Joseph Purdy is the son of Francis Purdy and Mary Elizabeth Brundage. He married Elizabeth Ogden about 1680 Rye, Westchester, NY. Their Children are Mary, Joseph, Daniel, Samuel, Jonathan, John, Francis, Elizabeth, Jude, Phoebe.
THE PURDY BURYING GROUND
PRE-REVOLUTIONARY PLACE OF INTERMENT
OF ONE OF RYE'S EARLY FAMILIES.
THIS TRACT OF LAND WAS PURCHASEDWillof Joseph Purdy of Rye
To wife Elizabeth the use of house and farm wheere I live. If she do not remarry. to son Joseph
river, which I had by draft from the town of Rye, all right of lands in the White Plains purchase, lying on the west side of Mamaroneck river, which I had by draft from the town of Rye. and a piece of meadow at the lower end of my neck, by the Mill Creek over against the reed bank, bounded south which by myson Daniel. To my son Daniel besides the land given him by deed, I give him all the land and meadow which shll be taken by running the same line from the southmost bounds on the east side of the lot to the Mill Creek, which he now doth fro the rear of his lot to the country road. To my son Samuel the lot the lot and farm wheree I live except my house and barn, and my land on the Budd's neck not disposed of. to my son David all of my lands on Browns Point. To my son Jonathan and John all lands in Pondfield and Lame Wills Purchase, and all the rest of my lands east of Blind Brook, except a small piece near the falls of Blind Brook, which I order mywife to sell. To son Francis home and farm where I live, and my land on budds neck. Meantions daughters Elizabeth. Jude Mary and Phebe. Leaves them 20 Shillings each
Oct 15 1703
Proved Oct 26 1716
Liber 7 P. 598
BY JOSEPH PURDY FROM JOHN BUDD
Baird in his "Chronicle of a Border Town, History of Rye, Westchester County, 1660-1870, 1871" on page 198 has the following.
"The PURDY family have a burying-ground on the western bank of Blind Brook Creek, opposite the public cemetery. This is probably one of the oldest places of interment in Rye. It contains many antique memorials of past generations ; but the imperfect records of their names have been worn away by time, and none prior to the present century are now legible."
In Bolton's "History of the County of Westchester, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time, Vol II, 1848" the following is recorded on page 91.
"The Purdy estate is situated upon the eastern shore of Rye neck bordering the Blind brook, (Mockquams). A short distance from the house is the burial place of the Purdy's.
Mentioned in "Westchester Patriarchs",
Elizabeth Ogden Purdy
1656–1742 (m. 1676)