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James Franklin Purdue
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1833
Montgomery County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1914
Marion County
Illinois, USA

JAMES F. PURDUE. The subject was born in Montgomery county, Tennessee, March 1, 1833, the son of Jarrut and Rebecca (Farmer) Purdue, the former a native of Georgia, and the lat­ter of North Carolina. They went to Ten­nessee when young and married there, and removed to Illinois in 1838, settling in what is now Haines Township, where they took up government land. They made the trip from Tennessee in ox carts. When they settled here among the pioneers there was much wild game. They developed a good farm and worked hard. They died on the place, after becoming the parents of eight children: Margaret, Mary, Richard, William C., John W., Jacob H., James F., our subject, and Andrew V.. Jarrut Purdue was a Democrat. His wife was a member of the Baptist church. Our subject was six years of age when he came with his parents to Marion county, Illinois. He was educated in the common schools of the early days, and he has spent the balance of his life here, having re­mained at home until he reached manhood. He was married the first time in 1855 to Louisa Brasel, a native of Tennessee, and three children were born to them: Nancy Jane, who is living in Haines township, is the wife of Zach Brasel; Joseph H. is a farmer living in Haines Township; John R. is also a farmer living in Haines Township. The subject's second mariage was in 1867, his second wife being Loretta Price, a na­tive of Ohio, to whom he had two children, Louisa, now the wife of Harry Alvis,. of East St. Louis, and William Jarrut who died in infancy. The third marriage of the subject was to Vilinda Murphy, the ceremony having been performed in 1876. To this last mar­riage Harry was born.

Mr. Purdue is a Democrat in his political relations. He has devoted his life to farm­ing and has been very successful. He is now living retired, having moved to his neat, comfortable and pleasant home in Kell in September, 1908. He is well known throughout the county, being a member of old and prominent families of this region in which he himself was one of the earliest pioneers.

Biographical and reminiscent history of Richland, Clay and Marion Counties, Illinois
Family links: 
  Jarret Purdue (1798 - 1874)
  Rebecca Farmer Purdue (1798 - 1859)
  Louisa Brasel Purdue (1837 - 1863)
  Loretta Price Purdue (1840 - 1874)
  Vilinda Murphy Purdue (1851 - 1926)
  Louisa A Purdue Alvis (1871 - 1963)*
  Margaret Purdue Hanes (1819 - 1873)*
  Mary Landrum Purdue Burge (1822 - 1910)*
  Richard Purdue (1824 - 1894)*
  William Caroll Purdue (1826 - 1899)*
  John Washington Purdue (1828 - 1903)*
  Jacob Henry Purdue (1832 - 1880)*
  James Franklin Purdue (1833 - 1914)
  Andrew V. Purdue (1835 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Purdue Cemetery
Marion County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Michael R. McKinzie
Record added: Apr 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68904821
James Franklin Purdue
Added by: Randy L. Brown
James Franklin Purdue
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