Elizabeth Wells

1795–1845 (Age 50)
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Wells was born in 1795, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. She married Daniel Haughawout Purcell on 15 January 1811, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 15 March 1845, in Scioto Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Commercial Point, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Haughawout Purcell
1795–1860
Elizabeth Wells
1795–1845
Marriage: 15 January 1811
George Wells Pursel
1818–1888
Eli Purcel
1822–1907
Sarah Purcell
1827–1896
Emeline Purcell
1829–
Cyrus Pursell
1830–1899
Jacob Purcell
1832–1901
Jeremiah Trexel Purcell
1834–1887
Seymour W. Pursel
1841–1850

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 January 1811
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
children

(8)

    George Wells Pursel

    Male1818–1888Male

    Eli Purcel

    Male1822–1907Male

    Female1827–1896Female

    Emeline Purcell

    Female1829–Female

    Cyrus Pursell

    Male1830–1899Male

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804

Age 9

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 17

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

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wellsnext-the-Sea in Norfolk.2 Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Wells Pursel, "Find A Grave Index"

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