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.