Peter Pursel

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Pursel was born on 26 February 1781, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Jonathan Purcell, was 59 and his mother, Hester Moon, was 41. He married Rachel Miller about 1821. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 12 August 1867, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Peter Pursel
Rachel Miller
Marriage: about 1821
Mary Pursel
John Pursel
Rebecca Pursel
Thomas M. Pursel
C. Boyd Pursel
Doyele Pursell

Sources (5)

  • Peter Pursel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Pursel, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Peter Pursel and Rachel Miller

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1787 · New Jersey Plan

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."


Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

Variant of Pursell .

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

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