Mr. Purdum was born in Brown County, Ohio Jan 28, 1848; his father died when he was only five years of age;at the early age of fifteen years he enlisted in the Seventieth Ohio Infantry, and after two years re enlisted in the SEventh Ohio Cavalry and remianed till the lcose of the war.In the spring of 1866, he emigrated to Iowa, and followed the building of the Union Pacific road.In 1877 ,he went back East for the winter and in the following spirng, he came to Colorado, and was mining near GEorgfetown till 1879, when he removed to Maysville, and organized the Continental Mining Co., and was elected its Superintendent.He was married, Nov.,1876, to Jennie Sarchet of Burlington, Iowa.
also:1880 census show V.B. age 36 in Maysville, Chaffee, Colorado
also:1880 census of Coffey, Ks there is a Jennie Purdum(states born ENg) age 23 with a daugher Minnie age 4, states born in Ks.
also:colorado marrieage shows: Minnie B. Purdum married Aug 26, 1897 to a Shutrick C. Burlingim