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Elizabeth "Betsy" McAtinney Purdum
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Birth: 1780
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA

The 1820 U.S. Census reflects "Betsey Purdham" residing in Fleming County, Kentucky. Fleming County is adjacent to Mason County. Betsey was Head of the Household in the 1820 U.S. Census. Jonah must have died prior to 1820.

The following persons were residing in Betsey's household:
1 male age 16-26
1 male age 26-45
1 male age 45 and up
1 female age 16-26
1 female age 26-45

Mary/1802 (Mrs Samuel Finley)

The History of Elizaville from the Fleming Gazette, February 7, 1952 by Lutie Allen Vansant Crucher indicates Mrs. Elizabeth Purdum (ancestor of Charlie, San and Lucien Burns), and Mary Finley and family, were some of the first members of the Presbyterian Church.

Revolutionary War Pension application of her father, Thomas McAtinney:

"The said Elizabeth Purdum, in oath here in open court, makes the following statement respecting the situation of her father. That on the 22nd day of January 1818, the said Thomas McAtinney was struck with the Palsy and, in time, became helpless.

At that time, he owned about 90 acres of poor broken oak land on the hills of Fleming Creek, one mare and colt, a cow, and a few hogs, with a few farming tools and little household furniture.

That very shortly after, he was struck helpless with the Palsy as aforesaid and, in the month of Janury or first of February 1818, the said Thomas McAtinney desired all his children to collect together at his house believing he could live but a little time, and on their meeting accordingly, he parceled out and divided the title property; he then divided amongst his children, agreeable to his own will and to the perfect satisfaction of all his children, giving his land to this deponant, who was a widow with several children and who was appointed or authorized to take charge on the care of her said father.

That unexpectedly the said Thomas McAtinney has continued to live in the same helpless situation ever since, without any real material bodily change. That from the day he was first struck with the Palsy (January 22, 1818) he has never been able either to put on or take off his clothes and for two years past, he has never been able to get himself in his bed or to get up either from his bed or chair, but as he is lifted, nor is he able in any respect to help himself, in any way, except a little with his right hand which he can raise to his mouth as to feed himself partially".

Witnesses: Robert Harper and Solomon Hilligoss
Family links: 
  Thomas McAtinney (1749 - 1827)
  Jonah Purdum (1778 - 1818)*
  Mary Purdum Finley (1803 - 1860)*
  Elizabeth McAtinney Purdum (1780 - ____)
  Jane McAtinney Cochran (1782 - 1820)*
  Mary McAtinney Hilligoss (1786 - 1878)*
  Margaret McAtinney Harper (1793 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Elizaville Cemetery
Fleming County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Sue McDuffe:)
Record added: Jan 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64669231
Elizabeth Betsy <i>McAtinney</i> Purdum
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 Added: Jan. 25, 2011

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