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 Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 17 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Elijah Purdy

M, #727, b. 27 April 1729, d. 8 August 1816
Last Edited=3 Mar 2020
Relationships
6th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandson of 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 Jonathan Purdy Family Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester Co., New York, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 March 2020), memorial page for Elijah Purdy (27 Apr 1729–8 Aug 1816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59496085, citing Jonathan Purdy Family Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Robert Hoch (contributor 47403420) .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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 3 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc v. 10, 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
     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 FHL, 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
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 3 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Elizabeth Purdy1

F, #720, b. 3 October 1775, d. 1 April 1853
Last Edited=18 Feb 2021
Relationships
3rd cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
     Elizabeth Purdy was born on 3 October 1775.2 She was the daughter of Samuel Purdy. Elizabeth Purdy married Benjamin Purdy, son of Jonathan Purdy and Charity Hadden. Elizabeth Purdy died on 1 April 1853 at age 77.2 She was buried at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester Co., New York.2
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 3 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Elizabeth (Purdy) Purdy, Memorial ID 159348052,
    Birth: 3 October 1775
    Death: 1 April 1853
    Burial: Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester County, New York
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 18 February 2021), memorial page for Elizabeth Purdy Purdy (3 Oct 1775–1 Apr 1853), Find a Grave Memorial no. 159348052, citing Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA; Maintained by Robert Hoch (contributor 47403420).
    Parents Samuel Purdy 1744–1821
    Spouse Benjamin Purdy 1770–1812
    Siblings Phebe Purdy Secor 1772–1854
    Children Sylvanus Purdy 1798–1881 Jonathan Purdy 1800–1872 Benjamin H Purdy 1805–1868,.

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
     Elizabeth Purdy was born circa 1699 at Budds 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S612] Unknown compiler, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMN-QG"; Ancestral File, 4.19 FHL, 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
     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 FHL, 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc v. 2, 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 Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 7 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Elizabeth Richardson Purdy1

F, #5936, b. 8 December 1836
Last Edited=19 Aug 2007
Relationships
4th cousin 5 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 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. 13 July 1797, d. 30 March 1863
Last Edited=31 Dec 2020
Relationships
4th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
     Emery Purdy married Romeyn (?) Emery Purdy was born on 13 July 1797 at Westchester Co., New York.1 He was the son of Ebenezer Purdy and Eunice Purdy. Emery Purdy died on 30 March 1863 at New York Co., New York, at age 65. He was buried at Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.2

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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Emery Purdy, Memorial ID 29378569,
    Birth: 13 July 1797, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA
    Death: 30 March 1863, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
    Burial: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 31 December 2020), memorial page for Emery Purdy (13 Jul 1797–30 Mar 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 29378569, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980).
    Parents Eunice Purdy 1761–1853
    Spouse Sarah A. Tyson Purdy 1813–1890
    Siblings David E Purdy 1790–1864 Charlotte Purdy Trowbridge 1808–1894
    Children Joseph Budd Purdy 1823–1915,.

Emery (or Emory) Purdy1

M, #555, b. 8 October 1818, d. 18 September 1872
Last Edited=3 May 2020
Relationships
3rd great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Emery (or Emory) Purdy was born on 8 October 1818 at Westchester Co., New York.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 H. Young on 4 December 1866. 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, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 May 2020), memorial page for Emery Purdy (8 Oct 1820–19 Sep 1872), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25659366, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by George Falk (contributor 46907234) .
     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, Goodhue Co , MN Death Record, Book 1, page 362, line 28, Goodhue Co., MN Court House, 509 W. 5th St., 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 6,7,20 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Emma Purdy

F, #327, b. 26 January 1862, d. 3 October 1865
Last Edited=5 Jan 2020
Relationships
Great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
6th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Emma Purdy was born on 26 January 1862 at Goodhue Co., Minnesota.1 She was the daughter of David Willets Purdy and Frances Mary Rolfe. Emma Purdy died on 3 October 1865 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, at age 3.1 She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 January 2020), memorial page for Emma Purdy (26 Jan 1862–3 Oct 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59688188, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .

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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 9 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, 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
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 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
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 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, d. 1 August 1853
Last Edited=3 May 2020
Relationship
5th great-grandmother of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     Eunice Purdy was born on 17 April 1765.1 She married Ebenezer Purdy, son of Jonathan Purdy and Charity Hadden, on 29 December 1788. Eunice Purdy died on 1 August 1853 at age 88. She was buried at New York Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, New York Co., New York, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 May 2020), memorial page for Eunice Purdy (17 Apr 1761–1 Aug 1853), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66116885, citing New York Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Marie Hayes (contributor 47293641) .
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 3 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Evelyn Ann Purdy1

F, #430, b. 31 July 1906, d. May 1989
Last Edited=25 Sep 2020
Relationships
1st cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
7th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     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 She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.4
     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 Co., MN Court House, 509 W. 5th St., 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 14 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, 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.).
  4. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Evelyn Anna (Purdy) Schneider, Memorial ID 91731402,
    Birth: 31 July 1906, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
    Death: 25 May 1989, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
    Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 25 September 2020), memorial page for Evelyn Anna Purdy Schneider (31 Jul 1906–25 May 1989), Find a Grave Memorial no. 91731402, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by Mookie (contributor 47515129).
    Parents Samuel Haskell Purdy 1873–1951 Anne Marie Ceder Purdy 1873–1957
    Spouse Harry Charles Schneider 1906–1972
    Siblings Howard Haskell Purdy 1895–1914,.

Frances Rosetta Purdy

F, #336, b. 22 October 1904, d. 6 October 1993
Last Edited=6 May 2020
Relationships
1st cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
7th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     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, son of Joseph E. Everest and Isadora B. Westfall, on 22 May 1926 at Coquille, Coos Co., Oregon. Frances Rosetta Purdy died on 6 October 1993 at Portland, Oregon, at age 88.2 She was buried at Denmark Cemetery, Langlois, Curry Co., Oregon, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 06 May 2020), memorial page for Frances R Purdy Everest (22 Oct 1904–6 Oct 1993), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117251102, citing Denmark Cemetery, Langlois, Curry County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Rick & Nancy (contributor 47311134) .
     Her married name was Everest. She lived in 1962 at Langlois, Curry Co., Oregon. She graduated in 1966 at Oregon College of Education, 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 15-17 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, 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
     Francis Purdy was born circa 1697 at Budds 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc v. 2, 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 1616, d. 4 October 1658
Last Edited=18 Feb 2021
Relationship
9th great-grandfather of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     Francis (1) Purdy was born circa 1595 at York, England.1 He was born circa 1616 at England.2,3 He married Mary Elizabeth Brundage, daughter of John Brundage and Rachel Hubbard, in 1642. Francis (1) Purdy died on 4 October 1658 at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.3 He was buried at Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.3
     Francis Purdy left Yorkshire, England, with two of his sons and crossed the Atlantic, settling at Concord, Massachusetts. He was among the first settlers of Fairfield, Connecticut, where he and his wife Mary were residing by at least 1644. He negotiated and witnessed the land agreement between the town of Fairfield and the Poquannock Indians in 1657, and died the following year in Fairfield. Edward E. Atwater, et al., History of the Colony of New Haven to its Absorption into Connecticut (Meriden, Conn: Journal Publishing Company, 1902), 670; Clayton C. Purdy and Robert J. Purdy, Gilbert Purdy: His Ancestors and Descendants (Syosset, NY: C. C. Purdy, 1990), 14; New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), vol. 20 (1889), 133; Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (2 vols., Fairfield, Connecticut: Clearfield, 1930-32; reprinted in 3 vols., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 2007), vol. 1, 108.

Died: 1658Francis died in October of 1658. Probate documents exist in CT archives. There was a "great sickness" in Fairfield at that time so a number of people died. Mary Brundish was christened 10 Dec 1628; not birth date. She did not have a middle name Elizabeth. The Elizabeth part seems to have originated with the book on Fairfield history "Historie of Fairfield" Vol 1 1889 p324-326 by Elizabeth Hubbel Schenk, who got the date right but added to the name. The christening record appears in Partridge's transcription of the St. Mary Elm parish documents, but it does not appear on the microfische or microfilm of the parish record book. Transcriptions include loose pages and other material that are part of the church records but that may not be part of the book that is photographed. Mary had a brother James christened at the same church. The church is still actively used and is located on Elm street (hence the name) in the southwestern corner of downtown Ipswich. Some of the inner door is said to date from Norman times. The use of two given names is very rare before the mid 1700's. Her family name was Brundish, but it became corrupted through phonetic spelling to Brundage by the time her brother's children were adults, and has been Brundage ever since.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142864087/francis-purdy#source. 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 1 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc v. 2, 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.
  3. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Francis Purdy, Memorial ID 142864087,
    Birth: 1616, England
    Death: 4 October 1658, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
    Burial
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 18 February 2021), memorial page for Francis Purdy (1616–4 Oct 1658), Find a Grave Memorial no. 142864087,; Maintained by MarshaPG (contributor 47641270) Unknown.

    Spouse Mary Brundage/Brundish Hoyt 1628–1684 (m. 1642)
    Children John Purdy 1646–1678 Joseph Purdy 1653–1709,.

Francis Purdy Jr.

M, #95, b. circa 1650, d. between 1722 and 1725
Last Edited=10 Apr 2020
Relationships
8th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
Son of 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 between 1722 and 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 2 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc v. 2, 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=3 Mar 2020
Relationships
1st cousin 8 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Great-grandson of 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 FHL, 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc v. 2, 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
     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 FHL, 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=26 Apr 2021
Relationships
2nd cousin 7 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
     Gabriel Purdy was born abt 18 May 1753/1755 at Westchester Co., New York.1,2 He was born on 18 May 1755 at Westchester Co., New York.3 He was the son of Samuel Purdy and Winnifred Wright Griffin. Gabriel Purdy married Charity Purdy, daughter of Joseph Purdy and Charity Eisenhart, on 28 March 1775 at New York.3 Gabriel Purdy married Esther Angevine, daughter of Louis Angevine and Phoebe (?), in 1782.3 Gabriel Purdy married Elizabeth Wilkinson on 7 September 1804 at Sackville, Westmoreland Co., New Brunswick, Canada.3 Gabriel Purdy married Esther Knight after 1812.3 Gabriel Purdy married Ann (?) on 5 August 1830.3 Gabriel Purdy died on 8 May 1841 at Westchester Station, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, at age 85.3,1 He was buried at Rose Cemetery, Westchester Station, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.3,4
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc v. 2, 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 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. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 43.
  4. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Sgt Gabriel T. Purdy, Memorial ID 91582802,
    Birth: 18 May 1754, Westchester County, New York, USA
    Death: 8 May 1841, Westchester Station, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Burial: Rose Cemetery, Westchester Station, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/91582802/gabriel-t.-purdy: accessed 26 April 2021), memorial page for Sgt Gabriel T. Purdy (18 May 1754–8 May 1841), Find a Grave Memorial ID 91582802, citing Rose Cemetery, Westchester Station, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Maintained by doris hatfield jensen (contributor 47439069).
    Parents Samuel Purdy 1710–1796 Winnifred Wright Griffin Purdy 1716–1783

    Spouses Charity Purdy Purdy 1758–1780 (m. 1775) Esther Angevine Purdy 1759–1803 (m. 1782) Elizabeth Wilkinson Richardson Purdy 1780–1813 (m. 1804) Esther Knight Purdy 1766–1829 (m. 1828) Ann Aitkins Reid Purdy 1783–1873 (m. 1830)
    Siblings Levinah Purdy Gidney 1737–1761 Jacob Purdy 1739–1822
    Samuel Purdy 1742–1784 Henry Purdy 1745–1827
    Gilbert Purdy 1750–1838
    Children Mary Purdy 1775 – unknown Peter Angevine Purdy 1783–1821
    Charity Purdy Crawford 1785–1828
    Jacob Griffin Purdy 1787–1870 Henry Purdy 1789–1857
    Gabriel Purdy 1791–1864
    David Purdy 1793–1885 Phebe Purdy Black 1795–1882 Gilbert Purdy 1797–1882
    Melissa Purdy Dunn 1799–1869
    Esther Purdy Carter 1801–1870
    John Richardson Purdy 1805–1828 Samuel Flintiff Purdy 1810–1892,.
  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
     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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 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=3 Mar 2020
Relationships
4th cousin 5 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-grandson of 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 He was buried at Rose Cemetery, Westchester Station, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 March 2020), memorial page for Gabriel Knight Purdy (1818–12 Mar 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 152286178, citing Rose Cemetery, Westchester Station, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by Carol Sisson McLeod U.E. (contributor 47618189) .

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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 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.

George Elliot Purdy1

M, #5860, b. 29 June 1833, d. 24 August 1913
Last Edited=23 Jul 2007
Relationships
4th cousin 5 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
     George Elliot Purdy was born on 29 June 1833.1 He was the son of Gilbert Purdy and Sarah Knight.1 George Elliot Purdy died on 24 August 1913 at age 80.1

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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 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.

Geraldine Purdy1

F, #334, b. 6 December 1900, d. 8 January 1987
Last Edited=13 Feb 2015
Relationships
1st cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
7th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Geraldine Purdy was born on 6 December 1900 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.2 She was the daughter of William Hopkins Purdy and Anna Christiansen. Geraldine Purdy married Herman John Merz, son of Joseph Merz and Sophia Gyr, on 2 September 1925 at Salem, Marion Co., Oregon.3 Geraldine Purdy died on 8 January 1987 at Campbell, Santa Clara Co., California, at age 86.3
     Her married name was Merz. She lived in 1960 at Florence, Lane Co., Oregon. Her Social Security Number was 542-56-2039 issued in Oregon Social Security Death Index (b- 06Dec1900 d-Jan1987).

The following obituary from The Siuslaw News, Florence, Oregon, January 14, 1987, page 2A, column 1.
Geraldine Purdy Merz, long-time resident of the Florence area, died Jan. 8, 1987 in Campbell, Calif. Merz was born on Dec. 6, 1900 in Red Wing, Minn., the daughter of William and Anna Purdy. The Purdy family moved to Woodburn in 1912. She has been a resident of Oregon since that time and married Herman John Merz on Sept. 2, 1925 in Turner. He died on March 12, 1976.
She was active in various community affairs all of her life. She was an active member of the Ada Grange for 50 years. She served her neighbors and community through 4-H, Western Lane Republican Women, Western Lane Hospital Auxiliary, Siuslaw Valley Parks and Recreation District, Siltcoos Home Extension, Florence Friends of the Library, Florence Community Concert Association, A.A.R.P., the Presbyterian Church of Florence and other organizations. Merz attended Willamette University and graduated from Monmouth Normal School in 1921. She taught elementary school in Langlois, Pendleton, Woodburn, and Upper Fiddle Creek School at Ada.
The Merz' move to the Fiddle Creek valley, southeast of Florence in 1927, operating Alderwold Dairy Farm for nearly 30 years. They developed a herd of registered Jersey cattle that won them national recognition. When they retired from the dairy business in 1955, they purchased property in north-central British Columbia. There they developed a beef ranch now owned and operated by their son David.
Survivors include her four children, Bob Merz and his wife Shirley of Florence, Marilyn Adkins of Campbell, Calif., David Merz and his wife Lois of Fort Fraser, British Columbia, Canada and Karen Christensen and her husband Gerald of Saratoga, Calif. Also surviving are her sisters, Ruth Rue of Salem, Frances Everest of Milwaukee, a brother, Kenneth Purdy of Turner and a sister-in-law, Amelia Merz Thorne of Coos Bay. A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Florence Christian Church.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census26 April 1910Rockwood Twsp., Wadena Co., Minnesota, In the 1910 Minnesota Census, Geraldine Purdy listed as 9 years old, born in Minnesota, enumerated with parents
Census2 May 1940Canary, Lane Co., Oregon4

Citations

  1. [S315] Geraldine Purdy entry, birth, Goodhue Co., MN Court House, 509 W. 5th St., Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
  2. [S303] 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 15 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  3. [S316] Unknown article title, OBITUARY: The Siuslaw News, Florence, OR 14Jan1987, pg 2A, col 1, Florence, Oregon, 14 Jan 1987, 2A.
  4. [S2341] Merz, 02 May 1940 census, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah, Year: 1940; Census Place: Canary, Lane, Oregon; Roll: T627_3368; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 20-11, Ancestry.com website, Gerldine Merz in the 1940 United States Federal Census

    Name: Gerldine Merz
    Age: 39
    Estimated birth year: abt 1901
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Mintasota
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Home in 1940: Canary, Lane, Oregon
    Street: Fidle Creek Road
    Farm: Yes
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural
    Residence in 1935: Rural
    Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
    Sheet Number: 2B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 42
    Occupation: Farmer
    House Owned or Rented: Owned
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 30000
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 60
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Hermon J Merez 45
    Gerldine Merz 39
    Robert L Merz 13
    Marily J Merz 8
    David S L Merz 1
    Earnest E Jensen 23

    Source Citation
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Canary, Lane, Oregon; Roll: T627_3368; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 20-11

    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.

Gilbert Purdy1

M, #5843, b. 3 August 1797, d. 24 May 1884
Last Edited=26 Apr 2021
Relationships
3rd cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
     Gilbert Purdy was born on 3 August 1797 at Westchester Station, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.1 He was the son of Gabriel Purdy and Esther Angevine.1 Gilbert Purdy married Sarah Knight, daughter of William Knight and Jane (?), on 27 October 1817 at Nova Scotia, Canada.1 Gilbert Purdy died on 24 May 1884 at Westchester Station, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, at age 86.1 He was buried at Rose Cemetery, Westchester Station, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.2

Children of Gilbert Purdy and Sarah Knight

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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 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. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Gilbert Purdy, Memorial ID 139427621,
    Birth: 3 April 1797, Westchester Station, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Death: 24 May 1882, Westchester, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Burial: Rose Cemetery, Westchester Station, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/139427621/gilbert-purdy: accessed 26 April 2021), memorial page for Gilbert Purdy (3 Apr 1797–24 May 1882), Find a Grave Memorial ID 139427621, citing Rose Cemetery, Westchester Station, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Maintained by Dave Buchanan (contributor 47655157).
    Parents Gabriel T. Purdy 1754–1841 Esther Angevine Purdy 1759–1803
    Spouse Sarah S Knight Purdy 1795–1872 (m. 1817)
    Siblings Peter Angevine Purdy 1783–1821
    Charity Purdy Crawford 1785–1828
    Jacob Griffin Purdy 1787–1870 Henry Purdy 1789–1857
    Gabriel Purdy 1791–1864
    David Purdy 1793–1885 Phebe Purdy Black 1795–1882
    Melissa Purdy Dunn 1799–1869
    Esther Purdy Carter 1801–1870 Half
    Siblings Mary Purdy 1775 – unknown John Richardson Purdy 1805–1828 Samuel Flintiff Purdy 1810–1892
    Children Gabriel Knight Purdy 1818–1871 Jane Smith Purdy Giles 1820–1897 Adam Murray Purdy 1824–1906,.
  3. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 280.
  4. [S1835] Clayton C. Purdy, Gabriel Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, pg 281.

Gilbert Purdy1

M, #5893, b. 1750, d. 5 June 1838
Last Edited=3 Mar 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 7 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
     Gilbert Purdy was born in 1750 at Westchester Co., New York.1,2 He was the son of Samuel Purdy and Winnifred Wright Griffin.1 Gilbert Purdy married Bethia Fisher on 26 March 1781.2 Gilbert Purdy died on 5 June 1838 at Nova Scotia, Canada.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc v. 2, 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972pc, 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.

girl Purdy1

F, #1750, b. 10 April 1902, d. 13 April 1902
Last Edited=10 Nov 1997
Relationships
1st cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
7th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Girl Purdy was born on 10 April 1902 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.2 She was the daughter of Samuel Haskell Purdy and Anne Marie Ceder. Girl Purdy died on 13 April 1902 at Burnside, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.3
     Birth Record had name listed as "Purdy, died", female.

Citations

  1. [S298] 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. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 13-14 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S988] girl Purdy entry, birth, Goodhue Co., MN Court House, 509 W. 5th St., Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
  3. [S989] girl Purdy entry, Goodhue Co , MN Death Records, Book 3, page 290, line 15, Goodhue Co., MN Court House, 509 W. 5th St., Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.