How exciting! Our great-great grandfathers were brothers! My line stems from Florence Winifred Purdum. Here is copy of what I have in my records. If you like, I would be happy to email it to you via GEDCOM (this way it also contains all my notes on research). The bad news? I've hit a huge brick wall on this. I have collected lots of info from other researchers and am still waiting to go back at least one more generation from John Purdum in order to find any links to the info I have. The nice thing is that you can help out tremendously since you live in Ross County! Please contact me via email...SkyeLD@aol.com
Descendants of Eliza (Arrington or Toland?)
Generation No. 1
1. ELIZA (ARRINGTON OR1 TOLAND?) was born Abt. 1833 in Indiana. She married JOHN PURDUM. He was born Abt. 1825 in Ohio.
Children of ELIZA TOLAND?) and JOHN PURDUM are:
i. LAURA2 PURDUM, b. Abt. 1857, Ohio.
ii. MARTHA PURDUM, b. Abt. 1861, Ohio.
2. iii. WILLIAM R. PURDUM, b. Abt. 1862, Ohio.
3. iv. CHARLES EDWARD PURDUM, b. July 05, 1864, Bourneville Twp/Chillicothe/Ross Co/Ohio; d. February 03, 1956, Ladysmith/Rusk Co/Wisconsin.
v. EMMA M. PURDUM, b. Abt. 1866, Bourneville Twp/Chillicothe/Ross County/Ohio; m. UNKNOWN FULTZ.
4. vi. JAMES A. PURDUM, b. Abt. 1868, Bourneville Twp/Chillicothe/Ross County/Ohio.
vii. HARRY A. PURDUM, b. Abt. 1878, Ross Co/Ohio; d. May 01, 1964, Ross Co/Ohio.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM R.2 PURDUM (ELIZA (ARRINGTON OR1 TOLAND?)) was born Abt. 1862 in Ohio. He married JENNIE (PURDUM). She was born Abt. 1870 in Ohio.
Children of WILLIAM PURDUM and JENNIE (PURDUM) are:
i. RAYMOND3 PURDUM, b. Abt. 1891, Ross Co/Ohio.
ii. BESSIE PURDUM, b. Abt. 1893, Ross Co/Ohio.
iii. GRACIE PURDUM, b. Abt. 1898, Ross Co/Ohio.
iv. JOHN PURDUM, b. Abt. 1899, Ross Co/Ohio.
v. ROBERT PURDUM, b. Abt. 1903, Ross Co/Ohio.
vi. ARTHUR PURDUM, b. Ross Co/Ohio.
3. CHARLES EDWARD2 PURDUM (ELIZA (ARRINGTON OR1 TOLAND?)) was born July 05, 1864 in Bourneville Twp/Chillicothe/Ross Co/Ohio, and died February 03, 1956 in Ladysmith/Rusk Co/Wisconsin. He married SARAH (SALLIE) MITCHEL February 01, 1894 in Ross Co/OH, daughter of CHARLES MITCHEL and ELVIRA FINLEY. She was born July 16, 1869 in Twin Twnshp/Ross Co/Ohio, and died December 26, 1942 in Ladysmith/Rusk Co/Wisconsin.
Children of CHARLES PURDUM and SARAH MITCHEL are:
i. FLORENCE WINIFRED3 PURDUM, b. July 27, 1899, Bourneville/Ross Co/Ohio; d. March 16, 1986, Ladysmith/Rusk Co/ Wisconsin; m. EMIL FRANK (SR) PRATT, September 20, 1919, Ladysmith/Rusk Co, WI; b. September 24, 1893, Cedarburg/Ozaukee Co/ WI; d. July 1973, Ladysmith/Rusk Co/Wisconsin--died at the V.A. Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota.
ii. FREDERICK ARTHUR PURDUM, b. August 01, 1895, Bourneville/Ross County/Ohio; d. September 11, 1930, Ladysmith/Rusk County/Wisconsin; m. MARGARET (MARGUERITA) MAE FIELDS, May 12, 1927, Ladysmith,Rusk County, Wisconsin; b. May 10, 1892, Philadephia, PA; d. December 25, 1939, Janesville/Rock County/Wisconsin.
iii. RUTH ANN PURDUM, b. July 29, 1908, Ladysmith/Rusk County/Wisconsin; d. June 17, 1986, Beloit/Rock County/Wisconsin; m. (1) HOBBIE MAYLO; b. Iron Mountain/Michigan; m. (2) JOHN PATTS; m. (3) HORACE A. ROGERS, Abt. 1925, Iron Mountain/Michigan; b. Iron Mountain/Michigan; d. 1974, Milwaukee/Wisconsin; m. (4) HANELY ROWLAND, September 1971, Beloit/Wisconsin.
iv. WILBUR RAY (SR) PURDUM, b. 1906, Ladysmith/Rusk County/WI; d. May 17, 1987, Middleville/Barry County/Michigan; m. BERYL SERVILLA FUNK, February 24, 1926, Duluth/Minnesota; b. June 11, 1908, Ladysmith/Rusk Co/ Wisconsin.
4. JAMES A.2 PURDUM (ELIZA (ARRINGTON OR1 TOLAND?)) was born Abt. 1868 in Bourneville Twp/Chillicothe/Ross County/Ohio. He married ORA A. (PURDUM). She was born Abt. 1871 in Ohio.
Children of JAMES PURDUM and ORA (PURDUM) are:
i. GUY ANDREW (SR)3 PURDUM, b. Abt. 1892, Ross Co/Ohio.
ii. IRENE G. PURDUM, b. Abt. 1894, Ross Co/Ohio.
iii. MABEL F. PURDUM, b. Abt. 1896, Ross Co/Ohio.
iv. NOOK PURDUM, b. Abt. 1899, Ross Co/Ohio.
v. CHRISTINE K. PURDUM, b. Abt. 1901, Ross Co/Ohio.
vi. FRANKIE PURDUM, b. Abt. 1904, Ross Co/Ohio.
vii. NELLIE PURDUM, b. Abt. 1907, Ross Co/Ohio.
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