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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Family Time Line

Jacob W Pursel
1776–1850
Jane Hill
1775–1855
Marriage: about 1795
Rebecca Purcill
1798–1834
Robert Pursel
1799–1891
Hugh Pursel
1800–1867
Jonathan Pursel
1805–1880

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1795
Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(4)

    Rebecca Purcill

    Female1798–1834Female

    Robert Pursel

    Male1799–1891Male

    Hugh Pursel

    Male1800–1867Male

    Jonathan Pursel

    Male1805–1880Male

World Events (8)

1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 1

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 25

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.

Possible Related Names

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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