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Re: Elsie (Johnson) Purdy Ontario
Posted by: Karin Corbeil (ID *****0940) Date: January 26, 2011 at 04:39:20
In Reply to: Elsie (Johnson) Purdy Ontario by Joe Schartman of 2468

Although I can't give you any primary documentation....the 1851/1852 census pretty much confirms it for me that Elsie was the daughter of Cornelius Johnson and Lydia Cole. Plus the fact that she named one of her children "Cornelius". She and William Purdy are living next door to her parents in 1851/1852 -

1851/1852 / Canada West / Lincoln (county) / 208 Louth township / p. 4d, 5a, (9)
35 Johnson, Cornelius F Mennonist 58 F
36 Johnson, Lydia F Mennonist 56 F
37 Johnson, Jane F Mennonist 36 F
38 Johnson, Ellen F Mennonist 9 F
39 Hearns, William Mason United States 56 M
40 Johnson, Polly F 18 F
41 Johnson, F 1 F
42 Purdy, William Farmer United States None 51 M
43 Purdy, Elisa F None 40 F
44 Purdy, William Labourer F None 21 M
45 Purdy, B Labourer F None 19 M
46 Purdy, Eli Labourer F None 18 M
47 Purdy, Cornelius Labourer F None 17 M
48 Purdy, Daniel Labourer F None 15 M
49 Purdy, Melissa F None 12 F
50 Purdy, John F None 10 M

Karin Corbeil


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