Grandparents: John See & Anna Oakley
John & Anna, up to "Isaac of NY"

James, ~1802
John, 1804
Miles Oakley, Harriet, Rachel, Betsy Jane
Stephen, 1808
..(note Stephen Married Elizabeth (b1817) and had:
...Mary, 1835; Rachel, 1837; others.
Andrew, 1820

Parents: Andrew See, b1820, N Castle & Mary ??
Lisa's Andrew Page, through child Andrew

Janet, 1842
Deborah, 1844
Daniel, 1844
Andrew, 1848
David, 1851
Mary Ellen, 4.4.1857
Deborah A, 1850?
Phebe, 1858
Sarah E, 1866

SEE, Mary Ellen
b Apr 4, 1857, N Castle NY?
m Jun 13, 1873 to PURDY, Charles Spencer
d Feb. 22, 1939 from "bronchitis and senility"
Charles died Mar 2, 1934 in N. Castle of arterial schlerosis.

6 children:
Charles M
Mary A.
John W.
James Frederick (aka Fred)
Emma Cora

My husband's father said he cannot ever remember his grandmother being called "Mary". That is probably because her mother's name was Mary, wife of Andrew See, who had a daughter listed in the 1860 census as being about 4 yrs old. Mary Ellen See was born in the Armonk area (N. Castle) on April 4, 1857, which in late 1860 would have been almost 4 yrs of age
initially from Genealogy's Most Wanted

Other Notes:
Charles S. Purdy (carpenter), born 11/20/1846, NY, d. in Armonk at approx. 86 or 87 (1932-1933)
Charles S. Purdy, Sr. 1926 80th Birthday was celebrated at son Fredrick J. Purdy's house. Talbot Lane, East Port Chester. Wife was there and friends/family -(taken from a newspaper article)
Married 6/13/1873- Mary E. See (also Ellen (Mary) See Purdy) (also Ella See Purdy), born 4/4/1857, NY?, d. approximately 1941 (84 years old?) and probably in Port Chester.

Son Charles M. Purdy, b. -/-/1871,
Son Francis S. Purdy, b. 9/22/1876,
Daughter Mary A. Purdy, b. 10/14/1878,
Son John W. Purdy, b. 2/5/1881,
Son James Frederick, b. 9/24/1883,
Daughter Emma Cora Purdy, b. 12/11/1886 White Plains, m. 1/23/1906 in Port Chester.

Miss Emma Cora Purdy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Purdy of 213? Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, was married, last evening, at the parsonage of the Methodist Church of Stamford. The wedding was a comparatively quiet affair. The bride's sister and her brother were the attendants, and just members of the two families were present for the nuptials. The bride's parents gave a small reception afterwards, at their home in Westchester Avenue. Some of Mr. Thomas's Stamford friends were present. Mr. Thomas is employed by the C. O. Miller house, here and has many friends in this city. 1-23-1906 newspaper.

d. 1/29/1976, Stamford, buried Oaklawn Cemetery of Stamford,

Daughter Ella J. Purdy, b. 9/18/1889, d. 11/10/1909 of TB, buried Greenwood Cemetery, Rye. The funeral of Ella Purdy was held from the North Baptist Church on Monday afternoon, and was largely attended. The floral pieces were many and beautiful, and bore a silent but impressive testimony of the popularity of the deceased. Burial was at the Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye.

Note1: Mary See lived with Thelma (common law wife, #2), of son Charles Purdy in Portchester. Mary Ellen Purdy probably buried with husband Charles in "Rye Cemetery". (Could this be Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye? (Her death date?-1941? And his 1938? As per Katy.)

Note2: Cemetery records burned? Albany records of births prior to 1881 NA. Marriage records prior to 1880 NA.

Fran Nugent town clerk or Town of Rye, 10 Pearl St., graciously let me search original archives, which includes Port Chester, Ryebrook, and Rye Neck I understand. She suggested "Archives Center" Hudson Valley College Technology Initiative on computer/internet. She has to 1886 on microfilm and will eventually go back to 1660.

Also Archives of Westchester County, Elmsford. 1-914-592-1925. No birth records, but do have land records up to 1852 (deeds), Tues. & Wed 9-4pm.

Also New York State Department of Health, Vital Records Section, Genealogy Unit, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0023, 1-518-474-2005, Census 1-518-285-2000.

Greenwood Union Cemetery 1-914-967-0095, 9-12, 1-4 M-F. Katy, Susan and I plan to go here 2/13/99. I have called for information. Susan is sending to the State for information on Mary E. See and Emma Cora Thomas.

Note3: Also look North Castle records (Armonk). Frank Purdy, Emma's brother, had property on School Street, next door was Frank Johnston.

Note4: Some believe White Plains RR station (for Grand Central) is on Purdy leased property. For your information, Rye RR station is on Purdy Street.

Note5: According to Town of Rye records, other Mary See's, and other See's were Irish imigrants.

Note6: Mamaroneck Town Hall Patricia DiCioccio Town Clerk 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543-3319 1-914-381-7870

Note7: Need date of death of Mary and Charles Purdy, where they are buried, and place of birth of Mary.

Note8: Need birth and death certicate for Emma Cora Thomas; may have information regarding Mary.

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