Mary ( Polly) Davis

1793–1864 (Age 71)
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary ( Polly)

Mary ( Polly) Davis was born in 1793, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. She married Jonathan Pursel on 9 July 1808, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died in 1864, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Pursel
1788–1854
Mary ( Polly) Davis
1793–1864
Marriage: 9 July 1808
John Pursel
1815–
Oliver Hazzard Perry Purcell
1818–1877
Andrew John Purcel
1826–1906
Rachel Pursel
1831–1898
Charlotte Pursel
1836–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 July 1808
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
children

(5)

    Male1815–Male

    Oliver Hazzard Perry Purcell

    Male1818–1877Male

    Male1826–1906Male

    Female1831–1898Female

    Charlotte Pursel

    Female1836–Female

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1804

Age 11

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1812

Age 19

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Pursel in household of Jonathan Pursel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Davis, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Polly Davis, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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