Leah Purcell

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

The Life 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, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Stewartsville, Warren, New Jersey, United States.

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William Carfary
Leah Purcell
Marriage: about 1821

Spouse and Children

about 1821
Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

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World Events (8)

1790 · Trenton - State Capital

Age 1

Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.

Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Age 19

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘piglet’ (Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps affectionate in tone. This is a common surname in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century.

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

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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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