Peter Purcel

14 December 1796–2 August 1875 (Age 78)
Alexandria Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Purcel was born on 14 December 1796, in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Purcell, was 28 and his mother, Mary Haughawout, was 25. He married Ann Wilson on 5 September 1816, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 August 1875, in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, British Colonial America, at the age of 78, and was buried in Greenwich, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Purcel
1796–1875
Ann Wilson
1800–1876
Marriage: 5 September 1816
Lefford Haughawout Pursel
1817–1891
John Pursel
1822–
Dr. Isaac Pursel
1823–
Dr. Peter H. Pursel
1827–
Margaret Pursel
1834–
Hettie H. Pursel
1826–1902
William Pursel
1829–
Mary Pursel
1830–1907
Daniel Pursel
1842–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1816Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 4
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1804
    Age 8
    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 23
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Surrey) and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Purcell .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Purcell

    Story Highlight

    Will of John Pursel

    Will of John Pursel, Decd Filed Aapril 16th, 1850 by J. C. Reed, Surrogate Admited to probate, May 20th, 1850. 5230J; Hunterdon Co., New Jersey May - 1849 The last will, and testament of John Pursel …

    Sources (8)

    • Peter Pursell in entry for Daniel Pursell, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
    • Peter Pursel, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Peter M. Pursell in entry for Daniel Pursell, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

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