Year of birth estimated from 1850 U.S. Census for Chillicothe, Ross County, OH
Children Jesse, Samuel, Eliza, and Amanda Leiter taken from cemetery records. Ohio Cemetery Records, Burials in the Western Methodist Graveyard, Chillicothe, OH (Family Tree Maker, Brodewrbund Software, 1998).
Relationship to Walter Purdum and Priscilla Browning assumed from Estate of Zadock Purdum, Ross County, Ohio, Probate record No. 6026, Walter serving as guardian for the minor sons of Zadock, and Jesse posting the bond; Estate of Barbara Purdum, Ross County, Ohio probate record no. 6028, Walter and Jesse providing security for Mordecai Purdum as Adm'r; Estate of Walter Purdum, 1836-37, Ross County, OH probate record no. 6038, Meshack Purdum Adm'r, Meshack and Jesse posting the bond; Estate of Mordecai Purdum, Jesse posting bond for the adm'r. Also, 1819 record of Walter selling a number of goods to Jesse. All indicate a close relation among Walter, Jesse, Meshack and Mordecai. On the other hand, James Purdum and Jeremiah Purdum are not so listed, but James and Jeremiah are listed next to each other in the 1830 U.S. Census in Twin Township, Ross County, Ohio, and in 1851 estate of James Purdum, Ross County, OH probate record no. 6081, Jeremiah provides the bond for the adm'r.