Looking for info on James A Purdy born 5/2/1836.He married Catherine Smith in 1857 and died before 1880.The 1880 census clearly shows Catherine Smith as Widowed.They had the following children: Albert (b. 1859), Lucinda (b. 1862), Jacob (b. 1864), Courtney (b. 1873), Laura Bell (b. 1868), Bertie (b. 1876).
James' siblings are believed to be Sarah J Purdy (b 1839), Maelesa (Melissa) (b 1841), and Loaler (b. 1844).There may be others.
We do not know James' parents names.He mother may have been Hannah Shafer.
Please contact me if you have any info along any of these lines.Thanks!