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Jacob Purdy
Birth: 1740
Death: Dec. 20, 1822
White Plains
Westchester County
New York, USA

Revolutionary War Soldier who loaned his House to General George Washington to use as his Headquarters for the Battle of White Plains. One of White Plains' most famous residents, Jacob Purdy joined the Westchester Militia in 1775 and served until the end of the Revolution, and it is his name that the house bears today. It was this simple abode that General George Washington used as his headquarters during the Battle of White Plains in 1776 and again during his second stay for two months in 1778. The Historical Society hosts numerous events at the Purdy House during the year, such as a celebration for Washington's Birthday and an October event commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of White Plains. (bio by: Soorus) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Abagail Smith Purdy (1746 - 1839)
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
White Plains
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Soorus
Record added: Dec 29, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7041793
Jacob Purdy
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Jacob Purdy
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Jacob Purdy
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Jacob Purdy: Sir it was a privilege to visit your home in White Plains and understand the history of it, thank you for your bravery and courage, remembering you after 190 years, rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Dec. 20, 2012

- Palm Springs Girl
 Added: Dec. 20, 2012
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP IN CREATINGAmerica! RIP sir!!!!!!!!!!
- karl anglin
 Added: Dec. 14, 2012
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