Re: Lorenzo Purdy


from 'Descendants of John Palmer' re marriage of Pauline Irwin Purdy
to Alexander Palmer
'Phoebe had a son, Lorenzo Purdy, before she married Alexander. At
his marriage, Lorenzo gave his parents as Griffin and Polly,
indicating he was raised by his grandparents.'

Clayton Purdy says in his Gilbert Purdy book p 1439
It was reported that Lorenzo Purdy was born to Phoebe Irvin Purdy
about 1846 at Wallace River. In the marriage info he says 'His
parents were given as Grifen and Polly, actually his grandparents.'

Children being raised by their grandparents often listed them as
parents, possibly because they hadn't been told the true relationship.


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