Rebecca Purcell

1759–1838 (Age 79)
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Purcell was born in 1759, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, Jonathan Pursell, was 19 and her mother, Esther or Hester Moon, was 27. She married Jerome Agler about 1780, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1838, in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Jerome Agler
1760–1850
Rebecca Purcell
1759–1838
Marriage: about 1780
Jonathan Agler
1784–1857
Katharine Agler
1786–
William Agler
1787–1890
Nancy Agler
1793–
Daniel L Agler
1801–1917
Conrad Agler
1804–
John Agler
1810–
Peter Agler
1812–
Ruth Agler
1814–1880
Hester Pursley Agler
1791–1862
Mary Agler
1799–1880
Daniel Harvey Agler
1801–1887
Jerome B Agler
1806–1885
Mary M Agler
1807–
Elizabeth Agler
1808–1880

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1780
New Jersey, United States
children

(15)

    Jonathan Agler

    Male1784–1857Male

    Katharine Agler

    Female1786–Female

    William Agler

    Male1787–1890Male

    Hester Pursley Agler

    Female1791–1862Female

    Nancy Agler

    Female1793–Female

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1775

Age 16

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780

Age 21

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘piglet’ (Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps affectionate in tone. This is a common surname in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Pursley or Pursel -

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