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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

James Lee Purdy

James enlisted 12 Aug 1861 for 3 years in Co. F, 46th Regiment , PA. Volunteer Infantry under Capt. Ben W. Morgan. Fought at Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Atlantic Campaign, Peach Tree Creek, Dallas and Punkin Vine Creek.

He was born on 28 Sep 1836 in Frndlday, PA.
After his marriage to Elizabeth Burns on 11 Feb 1869, he moved to a farm 1 mile west of Clinton, adjoining his father's farm. They had 5 children.

He was affiliated with the Clinton United Presbyterian Church and was for many years an elder.

He was described as having dark hair and gray eyes. His hearing was impaired by exposure to the noise of cannon fire.

There children were:

1) Thomas Burns Purdy born 1 Dec 1869 in Clinton, PA. died 25 Oct 1849 in Imperial, PA. He married Nellie Viola Custer on 16 Oct 1922 in New Cumberland, WV. They had 4 children. He married a 2nd time to Elizabeth I. last name unknown at this time. No children.

2) William Walter Purdy born 21 Jun 1871 in Clinton, PA. Died 15 Nov 1957 in Clinton, PA. He married Martha Eleanor McBride on 14 Feb 1907. They had 7 children.

3) Joseph L Purdy was born 2 Dec 1871 in PA 
4) Hattie Purdy was born 16 Apr 1875 in PA. Died 9 Dec 1917.
5) Mary Alice Purdy was born 9 Nov 1877 in PA. Died on 23 Mar 1937.

James Lee Purdy's wife Elizabeth Burns was born 25 Jul 1842 in Hanover, PA. and Died on 13 Oct 1927 in Findley, PA.

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