Daniel Haughawout Purcell

Male12 March 1795–6 October 1860

Brief Life History 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 Presbyterian Cemetery, Commercial Point, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Haughawout Purcell
Elizabeth Wells
Marriage: 15 January 1811
George Wells Pursel
Eli Purcel
Sarah Purcell
Emeline Purcell
Cyrus Pursell
Jacob Purcell
Jeremiah Trexel Purcell
Seymour W. Pursel

Sources (6)

  • Daniel Purcell in household of William Martin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Daniel Haughawout Pursel, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Daniel H. Purcell -

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1811Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (14)

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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.


    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 ‘little pig’ (from Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps denoting someone thought to resemble a pig. This surname is common in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century. There may sometimes be confusion with Pearsall .

    English: habitational name from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire. The placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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    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 …

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