Peter Purcel

Male14 December 1796–2 August 1875

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Purcel was born on 14 December 1796, in Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America, 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, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Greenwich, Greenwich Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Purcel
Ann Wilson
Marriage: 5 September 1816
Lefford Haughawout Pursel
John Pursel
Dr. Isaac Pursel
Dr. Peter H. Pursel
Margaret Pursel
Hettie H. Pursel
William Pursel
Mary Pursel
Daniel Pursel

Sources (9)

  • Peter Pursel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Pursel, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Peter Pursell, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1816Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    1798: Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

    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.

    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

    Variant of Pursell .

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

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    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 …

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