James (Jim) Purdon

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My name is James Francis Purdon and I live in the Oak Hill-Herndon, VA area near Dulles International Airport (IAD). I am a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, having entered military service in 1967 and retired in 1993. My mother was Rayma Dean Inman of Whitley City, McCreary County, KY and my father was James Kirby Purdon of Maysville, Mason County, KY. They met at Eastern Kentucky State Teacher's College in 1941 in Richmond KY and married in 1942. My ancestry includes maternal Inmans and Barnetts from Pulaski, Whitley, McCreary, and Boyle Counties in KY; and, paternal Purdons and Moores from Mason, Fleming, and Nicholas Counties in KY. As I develop genealogy leads on these family connections I make a trip to KY to take photographs and document what I can of this ancestor's legacy story. I also repair, replace, restore headstones and gravesites of these former relatives for future generations to discover. Leave no one relative forgotten on my watch.

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