link text Ancestors and Family of Steven Harn Redman - Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements

IIn June 1977, I spent two weeks at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. During that time, I discovered the microfilmed family group sheets that B. Esther Harn had submitted; based partially upon an old manuscript of Ellen Dorcas Harn and Esther's own research. This provided a treasure trove of information on the Harn/Hearne family. After fruitless attempts at trying to locate Esther, I hired an investigator around 1983. He was able to locate the remarried Esther McCulley. Over the years we had continued to correspond, and share a great deal of information, before Esther died in 2016.

Have corresponded extensively with Ann (Kranz) Kurth, who was also researching the McCarthy lines. Ann came up with a good deal of new information.

Corresponded extensively with Mildred (Toland) Harn on the Harn family in Pennsylvania, before she died in 2005.

John Peter Harn and LouAnn Harn Cameron performed a great deal of research between 2011-2013. In October 2013, they produced a 64-page booklet documenting the children of John Hearn and Dorcas DAVIS of Frederick, Co. Maryland.

The book, David Purdy Family by Paul B. Purdy provided a great deal assistance on the Purdy and Hoogland lines. I was fortunate enough to correspond with his wife, Lila S. Purdy in the 1970s.

Received a great deal of new information on the newer branches of the Nestaval lines from Jerry E. Nestaval, Kirk Z. Nestaval, Hal J. Nestaval, and Jamie Nestaval.

Several close and distant 4th and 5th cousins provided numerous updates to the many old and new family lines.

In 2007, I was contacted by Clayton Purdy about my website.  Clay had written several books on the Purdy family and has provided me with numerous updates.  As my limited free-time allows, I am updating my website with information from Clay, his books and CD put together by Alec Purdy (that is based on information in Clay's books and his latest research effort).

Purdy Family Books by Clayton C. Purdy

The Purdy family in New Brunswick and Elizabethtown, Ontario : Gilbert 5 Purdy (Thomas 4, Thomas 3, John 2, Francis 1); Stephen 5 Purdy (Thomas 4, Thomas 3, John 2, Francis 1); Amey 5 Purdy (John 4, Daniel 3, John 2, Francis 1); Archelaus Purdy; Jemina 5 Purdy (Moses 4, Joseph 3, Francis 2, Francis 1); Martin Purdy b.ca.1810 in Ireland; Moses Purdy b.1766; Samuel Purdy who married Deborah; Jesse 5 Purdy (Thomas 4, Thomas 3, John 2, Francis 1), brother of Gilbert and Stephen above, but who lived in Elizabethtown, Ontario, now Brockville
1986?. (book 1 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-; Merritt, William Hamilton
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972

Henry Purdy, his ancestors and descendants : born Westchester, N.Y., 1744--died Nova Scotia, 1826
1985. (book 2 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc v. 2.

Gabriel Purdy : his ancestors and descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1721 died Annapolis, Nova Scotia, 1803
1986. (book 3 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc v. 3.

Gabriel Purdy : his ancestors and descendents, born Westchester, N.Y., 1754 died Westchester, Nova Scotia, Cumberland County, 1841
1989. (book 4 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc

Gilbert Purdy of Newburgh, N.Y., 1721-1778 : his ancestors, siblings and descendents,
1989. (book 5 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc v. 5.

Gilbert Purdy his ancestors and descendants : born White Plains, Westchester County, New York, 1750; died Malagash Point, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, 1839
1990. (book 6 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-; Purdy, Robert J.
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc v. 6.

John Purdy, his ancestors and descendents : born Fairfield, Connecticu[tt], c. 1648; died Westchester County, New York, 1678
1991. (book 7 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc v. 7.

Francis Purdy, his ancestors and descendents : born Fairfield, Connecticut c 1650, died Westchester County, New York c 1725 (aka James W. Purdy Ancestors/Descendants)
1992. (book 8 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc v. 8.

Three brothers : Joseph, Daniel, Samuel Purdy, born and died Rye, NY, ca. 1680-1768
1993. (book 9 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc v. 9.

Jonathan Purdy : his ancestors and descendants ; born in New York, 1693 ; fifth son of Joseph
1993. (book 10 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-; Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc v. 10.

John Purdy, known as Still John : his ancestors and descendants. born Rye, New York, 1695, sixth son of Joseph
199?. (book 11 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-; Gwynn, Jean Daley
FHL 929.273 P972

Francis Purdy seventh son of Joseph [and] Phebe Purdy one of Joseph's four daughters
1995. (book 12 of 12). Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-
FHL Call Number: 929.273 P972pc v. 12.

Purdy family in the Revolution : 1776-1783
1995. Author: Purdy, Clayton Charles, 1922-; Bieringer, Louis E.; Purdy, Donald E.; Purdy,Glenn T.
Research Call Number NYGB G P 97295.