Dear Purdy Relatives,
The Purdy family is very well known in Westchester County History - there are several places in Rye, New York (birthplace of Barbara Pierce Bush) and White Plains, New York (The Revolutionary War "Battle of White Plains). They family was a very early Colonial Family and has ties to Fairfield, Ct. very early on, and to many other famous Colonial Families in the Northeast. There are probably many Purdy families around as it is a fairly common English name - but the ones the I am related to are from Fairfield, CT. in Fairfield County (where George H.W. Bush's family is from) adn then later on Rye and White Plains. The story of this family is legendary in these parts (I live in Westchester County) and their Colonial Story is a very proud and extensive one -
Nancy Higgons -
P.S. See the previous posting to see my connection -
The other names in the family are probably some that you will most certainily recognize if you are part of this tree -
- The list is so long that I can't name them all - but they all resided in Westchester or Fairfield County or Hartford, Ct at some point.
* The Reverend Thomas Hooker- Official Founder of The State of Connecticut and the Founder of Hartford, CT.
** John Leetes - The Leetes Family married into the Hookers and John Leetes is a former early Governor of Ct. He is from the Branford, Madsion, Westbrook area. Those towns were settled very early!