Leah Purcell

Female10 December 1789–24 June 1858

Brief Life History of Leah

When Leah Purcell was born on 10 December 1789, in Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, John Purcell, was 21 and her mother, Mary Haughawout, was 18. She married William Carfrey about 1821, in Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 24 June 1858, in Greenwich Township, Sussex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, at the age of 68, and was buried in Stewartsville, Warren, New Jersey, United States.

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William Carfrey
Leah Purcell
Marriage: about 1821
Rachel Carfrey
George Carfrey
Isaac Carfrey
Morgan Carfrey

Sources (5)

  • Lias Carfrey in household of William Carfrey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Leah Carfrey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Pursell in entry for Rachel Lerch, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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  • Marriage
    about 1821Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.


    Age 4

    Stewartsville is named after two brothers, Thomas and Robert Stewart, who came from Tinnicum, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to Greenwich, in 1793


    Age 19

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    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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