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John Andrew Purkey/Purkeypile - PA & OH
Posted by: Donna Booth Date: January 29, 1999 at 16:54:46
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Searching for information on John Andrew Purkey, born February 1849 in PA. Later lived in Crawford County, OH and Delaware County, OH. Married Catharine Spraw/Sprow June 10, 1862 in Crawford County, OH. They had at least 5 children - Oliver M., b. abt 1864, d. May, 1916; Alice, b. abt 1869; John A., b, February, 1879; George N., born February, 1879, d. January, 1909; Mary Catherine, b. July 12, 1882, d. October 8, 1952. John and Catherine were married in Crawford County, OH on June 10, 1862. John was the blacksmith foreman at the Big Four Shops from 1876-1901. Believe he died in Detroit, Michigan. According to the census records he was from PA as were his parents. Have found Purkey's in York County around the correct time. Do not know if it is the correct line. If anyone has any more information on this Purkey line, I would appreciate hearing from you.


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