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Robert H. Purkey

Male 1867 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Robert H. Purkey  [1
    Born Nov 1867  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • The 1880 Census shows that Robert Purkey was the son of George and Elizabeth Purkey of Virginia, who were living in Johns Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky at the time. Numerous internet trees show Elizabeth's maiden name as Williams, but no sources are given. They also show George as a son of Pleasant Purkey and Sarah Halsey, who married in Ashe County, NC (14 January 1841 in Ashe County, NC, with Terrell Cox as Bondsman (records at State Archives Raleigh, NC). They were living in Grayson County, VA at the time of the 1850 Census. See the bottom of the research notes for this census transcription.

      The following FTM website has more about the Purkey family. It appears that the Purkey's in American descend from Johannes Arnold BIRKENBEIL of Germany, who settled in Baltimore, MD before the revolutionary war, and whose descendants moved westward.

      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/u/r/Charles-Robert-Purkey/GENE7-0001.html

      The name "Birkenbeil" is not a combination of "Birke" (German = birch) and "Beil" (German = hatchet), but it may come from the placename "Birkenbeul". E. g., there is "Birkenbeul" in the County of Altenkirchen in the Westerwald area in Germany. "Birkenbeul" = former "Birkenbuegel" or "Birkenbuehl"; "Buehl" is a word for a small "hill". Some of my anchestors come from Birkenbeul; and as a similar aliteration I found, that the name "Hackebeil" comes from original "Hackebeuel" or "Hackebuegel", also in the Westerwald local dialect. (Post by Eckart Schwab on June 25, 2000 to Genealogy.com, Surnames: Berkebile Family Genealogy Forum. )

      A direct male descendant of Lloyd Elmer Purkey had a 36 marker yDNA study done at FamilyTreeDNA. He is registered on ySearch with the user ID 5S8DF. His allele values appear to be similiar to another PURKEY who was a participant in the BIRKENBINE yDNA study:

      http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Birkinbine/default.aspx?section=yresults
    • (Research):
      Census Listings:

      1880 Federal Census
      Kentucky, Johnson County, Johns Creek
      FHL Film 1254425 NA Film #T9-0425 Page #198D
      George Purkey Self M M W 33 Va Farmer Va Va
      Elizabeth Purkey*** W m F W 34 Va Keeping House Va Va
      Sarah L. Purkey  S F W 3 Ky Va Va
      Robert H Purkey Son S M W 12 Ky Va Va
      Catharine Purkey Dau S F W 9 Ky Va Va
      Abraham Purkey Son S M W 6 Ky Va Va
      John W Purkey Son S M W 34 Ky Va Va
      George W Purkey Son S M W 1 Ky Va Va

      ***Several unsourced internet trees show her maiden name as Elizabeth WILLIAMS, not verified

      1900 Federal Census
      Kentucky, Johnson County, Magisterial Dist No. 2
      SD 10 ED 39 Sheet 23A Stamped 169
      276-276
      Perkey, Robert Hd W M Nov 1867 32 m10 Ky Ky Ky
      Perkey, Nancy J Wf W F Apr 1866 34 M 10 5/ Ky Ky Ky
      Perkey, Dessie Dtr W F Feb 1892 8 S Ky Ky Ky
      Perkey, Elmer Son W M March 1894 6 S Ky Ky Ky
      Perkey, Loyd Son W M July 1898 1 S Ky Ky Ky
      277-277
      Perkey, George C Head W M Apr 1847 53 N35 Va Va Va
      Perkey, Elizabeth Wf W F May 1846 54 M 35 12/10 Tn Tn Tn
      Perkey, Vicie Dtr W F A 1880 19 S Va Tn Tn
      Perkey, Mary Dtr W F Mar 1882 18 S Va Tn Tn
      Perkey, Cinda Dtr W F Feb 1885 15 S Ky Va Tn
      Perkey, Andrew Son W M May 1887 13 S Ky Va Tn


      1910 Federal Census
      Oklahoma, Beckham County, Elk Twp
      Enumerated 7 May 1910
      SD 6 ED 6 Sheet 8B
      153-158
      Purkey, Robert Hd M W 42 m1 20 Ky Va Tn Farmer
      Purkey, Nancy J Wf F W 42 M1 20 7/5 Va NC Va
      Purkey, Elmer Son MW 16 S Ky Ky Va Laborer
      Purkey, Lloyd Son m W 11 S Ky Ky Va
      Purkey, Carse Son M W 9 S Ky Ky Va
      Purkey, Raymond Son M W 1 2/12 S Ok Ky Va


      1920 Federal Census
      Oregon, Lane County, Precinct #10, Eugene
      Enumerated 10 January 1920
      SD 1 ED 241 Ward 4 Sheet 9A
      Purkey, Robert H Hd M W 52 M Ky Va Ky Manager Retail Shoe Store
      Purkey, Nancy J Wf F W 53 M Va NC Va
      Purkey, Lloyd Son M W 21 S Ky Ky Va Repairman Retail Shoe Store
      Purkey, Carse Son M W 18 S Ky Ky Va Salesman Retail Shoe Store
      Purkey, Raymond Son m W 10 S Ok Ky Va
      Baldridge, John Uncle M W 69 Wd Ky Tn Va


      1930 Census
      NOT LOCATED


      This is the 1850 Census for Pleasant Perky and family. He is said to be the father of George Purkey and grandfather of Robert H. Purkey.

      1850 Federal Census
      Virginia, Grayson County
      (District 19, 98)
      Enumerated 19 September 185
      670-670
      Pleasant Perky 37 M Farmer $500 Tenn
      Sarah Perky 42 F Va
      Eli Davis 23 M Laborer Va
      Nancy Davis 21 F Va
      Ruth Davis 19 F Va
      Lucinda Davis 17 F Va
      John Davis 15 M Laborer Va
      Catharine Perky 9 F Va
      Sarah J. Perky 6 F Va
      George Perky 4 M Va
      William Perky 1 M Va
      671-671
      Ahart? and Elizabeth HALSEY
    Person ID I35286  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Nancy Jane Phelps,   b. Apr 1866, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1890  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Dessie Purkey,   b. Feb 1892, Johnson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elmer R. Perkey,   b. Mar 1894, Johnson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1975, Baker County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     3. Lloyd Purkey,   b. Jul 1898, Johnson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Carse Jene Purkey,   b. 7 May 1901, Johnson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1979, Alhambra, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Raymond Purkey,   b. Abt 1909, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F11056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S754] Thorne, Penny (copperthorn@actionnet.net) "Penny D. (Ralph) Roth: My Family & It's Many Branches" Ver. 2007-02-01 ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:3229312.

    2. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Kentucky, Johnson County, Magisterial Dist No. 2 SD 10 ED 39 Sheet 23A Stamped 169 276-276 (Reliability: 3).