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PURDUE CEMETERY, (Enterprise Road)  MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

This cemetery was on Enterprise Rd., on farm owned by Mr. Charlie Murphy. No trace of graves remain (1962 & therefore no mapping is provided)
Taken from "They Passed This Way" Murphy bought the farm from Purdue. Purdue (Pardue) expressed wishes were to be buried on a hill on his old place. His wishes were carried out. His widow kept a dowry after the farm sold to Murphy. Mrs. Held (nee Murphy) said her father kept a fence around grave during his lifetime. As translated by C. Wayne Austin, 2011.


1850 Federal Census Dist 7 has this family posted: William C Perdew, Age: 29 b. abt 1821 Tennessee; Home in 1850: District 7, Maury, Tennessee; Family Number: #1332
Household Members: (surname in cemetery was spelled Perdew)

Name                          M/F      Age   born abt

PURDUE, Wm. C., M 29 1821
PURDUE, Matilda, F 32 1818
PURDUE, Mary, F 11 1839
PURDUE, John, M 10 1840
PURDUE, Irving, M 6 1844
PURDUE, Chasley, M 3 1847
PURDUE, Pinkney, M 1 1849

Purdue Cemetery -- Listed in "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries", 13 Mar 1987, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 783. Also listed in "They Passed This Way", 1963, page D-122, by Evelyn Shackleford & Marise Lightfoot. Information & photos by Wayne Austin 23 Dec 2008, added here 11 Apr 2011 with possible census information for this family.