Simon B. and Alice L. (Spencer) Purdy, 9 North 49 West



In 1860 Brown County, Ohio, Simon is 3, with Samuel 43, Nancy 39, Margret J. 10, Oran C. 7, Cyrus G. 5, and John P. one month.
His father Samuel 1817-1867 is buried in Brown County, # 88087917. Nancy (Ewing) Purdy 1821-1915 is buried with him.

In 1870 Brown County, Nancy is widowed, 49, Margaret 20, Mary C. 17, Cyrus 15, "Samuel" 12, George 10, and Mary 6.


Alice cash-claimed a quarter in 21, 9N 49W in 1891.


On the same day, Adam W. Hall cash-claimed a quarter in 21. He had an entry for a timber claim, but it wasn't completed.

Possibly the Adam Hall buried in 1929 in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver age 96, # 29634743.

She had a record of a homestead entry there, but it wasn't completed.

Mrs. Alice L. Spencer married Simon B. Purdy Nov 12, 1891, recorded in Logan County.
Simon B. Purdy was the 1891 assignee of a claim in 15, 8N 49W, for service by Mathew Kincaid, Corporal in Captain Russell's comapny of Ohio Militia, War of 1812.
In 1888, Simon B. Purdy of Fleming Colorado was an agent for the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Springfield, Massachusetts.
1899 Fort Collins "S. B. Purdy of Cripple Creek is in the city looking up a business location ."
In 1900 Fort Collins, Colorado, Simon is a lumber merchant, born Sept 1857 in Ohio, married ten years to Alice L. March 1866 New York.
1903 Fort Collins "Mrs. S. B. Purdy is quite ill at her home, 218 Remington street, with a severe attack of la grippe."
1904 "Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Purdy have arrived home from Sardinia, Ohio, where they have spent sevsral weeks visiting friends."

1906 "S. B. Purdy of Denver, is crossing palms today with Fort Collins friends."

Simon is a real estate dealer in 1910 Denver, and they have no kids.
Alice died in Denver in 1913, and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery.
In 1930 Simon is back in Brown County, Ohio, 73, widowed, with sister Margret J. Purdy 79.
They're together in 1940 Brown County, and Simon died there in May 1940.
The stone in Denver has "S. Bennett Purdy 1856-1940, and Alice L. 1857-1913" # 55374643 and 55374641



Henry L. Spencer timber-claimed a quarter in 25, 8N 53W in 1892.
In 1876 Henry claimed a quarter in 30, 8N 52W, assigned by Lurena V.A. Hodges, widow of Luther Hodges, a private in Captain Turner's Company of the New York Militia, Warof 1812.
In 1882 Henry proved up a quarter in 30, 8N 52W.
In 1916 John A. Spencer proved up 240 acres in 27, 9N 54W.

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