Biography of Isaac S. Purdy
Yates County, NY Biographies





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.

From:
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


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