Leah Purcell

10 December 1789–24 June 1858 (Age 68)
Alexandria Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Leah

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

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Family Time Line

William Carfary
1784–1860
Leah Purcell
1789–1858
Marriage: about 1821

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1821Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1791
    Age 2
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1793
    Age 4
    Stewartsville is named after two brothers, Thomas and Robert Stewart, who came from Tinnicum, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to Greenwich, in 1793
    1808
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Pearsall
    Parcel
    Parsell
    Parsells
    Persell
    Purtell
    Procell
    Pursell
    Purtle
    Parcell
    Purtill
    Parcells
    Percell

    Sources (3)

    • Leah Carfrey, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Leah Purcell -
    • Fourteen Children of John Pursley/Pursel and Mary Haughawout

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