 He was the son of Samuel Purdy and Winnifred Griffin. Gabriel Purdy married Charity Purdy, daughter of Joseph Purdy and Charity Eisenhart, on 28 March 1775 at New York.4 Gabriel Purdy married Esther Angevine, daughter of Louis Angevine and Phoebe (?), in 1782.4 Gabriel Purdy married Elizabeth Wilkinson on 7 September 1804 at Sackville, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada.4 Gabriel Purdy married Esther Knight after 1812.4 Gabriel Purdy married Ann Aitkins on 5 August 1830.4 Gabriel Purdy died on 8 May 1841 at age 85.4,1 He was buried at Rose Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada.4
     His Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-BN.

OBITUARY OF GABRIEL PURDY, THE LOYALIST
May 25, 1841, The Halifax Times

Died at Westchester on Saturday 8th inst. Gabriel Purdy, Esq., aged 87 years. Mr. Purdy was born at Westchester, in the State of New York, 1754. He had five wives, the last of whom survived him. He had 17 children born to him, the issue of which are 170 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, making a total of 239. At the age of 21 he joined the British Army, and fought in the Battle of White Plains. He was made Sergeant at the close of the battle, and served as a non-commissioned officer during the war. At its close in 1783 he with many others came to Nova Scotia. Sacrificing their patrimonial inheritance, with bleeding hearts, breaking asunder the social ties which bound them to their native soil, on the more tender chords consanguinity; exchanging the fruitful vales and fertile intervale of the majestic Hudson for the wild howling wilderness, the precipitous rocky hills of the Cobequid mountains; and all for the loyalty they bore to their King and love for the British Constitution. It is evident the affection they bore to their native land still had a place in their hearts; for on looking abroad for a place of settlement they fixed upon what is now called Westchester, near the top of the Cobequid range of mountains, which separates Cumberland from Colchester, as bearing in physical appearance the nearest resemblance to the land they had left, and calling it after the place of their nativity. The privations, the toils, the dangers which these pioneers of the wilderness had to undergo, was sufficient to appall the stoutest heart, and to wear out the strongest constitution. With no road for many miles but a bridle path through the woods, they were compelled to rely upon their own resources, unless in case of great emergency. Before the children could be supplied with bread, the grist had to be borne on the back of the parent for many miles through the trackless desert, the journey to and from the mill occupying them a day and a night; whilst the fear of the family at home, for the safety of their absent father, may be conceived, but cannot be realized by those of the present day, who sit surrounded with every comfort and every luxury compatible with rural life, brought home to them by the superior industry and economy of their forefathers. So great were the sufferings of this band of patriots, that several sank under their toll, others gave up in despair, and either returned whence they came, or sought some more congenial soil on which to exercise their industry.

Mr. Purdy was one of the few who remained, resolved to meet and conquer every toil and difficulty, and had the satisfaction of redeeming from the wild wilderness, one of the most forbidding spots in Nova Scotia and of rendering a rugged and stubborn locality, a fertile and flourishing settlement; of raising a numerous family, and of seeing them happily and comfortably settled around him.

No provision was made by the British Government for the Loyalists of the rank of Mr. Purdy, further than giving him free grants of wilderness lands. This in many instances was but a sorry exchange, and but a poor reward for their perilous services and patriotic sacrifices, yet Mr. Purdy was never heard to repine or to repent of the choice he had made. Nor indeed could it be said he had so much cause as perhaps some others had to complain for the government seemed aware of the claims he had upon it, and unsolicited, conferred upon him a Lieutenant’s commission in the Provincial militia immediately upon his landing in Nova Scotia. In 1809 he was a Justice of the Peace, and in 1817 he received the command of a Company. For 20 years he acted as a Road Commissioner, and was entrusted with the expenditure of many thousand pounds of the public funds. In every situation which he filled he acquitted himself to the entire satisfaction of the government who employed him, and the public for whom he acted, and with credit to himself. As an instance of his consistency, and of the estimation in which his character was held by his government, when he found by the infirmities of age he was unable to discharge his official duties with efficiency, he requested permission to retire free from public life, and the government in testimony of its approbation of his conduct, conferred the several offices which he held upon his children.

Mr. Purdy through his whole life was an ardent lover, as active, a conscientious, and strenuous supporter of the British Constitution. And often has the writer seen his eye light up with indignant fire at the recital of the chimerical schemes of designing innovators, or the more daring attempts of modern revolutionists. Through every stage of life and in the discharge of every duty, he maintained a character of integrity, justice and humanity; in the settlement he was honored, amongst his neighbors he was respected, and by his family he was revered. Add to all this Mr. Purdy was a pious, a consistent and humble Christian, and adorned his profession through a long and checkered life, often beset with dangers and difficulties, bereavements and trials of no ordinary kind, by piously resigning himself to the will of his Devine Master. He was strongly attached to the doctrines as taught by Wesleyan Methodists; his house was the home of messengers of God of every persuasion; and with them he delighted to hold sweet converse on the things pertaining to eternal life. He had no long protracted sickness, he needed not that narrow field of bed of death to fight the good fight of faith, he looked forward to the time of his dissolution, and spoke of it as the beginning of a better life. He died as he lived at peace with his Heavenly Father and with his fellow men, and with a calmness not often witnessed in the hour of death he resigned his breath into the hands of Him who gave it, in the sure and certain hope of a blessed immortality through the merits of Him who loved him and gave Himself for him.5

Child of Gabriel Purdy and Charity Purdy

Children of Gabriel Purdy and Esther Angevine

Children of Gabriel Purdy and Elizabeth Wilkinson

Citations

  1. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 34. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.
  2. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 34. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.
  3. [S1279] Gordon Hillman, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMQ-BN, submitted by Gordon Hillman"; for Gabriel Purdy, Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library:, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.
  4. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 43.
  5. [S2033] OBITUARY OF GABRIEL PURDY, THE LOYALIST, online http://purdyreunion.wordpress.com/family-history/, Originally printed on May 25, 1841 in The Halifax Times. Hereinafter cited as OBITUARY OF GABRIEL PURDY, THE LOYALIST.
  6. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 44.

Gabriel Purdy1

M, #5840, b. 28 February 1791, d. 26 April 1864
Last Edited=9 Aug 2007
Relationships
3rd cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Gabriel Purdy was born on 28 February 1791.1 He was the son of Gabriel Purdy and Esther Angevine.1 Gabriel Purdy married Sarah Embree, daughter of Joseph Embree and Catherine (?), on 6 April 1817.2 Gabriel Purdy died on 26 April 1864 at age 73.1

Child of Gabriel Purdy and Sarah Embree

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 44. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.
  2. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 264.

Gabriel Purdy1

M, #5850, b. abt 06/08 Sep 1818/1819, d. 12 March 1871
Last Edited=19 Aug 2007
Relationships
4th cousin 5 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Francis (1) Purdy
     Gabriel Purdy was born abt 06/08 Sep 1818/1819.1 He was the son of Gilbert Purdy and Sarah Knight.1 Gabriel Purdy died on 12 March 1871.1

Citations

  1. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841, 1 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1983), pg 280. Hereinafter cited as Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.