Jane Hill

about 1775–12 February 1855 (Age 80)
Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jane

Jane Hill was born about 1775, in Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Jacob W Pursel about 1795, in Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 February 1855, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob W Pursel
Jane Hill
Marriage: about 1795
Rebecca Purcill
Robert Pursel
Hugh Pursel
Jonathan Pursel

Spouse and Children

about 1795
Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States


    Rebecca Purcill


    Robert Pursel


    Hugh Pursel


    Jonathan Pursel


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The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
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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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).2 English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary ( see Hillary ) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Purcel in entry for Robert Pursel, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Mrs. J.w. Pursel in entry for Robt. Pursell, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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