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PURDOM in the Bootheel of MO<KY
Posted by: Cindy Englehart Date: April 14, 2001 at 00:05:09
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Benjamin C Purdom was born in KY and was ain the Civil War TN 7th Calvary Co I. He moved to MO and his son was Nathan Wesley Purdom born in Gamburg, Ripley County, MO. He was married to Rizzie A Turner on Feb 3 1889 and they had four children. Dona (married HECHT) & Dolly (married Frank Zack/Zach). The other children died. His second wife, Martha "Mattie" Omar Pennington in Sep 1898. They had John Dan Purdom b Sep 1900, Tom Lee Purdom b April 1904, Olga b Sept 1915. John Dan Purdom is my grandfather and was born in Harviel, MO. He had 10 children with Nora Elmina Campbell. They moved in various places from the bootheel to StLouis area. Both died in Chaffee, Scott County, MO
This family was a poor family and the records have been scarce. Please contact me with any name connections at


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