James Purdy, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of James Purdy

JAMES PURDY was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, March 1, 1818; he was one of a family of seven children born to Thomas and Elizabeth Purdy, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Pennsylvania. They moved to Porter County in the year 1843, remaining until death. Our subject came the year previous and has remained since; he was married, August 2, 1846, to Elizabeth Adams, who was born in Ohio, June 13, 1829; his occupation, heretofore, was that of a blacksmith, which he pursued until 1854. Then bought and moved on the farm on which he now lives; he owns 100 acres of land and has a family of six children - Catharine, Mecilda (deceased), Lorinda M., Ralston W., Sarah L. (deceased) and John M. He and wife are members of the Christian Church.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 351

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