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Samuel Purdum
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1801
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1878
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA

James Purdum is a native of this county, born December 29, 1839 in Bethel township. His parents, Samuel and Rebecca (Dull) Purdum, came here in an early day. The former was a native of Maryland, and came to McDonough county in 1837, and the latter of Virginia. In 1850, they removed to Schuyler county and James resided with them until about the year 1847, when he came back to this county and went to work by the month. February 19, 1860, he was married to Sarah B. Foster, who was born in Schuyler county, April 30, 1841. They have ever since resided in this county. Mr. Purdum now has 80 acres of valuable land located on section 30, Bethel township. They are the happy parents of the following childrenóWill R., James W., Luella M., Charles E., Thomas O., Olive B., Samuel M., Frederick W., Clara M. and Jessie L. Mr. and Mrs. Purdum are members of the M. E. church. Mr. Purdum is a republican politically, and a much respected citizen. He served his country during the late war, being mustered into the service August 6, 1862, into company C, 84th Illinois infantry, and after a service of three years returned to this place, and is now living within four miles of the place where he was born. He is a carpenter and joiner by occupation, and lives on the east half of the northwest quarter of section 30, Bethel township. His postoffice is Fandon.

You have a bio for James Purdum (son of Samuel Purdum & Rebecca Dull Tullis Purdum) on the memorial for Samuel Purdum. So I'm guessing that Samuel Purdum was James' father, in which case here is more info:
Samuel Purdum:
born 1801-09-15 in Maryland,
died 1878-08-22 in Schuyler Co, IL,
married Rebecca (Dull/Doll) Tullis (b. 1803-01-25, Virginia, died 1842-04-28 McDonough Co, IL) 1827-10-18 in Ross Co, Ohio
After Rebecca died, Samuel married his step-daughter, Rebecca's daughter by her first marriage, Elizabeth Tullis (b. 1825-08-15, d 1912-10-15).
Children of Samuel & Rebecca:
John Walter Purdum (b 1828-08-01, d 1856-10-15)
Martha Jane Purdum (Andrew Jackson) Mullen (b 1831-06-30, d. 1903-07-25)
Abraham Purdum (Find A Grave Memorial# 94562815)
Meshack Purdum (b. 1835, d. 1915)
Samuel Purdum II (Find A Grave Memorial# 87487223)
Rebecca Purdum (b. 1842-04-28, d. ??)
James E. Purdum (Find A Grave Memorial# 39049949)
Children of Samuel & Elizabeth:
Francis Marion Purdum (b. 1847-09-23, d. 1927-11-24)
Robert Valentine Purdum (Find A Grave Memorial# 75835852)
Albert Galatin Purdum (Find A Grave Memorial# 94348489)
Mary Purdum (Frank) Montee (b. 1844-02-06, d. 1927-11-08)
Florence Purdum (Lewis) Hammer
Emma M Purdum (George) Kidder
Vesta Valentine Purdum (Thomas A) Smith

Abraham Purdum was my g-g-grandfather, most of this information came from notes that my mother got from some Purdum cousins back in the 1980s. A lot of it is confirmed by other stuff I've found on the web since, including Purdum-Tullis family bible records at this link:

You have a "Mrs. Samuel Purdum" Find A Grave Memorial# 41419383, not sure if that's Rebecca or Elizabeth; but the notes I have say that Rebecca was buried in Scott Cemetery.

It's possible that John Walter Purdum listed above is your Find A Grave Memorial# 41419393 "John Purdum". In which case, your "Mrs. John Purdum" Find A Grave Memorial# 41419398 would be Elizabeth Toland Purdum, b. 1830.

Anyway, if your Samuel Purdum #41419379 is the one listed above (my g-g-g-grandfather), if you could add the birth/death dates to the memorial to confirm, then I'll add links from Abraham and Albert Galatin, and suggest to the owners of the other memorials that they can do likewise. Thanks!

Linda Schub

Family links: 
  Walter Purdum (1765 - 1836)
  Priscilla Browning Purdum (1762 - 1836)
  Elizabeth Ann Tullis Purdom (1825 - 1912)*
  Martha Jane Purdum Mullen (1831 - 1903)*
  Abraham Purdum (1832 - 1863)*
  Meshack Purdum (1835 - 1907)*
  Samuel Purdum (1837 - 1918)*
  James E. Purdum (1839 - 1912)*
  Mary Emmiline Purdom Montee (1844 - 1927)*
  Robert Valentine Purdum (1852 - 1927)*
  Albert Gallatin Purdum (1858 - 1945)*
  Emma May Purdum Kidder (1865 - 1957)*
  Vesta Purdom (1870 - 1940)*
  Mordecai Purdum (1794 - 1847)*
  Meshach Purdum (1801 - 1870)*
  Samuel Purdum (1801 - 1878)
*Calculated relationship
Scott Cemetery
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Linda Schub
Originally Created by: Deebie
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41419379
Samuel Purdum
Added by: CWhite
Samuel Purdum
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