In search of Elisha G. Purdum son of Nathan( and Rbecca (Eithison,Shipley)Purdum.When Nathan died(b.1796 MD>, Rebecca(Eithison b1800 Md) dau to Elija Eithson of Md. married ARchibald Shiplely. His previous wife was a Benton.When Archibald Shipley and Rebecca married (1844, Md) they moved to Guernsey Co. OHio in early 1845. Some Purdums and Shipleys were already there of the families.Elisha brother Elija (married a Callie Swan and moved to Nebraska.This Elija (b.1834 md.,was a surgeon in the Rev . war. I have a copy of his service record.