Rebecca Purcell

Female19 January 1815–28 August 1859

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Purcell was born on 19 January 1815, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Purcell, was 46 and her mother, Mary Haughawout, was 44. She died on 28 August 1859, in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 44.

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John Purcell
Mary Haughawout
Jonathan Pursel
Leah Purcell
Lefferd H. Pursell
John Purcell
Daniel Haughawout Purcell
Peter Purcel
William Pursell
Sarah Purcell
Ester Pursell
Jacob Pursel
Charles Purcell
Eli Pursel
Mary Purcell
Rebecca Purcell

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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 


Age 9

Historical Boundaries 1824: Warren, New Jersey, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 15

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘little pig’ (from Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps denoting someone thought to resemble a pig. This surname is common in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century. There may sometimes be confusion with Pearsall .

English: habitational name from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire. The placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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