Daniel Haughawout Purcell

12 March 1795–6 October 1860 (Age 65)
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Daniel Haughawout

When Daniel Haughawout Purcell was born on 12 March 1795, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Purcell, was 26 and his mother, Mary Haughawout, was 24. He married Elizabeth Wells on 15 January 1811, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Scioto Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 October 1860, in Commercial Point, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in 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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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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Story Highlight

Daniel Pursell

From "The Purcell Family Genealogy Association: Scioto Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio, 1879. Daniel Pursell came from New Jersey with his family and located on the Williams Farm near Scioto River, where h …

Sources (3)

  • Daniel Purcell in household of William Martin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Daniel Pursel in household of William Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Daniel Haughawout Pursel, "Find A Grave Index"

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