Jonathan Pursel

Male30 August 1788–19 September 1854

Brief Life History of Jonathan

When Jonathan Pursel was born on 30 August 1788, in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Purcell, was 19 and his mother, Mary Haughawout, was 17. He married Mary ( Polly) Davis on 9 July 1808, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 19 September 1854, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Pursel
Mary ( Polly) Davis
Marriage: 9 July 1808
John Pursel
Oliver Hazzard Perry Purcell
Andrew John Purcel
Rachel Davis Pursel
Charlotte Pursel

Sources (9)

  • Jonathan Pursel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonathan Pursel, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Jonathan Pursel, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1808Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

    Age 3

    The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.


    Age 20

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    Variant of Pursell .

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

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