Richard PURDY

Richard PURDY

Male 1819 - 1908  (88 years)

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  • Name Richard PURDY  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 12 May 1819  Monaghan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jan 1908  Woodlawn Cemetery/Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 14 Jan 1908  Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Person ID I1281  Purdy Family Tree | Purdy Branch
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 

    Father John PURDY,   b. Abt 1787, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary, Gibson,   b. Abt 1791, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1812  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1250  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Catherine MALONEY,   b. 1827, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1855, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married Abt Jan 1855  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25923-35945-45?cc=1937366&wc=M99Q-N4X:n97290928/Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant PURDY,   b. 06 Jun 1855, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1855, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 
    Family ID F344  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Anna "Nancy" MCGOWAN,   b. 12 Apr 1840, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1925, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 08 Jan 1859  Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Children 
    +1. Mary Jane PURDY,   b. 01 Apr 1860, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1927, Age: 66/Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. James S PURDY,   b. 14 Mar 1862, Penfield, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1934, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. William PURDY,   b. 19 Apr 1864, Penfield, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1917, Age at Death: 53/Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +4. John E PURDY,   b. 17 Jan 1867, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1943, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +5. George Richard PURDY,   b. 13 Mar 1870, Penfield, Monroe, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1922, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +6. Lorenzo Hathaway PURDY,   b. 13 Apr 1873, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1962, Age: 88/Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +7. Elsworth Hayes PURDY,   b. 29 Jul 1877, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1951, Age: 74/Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 
    Family ID F345  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Purdy Farm
    Purdy Farm
    Purdy Farm
    Purdy Farm
    Purdy Farm
    Purdy Farm
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Purdy Men
    Purdy Men
    Back: Richard Purdy and James S Purdy, and Lorenzo Hathaway Purdy
    Front: Unknown
    Richard Purdy
    Richard Purdy

    Documents
    Canandaigua Map 1905
    Canandaigua Map 1905
    J Johnson
    LH Purdy
    R Purdy
    W Mcgowan
    J Purdy
    JC Debow
    G McGowan
    S Johnson
    Canandaigua Map
    Canandaigua Map
    Map of a section of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York with families listed: Purdy, Johnson, McGowan, etc.
    1892 NY Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 3
    1892 NY Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 3
    Richard Purdy
    Anna Purdy
    Mary J Brooks
    John Purdy
    George Purdy
    Lorenzo Purdy
    Ellsworth Purdy
    George Brooks
    Henry Brooks

    James Purdy
    Matilda Purdy
    Royal Purdy
    Anna Purdy

    William Purdy
    1865 NY Census, Penfield, Monroe, ED2, page 29
    1865 NY Census, Penfield, Monroe, ED2, page 29
    Number 200
    Richard Purdy
    Anna Purdy
    Mary J Purdy
    James Purdy
    William Purdy
    1870 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 102
    1870 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 102
    Dwelling 1045, family 1096
    Richard Purdy
    Anna Purdy
    Mary J Purdy
    James Purdy
    William Purdy
    John Purdy
    George Purdy
    1875 NY Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, page 7
    1875 NY Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, page 7
    Number 56
    Richard Purdy
    Anna Purdy
    Mary J Purdy
    James Purdy
    William Purdy
    John Purdy
    George Purdy
    Lorenzo Purdy
    1880 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 58
    1880 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 58
    Dwelling 54, family 55
    William McGowan
    Eliza McGowan
    William McGowan
    Guy McGowan
    Guy McGowan

    Dwelling 55, family 56
    Richard Purdy
    Anna Purdy
    William Purdy
    John Purdy
    George Purdy
    Lorenzo Purdy
    Elsworth Purdy

    Dwelling 56, family 57
    Henry Brooks
    Mary J Brooks
    George Brooks
    1900 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, ED 52, Sheet 1A
    1900 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, ED 52, Sheet 1A
    Dwelling 5, family 6
    Richard Purdy
    Nancy Purdy
    Lorenzo H Purdy
    Ellsworth Purdy
    Mary Brooks
    Henry Brooks Jr

    Dwelling 6, family 7
    William McGowan
    Elizabeth McGowan
    William McGowan
    Georgiana McGowan
    Sarah Orr
    1860 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 164
    1860 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 164
    Dwelling 1305, family 1320
    Richard Purdy
    Anna Purdy
    Mary Jane Purdy
    1850 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 167 or 37
    1850 US Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 167 or 37
    Family 247
    Richard Purdy
    John Johnson and Richard Purdy Arrival
    John Johnson and Richard Purdy Arrival
    Elizabeth Denison, departed Liverpool, England arrived New York, New York 20 Jul 1846

    *John Johnston
    *Richard Purdy
    Richard Purdy Civil War Registration
    Richard Purdy Civil War Registration
    Purdy, Richard
    Age 39, White, Farmer, Ireland
    1855 NY Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 41
    1855 NY Census, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, page 41
    Dwelling 368
    Mary Jackson
    Richard Purdy
    Catherine Purdy

    Headstones
    Richard Purdy Headstone
    Richard Purdy Headstone
    Richard Purdy
    1820 - 1908

    Histories
    Richard Purdy Family Sketch
    Richard Purdy Family Sketch
    From the HISTORY OF ONTARIO COUNTY; compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich; edited by George S. Conover; 1893;

    Richard Purdy, Canandaigua, was born in Ireland May 12, 1819, and came to this country in 1846. He first located in Farmington where he lived four years with Isaac Hathaway, then went to Canandaigua, spending eleven years with Mrs. Jackson. In 1861 he bought a farm in Penfield, Monroe county, where he spent five years and then bought his present farm, consisting of 123 acres with a beautiful residence. He has never taken an active interest in politics. He married, in 1859, Anna, daughter of Guy McGowan, a native of Scotland. Mr. and Mrs. Purdy have seven children. Mary J., widow of Henry F. Brooks,resides with her son, Henry F., at home; her oldest son, George E., lives with his grandfather, Henry Brooks. James and William are farmers and live on a farm of 147 acres joining their father's. James married a Miss Matilda Johnson in 1888. John E., a farmer, lives at home; George R., a postal clerk, runs from Syracuse to New York; Lorenzo H., is a student at Canandaigua Academy. Ellsworth is at home, a school boy.

    http://ontario.nygenweb.net/Psurnamefamilysketch2.htm
    History of the Johnson (Johnston) Family
    History of the Johnson (Johnston) Family
    Compiled by Ruth Johnson Conley
    {notes by Edith Helen Purdy}

    The Johnson Family originally came from Scotland. In the 16th century, James I, King of England, gave them a grant of land in Ireland: “to have and to hold as long as grass shall grow or rivers shall flow.”

    John Johnston of Scotland had seven sons, one of whom named John B went to Ireland and settled on Johns(t)on’s Hill near Belfast. This John had two sons, John and Sam.

    In 1846 John came to America, from County Derry, Ireland, on a sailing vessel {same ship as Richard Purdy}. By the way of the old Erie Canal {by barge canal} he came to Macedon and from there to Canandaigua. At first he lived in the Washington Hotel, then on Clark Street, and later at No. 85 Gorham Street, (map of 1859). He married but left no descendants {his child died, found on gravestone}. He learned the carpentry trade from his Uncle Mathew and practiced it for many years. {He owned lumberyard & left sizeable inheritance to his nephew Thomas Johnson.}

    Samuel Johnson married Nancy Godfrey in Ireland in January 1853{16 Feb 1853}. His first five children were born there {6, one died in infancy}. Encouraged to do so by letters from his brother John, he came to America about the year 1863 to make a home for his family. He soon sent for them and it was a long, stormy voyage for the mother, Nancy, and her five small children. During the voyage she spent much of her time, clinging to the mast and praying for the safety of her family, especially for that of the two small boys, who were constantly running about the small sailing vessel. In America, two more children were born to this family. At first they lived on Chapin Street, and later on a farm owned by John Johnson on the Town Line Road, now owned by Maynard Johnson, a grandson.

    Nancy Godfrey, wife of Samuel Johnson was born in England {Ballynease Ireland} and through her Grandmother Stuart was a direct descendant of Mary, Queen of Scots. One of her sisters married a wealthy Englishman {North Irishman} named William Crawford, who with his wife Mary Jane {Godfrey}, family, and servants, as well as a small flock of sheep, went on his own sailing vessel in about 1862 to settle in Australia. It was said to have been about a three month voyage. He had four sons, Henry {after William’s father}, Thomas {after her father}, John, {William} and Hugh {born at sea}; and five daughters: Mary Ann, Matilda, Jane, Nancy, and Sarah. (See letter in the reunion book from the grandson, Robert H Monro). (Probably, Jack Crawford, the tennis star was from this family). Another sister Matty (Matilda) married Robert {William} Houston of Scotland and came to Canandaigua, living on North Main Street for many years. There were two children, Robert and Ellen {Jane}, but no descendants. For awhile Ellen visited Ireland every five years, visiting the following places and families:

    Black’s Hill and nearby Magherafelt and Maghera, County Derry Coleraine, County Derry: The Hunters, a sister {Sarah Ann} of Nancy Godfrey Portelone; The McCulloughs, another sister of Nancy Godfrey {Eliza} Nancy Godfrey Homestead; BUshmill’s Distillery near there and the neighbors, Lammi, Nancy Lammi, the mother. {Found these in Northern Ireland.}

    Robert Mccullough, son of the McCulloughs mentioned above, went to Australia, when about eighteen, and lived with the Crawfords. He was practicing law there recently. His brother Thomas also went to Australia but returned to Ireland. There was also another brother who remained in Ireland. {George?}

    Another branch of the Johnson family listed Thomas as the head, Johnston’s Hill Ireland. His son James married Ray Foster and had four children; William, James, Matthew, and Rachel. William was married to James Shipp, Toronto Cananda, and had three children, Ella, Vera, and ?. Vera often spent vacations with William and Robert Johnston, North Main Street, entertaining us with stories of the many years she was secretary to Mary Picford. William Johnson had six children, three boys and three girls.
    Note: to be fitted into the family relationship, William and Robert Johnston.

    Stories, told and retold:

    Bernard, mentioned as a brother of John B Johnston, came to America and had a child stolen by the Indians.

    One Johnson, had owned a large tract of land, on which part of Philadelphia {Pittsburg} now stands. John Johnson of Gorham Street had the papers in an old trunk in his barn to prove this and intended to investigate but before he had time to do so, the barn and all its contents burned.

    Another early pioneer member of the family owned a large piece of New York but in a moment of great thirst traded it to the Indians for a bottle of “Fire Water.”

    In the early history there was a John who had seven sons and one of these also named John also had seven sons, one named John.

    Famous American names connected with the family:
    • Sir William Johnson, who received his title and a large grant of money, for his services against the French in America.
    • Colnel Barney Johnson, of Revolutionary fame, who was the first white man to be made chief of the Mohawks.
    • Mary Johnston, author, who wrote some of the family history into one of her books.

    Addition: It was John Johnson of Gorham Street who dropped the t and persuaded Samuel and his family to do likewise.


    Johns(t)on Family Tree

    Paternal Side:
    John Johnston of Scotland
    Seven sons: ____, ____, Bernard, ____, John {B}, ____, ____
    John {B} went to Ireland
    Two sons: Samuel and John
    Samuel married to Nancy Godfrey, Ireland, 1854
    Seven children: Lizzie, Thomas Edward, John G, Mary, Matilda, Sara, and Margaret

    Maternal side:
    Stuarts
    Godfrey: Mary Jane, Sarah Ann Hunter, Eliza McCullough, Matilda, Nancy
    Nancy Godfrey married to Samuel Johnson, Ireland, 1854
    Seven children: See above under Samuel.

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      PURDY Lorenzo H.; 1873-1962; Emma L.; 1880-1967; on stone with Lorenzo H.; Ellsworth; 1877-1951; Mary Paull; 1878-1950; Richard; 1820-1908; Anna, wife of Richard; 1839-1925; William, son of Richard & Anna; 1864-1917; Harold; 1919-2004; Martha M., widow of James; died May 16 1945; ae 83 yrs; from obituary;

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