Jane Hill

Brief Life History of Jane

Jane Hill was born in 1776, in 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 lived in Crawford Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 12 February 1855, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, 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

Sources (4)

  • Jane Pursell in household of Jacob Pursell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Pursel, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Purcel in entry for Robert Pursel, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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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.


Historical Boundaries: 1795: Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, from Middle English hill, hell, hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll). Compare Hiller . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

English: possibly in some cases from the personal name Hille, a pet form of some name such as Hilger or Hillary .

German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing ancient Germanic hild ‘battle’ as the first element.

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

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