Purdy, Isaac S., was born in Dutchess County, N. Y., moved with his family to this county in 1827, and settled
in the western part of the town of Jerusalem. He married Ann, daughter of Thomas Owen, of Westchester County, N.
Y. His son Joseph, was born March 13, 1825, in Dutchess County, N. Y., but came with his parents, when two years
old, to this county. He had one brother, Thomas O., and one sister, Sarah A. They remained on that farm about six
years, then sold out and removed to the eastern part of the same town in 1833, where they have since resided. Isaac
S. Purdy died February 14, 1876, and Ann his wife on April to, of the same year. Mr. Purdy was educated at the
Penn Yan schools and has always been a farmer. He is a Republican in politics, and has been supervisor two terms,
1880-81, and also inspector several times. His family are members of the Baptist Church at Penn Yan. He married
Margaret E., daughter of Thomas Bennett, of Benton, N. Y., and their children are Ella; John, who married Jessie
Mac Kay, of Penn Yan; Ida G., married William C. Mills, of Chicago; Thomas B. (deceased); Mary C., of Brooklyn;
George O.; Ann; Agnes; Isaac Seymour; Charles M.; and Henry Clinton.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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